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BIOGRAPHICAL J. EDWARD BLINN Grand Master. 1980-81 M.W. Bro. J. Edward Blinn, our 135th Grand Master, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday, December 13,1918. He was reared and educated in Kansas City, and received the Degree of Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) from the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1941. He interned at Ozark Osteopathic Hospital in Springfield. In 1942 he entered general practice in Fordland. In 1944 he entered the United States Naval Reserve and served about two years. Following this, he entered practice in Marshfield and has continued there to the present time. In 1943 he married DeEtta Climer of Springfield. They have two daughters and six grandchildren. Professional activities include: Member of Sigma Sigma Phi National Honorary Fraternity; member and Past President Of Ozark District Osteopathic Association; member of Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and longtime member of House of Delegates; member of American Osteopathic Association; member, American Academy of Sclerotherapy, and American College of General Practitioners in Osteopathic Medicine; Active Staff of Springfield General Osteopathic Hospital (Chief-of-Staff 1965-68); Active StaffofWebco Manor, and Webster County Rest Home; Public Health Officer of Webster County. Civic affairs include: Mayor of Marshfield, 1956-62; member of Marshfield Board of Adjustment; member and Past President, Marshfield Lions Club; various other boards and committees. Dr. Blinn is an active member of Marshfield Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), having served on the Official Board for many years, first as Deacon and presently Elder, Past President of the Board, and not infrequently serves as a lay speaker. Masonic history is as follows: He was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439 in 1944, and served as Master in 1953. In 1947 hejoined Vincel Chapter No.1 10, Zabud Council No. 25, St. John's Commandery No. 20, and Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple in Springfield. In 1957 he affiliated with Webster Lodge No. 98 in Marshfield and served as Master in 1966. In 1957 he joined A.A.S.R., Valley of Joplin. He is a member and Past Sovereign of St. Christopher Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, and in 1979 received the rank and decoration of K.C.C.H. He holds the five Proficiency Cards offered by the Grand Lodge. He was appointed to the Grand Lodge line in 1972 by Most Worshipful Bro. W. Hugh McLaughlin. Prior to this he had served on the Appeals and Grievances Committee and as D.D.G.M. of the 45th Masonic District. He is a member of the Missouri Lodge of Research and the Sword of Bunker Hill. He has been very active in Webster Chapter No. 439, O.E.S. Hobbies include pencil sketching, photography, and travel.


GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of the State of Missouri •

Official Proceedings One Hundred Sixtieth Annual Communication •

September 28 and 29, 1981, A.L. 5981


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1980-1981 DR. J. EDWARD BLINN •••.....•••..•..•••...•••.••..•••.. M.W. Grand Master P.O. Box 14, Marshfield 65706 WILLIAM

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HILL Deputy Grand Master 2330 Commerce Tower, 911 Main Street, Kansas City 64105 EARL K. DILLE Senior Grand Warden 10258 Butterworth Lane, St. Louis 63131 ROBERT J. CREDE Junior Grand Warden Route 2, Jefferson City 65101 W. MARION LUNA Grand Treasurer c/o Bank of Piedmont, P.O. Box 398, Piedmont 63957

FRANK A. ARNOLD ....•.••••••••.•••...........••••••....•.. Grand Secretary 800 Highway 63 North. Columbia 65201 STANTON T. BROWN

Grand Lecturer

Route 1, Box 225, Buckner 64016 VERN H. SCHNEIDER Senior Grand Deacon 100 North Broadway, Suite 700, St. Louis 63102 CHARLES H. SCHEURICH Junior Grand Deacon 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 6520 I P. VINCENT KINKEAD Senior Grand Steward Route 2, Box 243, Farmington 63640 WILLIAM H. WISBROCK Junior Grand Steward 733 Landscape Avenue, Webster Groves 63119 THOMAS K. MCGUIRE, fR. Senior Grand Manhal 2522 South Glendale, Springfield 65804 ROBERT G. BIRD Junior Grand Manhal 2415 East Latoka, Springfield 65804 MORRIS J. FAULKNER , Grand Sword Bearer Route 1, Box 208A, Fordland 65652 CARL W. TERRY Grand PUTSuivant 609 East McVay, Marshfield 65706 THE REV. CARL L. RADFORD Grand Chaplain 2334 South Dollison, Springfield 65807 THE REV. CECIL H. HURT Grand Chaplain 400 Crestview Drive, Union 63084 DR. W. TRIBBEY NICKERSON Grand Chaplain 2309 Erie Street, North Kansas City 64116 RABBI BRUCE S. DIAMOND Grand Chaplain 7430 Tulane, St. Louis 63130 DR. MURRELL T. CUNNINGHAM Grand Chaplain 6354 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton 63105 DR. M. GRAHAM CLARK Grand Chaplain School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout 65726 THE REV. ERNEST H. WOTRING, JR Grand Chaplain Route l, Box 47, Conway 65632 LON G. ORR Grand Orator P.O. Box 73, Joplin 64801 ROBERT D. JENKINS Grand Orator 7741 Troost, Kansas City 64131 JAMES S. WEST Grand Tiler 1911 South Bruce Avenue, Springfield 65804


One Hundred Sixtieth Annual Communication ORGAN SELECTIONS Jack J. Stottlemyre. Organist

The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the 160th Annual Communication on Monday, September 28, 1981 in the auditorium of the Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis Street, Springfield, Missouri. M.W. Past Grand Master Walter L. Walker called the Grand Lodge to order at 9:45 a.m. for the presentation of Most Worshipful Grand Master J. Edward Blinn and other Grand Lodge Officers. M.W. Brother Walker presented the Grand Officers of the Grand Lodge of Missouri for the year 1980-81: Grand Tiler-RW. Bro. James S. West, Springfield Grand Orator-RW. Bro. Robert D. Jenkins, Kansas City Grand Orator-RW. Bro. Lon G. Orr, Carthage Grand Chaplain-R.W. Bro. Ernest H. Wotring, Jr., Conway Grand Chaplain-R.W. Bro. W. Tribbey Nickerson, North Kansas City Grand Chaplain-R.W. Bro. Cecil H. Hurt, Dexter Grand Chaplain-R.W. Bro. Carl L. Radford, Springfield Grand Pursuivant-R.W. Bro. Carl W. Terry, Marshfield Grand Sword Bearer-R.W. Bro. Morris J. Faulkner, Fordland Junior Grand Marshal-R.W. Bro. Robert G. Bird, Springfield Senior Grand Marshal-RW. Bro. Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Springfield Junior Grand Steward-R.W. Bro. William H. Wisbrock, Webster Groves Senior Grand Steward-R.W. Bro. P. Vincent Kinkead, Farmington Junior Grand Deacon-R.W. Bro. Charles E. Scheurich, Columbia Senior Grand Deacon-R.W. Bro. Vern H. Schneider, Saint Louis Grand Lecturer-R.W. Bro. Stanton T. Brown, Buckner Grand Secretary-R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold, Boonville-Columbia Grand Treasurer-R.W. Bro. W. Marion Luna, Piedmont Junior Grand Warden-R.W. Bro. Robert J. Crede, Jefferson City Senior Grand Warden-R.W. Bro. Earl K. Dille, Saint Louis Deputy Grand Master-R.W. Bro. Wm. J. Hill, Kansas City

M.W. BROTHER WALKER: And now, Brethren, it is my privilege and great honor to present to you your Grand Master: Most Worshipful Brother and Doctor J. Edward Blinn of Marshfield. The Grand Lodge stood in applause of welcome. as M.W. Grand Master Blinn entered the auditorium and accorded him the Grand Honors. Not in attendance at the 160th Annual Communication: R.W. Grand Chaplain Bruce S. Diamond R.W. Grand Chaplain Murrell T. Cunningham RW. Grand Chaplain M. Graham Clark

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M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn with the Grand Lodge Officers opened the 160th Annual Communication on the Degree of Master Mason in accordance with Missouri Ritual. Bro. Jack J. Stottlemyre at the organ accompanied the singing of the opening ode. R.W. Bro. W. Tribbey Nickerson, Grand Chaplain, offered prayer. CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE-INTERIM REPORT

R.W. Bro Ray Hilton, Chairman of the Committee on Credentials, presented the interim report. To the Grand Lodge oj Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons oj the State oj Missouri: BRETIIREI\;: Your Committee on Credentials is pleased to report that a constitutional number of subordinate lodges is present. RAY HILTOI\;, Chairman. INTRODUCTION OF PAST GRAND MASTERS OF MISSOURI

R.W. Bro. Vern H. Schneider, Senior Grand Deacon, introduced the Past Grand Masters of Missouri who were present: Homer L. Ferguson (1951-52) Harold M. Jayne (1956-57) Frank P. Briggs (1957-58) Bruce H. Hunt (1960-61) George F. Morrison (1964-65) Elvis A. Mooney (1968-69) J. Morgan Donelson (1969-70)

William H Chapman (1970-71) Walter L. Walker (1973-74) Herman A. Orlick (1974-75) Lewis C. Wes Cook (1975-76) Fielding A. Poe (1976-77) Dr. James A. Noland, Jr. (1977-78) Dr. .J. C. Montgomery, Jr. (1978-79)

As each Past Grand Master was introduced, the Grand Lodge greeted him with applause. Grand Master Blinn called up the Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge accorded the Grand Honors to the Past Grand Masters. M.W. Bro. Frank P. Briggs responded to the welcome on behalf of all the Past Grand Masters. INTRODUCTION OF GRAND MASTERS OF OTHER GRAND LODGES

R.W. Bro. Charles E. Scheurich, Junior Grand Deacon, introduced the Grand Masters of other jurisdictions: M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W. M.W.

Grand Grand Grand Grand Grand Grand

Master Master Master Master Master Master

Buford W. Vest of Arkansas Keith L. Muntz of Iowa Ben B. Boyles of Kansas Harold C. Wurdeman of Nebraska Wilson B. Haney of Oklahoma Danny W. Seaton of Tennessee

The Grand Lodged accorded the Grand Masters of other Grand J urisdictions the Grand Honors. M.W. Bro. Danny W. Seaton of Tennessee responded on behalf of the visiting Grand Masters.


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INTRODUCTION OF GRAND OFFICERS OF OTHER GRAND LODGES

R.W. Bro. P. Vincent Kinkead, Senior Grand Steward, introduced the Grand Officers of other grand jurisdictions: R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. R.W. Service

Deputy Grand Master Monroe Robinson of Arkansas Senior Grand Warden E. Gene Ross of Illinois Senior Grand Warden Robert R. Stevens of Indiana Grand Secretary Tom Eggleston of Iowa Grand Secretary Albert O. Arnold, Jr. of Kansas Grand Secretary Melvin Mullins of Kentucky Junior Grand Warden Darrell Aderman of Wisconsin Bro. Stewart M. L. Pollard, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Masonic Association of the United States

R.W. Bro. E. Gene Ross of Illinois responded on behalf of the visiting Grand Lodge Officers. INTRODUCTION OF REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER MISSOURI ORGANIZATIONS

R.W. Bro. William H. Wisbrock, Junior Grand Steward, introduced the leaders of the Appendant Bodies of Missouri: R.W. Bro. Walter C. Ploeser, Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Orient of Missouri. R.W. Bro. Gene M. Zinn, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, State of Missouri. Bro. Robert N. Hunter, Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons, State of Missouri. Wor. Bro. Henry R. Stoker, Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar, State of Missouri. R.W. Bro. Ronald M. Compton, Executive Officer of Missouri, International Order of DeMolay. Bro. Ronald Bardol, Associate Grand Guardian of the Grand Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters.

R.W. Bro Walter C. Ploeser, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, responded for the representatives of the bodies of the Masonic Family of Missouri. INTRODUCTION AND RECOGNITION OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS

R.W. Bro. Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Senior Grand Marshal, presented the Right Worshipful Brothers who served as District Deputy Grand Master during the year 19RO-81. INTRODUCTION AND RECOGNITION OF DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

R.W. Bro. Stanton T. Brown, Grand Lecturer, presented the Right Worshipful Brothers who served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer during the year I980-R 1. INTRODUCTION OF PAST GRAND TREASURER RW. Bro. Robert G. Bird, Junior Grand Marshal, introduced RW. Bro. William H. Utz,Jr., who served the Grand Lodge as Grand Treasurer during the years 1956-80. R.W. Grand Treasurer-Emeritus William H. Utz, Jr. responded to the introduction and welcome.


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PRESENTATION OF 50-YEAR BUTTON OF GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI TO R.W. BRO. FREELON K. HADLEY. GRAND LECTURER-EMERITUS

M.W. Grand Master Blinn extended the honor and gave the recognition due RW. Bro. Freelon K. Hadley on his attainment of the distinguished status of 50-Year Master Mason. R.W. Bro. Stanton T. Brown conducted Brother Hadley to the altar and presented him. R.W. Grand Chaplain Cecil H. Hurt offered prayer. The Grand Secretary read the Masonic History of Brother Hadley. M.W. Grand Master Blinn invested Brother Hadley with the award of the Grand Lodge for 50 years of membership - The 50-Year Button. R.W. Brother Hadley addressed the Grand Lodge and expressed his appreciation for the ceremony of the presentation of the 50-Year Button in the 160th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. INTRODUCTION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF MEMBERS OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

R.W. Bro. Wm. J. Hill, Deputy Grand Master and President of the Masonic Home Board, introduced the members of the Board and the officials of the Home: R.W. Bro. Carl I. Stein, Secretary to the Board of Directors R.W. Bro. Vern H. Schneider Wor. Bro. Joseph H. Collison R.W. Bro. Harry C. Ploetze R.W. Bro. K. Roger Pennel R.W. Bro. Earl K. Dille R.W. Bro. Robert J. Crede R.W. Bro. W. Marion Luna Wor. Bro. John E. Wetzel R.W. Bro. Robert D. Jenkins R.W. Bro. Robert G. Bird M.W. Bro. J. Edward Blinn, Honorary Chairman of the Board

Absent from the Session were: Bro.James E. Dearing, memberofthe Board; Bro. H. David Thomas, Administrator of the Home; R.W. Bro. Howard E. Ward, Coordinator of Fraternal Relations. MESSAGES AND GREETINGS

The Grand Secretary read the letter of the good wishes and fraternal greetings of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star. PARTIAL REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker, Chairman of the Committee onJurisprudence, presented a partial report as follows: To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Your Committee on Jurisprudence respectfully reports as follows: Two proposals to amend By-Laws were submitted at the 1980 Communication which require action at this time in order that the Mileage and Per Diem Committee may know how to figure your checks. The first resolution concerns increasing the Grand Lodge dues from $6.00 to $7.50. The second resolution is an increase in the mileage and per diem which increases per diem from $25.00 to $40.00 per day and the mileage from 12 cents to 15 cents. I have been


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advised by the Grand Master and other Grand Lodge officers that if the increase in the Grand Lodge dues fails, then the resolution on mileage and per diem increase should also fail as we would not have funds to increase the mileage and per diem without the Grand Lodge dues increase. Be It Resolved, That Article X, Section 10.040, of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri, be amended to read as follows: Section 10.040. GRAND LODGE DUES. Each lodge pays seven dollars and fifty cents to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason (except those whose dues have been remitted and those exempted under Section (a) of Section 18.050) reported in the annual return, which dues include a subscription to The Freemason magazine. The Grand Lodge, promptly as collected, pays two dollars and fifty cents for each Master Mason to the Masonic Home of Missouri.

Your Committee approves this resolution as to form and advises that it is proper to vote on this resolution as this time and makes no recommendation as to whether the resolution should pass or be defeated. In order to bring this matter to a vote, I move that this resolution be adopted. The motion was seconded. M.W. Grand Master Blinn called for discussion. R.W. BRO EARL K. DILLE: I would like to offer an amendment to the first resolution as stated by the Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee - to change the figure $7.50 to $8.00, which would be an increase of $2.00 in per capita instead of $1.50. I would like to give the rationale for that. Brothers, several weeks ago I was invited to attend a meeting of the Ways and Means Committee, as Senior Grand Warden. I might add as a guest of that Committee, rather than as a member. This was a real eye-opener for me, following close on the near completion of my two years as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Masonic Home. I have developed a considerable concern with these matters; and I found in the meeting with the Ways and Means Committee that we are faced with the absolute necessity, Brethren, of replenishing our General Fund. For the past several years we have been busily engaged in eating our seed corn. Let me give you just a few numbers. For the 1980-81 year, which we are presently completing, we budgeted $401,700. At the completion of this yearOctober 15 - we will have created an additional $58,000 deficit. If a $2.00 increase in the per capita is voted, for the 1981-82 year we will still not be in the black. Brethren, we will have a proposed budget of $426, 700; but with income including the increased per capita we will still be $42,700 in the red for the year's operation. The reason is that the per capita for the first year after it is voted affects the budget only to the tune of about 25 per cent, since the money won't arrive until next summer. However, if this amount is voted, then the succeeding year - 1982-83 - even assuming any normal inflationary increase in the budget, we will be in the black by $36,600. And in the following year 1983-84 - (and these are estimates, Brothers), we will have a budget of roughly $516,000; we will be in the black only $10,000. So in view of the fact that our General Fund has taken a terrible beating in the past few years - you all know that we had to hit it for some $230,000 to build our new office building in Columbia - I urge you all to support the amendment to make the increase in per capita $2.00, instead of$I.50. Thank you very much.


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M.W. PAST GRAI'D MASTER WILLIAM H CIIAPMAI': With mixed feelings, but without equivocation, I second the amendment made by R.W. Bro. Earl Dille. I'd like to give you a little bit of a different perspective. However, first, I say "with mixed feelings" because fortunately - I say fortunately, rather than unfortunately - our organization is not empowered with the right to print our own money. Therefore, we can't deficit finance as some organizations or groups that we know of do. I think that is fortunate. But that means then that we must ourselves be fiscally responsible. We cannot be any different from any other organization or any other business; we cannot afford to allow the output in the red and not do something to correct that type of a situation. Some years back you in Grand Lodge Session held in another city voted to build a Grand Lodge Building. It was estimated at that time the building would cost $200,000. And it was hoped that the funds to raise that building could be obtained from the membership. Brethren, it cost $300,000 to build that building; and the contributions from the membership was $70,000. That meant, as indicated by R.W. Brother Dille, we had to invade our General Fund to the tune of $230,000. The plan at that time was to replenish that fund over a period of nine years - a little over nine years - at $25,000 a year. Unfortunately, because of the situation we found ourselves in monetarily, we have not been able to make the first payment yet on that repayment. It was not long ago that our General Fund had approximately $500,000 as a balance. At the end of the previous fiscal year - not the one just ending, but the year previous to that-our General Fund balance was at $172,000. You will hear the report of the Grand Treasurer today that at the end of our last fiscal year that fund stands at $116,000. Brethren, we are going downhill fast. We had better put the brakes on; and the only way I know to do that is to take a responsible course and to commit ourselves to an increase of $2.00 per capita dues. Thank you. M.W. GRAND MASTER BLII'N: Are you ready for the question? We are voting on the amendment first. All in favor of the amendment to increase the per capita by $2.00, instead of $1.50 - all in favor of the motion as amended will vote by the voting sign of the order. Down. Contrary-minded by the same sign. The motion to amend the original motion by the change of the amount of increase of Grand Lodge dues from $1.50 to $2.00 was carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The Grand Master called for the vote on the main motion as amended each lodge pays eight dollars to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason.... All in favor of the main motion as amended will make it known by the voting sign of the order. Down. Contrary-minded by the same sign. The main motion as amended was carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The Resolution for the amendment of Section 10.040. Grand Lodge Dues. to read as follows: Each lodge pays eight dollars to the Grand Lodge for each Master Mason ... was ADOPTED. M.W. Brother Walker continued with the Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence. Be It Resolved, That Section 1.080. Mileage and Per Diem. be amended to read as

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Section 1.080. MILEAGE AND PER DIEM. Effective from the commencement of the 1981 Annual Communication the Officers of the Grand Lodge, the Past Grand Masters, the Past Grand Secretaries, the Past Grand Lecturers, the Past Grand Treasurer, the Members of the Committee on Credentials, Appeals and Grievances, Jurisprudence, Masonic Education, Ways and Means, Mileage and Per Diem, and of the Building Supervisory Board, the Chairman of all other Stand Committees, and one Representative of each Chartered Lodge and each Lodge U .D. are paid $40.00 for each day they are in actual attendance upon the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, and 15¢ per mile for each mile necessarily traveled in going to and returning therefrom. No one may receive more than one payment for the same attendance or travel.

The Jurisprudence Committee approves this resolution as to form and states that it is proper to vote on this resolution at this time and makes no recommendation as to whether this resolution should pass or be defeated. In order to bring this matter to a vote, I move this resolution be adopted. The motion was seconded. M.W. GRAND MASTER BUN]\;: It has been moved and seconded. Is there any discussion? Are you ready for the question? All in favor of the motion will make it known by the voting sign of the order. Down. Contrary-minded by the same sign. The motion is carried. The amendment of Section 1.080. Mileage and Per Diem. was ADOPTED. NOMINATIONS FOR MASONIC HOME BOARD

The following brothers were placed in nomination for the two four-year terms as members of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri: Wor. Bro. Walter E. Hays, nominated by R.W. Bro. Warren E. Carr R.W. Bro. Albert Elfrank, nominated by M.W. Bro. Elvis A. Mooney War. Bro. Eldon Turnbull, nominated by M.W. Bro. William H Chapman

The Grand Master announced that ballots for the election of members of the Masonic Home Board would be prepared and distributed to the voting members of the Grand Lodge at the time set for election: Monday afternoon - 2:30 p.m. The Grand Master announced that if there are any resolutions to be presented for action at this Grand Lodge Session they must be presented today. The Grand Master announced the group photograph to be taken at the front of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque, immediately after the Grand Lodge was called from labor. CAll FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor. R.W. Grand Chaplain Ernest H. Wotring, Jr. offered prayer.


Monday Afternoon 1:30 p.m. ORGAN SELECTIONS

Jack

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The Grand Lodge was called to labor. R. W. Grand Chaplain Carl L. Radford offered prayer. REMARKS OF OFFICERS OF MAGNOLIA LODGE NO. 626

Worshipful Master William]. Mathis and Senior Warden Eugene T. Davenport of Magnolia Lodge No. 626 at St. Louis made a presentation of M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn, which he accepted saying that he would add it to his Masonic memorabilia.

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Address of the Grand Master BRETHREN: Welcome to the 160th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri, and to Springfield, the Queen City of the Ozarks. Down here in Southwest Missouri we have lots of ways; and we feel sure that you are just bound to like some of them. A very hearty welcome also to our distinguished guests from other Grand Jurisdictions and to the leaders of our adoptive and appendant bodies in Missouri. A special welcome also to R.W. Bro. Stewart Pollard, Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association. I hope that we may hear from each of you some time during the sessions. A special thank-you is in order to the Potentate, Illustrious Sir Art Summer; the Administrator, Don Wardlaw; and to the Nobles of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine for the use of the Mosque during this session. We sincerely appreciate their willingness to share their facility and their help and cooperation. Although we have already introduced them, I would say a special word of welcome to our Past Grand Masters and express my thanks to you for the words of encouragement you have offered, and for your support, your presence at meetings this past year, and your leadership and counsel, both past and present. Your records are impressive; and it will be an honor to join your ranks at the close of this Communication. One note of concern - ourJewish brethren are unable to be with us this year due to the fact that the days of this session fall during the Jewish High Holidays, the holiest days of the Jewish religious calendar. Many of our Jewish brethren have expressed concern to me that they would not be able to attend. They were also concerned about what this would do to their eligibility for the Achievement Award. Because of my feeling that no brethren or their lodges should be penalized because of their faith, I have asked the Education Committee to take this into consideration when they review the applications of Masters and lodges affected by this situation; and I feel sure they will. STATE OF THE CRAFT It has been my pleasure this past year to observe many lodges at first hand, having visited and met with them. Here I saw a great deal of enthusiasm and activity on a continuing basis in most lodges, and evidence of revival in others. From these personal observations, I would be tempted to say of the State of the Craft, "All is well" - period. And with those and a large number of the lodges, all is well, and this is evidenced by many of the reports of the District Deputy Grand Masters. But there is all too large a segment of the lodges where all is not well, again evidenced by the reports of the District Deputy Grand Masters and from my own personal knowledge. The primary cause in most instances is poor quality of leadership. Other factors exist such as small number of members and smaller number of resident members, lack of interest, 'apathy, etc. Leadership is the key to survival of any lodge. All too often the lodge is willing to settle for far less than it should reasonably be able to expect. When a lodge elevates a brother to a position of prominence as an officer, it has a right 13


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to expect leadership and diligent service in return. Less than this is a dereliction of duty; and the lodge is bound to suffer. Apathy and lack of interest are usually symptoms of poor leadership. Leadership is not an "in name only" function. Successful leadership may require some Inspiration, but it requires more Perspiration! - work, if you please. Vntil our lodges begin to demand this type of performance in their officers, they are doomed to continue suffering setbacks, disappointment and decay; and the Fraternity will suffer proportionately. I believe our task at the Grand Lodge level is to find ways of strengthening all of our lodges, offering guidance and support by some type of leadership training for the officers of the constituent lodges. Leadership at the grassroots level is the key to survival of our Fraternity. An abortive attempt was made this year to start consideration of some type of officer training, but it "died a-borning." Hopefully, this will be a program of the future. I do not intend to sound pessimistic. Overall, the State of the Craft is good. But weakness tolerated is weakness propagated. It behooves us, then, to be about the business of strengthening our Fraternity where it counts most - at the constituent lodge level. And our efforts must be sustained. Persistence is the necessary factor. Calvin Coolidge had this to say about Persistence: "Nothing in the world can take the place of PERSISTENCE. Talent will not ... nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not ... un rewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not ... the world is full of educational failures. PERSISTENCE and DETERMINATION alone are omnipotent." But this persistence and determination must be properly directed. If we persist in following a course of apathy and inactivity, certainly nothing will be accomplished; our present course will be maintained; and our decline will continue. Our membership loss this year, I am informed, is around 1,850. In many areas of the state a true revival is occurring. We can, and we must, make revival our aim in every quarter. But it must be a concerted effort by all the Craft. The Grand Lodge Officers alone cannot accomplish the task. Every officer of every lodge must become involved, and then in turn involve the members. No question but there are still lodges in the state that need to consolidate. No question but it is a painful consideration for many of them; but if it must be faced, it must be faced. Other lodges can avert this dissolution; but they must work at the task. I positively believe we have made a good start this year; but it must be continued. The years immediately ahead are challenging years. The State ofthe Craft can become as good as we, collectively, wish to make it;


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and the future can be as bright as we wish it to be, provided only that we spell wish - W-O-R-K! LOGO I am sure that you all know by now that we have had a logo this year; at any rate, I have passed out a large number of cards trying to get the word around! The logo is the action word REACT, the letters standing for Ritual, Education, Administration, Charity, and the Tenets (especially Brotherly Love). It has been gratifying to see the way in which the logo has "caught on"; and I appreciate the many, many favorable comments you have made in regard to it. Certainly, these are five areas of fraternal life and concern that need to be bolstered and improved at both the lodge and individual levels if our Fraternity is to prosper. I think you have worked at it; and I think there is notable evidence of improvement. I urge you to continue to REACT! To do so will carryon the revival that was sought. CONFERENCE OF GRAND MASTERS OF MASONS IN NORTH AMERICA In February I attended this conference which was held in Orlando, Florida. It was the third such conference I have had the pleasure of attending. Also in attendance were Deputy Grand Master William J. Hill, and Senior Grand Warden Earl K. Dille. Our Grand Secretary Frank Arnold attended the Conference of Grand Secretaries. Others in the Missouri delegation were Imperial Potentate F. T. H'Doubler, Grand Master of the Grand Council George Johnson, and Sovereign Grand Inspector General Walter Ploeser. I served on the Finance Committee. I was also asked to deliver a paper on "Statewide Concurrent Jurisdiction." My thanks to R.W. Brother Arnold for his help in surveying the other Grand Jurisdictions in regard to their position on this matter, and to R.W. Bro. Vern Schneider for use of research he had done prior to our adoption of this process. Attendance at this Conference is a highlight of the year. The opportunity to hear discussion of problems and their possible solutions is of value; but the opportunity to meet and talk with the Masonic leaders of North America is of even greater value. It is a very worthwhile meeting. GRAND MASTER'S BREAKFAST One of the unique Masonic events of the year is the Grand Master's Breakfast sponsored by Perseverance Lodge No. 92 at Louisiana, held this year on October 18, 1981 for the 24th time. The 4:00 a.m. opening of the lodge is no deterrent to an enthusiastic crowd gathering, receiving the Grand Master, and then retiring to the dining room for a hearty breakfast. The contributions of the brethren, received via a washtub at the head of the serving table, totaled $1,246.75, and were sent to the Masonic Home - a great undertaking with a noble purpose. The Grand Master's Consecration Breakfast, held for the 29th time in StLouis on April 25, 1981, is truly an outstanding event. It certainly must be one of the largest, if not the largest, special Masonic events in the country. The sight of 1,500 to 1,600 men gathered together to break bread and hear an outstand-


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ing Masonic speaker is truly an inspiring experience. The Breakfast Committee, chaired by R.W. Bro. Harry Ploetze, is to be commended for their dedicated and untiring efforts in behalfofthis project. May it long continue to grow and prosper. AREA MEETINGS The Area Meetings, I believe, would have to be judged a huge success this year. The weather cooperated beautifully in all but one instance, that being the meeting at Maryville where blizzard conditions prevailed. Overall, the percentages of attendance were excellent, and the enthusiasm of the participants was evident by their attention and later comments, and by numerous later reports of various facets of the program presented being put into action in many lodges. These meetings are an excellent forum for disseminating and exchanging ideas and programs, and for meeting with the Masonic leadership of Missouri at the grass-roots level; for it is here that the ground swell of participation, renewal, and revival must occur. GRAND SECRETARY Unfortunately, most Grand Masters find it necessary to maintain their activities in their business, profession, or employment at least at maintenance level. I have endeavored to maintain my practice although at times it seemed at a rather abortive level, or so my nurse and receptionist have on occasion informed me. R.W. Bro. Frank Ames Arnold has been most helpful and effective in taking care of many routine matters that are continually necessary to handle, and in so many ways to help conserve my time so that I could invest it where I thought it to be most effective - at the constituent lodge level. I wish to publicly thank him for all ofthat help, aid, and assistance that he has so freely given. We have required a great amount of his time because of the large number of special ceremonies and other important matters that have continually arisen; but he has always been willing to assist. Thank you, Brother Arnold. DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS I wish to thank the District Deputy Grand Masters for the excellent support they have given me this year, for their enthusiasm at the Deputy Conferences, and for their willingness to lend strength and support to the program for the year. I have had to call on all of them on at least one or two special matters, and many of them on numerous occasions. Their dedication is inspiring; and I thank each one for a job well done. RITUAL It has been my privilege to serve with R.W. Bro. Stanton Brown during all of my tenure in the Line, he having been appointed Grand Lecturer at the same time that I was appointed Senior Grand Marshal. I have been impressed with his dedication to the task of maintaining the Ritual at a high level of proficiency throughout the state, and with his willingness to serve the Craft. It was my pleasure this year to lend support to his efforts and that of his Deputies, by attending nearly all of the Area Schools, and also some District


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Schools. It was a special pleasure on one occasion to serve with him in the conferral of the Third Degree on a candidate of Trilumina Lodge No. 205 at Marshall. I also want to say a special word of thanks and appreciation to the District Deputy Grand Lecturers for their tireless and dedicated work with the lodges of their districts. If the officers or brethren desire help, it is readily available to them. I also must take special note of the Abou Ben Adhem Clowns Third Degree Team. It has been my privilege for several years to have been their instructor. R.W. Bro. John Lorenz has relieved me of that duty this year. I have made official visits to at least five lodges where this team has conferred the Third Degree. They are very devoted to the team effort and do an outstandingjob of conferring the Third Degree in an exemplary manner. I thank them for their efforts, and for the support they have given me this year. NECROLOGY At each Grand Lodge Communication we are saddened by the Report of the Committee on Necrology. Our Grand Secretary reports that more than 2,550 of our brethren have answered the summons to the Grand Lodge on High. We pause at this point in the Grand Master's Address to pay our fraternal respects to the memory of our departed brethren who have made the darkjourney, yet remembering that the ever-green and ever-living Sprig of Faith blooms at the head of the grave. We will not hear the reading of the biographies of those brethren who have served the Grand Lodge, as they are printed in the Report ofthe Committee. Instead, I have asked the Chairman ofthe Committee, M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison to conduct a brief memorial service. SPECIAL EVENTS FIRST MISSOURI LECTURE SERIES The First Missouri Lecture Series was a real highlight of the year. Wor. Bro. Harry Carr, a Past Junior Grand Deacon of the United Grand Lodge of England and for many years Secretary and Editor of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, who is recognized as one of the foremost Masonic scholars and lecturers living today, presented two lectures in four strategic locations around the state. One was on "600 Years of Craft Ritual"; and the other on "Freemasonry in the lJ .S.A." It was most interesting to hear him recount the development of our ritual, documenting each development with proof, and also to hear an English Mason's views of Masonry in this country. Wor. Bro. Tom Warden, Chairman, and his Education Committee are to be highly commended for obtaining and arranging for this outstanding program. It is regrettable that more brethren did not make the effort to attend. It was my privilege to issue an Edict making Worshipful Brother Carr an Honorary Member of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. It is as follows: EDICT To: All Masons in the State of Missouri, and to all Masons wheresoever dispersed. Re: Honorary Membership for Worshipful Brother Harry Carr in the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri. BRETHREN: The First Missouri Lecture Series, held in the month of May 1981, has


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been completed, and is judged by all to have been an outstanding success and of great benefit to Missouri Masonry. Worshipful Brother Carr has rendered signal service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri in presenting two outstanding Lectures in four strategic sites in the State on, "600 Years of Craft Ritual," and "Freemasonry in the U.S.A.," and has given ofhimselfunstintingly in this labor of fraternal love and affection. Worshipful Brother Harry Carr is a Past Junior Grand Deacon of the United Grand Lodge of England; a Past Master, and for many years, Secretary of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge, and has been for many years acclaimed the Premier Masonic Lecturer of the world. I, therefore, do declare that Worshipful Brother Harry Carr be granted HONORARY MEMBERSHIP in the Grand Lodge of Missouri, and issue my Edict proclaiming that it be so ordered. I further order that a copy of this Edict be sent to each of the lodges in Missouri, and that it be read in its entirety at the next regular communication of the said lodges. Effective this 15th day of May, 19tH. Earl K. Dille, J. E. Blinn, D.O., Grand Master

Wm.J. Hill, Deput)' Grand Master

Senior Grand Warden

Robert J. Crede, Junior Grand Warden.

Attest: Frank A. Arnold. Grand Secretary.

GREEN TREE TAVERN Although at the time I am writing about it, this event has not yet occurred, I am sure it will be an outstanding event, and I wish to thank each one who helped to get it organized. R.W. Bro. P. Vincent Kinkead acted as my representative in the planning and preparation stages. The Green Tree Tavern is in Sainte Genevieve, and was the meeting place of the first Masonic lodge in Missouri Territory, and, in fact, the first Masonic lodge west of the Mississippi River. Louisiana Lodge No. 109 was chartered 17 July, 1807 by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania while meeting in a "Grand Extra Communication." A Specific Communication of the Grand Lodge is to be opened in Saline Lodge No. 226 at St. Mary's, then adjourn to Ste. Genevieve, form a procession and proceed to the Green Tree Tavern, where, after appropriate ceremonies in which I hope all of the adoptive and Appendant Masonic Bodies of Missouri will participate, a bronze plaque will be unveiled. MASONIC SERVICE HOSPITAL VISITATION PROGRAM This is a most outstanding volunteer program of the Masonic Service Association, rendering service of untold value to the patients in our Veterans' Hospitals. All that is necessary to get some idea of how those services are valued is to talk to some of the recipients. They speak in glowing terms of those volunteers who give of their time to help their fellowmen. At the request of Edward Gilmore, Field Agent at John Cochran V.A. Hospital, St. Louis; Andrew Dorsey, Field Agent at Truman V.A. Hospital, Columbia; and Don Robinson, Field Agent at Kansas City V.A. Hospital, Kansas City, I visited each of these brothers and met some of their staff of volunteers, toured the Hospitals, met the Administrators and some of their staff, and had opportunity to meet and visit with some of the Masonic brethren who were patients in these facilities.


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This is a most worthwhile program; and I thank these Field Agents and their staffs for a wonderful job well done. There are leaflets on a table in the foyer explaining this great program. I hope you will make yourselves informed on this program and if you can, volunteer your services. Help is always needed. DECISIONS R.W. Bro. Lloyd Finney, District Deputy Grand Master of District 24, presented a question on behalf of the Secretary of Trilumina Lodge No. 205, as follows: "Can a brother be restored to good standing on his membership record following favorable action on his Petition for Reinstatement by paying the dues for all of the period of his suspension, knowing, of course, that if he could, it would not in any case count toward eligibility for the 50路Year Jewel?" Section 19.020 provides for automatic reinstatement if delinquent dues are paid within one year. Section 19.030 provides the process for reinstatement after more than one year. Decision: Membership and good standing in the lodge is a current condition. Therefore, payment of delinquent dues other than as provided by Sections 19.020 and 19.030 does not restore a member to good standing on his membership record for his years of suspension. II

I am not certain that this qualifies as a decision, but I am reporting it because the question was asked twice by different lodges. The question was, "Section 30.230 of the Trial Code states that all documents and records connected with a Masonic Trial should be filed with the Secretary. Is this the lodge Secretary or the Grand Secretary?" Decision: In all instances in the Trial Code where the term Secretary is used it refers to the lodge Secretary. When the Grand Secretary is meant, it so states as in Section 29.200. Therefore, the records and documents should be filed with the lodge Secretary. III

The question submitted from Wakanda Lodge No. 52 was as follows: Can the Temple Board hold a proposed annual raffle to sell chances on various items to be given away? Annotation No.5 to Section 25.090 prohibits solicitation to win a contest; under Miscellaneous Decisions. Annotation No. 15 prohibits a lodge from raising funds by selling chances on a beef. Decision: In light of the foregoing previous decisions, I must rule that a lodge cannot sell chances on items to be given away (raffle). A temple board is bound by the same rules as the lodge. IV

The following question was put to the Grand Master: A decision made in 1974 recorded on page 96 of the PROCEEDINGS states as follows: Full proceedings of Grand Lodge, including discussions of resolutions, comments or remarks verbatim, without editing, shall be printed and distributed. 1974-96. Is this decision required at this time?


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The Grand Master ruled as follows: That due to costs and time required in preparing all the comments or remarks verbatim, that the decision of 1974 recorded at page 96 is hereby reversed. TRIAL COMMISSIONS 1. Arnold Lodge No. 673 requested a Trial Commission to hear charges brought against a brother for electioneering. The defendant was found not guilty. 2. Nineveh Lodge No. 473 requested a Trial Commission to hear charges brought against one brother for striking another. The brother was found guilty and penalty was assessed at reprimand. In addition, the other brother, although not charged, was found to be not entirely innocent of provocation. 3. Solomon Lodge No. 271 requested a Trial Commission to hear charges brought against two members who had been convicted of felonies. They were found guilty and penalty was expulsion. 4. Twilight Lodge No. 114 recently requested a Trial Commission to hear charges that a member had been convicted of violating gambling laws.

HEALINGS It was necessary to issue five Healing Orders, and they are路 reported in the

Grand Secretary's report. CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS Included in the Grand Secretary's report. DISPENSATIONS Included in the Grand Secretary's report. PRAYER 1 strongly suspect that I may be misunderstood by some in addressing this subject, but nonetheless, I feel that I must comment. Masonry teaches every initiate from his first entrance through the West Gate to rely on prayer and to call frequently on the G.A.O.T.V. for guidance and strength, yet leaving it to each one to name Him by whatever name he chooses. We of the Christian Faith so frequently seem to fail to recognize or remember that Freemasonry is a Universal Brotherhood that "unites men of every country, sect, and opinion and conciliates true friendship among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance." This is the beauty and strength of our Fraternity. It is able to span differences of political and religious persuasion, and proscribes those subjects as topics of discussion in the lodge. And yet, all too often, when we pray other than our ritual prayers (and sometimes even then); in particular, our table graces, and other special prayers, we so often Christianize them, forgetting that our Fraternity includes Jews, Moslems, Hindus, Buddhists and others. I am sure it is done with no malicious intent, and yet, if we follow our Tenet of Brotherly Love, we should consider, and be considerate of, our brethren of other Faiths. There is no intent to make this a theological discussion. Rather, I suppose that I am suggesting application of the Golden Rule, some version of which


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every faith endorses, and even in our prayers (or especially in our prayers), "Let Brotherly Love prevail and every moral and social virtue cement us, Amen." CORNERSTONES The Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone was conducted as follows: 1980

October 4 Mansfield Lodge Hall, Mansfield 5 Washington Lodge Hall, Greenfield November 9 Butler Lodge Hall, Butler Crescent Hill Lodge Hall, Adrian 16 Jackson Lodge Hall, Linneus

23 Ivanhoe Lodge Hall, Kansas City 30 Fayette Elementary School, Fayette December 7 Twilight Lodge Hall, Columbia 14 Masonic York Rite Temple, Springfield

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March 22 Clinton Lodge Hall, Clinton 29 Miller Lodge Hall, Miller April 5 O'Sullivan LodKe Hall, Walnut Grove 25 Activities Building, Central Methodist College, Fayette

June 7 Craft Lodge Hall, Canton September 20 Junior High School, Kirksville 26 Sparta Lodge Hall, Sparta

The Grand Lodge has been called upon many times this year to conduct Cornerstone and Dedication Ceremonies. The large number of these ceremonies speaks well for the vitality of the Fraternity. The fact that three of the Cornerstone Ceremonies were for public buildings is of particular note. In the past the Grand Lodge was frequently called on for this service. It will be again if, in your local communities, you are alert to these opportunities, and offer this service through the constituent lodges. DEDICATIONS The following halls were dedicated for Masonic use: 1980

October 4 Mansfield Lodge Hall, Mansfield 5 Washington Lodge Hall, Greenfield November 2 Gallatin Lodge Hall, Gallatin 16 Jackson Lodge Hall, Linneus

December 14 Masonic York Rite Temple, Springfield 21 Archie Lodge Hall, Archie

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APPRECIA1'101\ On November 1, 1980 the officers and members of Webster Lodge No. 98 sponsored a reception and roast for me at the Howard Johnson Convention Center in Springfield. It was an outstanding event; and although I may have been singed a bit, it was an occurrence I shall never forget. Also, at the time of my installation, Webster Lodge presented me with an Apron Case. My lodge has been most gracious, helpful and supportive in so many ways; and I sincerely thank them. My thanks also to Webster Chapter 1\0. 439, O.E.S., for their help and encouragement. To the many lodges and the Abou Ben Adhem Clowns that presented me with plaques and other mementos - thank you. To the lodges and districts that held special meetings and receptions thank you. To Illustrious Sir Ben Gaines and Abou Ben Adhem Temple for presenting me with a Grand Master's Fez, and to Illustrious Sir Art Summer for naming the June Ceremonial the Grand Master's Class - thank you. To the York Rite Bodies of Springfield for naming the May Festival Class the Grand Master's Class - thank you. To the Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin for naming the November Class the Grand Master's Class - thank you. To the Scottish Rite Valley of Kansas City for naming the May Class the Grand Master's Class - thank you. To the Abou Ben Adhem Legion of Honor for presenting me with a Life Membership - thank you. To Bro. Joseph E. Beydler for presenting me an Honorary Membership in High Twelve - thank you. To Charity Lodge No. 331 in St. Joseph for allowing me to receive on behalf of the Masonic Home a check for $30,000 - thank you. To the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; the Grand Council, Cryptic Masons; the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar; the Grand Chapter, O.E.S.; the State DeMolay Conclave; the Grand Assembly of the Rainbow for Girls; the Grand Guardian Council of Job's Daughters; the Missouri Association of High Twelve Clubs; and the Grand Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill for the invitations to be at their Grand Sessions, all of which I accepted - thank you. To the York Rite Bodies of St. Louis for naming the October 1981 Festival Class in my honor - thank you. To the Committee for the Entertainment of Distinguished Guests who have labored long and diligently to make this Grand Lodge Session a success thank you. To Imperial Sir F. T. H'Doubler for inviting me to be his guest at the Imperial Shrine Session in New Orleans, and for the opportunity to address the representatives - thank you. And for all of the myriad invitations, courtesies, well wishes and other kindnesses - I could never list them all - thank you, one and all. RECOMMENDATIONS 1. In 1977 M.W. Bro. Fielding A. Poe recommended that the Proceedings be distributed no later than 15 February following the Session. I am convinced


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that this procedure should be implemented. Therefore, I am also recommending that the Proceedings be distributed no later than 15 February followin~ the Session. 2. It is becoming increasingly commonplace to be requested to conduct Masonic Memorial Rites where the remains are to be cremated, or where the remains are not present. I recommend to the Forms and Ceremonies Committee that they consider preparing an adaptation of our Memorial Service to be used under such circumstances. 3. It is my recommendation that the Public Relations Committee be reduced to a workable size with, if available, brethren knowledgeable in this field as members. I believe an active committee in this field could do much to improve the image and visibility of our Fraternity: 4. I recommend that the Youth Committee do more liaison-type activity with the Masonically-related youth groups. I attended the Grand Sessions of these groups and was greatly impressed with their enthusiasm, vigor, and interest. However, I seemed to get the message that many of the young people feel that we do not communicate with them too well. 5. At the first of this year I appointed a Commission for Internal Affairs for the purpose of studying ways of improving our internal functions as a fraternity. They did some investigation and considered ways of improving member retention, ways of better absorbing new members into fraternal life, and in other ways to improve fraternal functions. Their work has not been implemented yet. It is my recommendation that further consideration be given to further developing the work and functions of this Commission. 6. I have one other recommendation that I didn't put in the printed report. I would like to talk about it for just a few moments. I want to kind of brief you on the recommendation I am making in regard to the ritual. Probably many of you think, as I did at one time, that there is a source whereby you can always know what is correct in the ritual. I found out several years ago that that is not available. There is not a source for keeping the ritual pure and unadulterated over periods of time - long periods of time.... The only way that there can be a sure and unchanged source is to have a written master ritual reference. I don't think that this would violate anything, because the Grand Lodge can do anything that it feels is necessary for its welfare and for its ongoing success. The writing ofthis ritual in detail will, when concluded, not be available except under circumstances such as it being necessary for three officers to be present - three Grand Lodge Officers. It would require three separate people, or more, to be there. This would certainly secure the longevity of our ritual unchanged. This may be a subject that many of you have not thought of before; I hope that you will give it some thought. I see the value of it. It would not necessarily be a violation of an obligation, because the Grand Lodge can do what it needs to do in this instance when what is needed is apparent. There will probably be a resolution presented some time today pertaining to this recommendation for your consideration. I hope that you will give it serious thought, knowing that it is something many feel to be vitally important those who are interested in the ritual.


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ITINERARY FOR 1980-81 1980 September 30 S1. Christopher Conclave. Red Cross of Constantine. Springfield October 4 Cornerstone and Dedication of Hall. Mansfield Lodge No. 543, Mansfield 5 Cornerstone and Dedication of Hall, Washington Lodge No. 87, Greenfield 6 Webster County Scottish Rite Club, Seymour 7 Official Visit, 42nd District. Greenfield 10 Official Visit, Webster Lodge No. 98, Marshfield 11 Sword of Bunker Hill, Order No. 109, Springfield Installed Officers. Branson Lodge No. 587. Branson 13 Gave funeral oration for Bro. Paul Keeling, Conway Lodge No. 528 11th District Membership Committee, Valley of Joplin 16 Speaker, Past Masters' Night, Willard Lodge No. 620, Willard 17 Dutch Treat Dinner, Louisiana, before Grand Master's Breakfast 18 4:00 a.m., Grand Master's Breakfast. Perseverance Lodge No. 92, Louisiana Masonic Home Board Informal visit to Pomegranate Lodge No. 95, S1. Louis 19 Eastern District Deputies' Conference, S1. Charles Speaker. O.E.S., Grand Chapter Banquet before Grand Session 20 Introduced at Opening of O.E.S. Grand Chapter Session 22 Sat on Examining Committee for two Sub I Examinations 23 Official Visit, Montgomery Lodge No. 246, Montgomery City, also Past Masters Night 24 Table Lodge at Lebanon, Laclede Lodge No. 83 25 Speaker. Family Night at S1. Joseph Lodge No. 78, S1. Joseph 26 Western Deputies' Conference at Kansas City 27 Visited Webster Chapter No. 439, O.E.S., Marshfield 29 Sword of Bunker Hill Degree Conferral, Strafford 30 High Twelve Club. Springfield - presented Honorary Membership by Joseph E. Beydler, State President November 1 Grand Lodge Officers' Conference, Springfield Reception and Roast for Grand Master, sponsored by Webster Lodge No. 98 2 Dedication of Hall, Gallatin Lodge No. 106. Gallatin 3 Webster County Scottish Rite Club, Rogersville 4 Luncheon with members of Society for Preservation of the Masonic Temple. S1. Louis Official Visit. Tuscan LodRe No. 360. S1. Louis 6 Visited Pleiades Chapter. Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem. Springfield 8 Visited York Rite Festival. Springfield Installed Officers of Galena Lodge No. 515. Galena 9 Cornerstone Ceremony, Butler Lodge No. 254, Butler Cornerstone Ceremony. Crescent Hill Lodge No. 368, Adrian 12 Speaker at Audrain-Callaway Masonic Association. 27th District 13 Speaker at Jefferson Lodge No. 43, Anniversary Dinner. Jefferson City 14-15 Scottish Rite Reunion, Valley of Joplin; Grand Master's Class Speaker at Banquet 16 Cornerstone Ceremony and Dedication of Hall. Jackson Lodge No. 82. Linneus 20 Installed Officers of Willard Lodge No. 620, Willard 21 Installed Officers of M1. Olive Lodge No. 439. Rogersville 22 Met with Education Committee, Columbia Installed Ofticers of Webster Lodge No. 98, Marshfield


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23 Cornerstone Ceremony, Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Kansas City 24 Installing Patron, Webster Chapter No. 439, O.E.S., Marshfield 29 Installed Officers of Strafford Lodge No. 608, Strafford 30 Cornerstone Ceremony, Elementary School, Fayette December 2 Met with Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Legion of Honor Unit; presented with Lifetime Membership 3 Installed Officers of Ash Grove Lodge No. 100, Ash Grove 5 Installed Officers of Henderson Lodge No. 477, Rogersville 6 Ritual Cast Member, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Ceremonial; also introduced formally Installed Officers 路of Doric Lodge No. 300, Elkland 7 Cornerstone Ceremony, Twilight Lodge No. 114, Columbia 8 Official Visit to Charity Lodge No. 331, St. Joseph 12 Installed Officers of O'Sullivan Lodge No.7, Walnut Grove 13 Installed Officers of Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, Springfield 14 Cornerstone Ceremony and Dedication of Hall, Masonic York Rite Temple, Springfield 15 Spoke at Marshfield Optimist Club on Masonry, 6:00 a.m. 16 Installed Officers of Joplin Lodge No. 335, Joplin 17 Installed Officers of United Lodge No.5, Springfield 18 Speaker at Annual Banquet of St. Joseph Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, St. Joseph 19 Installed Officers of Sparta Lodge No. 296, Sparta 20 Masonic Home Board, St. Louis Visited Bismarck Lodge No. 41 at their Installation; presented Wor. Bro. Jesse Shaner, retiring Master, with Achievement Award 21 Dedication of Hall, Archie Lodge No. 633, Archie 27 Installed Officers of Trilumina Lodge No. 205, Marshall 29 Installed Officers of Hazelwood Lodge No. 459, Seymour 30 Installed Officers of Republic Lodge No. 570, Republic 1981 January 2 Installed Officers of Fellowship Lodge No. 345, Joplin 3 Frank Arnold's Annual Party, Boonville 4 Dedication of Hall of Ivanhoe Temple, Kansas City 5 Speaker at Webster County Scottish Rite Club, Marshfield 6 Official Visit, Freedom Lodge No. 636, St. Louis 8 Installed Officers of Solomon Lodge No. 271, Springfield 9 Installed as Master 3rd Veil, Vincil Chapter, R.A.M., Springfield 10 Installed Officers of Waverly Lodge No. 61, Waverly 15 Official Visit, Bridgeton Lodge No. 80, St. John 16 Past Master's Night, Osage Lodge No. 303, Nevada 17 Masonic Home Board Wardens' and Masters' Club, S1. Louis 20 Installed as Steward, Zabud Council No. 25, C.M., Springfield 21 Met with Clowns Unit, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine 22 Official Visit, St. Louis Lodge No. 20, Creve Coeur 23 Area Meeting, Rolla 24 Area Meeting, Flat River 25 Attended Grand Lecturer's Area School, Poplar Bluff Reception for Grand Master, 48th District 27 Met with Assembly No. 15, Rainbow Girls, Springfield 28 Boone County Masonic Association, Columbia


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30 Area Meeting, Carthage 31 Area Meeting, Maryville February 2 Metro Scottish Rite Club, Speaker, Springfield 3 Visited V.A. Hospital, Columbia, Andrew T. Dorsey, Field Agent Speaker, Annual Meeting, Cooper Lodge No. 36, Boonville 4-6 Grand Lodge of Arkansas 8 Grand Lecturer's Deputy School, Sedalia 12 Official Visit, Pleasant Hope Lodge No. 467, Pleasant Hope 13 Area Meeting, Clinton 14 Area Meeting, St. Louis 15-18 Conference of Grand Masters of North America, Orlando, Florida 20 Area Meeting, West Plains 21 Masonic Home of Missouri, Board Meeting Area Meeting, Palmyra 22 Grand Lodge Officers' Conference, Columbia 23 Official Visit, Plato Lodge No. 469, Plato, Clown's Degree Team 25 School of Instruction (Administrative), 45th District, Springfield 26 First Degree Conferral, Webster Lodge No. 98, Marshfield, initiated Tony Agostini 27 Area Meeting, St. Joseph 28 Area Meeting, Independence March I Grand Lecturer's Deputy School, Springfield 2 Third Degree, Webster Lodge No. 98, raised Bro. Joe Davis 4 School of Instruction (Ritual), 45th District, Springfield 5 Area Meeting, Springfield 6 Area Meeting, Boonville 7 Area Meeting, Chillicothe 8 Dedication of Rising Sun No. 13, Lodge Hall, Kansas City 9 Annual Past Masters' Night. Herman Lodge No. 187, Liberal 10 Official Visit, Republic Lodge No. 570, Republic, Clowns Degree Team 12-14 Grand Lodge of Kansas 15 Grand Lecturer's Deputy School, Washington 18 Scottish Rite Club of St. Louis, Grand Lodge Day, Speaker Official Visit, Shelbina Lodge No. 228, Shelbina 19 Visit, John Cochran V.A. Hospital, St. Louis, Ed Gilmore, Field Agent Official Visit, Berkeley Lodge No. 667, Berkeley 20 Area Meeting, Mexico 21 Area Meeting, Kirksville 22 Cornerstone and Dedication, Clinton Lodge No. 548, Clinton 24-26 Grand Lodge of Tennessee 27 Area Meeting, Carrollton 28 Area Meeting, Sikeston 29 Cornerstone and Dedication, Miller Lodge No. 567, Miller April I Masonic Banquet, Kansas City 3 Official Visit, Ferguson Lodge No. 542, Ferguson 4 Official Visit, Billings Lodge No. 379, Billings, Third Degrees Past Masters' Night, Neosho Lodge No. 247, Neosho 5 Cornerstone and Dedication, O'Sullivan Lodge No, 7, Walnut Grove Committee, Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, Springfield 10 Annual Coon Dinner, Jewel Lodge No. 480, Pleasant Hill II Annual Paul Revere Breakfast, Buckner Lodge No. 50 I, Buckner, Speaker Masters' and Wardens' Club, Kansas City, Speaker


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Grand Lecturer's Deputy School, Breckenridge Official Visit, Easter Lodge No. 575, St. Clair; raised Dr. Geo. Peters Practice Session, Clowns Degree Team, Springfield Scottish Rite Maunday Thursday Service and Banquet, Marshfield Past Masters' Night, Buckner Lodge No. 501, Buckner Scottish Rite Easter Service, Marshfield Speaker, High Twelve Club, Branson Official Visit, Sarcoxie Lodge No. 293, Sarcoxie, Clowns Degree Team Grand Council, C.M., Annual Session, Columbia Red Cross of Constantine Breakfast Grand Chapter, R.A.M., Annual Session, Columbia Grand Lodge Officers' Conference Pre-breakfast Banquet Grand Master's Consecration Breakfast, St. Louis "A Night with the Grand Master," Cold Spring LodRe No. 274, Leeton

York Rite Festival, Springfield, Grand Master's Class Missouri Association of High Twelve Clubs, Kansas City Kansas City Valley, A.A.S.R., Grand Master's Class Official Visit, East Gate Lodge No. 630, Kansas City; presented 50-year pin to Bro. William F. Kistler 8 Missouri Lecture Series, Harry Carr, St. Louis 9 Official Visit, Grandview Lodge No. 618, Grandview 11 Official Visit, Euclid Lodge No. 505, Crestwood 12 Official Visit, Hope Lodge No. 251, Washington 13 Missouri Lecture Series, Harry Carr, Jefferson City 15 Attended Grand Commandery, Jefferson City Missouri Lecture Series, Harry Carr, Springfield 16 Masonic Home Board Official Visit, Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, Clayton 17 Fair Play Lodge No. 44, Fairplay, Picnic; presented Bro. Coy Jones 50-year pin 18-20 Grand Lodge of Indiana 22 Mokane, joint meeting of lodge and chapter to dedicate carpet and furniture 23 Official Visit, Wayne Lodge No. 526, Piedmont 24 Sparta Lodge No. 296, Sparta, Ground-breaking Ceremony for New Hall 25 State DeMolay Conclave, Jefferson City 27 West View Lodge No. 103, Official Visit, Millersville; presented 70-year pin to Wor. Bro. Ray Miller 28 Official Visit, Meridian Lodge No.2, St. Louis; presented 50 year pin to Bro. George R. Reed 29 Official Visit, Pyramid Lodge No. 180, St. Louis 30 Burlington Lodge No. 442, Burlington Junction, Centennial 31 Grand Lecturer's Deputy School, Springfield June 2 District 23 Meeting - combined Meeting of Lodges and O.E.S. Chapters 4 Official Visit, Stockton Lodge No. 283, Stockton 5-6 Shrine Ceremonial- Grand Master's Class, Abou Ben Adhem Temple 7 Cornerstone Ceremony, Craft Lodge No. 287, Canton 8 Official Visit, Solomon Lodge No. 271, Springfield 9 Official Visit, Everton Lodge No. 405, Everton 10 Official Visit, Agency Lodge No. 10, Agency; presented two 50-year pins to Wor. Bros. John Cattron and Vernon Ernst 11-13 Nebraska Grand Lodge 14 Olin McDaniel Honor Night, Bonne Terre 16 Meeting in St. Louis with Imperial and State Shrine Officers, Membership


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17 Meeting with Committee for Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, Springfield 19 Official Visit to Bolivar Lodge No. 195 and 41 st District, Bolivar 20 Masonic Home Board Mack's Creek Lodge No. 433 to present R. W. Bro. Wayne Osborn 50-year pin 25 Official Visit to Brentwood Lodge No. 616, Brentwood 26 Official Visit to Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158, Rededicate New Hall 27 Official Visit to Wentzville Lodge No. 46, 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Official Visit to Strafford Lodge No. 608, Outdoor Third Degree 28 Grand Lecturer's School for DDGL's at Rose Hill Temple, St. Louis Grand AssEmbly, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, St. Louis

July 2 Official Visit, Laclede Lodge No. 83, Lebanon; presented 50-year pin, Wor. Bro. Virgil Wood 4 Visit to Gate of the Temple's Rice Camp Annual Picnic 9 Official Visit, Linn Creek Lodge No. 152, Camdenton; presented 50-year pin, Bro. John F. Barjenbruch 10 Official Visit, Sparta Lodge No. 296 12-17 Imperial Council of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Session, New Orleans, Louisiana 17 Grand Lodge Officers Conference, St. Louis 18 Masonic Home Board 23 Official Visit, Joppa Lodge No. 411, Hartville 24 Official Visit, Norwood Lodge No. 622; presented 50-year pin to Wor. Bro. Marion Huffman 25 Official Visit, Friendship Lodge No. 89, Chillicothe; Clowns Degree Team of Abou Ben Adhem Temple Conferred Third Degree 26 Grand Lecturer's Deputy Area School, Sikeston 28 Visit to Kansas City V.A. Hospital and Field Agent Don Robinson and his Volunteers 30 Attended Abou Ben Adhem's Corn Roast, Jones Farm, Strafford August

1 Official Visit, Southwest Lodge No. 466, Southwest City; annual outdoor Third Degree; Oklahoma Indian Degree Team 2 Visit and talk to picnic celebrating 120th Anniversary of Somerset Lodge No. 206 and Unionville Lodge No. 210, Unionville 3 Gave Funeral Service for Wor. Bro. Ben Johnson, Marshfield Official Visit, Jerusalem Lodge No. 315, Jerico Springs 6 Official Visit, Western Light Lodge No. 396, Louisburg 8 Official Visit, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269, St. Joseph; Abou Ben Adhem Clowns Degree Team Conferred Third Degree 9 Attended Grand Lecturer's Area School, Sedalia 10 Official Visit, Independence Lodge No. 76; presented 50-year pin to Bro. Elmer E. Hopkins 13 Official Visit, Trilumina Lodge No. 205; raised a candidate, Bro. Kenneth Williams 14 Education Program given at Webster Lodge No. 98 15 Masonic Home Board 20 Official Visit, Henderson Lodge No.477, Rogersville 21 Visit to Hermitage Lodge No. 288 Family Picnic; presented 25-year pins 22 Attended Honor Night at Wayne Lodge No. 526, Piedmont, for R.W. Bro. Raymond Carpenter 27 Attended Past Masters' Night at Border Lodge No. 672, Texarkana, Texas - four Grand Masters and two Deputy Grand Masters. Six Grand Jurisdictions represented.


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29 Attended Outdoor Scottish Rite Reunion and Shrine Ceremonial combined at Waynesville September 2 Met with Committee for Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, Springfield 3 Official Visit, Texas Lodge No. 177, Houston 4 Presented 50-year pins to W. O. Barrow and Walter Pursley, Rogersville 5 Official Visit, Owensville Lodge No. 624 6 Attended R. W. Bro. Lacey Stapp and Wife's 50th Anniversary, Greenfield 7 Attended 5:00 a.m. meeting, Liberty Lodge No. 31 8 Visit to Grand Lodge Office Regarding Grand Lodge Sessions 9 Official Visit, Magnolia Lodge No. 626; opened Lodge, with heads of Appendant Bodies as other officers 10 Official Visit, Latimer Lodge No. 145, Licking 11 Spoke at Springfield York Rite Club 12 Attended "Rededication Day" at Paul Revere Lodge No. 330, St. Louis Speaker, Centennial of Hopewell Lodge No. 239, Lesterville 13 Grand Lodge opened at Saline Lodge No. 226, St. Mary's; then to Ste. Genevieve to unveil plaque on Green Tree Tavern 14 Visited Yell Lodge No. 64, Green Forest, Arkansas Annual Meeting, Speaker 15 Official Visit, Arlington Lodge No. 346, Dixon 17-19 Grand Lodge of Iowa 19 Attended Grand Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill, St. Louis 20 Cornerstone Ceremony for Junior High School, Kirksville 21 Official Visit, Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439, Rogersville 24 Table Lodge at Jefferson Lodge No. 43, Jefferson City 26 Cornerstone and Dedication, Sparta Lodge No. 296, Sparta 27-29 160th Grand Lodge Session

CONCLUSION As a period of nine years of progression through the Advancing Line of this Grand Lodge comes to a close, there are many mixed emotions: Thoughts revert to aspirations unfulfilled, dreams unrealized, actions undone, and words unspoken; a sense of inadequacy for the task, and yet a sense of satisfaction at having at least attempted; memories of the many acts of brotherly affection and fraternal concern that have been shown in words and actions; a sense of relief at coming to the close of a very active participation, and yet sadness at leaving the mainstream of Fraternal activity; and finally, the hope that the Fraternity is at least in no worse condition than I found it. Words cannot really express my deep appreciation to you, the brethren, for the opportunity you have afforded me to serve as your Grand Master. I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and thank you most sincerely. I would also say a sincere thank you to the Grand Lodge Officers. They are an outstanding group of brethren; and the future of this Fraternity is bound to be bright under their leadership. To R.W. Bro. Bill Hill I extend every good wish for the coming year; we look forward to your leadership and a great year of progress for the Fraternity. Finally, Brethren, this Fraternity is worthy of our best efforts. May our efforts ever be worthy of the Fraternity. Respectfully submitted, J. EDWARD Bul'l', D.O., Grand Master.


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The Grand Lodge acknowledged the address of Grand Master J. Edward Blinn and accepted his report with a voluminous standing applause. The report of the Grand Master was referred to the Committee on Grand Master's Address in accordance with Grand Lodge By-Laws. REPORT OF MASONIC HOME BOARD

R.W. Deputy Grand Master Wm. J. Hill, President of the Board of Directors ofthe Masonic Home of Missouri, presented the Report ofthe Masonic Home. RW. Brother Hill moved that the report as printed and distributed be accepted and printed in the official PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded; the Report ofthe Masonic Home was accepted by the vote ofthe Grand Lodge.


Report of the Masonic Home To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETH REI' : Pursuant to the Standing Resolution of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, not less than 500 copies of this report have been printed for distribution at the opening of this 160th Annual Communication, and the report is now submitted for the purpose of making the same a part of the official proceedings. Our Home Family: This report is about our residents and the thoughtful and excellent care which they are receiving. They consist of our brethren; in a few instances, their wives; most often, their widows, and a substantial number of members from the Order of Eastern Star. Each in his or her own right represents a source of inspiration and pride pointing to a long-standing dedication to the higher values and aspirations of life. The quality of their care and the maintenance of their happiness and dignity should always be at the forefront of our thoughts. Therefore, in reading and studying this report, it is hoped that each of you will not let the evident responsibilities of management and the details of operation overshadow our primary goal, that of serving others. Care ofOur Home Family: The high volume and high quality of care is a source of great pride and has continued to improve under the able supervision of our licensed and long-experienced Hospital Administrator and his dedicated staff, in combination with our highly professional and long-experienced Medical Director and his equally dedicated staff. A brief summary of the extended efforts of the Administrative Staff, the Medical Staff, and the Medical Consultants Team during the past year, and the results realized, are best reflected by the following report requested from our Medical Director: 1980-81 has continued to see an increasc in quantity as well as quality of mcdical care offered the Masonic Homc residents. A qualified physician (Dr. F. Abichandani) is in attendance eight hours daily. In addition the othcr doctors of our medical staff, including many specialists, spend time daily helping with our medical problems. We have increased our "In-Service" Trainin14 Program for the nursing staff. To that end, we now have a full-time R.;-.J. instructor. To date, :~5 nurses' aides have been certified according to state law. Twenty are ready for certification. The remaining nursing assistants are enrolled in our classrooms. We have added a full-time R.:".J. in our outpatient clinic. Several additional L.P.N.'s have been added to enlargc our :\'ursing Staff. A routine complete physical examination including X-ray and laboratory studics is now performed on each resident yearly. InJune of 1981 a new dietary program was started. It allows our rcsidents to pick from a choice of foods on our menu. Our relationship with S1. Luke's Hospitals through the past 20 years continues. Medical problems requiring hospitalization are handled in an excellent fashion by their staff. This past year, 60 student nurses from S1. Luke's and 42 student nurses from 51. Louis University were accompanied by their instructors and received geriatric training at the Masonic Home.

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The total medical care received by the residents of the Masonic Home ranks at the top when compared with similar senior citizen facilities. /s/ HAROl.D E. WAl.TERS, M.D. Medical Director

The extent and significance of in-house hospital, outpatient, and outside hospital services, are only partially demonstrated by Exhibit "A" included in the Appendix of this report. It is significant to note here that the average number of i.l-house hospital patients per da)' was 219, while there were only 74 residents requiring outside hospitalization for the entire year. It is equally significant to note here that the total number of patients receiving treatment in the outpatient clinic was 6,236, and that there were a total of 14,101 treatments (including shots) given to residents. Medically speaking, the Home is almost self-sufficient. Census of Our Home Family: It is important that the Craft be kept informed as to the census and its significance. These figures are not mere statistics, but represent facts concerning our brethren, their loved ones, and members of the Order of Eastern Star. They provide a valuable insight into the kind of care furnished, to whom it is being furnished, and the direction in which the Home is moving. Exhibit "B" of the Appendix contains the member statistics for the year. As ofJune 30, 1981, the end of the Home's fiscal period, the total population was 312, consisting of 49 brethren and 263 ladies. Of the ladies, 11 entered as wives, 175 as widows, and 77 entered on their eligibility as members of the Order of Eastern Star. Thus, the brethren in residence represent slightly less than 16 percent of the total population and the ladies represent the remaining 84 percent. The ladies entering on their own eligibility as members of the Order of Eastern Star represent almost 25 percent of the total population and almost 30 percent of the total population of the ladies in the Home. Children of Our Home Family: As of June 30, 1981, there were no resident children in the Home. The children remaining in the Home at the beginning of the year reached their majority and voluntarily left the Home. Compatative Census ofthe Home and Trends: Exhibit "C" of the Appendix of this report shows that there was no net gain or loss in applications from the prior year. Exhibit "D" of the Appendix is a chart containing the census figures of the Home for the last ten years. It is included for comparison and reveals several significant and interesting facts. First, the admissions for 1980-81 were 66 as compared to a ten-year average of66.4 and supports the conclusion that admissions have been relatively stable and consistent during the last ten years. Second, the total population for 1980-81 was 312 as compared to an average of 323.9 for the last ten years. This difference is more apparent than real and does not represent a decrease when several factors are considered. The yearend totals used do not necessarily reflect the highest population during the reported years. For example, the monthly reports during the 1980-81 fiscal period averaged higher than 312, the high being 323 as late as December 1980. Also, it must be noted that the child population during the ten-year period has steadily declined from 19 to O. Notwithstanding, with a present adult population averaging approximately 320 during the year 1980-81, it can be concluded


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that the loss of our child population has been almost offset by an increase in the average adult population during the same ten-year period. Third, the balance of population as between our brethren and the ladies has not significantly changed as of June 30, 1981 as compared to the average balance during this same ten-year period. Comparative Census as to O.E.S. Residents: The census of the O.E.S. residents should be of importance to the Craft. The statistics developed in Exhibit "E" of the Appendix of this report must be given careful consideration. They should not only be considered highly significant in future planning and cooperative participation in the fiscal operation of the present Home, but in the planning and cooperative participation in raising the substantial capital funds necessary to build and endow the operation of the needed Western Unit. This chart shows that during the last five years, admissions of O.E.S. members varied from a high of 21 in 1977 to a low of ten in 1979. Admissions in 1980-81 were 11 as compared to an average of 14.6 over the past five years. However, in the year 1979-80, the admissions were 15 as compared to the 14.6 five-year average, leading to the conclusion that the admissions on O.E.S. eligibility are also relatively stable and consistent in the long haul. This chart also shows that O.E.S. members, as an average over the last five years, have represented 27.6 percent of all ladies admitted. Also supporting the conclusion that the number of O.E.S. residents is likely to remain stable and consistent are the figures in Exhibit "D" of the Appendix. The O.E.S. residents represent almost 25 percent of the total population, and almost 30 percent of the total population of ladies. The latter figure is 1.4 percent higher than the average O.E.S. admissions for the last five years. Financial Condition of the Home: The Home has been operated on a balanced budget during the past year. Exhibit "F" attached as a part of the Appendix of this report, is the Independent Auditor's Report consisting of the Auditor's letter, Statement of Income, Expenses and Changes in Fund Balances, the Balance Sheet, and the Notes to Financial Statements, all for the fiscal period endingJ une 30, 1981. This report reveals the Home to be operating on a sound financial basis. Masonic Home Cheer: Continuous efforts are made by the Administrative Staff to bring joy and happiness into the lives of our residents. Mrs. Susan Chandler, Director of Social Services and Recreation, assisted ably by two assistant directors, work in co-ordination with Mrs. Rose H. Curran, Director of Dietary Services, to bring ongoing programs and activities to our residents. These loyal and dedicated staff members have been known to sacrifice personal time from their families on major holidays, and to work long hours and on occasion even through the night. They have labored to carry to our residents the message that "we care." To them goes a resounding thanks on behalf of the residents, their families, the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, the Freemasons of Missouri, and the members of the O.E.S. The effectiveness of these staff members is greatly enhanced by the unselfish and tireless efforts of the Masonic Home Cheer Committee. The number of hours contributed by this Committee, and the pleasure their efforts bring to our residents, cannot be measured in dollars. That the Craft may be fully informed of their efforts, and that an expression of appreciation can be made of record, a report has been made by that Committee at the request of the Board of Directors. This report is set forth as Exhibit "G" in the Appendix.


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Other Special Contributions: Exhibit "H" of the Appendix contains a list of gifts from the Order of Eastern Star during the current year, and Exhibit "I" contains a list of donors of Dinner Table and Hospital Tray Favors received during the year, for all of which the Board and residents are deeply grateful. Exhibit "J" is a list of the contributions for the period July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981 for the Christmas and Entertainment Fund, additions to the Endowment Fund, additions to the Building Fund, and additions to the Reserve Fund. Names of those who generously contributed are too numerous to publish here. However, the Board of Directors make their appreciation to each a matter of record. The Western Unit: In writing this part of the report, one comes face-to-face with the realization that it will be read by only a very few. Therefore, and because of its importance to the future of the Western Unit, it has been written so that it can be read to you at this Annual Communication. This is being done for the express purpose of obtaining your approval and support for a very big step. The Board of Directors and your Grand Lodge Officers are making this proposal only after having given the matter considerable thought. The need to take this big step was fully explained in the timely August issue of The Freemason magazine. It was published so that the Craft as a whole, and all past contributors, would be fully informed, and so that you as members of the Grand Lodge would be prepared to make a responsible decision. By way of a brief summary here, it should be noted that the present proposal is based upon two professional studies made in 1974 and 1979 for different but related purposes and upon considerable but disappointing past efforts to launch a fund-raising campaign which began officially at the 1979 Annual Communication. From these reports and experiences have surfaced several conclusions. First, in spite of 92 years of successful operation of the present Home in St. Louis, an estimated 90 percent or more of the Craft and of the O.E.S. know little more of the present Home than the bare fact of its existence. The manner in which the present Home has been sustained over the years without the knowledge and loyal financial su pport of the bulk of the Craft and of the O.E.S. is fully explained in the August issue of The Freemason magazine. However, because of its startling revelations, and its relevance to the development of the Western Unit, it is set forth in outline form as follows: I. Earnings from invested principal, the major portion of which principal has been accumulated over 92 years of operation by way of gifts, bequests, and donations from a very small percentage of the Craft, O.E.S. members, and non-members; and by the use of gifts, bequests, and donations received during the year of operation which could not be invested because of current need.

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2. Social Security and pension income of the residents and nonrecurring transfers of assets received from new admissions during the current year of operations.

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Second among the inevitable conclusions is that there has never been a conscious goal, followed by an organized effort, to inform, educate, and gain the strong financial support of the rank and file members of the Craft or the O.£.S., or even their leadership ranks for that matter, and certainly not those selective nonmembers who might be potentially strong contributors. The lack of such a conscious goal is reflected in our past actions, as later illustrated in this Report. Third, under these circumstances, it would be extremely naive to conclude that we could now successfully re-institute a major fund-raising campaign or even a phased-in construction program. It is not reasonable to believe that we can now generate more interest and financial support for a proposed new facility, than we have been able to generate from the rank and file members of the Craft and the O.£.S. in support of a 92-year-old ongoing successful facility. Fourth, we have no realistic alternative but to develop and implement an ongoing informational/educational program to reach every contributor whose support is essential to the continued operation of our present Home, as well as the construction and operation of the proposed Western Unit. As indicated, our past actions accurately reflect the lack of a conscious goal or effort to inform and educate the rank-and-file members of the Craft and of the O.£.S. For example, the Standing Resolution mandating the printing of this report, simply requires that not less than 500 printed copies of the Annual Report are to be made available for distribution at each annual communication. By practice, 1,200 copies are printed for circulation, theoretically one for each brother in attendance. It is safe to say that not all who receive a copy will read it. Further, the report is, by routine vote, accepted and made a part of the necessarily lengthy official proceedings. It is later printed and bound, and even a lesser number of brethren receive a copy. It is safe to say that even fewer yet will search out and read this report at that late date. Likewise, it will not reach the rank-and-file members of the O.£.S. who should also have an active support interest. It is almost equally certain, that this report will not reach any deeper into the O.£.S. leadership ranks that it does in our own Fraternity. The rank and file of these two organizations receive no regular mailings concerning the Masonic Home or the proposed Western Unit. Immediately following the fund-raising "kickoff' at the 1979 Annual Communication, a color brochure was sent to the general membership of the Craft, advising many for the first time of the proposed Western Unit, and asking for a donation. Apparently, it was not meaningful to very many, as it did not generate substantial contributions as hoped. The only regular mailings to the Craft are the semi-annual letters from the Grand Master requesting contributions to the Home, and The Freemason magazine. As previously noted, the letters from the Grand Master have generated a response from only 7 percent of the general membership, and those precious ~ew brethren have generously contributed approximately 3 percent of our Income.


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As for The Freemason magazine, it has been the practice each year to publish the biographical sketch of the new Home Board President, along with his picture, and a biographical sketch of each new member of the Board of Directors. Also, from time to time, quality articles have been written concerning the Masonic Home and the proposed Western Unit. However, such obviously has not generated needed interest and financial support. Our past efforts, whatever form they may have taken, obviously have not been a satisfactory substitute for an intense informational/educational program that is so badly needed to accomplish our goal. Neither the Grand Lodge nor the Masonic Home has the funds with which to develop and implement such a program. Our only realistic hope to accomplish our goal is to re-allocate a portion of the building funds for that purpose. The Home Board and your Grand Lodge Officers are of the opinion that "planning expense" is necessarily a part of the cost of building. Having isolated the fact that the Home is not well-known to the Craft and other prospective donors, it necessarily follows that an informational/educational program is an integral part of any building program, whether it be for the present Home or a Western Unit. Accordingly, the Home Board and Grand Lodge Officers have brought this situation to the attention of the Craft to gain a full understanding as to the need to defer a further fund-raising campaign and the commencement of even a preliminary phase of construction until an intense informational/educational program can be conducted. At the conclusion of this report, the Home Board and Grand Lodge Officers will ask this Grand Lodge to pass a resolution for the purpose of approving and supporting the re-allocation of a portion of the building funds to an informational/educational program. To determine the amount, preliminary proposals as to scope and estimated costs of such a program have been obtained from two professional firms at no cost to the Masonic Home or the Grand Lodge. Although these proposals are only preliminary in nature, they do furnish some basis for judgment in projecting the scope and costs of the proposed program. When the proposed resolution is presented at the conclusion of this report, it is sincerely hoped that the Grand Lodge will take this very big step forward toward the realization of the Western Home. In making this decision, perhaps you should take into consideration the fact that there could be a tremendous spinoff to our general Fraternity from such an informational/educational program. A concentrated effort to rally the Craft around such a worthwhile cause could well be the very thing that will put Freemasonry in ACTION, make us visible throughout our state, and give us that quality of success that will always attract successful men. Management of the Home: The organization of management of the Home is quite extensive. It illustrates the size of the task which Missouri Masons have undertaken. Board ofDirectors: The Board of Directors is composed of 13 members, eight of whom are elected by the Grand Lodge - two each for four-year terms, and five Grand Lodge Officers who serve by virtue of their Office. All are voting members. For the year 1980-1981 they are as follows:


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Dr. J. Edward Blinn, Grand Master, Marshfield Wm. J. Hill, Deputy Grand Master, Kansas City Earl K. Dille, Senior Grand Warden, St. Louis Robert J. Crede. Junior Grand Warden. Jefferson City Vern H. Schneider. Senior Grand Deacon, St. Louis

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Robert G. Bird, Springfield Joseph H. Collison. Weston James E. Dearing, St. Louis Robert D. Jenkins, Kansas City W. Marion Luna. Piedmont K. Roger Pennel, Fairfax Harry C. Ploetze, St. Louis John Wetzel. Louisiana

Officers: The Grand Master is Honorary Chairman of the Board. The Deputy Grand Master, by virtue of his office, is the President of the Board. At the close of the 1979-80 Grand Lodge Annual Communication, as required by the By-Laws ofthe Masonic Home, the President called an organization meeting of the newly constituted Board, and the following officers were elected: Harry C. Ploetze. Vice President John Wetzel, Treasurer Carl I. Stein, Secretary

The committees appointed to assist in the study, review, investigation, and evaluation of the business of the Home, include the following: Executive Committee: Wm. J. Hill, and all members of the Board of Directors. Admissions and Discipline Commitee: Harry C. Ploetze, Chairman; all members of the Board

of Directors. Administration Committee: John Wetzel, Chairman; Harry C. Ploetze. James E. Dearing,

Vern H. Schneider, Robert]. Crede, Robert D. Jenkins. Finance Committee: Earl K. Dille, Chairman; W. Marion Luna. K. Roger Pennel. Robert G.

Bird, Joseph H. Collison. Gifts, Wills and Bequests Committee: James E. Dearing. Chairman; Vern H. Schneider,

Joseph H. Collison. Legal Committee: Vern H. Schneider, Chairman; James E. Dearing. Study and Development Committee: Robert D. Jenkins. Chairman; John Wetzel, Joseph H.

Collison. Relief and Charity Committee: (This is a Grand Lodge Committee appointed by the Grand

Master but limited to members of the Masonic Home Board) W. Marion Luna. Chairman; Robert G. Bird. Harry C. Ploetze. John Wetzel. Carl I. Stein, SecretaryTreasurer.

Advisory Board - Order ofEastern Star: The following are those elected by the Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. They meet quarterly with the members of the Masonic Home Board: Mrs. Velma Mischon, President, Lexington Mrs. Get;tldine Molander, Secretary, North Kansas City

Mrs. Lonnie Stalder, Treasurer. Sunrise Beach Mrs. Juanita Mauss, Emeritus. McDade. Texas

Attached as Exhibit "K" of the Appendix is a photograph of the members of the Board of Directors, Masonic Home of Missouri, and the members of the Advisory Board, Order of Eastern Star. Administrative Staff: The Administrative Staff is composed of the following:


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H. David Thomas, Administrator Mrs. Julia Courtney, Secretary Mrs. Bettye Newton, Accountant Mrs. Susan Kennedy, Bookkeeper Mrs. John LaGage, Personnel Records Clerk Miss Marion Gall, Payroll Clerk Mrs. Henrietta E. Bade, Receptionist-Typist Marshall Creech, Director of Maintenance and Engineering Service Emil E. Corte, Director of Procurement

Mrs. Dorina Abeln, Director of Housekeeping Service Mrs. Rose H. Curran, Director of Dietary Service Mrs. Sus'an Chandler, Director of Social Service and Recreation Miss Deborah Powers, Assistant Director of Recreational Service Curt Cardwell, Assistant Director of Recreational Service D. Jeff Lance, Legal Counsel Richard D. Jacobs, Sr., Financial Advisor

Medical StafF The Medical Staff and Medical Consultants are composed of the following: Staff

Harold E. Walters, M.D., Medical Director C. Rush McAdam, M.D., Director of Clinics Charles Kilo, M.D., Staff Physician Louis F. Howe, M.D., Staff Physician, Emeritus Florinda Abichandani, M.D., Staff Physician

Consultants

R. A. Chipongian, M.D., Ophthalmologist Robert Drews, M.D., Ophthalmologist Charles Nicoloi, M.D., Urology Shu S. Cheuk, M.D., General Surgery Earl Holt, M.D., Orthopedic Suq~ery L. Abichandani, M.D., Psychiatry William McGee, D.D.S., Dentistry Richard Bernstein, D.D.S., Dentistry

Legal Counsel: The Honorable David R. Hensley, former ProbateJudge of St. Louis County, who joined the Home as its Legal Counsel in 1973, retired as of January 17, 1981. D. Jeff Lance, a practicing lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri, and a former U.S. District Attorney, succeeded Brother Hensley. Co-ordinator of Fraternal Relations: This special position, created in 1979, has continued since the outset to be held by Howard E. Ward. Recommendations: As the retiring President, I make the following observations and recommendations: 1. That an item be established in the budget to develop and cover the cost of an ongoing professionally designed informational/educational campaign concerning the Masonic Home. 2. That a plan be implemented to assist the Advisory Board, O.E.S., in developing a similar, co-ordinated, self-sustaining, ongoing program for the rank and file members, as well as the leadership of the Order of Eastern Star. 3. That, until the monumental task of developing such an informational/ educational program is completed and is implemented, the Board of Directors increase the number of its meetings, or extend the time of its meetings, to assure sufficient time to adequately handle such matters, along with all other regular business of the Home. 4. That consideration be given to doing a computer analysis of vital statistics in the operation of the Home for the last five years, perhaps ten, to ascertain the average age of applicants on admission, the actual number admitted to residential units, actual number requiring nursing care on admission, actual number requiring immediate hospital care on admission, the average length of stay in the Home, the per capita cost of maintenance of each resident in the categories of residents, nursing and hospital care, the average amount of assets


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transferred by applicants at time of admission, and to pn~ject these figures to the future for operational planning needs. 5. That future Boards of Directors, in searching for ways and means of increasing income, move with great caution before becoming involved or participating in any program funded and controlled by any state or federal agency. Kudos: Words will not describe the contributions of time, energy and talent of the members of the Board of Directors. To each for his special efforts, his willingness to put in extra time for extended meetings resulting from the added major task of developing the Western Unit, and for the good fellowship, I can only add my personal thanks. To the Administrative Staff, which is confronted with seemingly endless new challenges, we say thanks on behalf of the Board, the Advisory Board, the residents, their families, all Freemasons of Missouri, and all members of the O.E.S. To Howard E. Ward, Co-ordinator of Fraternal Relations, who has done a signal job in the position for which he has been employed, we sayan extra special thanks for being willing to let the Board borrow him as a liaison in co-ordinating all of the efforts required in developing the plans for the Western Unit. To all who have been so generous in their thoughtful gifts, bequests and donations of time, energy, and money to the Home, we say thanks, and please keep up the good work of supporting our greatest Masonic charity. To Rose H. Curran, Director of Dietary Services, a personal thanks for her friendship and for the courtesies of repeatedly holding lunch for the Board and staff when we labored through and way past the normal lunch hour. Lastly, to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, I say, "Thank you for the great privilege and experience in serving on this Board and as its President." Respectfully submitted, WM.

J.

HILL

Presidl'1l I

APPENDIX EXHIBIT A MASOl';IC

HO~lE

HOSPITAL

Total number of patients in hospital, July I, 1980 Total number of patients admitted during year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total number of patients discharged during year Average number of patients in hospital per day during year Total number of deaths during year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total number of patients in other hospitals during year Total number of surgeries in other hospitals during year .............. Total number of patients in hospital, June 30,1981........

223 222 161 219 68 74 33 216

OUTPATIEl';T DEPARTMENT Total number of patients seen by Clinic physician 1,5:')4 Total number of patients treated in Clinic 6,236 Total number of treatments (including shots) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 14.1 () I Average number of baths given per month. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

EXHIBIT B ~fEMBER

STATISTICS

Members in Home, July I, 1980 Arrived during year Died during year Discharged during year Members in Home, June 30, 1981

. . . . .

Ladies

Brethren

276 48 55

49 12 13

4

I

265

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Girls

EXHIBIT C APPLICATIO~S

Carried over from previous year Received during year

4 75 79 Admitted to the Home during the year 66 R~jected because of ineligibility 4 Died before application passed on by Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. I Died after application passed on by Board 0 Withdrawn by lodge/chapter before action by Board 6 Withdrawn by lodge/chapter after action by Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 0 Pending .J une 30, 1980 ~ 79

EXHIBIT D COMPARATIVE CENSUS OF TOTAL POPULATION FOR LAST TEN YEARS Year

'72 '73 '74 '75 '76 '77 '78 '79 '80 '81 Averages

Admissions

73 64 71 64 63 63 66 68 67 66 66.4

Total Population

Brethren

47 54 51 47 58 41 42 47 49 49 48.5

350 345 332 331 328 311 297 307 326

2.!L 323.9

Ladies

284 276 265 271 264 265 252 257 276 263 267.3

Children

19 15 16 11 6

5 3 3

I

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EXHIBIT E COMPARATIVE ADMISSIONS OF O.E.S. MEMBERS IN LAST FIVE YEARS Year '77

'78 '79 '80 '81 Averages

Total Ladies

Wives

57 49 47 56 51 52

3 6 2 10 5 26

Widows

(J.E.S.

34 27 35 31 35 32.4

21 16 10 15 II 14.6

Percentage oIO.E.S.

36 32 21 27 22 27.6


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EXHIBIT F REPORT OF AUDITOR To the Board of Directors Masonic Home of Missouri In our opinion, the accompanying balance sheet and the related statement of income, expenses and changes in fund balances present fairly the financial position of the Masonic Home of Missouri at June 30, 1981, and the results of its operations and the changes in fund balances for the year, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a basis consistent with that of the preceding year. Our examination of these statements was made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and accordingly included such tests of the accounting records and such other auditing procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. PRICE W ATERHOCSE & Co.


BALA:"JCESHEET .JL':"JE Current Unrestricted

General

Reserve

:~O,

1981

Restricted Christmas and Entertainment

Endowments (Sotf 3)

Buildinf(

Total

June 30, 1980 Total All Funds

Assets

Cash .......................... $ 15,889 $ 11,433 463,696 $11,116,646 Investments (Note 2) ........... Receivable from Trustees ....... 11,581 Inventory and supplies ......... 28,132 20,585 Receivable from C & A accounts Prepaids and other ............. 56,563 Due (to) from other funds ...... (390) 2,796 Total assets ................ $596,056 $11,130,875

53,318 23,146,702 50,303 28,132 20,585 56,563

$1,625

$

2,910 10,891,714 19,361

$ 21,461 674,646 19,361

$

--

(2,406) $10,911,579

$715,468

$23,355,603

$1,625

$

389,410 20,448,748 9,742 40,271 45,872 48,883

$20,982,926

Liabilities and fund balances

Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Accrued payroll taxes and withholding Accrued payroll .............. Total liabilities ............. Fund balances: Unrestricted ................. L' nrestricted Board designated .......... Restricted ................... Total fund balances ........ Total liabilities and fund balances ............

$ 53,120 29,561 44,725 $127,406 468,650 $11,130,875 $468,650

$11,130,875

$1,625 $1,625

$596,056

$11,130,875

$1,625

$

53,120

$

29,561 44,725 127,406

$

98,720

$

17,938 36,152 152,810

468,650

388,717

$10,911,579 $10,911,579

$715,468 $715,468

11,l30,875 11,628,672 $23,228,197

9,403,997 11,037,402 $20,830,116

$10,911,579

$715,468

$23,355,603

$20,982,926


STATEMENT OF INCOME, EXPENSES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1981 Currmt Unrestricted

General

Reserve

Income: Grand Lodge/Chapter . $ 256,547 $ 43,000 Interest and dividends from: Endowment Fund investments 838,639 . Reserve Fund investments 802,577 General Fund investments . 62,288 Other . 38,428 37,224 Gain (loss) on securit}' transactions 288,221 . Gifts and bequests 65,742 1,358,433 Home Famil}' income: Assets relinquished . 630,982 Pensions . 1,127,961 20,045 _ Miscellaneous . Total income . $3,843,209 $ 1,726,878 Expenses: . 1,938,754 Salaries and wages Payroll taxes . 144,056 Employee benefits . 123,602 Food supplies and services . 453,861 . Fuel and utilities 204,111 Repairs, maintenance and improvements . 144,144 EqUipment purchases . 23,656 Furniture and fixture purchases 55,864 Laundry and housekeeping . 43,572 Hospital supplies . 105,922 Outside medical service . 94,100

Restricted Christmas and Entertainment

Endowments (Note 3)

Total

Building $

$1l,l33

$11,133

$

254,287 159,900

414,187

$

299,771

120,127

838,639 802,577 62,288 144,173 542,508 1,715,335

817,077 703,300 35,427 74,271 620,566 1,179,979

$188,648

630,982 1,127,961 20,045 $ 6,184,055

578,0;t8 954,257 20,884 $ 5,283,580

1,938,754 144,056 123,602 453,861 204,111

1,768,957 133,127 122,712 442,883 186,069

154,026 23,656 55,864 43,572 105,922 94,100

164,165 57,612 21,969 40,497 99,504 73,969

$ 68,521 $

299,547

June 30, 1980 Total All Funds

9,882


Current Unrestricted

General

ResenH'

Other resident-related expenses 65,511 Insurance ..................... 67,454 Administrative expenses ........ 82,366 Burial expense ................. 43,011 Security ....................... 92,938 52,137 Agency management fees ....... Miscellaneous .................. 28,217 Total expenses ............. $3,763,276 Excess (deficit) of income 1,726,878 over expenses .............. . 79,933 Fund balances: Beginning of year ...................... 388,717 9,403,997 Fund balances: End of year ..... $ 468,650 $11,130,875

Restricted Christma.1 and Entertainment

Total

June 30, 1980 Total All FundI

$ 11,453

76,756 67,454 82,366 43,011 92,938 53,708 28,217 $ 3,785,974

42,057 66,529 98,867 39,380 85,753 48,906 13,023 $ 3,505,979

414,187

177,195

2,398,081

10,497,392 $10,911,579

538,273 $715,468

20,830,116 $23,228,197

Endowments (Sote 3)

Building

11,245

1,571

---

$11,245 (112)

-..LTIJ $ 1,625

See accompanying :'-Jotes to Financial Statements.

1,777,601 19,052,515 $20,830,116


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45

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS NOTE 1 -

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Description of funds: Current Funds - Unrestricted, General: General fund income includes all income from

members of the Home Family, dividends and interest from the Reserve and Endowment Funds, per capita taxes from the Grand Lodge and Grand Chapter, O.E.S., and other general fund contributions. Such income is used to pay the operating expenses of the Home. Unr!!stricted, Reseroe: Unrestricted income of the reserve fund includes undesignated gifts and bequests and Grand Lodge initiation fees which according to Board policy may be transferred to the General Fund and expended for operations only upon approval of the Board of Directors. Dividend and interest income from Reserve Fund investments accrues directly to the General Fund. Realized gains and losses on security transactions are recorded in the reserve fund. Restricted, Christmas and Entertainment: Gifts designated for the purchase of Christmas gifts and entertainment are recorded as current restricted funds. Endowments: Certain gifts and bequests to the Home are in the form of endowments which contain legal restrictions as to the use of such funds. Generally, the restrictions provide that the income from the investment of the gifts and bequests accrues to the General Fund while the principal amounts are to remain invested and are not available to meet current expenditures. Accordingly, interest and dividend income from the investment of Endowment Funds is recorded in the General Fund. Realized gains and losses on the sale of securities are recorded in the Endowment Funds (Note 3). Building Fund: Contributions for the improvement of buildings and grounds and future construction, and the related expenses are recorded in the Building Fund. Investments in marketable securities: Marketable securities donated to the Home are recorded at their fair market value as of the date the gift is received; securities purchased by the Home are carried at cost. Interest and dividend income from these investments is recognized in income when received. Gains and losses from the sale of securities are recognized at the time of sale, and represent the difference between the proceeds received and the carrying value of the securities determined on an average cost basis. Fixed assets: Expenditures for furniture, equipment and building improvements are expensed as incurred. Home Family and pension income: Upon admission to the Home, residents are required to assign and transfer all properties and monies to the Home. Nonmonetary assets transferred to the Home are sold as soon as practicable and proceeds are recorded at the time of sale. Monetary assets, except paid-up insurance policies, are recorded at fair market value as of the date of receipt. It is the Ilome's policy to not record the cash surrender value of paid-up life insurance policies but to record the proceeds upon death. Pensions received by family members accrue to the Ilome. The Home gives each family member a monthly allowance of $25. The unexpended portion of these allowances, $111,981 atJune 30,1981, are held in custody by the Home in accounts segregated from Home assets. Remaining balances at the time of death revert to the General Fund. Penson income for 1981 is net of allowances of $95.200. Income taxes: The Home is exempt from federal income taxes under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Summarizedfinancial information for 1980: The financial information for the year ended June 30, 1980 presented for comparative purposes, is not intended to be complete financial statement presentation. NOTE 2 -

InvestmenL~:

Investments of the Home at June 30, 1981 were as follows:


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General Fund Cost or Value When Acquired Market

Certificates of deposit and savings U.S. Government bonds and notes Corporate bonds Corporate stocks Investment in real estate and other

.

$462,490

. . . .

1,202

4 $463,696

$462,490

* * $462,490

Building Fund Cost or Value When Acquired Market

U.S. Government bonds and notes Corporate bonds . Corporate stocks . Real estate notes and pooled investments ....

* Not

1981

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

ResenJe Fund Cost or Value When lHarket Acquired

$

500

$

500

633,500 4,4R2,660 5,728,736

575,123 4,104,389 6,690,016

271,250 $11,116,646

271,250 $11,641,278

Endowment Fund Cost or Value When Acquired AIarket

$457,500 3,643

$457,500 4,523

$ 1,220,376 4,485,042 5,095,036

$ 1,124,261 3,162,981 5,970,268

213,503 $674,646

213,503 $675,526

91,260 $10,891,714

92,667 $10,350,177

available.

NOTE 3 -

Endowment Funds:

The Endowment Funds consist of general endowments and two special endowments which in accordance with the bequests are required to be segregated. The balances of the William Knollman and Jacob and Sallie Simon endowments were $973,279 and $747,506, respectively, at June 30, 198 I.

REPORT ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

In our opinion, the accompanying information is stated fairly in all material respects in relation to the financial statements, taken as a whole, of the Masonic Home of Missouri for the year ended June 30,1981, which is covered by our opinion presented in the first section of this report. The accompanying information is presented as additional data and is not essential for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations and changes in fund balances. Our examination, which was made primarily for the purpose of forming an opinion on the financial statements taken as a whole, included such tests of the accounting records, from which the additional information was compiled, and such other auditing procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. PRICE W ATERIIOUSE & Co.


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GENERAL FUND INCOME COMPARED TO BUDGET FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1981

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0

0

Actual over (under) budget

$ 222,342 34,205

$ 212,000 37,000

$ 10,342 (2,795)

802,577 714,398 60,225 64,016 62,288 38,428 . 630,982 1,127,961 65,742 20,045 $3,843,209

850,000 800,000 58,000 62,000 27,000 36,000 570,000 980,000 70,000 33,000 $3,735,000

(47,423) (85,602) 2,225 2,016 35,288 2,428 60,982 147,961 (4,258) (12,953) $108,209

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Salaries and wages $1,938,754 Social Security tax .. 123,961 20,095 Unemployment tax 76,410 Health and Welfare - Union 21,072 Health and Life - Nonunion . 24,920 Union pension 1,200 Retirement annuity .. 418,283 Food service supplies 35,578 Food service management ° Fuel 113,161 Electricity . 76,495 Water and sewer 6,996 Telephone 7,459 144,144 Repairs, maintenance and improvements .... 23,656 Equipment purchases 55,864 Furniture and fixture purchases ° Laundry 17,842 25,7:30 Housekeeping supplies .... ° Hospital suplies ..... 105,922 94,100 Outside medical services ... Clothing 20,920 29,219 Dry goods ° Dry cleaning ° 1,186 5,019 Personal supplies .... Barber and beauty shop .... 5.505 2,172 Education 1,490 Children's allowance and expenses ° 67,454 Insurance 3,255 Printing and postage ° 0

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($77,246) 3,069 (l,990) (l,990) 3,272 (580) (30,217) (1,628) 8,991 4,995 496 659 53,844 6,256 25,864 1, 142 730 7,922 16,100 7,920 14,219 (314) 19 1,505 (328) (210) (5,846) ( 1,245)


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1981

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Office supplies Newspapers Auditing and legal Director's travel Administrative travel Convention expense Promotional expenses Burial expense Security 5335-37 Delmar Apartments, net Agency management fees Miscellaneous

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

9,021 2,627 18,715 11,714 2,924 954 33,156 43,011 92,938 3,520 52,137 24,697 $3,763,276

7,500 3,000 18,000 12,000 3,000 2,000 37,200 40,000 82,000 9,000 50,000 19,400 $3,713,468

1,521 (373) 715 (286) (76) (1,046) (4,044) 3,011 10,938 (5,480) 2,137 5,297 $49,808

EXHIBIT G

MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE August 1, 1981 Wm. J. Hill, President Masonic Home of Missouri 5351 Delmar Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63112 Dear R.W. Brother Hill: We are pleased to present our Fiscal Year Annual Report of the Masonic Home Cheer Committee as at July 31, 1981. The annual election of officers was held on Tuesday, September 30, 1980. The incumbent officers were reelected by acclamation; namely, Harlan B. Owens, President; Violet Whitworth, Vice President; R.W. Bro. George W. Whitworth, Secretary-Treasurer. The Grand Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters, held their annual Masonic Home Church Services on Sunday, October 26, 1980. As usual, there was a very large representation of these young ladies with a musical theme "I Believe." The sermon was given by Dr. Richard Brandon, St. John's United Church of Christ. Band concerts were provided by the Moolah Shrine Band and the Letter Carriers Band. Refreshments were provided by the Cheer Committee. A fun day for the "Home Folks" occurred on August 16 in the form of a Box-Lunch Picnic, held indoors in the Delmar Lounge, due to the heat. This event to take the place of the usual trip on the "Admiral." Not only were there games of skill with prizes for all, but also a famous gypsy fortune teller to mystify the guests. The committee was assisted by the young ladies from the Fenton Job's Daughters in the various activities. Everyone enjoyed the fine chicken dinner in the box lunch. The St. Louis Harp Ensemble's offer to return this year brought several hours of added e~joyment to all in attendance. The Committee approved a motion to increase the token monetary gifts being enclosed with the appropriate cards given on the many holiday visits by the Committee during the year. Our Christmas Party on Friday, December 19, 1980 was attended by an overflow crowd of ambulatory and wheelchair guests. The orchestra (which


1981

49

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

has performed for over 20 years) and the guest entertainers made it a truly enjoyable party, climaxed with homemade Christmas cookies and ice cream, served by the members of the Committee. The spring and summer activities also included the Alhambra Grotto Memorial Service on April 12, 1981, well attended by representatives of all the Masonic bodies. Music was provided by the Scottish Rite Choir. An inspiring message was given by M.W. Bro. William H Chapman. The fiscal year's activities was celebrated by the annual visit to Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 for the Barbecue and Fish Fry. The weatherman provided a nice day for the outing with 23 volunteer drivers furnishing the transportation to and from the barbecue. The Committee wishes to thank the many lodges and friends of the Committee in the other Masonic bodies and the Eastern Star for their participation in a monetary way in the work we do at the Home. Without their assistance we could not provide the many activities we plan each year. Finally, our sincerest thanks to Bro. H. David Thomas and the wonderful staff who make our appearances there a work of love. This is without a doubt the finest group of workers we have worked with over the years. The Secretary-Treasurer's Annual Report of Receipts and Disbursements with a list of contributors and expenses is made a part of this report. Fraternally, HAR.LAN B. OWE]\;S, President, Following is our Financial and Activities Report for the fiscal year, August I, 1980 through July 31, 1981. Balance in bank, July 31, 1980 Petty cash on hand Total cash on hand and on deposit Receipts, per list following Disbursements, per list following Balance on hand, July 31, 1981 Recepitulation: Balance in Mercantile Trust Co. . Cash on hand

. $3,087.80 97.75 . . $3,185.55 . 3,888.00 $7,073.55 . 3,657.48 . $3,416.07 . $3,364.95 51.12 . $3,416.07

ACTIVITIES AND DISBURSEMENTS OF THE MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE August 1, 1980 Through July 31, 1981 1980

August 16 November 22 December 19

December 20

Box Lunch Picnic . $ 104.53 644.00 Thanksgiving cash distribution . Christmas Party, Vice President, Sister Violet Whitworth, Chairperson; entertainment, Santa Claus, refreshments, music - courtesy of Bro. Ben St. Ongc and his orchestra . 22.00 772.00 Christmas cash distribution .

1981

May 9

Mother's Day cash distribution

.

743.00


50 June 24 June 20 July 14 July 25

1981

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

34.00 Moolah Shrine Band Concert . 728.00 Father's Day cash distribution . Letter Carriers Band Concert (Excess soft beverages left 78.00 at home for guests' enjoyment) . Outing to Bridgeton fish fry and barbecue (Transportation provided by representatives and other 275.00 members of the Masonic Family) . Printing, postage, cards for distribution days, noral tributes, etc. . 256.95 Total disbursements . $3,657.48

The above is in balance with the bank statements, checkbook and cash journal as of July 31, 1981. HARLAI\:

B.

OW1-:1\:5,

Presidmt

Attest: GEOR(;},: W. WHITWORTH,

Secretm)l.

RECEIPTS AND DEPOSITS Lodge.\, A.F. & A.At.: Meridian 1'0. 2 $ 100.00 100.00 George Washington 1'0. 9 . Mt. Moriah 1'0.40 . 50.00 Polar Star 1'0. 79 . 100.00 Bridgeton 1'0. 80 . 200.00 50.00 Pomegranate 1'0.95 ". 10.00 Occidental 1'0. 163 . 50.00 Pride of the West 1'0. 179 . 150.00 Good Hope 1'0. 218 . St. Francois 1'0. 234 LibertyVille . 10.00 Keystone 1'0. 243 ' , 50.00 Westgate No. 445 . 50.00 50.00 Lambskin 1'0.460 . Kirkwood 1'0. 484 . :~5.00 Clifton Heights 1'0. 520 . 100.00 50.00 Ferguson 1'0. 542 . Algabil 1'0. 544 , . 40.00 :)0.00 Maplewood 1'0. 566 . Forest Park 1'0. 578 , . 50.00 Brentwood 1'0. 616 . 25.00 Overland No. 623 . 25.00 25.00 Magnolia No. 626 . 50.00 Jennings No. 640 . 25.00 Benjamin Franklin No. 642 . Pill-\Tim No. 652 . 50.00 Gardenville No. 655 . 30.00 25.00 Progress 1',0. ~5? Berkeley 1'0. 667 . 40.00 15.00 Crestwood 1'0. 669 . Tuscan No. 360, Benevolent Fund 400.00 Members of Tuscan 1'0. 360: Wor. Bro. Hugo Davis . 20.00 Wor. Bro. Forest E. Head ,. 25.00 25.00 Wor. Bro. Otis L. Light Bro. Thomas L. Merrill 25.00 100,00 Bro. William F. I'olker . Bro, Harlan B. Owens . 25.00 10.00 Wor. Bro. Guy A. Turner, Jr. . 35.00 Members of Harmony 1'0. 499 . Members of Crestwood 1'0. 669: R.W. Bro. R. Edward Ceries . 45.00 Wor. Bro. Harold W. Smith . 10.00 Wor. Bro. Geo. C. Vincent 10.00 . 25.00 Bro. Melvin R. Docrnhoefer .

Appendant Bodies: Be11efontaine Chapter 25, R.A.M ... Wellston Cha/?ter 1'0. 138, R.A.M. Hiram CounCIl 1'0. I, c.~f. . Bonne Terre Council No. 43, C.M. Sl. Louis Commanderv 1'0. I, K.T. Ivanhoe Commanderv No.8, K.T. St. Aldemar Commandery No. 18, K.T . Moolah Shrine . The Square Club , . Scottish Rite Women's Club . Eastern Star Chap/en: Anchor 1'0. 51 , . Webster Groves 1'0. 64 . Crestwood 1'0. 82 , Mehlville 1'0. 187 . Martharae 1'0. 221 . Beacon 1'0. 256 . Maplewood ;\0. 264 . Bridgeton 1'0. 266 . Rob Morris 1\0. 328 . Rose Croix 1\0. 372 . Benjamin Franklin :\0. :~9:~ . Apollo 1'0. 424 . Trinity 1'0. 443 . Euclid 1\0. 425 ' , Jennings No. 497 . Iota 1\0, 506 .

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IndilliduaL\: R.W. Bro. Earl K. Dille, Clayton 1\0. 601 ' . R.W. Bro. Henrv W. Busch,Jennings No. G40 . Wor. Bro. W. E. Krenning, Westgate 1\0. 415 . \Vor. Bro. Richard Teubner, l\.lagnolia 1'0. G2G . \Vor. Bro. Claude Sparks, Berkclq 1'0.667 , . Bro. .J. Kenneth Herman. Algabil, No. 544 . Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Saffell. nonaffiliated volunteers .

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H.OO 10.00 10.00 25.00 50.00 30.00

25.00 500.00 50.00 35.00 22.50 15.00 10.00 5.00 50.00 25.00 50.00 100.00 10.00 55.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 lO.OO 25.00 10.00

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Memorials: R. W. Bro. Geo. W. and Violet Whitworth in memory of: Bro. G. Sidney Bryan, Berkeley 1\:0.667; Rose C. Locher. Rob Morris 1\:0. 328, O.E.S.; Elma Stein, mother of R.W. Bro. Carl I. Stein Other memorials to Rose C. Locher: Vir~inia Kleis . Bro. Harlan B. Owens .

30.00 3.00 10.00

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Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Saffell 50.00 Past Matrons and Past Patrons of Clayton No. 328, O.E.S.. in memory'of: Melita Denny, WalLer Herr, and Bert McSpadden 22.50 Job's Daughters, Bethel 1\:0. 43. in 10.00 . memory of Robert Chaney ----2.llil Miscellaneous cash donations Total receipts $3.888.00

EXHIBIT H GIFTS FROM THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR July I, 1980 toJune 30,1981 Four cases jelly - America Chapter No. 484 Large amount men and women's clothing and accessories - Anchor Chapter No. 54 Two blankets (new) - Barry Chapter No. 369, P.M. and P.P. One case cookies - Benjamin Franklin No. 393 Large amount men and women's clothing and magazines - Betsy Ross Conclave No. 14 Handmade clothing and miscellaneous items - Blue Springs Chapter No. 428 Large amount clothing and shoes Crown Chapter No. 535 Eight lap robes and box polyester scraps - Florissant Chapter No. 161 Large amount men and women's clothing - Golden Link Chapter :'110. 512 48 jars jelly, large box cookies, 100 decorated cannisters filled with carmel corn - Grand Chapter Oranges and applies - Grand Chapter Large amount men and women's clothing, accessories and three rugs Hope Chapter No. 265 24 lap robes - Hope Chapter No. 265 Large amount clothing, coats, scarves, gloves - Maplewood Chapter No. 264 100 handmade Christmas cards Maplewood Chapter No. 264 Large box dresses, coats, hats, purses, scarves - Maplewood Chapter No. 264 Jewelry for bingo, coats, dresses, man's coat - Maplewood Chapter No. 264

Jewelry and other items for bingo prizes - Maplewood Chapter No. 264 One winter coat, two shirts, one dress Maplewood Chapter No. 264 Large amount clothing and accessories - Paul Revere Chapter No. 395 Large amount clothing - Paul Revere Chapter No. 395 Large amount men and women's clothing - Paul Revere Chapter No. 395 Large amount women's clothing - Paul Revere Chapter No. 395 Large amount men and women's clothing - Paul Revere Chapter No. 395 Large amount men and women's clothing - Paul Revere Chapter No. 395 Several boxes jewelry for bingo Pomegranate Chapter No. 397 Large amount of gifts for Christmas and bingo - Sedalia Chapter No. 57, Service Circle Seven quilts - Sedalia Chapter No. 57, Service Circle Three large boxes clothing and accessories, lap robes - Shell Knob Masonic Ladies One portable oxygen unit with extra tank, one portable emergency auto oxygen unit - Venue Chapter No. 153 Large amount jewelry for bingo Webster Groves Chapter Hi-Twelve Large amount women's clothing, accessories, lap robes and miscellaneous items - Weston Star Chapter No. 197

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EXHIBIT I DINNER TABLE AND HOSPITAL TRAY FAVORS -

APPROXIMATELY 350

July I, 1980 through June 30, 1981 Independence Day - Webster Groves Washington's Birthday - Barbee Chapter No. 64 Chapter No. 31 Labor Day - Martharae Chapter No. St. Patrick's Day - Rob Morris Chapter 221 No. 328 Columbus Day - Crestwood Chapter Easter - Mehlville Chapter No. 187 Mother's Day - Gardenville Chapter No. 82 Halloween - Berkeley Chapter No. 503 No. 513 Thanksgiving - Paul Revere Chapter Memorial Day - Pomegranate Chapter No. 395 No. 397 Christmas - Pomegranate Chapter No. Flag Day - Hope Chapter No. 265 397 Father's Day - Mizpah Temple Chapter New Year's Day - Crestwood Chapter No. 515 No. 82 Additional favors were given by Job's Daughters Bethel No. 49 . Lincoln's Birthday - Martharae Chal?ter No. 221 Valentme's Day - Rose Hill Chapter No. 120

EXHIBIT J CONTRIBUTIONS - JULY I, 1980 THROUGH

.JU~E

30, 1981

RESERVE Ft::--;o

Donors

Amount

706 Regular Contributions $ 29,664.32 3,893 Response to Grand Master's Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, I09.48 4,599 Total Contributions $104,773.80 E:--;I>OWME~T FC~D

74 Regular Contributions $ 11,671.39 ~ Response to Grand Master's Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,420.65 236 Total Contributions $ 16,092.04 Bt:lLDI~(; Fl:~D

10 Regular Contributions ~ Response to Grand Master's Letters 149 Total Contributions

$

398.45 3,780.65 4,179.10

$

15.00

$

.

CHILDRE:"'S BClLDI:"(; FL'~I>

Response to Grand Master's Letters WESTERI' Mlssot'RI Bl.'ILDI:"(; Fl':"!)

225 Regular Contributions 1,440 Response to Grand Master's Letters 1,665 Total Contributions

.

$ 43,007.51 37,133.69 $ 80,141.20

CHRISTMAS A:"I> E:"TERTAI:"ME:"T Ft':"D

201 Regular Contributions $ 9,362.29 -.R Response to Grand Master's Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,771.00 258 Total Contributions $ 11,l33.29 GE:"ERAI. FL'I'D

116 Regular Contributions $ 24,958.63 2,357 Response to Grand Master's Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42,286.80 2,473 Total Contributions $ 67,245.43


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EXHIBIT K

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD -

Seated: Left to right Howard E.Ward, Coordinator of Fraternal Relations Dr. J. Edward Blinn, Grand Master Lonnie Stalder, Treasurer, O.E.S. Advisory Board Wm. J. Hill, President Geraldine Molander, Secretary, O.E.S. Advisory Board Harry C. Ploetze, Vice President Standing: Left to right W. Marion Luna Vern H. Schneider

MASO Ie HOME OF MISSOURI ORDER OF EASTER."1 STAR

John Wetzel, Treasurer David R. Hensley, Legal Counsel Earl K. Dille K. Roger Pennel Joseph H. Collison Robert J. Crede Robert G. Bird H. David Thomas, Administrator Richard D. Jacobs, Sr., Financial Advisor Robert D. Jenkins Carl I. Stein, Secretary

Not shown are James E. Dearing and Velma Mischon, President, O.E.S. Advisory Board. David R. Hensley retired as Legal Counsel as ofJanuary 17, 1981. D. Jeff Lance has taken his place.


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REMARKS OF R.W. BRO. WM.

J. HILL

R.W. BROTHER HILL: Brethren, most of you who had the opportunity to read the interim report to you appearing in the August issue of The Freemason magazine, and those of you who have had the opportunity to receive and read the final report of the Board will know that the report - both reports - state that at this Grand Lodge Session the Board of Directors and the Grand Lodge Officers propose to submit to you for your consideration and vote a resolution to support the reallocation of a certain portion of the Building Fund for the purpose of an informational and educational program. Subsequent to the time when both of these reports were prepared, the Board of Directors has met, and, with the able advice of the legal committee of the Board headed by R.W. Bro. Vern H. Schneider, has concluded that that proposed resolution will not be necessary. In making that statement to you, let me give you the assurance of your Board of Directors of the Masonic Home that no part of those funds contributed up to this date for the purpose of the Western Unit will be in any way used for the purpose of implementing the informational and educational program. The funds for that purpose will come from other general operating funds. Thank you, Brethren. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER BUFORD W. VEST OF ARKANSAS REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS

M.W. Bro.]. C. Montgomery,jr. presented the report of the Committee on Grand Master's Address and moved the adoption of the report. The motion was seconded; the Report of the Committee on Grand Master's Address was approved by the vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on the Grand Master's Address submits the following report: Although an old folk song speaks of "The Arkansas Traveler," it is evident from his itinerary that our Most Worshipful Grand Master certainly has been "The Missouri Traveler" this year. Having crossed the length and breadth of this great State many times in the fulfilment of his Masonic duties, the "Show Me State" has indeed been shown M.W. Brother Blinn's Masonic and civic concern. He may well have set a record for Masonic visitations and travels, and we give thanks to T.G.A.O.A.T.U. for protecting and enabling him through these many visits. Because our Grand Master has traveled so much, we pay particular attention to his remarks on the State of the Craft and agree with his experienced judgments that the lack of leadership and decline of the Fraternity can be cured only by persistence and determination expressed in W-O-R-K. Likewise we have been inspired by the use of his logo, R-E-A-C-T, and the thoughtful explanation accompanying it. We rejoice that this ingenious logo became known not only across the jurisdiction but also throughout the Fraternity nationally. We are also pleased that our Most Worshipful Grand Master filled positions of responsibility and leadership at the Conference of Grand Masters of North America.


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We note and heartily approve his praise of the Grand Lecturer and Grand Secretary in their several capacities. We take special note of the unique events, the breakfasts, the Carr Lecture series, the historic ceremony at the Green Tree Tavern, and all other occasions which have brought publicity to the Fraternity and edification to the general public as well as the brethren. M.W. Brother Blinn's decisions, the records of the trial commissions, healings, consents and permissions, and dispensations we refer to the Committee on Jurisprudence for that body's proper consideration and report. In the Grand Master's itineration we would call attention particularly to the 16 Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies and the 13 Dedications, probably something of a record for recent years. We are in accord with his several recommendations for the improvement and further work of the Craft and urge the committees to which those recommendations are referred to consider diligent action thereon. Finally, we, the Past Grand Masters, unite in applauding the outstanding leadership of M. W. Bro. J. Edward Blinn. The Fraternity has been well-led and well-served by him. Soon we shall welcome him to our ranks: and, together with him, we shall pledge our continued support of the Fraternity under his worthy successor. Fraternally submitted, HOMER L. FERGL'SO]\;, WALTER L. WALKER, LEWIS C. WES COOK, ELVIS A. MOO]\;EY, J. MORGAN DO]\;ELSO]\;, FRA]\;K P. BRIGGS, WILLIAM H CHAI'MA]\;, Fn:LDI]\;G A. POE, DR. JAMES A. NOLA]\;D, JR., HERMA]\; A. ORLICK, HAROLD M. JAYl\:E, J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR., BRUCE H. HUNT, Chairman Protem. GEORGE F. MORRISO]\;, REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

M.W. Bro. J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association and moved that it be received and printed. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHRE]\;: Towering above the City of Alexandria, Virginia this Memorial represents not only an inheritance of Freemasons but also a very important gift by Freemasons to the national consciousness, patriotic pride, and Masonic awareness of countless Americans. It also witnesses to our Masonic Fraternity for the many visitors who come from other lands as well as being a tribute to ~ great American and an outstanding Mason, Bro. George Washington. Since this is the only national project ever undertaken by the Grand Lodges of the United States, it deserves to be preserved and protected. As with all worthy memorials, maintenance becomes an increasing cost through the years: but our sense of Masonic responsibility should make us respond to this challenge. In addition to the regular contribution made by our Grand Lodge, $100 Life Memberships are of invaluable help to the Association.


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By the action of our Grand Lodge at the last communication, you voted to increase the assessment for the Memorial to $5.00 from $1.00 for each Entered Apprentice initiated during the year, beginning July I, 1981. Thus this enlarged participation by the Grand Lodge will be reflected in the next annual report. We arejoined in this step forward by a number of other Grand Lodges in the United States. At the annual meeting of the George Washington Masonic I\;ational Memorial Association held in Orlando, Florida, last February, our Grand Lodge was ably represented by M.W. Bro. J. Edward Blinn, R.W. Bros. Wm. J. Hill, Earl K. Dille, Walter C. Ploeser, Frank A. Arnold, and George R.Johnson. Missouri presented a check for $2,153, representing our share for the Association. Fraternally submitted, FIELDIJ\;G A. POE, HOMER L. FER(~t;SON, JAMES A. NOLAJ\;D, JR. JAMES M. SELLERS, J. C. MOJ\;T<~OMERY, JR. LEWIS C. WES COOK, PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

M.W. BRO. WALTER L. WALKER: I have three resolutions that need to be read at this time. They do not alter or repeal any article of the By-Laws; they add to them. Therefore they will be voted on tomorrow. RESOLUTION FOR ADDITION OF SUBSECTION (r) TO SECTION 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: The Jurisprudence Committee pursuant to authority granted in Section 5.070 proposes according to the recommendation of the Grand Master that a subsection (r) be added to Section 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY. Resolved, That Section 2.040 have added to it, subparagraph (r) to provide as follows:

(r) Has the proceedings printed and distributed no later than IS February following each Grand Lodge Communication. The Grand Secretary is authorized to obtain the services of a certified Court Reporter who must be a member of the Masonic Fraternity in good standing, to take and transcribe the minutes of the meeting.

Respectfully submitted, CHARLES E. BECRAFT, HERBERT C. HOFFMAJ\;, ELVIS A. MOOJ\;EY, WALTER L. WALKER. RESOLUTION FOR ADDITION OF SUBSECTION (e) TO SECTION 2.050. GRAND LECTURER Be It Resolved, That Subsection (e) be added to Section 2.050

to

read as follows:

(e) Shall be responsible for reducing one copy of Missouri Ritual to writing. The copy shall be securely deposited in the Grand Lodge Headquarters Building in Columbia, Missouri, in such a fashion that three people - the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, and the Grand Lecturer - shall all be present to remove the copy.

J.

EDWARD BLINN, GEORGE F. MORRISOJ\;, WALTER L. WALKER.


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RESOLUTION IN RE SECTION 1.010. TIME AND PLACE To the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M.: Resolved, That pursuant to Section 1.010 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, the time of the 161 st Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri is changed to commence at 10:00 o'clock a.m. on Monday, October 4, 1982. WM.

J.

HILL,

ROBERT

L.

CREDE,

ERNEST H. WOTRING,

P.

VIJ',;CENT KINKEAD,

VERJ',; H. SCII:--lEIDER,

CECIL H. HURT,

T.

WILLIAM H. WISBROCK,

STA:--lTON

EARL K. DILLE,

CHARLES E. SCHEURICH,

W. MARION LL'J',;A,

WALTER

Lo:-.: G.

L.

BROW:--l,

WALKER.

ORR,

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION

Wor. Bro. Thomas C. Warden, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Masonic Education. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. oj Missouri: The Grand Lodge Achievement Award Program continued to be the benchmark of your Committee on Masonic Education during 1981; and it was the lecture tour of Wor. Bro. Harry Carr, of the Grand Lodge of England, that made this a singularly memorable year for Freemasonry in Missouri. Efforts were made to standardize and in some instances strengthen requirements for the Grand Lodge Achievement Award medallion. Via District Conferences and Area Meetings, we enlisted the support of District Deputy Grand Masters and Lecturers and Blue Lodge officers to encourage participation in the program. This cooperation has resulted in significant results: As of midAugust some 55 lodges had qualified for the award. Response to the program, at that point, was commensurate with the previous year when a recordbreaking 100 lodges qualified for this distinction. The highlight of our Masonic year was the lecture visit of Harry Carr, Past Junior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of England. Brother Carr's 10-day, four-lecture series, which included appearances in St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, and Springfield, netted him a host of new friends and gave those who attended his lectures a unique experience and an understanding into the world of Masonic history and tradition. The 1,067 Missouri Freemasons who attended the lectures witnessed firsthand a man with the charm of the master, one who many consider to be the foremost Masonic lecturer and historian alive today. Though we had hoped for better attendance at these lectures, those who heard Brother Carr were so impressed - and made their feelings knownthat the Committee on Masonic Education proposes an annual lecture series in Missouri by outstanding individuals in the field of Masonic history and education. Members of the Committee, regular and ex officio, have suggested that efforts be made to enlist Brother Carr for a return engagement in 1982, and this is underway. Now, some uncomforting observations. Of some 90,000 Freemasons in Missouri, only 1,067 - around 1 percent - availed themselves of the time to see and hear this great man. Here are the sad statistics, based on a $1.00 per person donation at the door:


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St. Louis - 370 attended; $559 receipts; $705.05 expenses; net loss $146.05. Kansas City - 374 attended; $374 receipts; $172.33 expenses; net gain $201.67. Jefferson City - 162 attended; $162 receipts; $81.66 expenses; net gain $80.34. Springfield - 161 attended; $161 receipts; $291.54 expenses; net loss $130.54.

Cost for each of the lectures to Brother Carr was $250 at each site, or $1 ,000. This leaves us a deficit of $994.58. From a financial standpoint, it was less than successful. But the reward must be measured in the beneficient experience of those 1,067 Freemasons who did attend the lectures ... and to them it was an undeniable success. As R.W. Bro. Earl K. Dille, Senior Grand Warden and a member of the Committee, noted: "Some belabor the contention that ritualists dominate Freemasonry. But I tell you that is not the case: Harry Carr is one of the premier ritualists in the world, and the ritualists did not show for the lectures." I might add my own observation. A lack of interest, an overwhelming display of apathy, pervades Freemasonry today. The Fraternity has far more members than it has Freemasons, and this was aptly demonstrated at the Carr Lecture Series. We shall give it another go in 1982, Brethren, but if that lecture series is accorded the same indifference as the 1981 event, it is unlikely that the "Annual Lecture Series" will survive more than two seasons. Time does not allow me to enumerate those brethren in St. Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, and Springfield who gave of their time and energies to bring this notable lecture series to Missouri. To them we are greatly indebted. For those who met and heard Brother Carr, therein is their reward. Your Freemason magazine continues under the competent editorship of Bro. Ray Hilton, and its content and quality have been excellent. It remains an integral part of the ongoing education of which all Missouri Freemasons should avail themselves. As new challenges confront the Fraternity - and they will in 1982 - The Freemason magazine will be a necessary liaison between the Grand Lodge of Missouri and the subordinate lodges. It is your window to the Grand Jurisdiction, Brethren. Open it and let in the light. The Committee continues to provide publications and visual aids to lodges, and a new booklet, "The Masonic Home - Our Greatest Heritage,"joined the list of publications this year. As in the past, your Committee on Masonic Education maintains a display table at the annual communication of Grand Lodge. Current publications are available there. In this regard, we urge members tojoin the Missouri Lodge of Research and the Masonic Service Association ... both organizations which contribute immensely to the literary light that glows beyond the confines of our Masonic altars. As brethren here assembled witness the presentation of Achievement Award medallions later on to Masters of lodges that have qualified for the honor, the Committee hopes each new master will make it his personal goal to qualify for the award next year. We feel strongly that the Achievement Award Program, if embraced by lodges throughout Missouri, can lift Freemasons to the realization that there is more to the Fraternity than wearing a pin in one's lapel or a ring on one's finger. The Committee would like to express its appreciation to all who have given their assistance in bringing Masonic education into the Blue Lodge temple. And to our Grand Secretary we express our profound gratitude for his guidance and assistance which has been invaluable to our endeavors.


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Respectfully submitted, ROr-;ALD M. COMPTOr-;,

J. C.

BRUCE H. HUr-;T,

JOSEI'll

OLir-;

S.

McDA:"IEL,

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MOr-;TGOMERY, JR.,

S. V ANDoLAH, C. WARDEN, Chairman.

THOMAS

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD LODGES, 1981

Rolla Lodge No. 213, Everett M. Ragan Rushville Lodge No. 238, Bill R. Dockery Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642, Edward S. Weinstein Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142, L. Oliver Stahl Composite Lodge No. 369, Lloyd E. Dunigan Montgomery Lodge No. 246, Calvin Schroff Freedom Lodge No. 636, Theodore R. Brown Brentwood Lodge No. 616, Raleigh L. Sutton Euclid Lodge No. 505, Kenneth C. Dow Jr. Beacon Lodge No.3, George C. Kirby Wellston Lodge No. 612, Austin O. Gamble United Lodge No.5, Dr. James J. Gibbons Neosho Lodge No. 247, Howard Lee Dobbs Charity Lodge No. 331, Virgil D. Simpson Friendship Lodge No. 89, Leland O'Dell Gate City Lodge No. 522, August M. Ott, Jr. Trinity Lodge No. 641, Jack Baldridge Union Lodge No. 593, Raymond Vorderbruegge Mineral Lodge No.471, Charles Sweeney Latimer Lodge No. 145, Sam R. Pickering S1. Francois Lodge No. 234, Gregory L. Montgomery Lincoln Lodge No. 138, Dean Wilson Cuba Lodge No. 312, Clark S. Zucker Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209, George O. Stewart Rising Sun Lodge No. 13, Norval W. Lee Vienna Lodge No. 94, James K. Roberson Palestine Lodge No. 241, Fred H. Courtney

Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305, Lonnie D. Wethered Sheffield Lodge No. 625, Paul A. Richardson Columbia Lodge No. 534, Garold Rulon Hayti Lodge No. 571, Glen R. Whitener Plato Lodge No. 469, Jack Butler Saline Lodge No. 226, Bobby Gene Thomure Jasper Lodge No. 398, John S. Gresham Noel Lodge No. 647, Jerry Green Carterville Lodge No. 40 I, Robert Dorsey York Lodge No. 563, Robert B. Armour Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422, Thomas H. Williams Webb City Lodge No. 512, Lynn R. Whitworth Neosho Lodge No. 247, Louis H. Partain Sedalia Lodge No. 236, Carroll L. Utley Granite Lodge No. 272, Bennie B. Hatfield Versailles Lodge No. 320, Carl Wood, Sr. Bonhomme Lodge No. 45, Marshall L. West Henderson Lodge No. 477, Michael D. Ballard Henderson Lodge No. 477, Richard F. Hays North Star Lodge No. 157, Steven R. Grossman South Gate Lodge No. 547, Donald L. Moorehead Alpha Lodge No. 659, James C. Stanley Hope Lodge No. 251, Roland Pepmueller Pilgrim Lodge No. 652, Linton W. Kneemiller Fellowship Lodge No. 345, Robert G. Pflug Meridian Lodge No.2, Earl T. Sowell Moberly Lodge No. 344, Joseph M. Rufkahr Saint Joseph Lodge No. 78, Dennis L. Henry


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Forest Park Lodge No. 578, Leo M. Kindel Agency Lodge No. 10, John Cattron Trilumina Lodge No. 205, Emmit G. Williams Lamar Lodge No. 292, Mike Davis Anchor Lodge No. 443, Thomas W. Stout Brotherhood Lodge No. 269, Conrad W. Klawuhn Greensburg Lodge No. 414, Richard Burrus Clay Lodge No. 207, Laverl C. Riley La Plata Lodge No. 237, Thomas O. Kelly Mount Olive Lodge No. 439, Randall Jay Jones Joplin Lodge No. 335, Benny L. Roach Owensville Lodge No. 624, Roger Grob Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158, Jacob C. Baird Whitesville Lodge No. 162, Leroy C. Bashor Lincoln Lodge No. 138, Phillip Prater Weston Lodge No. 53, Robert L. Kerns Grandview Lodge No. 618, James Ellis Spencer Circle Lodge No. 342, Marvin C. Prentice Sedalia Lodge No. 236, John Sterling Berry Acacia Lodge No. 602, John E. Wetzel Twilight Lodge No. 114, Wayne R. Twiehaus Hermitage Lodge No. 288, James C. Munden Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672, Charles S. Grantham Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, L. Bruce Roberson Zeredatha Lodge No. 189, Donald J. Robbins King Hill Lodge No. 376, James M. Worley Blue Springs Lodge No. 337, Frederick A. Troxel Jr. Clay Lodge No. 207, C. Keith O'Dell Samaritan Lodge No. 424, Ralph E. Bess California Lodge No. 183, Frank V. Jones Sheffield Lodge No. 625, Lorna H. Frakes Higginsville Lodge No. 363, Raymond Horner

1981

Saxton Lodge No. 508, Franklin A. Flesher Fayette Lodge No. 47, J. Dwight Gerht Clinton Lodge No. 548, James V. Stone Liberty Lodge No. 31, Thomas S. Orwick Central Crossing Lodge No. 674, Samuel V. Penny Adair Lodge No. 366, Kenneth L. Motter Berming Lodge No. 150, Randy M. Gann Oregon Lodge No. 139, Ralph William Schaeffer Fairfax Lodge No. 483, James O. Davis Marceline Lodge No. 481, Brownlee Williams Maplewood Lodge No. 566, Clarence L. Jones Savannah Lodge No. 71, Dale K. Miller Linn Lodge No. 326, Lynn Hollandworth Meramec Lodge No. 313,John L. Whitelock Aurora Lodge No. 267, Bailey Dawson Richmond Lodge No. 57, Jimmie R. Mullikin Huntsville Lodge No. 30, James W. Pilkington Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, Walter S. Huntley East Gate Lodge No. 630, Phillip D. Rendon Unionville Lodge No. 210, David Carter Wellington Lodge No. 22, Ronald Baublit Crestwood Lodge No. 669, George C. Vincent Richland Lodge No. 385, William R. Evans Excelsior Lodge No. 441, Thurman Ray Scott St. Mark's Lodge No. 93, Everette J. Estes Mystic Lodge No. 221, Vernon C. Daume Hamilton Lodge No. 224, Lawrence N. Allen Branson Lodge No. 587, Roy Rowland Raytown Lodge No. 391, George E. Marsden Belle Lodge No. 373, Bernard McIntyre Conway Lodge No. 528, Larry Atkinson Summit Lodge No. 263, Hugh Monroe Cambron


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Buckner Lodge No. 501, John E. Baker Bismarck Lodge No. 41, Tom Reay Marcus Lodge No. 110, Howard C. BrewinKton St. Francois Lodge No. 234, Joseph Edward Stevens Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, Richard L. Smith Texas Lodge No. 177, Frank L. Miller Waynesville Lodge No. 375, Warren Webster Swope Park Lodge No. 617, Richard A. Wilson Macks Creek Lodge No. 433, James Tucker Heroine Lodge No. 104, Ronald Gill Hermon Lodge No. 187, Dennis Worsley

Saline Lodge No. 226, Ralph C. Primo Rockhill Lodge No. 663, Glenn D. Walters Jefferson Lodge No. 43, Daniel F. Cole Osage Lodge No. 303, Harold L. Cliffman Union Lodge No. 593, Gordian N. Parker Pauldingville Lodge No. II, Charles S. North Belton Lodge No. 450, Warren L. Conner Jr. Webster Groves Lodge No. 84, Ralph L. Johnson Fulton Lodge No. 48, Sterling T. Campbell

Brother Warden moved that the Report of the Committee on Masonic Education be accepted, received, and printed in the PROCEEDI!':GS. The motion was seconded and carried by the vote of the Grand Lodge. ELECTION OF OmCERS AND MEMBERS OF MASONIC HOME BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Grand Secretary certified the account of the proceedings had by constituent lodges on the proposals to amend Section 2 of Article III ofthe Constitution and Section 4 of Article III of the Constitution. To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: . BRETHREN, I hereby certify each of the following: REPORT ON ACCOUNT OF PROCEEDINGS HAD BY LODGES ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE

N umber Number Number Number Number

of of of of of

Ill,

SECTION

Lodges Lodges Lodges Lodges Lodges

2

OF TilE CONSTITUTION OF GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Reporting Not Reporting Voting "AYE" Voting "NO" With Tie Vote....

450 96 220 225 5

REPORT ON ACCOCNT OF PROCEEDINGS HAD BY LODGES ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE

Number Number Number Number Number

of of of of of

Ill,

SECTION

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OF TilE CO~STITCTIO!'O OF GRAND LODGE OF MISSOCRI

Reporting Not Reporting Voting "AYE" Voting "NO" With Tie Vote..... . . .

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Fraternally submitted, FRANK A. ARM)LD, Grand Secretary. M.W. GRAND MASTER BUN!':: Brethren, as you can see the proposed amendments of the Constitution were defeated on referendum. Therefore they will not be considered on the Grand Lodge floor.


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The Grand Master appointed R.W. Bro. Edwin B. Brzezinski to serve as Chairman of Election and the District Deputy Grand Masters of the oddnumbered districts to serve as Tellers. GRA!'jD MASTER BUN!": Are all ballots in now? (No response.) I now declare the ballot closed. REPORT OF GRAND LECTURER

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHRE!": Herewith is submitted my ninth annual report as your Grand Lecturer, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws. One of the duties of the Grand Lecturer is to make a written report to the Grand Lodge regarding the general condition of the jurisdiction, work, and other matters of interest connected with his office. As a matter of record, this report is important, for by it, and those presented in years past by this and other Grand Lecturers, we are able to follow the progress of our ritual. Once again Divine Providence has smiled upon me in my travels and has blessed me with another accident-free year on the road. I have held schools of instructions in every district of the state at least once, and in many districts where I felt my services were needed, a second and third time. The attendance at these meetings, with few exceptions, has been greater than a year ago. The interest and enthusiasm in the ritual continues to grow in spite of the many other activities that are to be found in every community. Although there are still those lodges which require outside help to put on their degree work, the feeling is that these are fewer than in the past and most of the work in opening and closing is better than in the last visit. The condition of the ritual statewide is excellent and is due primarily to the efforts of the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. The reports submitted by these brethren indicate that we are holding our own with regard to attendance at the schools held by them over last year. In addition to conducting the more than 60 official visits, 20 sectional meetings were held with your District Deputy Grand Lecturers. Four meetings were held in each of five sections of the state. Those cities hosting the meetings this year were Cameron, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia, Springfield, Hannibal, Breckenridge, Washington, Sikeston, St. Louis (Rose Hill), North Kansas City (Rising Sun), and Mexico. We wish to express our appreciation to these lodges for letting us use their fine facilities for this important work, for through the efforts of the brethren who attend these schools we are able to perpetuate the work in the ritual the same all through this Grand Jurisdiction. The increased number of brethren in attendance at some of these schools was in evidence at three in particular: The Sunday meeting, held in Washington for the third straight year in March, had a record attendance of 194 brethren representing 56 lodges. For the first time in my experience as Grand Lecturer we held schools in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas with what I consider a great deal of success. At Rose Hill Temple in St. Louis we had an attendance of 120 Master Masons from 41 lodges. A fine lunch was served by R.W. Bro. Frank Lesinski, Sr. and family, to whom we are indebted for the personal attention to our dinner and advance notice to brethren in the area. At Rising Sun No. 13's new lodge hall in Kansas City we had 94 brethren from some 31 lodges. All in all it was a very good experience in the new areas.


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To that hard-working group of District Deputy Grand Lecturers to whom we owe so much for their unselfish giving of their time and talents along with travel to assist in the work in their own and adjoining districts, we salute you and only wish there were words in the English language with which to express adequately our heartfelt thanks. To this group of men and because of their efforts we can take pride in the work that is done, and that the work is performed in the same manner all over the state. Some of these brethren have asked to be relieved of their duties at the close of this year and have prepared new brethren to perform the duties of a District Deputy Grand Lecturer. Although we shall miss them in their respective duties, we know their interest is still in the ritual and that we can call on them for assistance as necessary. We appreciate so very much the work done by all the District Deputy Grand Lecturers and only wish there were more we could do for them. It is my sad duty to report the death of R.W. Bro. Glenn H. Oliver of Montgomery City, District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 28th District. I had the pleasure to appoint R.W. Brother Oliver as a D.D.G.L. at the Grand Lodge session of 1978. He had worked hard and was very interested in the ritual from his first introduction into Freemasonry. His death is a reminder of the uncertainties of life and that no brother has the promise that he will have the opportunity to complete his unfinished work tomorrow. R.W. Brother Oliver was a consciemious, hard-working deputy, devoted to his work and well thought of by every Mason who knew him. He not only lived Freemasonry but took time out to teach it. He shall surely be missed. The work of the Grand Lodge cannot be carried on by Grand Lodge Officers alone. They must have the assistance and cooperation of at least 200 brethren from lodges throughout the state. These brethren must be selected from past and present Masters of our subordinate lodges. It is therefore very important that the incoming Worshipful Master of each lodge give careful consideration and study to the qualities of the brother he appoints to his progressive line of officers. The appointment of these men will be important to the Grand Lodge in the coming years. While the duties of the District Deputy Grand Master are different from those of the District Deputy Grand Lecturer, the men who hold these offices work together very closely. This is as it should be. On the many occasions when I have had to ask a District Deputy Grand Master for assistance, I am proud to say that not one has ever refused. The true spirit of Freemasonry is very prevalent throughout our great state of Missouri; and I am indebted to each of these brethren for his ready cooperation. Once again, I was given the opportunity to participate in the 17 area meetings throughout this last year with M.W. Bro. J. Edward Blinn, our Grand Master. The demonstration given by the District Deputy Grand Lecturers, District Deputy Grand Masters, and Grand Lodge Officers at each meeting was well received and was much needed as it exemplified the proper way to receive a Grand Master and we felt this was an important review. I have appreciated very much the many invitations received this past year to attend special meetings and Masonic functions and I deeply regret that I had to decline many of them. My first duty to the Grand Lodge and the Craft is teaching the ritual and this must take precedence. To have had the opportunity to be involved in all the area meetings and many other Masonic affairs with our Grand Master, M.W. Bro. J. Edward


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Blinn, and to have served under his appointment and his well thought-out and well-planned year was a very rewarding and delightful experience. We respectfully acknowledge that his attention to his Masonic duties, and his dedication to those duties, has strengthened Freemasonry in Missouri. To him and the other Grand Lodge Officers who have been a strong support to me, I thank each of you. May we give thanks to the Great Architect of the Universe for His watchful care over us and our Fraternity. God bless you all. Fraternally submitted, STANTON T. BROWN, Grand Lecturer. R.W. Brother Brown moved that the Report of the Grand Lecturer be received and printed in the PROCEEDIJ\:GS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RITUAL

RW. Bro. Stanton T. Brown, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Ritual and moved that the report as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Ritual met in Springfield on May 30,1981. A report was made with regard to the current numbers on Subdivision III proficiencies. There were, on May 30, 1981,236 qualified in Subdivision III of which 81 were present lodge officers. This compares to 183 and 61 respectively for last year. There was disappointment expressed by members ofthe Committee at the small amount of progress. However, the wheels of progress sometimes grind slow but sure. It was agreed that no immediate steps would be taken towards the requirement of a Subdivision III proficiency as a prerequisite to election as a Junior Warden. Several other areas of the ritual were discussed and reviewed by the Committee with concern as how to best achieve results in finding willing brethren to become more proficient, through the Achievement Award, four or five card clubs or some other competitive programs. No decision was made but we will continue to search for new ways. The Committee wishes to express thanks to R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold, our Grand Secretary, for his valuable assistance in handling the detailed work that goes through his hands from the office of the Grand Lecturer and Committee on Ritual. Receiving applications for certificates to the brethren is time-consuming and we do appreciate his fine work in assisting with the certificate plan. The list of names of the brethren who have received certificates this past year in Subdivisions I, II, and III will be listed in the PROCEEDINGS as a part of this report. Fraternally submitted, FREELOJ\: K. HADLEY, DALE A. LUDWIG, RONJ\:IE L. HOUSE, EUGEJ\:E E. "PAT" McFARLAND, CARROLL R. M< )ORMAJ\:, STANTON T. BROWN, Chairman.


1981

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5623 Timothy Keith Blum, Shekinah LodKe No. 256 5624 Alfred Elmo Blum, Herculaneum Lodge 1'\0.338 5625 Jerry Max Skelton, Hornersville LodKe No. 215 5626 Thomas Bernard Siebert, Arnold Lodge No. 673 5627 Thomas Richard Creager, East Gate Lodge 1\0. 630 5628 Robert N. Edwards, Branson Lodge No. 587 5629 Steven Lynn Bell, Sikeston Lodge No. 210 5630 Douglas W. Sutter, Puxico Lodge No. 596 5631 James Oliver Polly, Cooper Lodge 1'\0.36 5632 Gene Willhite, Joplin Lodge No. 335 5633 Robert Nevadomski Alvarez, Henderson Lodge No. 477 5634 Allen H. Eggen, East Gate Lodge No. 630 5635 David Andrew Landers, Savannah Lodge No. 71 5636 Richard D. Smith, Rolla Lodge 1'\0. 213 5637 Gerald D. Shelton, Saline Lodge No. 226 5638 Bailey Dawson, Aurora Lodge No. 267 5639 Gary L. Mason, Hazelwood Lodge 1\0. 459 5640 Lawrence I'\elson Allen, Hamilton Lodge No. 224 5641 Jack Robert Glaeser, Hamilton LodKe No. 224 5642 Norman William Zweifel, Gray Summit Lodge No. 173 5643 Jimmy Rex McGlathery, Independence Lodge No. 76 5644 Donald Lee Crites, Jr., Fellowship Lodge No. 345 5645 Robert Leland Stoops, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 5646 Edward Barry Spear, Webster Lodge No. 98 5647 Robert Lee Ayers, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 5648 Michael Wayne Gannaway, Carterville Lodge No. 401 5649 Elmo Edward Turner, Jr., Carterville LodKe No. 401 5650 Clarence Leroy Jones, Maplewood Lodge 1'\0.566 5651 John Melvin Korpi, Maplewood Lodge No. 566 5652 Richard Allen Holmes, Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 5653 Tom T. Perkins, Fayette LodKe No. 47 5654 Billy Joe Beatty, Joplin Lodge No. 335 5655 John Frank GoaJ, Samaritan Lodge 1\0. 424 5656 Larry D. Rader, Liberty Lodge 1'\0. 31 5657 William Wray Lain, Jr., Mizpah LodKe No. 639 5658 Keith Larry Meyer, Jonesburg Lodge 1\0. 457 5659 Gary Kit Garoutte, Sedalia Lodge 1'\0.236 5660 William Lewis Frazier, Strafford Lodge No. 608 5661 Elwood EUKene Crandall, Independence Lodge No. 76 5662 James Doyle Riddle, Hermon LodKe No. 187

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5663 Richard J. Daume, Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221 5664 David Grayson Grover, Berkeley Lodge 1'\0.667 5665 Terry M. Young, Berkeley Lodge No. 667 5666 Clarence Leroy Brown, Belton Lodge No. 450 5667 Robert Eugene Ellington, Fellowship Lodge 1\0. 345 5668 Richard Gordon Tosland, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 5669 James EariJones,Jr., Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439 5670 Gary Don Rogers, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. '422 5671 Douglas Raymond Porter, Liberty Lodge No. 31 5672 Charles Franklin Mitchell, Tyro Lodge 1\0. 12 .5673 Robert William Schlichter, Sheffield Lodge No. 625 5674 Darrell R. Conder, Senath Lodge No. 513 5675 Dennis Lee Hammack, New Hope Lodge 1'\0.199 5676 Paul Franklin Ollar, Composite Lodge 1'\0.369 5677 G~e~ry L. Pyron, Branson Lodge No. 5678 Joseph Wilford Flood, Sr., Me Washington Lodge No. 614 5679 Thomas G. Willhite, Joplin Lodge No. 335 5680 John Charles Brandon, Plato Lodge No. 469 5681 Carlton Eugene Wyatt, Saline Lodge No. 226 5682 Harold William Brewer, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 5683 Daniel Eugene Lemasters, Sheffield Lodge No. 625 5684 DonaldJoe Crader, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 5685 John E Muench, Overland Lodge No. 623 5686 Rodney Don QuiKley, Charity Lodge 1'\0. 331 5687 Floyd Woodrow Cronley, Mt. Washington Lodge 1'\0. 614 5688 James Monroe Baker, Galena Lodge No. 515 5689 Albert Arthur Goddard, Galena Lodge No.515 5690 Robert R. Kiehl, Florissant Lodge No. 668 5691 Franklin Dyer, McDonald Lodge No. 324 5692 Donald Wayne Maddux, East Gate Lodge No. 630 5693 Thomas Robert Butts, East Gate Lodge No. 630 5694 Kenneth Wayne Derryberry, Rolla Lodge No. 213 5695 William Dean Montgomery, Leadwood Lodge No. 598 5696 JarnesEthil Bryant, East Gate Lodge No. 630 5697 James William McBath, Alpha Lodge 1\0. 659 5698 Joe D. Masterson, Excelsior Lodge 1\0. 441 5699 Cecil Larry Banner, Barnett Lodge No. 591


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5700 James L. Parrott, Tyro Lodge No. 12 5701 'Terry .lay Rogers, Fellowship Lodge 1\:0. 345 5702 Ralph D. Bedwel1, Fraternal Lodge 1\:0. 363 5703 Lowell Ben VanDyke, Grandview Lodge 1\:0.618 5704 Dennis E. Fetter,. Fret;dom Lodge No. 636 5705 Kenneth Murvm Fltzgerel, McDonald Lodge 1\:0. 324 5706 Thomas M. Dooley, East Gate Lodge 1\:0. 630 5707 Bobbie Ray Michael, I\:eosho Lodge 1\:0. 247 5708 Larry Glen Warner, Cass Lodge 1\:0. 147 5709 James M. Sit7.e, Bismarck Lodge 1\:0. 41 5710 'Roy Preston Yager, Mont!{omery Lodge 1\:0.246

1981

5712 James Benard Wilson, Mt. Washington . Lodge 1\:0. 614 5713 Lloyd Edward Hickman, Henderson Lodge 1\:0. 477 5714 Ronnie Wayne Smith, Composite Lodge No. 369 5715 Larry Wayne Owens, Henderson Lodge 1\:0.477 5716 Marvin Walter Frost, Carthage Lodge No. 197 5717 Richard Bodine Crouch, Branson Lodge No. 587 5718 Leonard Duane Staley, Koshkonong Lodge 1\:0. 582 5719 Thomas P. Baker, Branson Lodge No. 587 5720 Harold Preston Harbin, Cecile Daylight Lodge 1\:0. 305

5711 .lames E. Hans, Montgomery Lodge No. 246 SUBDIVISIOI\: I A2604 Vernon Leroy Dunham, United Lodge No.5 A2605 David Edward Powell, Hornersville Lodge 1\:0. 215 A2606 Clifford Newton Tal1ey, Irondale Lodge 1\:0.143 A2607 Robert Clyde Foster, Excel10 Lodge 1\:0. 332 A2608 James Marion Shipton, Hayti Lodge No. 571 A2609 Benny Leroy Roach, Joplin Lodge 1\:0. 335 A2610 Wil1iam Link Lane, Ionic Lodge 1\:0.154 A2611 J. Bert Thacker, Mizpah Lodge No. 639 A2612 Walter S. Specie, Palestine Lodge ~o. 241 A2613 Clarence Walker Wieland, Rol1a Lodge No. 213 A2614 Melvin Brees, Mercer Lodge 1\:0. 35 A2615 Kenneth Loyd Goad, Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305 A2616 Wil1iam Adrian Webb, Aurora Lodge 1\:0.267

A2617 Frank Wal1is, Tyro Lodge 1\:0.12 A2618 Gary Lee Mul1ins, Swope Park Lodge No. 617 A2619 R. L. Tichenor, Rising Sun Lodge 1\:0. 13 A2620 Jules T. Brown, Saline Lodge 1\:0. 226 A2621 Harold David Hil1, Saline Lodge No. 226 A2622 Ronald Paul Stahlman, Friend Lodge No. 352 A2623 David L. Dixon, Jr., Liberty Lodge No. 31 A2624 Leon Dean Reed, Fairfax Lodge 1\:0. 483 A2625 Charles H. Moore, Fairfax Lodge 1\:0. 483 A2626 Robert Frank Mitchell, Rising Sun Lodge 1\:0. 13 A2627 Earl Gene Hays, Marceline Lodge 1\:0. 481 A2628 AltonJann Amos, Webb City Lod!{e 1\:0. 512 A2629 James Joseph Downey, Jr., Fraternal Lodge No. 363 A2630 Leo W. Chancy, Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305

FIRST RENEWALS A2631 Lonnie Darl Wethered, Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305 A2632 Jerry Francis Willis, Cecile DayliKht LodKe No. 305 A2633 Mike L. Hayes, Somerset Lodge 1\:0. 206 A2634 Warren Wal1ace Bergman, Florissant Lodge No. 668 A2635 James Eugene Green, Leadwood Lodge No. 598 A2636 Jerry I\:elson Greear, Mizpah LodKe No. 639 A2637 Robert Dee Scott, Richland Lodge No. 385 A2638 Charles D. Howel1, Henderson Lodge 1\:0.477

A2639 Eugene Walter Wade, Keystone Lodge 1\:0.243 A2640 Phil1ip M. Stanley, Mercer Lodge 1\:0. 35 A2641 Roger Lay Pritchett, Lathrop Lodge No. 506 A2642 Jerry J. Matthews, Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 A2643 Elmer Steven Moody, Norwood Lodge No. 622 A2644 Charles E. Woodson, Forest Park Lodge No. 578 A2645 Ralph Wayne Horton,Jonesburg Lodge No. 457 A2646 Robert A. Homan, Florissant Lodge No. 668 A2647 Harold Eugene Gregory, McDonald Lodge 1\:0. 324 A2648 William Donald Harvey, Gardenvil1e Lodge No. 655 A2649 Clarence Joseph Seaton, Warrenton Lodge No. 609 A2650 Claud F. Stephens, Warrenton Lodge No. 609 A2651 Larry C. Reynolds, Henderson Lodge 1\:0.477

A2652 Leo E. Endicott, Branson Lodge No. 587 A2653 Quantrell Chester Robbins, Weston Lodge 1\:0. 53 A2654 .lames William Duckett, Alpha Lodge No. 659 A2655 Roger Al1en Trent, Gate of the Temple Lod!{e 1\:0. 422


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A2656 John Howard Cochran, Jr., Branson Lodge No. 587 A2657 Roben O. Smith, East Gate Lodge No. 630 A2658 Huben Eugene Bumgarner, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 SUBDIVISION I B1423 Frank Blair Curry, McDonald Lodge No. 324 B 1424 Ezra Franklin Williams, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 B1425 James Richard Brooks, Branson Lodge No. 587 B 1426 Howard Clay Brewington, Marcus Lodge No. 110 B1427 Jimmie Trent Cox, Sheffield Lodge No. 625 BI428 Wallace E. Mainment, Richmond Lodge No. 57 B1429 Larry Dean Peugh, Cainsville Lodge No. 328 B1430 Bobby Lee Hackworth, Florissant Lodge No. 668 B 1431 John William McLoed, Clarksville Lodge No. 17 BI432 Ralph Claude Primo, Saline Lodge No.

226 B 1433 Sherman Glen Ferrell, Henderson Lodge No. 477 B1434 Bernard F. Radford, Crane Lodge No. 519 B 1435 Donald Eugene Campbell, Compass Lodge No. 120 B1436 Donald Lee Bobbett, Osage Lodge No. 303 BI437 Lawrence Milton Cripps, Osage Lodge No. 303 BI438 David Franklin Phillips, Osage Lodge No. 303 B 1439 Wendell G. Pennington, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 B 1440 Jerry Paul SlUrgeon, Kcnnett Lodge No.

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B 1441 Charles Herman McClain, Arnold Lodge No. 673 B1442 Herald E. Schaper, Moscow Lodge No. 558 BI443 Douglas Allen Linville, Compass Lodge No. 120 BI444 Adis Branstietter, Bee Hive Lodge No. 393 B 1445 Norval Wilson Lee, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 B 1446 Gerald .I ames Kunold, Friend Lodge No. 352 B1447 James Ellis Spencer, Grandview Lodge No. 618 SUBDIVISIOI\: I C855 Charles Clinton Bybee, Solomon Lodge No. 271 C856 Stanton Thayer Brown, II, Buckner Lodge 1\:0. 501 C857 David R. Bunning, Nonheast Lodge 1\:0. 643 C858 Forrest Everett, Hayti Lodge No. 571 C859 Harry J. Eckert, Friendship Lodge No. 89 C860 Lee O. King, Columbia Lodge 1'\0. 534

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A2659 Everett Joshua Hayes, Clifton Lodge No. 463 A2660 Eupene S. Frealy, Koshkonong Lodge 1'\0.582

SECOND RENEWALS B1448 Harold Dean Earp, Plato Lodge No. 469 B1449 Larry Clinton Hanna, Raytown Lodge No. 391 B 1450 George Ellery Marsden, Raytown Lodge No. 391 B 1451 Glen H. Oliver, Montgomcry Lodge No. 246 B1452 Calvin Schroff, Montgomcry Lodge No.

246 BI453 Wayne Henry Branson, Overland Lodge No. 623 B 1454 Daryl Linn Funk, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 B1455 Robert Anthony Wahlig, Fenton Lodge 1'\0.281 B 1456 Robert B. Elden, Sheffield Lodge No. 625 B1457 Billie Lee Bird, King Hill Lodgc No. 376 B1458 James R. Tinker, Sr., Florissant Lodge No. 668 B 1459 Roger W. Parker, Arnold Lodge No. 673 B1460 Everett Alben Hopper, Arnold Lodge 1'\0.673 B 1461 Arthur Eric Carlson, Shelbina Lodge No. 228 B 1462 Terry Dean Stanley, Carterville Lodge No. 401 B 1463 Howard Doyle Van Slykc, Carterville Lodge No. 401 B1464 Ernest J. Thacker, Algabil Lodge No. 544 B 1465 Wendell James Brunk, Grandview Lodge No. 618 B1466 Ben MacEdwards, Centralia Lodge No. 59 B1467 David R. Vogler, Magnolia Lodge No. 626 B146H Charles H. Schuler, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 B1469 Billie Pollard, Moberly Lodge No. 344 B 1470 RoLen S. Alexander, Branson Lodge 1'\0.587 BI471 Joseph Edward Stevens, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 B 1472 Lee Roy Nichols, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 B1473 Peter JohnJackson, Stockton Lodge No. 283 B1474 Cleo Freeman, Branson Lodge No. 587 THIRD RENEWALS C861 Lewis A. Smittle, Columbia Lodge 1'\0. 534 C862 Roy' C. Knierim, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 C863 WIlliam M. Clark, Jr., Gray Summit Lodge 1\:0. 173 C864 John C. Allen, Pleasant Grove Lodge No. 142 C865 John D. DeClue, Valley Park Lodge No. 629


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C866 Dorrel Lee Plammons, Iberia Lodge No. 410 C867 Woodford Leroy Tilley, Jr., Plato Lodge No. 469 . C868 William Leonard Conley, Plato Lodge No. 469 C869 Elmer L. Stanley, Jr., Marceline LodKe No. 481 C870 Robert D. Terry, Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 C871 Wayne G. Tucker, Florissant Lodge No. 668 <:872 John H. Pate, Independence LodKe No. 76 SUBDIVISION I -

C873 Larrv Chiolerio, Marceline Lodge No. 481 C874 Larry Dean Mundorff, Alpha LodKe No. 659 C875 Philip Horn, Sr., Alpha Lodge No. 659 C876 Glenn J. Rohs, Craft LodKe 1\;0. 287 C877 Charlie B. Buckley, Four Mile Lodge 1\;0. 212 C878 Roy Irvin Sandefur, Columbia Lodge 1\;0. 534 C879 James Nelson Hamilton, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 C880 ROKer Ralph Adams, Criterion Lodge 1\;0.586 FOURTH REI\;EWALS

D555 John Lee Lorenz, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 D556 Kenneth R. Clements, Aurora Lodge No. 267 D557 Bill J. Vaughan, Henderson Lodge No.

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D558 Hubert R. Baumgarth, Columbia LodKe No. 534 D559 William Eugene Goggin, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 D560 Melvin Leslie Buck, Fraternal Lodge 1\;0. 363 D561 Jessie Carl Thompson, Forest Park Lodge No. 578 SUBDIVISION I E392 Earl F. Bowman, Gate City LodKe No. 522 E393 Jackson c. Spiking, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 E394 Hugh Monroe Peterson, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 E395 Dominik Louis Seeler, Meridian Lodge No.2 E396 Stanley Earl Massey, Competition Lodge No. 432 E397 William Wilmer Martin, Kirksville Lodge No. 105 E398 William Decherd Long, Rolla Lodge 1\;0. 213 E399 Charles R. Savage, Shaveh Lod~e No. 646 SUBDIVISIOI\; I F252 Thomas Lynn Dawson, Aurora LodKe No. 267 F253 William L. Bear, York Lodge 1\;0. 563 F254 Carroll R. Moorman, Easter LodKe No. 575 F255 Burette Barber Shannon, Elvins Lodge No. 599 F256 Harold Kenneth Campbell, Webster LodKe No. 98 F257 Jess H. Easley, Laclede Lodge No. 83 F258 Clarence Lee AlumbauKh, Buckner Lodge No. 501 SUBDIVISION I -

1981

D562 Laban Oliver Stahl, Pleasant Grove Lodge 1\;0. 142 D563 Irvin Frank TonKay, Florissant Lodge 1\;0.668 D564 Walter Stanfill, Amsterdam LodKe No. 141 D565 Thomas Arnel Meads, Trilumina Lodge No. 205 D566 James I\;athaniel Allison, Mt. WashinKton Lodge No. 614 D567 Harold Norman Napier, Willard Lodge No. 620 D568 Euell J. Sweeten, Wentzville Lodge 1\;0. 46 FIFTH RENEWALS HOO Billy K. Thomas, Cass Lodge No. 147 E401 Edward Wilson Whitehead, Algabil Lodge No. 544 E402 Otto J. Gumm, Alpha Lodge No. 659 E403 William Carter Bell, Dexter Lodge No. 532 E404 Robert H. Whan, Western Star Lodge 1\;0. 15 E405 James Calvin Allison, Trilumina Lodge No. 205 E406 James S. West, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422

SIXTH RENEWALS F259 GeorKe H. Strother, Vandalia Lodge No. 491 Lecil Ulry, Lick Creek Lodge No. 302 Frederick H. Neal, Morley Lodge No. 184 Willis Ralph Hunt, Alpha Lodge No. 659 Arthur S. Wehmeyer, Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 F264 Wilbur LaGelle Hains, Cambridge Lodge No. 63

F260 F261 F262 F263

SEVENTH RENEWALS

Gl64 Albert Hugh Miller, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 G165 Herbert Dale Deweese, Eureka Lodge No. 73

G166 Arnold John Millner, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 Gl67 Joseph O. McKinstry, Twilight Lodge No. 114


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GI68 Thomas C. Hurt, East Gate Lodge No. 630 GI69 John E. Bogue, New London Lodge No. 307 GI70 James Henry Bloom, King Hill Lodge No. 276 SUBDIVISION I -

SUBDIVISION I Duane Eiserman, Branson Lodge No. 587 Paul V. Raney, Potosi Lodge No. 131 Emmet L. Bunton, Hermon Lodge No. 187 AndrewT. Dorsey, Twilight Lodge No. 114 SUBDIVISION I .127 Virgil Wilbert Slaughter, Dockery Lodge No. 325 SUBDIVISION I -

GI71 Ronnie L. House, Mansfield Lodge No. 543 GI72 Charles R. Snidow, Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446

EIGHTH RENEWALS

H99 James Carl Jones, Union Lodge No. 593 HIOO Leo B. Kennedy, Edina Lodge No. 291 H 10 I Frederick Powell Rodecker, Savannah Lodge No. 71 H 102 Morns S. Sheets, ProRress Lodge No. 657 H 103 Alfred Whitfield Gnffith, Fulton Lodge No. 48 H 104 Frank Wall Hazelrigg, Jr., Fulton Lodge No. 48

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H 105 Charles Elvin Divine, Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 HI06 Chesley Emerson McAfee, Angerona Lodge No. 193 H 107 Benjamin Edward Lollar, Western Star Lodge No. 15 H 108 James Wilson Brewer, Alpha Lodge No. 659 NINTH RENEWALS 156 John S. Stillwell, Putnam Lodge No.;190 157 Farron Atkins, Laclede Lodge No. 83 158 John I. Williams, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13

TENTH RENEWALS .128 Glenn V. Bulla, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377

ELEVENTH REI\'EWALS

KI3 Charles Goodman, Polar Star Lodge No. 79 SUBDIVISION II -

PART OI\'E -

408 Michael David Ballard, Henderson Lodge No. 477 409 Dennis Ray Speak, Northeast Lodge No.

643 410 Bailey Dawson, Aurora Lodge No. 267 411 John Wayne Greene, Meridian Lodge 1':0. 2

412 James L. Hackett, Rowley Lodge No. 204 413 Robert Lee Ayers, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 414 Preston B. Fleischmann, Aurora Lodge No. 267 415 Willard W. Boenzlc, Good Hope Lodge No. 218 416 Franklin Howard Rose, Algabil Lodge No. 544 417 William Link Lane, Ionic Lodge No. 154 41H William Wray Lain,Jr., Mizpah Lodge 1\'0. 639 SUBDIVISION II -

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428 William John Mundy, Clifton Heights Lodl-{e 1\'0. 520 429 Gilbert LeeRoy Mattli, Berkeley Lodge No. 667

PART ONE -

A265 James C. Stanley, Alpha Lodge 1':0.659 A266 Clarence Walker Wieland, Rolla Lodge 1\'0.213 A267 Billy Ray Abbott, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 A268 George L. Hickman, Raytown Lodge No. 391 A269 Austin Oscar Gamble, Wellston Lodge No. 613 A270 Charles Bratton, Trinity Lodge No. 641

ORIGINALS

419 Charles Wesley Leach, Arnold Lodge No. 673 420 Doyle Eldo Mathes, Aurora Lodge No. 267 421 Thomas.1. Moser, Harmony Lodge 1\'0. 499 422 Claud F. Stephens, Warrenton Lodge No. 609 423 Jerry J. Matthews, Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 424 William Edward McGuire, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 425 Thomas B. Siebert, Arnold Lodge No. 673 426 Frank L. Lcnnaman, Joachim Lodge No. 161 427 Donald E. Campbell, Compass Lodge No.

FIRST REI\'EWALS

A271 Charles o. Shaffer, Jr., Mizpah Lodge 1\'0.639 A272 Clco Freeman, Branson Lodge 1\'0. 587 A27:~ Everett A. Hopper, Arnold Lodge No. 673 A274 Roger W. Parker, Arnold Lodge No. 673 A275 John D. DeClue, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 A276 Robert D. WcikaI. Sedalia Lodge No. 236


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A277 Richard W. Goff, Clifton Heights Lodge 1\0. 520 A278 Chester Lee McDaniel, East Gate Lodge No. 630 A279 Howard Dovle Van Slyke, Carterville Lodge 1\0. 40 I SUBDIVISIOI\ II -

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B175 I\ed A. Donovan, Rising Sun Lodge 1\0. 13 B 176 John M. McLoed, Clarksville Lodge 1\0. 17 B 177 Lewis L. Krchmeyer, Meridian Lodge 1\0.2 B178 Peter John Jackson. Stockton Lodge 1\0. 283 B 179 James I\elson Hamilton, Fellowship Lodge 1\0. 345 B180 Verble Leo Johnson, Aurora Lodge 1\0. 267 SUBDIVISION II -

PART

C129 Lecil Ulry, Lick Creek Lodge No. C130 Jimmie Lee Moreland, Neosho No. 247 C131 Albert Hugh Miller, Wentzville No. 46 <:132 Hugh Edward Shubert, Sheffield 1\0.625 SUBDIVISION II -

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B 181 B 182 B 183 B184 B 185

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John Sanders, Marlborough Lodge 1\0. 569 Wendell G. Pennington, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 Edward Wilson Whitehead, Algabil Lodge No. 544 I\orman S. Stites, Valley Park Lodge 1\0. 629 Theodore R. Brown, Freedom Lodge !':o. 636

THIRD REI\EWALS

C 13:{ Paul Turner, Solomon Lodge No. 271 C 134 William Eugene (;oggin, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 CI35 Victor 1.. Ford, Ravtown Lodge ~o. 391 C 136 Charles Edward Scheurich, Acacia Lodge 1\0.602 FOURTH REI\EWALS

DI02 Henry W. Busch, Jennings Lodge No. 640 FIFTH REI\EWALS

E76 Ronnie L. House, Mansfield Lodge No. 543 E77 R. Franklin Avery, Hope Lodge 1\0. 251 E78 Charles R. Savage, Shaveh Lodge 1\0. 646 E79 Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland, Hermon Lodge ]'1;0. 187

PART OI\E -

F40 Carroll R. Moorman, Easter Lodge 1\0. 575 F41 William V. McCollum, Solomon Lodge No. 271 F42 Olen Paul Erwin, Carthage Lodge 1\0. 197 F43 1'. Lynn Dawson, Aurora Lodge 1\0. 267

.J.

O~E

PART OI\E -

E71 George H. Strother, Vandalia Lodge No. 491 E72 Earl F. Bowman, Gate City Lodge 1\0. 522 E73 Dominik Louis Seeler, Meridian Lodge No. 2 E74 Dale A. Ludwig, Algabil Lodge 1\0. 544 E75 Dwight 1.. Pickinpaugh, Raytown Lodge No. 391

SUBDIVISION II -

A280 Frank Wallis, Tyro Lodge No. 12 A281 Riley Leslie Burrus, Blue Springs Lodge ~o. 337 A282 Thomas W. Porter, Heroine Lodge No. 104

PART OI\E -

DI0l Stanton 1'. Brown, Buckner Lodge No. 501

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F44 Elmer W. Mueller, Magnolia Lodge 1\0. 626 F45 Orville M. Mash, Webster Groves Lodge 1\0.84 F46 Cheslev Emerson McAfee, Angerona Lodge 1\0. 193

PART OI\E -

EIGHTH REI\EWALS

Earl Landes, Shekinah Lodge 1\0. 256 SUBDIVISION II -

PART OI\E -

.12 Lloyd C. Kennon, Granite Lodge No. 272

SUBDIVISION II -

PART ONE -

K 1 Fredon K, Hadley, Sl.Joseph Lodge 1\0. 78

TEI\TH

RE~EWALS

.13 Averv Wi'lson (~rifley, Maplewood Lodge No'. 566 ELEVEl\;TH REI\EWALS


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381 David Richard Bunning, I'\ortheast Lodge No. 643 382 Clifton Newton Talley, Irondale Lodge No. 143 383 William Link Lane, Ionic Lodge 1'\0. 154 384 Preston B. Fleischmann, Aurora Lodge 1'\0. 267 385 Dennis R. Speak, I'\ortheast Lodge 1'\0. 643 386 Clarence Wallace Stone, Jr., Bonhomme Lodge 1'\0. 45 387 David Lee Swinney, Polar Star Lodge 1'\0. 79 388 Paul Edward McKean-Shields, Henderson Lodge 1'\0. 477 389 Gary Lynn Mason, Hazelwood Lodge No. 459 390 Doyle Eldo Mathes, Aurora Lodge No. 267 391 Joe L Willhite, Joplin Lodge No. 335 392 Bobby Ray O'Dell, Friendship Lodge 1'\0. 89 SUBDIVISIOI'\ II -

403

SECOI'\D REI'\EWALS

B 176 Edward Wilson Whitehead, AII-{abil Lodge 1'\0. 544 B 177 Doyle D. Sills, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 B 178 Jessie Carl Thompson, Forest Park Lodge 1'\0.578 B 179 R. Edward Ceries, Crestwood Lodge No. 669 BI80 Hugh E. Shubert, Sheffield Lodge No. 625

THIRD RE!'\EWAl.S

C 119 Charles Edward Scheurich. Acacia Lodge No. 602 C120 Donald V. Benson, Fulton Lodge No. 48 CI21 John D. DeClue, Valley Park Lodge !'\o. 629 CI22 Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland, Hermon Lodge No. 187

PART TWO -

D91 Ronnie 1.. House, Mansfield Lodge No. 543

FIRST RE!\EWALS

A247 Randall Jay Jones, Mt. Olive Lodge 1'\0. 439 A248 James Eugene Green, Leadwood Lodge !\o. 598 A249 Jerrold Kent Clemons, Bismarck Lodge ]\;0.41 A250 Amos William Arnold, Florissant Lodge ]\;0.668 A251 Jerry l'\e1son Greear, Mizpah Lodge 1'\0. 639 A252 Ralph Claude Primo, Saline Lodge No. 226 A253 George 1.. Hickman, Raytown Lodge No. 391 A254 Wendell G. Pennington, Rising Sun Lodge 1'\0. I:~

PART TWO -

CI15 Paul K. Kawakami, Heroine Lodge No. 104 <:116 Albert Hugh Miller, Wentzville Lodge 1'\0.46 C117 Kenneth R. Clements, Aurora Lodge No. 267 C118 .J. Edward Blinn, Webster Lodge No. 98 SUBDIVlSIOI'\ 11 -

402

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B170 JamesJ. Montgomery, Neosho Lodge No. 247 B171 John William McLoed, Clarksville Lodge No. 17 B 172 James Nelson Hamilton, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 B173 Peter John Jackson, Stockton Lodge 1'\0. 283 B174 Norman S. Stites, Valley Park Lodge 1'\0. 629 B 175 Victor Loren Ford, Raytown Lodge 1'\0. 391 SL'BDIVISIOl'\ II -

399 400 401

ORIGINALS

Erwin J. Roesel, Freedom Lodge No. 636 William John Mundy, Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 Elwood Eugene Crandall, Independence Lodge No. 76 Charles E. Becraft, St.Joseph Lodge No. 78 Ezra T. Lalik, Independence Lodge No. 76 Kenneth Loyd Goad, Cecile Daylight Lodge 1'\0. 305 William Wray Lain,Jr., Mizpah Lodge 1'\0. 639 Cleo Freeman, Branson Lodge No. 587 Cleo Everett Tapscott, East Gate Lodge 1'\0. 630 Dale Harmon Flanagan, Heroine Lodge No. 104 Billy Joe Beatty. Joplin Lodge 1'\0. 335

PART TWO -

A238 Clarence Walker Wieland, Rolla Lodge No. 213 A239 Tommy Curbow, Branson Lodge No. 587 A240 Donald Ray Jett, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 A241 Ezra Frankhn Williams, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 A242 Robert Joseph Wangelin, Anchor Lodge No. 443 A243 Larry James Chancellor, Buckner Lodge ]\;0.501 A244 Robert Edward Lee Shelton, Macks Creek Lodge No. 433 A245 Howard Lee Dobbs, I'\eosho Lodge No. 247 A246 Charles H. Daume, Jr., Mystic Tic Lodge No. 221 SUBDIVISIO]\; II -

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PART TWO -

E69 Earl F. Bowman, Gate City Lodge 1':0.522 E70 Thomas Lynn Dawson, Aurora Lodge 1':0. 267 E71 Charles R. Sava~e, Shaveh Lodge 1':0. 646 SUBDIVISION II -

PART TWO -

F43 Olen Paul Erwin, Carthage Lodge No. 197 F44 Carroll R. Moorman, Easter Lodge No. 575 F45 Richard George Keeling, Berkeley Lodge No. 667

SIXTH REi\EWALS

F46 Chesley Emerson McAfee, Angerona Lodge 1':0. 193

SUBDIVISION 11- PART TWO G26 William V McCollum, Solomon Lodge 1':0. 271 G27 Thomas Joseph Lehmann, Paul Revere Lodge 1':0. 330 SUBDIVISIOI': II -

FIFTH REI':EWALS

E72 Dwight L. Pickinpaugh, Raytown Lodge 1':0.391 E73 R. Franklin Avery, Hope Lodge 1':0. 251 E74 Dominik L. Seeler, Meridian Lodge 1':0. 2

SEVENTH REI':EWALS

G28 William Franklin Jackson, Shaveh Lodge No. 646

PART TWO -

EIGHTH REI':EWALS

H 14 Morris S. Sheeks, Progress Lodge No. 657 SUBDlVISIOI': II -

PART TWO -

TEi\TH REI':EWALS

.12 Avery Wilson Griffey, Maplewood Lodge 1':0.566

SUBDIVISION II -

PART TWO -

ELEVEl\'TH RENEWALS

KI Freelon K. Hadley, St.Joseph Lodge No. 78 SUBDIVISION II -

PART THREE -

379 Preston Blair Fleischmann, Aurora Lodge No. 267 380 Clifford Newton Talley, Irondale Lodge No. 143 381 Glen Otto Stottlemyre, Texas Lodge No. 177 382 Doyle Eldo Mathes, Aurora Lodge No. 267 383 Jerry Nelson Greear, Mizpah Lodge No. 639 384 Dennis Ray Speak, Northeast Lodge 1':0. 643 385 Garry Lynn Mason, Hazelwood Lodge 1':0. 459 386 Billy Joe Beatty, Joplin Lodge 1':0. 335 387 Gilbert Lee Roy Mattli, Berkeley Lodge No. 667

ORIGI:\ALS

388 Donald Earl Scott, Independence Lodge 1':0.76

389 Richard Allen Holmes, Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 390 William Wray Lain,Jr., Mizpah Lodge 1':0. 639 391 Frank L. Lennaman, Joachim Lodge 1':0. 164 392 Douglas Allen Linville, Compass Lodge 1':0.120 393 Robert Leon Wright, Columbia Lodge 1':0. 534 394 Dale Harmon Flanagan, Heroine Lodge 1':0. 104

SUBDIVISION 11- PART THREE A241 Billy Joe Crawford, Grain Valley Lodge No. 644 A242 Clarence Walker Wieland, Rolla Lodge No.213 A243 Frederick Allen Troxel,Jr., Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 A244 Howard Lee Dobbs, :\eosho Lodge 1':0. 247 A245 John Bailey Sloan, Branson Lodge No. 587 A246 James C. Stanley, Alpha Lodge No. 659 A247 Donald RayJett, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 A248 Larry James Chancellor, Buckner Lodge 1':0..:;01

FIRST RENEWALS

A249 Austin Oscar Gamble, Wellston Lodge 1':0.613 A250 Harley LeRoy Monroe, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 A251 Eugene Granvel Ritz, Pyramid Lodge No. 180 A252 Joseph Ronald Rivituso, Freedom Lodge 1':0.636 A253 Adis Allen Branstietter, Bee Hive Lodge 1':0.393 A254 Terry Dean Stanley, Carterville Lodge 1':0.401 A255 William Frederick Wieser, Ferguson Lodge 1':0. 542

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B 160 Charles Keith Wilkinson, Sr., Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 B161 Woodford Leroy Tilley, Jr., Plato Lodge No. 469 B 162 Conley Eugene DePriest, Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 B163 Albert Hugh Miller, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 B164 Arvid E. Critchfield, Northeast Lodge No. 643 B165 Roger Ralph Adams, Criterion Lodge No. 586 B166 William Eugene Goggin, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 B167 Victor Loren Ford, Raytown Lodge No. 391 B 168 John M. McLoed, Clarksville Lodge No. 17 BI69 Peter John Jackson, Stockton Lodge No. 283 SUBDIVISION II -

SUBDIVISION II -

B170 Bobby Lee Hackworth, Florissant Lodge No. 668 B171 Rex Martin Williams, Henderson Lodge No. 477 B 172 Melvin John Sanders, Marlborough Lodge No. 569 B 173 Benjamin Edward Lollar, Western Star Lodge No. ' 1 5 ' . B174 Hugh E. Shubert, Sheffield Lodge No. 625 BI75 John D. DeClue, Valley Park Lodge No. 629 B 176 Edward Wilson Whitehead, Algabil Lodge No. 544 B 177 James Nelson Hamilton, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 B 178 Robert S. Alexander, Branson Lodge No. 587 BI79 Ned A. Donovan, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13

PART THREE -

C127 Lecil Ulry, Lick Creek Lodge No. 302 C 128 Paul K. Kawakami, Heroine Lodge No. 104 C 129 Charles Naaman Alcorn, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 C130 J. Edward Blinn, Webster Lodge No. 98 C131 Jimmie Lee Moreland, Neosho Lodge No. 247

SUBDIVISION II -

PART THREE -

FIFTH RENEWALS

E72 Arthur S. Wehmeyer, Paul Revere Lodge No. 330

PART THREE -

SIXTH RENEWALS

F45 Chesley Emerson McAfee, Angerona Lodge No. 193

F43 T. Lynn Dawson, Aurora Lodge No. 267 F44 Ronnie L. House, Mansfield Lodge No. 543 SUBDIVISION II -

FOURTH RENEWALS

D96 Laban Oliver Stahl, Pleasant Grove Lodge 1"0.142 D97 Charles Edward Scheurich, Acacia Lodge 1"0.602

E69 Earl F. Bowman, Gate City Lodge No. 522 E70 Olen Paul Erwin, Carthage Lodge No. 197 E71 Thomas C. Hurt, East Gate Lodge No. 630 SUBDIVISION II -

THIRD RENEWALS

C132 Lewis L. Krehmeyer, Meridian Lodge No.2 C133 Jo Maurice Fisher, Raytown Lodge No. 391 C134 Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland, Hermon Lodge No. 187

PART THREE -

D93 Ray Hilton, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 D94 Marvin G. ShuIJ, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 D95 Henry W. Busch, Jennmgs Lodge No. 640

PART THREE -

SEVENTH RENEWALS

G25 Thomas Joseph Lehmann, Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 SUBDIVISION II -

PART THREE -

TENTH RENEWALS

.12 Avery Wilson Griffey, Maplewood Lodge No. 566 SUBDIVISION II -

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PART THREE -

KI Freelon K. Hadley, St.Joseph Lodge No. 78

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191 Doyle Eldo Mathes, Aurora Lodge 1\'0. 267 192 Kenneth Loyd Goad, Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305 193 Albert Hugh Miller, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 194 James R. "Russ" Tinker, Sr., Florissant Lodge No. 668 195 William E. Goggin, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 196 Charles D. Howell, Henderson Lodge No. 477 197 Gary Lee Mullins, Swope Park Lodge I\' o. 617 198 Amos William Arnold, Florissant Lodge 1\'0.668 199 Ezra Thomas Lalik, Independence Lodge No. 76 200 Howard D. Van Slyke, Carterville Lodge No. 401 201 Billy Joe Cox, Friendship Lodge No. 89 202 Bobby Ray O'Dell, Friendship Lodge No. 89 203 Edwin Lee Smith, Marceline LodKe 1\'0. 481 204 Billy K. Thomas, Cass LodKe No. 147 205 Nolen H. Rinne, Linn Lodge No. 326 206 Gary Allen Inlow, Sedalia Lodge No. 236 207 Elmer E. Revelle, Montgomery Lodge 1\'0. 246 208 Ellick Edward Garren, Stella Lodge No. 538 209 Jack Robert Glaeser, Hamilton Lodge No. 224 210 William F. Nell, Charity Lodge No. 331 211 Virgil E. Bradley, Clinton Lodge 1\'0.548 212 Billy Joe Beatty, Joplin Lodge 1'\0. 335 213 Terry Dean Stanley, CarterVIlle Lodge 1\'0. 401 214 William Edward McGuire, Wentzville Lodge 1'\0. 46 215 Clarence R. Czeschin, Palestine Lodge No. 241 216 Preston B. Fleischmann, Aurora Lodge 1'\0. 267

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ORIGII\'ALS

217 Kenneth W. Hawkins, Clinton Lodge No. 548 218 Bobbie Ray Michael, Neosho Lodge No. 247 219 Oscar B. Rogers, Malden Lodge No. 406 220 Charles Elvin Divine, Poplar Bluff Lodge 1'\0.209 221 Richard Allen Grove, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 222 Gerald Lee Lewis, Carterville Lodge 1'\0. 401 223 George Ellery Marsden, Raytown Lodge 1'\0.391 224 Frederick Allen Troxel, Jr., Blue Springs Lodge 1'\0. 337 225 Dennis Ray Speak, Northeast Lodge 1'\0. 643 226 I\'orman S. Stites, Valley Park Lodge 1'\0. 629 227 Paul Patton, Kennett Lodge No. 68 228 William Andrew Fry, Neosho Lodge No. 247 229 William I. Adams, Theodore Roosevelt Lodge 1'\0.661 230 William E. Brenneman, Laclede Lodge No. 83 231 Douglas Allen Linville, Compass Lodge 1\'0.120 232 James Roy Clarke, Compass Lodge 1'\0. 120 233 Arthur Lee Reece, Cass Lodge No. 147 234 Ernest H. Wotring, Conway Lodge 1'\0.528 235 Damon Eugene Bartles, Cass Lodge No. 147 236 William G. Barnett, Ancient Landmark Lodge 1'\0. 356 237 Billy R. Abbott, Ferguson Lodge 1\'0. 542 238 William Wray Lain,Jr., Mizpah Lodge 1\'0. 639 239 Peter John Jackson, Stockton Lodge 1\'0. 283 240 Dale Harmon Flanagan, Heroine Lodge 1\'0.104 241 Cleo E. Tapscott, East Gate Lodge No. 630

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING

RW. Bro. Ernest C. Cottle, member, moved that the report of the Committee on Grand Lodge Office Building as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by the vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHRE!\': Your Committee on the Grand Lodge Office Building, charged with the upkeep and maintenance of the buildings and grounds, met on a monthly basis. Contracts were entered into for snow removal and lawn mowing, the lawn mowing being handled by the members of Columbia Chapter, Order of DeMolay. Various repairs and additions were authorized during the year. 1. Door chimes for the front and back doors. 2. Door stops for the interior office doors.


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3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Sign for the Grand Secretary's office and Receptionist. Repairs to the front and back door thresholds. Removal of the dead trees on the property. Sign for the driveway designating it a private drive. Suitable picture frames were ordered for photographs of the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master and Junior Grand Master to be displayed in the foyer. 8. Commemorative plaque mounted on the brick wall at the front door. 9. Drapes for windows that are creating problems with sun glare. 10. Canopy over the back door because of rain and snow creating problems to interior of building.

It is the opinion of the Committee that some site repairs will be necessary this fall to correct drainage due to soil settlement. The Committee has been reluctant to have any landscaping authorized until it could be determined if the present budget was sufficient to carry out the assigned responsibilities. Respectfully submitted, ERl':EST C. COTTLE, jOHl': E. WETZEL, FRAr-.:K A. ARNOLD,

D()L'(~LAS

H.

GARRETT,

Chairman.

REPORT OF GRAND TREASURER

To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: This report covers the period from July 1, 1980 through June 30, 1981. . $627,837.65 56,549.91 . . $684,387.56 . 636,185.86 48,201.70 . . ( 5,852.58) . $ 42,349.12

Total Income Receipts Transfers from Agency Account Total Receipts Disbursements Excess of Receipts over Disbursements Balance July 1, 1980 (Net Overdraft) Balance June 30, 1981 Consisting of: First National Bank of Kansas City Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City

. $ 39,796.50 2,552.62 . $ 42,349.12

SECCRITIES--GE!'iERAL FC:"<D

United States Treasury Notes

Maturity

Interest Rate

9/30/82 11.87% 8/15/83 11.87% 2/15/84 7.25% Corporate Investments Federated Master Trust, Commerce Paper Fund Total Securities - General Fund Uninvested Cash Total

. . . . . .

Par Value

Carrying Value

$ 50,000.00 50,000.00 15,000.00

$ 50,052.09 49,562.50 14,971.50

1,748.00 $116,748.00

1,748.00 $116,334.09 .00 $116,334.09

Market Value June 030, 1981

$ 48,531.00 47,906.00 12,853.05 1,748.00 $111,038.05


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Federal National Mortgage Association Debenture Interest Maturity Rate 3/10/82 7.15% U.S. Treasury Notes 9/30/81 6.75% 10/31/82 12.125% 2/15/83 8.00% 2/15/84 7.25% 2/15/87 9.00% Corporate Investments Federated Master Trust, Commerce Paper Fund Total Securities-Permant Fund Uninvested Cash Total

.

Par Value $ 20,000.00

. . . . .

20,000.00 10,000.00 65,000.00 45,000.00 50,000.00

. . .

4,145.00 $214,145.00

Market Value Carrying Value June 30, 1981 $ 20,010.15 $ 18,887.40

19,878.13 9,881.25 64,406.25 41,976.54 50,000.00

19,562.40 9,721.90 59,007.65 38,559.15 40,875.00

4,145.00 4,145.00 $210,297.32 $190,758.50 16,000.48 $226,297.80 Respectfully submitted, W. M. LUNA, Grand Treasurer.

R.W. Brother Luna moved that the report of the Grand Treasurer be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIEF AND CHARITY

R.W. Bro. W. Marion Luna, Chairman, moved that the report of the Committee on Relief and Charity as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Committee on Relief and Charity is composed of five members of the Masonic Home Board of Directors. It meets monthly at the Masonic Home and on call of the Chairman to consider requests properly submitted to it by subordinate lodges for financial assistance and relief to worthy eligible cases. The Grand Lodge, at the Annual Meeting last year, appropriated funds for use by the Committee and $10,000 of the amount appropriated was forwarded to the Committee during the year. This amount, together with the cash in the bank, constituted the total funds available for the work of the Committee from which we have disbursed assistance to four cases as follows: Granby Lodge No. 514 $ 1,100.00 Mendon Lodge No. 628 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300.00 Mountain View Lodge No. 637 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000.00 St. Francois Lodge No. 234 1,600.00 $ 5,000.00 Balance in bank July 1, 1980 . $ 2,761.90 Received from Grand Lodge . 10,000.00 276.83 Received from interest . $13,038.73 5,000.00

Checks issued for relief

.

Balance in bank June 30, 1981

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The report of the Auditor verifies the facts of this financial statement. Since the term of the Committee runs from Grand Lodge to Grand Lodge and does not coincide with the fiscal year, we feel it only right that it be called to the attention of the Craft that a rather large balance is maintained at the end of the fiscal year to carry the Committee through the month of September when the new committee takes over. Respectfully submitted, W. MARION LUNA, Chairman, JOHN WETZEL, ROBERT G. BIRD, CARL I. STEIN. HARRY C. PLOETZE, REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CORRESPONDENCE

M.W. Bro. Bruce H. Hunt, Chairman, moved that the report of the Committee on Correspondence - "A Masonic Review" - be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded; "A Masonic Review" was accepted by vote of the Grand Lodge. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES

R. W. Bro. John Black Vrooman moved that the report of the Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be accepted, received, approved, and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by the vote of the Grand Lodge. M.W. GRAND MASTER BLINN: Brethren, by your approval of the Report of the Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges, the Grand Lodge of Missouri has granted recognition of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Alaska. To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on the Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges wishes to make the following report: GRAND I.ODGE OF AI.ASKA

In a letter dated February 23, 1981 from M.W. Bra.James A. Williams, Grand Master, it was stated that: "We are extremely happy to advise you of the recent formation of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Alaska-the first special communication of which was held on February 7, 1981." During the Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries at Orlando. Florida, the Grand Master and Grand Secretary of this jurisdiction met with the Commission on Information to answer questions and furnish information regarding the formation of this Grand Lodge. The said Committee reported to the Conference, which is of the opinion that the Grand Lodge of Alaska was organized in accordance with regular Masonic procedure and is, therefore, worthy and entitled to recognition. The Commission was advised that 12 of the 19 lodges chartered by the Grand Lodge of Washington in the State of Alaska have decided to remain as constituents of the Grand Lodge of Washington, which has no objection thereto. The first Grand Communication of the new Grand Lodge was held on February 7, 19H I. This is in accord with precedent in that, in IH77, when the Grand Lodge of New Mexico was formed, two lodges failed to affiliate with it at the time of the organization, but each one joined the Grand Lodge of New Mexico at a later date - Cimarron Lodge No. 348 (Missouri charter) in 1879, and Silver City Lodge No. 465 (also Missouri charter) affiliated with the Grand Lodge of New Mexico in 1882. We recommend that the Grand Lodge of Alaska be recognized by the Grand Lodge of


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Missouri, and that Representatives to and from that Grand Lodge be appointed by the incoming Grand Master. The matter of the recognition of the proposed Grand Lodge of Nigeria was brought to your Committee in 1979, but it was found that conditions in that country were unstable and uncertain. There is, at the present time, a movement on foot to organize a Grand Lodge in Nigeria, but until greater knowledge and information is available, your Committee recommends that no action shall be taken on the matter at this time. (;RA:-lD ORIEl'TE DE BRASIL

This is another situation that came to the notice of your Committee in 1979. There was and still is, a large amount of uncertainty about the status of lodges in Brazil; and the question ofjurisdiction and lines of demarcation still arise to trouble Masonic students. Your Committee does not yet have enough definite and pertinent information on Brazil by which to make a decision that will be adequate for the solution of the problems that are present. Your Committee, therefore, recommends that no action shall be taken at this time. ITALY

"A secret Masonic lodge" known as the P-2 (Propaganda 2) lodge, and the involvement of alleged illegal activities, has been a source of comment in the media recently, much of which has been in error and misleading. Your Committee has been in correspondence with M.W. Robert L. Dillard, P.G.M., Secretary of the Commission on Information ofthe Conference of Grand Masters of North America, and it is his opinion that this alleged lodge is an organization of men which was organized either by men \\路ho were never members of a regular Masonic lodge, or those who had been expelled from a regular Masonic lodge, and that this alleged lodge is neither regular or authorized. It is also considered that this lodge is not a danger to nor a menace to regular Freemasonry. The publicity given it has been erroneous and detrimental.

Fraternally submitted, FRAI\:K A. AR:\;oLD, JOIlI\: BLACK VROOM A:'\I , WIlJ.IAM R. DEI\:SLOW, Chairman. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER KEITH L. MUNTZ OF IOWA REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER WILSON B. HANEY OF OKLAHOMA REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF

R.W. Bro. Albert H. VanGels, Chairman, moved that the report of the Committee on Masonic Boards of Relief as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDIl\:GS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREI\:: Your Committee on Masonic Boards of Relief reviewed the reports submitted by the Boards of Relief in St. Joseph, St. Louis and St. Louis County, and Joplin for the fiscal year ended June 30, 19H 1. No requests for financial assistance were received during the year; however, the primary function during the year has been to arrange courtesy Masonic funerals with the full cooperation of the lodges. The financial status of the Boards appear to be in order, as expenditures are


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at a minimum and none of the Boards made any assessments of the lodges for funds during the year. The reports of the Boards of Relief are made a part of this report and explain in detail their receipts, disbursements, and devoted services rendered. Our sincere appreciation and thanks to all for their cooperation and dedicated service. Respectfully submitted, SHERMAN F. K!':ORR, LAMBERT A. SEILLER, EDGAR E. MARTI!':, ALBERT H. V A!': GELS, Chairman. CHRISTIA!': O. HUSING, St. Joseph To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri:

The St. Joseph Masonic Board of Relief is composed of six lodges located in St. Joseph. They are: 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. The Annual Meeting was held on Tuesday, January 27,1981. The officers for 1981 are: A. J. Sevy, President; Glenn Swails, Vice President; and Kenneth McNaal, SecretaryTreasurer. There has not been a call for an assessment from member lodges for several years. The Board did not receive any requests for direct financial aid during the year. We continue to serve as the clearing house for all Masonic inquiries concerning membership verification, reports of deaths and illness, arranging Masonic funeral services, and serving as the liaison and coordinator for the Masonic organizations throughout the area. The Board wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the St. Joseph Scottish Rite in providing office space, postage, telephone and administrative expenses for the Board of Relief. The Board is cognizant of the fact that requests for financial aid and assistance are becoming almost nonexistent. The charity funds of the Blue lodges, the Scottish and York Rite and the Shrine appear to be fulfilling the need. The Board does feel that it does provide a service that would not be provided by any other organization in maintaining the liaison and coordinating service. They will continue with this endeavor. The following is the financial report for the period ofJ une 30. 1980 to June 30, 1981. Checking account Expenses: Funeral expense

Commerce Bank of St. Joseph

Bank balance - June 30, 1981

$261.86 15.00 $246.86

Respectfully submitted, KF.:"1\ETH L. McNF.AL, Secretary' Joplin To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri:

No requests for financial aid were received by the Joplin Masonic Board of Relief since our last report a year ago. Our funds consist of a checking account balance of $38.74 in The First National Bank and Trust Company of Joplin. Fraternally, JA~ES E. BROW:", Secretary.


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St. Louis and St. Louis County To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: GREETI:-.IGS: The Board had four meetings this year and all were well attended. There has been a definite increase in interest shown by the lodge representatives. Many questions were asked with the desire to understand more about the Board's functions and obligations, for which we are grateful. We had seven requests for funerals which were handled in the usual numerical order, plus three lodges that had special requests, for which they will receive credit. No monetary assistance was given and none of our cemetery lots were used. Again, for the 17th consecutive year, being financially sound, there was no need to assess the lodges. The financial report is included. Fraternally, JACK ETIIERID(;E, President, WII.I.I H. WAHl'\V="G, Vice President, PHILIP WALD~fA=", Secretary, CHARI.ES COI.DfA1', Treasurer.

We have, as instructed, checked all the financial records of this Board for the fiscal year ended June 30, 198 I. A statement, showing the receipts and disbursements for this period, follows. For the Auditing Committee: LEO E. WHITROCK, Chairman. STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS

A:>;O

DISBCRSBfEl'\TS FROM ./L路LY I, 1980 TO ./L'="E 30, 1981

BalanceJuly 1, 1980 Receipts: Lodge assessments, 1980-81 Interest on V.S. Bonds Interest on Certificates of Deposit Donations (2)

$16,022.11 $ . .

.00 167.50 1,003.28 20.00

1,190.78 $17,212.89

Disbursements: Relief Cleaning of sickroom equipment Telephone

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Office supplies Safe Deposit Box rent Salaries

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.00 5.00 218.96 75.36 36.34 2.61 8.50 .00

346.77 $16,866.12

Balance June 30, 1981 Recapitulation: Balance Checking Account 6-30-81 V.S. Bonds (5) Certificates of Deposit (5)

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Total June 30, 1981

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1,366.12 2,500.00 13,000.00 $16,866.12

REMARKS OF R.E. GRAND COMMANDER HENRY R. STOKER REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBUC SCHOOLS

R.W. Bro. Walter C. Ploeser, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Public Schools.


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To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: During the past year, your Committee has stayed alert to any significant development that may occur within the state of Missouri which would affect adversely the welfare of the public schools. We don't know what to anticipate in the coming session of the State Legislature; but we do know there has been a lot of demagoguery upon the part of the nation's political" parties and the national candidates in the matter of some sort of support to parochial and private schools. The vicious Moynihan-Packwood Bill in the Congress is currently a great threat to the free public school system. We have a Missouri Cong-ressman who will introduce a similar bill. Your Committee thinks it is very important that every member ofthis Grand Lodge write their member of the House of Representatives and U.S. Senator in opposition to this Moynihan-Packwood Bill or any similar legislation. As a part of this report, we ask that adoption of this report express a resolution by this Grand Lodge against this legislation. Your Committee repeats its admonition of prior years and again puts great stress upon the request that every Mason take an active interest in their public school board and their public schools. We urge those who can to submit themselves for service on public school boards. Your Committee again recommends that you know your State Legislators and State Senators and your U.S. Congressmen and that you make immediately sure that they know your feelings on these subjects. Write your Congressman today! This report wishes to emphasize the traditional position ofthis Grand Lodge in behalf of the constitutional provision of the separation of church and state. Respectfully, NELSOl\: B. TIl\'l\:IN, ALBERT J. ELFRAN K, DR. JAMES A. NOLAN, JR. DR. CHARLES J. MCCLAIl\:, ELVIS A. MOOl\:EY, DR. M. GRAHAM CLARK, DR. G. HUGH WAMBLE, WALTER C. PU)ESER, Chairman. FIELDING A. POE,

R.W. Bro. Ploeser moved that the report be accepted. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JURISDICTION

R.W. Bro. Vern H. Schneider, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Jurisdiction and moved that the report as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be received and printed in the PROCEEDIl\:GS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. At the 159th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, which was held in 1980, Section 16.110 of the By-Laws was amended to permit multiple membership, subject to the recommendation of the Jurisprudence Committee that the effective date should be no earlier than the conclusion of the Grand Lodge Annual Communication to be held in 1982. As noted in the 1980 report of the Jurisprudence Committee, the suggested deferral was deemed to be appropriate to permit submission of related changes in the By-Laws in 1981 for possible action by the Grand Lodge in 1982. In the report of this Committee which was submitted to the Grand Lodge one year ago it was suggested that in the event of the approval of the proposed


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amendment of Section 16.110 of the By-Laws, numerous other legislative changes would be required in order to facilitate the effective implementation of the concept of multiple membership. During the past year this Committee has made a careful study of the anticipated administrative problems associated with this new type of membership. In order to minimize administrative problems, we have tried to gain the benefit of the experience of other Grand Lodge Jurisdictions which permit such membership. The Committee has also considered the effect of such membership upon existing provisions of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. On the basis of its study the Committee recommends that Section 16.110, as amended in 1980, should be further amended. In addition, several other provisions should be added to Chapter 16 of the By-Laws. The amended section and the new sections would provide as follows: Section 16.110. MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP. A Master Mason whose residence would otherwise satisfy the requirement under these By-Laws with respect to petitions for affiliation and who is a member in good standing of either a Missouri lodge or of a lodge in another Grand Jurisdiction which is in fraternal relationship with this Grand Lodge and does not prohibit multiple membership as herein contemplated may petition for and hold memberships in one or more additional Missouri lodges or in one or more additionallodges located in another Grand Jurisdiction. No multiple membership fee may be charged by any Missouri lodge as a condition to the filing of any such petition. However, if authorized by the Grand Lodge, a fee may be charged for the use and benefit of the Masonic Home of Missouri upon the filing of a petition for multiple membership by a petitioner who is not then a member of a Missouri lodge. A two-thirds favorable vote, by paper ballot, is required for election to multiple membership in a lodge of this Grand Jurisdiction. Section 16.120. DEFINITIONS AND CONDITIONS AS TO MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP. (a) A multiple member's oldest membership shall be designated as his "original membership." The term "multiple membership" shall be deemed to include both dual and plural membership and shall be construed to include lawful affiliation with any additional lodges of Missouri or of any other Grand Jurisdiction which is in fraternal relationship with this Grand Lodge. (b) In addition to satisfying all other requirements set forth in these By-Laws a member in good standing of a Missouri lodge may petition for multiple membership in a lodge of another Grand Jurisdiction or a member of a lodge of another Grand J urisdiction may petition for multiple membership in a Missouri lodge only if all the following conditions are satisfied: (I) The election of the petitioner to such multiple membership would not violate the laws of such other Grand Jurisdiction; (2) The other Grand Lodge will furnish a certificate of good standing for multiple membership or its equivalent if a member of that Grand Jurisdiction petitions for multiple membership in a Missouri lodge and, if he is elected, such other Grand Lodge will promptly notify this Grand Lodge of any subsequent termination of his membership; (3) The other Grand Lodge will promptly notify this Grand Lodge when a member of a Missouri lodge is elected to multiple membership in a lodge in that Grand Jurisdiction or in the event his membership therein shall be terminated; (4) The other Grand Lodge will recognize the suspension or expulsion by a Missouri lodge of a Mason holding multiple membership in a lodge of that Grand Jurisdiction. Section 16.130. PETITION FOR MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP. (a) A petition for affiliation with a Missouri 10dRe as a multiple member must be made


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on such official form as shall be approved by the Grand Secretary and the petition shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Good Standing for multiple membership issued by the Missouri lodge(s) of which the petitioner shall then be a member or by valid evidence of Masonic status (by Certificate, Letter or Statement) issued by the lodge(s) of any other Grand Jurisdiction whose laws permit its members to hold multiple memberships. (b) A petition for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge of Missouri must include the full name, the age, the residence address and the period of residence thereat, the occupation, the name of his employer and period of employment, the business address, and such other lawful information about the petitioner as may be required from time to time, and the name, number and location (city and state) of the petitioner's lodge(s) of "original membership" and "multiple membership." The petition must be signed by the petitioner and must be recommended by two Master Masons of the lodge in which he seeks multiple membership. (c) A petitioner for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge of Missouri must execute an Application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership, using the official and approved form. The Application(s) for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership will be forwarded by the Secretary of the lodge in which multiple membership is being sought to the Grand Secretary of Missouri for transmittal to the appropriate lodge(s) located in this state, or to the lodge(s) of any other Grand Jurisdiction(s) through the offices of the respective Grand Secretaries. If granted, the Certificate(s) of Good Standing for Multiple Membership must be sent to the office of the Grand Secretary for transmittal to the subordinate lodge to which the petition is to be submitted. (d) When a Master Mason whose dues are fully paid and who is not under charges nor indebted in an official capacity to his lodge applies in proper form for a Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership, his application shall be granted promptly and the fact entered in the records of the lodge and in the minutes of the communication. The Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership shall include: (I) All the facts of Masonic history of the brother as written into the books and records of the lodge; (2) Whether or not he has proved his Proficiency in the Master Mason Degree; (3) The date to which the dues are FULLY PAID. The lodge Secretary cannot issue the Certificate of Good Standing until it has been duly authorized by the action of the lodge. The certificate is to be sent to the Grand Secretary for certification and transmittal. (e) Upon the election of a multiple member the lodge Secretary shall promptly notify the Grand Secretary, who shall inform every other lodge in which a multiple member holds membership. Section 16.140. RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES. A multiple member shall pay all dues required by each lodge wherever membership is held and shall have all the rights and privileges of membership in each such lodge, except that (1) he may not hold office as Master or Warden in more than one Missouri lodge at the same time; (2) only the lodge of his "original membership" may exempt him from the payment of annual dues on the basis of his being a 50-year Master Mason and claim the exemption in the payment of Grand Lodge dues; (3) only the lodge of his "original membership" may remit the payment of annual dues on the basis of his inability to pay and claim the remittance in the payment of Grand Lodge dues; (4) only through the lodge of his "original membership" may he, his wife, his widow or child apply for admission to the Masonic Home of Missouri or request relief and assistance from the Grand Lodge Committee on Relief and Charity. Section 16.150. SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION OF MULTIPLE MEMBER. Suspension for nonpayment of dues or for failure to prove proficiency in the Master Mason Degree or suspension or expulsion of a multiple member for unmasonic conduct shall thereby terminate his membership in all lodges in the Grand Jurisdiction of Missouri. The Secretary of any Missouri lodge suspending or expelling such a multiple member shall immediately notify the Grand Secretary, who will inform every other Missouri


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lodge in which the multiple member shall have held membership at the time of such suspension or expulsion; and the Grand Secretary shall also notify the Grand Secretary of every other Grand Jurisdiction in which such member shall then have held membership in a subordinate lodge. Like notice shall be given in case of reinstatement, which shall immediately and automatically restore him to membership in good standing in every other lodge in this Jurisdiction of which he was a member, subject, however, to any other provisions of these By-Laws pertaining to the payment of dues and application for reinstatement if the suspension shall have been of such duration as to necessitate the filing of a petition for reinstatement. The Grand Secretary is to provide the information of reinstatement to ALL lodges involved. Section 16.160. WITHDRAWAL OF MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP. A multiple member of a Missouri Lodge may withdraw his affiliation as a multiple member by application in writing or in person at a stated communication for a certificate of withdrawal. If the member has fully paid the annual dues for the current year, and is not under charges nor indebted in an official capacity, the lodge shall issue the official and approved Certificate of Withdrawal of Multiple Membership. The brother shall not be entitled to a Certificate of Dimission, except from the lodge of "original membership." Upon the issuance of a Certificate of Withdrawal, the member shall not be entitled to any reimbursement on the unearned portion of the annual dues. The withdrawal of multiple membership from one or more lodges of Missouri shall have no bearing on the standing of the Master Mason in the lodge of his "original membership" or in other lodges in which he has established "multiple membership." The Certificate of Withdrawal of Multiple Membership shall not be evidence of Masonic standing for the purpose of applying for or obtaining membership by affiliation in another lodge. The lodge issuing the Certificate of Withdrawal shall promptly notify the Grand Secretary of such action. Section 16.170. DIMIT BY MULTIPLE MEMBER. A Master Mason who holds multiple membership and whose lodge of "original membership" is under the Grand Lodge of Missouri may terminate his affiliation with his lodge of "original membership" by dimission and still retain his membership in the other lodges. Said Master Mason shall apply in writing to the lodge of "original membership" for the Certificate of Dimission; the application shall contain the information of the name, number, location (city and state) of the lodge which he desires to be regarded henceforth as the lodge of his "original membership." The dimit, if granted, shall be mailed to the Grand Secretary of Missouri for certification and transmittal to the lodge in which the member will retain his "original" or "parent" membership. The dimit issued by the lodge of "original membership" shall not be given to the brother. (Refer to Sections 20.010 and 20.070, pages 73 and 75 of Constitution and By-Laws.) Section 16.180. MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP - DUTIES OF LODGE SECRETARIES AND OF GRAND SECRETARY. (a) The Secretary of each lodge of Missouri shall: (1) Forward to the Grand Secretary the personal application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership; (2) Forward to the Grand Secretary the Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership; (3) Notify the Grand Secretary upon the election of a multiple member or the formation of a new lodge containing one or more multiple members; (4) Notify the Grand Secretary of the suspension for nonpayment of dues or otherwise, or the expulsion of a multiple member; (5) Notify the Grand Secretary of the reinstatement to good standing of a multiple member; (6) Notify the Grand Secretary of the issuance of the Certificate of Withdrawal of Multiple Membership; (7) Forward the Certificate of Dimission from lodge of "original membership" to the Grand Secretary for certification and transmittal;


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(8) Submit the Report of Multiple Members as of June 30 of each and every year with the ANNUAL RETURN. (b) The Grand Secretary of Missouri shall: (I) Forward the personal Application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership to the lodges of this Jurisdiction and/or of other jurisdictions for the attention and action of the members, respectively; (2) Receive and transmit the Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership which shall accompany the Petition for Multiple Membership; (3) Notify the other lodges involved of the election of a multiple member, or the formation of a new lodge containing one or more multiple members; (4) Notify the other lodges involved of the suspension for nonpayment of dues or otherwise, or the expulsion of a multiple member; (5) Notify the other lodges involved that a multiple member has regained good standing after suspension; (6) Forward the Certificate of Dimission from lodge of "original membership" to the lodge to be regarded by the member as the lodge of "original" or "parent" membership. Section 16.190. LODGE OF RESEARCH. Membership in a lodge of research or similar lodge is not considered multiple membership.

This Committee also recommends that Section 11.050 of the By-Laws should be amended to include the following additional sentence: Nothing herein shall prevent such a member from applying to his former lodge for multiple membership pursuant to the provisions of Section 16.110 of these By-Laws.

As our Grand Lodge gains experience in the use of multiple membership, unanticipated administrative problems may arise from time to time. Hopefully any such matters can be resolved by decision of the Grand Master, but if the problems are of such magnitude as to require legislative solution, it will be appropriate for the Grand Lodge to consider additional By-Law changes. This Committee is keenly aware of the increased responsibility which will be placed upon the Grand Secretary and the Secretaries of the constituent lodges to attend to the numerous administrative details associated with the use of multiple membership. Initially it will be essential for appropriate forms to be devised to facilitate smooth administration of the new law. Recognizing that the Grand Lodge might deem it necessary to make additional changes in the By-Laws pertaining to multiple membership at the 1982 Annual Communication, adequate time should be afforded the Grand Secretary to devise necessary forms pertaining to such membership. Therefore, this Committee recommends that all of the legislative changes as recommended herein should become effective January 1, 1983. Respectfully submitted, HAROLD M. JAYNE, ERWIN J. ROESEL, VERI': H. SCHI':EIDER, Chairman. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES

RW. Bro. John E. Adams, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Chartered Lodges and moved that the report as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge.


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To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: Your Committee on Chartered Lodges met in the office of the Grand Secretary on August 21, examined the lodge returns and District Deputy Grand Master's reports, and made the following report: Late Returns-On August 1 there were 64 lodges whose returns had not been received by the Grand Secretary. Section 10.050 ofthe Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws reads as follows: "Each lodge makes an annual return to the Grand Lodge as of June 30. The return is sent to the Grand Secretary on or before August I." The Grand Secretary and this Committee cannot make a full report to the Grand Lodge when these returns are not in on time. At the time we met on August 21, the returns were still not in from the following lodges: 16,34,76, 129, 147,206,219,239,244,296,324,326,438,537,573,591 and 639. Some of these lodges have been too late to get in our report for five consecutive years. Membership - The returns from 347 lodges reflect a decrease of 2,273 members; 125 lodges reported an increase of 522 members, while 58 lodges reported the same as in 1980. Small Lodges - Of those lodges reporting, 92 lodges had a membership of 50 or less. The returns indicate that 54 of the 92 lodges had a decrease of 127 members; 21 of the 92 lodges had an increase of 41 members, while the other 17 lodges reported the same as 1980. Attendance - 475 lodges reported their attendance at 25 or less per meeting, and 314 of those lodges reported an average attendance of 15 or less per meeting. . Errors - Please, Brother Secretaries, follow the instructions given you by the Grand Secretary, and be more careful in making out your returns. This year 34.6 percent of the returns processed by the Grand Secretary had to be returned to the lodge Secretary due to errors. Raising Candidates - There were 154 lodges, of those reporting, which did not raise a candidate during the year. Rejections - Of those lodges reporting, 56 lodges reported r~jecting 72 candidates during the year. Dues and Fees - Following is a recapitulation of the fees charged for the degrees: No. of

Amount

Lodges

$31.00 41.00 42.00 45.00 51.00 61.00 71.00

2* 63* 2* to $ 50.00 69 to 60.00 119 to 70.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 70 to 80.00 73

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A mount

$ 81.00 91.00 101.00 111.00 121.00 131.00 150.00

Lodges to $ 90.00 22 to 100.00................ 77 to 110.00 19 to 120.00 18 to 130.00................ 8

I 2

The dues reflected on the returns were: Amount

S 7.50 8.00

No. of Lodges

2 3

Amount

No. of Lodlies

$10.00 ........................... 48 11.00 4

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Amount

No. of Lodges

$12.00 12.50 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 17.50 18.00 20.00 21.00

34 15 6 3 181 21 4 8 18 105 10

Amount

No. of Lodges

$22.00 7 22.50 2 24.00 6 25.00 45 27.00 2 30.00 5 35.00 3 ($9.00, $12.25, $13.25, $13.75, $16.25, $18.50, $19.50, $26.00, $27.75, $28.00 and $60.00 - I each)

Budget - The District Deputy Grand Masters' reports indicate that 277 lodges did not bother to prepare a budget for 1981. There were 147 lodges whose expenditures exceeded their income. Section 9.050 of the Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws states: "Not later than the second Stated Communication after the installation of the Master, the Budget Committee, consisting ofthe Master, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Master Masons, prepares and reports a budget of the revenues anticipated to be available for the operation of the lodge for the next year, and of the itemized expenditures required, appropriated, or recommended for the period including the per capita tax due the Grand Lodge." It is obvious from the above that some of the D.D.G.M.s are not performing that part of their duty which requires them to see that every lodge in their district has adopted a budget. Auditing - The District Deputy Grand Masters' reports reveal that 108 lodges have not been audited for entirely too long. They are: Date Last Audited

Jan. 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974

Lodges

26 15 6

9 2 I

Date Last A udited

1971 1959 Secretary didn't know when Never.. Not for years Approved by the lodge Total

Lodges 2 I

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38 4 I _I

108

Every installed Worshipful Master should appoint an Auditing Committee to audit the books of the Secretary and Treasurer at any time during the year that is necessary, but particularly before the new officers take over the following year. District Deputy Grand Masters' Reports - Only two of the D.D.G.M.s failed to perform that part of their duty which requires them to visit each lodge in their District and submit a report to the Grand Secretary's office by August 1. At the time we met on August 21, The Grand Secretary had not received the D.D.G.M.'s reports for the following: Fifteenth District

(H. Fred Helbing) Williamstown Lodge No. 370 Thirty-fourth District

(H. Eugene Self) Cass Lodge No. 147* *His own lodge, he is Secretary.

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Condition of Lodges - The following are some comments from the District Deputy Grand Masters' reports: "This lodge needs better attendance of officers." "Lodge lacks young members, most officers are Past Masters, lodge needs more members" (42). "This lodge can barely function due to lack of members and attendance, requires help from other lodges to confer degrees. I have no recommendation to make." "This lodge is still suffering from personality conflicts, but this condition seems to have improved." "During the past year, outgoing Secretary did not keep up on membership changes and allowed records to become a mess. Records are organized except for membership count." "Declining membership, interest, age of members, friendly, many members out of state; should consider consolidation." "After a disruptive year in 1980, the lodge is making a strong comeback." "There are some dedicated Masons here, but the membership is small (22 members) and nothing is happening." "No leadership. Not too much interest in proficiency." "I set up an appointment with all the lodges in my District. They were all real cooperative except this lodge. The D.D.G.L. and myself both made appointments with them, but no one showed up. I have tried two more times to contact the Secretary and Master with no results. I will keep trying." "They had not met since their second meeting in November until tonight (2-25-81). Consolidation is in the future for them" (46 members). "Missed having several of the meetings because of no quorum, but are going to try to do better in the future" (48 members). "My frank appraisal of the Craft is fair to poor, because some members distract others from their work." "Past minutes were kept very poorly, new Secretary appointed for the remainder of the year. Lodge ritual very poor. New Master trying to get things straightened out. Recommend consolidation with another lodge." "Another small lodge run by a past D.D.G.M. who will not let younger members take hold and lead the lodge." "Lodge has had very few meetings during the past year. It is a small lodge, and they have a time getting enough to open lodge (24 members). "Lodge is barely hanging on. Some improvements have been made during the last two years. Some extremely elderly brethren help to keep the lodge open. I do not see how the lodge can keep on after their deaths." "This lodge is undergoing the pains of death. Lodge attendance and officers' attitude towards their duties is very poor. Ritual is extremely poor. Constant bickering among membership. If this were my lodge, I would either transfer or disassociate myself with Freemasonry. Cooperation with this lodge, between myself and the Grand Lodge for the past two years has been poor. In my report last year I stated that "The best that could happen to this lodge would be to forfeit their charter." I am still of that opinion. If the Grand Lodge still questions my statements, I welcome their attendance at the lodge meetings. Their ability to conduct a degree is zero. In closing, I have no axe to grind with this lodge. In my personal opinion, it is the farthest thing from Masonry I have seen to date."

Most Worshipful Grand Master, your Committee appreciates the opportunity of serving you and the Grand Lodge, and we would like to thank R.W. Frank A. Arnold, Grand Secretary, for his splendid cooperation and assistance.


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Fraternally submitted, JOHN E. ADAMS, Chairman, WILBUR M. DAL'GHTREY, CHARLES C. BYBEE,

CLAUDE E. WELLS, JR., JIM WESTER.

REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER HAROLD C. WURDEMAN OF NEBRASKA REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION

Wor. Bro. Carl G. Brown, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation and moved that the report be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. oj Missouri: No new lodges were set to work under dispensation since our last Annual Communication and nothing has been referred to this Committee for action. Each member of this Committee wishes to express his gratitude for being named to this Committee and pledges his help and support in whatever way he may be of any further service. Respectfully submitted, BILL J. BEATTY, LESLIE M. (MAC) HOGUE, CARL G. BROWN, Chairman. DUANE EISERMAN, DR. HAROLD K. CAMPBELL, REPORT ON ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS

RW. Bro. Edwin B. Brzezinski, Chairman of Election, read the report on the 1,078 votes cast for the election of Grand Lodge Officers. For the Office of Grand Master William J. Hill .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1,067 votes

The Grand Master announced the election of William J. Hill to the office of Grand Master for the year 1981-82. RW. Brother Hill accepted the election. For the Office of Deputy Grand Master Earl K. Dille

1,068 votes

The Grand Master announced the election of Earl K. Dille to the office of Deputy Grand Master for the year 1981-82. R.W. Brother Dille accepted the election. For the Office of Senior Grand Warden Robert J. Crede

1,063 votes

The Grand Master announced the election of Robert J. Crede to the office of Senior Grand Warden for the year 1981-82. R.W. Brother Crede accepted the election. For the Office ofJunior Grand Warden Vern H. Schneider

1,017 votes

The Grand Master announced the election of Vern H. Schneider to the office ofJunior Grand Warden for the year 1981-82. R. W. Brother Schneider accepted the election.


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1,037 votes

The Grand Master announced the election of W. Marion Luna to the office of Grand Treasurer for the year 1981-1982. R.W. Brother Luna accepted the election. For the Office of Grand Secretary Frank A. Arnold

1,021 votes

The Grand Master announced the election of Frank A. Arnold to the office of Grand Secretary for the year 1981-82. R.W. Brother Arnold accepted the election. REPORT ON ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF MASONIC HOME BOARD OF DIRECTONS

R.W. Bro. Edwin B. Brzezinski, Chairman of Election, read the report on the votes cast for the election of Members of the Masonic Home Board. Albert Elfrank Eldon Turnbull Walter Hays

794 votes 760 votes 497 votes

The Grand Master announced the election of Albert Elfrank and Eldon Turnbull as Members of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri for terms of four years. R.W. Brother Elfrank accepted the election. Brother Turnbull was not present to accept the election. CALL FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor. R. W. Grand Chaplain Cecil H. Hurt offered prayer. MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28,1981

Grand Lodge Dinner for all Master Masons and Their Ladies Dining Room-ABOU BEN ADHEM SHRINE MOSQUE Recognition of Honor Lodges and Presentation of Medallions: GRAND LODGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 7:30 TO 8:00 P.M.

ORGAN SELECTIONS IN AUDITORIUM Jack J. Stottlemyre, Organist 8:00 P.M.

OPEN MEETING Auditorium-ABOU BEN ADHEM SHRINE MOSQUE Dr. J. Edward Blinn, Most Worshipful Grand Master, presiding Introduction of Grand Lodge Officers and their Ladies Welcome - Grand Master J. Edward Blinn Remarks - Grand Master-Elect William J. Hill ENTERTAINMENT

GARY ELLISON Missouri's Official Ragtime Piano Player


Tuesday Morning September 29, 1981

ORGAN SELECTIONS Jack J. Stottlemyre, Organist

CALL TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 9:00 a.m. R.W. Grand Chaplain Carl L. Radford offered prayer. ANNOUNCEMENT OF M.W. GRAND MASTER BLINN

The Grand Master announced that Bro. Jim Marsh, Worshipful Master of Troy Lodge No. 34, had contacted Bro. Eldon Turnbull who accepted the election to the Masonic Home Board. PRESENTATION OF GRAND REPRESENTATIVE RECOMMENDATION

M.W. Grand Master Blinn presented to R.W. Bro. Thomas K. McGuire,Jr. the recommendation to the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Alaska that he be constituted and appointed Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Missouri near the Grand Lodge of Alaska. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER BEN B. BOYLES OF KANSAS REPORT OF COMMISSION FOR INTERNAL AFFAIRS

M.W. Bro. Fielding A. Poe, Chairman, presented the report ofthe Commission for Internal Affairs and moved that the report be received as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., oj Missouri: On Sunday, Dec. 7, 1980, the special Commission for Internal Affairs, appointed by Grand Master J. Edward Blinn for the study of membership trends, met in Columbia, in the new Grand Lodge office at 4:00 p.m. Present were M.W. Brother Blinn, Wor. Bro. Tom Warden, R.W. Bro. Ray Hilton, and M.W. Bro. Fielding A. Poe. Several articles, letters, and reports from Brother Grand Lodges and appendant bodies appertaining to reasons and methods of resolving declining membership were read and discussed by those present. The question, "Is growth necessary?," was then discussed. The conclusion was unanimous in the affirmative for several reasons: 1. Interest dies if growth is not present. 2. Assurance of future officers, leaders and workers in Masonic interest. 3. Continuation of lodges. 4. To provide ample support for Grand Lodge structure in monetary needs, as well as numerical needs in membership. 5. Assurance of Masonic heritage being preserved for future generations. The question was presented, "Is growth to be measured by increase in

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members only?" The thought was presented that perhaps we have become overly obsessed with quantity of membership rather than quality of members. It was expressed that while quantity was important, if high quality was maintained the quantity necessarily would follow. The Committee would point out that while ritual is important and in no way to be slighted, however, by our strong emphasis in this area alone we have inadvertently neglected areas such as leadership, lodge programs, lodge activities, lodge administration, Masonic history, education and involvement, appearance and care of lodge buildings, and community involvement. Simply stated, the majority of our members are not in the Fraternity for the ritual alone and will not attend meetings just to hear the ritual recited. One solution presented was to permit lodges to open on the second and third degree when there is no business in the lower degree or degrees. In some jurisdictions, business is conducted in the first degree; hence members are made to feel immediately that they are an integral part of this society of friends and brothers. It is this Committee's consensus that we rush new members through the degrees too quickly. By taking the candidate through the degrees over an extended period oftime, he would have an opportunity to digest more fully the lessons and true meaning of Freemasonry. The Committee feels most emphatically that we are not selling the Fraternity, particularly in our own families. Is solicitation all wrong? Is it wrong for a man to solicit his own son for membership? Is it wrong to let non-members know what is necessary to become a Freemason? It was the Committee's consensus that here is an area which, properly modified, could produce positive results to our needs. The Committee concluded that Freemasonry is woefully weak in the area of public relations from the Grand Lodge level down through the subordinate lodges and appendant bodies, with the possible exception of the Shrine. If we are going to grow, there must be an accelerated program of public relations on the Grand Lodge level and most emphatically on the subordinate lodge level and this means public relations within the Fraternity as well as without. With today's changing society, strong emphasis must be placed on the following: 1. Appearance of Masonic buildings, inside and out. 2. Involvement in local community programs. 3. Application to the practice of Masonic programs of charity. 4. Exposure of not only Masonic activities and contributions to today's society, but exposure of Masonic principles and ideals as well. The question, "What can we do to get capable, interested, qualified men to serve in the junior stations and continue through the line?" has never been more critical. A four-point program is herein presented to the Grand Master and the advancing Grand Lodge line officers. Its development, presentation, implementation and enforcement must rest with that body. 1. Induction and Introduction. Reactivate the program of educating prospective members and their wives as to what Freemasonry is and is not, what is required of the candidate, the member.


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2. First Degree Emphasis. a. Make the first degree big, important, and an affair to remember. b. This is the one place ritual should really shine. c. No! No! Absolutely no other business the night of the first degree. d. Everyone remain in the lodge until the degree is completed. Close the lodge and then all go to refreshment together. The Master takes the new Entered Apprentice and escorts him to the front of the line. Make him feel important, that he belongs. Never, no never, send the new Entered Apprentice out of the lodge to fend for himself. When we get him, let's keep him. More important, let's develop him. 3. Instruction. a. This is the key to the lock. b. The instructor probably will be the most influential Mason to the new Mason long after he has completed his degrees. The instructor can have a great effect even to his continuation into appendant bodies. The instructor is the person who will first recognize potential officer material and/or a prospective lodge committee member. This person, if properly trained, qualified and genuinely interested, can have tremendous influence and his work will have far-reaching effects on the Fraternity. Which person in each lodge performs this task? What do we do to train them, notjust in ritual but in instructing Masonic tradition, custom and Masonic procedure, yes, even law? It all starts here; unfortunately, all too often this is where it also ends. The Grand Lodge needs to address itself to a great need for a program in this area. c. In most lodges, this is traditionally the responsibility assigned to the Senior Deacon. 4. Assignment. Immediately after receiving the third degree, each new brother should be assigned by the Master some duty or responsibility - a station on a degree team, a committee assignment, something to give him cause to feel that he has not only been accepted by that lodge, but that he also has a contribution to make to the betterment of that lodge. This assignment should not be delayed, but ready to give him the night he gets his third degree and the assignment should be made in open lodge for all to hear. Simply stated, with poetic license, the Four I Program is: 1. Introduction. 2. Imphasis.

3. Instruction. 4. Involvement.

In conclusion, Brethren, our problem of membership lies within the Fraternity. There is nothing wrong with Masonic Ritual, except perhaps a need for more proficiency. There is nothing wrong with Masonic ideals of charity and tradition. There is nothing wrong with Masonic virtues, but we must put them into practice. We must practice in the lodge and out of lodge those things we teach and to which we take obligation. We will be judged solely by our performance, not our words. Freemasonry must be responsive to all the needs of its community. This is what made it big and great in the past; but the needs of 1900 are not altogether the needs of 1982. We must face up to the fact that society has changed and if we are going to be a viable organization and an influence in our community,


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then we must, without abandoning our landmarks, traditions or principles, move into the 20th century. Respectfully submitted, FIEI.DlI':G A. POE, Chairman, RAY HII.TOI':, THOMAS C. WARDEI':. REMARKS OF R.W. BRO. STEWART M. L. POLLARD, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES REMARKS OF R.W. JUNIOR GRAND WARDEN DARRELL ADERMAN OF WISCONSIN REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY

M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Necrology and moved that the report be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren of this Grand Lodge, again it is an honor to have an Address of the Grand Master pause to include the Report of the Committee on Necrology. Since our last communication, our Grand Lodge has lost a total of 2,575 faithful brethren, among whom were 21 Right Worshipful Brethren. We shall not hear the names or biographies of those brethren who have served the Grand Lodge as Right Worshipful Sirs, for those facts will be printed in the Report of the Committee on Necrology in the PROCEEDII':GS of this communication. R.W.John R. Walker, Walker- Past D.DoG.M., District 43: 1956-65, diedJu1y 21,1980. RW. Herbert William Duem1er, St. Louis - Past D.D.G.M., District 33: 1962, died August 22, 1980. R.W. Wo Lee Brewster, Jonesburg - Past DoD.GoM., District 28: 1967-71, died August 22, 1980. RoWo Sidney D. Clark, St. Joseph - Past DoD.G.M., District 9: 1956, died August 24, 1980. R.W. Walter Charles Campbell, Rolla - Past Grand Tiler, 1971, died October 9, 1980. R.W.James Roswell Gray, Laddonia - Past D.DoG.L., District 27: 1964, died September IS, 1980. R.W. Allen C. Sodemann, St. Louis- Past D.D.G.M., District 33: 1963, died October 10, 19800 RW. James Ho Rudd, Hazelwood - Past D.D.G.M., District 30: 1956-60, died October 19, 1980. RoW. Lawrence Marshall Hollenbeck, Vienna - Past D.D.G.M., District 50: 1951; Past DoD.GoL., District 50: 1952-56, died December 2, 19800 RoW. Orland Ray McCoy, Farley - Past D.D.G.L., District 21: 1974-75, died January 8, 19810 RW. Herbert Ross Busch, Parkville - Past DoD.G.M., District 21: 1964-65, diedJanuary 12, 1981. R.W. Herbert R Kuhn, Prairie Home- Past D.D.G.M., District 25: 1958; Past D.D.G.L. District 25: 1963-66, died November 29, 1980. R.W. Arthur C. Yehlen, St. Louis - Past D.D.G.M., District 33:1941; Past DoD.G.L., District 33:1942, died February IS, 1981.


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RW. Floyd Sutton, Crystal City - Past D.D.G.M., District 48:1971-73, died April 5, 1981. R.W. Glenn Hart Oliver, Montgomery City- Past D.D.G.L., District 28: 1979-81, died in office, April 12, 1981. R.W. Manley C. Vanzant, Maplewood - Past D.D.C.M., District 57: 1963-64; Past D.D.G.L., District 57:1965, died May 8, 1981. RW. Elwood Joseph Chancellor, Buckner - Past D.D.G.L., District 59: 1976-78, died June 21, 1981. R.W. Cleon C. Thompson, Mountain Grove - Past D.D.G.L., District 46:1973-74, died June 25, 1981. RW. Vernon V. Goslee, Skidmore - Past D.D.G.L., District 7:1949-57, died June 30, 1981. RW. Morris Salwinsky, Kansas City - Past Grand Pursuivant, 1973, died July 19, 1981, Masonic Services. RW. James A. Riley, St. Louis - Past D.D.G.M., District 33: 1966, died July 31, 1981, M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison conducted Masonic Services.

Brethren, will you please stand for a moment of silence and tribute to our departed brethren and for prayer? Supreme Grand Master of the Universe, in Thy infinite wisdom these brethren have been called to the celestial grand lodge on high, for they have laid aside their earthly working tools and are now serving Thee, the Supreme Architect of the Universe. While we pay this tribute of brotherly love and respect to the memory of our departed brethren, let us also express our sincere fraternal greetings and sympathy to the bereaved loved ones. This we ask in the name of Him in whom we all profess to put out trust. Amen! Respectfully and fraternally submitted, Chairman, WILLIAM R. DENSLOW, DR. HAROLD O. GRAUEL, WALTER L. WALKER. FRANK P. BRIGGS,

GEORGE F. MORRISO!':,

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES

The Grand Secretary moved that the report of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be received and made a part of the record of this Annual Communication. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge of Missouri A.F. & A.M. Your Committee on Appeals and Grievances has had under consideration and investigation the Application for Reinstatement of Bro. Elmer L. Crumley, who desires to be reinstated to good standing. Brother Crumley was suspended for nonpayment of dues onJune 1,1963 by Portageville Lodge No. 166 at Portageville, Missouri. Investigation made by our Committee through R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold, Grand Secretary, reveals that Brother Crumley is of good repute and worthy to be reinstated to membership in our Fraternity. The Committee therefore recommends that the Petition for Reinstatement to Good Standing be approved. LLOYD

L. SCHAIl\:KER, W. GARl\:!iOLZ,

EDWARD

ROBERT M. FEl\:LOl\:,

HAROLD

.los.

TO!':ER,

HARRY GERSHEl\:SO!':,

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REPORT OF BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD

Wor. Bro. Harold E. Thornton, Chairman, presented the report of the Building Supervisory Board and moved that the report as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Gram' Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: Your Buii.!ing Supervisory Board submits herewith its report of activities and decisions of the past Masonic year. We are indeed grateful to our Grand Master, M.W. Bro.]. Edward Blinn, for not only the appointment to serve on this committee, but for the many hours and days he and other Grand Lodge Officers spent in assisting the many subordinate lodges in their various cornerstone and dedication ceremonies. The vitality in the various lodges over the state of Missouri has been greatly enhanced by these great leaders. The Board has attempted to conscientiously attend to all matters brought before it; and a list of all cases and the action taken is herewith attached to this report. It is our fervent hope that our lodges will continue to grow and that our great institution will be forever preserved. Fraternally, Roy E. TALBOTT, NEI.sol': Row AI", HAROLD TIfORI"TOI",

Chairman.

Gallatin Lodge No. 106 and Gallatin Temple Corporation The Board approved amended Articles of Incorporation. Archie Lodge No. 633, Archie On recommendation of the District Deputy Grand Master that the lodge was receiving the fair market value, the Board approved sale of old temple. Clinton Lodge No. 548, Clinton The Board approved plans to exchange old building for new building to be built and paid for by local bank with no debt to the lodge so the bank could gain title to the old location for expansion of the bank. Palestine Lodge No. 241, St. Charles The Board answered inquiry regarding design for new temple. This was referred to the District Deputy Grand Master. Sarcoxie Lodge No. 293, Sarcoxie The Board granted permission to proceed with plans for their new temple with no debt to be incurred to the lodge. Sparta Lodge No. 296, Sparta Permission was granted to proceed with building new temple with no debt incurred. Lebanon Lodge No. 77, Steeleville The Board approved plans for new temple, and the sale of old building, without any debt to be incurred. Monroe Lodge No. 64, Monroe City Plans for new temple were approved with no debt to be incurred to the lodge. Sarcoxie Temple Association, Sarcoxie The Board approved Articles of Not-for-Profit Corporation. Lambskin Lodge No. 460, and Lambskin Temple Association, St. Louis The Board approved Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws for Temple Association. Trenton Lodge No. Ill, Trenton


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Permission was granted to proceed with plans for new temple without any incurrence of debt to the lodge. Sheffield Lodge No. 625, and Sheffield Masonic Temple Association, Kansas City Approval was given for the lodge to make a loan (limited) to the Temple Association for necessary remodeling to the building. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BY路LAWS

M.W. Bro. J. Morgan Donelson, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on By-Laws and moved that the report as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The Committee on By-Laws reports that after the 1980 Annual Communication it prepared and caused to be distributed the annual pocket part to the 1958 Annotated Constitution and By-Laws as reprinted in 1977. This supplement contains all amendments, standing resolutions, approved decisions and other actions ofthe Grand Lodge subsequent to those included in the bound volume. The 1980 actions of the Grand Lodge on matters of law are summarized, and proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws are set out in full. A complete directory of the Grand Lodge and biographical sketches of the Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master are set forth for easy reference. Fraternally submitted, NEWTON R. BRADLEY, HARRY GERSHENSON, JR., WILLIAM H. Urz, JR., J. MORGAN DOl"ELSON. ROl"ALD M. BELT, REMARKS OF STATE MASTER COUNCILOR RANDAL L. WINGBERMUEHLE OF MISSOURI. INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF DEMOLAY REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R.W. Bro. Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests and moved that the report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The Committee and our wives have been privileged to assist our Grand Master J. Edward Blinn in extending the hospitality of the Grand Lodge to the distinguished visitors to our 160th Annual Communication from sister jurisdictions, to the leaders of affiliated bodies and other guests. Motel accommodations were provided at the Hilton Inn, Holiday Inn and Kentwood Arms. The annual reception and Grand Master's banquet were held on Sunday, September 27, at the Hilton Inn. The Grand Master's Appreciation Breakfast for the District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers was held on Monday morning, September 28, in the dining room of the Abou Ben Adhem Temple. A luncheon for those attending Grand Lodge was served Monday noon, September 28, in the dining room of Abou Ben Adhem Temple. The annual Grand Lodge banquet for all Freemasons, their families, friends and guests was held in the Abou Ben Adhem dining room on Monday evening, followed by entertainment in the auditorium by Missouri's Official Ragtime Piano Player, Gary Ellison.


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Visitors from outside of the State of Missouri and special guests included: M.W. Bro. Keith L. Muntz, Grand Master of Iowa, and wife Dorothy. M.W. Bro. Harold C. Wurdeman, Grand Master of Nebraska, and wife Irene. M.W. Bro. Wilson B. Haney, Grand Master of Oklahoma. M.W. Bro. Danny W. Seaton, Grand Master of Tennessee, and wife Carol. M.W. Bro. Ben B. Boyles, Grand Master of Kansas. M.W. Bro. Buford W. Vest, Grand Master of Arkansas. R.W. Bro. E. Gene Ross, Senior Grand Warden of Illinois, and wife Doris. R.W. Bro. Robert R. Stevens, Senior Grand Warden of Indiana, and wife Suzie. R.W. Bro. Darrell Aderman, Junior Grand Warden of Wisconsin, and wife Billie. RW. Bro. Tom Eggleston, Grand Secretary of Iowa, and wife Barbara. R.W. Bro. Albert O. Arnold, Jr., Grand Secretary of Kansas, and wife Marge. R.W. Bro. Melvin Mullins, Grand Secretary of Kentucky, and wife Helen. R.W. Bro. Stewart M. L. Pollard, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Masonic Service Association of the United States, and wife Peg. RW. Bro. Walter C. Ploeser, Sovereign Grand Inspector General of Missouri, and wife Dorothy. M.E. Compo Dr. Gene M. Zinn, Grand High Priest of Missouri, and wife Muriel. RE. Sir Knight Dr. Henry R. Stoker, Grand Commander of Missouri, and wife Shelda. M.1. Compo Robert N. Hunter, Grand Master, Grand Council of Missouri. Sister Betty Lee Egner, Worthy Grand Matron of Missouri. Bro. Gordon G. Saunders, Worthy Grand Patron of Missouri, and wife Darlene. Sister Adele C. Duerr, Grand Secretary of Grand Chapter, O.E.S. of Missouri. Miss Susan Sprague, Grand Worthy Advisor of Missouri, Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Miss Mary Nowack, Grand Bethel Honored Queen, Job's Daughters. Mrs. Marlene B. Frakes, Grand Guardian of Missouri,Job's Daughters, and husband Lorna H. Bro. Ronald Bardol, Associate Grand Guardian of Missouri, Job's Daughters. R.W. Bro. Ronald M. Compton, Executive Officer of Missouri, Order of DeMolay. Bro. H. David Thomas, Administrator, Masonic Home of Missouri, and wife Ruth Ann. Wor. Bro. Carl I. Stein, Secretary to the Board of Directors, Masonic Home of Missouri, and wife June. Bro. Randal L. Wingbermuehle, State Master Councilor, Order of DeMolay. Bro. and Ill. Sir Arthur A. Summer, Potentate of Abou Ben Adhem Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. of Springfield, and wife Nancy. R.W. Bro. M. Monroe Robinson, Deputy Grand Master of Arkansas, and wife Troyce.

The Chairman and the Members of the Committee express their thanks and appreciation of the assistance given by M.W. Brother Blinn and R.W. Bro. Frank A. Arnold and his wife Ruth and to the wives of the committee members in formulating the above activities for our Grand Lodge session. THOMAS K. MCGUIRE, JR., Chairman, L. DOYLE TREECE, ROBERT G. BIRD, JIMMIE LEE, EUGENE E. "PAr" McFARLAND, FRANK A. ARNOLD, CHARLES E. SCHEURICH,

JOHN LOREJ'I,;Z.

ROBERT J. CREDE,

REMARKS OF R.W. BRO. RONALD M. COMPTON, EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF MISSOURI, INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF DEMOLAY REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON YOUTH

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Committee on Youth and moved that it be accepted as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: The biggest single need of the Youth Program in today's time is adult leadership. The Order of DeMolay must have Master Masons working with them. Frank Land, who founded the Order of DeMolay, only allowed Master Masons to work with DeMolay in his time. Unfortunately, DeMolay will never properly grow until we have more Master Masons willing to learn about the Order of DeMolay and are willing to work actively as Chapter Dads in local chapters. It may not be line officers of the lodge; but it could be that Master Mason in your lodge who is looking for this kind of program to work in. Lodge officers should search out men at their lodge who have the inclination to work with the youth and encourage them to work with DeMolay. This is also true with Job's Daughters and Rainbow Girls. The Order of DeMolay, Job's Daughters, and Rainbow Girls are extremely thankful for the support it receives from Masons in Missouri. We encourage each Master Mason to visit a Chapter, Bethel, or Assembly and see the youth at work. Respectfully submitted, RONALD M. COMPTON, Chairman, O. WESLEY KONERING, LIONEL J. GOEDE, DAN C. PEAK. EUGENE E. WILSOl\', REMARKS OF BRO. RONALD BARDOL, ASSOCIATE GRAND GUARDIAN OF THE GRAND GUARDIAN COUNCIL OF MISSOURI, INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF JOB'S DAUGHTERS REPORT OF AUDITOR

The Grand Secretary stated that the report of the Auditor is printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" and moved that the report be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. 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, 1980 to June 30, 1981, also the Masonic Home Initiation Fund, the George Washington Memorial Fund, the Joseph S. McIntyre Library Fund, The Freemason Magazine, and The Revolving Fund for the same period and respectfully present the following report: (;ENERAL FL:ND--PER GRAND SECRETARY'S BOOKS STATEME;>;T OF CASH RECEIPTS A;>;O DISBL'RSDfEl\;TS JL:LY

l. 1980

TO JVNE

30, 1981 Amount

Cash Receipts Per Capita Tax Masonic Home Initiation Fees

. $533,619.72 43,000.00 .


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George Washington Memorial Association Fees Dues Receipt Cards Revolving Fund-Sale of Sundries Interest on Investments: Permanent Fund (Less Agency Fee $913.05) General Fund (Less Agency Fee $1,115.78) Miscellaneous Visits-D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Total Income Receipts Transfer from Agency Account - Net Total Receipts Disbursements Per Schedule Attached Excess of Receipts Over Disbursements Balance July 1, 1980 Net Overdraft Balance June 30, 1981 Consisting of First National Bank of Kansas City Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City, Missouri GRA:'\D LOD(a: A.F.

&

. . .

2,153.00 4,158.06 1,083.50

$16,088.58 21,173.77 37,262.35 1,101.02 . 5,460.00 . . $627,837.65 56,549.91 . . $684,387.56 . 636,185.86 . $ 48,201.70 (5,852.58) . . $42,349.12) . $ 39,796.50 2,552.62 . $42,349.12

A.M. OF MISSOCRI

GENERAL FUND STATEMENT OF CASH DISBCRSEM£:'IlTS .JULY

1, 1980

TO

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By Appropriation of Grand Lodge Salary-Grand Secretary Salary-Grand Lecturer Salary-Grand Treasurer Retirement Expense Masonic Service Association-Per Capita Masonic Service-Hospital Visitation Grand Lodge Office Expense Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges Freemason Magazine By Requisition of Grand Master Expenses-Grand Master Expenses-Grand Lecturer Expenses-Grand Lodge Officers and Committees Expenses-Deputy Grand Master Conference of Grand Lodge Officers Conference of D.D.G.M.s and D.D.G.L.s Washington, D.C., Meeting Auditing Grand Masters Contingent Fund Expenses of Grand Lodge Sessions Regional Meetings-Lodge Officers

. $ 18,350.00 17,250.00 . . 600.00 . 13,450.00 . 2,457.39 5,000.00 . . 4,350.91 100.00 . 67,628.20 . $129,186.50 $ 10,000.00

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10,118.39 3,116.38 1,000.00 3,337.20 4,116.32 3,596.00 1,000.00 4,098.39 15,117.24 9,253.63 $ 64,753.55

By Requisition of Grand Secretary Salaries-Grand Lodge Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $ 27,845.80 4,054.59 Payroll Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Insurance 9,228.54


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Operation of Grand Lodge Office Printing, Postage, Stationery Telephone and Telegrams Office Equipment Office Supplies Incidental Office Expense Data Processing Office Improvements Incidental Travel and Expense of Grand Secretary Grand Master's Regalia Fifty-Year Veterans' Buttons Printing Proceedings By Requisition Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on

. . . . . . . . . . .

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

12,665.98 2,931.64 7,677.57 2,493.13 1,248.81 3,793.61 962.62 3,089.36 2,294.23 4,938.50 12,133.05 $ 95,357.43 750.00 3,492.01 618.22 5,000.00 1,874.22 59,318.00 $ 71,052.45 $360,349.93 $222,341.55 43,000.00 2,153.00 $267,494.55 $627,844.48 5,460.00 2,913.88 (32.50) $636,185.86 $

. . . . .

Total Grand Lodge Operating Expenses Masonic Home-Per Capita Tax Masonic Home Initiation Fund George Washington Memorial Association

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Total Expenses Payments-D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Visits Payroll Adjustment Discount-Missouri Withholding Total Disbursements

. . . . .

SECURITIES-PERMAl':ENT FlJl':D

I did not examine the securities which are held by the First National Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, as agent, charges and credits for the current year. Federal National Mortgage Association Debenture Interest Rate Maturity

Par Value

PERCENT

Carrying Value

Market Value June 30, 1981

3-10-82 7.15 U.S. Treasury Notes 9-30-81 6.75 10-31-82 12.125 2-15-83 8 2-15-84 7.25 2-15-87 9 Federated Master Trust Total Securities

$ 20,000.00

$ 20,010.15

$ 18,887.40

20,000.00 . 10,000.00 . 65,000.00 . 45,000.00 . 50,000.00 . 4,145.00 . . $214,145.00

19,878.13 9,881.25 64,406.25 41,976.54 50,000.00 4,145.00 210,297.32

19,562.40 9,721.90 59,007.65 38,559.15 40,875.00 4,145.00 $190,758.50

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U.S. Treasury Notes Interest Rate Maturity

Par Value

PERCENT

9-30-82 11.87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $ 50,000.00 8-15-83 11.87 . 50,000.00 2-15-84 7.25 . 15,000.00 Federated Master Trust . 1,748.00 Total Securities . $116,748.00 Uninvested Cash Total

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Following is a summary of the changes Permanent Fund during the year. Uninvested Cash, July I, 1980 Receipts Matured U.S. Treasury Notes & Bills Income Account Transfers Amortization-Premium F.N.M.A. Deb G.M.A.C. Note

Market Value June 30, 1981 $ 48,531.00 $ 50,052.09 Carrying Value

49,562.50 14,971.50 1,748.00 116,334.09

47,906.00 12,853.05 1,748.00 $111,038.05

-0$116,334.09 In

the principal account of the $ . $ 35,562.00 1,249.14 . . 20.31 . 1,000.00

37,831.45

Disbursements U.S. Treasury Notes and Bills " $ 19,660.75 Federated Master Trust Commercial Paper. . . . . . . . . . . 3,033.00 Uninvested Cash, June 30, 1981

Balance July 1, 1980 Interest Received Transferred to Grand Lodge Collection Fees Transferred to Principal Balance June 30, 1980

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(22,693.75) $ 16,000.48

$

.00 18,271.08 ( 16,088.58) (913.05) 0,269.45) $ .00

Following is a summary of the changes in the principal account of the General Fund during the year. Balance July 1, 1980

.00

$

Receipts Matured U.S. Treasury Notes and Bills $302,988.19 Sale of Federated Master Trust Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 322,000.00 From Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167,500.00 Income Cash ~2~6~.0~4

792,514.23

Disbursements U.S. Treasury Notes and Bills $244,716.32 Purchase Federated Master Trust Paper. . . . . . . . . . . .. 323,748.00 Transfer to Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. 224,049.91

792,514.23

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Balance July 1, 1980 Interest Received 0 0000000 0. 0000 0. 000 0000. Transferred to Grand Lodge .. 0. 000000. 00. 00000000. 000000000... 0 Collection Fees 0000 0. 0. 00000.. 0000000. 0.. 0000. 000. 00000 Transferred to Principal 00000000000 0000 0. 0. 0 . Balance, June 30, 1981 000 00000000000000000000000000000.

$ .00 $ 22,315059

(21,173.77) (1,115078) (26.04) $ 000

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Balance July 1, 1980-Due to Masonic Home 000000000000000000000 Received From Lodges, July I, 1980 to June 30, 1981 00000. 00. 0000 Paid to Masonic Home . 0. 00000. 000..... 00000000000000000. 000000. Balance June 30, 1980-Due to Masonic Home 000000000000000000 0 GEORGE WASHI:"GTON

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000 43,000000 43,000000 .00 $

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Balance Due July I, 1979 000000000000000000000000.000.0000 .. 0000 Received From Lodges, July I, 1980 to June 30, 1981 0 . Paid to George Washington Memorial Association 00000000000000000 Balance Due June 30, 1981 00000000000000000000.. 0... 0.. 000.. 0. 00

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$

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Balance July 1, 1980 000 00000 0000000.. 0. 000 00. 0000 Interest on Savings Account 000. 000 0000. 0000000000000000000000 Balance in Mercantile Trust Company Savings Account June 30, 1981 000000000000.. 000000 000000 THE FREEMASON

$

1,972.15 106.02

$

2,078017

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644.89 44.00 (45050)

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Balance July 1, 1980 o. 0 00000000000.. 0. 000000000000000.... 0. 0 Receipts 0 00 00. 00. 0000000000000.. 00. 00 00.. 0 . Disbursements 0000.. 0. 0000000. 0.... 0000000000000000000000000000 Balance June 30, 1981-Exchange National Bank Jefferson City, Missouri 0.0 00000. 000.. 0000000000000000000000 000 THE REVOLVI:"(;

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Balance July I, 1980 .. 0.. 0.0000000000.000000000000000000.00.0000 Receipts (Dues, Manuals, Etc.) .0000000 000000000000000000000000000 Disbursements 00000 0000000000 000000000000000000000000 Balance June 30, 1981-Exchange National Bank Jefferson City, Missouri . 0000000000000. 000000000000000000000000 MILEA(;E AND PER DInf

COM~ITTFF

Mileage and Per Diem Checks Paid 0000.. 000000000000000000000000 Balance June 30, 1981 000 00o. 0 000000000000000000000000

$ 59,318000 000

The 1980 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 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981.


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All checks issued were examined in support of the disbursements. I found to be correct the per capita tax received and the amount 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 H. ASBURY, Certified Public Accountant REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY

The Grand Secretary stated that his report was contained in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" and that the sheet on statistics was included in the packet distributed to all voting members of the Grand Lodge. He moved that the report of the Grand Secretary be accepted for printing in the PROCEEDlJ',;GS. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: Law and practice of the Grand Lodge of Missouri obligates the Grand Secretary to communicate - to give and receive information, instructions, orders, messages, reports, requests - with everyone who serves as a part ofthe whole ofthe Masonic Fraternity. Freemasonry of the present day is quite a complex arrangement of the persons and organizations whose lives and labors are meant to exemplify the essential characteristics of the Order: Those qualities of good men with knowledge and understanding of the principles symbolically represented by LEVEL, PLUMB, and SQUARE. The constituents of Masonry are: Brothers, Officers, Lodges, Clubs, Districts, Committees, Appendant and Adoptive Bodies, Grand Lodge Officers, Grand Master. The year 1980-81 has been very pleasant and especially full of activity for me as Grand Secretary, with all of the associations of official responsibility and of the close personal relationships with M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn, with the fraternal ties among the Grand Lodge Officers, the Past Grand Masters, the Past Grand Treasurer, the Past Grand Secretary, the Past Grand Lecturer, the District Deputy Grand Masters, the District Deputy Grand Lecturers, the Chairmen and Members of Grand Lodge Committees, the ladies of the late Past Grand Masters, and those who are the strength and support of our Masonic Brotherhood - the Officers and Members of the lodges under the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The following sections are the account ofCOMMUN ICATION with all who are the Grand Lodge of Missouri during the Year 1980-81.

IDEJ',;TIFICATIOJ',; CARDS Identification cards for the Year 1980-81, which certified the holders to be Officials of the Grand Lodge, were written for and sent to the Grand Lodge Officers, the District Deputy Grand Masters, and the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. Most Worshipful Past Grand Masters received identification cards for the year 1980-81, bearing the signature of M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn,


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that certified service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Most Worshipful Grand Master with the dates of the respective years of their terms of office. COMMISSIONS TO DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS

Commissions were issued to 65 District Deputy Grand Masters appointed by Grand Master J. Edward Blinn to serve during the Grand Lodge year 1980-81 - one commission was issued because of the vacancy created by the resignation of the originally appointed District Deputy Grand Master. CERTIFICATES TO DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

Certificates of the appointment of Grand Lecturer Stanton T. Brown were issued to 65 District Deputy Grand Lecturers - one certificate was issued because of the vacancy created by the untimely death of the originally appointed District Deputy Grand Lecturer. CONSOLIDATION AND MERGER OF LODGES

Havana Lodge No. 21 at McFall and Gentryville Lodge No. 125 at Gentryville consolidated and merged on October 1, 1980 under the name and number McFall-Gentryville No. 125. Havana Lodge voted on the proposition on April 4, 1980; Gentryville Lodge voted on April 26, 1980. The seal and the charter of Havana Lodge No. 21 were received at the Grand Lodge Office on October 1, 1980. Sonora Lodge No. 200 at Watson consolidated with and merged into North Star Lodge No. 157 at Rock Port on February 23, 1981. Sonora Lodge voted on the proposition on January 15, 1981; North Star Lodge voted on February 23, 1981. The seal and the charter of Sonora Lodge were received in the Grand Lodge Office on April 7, 1981. University Lodge No. 649 at Clayton consolidated with and merged into Clayton Lodge No. 601 at Clayton on July 3, 1981. University Lodge voted on the proposition on February 2, 1981; Clayton Lodge voted on June 4,1981. The seal and the charter of University Lodge were received in the Grand Lodge Office on July 13, 1981. GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn accepted the recommendations of the respective Grand Masters and Grand Lodges and appointed Grand Representatives of the Grand Lodge of Missouri near other Grand Lodges. Certificates of Commission were issued to: Grand Grand Grand Grand

Lodge of Arizona - Samuel Anthony Scalzo Loge Reguliere De Belgique - Bernard Clarinval Lodge of Louisiana - Thomas T. Elkins Lodge of West Virginia - John E. Hall COURTESIES

Lodges of Missouri accommodated 74 lodges of other Grand Jurisdictions and performed fraternal services. The requests for fraternal courtesies were received through the offices of the Grand Secretaries, respectively, and transmitted to Missouri lodges. Constituent lodges of Missouri made 125 requests of lodges of other states


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for fraternal courtesies: Conferrals of degrees, investigations to determine fitness for reinstatement to good standing after suspension for nonpayment of dues, investigations to determine fitness to receive the degrees of Masonry, assistance with the preparation of the application for admission to the Masonic Home of Missouri, presentation of the 50-Year Button of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to veteran brothers living outside the State of Missouri, inquiries for information as to whereabouts and conditions of "lost" members, the provision of gifts at Christmas for brothers, etc. In addition, many requests for information on Masonic history were exchanged and processed to provide official verification of Masonic affiliation to support membership in an appendant (adoptive) body and for genealogy research, to complete membership records in transactions of transfer of membership, to provide the latest mailing address for affiliates of other Masonic organizations. Authorizations for Masonic Funeral Services were given and received. HEALING ORDERS

Carl Junction Lodge No. 549 at Carl Junction M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn determined that the inaccuracies of facts as to place of residence entered in the petition of Michael Keith McKay for the degrees of Masonry were written by him with no deliberate intent to conceal or deceive or falsify; that Carl Junction Lodge No. 549, in good faith, received the petition of Michael Keith McKay for the degrees of Masonry and proceeded in regular order with the investigation and ballot and subsequent conferral of the degree of Entered Apprentice. The Grand Master caused the Entered Apprentice - Michael Keith McKay - to be healed in accordance with Section 13.140 of Law of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Kennett Lodge No. 68 at Kennett M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn determined that the irregularities relative to the proceedings of Kennett Lodge No. 68 that pertain to the membership of Bro. John Preston Churchwell - initiated an Entered Apprentice on October 17, 1968; passed to degree of Fellow Craft on June 26, 1969; raised to degree of Master Mason on March 4, 1971; suspended for failure to prove proficiency in the Master Mason Degree on August 24, 1972; petitioned for advancement on March 13, 1980; raised to degree of Master Mason (Second Conferral) on March 20, 1980 - occurred through no fault of the brother. The Grand Master caused the Master Mason - John Preston Churchwell - to be healed in accordance with Section 13.140 of Law of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Ionia Lodge No. 381 at E {don M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn determined that the irregularities relative to the proceedings of Ionia Lodge No. 381 that pertain to the transaction of the transfer of membership of Bro. Truman Gale Allee to Ionia Lodge from Rising Sun Lodge No.8 at Fort Scott, Kansas - the reception of the petition of Brother Allee for affiliation accompanied by invalid evidence of good standing as a Master Mason - occurred through no fault of the brother. The Grand Master caused the Master Mason - Truman Gale Allee - to be healed in accordance with Section 13.140 of Law of the Grand Lodge of Missouri.


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Jasper Lodge No. 398 at Jasper M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn determined that the irregularity relative to the proceedings ofJasper Lodge No. 398 that pertain to the conferral of the degree of Fellow Craft on Bro. Larry Eugene Harris - the advancement of Brother Harris to the degree of Fellow Craft in less than four weeks after his initiation as an Entered Apprentice - occurred through no fault of the brother. The Grand Master caused the Fellow Craft - Larry Eugene Harristo be healed in accordance with Section 13.140 of Law of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Acacia Lodge No. 602 at Columbia M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn determined that the irregularity relative to the proceedings of Acacia Lodge No. 602 that pertain to the conferral of the degree of Fellow Crafton Bro. William Lee Cook-the advance of Brother Cook to the degree of Fellow Craft in less than four weeks after his initiation as an Entered Apprentice - occurred through no fault of the brother. The Grand Master caused the Fellow Craft - William Lee Cook - to be healed in accordance with Section 13.140 of Law of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. DISPENSATIOJ\:S

By order of M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn, dispensations were issued for the dedication of halls for Masonic use and for the laying ofcornerstones, as follows: On October 3, 1980, to Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., R.W. Senior Grand Marshal, for Dedication for Masonic Use the outdoor site on the farm of Wor. Bro. James E. Jones, located one mile south and one quarter mile east of the Hall of Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439, where Mt. Olive Lodge plans to hold a special communication. November 6, 1980, to Roger L. Pritchett, R.W. District Deputy Grand Master, District II, for Dedication of Masonic Use the Rebecca Lodge Hall at Lathrop, where Lathrop Lodge No. 506 will meet in stated and special communications. November 14, 1980, to Jerrold K. Clemons, R.W. District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District 48, for Dedication of Bismarck High School for Masonic Use, where Bismarck Lodge No. 41 will meet in special communication for the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Saturday, December 20, 1980. December 8, 1980, to F. Kenneth Eads, R.W. Deputy Grand Master, District 10, for conducting the Grand Lodge Ceremony of Dedication of the new hall of Pattonsburg Lodge No. 65 for Masonic Use on Sunday afternoon, December 14, 1980. December 25, 1980, to Albert E. Gimple, Jr., R.W. District Deputy Grand Master, District 53, for Dedication of the Community Room of the Bank of Mountain View for Masonic Use, where Mountain View Lodge No. 637 will hold a special communication for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Saturday, January 9, 1981. February 25,1981 to H. Fred Helbing, R.W. District Deputy Grand Master, District 15, for conducting the Grand Lodge Ceremony of Dedication ofthe new hall of Craft Lodge No. 287 at Canton, for Masonic Use on Monday evening, March 2, 1981. March II, 1981, to Charles E. Scheurich, R. W. Junior Grand Deacon, for Opening a Specific Communication of the Grand Lodge in the hall of Fayette Lodge No.4 7 and to conduct the Grand Lodge Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone (metal plaque) for Central Methodist College at Fayette on Saturday Morning, April 25, 1981. May 13, 1981, to Edward L. Tietsort, R.W. District Deputy Grand Master, District 3, for the Dedication for Masonic Use the outdoor site on the farm of Bro. James Cunningham where Pollock Lodge No. 349 will hold a special communication for the purpose of


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the Conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Saturday, May 23, 1981. September 10, 1981, to Walter K. Schneider, R. W. Past District Deputy Grand Master, District 59, for the Dedication for Masonic Use the outdoor site on the property of the Masonic Home of Missouri, Bannister Road and Westridge Road, Kansas City, where Grandview Lodge No. 618 will meet in special communication for the purpose of the Conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Saturday, September 19, 1981.

By order of M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn, dispensations were issued that authorized the transaction of specific matters oflodge business, as follows: On October 3, 1980, to Arlie H. Daugherty, Worshipful Master, of Leadwood Lodge No. 598 at Leadwood, for holding a special communication of Leadwood Lodge No. 598 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, October 12, 1980. October 9, 1980, to James Richard Pelletier, Worshipful Master of Wentzville Lodge No. 46, for holding a special communication of Wentzville Lodge No. 46 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, November 2, J980. October 8, 1980, to Charles Norman Unversagt, Worshipful Master of Laclede Lodge No. 83 at Lebanon, for holding a Lodge of Entered Apprentices and one of Table Instruction on October 24,1980, in the Fellowship Room of the First United Methodist Church, which place was dedicated for Masonic use by R.W. Brother Ralph]. Shafer in 1976. October 13, 1980, to Leo E. Endicott, Worshipful Master of Branson Lodge No. 587, for the Conferral of the Degrees of Masonry on Orville James Hall, who was duly elected on October 6, 1980, in accordance with Section 13.110. The degrees to be conferred under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lecturer, or the brother deputed by him, to have ample notice in advance of the dates when the degrees will be conferred. October 15, 1980, to Wendell H. Brunk, Worshipful Master of Grandview Lodge No. 618, for holding a special communication of Grandview Lodge No. 618 for the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday afternoon, December 7, 1980. October 17,1980, to Norman W. Thompson, Worshipful Master ofJefferson Lodge No. 43, for holding a special communication ofJefferson Lodge No. 43, for the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, December 21, 1980. October 17, 1980, to L. E. Byrd, Jr., Worshipful Master of St. James Lodge No. 230, for holding a special communication of St. James Lodge No. 230 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday afternoon, December 7, 1980. October 27, 1980, to James F. Fitzpatrick, Worshipful Master of Buckner Lodge No. 50 I, for holding a special communication of Buckner Lodge No. 501 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, November 30, 1980. October 29,1980, to Raymond E. Vorderbruegge, Worshipful Master of Union Lodge No. 593, for holding a special communication of Union Lodge No. 593 for holding a special communication of Union Lodge No. 593 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, November 16, 1980. November 12, 1980, to Frank R. Charles, Worshipful Master of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, for holding a meeting of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 at Kansas City in the hall of Marlborough Lodge No. 569 at 8009 Paseo, Kansas City, on Sunday afternoon, November 23, 1980, prior to the opening of the specific communication of the Grand Lodge for the purpose of Laying the Cornerstone of the New Ivanhoe Masonic Temple. November 14, 1980, to Jesse A. Shaner, Worshipful Master of Bismarck Lodge No. 41, for holding a special communication of Bismarck Lodge No. 41 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Saturday, December 20, 1980 at


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the Bismarck High School, after the place has been dedicated for Masonic Use by RW. Bro. Jerrold K. Clemons, District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District 48. November 17, 1980, to Claude E. Wells,Jr., Worshipful Master of Webster Lodge No. 98, for the Conferral of the Degrees of Masonry on Billy Paul Bowens, who was duly elected on November 14, 1980, in accordance with Section 13.110. The degrees to be conferred under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lecturer, or the brother deputed by him, to have ample notice in advance of the dates when degrees are to be conferred. November 29, 1980, to Ralph M. Bailey, Worshipful MasterofUnity Lodge No. 495 at Richards, for holding stated and special communications of Unity Lodge No. 495 on the second Wednesday of each month in the hall of Osage Lodge No. 303 at Nevada, for such period of time as may be necessary until the officers and members make the decision regarding the future operation of Unity Lodge. This dispensation to be in effect and in force on December 10, 1980, the date when Unity Lodge No. 495 will hold the first stated communication in the hall of Osage Lodge No. 303. December 1, 1980, to Warren R Betts, Worshipful Master of Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211 at Eugene, for holding a special communication of Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211 on Sunday, December 7,1980, for the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers. December 1, 1980, to Everett M. Ragen, Worshipful Master of Rolla Lodge No. 213, for holding a special communication of Rolla Lodge No 213 on Sunday afternoon, December 14, 1980, for the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers. December 5, 1980, to James K. Roberson, Worshipful Master of Vienna Lodge No. 94, for holding a special communication of Vienna Lodge No. 94 for the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday afternoon, December 14, 1980. December 8,1980, to Frank R. Charles, Worshipful Master of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446, for holding a meeting of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 at Kansas City, in the Hall of Marlborough Lodge No. 569 at 8009 Paseo, Kansas City, on Sunday afternoon, January 4, 1981, prior to the opening of the Grand Lodge for the purpose of the Dedication of the New Ivanhoe Masonic Temple for Masonic Use. December 25, 1980, to Robert L. Butler, Worshipful Master of Mountain View Lodge No. 637, for holding a special communication of Mountain View Lodge No. 637 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Saturday,January 9, 1981, in the Community Room of the Bank of Mountain View, after the place has been dedicated for Masonic Use by R.W. Bro. Albert E. Gimple, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master, District 53. December 31,1980, to Dr. Jack Kessinger, Worshipful Master of Viburnum Lodge No. 676, for holding a special communication of Viburnum Lodge No. 676 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday afternoon, January 11, 1981, in the Viburnum City Hall. January 14, 1981, to Edgar M. Burks, Worshipful Master of Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 356, for holding a special communication of Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 356 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, January 18,1981. January 20, 1981, to William E. Burk, Worshipful Master of Kansas City Lodge No. 220, for Conferring the Degrees of Masonry on Floyd Mills Bair, who was duly elected on January 12, 1981, in accordance with Section 13.110; the degrees to be conferred only under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lecturer, or the brother deputed by him, to have ample notice in advance of the dates when degrees are to be conferred. February 19, 1981, to Harold J. Richardson, Worshipful Master of Allensville Lodge No. 198 at Allendale, for holding the annual election of officers of Allensville Lodge No. 198 at the stated communication of the fourth Monday of February - February 23, 1981 - after notice has been given to resident members. March 11, 1981, to Charles H. McClain, Worshipful Master of Arnold Lodge No. 673,


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for Conferring the Degree of Master Mason on proficient Fellow Craft Orlan Dean Ferguson in such manner as may be appropriate in consideration of the physical condition of the candidate, in accordance with Section 13.110; the degree to be conferred under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lecturer, or the brother deputed by him, to have ample notice in advance of the date when the degree will be conferred. April 10, 1981, to George C. Vincent, Worshipful Master of Crestwood Lodge No. 669, for holding a special communication of Crestwood Lodge No. 669, for holding a special communication of Crestwood Lodge No. 669 on Saturday, April 25, 1981 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 3633 Lindell Boulevard, Sl. Louis, for the purpose of the Conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on proficient Fellow Craft Paul E. Burns. April 13, 1981, to Robert D. Wright, Worshipful Master of Herculaneum Lodge No. 338, for taking a reballot on the petition of Gary R. Roubidoux for the degrees and on the petition of Steven W. Lalumandier for the degrees at the stated communication to be held on the First Thursday of May - May 7, 1981 - in accordance with Section 14.100, after notice to all resident members as set forth in Section 7.140 and Section 7.150. April 13, 1981, toJames L. Schraml, Worshipful Master of Belton Lodge No. 450, for Conferring the Degree of Master Mason on proficient Fellow Craft Dwight Merritt Graves in such manner as may be appropriate in consideration of the physical condition of the brother, in accordance with Section 13.110; the degree to be conferred under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lecturer, or the brother deputed by him, to have ample notice in advance of the date when the degree is to be conferred. April 29, 1981, to Keith G. Stever, Worshipful Master of Strafford Lodge No. 608, for holding a special communication of Strafford Lodge No. 608 for the purpose of the Conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on SaturdaY,June 27, 1981, at the outdoor site on the farm of Bro. Tom Comstock, the place having been previously dedicated for Masonic use by R.W. Bro. J. Edward Blinn in 1972. May 13, 1981, to Edward L. Bandy, Worshipful Master ofJerusalem Lodge No. 315, for Jerusalem Lodge No. 315 atJerico Springs to Confer the Degree of Fellow Craft and the Degree of Master Mason on BrotherJoe Levi, in accordance with Section 13.110. The degrees to be conferred under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a brother Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lecturer, or the brother deputed by him, to have ample official notice in advance of the dates when the degrees will be conferred. May 13, 1981, to Cecil J. Michael, Worshipful Master of Pollock Lodge No. 349, for holding a special communication of Pollock Lodge No. 349 for the purpose of the Conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Saturday, May 23, 1981 at the outdoor site on the farm of Bro. .J ames Cunningham, after the place has been dedicated for Masonic use by R.W. District Deputy Grand Master Edward L. Tietsort, District 3. May 13, 1981, to James A. Turner, Worshipful Master of Rolla Lodge No. 213, for holding a special communication of Rolla Lodge No. 213 for the purpose of the observance of Sl. John's Day on Sunday, June 21, 1981 at the Ridgeview Christian Church, Ridgeview Road, Rolla. May 20, 1981, to L. Bruce Roberson, Worshipful Master of Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520, for holding a special communication of Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Saturday evening, June 27, 1981, at Meridian Masonic Temple, 4500 Donovan Avenue, St. Louis. June 9, 1981, to George E. Marsden, Worshipful Master of Raytown Lodge No. 391, for officers and members of Raytown Lodge No. 391 to appear in aprons, jewels, and with rods on a float in the Round- U p Days Parade on September 26, 1981. The brothers participating are not to position themselves on the float as they would in a lodge meeting. July 5,1981, toJames E. Hawkins, Worshipful Master of Paul Revere Lodge No. 330, for holding a special communication of Paul Revere Lodge for the purpose of rededica-


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tion and instruction at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 3633 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, on Saturday morning, September 12, 1981. June 24, 1981, to James A. Otto, Worshipful Master of Shaveh Lodge No. 646, for holding the annual election of the officers of Shaveh Lodge No. 646 at Creve Coeur, at the stated communication on the first Thursday of the month of September, 1981 September 3, 1981. June 27,1981, to Clarence B. Dawson, Worshipful Master of Paris Union Lodge No. 19, for officers and members of Paris Union Lodge No. 19 to appear on a float in the Sesquicentennial Parade of Monroe County on July 3-4, 1981, in aprons,jewels, and with rods. The brothers participating on the parade float are not to position themselves as they would in a lodge meeting. July I, 1981, to Floyd N. Doyel, Worshipful Master of Webster Lodge No. 98, for officers and members of Webster Lodge No. 98 to appear on a float in the July Fourth Parade at Marshfield in aprons,jewels, and with rods. The brothers participating on the parade float are not to position themselves as they would in a lodge meeting. July 8, 1981, to Michael D. Davis, Worshipful Master of Lamar Lodge No. 292, for Conferring the Degrees of Masonry on Wilton Beverly Veal, who was duly elected, in accordance with Section 13.110; the degrees to be conferred only under the personal direction of the Grand Lecturer, or of a Master Mason specially deputed by the Grand Lecturer. The Grand Lecturer, or the brother deputed by him, to have ample notice in advance of the dates when the degrees are to be conferred. July 10, 1981, to Glenn R. Weiss, Worshipful Master of Tyro Lodge No. 12, for holding a special communication of Tyro Lodge No. 12 on Saturday evening, August 8, 1981 at the outdoor site on the Lowell E. Bay farm on Highway 8, which place was dedicated for Masonic use by R.W. Bro. C. Nolen Miller in 1978. July 17, 1981, to Robert L. Kerns, Worshipful Master of Weston Lodge No. 53, for holding a special communication of Weston Lodge No. 53 for the purpose of the Conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Saturday evening, August 29, 1981 at the outdoor site on the farm of Wor. Bro. L. R. Vaughn, which place was dedicated for Masonic use by M.W. Past Grand Master Lewis C. Wes Cook. July 29, 1981, to James Hagar, Worshipful Master of Southwest Lodge No. 466, for holding a special communication of Southwest Lodge No. 466 at the outdoor site which has been previously inspected, approved, and dedicated for Masonic use, on Saturday evening, August I, 1981, when the Oklahoma Indian Degree Team of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will confer the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft of a Missouri Lodge, using Oklahoma Ritual. July 31, 1981, to William R. Probst, Worshipful Master of Everton Lodge No. 405, for holding a special communication of Everton Lodge No. 405 for the purpose of the Conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on Tuesday, August 11, 1981, in the Hall of Washington Lodge No. 87 at Greenfield. August 6, 1981, to Max W. Eggleston, Worshipful Master of Memphis Lodge No. 16, for holding a special communication of Memphis Lodge No. 16 with Greensburg Lodge No. 414 on Saturday morning, August 15, 1981 at the outdoor site in the Kaser Quarry, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic use in June 1976 by R.W. District Deputy Grand Master LeRoy E. Smith, District I. August 6, 1981, to John M. Frederick, Worshipful Master of Greensburg Lodge No. 414, for holding a special communication of Greensburg Lodge No. 414 with Memphis Lodge No. 16 on Saturday morning, August 15, 1981 at the outdoor site in the Kaser Quarry, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic use in June 1976 by R.W. District Deputy Grand Master LeRoy E. Smith, District I. September 9, 1981, to Steve R. Grossman, Worshipful Master of North Star Lodge No. 157, for holding stated and special communications of North Star Lodge No. 157 in the hall of Northwest Lodge No. 358 at Tarkio for such time as may be necessary until North Star Lodge can occupy its own permanent meeting place.


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September 10,1981, tojames E. Spencer, Worshipful Master of Grandview Lodge No. 618, for holding a special communication of Grandview Lodge No. 618 for the purpose of the Conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Saturday, September 19, 1981 at the outdoor site on the Masonic Home property at Bannister Road and Westrdige Road, Kansas City, after the place has been adequately dedicated for Masonic use by R.W. Bro. Walter K. Schneider, Past District Deputy Grand Master, District 59. CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS

M. W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn granted consent and expressed permission on various propositions and requests pertaining to the activities and the operation of constituent lodges of Missouri, in accordance with the requirements of Grand Lodge Law (Section 15.070, Section 21.100, Section 21.110, etc.) October 3, 1980 for Memphis Lodge No. 16 at Memphis, to make a fraternal visit to George Washington Lodge No. 618 at Donnellson, Iowa, when Memphis Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft in the hall of George Washington Lodge. using Missouri Ritual. October 8, 1980 to Milton R. Stewart for a Lodge of Entered Apprentices and one of Table Instruction to be convened on Thursday evening, October 30, 1980 at Clayton Masonic Temple - 222 North Brentwood Boulevard, Clayton - sponsored by Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40. October 13, 1980 to Maitland LodR.e No. 112 to consider a waiver ofjurisdiction over Darrell Harvey in favor of Emmanuel Lodge No. 405 at Blanchard, Iowa. December 3, 1980 to Kansas City Lodge No. 220 to receive the petition for the degrees of Floyd Mills Bair, a nonresident of the state of Missouri. December 10, 1980 to Hemple Lodge No. 37 to consider a waiver ofjurisdiction over Entered Apprentice Ronald Wuerfele in favor of Overland Park Lodge No. 436 at Overland Park, Kansas. December 19, 1980 to Swope Park Lodge No. 617 to consider a waiver ofjurisdiction over W. N. Hatten, Jr. in favor of Gardner Lodge No. 65 at Gardner, Kansas. December 29, 1980 to Milton R. Stewart for a Lodge of Entered Apprentices and one of Table Instruction to be convened on Thursday evening,january 29,1981 at Mizpah Masonic Temple - 12030 New Halls Ferry Road, St. Louis County - sponsored by Mizpah Lodge No. 639. january 21,1981 to Raytown Lodge No. 391 to consider a waiver ofjurisdietion over Leonard E. Davis in favor of Kaw Lodge No. 272 at Kansas City, Kansas. january 28, 1981 to Carterville Lodge No. 401 to host Baxter Lodge No. 71 at Baxter Springs, Kansas, for a fraternal visit on the occasion of the Annual George Washington Birthday Celebration on Saturday, February 21, 1981, when Baxter Lodge will confer the Degree of Entered Apprentice on their own duly elected candidate, using Kansas Ritual. january 28, 1981 to Carterville Lodge No. 401 to host Springdale Lodge No. 316 at Springdale, Arkansas, for a fraternal visit on the occasion of the Annual George Washington Birthday Celebration on Saturday, February 21, 1981, when Springdale Lodge will confer the Degree of Fellow Craft on their own proficient Entered Apprentice, using Arkansas Ritual. January 28, 1981 to Carterville Lodge No. 401 to host the Oklahoma Masonic Indian Team for a fraternal visit on the occasion of the Annual George Washington Birthday Celebration on Saturday, February 21, 1981, when the Oklahoma Masonic Indian Degree Team will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft, using Oklahoma Ritual. February 7. 1981 to Meridian Lodge No.2 to host Prospect Lodge No. 714 at Indianapolis. Indiana, for a fraternal visit on Saturday. March 28, 1981, when Prospect


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Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft, using Indiana Ritual. February 25, 1981 to Ferguson Lodge No. 542 to make a fraternal visit to Franklin Lodge No. 25 at Alton, Illinois, on April 16, 1981, when Ferguson Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft, using Missouri Ritual. March 2, 1981 to Sheffield Lodge No. 625 to receive the petition for affiliation (re-affiliation) of Bro. Alfred W. Bird, a nonresident of the State of Missouri. March 11, 1981 to Independence Lodge No. 76 to consider the waiver ofjurisdiction over Dorrell Normanelbert Herzog in favor of Freeburg Lodge No. 418 at Freeburg, Illinois. To East Gate Lodge No. 630 to receive the petition for the degrees of Larry Dale Oliver, a nonresident of the state of Missouri. March 20, 1981 to Perseverance Lodge No. 92 to receive the petition for the degrees of Walter H. Cross, a nonresident of the state of Missouri. March 31, 1981 to Algabil Lodge No. 544 to receive the petition for the degrees of Orville Charles Ellis, a nonresident of the state of Missouri, March 31, 1981 to Lamar Lodge No. 292 to receive the petition for the degrees of Mark Harlin Mayo, a nonresident of the state of Missouri. April 8, 1981 to Perryville Lodge No. 670 to receive the petition for affiliation of Bro. Wade Ray, a nonresident of the state of Missouri. April 13, 1981 to Milton R. Stewart to convene a Lodge of Entered Apprentices and one of Table Instruction on Thursday evening, April 30, 1981 at Maplewood Masonic Temple -7468 Manchester, Maplewood - sponsored by Maplewood Lodge No. 566 and Theodore Roosevelt Lodge No. 661. April 22, 1981 to Rushville Lodge No. 238 to consider the waiver ofjurisdiction over Dr. George R. Mesropian in favor of Washington Lodge No.5 at Atchison, Kansas. April 28, 1981 to Mizpah Lodge No. 639 to make a fraternal visit to Pike Lodge No. 121 at Petersburg, Indiana, on Saturday, May 2,1981, when Mizpah Lodge will confer the Degree of Fellow Craft on their own proficient Entered Apprentice, using Missouri Ritual. April 29, 1981 to Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 to consider a waiver ofjurisdiction over Ronald James Ayala in favor of Olathe Lodge No. 19 at Olathe, Kansas. May 13, 1981 to Meridian Lodge No.2 to host Hamilton Lodge No. 664 at Bettendorf, Iowa, for a fraternal visit on Saturday, September 5, 1981, when Hamilton Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft, using Iowa Ritual. May 20, 1981 to Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 to receive the petition for the degrees of Gordon Virgil Lieffring, a nonresident of the state of Missouri. May 27, 1981 to Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 to consider a waiver ofjurisdiction over Paul James Niedhardt, in favor of Roger E. Sherman Lodge No. 369 at Kansas City, Kansas. June 3, 1981 to America Lodge No. 347 to host Triple Lodge No. 835 at Granite City, Illinois, for a fraternal visit on June 23, 1981, when Triple Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft, using Illinois Ritual. June 9, 1981 to Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 to consider a waiver of jurisdiction over Rex Edward Tannahill in favor of Tyrian Lodge No. 333 at Springfield, Illinois. June 15, 1981 to George Washington Lodge No.9 to attend the Tri-State Reunion to be hosted by Grand View Lodge No. 1112 at Peoria Heights, Illinois, on Saturday, October 3, 1981. June 19, 1981 to Northeast Lodge No. 643 to consider a waiver ofjurisdiction over Dr. Veto A. Crabtree in favor of Chicago Lodge No. 437 at Skokie, Illinois. June 22, 1981 to Jefferson Lodge No. 43 to convene a Lodge of Entered Apprentices and one of Table Instruction on Thursday Evening, September 24, 1981 at theJefferson City Masonic Temple - 603 Ellis Boulevard, Jefferson City. July 10, 1981 to Raytown Lodge No. 391 to receive the petition for affiliation of Bro. Mitchell A. Sims, a nonresident of the state of Missouri.


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July 10, 1981 to Milton R. Stewart to convene a Lodge of Entered Apprentices and one of Table Instruction on Thursday evening, July 30, 1981, at Bridgeton Masonic Temple - 8866 St. Charles Rock Road, St. John, St. Louis County - sponsored by Wellston Chapter No. 138, Royal Arch Masons. July 29, 1981 for Southwest Lodge No. 466 at Southwest City, Missouri, to host the Oklahoma Indian Degree Team for a fraternal visit on Saturday evening, August I, 1981, when the Oklahoma Indian Degree Team will confer the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Missouri Fellow Craft, using Oklahoma Ritual. September I, 1981 to Hiram Lodge No. 362 at Kahoka, to consider a waiver of jurisdiction over Roger Wayne Gaston in favor of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 27 at Farmington, Iowa. September 9, 1981 for Hermon Lodge No. 187 at Liberal, to consider a waiver of jurisdiction over William B. Thompson in favor of Pittsburg Lodge No. 187 at Pittsburg, Kansas. September 9, 1981, with the concurrence of R.W. Deputy Grand Master Wm.J. Hill, for America Lodge No. 347 at St. Louis, to make a fraternal visit to Triple Lodge No. 835 at Granite City, Illinois, on Wednesday, October 14, 1981, when America Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft in the hall of Triple Lodge No. 835, using Missouri Ritual. FIFTY-YEAR BUTTON PRESENTATIONS

The Grand Lodge and the Constituent Lodges of Missouri gave honor and extended recognition to 491 Veteran Brothers with the award of the 50-Year Button during the Year 1980-1981. M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn approved the presentation of the Grand Lodge of Missouri 50-Year Button to each brother who attained the distinguished status of Fifty-Year Master Mason by faithful interest in the well-being of our Brotherhood as a member in good-standing for 50 years. FIFTY-YEAR BUTTONS PRESENTED JULY I, 1980 - JUNE 30, 1981 Acacia Lodge No. 602 - Frank D. Johnson Adair Lodge No. 366 - Everett R. Elsea, Loren A. Meiners, Aaron E. Miller Advance Lodge No. 590 - Lloyd E. Revelle, William Pixley Agency Lodge No. 10 - John F. Cattron, Vernon M. Ernst Algabil Lodge No. 544 - Russell Frederick DeGreeff, Edward John Belz, Walter C. Ploeser America Lodge No. 347 - Joseph A. Frimel, Jr., Charles F. Hufendick Anchor Lodge No. 443 - Herman Henry Luetzow, Gustave C. Schuler Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 356 - Glen Murl Powell, Odus Powell, Harold O. Powell, Oscar Tisdel Apollo Lodge No. 529 - Clarence William Rosenberger Athens Lodge No. 127 - Raymond C. Lykins Aurora Lodge No. 267 - F. .1. McClendon Ava Lodge No. 26 - Ernie Gentry Barnes Lodge No. 116 - Orville.J. Lashbrook Beacon Lodge No.3 - Henry E. Gronemann, William H. Stuehmeyer, Ernest 1.. Wylie, George T. Koch Belgrade Lodge No. 632 - Hartie William Dickey Belton Lodge No. 450 - Frank Harrelson Scott Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 - Edwin L. Stamm, Herman Charles Bamberger Bethel Lodge No. 537 - George W. Baltzer Billings Lodge No. 379 - Paul M. Bolley, Harry A. Cope Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 - Thomas G. Portwood Bogard Lodge No. 101 - Frank M. Brunscher


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Bolivar Lodge No. 195 - James Oliver Lowery Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 - Fred William Broemmelsick Branson Lodge No. 587 - Charles E. Close Breckenridge Lodge No. 334 - A. B. Chapman, Cecil R. Moore Brentwood Lodge No. 616 - Floyd C. Larsen, John L. Smallwood Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 - H. Eugene Handkins, Thomas H. Roussin Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 - Homer J. Pellham, Leonard Wilcox, H. Marshall Jones Cache Lodge No. 416 - Henry Herman Kalverkamp, Fred Anton Nagel, Clarence Alford Geiger Cainsville Lodge No. 328 - Loren R. Thompson, David P. Max California Lodge No. 183 - Leonard L. Birdsong, Hartley Dedrick Sappington, Carl Davis Chambers Callao Lodge No. 38 - George William Pate Cambridge Lodge No. 63 - Harold B. Stephens Carl Junction Lodge No. 549 - Hays W. Shields Carteroille Lodge No. 401 - Harry Albert Simon Carthage Lodge No. 197 - Hugo H. Brakhage, Virgil T. Oldham, Alvin Osie Lindsey, Kenna Florien Baldridge Caruthersville Lodge No. 461 - William R. White, Harold S. Jones Charity Lodge No. 331 - Joseph A. Cohen, Orrin B. Boyer, Morton W. Ellershaw,James G. Ream Chilhowee Lodge No. 487 - Dale Albert Kellett Christian Lodge No. 392 - Millard Steinhauser Campbell, Charles Edward Morris Clarksdale Lodge No. 559 - George Murray Burns, Chester Isaacs Clayton Lodge No. 601 - Jacob J. Schacht, Jules Nickles Viner, Harry Lee Woodson, Jr. Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 - Paul Kram, Sam Kram, Charles Plax Clinton Lodge No. 548 - John C. Ham Cold Spring Lodge No. 274 - Lloyd C. Graham, John Russell Way Compass Lodge No. 120 - Ralph T. Hauetter, Jesse Leroy Borden Continental Lodge No. 454 - Freeman R. Schlup, Clarence G. Waller Cooper Lodge No. 36 - Herschel Hathaway Varney, Charles Frederick Hirlinger Cornerstone Lodge No. 323 - Samuel H. Bierman, Samuel David Soule, Loren Fay Bridges Country Club Lodge No. 656 - Harold H. Bell Craft Lodge No. 287 - Jesse Wilbur Denniston Craig Lodge No. 606 - Thomas Alfred Ward, Jr. Cunningham Lodge No. 525 - Clark Ernest McKee, Earnest E. Moffitt Decatur Lodge No. 400 - Lawrence E. Eicher, Harold Francis Morris, Meredith Garten DeSoto Lodge No. 119 - Oren E. Shaw, James Allen Bay Easter Lodge No. 575 - George Morgan East Gate Lodge No. 630 - Tas Manley Warren, Alba Melton Upp, Donald Kinablade Shaffer, Lester Laurance Troxel, William P. Kistler, William Henry Remy Eldorado Lodge No. 318 - Elvia Luther Dietrich Elvins Lodge No. 599 - Edward Thomas Houk, Orner Nash Equality Lodge No. 497 - Noah Clarence Hudgens Euclid Lodge No. 505 - Donald F. Gerken, John H. Fairbanks, Gus Luecke, Louis Rose Levy Evergreen Lodge No. 27 - Loren W. Olmstead Everton Lodge No. 405 - Clyde Wayne Wills Excelsior Lodge No. 441 - John I. Ellis, H. Harold Platt Fair Play Lodge No. 44 - Coy E. Jones Fellowship Lodge No. 345 - Alton Lemuel Jones, Glenn G. Brewer, Stanford Leffen, Robert Paul Eberlein, Quintus Edgar Boyd, Edward S. Larson, William Eugene Lynn Fenton Lodge No. 281 - Arthur F. Denkmann Ferguson Lodge No. 542 - Roy Arthur Held Fidelity Lodge No. 339 - Elbert Ray Noland


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Florida Lodge No. 23 - Glen Mathews Forest Park Lodge No. 578 - Frederick William Edward Best Forsythe Lodge No. 453 - John Chester Arnold, Clifford Wood Foster Lodge No. 554 - William R. Wolf Four Mile Lodge No. 212 - Henry A. Taylor Friend Lodge No. 352 - Robert S. Crenshaw Friendship Lodge No. 89 - Chauncey R. McCrary, Clyde O. Alexander Fulton Lodge No. 48 - George Loyd McPherson, Clarence E. Mirts Gallatin Lodge No. 106 - Sam T. Evans Gardenville Lodge No. 655 - George Philip Utter, Engelbert Knaus Gate City Lodge No. 522 - Harley E. Cambers Gate ofthe Temple Lodge No. 422 - Archie Harold Chastain,John Bennett Klinger,James Frederick Slentz, Hearl J. Kidd, Floyd Allen Yates Good Hope Lodge No. 218 - Robert William Milton Ziegler, Albert John Kreutzer, George Earl Younger, Elmer Henry Blase, AlvinJoseph Sackberger, Raymond Lotz Schmidt, Herman Frederick Troske, Walter Louis Kaltwasser, Clarence Walter Missler Gorin Lodge No. 72 - Joseph W. Newman Gower Lodge No. 397 - Raymond L. Moore Grain Valley Lodge No. 644 - Clyde Austin Fristoe Grandin Lodge No. 579 - Earl Cecil Kerby, Walter Ernest Mezger Greenville Lodge No. 107 - Paul H. Sturgeon, Calvin Lee Tune, James Everett Ives Hallsville Lodge No. 336 - Joseph Creed Edwards Hamilton Lodge No. 224 - Cecil A. Neal, John Paul Jones Harmony Lodge No. 499 - Chester George Senf Hebron Lodge No. 354 - Orval Glenn Hocker Henderson Lodge No. 477 - Charles W. Pursley Hermann Lodge No. 123 - Amos C. Schneider, Victor Louis Schindler Hermitage Lodge No. 288 - David Ray Owsley, Raymond F. Perry, H. Owen Schnitker, Marion B. Irland Hermon Lodge No. 187 - Thurlow L. Dugan Heroine Lodge No. 104 - Samuel Veta, Kenneth A. Davis, Joseph Bono, Irving Baum, Max Koppel Holden Lodge No. 262 - Ralph W. Cheatham, Clyde M. Jones Hunnewell Lodge No. 415 - Harry R. Moore, Oren B. Couch, Jesse W. Ewing Huntsville Lodge No. 30 - Claude L. Dale, Willard T. Jackson Iberia Lodge No. 410 - Earl Conner Independence Lodge No. 76 - Norman S. Walker, Elmer E. Hopkins, Ray Lowell Maul Irondale Lodge No. 143 - Leo Markotay, Martin R. McCleese Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 - Donald B. Eyer, Cecil Ross Brinton, Charles C. Fowler, Clinton Richard Krimminger, Carl Ernest Swanson, Cecil Marion Sexson, James A. Criswell, Ralph Evans McCammon Jamesport Lodge No. 564 - Walter K. Dinwiddie Jasper Lodge No. 398 - Glen A. Carter Jefferson Lodge No. 43 - Boyd W. Caplinger, Vaughn N. Enslow, Cleo Keane, Charles W. Moore, James Lee Harrison, Harold Warren Holliway, Lee Jordan, Jr., Edwin Burr Shoop, Presley Guy Parrish, Chester A. Finney, Melvin Garnett Gardner, James T. Elliott Jennings Lodge No. 640 - Arthur William Jacobsmeyer, Martin Van Buren Lafferty Joachim Lodge No. 164 - Douglas C. Fraser, Willis Ware Marsden Joplin Lodge No. 335 - Jack Solomon, Lee R. Dagley, Manasseh Harold Harutun Kansas City Lodge No. 220 - Carl I. Kraitchman, Abe W. Gray, Harry L. Schindel Kearney L.odge No. 311 - J. Homer Weakley, W. Reynolds Klepper King Hill Lodge No. 376 - Joseph Raymond Choun, Leo W. Fletcher, Jack Robert Barnett


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Kirksville Lodge No. 105 - Archie D. Buress, Eddie Kirby, Bernie L. Stutler, Royal G. Payton Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 - George Maurice Abbott, Charles Monville Schwarz, Jack S. Eiseman, Claude Robert Chamberlain, Franklin George Riemeier, Nelson Christian Kapfer, Fred Wendell Baker Laclede Lodge No. 83 - Edwin H. Draper, Virgil Lee Wood Lamar Lodge No. 292 - Julius Ernest Jones Lambskin Lodge No. 460 - Arthur E. Bush, William Wallace Gill, Edward W. Cordes La Plata Lodge No. 237 - Raymond G. Whaley, Leon Edward Easley La Russell Lodge No. 592 - Don H. Boyd Lexington Lodge No. 149 - Roy B. Nix Lincoln Lodge No. 138 - Clark J. Lentz, Charles W. Lentz Lodge of Light No. 257 - Victor C. McCoy McDonald Lodge No. 324 - Arthur Allen Hartley, Tom Sheldon Tyson, Rochester Campbell Colgan, Laird Burton Jeffers, Sr. Macks Creek LodKe No. 433 - Wayne W. Osborn Magnolia Lodge No. 626 - Edward A. Zirkel, Rufus I. Valentine Maplewood Lodge No. 566 - William Vincent Rabenberg, Charles Franklin Attebery,Jr., John Henry Reitz Marceline Lodge No. 481 - Sylvan G. McDonald Marcus Lodge No. 110 - Henry Alexander Ballew, Louie Wilkerson Memphis Lodge No. 16- William Thomas Ware, Burton E. Mankopf, Roscoe Linn Terry, William Charles Fender, Kermit Rose Mendon Lodge No. 628 - Loyd Vernon Kennedy, Edwin J. Brown Meridian Lodge No.2 - Arthur A. Bindbeutel, John O. McDonald, George R. Reed Missouri-Commonwealth Lodge No.1 - Herman Willer, Edward Otto Proske Moberly Lodge No. 344-John P. McGinnis, William L. Davis, George E. Evans, Charles D. Embree, Sr. Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158 - Marcus H. Blackwell Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 - James Roger Gammon, Mordie A. Webb Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 - Edwin George Ruhl, Reinhold G. Buell, Edward H. Ruthsatz Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439 - Clyde C. Byrd Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 99 - Francis M. Gilkerson Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 - Cordes Joseph Schwenk, Claude Raymond Davis, Elmer Earl Carlton, Floyd Orville Sooy Naphtali Lodge No. 25 - Guy Wilcott Naylor Lodge No. 568 - Claude Moses Neosho Lodge No. 247 - Patrick D. Smith, Robert Hoffman North New Bloomfield Lodge No. 60 - Ralph Sylvester Ward New Madrid Lodge No. 429 - Andrew C. Hill Nodaway Lodge No. 470 - Harold Sawyers, Robert Godsey, Charles Kalstrup, Hugh K. Graham Northeast Lodge No. 643 - John 1. Getz North Star Lodge No. 157 - Frank L. Howell, Donald Emmett Douglas Northwest Lodge No. 358 - Loyd E. Hills Norwood Lodge No. 622 - Marion Jesse Huffman Orient Lodge No. 546 - John Paul Dallam, Ernest Walter Letzig, Martin Van Buren Stone, Charles Evans Arnold, George Franklin Bryant, John William Benton, Lee Francois Van Deusen, Sam G. Williams, Dudley Jahlett Roe, Richard Eugene Stevenson, Walter August Anderson, Herman Rudolph Scheerer, Harold Denmond Smalley Owensville Lodge No. 624 - John Eugene Fambrough, Homer H. Fuller, George H. Rehmert Palestine Lodge No. 241 - Geor~e 1. Schuster


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Parrott Lodge No. 308 - J. M. Isaacs, Cecil Trevalyn Pilcher, George W. Wyatt Paulville Lodge No. 319 - George V. Burnett Perseverance Lodge No. 92 - William Frederick West, Russell J. Rowe Phoenix Lodge No. 136 - Willie Marvin Griffith Pilgrim Lodge No. 652 -John F. Saul, William Matthew Scanlan, Charles William Pfeiffer Plato Lodge No. 469 - Paul Foster, Newton E. Hancock Point Pleasant Lodge No. 176 - Samuel Bentley Pikey Polar Star Lodge No. 79 - Lawrence Dean, Langdale Winfrey, Louis Morrison Pomegranate Lodge No. 95 - Arthur F. Osseck Prairie Home Lodge No. 503 - August C. Langendoerfer Pride of the West Lodge No. 179 - Max Weber Progress Lodge No. 657 - Winfred Ernest Blevins Purity Lodge No. 658 - Harry Julius Moeller, Carl Powitzky, Walter Eugene Wessler Pyramid Lodge No. 180 - Oliver Henry Wagschal Pythagoras Lodge No. 383 - Earle E. Stubblefield, Jack Gibbons, George M. Joslin Raytown Lodge No. 391 - Alva H. Ellison Rich Hill Lodge No. 479 - Marion Francis Hall Richmond Lodge No. 57 - Marvin Holsinger Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 - A. Bernhart Youngberg, Paul Gilbert Williams Rockhill Lodge No. 663 - Morris D. Poulin Rolla Lodge No. 213 - Floyd Stanley Macklin, Warren Heilig, Vernon A. C. Gevecker, Howard T. Gibbons, Raymond E. Colvin Rushville Lodge No. 238 - Earl N. Irwin Russellville Lodge No. 90 - Fred H. Garnett Rutledge Lodge No. 572 - Troy R. Smith St. Clair Lodge No. 273 - Roy Cecil Garrett St. James Lodge No. 230 - Clarence M. O'Sullivan, Thomas Theodore Bohon, John Russell Williams St.John's Lodge No. 28 - Herbert Franklin Stiver, George Roland Gregory, George Lee Johnson St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 - Randall A. Johnson, Harold C. Fisher, Freelon K. Hadley, George K. Heckel, Sr. St. Louis Lodge No. 20 - Morris Kahlmon, Paul Sylvester Wolf, Ben Kaplan, David Pasternak, Stanley D. Victor, Samuel M. Schneider Salem Lodge No. 225 - Victor Hugo Bircher, John Calvin Bressie, James R. O'Brien, Perry Denton Saline Lodge No. 226 - William H. Barber Samaritan Lodge No. 424 - Robert Julius Holecamp Sarcoxie Lodge No. 293 - Ned Calvin Barkley, James Allen Wild, Willard M. Scroggs Savannah Lodge No. 71 - Emmett Turner Sedalia Lodge No. 236 - John H. Marr, William Leslie Reed, Cecil Byron Gates, U. L. Howerton Senath Lodge No. 513 - Orville L. Hornbeck Shaveh Lodge No. 646 - Edward John Riekenberg, Eugene Robert Foskett Shekinah Lodge No. 256 - John V. DeGeare, Howard C. Litton Shelbina Lodge No. 228 - Howard E. Turney Sikeston Lodge No. 310 - Lewey C. Nealy Solomon Lodge No. 271 - Martin J. Whittleton Stella Lodge No. 538 - Silas Lee Weems Stockton Lodge No. 283 - Clinton N. Hall, Clifford Hill Gordon Swope Park Lodge No. 617 - Monroe Winn, Paul B. Brumley, Earl C. White, Julius Freelander, John Farrell Amos Texas Lodge No. 177 - Edward A. Kyser Tipton Lodge No. 56 - Roger E. Kirchner Trenton Lodge No. 111 - Ray A. Davis, T. O. Brassfield, Victor Eugene German


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Triangle Lodge No. 638 - Philip C. Kopitsky, Hilbert G. Schoeninger, Arch R. King Trilumina Lodge No. 205 - William Catron Gordon, jr., Eugene T. Durrett, David G. Durrett, Donald Clayton Bates, Willard P. Heffron Trinity Lodge No. 641 - Homer A. Buckert, Ben Brant Soffer, Manual Louis Chozen, john A. Kaperonis, Gustav Adolph Vittert, Ben Goldring, Nathan Goldberg, Steve E. Manglis Troy Lodge No. 34 - William Penn Tuscan Lodge No. 360 - Carl F. Gast, Theodore Henry Becker, Oscar A. Zahner Tyro Lodge No. 12 - john Thomas Akers, john Davidson Rhodes Union Lodge No. 593 - Owen Adolph Frick United Lodge No.5 - Samuel Arthur Wood, john H. Fairman, Russell Lee Wilcox,jesse E. Smith, Claude S. Emery, Sherman R. Hammack, Arthur Leo Priester, Lorna Shelton Abbott, Harry Lee Suttle University Lodge No. 649 - William Eugene Walker Valley Lodge No. 413 - Willard Niles Hartman, William lIes Hartman Vincil Lodge No. 62 - Doak McKee Wallace Lodge No. 456 - Arthur G. Wolfe Warrenton Lodge No. 609 - Horace Kent Rowland, Arthur Clyce, Ralph M. Engel Waverly Lodge No. 61 - Theodore H. Tussey Wayne Lodge No. 526 - Earnest E. Evans, james Hughes Webster Lodge No. 98 - Howard R. Edmonds Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 - Ralph W. Mariott Wellington Lodge No. 22 - Oscar Crockett Wellston Lodge No. 613 - Sylvester.J. Niehaus, George E. Ward, Albert Henry Van Gels Western Star Lodge No. 15 - George Leonard Brown Weston Lodge No. 53 - john Irving Stelzer Westport Lodge No. 340 - Harry Carlson Dille, Fred H. Sorensen, Glenn Herbert Songer Windsor Lodge No. 29 - joseph S. Kidwell Zalma Lodge No. 545 - Luther jackson Zeredatha Lodge No. 189 - Alfred W. Brown, Ivor F. Brown,john A. Kirkpatrick, Wiley Earl Orr, Floyd F. Fisher CERTIFICATES AND CARDS FOR RITUAL PROFICIE!':CY

Certificates and cards were written for authorized instructors in the Proficiency or Candidates' Lectures (Subdivision I); cards were written for authorized instructors (Subdivision II); and cards were written for authorized instructors (Subdivision III). The certificates and cards were issued in accordance with the Certificate Plan of the Grand Lodge Committee on Ritual, as submitted with the Reports of the Examining Committees. Miss Lori J. Harris, with Mrs. Calvin M. Price, of the Grand Lodge Office Staff kept all the records of the Reports of Examining Committees, prepared quarterly reports of the certificates and cards issued for the Chairman and Members of the Ritual Committee, and prepared the cumulative report for the year 1980-81. The names of the Master Masons whose applications were approved during the year July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981 are included in the Report of the Committee on Ritual. SL'BDIVISIO['o.; I

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M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn conducted 17 AREA MEETINGS for lodge officers during the months ofJanuary, February, March. Invitations and informational notices about the meetings were sent to: Four officers of each constituent lodge, mailed in care of the lodge Secretaries (Worshipful Master, Senior Warden,Junior Warden, Secretary), Past Grand Masters, Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Treasurer, Past Grand Secretary, Past Grand Lecturer. District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, Chairmen and Members of Grand Lodg-e committees. The Grand Lodge sincerely appreciates every kind attention shown by the officers and members of the lodges and temple associations, in whose halls the AREA MEETINGS were held, and by those who prepared and served the "Good Men's Meals" - an essential part of every successful Masonic gathering. As Grand Secretary, I am grateful to the District Deputy Grand Masters who collected the information on attendance from the lodges so that guarantees might be made for the meals and who registered the officers of the lodges of their respective districts so that the attendance facts might be calculated. Rolla - Friday Evening, January 23 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters ", District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 2 - Flat River - Saturday Evening, January 23 Officers Present Area 1 -

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District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 3 - Carthage - Friday Evening, January 30 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 4 - Maryville - Saturday Evening, January 31 (Snowstorm) Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 5 - Clinton - Friday Evening, February 13 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 6 - St. Louis - Saturday Evening, February 14 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 7 - West Plains - Friday Evening, February 20 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 8 - Palmyra - Saturday Evening, February 21 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 9 - St. Joseph - Friday Evening, February 27 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 10 - Independence - Saturday Evening, February 28 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present

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Springfield - Thursday Evening, March 5 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 12 - Boonville - Friday Evening, March 6 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 13 - Chillicothe - Saturday Evening, March 7 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 14 - Mexico - Friday Evening, March 20 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 15 - Kirksville - Saturday Evening, March 21 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 16 - Carrollton - Friday Evening, March 27 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present Area 17 - Sikeston - Saturday Evening, March 28 Officers Present District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Total Area Attendance Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present

* Including

. 94 3 . . 3 . 100 . 13 91 4

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Makeups.

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21

YEARS OF AGE

The lodges of Missouri submitted a supplemental report with the 1981 Annual Return and provided information on the number of candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 elected; the number initiated; the number passed; the number raised; the number who proved proficiency in the Third Degree. The figures given in the supplemental report were accepted as valid; no effort was made to authenticate the data entered in the supplemental report by a


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comparison with the facts of dates of birth written on page 2 of the Annual Return. Number of petitioners between the ages of 18 and Number of candidates between the ages of 18 and Number of candidates between the ages of 18 and Number of candidates between the ages of 18 and Number of candidates between the ages of 18 and Number of Master Masons between the ages of 18 proficiency in the Third Degree

21 21 "Elected" 21 "Initiated" 21 "Passed" 21 "Raised" and 21 who proved

151 147 143 88 69 55

GRAND LODGE MONEY

General Fund -

The Commerce Bank of St. Joseph and The First National Bank of Kansas City

An Automatic Transfer from Savings (ATS) account with its companion checking account was opened with The First National Bank of Kansas City on November 10, 1981. The General Fund account at The Commerce Bank of St. Joseph was closed on April 15, 1981, with the transfer of the balance to The First National Bank of Kansas City. Deposits: The payments of constituent lodges of the "Amount Due Grand Lodge" per the Annual Returns Interest income on investments Receipts from sales of publications of Committee on Masonic Education Miscellaneous receipts Withdrawals: The payments to the Masonic Home of Missouri and the George Washington National Masonic Memorial Association on the fees on initiations, to the Masonic Home of Missouri on per capita, and to the Masonic Service Association ofthe United States on the direct appropriations of the Grand Lodge The payments on the costs of printing and distributing The Freemason Magazine The deposits to the Imprest Account by transfer of funds as the reimbursement for authorized disbursements Other expenditures on budget and special authorizations Imprest Account -

The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City

Deposits: Reimbursements by transfer of funds from the General Fund for authorized disbur~ements previously made Withdrawals: The payments of the costs relative to the operation of the Grand Lodge as provided by the approved budget Revolving Account -

The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City

Deposits: Receipts for the sales of books, forms, publications, supplies of the Grand Lodge, the annual dues receipts cards, District Deputy Grand Master Aprons, District Deputy Grand Lecturer Aprons, Past District Deputy


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Grand Master and Past District Deputy Grand Lecturer Silver Lapel Pins Miscellaneous receipts The Freemason Account -

The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City

Deposits: The remittances on the subscriptions of interested persons Withdrawals: Payments to' the General Fund of the Grand Lodge for each issue of the magazine at the rate of 25 cents per subscription Mileage and Per Diem Account - The Exchange National Bank ofJefferson City

Deposits: Transfer of funds from the General Fund as provided by the approved budget Withdrawals: Payments of mileage and per diem on attendance at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge as prescribed by Grand Lodge Law 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 Grand Lodge Committee on Ways and Means received monthly budget reports and regular reports on the Imprest Account, the Revolving Account, and The Freemason Account. DISTRIBUTION OF

1980

"CUMULATIVE AI':I':UAL POCKET PART"

The 1980 "Cumulative Annual Pocket Part" was mailed out as follows: 1. Four (4) copies of each chartered lodge for the use of the officers and members, addressed in care of the lodge Secretary. 2. Copies to each official of the Grand Lodge: Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters, Past Grand Treasurer, Past Grand Secretary, Past Grand Lecturer, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, Chairmen and Members of Grand Lodge committees. 3. Copies to individual brother Master Masons who own personal copies of the 1977 Edition of the Constitution and By-Laws - 1958, provided names and current addresses were on record in the "Pocket Part Card File." 4. Copies to other Grand Lodges and to organizations of The Masonic Family of Missouri. CONFERENCE OF GRAND SECRETARIES IN I':ORTH AMERICA

The Fifty-Third Conference of Grand Secretaries was held at Orlando, Florida, in February, 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: Life Membership Concordant Bodies Grand Lodge Expenses, especially Grand Masters Masonic Charities and Masonic Homes


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M.W. Grand Master]. Edward Blinn and R.W. Deputy Grand Master Wm.]. Hill were my guests at the Annual Grand Secretaries' Dinner. Other Missourians present were: S.G.I.G. Walter C. Ploeser, M.1. Compo George R.Johnson, Imperial Potentate F. T. H'Doubler. DISTRIBUTIOl':S DURIl':G GRAl':D LODGE YEAR

1980-81

I. Mileage and per diem checks for attendance at the 159th Annual Communication to 22 Grand Lodge Officials and to 80 lodge representatives addressed to lodge Secretaries (Sunday, October 5, 1980). 2. Packets to all lodges and to all on the official mailing list. Contents: Propositions ADOPTED at 159th Annual Communication; propositions REJECTED at 159th Annual Communication; proposed Amendments of Constitution presented at 159th Annual Communication to lie over for action at 160th Annual Communication; proposed amendments of ByLaws presented at 159th Annual Communication to lie over for action at 160th Annual Communication; rosters with names, addresses, telephone numbers of Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters and Past Grand Officers, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, Committee Members, Masonic Home of Missouri, Missouri Lodge of Research; Schedule of AREA MEETINGS of lodge officers - Spring 1981; Masonic Home of Missouri; Educational and Entertainment Programs - Committee on Masonic Education; The Freemason Magazine; Grand Lodge Achievement Award - Standards and Application; STANDING RESOLUTION: "Charitable Contributions" and model of a lodge by-law; A Guide for Officers and Committee Members; Order Form - "List of Lodges (Masonic) 1981." 3. Written notice to Worshipful Master and Secretary of each lodge that lacked representation at the 159th Annual Communication (September 1980), as set forth in Section 7.230(b): November 10, 1980andAugust 15, 1981. 4. In re proposed Amendment of Constitution of Grand Lodge: Article III, Section 2, and Article III, Section 4, with instructions in compliance with Article V, Section 2, with prepared BLUE and PI N K sheets for the reports of proceedings had by lodges. The distribution was made onJanuary 15, 1981 in accordance with the Resolution presented at the 159th Annual Communication. The correspondence was written and mailed to Worshipful Masters of all Missouri lodges, with copies to lodge Secretaries and to all on the official mailing list. 5. In re lodge APPROVAL (or DISAPPROVAL) for Grand Lodge Office to authorize MASONIC FUNERAL SERVICES and lodge DECISION on "CHARITABLE MEMORIAL" or "FLORAL MEMORIAL." 6. Notification to lodges of the 30th Masonic District on the appointment of R.W. Bro. Leman Shepherd as the District Deputh Grand Master for the unexpired term 1980-81. 7. Notification to lodges of the 28th Masonic District on the appointment of R.W. Bro. Calvin D. Schroff as the District Deputy Grand Lecturer for the unexpired term 1980-81. 8. In re recognition of GRANDE LODGE REGULIERE DE BELGIQUE


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(Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium) and GRAND LODGE OF URUGUAY. EDICT of M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn in re Honorary Membership ofWor. Bro. Harry Carr in the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri. The notice and the invitation for AREA MEETINGS - spring 1981 to four officers of each lodge (Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Secretary) and to all on the official mailing list. Announcement of new educational and entertainment program - the film "Symbol of Pride." FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT about 160th Annual Communication to be held at Springfield in September 1981, with "Housing Request" sheets to all lodges and to all on official mailing list. COMPUTER PRINT OF MASTER MASONS - ADDRESSES, with cover letter and instructions: To all lodges addressed in care of lodge Secretaries. Worshipful Masters received cover letter and instructions. DUPLICATE BLANKS OF 1981 ANNUAL RETURN, with sheets of instructions: To all lodges onJune 15, 1981, addressed in care of lodge Secretaries. Worshipful Masters, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers received appropriate cover letter and instruction sheets. In re FEES FOR DEGREES (Section 10.010) and GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL FEE (Section 1O.030(bÂťEffective July 1, 1981, per action of Grand Lodge at 159th Annual Communication. To WORSHIPFUL MASTER, SENIOR WARDEN,JUNIOR WARDEN of each chartered lodge on deputation of PROXY. SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT about 160th Annual Communication: To all lodges, addressed in care of lodge Secretaries, and to all on the official mailing list. MAILING ADDRESS INFORMATION for correspondence written to R.W. Deputy Grand Master Wm. J. Hill. MISCELLANIES

1. The form "Report of Installation of Officers" was sent to each lodge at the beginning of the month when election of officers is held, per the Lodge By-Laws. The report is the notification in compliance with Section 8.130. "Machine" copies of Installation Reports were sent to the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, the Grand Lecturer, the District Deputy Grand Masters, the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. 2. The booklet "Planning for the East" was sent to the Senior Warden of each lodge per the information of name and address entered in the "Report of Installation of Officers." The booklet is the publication of the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education. 3. The certificates of the Grand Lodge ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for the Worshipful Master and for the lodge were written by the Grand Secretary - 102 small certificates for Worshipful Masters and 102 large certificates for the lodges - in accordance with the applications approved by the respective District Deputy Grand Masters and the Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Education.


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4. The Grand Secretary attended and participated in the two Deputy Conferences held in October at St. Charles and Independence, the Specific Communications of the Grand Lodge for Ceremonies of Laying Cornerstones and of the Dedication of New Halls for Masonic Use, the meetings of the Grand Lodge Committees: Chartered Lodges, Masonic Education, Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, Ways and Means. 5. The Grand Secretary and Mrs. Arnold attended annual communications of other Grand Lodges: Grand Lodge of Kansas in March; and Grand Lodge of Tennessee in March; Grand Lodge of Nebraska inJune; Grand Lodge of Iowa in September. 6. In Process: The writing of the Official Proceedings of the 159th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri for distribution to each lodge, each official of the Grand Lodge, each Past Grand Master, and each Grand Lodge in fraternal relationship with the Grand Lodge, as prescribed by Section 2.040(h). 7. In Process: Members of the Grand Lodge Office Staff continued the project to make certain that all data on the Masonic histories of brother Master Masons in the Official Membership Files of the Grand Lodge Office and in the books and records of lodges are accurate and complete. Rosters of the members of lodges with membership of 100 up to 200 Master Masons, as of the net membership on June 30, 1980, with the complete Masonic history of each brother, as written into the Official Records of the Grand Lodge, were sent to the respective lodges for comparison with the facts entered in the books and records of the lodge. Time was not sufficient to com plete this part of the overall project of complete and accurate records of Masonic history for all Master Masons of Missouri lodges; the project will be continued through many future years. GRAND LODGE OFFICE STAFF

Work turned out by the Grand Lodge Office - the tremendous task of auditing Annual Returns; the gathering, stapling, stuffing, zip-coding of the many pieces for the numerous distributions; the issuing of 50-Year Buttons for presentation to veteran brothers; the filling of orders of lodges and brothers for supplies; the maintaining of the mailing-address information for the distribution of The Freemason magazine and other communications; the recording of the cards and certificates for the Proficient Instructors under the Certificate Plan of the Grand Lodge Committee on Ritual; the typing of many, many letters every day - official correspondence of the Grand Secretary; the doing of a myriad of assignments for a successful operation of the Grand Lodge Office - results from the accurate, obliging, courteous, and sincerely concerned attention to duties of the members of the Grand Lodge Office Staff. Even though the personnel have some specific areas of responsibility, all have demonstrated willingness and cooperation in the performance of any and all matters of Grand Lodge Office business, with no regard for any particular assignment. With pride and with sincere appreciation I acknowledge the Grand Lodge Office Staff - the ladies whose faithful service and friendly associations with each other and with me have meant so much as we all worked for our Grand Lodge of Missouri. The Grand Lodge Office Staff for the Year 1980-1981:


128 Mrs. Mrs. Miss Mrs. Miss

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE Henry H. Smith (Darlene Smith) of Holts Summit Calvin M. Price (Gladys Price) of Jefferson City Lori J. Harris of Fulton Ernest Raub (Kathleen Raub) of Boonville Susan M. Herring of Centralia - resigned August 24, 1981 APPRECIATIO]\;

M.W. Gra:ld Master J. Edward Blinn, you have traveled many miles this year, uphill and duwn. You've traveled over mountains and through many a town, in sun and in storm, in sleet and in snow. But you have never been too tired or too busy to go. You traveled into districts and to lodges where our brothers had not enjoyed a visit of the Grand Master before. And it is so true that you became for them much more than the leader of Masonry in Missouri during the year 1980-81; you became a FRIEND. My warmest wishes are that your future holds nothing but the best, everything it takes to fill each day with happiness. For all of us who know will tell you a universal truth - all oflife's best and finest things should always come to you. We of the Grand Lodge of Missouri feel that you have drawn with such invention and particular character this year that even though the framework of your service as Grand Master was in great measure determined by what has been, it is in the arrangement of distinct and personal features that has produced the great year 1980-81 for the Grand Lodge of Missouri. STATISTICS (PER PRELlMI:"<ARY REVIEW OF

1981

AN:-IUAL RETVR1'<S OF

542

LODt;ES)

Adjusted net membership-July I, 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93,906 ADDITIONS: Affiliated 615 Initiated 2,037 Passed 1,622 Raised 1,619 Reinstated after suspension N.P.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 898 Reinstated after suspension (Section 15,066) _ _2_1 Unadjusted total additions. .. 3,153 Unadjusted gross membership-June 30, 1981 97,059 SUBTRACTIONS: Suspended for nonpayment of dues 1,731 Suspended per section 15,066 50 Dimitted 583 Deaths 2,578 Suspended unmasonic conduct I Expelled _._ _ 7 Unadjusted total subtractions 4,950 Unadjusted net membership-June 30, 1981 92,109 Fifty-Year Members claimed as exemptions 5,693 816 Remissions

Fraternally submitted, FRA]\;K A. ARNOLD, Grand Secretary. REMARKS OF R.W. SENIOR GRAND WARDEN ROBERT R. STEVENS OF INDIANA


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PRESENTATION OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION OF THE GRAND LODGE

M.W. Grand Master Blinn read the proposal to amend Section 2 of Article II of the Constitution as follows: PROPOSED CHAN(~E TO CONSTITUTIO:-.i ARTICLE II, SECTION 2 Add the following paragraph to Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution: In the event that the Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, and Junior Warden are unable to attend a communication of the Grand Lodge, any Past Master of that lodge in attendance will qualify that lodge for attendance credit only. If a subordinate lodge would have no other representation, one Master Mason from that lodge may be appointed by the lodge. This representative, so appointed, must present a legal proxy to the Committee on Credentials. DALE A. LCDWIG, P.M., Algabil Lodge No. 544, CHARLES W. MILLER, P.M., Steele Lodge No. 634, CECIL O. BLAYLOCK, P.M., Harold O. Grauel Lodge No. 672, JOH:-.i E. BRUH~GEMAr-;, P.M., Freedom Lodge No. 636, RAY HILTOr-;, P.M., Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422. CONTINUANCE OF REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker, Chairman, continued with the presentation of the report of the Committee on jurisprudence. To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Your Committee on jurisprudence respectfully reports as follows: DISPENSATIO;'l.;S We have examined the dispensations issued by order of the Grand Master as set forth in the Report of the Grand Secretary and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master. CONSENTS, PERMISSIOr-;S AND HEAU:"G ORDERS We have examined the consents, permissions and healing orders pertaining to the activities and operations of subordinate lodges granted by the Grand Master as set forth in the Report of the Grand Secretary and we approve the same as within the discretion of the Grand Master.

M.W. Brother Walker moved the adoption of this portion of the jurisprudence Committee Report. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The portion of the report was ADOPTED. DECISIO;'l.;S 1. A question was put to the Grand Master concerning Section 19.020 as follows: "Can a brother be restored to good standing on his membership record following favorable action on his Petition for Reinstatement by paying the dues for all of the period of his suspension, knowing, of course, that if he could it would not in any case count toward eligibility for the 50-Year Jewel?" The Grand Master ruled as follows: "Membership and good standing in the lodge is a current condition. Therefore, payment of delinquent dues other than as provided by Sections 19.020 and 19.030 does not restore a member to good standing on his membership record for his years of suspension. "


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This decision is approved. 2. A question was put to the Grand Master concerning Section 30.230 of the Trial Code as follows: "Section 30.230 of the Trial Code states that all documents and records connected with a Masonic Trial should be filed with the Secretary. Is this the lodge Secretary or the Grand Secretary?" The Grand Master ruled as follows: "In all instances in the Trial Code where the term Secretrary used it refers to the lodge Secretary. When the Grand Secretary is meant, it so states as in Section 29.200. Therefore, the records and documents should be filed with the lodge Secretary." This decision is approved. 3. The following question was submitted to the Grand Master: "Can the Temple Board hold a proposed annual raffle to sell chances on various items to be given away?" The Grand Master ruled as follows: "Annotation No.5 to Section 25.090 prohibits solicitation to win a contest; under Miscellaneous Decisions, Annotation No. IS prohibits a lodge from raising funds by selling chances on a beef. "In light of the foregoing previous decisions, I must rule that a lodge cannot sell chances on items to be given away (raffle). A Temple Board is bound by the same rules as the lodge." This decision is approved. 4. The following question was put to the Grand Master: "A decision made in 1974 recorded at page 96 of the PROCU:OIN(;S states as follows: 'Full proceedings of Grand Lodge, including discussions of resolutions, comments or remarks verbatim, without editing, shall be printed and distributed. 1974-96.' Is this decision required at this time?" The Grand Master ruled as follows: "That due to costs and time required in preparing all the comments or remarks verbatim, that the decision of 1974 recorded at page 96 is hereby reversed." This decision is approved.

M.W. Brother Walker moved the adoption of this portion of the Jurisprudence Committee Report. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The decisions of the Grand Master were APPROVED. PROPOSED

A~ENDMEI'TS TO

THE CONSTITlJTIO:,\

Two proposals to amend the Constitution were submitted at the 1980 Communication which would effect Section 2, Article I II, of the Constitution which eliminate the Grand Secretary and Grand Treasurer as elective officers. Another proposed amendment would effect Section 4, Article IV, of the Constitution making the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary appointed Grand Lodge Officers. These questions were submitted to the local lodges as provided in the Constitution. The Grand Secretary has certified to the Jurisprudence Committee that both proposed amendments were defeated by the local lodges. Your Committee reports that due to the lodges defeating both proposals, no further action can be had on these two proposed amendments.

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dence Committee Report. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The portion of the report was ADOPTED. PROPOSED

AME~DMENTS TO

THE BY-LAWS

In connection with the proposed Constitutional amendments, proposals were introduced to amend Section 2.010, paragraph (e) to provide a method of termination of appointment of Grand Treasurer, Grand Secretary or Grand Lecturer. Also proposed to be amended was Section 2.010, paragraph (I) concerning the appointive powers of the Grand Master which removed reference to the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary as elective officers. As the proposed amendments to the Constitution failed to receive an affirmative vote by the lodges, the Committee reports that it is improper to vote on these proposed amendments to amend the By-Laws.

M.W. Brother Walker moved the adoption of this portion of the Jurisprudence Committee Report. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The portion of the report was ADOPTED. An amendment was proposed to Section 2.040, paragraph (q) which would add the Grand Treasurer to those who review the budget of the Gra.nd Secretary's Office so that it reads as follows: Section 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY. The Grand Secretary (q) Devotes full time to the duties of his office; receives no compensation for any other activity, except jury duty and similar temporary public service; employs and supervises such clerical and secretarial assistants as may be required to discharge efficiently the duties of his office; and semi-annually reviews with the Grand Master, the other elective officers and the Grand Treasurer the operation and budget of his office, including the fixing of compensation for his clerical and secretarial assistants. Your Commitee approves this resolution as to form and advises that it is proper to vote on this resolution at this time and makes no recommendation as to whether the resolution should pass or be defeated.

In order to bring the matter to a vote, M.W. Brother Walker moved the adoption of the Amendment of Section 2.040(q). The motion was seconded and approved by vote of the Grand Lodge. The amendment of paragraph (q) of Section 2.040 of the By-Laws was ADOPTED. An amendment was proposed to repeal Section 9.160. COMMITTEE ON DELINQUENT DUES. The Jurisprudence Committee approves this proposed amendment as to form and states that it is proper to be voted on at this time. However, the Jurisprudence Committee feel that this repeal of the Committee on Delinquent Dues should be defeated as this program has been in effect only two years.

In order to bring the matter before the Grand Lodge, M.W. Brother Walker moved the adoption of the resolution for the repeal of Section 9.160. The motion was seconded and defeated by vote of the Grand Lodge. The Amendment for the repeal of Section 9.160. COMMITTEE ON DELINQUENT DUES. was NOT ADOPTED. An amendment was proposed to Section 4.030, paragraph (a) which would increase the expense allowance of the District Deputy Grand Master for his official visit from $5.00 to $10.00; thus, this section would read as follows: Section 4.030. DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS - POWERS AND DUTIES. (a) Visits the lodges in his district as far as practicable. He receives an expense allowance of $1 0.00 for each lodge visited, to be reported and paid by the lodge in its


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annual return, and remitted to him promptly after actual receipt by the Grand Secretary. The allowance is not for more than one official visit each year to each lodge. District or joint meetings do not qualify for the allowance. Your committee approves this resolution as to form and advises that it is proper to vote on this resolution at this time and makes no recommendation as to whether the resolution should pass or be defeated.

In order to bring the matter to a vote, M.W. Brother Walker moved the adoption of the Amendment of Section 4.030(a). The motion was seconded. R.W. Bro. Charles E. Scheurich: For many years our District Deputy Grand Lecturers and District Deputy Grand Masters have bet::n the backbone of this Grand Jurisdiction and are the workhorses. They not only make an Official Visit per year; but these brethren answer every call of every Master of a lodge. They help them in their degree work; they help them in their legal decisions. I feel that $5.00, or even $10.00, will in no way come close to what these brethren are worth to the lodges. I firmly think that our lodges can help pay some of the fellows' expenses. Over the year every lodge calls almost monthly for the District Deputy Grand Master and the District Deputy Grand Lecturer to come and help them or to do some work for them. I am in favor of this. The motion for the adoption of the Amendment of Section 4.030(a) was approved. The amendment of paragraph (a) of Section 4.030 of the By-Laws was ADOPTED. An amendment was proposed to Section 4.040, paragraph (b), which would increase the expense allowance of the District Deputy Grand Lecturer for the Lodges of Instruction from $5.00 to $10.00; thus, Section 4.040, paragraph (b) would read as follows: "Section 4.050. DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURER - POWERS AND DUTIES. (b) Holds Lodges of Instruction, for which he receives an expense allowance of $10.00 for each lodge instructed, to be remitted and paid by the lodge in its annual return, and remitted to him promptly after actual receipt by the Grand Secretary. Not more than one such allowance is charged against each lodge each year. District or joint lodges of instruction do not qualify for the allowance." Your committee approves this resolution as to form and advises that it is proper to vote on this resolution at this time and makes no recommendation as to whether the resolution should pass or be defeated.

In order to bring the matter to a vote, M.W. Brother Walker moved the adoption of the Amendment of Section 4.050(b). The motion was seconded and approved by vote of the Grand Lodge. The amendment of paragraph (b) of Section 4.050 of the By-Laws was ADOPTED. The Jurisprudence Committee pursuant to authority granted in Section 5.070 proposes according to the recommendation of the Grand Master that a subsection (r) be added to Section 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY. Resolved, That Section 2.040 have added to it, SUbparagraph (r) to provide as follows:

(r) Has the PROCEEDINGS printed and distributed no later than 15 February following each Grand Lodge Communication. The Grand Secretary is authorized to obtain the services of a certified Court Reporter who must be a member of the Masonic Fraternity in good standing, to take and transcribe the minutes of the meeting.

This resolution is approved as to form. It is proper to be voted on at this time. The Jurisprudence Committee recommends that this resolution be passed.


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M.W. Brother Walker moved the adoption of the resolution. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. Paragraph (I') of Section 2.040 of the By-Laws was ADOPTED. The next Resolution says: Resolved, That pursuant to Section 1.010 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, the time of the 161st Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri is changed to commence at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 4, 1982.

This resolution is approved as to form. It is proper to be voted on at this time. The Jurisprudence Committee recommends that this resolution be adopted. It was moved and seconded that the resolution be adopted. Grand Master Blinn called for discussion. M.W. PAST GRAND MASTER LEWIS C. WES COOK: Most Worshipful Sir, Brethren, I am not aware - I am sure that those who are in attendance here are not aware - of the reason for the change in this proposed statement. We have met for many, many years, traditionally, at this time. Many of our brethren - Secretaries, officers, Past Masters - set aside this week specifically for Grand Lodge activities. To offer a change at this time for one year opens the door, I think, for a multitude of things: (1) For the date to be changed frequently in future years; (2) I think it destroys a tradition that we have enjoyed and cherished for a long time. And I think most importantly we need to determine whether there is a real emergency that would cause us to change or alter our meeting date. I would like to ask the Grand Master or the Grand Lodge Officers if they would explain to us why this proposal, the reason behind it, so that we might be able to consider before taking a vote, whether to accept or reject. R.W. DEPUTY GRAND MASTER WILLIAM J. HILL: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, this proposal was introduced at my request and over my signature and over the signature of the other Grand Lodge Officers of the Advancing Line. The reason for this proposal is very significant. An unprecedented and historical event - Masonic event - is going to take place in the State of Missouri at the time when we would ordinarily hold our Annual Communication in 1982. About four years ago the Northern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite began to set its schedule, and our great Sister State of Illinois was asked to host that Supreme Council Session. As most you know, the State of Illinois is, of course, in the Northern Jurisdiction; the State of Missouri is in the Southern Jurisdiction. Our great Sister State of Illinois determined that they would not have the kind of Masonic facilities in the State of Illinois and in a location, or the city, where they would like to host the Session. They, therefore, came to their brothers in Missouri with the unprecedented move - and it's really historical - for the Northern Jurisdiction to hold the Supreme Council Session in the Southern Jurisdiction. Brethren, what an opportunity for Freemasonry to show its selflessness, its brotherly love, its unity - an opportunity to reach across the lines, if you please, which none of us observe, and bring together the great nations of the United States. What an opportunity we have to show hospitality. I would hate to be a party, Brethren, to a conflict of two important and significant and major Masonic events being conducted simultaneously in our great jurisdiction that is known for its hospitality.


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Therefore, Brethren, I would ask you to search your hearts prayerfully. And I would ask you to review very quickly the meaning of brotherly love. And I would ask you to accommodate the brethren of the Northern Jurisdiction who will be coming into this jurisdiction and the brethren of the State of Illinois who will be hosting those brethren, and make this a great and noble and charitable and understanding of brotherly love event. Thank you. R.W. SENIOR GRAND WARDEN EARL K. DII.u:: Most Worshipful Grand Master and Brethren, I would like to endorse fully the remarks of R.W. Brother Hill, and simply add that this is simply a case of Masonic hospitality. And while we all treasure tradition, I would remind you that while the Constitution and By-Laws for years specified that our Annual Communication would be the last Monday in September and held in St. Louis, we broke the St. Louis tradition. Here we are today; I think that was a good idea. And I think in a case like this that certainly we can bend the time by one week. Thank you very much. M.W. BROTHER COOK: Most Worshipful Sir and Brethren, I sincerely appreciate the remarks of the Deputy Grand Master and the Senior Grand Warden. I recognize that a meeting of the Northern.J u risdiction of the Scottish Rite in the St. Louis area is unprecedented. At the same time I am aware of the fact that no organization anywhere that I am aware of is more conscious of the rights, the privileges, the traditions, the history of the Mother Grand Lodge of any jurisdiction than the Northern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite. They are without a doubt one of the strongest supporters of Blue Lodge activity. And I question if they had known would have initiated a conflict of date, such as it is. But even so, if there be a conflict, I again question whether or not there would be a number of brethren from Missouri, the Southern Jurisdiction, participating in those Northern Jurisdiction Council meetings. Our meetings, in all probability, would be on the opposite side of the state. I see no conflict; but I see a tribute to the great State of Missouri that two major Masonic groups would be meeting at the same time - one in Kansas City and one in St. Louis. We would avoid the appearance, if any, of having yielded in a sense to an appendant organization or because of a conflict of dates. And I am sure that no organization, such as the Northern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite, would be upset by the fact that we continued with our traditional meeting. Brethren, this is a personal preference, and I just wanted to say it. Thank you. M.W. GRAND MASTER BUN:": I'd like to report to you that for several years now the Advancing Line of Grand Lodge Officers has been solidly behind this resolution to change the date. They anticipated no difficulty in obtaining a favorable vote on it. R.W. BROTHER HILL: Brethren, I think it is essential that you be aware of additional facts. The first one is in 1977, when M.W. Brother Fielding A. Poe was Grand Master, this matter first came to the attention of the Advancing Line. This matter first came to our attention in 1977 - that is to the Advancing Line. At that time, as our Most Worshipful Grand Master has indicated, there was an endorsement by the Advancing Line that we should accommodate this historical event here in the State of Missouri. Brethren, we feel that even though it requires a vote of this Grand Lodge, that under those circumstances we felt that we could make a tentative commitment. Ofcourse, we did not know who the Grand Master would be, for certain, at this time. I would addjust one statement, Brethren, in closing on this. I would su~~est that you recall a very


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basic lesson in life and in Masonry: That it is indeed better to give than to receive. WOR. BRO. ROBERTC.JARRETT, Past Master of Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 at St. Joseph: I am a Past Master of that lodge in 1969. Most Worshipful Sir, Most Worshipful Brethren, Brethren all, I am relatively new at this; I am not a speaker. But there is something that just touched my heart up there a few moments ago that I just can't hold any longer. First of all, the words of Brotherly Love were mentioned. That's very true; Brotherly Love with Blue Lodge Freemasonry. It was again pointed out that this was made known to our Advancing Line in the year of 1977. If that be so, I feel that it should have been publicized so that the brethren in the Blue Lodge would have known that. There is also no doubt in my mind that the Northern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite has known that this Grand Lodge has met at this particular time for a number of years. And if they did not desire a conflict of interest, it should have behooved them to have changed their date. After all, Blue Lodge Masonry is the foundation of Masonry; and we are obligated to meet and teach the Tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. And as a good brother over here remarked a while ago, we have set aside for years and years that this would be our vacation time so that we could attend our Grand Lodge Sessions. And I feel strongly that we should continue to maintain this date as our meetinK date of Grand Lodge. Thank you, Brethren. BRO. JOE K. NEAL, Senior Warden of Galena Lodge No. 515: Ijust want to say this one thing. Anything that is important to me as a Master Mason of a Blue Lodge, I would appreciate if this had been brought to a vote of our individual lodges, prior to this meeting. Thank you. M.W. GRAND MASTER BUN!':: Brethren, I am going to call forthe vote; and I hope you will be governed by the principle of Brotherly Love, rather than to be swayed by anything I have said. I think the important issue here is whether or not we show Brotherly Love to the Northern Jurisdiction. All in favor make it known by the voting sign of the Order. Down. Contrary minded by the same sign. Down. I think we had better take a standing vote. All in favor of this motion will let it be known by standing. You may sit down. Those opposed will stand. The motion is DEFEATED. The resolution for the change of the time of the 161 st Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to commence at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 4, 1982 was NOT APPROVED. RESOLL'TIOI' TO ADD SLiBSECTIO:--l

2.050(F.)

TO SECTIO:-';

2.050,

GRA:--ID I.Ecn:RER

Be It Resolved, That Subsection (e) be added to Section 2.050 to read as follows: (e) Shall be responsible for reducing one copy of Missouri Ritual to writing. The copy shall be securely deposited in the Grand Lodge Headquarters Building in Columbia, Missouri, in such a fashion that three people - the Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master, and the Grand Lecturer - shall all be present to remove the copy.

The majority of the Jurisprudence Committee feels that this matter is of such a serious nature that it requires more consideration than it has received. We recommend that action on this matter be deferred until next year. M.W. Brother Walker moved the adoption of this portion of the Jurisprudence Committee Report. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the


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Grand Lodge. This portion of the report of the Committee on Jurisprudence was ADOPTED. EDICT

On May 15, 1981, the Grand Master issued an edict making Wor. Bro. Harry Carr an honorary member in the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri. A resolution was passed in 1924 which prohibits conferring of honorary rank by the Grand Lodge on any member of its subordinate lodges. Brother Carr is not a member of a subordinate lodge of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, but is a member of the United Grand Lodge of England. It has been the custom for honorary membership in the Grand Lodge to be granted by Grand Lodge Resolution. The Grand Master was joined in this Edict by our Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Grand Warden. The approval of this Edict by the Grand Lodge will complete the honorary membership for Wor. Bro. Harry Carr. The Jurisprudence Committee recommends that this Edict be approved by this Grand Lodge.

M.W. Brother Walker moved that the EDICT of May 15, 1981 constituting Wor. Bro. Harry Carr to Honorary Membership of the Grand Lodge of Missouri be approved. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The EDICT of M.W. Grand Master J. Edward Blinn making Wor. Bro. Harry Carr an Honorary Member of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri was APPROVED. M.W. Brother Walker moved that the Jurisprudence Committee Report be accepted and adopted as amended by the Grand Lodge. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The report of the Committee on Jurisprudence was ADOPTED. Respectfully submitted, ELVIS A. MOO1':EY, HERBERT C. HOFFMA1':, CHARLES E. BECRAFT, WALTER L. WALKER, Chairman. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS R.W. Bro. Walter H. Baird, Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Ways and Means.

To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHRF.1':: The Ways and Means Committee met on August 29,1981 and went over the expenditures in all funds as of that date. They were in order and charged to the correct appropriation or fund. We have reviewed the disbursements for the present budget year and the accounts as of today, that have been exceeded for: Acct. Nos. 10 The Freemason Magazine

21 22 30 45

Expenses - Grand Lecturer Expenses - Grand Lodge Officers and Committees Regional Meetings of Lodge Officers (Area Meetings) Grand Master's Regalia

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A review of the last budget year expenditures show they were handled properly and as provided by the By-Laws. The income sources available for the operation of the Grand Lodge are the per capita tax and income from investments. Revenue from those sources available for budgeting is approximately $387,000. The following budget is presented to cover the budget year from October 15, 1981 to October 14, 1982. BY

DIRECT APPROPRIATlO:--; OF GRA:--;D LODGE

Acct. Nos.

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

Salary - Grand Secretary Salary - Grand Lecturer Salary - Grand Treasurer Retirement Expense Masonic Service Association Per Capita Masonic Service Association - Hospital Visitation Funds Operating Expenses - Grand Lodge Office Building Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges

10. The Freemason Magazine

11. Grand Lodge Office Building Fund BY

$ 20,500.00

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17,500.00 600.00 14,000.00 2,450.00 5,000.00 6,000.00

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100.00 66,500.00 25,000.00

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10,000.00 9,000.00 4,000.00 1,500.00 4,000.00 4,500.00 4,500.00 1,000.00 4,000.00 18,000.00

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10,000.00

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28,800.00 4,250.00 5,000.00

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15,500.00 4,000.00 3,000.00 3,000.00 2,000.00 5,000.00 2,000.00 3,500.00 3,500.00

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REQt:lSITIO:-.l OF GRAND MASTER

20. Expenses - Grand Master 21. Expenses - Grand Lecturer 22. Expenses - Grand Lodge Officers and Committees 22A. Expenses - Special - Deputy Grand Master 23. Conferences of Grand Lodge Officers 24. Conferences of D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. 25. Conferences of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries 26. Auditing 27. Grand Master's Contingent Fund 28. Expenses of Grand Lodge Session 29. 30. Regional Meetings of Lodge Officers (Area Meetings) BY REQt:lSITIO:--; OF (;RA:-.ID SECRETARY 40. 41. 42. 43.

Salaries - Grand Lodge Office Staff Employees' Tax Expenses Insurance Operations of Grand Lodge Office a. Printing, Postage, Stationery b. Telephone and Telegraph c. Office Equipment d. Office Supplies e. Incidental Office Expenses f. Grand Lodge Office Improvement g. Electrical Data Processing 44. Incidental and Travel Expenses - Grand Secretary 45. Grand Master's Regalia 46. 47. 48. Fifty-Year Veteran Buttons 49. Printing PROCEEDI:-.IGS


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BY REQCISITION OF COMMITTEES

50. Committee on Correspondence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000.00 *8,000.00 51. Committee on Masonic Education 52. Committee on Ritual 500.00 53. Committee on Relief and Charity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,000.00 2,000.00 54. Committee on By-Laws 55. Committee on Mileage and Per Diem 75,000.00 Total Allocation by Budget for Year 1981-1982 $426,700.00 * The budget is supplemented for this year only by authority of Section 5.160 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws.

We recommend that for this year's budget any money expended over the income be appropriated from the General Fund. Fraternally submitted, HEI':RY R. STOKER, GEORGE F. MORRISOI':, OWEI': A. SLOAN, WALTER H. BAIRD, Chairman. W. MARIOI': LUI':A, R.W. Brother Baird moved the adoption of the report of the Committee on Ways and Means. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. The report of the Committee on Ways and Means - the budget for the year October 15, 1981 to October 14, 1982 was ADOPTED. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS

R.W. Bro. Ray Hilton, Chairman, presented the report ofthe Committee on Credentials and moved that the report be accepted subject to final audit. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Credentials submits the following report: At the present session of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, there are represented 504 subordinate lodges and no lodges V.D., and there are present: Grand Lodge Officers Past Grand Masters and Past Grand Lodge Officers District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Past Masters Worshipful Masters Senior Wardens Junior Wardens Chairmen and Members of Grand Lodge Committees Distinguished Visitors Total Lodges without representation Non-voting Master Masons

Fraternally submitted, RAY HILTON, Chairman, CECIL O. BLAYLOCK, JOIlI': E. BRUEGGEMA:"N,

30 16 50 50 335 446 218 169 28

---1.! 1,363 41 90

DALE A. LUDWIG, THE REV. CHARLES MILLER.


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REMARKS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF R.W. BRO. WILLIAM

J. HILL

R:W. DEPUTY GRAND MASTER WM.J. HILL: Brethren, let me say in response to your vote that I accept the will of this Grand Lodge. At this time I want to announce the place where the next Annual Communication will be held. As a preface, I would confess that I am in a little bit of a dilemma. If I do not announce a place other than St. Louis, we would not be able to avail ourselves of the place where we have found so much comfort, so much accommodation and hospitality over the years in St. Louis for the Scottish Rite Cathedral will be the facility in which the Northern Jurisdiction will hold its Supreme Council. Therefore, I announce to you that we will meet in Kansas City. I cannot assure you at this point whether or not we will be accommodated as you might wish, for we must block out convention facilities and space well in advance. I confess my error to you; it will not be my first during the coming year; but I presumed, which I had no right to do, upon the brothers. I ask your forgiveness. I also perceive that I may have acted in such manner as to clearly evidence a division in our Craft and perhaps its loyalty to Appendant Bodies. But we assure you that it is totally contrary to my philosophy and my desire. It is my desire that those brothers who voted with me to change the time to move in the direction of unity and to support fully the will of this Grand Lodge. Brethren, thank you. REMARKS OF M.W. BRO. WALTER L. WALKER

M. W. BRO. WALTER L. WALKER, Past Master of Stella Lodge No. 538: Brethren, there are times when we let things get out of hand. There are times when we think of things with regret. It takes at least two years, and in fact three, of advance preparation to hold a Grand Lodge and accommodate you all at the hotels, meals, and things of this nature. The Commitee went to the trouble (0 get this thing set up in Kansas City; they have the rooms blocked off for October 4. Now I can appreciate the sentiment that we all have; but I am wondering if we ought not to reconsider this from a practical standpoint. (Many voices of delegates: "NO!") If you do not want to reconsider, we won't. (Again voices of delegates: "NO!") RESOLUTIONS AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF GRAND LODGE BY-LAWS FOR ACTION AT THE 161ST ANNUAL COMMUNICATION IN SEPTEMBER 1982

The Grand Secretary read the proposals presented to lie over for action at the 161st Annual Communication at Kansas City in September 1982, as follows: PROPOSAL FOR AMENDMEI\;T OF SECTION 16.110 AND SEeTIOI\; 11.050 AI\;D PROPOSAL FOR ADDITION OF SECTIONS 16.120 16.130, 16.140, 16.150, 16.160,16.170,16.180 AND 16.190 To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: Resolved, That effective January 1, 1983. Section 16.110 and Section 11.050 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws shall be amended to provide as hereinafter set forth and additional By-Laws to be known as Sections 16.120, 16.130, 16.140, 16.150, 16.170, 16.180 and 16.190 as hereinafter set forth shall be adopted:


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Section 16.110. MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP. A Master Mason whose residence would otherwise satisfy the requirement under these By-Laws with respect to petitions for affiliation and who is a member in good standing of either a Missouri lodge or of a lodge in another Grand Jurisdiction which is in fraternal relationship with this Grand Lodge and does not prohibit multiple membership as herein contemplated may petition for and hold memberships in one or more additional Missouri lodges or in one or more additional lodges located in another Grand Jurisdiction. No multiple membership fee may be charged by any Missouri lodge as a condition to the filing of any such petition. However, if authorized by the Grand Lodge, a fee may be charged for the use and benefit of the Masonic Home of Missouri upon the filing of a petition for multiple membership by a petitioner who is not then a member of a Missouri lodge. A two-thirds favorable vote, by paper ballot, is required for eiection to multiple membership in a lodge of this Grand Jurisdiction. Section 16.120. DEFINITIONS AND CONDITIONS AS TO MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP. (a) A multiple member's oldest membership shall be designated as his "original membership." The term "multiple membership" shall be deemed to include both dual and plural membership and shall be construed to include lawful affiliation with any additional lodges of Missouri or of any other Grand.J urisdiction which is in fraternal relationship with this Grand Lodge. (b) In addition to satisfying all other requirements set forth in these By-Laws a member in good standing of a Missouri lodge may petition for multiple membership in a lodge of another Grand Jurisdiction or a member of a lodge of another Grand Jurisdiction may petition for multiple membership in a Missouri lodge only if all the following conditions are satisfied: (1) The election of the petitioner to such multiple membership would not violate the laws of such other Grand Jurisdiction; (2) The other Grand Lodge will furnish a certificate of good standing for multiple membership or its equivalent if a member of that Grand Jurisdiction petitions for multiple membership in a Missouri lodge and, ifhe is elected, such other Grand Lodge will promptly notify this Grand Lodge of any subsequent termination of his membership: (3) The other Grand Lodge will promptly notify this Grand Lodge when a member of a Missouri lodge is elected to multiple membership in a lodge in that Grand Jurisdiction or in the event his membership therein shall be terminated; (4) The other Grand Lodge will recognize the suspension or expulsion by a Missouri lodge of a Mason holding multiple membership in a lodge of that Grand Jurisdiction. Section 16.130. PETITION FOR MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP. (a) A petition for affiliation with a Missouri Lodge as a multiple member must be made on such official form as shall be approved by the Grand Secretary and the petition shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Good Standing for multiple membership issued by the Missouri Lodge(s) of which the petitioner shall then be a member or by valid evidence of Masonic status (by Certificate, Letter or Statement) issued by the Lodge(s) of any other Grand Jurisdiction whose laws permit its members to hold multiple memberships. (b) A petition for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge of Missouri must include the full name, the age, the residence address and the period of residence thereat, the occupation, the name of his employer and period of employment, the business address, and such other lawful information about the petitioner as may be required from time to time, and the name, number and location (city and state) of the petitioner's lodge(s) of "original membership" and "multiple membership." The petition must be signed by the Petitioner and must be recommended by two Master Masons of the lodge in which he seeks multiple membership. (c) A Petitioner for multiple membership in a subordinate lodge of Missouri must


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execute an Application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership, using the official and approved form. The Application(s) for Certificate of Good Standing for multiple membership will be forwarded by the Secretary of the lodge in which multiple membership is being sought to the Grand Secretary of Missouri for transmittal to the appropriate lodge(s) located in this State, or to the lodge(s) of any other Grand J urisdiction(s) through the offices of the respective Grand Secretaries. If granted, the Certificate(s) of Good Standing for Multiple Membership must be sent to the office of the Grand Secretary for transmittal to the subordinate lodge to which the petition is to be submitted. (d) When a Master Mason whose dues are fully paid and who is not under charges nor indebted in an official capacity to his lodge applies in proper form for a Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership, his application shall be granted promptly and the fact entered in the records of the lodge and in the minutes of the communication. The Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership shall include: (1) All the facts of Masonic History of the brother as written into the books and records of the lodge; (2) Whether or not he has proved his Proficiency in the Master Mason Degree; (3) The date to which the dues are FULLY PAID. The Lodge Secretary cannot issue the Certificate of Good Standing until it has been duly authorized by the action of the lodge. The certificate is to be sent to the Grand Secretary for certification and transmittal. (e) Upon the election of a multiple member the Lodge Secretary shall promptly notify the Grand Secretary, who shall inform every other lodge in which a multiple member holds membership. Section 16.140. RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES. A multiple member shall pay all dues required by each lodge wherever membership is held and shall have all the rights and privileges of membership in each such lodge, except that (1) he may not hold office as Master or Warden in more than one Missouri lodge at the same time; (2) only the lodge of his "original membership" may exempt him from the payment of annual dues on the basis of his being a 50-Year Master Mason and claim the exemption in the payment of Grand Lodge dues; (3) only the lodge of his "original membership" may remit the payment of annual dues on the basis of his inability to pay and claim the remittance in the payment of Grand Lodge dues; (4) only through the lodge of his "original membership" may he, his wife, his widow or child apply for admission to the Masonic Home of Missouri or request relief and assistance from the Grand Lodge Committee on Relief and Charity. Section 16.150. SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION OF MULTIPLE MEMBER. Suspension for nonpayment of dues or for failure to prove proficiency in the Master Mason Degree or suspension or expulsion of a multiple member for unmasonic conduct shall thereby terminate his membership in all lodges in the GrandJurisdiction of Missouri. The Secretary of any Missouri lodge suspending or expelling such a multiple member shall immediately notify the Grand Secretary, who will inform every other Missouri lodge in which the multiple member shall have held membership at the time of such suspension or expulsion; and the Grand Secretary shall also notify the Grand Secretary of every other Grand Jurisdiction in which such member shall then have held membership in a subordinate lodge. Like notice shall be given in case of reinstatement, which shall immediately and automatically restore him to membership in good standing in every other lodge in this Jurisdiction of which he was a member, su~ject, however, to any other provisions of these By-Laws pertaining to the payment of dues and application for reinstatement if the suspension shall have been of such duration as to necessitate the filing of a petition for reinstatement. The Grand Secretary is to provide the information of reinstatement to ALL lodges involved. Section 16.160. WITHDRAWAL OF MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP. A multiple member of a Missouri lodge may withdraw his affiliation as a multiple member by application in writing or in person at a Stated Communication for a Certificate of


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Withdrawal. If the member has fully paid the annual dues for the current year, and is not under charges nor indebted in an official capacity, the lodge shall issue the official and approved Certificate of Withdrawal of Multiple Membership. The brother shall not be entitled to a Certificate of Dimission, except from the lodge of "original membership." Upon the issuance of a Certificate of Withdrawal, the member shall not be entitled to any reimbursement on the unearned portion of the annual dues. The withdrawal of multiple membership from one or more lodges of Missouri shall have no bearing on the standing of the Master Mason in the lodge of his "original membership" or in other lodges in which he has established "multiple membership." The Certificate of Withdrawal of Multiple Membership shall not be evidence of Masonic standing for the purpose of applying for or obtaining membership by affiliation in another lodge. The lodge issuing the Certificate of Withdrawal shall promptly notify the Grand Secretary of such action. Section 16.170. DIMIT BY MULTIPLE MEMBER. A Master Mason who holds multiple membership and whose lodge of "original membership" is under the Grand Lodge of Missouri may terminate his affiliation with his lodge of "original membership" by dimission and still retain his membership in the other lodges. Said Master Mason shall apply in writing to the lodge of "original membership" for the Certificate of Dimission; the application shall contain the information of the name, number, location (city and state) of the lodge which he desires to be regarded henceforth as the lodge of his "original membership." The dimit, if granted, shall be mailed to the Grand Secretary of Missouri for certification and transmittal to the lodge in which the Member will retain his "original" or "parent" membership. The dim it issued by the lodge of "original membership" shall not be given to the brother. (Refer to Sections 20.010 and 20.070, pages 73 and 75 of Constitution and By-Laws.) Section 16.180. MULTIPLE MEMBERSHIP- DUTIES OF LODGE SECRETARIES AND OF GRAND SECRETARY. (a) The Secretary of each lodge of Missouri shall: (1) Forward to the Grand Secretary the personal application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership; (2) Forward to the Grand Secretary the Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership; (3) Notify the Grand Secretary upon the election of a multiple member or the formation of a new lodge containing one or more multiple members; (4) Notify the Grand Secretary of the suspension for nonpayment of dues or otherwise, or the expulsion of a multiple member; (5) Notify the Grand Secretary of the reinstatement to good standing of a multiple member; (6) Notify the Grand Secretary of the issuance of the Certificate of Withdrawal of Multiple Membership; (7) Forward the Certificate of Dimission from lodge of "original membership" to the Grand Secretary for certification and transmittal; (8) Submit the Report of Multiple Members as ofJune 30 of each and every year with the ANNUAL RETURN. (b) The Grand Secretary of Missouri shall: (l ) Forward the personal application for Certificate of Good Standing for Multipie Membership to the lodges of this Jurisdiction and/or of other Jurisdictions for the attention and action of the members, respectively; (2) Receive and transmit the Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership which shall accompany the Petition for Multiple Membership; (3) Notify the other lodges involved of the election of a multiple member, or the formation of a new lodge containing one or more multiple members; (4) Notify the other lodges involved of the suspension for nonpayment of dues or otherwise, or the expulsion of a multiple member; (5) Notify the other lodges involved that a multiple member has regained good standing after suspension;


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(6) Forward the Certificate of Dimission from Lodge of "original membership" to the lodge to be regarded by the member as the lodge of "original" or "parent" membership. Section 16.190. LODGE OF RESEARCH. Membership in a lodge of research or similar lodge is not considered multiple membership. Section 11.050 shall be amended to include the following additional language: Nothing herein shall prevent such a member from applying to his former lodge for multiple membership pursuant to the provisions of Section 16.110 of these By-Laws. FRANK A. ARNOLD, P.M., Cooper Lodge No. 36, EDWARD BLI:-I:-I, P.M., Webster Lodge No. 98, ROBERT J. CREDE, P.M., Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211, P. VINCE:-IT KI:'I;KEAD, P.M., St. Francois Lodge No. 234, STANTON T. BROW:-I, P.M., Buckner Lodge No. 501, HAROLD M. JAYNE, P.M., Memphis Lodge No. 16, VERN H. SCHNEIDER, P.M., Tuscan Lodge No. 360, ERWIN J. ROESEL, P.M., Freedom Lodge No. 636, ROBERT G. BIRD, P.M., Solomon Lodge No. 271, WILLIAM H. WISBROCK, P.M., Webster Groves Lodge No. 84, GEORGE F. MORRISON, P.M., Tuscan Lodge No. 360.

J.

PROPOSAL FOR REPEAL OF SEeTIOl\:

25.140

AND TO SUBSTITUTE II\: LIEU

THEREOF THE FOLLOWING LAI\:GUAGE

To the Grand Lodge, A.F.

('1

A.M. of the State of Missouri:

Resolved, That Section 25.140 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws be repealed, and that the following language be adopted in lieu thereof and henceforth referred to as Section 25.140:

Section 2.140. PUBLIC PROCESSIONS AND EVENTS. A lodge may participate in public processions and other public events if such participation cannot be reasonably expected to tend to impair the good name of the Masonic institution or its usefulness, cause scandal, degrade it in public estimation or otherwise violate the principles, obligations or teachings of the fraternity. Any usage or display of aprons,jewels or rods during any such public appearance shall be limited to such an extent as not to reveal any ritualistic information which may not otherwise be lawfully known to the profane.

J.

EDWARD Bu:'l;:'I;, P.M., Webster Lodge No. 98, FRANK A. ARNOl.D, P.M., Cooper Lodge No. 36, STA:-ITO:'l; T. BROW:-I, P.M., Buckner Lodge No. 501, P. VI:-ICE:-IT KI:'I;KEAD, P.M., St Francois Lodge No. 234, VERN H. SCH:-IEIDER, P.M., Tuscan Lodge No. 360, ROBERT G. BIRD, P.M., Solomon Lodge No. 271, WILLlA~1 H. WISBROCK, P.M., Webster Groves Lodge No. 84. APPOINTMENTS

The Grand Secretary read the appointments made by Grand Master-Elect William J. Hill for the year 1981-82: Appointive Grand Lodge Officers District Deputy Grand Masters Chairmen and Members of Standing Committees Chairman and Members of Special Committees The Auditor

R.W. Bro. Stanton T. Brown, the Grand Lecturer, announced the appointments of District Deputy Grand Lecturers for the year 1981-82.


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM

The Grand Secretary presented the report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem and moved the acceptance of the report, subject to necessary corrections. The motion was seconded and carried by vote of the Grand Lodge. To the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: Brethren: Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this, the 160th Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge, held in the city of Springfield, September 28 and 29, 1981, as follows:

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 Ways and Means Chairmen other Standing Committees Subtotal for Grand Lodge Officers, including Committees Assistant Grant Tilers Representatives of Chartered Lodges Representatives of Lodges under Dispensation Total

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$862.50 248.80 876.00 364.80 547.10 552.80 392.10 424.80 . . .

$2,632.50 2,391.20 6,542.00 6,148.90

4,268.90 21,983.50 643.00 67,157.40 $89,783.90

Fraternally submitted, L. LIVINGSTOl', Chairman, EDWARD A. LAl'G, JACK R. CLARK, LEO G. WHITAKER. ORVILLE

GRAND LODGE DECLARED AT EASE

M.W. Grand Master Blinn declared the Grand Lodge at ease in preparation of the installation of officers for the ensuing year. He invited the ladies, families, and interested friends to enter the auditorium for the installation ceremony. INSTALLATION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS Installing Officer Installing Marshal Installing Chaplain

M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker M.W. Bro. J. Edward Blinn M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison

THE GRAND LODGE OFFICERS FOR 1981-82 Grand Master Deputy Grand Master Senior Grand Warden Junior Grand Warden Grand Treasurer

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Grand Secretary Frank A. Arnold Grand Lecturer Stanton T. Brown Senior Grand Deacon Charles E. Scheurich Junior Grand Deacon P. Vincent Kinkead Senior Grand Steward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. William H. Wisbrock Junior Grand Steward Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. Senior Grand Marshal Robert D. Jenkins Junior Grand Marshal Thomas C. Warden Grand Sword Bearer Emil O. Bayerl Grand Pursuivant Bert W. Casselman Grand Chaplain The Rev. Carl L. Radford Grand Chaplain The Rev. Cecil H. Hurt Grand Chaplain Dr. W. Tribbey Nickerson Grand Chaplain Rabbi Bruce S. Diamond Grand Chaplain Dr. J. c. Montgomery, Jr., P.G.M. Grand Chaplain The Rev. Robert B. Armour Grand Chaplain The Rev. Woodson O. Bennett, Sr. Grand Orator Dr. George E. Winslow Grand Orator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Herbert C. Hoffman Grand Tiler Emanuel D. Shockey DEMOLAY HONOR GUARD

Members of DeMolay Chapters of Springfield and Southwest Missouri served as an Honor Guard and formed the aisle through which the newly installed Grand Master William J. Hill was conducted to the East. State Master Councilor Randal Wingbermuehle and R.W. Bro. Ronald L. Compton, Executive Officer of Missouri, were in charge of the arrangements for the Honor Guard. M.W. Brother Hill has received extensive recognition as a Senior DeMolay, as an honorary member of the Supreme Council of the Order of DeMolay, as General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee. PRESENTATIONS TO M.W. GRAND MASTER WILLIAM J. HILL

M.W. Bro. Walter L. Walker presented the Grand Master's Apron. Wor. Bro. Walter S. Hundley, Worshipful Master of Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446 at Kansas City - the lodge in which M.W. Brother Hill holds membershippresented the apron case. Wor. Brother Hundley also presented M.W. Brother Hill with the 25 Year Pin of Ivanhoe Lodge. M.W. Bro. William H Chapman presented the Grand Master's Jewel. M.W. Bro. Herman A. Orlick presented the Grand Master's Lapel Pin. R.W. Frank A. Arnold presented the Grand Master's Gold Identification Card. M.W. BROTHER HILL responded to the presentations: Brethren, I accept these from the Grand Lodge of Missouri with the understanding that I do not receive them as tokens of honor to me personally. But I shall attempt to use them and wear them as honor to the Fraternity and to the office of Grand Master. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Let me say to you, that in the event that I do not have any member of my family become interested or active in Freemasonry, who would be interested in receiving these as family heirlooms, it will be my intention to return them to the Grand Lodge of Missouri for whatever value they may have at that time. Thank you, my Brethren of the Grand Lodge of Missouri.


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REMARKS OF M.W. BRO. WILLIAM J. HILL

M.W. BROTHER HILL: Ladies and Brethren, as I previously mentioned, it will be difficult to wear the hat of our Past Grand Master. And I can understand what it means to stand here, before you, as Grand Master and how heavy that might be. Let me assure you that I have observed several points over the years that lead me to believe that one must retain his perspective and never feel that he is more important than his brethren. I mentioned the other night that as a member of DeMolay I remember quite well a sentence from the Ceremony of Installation of Officers, which says: "From the ranks you may emerge, but to the ranks you shall soon return." If that were not enough to make one humble and cause him to retain his perspective, I can assure you that sitting here as an Advancing Line Officer and watching the tribute which our Grand Lodge extends to the outgoing Grand Master, then you can really become humble. Always in the past I've noticed that when the spotlight turns and shifts from the man you have applauded all year long and shines on the new man coming in, we really don't treat our outgoing Junior Past Grand Master with the same dignity. He has all of a sudden had the load of responsibility lifted from his shoulders and the attentions have been shifted upon the new officer. And so today I've asked that the Junior Past Grand Master be conducted to a seat of honor that we might truly continue to recognize in this meeting today the service that he has rendered to us with great honor, with great enthusiasm, and with great accomplishment. It is fitting, therefore, that I ask our Junior Past Grand Master to come to the East, if you will, Brother Blinn. I have a presentation I would like to make to you. As most of you know, I engaged the best possible photographer that I could during the last year; and I turned over every stone that I could, with absolutely no expense, to take photographs of our Grand Master. And I have one additional photograph of him, which was taken early in his career at one of the cornerstone layings. I am going to show it to you first, before I give it to him. This shows our Grand Master standing out in a field; and at the bottom it says: "A Grand Master Outstanding in his Field." Before I hand it to you, Grand Master, I want to call to your attention, and to the attention of the brethren and ladies assembled, that he is standing a little bit to the right in the picture. For those of us who belong to a conservative organization, where we think that we are just a little bit right of center, this photograph fits that description. And for those of you who may feel that they are on the left side of center, then it just depends on whether you are looking at the picture, or whether you are standing in the picture. Take your choice. Most Worship Sir, if you would like to "REACT," we would be happy to have you do so. M.W. BROTHER BLINN: I am thankful that Brother Bill chose this picture to present to me here, rather than some that might have been taken. He and his wife had a campaign going throughout the year to catch me in the act of eating. I have a whole album of those pictures with my mouth open in various stages with food on its way thereto. I do thank you for this "parting shot," shall we say. I do appreciate it. I have certainly appreciated the opportunity to serve with Brother Bill for eight years in the Advancing Line of the Grand Lodge. We have enjoyed a tremendous camaraderie through all those years. Thank you, very much.


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PRESENTATIONS TO M.W. BRO.

J. EDWARD BLINN

The Grand Secretary presented Past Grand Master Blinn a leather-bound book containing: The four issues of The Freemason magazine published during the Grand Lodge Year 1980-81; the Report of the President of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri (1980); the Address of the Grand Master (1981); the Program of the 160th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. The Grand Secretary also presented to M.W. Brother Blinn the Patent that certifies service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Grand Master from September 30, 1980 to September 29, 1981. ADDRESS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER WILLIAM

J. HILL

M. W. BROTHER HILL: Brethren and Ladies, I am not unmindful ofthe hour; I shall attempt to be sensitive to that. When the brethren came into the auditorium quite early this morning, I hope that most of them received this flier, or at least saw a copy. It was for a purpose. It says, for the benefit of those who did not receive one, alive, on stage, and in living color: "FREEMASONRY IN ACTION." What that has reference to I would like to present while we still have the ladies here. The theme of this year will be "Freemasonry in Action." You will also see what I refer to as a business card, if you please; not the business card for the Grand Master, for this is not my year; this is your year; this is the year ofthe Grand Lodge of Missouri. (The representation of the "business card" was displayed on an easel in the East.) This business card as displayed is an enlargement of the business card of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. On the back of it, I do admit, is my name and address, etc. This is a folded card. As you can see it says: "FREEMASONRY IN ACTION ... Builds CHARACTER." The emphasis is on the word "ACTION." On the inside it says: "FREEMASONRY IN ACTION Grows with V.I.T.-C." Those of you who know anything about Masonry understand the relationship between light and vitamin C in growth. The "V.I.T.-C" has periods behind it and says and stands for "Visibility In The-Community." "Serving Others Builds Character." Without making a speech, let me say that it is my opinion that the lessons we learn in Freemasonry, the character we build within the four walls are vitally important. But the day when we put them in action outside those four walls and become visible to the outside community as we serve others, then we will be truly meaningful in the community. This is the solution, in my judgment, to what some may refer to as the decline in membership or lack of interest. Those are symptoms. We must get to the core to revitalize our Fraternity as we would like to have it. I do not propose to launch any theme about action without having an "action" program. Our greatest purpose as a Fraternity is to be charitable. I hope to launch and ask your support for a very positive program which I shall refer to as "I Can." The greatest Masonic Charity that we have is the Masonic Home of Missouri. The first part of this program is called "I Can T.O.P. M.A.G.I.C." Brethren, I am asking you to join the action program "I Can T.O.P. M.A.G.I.C." for the Masonic Home. "I Can T.O.P. M.A.G.I.C." means "I Can Tell Our Pennies Make Amazingly Good Investment Cents." As the brethren leave the session today, they will be able to pick up an envelope. In the envelope is an introduction sheet which tells how to imple-


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ment this program in the lodge. It is directed to the Worshipful Master and the Secretary of each lodge. Very quickly and simply, without reading it all, if each member sends in a penny a day by adding on to his dues payment a voluntary contribution of $3.65 or more. Brethren, we can build a substantial contribution for our Masonic Home. If $3.65 is sent in with the dues, the Secretary will affix on the Dues Receipt Card an "I can T.O.P. M.A.G.LC." Gold Seal. (The Gold Seal was displayed on the easel in the East.) Brethren, I would urge you to put Freemasonry in Action, and I would suggest to you that you can start immediately to raise as much as $150,000 to $300,000 per year to add to the much needed income of the Masonic Home by this simple "action" program. (Applause.) The other part of the Charity Program - it is part of the" I Can" program involves charity other than Masonic Charity. We proclaim ourselves to be charitable; and if we are to be charitable, it must be to others, even beyond our own established charities. What a marvelous thing it would be if we placed ourselves in a position to actively carry out our purpose, that we hold out to the world, by overt and clear action of charity, that are visible to the community. As the brethren pick up the envelope, they will receive also a can for each lodge in the state. (Blue one-pound coffee can covered with an "I Can" label was displayed in the East.) The label identifies the can with the "I CAN S.O.W. A. S.E.E.D." Program - I Can Serve Others With A Sensibly Entrusted Excess Dollar. Worshipful Masters and Secretaries, I am going to ask you to use this can all during this year, like you would an almoner's tray, and fill it up to the top, even more than once if you can. At this time I am going to ask my brothers to bring in something that I want you to see, which we will use at the Grand Lodge Communication in 1982. (A giant representation of the Blue I Can mounted on a trailer was brought into the auditorium.) Brethren, this will be at that communication. We will ask you to come and bring your lodge cans and dump the contents into this large can which is exactly ten times in all dimensions the size of a lodge can. Brethren, what a marvelous thing it would be if there was a disaster anywhere in the State of Missouri - such as happened close to Bolivar this last year: A tornado - if the Grand Lodge of Missouri could take a check for $50,000 or $100,000, or whatever, to that community-to a responsible agency-and made sure that it went to those in the community who had a great need. Let me say to you, that it is not only Freemasonry in ACTION, but it would impact that community to the extent that they would remember it as Freemasons for years to come. I ask you to support these two "I CAN" Charity Programs. Brethren, we can make ourselves Visible In The Community of the State of Missouri. It is my premise, in closing, that successful men want to belong to successful organizations and to be identified with them. Brethren, if we go beyond our four walls and take what we learn and put it into action, it will become Visible In The Community. We will grow with V.LT.-C. Those who are not members will want to become members. Enthusiasm is nothing more than an inverted pyramid that we cannot explain, but respect its existence. We have the power to put into operation - into action - those principles. Brethren, I ask you to support these programs. (Applause.) I apologize for taking so much time; but I wanted to hit the ground running this year. This is the greatest opportunity that I will have for a few weeks to reach as many people as possible to explain these programs. I thank you very


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much for allowing me the time to do so, because I know how precious time is to all of us. Thank you. I am not unmindful of some courtesies, certainly. I want to thank M. W. Bro. Walter L. (Bud) Walker, who is actually my Masonic Father who appointed me in this Grand Lodge Line. I want to thank M.W. Bro. George F. Morrison, who is my Masonic grandfather, and who appointed Bud in the Line. I want to thank M.W. Brother Blinn, with whom I have had the pleasure of serving in the Line and who served as Grand Marshal today. I also want to express my appreciation to the young men who came here to form the Honor Guard. Please believe me when I say that I did not solicit that attention. That came voluntarily; and it was very much appreciated because of that fact alone. I would like to introduce my wife, who is sitting over here. JoAnne, will you stand please. (Applause.) And sitting next to her is my mother Mrs. Hill. (Applause.) I believe this concludes the part of the program at which we could have the ladies and nonmembers present. I declare this part of the program concluded. If the ladies will step out and be patient with us, we will be out just as quickly as we can close the Grand Lodge. Thank you so much for coming and sharing this installation with us. CLOSING

After the ladies and nonmembers had left the auditorium, the Grand Master declared the Grand Lodge called from ease to labor. R.W. Bro. Earl K. Dille announced that the Masonic Home Board would hold a very brief meeting immediately after the close of the Grand Lodge. M.W. Grand Master Hill thanked Brother Jack]. Stottlemyre for the music which he provided for the Grand Lodge Session. He asked the brethren to join with him in an expression of appreciation. (Applause.) M.W. Brother Hill announced that Worshipful Masters, or representatives of lodges, should pick up the envelopes and Blue Cans for their respective lodges at the tables in the hall, which are designated according to lodge numbers. In the envelopes are several things to which the Grand Master called attention: (1) An Edict issued this date - September 29, 1981 - which has to do with the adoption of a Charitable Contributions By-Law by each Constituent Lodge. In order to carry out our inherent responsibility and obligation, each lodge must fulfill that adoption of a Charitable Contributions By-Law. If this is not done, the exemption status of our great Fraternity may be in jeopardy. And also there is violation of the spirit and purpose of our own obligations. (2) A Request For Compliance, which deals basically with the request for adherence to a nonsectarian prayer on all Masonic occasions and for every effort to conduct other matters of lodge business in such a manner as will be at all times nonoffensive to any brother, regardless of his religion. (3) A Calendar of Events - a schedule of major events during the Grand Lodge Year 1981-82, which are of interest to the Craft in general. The dates given in the last two entries are to be changed as the result of action taken by the Grand Lodge. The 161 st Annual Communication will be held at Kansas City on September 27 and 28, 1982. On Saturday, September 25, there will be a gala Blue Lodge-Grand Lodge of Missouri parade in Kansas City, for which all Masonic Bodies will be invited to participate. Freemasonry can be made Visible


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In The Community by joining in this kind of event. The 160th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri was closed until the next Annual Communication - the 161st - on Monday, September 27, 1982 at Kansas City, Missouri.

Grand Master.

Grand Secretary.


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1981-82 WM. J. HILL M.W. Grand Master 2330 Commerce Tower. 911 Main Street. Kansas City 64105 EARL K. DILLE Deputy Grand Master 10258 Butterworth Lane, St. Louis 63131 ROBERT J. CREDE

Senior Grand Warden

Route 2, Jefferson City 65101 VERN H. SCHNEIDER Junior Grand Warden 100 North Broadway, Suite 700, St. Louis 63102 W. MARION LUNA Grand Treasurer do Bank of Piedmont, P.O. Box 398, Piedmont 63957-1398

FRANK A. ARNOLD Grand Secretary 800 Highway 63 North. Columbia 65201-6691 - Telephone: 314-414-8561 STANTON T. BROWN Grand Lecturer Route I, Box 225, Buckner 64016 CHARLES E. SCHEURICH Senior Grand Deacon 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 6520 I P. VINCENT KINKEAD Junior Grand Deacon Route 2, Box 243, Farmington 63640 WILLIAM H. WISBROCK , Senior Grand Steward 733 Landscape Avenue, Webster Groves 63119 THOMAS K. McGUIRE, Jr. . Junior Grand Steward 2522 South Glendale Avenue, Springfield 65804 ROBERT D. JENKINS , Senior Grand Marshal 7741 Troost, Kansas City 64131 THOMAS C. WARDEN Junior Grand Marshal P.O. Box 540, Owensville 65066-0540 EMIL O. BAYERL Grand Sword Bearer Ellison Apartments, 300 West Armour Boulevard, Kansas City 64111 BERT W. CASSELMAN Grand Pursuivant 6001 N.W. Hilltop Road, Parkville 64151 The REV. CARL L. RADFORD Grand Chaplain 2334 South Dollison, Springfield 65807 THE REV. CECIL H. HURT Grand Chaplain 400 Crestview Drive, Union 63084 DR. W. TRIBBEY NICKERSON Grand Chaplain 2309 Erie Street, North Kansas City 64116 DR. J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR., P.G.M Grand Chaplain St. John'S United Methodist Church, 5000 Washington Avenue, St. Louis 63108 THE REV. ROBERT B. ARMOUR Grand Chaplain 19 West 66th Terrace, Kansas City 64113 THE REV. WOODSON O. BENNETT, SR. Grand Chaplain 4401 Norledge, Kansas City 64123 DR. GEORGE E. WINSLOW , Grand Orator P.O. Box 263, Wimberley, Texas 78676 HERBERT C. HOFFMAN Grand Orator 2414 Commerce Tower, 911 Main Street, Kansas City 64105 EMANUEL R. SHOCKEY Grand Tiler 7916James A. Reed Road, Kansas City 64138


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STANDING COMMITTEES FOR 1981-1982 Appeals and Grievances: Harry Gershenson, Sr., Chairman, Pierre Laclede Center, Suite 1144,7733 Forsyth Boulevard, Saint Louis 63105; Lloyd L. Schainker, 7 North Seventh Street, Saint Louis 63101; HaroldJos. Toner, 922 Walnut Street, Suite 1000, Kansas City 64105; Robert M. Fenlon, P.O. Box 26, Mexico 65265; James E. Brown, 305 Moffett Avenue, Joplin 64801 Building Superoisory Board: Harry E. Thornton (1), Chairman, 916 Walnut Street, Kansas City 64106; Nelson Rowan (2), 650 North Highway 60, Republic 65738; Clarence V. Buchholz (3), 48 West 53rd Terrace, Kansas City 64112 By-Laws: J. Morgan Donelson, P.G.M., Chairman, P.O. Box 211, Princeton, Missouri 64673; William H. Vtz,Jr., 1208 Corby Building, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64501; Ronald M. Belt, 108 Vine Street, Macon, Missouri 63552; Harry Gershenson,Jr., Pierre Laclede Center, Suite 1144,7733 Forsyth Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63105; Newton R. Bradley, 10 South Tenth Street, Lexington, Missouri 64067 Chartered Lodges: John E. Adams, Chairman, 219 South Clark Avenue, Ferguson, Missouri 63135; Wilbur M. Daughtrey, 9152 Pardee Spur, Saint Louis, Missouri 63126 Correspondence: Bruce H. Hunt, P.G.M., P.O. Box 188, Kirksville, Missouri 63501 Credentials: Ray Hilton, Chairman, P.O. Box 985, Commercial Station, Springfield, Missouri 65803; Dale A. Ludwig, 8226 Marvale, Saint Louis, Missouri 63123; John E. Brueggeman, 3121 Timm Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63125; Cecil O. Blaylock, 217 South Louisiana Avenue, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 6370 I; The Rev. Charles Miller, 13036 Geranium Court, Saint Louis, Missouri 63141 Entertainment of Distinguished Guests: D. Eugene Wisner, Chairman, 405 Palmer, Blue Springs, Missouri 640 IS; Owen A. Sloan, 1100 South 18th Street, Blue Springs, Missouri 64015; Robert D. Jenkins, 2609 West 70th Street, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66208; K. Roger Pennel, P.O. Box 157, Fairfax, Missouri 64446; Frank A. Arnold, 733 Main Street, Boonville, Missouri 65233 Forms and Ceremonies: Frank A. Arnold, Chairman, 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia, Missouri 65201-6697; ThomasJ. Davis, Jr., P.G.M., P.O. Box 217, Piedmont, Missouri 63957; Stanton T. Brown (Ex Officio), Route 1, Box 225, Buckner, Missouri 64016 Grand Lodge Office Building: Douglas H. Garrett, Chairman, 210 Bourn Avenue, Columbia, Missouri 65201; John Edwin Wetzel, 1117 South Glenwood Avenue, Columbia, Missouri 6520 I; Ernest C. Cottle, 1409 Stone Street, Columbia, Missouri 6520 I; Wm . .J. Hill, Grand Master, 2330 Commerce Tower, 911 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105; Frank A. Arnold, Grand Secretary, 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia, Missouri 65201-6697 Grand Master's Address: Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.G.M., Chairman, P.O. Box 14, Marshfield, Missouri 65706-0014; and all Past Grand Masters in attendance Jurisprudence: Herbert C. Hoffman, Chairman, 2414 Commerce Tower, 911 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105; Walter L. Walker, P.G.M., P.O. Box 487, Neosho, Missouri 64850; Warren R. Maichel, 720 Olive Street, 24th Floor, Saint Louis, Missouri 63101; Charles E. Becraft, 1311 Village Drive, SaintJoseph, Missouri 64506; Emory L. Melton, 201 West Ninth Street, Cassville, Missouri 65625 Lodges Under Dispensation: Carl G. Brown, Chairman, P.O. Box 9902, Kansas City, Missouri 64134; Jack G. Padley, 2206 Walnut Street, Higginsville, Missouri 64037; I. Lee Ratcliff, 12001 Markham Road, Independence, Missouri 64052; Walter Stanfill, P.O. Box 171, Amsterdam, Missouri 64723;Joseph G. Wehner, 6007 East 86th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64138 Masonic Boards of Relief: Albert H. Van Gels, Chairman, 24 Spring Drive, Florissant, Missouri 63031; Jack A. Furlong, 1330 Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64109; Jack C. Collister, 3727 Wyandott, Kansas City, Missouri 64111; Robert Lytle, 1502 Marsh, Kansas City, Missouri 64126 Masonic Education: Thomas C. Warden (3), Chairman 106 East Washington Street, P.O. Box 650, Owensville, Missouri 65066; Joseph S. Van Dolah (1), 10209 East 95th


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Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64134; Dr. J. c. Montgomery, Jr., P.G.M., (2), Saint John's United Methodist Church, 5000 Washington Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108; Olin S. McDaniel (2), P.O. Box 415, Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628-0415; Bruce H. Hunt, P.G.M., (3), P.O. Box 188, Kirksville, Missouri 63501; Ronald M. Compton (I), 3633 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108; Wm. J. Hill (Ex Officio), 2330 Commerce Tower, 911 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105; Earl K. Dille (Ex Officio), 10258 Butterworth Lane, Saint Louis, Missouri 63131; Robert J. Crede (Ex Officio), Route 2,Jefferson City, Missouri 65101; Vern H. Schneider (Ex Officio), 100 North Broadway, Suite 700, Saint Louis, Missouri 63102 Mileage and Per Diem: Orville L. Livingston, Chairman, Route I, Edgerton, Missouri 64444; Edward A. Lang, Route 2, Box 266, Cuba, Missouri 65453; Jack R. Clark, 9913 McGee, Kansas City, Missouri 64111 Necrology: Frank P. Briggs, P.G.M., 1132 North Jackson, Macon, Missouri 63552; Dr. Harold O. Grauel, P.G.M., P.O. Box 389, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701; William H. Chapman, P.G.M., 20 West Lockwood, Webster Groves, Missouri 63119; Walter L. Walker, P.G.M., P.O. Box 487, Neosho, Missouri 64850 Relief and Charity: James E. Dearing, Chairman, 211 South Central, Saint Louis, Missouri 63105; Harry C. Ploetze, 5417 Donovan Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63109; Robert G. Bird, 2415 East Latoka, Springfield, Missouri 65804; RobertJ. Crede, Route 2, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101; Carl I. Stein, Secretary, Masonic Home of Missouri, 5351 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63112 Ritual: Stanton T. Brown, Chairman, Route I, Box 225, Buckner, Missouri 64016; Freelon K. Hadley, 1506 Wayne Drive, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64506; Carroll R. Moorman, Route I, Box 85-A, Saint Clair, Missouri 63077; Ronnie L. House, P.O. Box 335, Mansfield, Missouri 65704; Dale A. Ludwig, 8226 Marvale, Saint Louis, Missouri 63123; Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland, P.O. Box 146, Liberal, Missouri 64736 Ways and Means: Walter H. Baird (2), Chairman, 234 East Parkway Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65201; William H. Utz,Jr., (3),1208 Corby Building, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64501; Edwin B. Brzezinski (3), 9148 Pardee Spur, Saint Louis, Missouri 63126; Owen A. Sloan (2), 1100 South 18th Street, Blue Spings, Missouri 64015; W. Marion Luna, Grand Treasurer, C/O Bank of Piedmont, P.O. Box 398, Piedmont, Missouri 63957 SPECIAL COMMITTEES FOR 1981-1982

George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association: Dr. J. c. Montgomery, Jr., P.G.M., Chairman, Saint John's United Methodist Church, 5000 Washington Avenue, Saint Louis 63108; Homer L. Ferguson, P.G.M., 1927 North Circle Drive, Jefferson City 65101; Fielding A. Poe, P.G.M., 501 North Lafayette Street, Florissant 63031; Gus O. Nations, P.G.M., 2440 Copper Beech Drive, Saint Louis 63131; Dr. James A. Noland,Jr., P.G.M., Osage Beach 65065; Col. James M. Sellers, P.G.M., Sunset View, Lexington 64067 Jurisdiction: Vern H. Schneider, Chairman, 100 North Broadway, Suite 700, Saint Louis, Missouri 63102; David R. Hensley, 230 South Bemiston, Suite 410, Saint Louis, Missouri 63105; Frederick M. Woodruff, 705 Olive Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63101; Gerald J. Zafft, One Mercantile Center, Saint Louis, Missouri 63101 Public Relations: Robert H. Bray, Chairman, 325 Corprew, Fayette, Missouri, 65248; Daniel F. Cole, 207 West Haven, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101; Herman A. Orlick P.G.M., 12 Cambridge Court, Glendale, Missouri 63122 Public Schools: Walter C. Ploeser, Chairman, 3633 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108; Dr. G. Hugh Wamble, 4840 N.E. Chouteau Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64119; Dr. CharlesJ. McClain, Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, Missouri 63501; Bruce H. McCully, 2503 Stephenson, Sedalia, Missouri 65301; Walter H. Baird, 234 East Parkway Drive, Columbia, Missouri 6520 I; Dr. M. Graham Clark, School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri 65726; Elvis A. Mooney, P.G.M., 117 North Prairie Street, Bloomfield, Missouri 63825; Ronald M. Compton, 3633 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108; Albert J. Elfrank, Route 2, Advance, Missouri 63730


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Recognition ofForeign Grand Lodges: John Black Vrooman, Chairman, P.O. Box 402, St. Louis, Missouri 63166; William R. Denslow, P.G.M., P.O. Box 529, Trenton, Missouri 64683; Frank A. Arnold, 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia, Missouri 65201-6697 Youth: Ronald M. Compton, Chairman, 3633 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108; Lionel J. Goede, 715 Murray Hill Drive, Fenton, Missouri 63026; Eugene E. Wilson, III Loch Lane, Columbia, Missouri 65201; O. Wesley Konering, 611 Olive Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63101; Dan C. Peak, 9702 Beacon, Kansas City, Missouri 64134

OTHER APPOINTMENT Auditor: Robert Asbury, 1750 S. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis 63144 314-961-9030.

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MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Officers 1980-1981 Honorary Chairman: Wm. J. Hill, 2330 Commerce Tower, gil Main St., Kansas City 64105. President: Earl K. Dille, 10258 Butterworth La., St. Louis 63131. Vice President: Harry C. Ploetze, 5417 Donovan Ave., St. Louis 63109. Treasurer: Joseph H. Collison, P.O. Box 126, Weston 64098. Secretary: Carl I. Stein, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63112.

Directors Robert G. Bird (1983), 2415 East Lotaka, Springfield 65804. Joseph H. Collison (1984), P.O. Box 126, Weston 64098. RobertJ. Crede, Rt. 2,Jefferson City 65101. James E. Dearing (1983), 6330 Waterman, St. Louis 63130. Earl K. Dille, 10258 Butterworth Lane, St. Louis 63131. Albert J. Elfrank (1985), Rt. 2, Advance 63730. Wm. J. Hill, 2330 Commerce Tower, 911 Main St., Kansas City 64105. Robert D. Jenkins (1984), 7741 Troost, Kansas City 64131. K. Roger Pennel (1982), P.O. Box 157, Fairfax 64446. Harry C. Ploetze (1982), 5417 Donovan Ave., St. Louis 63109. Charles E. Scheurich, 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 65201. Vern H. Schneider, 100 N. Broadway, Ste. 700, St. Louis 63102. D. Eldon Turnbull (1985), Rt. 3, Box 257, Troy 63379. Administrator H. David Thomas, Masonic Home of Missouri, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63112. Secretary to the Board of Directors Carl I. Stein, Masonic Home of Missouri, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63112. Co-Ordinator of Fraternal Relations Howard E. Ward, Masonic Home of Missouri, 5351 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis 63112. MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH Master: Stanton T. Brown, Rt. I, Box 225, Buckner 640 16; Secretary-Treasurer: A. W. "Whit" Griffith, P.O. Box 480, Fulton 65251-0480 UVING PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THIS JURISDICTION Name and Address Homer L. Ferguson, 1927 N. Circle Dr., Jefferson City 65101 Col. James M. Sellers, Sunset View, Lexington 64067

Year of Seroice 1951-52 1953-54


1981

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Harold M. Jayne, 129 S. Main St., Memphis 63555 Frank P. Briggs, 1132 N.Jackson St., Macon 63552 Dr. Harold O. Grauel, P.O. Box 389, Cape Girardeau 63701 Bruce H. Hunt, P.O. Box 188, Kirksville 63501 George F. Morrison, Clayton - P.O. Box 16674, St. Louis 63105 A. Basey Vanlandingham, Rt. 3, Columbia 6520 I William R. Denslow, P.O. Box 529, Trenton 64683 Elvis A. Mooney, 117 N. Prairie St., Bloomfield 63825 J. Morgan Donelson, P.O. Box 211, Princeton 64673 William H Chapman, 20 W. Lockwood, Webster Groves 63119 ThomasJ. Davis, Jr., P.O. Box 217, Piedmont 63957 Walter L. Walker, P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850 Herman A. Orlick, 12 Cambridge Ct., Glendale 63122 Lewis C. Wes Cook, P.O. Box 12444, North Kansas City 64116 Fielding A. Poe, 50 IN. Lafayette St., Florissant 63031 Dr. James A. Noland, Jr., Osage Beach 65065 Dr. J. c. Montgomery, Jr., P.O. Box 574, Mexico 65265 Gus O. Nations, 2440 Copper Beach Dr., St. Louis 63131 Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.O. Box 14, Marshfield 65706

155 1956-57 1957-58 1959-60 1960-61 1964-65 1965-66 1967-68 1968-69 1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81

PAST GRAND TREASURER

William H. Utz, Jr., 1208 Corby Bldg., St. Joseph 64501. PAST GRAND SECRETARY

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

Freelon K. Hadley, 1506 Wayne Dr., St. Joseph 64506. DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 1981-1982

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 1981-1982

I. Joe M. March (635), Rt. I, Box Ill, Greentop 63546 2. Gilvie Bertram (168), Rutledge 63563

I. Kenneth K. Sowers (588), Rt. I, Box 133, Alexandria 63430 2. Dale C. Motter (366), 909 Fairview, Kirksville 6350 I 3. Arthur R. Cullor (210), Rt. I, Lucerne 64655 4. James H. Hunter, Jr. (35), Rt. I, Box 179, Princeton 64673 5. Larry D. Peugh (328), Mt. Moriah 64665 6. Glenn V. Bulla (377), 112 Martin St., King City 64463 7. Richard Ray Cordell (50), Rt. I, Box 127, Parnell 64475 8. Darrell L. Jones (483), Rt. 2, Box 37, Fairfax 64446 9. Robert C. Jarrett (269), 2609 S. II th St., St. Joseph 64503 10. Benjamin E. Lollar (15), Winston 64689 11. Jim B. Rowland (31), 4904 N. Sycamore Dr., Kansas City 64119 12. Billy Joe Cox (89), 1616Jennings PI., Chillicothe 6460 I

3. Harold L. Stone (206), Rt. 1,- Box 62, Powersville 64672 4. Gerald D. Gentry (35), 1007 E. Main St., Princeton 64673 5. Robert A. Bartlett (97), 805 S. 20th St., Bethany 64424 6. G. Oren Steinman (377), P.O. Box 361, King City 64463 7. Michael K. Monk (511), Rt. I, Box 116, Skidmore 64487 8. William M. Kee (139), Rt. I, Box 4B, Oregon 64473 9. Stanford M. Burge (138), 905 S. 4th St. Terr., Savannah 64485 10. F. Kenneth Eads (488), P.O. Box 197, Jamesport 64648 II. Chesley E. McAfee (193), Rt. 2, Box 162, Orrick 64077 12. John D. Patton (232), Rt. 2, Box 77, Polo 64671


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13. Edwin L. Smith (481), Rt. 2, Box 388, Marceline 64658 14. Earl Wayne Orr (228), #7 Sharon Dr., Box 602, Shelbina 63468 15. Clarence F. Houser (28), 2410 Palmyra Rd., Hannibal 63401 16. John E. Wetzel (92), 116 N. Fourth St., Louisiana 63353 17. Gillam Street (23), Rt. 3, Perry 63462 18. Billie Pollard (344),715 S. Morley St., Moberly 65270 19. C. Gail Brown (628), P.O. Box 98, Mendon 64660 20. James R. Paul (52), 40 I Santa Fe St., Carrollton 64633 21. Cecil W. Breid (13), 709 N.E. 81st Terr., Kansas City 64118 22A. D. Eugene Wisner (522), 405 Palmer, Blue Springs 64015 22B. Paul E. Kelly (563), 8800 Buckingham Ln, Apt. 18, Kansas City 64138 23. John M. Townsend (444), Rt. I, Box 163, Orrick 64077 24. Lloyd R. Finney (205), 604 Leadwood Dr., Marshall 65340 25. Dr. David L. Dimond (47), 305 Corprew, Fayette 65248 26. Dr. Wilbur R. Enns (602), 506 Bourn Ave., Columbia 65201 27. Roy Fowler (491), 713 N. Jefferson Vandalia 63382 28. John P. Simpson (246), 621 Cynthia Ln., Montgomery City 63361 29. James A. Vaughn (199), 212-214 Broadway, Elsberry 63343 30. Euell J. Sweeten (46), 3 Mark Twain Ct., O'Fallon 63366 31. Edward Ewing Shikles (90), Rt. I, Box 109, Russellville 65074 32. Kimber W. Key (593), P.O. Box 202, St. Clair 63077 33A. William B. Stephenson, Jr. (9), 10049 StoneJl Dr., St. Louis 63123 33B. FrankJ. Danko (416), 4337 Oleatha Ave., St. Louis 63116 34. Curtis G. Long (45), 512 Margarte Ln., Belton 64012 35. A. Freeman Stanfill (141), Rt. I, Box 40 I, Amoret 64722 36. Gary A. Inlow (236), 2795 Maplewood Cir., Sedalia 65301 37. Wayne U. Thomas (548), 307 E. Florence, Windsor 65360 38. William E. Brenneman (83), Linn Creek Star Rt., Lebanon 65536

1981

13. Virgil W. Slaughter (325), P.O. Box 224, Meadville 64659 14. R. Clyde Foster (332), 921 E. McKinsey St., Moberly 65270 15. Lee B. Turner (188), 4907 Prospect Ave., Hannibal 63401 16. Lester O. Henderson (92), 811 King St., Mexico 65265 17. Lecil Ulry (302), Rt. I, Perry, 63462 18. Delbert Dailey (344), 837 Myra St., Moberly 65270 19. H. Dale DeWeese (73), Rt. I, Box 143A, Brunswick 65236 20. A. Merlin Armstrong (52), 712 W. Sixth St., Carrollton 64633 21. Marvin G. Shull (13), 2304 N.E. Shady Ln., Kansas City 64118 22A. Kenneth L. Goad (305), 16116 E. 30th, Independence 64055 22B. Melvin J. Sanders (569), 9409 E. 80th St., Raytown 64138 23. Richard F. Martin (149), 606 S. 23rd St., Lexington 64067 24. Thomas A. Meads (205), 208 E. Rea St., Marshall 65340 25. Daniel C. Ray (4), 217 W. Broadway, New Franklin 65274 26. William G. Barnett (356), Rt. I, Box 258, Harrisburg 65256 27. William A. Gamblian (491), 615 E. Park St., Vandalia 63382 28. Charles N. Alcorn (46), Rt. I, Box 255, O'Fallon 63366 29. Herald E. Schaper (558), P.O. Box 9, Moscow Mills 63362 30. Ezra F. WilIams (46), 7 Knight Lane, O'Fallon 63366 31. Nolen H. Rinne (326), Rt. 2, Box 427, Holts Summit 65043 32. Lee O. King (534), 307 E. Sand St., Pacific 63069 33A. David E. Greco (641), 7307 Sharp Ave., St. Louis 631]6 33B. Ervin A. Drewing (626),4209 Humphrey, St. Louis 63116 34. Billy K. Thomas (147), 1203 Melinda, Harrisonville 64701 35. Arthur R. Zellmer (368), Rt. I, Amoret 64722 36. Robert D. Weikal (236),420 S. Grand Ave., Sedalia 65301 37. Edgar L. Kneip (548), 418 Peyton St., Clinton 64735 38. Virgil R. Bradsher (152), State Road "F", Sunrise Beach 65079


1981

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

39. Elden Ommert (145), P.O. Box 54, Raymondville 65555 40. Carl P. Brown (673), 2537 Starling Airport Rd, Arnold 63010 41. Everett ,(Guy) Goodwin (44), Rt. 4, Stockton 65785 42. Lacey Stapp (87), P.O. Box 12, Greenfield 65661 43. Grover G. Phillips (605), Rt. I, Harwood 64750 44. Warren E. Carr (471), 502 E. Central St., Oronogo 64855 45. John S. McMullin (422), 717 W. Seminole, Springfield 65807 46. Jesse P. Matthews (469), Rural Rt., Nebo 65471 47. Angus C. Highley,Jr. (675), P.O. Box 63, Bunker 63629 48. Harold]. Richardson (424), 502 Norwood Dr., Bonne Terre 63628 49. Charles H. Daume,Jr. (221), Star Rt., Oak Ridge 63769 50. Harry H. Sutherland (407), 1300 E. Marshall St., Charleston 63834 51. Arblean McHugh (665), Rt. I, Box 260, Wardell 63879 52. John Alan Heneger (526), Rt. I, Box 34B, Piedmont 63957 53. John A. Foster (536), Rt. 2, Box 252, Willow Springs 65793 54. Duane A. Eiserman (587), 418 N. Sycamore St., Branson 65616 55. Charles A. Donica (129), 318 Broadway, Monett 65708 56. Clinton H. Shaddox, Jr. (647), P.O. Box 171,Jane 64846 57A. J. Bert Thacker (639), 14831 Larchburr Dr., Bridgeton 63044 57B. D. Robert Downey (652), 13006 Musket Ct., St. Louis 63141 57C. Charles C. Long (443), 7260 Pershing Ave., St. Louis 63130 58. W. Roger Bowness (381), Rt. 5, Box 22AC, Eldon 65026 59. Victor L. Ford (391), 7916 Arlington, Raytown 64138 60. Oscar B. Rogers (406), Rt 2, Box 218, Malden 63863

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39. Maurice Mayberry (77), Rt. 2, Box 3, Cook Station 65449 40. Clifford N. Talley (143), 601 N. School St., Desloge 6360 I 41. Ronnie West (44), Rt. 2, Fair Play 65649 42. Dr. Peter]. Jackson (283), Rt. 3, Stockton 65785 43. Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland (187), P.O. Box 146, Liberal 64762 44. Robert E. Hammond (512), 328 E. Daugherty, Carterville 64835 45. Michael D. Ballard (477), 201 David Ln., Box 183, Rogersville 65742 46. Ronnie L. House (543), P.O. Box 335, Mansfield 65704 47. James E. Newton (509), P.O. Box 135, Van Buren 63965 48. Joseph E. Stevens (234), 515 Mill St., Rivermines 63601 49. Laymon A. Allgood (672), 1735 Ridgeway Dr., Cape Girardeau 63701 50. W. Carter Bell (532), 216 Carter St., Dexter 63841 51. Theodore T. Martin (571), 102 E. Washington St., Hayti 63851 52. Charles E. Divine (209), P.O. Box475, Poplar Bluff 6390 I 53. George A. Collins (182), 50 I Pennsylvania Ave., West Plains 65775 54. Carnell E. Cutbirth (515), Rt. I, Box 293B, Galena 65656 55. John Robert Mullins (284),1010 Sunset St., Aurora 65605 56. Jimmie L. Moreland (247), 1305 Wyandotte St., Seneca 64865 57A. Billy Ray Abbott (542), 430 Chanslor Ave., Ferguson 63135 57B. Theodore R. Brown (636), 6350 Mayville Dr., St. Louis 63129 57C. Carl E. Herbert (566), 2604 Circle Dr., Maplewood 63143 58. J. Dwight McDonald (591), Rt. 2, Barnett 65011 59. Donald Earl Scott (76), 14909 E. 39th St., Independence 64055 60. Dr. Guster R. Madle (68), 210 John R. St., Kennett 63857


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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF LODGES WITH DISTRICT NUMBERS No.

District

Name

A 602 444 366 355 590 10 219 544 198 659 255 347 141 443 377 356 621 193 529 412 389 633 346 673 55 100 156 127 267 26

217 116 353 591 367 365 3 393 632 373 450 170 642 667 378 573 See

Acacia Ada Adair Adelphi Advance Agency Albert Pike Algabil Allensville Alpha Alton America Amsterdam Anchor Ancient Craft Ancient Landmark Anderson Angerona Apollo Appleton City Arcana Archie Arlington Arnold Arrow Rock Ash Grove Ashland Athens Aurora Ava

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26 23 2 21 50 9 22-B 33-B 6

22-A 53 33-B 35 57-C 6

26 56 II 57-B 37 3

34 39 40 24 45 26 6 33-B 46

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Name

97 537 379 150 41 535 153 102 337 195 45 597 587 135 334 616 80 86 269 501 675 442 254

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Bismarck Blackwell Bloomfield Bloomington Blue Springs Bolivar Bonhomme Bosworth Branson Braymer Breckenridge Brentwood Bridgeton Brookfield Brotherhood Buckner Bunker Burlington Butler

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5 14 54 9 48 40 50 14 59 41 57-C 20 54 12 12 57-B 57-A 13 9 59 47 7 35

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416 Cache 33-B 328 Cainsville 5 486 Cairo.................... 18 552 Calhoun 37 183 California................ 31 38 Callao 14 63 Cambridge............... 24 169 Camden Point 21 B 284 Canopy.................. 55 Barbee 24 231 Cardwell................. 60 Barnes................... 46 549 Carl Junction . . . . . . . . . . . .. 44 Barnesville............... 47 249 Carroll 20 Barnett.................. 58 401 Carterville 44 Barry.................... 55 197 Carthage................. 44 Bayou 53 461 Caruthersville 51 Beacon 57-A 147 Cass..................... 34 Bee Hive 11 305 Cecile Daylight 22-A Belgrade................. 40 172 Censer................... 14 Belle 39 674 Central Crossing. . . . . . . . .. 55 Belton................... 34 59 Centralia................. 26 Benevolence 12 615 Chaffee.................. 49 Benjamin Franklin. . . . . . .. 57-B 185 Chamois................. 31 Berkeley................. 57-A 331 Charity 9 Berlin 10 407 Charleston............... 50 Bernie................... 60 487 Chilhowee 36 "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 179-199 for location: Town and County.


No.

District

Name

392 342 662 610 559 17 645 207 601 651 463 520 548 482 274 485 595 168 534 533 120 432 369 454 528 36 265 323 600 282 656 561 287 606 519 368 669 586 312 525

159

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

1981

Christian Circle Clarence ................. Clark .................... Clarksdale ............... Clarksville ............... Clarkton ................. Clay Clayton ' " ............... Cleveland ................ Clifton Clifton Heights ........... Clinton .................. Clintonville .............. Cold Spring Coldwater ................ Cole Camp ............... Colony .................. Columbia Comfort ................. Compass ................. Competition .............. Composite .0 ............. Continental Conway .................. Cooper Corinthian ............... Cornerstone .............. Cosby Cosmos Country Club Cowgill Craft Craig .................... Crane ................... Crescent Hill ............. Crestwood ............... Criterion ................. Cuba .................... Cunningham ............. ••

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492 Daggett.................. 539 Dawn.................... 400 Decatur.................. 88 Defiance................. 137 Delphian................. 119 De SOlO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 532 Dexter................... 325 Dockery 300 Doric....................

28 12 55 6 47 40 50 13 45

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

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Name

E Earl . .................... Easter . .................. East Gate . ............... East Prairie . ............. Edina . ................... Eldorado . ............... Elvins ................. Eminence . ............... Eolia . ................... Equality . ................ Erwin . .................. "

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

Fairfax . ................. Fairmont . ............... Fair Play ................. Farmington Fayette . ................. Fellowship . .............. Fenton . ................. Ferguson . ............... Fidelity . ................. Florida . ................. Florissant . ............... Forest Park . ............. Forsyth . ................. Foster . .................. Four Mile . ............... Fraternal . ............... Freedom . ................ Friend . .................. Friendship ............... Fulton ...................

515 106 655 522 422 9 427 218

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See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 179-199 for location: Town and County.


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No.

Name

72 397 289 644 514 579 276 618 272 66 173 414 635 107

Gorin ................... . Gower .................. . Graham ................ . Grain Valley ............ . Granby ................. . Grandin ................ . Grand P.iver .............

216 336 224 188 499 672 171 571 459 354 117 37 477 338 123 288 187 104 211 527 364 362 279 262 660 251 239 215 4 32 415 30

Hale City ............... . Hallsville ................ . Hamilton ............... . Hannibal ............... . Harmony ............... . Harold O. Grauel ........ . Hartford ................ . Hayti .................... Hazelwood ............... Hebron ................. . Helena ................. . Hemple ................. . Henderson .............. . Herculaneum ........... . Hermann ............... . Hermitage .............. . Hermon ................ . Heroine ................ . Hickory Hill ............. Higbee .................. Higginsville ............. . Hiram .................. . Hogles Creek ........... . Holden ................. . Holliday ................ . Hope ................... . Hopewell ............... . Hornersville ............. . Howard ................ . Humphreys ............. . Hunnewell .............. . Huntsville ............... .

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1 11 7 59 56 47 34 59 36 6 32 2 1 52

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20 26 12 15 33-B 49 3 51 45 27 9 11 45 40 32 41 43 22-B 31 18 23 1 41 36 17 32 47 60 25 3 14 18

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No. Name

54 536 381 154 143 446

Index ................... Ingomar ................. Ionia .................... Ionic .................... Irondale ................. Ivanhoe ..................

34 53 58 48 40 22-B

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

Jackson .................. Jacksonville .............. Jacoby ................... Jameson ................. Jamesport ................ Jasper ................... Jefferson ................ Jennings ................. Jerusalem ................ Jewel .................... Joachim ................. Jonathan ................. Jonesburg ................ Joplin Joppa ...................

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

220 311 68 243 376 105 484 245 582

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

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222 La Belle ................. 15 83 Laclede .................. 38 115 Laddonia ................ 27 489 Lakeville ................. 50 292 Lamar ................... 43 460 Lambskin ................ 33-A 574 La Monte ................ 36 531 Lanes Prairie ............. 39 237 La Plata ................. 14 4 253 Laredo .................. 592 La Russell ................ 44 506 Lathrop ................. 11 145 Latimer .................. 39 598 Leadwood ............... 48 410 Iberia .................. . 38 77 Lebanon ................. 39 581 Illmo .................... 49 149 Lexington . ............... 23 76 Independence ........... . 59 31 Liberty .................. 11 See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 179-199 for location: Town and County.


1981 No.

161

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Name

302 Lick Creek............... 666 Lilbourn 138 Lincoln.................. 326 Linn 152 Linn Creek 521 Lockwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 488 Lock Springs 257 Lodge of Light 259 Lodge of Love 268 Lodge of Truth 403 Lowry City

District

No.

17 51 9 31 38 42 10 5 1 14 37

99 614 327 158 637 221

M 125 McFall-Gentryville 6 433 Macks Creek 38 626 Magnolia 33-B 112 Maitland................. 8 406 Malden.................. 60 543 Mansfield................ 46 566 Maplewood 57-B 481 Marceline................ 13 110 Marcus 48 569 Marlborough............. 22-B 324 McDonald 59 260 Mechanicsville............ 30 16 Memphis 1 628 Mendon 19 313 Meramec 57-C 35 Mercer 4 2 Meridian................. 33-B 244 Middle Fabius I 567 Miller 55 151 Milton................... 18 471 Mineral.................. 44 1 Mi!l.:lOuri-Commonwealth.. 33-A 639 Mizpah 57-A 344 Moberly 18 144 Modern.................. 41 612 Mokane.................. 27 129 Monett 55 295 Moniteau 31 64 Monroe.................. 17 490 Montevallo............... 43 246 Montgomery 28 58 Monticello 15 603 Morehouse............... 50 184 Morley 50 351 Mosaic................... 48 558 Moscow.................. 29 294 Mound City 8 476 Mount Hope 23 40 Mount Moriah 57-B 439 Mt. Olive 45 See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages

District

Name

Mt. Vernon Mount Washington Mt. Zion................. Mountain Grove Mountain View Mystic Tie

55 59 53 46 53 49

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

Naphtali Naylor Nelson Neosho New Bloomfield New Hampton New Hope New London New Madrid New Salem Nineveh Nodaway Noel Northeast North Star Northwest Norwood

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o 163 Occidental 671 Odom 576 Olive Branch 139 Oregon 546 Orient 518 Oriental 303 Osage 227 O'Sullivan 623 Overland 624 Owensville p

241 Palestine................. 30 18 Palmyra 15 19 Paris Union 17 308 Parrott 10 65 Pattonsburg.............. 10 II Pauldingville............. 30 330 Paul Revere 33-B 319 Paulville 2 551 Pendleton..... . . . . . . . . . .. 48 670 Perryville 49 92 Perseverance............. 16 502 Philadelphia.............. 15 136 Phoenix 16 399 Pike..................... 16 179-199 for location: Town and County.


162 No.

Name

652 182 469 504 113 142 467 176 79 349 232 95 209 131 556 503 179 657 658 190 596 180 383

Pilgrim Pilot Knob Plato Platte City Plattsburg Pleasant Grove Pleasant Hope Point Pleasant Polar Star Pollock Polo Pomegranate Poplar Bluff Potosi Prairie Prairie Home Pride of the West Progress Purity Putnam Puxico Pyramid Pythagoras

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390

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

Ralls Ray Raytown Republic Rich Hill Richland Richmond Riddick Rising Sun Robert Burns Rockbridge Rockhill Rolla Rose Hill Rosendale Rowley Rural Rushville Russellville Rutledge

No.

Name

57-C 46 46 21 II 25 41 51 57-B 3 12 33-B 52 40 5 25 33-A 57-A 57-B

208 424 298 462 293 71 508 448 126 236 513 585 646 653 625 256 228 371 3 I0 75 511 271 206 547 466 296 273 588 234 230 28 78 20 93 109 419 133 634 538 283 608 174 69 555 263 617

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

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19 48 53 17 44 9 9 43 3 36 60 27 57-B 36 22-A 40 14 43 50 29 7 45

565 438 299 177

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District

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225 226

1981

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 179-199 for location: Town and County.


1981 No.

Name

661 56 638 205 641 122 440 34 360 114 12

Theodore Roosevelt Tipton Trenton ................. Triangle .. ...... ......... Trilumina ........... ..... Trinity . ..... ............ Triplett . ........ ...... ... Trowel ... ............... Troy .................... Tuscan .... .............. Twilight ...... ....... .... Tyro ....................

593 124 210 5 495 421

Union ....... ............ Union Star ......... ...... Unionville United ................... Unity .................... Urbana ............ ......

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I~~fer~n (11-15-1841) . FaJr Play (10-18-1900) . Bonhomme (10-9-1841) . Wentzville (6-2-1866) . . Fayette (10-17-1842) . . Fulton (10-19-1842) . Xenia (6-2-1866) . Wakanda (10-17-1842) . Weston (10-11-1842) . . . . Index (10-16-1884) . Arrow Rock (10-11-1842) .. . .... Tipton (6-2-1866) . Richmond (10-11-1842) . Monticello (10-12-1842) . Centralia (10-19-1867) . . ~ew Bloomfield (5-25-1854) Waverly (6-2-1866) . . Vinci I (10-19-1867) . Cambridge (6-2-1866) . Monroe (6-2-1866) . Pattonsburg (5-29-1854) . Grant City (10-10-1894) . Kennett (10-16-1889) . Sullivan (6-2-1866) . . . . . . . . . Savannah (10-28-1844) . Gorin (10-13-1892) . Eureka (10-16-1845) . . Warren (10-20-1845) . Silex (10-21-1897) . . Independence (10-14-1846) . Lebanon (10-14-1846) . St.Joseph (10-14-1846) .. Polar Star (10-14-1846) . Bridgeton (10-14-1846) . Jackson (10-15-1846) .

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HeTmann (5-10-1850) . . Union StaT (10-15-1885) McFaIl-GcntTyville (5-10-1850) . Seaman (5-28-1858) . Athens (5-8-1851) .. LOTTaine (10-17-1878) . Monett (10-15-1890) . Potosi (5-28-1851) ..... . . FaTmington (5-10-1851) . StaT of the West (5-5-1851) . BTaymcT (10-17-1889) . Phoenix (5-9-1859) . . Delphian (10-17-1895) . Lincoln (6-2-1866) .. . . OTegon (5-31-1855 . . AmsteTdam (9-27-1906) .. . . Pleasant Grove (5-31-1855) . ITOndale (5-26-1864) .... . . Modem (10-19-1867) . LatimeT (10-19-1899) .... . . Cass (10-17-1867) ... . . Lexington (6-4-1855) . BeTmmg (5-28-1858) . Milton (6-11-1855) .. . . Linn CTeek (10-12-1869) . Bloomfield (5-28-1859) . Ionic (10-17-1901) . Ashland (5-28-1859) . . NOTlh StaT (5-29-1856) . . Mountain GTove (10-15-1885) . Whitesville (5-28-1856). . . Occidental (5-29-1856) . .... Joachim (5-31-1856) . Colony (5-26-1864) . . Camden Point (10-19-1867) . Benevolence (5-30-1857) .

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Cuba (10-13-1887) Meramec (10-19-1923) jerusalem (10-22-1896) . Rural (10-12-1869) ... . Eldorado (10-12-1869) Paulville (10-12-1869) . Versailles (10-18-1923) jonathan (10-12-1869) Cornerstone (10-12-1869) McDonald (10-12-1869) Dockery (10-12-1869) Linn (10-19-1898) .. . Mt. Zion (10-13-1870) . Cainsville (10-13-1870) . Paul Revere (10-26-1923) . . . Charity (10-13-1870) . Excello (9-29-1904) . Breckenridge (10-13-1870) joplin (10-13-1871) . Hallsville (10-17-1878)

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Everton (10-15-1885) . Malden (10-13-1881) . Charleston (10-12-1893) . Iberia (10-13-1871) . Joppa (10-16-1872) . Appleton City (10-13-1871) . Vaney (10-16-1873) . Greensburg (10-13-1871) . Hunnewell (10-12-1871) . Cache (10-12-1871) . Whitewater (10-13-1881) . Star (10-16-1872) . Urbana (10-15-1886) . Gate of the Temple (10-16-1872) . Samaritan (10-16-1872) . Glenwood (10-16-1873) . :'>Jew Madrid (10-17-1873) . Winona (10-10-1894) . Competition (10-15-1891) . Macks Creek (11-1-1878) . Rockbridge (10-21-1897) . .. Temperance (10-16-1872) . Mt. Olive (10-16-1872) . . Trowel (10-16-1872) . Excelsior (10-16-1872) . Burlington (10-13-1881) . Anchor (10-16-1872) . Ada (10-16-1872) . West Gate (10-11-1888) . Ivanhoe (10-17-1901) . Jacoby (10-17-1901) . Schell City (10-17-1873) . Belton (10-16-1872) . Forsyth (10-16-1872) " . Continental (10-21-1903) . Wallace (10-16-1872) .

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Prairie Home (10-13-1881) . Platte City (10-12-1881) . Euclid (9-21-1917) . Lathrop (10-12-1882) . Saxton (10-12-1882) . Van Buren (10-12-1882) . New Hampton (10-28-1925) . Skidmore (10-12-1882) . Webb City (10-12-1882) . Senath (10-22-1902) . Granby (10-22-1902) . Galena (10-12-1882) . Oriental (10-11-1883) . Crane (10-22-1896) . Clifton Heights (10-10-1894) . Lockwood (10-11-1883) . Gate City (10-11-1883) . Cunningham (10-14-1884) . Wayne (10-15-1885) . Higbee (10-15-1885) . Conway (10-15-1885) . Apollo (9-18-1918) . Lanes Prairie (10-15-1885) . Dexter (10-13-1887) . Comfort (10-19-1898) . Columbia (10-13-1887) . Blackwell (10-13-1887) . Ingomar (10-13-1887) . Bethel (10-11-1888) . Stella (10-17-1889) . Dawn (10-17-1889) . Winigan (10-17-1889) . I~cksonville (9-29-1904) . Ferguson (10-16-1889) . Mansfield (10-15-1891) . Algabil (9-19-191 7) .

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Zalma (10-15-1890) Orient (9-22-1920) South Gate (10-15-1890) Clinton (10-15-1890) Carl Junction (10-15-1891) Rose Hill (10-15-1891) Pendleton (10-14-1891) Calhoun (10-15-1891) Foster (10-15-1891) Summersville (10-15-1891) Prairie (10-13-1892) Moscow (10-11-1892) Clarksdale (10-12-1893) Nelson (10-12-1893) Cowgill (10-12-1893) York (10-15-1895) Jamesport (10-19-1898) iebbetts (10-22-1902) Maplewood (9-29-1904) Miller (9-29-1904) ~aylor (9-29-1904) Marlborough (10-26-1927) Republic (9-28-1905) Hayti (9-28-1905) .. '" Rutledge (9-28-1905) Bernie (9-28-1905) laMonte (9-27-1905) Easter (9-28-1905) Olive Branch (9-27-1906) Ewing (9-27-1906) Forest Park (9-27-1906) Grandin (9-27-1906) IlImo (9-27-1906) K~shkonong (9-27-1906) Shamrock (9-27-1906) Criterion (9-26-1907)

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587 Branson (9-26-1907) . 588 St. Francisville (9-26-1907) . 590 Advance (9-26-1907) . 591 Barnett (9-26-1907) . 592 LaRussell (9-21-1921) . 593 Union (9-26-1907) . 595 Cole Camp (10-28-1926) 596 Puxico (9-30-1908) . 597 Bosworth (9-30-1908) . 598 Leadwood (9-30-1908) . 599 Elvins (9-30-1908) . 600 Cosby (9-30-1908) . 601 Clayton (9-30-1908) . 602 Acacia (9-29-1909) . 603 Morehouse (9-29-1909) . 605 Walker (9-29-1909) . 606 Craig (9-29-1909) . 607 Eminence (9-29-1909) . 608 Strafford (9-28-1910) . 609 Warrenton (9-19-1917) . 610 Clark (9-28-1910) . 612 Mokane (9-28-1911) . 613 Wellston (9-28-1911) . 614 615 ~~~~e~7~~~~M9i~8: ~~ ~ .1 ~ . : : : : 616 Brentwood (9-28-1949) . 617 Swope Park (9-28-1911) . 618 Grandview (9-28-1911) . 620 Willard (9-25-1912) . 621 Anderson (9-25-1912) . 622 Norwood (9-25-1912) . 623 Overland (9-28-1949) . 624 Owensville (9-25-1912) . 625 Sheffield (9-25-1912) . 626 Magnolia (10-2-1913) . 628 Mendon (10-28-1925) . 629 Valley Park (10-2-1913) . 630 East Gate (10-2-1913) . 632 633 ~~~~:d(~d!? l9~~J~) 634 Steele (10-1-1914) . 635 Greentop (10-22-1924) . 636 Freedom (9-25-1946) . 637 Mountain View (9-29-1915) . 638 T~iangle (9-29-1915) . 639 MIzpah (9-29-1915) . 640 le~n!ngs (9-21-1916) . 641 Inmty (9-21-1916) . 642 Benjamin Franklin (9-21-1916) ..

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LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS FIRST DISTRICT County

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Clark ......... Clark ......... Clark........ Clark ......... Scotland ...... Scotland ...... Scotland ...... Schuyler ...... Schuyler .... , . Schuyler ...... Schuyler ...... Schuyler ......

Fairmont ......... Eldorado. Hiram '" ..... St. Francisville ....

290 318 362 588 16 72 572 244 259 380 427 635

~~;rrf~i~ : : : . : : : : . Rutledge ......... Middle Fabius ..... Lodge of Love .... Queen City ....... Glenwood ........ Greentop .........

Joe M. March, D.D.G.M., Rt. 1, Box Ill, Greentop, Mo. 63546

Location

Secretary's

Master's Name

Wyaconda ...... leRoy E. Smith ......... Luray .......... James E. Frazier ........ Kahoka ......... Charles W. Shoup ....... Wayland ........ Leland R. Wayland ...... Memphis ....... Everett ~nior Keith ..... Gorin ........... Don D. ague .......... Rutledge ........ Emmett L. Shultz ....... Downing ........ Basil E. Anders ......... Lancaster ....... James D. Farley ......... gueen City ..... Audrey E. Drummond ... lenwood ....... Melvin Lancaster ........ Greentop ....... Mark A. March .........

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Time of Meeting

and Address

Homer E. Ro~ers, P.O. Box 66, Gorin, Mo. 63543 ........... Robert L. St. lair, Route I Luray, Mo. 63453 ............... Donald C. Treece, Rt. 3. Box 3, Kahoka, Mo. 63445 .......... Norman S. Brammer, Sr., Rt. 1, Alexandria, Mo. 63430 ...... Gerald B. ~ohnston, Rt. I, Box 14, Me~his, Mo. 63555 ...... Archie S. altzell, P.O. Box 64, Gorin, o. 63543 ............ Hillis L. McCabe, P.O. Box 4, Rutledge, Mo. 63563 ..........

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Ward L. Jones, Rt. 2, Queen Cit' Mo. 6356] ................ Max W. ranklin, P.O. Box 37. lenwood, Mo. 63541 ........ Charles R. McBee, P.O. Box 172, Greentop, Mo. 63546 .......

2nd & 4th Mon. 1st & 3rd Mon. 1st & 3rd Fri. 1st & 3rd Thurs. 1st Thurs. 1st & 3rd Thurs. 1st & 3rd Mon. 2nd Thurs. 2nd & 4th Fri. 2nd & 4th Tues. 1st & 3rd Thurs. 2nd & 4th Mon.

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Kirksville Adair Colony . Edina Paulville . Greensburg.

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Edma. . . . .. .. . .. Hurdland. . . . . .. Greensburg. . . ..

THIRD DISTRICT Putnam Putnam Putnam Sullivan Sullivan Sullivan Sullivan Sullivan Sullivan

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Hartford Somerset Unionville Humphreys Seaman Putnam Pollock Arcana Winigan

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171 206 210 32 126 190 349 389 540

Hartford Powersville Unionville Humphreys Milan Newtown Pollock Harris Winigan

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William E. Frazee. .. . ... Stanley H. Bohon. . . . . . . Ver~on D. Allen. . . . . . . . DaVid W. Sharp. .. . . . ... Duane K. Patterson. . . . .. John M. Frederick. . . . . ..

L. Dale Gardner, P.O. Box 323, Kirksville. Mo. 63501 .. '" ... Arthur H. Kumm, 1506 Cottage La., Rt. 4, Kirksville, Mo. 6350 I Mar~in O. Guinn, Rt. 1, Rutledge, M~. 63563 . L. Richard Parton, P.O. Box 142, Edma, Mo. 63537 '" . Glenn L. Scott, Rt. 1, Brashear, Mo. 63533 . John J. Pearce, 339 Green Street, Memphis, Mo. 63555.

1st & 3rd Tues. 2nd & 4th Tues. 1st & 3rd Thurs. 1st & 3rd Thurs. 1st Tues. 2nd & 4th Mon.

Loris E. Minear Mike L. Hayes William C. Bruce, Jr Charles C. Bennett hn D. Shatto ack D. Tucker elbert G. Embree Phillip L. Wise " Wayne D. Smith

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. Edward L. Tietsort, Rt. 5. Box 115, Unionville, Mo. 63565 , . Lonnie Dover. Putnam St., Unionville, Mo. 63565 . Emery H. Welsh, P.O. Box 36, Unionville, Mo. 63565 . John E. Boehner, P.O. Box 23. Humphreys, Mo. 64646 . Garold L. Scobee, Milan, Mo. 63556 . Wilburn L. Collins. Rt. 2, Box 7, Lucerne. Mo. 64655 . Melvin L. Hall, Rt. 3, Box 173,t:nionville, Mo. 63565 . Veldon T. Clem, Rt. 2, Box 9, Harris, Mo. 64645 . Clyde E. Ware, Rt. \, Box 60, New Boston, Mo. 63557

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, Trenton '1111 Laredo........... 253 Mercer. . . . . . . . . . . 35

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Gerald D. Gentry, D.D.G.M.. 1001 E. Main St., Princeton, Mo. 64613

I Trenton

, . '1 Lrnnd' Free~an "1 Eldon B. Denn.ison, 1908 Bolser, Trenton. Mo. 64683 Laredo......... BIll ene Pnvttt. . . . .. .. Calvin Carl Rams. Box 218, Laredo. Mo. 64652 Princeton. . . . . .. Mervin Brees. . . . . . . . . .. James H. Hunter. Jr.• Route I. Princeton, Mo. 64673

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1st Thurs. 1st Fri. 2nd & 4th Thurs.

FIn'H DISTRICT - Robert A. Bartlett, D.D.G.M.. 80s S. 20th St., Bethany, Mo. 64424 Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison

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Bethany "1 Lodge of Light. . .. Cainsville. . . . . . . .. New Hampton.. .. Prairie ., . . . . . . . ..

97 257 328 510 556

Bethany . lames W. Snead Eagleville . 'kobert C. Brenizer Cainsville . Craig Rhea New Hampton .. Harvey D. Christie Gilman City ..... Billy M. Ward

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. Stanberry . . McFall-Gentryville . Athens . . Ancient Craft . . Jacoby . . Grant City . . Defiance . . Allensville . . Jonathan .

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Xenia Graham Burlington .. '" Nodaway Skidmore

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. lack W. Hodge. 1801 Hubbard St.. Bethany. Mo. 64424 ..... '12nd & 4th Tues. . 13eryl D. Ark/e. P.O. Box 155. Eagleville. Mo. 64442 .... '" . .. 2nd & 4th Wed. . Claude Bain. P.O. Box 82. Cainsville. Mo. 64632. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st & 3rd Thurs. . Steven D. Lundy. P.O. Box 250. ~ew Hampton. Mo. 64471... 1st & 3rd Tues. . Harold Carter. P.O. Box 34. Gilman City. Mo. 64642. . . . . . . .. 2nd Thurs.

. Robert Lee Fannon . Billie Crawford . Eddie G. Poff . lames R. Washburn . }'orrest A. Cooper. . Robert D. Hull . Richard L. Walker. Trustin C. Wilkinson Robert L. Craven

. Charles ]'1;. Osborn, Rt. 2. Box 45. Stanberry. Mo. 64489 . . Clair J. Clevenger. P.O. Box 176. McFall. Mo. 64657 . . L. Frank Smith. Rt. 2. Box 215. Albany. Mo. 64402 . . lackson c. Spiking. SOl S. 3rd Street. King City. Mo. 64463 . . 130bby L. Elhs. Rt. I. Box 73. Darlin~on. Mo. 64438 . . . ~~~GC.Sf::~~~~~i. t:~~2~.~5herida;~.~~.' ~~8~4~.~:::: . Wilbur T. Osborne. 801 S. Front St.. Grant City. Mo. 64456 .. . Robert E. Rineman, Rt. I. Denver, Mo. 64441 ....

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Stanberry McFall. Albany King City Darlingt?n Grant Cuy Sheridan Allendale . Denver .

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Hopkins . Graham . Burlington Jet. .. Maryville . Skidmore .

Michael F. McKee David L. Pierson Elmer Dawson Wm. C. Hollingsworth Turner W. Tyson

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Lodge . . . . . . .

North Star Northwest Fairfax Maitland Oregon Mound City Craig

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Rock Port Tarkio Fairfax Maitland Forest City Mound City Craig

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Secretary's Name and Address . Charles E. Eddy, 704 Underwood Dr., Rock Port, Mo. 64482 .. . Richard A. Halliday, P.O. Box 294, Tarkio, Mo. 64491 ., . . Charles H. Moore, P.O. Box 357, Fairfax, Mo. 64446 , . . lohn 1'. Christian, ~aitland, Mo 64466 . . Willard 1. Kurtz, P.O. Box 143, Oregon. Mo. 64473 , . . Silas P. Allen, 408 Nebraska Street, Mound City, Mo. 64470 . . William R. Miles, Rt. 2, Mound City, Mo. 64470 .

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NINTH DISTRICT - Stanford M. Burge, D.D.G.M., 905 S. Fourth Ter.. Savannah. Mo. 64485 Andrew ...... Andrew ...... Andrew ...... Andrew ...... Andrew ...... Andrew ...... Buchanan .... Buchanan .... Buchanan .... Buchanan .... Buchanan .... Buchanan .... Buchanan .... Buchanan .... Buchanan .... Buchanan ....

Savannah ......... Helena ........... Lincoln ........... Whitesville ........ Rosendale ........ Cosby ............ ~ency ........... ellington........ St. Joseph ........

~:;~~~~. :::::::: Rushville ......... Brotherhood ... Charity ...........

King Hill ......... Saxton ...........

71 117 138 162 404 600 10 22 78 150 189 238 269 331 376 508

Savannah ....... Helena ......... Fillmore ........ Whitesville ...... Rosendale ....... Cosby ..........

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St. Joseph ....... Faucett .........

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St. joseph ....... St. oseph .......

Garvin G. Porter ........ .g>hn D. Huffman ....... ouglas Kammerer ...... Davia E. Lancey ......... Harold D. Brunner ...... Eubert G. Schneider ..... Robert J. Steed.......... Ronald L. Baublet ....... Charles E. Becraft ....... Charles E. Saher ........ Frank Golden, Jr........ Robert L. Shier .........

.g~d~~D~~~h':1I~;';路:::: Harold L. Hamm ....... Earle C. Hadle, Jr. ......

Mac HOEue, 402 S. lIth Street, Savannah, Mo. 64485 ........ Marvin . Huffman, 6202 S. 24th St. Ter., St. Joseph, Mo. 64504 F. Dean Wilson, Rt. 3, Box 135 AA, Savannah, ~o. 64485 .... Ray E. Lancey, Rt. I, Savannah, ~o. 64485 .. , ............... Glenn W. kenkins, 306 E. Nelson Street, Savannah, Mo. 64485 Nelson -\. app, Rt. 1, Cosby, Mo. 64436 .................... Harold . Smith, P.O. Box 118, A~ency, Mo 64401 .......... Raymond E. Smith, Rt. 6, DeKalb d., St. Joseph, Mo. 64504 Leslie V. Stites, 2721 S. 20th Street, St. Joseph Mo. 64503 .... Terry D. Gann, 2313 Briarcliff Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. 64503 ... Robert D. Wrehe, 2406 Lafayette St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64507 ... Norman H. Ellis, Rt. 2, Box 65, Rushville, Mo. 64484 ........ Edfr E. Martin, 3110 N. 9th Street, St. Joseph, Mo. 64505 ... Ric ard G. Thornton, 2906 Coach Light Place, St. Joseph, Mo. 64503 ............................................. Edwin C. Carpenter, 2814 Charles St., St. Joseph, ~o. 64501. . Roger M. Heard, 1323 Cudmore Street, St. Joseph, Mo. 64503

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TENTH DISTRICT - F. Kenneth Eads, D.D.G.M.. P.O. Box 197, Jamesport, Mo. 64648 DeKalb DeKalb DeKalb DeKalb DeKalb Daviess Daviess Daviess Daviess Daviess Daviess Daviess

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Union Star . Parrott . Berlin Continental Clarksdale Western Star Pattonsburg Gallatin Earl Lock Springs Jameson Jamesport

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124 C'nion Star 308 Maysville 378 Fairport 454 Stewartsville 559 Clarksdale 15 Winston 65 Pattonsburg 106 Gallatin 285 Coffey 488 Lock Springs 500 Jameson 564 Jamesport.

. . Marion L. Wilkerson . William H. Wheeler, Rt. 1, Union Star, Mo. 64494 . . Thomas V. Mix . Louis S. Goodwin, Rt. 2, Box 3B, Maysville, Mo. 64469 . Leroy E. Denny . . Thomas K. Courtney . g;~~~~ed\~~Wrr', ~~O~'~~X8~:SSt~~,;:;;'~~~:"~,~~.6::~搂0路:::: ohn E. Cobb, P.O. Box 134, Clarksdale, Mo. 64430 .... , . . lerry Lee Burris . ohn A. Dunlap, Rt. 2, Box 10, Stewartsville, Mo. 64490 . . 1>aul C'the . . Ermal D. Cameron . . C. Teel, 224 East First Street, Pattonsburg, Mo. 64670 . . Weldon J. Macy ohn 1'. McNeel, 212 S. Water Street, Gallatin, Mo. 64640 . . . Wayne Howard, P.O. Box 127, Coffey, Mo. 64636 . . Wally E. Sperry . . . Donald I. Worthington .. Ross J. Lee, 1114 Shanklin Avenue, Trenton, Mo. 64683 . lohn R. S"!ith, Jameson, Mo. 64647 '" . . Herald !Imore . . George S. Lockridge . boyle C. Klme, Rt. 2, Box 168, Jamesport, Mo. 64648

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\ Liberty Angerona Clay . . . . . . . ..

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. Rufus C. Eichler, P.O. Box 124, Braymer, Mo. 64624 . . Harry L. Goff, 511 !'I.'. Ardinger, Hamilton, Mo. 64644 . . Forrest R. Leamer, P.O. Box 42, Polo, Mo. 64671 . . Herbert F. Woolsey, P.O. Box 132, Breckenridge, Mo. 64625 .. . lesse C. Burton, Rt. I, Braymer. Mo. 64624 . . Billy Joe Cox, 1616 lennings Place, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601 . . C. Richard Sidden. 1604 Jennings PI., Chillicothe, Mo. 64601 . W. Dale Wood, P.O. Box 124, Dawn, Mo. 64638 .

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. George A. Morgan FreddIe I. Vanderpool. .. Francis fl. Overbey .

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Liberty .... Missouri City .... Excelsior Springs

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397 506 393

Hemple Cameron Plattsburg Gower Lathrop Lawson

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Merritt G. Damrell. P.O. Box 182. Liberty. Mo. 64068-0182 .. Chesley E. McAfee. Rt. 2. Box 162. Orrick. Mo. 64077 Robert A. Corum. Rt. 3. Box 128, Excelsior Springs. Mo. 64024 . hn W. Ervin. P.O. Box 134, Kearney, Mo. 64060 ack S. laForce. P.O. Box 594, Smithville, Mo. 64089 â&#x20AC;˘ orman W. Conner, P.O. Box 28, Easton, Mo. 64443 G. Eugene Morgan, 623 N. Nettleton, Cameron, Mo. 64429 Rex V. Cook, 307 Broadway Plattsburg, Mo. 64477 osePh A. Willis, Rt. I, Trimble, Mo. 64492 ames D. Fox, Rt. 2, Box T24, Plattsburg, Mo. 64477 . Wayne Briant. Rt. 2. Box 380. Lawson, Mo. 64062

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Braymer. Hamilton Polo Breckenridge Cowgill Friendship Benevolence Dawn ..

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135 224 232 334 561 89 170 539

Braymer Hamilton Polo Breckenridge

. Steve L. Tarr . Michael D. Trosper. . lames W. Carter . Wells Bothwell Bob L. Burns, Jr loseph C. Darr l:dgar Kohl Henry Applebury

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No.

Lodge . lackson . Brookfield . Dockery . Marceline

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821 86 325 481

Master's Name

Location Linneus Brookfield Meadville Marceline

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, '1 James N. Rinehart, Rt. 3, Box 64. Purdin, Mo. 64674 Gail S. Turner Barney E. Adams. .. . . .. c. C. McGhee. 843 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, Mo. 64628 Grayson Hancock . . . . . . . lack E. Friesner, 403 E. Hayward..Meadville, Mo. 64659 Raymond R. Oldham.... l:arl G. Hays. Rt. 1, Box 53. Buck1m, Mo. 64631

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Callao Bloomington Censer La Plata

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38 102 172 237 268 332 228 415 537 662

Callao Bevier Macon La Plata Atlanta Excello Shelbina Hunnewell Bethel Clarence

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Lowell K. Albright Freddie Ricker, Jr. George R. Morgan Leland Collins

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Robert D. Wharton Cecil L. Smith Clifford M. Marquette R. Kelly Smith

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Gerald E. Thomas, Rt. 2, Box 8, New Cambria, Mo. 63558 Delbert L. Kitchen, Rt. I, Bevier, Mo. 63532 Ralph M. Waller, 517 Sunset Dr., Macon, Mo. 63552 Thomas J. Mohan, 113 S. Gex ~t, La Plata, Mo. 63549 David R. Carnahan, Rt. I, Atlanta, Mo. 63530 Roy L. Leathers, College Mound, Excello, Mo. 65247 lames E. Sims, 526 Cooper Avenue, Paris, Mo. 65275 , Kenneth R. Shride, Emden, Mo. 63439 Donald Poor, Bethel, Mo. 63434 Dennis W. Williams, P.O. Box 325. Clarence, Mo. 63437

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Monticello laBelle Craft Williamstown Ewing Palmyra St. John's Hannibal. Philadelphia

. . . . . . . . .

58 222 287 370 577 18 28 188 502

Monticello Labelle Canton Williamstown Ewing Palmyra Hannibal Hannibal Philadelphia

. William B. Smith, II . Kenneth R. Pinson . R. Marvin Zenge . Chester Welker , Theodore C. Palmer . Harold C. lacobs .. , . C. Dennis l-farrison . lohn B. Douglas . Russell N. Plunkett

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Eolia ............ Clarksville .......

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Eolia ........... Clarksville .....

Terry Shaw ............. Milton F. Duvall. Jr. .....

Pike ........ Pike ......

Perseverance .... Phoenix .........

92 136

Louisiana ....... Bowling Green

Wm. E. Griffith, Jr. ..... Jimmy C. Fryrear .......

Pike ......

Pike ............

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Curryville .......

Richard A. Edmond .....

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Paris Union Florida Monroe Santa Fe Holliday Ralls Lick Creek New London

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19 23 64 462 660 33 302 307

Paris Florida Monroe City Santa Fe Holliday Center Perry New London

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Riley E. Barton Dennis Hollingsworth Russell Hollowell H. D. Vanlandingham Robert B. Crain R. Joseph Bird Thomas M. Hodges Raymond U. Powell, Jr

'" . lohn T. Luu, Rt. I, Paris, Mo. 65275 . 1:.. Boyd Wilmarth, P.O. Box 232, Perry, Mo. 63462 . F. Adelbert Ely, Rt. 2, Monroe City, Mo. 63456 . lohn H. Rudasill, Rt. 5, Mexico, Mo. 65265 '" . Paul K. Callison, Rt. I, Holliday, Mo. 65258 . lohn C. Rodgers, P.O. Box 37, Center, Mo. 63436 . 1:.rnest c. Deckerd, P.O. Box 335, Perry, Mo. 63462 . Stanley Walkley Rt. I, New London, Mo. 63459

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. Huntsville . Milton . Moberly . Cairo . Hil{bee . Jacksonville . Clark

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30 Huntsville ..... 151 Milton . . 344 Moberly 486 Cairo 527 Higbee 541 JacKsonville 610 Clark

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Chariton Chariton Chariton Chariton Chariton

Warren Triplett SalIsbury Cunningham Mendon

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Keytesville Tnplett Salisbury Sumner Mendon

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C. Gail Brown. D.D.G.M.. P.O. Box 98. Mendon. Mo. 64660

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Lodge . . . .

Wakanda Hale City Carroll Bosworth

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52 216 249 597

'1 James 1". England Carl Wesley Walby

Carrollton Hale. . . . . . . . . . .. Norborne. . . . . .. Bosworth. . . . . ..

TWENTY-FIRST DISTRICT Platte Platte Platte Platte Platte Platte Platte Platte

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Rising Sun Weston

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13 53 120 169 204 339 355 504

Kansas City Weston Parkville Camden Point Dearborn Farley Edgerton Platte City

Thomas C. White Jerry B. Kemble

Time of Meeting

Secretary's fl;ame and Address

Master's fl;ame

Location

. . . .

Maurice H. Moeller, 803 fl;orth Leslie, Carrollton, Mo. 64633 .. Lee A. J'isher, Rr. 2, Box 180, Hale, Mo. 64643 '" . Harry H. Mattox, P.O. Box 74, l\orborne, Mo. 64668 ,. Reigge L. Crose, Rt. I, Box 80, Bosworth, Mo. 64623 .

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Marshall W. Atkinson Ronnie D. Duncan Roy J. Clark Ernest Boydston Robert D. Wolfe Duane L. Meier Carol A. Rice Walter E. Tomb

, Eldon J. Cusic, 3001 N.E. 56 St., Kansas City, Mo. 64119 . ~mes A. Offutt, P.O. Box 155, Weston, Mo. 64098 . . . lack D. Hudson, P.O. Box 95, Dearborn, Mo. 64439 . l:dward A. Reavis, Rt. 27, Box 340B, Parkville, Mo. 64153 . Marion L. Shafer, Rt. I, Box 107, Edgerton, Mo. 64444 . Dr. Richard W. Calvert, P.O. Box 60(J, Platte City, Mo. 64079

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Kansas City . Temple . Cecile Daylight .. Rural . Gate City . Orient . South Gate . Sheffield . Northeast . Alpha .

220 299 305 316 522 546 547 625 643 659

Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City Kansas City :-.I. Kansas City

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Donald L Huggins Wallace J. Hickey Kenneth L. Goad . Chester H. Hazen . Orval D. Hicks . Richard W. Rudd . William S. Skinner . Frank M. Holcer . Harrold F. Anderson .. Virden L Daugherty

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. . Eugene H. Peak, 2550 S. 45th Terr., Kansas City, Kan. 66106 . . Charlie E. McBride, 616 Lake Dr., Independence, Mo. 64053 . lohn K. Smith, 2705 Sterling, Independence, Mo. 64052 . . Howard B. Blanchard, 3339 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64109 .. . Earl F. Bowman, 903 Harrison St., Kansas City, Mo. 64106 . . Richard P. Flaigle, 903 Harrison St., Kansas City, Mo. 64106. '" .. . Kenneth B. Morris, 3030 Kendall Ave., Independence, Mo. 64055 . Harry M. Thompson, 6235 Peery Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 64126 . . . Arthur M. Latta, 407 N. Quincy, Kansas City, Mo. 64123 . Willis R. HUn!, 5817 N.E.Barnes Ave .• Kansas City, Mo. 64119 .

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Heroine ......... Albert Pike ...... york ............ MarlborouE h .... Swope Par ..... East Gate ........

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Paul K. Kawakami, 820 E. 31st St., Kansas City. Mo. 64109 .. " ... U. S. Smith, 8828 Rainbow La., Kansas Ci~, Mo. 64055 .... , ..... Clarence V. Buchholz, 48 W. 53rd Terr., ansas City, Mo. 64112.. Charles E. Wisdom, 13702 11th St., Grandview, Mo. 64030 ....... : : : : : : Timothy M. Duff. 520 E. 6Ist Terr., Kansas City, Mo. 64110 ...... Norman S. Meyers ...... Barry L. Bausenbach, 9809 Locust, A£t. 303, Kansas City, Mo. 64131 Gary L. Mullins .... , .... Glenn A. Kirk, 10323 C(?'stal Ave., ansas City. Mo. 64134 ....... Chester L. McDaniel ..... Henry L. McDaniel, 351 Blue Ridge Cut-Off, Kansas City, Mo. 64133 ................................................. P. Warrin~on, Sr...... William W. Corbin, 1601 E. 89th Terr., Kansas City, '-10. 64131 ... Mi ton Loef er ......... Jacob P. Kraft, 4607 S. Crysler. Independence, Mo. 64055 ........ M. Tate .......... illiam D. Norton ...... E. Palmer Cox ..........

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Lexington Waverly Higginsville Odessa Richmond Camden Orrick.

. David W. Hall . Bertil C. Daleen . Donald G. Sturgess . Eugene Q. Jumet. . I ames W. Stigall . bonald P. Lauck John M. Hall

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Herbert W. Wipperman. 722 Buford St., Wellington, Mo. 64097 Charles W. Zumalt. Rt. I, Waverly, Mo. 64096 Howard I. Tobin, Rt. 2, Box 236. Higginsville, Mo. 64037 Larry E. Goodwin, Rural Rt., Box 71, Wellington, Mo. 64097 Kenneth G. Stratton, 715 William St., Richmond, Mo. 64085 Robert E. Stonner, Rt. I, Box 113A, Camden, Mo. 64017 Maurice Hall, Rt. I. Orrick, Mo. 64077

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Arrow Rock Cambridge Trilumina Barbee Oriental. ., . " Nelson

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55 63 205 217 518 560

Arrow Rock Slater Marshall Sweet Springs Blackburn Nelson

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William T. Burge Wilbur Hains B. Z. Leatherwood

. Herbert A. Templeton, General Delivery, Arrow Rock, Mo. 65320 . . I. I. Akeman, Rt. I, Slater, Mo. 65349 . . 'Thomas W. Lingle, 621 N. Franklin, Marshall, Mo. 65340 ., Emil O. Rippley, 404 Main, Sweet Springs, Mo. 65351 ..... , '" . Cecil O. Watkins. Rt. 2, Box 125, Sweet Springs, Mo. 65351 . . . Craig A. Scot!, Nelson, Mo. 65347

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TWENTY-FIFTH D1STmCT County

Lodge

No.

Cooper ......... Cooper ......... Cooper ......... Cooper ......... Howard ........ Howard ........

Cooper ........... Pleasant Grove .... Wallace .......... Prairie Home ..... Howard ...... Fayette ...........

36 142 456 503 4 47

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Centralia . Twilight . Ashland . Sturgeon . Hallsville . Ancient Landmark Acacia .

59 114 156 174 336 356 602

Dr. David L. Dimond, D.D.G.M., 305 Corprew, Fayette, Mo. 65248 ~aster's

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Secretary's Name and Address

Name

Boonville ... .jtmes O. Polly, Rt. 1, Boonv.ille, ~o. 65.233 .................. :::::::: . Earl Routon, Rt. I. Box CIA, OtterVille, Mo. 65348 ........ Otterville ....... Bunceton ....... : Gil~n ~orris ........ Albert A. Eichhorn, Rt. 2, Box 102, Pilot Grove, Mo. 65276 ... Prairie Home. " . Gary . KIrschman ..... ~immb D. Sells, P.O. Box 52, Prairie Home, Mo. 65068 ....... 'om . ~arkland, 113 E. Broadway. New Franklin, Mo. 65274 James E. Gregory ...... I'ew Franklin '" Fayette ....... Carl H. Acton .......... Kenneth ~. Dougherty, 807 W. Spring St., Fayette, Mo. 65248

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Centralia . Columbia Ashland . Sturgeon . Hallsville . Harrisburg . Columbia ..

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Laddonia . Hebron . Vandalia . Fulton . New Bloomfield .. Tebbetts . Shamrock . Mokane .

115 354 491 48 60 565 585 612

Laddonia . Mexico . Vandalia . Fulton . :-;ew Bloomfield Tebbetts . Auxvasse . ~okane .

TWENTY-EIGHTH D1STmCT Montgomery ....

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Montgomery. Montgomery.

Jonesburg baggett

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Roger L. Stringer Randall D. Barnes. Ronald L. Heaton. Terry L. Keith Wm. D. Mosley Ralph M. Davis

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John P. Simpson, D.D.G.M., 621 Cynthia Lane, Montgomery City, Mo. 63361

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David W. Barker ..

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Douglas G. Engel. Leo J. Hauser

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Alvin 1.. Kelly, Rt. 2, Box 12A, Laddonia, Mo. 63352 Harris L. Maupin, Jr., 1508 West St., Mexico, Mo. 65265

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Troy .. Silex ..... Jl,;ew Hope Jl,;ew Salem Nineveh Moscow

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Troy Silex

34 75 199 270 473 558

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James H. Foree Warren W. Wommack John H. Owens, Jr C. A. McDaniel, Jr. . Edward Jerome Cox . Leighton E. Lester

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Floyd E. Dodson, 653 Second St., Troy, Mo. 63379 .. Henry A. Hueffner, Rt. 1, Box 132, Cyrene, Mo. 63340 Edwin R. Whiteside, 615 N. 5th St., E~sberry, Mo. 63343 Martin A. Herring, Rt. I, Box 109, Wmfield, Mo. 63389 William W. Haines, P.O. Box 67, Olney, Mo. 63370 Edward W. Broyles, Rt. 2, Box 77, Moscow Mills, Mo. 63362

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THIRTIETH DISTmCT - Euell J. Sweeten. D.D.G.M.. 3 Mark Twain Ct.. O路Fallon. Mo. 63366 St. Charles St. Charles St. Charles Warren . Warren

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Wentzville Palestine Mechanicsville Pauldingville Warrenton.

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Gerald W. Dowler, 739 Winston Place, O'Fallon, Mo. 63366 ... Harold L. Thomas, Sr., 2920 Yale Blvd., St. Charles, Mo. 63301 John Klinkerfuss. #26 Wilderness, Defiance, Mo. 63341 . Conley E. DePriest, Rt. 2, Box 557. Foristell, Mo. 63348 . George H. Gerdeman, 501 E. Banner, Warrenton, Mo. 63383

William E. McGuire ..

Wentzville ., St. Charles .. Defiance .... Wright City Warrenton

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THIRTY路FIRST DISrmCT - Edward Ewing Shikles. D.D.G.M.. Rt. 1. Box 109. Russellville. Mo. 65074 Cole .. Cole ..... Cole. Moniteau Moniteau Moniteau Osage Osage

Jefferson Russellville. . . . .

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Hickory Hill . . . . ..

[ 43 90 211

I Jefferson City. Eugene.

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295 185 326

Jamestown Chamois Linn.

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Lodge

Franklin ........ Franklin ........ Franklin ........ Franklin ........ Franklin ........ Franklin ........ Franklin ........ Franklin ........ Gasconade ...... Gasconade ......

Evergreen ........ Sullivan .......... Gray Summit ...... Hope ............. Fraternal ....... , . Columbia ......... Easter ............ Cnion ......... Hermann ......... Owensville ........

Pau! C. Rich, 1926 E. McCarty St.. Jefferso~ City, M~. 65101. . J. \\endell Heady. Rt. 1, Box 279, kussellville, Mo. 6:>074 ....

Lyle V. Mclaughlin John S. Heady ...

Russellville ....

Willard (Bill) Wood Floyd G. Turpin David R. Potter Larry W. Borts Douglas W. Kuebler Emerson F. Leinberger

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Robertj' Crede, Rt. 2,Iefferson Ci!~.' Mo. 65101 RlChar D. Conn, Sr., P.O. Box T, lIpton, Mo. 65081 Billy R. Potter, Rt. I, California, Mo. 65018

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James J. Wolfe, Rt. 2, Linn, Mo. 65051.

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Kimber W. Key. D.D.G.M.. P.O. Box 202. St.Clair. Mo. 63077

No.

Location

Master's Name

27 69 173 251 363 534 575 593 123 624

Jl,;ew Haven ..... Sullivan ......... Gray Summit .... Washington .... Robertsville ..... Pacific .......... St. Clair ....... Cnion .......... Hermann ....... Owensville ......

Elmer A. Allersmeyer... E. Ra~h Stroud ........ ~ohn . Cha拢man ...... 'homas A. uhlmann .. ~ames T. Clark ......... onald~. Huff. ........ Kennet L. Johnson .... Clay Barnhart. .........

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John W. Sheible, 208 Main St., New Haven, Mo. 63068 ....... Charles H. Schuler, 684 E. Vine St., Sullivan, Mo. 63080 ...... Albert G. Cowan, Rt. 2, Box 480C, Gray Summit, Mo. 63039 .. R. Woodrow Caldwell. 1310 E. 6th, Washington, Mo. 63090 ... BillieJ. Hogue. Rt. 2, Box 551, Catawissa, Mo. 63015 ........ Roy L. Barnes, 913 Thornton St., Pacific, Mo. 63069 ......... Donald R. Hinson, Rt. 2, Box 387, Vnion, Mo. 63084 ........ Elvis L. Winchester. Rt. 2, Box 661, Union, Mo. 63084 . " .... Arthur C. Gaebler, Rt. 2, Box 151, Hermann, Mo. 65041 ..... Howard E. Brandt, Rt. 1, Rosebud, Mo. 63091. ..............

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DISTRICT - William B. Stephenson. Jr.. D.D.G.M.. 10049 Stonell Dr.. St. Louis. Mo. 63123

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MissouriCommonwealth George Washington

City of St. Louis City of St. Louis

Naphtali Erwin

City of St. Louis City of St. Louis

Occidental . Pride of the West. .

City City City City City

Cosmos Tuscan Lambskin Olive Branch Triangle

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St Louis.... St. Louis.

1631 St. Louis 179 SI. Louis 2821 360 460 576 638

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Henry S. Schulte JimmIe K. Tipton

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Thelbert J. Marlow Hugh H. Roy

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Ira M. Warden Thomas L. Merrill. Peter Cavic, Jr. Billy F. Hemphill Robert J. Mathews

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Clarence B. Doll, 8011 Crestway Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63123 ... William B. Stephenson, Jr., 10049 Stonell Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63123 . Irvin M. Sprous, P.O. Box 2135, St. Louis, Mo. 63158 . Howard F. Dallman, 4125 Robert Koch Hospital Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63129 . Charles E. Jordan, 1041 Rockman PI., Rock Hill, Mo. 63119 .. Harold F. Simmons, 242 Turf Ct., Webster Groves, Mo. 63119 . Gary W. Smith, 3701 McDonald, St. Louis Mo. 63116 . John W. Hillemeyer, 50 Magnolia Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63124 . l:dwin C. Hawkins, 9487 Rosebay Dr., Crestwood, Mo. 63126 Melvin S. Acord, 1349 Graham, St. Louis, Mo. 63139 . Raymond C. ScOtt, 11940 Meadow Run Ct., Maryland Heights, Mo. 63043 .

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Meridian Pomegranate Pyramid Good Hope Aurora America Cache Harmony Clifton Heights

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2 95 180 218 267 347 416 499 520 544 626 641

St. St. St. St. St. SI. SI. SI. SI. St. SI. SI.

Louis ... Louis. Louis . Louis . Louis . Louis. Louis. Louis . Louis Louis Louis Louis

Robert F. DePung Gene R. Bell James Thompson Nestor G. Harkins Thomas A. Ban Thomas E. Kuhn Edgar D. Piles Harold L. Ratliff . . . .

. Harry C. Ploetze, 5417 Donovan Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63109 . . Kenneth R. Hill, 1144 Magnet Drive, Olh'ette, Mo. 63132 . . . Jack c. Weaver, 2600 Lore, Arnold, Mo. 63010 . Willard W. Boenzle, 1650 Miller Road, Imperial, Mo. 63052 .. . William F. Flottmann, Jr., 3110 Elm St., St. Charles, Mo. 63301 . James R. Shadowens, 120 Brent, Oakland, Mo. 63122 . . . l"rank J. Danko, 4337 Oleatha Ave., SI. Louis, Mo. 63116 . William F. Schmidt, 9509 Yaffbury Lane. St. Louis, Mo. 63123 Mike I"ichlos, 3300 Halliday Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63118 . Elmer L. Fowler, 5208 Alabama Ave.. St. Louis, Mo. 63111 . . . David R. Vogler, 5037 Fendler Place, St. Louis, Mo. 63116 . Ellis H. Havard, #2 St. Martha Court, Florissant, Mo. 63031 ..

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Index Cass . Grand River .. Belton . Jewe[ .

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Curtis G. Long. D.D.G.M.. 512 Margaret La.. Belton. Mo. 64012

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Bill J. Dickey Damon E. Bart[es Andy Hillman William C. Snead. Sr Howard L. Pippin .

485 633 651

Drexe[ Archie C[eveland

:\-1arvin D. Hocker Charles R. Sweet Ronnie D. Jones

Freeman Belton Pleasant Hill

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. . Roger E. Orr. Rt. 2. Box 249. Garden City. :\-10. 64747 . H. Eugene Self. 1005 Edgevale Te~r.. Harrisonville. Mo. 64701 . John C. Waldron. P.O. Box 156. Freeman. Mo. 64746 . . . Patrick H. Bosley. 604 Prairie Circle. Belton. Mo. 64012 William L. Brown. 4[8!'. Rando[ph St.. Pleasant Hill. Mo. 64080 . . Eugene R. Powell.. Rt. 2. Box [7. Peculiar. Mo. 64078 . Darrell T. Mays. 606 W. Pine. Box 53A. Archie. Mo. 64725 . Edwin S. Craycraft. 1105 Edgevale Terr.. Harrisonville. Mo. 6470[ .

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Amsterdam Butler . Crescent Hill. Rich Hill Foster ...

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Location Amsterdam .. Butler . Adrian . Rich Hill. Foster ..

A. Freeman Stanfill. D.D.G.M.. Rt. 1. Box 401. Amoret. Mo. 64722 Master's Name A. Freeman Stanfill. R. V. Fahnestock. Sr. Tracy Rugg . I. c.. Robbins . l.ewls L. Watson ..

Secretary's :'I;ame and Address . .

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Cole Camp . Shawnee Knob l'oster .. Holden .... Corinthian. Cold Spring . Chilhowee. Seda[ia. Granite . LaMonte .

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Cole Camp . Warsaw . Knob Noster Holden ..... Warrensburg. Leeton . Chilhowee Seda[ia . Sedalia . LaMonte ..

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. John D. Friedly. Jr.. P.O. Box [4. Ionia. Mo. 65335 . . fohn Owen. P.O. Box 275. Warsaw. Mo. 65355 . l.arry R. Reeder. 20[ E. March. Whiteman AFB. Mo. 65303 George W. Cast. 704 S. Olive. Ho[den. Mo. 64040 . Cecil D. Speas. 407 Benjamin Dr.. Warrensburg. Mo. 64093 . Edward K. Lenz. Rt. [. Greenridge. Mo. 65332 . .lames E. Hancock. Rt. 2. Box 103. Chilhowee. :\-10. 64733 Howard J. Gwinn. 667 E. 10th St.. Sedalia. :\-10. 6530[ . Ray F. Hendricks. [614 W. 20th St.. Sedalia. Mo. 6530[ .. Ray 1.. Stoll. 2407 W. I [th St.. Sedalia. :\-10.65301 .

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Windsor . Clinton . Calhoun . St. Clair . Circle . Lowry City .. Appleton City. Star .

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Harvev P. Acker ... Virgil E. Bradler .. Rohert O. Haas .. Rohert F. :'1cLcrry Robert T. Keeton'. Fred R. Bunch .. Charles ~1eredith... Kenwood I.. Harra

Windsor Clinton ..... Calhoun Osceola .. Roscoe .... Lowry City.

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Linn Creek .. Macks Creek. Laclede . Competition. Conway . Iberia .

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William E. Brenneman. D.D.G.M.. Linn Creek Star Route. Lebanon. Mo. 65536 Darrell Crowell .. Mike Clopp . James R. Jones . I. R. Ozborn \1ichael :.i. Dameron William S. Gilliam .. Fred A. McMillan : : : : . Robert D. Scott .

Camdenton .... Macks Creek. Lebanon . Com petition . Conwav . Iberia .

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Lebanon ...

Crawford. . . .. Dent . . . . . Maries . . . . Maries . Maries Phelps. . . . . . .. Phelps. . . . . . . . Phelps. . . . . . . . Pulaski , .. Texas. . . . .

Cuba . Salem . Vienna . Belle . Lane's Prairie .. Rolla . St. James . Equality . Arlington . Latimer .

77 I Steelville. . 312 225 94 373 531 213 230 497 346 145

Cuba ..... Salem. Vienna .. Belle. Vichy . Rolla . St. James .. :"ewburg Dixon .. Licking.

Elden Ommert. D.D.G.M.. P.O. Box 54. Raymondville. Mo. 65555 :"arvel W. Frazier, Ir., Red Bone Ranch, Rt. 2, Box 3H8, Steelville,Mo. 65565 . I. Howard Murphy, 907 W. Main Ave., Cuba, Mo. 65453 . Wi/bern C. Sanders Rt. 3, Box 294, Salem, Mo. 65560 . Daniel E. Snodgrass, Star Rt. I, Box 2lB,Vienna, Mo 655H2 .. Bernard A. Mcintyre. Star Rt. 2, Belle, Mo. 65013 ' Garnett Walters, Rt. 5, Box 314, Rolla, Mo. 65401 . . . :"orman E. Ragan, Rt. 5, Box 378. Rolla, Mo. 65401 . lohn T. ~'oolsey 407 l'\. lefferson, .St. lames, Mo . .?5559 . Dewev W. Riden, Rt. 2, Box 232, l'\ew6urg, Mo. 6:>:>50 . . Rick Ray lohns, 1821 White Columns, Apt. I, Rolla, Mo. 65401 . . Gene Miller, P.O. Box 341. Licking. Mo. 65542

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Samuel C. Orr . Richard D. Jordon. Joe Blackwell ... James p. Lange .. David Glenn . Paul " Kittle Leland R. Duckworth Edward H. Schollian. Gregory 1': Campbell LOUIS E. Carmack,Jr

1st Sat. 2nd & 4th Fri. 1st & 3rd Fri. 1st Sat. 2nd & 4th Fri. 2nd Sat. 1st & 3rd Wed. 1st & 3rd Thurs. 2nd & 4th Fri. 1st & 3rd Tues. 2nd & 4th Thurs.

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FORTIETH DISTRICT County

Carl P. Brown. D.D.G.M.. 2537 Starling Airport Road. Arnold. Mo. 63010

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Location

Jefferson. . . DeSoto. . . . . . . Jefferson. . . Joachim . . . . . . . . jefferson . . Shekinah , jefferson. . . . . Herculaneum..... Jefferson. . . Arnold. . . . St. Francois. . . Blackwell , Washington. Tyro. . . . . . . . . .. . .

I 19 164 256 338 673 535 12

DeSoto . Hillsboro . Crystal City . Herculaneum .. Arnold ..... Blackwell .. Caledonia ...

R. E. Jinkerson, jr. Robert F. Hamilton lohn R. Kassen Basil L Wright Howard /';. Brown Robert Exline .... Glen (R.) Weiss .

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Washington .. Washington .. Washington.

131 143 632

Potosi ... Irondale .. Belgrade ..

William H. Bust Stanley E. Reason John Wells .

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Lodge

Potosi . Irondale . Belgrade ..

Master's /';ame

Secretary's /';ame and Address Charles H. Turley. Rt. 5. Box 238, DeSoto, . . .

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