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GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

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

September 30 and October 1, 1985, A.L. 5985


BIOGRAPHICAL VERN H. SCHNEIDER Grand Master 1984-1985 The 139th Grand Master is a member of the "Truman Line." M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider was born May 1, 1924, at Wilder, Kansas. He was educated in the public schools and graduated from high school at Bonner Springs, Kansas in 1941. His college career at the University of Kansas was interrupted by more than three years of service in the United States Army during World War II. While in the Army he studied engineering at the University of San Francisco and pre-dentistry at Stanford University. He served overseas in Germany for over a year in the Allied Military Government and following the war attended school in England. He received an A.B. Degree at the University of Kansas in 1947 and continued graduate studies there. Academic honors included election to Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science). He studied law at Harvard Law School, where he received an LL.B. Degree in 1950. He has practiced law in St. Louis since that time. Brother Schneider married the former Nada Sue Roberson of Mexico, Missouri, in 1955. They have three children: Lawrence, Susan, and Sarah. He was raised in Tuscan Lodge No. 360 at Saint Louis on June 26, 1956, and served as Worshipful Master of that lodge in 1964. He was District Deputy Grand Master, 33rd Masonic District, Division A, in 1965-66. He was Chairman of the Credentials Committee of the Grand Lodge from 1966 to 1972 and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri from 1971 to 1975. He served as President of the Masonic Home Board for 1983-1984. He was appointed to the advancing line of Grand Lodge Officers in 1976 by M.W. Brother Fielding A. Poe. Brother Schneider's memberships in appendant bodies include: the Scottish Rite Valley of Saint Louis; St. Louis-Missouri Chapter No.1, R.A.M.; Hiram Council, Cryptic Masons; Ivanhoe Commandery No.8, K.T.; St. Louis Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine; Royal Order of Scotland: Allied Masonic Degrees, Ray V. Denslow Chapter; Moolah Shrine Temple: Alhambra Grotto; Missouri Lodge of Research; Square Club of Saint Louis; and the Wardens' and Masters' Club of Saint Louis and Saint Louis County. He is a past Wise Master of Saint Louis Chapter Rose Croix, a past Membership Chairman for the Scottish Rite Valley of Saint Louis and continues to be an active member of the Rose Croix Funeral Team. He was invested as a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 1967; and he was coroneted as an Honorary Inspector General 33째 in 1973. He has also received the Honorary Legion of Honor of the Order of DeMolay. He has been active in community activities and belongs to various professional and social organizations. A long-time leader in Central Presbyterian Church at Clayton, he has been an Elder in that church since 1959 and has


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chaired numerous sessional committees. He was Clerk of the Session for several years and at various times served as Sunday School teacher, President of the Men of the Church, and Budget Chairman. Brother Schneider's hobbies are jogging, mountain climbing, and baseball.


GRAND LODGE Ancient, Free and Accepted

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

September 30 and October L 1985, A.L. 5985


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Grand Lodge of Missouri 1984-1985 VERN H. SCHNEIDER ••••••••••..••••••••....•.••.••...•.. M.W. Grand Master 100 North Broa~_way. Suite 700. St. Louis 63102 CHARLES E. SCHEURICH Deputy Grand Master 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 65203 P. VINCENT KINKEAD Senior Grand Warden Route 2, Box 243, Farmington 63640 WILLIAM H. WISBROCK Junior Grand Warden 733 Landscape Avenue, Webster Groves 63119 W. MARION LUNA Grand Treasurer 125 South Main Street, Piedmont 63957 FRANK A. ARNOLD ••••••••••••••••••••..••••••••••••••••••••• Grand Secretary 800 Highway 63 North. Columbia 65201·6697 STANTON T. BROWN Grand Lecturer Route 1, Box 225, Buckner 64016 THOMAS K. MCGUIRE, Jr Senior Grand Deacon 2522 South Glendale Avenue, Springfield 65804 ROBERT D. JENKINS Junior Grand Deacon 7741 Troost Avenue, Kansas City 64131 THOMAS C. WARDEN Senior Grand Steward P.O. Box 540, Owensville 65066 DANIEL F. COLE /unior Grand Steward 207 West Haven Street, Jefferson City 6510 D. ROBERT DOWNEY Senior Grand Marshal 13006 Musket Court, St. Louis 63146 MARTIN B. TOYBES .junior Grand Marshal 1116 Chantal Lane, St. Louis 63132 ALBERT J. ELFRANK .. , Grand Sword Bearer Route 2, Advance 63730 D. ELDON TURNBULL Grand Pursuivant Route 3, Box 257, Troy 63379 THE REV. CARL L. RADFORD Grand Chaplain 2334 South Dollison Avenue, Springfield 65807 THE REV. CECIL H. HURT Grand Chaplain Route 1, Box 118, Auxvasse 65231 CHARLES GOODMAN Grand Chaplain :# 10 Millstone Campus, St. Louis 63146 THE REV. RONALD R. BOLLINGER Grand Chaplain 615 North Mill Street, Festus 63028 THE REV. ELMER E. REVELLE Grand Chaplain 810 South Grant St., Desloge 63601 THE REV. ALLEN L. VANCIL Grand Chaplain 205 Duff Street, Macon 63552 THE REV. RONALD E. WOOD, JR. Grand Chaplain P.O. Box 474, Clinton 64735 FREDERICK M. WOODRUFF Grand Orator 680 Hawbrook Avenue, Glendale 63122 O. WESLEY KONERING Grand Tiler 9631 Old Bonhomme Road, Olivette 63132


One Hundred Sixty-Fourth Annual Communication ORGAN SELECTIONS. EMIL E. CORTE

The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri convened in the One Hundred Sixty-Fourth Annual Communication on Monday and Tuesday, September 30 and October 1, 1985 in the Auditorium of the Scottish Rite Cathedral at 3633 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri. M.W. Past Grand Master Fielding A. Poe called the Grand Lodge to order for the entrance and presentation of the Most Worshipful Grand Master and the other Grand Lodge Officers. M.W. Brother Poe introduced the following Grand Lodge Officers, who entered the Auditorium and proceeded to their respective stations: Grand Tiler - RW. Brother O. Wesley Konering, Olivette Grand Orator - RW. Brother Frederick M. Woodruff, Glendale Grand Chaplain - R.W. Brother Allen L. Vancil, Macon Grand Chaplain - R.W. Brother Elmer E. Revelle, Desloge Grand Chaplain - RW. Brother Cecil H. Hurt, Auxvasse Grand Chaplain - R.W. Brother Charles Goodman, Saint Louis Grand Chaplain - R.W. Brother Ronald R. Bollinger, Festus Grand Sword Bearer - R.W. Brother Albert J. Elfrank, Advance Junior Grand Marshal- RW. Brother Martin B. Toybes, Saint Louis Senior Grand Marshal- R.W. Brother D. Robert Downey, Saint Louis Junior Grand Steward - RW. Brother Daniel F. Cole, Jefferson City Senior Grand Steward - RW. Brother Thomas C. Warden, Owensville Junior Grand Deacon - RW. Brother Robert D. Jenkins, Kansas City Senior Grand Deacon - R.W. Brother Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Springfield Grand Lecturer - R.W. Brother Stanton T. Brown, Buckner Grand Secretary - RW. Brother Frank A. Arnold, Boonville Grand Treasurer - RW. Brother W. Marion Luna, Piedmont Junior Grand Warden - RW. Brother William H. Wisbrock, Webster Groves Senior Grand Warden - R.W. Brother P. Vincent Kinkead, Farmington Deputy Grand Master - R.W. Brother Charles E. Scheurich, Columbia

Present at later sessions of the Annual Communication: Grand Chaplain -

R. W. Brother Carl L. Radford, Springfield

Not in attendance for the Grand Lodge Communication: Grand Pursuivant - RW. Brother D. Eldon Turnbull, Troy Grand Chaplain - R.W. Brother Ronald E. Wood, Jr., Clinton

M.W. Brother Poe called up the Grand Lodge for the reception of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri - Most Worshipful Brother Vern H. Schneider of Saint Louis. The Grand Lodge welcomed Most Worshipful Brother

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Schneider with voluminous applause as he entered the Auditorium and proceeded to his station in the East. The Senior Grand Marshal led the Grand Lodge in according the Grand Master with the Grand Honors. M.W. BROTHER POE: Most Worshipful Sir, just a year ago I presented you this gavel for the start of a great year. That year is rapidly drawing to a close. It has been a great year; and it is my privilege to give it to you again, that you might use it in your skillful manner that so many of us have observed the past year. There are still some waiting to see how skillful you are with it, Most Worshipful. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: M.W. Brother Poe, I deeply appreciate your having served in the efficient manner that you did this morning as you announced all these distinguished Officers. And I appreciate the fact that you have given me this gavel. As I recall, I have gotten up to one lesson so far; I think that it says that you are to apply it to the nearest piece of wood and see what happens. (Rap of gavel seated the Grand Lodge.) M.W. BROTHER SCHNEIDER: Good morning, Brethren. It is ajoy to see all of you. I trust that we are going to have another great Grand Lodge Session of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. OPENING

M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider, with the other Grand Officers, opened the One Hundred Sixty-Fourth Annual Communication ofthe Grand Lodge on the Degree of Master Mason in accordance with Missouri Ritual. R.W. Grand Chaplain Ronald R. Bollinger offered prayer. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: My Brethren, what ajoy and privilege it is for us to share the privilege of being citizens of the United States of America. On the 17th day of this month, we celebrated the 198th Anniversary of the Constitution of the United States - that document which has stood as a beacon to freedom loving people around the world. May it ever continue to be so. That we might better demonstrate our allegiance to the Flag and everything that it stands for, may we now join together in the Pledge of Allegiance, after which we shall sing the first verse of Our National Anthem. INTERIM REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS

R.W. Brother Ray Hilton, Chairman, presented the interim report of the Committee on Credentials. To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Credentials is pleased to report that a constitutional number of subordinate lodges is present. Respectfully submitted, RAY HILTON, Chairman. INTRODUCTION OF MOST WORSIUPFUL PAST GRAND MASTERS OF MISSOURI

R.W. Senior Grand Deacon Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. presented and introduced the Past Grand Masters in attendance: M.W. Brother Harold O. Grauel (1959-1960), Cape Girardeau M.W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt (1960-1961), Kirksville


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Brother Elvis A. Mooney (1968-1969), Bloomfield Brother J. Morgan Donelson (1969-1970), Princeton Brother William H Chapman (1970-1971), Webster Groves Brother Walter L. Walker (1973-1974), Neosho Brother Herman A. Orlick (1974-1975), Glendale Brother Fielding A. Poe (1976-1977), Florissant Brother J. C. Montgomery, Jr. (1978-1979), Saint Louis Brother]. Edward Blinn (1980-1981), Marshfield Brother William]. Hill (1981-1982), Kansas City Brother Earl K. Dille (1982-1983), Saint Louis Brother Robert]. Crede (1983-1984), Jefferson City

M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: Most Worshipful Brethren, each one of you has had a significant part in helping to establish the magnificent tradition of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Each one of you has left a very distinctive and precious mark upon Freemasonry as we know it in this jurisdiction. We shall be forever indebted to you. We regret that one of our dear brothers, who had planned to be with us this morning - M.W. Brother A. Basey Vanlandingham - could not be in that line. He is seriously ill at this time; he is at home. May God put his healing hand upon Basey. Led by the Senior Grand Marshal, the Grand Lodge saluted the Past Grand Masters with the Grand Honors. The Senior Grand Deacon escorted the Past Grand Masters to their seats by way of the East where the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master extended their personal handclasps of greeting. M.W. Brother Harold O. Grauel responded to the welcome for the Missouri Past Grand Masters. INTRODUCTION OF GRAND MASTERS AND PAST GRAND MASTERS OF OTHER GRAND LODGES

R.W. Junior Grand Deacon Robert D. Jenkins presented and introduced the Grand Masters and the Past Grand Masters of other Grand Lodges: M.W. Brother Nelson, Past Grand Master of Arizona and a Multiple Member of Galena Lodge No. 515 at Galena, Missouri M.W. Brother James Dunn, Grand Master of Colorado M.W. Brother E. Gene Ross, Grand Master of lllinois M.W. Brother George R Tolen, Grand Master of Indiana M.W. Brother Harold D. Paschal, Grand Master of Iowa M.W. Brother Arris M. Johnson, Grand Master of Kansas M.W. Brother Robert A. Metcalf, Grand Master of Nebraska M.W. Brother Paul R Pierce, Past Grand Master and Grand Secretary of Nebraska

The Grand Lodge accorded the Grand Masters and the Past Grand Masters of other Grand Jurisdictions the Grand Honors, after which they were conducted to the East for the personal welcomes of the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master. INTRODUCTION OF GRAND OFFICERS OF OTHER GRAND LODGES

R.W. Senior Grand Steward Thomas C. Warden presented and introduced the Grand Officers of Sister Grand Jurisdictions: R.W. Brother Mitchell R Miller, Grand Marshal of Alaska RW. Brother Raymond E. Petersen, Grand Secretary of Colorado


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R.W. Brother Tom Eggleston, Grand Secretary of Iowa R.W. Brother Albert O. Arnold, Jr., Grand Secretary of Kansas R.W. Brother John E. Shaver, Grand Secretary of Oklahoma R.W. Brother George A. Wallace, Deputy Grand Master of Wisconsin R.W. Brother Stewart M. L. Pollard, Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association of the United States

After the welcome of M.W. Grand Master Schneider, the Grand Officers of other Grand Lodges were conducted to the East for the personal greeting of the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master. INTRODUCTION OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BODIES OF THE MASONIC FAMILY OF MISSOURI

R.W. junior Grand Steward Daniel F. Cole presented and introduced the Representatives of the Appendant and Adoptive Organizations affiliated with the Masonic Family of Missouri: R.W. Brother Leslie F. Denney, Chairman of the Valley of Saint Louis Advisory Conference representing R.W. Brother Walter C. Ploeser, Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Orient of Missouri Brother James M. Williams, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Missouri Brother Donald L. Hiatte, Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Missouri Wor. Brother George A. Jursch, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star Brother Lawrence A. Taylor, President of the Missouri Association of High Twelve Clubs

M.W. Grand Master Schneider greeted the Representatives of the Affiliated Organizations of Missouri, after which they were conducted to the East for the personal welcomes of the Grand Master and the Deputy Grand Master. INTRODUCTION OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS

RW. Senior Grand Marshal D. Robert Downey presented the District Deputy Grand Masters, who stood at their seats in the Auditorium to receive the words of appreciation of M.W. Grand Master Schneider and the applause of welcome of the Grand Lodge. INTRODUCTION OF THE DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

RW. Grand Lecturer Stanton T. Brown presented the District Deputy Grand Lecturers, who stood at their seats in the Auditorium to receive his words of appreciation, the personal greetings of the Grand Master, and the applause of welcome of the Grand Lodge. RW. Brother Brown gave special recognition to RW. Brother Lee B. Turner who has served 30 years as the District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 15th Masonic District and to R.W. Brother Virgil W. Slaughter who had served as both the District Deputy Grand Master and the District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 13th Masonic District and who attains the distinguished status of Fifty-Year Master Mason this week. INTRODUCTION OF EMERITUS GRAND TREASURER

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der and R.W. Deputy Grand Master Charles E. Scheurich greeted and welcomed R.W. Brother Utz. The Grand Lodge recognized his long service with applause. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER VERN H. SCHNEIDER

M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: My Brethren, it is with a heavy heart that I report to you that our beloved Grand Lecturer Emeritus Right Worshipful Freelon K. Hadley was unable to be with us today. We believe that this is the first Grand Lodge Session which he has missed since 1938. He lies gravely ill. Your prayers are earnestly solicited, not only for him but also for his wife Judy. May God's loving hands care for them. We also have in attendance today the Brother who is the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Missouri near the Grand Lodge of Oregon: Brother John W. Wood. Brother Wood, will you stand so that we can welcome you with a round of applause. INTRODUCTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE STAFF OF THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

R.W. Deputy Grand Master and President of the Masonic Home Board of Directors Charles E. Scheurich presented and introduced: R.W. Brother Carl I. Stein, Acting Executive Director and Secretary to the Board of Directors M.W. Brother Fielding A. Poe, Co-ordinator of Fraternal Relations Wor. Brother James H. Cobban, Member RW. Brother Lawrence N. Weenick, Member R.W. Brother D. Robert Downey, Member R.W. Brother Albert J. Elfrank, Member R.W. Brother William H. Wisbrock, Member RW. Brother P. Vincent Kinkead, Member R.W. Brother Thomas L. McGuire. Jr., Member M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors

R.W. Brother Scheurich made special mention of the two members of the Board who retire at this time: R.W. Brother Albert J. Elfrank and R.W. Brother D. Eldon Turnbull. R.W. Brother Scheurich presented a Certificate of Appreciation to R.W. Brother Elfrank in recognition of the four years of faithful service as a Member of the Masonic Home Board. A similar certificate will be presented to R.W. Brother D. Eldon Turnbull at a later date. RECOGNmON OF LODGES OF MERIT AND PRESENTATION OF GRAND MASTER'S AWARDS

M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: Brethren, did you ever see a dream come to reality? We have seen it happen in Missouri this year. For over ten years we have been dreaming about extending the arm of service of the Masonic Home of Missouri all across the State. Since 1889 our Masonic Home has been situated in Saint Louis. We care for three hundred guests there; our service is second to none. And now, we have just completed our new Western Unit of the Masonic Home which is located in Jackson County,just east of Kansas City - a mighty approbation of the strength of Missouri Masonry.


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We called upon our lodges to make individual contacts with our members. Certain lodges enjoyed truly outstanding success; other lodges are going to enjoy success in the future. But here today, we want to recognize those lodges which have already averaged $50.00 per member in contributions to the Western Unit of the Masonic Home. I have several plaques for presentation to the lodges which have accomplished the goal of $50.00 per member in support of the Western Unit. M.W. Grand Master Schneider presented a Grand Master's Award - Lodge of Merit to: Cass Lodge No. 147 at Harrisonville Weston Lodge No. 53 at Weston York Lodge No. 563 at Kansas City Star Lodge No. 419 at Taberville Charity Lodge No. 331 at Saint Joseph Buckner Lodge No. 501 at Buckner Anchor Lodge No. 443 at Crestwood Cambridge Lodge No. 63 at Slater George Washington Lodge No.9 at Saint Louis Hornersville Lodge No. 215 at Hornersville, the first lodge to qualify for the Grand M aster's Award.

GREETINGS AND MESSAGES

The Grand Secretary read the correspondence of greeting from the Grand Lodge of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Grand Secretary read the correspondence of Grand Secretary Gladys Yandell of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star - the greetings and best wishes of Worthy Grand Matron Louise Meffert and Worthy Grand Patron George A. J ursch. NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE MASONIC HOME BOARD OF DIRECTORS

M.W. Brother Elvis A. Mooney nominated Wor. Brother J. Thomas Crunk of Kennett. M.W. Brother William H Chapman nominated Wor. Brother Thomas M. Hodges of Mexico. There being no further nominations, the Grand Master entertained the motion that nominations be ceased and that the two named brothers be elected by acclamation to the two four-year terms as Members of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, Brother J. Thomas Crunk and Brother Thomas M. Hodges were elected Members of the Masonic Home Board. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER VERN E. SCHNEIDER

M.W. BROTHER SCHNEIDER: Brethren, yesterday I was presented a beautiful gavel by the brethren of Belton Lodge No. 450 at Belton. It was hand tooled by Wor. Brother Bill Snead of that lodge. I recognize that my kind of disposition is very limited; but we are going to have to get a lot of things done in the next day. My theory is that with a gavel of this size we might be able to get things done. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER E. GENE ROSS OF ILLINOIS


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI ANNOUNCEMENTS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER VERN H. SCHNEIDER

M.W. Brother Schneider announced that the Grand Lodge would be called to order at 1: 15 P.M. for the purpose of receiving the Worthy Grand Matron and the Presiding Officers of the Youth Organizations. The Grand Master announced that the Group Panorama Picture would be taken on the front steps of the Scottish Rite Cathedral immediately after the Grand Lodge is called from labor. CALL FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor until 1:30 P.M. on Monday Afternoon, September 30. RW. Grand Chaplain Cecil H. Hurt offered prayer.

MONDAY AFTERNOON 1:15 P.M.

ORGAN SELECTIONS. EMIL E. CORTE

M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider called the Grand Lodge to order for the purpose of receiving the Worthy Grand Matron and the State Presiding Officers of the Youth Organizations. M.W. Senior Grand Deacon Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. presented and introduced: Sister Louise Meffert, Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star. Brother George A. Jursch, Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Missouri, Order of the Eastern Star. Brother Milford W. Eaves, Jr., State Master Councilor of Missouri, International Order of DeMolay. Miss Karri Kaeser, Grand Bethel Honored Queen of the Grand Bethel of Missouri, International Order of Job's Daughters. Miss Jill Winner, Grand Worthy Advisor of the Grand Assembly of Missouri, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

M.W. Grand Master Schneider welcomed the honored guests, who were escorted to the East. REMARKS OF WORTHY GRAND MATRON LOUISE MEFFERT REMARKS OF WORTHY GRAND PATRON GEORGE A. JURSCH REMARKS OF STATE MASTER COUNCILOR MILFORD W. EAVES.

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REMARKS OF GRAND BETHEL HONORED QUEEN KARRI KAESER REMARKS OF GRAND WORTHY ADVISOR JILL WINNER M.W. Grand Master Schneider thanked each of the State Leaders of the Adoptive Organizations for being present and for their inspiring messages. The honored guests were then escorted from the Grand Lodge.


Monday Afternoon 1:30 P.M. CALL TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 1:30 P.M. on Monday Afternoon, September 30, 1985. R.W. Grand Chaplain Cecil H. Hurt offered prayer.

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Address of the Grand Master To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: I extend warm greetings to each and everyone of you! Some of you have faithfully attended this Grand Lodge for many years. Others are here for the first time. I invite the active participation of all of you. May God grant us the wisdom to listen, to deliberate and to act in such a manner that the accomplishments of this 164th Annual Communication will add luster to the distinguished record of this Grand Lodge. In behalf of all of the Brethren here assembled I extend a special word of greeting and appreciation to our Past Grand Masters. Also we remember those of their number whose absence is dictated by ill health and the vicissitudes of age. Each one of these distinguished brothers, as well as their predecessors who have been called to the Celestial Lodge on High, has left a Master's mark on Missouri Masonry which stirs warm memories of loyal, devoted and constructive service. Another corps of dedicated workers to whom I am pleased to extend a special greeting consists of the District Deputy Grand Masters and the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. On the basis of my personal experience I know that over a period of many years they have gone far beyond the bounds of normal duty to serve the interests of Freemasonry. Later in this address I shall allude to the new enthusiasm and improvement experienced by many of our Lodges during the past year. The key to their success was leadership. Many of the officers who provided that leadership are here today. I am delighted to greet you and to publicly express my appreciation for your efforts. At this time the Blue Lodges, the appendant bodies and the Masonic-related organizations which make up the Masonic family in Missouri are living in harmony and working together in unity. Thus, it is a special privilege and pleasure for me to publicly welcome to the Grand Lodge the current leaders of several of those organizations. It is also our privilege to have with us dignitaries from other Grand Lodges. During the past year I visited several of those jurisdictions and in each instance I thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality and courtesies which were extended to me. We hope that our distinguished visitors will enjoy the time spent with us and we look forward to hearing from them during this Communication.

STATE OF THE CRAFT Section 2.010(i) of the Grand Lodge By-Laws directs the Grand Master in his address to furnish "an account of ... the state and condition of Freemasonry in the state...." To that end this report is presented. For the purpose of assessing the development of Missouri Masonry during the Grand Lodge year 1984-85 it is my judgment that the appropriate word is IMPROVEMENT. This has been the prevailing theme of reports received from our Lodges in relation to Masonic education, the practice of Masonic charity and the support of Masonic youth organizations. Examples of progress in these important areas are noted in subsequent portions of this Report. 13


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In his address to the 163rd Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge, M.W. Bro. Robert J. Crede described as an encouraging sign the growing involvement of young leaders in Lodge activities. I am pleased to note a continuation of that trend. Indeed, it has been my experience that many of the Lodges which have enjoyed the greatest progress in the areas of education and service are currently led by enthusiastic young officers. Our most successful Lodges have strong leadership. They are not drifting aimlessly. Within those Lodges the Brethren are at the same time enjoying good fellowship and learning more about Masonic history, symbolism, practice and procedure. More importantly, both collectively and individually they are living their Masonry while outside the walls of the Temple. Thus, they are clothing the ritual with meaning as they put into practice our familiar tenets of brotherly love, relief and truth. The Masters and other officers of our strong Lodges, whether those Lodges be large or small, urban or rural, are working together to plan and carry out an interesting variety of programs. They are drawing the families of members together through Lodge dinners, picnics and youth oriented programs. They are working with local DeMolays, Job's Daughters and Rainbow Girls and giving encouragement and support to other worthy youth organizations in the community. Effective leaders recognize the importance of developing and maintaining lines of communication with their members. During the past year I have noted significant improvement in many of the Lodge bulletins and trestleboards which have come to my attention. Not only have they acquainted members and their families with information as to scheduled activities but also they have imparted useful information on Masonic education. Possibly the emphasis placed upon the importance of Lodge communication at our Area Meetings might have accounted in part for the development of a number of interesting new Lodge bulletins. For example, Nodaway Lodge No. 470 has launched an excellent publication which can only serve to strengthen Masonry in that area. Under the leadership of R.W. Bro. A. Elmo Blum, District Deputy Grand Master of the 49th Masonic District, an interesting District Bulletin has been instituted. Following his example, several Lodges within the District have produced their own informative trestleboards. I have noted that the most successful Lodges are those in which the officers do not simply rely upon words to demonstrate their interest in the members and their families. There we find the Brethren taking time to call on the sick and to comfort the bereaved. In recent months I have learned of several Lodges which have undertaken to provide regular transportation for Brethren requiring continuing medical treatment. While my perception ofthe current state of Masonry is heavily influenced by my familiarity with numerous examples of new enthusiasm and meaningful activity I am not unmindful of the precarious state in which a few (but too many) of our Lodges find themselves. Those are the Lodges which are generally lacking in effective leadership, their members are poorly informed as to what Masonry is about, they practice little, if any, charity, they do not meet regularly, their officers do not know the ritual and they cannot understand why they do not attract new members. Incidentally, those are the same officers who account for most of the eligible invitees who are absent from our Area Meetin~s and


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they seem to experience the greatest difficulty in furnishing necessary reports to the Grand Secretary. In some instances, through no fault of the current members who are aged and live too far away, officers find it difficult to assemble the necessary number of members to open Lodge. As other Grand Masters have suggested in previous addresses, I strongly recommend that in such instances serious consideration be given to consolidation with neighboring Lodges. While this approach might be distasteful to loyal members who have struggled long and hard to maintain their Lodge, it is preferable to witnessing the slow death of that Lodge through inactivity and the inability to fill an observable role in the life of the local community. It is my belief that our greatest need in the Fraternity is for strong, positive and enthusiastic leadership at the Lodge level. That leadership must be undergirded by a keen awareness of the nature of the Masonic way of life. It must be directed toward elevating the Masonic understanding of all of our Brethren. Also it must be aimed at motivating them to live as Masons should. Perhaps the single most important decision of an officer preparing for the East is to select a brother who in a few short years should be expected to serve as Worshipful Master of his Lodge. I implore the Senior Wardens of our Lodges to exercise the greatest care in appointing well-qualified Brethren to serve as advancing line officers. Whether the gift of leadership is largely a matter of God-given inheritance or the result of the application of some time-tested principles or a combination of both, it is imperative that our Lodges get the benefit of the best leadership available. Not only do we need officers who are dedicated to Masonry but also we need to attract to office those Brethren who are willing to work hard to improve themselves in Freemasonry and then to pass it on both by precept and example. Insofar as the current physical image of Masonry is concerned, I am pleased to report a continuing improvement in the maintenance and appearance of our Temples. At the same time, however, I am distressed to note that many of our Lodge buildings are not adequately insured. I am even more deeply disturbed by the fact that many Lodges and Temple associations are carrying no liability insurance whatsoever. Living as we do in a litigious society that is not only imprudent, it is foolhardy. Fortunately, the negative aspects of this portion of my Report are substantially outweighed by the solid evidence ofimprovement to which I have alluded elsewhere in this address. AREA MEETINGS This year seventeen Area Meetings were held. For the first time they were commenced in October. Thus, it was possible to communicate the Grand Master's recommendations to Lodge officers early in the Grand Lodge Year. In my judgment this adjustment in scheduling has been highly beneficial. Lodge officers invited were the Masters, Wardens, Secretaries, and Masonic Home Representatives. The Grand Master addressed all attendees concerning matters of general interest, including Masonic education at the Lodge level, Masonic service, the Western Unit project, and recommendations for effective leadership. He was assisted by the Deputy Grand Master and other Grand Lodge officers and Committeemen. In his capacity as President of the Masonic


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Home of Missouri, R.W. Brother Scheurich reported on the operation ofthat institution. During a portion of each program the Grand Secretary met separately with Lodge Secretaries, while the Coordinator of Fraternal Relations met with Masonic Home Representatives. During the latter period the Grand Lecturer led an instructional period and the Grand Master addressed the Wardens. Attendance at the meetings was generally in the range of 75% to 80% ofthe persons invited. We received a positive response from those who attended. I am particularly grateful for the special assistance rendered by District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers in promoting attendance and in handling registrations. As in the past, arrangements for food and meeting places were well handled by the Grand Secretary. EDUCATION AT THE LODGE LEVEL During the past Grand Lodge year our central thrust was to encourage all of our Lodges to institute effective Masonic education programs. Our Grand Lodge Committee has worked hard and achieved some excellent results over a period of many years. However, we were confronted with the sad reality that only a tiny percentage of our Lodges had developed and maintained a meaningful Masonic education program. Perhaps this deficiency explains in part the low level of Masonic understanding among our Brethren, as well as their limited interest in Lodge activities. At the beginning of the Grand Lodge year the District Deputy Grand Masters were thoroughly briefed with respect to the essential importance of heightening the awareness of all our members as to the meaning of the Masonic way of life. Also, we outlined to them the procedure to be followed in establishing a continuing education program in each Lodge. They in turn shared those ideas with Lodge members during their official visits and on other occasions. Again at the Area Meetings the Lodge education program was carefully explained to all of the Lodge officers present. Questions were answered and a positive course of action presented. Shortly after the installation of each Worshipful Master I sent him a letter describing our plan to increase the effectiveness of our whole educational effort, as well as other features of our Grand Lodge program, and requested his cooperation and support. In particular I asked him to appoint a Lodge Education Officer, who would then select a Committee of interested Brethren to work with him in developing a local program. Over 90% of the Masters complied with my request and notified the Grand Secretary of the appointment of their Lodge Education Officers. The local representatives were contacted promptly by the Masonic Education Committee of the Grand Lodge. Thereafter, a monthly communication setting forth helpful suggestions was sent by that Committee to all of the local education officers. In addition, the monthly Short Talk Bulletin published by the Masonic Service Association was distributed to them. Also, we furnished them an index of the publications which have been distributed by M.S.A. over a period of many years and recommended reference to any listed items of interest to the local Committee. Two pilot seminars were presented in St. Louis and Kansas City for the benefit of Brethren participating in the Lodge education program in those


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areas. I and other Grand Lodge Officers, as well as members of the Masonic Education Committee, participated as discussion and resource leaders. Both of these seminars were highly praised by the participants. Hopefully, such training sessions will be offered on an expanded basis in the future. In order to give further emphasis to our education program, I proclaimed March to be Masonic Education Month. I asked each Lodge to present at least one program on Masonic education during that month. The results substantially exceeded our most ambitious expectations. I have received glowing reports of outstanding programs which were presented by Lodges throughout the state. We owe a special debt of gratitude to many of our veteran leaders who helped to assure the success of Masonic Education Month. They prepared and delivered an interesting variety of educational talks. One Past Grand Master, whom I shall not embarrass by singling him out, spoke to no less than seven Lodges during the month of March! Of greatest importance to our program was the continuing educational effort pursued throughout the year. It is my understanding that many Lodges established new records in the presentation of programs on the subject of Masonic education. Veteran members reported a positive response from the Brethren. We have launched a program which promises to add substantial strength to our whole Fraternal effort. This hope is based upon the fundamental principle that knowledge must precede commitment and commitment must precede unified and directed action. As our Brethren improve in their Masonic awareness, we can more nearly expect them to work together in discharging their Fraternal responsibilities. MASONRY IN ACTION The familiar Masonic principles which we espouse are very practical. Thus, as we have promoted the cause of Masonic education at the Lodge level we have at the same time emphasized the essential importance of putting our teachings into action. Following Masonic Education Month in March, I proclaimed May to be Masonic Service Month. During the latter month each Lodge was asked to do some good for some person, some group of persons or an entire community through the practical application of our Masonic principles. We reminded our Lodges that not one of them is too poor to do some good for our fellow men. The response was heartening. I have received reports of many exciting projects. For example, several Lodges trimmed and landscaped yards of senior citizens. Storm doors and windows were removed for persons unable to perform that task. A group of Brethren from one Lodge cleaned up a local cemetery which had fallen into a state of disrepair. In several instances Lodge members visited residents of local nursing homes. At Farley the Brethren painted the Town Hall. Several fund raising events were held to provide aid to community organizations working with abused children and battered wives. The Brethren of Buckner Lodge put a new roof on a Senior Citizens' Retirement Home. Proceeds of a number of money-raising events provided assistance for families stricken by illness or injury. Several other Lodges worked hard to prepare local athletic fields so that the children might have safe and attractive places to play.


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Do you have any question as to whether the public image of Masonry has been improved in the communities where these good works were performed? I commend the Lodges which participated in such projects, not only during Masonic Service Month but also throughout the year. I believe our Lodge education program will become ever more meaningful to our members as we combine the teaching of Masonic principles with the practical application of those principles, and since actions speak louder than words our Fraternity will be recognized by members and non-members alike as a positive force in our communities. THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI During the past Grand Lodge year construction commenced on the longawaited Western Unit of the Masonic Home. At this point completion of the project is rapidly approaching. Thus a dream is about to become a reality. As this Report is being prepared, plans are being made for the Cornerstone Ceremony to be held at the site of the new facility on Sunday, September 15. Hopefully, the Western Unit will be in operation early in 1986. Details concerning the operation of the St. Louis Unit and construction of the Kansas City Unit will be furnished in the Report of the President of the Board, R.W. Brother Scheurich. Inasmuch as I have placed heavy emphasis upon the importance of furnishing necessary financial support for the Western Unit, I want to thank the many Brethren, members of Masonic-related groups and other friends of the Masonic Home who have worked so hard and loyally in behalf of our Number One Charity. They have proved that when our Brethren work together conscientiously in behalf of a worthy cause, such as that of our Home, we can achieve good results. The record shows that when Lodges contacted their members and described the need our brothers responded generously. Unfortunately, not all Lodges joined in this effort. Hopefully, they will see fit to do so in the future. Since the Western Unit Fund Drive commenced in February, 1984, contributions in money, securities, insurance and real estate have substantially exceeded $1,600,000. Significant pledges of future payments have also been received. In addition, we know of numerous wills and trusts in which the Masonic Home has been named as a beneficiary during the past year and a half. It was with sincere regret that the resignation ofour Executive Director, Bro. H. David Thomas, was accepted due to medical reasons. For over ten years he rendered outstanding service and was responsible for many improvements in the administration of the Home. As I conclude nine years of membership on the Board of Directors, I leave with many happy memories of my association with the Residents, the Staff, the Board and the Advisory Board. We have a right to be proud of our Masonic Home. It has a noble history of 96 years of service to our Fraternity. We can look forward to an even brighter fut~re. However, let us not take the welfare of the Home for granted. It requires our unqualified and continuing support, both moral and financial. MASONIC YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS I join a long line of Grand Masters who have seen fit to

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Lodge to provide greater practical assistance to our three great Masonic youth organizations. It was my privilege to attend the state DeMolay Conclave, the Grand Bethel ofJob's Daughters and the Grand Assembly of Rainbow Girls. In each instance I was greatly impressed by the sincerity, the enthusiasm and the enormous ability of the current state-wide and local leaders. It was my pleasure to have representatives of these groups at the two meetings of the Masonic Round Table for Masonic leaders. In both instances the youth representatives made significant contributions to the success of the meetings. In an effort to expedite communication between the Grand Lodge and the youth organizations, I designated the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Grand Warden as my special liaison representatives to the Rainbow Girls, Job's Daughters and DeMolay, respectively. This year we instituted a Grand Master's Award to be presented to an outstanding member of each of the three youth groups. Each Award was granted in recognition of a person who had exemplified the highest ideals of his or her organization in an outstanding manner. Not surprisingly the competition for these awards was keen. In each instance the selection of a winner was made difficult by the uniform excellence of the records of all the candidates. Under the leadership of the Grand Lodge Youth Committee continuing contact was had with adult leaders and advisors of the three youth groups. One result of their efforts was the publication of a booklet which furnishes useful information about sponsorship and support of Chapters, Bethels and Assemblies. A copy has been sent to each Lodge. Requests for additional copies should be directed to the Youth Committee in care of the Grand Secretary's Office. I urge every Lodge to encourage its members, and particularly its younger members, to get directly involved in advising and working with one or the other of the Masonic youth organizations. If a Lodge has questions or needs information about the sponsorship of such a youth group, contact should be made with a Grand Lodge officer or a member of the Grand Lodge Youth Committee. NECROLOGY "One by one they pass away, the brothers ofour adoption, the companions of our choice." Since we were last together our ranks have been thinned but our hearts are buoyed by memories of happy associations with Brethren who have passed from our sight. On March 9, 1985, I conducted a Grand Lodge Funeral Service for M.W. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., at Piedmont. He was a Masonic leader among leaders, and ever an ardent practitioner of the Masonic way oflife. He initiated the system of Area Meetings, which continues to be our principal vehicle for direct communication between the Grand Lodge and local Lodge leaders. We shall long revere the memory of this able, loyal and sturdy servant of the Craft. At this time I shall request the Chairman ofthe Necrology Committee, M.W. Bro. J. C. Montgomery, Jr., to approach the East and conduct a brief memorial service in honor of all of our Brethren who were called to the Lodge on High during the past year.


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MEMORIAL SERVICE The traditional "lodge of sorrow" conducted in the lodge hall before the public service but now so seldom used in our busy world concludes with the Worshipful Master declaring: "In wisdom, strength and beauty the Grand Architect of the Universe builds his Temple and disposes his workmen. We bow with humble reverence and submission to the fiat of His wisdom and rely upon His strength. Let us mold our lives and characters in the beauty of holiness and await with confidence the tender mercy of the Great Judge." The Scythe of Time has again swept through the ranks of our Fraternity. Our Grand Secretary reports that in the Grand Lodge year ending June 30, 1985, 2,467 Brethren were taken from our band to meet with us no more. In this number there were those who were near and dear to us. Some distinguished themselves in larger fields of Masonic service and leadership. Others labored humbly in the quarries of home. But, as the Apocrypha tells us, their "righteous deeds have not been forgotten." In their departure we are all the poorer, but our lives are richer and our hearts are grateful that we could meet and work with them through these seasons of Fraternal labor. The tokens of our parting are two. Let us reflect briefly upon their meaning. First is the Apron. It speaks to us so eloquently that, in a world careless of moral and ethical values, character still counts. Our brethren who wore that insignia of the Freemason remind us "of that purity of life and conduct which is so essentially necessary to (their) gaining admission into the Celestial Lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides." The Apron is also a symbol of labor, not alone of Masonic labors but also of the day-by-day work to which our human creation is called. This noble pursuit is illustrated by the several Working Tools, bespeaking not alone the high dignity of operative masonry but also the speculative masonry which enables us to build that spiritual edifice. "Build thee more stately mansions, 0 my soul." The second token of our parting, the Evergreen reassures us with its lesson of hope and confirms us in our faith in immortality. The leaders ofthe world's great religious faiths have all drawn inspiration from "the religion and lesson of Nature." Freemasonry acknowledges those truths and strengthens that faith. In a moment I shall ask the Grand Master to call up the Craft that we might have a moment of memory and a moment of prayer. That our hearts be filled with thanksgiving, let us resolve to follow in the footsteps of service and leadership of those who have gone before us in this Masonic way. PRAYER

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for our own loved ones who keep us steadfast in our Masonic faith, we do give Thee thanks. How good it is that we can meet together; how good it was that we could labor together. Profiting by their spirit and being imbued with their faith and their courage, let us set about those tasks that in a noble sense our own lives and our own labors become memorials to those worthy brethren who have gone before us. For Thy Name's honor and glory, we offer this prayer of remembrance and thanksgiving. Amen. CONFERENCES AND GRAND LODGE VISITS Accompanied by Deputy Grand Master Charles E. Scheurich and Senior Grand Warden P. Vincent Kinkead, I attended the Conference of Grand Masters of North America at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from February 18 to 21. The Conference provided an excellent opportunity to share concerns and ideas with leaders of many other jurisdictions. Discussions of particular interest involved the maintenance of membership, Masonic education, Masonry in action, support of Masonic youth organizations, and Public Relations. On February 17 I participated in a meeting of the Publications and Education Committee of the Masonic Service Association. I urge our Lodge Education Committees to familiarize themselves with the wealth of useful information available from the Association. On May 2 Grand Secretary Frank Ames Arnold and I attended a conference of Midwestern Grand Lodge officers at Springfield, Illinois. M.W. Bro. E. Gene Ross, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Illinois, presided. We quickly recognized that we share many of the same problems. A stimulating discussion of these matters was marked by the involvement of all officers present. I strongly recommend continuing participation in this regional conference. Not only does it afford an opportunity for senior Grand Lodge officers from this part of the country to get better acquainted with one another but also it enables them to address mutual problems. In the future I anticipate that the usefulness of this conference might substantially exceed that of the larger conference of Grand Masters of North America. For that reason I recommend that the Deputy Grand Master and both of the Grand Wardens should be invited to join the Grand Master and the Grand Secretary at future meetings. Early in July I attended the Imperial Shrine Session in Atlanta through the courtesy of the four Shrine Temples located in Missouri. Forty-three Grand Masters from the United States and two Canadian Grand Masters were present. Thus, we were afforded an excellent opportunity to renew acquaintances and to discuss matters of general Masonic interest, as well as to confer with leading Shrine Masons. It was my privilege to attend the Annual Communications of the Grand Lodges of Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Indiana, Nebraska and Iowa. I appreciate the many courtesies which were extended to me during those visits and I shall treasure the memories of my experiences with the Brethren of those jurisdictions. Such visits afford a special opportunity to get acquainted with a broad spectrum of present and past Grand Lodge leadership. It is enlightening to learn about different approaches which have


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been taken in an effort to meet various challenges and to hear first-hand accounts of the results of those efforts. THE MASONIC FAMILY I am pleased to report that harmony now prevails within the Masonic family in Missouri. In my judgment much of the credit for the development of this climate is attributable to the sincere desire and the continuing efforts of Grand Lodge officers and leaders of appendant bodies and Masonic-related groups over a period of several years to concentrate on serving the best interests of the entire Masonic body. Such an attitude leaves no place for selfishness, bickering and undercutting in our relations with one another. Responsible leaders of our appendant organizations are now agreed that the health of the Blue Lodge is of ultimate importance to all Masons. Thus, we are beginning to enjoy the fruits of innovative and successful efforts by all of these groups which are aiming at the common goal of upbuilding Masonry. In December and again in June I convened the Masonic Round Table for Masonic leaders. Both meetings were held in Columbia in order to facilitate attendance of persons driving from various parts of the state. All of the invited organizations were well represented. The officers of these groups got better acquainted, shared problems, described current projects, and came away with a wholesome respect for the sincerity, ability and efforts of one another. I was pleased to attend the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons and the Grand Commandery of the Knights Templar. Although a conflict in scheduling prevented my attendance at the Grand Chapter R.A.M., I had an opportunity to attend and speak at the joint banquet of the Grand Council and Grand Chapter. It was my privilege to address the Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Grand Court of Amaranth and, as previously noted, the state-wide sessions of DeMolay, Job's Daughters and Rainbow Girls. Other special events involving appendant bodies and Masonic-related organizations in which I participated included Grand Master's Night at my own Moolah Temple, where I received a beautiful jeweled Grand Master's fez, the business session of the Central States Shrine Association, which met in Springfield and brought together leading Shrine Masons from Mid-America, the Scottish Rite Class in Kansas City which was named in my honor, a night at my own Ivanhoe Commandery, where I received a beautiful plaque, a Shrine Ceremonial at Ararat Temple, where I was pleased to receive an Honorary Membership, and the Shrine Circus Parade in St. Louis. As this Report is being prepared I am also looking forward to participating in activities associated with the Central States Shrine Convention to be held in St. Louis September 5-7. In July I had the pleasure of receiving the degrees of the Royal Order of Scotland, along with a large class which met in Kansas City. The Degree Team was led by the Provincial Grand Master, Marvin Fowler. It was my privilege to address the banquet held that evening. In August I had the additional pleasure of being received into membership in the St. Louis Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine. I believe that continuing dialogue among the leaders ofour Masonic family is essential. We need to draw upon the wisdom, strength and ability of all our leaders. As solid relationships are developed based upon brotherly love and a


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common desire to implement our Masonic truths, we can look forward to ascending to new plateaus of accomplishment. RITUAL As I have traveled throughout the state I have been impressed by the evidence of diligent and competent service rendered by our District Deputy Grand Lecturers. They are an unselfish lot, ever ready to help a brother who earnestly seeks to improve his ritualistic proficiency. This group of faithful servants of the Fraternity deserves our grateful appreciation. At the same time we acknowledge a debt of gratitude to our District Deputy Grand Lecturers we should also recoRnize the brother who has trained them, recommended them for appointment and continues to supervise them, our Grand Lecturer, RW. Bro. Stanton Brown. A good communicator, knowledgable, courteous and patient, he has contributed mightily to the maintenance, the uniformity and quality of our Missouri ritual. I am pleased to note the increased attendance at the Grand Lecturer's Schools of Instruction during the past year. This trend appears to reflect a surging quest for excellence. Unfortunately, not all of our Lodge officers take advantage ofthe opportunity to learn and communicate the ritual as they should. Since the ritual is that unique and vital thread which holds our Masonic work together, it deserves careful study and practice by all officers who aspire to share the beauty of Masonry with their Brethren. Every incoming Worshipful Master has a responsibility to set a worthy example by demonstrating the ability to perform the ritual in a capable manner. And then he should arrange for his fellow officers to study, to practice and to improve themselves in the ritual. In particular, it should be his task to see to it that his appointee or appointees in the advancing line of officers promptly undertake to develop at least a basic competence in ritualistic work. When properly conferred our degrees can motivate newly made brothers to become enthusiastic Masons. On the other hand, when degrees are "butchered" by officers who are untrained and disinterested, it is no surprise that candidates "drop out" and are seen no more within our Temples. I charge all of our Lodge leaders to accept their responsibility in elevating our ritualistic standards so that candidates will be proud to come into the Fraternity. Your Grand Lecturer and the District Deputy Grand Lecturers stand ready to help you. And the Brethren in your Lodges will applaud you. ACTION ON JUNIOR PAST GRAND MASTER'S RECOMMENDATIONS In his 1984 address to this Grand Lodge M.W. Bro. Robert J. Crede made several recommendations. The current Grand Lodge officers have carefully considered those recommendations and we have taken the following action: 1. As recommended by M.W. BrotherCrede a pamphlet has been prepared for presentation to each Entered Apprentice describing the work of the Masonic Home. 2. We agree with the recommendation as to the desirability of each Lodge having a Lodge historian. However, due to the difficulty which some Lodges would have in appointing a person interested in and qualified to perform the duties of the position, we are not prepared to recommend that such an appointment be mandatory.


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3. After careful study of M.W. Brother Crede's recommendation that a Lodge should be opened only on the third degree at a stated Communication if no degree work is scheduled for the first or second deF;rees, the current Grand Lodge officers concluded that such a procedure should be permitted on an optional basis, if at least the Junior Warden then holds a current Subdivision 3 proficiency. Subsequently I called a special meeting of the advancing Grand Lodge Officers and the Ritual Committee to consider the matter. After a lengthy discussion, the Grand Lodge Officers unanimously reaffirmed their earlier opinion. It is anticipated that the recommendations of the Ritual ~om足 mittee will be set forth in its report to this Grand Lodge. THE FREEMASON The single most important line of communication with our entire membershipcontinues to be The Freemason. Under the editorship ofM.W. Bro.J. C. Montgomery,Jr., who in his own right is highly regarded as a Masonic scholar and writer, the quality of this publication during the past year was outstanding. Readers enjoyed an interesting variety of material in each of the four issues which were published. The editor's task will be made easier if writers of proposed articles will furnish their material in typed form. In submitting stories as to Lodge activities emphasis upon matters of state-wide interest is encouraged. Since the newsworthiness of a story is largely dependent upon its timeliness, promptness of submission is important. If pictures are to be used, they must be clear and in glossy black and white. Accurate identification of names and titles should be the responsibility of the sender and not of the editor. Lodge education officers would be well advised to use The Freemason as a tool in helping Brethren to learn more about Masonic history, symbolism and service, as well as details of Grand Lodge programs and communications from the Grand Master. ANTI-MASONRY In recent months media reports have been circulated describing criticism of our Fraternity in certain church circles. These attacks are largely devoted to a repetition of outworn, uninformed and distorted views which have been circulating intermittently for decades. The simple fact to remember is that Masonry is a fraternity. Though it is religious, it is not a religion. It offers no salvation, teaches no theology and imposes no creed. The Fraternity seeks good men - humble men who put their trust in God, their Creator. Throughout its illustrious history Masonry has attracted and continues to attract many prominent clergymen and lay leaders. Each of them has been free to apply our fraternal symbolism and ceremonies to his own faith and creed according to the dictates of his conscience. Masonry has never undertaken to drive a wedge between any man and his church. Entry into the Fraternity continues to depend upon the voluntary act of the petitioner. In myjudgment the best antidote for Anti- Masonic poison is a liberal dose of Masonry in action. Let us continue to do good unto all. Let us be generous and forgiving in our judgment. And may we never stoop to indulging in bigoted criticism of any man's religion.


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Remember that God is Love. Let our response to ill-informed and intemperate criticism be characterized by unswerving devotion to those Masonic principles which are designed to help bring about peace, justice and truth. In short, may our actions reflect our obedience to Him in whom we profess to put our trust. NEW LODGE DEVELOPMENT It has been my concern that in recent years we have failed to provide adequate opportunity for Masonic fellowship and service in several of the rapidly growing areas in the state. As suburbs have expanded and new cities have developed we have relied upon existing Lodges many miles away to attract men from these growing areas. This is unrealistic. Traditionally, the Masonic Lodge has been one of the basic social institutions in a new community. Thus, it has been readily identified with the development, support and improvement of that community. At my request a Committee of Past Grand Masters chaired by M. W. Bro. J . C. Montgomery, Jr., has carefully studied the possible need for new Lodges in areas where significant demographic changes have been occurring. The work of that Committee is deeply appreciated and its recommendations deserve serious attention by this Grand Lodge. FEDERAL CONSTITUTION MONTH More than twenty of the fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention are known to have been active members of the Masonic Fraternity. They inclulded the President of that Convention, Bro. George Washington. Six others at one time or another served as Grand Masters of their respective Grand Lodges. The noble work of that illustrious assembly clearly reflects the impact which Masonic philosophy had upon the final product. As part of our effort to promote Masonic education, as well as to encourage the development of a higher sense of civic responsibility, I designated September to be Federal Constitution Month. It was in that month in 1787 that the drafting of our Constitution was completed. I have urged our Lodges to take note of this anniversary and to feature programs devoted to the subject of that magnificent document which has served as the guideline for the operation of our government for almost two hundred years. Hopefully, members and non-members alike will develop a new respect for a Fraternity whose devotees and leaders played such an important part in drafting one of the great freedom documents of the ages. RE-DISTRICTING Due to shifting population and Lodge consolidations some of our Districts have as few as two Lodges, while others have more than a dozen. Not only does this situation result in an imbalance of responsibility among District Deputies but also it increases the difficulty of developing depth of leadership in the smaller Districts. A special Committee of Past Grand Masters, which was chaired by M.W. Bro. Fielding A. Poe, has carefully studied this matter. An objective study of their recommendations is recommended. We are grateful to the members of that Committee for their efforts in addressing this important administrative problem.


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SUSPENSION OF LODGES FOR NONATTENDANCE AT GRAND LODGE Pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.230(c) of the Grand Lodge By-Laws, if at two consecutive Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge any chartered Lodge is not represented by anyone of its Masters, its Wardens, or their legally appointed proxies and if no Past Master of such Lodge and no Master Mason specifically designated by the Lodge to attend shall be present, the functions of the Lodge are to be suspended and it may resume labor only by authority of the Grand Lodge or the Grand Master; provided, however, that such suspension will not occur if within three months the Grand Master shall find that the Lodge was not represented for good cause shown. Following the 163rd Annual Communication it was determined that six Lodges fell within the provisions of Section 7.230(c). I requested information from those Lodges as to the reasons for their non-representation at the l63rd Annual Communication and I further requested assurance from them as to their anticipated attendance at the 164th Annual Communication. Prompt replies from Craig Lodge No. 606 and Middle Fabius Lodge No. 249 furnishing evidence satisfactory to me both as to the Lodges' reasons for nonattendance at the most recent Annual Communication and their intention to attend future Grand Lodge Communications led me to lift the threat of suspension of those Lodges. Inasmuch as Berming Lodge No. 150 and Humphreys Lodge No. 32 notified me prior to January I, 1985, of pending efforts to consolidate with nearby Lodges, approval was given for them to proceed with those efforts. In both instances the consolidations were effected. Thus, the issue of suspension by reason of nonattendance under Section 7.230(c) became moot. As to the two remaining Lodges, Clarkton Lodge No. 645 and Mound City Lodge No. 294, I appointed Special Commissions to meet with their officers to explain the importance of having all of our Lodges represented at Grand Lodge and to request assurance that in the future their Lodges would be represented. Upon receipt of satisfactory evidence furnished to the Commissions as to the Lodges' intent to comply with our By-Law requirements and pursuant to the recommendatioins made by those Commissions, I lifted the suspensions applicable to both of said Lodges. While unexpected circumstances might prevent the representation of a Lodge on rare occasions, officers should recognize their duty either to attend Grand Lodge or to arrange for other authorized Lodge members to attend in their place and stead. This Grand Lodge needs the benefit of the participation of all Lodges in the state. We covet the wisdom and experience of all eligible Brethren who are entitled to attend the Grand Lodge. Hopefully, officers will respond in this spirit to assure representation of their Lodges. We can truly work together in unity only if all of our leaders actively participate in our great work. DISPENSATIONS Included in the Grand Secretary's Report. CONSENTS AND PERMISSIONS Included in the Grand Secretary's Report.


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HEALINGS Included in the Grand Secretary's Report. CONSOLIDATIONS Included in the Grand Secretary's Report. TRIAL COMMISSIONS As requested by the Lodges involved, I appointed three Trial Commissions during the year. I am deeply grateful to the Brethren who accepted the important responsibility of serving on those Commissions. RULINGS, DECISIONS AND DIRECTIVES Several questions of Masonic law and practice were resolved informally to the satisfaction of the parties concerned. Essentially they required reference to Grand Lodge By-Laws with which the parties were unfamiliar. In two instances District Deputy Grand Masters were requested to ask Brethren to discontinue use of Masonic symbols in connection with the conduct of commercial activity. Both of the Brethren involved apologized and provided written assurance to the Grand Master of their intention to comply with Masonic law in the future. A ruling was requested with respect to the following set of facts. An Entered Apprentice who received his first degree in Iberia Lodge No. 410 in 1977 and had failed to advance applied for Waiver ofJurisdiction and for valid evidence of Masonic standing for the purpose of affiliating with another Lodge. The application was approved by Iberia Lodge and both a Waiver of Jurisdiction and a Certificate of Good Standing were issued. Thereafter, a petition for affiliation, duly executed by the brother, together with the Certificate of Good Standing, was filed in Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40. The petition was officially received and an Investigating Committee was appointed. The Investigating Committee requested the petitioner to appear before the Committee but the petitioner declined to do so and informed the Senior Warden of the Lodge that he did not wish to join Mount Moriah Lodge. The first question was whether Mount Moriah Lodge should proceed with the investigation and vote on the petition. The second question was whether in the event of rejection of the petition by Mount Moriah Lodge the Entered Apprentice would still be subject to the jurisdiction of Iberia Lodge. On the basis of the facts which were presented to me, I ruled that the petition for affiliation which had been submitted to Mount Moriah Lodge could not be withdrawn. I further ruled that although it is desirable for a Committee of Investigation to conduct a personal interview with the petitioner such a meeting is not a condition precedent to the issuance of the mandatory written report which must be submitted by the Committee of Investigation pursuant to Section 13.090 before a ballot is taken. Therefore, I ruled that if the petitioner declined to appear before the Committee at its invitation it should nevertheless proceed to perform its duties which are required under the provisions of said By-Law. I ruled further that in the event of rejection of the petition for affiliation by Mount Moriah Lodge the Entered Apprentice would continue to be a member of Iberia Lodge.


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While existing Grand Lodge By-Laws provide for issuance of a dimit only with respect to a Master Mason, a Certificate of Good Standing may be issued not only with respect to a Master Mason but also with respect to an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft. Furthermore, specific statutory provision is made for the affiliation of a Mason of either of the latter two degrees. If a Master Mason who is a member of a Missouri Lodge presents a petition for affiliation to another Missouri Lodge, together with a current Certificate of Good Standing, and is rejected, his Lodge membership remains unchanged. Furthermore, he may petition again for affiliation at any time after rejection. Thus, I ruled that the same principle of continuing membership should apply in relation to an Entered Apprentice or Fellow Craft whose petition for affiliation is rejected. In view of the foregoing rulings in this matter, I directed that if Mount Moriah Lodge rejected the petition for affiliation the Secretary of that Lodge should promptly notify the Secretary of Iberia Lodge and a copy of that communication should be sent to the Grand Secretary. A question was raised by a District Deputy Grand Master as to the right of a local Lodge to publish a newsletter which would be financed by sale of advertising to members of that Lodge doing business in the area, with names of the advertisers appearing on the back page. It was proposed that the publication would include not only information as to activities of the local Lodge but also information as to activities of other Lodges in the District and news pertaining to the local Eastern Star Chapter. I ruled that the publication would be permissible, subject to the satisfaction of several conditions. No Masonic symbols, terms or signs should appear on the page of advertising and no reference should be made to the Masonic membership of any of the owners, operators or employees of the advertisers. Furthermore, no Masonic symbols should appear in any other part of the newsletter and only the name and number of the Lodge could be used without identification as to its Masonic relationship. Also, no separate subscription charge could be made for the publication. Since the proposed newsletter as described to me would presumably be read by some persons not belonging to the Masonic Fraternity, I directed that it should not set out any confidential personal or Lodge information, such as the name of a petitioner for the degrees prior to voting on his petition or the names of suspended or expelled Brethren. Strict observance of all limitations upon publicity as described in Section 25.070 of the By-Laws was also directed. I further required that it would be the continuing responsibility of the District Deputy Grand Master to satisfy himself that in no way would the newsletter impair or otherwise adversely affect the good name and reputation of the Masonic Fraternity. During the year many Lodges commenced publication of excellent newsletters or trestleboards. The development of such lines of communication with members is highly desirable. To the best of my knowledge all but the one publication referred to in the preceding ruling were financed other than by advertising. Under existing Grand Lodge By-Laws it is recommended that Lodges should fund their newsletters by means other than advertising. The Grand Master's opinion was requested as to the duty of all members of a Lodge Investigating Committee to personally visit a petitioner. First, I recommended study of Lodge By-Laws to determine whether or not personal visitation is required. Also I recommended determination as to whether or not


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Lodge By-Laws include provision for a permanent Investigating Committee. In the absence of specific requirements imposed by local By-Laws I ruled that personal visitation by the Investigating Committee, though desirable, is not mandatory. The attention of the inquirer was directed to the remaining requirements imposed upon such a Committee by Section 13.090. In the case of a request by a Master Mason for a Certificate of Good Standing in January immediately following the year in which his dues had been duly paid in full through the end of December, I ruled that a Certificate of Good Standing should be issued without first requiring the brother to pay his dues for the year in which his request for the certificate was submitted. In reply to a Lodge's request for permission to hold in abeyance the filing of Masonic charges pending resolution of an appeal then on file in the United States Supreme Court relative to a criminal proceeding involving the brother in question, I ruled that the fifteen-day time limit set forth in Section 29.100 for the filing of Masonic charg-es following- a finding of probable cause by the Grievance Committee is mandatory. I had no authority to suspend the operation of that By-Law. The Grand Master's permission was requested for Masons to participate in a local charitable fund raising project involving Masons and Knights of Columbus. Proceeds were to be distributed to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children and the Cardinal Glennon Hospital for Crippled Children. No Masonic emblems were to be used in connection with the advertising of the event. The project was locally planned and no professional fund raisers were involved. I expressed no objection to the proposed involvement of Masons in the project, subject to the requirement that in the listing of sponsors no reference should be made to the term "Masonic" or to the Masonic affiliation of any sponsor or of any agent, employee or representative of a sponsor. In the event of any charitable contributions to be made from Lodge funds, I directed strict adherence to the provisions of the last sentence of Section 9.050. A request for waiver of the eighteen-year age limit set forth in Section 13.040 was denied. The Grand Master has no authority to suspend the operation of this By-Law. An opinion was requested as to whether Master Masons belonging to Missouri Lodges might seek dual or multiple membership for the purpose of participating in the organization of a new Lodge. A more general question was also asked as to what "rights and privileges" dual or multiple members have in connection with the organization of a new Lodge. I determined that current By-Laws do not authorize a petitioner as described in Section 11.010 to petition as a multiple member. The first sentence of Section 11.050 directs that upon institution of a Lodge under dispensation "all the petitioners become members of that Lodge, and cease to be members of their former Lodges." The final sentence of the same section provides that a member of a Lodge under dispensation is not prohibited from applying to his former Lodge for multiple membership. In view of that statutory authorization for establishment of multiple membership by a member of a Lodge already under dispensation and there being no prohibition to the contrary I determined that a Master Mason in good standing and otherwise eligible may petition for multiple membership in a Lodge then operating under dispensation. A ruling was requested from the Grand Master as to the Masonic status of


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Bro. Tharon Hubert Pollard. According to information received from the Grand Lodge of Texas the brother affiliated with Galena Park Lodge No. 1290 at Galena Park, Texas, November 6, 1962. The Masonic record of the brother, as it appears in the official membership records of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, shows that he was initiated an Entered Apprentice in Heroine Lodge No. 104 at Kansas City, Missouri, on April 14, 1945, passed to the degree of Fellow Craft onJune 5,1945, and raised to the degree of Master Mason on August 28, 1945. The record contains no report by Heroine Lodge as to the dimission of the brother following his affiliation with Galena Park Lodge No. 1290. Investigation revealed that Brother Pollard had continued to pay dues to Heroine Lodge No. 104 for the years 1962 to 1985, inclusive. No evidence could be found to indicate that Galena Park Lodge No. 1290 had notified Heroine Lodge No.1 04 of the election of the brother on November 6, 1962, and no request was made by Galena Park Lodge for the dimit to complete the transaction of transfer of membership. In summary, according to the respective lodge records Brother Pollard had held membership in both of the said lodges since 1962. This was true despite the fact that under the by-laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri multiple membership was not approved until 1982, subject to an effective date of January 1, 1983. After careful investigation of this matter, I could find no evidence of any intent on the part of Brother Pollard to evade the limitation of single membership which prevailed in this jurisdiction prior to 1983. His request for affiliation with the lodge in Texas appeared to have been effected in accordance with normal procedures. Evidence was also lacking as to any knowledge by Heroine Lodge No. 104 of Brother Pollard's Masonic membership in Texas. Presumably Heroine Lodge billed him for dues in good faith and he paid dues to both lodges in the belief that he was a dual member with full rights and privileges both in Missouri and Texas. Inasmuch as Brother Pollard had clearly demonstrated his desire to be a dual member by paying dues to two lodges over a period of almost twenty-three years and for almost three of those years Missouri has recognized the right of a brother to enjoy multiple membership, and since it further appeared that for many years the Grand Lodge of Texas has also recognized the right of dual membership, it was my judgment, and I so ruled, that the best interests of this Grand Lodge and of Brother Pollard would be served if his membership were recognized as being multiple and by reason of his oldest membership being in Heroine Lodge No. 104, his membership in that lodge should be deemed to be his "original membership." For the purpose of protecting the rights of the brother and any qualified member of his family with respect to any possible request for admission to the Masonic Home, as well as all other rights and privileges of membership, I ruled further that his membership in Galena Park Lodge No. 1290 should not be deemed to have interrupted his record of membership in Heroine Lodge No.1 04 as it is set forth in the official records of this Grand Lodge. I directed the Grand Secretary to notify both Heroine Lodge No. 104 and Brother Pollard of my decision in this matter by sending a copy of the same to


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each of them. Also, I requested the Grand Secretary to notify the Grand Lodge of Texas of the decision. As I reflect upon the many inquiries which were addressed to me both orally and in writing on matters of Masonic law and practice several thoughts come to my mind. In order to assist Lodge officers and future Grand Masters in this regard, let me pass along a few suggestions: 1. When a complaint as to an alleged Masonic offense is received by a Lodge, the Worshipful Master and the Junior Warden would be well advised to seek the advice of legal counsel in order to maximize the likelihood of full compliance with provisions of the Trial Code and to afford protection of the legal rights of all parties concerned. 2. Brethren are reminded that questions of Masonic law and practice requiring consideration by the Grand Master are to be submitted through the District Deputy Grand Master. (See Resolution referred to at Page 117 of the current edition of the Constitution and By-Laws) Because of the extreme pressure upon the time of the Grand Master every effort should be made to forward requests well in advance of the time when a ruling is believed to be needed. 3. Much time of all parties concerned would be saved if Brethren would make a serious effort to study the Constitution and By-Laws as the Masters are charged to do upon their installation. It should be noted that Section 2.010(k) specifically provides that the Grand Master "has no power to suspend the operation of any law of the Grand Lodge or do anything contrary thereto." Special attention is also directed to Section 7.040, which provides that no Lodge may suspend any of its By-Laws. Annotations following that section refer to the rulings of several Grand Masters that the Grand Master has no authority to suspend the By-Laws of a Lodge. 4. The recurrence of questions as to the right of a Lodge to contribute to local charities reflects a lack of familiarity with the current provisions of Section 9.050 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. The last sentence of that Section provides as follows: "Except with respect to lodge funds used for the Order of DeMolay, the Job's Daughters, or the Rainbow Girls, no lodge funds shall be used for non-Masonic charitable, community or similar purpose unless such use is approved by a three-fourths vote of the members attending at a stated communication after notice shall have been given in accordance with Section 7.140."

Apparently many Brethren have failed to note that the quoted language authorizes expenditure of Lodge funds for "non-Masonic charitable, community or similar purpose" if adequate notice is given to Lodge members and if a sufficient vote of the members approves such action. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS At the top of my list of persons whom I want to thank for the courtesies and kindness extended to me during the past year are YOU and all of the other Brethren of this Grand Lodge. I am deeply grateful for the confidence which you placed in me and for the wholehearted cooperation which you have accorded me throughout the year. It has been my privilege to belong to a great team!


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I shall forever be indebted to M. W. Bro. Fielding A. Poe for appointing me to the advancing Grand Lodge line. He has been a continuing source of support and I am grateful for his friendship. As the result of my appointment by M.W. Brother Poe, it has been my special privilege to be engrafted into the Truman Line, a unique Fraternity in its own right. The senior members of that group, whose wisdom and experience are awesome, have been ever supportive of my efforts, and their advice has been of invaluable assistance. It has been my good fortune to work with fellow officers of extraordinary ability as I have served in the Grand Lodge Line during the past nine years. I have gained much from my association with all of them. This year has been no exception. We held special officers' meetings in October, January, April, August and September. Each of those meetings was marked by a fruitful exchange of ideas which contributed materially to the development of our plans and the implementation of our Grand Lodge program. During the year I undertook to keep the Deputy Grand Master informed as to matters of an ongoing nature and as to the decisions which I was called upon to make. At all times R.W. Brother Scheurich has been most cooperative imd of great assistance to me. Another group of dedicated and hard-working Brethren whom I want to thank are our District Deputy Grand Masters. As my personal representatives they have traveled many miles, visited many Lodges and consulted with many of the officers and Brethren about matters which were important to the Fraternity. Much of the work of this Grand Lodge is conducted by our Committees. At the beginning of the year I called upon our Past Grand Masters to serve on three special Committees dealing with the possible need for redistricting, new Lodge development, and long-range planning. I am grateful for their conscientious efforts in the study of these important matters. In recent months significant pamphlets or booklets have been prepared by several of our Committees. For example, R.W. Bro. Harry Gershenson, Sr., as Chairman, and R.W. Bro. Marvin S. Wood prepared a helpful pamphlet on judicial procedure which is being sent to all Lodges faced with the task of conducting Masonic trials. Previous reference has been made to a very informative pamphlet on our Masonic Home, which was written by a Committee chaired by R.W. Bro. Charles E. Scheurich, President of the Home. This pamphlet is being distributed to all Entered Apprentices so that they and their families might be better informed about Missouri Masons' Number One Charity. Our Youth Committee has been very active this year working on standards and other details relating to the Grand Masters' Awards which were presented for the first time to outstanding members of DeMolay, Job's Daughters, and Rainbow Girls. Also, that Committee has prepared a useful booklet now being distributed to acquaint our Lodges with information as to how they might sponsor or provide other support for our Masonic youth organizations. The members of this busy Committee deserve special thanks. In view of the emphasis which we have placed upon Masonic educatioin, an enormous burden has been imposed upon that Committee. I am very proud of the manner in which the Chairman and members have successfully met the challenge.


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The assistance of the Grand Secretary has been invaluable. Tireless, cooperative, knowledgable, meticulously thorough, he has continued to serve the interests of the Fraternity faithfully and well. From a personal standpoint I shall treasure the memories of our happy association. Also, I appreciate the cooperation which I have received from the other members of the staff in the Grand Lodge Office. During the year preceding my election as Grand Master I held several meetings with Past District Deputy Grand Masters who have served in the 33rd and 57th Masonic Districts. Also I met with other selected Past District Deputy Grand Masters in other parts of the state. We held frank discussions as to existing problems of the Fraternity and I received numerous suggestions for the improvement of the Order. To all of those Brethren, whom I have come to refer as my "Kitchen Cabinet," I extend my deep appreciation. lowe a special word of thanks to the members of my own Lodge, Tuscan Lodge No. 360, for the special night which was set aside for me and the gift of a set of luggage and a card case. Also, I am grateful to Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 for the dinner which I enjoyed prior to my official visit and the plaque which was presented to me. I shall always remember the Square Club for its loyal support and the gift ofa plaque and an apron case. Also I prize the honorary membership received from the Wardens' and Masters' Association of the 22nd District. Previously I have referred to special visits to various appendant groups and commemorative gifts which also occupy special places in my treasury of memories. I am indebted to W. Bro. Alfred E. Spencer, who is an outstanding student and practitioner of Masonry, for his many acts of kindness in assembling helpful historical information which was needed by me from time to time. Again this year the Grand Lodge is indebted to the Scottish Rite for the privilege of using this beautiful Cathedral. Thank you for your continuing generosity. Also, I want to thank the secretaries of my office for their kindness, patiences, and helpfulness throughout the year. A particularly pleasant experience which I was privileged to enjoy was that of presenting a 50-year button to my father-in-law, Bro. Lawrence Roberson. I appreciated the efforts of the Master and other members of Hebron Lodge No. 354 to make it a very special evening. Finally, I acknowledge an enormous debt of gratitude to my wife, Nada Sue, and our children for the whole-hearted support and cooperation which they have given me throughout the time I have served in the Grand Lodge Line and especially during the past year. RECOMMENDATIONS Section 2.010(i) of the Grand Lodge By-Laws directs the Grand Master to include in his address "recommendations for such measures as he considers expedient and necessary." Pursuant to that direction, I make the following recommendations: 1. Unless we have an informed membership our fraternity is doomed to know not where it is going or what it is supposed to do. Therefore, continuing Masonic education at the lodge level is of critical importance. In view of the success of the Lodge Education Program during the past year I recommend


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the adoption of an appropriate By-Law requiring each Master to appoint a Lodge Education Officer. 2. Leadership is vital to the success of every lodge. Therefore, continuing emphasis should be placed upon the essential importance of selecting the most highly qualified members to serve as officers. 3. The Grand Lodge should devote more of its resources to the development and implementation of an effective leadership tr~ining program for lodge officers. 4. To paraphrase a Biblical passage, Masonry without works is dead. We are judged by what we do, not by what we say. Therefore, lodges should be encouraged to continue to be sensitive to the local needs of individuals, groups and the entire community and to respond to those needs through appropriate application of our Masonic principles. No lodge is too poor to exemplify brotherly love. 5. The Grand Lodge needs funds to enable it to sponsor a significant scholarship or loan program for the benefit of worthy high school graduates. In recent years it has become increasingly difficult for parents and students to pay for a college education. I recommend that consideration be given to the establishment of a scholarship or loan fund to which Brethren and other persons would be invited to contribute according to their interest and means. Memorial gifts and bequests for such purposes might reasonably be expected from time to time. Scholarships and/or loans would be granted in accordance with guidelines to be developed and administered as required by applicable tax laws and regulations so as to assure tax deductibility of gifts to the fund. This program would not be expected to compete with our support of the Masonic Home of Missouri. 6. Serious attention should be given to the development of new lodges in growing areas which are not now served by Masonry. 7. Consideration should be given to the development of a life membership program to assure future financial stability of subordinate lodges and the Grand Lodge. 8. Lodges should regularly review the nature and extent of their insurance protection. Adequate property coverage is important and in this litigious age adequate liability coverage is essential. This recommendation is based upon the fact that the property of many lodges is grossly underinsured and, even more importantly, many of our lodges carry NO liability insurance. 9. Any lodge which is no longer viable by reason of the death or retirement of active members, the lack of leadership and/or the general apathy of the remaining Brethren should carefully consider consolidation with a nearby lodge in order to provide genuine opportunity for Masonic fellowship and to better enable the fraternity to maintain an active role in the community. Empty pride should give way to the practical need for a viable existence. 10. Regular visits by lodges (and the families of lodge members) to one or the other of the U nits of the Masonic Home of Missouri should be encouraged. Such a program of visitation would not only increase the awareness of Brethren as to our Number One Masonic Charity but would also assure the residents of the Home of our personal interest in them. 11. I concur with M.W. Brother Crede's recommendation ofa year ago that it is desirable for each lodge to have a Lodge Historian. I further recommend that the Grand Lodge should encourage Masonic research in general. This


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might include the development and implementation of a basic training program for Brethren interested in pursuing research at the local level. In almost every community in this state there is a fascinating Masonic history to be explored. 12. Consideration should be given to the establishment of a Long-Range Planning Committee. It would serve in an advisory capacity to assist the Grand Master and this Grand Lodge in dealing with matters assigned to it by the Grand Master. The effectiveness of the Committee would necessarily depend upon the availability of a good cross-section of experienced and far-sighted leaders of the fraternity. The Committee would be expected to take a longrange perspective in studying such matters as membership, finance, education and public image. It would have no authority over any other committee. In no way would the recommendations be binding upon any incumbent or future Grand Master. Speaking for myself, I would have found it helpful to have had access to studies and recommendations by such a committee with respect to major Masonic issues. 13. Largely as a result ofshifting population and consolidation of numerous lodges in recent years, there is a need for revision of our Masonic Districts in several areas of the State. I recommend that considerations of tradition and local pride should yield to the administrative desirability of balancing the responsibility of District Officers. Any action which may be taken by our Grand Lodge Officers in the near future in this regard deserves wholehearted support of the Brethren. 14. Consideration should be given to hiring a staff employee to travel throughout the state for the purpose of training lodge officers, assisting in Masonic education, working with "sick" lodges and helping to improve the quality of lodge support of our Masonic youth organizations. Such a representative would work under the direction of the Grand Master. Funding of the position should be provided for a trial period of at least three to five years. 15. Guard the portals! As we investigate and vote on petitions for membership let us not sacrifice quality in the interest of increasing our numbers. While the same issue has been addressed by many of my distinguished predecessors, I am impelled to renew this recommendation because of the current volume of Masonic trials involving members of the Craft who have been convicted of the commission of crimes. 16. Keep the Temple clean! If we discover that we have erred in admitting a petitioner, let us be zealous in discharging our responsibility to purge the Temple of the unworthy member, subject, however, to the strict observance of our trial procedures which protect the individual rights of all of us. This recommendation is made because of the observable reluctance of lodges to initiate trial proceedings against convicted felons. Feeble attempts to dispose of such matters through suspension for non-payment of dues will not suffice. CONCLUSION As the end of the current Grand Lodge year is almost upon us, I am content in the knowledge that Masonry in this jurisdiction is now moving forward with new determination and confidence. During the next few years, if we work together, we can reasonably expect to reap the benefits of strong and dedicated leadership both in the Grand Lodge and in a growing number of our subordinate Lodges.


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When the gavel of authority is delivered to R.W. Bro. Charles E. Scheurich we shall be in good hands. I urge you to join with me in giving him and the other Grand Lodge officers our whole-hearted cooperation. While some Brethren in the Fraternity might be prone to dwell upon the glories of the past, I prefer to look ahead to an even brighter future. That vision can become an exciting reality if in humble deference to the will of our Creator we develop what Emerson referred to as "a respect for the present hour." For NOW is the time to respond with resolve to the challenges of the day, its opportunities for service, its possibilities for promoting peace and happiness. From this time forward may each one of us strive to exemplify more effectively in our own lives those cherished tenets of brotherly love, relief and truth. And then perhaps our children's children might have cause to remember with joy and gratitude our own positive contribution to the ongoing history of Masonry in Missouri. Fraternally submitted, VERN H. SCHNEIDER, Grand Master.

GRAND MASTER'S ITINERARY 1984-85 1984 September 25 Installed as Grand Master 27 Spoke at program at Meridian Lodge No.2 honoring R.W. Bro. Harry C. Ploetze October 1 Official visit to Tuscan Lodge No. 360, Grand Master's Lodge 4 Gavel Club, St. Louis 4-6 Attended Grand Lodge of Illinois, Peoria 7 Installed officers of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 9 Spoke at Grand Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, St. Louis 13 Grand Lodge officers' meeting, St. Louis 14 Presided at meeting with District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers for Eastern Missouri, St. Louis 14-16 Attended Grand Lodge of Kentucky, Louisville 19 To Louisiana, Missouri, for dinner with officers of Perseverance Lodge No. 92 and other Masonic leaders 20 Spoke at Grand Master's Breakfast, Perseverance Lodge No. 92, Louisiana To Grand Lodge office to confer with Grand Secretary, Columbia Spoke at St. Joseph Lodge No. 78, St. Joseph 21 Spoke at Grand Master's Breakfact at Ararat Shrine Temple, Kansas City Presided at meeting with District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers for Western Missouri, Independence Presided at cornerstone ceremony at County Government Building, Liberty 24 Spoke at Magnolia Lodge No. 626 25 Area Meeting No.1, Rolla 27 Dinner with members of Paul Revere Lodge No. 330 28 Spoke at Grand Master's Breakfast at Freedom Lodge No. 636, St. Louis 29 Area Meeting No.2, Boonville 30 Area Meeting No.3, Flat River 31 Attended Masonic funeral of W. Bro. Arthur E. Bush, Past Master of Lambskin Lodge No. 460


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November 1 Gavel Club, St. Louis 3 Attended Scottish Rite Reunion, St. Louis 4 Spoke at note-burning ceremony, New Hope Lodge No. 199, Elsberry 5 Attended Lodge of Instruction, 33-57th Masonic District 7 Official visit to Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 8 Area Meeting No.4, West Plains 9 Area Meeting No.5, Springfield 10 Area Meeting No.6, Carthage 12 To Bloomfield Lodge No. 153 to participate in 50-year award to M.W. Bro. Elvis Mooney 13 Attended America Lodge No. 347 for 50-year button presentation to Bro. Gerald Nelson, St. Louis 16 Area Meeting No.7, St. Joseph 17 Area Meeting No.8, Gallatin - Noon Area Meeting No.9, Brookfield 18 Dedicated new Temple of Trenton Lodge No. Ill, Trenton 28 Attended Lodge of Instruction, 33-57th Masonic District 29 Area Meeting No. 10, Mexico 30 Area Meeting No. 11, St. Louis December 4 Attended Tuscan Lodge No. 360, St. Louis 5 Attended DeMolay Legion of Honor Investiture, St. Louis 6 Gavel Club, St. Louis 7 Area Meeting No. 12, Clinton 8 Masonic Round Table for state-wide Masonic leaders, Columbia Area Meeting No. 13, Independence 9 Presided at cornerstone ceremony at Retirement Center, Fayette 10 Attended installation of officers at Harmony Lodge No. 499 14 Area Meeting No. 14, Canton 15 Area Meeting No. 15, Kirksville 16 Attended Grand Lecturer's School of Instruction, Monroe City 1985

January 3 Gavel Club, St. Louis 11 Area Meeting No. 16, New Madrid 12 Visited VA Hospital with Bro. James Pepper, M.S.A. Representative, Poplar Bluff Area Meeting No. 17, Poplar Bluff 13 Attended Grand Lecturer's School of Instruction, Poplar Bluff Presided at laying of cornerstone and dedication of Temple of Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 17 Participated in Masonic funeral for R.W. Bro. Harry C. Ploetze at Meridian Lodge No.2, St. Louis 18 Attended meeting with financial advisors to Masonic Home of Missouri, St. Louis 19 Attended meeting of Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri Grand Lodge officers' meeting, St. Louis 23 Spoke at Boone County Masonic Association, Columbia 26 Spoke at annual Wardens' and Masters' banquet, St. Louis 31 Attended Masonic service for W. Bro. Edward Solomon, S1. Louis February 2 Spoke at Lodge Education Officers' meeting, S1. Louis 5 Spoke at dinner for leaders of Masonic organizations in the Boonville area, Boonville 9 Spoke at Lodge Education Officers' meeting, Kansas City


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14 Spoke at Grand Court of the Order of Amaranth, St. Louis 16 Attended meeting of Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri, St. Louis 16-20 Conference of Grand Masters, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 23 Attended 100th birthday party for W. Bro. Tex Wilson, St. Louis Spoke at annual Square Club banquet, St. Louis 28 To business meeting of Central States Shrine Session, Springfield March

2 Spoke at Business Session of Central States Shrine Association, Springfield 6 Attended Lodge of Instruction, 33-57th District 7 Gavel Club, St. Louis 8 Attended Union Lodge No. 593, spoke at Family Night 9 Conducted Masonic services for M.W. Bro. Thomas J. Davis, Jr., Piedmont 10 Participated in Rose Croix services for M.W. Bro. ThomasJ. Davis, Jr., Piedmont 13 Spoke at Scottish Rite Club, St. Louis 14-16 Attended Grand Lodge of Kansas, Wichita 16 Attended meeting of Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri, Kansas City 19 Attended Hebron Lodge No. 354, presented 50-year button to Lawrence W. Roberson, Mexico 23 Attended meeting of Committee studying redistricting, Columbia 25 Attended meeting concerning possible organization of new Lodge, Chesterfield 26-28 Attended Grand Lodge of Tennessee, Nashville 27 Attended Square Club, St. Louis 31 To Oklahoma City for Grand Lodge of Oklahoma

April 1-2 Attended Grand Lodge of Oklahoma, Guthrie 4 Gavel Club, St. Louis Spoke at Maundy Thursday banquet at Scottish Rite, St. Louis 10 Spoke at Lambskin Lodge No. 460, Ladies' Night program 13 Attended Past Masters' dinner, Grandview Lodge No. 618, Independence 14 Attended Scottish Rite Reunion; spoke to Grand Master's Class, Kansas City 18 Attended Ivanhoe Commandery, Grand Master's Commandery; spoke at Ladies' Night program 20 Attended meeting of Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri, St. Louis Grand Lodge Officers' meeting, St. Louis Attended Grand Lodge Officers' and Past Grand Masters' banquet, St. Louis 21 Participated in Worship Service at Salem Methodist Church Presided at Grand Master's Breakfast, St. Louis 26 Attended and spoke at Grand Council, Cryptic Masons, Columbia Attended and spoke at joint banquet of Grand Chapter, R.A.M., and Grand Council, Cryptic Masons, Columbia 27-28 Attended and spoke at Scottish Rite Symposium, Branson 28 Attended Masonic funeral service for R.W. Bro. Wilfred Hedrick 29 Attended Goats' Club meeting, St. Louis 30 Attended meeting concerning possible organization of new Lodge, Chesterfield May

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Attended and spoke at DeMolay Honor Award program at Tuscan Lodge No. 360, S1. Louis 20-22 Attended Grand Lodge of Indiana, Indianapolis 23 Attended and spoke at Meridian Lodge No.2, Ladies' Night program 25 Attended Wentzville Lodge No. 46, followed by Grand Master's Breakfast, Wentzville 26-27 Attended and spoke at State DeMolay Conclave; presented Grand Master's award, Jefferson City 31 Attended open meeting of Waynesville Lodge No. 375 and presented 25-year pins, Waynesville

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Spoke at 150th anniversary program at Paris-Union Lodge No. 19, Paris Attended special meeting of Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri, Columbia 6 Gavel Club, St. Louis II Rode in Shrine Circus Parade, S1. Louis 13-15 Attended Grand Lodge of Nebraska, Lincoln 18 Attended meeting concerning possible organization of new Lodge, Chesterfield 19 Attended and spoke at Shelbina Lodge No. 228, Ladies' Night program, Shelbina 20 Attended retirement luncheon for H. David Thomas, Masonic Home of Missouri Visited Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital with W. Bro. William House, M.S.A. Representative, S1. Louis 21 Attended and spoke at open meeting honoring 60-year members of Maplewood Lodge No. 566, Maplewood 22 Presided at Masonic Round Table for statewide Masonic leaders, Columbia Attended barbecue sponsored by 59th District at site of Western Unit of Masonic Home 23 Presided at cornerstone ceremony at Middle School, Marceline 24 Attended and spoke at Mechanicsville Lodge No. 260, Ladies' Night program 25 Attended Shekinah Lodge No. 256 and spoke at program honoring R.W. Bro. Charles W. Leach, D.D.G.L. 26 Attended meeting of Grand Lodge Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, St. Louis 27 Attended and spoke at formal meeting of Grand Bethel of Job's Daughters; presented Grand Master's award, Jefferson City 28 Spoke at centennial program of Higbee Lodge No. 527 29 To Grand Lodge office to confer with Grand Secretary, Columbia 30 Attended picnic of S1. Francois Lodge No. 234 Attended and spoke at Grand Assembly of the Order of Rainbow Girls; presented Grand Master's award, S1. Louis

July 1-6 Attended Imperial Shrine Convention, Atlanta 6 Attended birthday celebration for W. Bro. Carl Gast, Senior P.M. of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 13 Attended and spoke at picnic of Hornersville Lodge No. 215, Hornersville 14 Attended Grand Lecturer's School of Instruction, Sikeston 16 Attended meeting concerning possible organization of new Lodge, Chesterfield 19-20 Grand Lodge Weekend, Hannibal Attended meeting of Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri Grand Lodge officers' meeting 26 To Grand Lodge office to confer with Grand Secretary, Columbia Spoke at Buckner Lodge No. 501, Ladies' Night program 27 Attended meeting of Royal Order of Scotland, Kansas City Spoke at banquet in the evening


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Attended Allied Masonic Degrees, Ray V. Denslow Chapter, St. Louis

August

1 Gavel Club, St. Louis 4 Opened Grand Lodge for cornerstone ceremony, Galena Presided at cornerstone ceremony at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Kimberling City 17 Attended meeting of Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri Attended Red Cross of Constantine, St. Louis Conclave 18 Spoke at program honoring 70th Masonic anniversary of M.W. Bro. Frank P. Briggs, Macon 20 Attended meeting concerning possible organization of new Lodge, Chesterfield 27 Attended meeting with Deputy Grand Master, Grand Lecturer and local District Deputy Grand Lecturers, St. Louis September 3 Official visit to Mizpah Lodge No. 639 4 Attended Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 5 Gavel Club, St. Louis Attended Bridgeton Lodge No. 80 6 Attended Ferguson Lodge No. 542 7 Rode in Central States Shrine Parade, St. Louis Spoke at Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40, Ladies' Night II Spoke at Magnolia Lodge No. 626, Youth Night 12 Attended Beacon Lodge No.3 14 Attended meeting of Board of Directors of Masonic Home of Missouri, Independence Attended meeting of Grand Lodge officers and Grand Lodge Ritual Committee Attended special Communication of Weston Lodge No. 53, open air degree 15 Opened Grand Lodge for cornerstone ceremony, Grandview Presided at cornerstone ceremony of Western Unit of Masonic Home of Missouri 17 Attended Masonic funeral of W.Bro. Lambert A. Seiller, Past Master of Trinity Lodge No. 641 19-21 Attended Grand Lodge of Iowa, Cedar Rapids 27 Installed officers of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 29 Grand Master's Banquet, St. Louis 30 Grand Lodge, St. Louis October 1 Grand Lodge, St. Louis

The Brothers of the Grand Lodge accepted and approved the report of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider with standing ovation. R.W. DEPUTY GRAND MASTER CHARLES E. SCHEURICH: Brethren, the Grand Master's Address will be received and referred to the Grand Lodge Committee on Grand Master's Address, M.W. Brother Robert J. Crede chairman. PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS

The Grand Secretary read Resolutions presented at this time in the Monday Afternoon Session (First Day) of the Annual Communication for referral to the Grand Lodge Committee on Jurisprudence for consideration and for the Committee Report to be given in the Tuesday Morning Session (Second Day) of the Annual Communication.


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RESOLUTION IN RE: NEW SECTION 9.180 OF THE BY-LAWS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: Be It Resolved, that the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Missouri be amended by adding the following new Section,

which will be referred to as Section 9.180 and provide as follows: "Section 9.180. LODGE EDUCATION OFFICER. Annually the Master of each lodge shall appoint a Master Mason of that lodge who shall be designated as the Lodge Education Officer. Such officer shall receive communications from the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education and, subject to the direction of the Master of the lodge, shall develop and carry out plans for the continuing Masonic education of all lodge members. Subject to the approval of the Master and any applicable lodge by-laws, such officer shall also be authorized to select, organize and direct a lodge education committee composed of Master Masons of his lodge to assist him in carrying out the aforesaid purposes. Reason for proposed by-law:

Unless our members are enlightened as to the meaning of the Masonic way of life, they cannot be expected to put our Masonic principles into action. Continuing Masonic education at the lodge level for the benefit of all of our members is of critical importance. In view of the recent success of the voluntary Lodge Education Program, this proposed by-law is intended to encourage continuity in the development and execution of a strong Masonic Education Program at the Blue Lodge level. VERN H. SCHNEIDER, P.M. Tuscan Lodge No. 360 WALTER L. WALKER, P.M. Stella Lodge No. 538 ROBERT D. JENKINS, P.M. Country Club Lodge No. 656 P. VINCENT KINKEAD, P.M. Saint Francois Lodge No. 234 WILLIAM H. WISBROCK, P.M. Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 CHARLES E. SCHEURICH, P.M. Acacia Lodge No. 602 RESOLUTION IN RE: ENTITY FOR GRANTING SCHOLARSHIPSILOANS FOR PUBUC SCHOOL GRADUATES

Resolved, that for the purpose of creating a legal entity for the granting of scholarships and/or loans to worthy graduates of Missouri public high schools to assist them in continuing their education at accredited colleges or universities, the Grand Master is hereby authorized to cause the creation of a corporation or other legal entity which shall be organized under the laws of the State of Missouri exclusively for the aforesaid charitable purposes and in such a manner as to qualify as a tax-exempt entity under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as the same may be amended from time to time, so that gifts and bequests to such organization shall qualify for deduction purposes under the federal income, gift and estate tax laws. Be It Further Resolved, that for the purpose of identifying the relationship of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri to such organization, the words "Masonic" and "Missouri" may be used in the name of such organization, and the Grand Secretary is hereby authorized to certify to the Secretary of State of the State of Missouri this authorization. VERN H. SCHNEIDER, P.M. Tuscan Lodge No. 360 Stella Lodge No. 538 WALTER L. WALKER, P.M. Country Club No. 656 ROBERT D. JENKINS, P.M. CHARLES E. SCHEURICH, P.M. Acacia Lodge No. 602 P. VINCENT KINKEAD, P.M. Saint Francois Lodge No. 234


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

1985

ELECTION OF GRAND LODGE OFFICERS

M.W. Grand Master Schneider appointed R.W. Brother Ned D. Inglish Chairman of Election and designated the District Deputy Grand Masters of the odd-numbered Masonic Districts as the Tellers. M.W. Brother Schneider called on the Grand Secretary to provide needed additional information relative to the procedure for the Election of Officers. When the ballots had been collected, the Grand Master declared the voting closed. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER GEORGE R. TOLEN OF INDIANA REPORT OF MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

R.W. Brother Charles E. Scheurich, Deputy Grand Master and President of the Board of Directors, presented the Report of the Masonic Home. R.W. BROTHER SCHEURICH: Brethren, it is a real delight for me to stand up here and tell you that a Masonic dream in the State of Missouri has come true. We have two Masonic Homes in the State of Missouri: The Eastern Unit at Saint Louis and the Western Unit in Jackson County (Kansas City). Brethren, I am equally proud to announce to you that the Cornerstone of this building has been laid. When we wrote these reports, we had a date set for the Laying of the Cornerstone. The Grand Master did an exceptionally good job; we had exceptionally good attendance. The building is scheduled to be completed some time in December. We hope to occupy it no later than March. Yesterday I completed my service on the Masonic Home Board, as President. We had a Special Meeting at 2:00 P.M.; we hired an Executive Director for the Home. As you will read in the Report, our Executive Director did resign because of ill health. We hired James Darrell Wilson; he is Executive Director of the George H. Nettleton Home in Kansas City. He will go to work for our organization on November 1, 1985. R.W. Brother Scheurich reminded the Members of the Grand Lodge of the Tour of the Masonic Home at 4:00 P.M., after the close of the Monday Afternoon Session of the Annual Communication.


1985

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

BOARD OF DIRECTORS -

MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

Left to right: Seated - front row Vern H. Schneider, Grand Master Mrs. Geraldine Molander, President, O.E.S. Advisory Board Mrs. Georgia Beason, Treasurer, O.E.S. Advisory Board Charles E. Scheurich, Deputy GrandMaster - President of the Board of Directors Standing - middle row Lawrence N. Weenick, Assistant Secretary Rudolf G. Eskridge D. Robert Downey James A. Estell P. Vincent Kinkead, Senior Grand Warden

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Albert J. Elfrank, Vice President William H. Wisbrock, Junior Grand Warden Carll. Stein, Secretary to the Board ofDirectors Standing - back row Fielding A. Poe, Coordinator of Fraternal Relations D. Jeff Lance, Legal Counsel Dr. Gerald L. Cook H. David Thomas, Executive Director James H. Cobban Judge Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Senior Grand Deacon


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1985

OFFICERS Charles E. Scheurich, President Albert J. Elfrank, Vice-President Eldon Turnbull, Treasurer

Carl 1. Stein, Secretary Lawrence N. Weenick, Ass't. Secretary Vern H. Schneider, Honorary Chairman

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Vern H. Schneider, Grand Master, St. Louis Charles E. Scheurich, Deputy Grand Master, Columbia P. Vincent Kinkead, Senior Grand Warden, Farmington William H. Wisbrock, Junior Grand Warden, St. Louis Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Senior Grand Deacon, Springfield

James H.- Cobban, Springfield Dr. Gerald L. Cook, Harrisonville D. Robert Downey, St. Louis Albert J. Elfrank, Advance Rudolf G. Eskridge, Independence James A. Estell, Cameron Eldon Turnbull, Troy Lawrence N. Weenick, St. Louis

ADVISORY BOARD - ORDER OF EASTERN STAR Mrs. Geraldine Molander, President, North Kansas City Mrs. Lonnie Stalder, Secretary, Sunrise Beach

Mrs. Georgia Beason, Treasurer, Marshfield

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF H. David Thomas, Executive Director Ms. Christine Stoehr, Administrative Assistant Mrs. Bettye Newton, Accountant Mrs. Janet Bold, Assistant Accountant Mrs. Annette Faerber, Bookkeeper Mr. Allen Abernathy, Payroll Clerk Mrs. Joan Lagage, Director, Personnel/ Records Ms. Pamela McCarty, Personnel/Records Coordinator Ms. Sherri Fischer, Secretary Ms. Terri Vanover, ReceptionistlCBX Operator Mrs. Rose Curran, Director, Dietary Service Mrs. Myrtle Myers, Assistant, Dietary Service Ms. Patricia Warren, Assistant, Dietary Service Ms. Rita Rideout, Assistant, Dietary Service Mrs. Maria Esperanza Leith, Director, Housekeeping Service Mrs. Janetta St. John, Assistant Housekeeping Service Clarence Mosley, Assistant, Laundry Mrs. Lona Payne, Director, Nursing Service

Mrs. Peggy Winkle, Assistant Director, Nursing Mrs. Toni Staples, Assistant Director, Nursing Mrs. Maria Maldonado, Director, Social Services Mrs. Beverly Vinyard, Assistant, Social Services D. Jeff Lance, Legal Counsel Richard D. Jacobs, Sr., Financial Advisor Marshall Creech, Engineer/Director, Maintenance Service Rod Leidner, Engineer/Assistant Director, Maintenance Service Thomas Gorman, Director, Purchasing/ Receiving & Transportation Curt Cardwell, Director, Recreation Ms. Mary Beth Kaup, Assistant, Recreation Ms. Melinda Smith, Assistant, Recreation Mrs. Sue Kennedy, Director, Resident Service Mrs. Barbara Myers, Assistant Director, Resident Service Ms. Margaret McKay, Assistant Director, Resident Service


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FRATERNAL RELATIONS Fielding A. Poe, Jr., P.G.M., Coordinator

MEDICAL STAFF Staff Harold E. Walters, M.D., Medical Director A. F. Montgomery, M.D., Staff Physician John Mullins, M.D., Staff Physician Robert Rainey, M.D., Staff Physician John Roberts, M.D., Staff Physician L. M. Birenbaum, F.A.C.A., Pharmacist

Consultants R. A. Chiponigian, M.D., Ophthalmolo-

gist Earl P. Holt, Jr., M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon Robert Paine, M.D., Cardiologist Richard Bernstein, D.D.S.


Report of the Masonic Home To the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri: BRETHREN: The annual report of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri is submitted in compliance with Grand Lodge requirements.

EXECUTIVE ORGANIZATION The Board of Directors consists of five Grand Lodge officers who serve ex officio and eight Brethren who are elected by the Grand Lodge, two being elected each year to serve four year terms. The Grand Master is Honorary Chairman and the Deputy Grand Master serves as President. Upon the conclusion of 1984 Grand Lodge Annual Communication an organizational meeting was held for the purpose of electing officers. The following committees served during the past year: Executive Committee: Charles E. Scheurich, Chairman, and all members of the Board of Directors Admissions and Discipline Committee: Eldon Turnbull, Chairman, and all members of the Board of Directors Administration Committee: D. Robert Downey, Chairman; Eldon Turnbull, P. Vincent Kinkead, Lawrence N. Weenick, Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Rudolf G. Eskridge Legal Committee: Thomas K. McGuire, Jr." Chairman; Lawrence N. Weenick Finance Committee: James A. Estell, Chairman; Albert]. Elfrank, William H. Wisbrock, James H. Cobban, Gerald L. Cook Steering Committee, Western Unit: James A. Estell, Chairman; D. Robert Downey, Eldon Turnbull, Gerald L. Cook Special Advisory Committee on Automation: George C. Vincent, Chairman; William Brown, F. Howard Rose, Richard L. Willis, Jr., Harold Bulger Grand Lodge Committee - Relief and Charity: Albert J. Elfrank, Chairman; James A. Estell, Eldon Turnbull, William H. Wishbrock, Carl I. Stein, Secretary-Treasurer APPLICATIONS Carried over from previous year 2 Received during year 81 Admitted to Home during year 69 Rejected because of ineligibility 5 Died before application passed by Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 0 5 Died after application passed by Board Withdrawn by Lodge/Chapter before action by Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3 Withdrawn by Lodge/Chapter after action by Board 2 Pending June 30, 1985 ....Q 81 RESIDENT STATISTICS

Women Members in Home July 1, 1984 243 Arrived during year " " ., .. .. .. .. .. . 51 Died during year 52 Discharged during year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. __ 1 Members in Home June 30,1985 241

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Men 55 21 14 _1 61

Total 298 72 66 2 302


1985

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MASONIC HOME HOSPITAL July 1, 1984-June 30,1985 Total number of patients in hospital July 1, 1984 " 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, 1985

201 187 112 204 66 191 54 207

MASONIC HOME HOSPITAL CLINIC July 1, 1984-June 30, 1985 Total Total Total Total

number number number number

of residents treated in Clinic of residents seen by Doctor of treatments and hypos of baths assisted per month in residence

. 7,150 . 1,128 . 17,839 7 .

REPORT OF MEDICAL DIRECTOR Delivery of medical care at all levels continues to improve. At present, we have 9 R.N.'s and 6 L.P.N.'s on our staff. The Medical Staff consists of: Harold E. Walters, M.D., Medical Director John E. Mullins, M.D. Austin F. Montgomery, M.D. John Roberts, M.D. Robert Rainey, M.D. Richard A. Berstein, D.D.S. R. A. Chipongian, M.D. With the sale of Charter Hospital to the City of St. Louis, we were forced to terminate our longstanding relationship with this Hospital. We have continued our relationship with Washington University and Barnes Hospital. In recent months, we have established a new relationship with Deaconess Hospital. There, many of our guests are receiving the same high quality of medical attention that was formerly obtained at Charter Hospital. In addition, a consulting agreement with Deaconess Hospital for the physiotherapy and dietary needs of the Masonic Home has been arranged. In an effort to be able to afford the increasing costs of effective Medical Care, the Board of Directors voted to purchase Part "B" Medicare for every guest. It became effective July 1, 1985. We continue to have a class of student nurses from St. Louis University who obtain clinical experience under close supervision in our hospital area. All portions of our health care delivery are inspected frequently by the various licensing agencies. We are proud of our record. Dr. Chipongian has successfully helped increase the visional ability of many of the guests. The Social Service (Maria Maldonado) and Pharmacy (Lee Birenbaum) departments are part of a dedicated medical team. Mrs. Payne, Director of Nurses, coordinates most of the medical ancillary facilities into a harmonious team. It has been a pleasure to work with such a talented group. HAROLD E. WALTERS, M.D. Medical Director


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1985

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

GIFTS FROM THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR July 1, 1984 through June 30, 1985 Anchor Chapter No. 54 - Men's Clothing Florissant Chapter No. 161 - Lap Robes Florissant Chapter No. 161 - Fruitcake Golden Crown Chapter No. 173 - Men's Clothing Golden Gate Chapter No. 58 - Lap Robes Golden Link Chapter No. 512 - Women's Clothing Golden Link Chapter No. 512 - Women's Clothing Independence Chapter No. 329 - Men's Clothing Ionic Chapter No. 441 - Men's Clothing Kirkwood Chapter No. 358 - 11 Bags of material Maplewood Chapter No. 264 - Women's Clothing

Mount Moriah Chapter No. 6- Women's & Men's Clothing Occidental Chapter No. 185 - Clothing Orient Chapter No. 491 - Women's Clothing Oriental Chapter No. 228 - Men's Clothing Popular Bluff Chapter No. 344 - Men's Clothing and Chair Riverview Chapter No. 315 - Women's Clothing Ruth Chapter No. 177 - Lap Robes Past Matrons Club - Large amount of Homemade Cookies

MONETARY GIFTS July 1, 1984 through June 30,1985 Job's Daughters Bethel No.4 Ladies of Mount Moriah No.4 (Bed Rails) Past Matrons, Past Patrons, Trailer Club Order of Rainbow for Girls - Project by Darla Past Matrons Club of Vincel Chapter No. 43 Past Matrons and Patrons - Vera Linck , Rosebud Club, Mount Moriah Heavenly 77's Worthy Matrons and Patrons Club

. . . . . . . .

$791.08 94.00 30.00 26.00 25.00 10.00 10.00 10.00

The following amounts were given by the Masonic Home Advisory Board: Snack Parlor $ 17,544.00 Snack Parlor 750.00 378.00 Wheel Chairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Easter 25.00 Undesignated 1,059.53 Snack Parlor 750.00 350.00 Wheel Chairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Unit Window Memorial 5,900.00 96,625.00 Western Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Easter 110.00 Snack Parlor 750.00 Undesignated 342.50 Wheel Chairs , , , ,. .. .. .. .. 200.00 Endowment Fund 17.00 Snack Parlor 750.00 622.32 Christmas Fund Curtains 1,000.00 Endowment Fund 22.00 O.E.S. Van. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,985.56 $148,180.91


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DINNER TABLE AND HOSPITAL TRAY FAVORS July 1,1984 through June 30,1985 Independence Day - Maplewood Chapter No. 264 Labor Day - Meridian Chapter No. 442 Columbus Day - Bridgeton Chapter No. 266 Halloween - Gardenville Chapter No. 513 Thanksgiving - Crestwood Chapter No. 82 Christmas - Mehlville Chapter No. 187 Lincoln's Birthday - Ballwin Chapter No. 435 Valentine's Day - Beacon Chapter No. 256 Washington's Birthday - Florissant Chapter No. 161

St. Pat's Day - Mt. Moriah Chapter No.6 Easter - Martha Club April Fool's Day - Shelbina Chapter No. 159 Mother's Day - Jennings Chapter No. 497 Memorial Day - Pomegranate Chapter No. 397 Flag Day - Apollo Chapter No. 424 Father's Day- Harmony Temple No. 499 Extra favors between Independence Day and Labor Day - Hope Chapter No. 265

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS August 9, 1985 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 atJune 30, 1985, and the results of its operations and the changes in fund balances for the year then ended, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied. 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 WATERHOUSE


BALANCE SHEET JUNE 30, 1985

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Restricted

General

Reserve

Endowments (Note 3)

Building

Total

June30,1984 Total All Funds

Assets

Cash .............................. Investments (Note 2) ................ Receivables ........................ Inventory and supplies .............. Receivable from C & A accounts ..... Prepaids and other assets ............ Due (to) from other funds ........... Total assets ......................

$ 18,375 243,342 2,485 26,690 20,927 94,807 52,919 $459,545

$ $15,152,049 32,300

(14,289) $15,170,060

$15,361,940

(18,207) $15,343,733

79,935 3,932,344 21,386

$

98,310 $ 276,509 34,689,675 32,161,356 54,394 56,171 28,841 26,690 20,927 31,190 94,807 98,140

(20,423) $4,013,242 $34,986,580 $32,650,430

Liabilities and fund balances

Liabilities: Amount due depository ........... Accounts payable and accrued expenses ..................... Accrued withholding and payroll taxes ................... Accrued payroll .................. Federal excise taxes payable ....... Totalliabilities ................. Fund balances: Unrestricted ..................... Unrestricted - Board designated ..................... Restricted ........................ Total fund balances ............. Total liabilities and fund balances ................

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$

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$

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100,271 $

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11,900 18,487

12,200 14,547

426,140

603,059

139,997

5,800 448,275

36,971 82,622 76,800 899,723

37,250 86,131 78,000 389,516

41,131

199,859

41,131 15,151,573 $ 41,131

$15,151,573

15,329,186 $15,329,186

$459,545

$15,170,060

$15,343,733

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STATEMENT OF INCOME, EXPENSES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30,1985 Current Unrestricted

General

Reserve

Income: Grand Lodge/Chapter $ 263,532 $ 32,300 2,348,030 Investment Income 43,679 . Gain on security transactions 592,549 181,493 Gifts and bequests 1,138,619 Home Family income: Assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975,914 Pensions 1,672,177 43,630 Miscellaneous .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total income $5,484,776 $ 1,807,147 Expenses: 3,339,561 Salaries and benefits 459,036 Food supplies and services 256,769 Fuel and utilities Repairs, maintenance and improvements 110,079 Furniture and equipment purchases 82,563 Laundry and housekeeping..... 106,166 156,075 Hospital supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Restricted Christmas Endowments and (Note 3) Entertainment

June 30, 1984 Building

Total

914,761

295,832 $ 273,873 2,497,841 2,717,911 1,201,777 1.405.808 2,744,152 2,251,528

$1,211,327

975,914 830,604 1,520,478 1,672,177 43,630 30.324 $ 9,651,393 $ 8,810,456

$ $

29,636 609,228 509,279

$ 1,148,143

Total All Funds

$ 296,566

9,400

3,339,561 459,036 256,769

3,043,108 412,661 274,912

119,479

212,780

82,563 106,166 156,075

105,631 88,703 143,276

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Outside medical service . 406,658 Other resident-related expenses 138,895 Insurance . 98,414 Administrative expenses . 223,530 Security . 106,581 . Agency management fees Guest Allowances . 54,571 Federal excise tax on investment income 52,360 26,227 Miscellaneous ., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special projects 116,433 Total expenses $5,733,918 Excess (deficit) of income over expenses before major expenditure $ (249,142) Western Unit construction . (Note 5) Residential & clinic air conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719,796 Excess (deficit) of income overexpenses $ (968,938) Fund balances: Beginning of year 199,859 Interfund transfers (Note I) 810,210 Fund balances: End of year $ 41,131

29,636

43,679

5,800

12,200

11,900

$

5,521

55,579

$

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41,836 $

20,721

406,658 138,895 98,414 223,530 106,581 78,836 54,571

218,620 153,148 94,223 227,639 92,094 74,474 85,908

82,260 26,227 116,433 $ 5,852,054 $

78,000 18,709 138,894

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$ 1,106,307

$1,190,606

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1,253,600

$ 1,751,568 16,270,005 (2,870,000) $15,151,573

($9,048) 9,048 $

$ 1,106,307 14,222,879 $15,329,186

$ (62,994)

1,577,219 2,050,742 $3,564,967

1,253,600

136,782

719,796

66,197

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$ 1,825,943 $ 3,144,697

32,260,914

29,116,217

$34,086,857 $32,260,914

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53

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS NOTE 1 -

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Description offunds: 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. Unrestricted - Reserve: 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 reserve fund security transactions are recorded in the reserve fund. 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 endowment fund securities are recorded in the endowment funds. Building Fund: Contributions for the improvement of buildings and grounds and future construction, and the related expenses are recorded in the building fund. Contributions for the design and construction of the Masonic Home of Missouri Western Unit are recorded in the building fund. Interest income from these monies and expenditures for design and construction of the Western Unit are recorded in the building fund. Restricted - Christmas and Entertainment: Originally, gifts designated for the purchase of Christmas gifts and entertainment were recorded as current restricted funds, however, during fiscal year 1985 the Home closed the Christmas and entertainment fund into the general fund. Christmas and entertainment related expenditures are currently provided by the general 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 as 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. Repairs and maintenance, equipment purchases, and furniture and fixtures purchases include expenditures for projects that were funded by specified donations. 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 Home'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 Home. The Home gives each family member a monthly allowance of $25. The unexpended portion of these allowances, $144,123 at June 30, 1985, is held in custody by the Home in accounts segregated from Home assets. Remaining balances at the time of death revert to the general fund. Taxes: The Home is exempt from federal income taxes under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The Home is taxed as a private operating foundation in accordance with the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Accordin~ly, the net investment income of the Home is


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PROCEEDINGS OF THE

subject to a 2% Federal excise tax. Summarized Financial Information for 1984: The financial information for the year ended June 30, 1984, presented for comparative purposes, is not intended to be complete financial statement presentation. NOTE 2 -

Investments:

Investments of the Home at June 30, 1985 were as follows: General Fund Cost or Value When Acquired Market

. $235,845 $235,845 Certificates of Deposit U.S. Government bonds and notes Corporate bonds . Corporate stocks 7,206 7,206 Investment in real 291 estate and other _ _=2.;;..9",-1 $243,342 $243,342 Building Fund Cost or Value When Acquired

Reserve Fund Cost or Value When Market Acquired 1,000 $ 1,000 $

2,995,051 5,086,322 7,031,792

3,176,240 5,108,542 8,186,519

37,884 37,884 $15,152,049 $16,510,185 Endowment Fund Cost or Value When Acquired

Market Market Certificates of deposit $1,477,900 $1,477,900 U.S. Government bonds and notes $ 3,221,308 $ 3,393,334 Corporate bonds 2,392,891 2,392,891 5,663,505 5,183,306 Corporate stocks . 6,432,428 7,188,019 Investments in real 61,553 61,553 44,699 44,699 . estate and other $3,932,344 $3,932,344 $15,361,940 $15,809,358 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 $998,634 and $921,991, respectively, at June 30, 1985. NOTE 4 -

Pension Plan:

The Board of Directors has voted to adopt an employee pension plan to go into effect on July 1, 1984. This plan benefits all non-union employees on a retroactive basis who were eligible and employed as of the effective date of the plan. The plan is a definedcontribution plan, and it requires the Masonic Home of Missouri to make annual contributions equal to 5% of each eligible employee's compensation. Past service costs will be funded over the five years commencingJuly 1, 1984. Pension expense under the plan was $36,121 for fiscal year 1985. In addition, upon retirement the Home made payments to certain retiring employees. These payments, totalling $33,545 were recorded as pension expense in fiscal year 1985. In accordance with the union contract, all eligible union employees are covered by a defined contribution pension plan. Pension expense under this plan was $28,658 for the year ended June 30, 1985. NOTE 5 -

Western Unit Construction:

The Board of Directors has authorized the construction of, and entered into contracts to construct the Masonic Home of Missouri Western Unit in Kansas City, Missouri, at a maximum cost of $3,010,000. Since approval of the project, through June 30, 1985 a total of $1,390,382 has been expended for construction of the Western Unit.


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August 9, 1985 To the Board of Directors Masonic Home of Missouri 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, 1985, 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 WATERHOUSE Schedule I GENERAL FUND INCOME COMPARED TO BUDGET FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1985

Actual

Grand Lodge per capita tax Grand Chapter per capita tax Investment income: Reserve Fund Endowment Fund Simon Memorial Fund William Knollman Fund General Fund Gussie Grenner Estate Home Family - Assets relinquished Home Family - Pensions General Fund contributions Delmar Apartments - rental income Miscellaneous

. $ 202,315 . 61,217 . . . . . . . . . . .

Budget $ 215,000

Variance from budget over (under)

31,700

($ 12,685) 29,517

1,201,824 1,200,000 883,001 910,000 50,496 54,000 105,978 105,000 57,044 83,600 49,687 47,000 975,914 800,000 1,672,177 1,440,000 181,493 370,000 12,019 10,500 31,611 19,200 $5,484,776 $5,286,000

1,824 (26,999) (3,504) 978 (26,556) 2,687 175,914 232,177 (188,507) 1,519 12,411 $198,776


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Vanance from Budget Over (under)

$2,764,143 198,342 15,975 125,120 91,304 16,553 28,658 69,666 29,800 459,036 135,439 98,787 7,743 14,800 90,328 33,596 48,967 80,613 25,553 156,075 406,658 21,783 13,985 549 6,473 3,973

$2,620,000 164,000 800 105,000 70,000 16,200 28,000 76,000 4,800 435,000 188,000 115,000 7,400 11,000 81,000 13,600 67,924 45,000 22,000 120,000 155,000 22,200 13,700 1,000 6,500 3,000

$144,143 34,342 15,175 20,120 21,304 353 658 (6,334) 25;000 24,036 (52,561) (16,213) 343 3,800 9,328 19,996 (18,957) 35,613 3,553 36,075 251,658 (417) 285 (451) (27) 973

1984 Actual

$2,632,291 181,418 383 105,359 74,940 16,650 27,267 4,800 412,661 149,583 106,155 8,003 11,171

169,010 88,696 16,935 57,426 31,277 143,276 218,620 25,355 15,194 1,133 7,885 4,135

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6,577 6,255 98,414 13,471 9,048 3,168 29,481 11,643 3,506 5,552 95,397 85,555 106,581 19,751 54,571 26,227 46,009

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72,000 20,800 15,000

50,157 719,796

50,157 789,743

3,550 29,338

3,550 41,588

$6,367,966 Other expenditures funded by specific contributions: Minibus Sheers Wheelchairs Other Federal excise tax on investment income Total expenditures

5,500 4,200 97,400 10,000 10,500 2,400 25,000 15,200 3,000 3,000 85,000 75,000 113,000

20,985 11,735 668 52,360 $6,453,714

$5,834,162

1,077 2,055 1,014 3,471 (1,452) 768 4,481 (3,557) 506 2,552 10,397 10,555 (6,419) 19,751 (17,429) 5,427 31,009 (69,947)

5,445 4,679 94,223 11,897 14,565 4,016 27,564 13,981 3,064 714 122,682 81,321 92,094 17,005 85,908 18,704 20,002 2,445 66,197 74,558

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MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE August 1, 1985 Charles E. Scheurich, President Board of Directors Masonic Home of Missouri 5351 Delmar Boulevard St. Louis, Missouri 63112 Dear R.W. Brother Scheurich: The annual report of the Masonic Home Cheer Committee is submitted for your approval. At the annual election of officers, held on September 30, 1984, the incumbent officers were re-elected by acclamation: Harlan B. Owens Violet Whitworth George W. Whitworth

President Vice President Secretary-Treasurer

The Guardian Council of Missouri, International Order ofJob's Daughters held their annual Masonic Home Church program on Sunday, October 28, 1984, The residents of the Home enjoyed the singing of the young ladies of the various Bethels as well as the sermon of the day by the pastor. Our Thanksgiving Day and our Christmas Day visit to the residents of both the Hospital and the dining room was well attended as the Committee visited each resident individually to pass out cards appropriate to the day and money to the ones that were in the dining room. A Christmas Party was held on Friday, December 21, 1984 with the Moolah Orchestra providing the music. The entertainment was provided by the Gardenville Square Dancers with a lively dance sequence; topped off the evening entertainment by the St. Charles Barber Shop quartet with their fine selection of songs, followed by their Sweet Adelines who accompanied them with a few selections of their own. Cookies, furnished by the wives of the Committee, and ice cream refreshments were served as Santa Claus made his rounds. On Saturday, May 11, 1985, Mothers Day, and Saturday, June 15, 1985, Fathers Day, we paid each resident of the Home a personal visit, either in the hospital or in the dining room at dinner to pass out cards appropriate to the occasion and gifts to the ones in the dining room. The Letter Carriers Band performed in the lounge, on Tuesday July 16, 1985, with a variety of pleasing pieces which the audience enjoyed and held them over for several additional selections. Our Annual Chicken and Fish Fry was held at Kirkwood Lodge No. 484 again this year on Saturday, July 22, 1985. The residents of the Home were picked up at 10:00 a.m. in Committee members' cars and taken to the Lodge where they enjoyed picking up various gifts of their selection before entering the dining room for a delicious dinner and dessert and pleasant conversation. They were then returned safely to the Home. All this was made possible by gifts of the Lodges, the ladies of the Eastern Star, the Moolah Shrine Circus and others who contributed. We thank all for the assistance given by everyone. Brother H. David Thomas and his staff detailed to help the Cheer Committee during this year made our efforts much more enjoyable.


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The Secretary-Treasurer's annual report of Receipts of donors and the expenses shown by the Disbursements are made a part of this report. Fraternally and sincerely, HARLAN B. OWENS, President.

Following is our Financial and Activities Report for the fiscal year August 1, 1984-July 31, 1985: Balance in Bank July 31, 1984 Petty Cash on hand Receipts per list following Disbursements per list following Balance on hand July 31, 1985 Recapitulation: Balance in Mercantile Bank Petty Cash on hand

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. $2,810.77 116.16 $2,926.93 . 3,595.00 $6,521.93 . 3,942.66 . $2,579.27 . $2,532.78 46.49 . $2,579.27

ACTIVITIES AND DISBURSEMENTS OF THE MASONIC HOME CHEER COMMITTEE August 1, 1984 through July 31, 1985 1984 September 4 15 November 17 December 21 December 22

Letter Carriers Band Concert (Rescheduled from July) $ 56.80 Carnival - Picnic . 385.33 Thanksgiving Cash Distribution . 735.00 Christmas Party, entertainment, Santa Claus, refreshments, music - courtesy of Bro. Howard Funck and the Moolah Band . 161.47 Christmas Cash Distribution . 755.00

1985 May 11 June 15 July 16

Mother's Day Cash Distribution . Father's Day Cash Distribution . Letter Carriers Band Concert (Gratuity to Band and Refreshments) . Kirkwood Chicken and Fish Dinner . July 27 (Transportation provided by representatives and other members of the Masonic Family) Printing, postage, cards for distribution days, office supplies, etc. . Total disbursements

696.00 711.00 74.00 105.00

263.06 $3,942.66

Note: The Moolah Band Concert scheduled for June 19 was rescheduled to August 28 and will appear on next year's report.

The above is in balance with the bank statements, checkbook and cash journal as of July 31, 1985. HARLAN B. OWENS, President. Attest: GEORGE W. WHITWORTH,

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RECEIPTS AND DEPOSITS Lodges, A.F. & A.M.:

Meridian No.2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. S 200.00 100.00 George Washington No.9 . 25.00 Naphtali No. 25 . 50.00 . Mt. Moriah No. 40 25.00 Bonhomme No. 45 . 200.00 Bridgeton No. 80 . 50.00 Pomegranate No. 95 . 100.00 Pride of the West No. 179 . 50.00 Keystone No. 243 . America No. 347 . 25.00 50.00 Lambskin No. 460 . 50.00 Kirkwood No. 484 . 100.00 Clifton Heights No. 520 . 50.00 Algabil No. 544 .. 15.00 Olive Branch No. 576 . 50.00 Forest Park No. 578 . 100.00 Wellston No. 613 . 25.00 Overland No. 623 . 50.00 Magnolia No. 626 . 25.00 Progress No. 657 . Punty No. 658 . 10.00 Berkeley No. 667 . 40.00 St. Francois No. 234 25.00 (Libertyville) . 500.00 Tuscan No. 360 (Benevolent Fund) Members of Tuscan No. 360: 25.00 Bro. Robert Deppe . 25.00 Wor. Bro. Forest Head . 50.00 Wor. Bro. Otis Light . 25.00 Wor. Bro. Thomas L. Merrill . 100.00 . Bro. William F. Nolker 25.00 Bro. Harlan B. Owens 50.00 Bro. Andrew T. Smith . Appendant Bodies:

Bellefontaine Chapter No. 25 R.A.M . Ivanhoe Commandery No.8, K.T. Moolah Shrine . Square Club .

25.00 30.00 500.00 50.00

Eastern Star Chapters:

Anchor No. 54 . Benjamin Franklin No. 393 . Bridgeton No. 266 .. Crestwood No. 82 . Fenton No. 152 . Friendship No. 214 . Harmony Temple No. 499 . Loyal No. 511 . Maplewood No. 264 . Martharae No. 221 . Mehlville No. 187 . Mizpah Temple No. 515 . Rob Morris No. 328 . Venus No. 153 . Webster Groves No. 64 . Alexander No. 242, Sl. Charles, Mo. Puxico No. 422, Puxico, Mo .

20.00 10.00 100.00 20.00 10.00 10.00 25.00 10.00 50.00 50.00 5.00 40.00 10.00 50.00 25.00 25.00 35.00

Individuals:

Wor. Bro. Wm. E. Krenning, Westgate No. 445 . Wor. Bro. Gilbert and Mrs. Mattli, Berkeley No. 667 . Wor. Bro. Herbert Ort. et aI. Overland No. 623 . Bro. Charles Pistrui, Meridian No.2

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R.W. Bro. George W. & Violet Whitworth, Berkerey No. 667 .

50.00 50.00 15.00 50.00 50.00 15.00

Memorials:

Mrs. Leona Baerman, No. 499 O.E.S. in memory of Husband, 50.00 Elmer . Total Receipts , . $3,595.00

THE MASONIC HOMES - THIS YEAR - A REALITY The Masonic Homes- This year. I am happy to report that your labors have borne fruit. We now have two units of the Masonic Home - Eastern and Western. A giant step forward for Freemasonry in Missouri.

EASTERN UNIT The Board of Directors have continued upgrading the Eastern Unit by installing new windows, heating and air conditioning to the residential unit. This installation is in the final stages and was in operation for the summer and will be completed by the time this report is submitted. New tub facilities have been installed in the hospital unit which enables the employees to more easily handle and bathe the guests. All of the above have been made due to the generosity of the Brethren, Sisters and others who have made Contributions to this "Great Charity." We must keep the Eastern Unit in repair and never let it deteriorate, because, it will be hard for us to replace.


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WESTERN UNIT Reality is here! THE WESTERN UNIT is being constructed on schedule and will be open for occupancy by March 1986. The Board has adopted a policy for Admittance to the WESTERN UNIT which will be printed in The Freemason magazine. It should be remembered that the Western Unit is a residential facility and not a nursing unit. The fund-raising drive has been successful under the leadership of Brother Howard McHenry and the capable District Deputy Grand Masters. According to the last report six lodges have attained their goals of 100 percent contributions of all members of$50 each. We cannot let up now on our drive as this unit must have sufficient funds to operate. Our one-on-one contact with each member must continue for this "Great Charity." Is 1985 the year for the most Unusual Charitable Contribution of a Lifetime? As written in the August issue of the CPA Client Bulletin "Charitable" giving patterns are up for review this year for the reason that the tax benefits from such contributions could be a lot slimmer in future years. If the President's tax plan goes through, only one taxpayer in four is expected to have reason to itemize. And since the President's plan would limit charitable deductions to itemize, there goes the deductions for three persons in four. At the same time, the plan would reduce tax rates, making the deduction for a given contribution worth that much less. So perhaps 1985, when the old rules still apply, is the year for making that long-considered major contribution to the "Masonic Home."

COORDINATOR OF FRATERNAL RELATIONS Our Coordinator of Fraternal Relations M.W. Brother Fielding A. Poe has been a tremendous help to the Board and has traveled many miles in his duties of communicating the needs of the Home. His presentations at the Area meetings and his work with the Masonic Home information officers is bringing good results. It is hard to evaluate the full benefits to the Home as they will be coming ~o the Home through future years as gifts, wills and bequests. Our thanks go to M.W. Brother Poe in his dedication and time spent away from his family for the Masonic Home.

PERSONNEL We regret to report that our long-time Administrator resigned because of health problems. Brother H. David Thomas administered the home in a very professional way. He recommended and initiated many changes that have benefitted the home and saved many dollars. A search committee has been appointed and we expect to have a new Executive Director on board by September 28, 1985. The Board is fortunate to have a person of Brother Carl I. Stein's stature to take over the day-to-day operations ofthe Home as Interim Director, as well as, continuing his duties as Secretary to the Board. My thanks go to Brother Stein for all the help he has given me as President of the Board and his devotion to the Home and the Fraternity. Brother Jeff Lance who has been legal counsel since 1981 has submitted his desire to retire and spend more time fishing and improving his golf. He is stepping down as of November 1, 1985. The Board extends to him our sincere


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thanks for a job well done and hope he has a very happy retirement. Brother Lance has had very many difficult legal matters come up as well as many court cases on behalf of the Home and has been very successful in a majority of these cases. We will miss him at our Board meetings and again we wish him well. The Board has retained the services of M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider to be Legal Counsel of the Board beginning November 1, 1985. We are very fortunate to have M.W. Brother Schneider as Legal Counsel. He is a man with great devotion to the Home as well as his knowledge of the Home's need. We are still blessed with an excellent staff who are involved with the care of our guests. Our Medical Staff is under the able leadership of Dr. Harold E. Walters. Doctor Walters has recommended and the Board has applied for Medicare Part "B" for those that are in the Home. It should be noted that each guest has to apply for Part "B" and it is not the responsibility of the Home to apply. The Board has budgeted for a Comptroller to be employed as soon as an Executive Director is employed. We feel the Board needs a better accounting of the Home's funds. To RichJacobs, our Financial Advisor, we give a special thanks for advising the Board and working with the Finance Committee on our investments. To the directors and other employees we appreciate the excellent care and comfort you have provided for our guests.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS It has been a pleasure for me to have worked with an excellent Board. As is the custom as dictated by our by-laws we are losing two stalwarts from the Board, RW. Brother Albert]. Elfrank of Advance and RW. Brother Eldon Turnbull of Troy. These brothers are going to be sorely missed. RW. Brother Elfrank has served as Chairman of the Reliefand Charity Committee and on the Finance Committee. He has served with the belief that his duties are for the care and comfort of our guests as well as less fortunate Brethren. R.W. Brother Turnbull has also served on the Relief and Charity Committee and the Administration Committee. He has been a valuable asset to these committees and his input has been invaluable. Brethren, your Masonic Home is in good hands and if you ever get the opportunity to serve this fine facility it is well worth the time. It is a position that every Freemason should have the opportunity to serve.

EASTERN STAR Again when the chips are down we can depend on the Eastern Star for their support. Earlier in this report you read a part of the donations of money to the Home. This report does not reflect the other gifts or efforts of this fine organization. Over $100,000 was donated to the Home at the Grand Chapter Session in October 1984. Another new van has been delivered to the Home for the use of our guests. We Salute You - "Members of the Eastern Star" for your hearty support. It has been a pleasure to have the Eastern Star Advisory Members on our Board and to work with them. Sisters Geraldine Molander, Georgia Beason and Lonnie Stalder have met with the Board at our quarterly meetings and at other times when requested.


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They have worked tirelessly on the fund-raising drive for the Western Unit.

FUND-RAISING We express our thanks to the appendant bodies and others for their contributions to the Western Unit and a special thanks to BrotherJoseph Collison, Weston, for his continued work on the Fund-Raising Project. In view of the fact that space is not available to list all contributors to this project, I would like to extend my personal thanks to each of you on behalf of the Masonic Home Board and all the Guests of the Home who will benefit from it. We urge you to continue your support of this fine Project.

MISCELLANEOUS By the time you read this report, we will have laid the Cornerstone for the new Western Unit. M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider, with the assistance of other Grand Lodge Officers, will lay the Cornerstone, September 15, 1985, with a good attendance expected. I would be remiss if I did not express my thanks to all the voluntary groups that spend so much time for the comfort ofour guests and the money they raise for such a good cause. Also, I must thank the Editor of The Freemason magazine, M.W. Brother J. C. Montgomery,jr., for the excellent coverage he has given the Masonic Home. Brethren, please continue your support for "Your Masonic Home." Without your help we cannot continue with the care we give our less fortunate brethren, their wives and widows and members of the Eastern Star. Above all, Brethren, take advantage of the tour planned to the Masonic Home during this session of Grand Lodge. Respectfully submitted, CHARLES E. SCHEURICH, President. R.W. Brother Scheurich moved that the Report of the Masonic Home be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Masonic Home was ACCEPTED. ANNOUNCEMENT R.W. DEPUTY GRAND MASTER CHARLES E. SCHEURICH

R.W. Brother Scheurich announced The Grand Master's Breakfast sponsored by Perseverance Lodge No. 92 at Louisiana will be held at 4:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 19, 1985. Breakfast will be served at 5:00 A.M. Perseverance Lodge will contribute the amount of the Voluntary Donations of the Brothers in attendance to the Masonic Home Christmas Fund. This will be the Twenty-Seventh Annual Grand Master's Breakfast of Perseverance Lodge; the Voluntary Donations for the Masonic Home Christmas Fund have totaled more than $27,000.00. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER ARRIS M. JOHNSON OF KANSAS REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS

M.W. Brother Robert J. Crede, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Grand Master's Address.


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To the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri:

BRETHREN: Your Committee on the Grand Master's Address composed of all Past Grand Masters present at this 164th Annual Communication submits the following report as required by Section 5.030 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws. Most Worshipful Sir, we congratulate you on your very successful year as Grand Master of our Grand Lodge. Your continued dedication, enthusiasm and vitality in carrying out your programs and the work of the Grand Lodge during the past year has been outstanding. We are encouraged by our Grand Master's statement that "Masonry in Missouri has improved during the past year and that the trend involving young leaders in our Lodges has continued." He is to be commended for proclaiming the month of March as Masonic Education Month, the month of Mayas Masonic Service Month and designating September to be Federal Constitution Month. Through the various activities and service projects carried out by the Lodges during Masonic Service Month the teachings and tenets of Freemasonry were extended to many communities and families throughout the State of Missouri. The devotion and support our Grand Master gave to our Masonic Youth Organizations cannot be overlooked. The establishment of a Grand Master's Award to an outstanding member of the three youth groups is commendable. Not only during his year as Grand Master, but over the past nine years, Most Worshipful Brother Schneider has given so freely of his time and talent to the Board of Directors of our Masonic Home of Missouri and especially during the past few years to the development of the Western Unit. We applaud him for his genuine interest in the welfare of the present and future residents of the Masonic Home. We note the participation by our Grand Master in many activities of our Masonic Family, which we heartily approve and praise him for continuing the Masonic Round Tables which were started a few years ago. During the past year our Grand Master was called upon to render several decisions and rulings which we refer, along with the dispensations, consents and permissions, healings and reports of trial commissions, to the Committee on Jurisprudence for their consideration and action. We acknowledge the recommendations our Grand Master has made for the good of our Fraternity and encourage the committees to which they may be referred to give them their diligent consideration. Most Worshipful Grand Master, Vern, we express our thanks to you and to your lovely Lady Nada Sue, who accompanied you on so many of your trips, for a year of meritorious service. The two of you represented so capably our Grand Lodge through your visits to the large cities, the towns, the villages, to the far corners of our State and many trips out of state as evidenced by your itinerary. Best wishes to you and to Nada Sue for a future of health, happiness and continued service to our great Fraternity. Tomorrow we shall be pleased to welcome you to our ranks as a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri and pledge our support to your successor in office. Fraternally submitted, ROBERT J. CREDE, Chairman, WALTER L. WALKER, J. EDWARD BLINN, EARL K. DILLE, JAMES A. NOLAND, JR., WILLIAM H CHAPMAN, FIELDING A. POE, BRUCE H. HeNT, ELVIS A. MOONEY, J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR., HAROLD O. GRAUEL, WILLIAM J. HILL, HERMAN A. ORLICK, J. MORGAN DONELSOJ'.

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was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Committee on Grand Master's Address was RECEIVED. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER HAROLD D. PASCHAL OF IOWA REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBUC SCHOOLS

R.W. Brother Walter C. Ploeser, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Public Schools. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: Be It Resolved by this Committee of the Grand Lodge of Missouri that we express our

approval and gratitude for the recent rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court that found the following: 1. Unconstitutional a Grand Rapids, Michigan program that sent public teachers into private schools, using local tax money, to teach remedial and enrichment classes. 2. Found church-state conflict in use of federal "Chapter 1" grants to employ public teachers part of the time for remedial instruction in private and parochial locations. A related case was handled by Brother Hugh Wamble of Kansas City, a member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13.

Your Committee reminds the members of the Grand Lodge that all Missouri Masons should be very vigilant in the protection of the Constitutional Wall of separation of Church and State. The Federal Administration is determined to succeed in getting aid for parochial and private schools through the avenue of tax deductions on school tuition, and while the actions of the Supreme Court made it clear this is not constitutional, there will be an effort through the U.S. Congress to accomplish it in spite ofthe Supreme Court's position. At that time, it will be necessary and most helpful for each of us to express our opinion toour members of Congress- House and Senate, regardless of our partisan politics. Respectfully submitted, DR. G. HUGH WAMBLE, WALTER H. BAIRD, DR. FRED W. LANIGAN, ALBERT J. EU"RAN K, DR. CHARLES J. MCCLAIN, DR. M. GRAHAM CLARK, BRUCE H. MCCULLY, WALTER C. PLOESER, Chairman. ELVIS A. MOONEY, P.G.M., RW. Brother Ploeser moved that the Report of the Committee on Public Schools be received and approved. The motion was seconded. By vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Committee on Public Schools was RECEIVED and APPROVED. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER VERN H. SCHNEIDER

M.W. Brother Schneider expressed sincere appreciation to R.W. Brother Ploeser as the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri for the opportunity and privilege of holding the 164th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge in the Saint Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral. RW. Brother Ploeser responded with the invitation to the Grand Lodge to hold the Annual Communication next year - and in any year - in any Missouri Scottish Rite Temple.


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REMARKS OF R.W. BROTHER STEWART M. L. POLLARD, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES PRESENTATION TO M.W. GRAND MASTER VERN H. SCHNEIDER

The Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association presented to M.W. Brother Schneider a Certificate of Appreciation for his interest and support of the Masonic Service Association National Hospital Visitation Program by his personal visits to the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Missouri. RECOGNITION OF MASONIC SERVICE ASSOCIATION FIELD AGENTS

M.W. Grand Master Schneider presented the Field Agents who stood at their seats in the Auditorium to receive the applause of appreciation by the Grand Lodge: Brother L. Wayne Hill, Harry S Truman VA Hospital at Columbia. Brother William L. House, VA Hospital at Jefferson Barracks - Saint Louis. Brother Edward A. Gilmore, Cochran VA Hospital - Saint Louis. Brother James L. Pepper, VA Hospital - Poplar Bluff. REPORT OF MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH

M.W. Brother William H Chapman, Worshipful Master, presented the Report of The Missouri Lodge of Research. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: This past year has been an interesting, exciting and productive one for the Lodge of Research. My first priority, on being installed as Worshipful Master, was to try my best to make good on a long unfulfilled promise of the Lodge of Research to produce a book on the life of Harry Truman. I am sure that over the last 12 or more years that the book had been regularly promised, many of our members had dropped out, feeling that the book would never be published. Obviously, many who joined the Lodge just to receive the book did not continue their membership. As a result of this and certain other factors, our membership dropped from approximately 2,300 in 1973 to approximately 1,300 in 1985. I am delighted to inform you that after several unsuccessful attempts to have the book written by a Missouri Mason, we were finally able to make an arrangement with a competent and highly respected contemporary Masonic scholar and writer to write and produce this book under the auspices of the Missouri Lodge of Research. He is Allen E. Roberts, President of Anchor Communications and of Imagination Unlimited. He is presently serving as President of and is a Fellow of the Philalethes and for years was the guiding force behind The Virginia Craftsmen. We are most fortunate to have a man of his talent and drive working with us. He has diligently applied himself to the task of writing this book. All of his material has been submitted to and reviewed by our editor, Tom Warden, and is, at this time being printed and bound. Members of the Missouri Lodge of Research will no doubt receive their copies of Brother Truman: The Masonic Life and Philosophy of Harry S Truman in the very near future. As if this wasn't sufficient good news, members have already this year


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received a book entitled The Case Collection: Biographies of Masonic Notables and early in 1986 they will receive another book by Case. We were most fortunate to have as our speaker at the Stated Communication held in connection with the Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of the State of Missouri, M.W. Brother and Dr.]. C. Montgomery, Jr., P.G.M., who gave a very scholarly, detailed, interesting and, I might add, somewhat disturbing address on "The Rise of Modern Anti-Masonry." At the time of this Annual Communication, we are privileged to have as our speaker, Steward M. L. Pollard, Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association of the United States. He will speak at our Breakfast tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. I am sure you will find his message interesting and provocative. There are still a few tickets available. Our Annual Communication will be held in the "New" Masonic Temple two doors west of this building at 4:00 p.m. today. All Master Masons are cordially invited. We are fortunate to have had a man of the capability and dedication of Whit Griffith as our Secretaryrrreasurer. At the time of his untimely death, he was doing an excellentjob, as he had done for more than 25 years. We certainly owe him a debt of gratitude and thanks. The members of the Lodge of Research saw fit to make him an Honorary Member at our last meeting and to prove the wisdom ofour actions and the worth of the recipient, the Grand Lodge last year bestowed on him the honor of naming him as the second person to receive the Harry S Truman Award. Brethren, you can see that your Lodge of Research is alive, active and growing. With the outstanding calibre of officers in line, I am assured that the growth and worth will continue. Let me remind you that membership costs only $10.00 per year, and if you join now, you will receive a copy of the Truman book, which will certainly be a Masonic classic and treasure. Applications for membership can be obtained from Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr. at the Lodge of Research table in the lobby, from Earl Dille, Bob Jenkins, Tom Warden, or from me. Won't you join us? Fraternally submitted, W. H CHAPMAN, Worshipful Master, 1984-85. M.W. Brother Chapman amplified the report: My number one priority this year was to try to get a book produced on the life of Harry Truman, which has been promised to the Lodge of Research for many, many years. I wish it could have been done last year, which probably would have been a more appropriate time for it. But to get the project under way completely was entirely inappropriate in as much as we have a Grand Master serving who is a part of the Truman Line. Any way, we tried valiantly, I believe, to get a Missouri Mason to write the book; we were not successful. We finally contracted with Allen Roberts - I won't go into his pedigree; it is in the Report - a very capable, prominent Mason who is writing the book. As a matter of fact, it probably has been mostly written by now. It will be provided to the Members of the Lodge of Research, who are members during the year 1985. Now, let me make a couple of important things clear to you. The Missouri


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Lodge of Research is on a calendar year. If you join this year, before the end of the year, you will receive the Harry Truman book. It was first promised in 1973. Over those years our Secretary-Treasurer Whit Griffith kept a mailing list of the members in 1973, so that if and when the book was produced it could go to those members who were promised the book in 1973. This gets into a massive problem of how to handle the mess. What we have decided to do is to send the book to the 1985 members. If you were a member in 1973 and are no longer a member of The Lodge of Research and will write to the Secretary-Treasurer, you will get the book. We think that is probably the fairest way to handle it. For those of you who are not members, we have already produced one book this year by Case - a biography of Masonic notables. There will be one coming out in the early part of next year. We think that things are going well. There will be handbills that you will see soliciting your membership in The Lodge of Research, which say that the Harry Truman book is being distributed now. I kind of feel like the speaker who said during his interminable remarks and "finally" and everybody heaved a sigh of relief, but he said "finally does not mean immediately." By "now," I mean that apparently this time the book will be distributed in December. We are hopeful that it will be done in December. I am sure that it will be something that everybody would want. Get your membership in by the end of the year, if you are not now a member, you will get the book. I urge you, if you want the book - membership is only ten dollars; prepublication prices in other places are from $11.50 to $14.95, I believe - get your membership request in before the first of December because I am afraid that we are going to have a log jam in the Lodge of Research office. We need to do all that we can to head that off. For those of you who are members, The Missouri Lodge of Research has a table set up in the hallway to receive payments of dues for the year 1986 at this time. You can also buy your breakfast ticket there. The Grand Master has made several references to the fact that Stew Pollard will be the speaker tomorrow morning for The Missouri Lodge of Research Breakfast to be held in the dining room of the Scottish Rite Cathedral at 7:00 A.M. Everybody is invited to attend The Lodge of Research Breakfast, whether a member or not. I would like to make one other comment. In the printed report there is a statement that we are fortunate to have a man with the capability and dependability of Whit Griffith as our Secretary-Treasurer. He has done an excellent job this year, as in other years. We certainly owe him a debt of gratitude and thanks. The members of The Lodge of Research saw fit to make him an Honorary Member at our last meeting. To prove the wisdom of our action and the worth of the recipient, the Grand Master last year bestowed on him the honor of naming him as the second person to receive THE TRUMAN MEDAL. That part of the report was written before the morning of September 11. On the morning of September 11, I received the sad news that Whit Griffith had passed away. Those of you who have had a long association with The Lodge of Research know of the great contribution he made to and for our cause during the twenty-five years he was our Secretary-Treasurer. Whit was


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a fine gentleman, a true Brother, who will be sorely missed by all of us who have had the privilege of working with him. We are fortunate, however, in having secured the service of Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., who has agreed to assume the responsibility as the SecretaryTreasurer of our Lodge of Research. Frank was Whit's choice to succeed him, and mine. Although he is a busy man with many other important responsibilities, he has agreed to assume this task on our behalf. We are indebted to him. I urge you to join The Lodge of Research, if you do not belong. I invite you to come to the breakfast tomorrow morning. M. W. Brother Chapman moved that the printed Report of The Lodge of Research and the amplification be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. By the vote ofthe Grand Lodge, the Report and the amplification of the Report of The Missouri Lodge of Research were RECEIVED. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LONG RANGE PLANNING

M. W. Brother William H Chapman, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Long Range Planning. He moved that the Report of the Committee on Long Range Planning, including the recommendation that appropriate legislation be introduced to make the Long Range Planning Committee a permanent committee of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, be adopted. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report and the recommendation of the Committee on Long Range Planning were ADOPTED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Prior to his installation as Grand Master, M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider expressed a desire to have special committees look into certain matters which he considered to be important to the future of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. One of these committees was named "The Long Range Planning Committee." He suggested that such a committee should/or could, among other things, take a long range look into such matters as membership, finance, public image, and Masonic education. He even went into some detail in some of the areas as to what he believed the committee could accomplish. However, he was firm and specific in stating that it was his intention that this Committee would have no policy making powers, but would be an advisory committee, the primary purpose of which would be to be of aid and assistance to the Grand Master and the Grand Lodge Officers. It would have no authority over any other committee. After installation, he appointed a committee consisting of eight past Grand Masters. I wrote to them, outlining the charge that we had received from the Grand Master, and asked for their input. The response was not unanimous. However, I did receive certain specific suggestions from some Past Grand Masters and, in reviewing the responses, it was clear to me that it would be more appropriate to have a Long Range Planning Committee that was more recently active in Grand Lodge affairs. There can be no doubt that the Grand Master's recommendation that such a


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committee be formed is an excellent one, and one which we believe should be implemented; but the make-up of the Committee should be compatible with, and conversant with, the current activities and thinkinR of the Grand LodRe Officers. Accordingly, it is the recommendation of the Long Range Planning Committee that the Committee be continued as a permanent committee of Grand Lodge and that the membership of the Committee consist of at least a majority of members who have had recent experience in Grand Lodge affairs. It is not necessary that all be Past Grand Masters or even former Grand Lodge Officers, but we believe that it is imperative that the Committee be aware of, and work with the current direction in which the Grand Lodge Officers feel that the Grand Lodge should progress. There are models for our Grand Lodge to study to determine the specific make-up ofthe Committee. We recommend the final make-up be determined by a consensus of the Grand Lodge Officers. I move the adoption of the report of this Committee and, if this report is adopted, that the necessary changes be made in the by-laws. FRANK P. BRIGGS, P.G.M. COL. JAMES M. SELLERS, P.G.M. EARL K. DILLE, P.G.M. A. BASEY VANLANDINGHAM, P.G.M. HOMER L. FERGUSON, P.G.M. THOMAS J. DAVIS, JR.,* P.G.M., Vice Chairman, Gus O. NATIONS, P.G.M. WILLIAM H CHAPMAN, P.G.M., Chairman. REMARKS OF M.E. GRAND HIGH PRIEST JAMES M. WILLIAMS REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES

R.W. Brother Harry Gershenson, Sr., Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: The Committee reports as follows:

RE: FLORISSANT LODGE NO. 668 A.F. & A.M. VS. MELBOURNE A. SAUNDERS This matter was referred by the Most Worshipful Grand Master to this Committee. The Committee carefully investigated this case. It appears that Melbourne A. Saunders was expelled from this Lodge on November 26, 1982 upon a plea of guilty to Masonic charges filed by the Lodge, and request for expulsion. A Petition for Restoration was filed by Mr. Saunders on or about December 5, 1984. In processing it, the Lodge failed to comply with the Grand Lodge Laws in several respects. Among these, was failure to notify the District Deputy Grand Master or the Grand Secretary of the receipt of the Petition for Restoration (Section 32.020) or of the action thereon by the Lodge (Section 32.030). In addition, the Lodge sent notices to the members of the Lodge of the proposed vote on the Petition for Restoration, but did not send same to all of the Lodge members, choosing instead to send them only to those residing in the vicinity. This is contrary to Section 7.140 of the Grand Lodge By-laws. *Deceased 3/85.


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There has not been furnished to our Committee, although requested, a copy of the report of the Investigating Committee which investigated the Petition for Restoration. The minutes of the Lodge of January 11, 1985 indicate that the Committee's report was continued for a further two weeks until the report came in. We find nothing in the minutes of the Lodge indicating that a copy of notice of the meeting to vote on the Petition was given to the Grand Master and the District Deputy Grand Master, as required by Section 32.020 of the Grand Lodge By-laws. It is recommended by the Committee that the previous action of the Lodge on the Petition for Restoration shall be declared null and void because of the failures by the Lodge to follow the Grand Lodge Laws as set forth in this report. In view of the above, and ofother failures to comply with Grand Lodge Laws, it is the further recommendation of this Committee that the Petition for Restoration of Melbourne A. Saunders be resubmitted to the Lodge for action; that it shall take the legal course it should have taken under the Grand Lodge Laws as though it had not been previously acted upon by the Lodge; that the Lodge shall comply with all the requirements of the Grand Lodge Laws as to notice to members, votin~ and required notices to the Grand Lodge officers as provided by Law; that the Lodge shall make a full report of its action on the Petition to the Most Worshipful Grand Master, the Grand Secretary and the District Deputy Grand Master as provided by Grand Lodge Law. Fraternally submitted, LLOYD L. SCHAINKER, JAMES E. BROWN, HAROLD Jos. TONER, HARRY GERSHENSON, Chairman. ROBERT M. FENLON, R.W. Brother Gershenson moved that the Report of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances be accepted and approved. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Committee on Appeals and Grievances was ACCEPTED and APPROVED. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER JAMES DUNN OF COLORADO ~ORTON~CnONOFGRANDLODGEOFnC~

RW. Brother Ned D. Inglish, Chairman, presented the Report on the Election of Grand Lodge Officers for the YEAR 1985-1986. For the Office of Grand Master: Charles E. Scheurich Scattered

914 votes 20 votes

M.W. Grand Master Schneider announced the election of R.W. Brother Charles E. Scheurich to the Office of Grand Master. R.W. Brother Scheurich expressed appreciation of the confidence of the brethren. He accepted the election and pledged to perform the duties of the station to the best of his knowledge and ability. For the Office of Deputy Grand Master: P. Vincent Kinkead Scattered

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M.W. Grand Master Schneider announced the election of R.W. Brother P. Vincent Kinkead to the Office of Deputy Grand Master. RW. Brother Kinkead accepted the election. For the Office of Senior Grand Warden: William H. Wisbrock Scattered

886 votes 36 votes

M.W. Grand Master Schneider announced the election of R.W. Brother William H. Wisbrock to the Office of Senior Grand Warden. R.W. Brother Wisbrock accepted the election. For the Office of Junior Grand Warden: Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. Scattered

854 votes 42 votes

M.W. Grand Master Schneider announced the election of R.W. Brother Thomas K. McGuire,Jr. to the Office ofJunior Grand Warden. R.W. Brother McGuire accepted the election. For the Office of Grand Treasurer: W. Marion Luna Scattered

873 votes 16 votes

M.W. Grand Master Schneider announced the re-election of RW. Brother W. Marion Luna to the Office of Grand Treasurer. R.W. Brother Luna accepted the election. For the Office of Grand Secretary: Frank A. Arnold Scattered

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M.W. Grand Master Schneider announced the re-election of RW. Brother Frank A. Arnold to the Office of Grand Secretary. RW. Brother Arnold accepted the election. REMARKS OF R.E. GRAND COMMANDER DONALD L. H1ATTE ANNOUNCEMENT OF GRAND MASTER-ELECT CHARLES E. SCHEURICH

R.W. Brother Charles E. Scheurich, Deputy Grand Master and Grand Master-Elect, announced that the next Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri - the 165th - will convene in the City of Springfield at the University Plaza Convention Center on Monday and Tuesday, September 29 and 30, 1986. CALL FROM LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called from labor at 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday Morning, October 1, 1985. R.W. Grand Chaplain Carl L. Radford offered prayer. ANNUAL COMMUNICATION OF MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH

The Missouri Lodge of Research met in Annual Communication in McKinney Hall of the Saint Louis Masonic Temple on Monday Afternoon, September 30, 1985, after the close of the Grand Lodge Session.


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TOUR OF MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI

The Delegates of the Constituent Lodges of Missouri visited and toured the Masonic Home of Missouri after the close of the Monday Afternoon Session of the Grand Lodge Communication.

MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 30,1985

GRAND LODGE DINNER MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER VERN H. SCHNEIDER, presiding Entrance and Introduction of Grand Lodge Officers and Ladies Table Grace -

R.W. Grand Chaplain Elmer E. Revelle

Dinner served by Commissary Committee of Valley of Saint Louis Scottish Rite, assisted by The Three Youth Organizations Presentation of Grand Lodge Achievement Award Medallions to Representatives of Honor Lodges - M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider and Chairman and Members of Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education. (The list of Honor Lodges for the Grand Lodge Year 1984-1985 is included as a part of the Report of the Committee on Masonic Education.) Presentation of "TEN YEAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" Certificates by M.W. Grand Master Schneider and RW. Brother Thomas C. Warden, Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Education, to Representatives of the following Lodges: BON HOMME LODGE NO. 45 at Ballwin CLAY LODGE NO. 207 at Excelsior Springs SAINT FRANCOIS LODGE NO. 234 at Libertyville RUSHVILLE LODGE NO. 238 at Rushville PALESTINE LODGE NO. 241 at Saint Charles CHARITY LODGE NO. 331 at Saint Joseph FELLOWSHIP LODGE NO. 345 at Joplin GATE OF THE TEMPLE LODGE NO. 422 at Springfield PLATO LODGE NO. 469 at Plato FAIRFAX LODGE NO. 483 at Fairfax FREEDOM LODGE NO. 636 at Mehlville BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LODGE NO. 642 at Creve Coeur ANNOUNCEMENT IN RE: "GRAND MASTER'S CERTIFICATE OF MERIT" M.W. Grand Master Schneider, having highly approved the reports of Worshipful Masters on the participation in MASONIC EDUCATION MONTH (MARCH 1985) and in MASONIC SERVICE MONTH (MAY 1985), announced that the "GRAND MASTER'S CERTIFICATE OF MERIT" will be written and forwarded to the Worshipful Masters of the "MERIT" LODGES. MERIDIAN LODGE NO.2 at Saint Louis - Neil A. Kemper, Worshipful Master PAULDINGVILLE LODGE NO. 11 at Wright City - George Gerdes, Worshipful Master RISING SUN LODGE NO. 13 at Kansas City - R. L. Tichenor, Worshipful Master WELLINGTON LODGE NO. 22 at DeKalb - Farrell L. Kelley, Worshipful Master AVA LODGE NO. 26 at Ava - Dareth A. Raymer, Worshipful Master SAINT JOHN'S LODGE NO. 28 at Hannibal - Richard Blakeslee, Worshipful Master


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WINDSOR LODGE NO. 29 at Windsor - Lyle V. Ellis, Worshipful Master LIBERTY LODGE NO. 31 at Liberty - Larry D. Rader, Worshipful Master RALLS LODGE NO. 33 at Center - William H. Harris, Worshipful Master TROY LODGE NO. 34 at Troy - W. Robert Wermuth, Worshipful Master COOPER LODGE NO. 36 at Boonville - R. Brent Bradshaw, Worshipful Master BISMARCK LODGE NO. 41 at Bismarck - Jerry E. Hicks, Worshipful Master BONHOMME LODGE NO. 45 at Ballwin - Stanley H. Keely,Jr., Worshipful Master WENTZVILLE LODGE NO. 46 at Wentzville - George L. Haley, Worshipful Master FAYETTE LODGE NO. 47 at Fayette - Carroll E. Miller, II, Worshipful Master RICHMOND LODGE NO. 57 at Richmond - Arthur D. Wright, Worshipful Master NEW BLOOMFIELD LODGE NO. 60 at New Bloomfield - Glen Gessley, Worshipful Master KENNETT LODGE NO. 68 at Kennett - Jesse Bridges, Jr., Worshipful Master SAVANNAH LODGE NO. 71 at Savannah - Perry C. Franklin, Worshipful Master WEBSTER GROVES LODGE NO. 84 at Webster Groves - Culver John Walters, Worshipful Master DEFIANCE LODGE NO. 88 at Sheridan - Douglas L. Allee, Worshipful Master PERSEVERANCE LODGE NO. 92 at Louisiana - Gene R. Miller, Worshipful Master SAINT MARK'S LODGE NO. 93 at Cape Girardeau - Steven R. Cook, Worshipful Master HEROINE LODGE NO. 104 at Kansas City - Milford L. Eddingfield, Worshipful Master MARCUS LODGE NO. 110 at Fredericktown - Charles Barnes, Worshipful Master DE SOTO LODGE NO. 119 at DeSoto - Gilbert G. Lucas, Worshipful Master COMPASS LODGE NO. 120 at Parkville - George H. Esler, Worshipful Master HERMANN LODGE NO. 123 at Hermann - Leroy Vieth, Worshipful Master STAR OF THE WEST LODGE NO. 133 at Ironton - Owen Moses, Worshipful Master PHOENIX LODGE NO. 136 at Bowling Green - Jerry D. Wilhoit, Worshipful Master OREGON LODGE NO. 139 at Forest City - Robert Schaeffer, Worshipful Master PLEASANT GROVE LODGE NO. 142 at Otterville - Gary D. Payne, Worshipful Master MILTON LODGE NO. 151 at Milton - Elbert Haak, Worshipful Master BLOOMFIELD LODGE NO. 153 at Bloomfield - Mike Robey, Worshipful Master ASHLAND LODGE NO. 156 at Ashland - Charles Dean Wisner, Worshipful Master JOACHIM LODGE NO. 164 at Hillsboro - William E. McConnell, Worshipful Master COLONY LODGE NO. 168 at Colony - Gilvie Bertram, Worshipful Master GRAY SUMMIT LODGE NO. 173 at Gray Summit - Norman W. Zweifel, Worshipful Master HERMON LODGE NO. 187 at Liberal- Preston L. Haverstic, Worshipful Master ZEREDATHA LODGE NO. 189 at Saint Joseph - Dwane Edwin Wylie, Worshipful Master ANGERONA LODGE NO. 193 at Missouri City - F. Wayne Dugan, Worshipful Master BOLl VAR LODGE NO. 195 at Bolivar - Michael Brown, Worshipful Master CLAY LODGE NO. 207 at Excelsior Springs - Arnold W. Green, Worshipful Master POPLAR BLUFF LODGE NO. 209 at Poplar Bluff - A. Bryan Thornburgh, Worshipful Master UNIONVILLE LODGE NO. 210 at Unionville - Richard L. Brown, Worshipful Master ROLLA LODGE NO. 213 at Rolla - James E. Drake, Worshipful Master LA BELLE LODGE NO. 222 at LaBelle - Ronald V. House, Worshipful Master SHELBINA LODGE NO. 228 at Shelbina - Harley L. Kropf, Worshipful Master


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SAINT FRANCOIS LODGE NO. 234 at Libertyville:"-Jerry D. Gregory, Worshipful Master LA PLATA LODGE NO. 237 at La Plata - Donald Travis, Worshipful Master RUSHVILLE LODGE NO. 238 at Rushville - David W. Page, Worshipful Master PALESTINE LODGE NO. 241 at Saint Charles - James D. Bell, Worshipful Master KNOB NOSTER LODGE NO. 245 at Knob Noster - William L. McAlister, Worshipful Master HOPE LODGE NO. 251 at Washington - M. Leo Shumaker, Worshipful Master BUTLER LODGE NO. 254 at Butler - Richard L. Swehla, Worshipful Master LODGE OF LIGHT NO. 257 at Eagleville - Bill C. Selby, Worshipful Master MECHANICSVILLE LODGE NO. 260 at Defiance - HubertJ. Shade, Worshipful Master CORINTHIAN LODGE NO. 265 at Warrensburg - Forrest Yankee, Worshipful Master GRANITE LODGE NO. 272 at Sedalia - Floyd W. Hatfield, Worshipful Master CANOPY LODGE NO. 284 at Aurora - Paul G. Gregory, Worshipful Master HERMITAGE LODGE NO. 288 at Hermitage - Frank Burger, Worshipful Master LAMAR LODGE NO. 292 at Lamar - Neal L. Smith, Worshipful Master SARCOXIE LODGE NO. 293 at Sarcoxie - Knute Gjeruldsen, Worshipful Master SAMPSON LODGE NO. 298 at Theodosia - Thomas E. Malone, Worshipful Master TEMPLE LODGE NO. 299 at Kansas City - Henry W. Fox, Worshipful Master OSAGE LODGE NO. 303 at Nevada - W. Dale Butterfield, Worshipful Master CECILE DAYLIGHT LODGE NO. 305 at North Kansas City - Carl W. Hugill, Worshipful Master JONATHAN LODGE NO. 321 at Denver - Lester Malson, Worshipful Master McDONALD LODGE NO. 324 at Independence - Stanley D. Pierson, Worshipful Master CHARITY LODGE NO. 331 at Saint Joseph - Rodney D. Quigley, Worshipful Master JOPLIN LODGE NO. 335 at Joplin - Harold H. Miley, Worshipful Master HALLSVILLE LODGE NO. 336 at Hallsville - Allen Austene, Worshipful Master FIDELITY LODGE NO. 339 at Farley - David Richardson, Worshipful Master MOBERLY LODGE NO. 344 at Moberly - Dennis Wayne Spears, Worshipful Master ARLINGTON LODGE NO. 346 at Dixon - Clarence E. Krull, Worshipful Master POLLOCK LODGE NO. 349 at Pollock - Ora R. Pierson, Worshipful Master FRIEND LODGE NO. 352 at Ozark - Walter L. Shelton, Worshipful Master BARNESVILLE LODGE NO. 353 at Ellington - Paul E. Davis, Worshipful Master FRATERNAL LODGE NO. 363 at Robertsville - Christopher Gist, Worshipful Master ADAIR LODGE NO. 366 at Kirksville - Zelwin B. Eaton, Worshipful Master WILLIAMSTOWN LODGE NO. 370 at Williamstown - Michael K. Hudnut, Worshipful Master BELLE LODGE NO. 373 at Belle - Rick J. Becklenberg, Worshipful Master WAYNESVILLE LODGE NO. 375 at Waynesville - John Thomas Tinsley, Worshipful Master KING HILL LODGE NO. 376 at Saint Joseph - Larry V. Gass, Worshipful Master BILLINGS LODGE NO. 379 at Billings - Leo L. Nelson, Worshipful Master RICHLAND LODGE NO. 385 at Richland - Ben Hogland, Worshipful Master RAYTOWN LODGE NO. 391 at Raytown - F. Martin Clatanoff, Worshipful Master CHRISTIAN LODGE NO. 392 at Oak Grove - Gary E. McLallen, Worshipful Master GOWER LODGE NO. 397 at Gower - David L. Maa~, Worshipful Master CARTERVILLE LODGE NO. 401 at Carterville - Stephen Dorsey, Worshipful Master


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WHITEWATER LODGE NO. 417 at Whitewater - Gerald D. Lyne, Worshipful Master SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 424 at Bonne Terre - William G. Harding, Worshipful Master ROCKBRIDGE LODGE NO. 435 at Almartha - John G. Norris, Worshipful Master EXCELSIOR LODGE NO. 441 at Jackson - Larry M. Stone, Worshipful Master BURLINGTON LODGE NO. 442 at Burlington Junction - Gary K. Brown, Worshipful Master WEST GATE LODGE NO. 445 at Kirkwood - Fred B. Foster, Worshipful Master BELTON LODGE NO. 450 at Belton - L. W. "Bill" Coleman, Worshipful Master LAMBSKIN LODGE NO. 460 at Saint Louis- William A. Catlett, Worshipful Master SANTA FE LODGE NO. 462 at Santa Fe - J. E. Gipson, Jr., Worshipful Master PLATO LODGE NO. 469 at Plato - Allen L. Link, Worshipful Master NODAWAY LODGE NO. 470 at Maryville-Douglas L. Stickley, Worshipful Master MOUNT HOPE LODGE NO. 476 at Odessa - Clarence Gray, Worshipful Master MARCELINE LODGE NO. 481 at Marceline - Jerry D. Black, Worshipful Master CLINTONVILLE LODGE NO. 482 at El Dorado Springs - Lonnie McNeece, Worshipful Master KIRKWOOD LODGE NO. 484 at Kirkwood - Thomas E. R. Taggart, Worshipful Master VANDALIA LODGE NO. 491 at Vandalia - William A. Gamblian, Worshipful Master ROBERT BURNS LODGE NO. 496 at Gainesville - Jerry N. Luna, Worshipful Master EQUALITY LODGE NO. 497 at Newburg - Thomas Darwin Ruggles, Worshipful Master HARMONY LODGE NO. 499 at Saint Louis - Francis A. LaTragna, Worshipful Master BUCKNER LODGE NO. 501 at Buckner - David B. Brown, Worshipful Master PRAIRIE HOME LODGE NO. 503 at Prairie Home - C. Edgar Don Carlos, Worshipful Master SAXTON LODGE NO. 508 at Saint Joseph - George A. Ebling, Jr., Worshipful Master SKIDMORE LODGE NO. 511 at Skidmore - James R. Brown, Worshipful Master WEBB CITY LODGE NO. 512 at Webb City - Jack Amos, Worshipful Master GRANBY LODGE NO. 514 at Granby - Joseph D. McBride, Worshipful Master INGOMAR LODGE NO. 536 at Willow Springs - Russell A. Jenkins, Worshipful Master FERGUSON LODGE NO. 542 at Ferguson - Roger G. Huffmaster, Worshipful Master ALGABIL LODGE NO. 544 at Saint Louis - Robert D. Thee, Worshipful Master SOUTH GATE LODGE NO. 547 at Kansas City - William S. Skinner, Worshipful Master REPUBLIC LODGE NO. 570 at Republic - Robert Skelton, Worshipful Master BERNIE LODGE NO. 573 at Bernie - Randy E. Jennings, Worshipful Master EWING LODGE NO. 577 at Ewing - Larry Morriss, Worshipful Master KOSHKONONG LODGE NO. 582 at Koshkonong - Charles T. Pease, Worshipful Master BRANSON LODGE NO. 587 at Branson - Robert N. Edwards, Worshipful Master UNION LODGE NO. 593 at Union - Steven C. Barnhart, Worshipful Master LEADWOOD LODGE NO. 598 at Leadwood - James D. Downs, Worshipful Master CLAYTON LODGE NO. 601 at Clayton - James Q. Harbison, Worshipful Master WARRENTON LODGE NO. 609 at Warrenton - Robert G. Greer, Worshipful Master CLARK LODGE NO. 610 at Clark - James H. Colley, Worshipful Master


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WELLSTON LODGE NO. 613 at Hazelwood-Joe B. Robertson, Worshipful Master SWOPE PARK LODGE NO. 617 at Kansas City - Ronald H. Ross, Worshipful Master EAST GATE LODGE NO. 630 at Kansas City - Cleo E. Tapscott, Worshipful Master FREEDOM LODGE NO. 636 at Mehlville - Neal]. Donaldson, Worshipful Master JENNINGS LODGE NO. 640 at Jennings - William L. Jackson, Worshipful Master BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LODGE NO. 642 at Creve Coeur - Fred S. Engel, Worshipful Master GARDENVILLE LODGE NO. 655 at Saint Louis - Robert C. Wolz, Worshipful Master COUNTRY CLUB LODGE NO. 656 at Kansas City - Clayton A. Chittim, Worshipful Master ALPHA LODGE NO. 659 at North Kansas City - John Mac Hedrick, Worshipful Master BERKELEY LODGE NO. 667 at Berkeley - Everett L. Jackson, Worshipful Master FLORISSANT LODGE NO. 668 at Florissant - LeRoy D. Unruh, Worshipful Master

PRESENTATION OF THE TRUMAN MEDAL

M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider treated the presentation of THE TRUMAN MEDAL as a composite of aspects of the printer's art: Object, background scene, portrait. The designed object was the identification of the Missouri Master Mason selected to be the 1985 recipient of THE TRUMAN MEDAL. For the background scene, the Grand Master first related the elements of Masonic Record which might have been the History of any number of Brothers: the number of years of membership held in two lodges, the particular interest in one angle of Masonry - the ritual, the holding of offices in the lodge and presiding as the Worshipful Master, the appointment by the Grand Lecturer to serve as a District Deputy Grand Lecturer. Proceeding in a proper and regular order of artistry, M.W. Brother Schneider added to the word drawing: distinctive facets of personal biography (immigration to the United States as a small child, service in the American Armed Forces as a young man, the matrimonial union of nearly three score years), the names of the two lodges of membership (Beacon Lodge No.3 and Polar Star Lodge No. 79), the year of service as Worshipful Master of Polar Star Lodge (1960), the term as the appointed District Deputy Grand Lecturer of the 33rd Masonic District - Section A (1963-1966), the remarkable record as a holder of Proficiency Cards of the Certificate Plan of the Grand Lodge Committee on Ritual (1947-1985), the instruction and examination of perhaps hundreds of brothers in the lectures of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice and Fellow Craft and Master Mason with the coinciding education toward Light and Knowledge in Freemasonry, the appointment as Grand Chaplain for three Grand Lodge terms (1982-1985). By the language of his presentation, M.W. Brother Schneider truly and correctly portrayed Right WorshipfUl Brother Charles Goodman - the 1985 recipient of THE TRUMAN MEDAL. The Grand Master directed that Right Worshipful Brother Charles Goodman and his wife Sarah be escorted to the head table. After the distinctly suitable formal presentation, M.W. Brother Schneider requested that Mrs. Goodman pin THE TRUMAN MEDAL on her husband's breast.


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R.W. Brother Charles Goodman responded to the presentation with expressions: first of surprise at being the 1985 Selectman, then of genuine appreciation, and finally with the well-recognized attitude of humbleness his acceptance of the most honorable award of the Grand Lodge of Missouri: THE TRUMAN MEDAL. (By standing ovation all in attendance at the Grand Lodge Dinner demonstrated approval of the award of THE TRUMAN MEDAL to Right Worshipful Brother CHARLES GOODMAN.) It was a highlight of the evening for M.W. Brother Schneider and Mrs. Schneider and the other Grand Officers and their wives seated at the head table to have the opportunity to observe the reactions of people as they recognized the central figure of the word picture. Of particular pleasure to them was the chance to see the expression of Mrs. Goodman when she realized who it was that was being described and the responsive show of Brother Goodman when he knew that the Grand Master was talking about him. BENEDICTION: R.W. Grand Chaplain Elmer E. Revelle


Tuesday Morning 9:00 A.M. ORGAN SELECTIONS. EMIL E. CORTE CALL TO LABOR

The Grand Lodge was called to labor at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday Morning, October 1, 1985. R.W. Grand Chaplain Elmer E. Revelle offered prayer. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER VERN H. SCHNEIDER

M.W. BROTHER SCHNEIDER: Brethren, before we proceed with the business of the day, I want to be sure that we take time to express our deep appreciation to that brother who has provided for our enjoyment. I am referring to Brother Emil Corte, the organist. (APPLAUSE) Also, I want to thank Brother Larry Taylor and the members of the Light and Sound Crews and the members of the Hospitaler Committee of the Scottish Rite Cathedral. They have served well to make our stay pleasant. We thank the entire Staff of the Saint Louis Valley of the Scottish Rite for all that they have done toward the success of this Annual Communication. ANNOUNCEMENTS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER VERN H. SCHNEIDER

M.W. Grand Master Schneider announced that the Report of the Committee on Grand Lodge Charity, the Report of the Committee on Grand Lodge Office Building, the Report of the Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation, the Report of the Committee on Masonic Education, and the Report of the Committee on Relief and Charity had all been printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees." The Grand Master stated that the Report of the Committee on Grand Lodge Charity, the Report of the Committee on Grand Lodge Office Building, the Report of the Committee on Lodges Under Dispensation, the Report of the Committee on Masonic Education with the list of the Honor Lodges for the YEAR 1984-1985 included, and the Report of the Committee on Relief and Charity are received as printed and will be included in the PROCEEDINGS as parts of the official record of this Annual Communication. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAND LODGE CHARITY

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: During the Grand Lodge year 1984-1985 no requests were received from Missouri sources for assistance from the Grand Lodge Disaster Relief Fund. However, two requests were received from the Masonic Service Association. We were informed that as a result of earthquakes in Chile over a year ago many members of the Fraternity suffered devastating losses. The Grand Lodge of Chile was reported to have exhausted its available resources to provide assistance to its members. Contributions were invited, with the stipulation that they would be used exclusively to relieve human need and would not be devoted to the rebuilding of any Lodge building. The Committee was informed that all administrative costs associated with the collection and deliv-

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ery of funds to the Grand Lodge of Chile would be borne by the Masonic Service Association. The Committee considered this request and forwarded a check for $1,000 to be expended for the said purpose. An acknowledgment of appreciation was received with respect to this gift. The Committee was also advised by the Masonic Service Association as to substantial losses experienced by members of the Fraternity living in Florida as the result of recent fires which swept parts of that state. We were informed that the Grand Lodge of Florida had exhausted its resources, and thus an invitation was extended to other jurisdictions to consider rendering assistance to the Brethren of Florida. Again, the Masonic Service Association undertook to bear the cost of collecting and transmitting funds to the Grand Lodge of Florida. After consideration of this matter, your Committee agreed to send $1,000 to the Florida Wild Fire Relief Fund. A letter of appreciation has been received from the Grand Lodge of Florida. While no requests for assistance have been received from Lodges in Missouri during the current year, we recommend continuing support of this Fund so that in the event of any local disaster we shall be in a position to respond quickly and effectively as needs might dictate. Respectfully submitted, VERN H. SCHNEIDER, Chairman, CHARLES E. SCHEURICH, P. VINCENT KINKEAD, WILLIAM H. WISBROCK. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRAND LODGE BUILDING

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on the Grand Lodge Office Building, charged with the upkeep and maintenance of the Building and Grounds, met as needed during the year. Contracts were entered into for snow removal, lawn and tree care. During the winter, the water line connecting the exterior water faucet again froze up and broke due to inability to insulate the pipe, causing extensive water damage to the Library area. This problem water line has been disconnected from the water system. As reported last year, two roofing contractors were consulted to ascertain what steps the Committee should recommend regarding the condition of the roof, which has deteriorated causing a number of leaks throughout the building. Following the consultants' recommendations, the Committee agreed that the roof must be replaced this year. The larger of the two heat pump units had to be replaced this summer. The unit has cost excessive expenses the past two years, and the Committee agreed that further outlays on an obsolete unit was not in the best interests of economy or efficiency. Various minor repairs and adjustments were authorized throughout the year. Respectfully submitted, PAYNE PERCEI'ULL, ARTHUR E. SCHNEIDER, FRANK A. ARNOLD, DOUGLAS H. GARRETT, Chairman.


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of 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. No lodge is currently meeting under dispensation in the state of Missouri. Each member of this Committee wishes to express his gratitude for being named to this Committee and pledges his help and support in any way he may be of further service. Respectfully submitted, MARTIN E. BRUMMOND, CHARLES WARREN OHRVALL, DAVID S. BUTLER, CARL G. BROWN, Chairman. WAYNE R. TWIEHAUS, REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MASONIC EDUCATION

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri: The year past has been an exciting and eventful one for the Committee on Masonic Education. In addition to monitoring participation in the Achievement Award Program, the Committee this year was active in the formation ofa state-wide Lodge Education Officer Program, and witnessed the successful implementation of "Masonic Education Month" in March and "Masonic Service Month" in May. This year's activities were highlighted by the Missouri delegation to the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education being selected as the presiding and host state for the 1986 conference. The Achievement Award Program this year has been under the able direction of Brother Dan Cole. As of the end of July, some 35 applications for the annual award had been received, and a marked improvement in the quality of the applications - particularly in the area of Masonic Education programs has been noted. It is felt that this is due in large part to the newly-appointed Lodge Education Officers, and they are to be congratulated for their efforts. Several changes in the Achievement Award standards have been made for the ensuing year. New requirements are designed to add special emphasis to the programs and communications aspects of Masonic Education. Fulfillment of these requirements will necessitate careful planning and teamwork by lodge officers, but will result in improved activities and functions. Over the years the committee has noted several persistent problem areas, together with questions, that have arisen concerning this award. We expect to develop a short instructional booklet for District Deputies and Lodge Education Officers to help reduce such problems and make the program more efficient to administer. Perhaps the most significant activity of the year involved implementation of the Lodge Education Officer Program. Workshops on February 2 and February 9 at St. Louis and Kansas City for newly-appointed Lodge Education Officers drew an estimated 150 participants at each site. From these initial meetings, the committee foresees an expanded system of conferences across the state for education officers, providing a unique opportunity for the committee to coordinate its programs, on an annual basis, with Blue Lodge-level education officers. This should greatly enhance the quality and participation of lodges in the Achievement Award Program. The fledging project has been under the direction of Bro. John Siscel, whose extraordinary efforts have


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resulted in the program's solid development during its first year. Over 90 percent of Missouri lodges have appointed education officers. Four members of your Committee - Brothers Dan Cole, John Siscel, Richard Smith and your Chairman - attended the Midwest Conference on Masonic Education at Springfield, Illinois, in May. It was the Committee Chairman's honor to be elected President of the Conference for 1986, and to designate St. Louis as the host city for next year's Conference. The tentative list of speakers for the Conference, scheduled for May 1-3 at the Henry the Eighth Hotel in St. Louis, includes three Past Grand Masters of Missouri- M.W. Brothers Earl K. Dille, Gus O. Nations, and]. C. Montgomery, J r. - in addition to R.W. Brother Charles Scheurich, who will welcome the delegates as Grand Master of Missouri; Stewart M. L. Pollard, Executive Secretary of the Masonic Service Association; and Allen E. Roberts, noted Masonic author. It is indeed an honor for the committee, and for the Masons of Missouri, to host this prestigious gathering of Masonic educators from some dozen member states. Under the enlightened leadership of M.W. Brother]. C. Montgomery, Jr., The Freemason magazine continues to excel as a conduit for information between the Grand Lodge and the subordinate lodges of our state. The Committee recommends to all brethren the wealth of knowledge which can be found in the quarterly editions of the magazine. At a time when Freemasons desperately need to know what is happening within the Craft, The Freemason magazine helps fulfil that need. It is part of the "Light" of knowledge available to Missouri Masons. Your Committee continues to provide publications and visual aids to constituent lodges, available through the kind offices of our able Grand Secretary. Some of these can be found at the Masonic Education display table in the hallway. In closing, the Committee on Masonic Education expresses its heartfelt appreciation to those Lodge Education Officers, District Deputy Grand Lecturers and District Deputy Grand Masters who have significantly assisted in making the Grand Lodge Achievement Award Program a workable and enduring effort for the betterment of the Fraternity. Whatever success we achieve is due in large part to the wisdom, assistance and guidance of our Grand Secretary, to whom we express our thanks. Respectfully submitted: DANIEL RONALD

F. COLE, M. COMPTON,

JOHN W. SISCEL,

SAM

V.

COCHRAN,

RICHARD

L.

SMITH,

THOMAS C. WARDEN,

Chairman.

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD GRANTED DURING YEAR AND CERTIFICATE SENT Lodge No. and Name 496 ROBERT BURNS

Worshipful Master James B. Gibson, Sr.

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ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GRANTED AT GRAND LODGE Lodge No. and Name

3 BEACON 3 BEACON 4 HOWARD 5 UNITED

Worshipful Master Wilbert F. Bohne

Maxie C. Barbee Ernest O'Dell Jack Murray

Term 10/83-10/84 10/84-10/85 12/84-12/85 1/85-12/85


1985 Lodge No. and Name

II PAULDINGVILLE 13 RISING SUN 17 CLARKSVILLE 22 WELLINGTON 27 EVERGREEN 30 HUNTSVILLE 31 LIBERTY 33 RALLS 34 TROY 40 MT. MORIAH 43 JEFFERSON 45 BONHOMME 46 WENTZVILLE 47 FAYETTE 57 RICHMOND 68 KENNETT 71 SAVANNAH 75 SILEX 76 INDEPENDENCE 77 LEBANON

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84 WEBSTER GROVES 89 FRIENDSHIP 93 ST. MARK'S 98 WEBSTER 104 HEROINE 105 KIRKSVILLE 110 MARCUS 114 TWILIGHT 120 COMPASS 120 COMPASS 123 HERMANN 136 PHOENIX 138 LINCOLN 139 OREGON 142 PLEASANT GROVE 151 MILTON 164 JOACHIM 172 CENSER 173 GRAY SUMMIT 183 CALIFORNIA 187 HERMON 189 ZEREDATHA 193 ANGERONA 195 BOLIVAR 199 NEW HOPE 207 CLAY 209 POPLAR BLUFF 210 UNIONVILLE 211 HICKORY HILL 213 ROLLA 213 ROLLA 216 HALE CITY 219 ALBERT PIKE

Worshipful Master

Term

George Gerdes R. L. Tichenor Robert C. Frank Farrell L. Kelley Maurice Rodgers E. Wayne Milan Larry D. Rader William H. Harris W. Robert Wermuth Monroe C. Johnson, Sr. George Paul White Stanley H. Keely, Jr. George L. Haley Carroll E. Miller, II Howard J. Railey Jess R. Bridges, Jr. Perry C. Franklin Harry E. Patton Robert A. Gage David Schmidt Robert C. Webster Culver John Walters Jacob S. Yoder (deceased) Steven R. Cook Jerry D. Schafer, Sr. Milford L. Eddingfield John A. Shelton Charles Barnes Car] Michael Edwards Everett Lee Mize George H. Esler Leroy Vieth Jerry D. Wilhoit Larry E. Carr Robert L. Schaeffer Gary D. Payne Elbert Haak William E. McConnell Russell D. Kohl Norman W. Zweifel Randall D. Potter Preston L. Haverstic Dwane Wylie F. Wayne Dugan Mike Brown Donald D. Tapley Arnold W. Green A. Bryan Thornburgh Richard L. Brown Robert Annett Benjamin F. Cooley James E. Drake Kenneth M. Kirby Richard L. Huber

II/84-11/85 12/84-12/85 I ~/84-12/85 1185-12/85 12/84-12/85 12/84-12/85 12/84-12/85 1/85-12/85 II /84-11/85 12/84-12/85 12/84-12/85 8/84-7/85 11184-10/85 10/84-10/85 1/84-1185 1/84-1/85 12/84-12/85 10/84-9/85 12/84-12/85 12/83-12/84 12/84-12/85 10/84-10/85 5/84-5/85 1185-1/86 11184-11/85 12/84-12/85 12/84-12/85 12/84-12/85 6/84-6/85 12/83-1 1/84 11/84-11/85 12/84-12/85 1/85-12/85 12/84-12/85 12/84-12/85 6/84-6/85 11/84-11/85 11/84-11/85 1/85-10/85 12/84-12/85 9/84-9/85 1/85-1/86 11/84-11/85 12/84-12/85 1/85-1/86 10/84-10/85 12/84-12/85 1/85-1/86 12/84-1/86 12/84-12/85 12/83-12/84 12/84-12/85 12/84-12/85 12/84-12/85


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KANSAS CITY MYSTIC TIE HAMILTON SALINE SHELBINA ST. FRANCOIS SEDALIA RUSHVILLE PALESTINE NEOSHO HOPE BUTLER LODGE OF LIGHT MECHANICSVILLE CORINTHIAN CORINTHIAN AURORA THEODORE ROOSEVELT SOLOMON GRANITE HOGLES CREEK CANOPY HERMITAGE LAMAR SARCOXIE TEMPLE TEMPLE CECILE DAYLIGHT MERAMEC RURAL VERSAILLES MCDONALD CHARITY JOPLIN BLUE SPRINGS HERCULANEUM FIDELITY WESTPORT CIRCLE FELLOWSHIP FRIEND BARNSVILLE HEBRON TUSCAN FRATERNAL ADAIR BELLE WAYNESVILLE KING HILL PYTHAGORIS RICHLAND RAYTOWN CHRISTIAN APPLETON CITY

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Orville S. Cawthon Gary R. Wendel William W. Goe, Jr. Jules T. Brown Harley L. Kropf Jerry Don Gregory James C. Duzan David W. Page James D. Bell Bob Michael M. Leo Shumaker Richard L. Swehla Bill C. Selby Hubert Shade Russell F. Martin B. Forrest Yankee Verble L. Johnson

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Daniel W. Imhof Floyd W. Hatfield James A. Thames Paul G. Gregory Frank R. Burger Neal L. Smith Knute Gjeruldsen Danny Searcy Henry W. Fox Carl W. Hugill James E. Declue Floyd O. Calvert Wilford L. Sidebottom Stanley D. Pierson Rodney D. Quigley Harold H. Miley Jack W. Hurst A. Joe Williams David Richardson Thomas P. Norman John A. Parks Robert L. Stoops Walter L. Shelton Paul E. Davis Robert T. Hodges Robert D. Wachter Christopher Gist Zelwin B. Eaton Rick J. Becklenberg John Thomas Tinsley Larry Gass John Starchman Ben Hogland F. Martin Clatanoff Gary E. McLallen Donald Culver

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Lodge No. and Name 422 GATE OF THE TEMPLE 422 GATE OF THE TEMPLE 441 EXCELSIOR 445 WESTGATE 446 IVANHOE 450 BELTON 453 FORSYTH 469 PLATO 470 NODAWAY 471 MINERAL 481 MARCELINE 482 CLINTONVILLE 482 CLINTONVILLE 483 FAIRFAX 496 ROBERT BURNS 499 HARMONY 501 BUCKNER 505 EUCLID 505 EUCLID 511 SKIDMORE 511 SKIDMORE 512 WEBB CITY 515 GALENA 520 CLIFTON HEIGHTS 522 GATE CITY 527 HIGBEE 534 COLUMBIA 538 STELLA 542 FERGUSON 543 MANSFIELD 544 ALGABIL 546 ORIENT 547 SOUTH GATE 548 CLINTON 551 PENDLETON 569 MARLBOROUGH 570 REPUBLIC 587 BRANSON 591 BARNETT 593 UNION 598 LEADWOOD 609 WARRENTON 612 MOKANE 614 MT. WASHINGTON 617 SWOPE PARK 618 GRANDVIEW 621 ANDERSON 624 OWENSVILLE 625 SHEFFIELD 626 MAGNOLIA 630 EAST GATE 636 FREEDOM 640 JENNINGS 642 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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Roy Allen Wilson James N. Sutton Larry M. Stone Carl P. Todd Virgil L. Thurman L. W. (Bill) Coleman Kenneth W. Lambton Allen Link Douglas L. Stickley Jack L. Seward Jerry D. Black Michael A. Boyles Lonnie Ray McNeece Steven L. Deckard Jerry N. Luna Francis A. Latragna David B. Brown Kenneth C. Dow, Jr. Jerry Lee Gaddy james R. Brown james R. Brown Jack Amos George O. Scobee William J. Mundy Darryl Herberet Hoke Edwin B. Hawkins Stanley Koepke EHick Garren Roger G. Huffmaster Ronnie Huffman Robert D. Thee Charles A. Powell William S. Skinner William Welborn Granville M. Miller james D. Steele Robert Skelton Robert N. Edwards Kevin D. McDonald Steven C. Barnhart james D. Downs Robert Gerald Greer Noland L. Bartley Edward P. Olson Ronald H. Ross Harvey J. Wells james D. Herrin Paul W. Schulte Clarence L. Grimm Larry F. Barriner Cleo E. Tapscott Neal J. Donaldson William L. Jackson Fred S. Engel

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Worshipful Master

Term

655 656 659 667 668 672 674

Robert C. Wolz Clayton A. Chittim john M. Hedrick Everett L. jackson Leroy D. Unruh Peter H. Ritchie Walter H. Suter

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GARDENVILLE COUNTRY CLUB ALPHA BERKELEY FLORISSANT HAROLD O. GRAUEL CENTRAL CROSSING

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIEF AND CHARITY

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 Horne Board of Directors. The Committee is appointed under Section 5.090 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge by the Grand Master and meets monthly at the Masonic Horne Board Meeting or at the call of the chairman to consider requests properly submitted to it by a subordinate Lodge for financial assistance and relief to worthy eligible cases. The Grand Lodge at its last annual communication in St. Louis, Missouri on September 25 and 26,1984 budgeted $15,000 for the work of the Committee and $10,000 was appropriated and forwarded to the Committee during the year. Following is the report of the financial activities of the Committee from July 1, 1984 to June 30, 1985. Granby Lodge No. 514 Samaritan Lod~e No. 424 Mountain View Lodge No. 637 jennings Lodge No. 640 St. joseph Lodge No. 78 Service Charges Total Disbursements Balance in Bank july I, 1984 Received from Grand Lodge Interest received from account Checks issued for relief Balance in Bank june 30, 1984

S 1,200.00 . 3,201.00 .. 1,500.00 200.00 . 1,500.00 . .65 . . S 7,601.65 . S 5,152.22 . 10,000.00 254.40 . $15,406.62 7,601.65 . . S 7,804.97

The report of the auditor verifies the facts of this report. Respectfully submitted, CARL I. STEIN, Secretary-Treasurer, JAMES A. ESTELL, ALBERT J. ELFRANK, Chairman, WILLIAM H. WISBROCK. D. ELDON TURNBULL, REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CORRESPONDENCE

M.W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Correspondence - the printed booklet "A MASONIC REVIEW." He stated that the report is his 24th attempt to bring a review of Masonic happenings around the world to this Grand Lodge. It has been a joyful labor of love. But he informed that he had reached the point where he thinks it should be given to another. He concluded the presentation by reading the EPILOGUE of the Report.


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M.W. Brother Hunt moved that the Report of the Committee on Correspondence - "A MASONIC REVIEW" - be received for inclusion in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, "A MASONIC REVIEW" was RECEIVED. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER VERN H. SCHNEIDER

M.W. BROTHER SCHNEIDER: Brethren, for 24 years - almost a quarter of a century - this Grand Lodge has been blessed to have one of the giants of Masonry performing the important task of reading, carefully studying, and analyzing reports of Masonic activity from all over the world. He has shared with us the results of his study. What an invaluable contribution to Masonry, particularly to this Jurisdiction! May I ask you to give an expression of your appreciation for what this great Mason has done. (APPLAUSE) REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER ROBERT A. METCALF OF NEBRASKA

M.W. Brother Metcalf, on behalf of the Governor of the State of Nebraska, presented M.W. Brother Schneider with a plaque appropriately inscribed to designate him an Admiral in the Grand Nebraska Navy. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BY-LAWS

M.W. Brother J. Morgan Donelson, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on By-Laws as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees," with one correction. He moved the acceptance of the report; the motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Committee on By-Laws, as corrected, was ACCEPTED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: Your Committee, following the 1984 annual communication, prepared and distributed the annual pocket part to the Constitution and By-Laws which makes the law of the Grand Lodge complete and current. It also contains other useful materials and information for each reference. Brothers, you are urged to keep your "Black Book" complete by annually replacing the pocket part with the current pocket part. It only takes a moment to remove the old and replace it with the new. The Committee expresses its appreciation to the Grand Master and Grand Secretary for their assistance in reviewing the thousands of words and pages of copy to maintain an accurate and as complete a record as possible. Fraternally submitted, RONALD M. BELT, HARRY GERSHENSON, JR., NEWTON R. BRADLEY, WILLIAM H. UTZ, JR., J. MORGAN DONELSON, P.G.M., Chairman. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF

R.W. Brother Albert H. Van Gels, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Masonic Boards of Relief. He 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. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Committee on Masonic Boards of Relief was ACCEPTED.


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To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Masonic Boards of Relief received reports from the Boards of Relief in St. Joseph and St. Louis and St. Louis County for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1985. The report of the Board of Relief in Joplin was not received. From the submitted reports we find that no requests for financial assistance have been made and accordingly no assessments of the Lodges for funds. Requests to arranj1;e courtesy Masonic Funeral Services continue to be the primary function of these Boards; however, many other services are rendered by these Boards as noted in their individual reports. The complete reports of the reporting Masonic Boards of Relief constitute the report of this committee and are attached. Respectfully submitted, ALBERT H. VAN GELS, Chairman, LON G. ORR, KENNETH L. McNEAL, ALFRED E. SPENCER. June 30, 1985 St. Joseph Masonic Board of Relief 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, Missouri. 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 Thursday, January 31, 1985. The officers elected were: President, Larry Seaman, Zeredatha Lodge 189; Vice President, Lawrence Donaldson, Saxton Lodge No. 508; and Secretary-Treasurer, Kenneth L. McNeal, Zeredatha Lodge No. 189. There has not been an assessment against any of the member lodges during the past year. The Board's main function is to serve as a clearing house for all types of Masonic inquiries from throughout the United States. We handle membership verification, reports of deaths and illness, arrange Masonic funeral services and serve as the liaison organization for Masonic groups throughout the area. We also do investigative work on charity cases for Masonic Lodges in our territory. The Board once again acknowledges the generosity of the St. Joseph Scottish Rite Bodies for assuming the administrative expenses of the Board of Relief. The following is the current financial status of the Board of Relief of St. Joseph, Missouri. Checking Account - Commerce Bank of St. Joseph 6/30/84 $246.86 Expenses - Funeral Expense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.50 Balance 6/30/85 $212.36 The requests for assistance continue to decline with each passing year. We feel that we do serve an important function in our Fraternity by providing the means for any Masonic organization to receive assistance by contacting us when they have any related Masonic inquiry. Although our activity has become less charitable in nature, we do fill an important need by maintaining an information clearing house. Respectfully submitted, KENNETH L. McNEAL, S ecretary-Treasurer St. Joseph Masonic Board of Relief


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Masonic Board of Relief of St. Louis and St. Louis County

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: GREETINGS: The Board had three meetings this year with an average attendance of ten members. During the year we had 14 requests for funerals, 11 of which were handled in the usual numerical order. Three requests were received with too short of notice to organize. No monetary assistance was given and none of our 159 cemetery lots were used. Again, for the 21st consecutive year, being financially sound there was no need to assess the lodges. The financial report is included. Fraternally, FRANK HARTMANN, President, No. 218, ROBERT BOONE, Vice-President, No. 80, CHARLES JANSSEN, Treasurer, No. 218, TOM MOSER, Secretary, No. 544.

We have, as instructed, checked all the financial records of this Board for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1985. A statement showing the receipts and disbursements for this period follows. For the Auditing Committee: ELMER A. ROHRBACH, No. 347, Chairman, July 12, 1985. STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS FROM JULY 1, 1984 to JUNE 30, 1985 Balance,June 1, 1984 Receipts: Lodge Assessments 1984/1985 Interest on U.S. Bonds Interest on Cert. of Deposit Donations Disbursements: Relief Purchase of Sick Room Equipment Cleaning of Sick Room Equipment Telephone Postage Printing Office Supplies Safe Deposit Box Rent Donations: Mrs. Schiller Bibles for Funerals Masonic Home Masonic Temple

Recapitulation: Balance in Checking Account, June 30, 1985 U.S. Bonds (2) Certificates of Deposit

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHARTERED LODGES

R.W. Brother Gerald W. Burnworth, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Chartered Lodges as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees." He moved the acceptance of the report for printing in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion being seconded, the Grand Lodge voted that the Report of the Committee on Chartered Lodges was ACCEPTED. 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 15, 1985, and examined the reports of the subordinate lodges and the reports of the District Deputy Grand Masters. We wish to submit the following report: Late Returns: On Wednesday evening August 14, there were still 52 lodges whose reports were not in the office of the Grand Secretary. While the Committee was in the office on August 15, six reports came in the mail. This left 46 reports still missing. The lodges were: 15, 16,20,29,35,60,65,69, 76, 82, 90, 112, 147,239,256,259,278,285,300,318,324,327,358,407,411,419,430, 459,466,469,483,486,487,509,525,533,559,590,608,626,634,644,655, 671,673, and 675. Your Committee suggests that when the District Deputy Grand Masters make their official visit to the lodges, that they discuss section 10.050 with the lodge secretaries. From June 30 until August 1 seems to be ample time to prepare this report. Some of the same lodges are late year after year. It appears this is just a plain case of negligence. The Grand Secretary and this Committee cannot make a full report to this Grand Lodge when these reports are not in the Grand Secretary's office on time. Membership: Your Committee checked the reports of 469 lodges and found a total of 76,458 Master Masons. If the 46 absentee reports had been in, this figure would, no doubt, go over the 80,000 mark. There were 89 lodges which showed an increase of 462 members. Three of these lodges had other lodges to merge with them. This merger accounted for 182 of the 462. This leaves a net of 280 actual increase of members in the 89 lodges. Fifty-six lodges had 79 to affiliate as multiple members. On the bright side, 316 lodges raised 978 Master Masons. Three hundred twenty-five of the 469 lodges showed a loss of 2,415 members. Fifty-one lodges indicated that they neither gained or lost any members. Three hundred lodges suspended 1,529 members for non-payment of dues. Thirty-four lodges suspended 43 Master Masons for failure to pass the proficiency in the Master Mason degree. Forty-five lodges rejected 58 petitions for degrees. The membership in our lodges is increasing in age. Four hundred twentyeight lodges reported 4,093 "50-Year Members." From every lodge room there is that well-worn path that leads to the graveyard. One by one they pass away and ascend to the Grand Lodge on High. Four hundred five lodges reported 2,349 deaths during the past year. Errors: There are still many of the reports that come into the Grand Lodge office with errors. Our most competent Grand Secretary goes to all the trouble to send step-by-step instructions along with the reports. Many reports still come in with several mistakes, which makes it necessary to return them to the lodge secretaries for correction. This causes much waste of time for everyone


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concerned. May the committee suggest that more care be taken when preparing these reports. Just follow the instructions one step at a time. Attendance: Of the 469 lodges checked, 62 lodges reported an average attendance of 25 or over. Three hundred sixty-one had less than 20 in average attendance. One hundred twenty-four lodges had less than lOin attendance. Four hundred fifty-seven lodges reported an average attendance of 16. Twelve lodges did not report. This is an area where an occasional Masonic Education could be a big help in attracting members to attend. Fees: The following is a recapitulation of the fees charged for the degrees. Amount Charged $ 45.00 to $ 50.00 51.00 to 60.00 61.00 to 70.00 71.00 to 80.00 81.00 to 90.00

No. of Lodges

82 94 64 79 21

Amount Charged $ 91.00 to $100.00 101.00 to 110.00 111.00 to 120.00 121.00 to 130.00 131.00 to 150.00

No. of Lodges

76 18 19 12 4

It is apparent all of the lodges have made the necessary adjustment in their By-laws, and all are complying with Section 10.010 of the Grand Lodge By-laws. The amount of dues charged by the lodges covers a wide range from very low to somewhat high. A mount Charged

$ 7.75 8.00 10.00 12.00 12.50 13.00 14.00 14.25 15.00 15.50 16.00 17.00 17.50 18.00 19.50 20.00 20.50

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1 10 10 2 1 1 I

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8 10 6 23 1 162 1

Amount Charged

$21.00 21.35 21.50 22.00 22.50 23.00 24.00 24.50 25.00 26.00 27.00 28.00 30.00 32.00 35.00 40.00 60.00

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4 1 1 10 1 7 4 I

87 3 6 3 19 2 4 1 1

One lodge reported dues at $8.50 and $25.00; one lodge reported dues at $15.00 and $20.00; two lodges reported dues at $15.00 and $25.00; one lodge reported dues at $18.00 and $22.00; and one lodge reported dues at $20.00 and $35.00. There was no explanation, but it might be assumed that this difference might be a senior citizen discount. One lodge did not report its dues. District Deputy Grand Master Reports: At the time we met in the office of the Grand Secretary, the following lodges had not been reported by the District Deputy Grand Masters:


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District 6 Grant City Lodge No. 66 at Grant City Defiance Lodge No. 88 at Sheridan McFall-Gentryville Lodge No. 125 at McFall Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 at King City District II Kearney Lodge No. 311 at Kearney District 12 Braymer Lodge No. 135 at Braymer Benevolence Lodge No. 170 at Utica Breckenridge Lodge No. 334 at Breckenridge Dawn Lodge No. 539 at Dawn District 19 Eureka Lodge No. 73 at Brunswick Warren Lodge No. 74 at Keytesville Cunningham Lodge No. 525 at Sumner Mendon Lodge No. 628 at Mendon District 25 Prairie Home Lodge No. 503 at Prairie Home District 29 Nineveh Lodge No. 473 at Olney

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District 46 Ava Lodge No. 26 at Ava Barnes Lodge No. 116 at Cabool Texas Lodge No. 177 at Houston Plato Lodge No. 469 at Plato District 59 Independence Lodge No. 76 at Independence Summit Lodge No. 263 at Lee's Summit McDonald Lodge No. 324 at Independence Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 at Blue Springs Raytown Lodge No. 391 at Raytown Christian Lodge No. 392 at Oak Grove Buckner Lodge No. 501 at Buckner Marlborough Lodge No. 569 at Grandview Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 at Independence Grandview Lodge No. 618 at Grandview Grain Valley Lodge No. 644 at Grain Valley

Budget: Four hundred eighty-five District Deputy Grand Master reports were checked. Section 9.040 of the Grand Lodge By-laws specifically states that each lodge has a budget committee. Section 9.050 states that this committee prepares and reports to the lodge a budget no later than the second stated communication after the installation of the Worshipful Master. Two hundred ten of the lodges checked did not prepare a budget. One hundred thirteen lodges expenditures exceeded their income. Auditing: Section 9.035 of the Grand Lodge By-laws states that each lodge has an Auditing Committee, and that they report to the lodge at least once each year. Checking the District Deputy Grand Master reports we find the following audits: Last Audit

1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979

No. of Lodges

142 218 51 12 7 7 2

Last Audit

1978 1974 1973 Did not know No record Never

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I 2 1 31 7 5

Committee on Delinquent Dues: Section 9.160 of the Grand Lodge By-laws states that each lodge shall have such a committee, and it outlines their specific duties. The suspension for nonpayment of dues is a great factor in the decline of membership. As it was mentioned in the first part of this report, there were 1,529 Master Masons suspended for nonpayment of dues during the past year. Two hundred seven lodges reported they did not have a committee for the purpose of contacting these delinquent members.


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By-laws: Twenty-two of the 485 lodges reported they did not have a current set of By-laws for their lodges. Three lodges reported that they did not have the Grand Lodge Book of Constitution and By-laws. There were many who reported that they did not have the latest pocket part. This is hard to understand as the Grand Secretary mails each lodge these pocket parts. Masonic Education: Several lodges have adopted some limited programs of Masonic Education. These lodges are still in the minority. Each lodge should at least have one member who can be responsible for some form of Masonic Education. Some programs can be a reasonable period of time. Many short items of three to five minutes at several meetings can be most educational. Inviting a person from another lodge to present a program will prove most interesting. A good Masonic Education program can help boost attendance at meetings. Conclusion: Your Committee on Chartered Lodges has gone over the various reports with the thought in mind, to point out several objectives that the lodges might work to attain. By so doing, Freemasonry in this Grand Jurisdiction can improve itself. The smallest lodge with only 27 members can work on a program and attract good men to knock at its door. There were two lodges that raised 27 and 22 (total 49) Master Masons last year. These two lodges are active and are attracting new members. Leadership is the key to success in our lodges. May we, once again, ask the District Deputy Grand Masters for help. Discuss with each lodge the importance of Sections 10.050,9.160,9.050,9.035, and 7.030 in the Black Book of Constitution and By-laws. Many lodges can improve themselves by abiding by these rules. Many, many, pages could be written in this conclusion. Your Committee :;uggests that every Master Mason rededicate himself to the good of Freemasonry, if so, we can grow and prosper. . Most Worshipful Grand Master, your Committee appreciates the opportunity of serving you and this Grand Lodge. We also want to extend thanks to R.W. Brother Frank Ames Arnold, our most competent Grand Secretary, for his splendid cooperation and assistance. Fraternally submitted,

J.

WILBUR M. DAUGHTREY,

HOWARD

MORRIS E. CARTER, CHARLES C. LONG,

GERALD W. BURNWORTH,

GWINN,

Chairman.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PREPARATION OF MANUAL FOR LODGE SECRETARIES

R.W. Brother Gerald W. Burnworth, Chairman, moved that the Report of the Committee on Preparation of Manual for Lodge Secretaries be accepted and made a part of the official record of this Annual Communication. The motion being seconded, the Grand Lodge voted that the report be ACCEPTED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: Your Committee regrets to report that a very small amount of progress was made during the past year. Quite a quantity of material has been collected, but nothing put in order. R.W. Brother Harry C. Ploetze's health became very bad.


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As a result he passed on to the Grand Lodge on High - a great loss to the Masonic Fraternity. R.W. Brother Harry W. Shapiro was fortunate to spend several weeks in the sunny South. Results: No Committee meetings were held. Little progress was made. Respectfully submitted, HARRY C. PLOETZE, (Deceased) HARRY

W. SHAPIRO, W. BURNWORTH, Chainnan.

GERALD

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBUC RELATIONS

R.W. Brother Alfred M. Frager, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Public Relations. He moved the acceptance and approval of the report. The motion being seconded, the Grand Lodge voted that the Report of the Committee on Public Relations was ACCEPTED and APPROVED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri: Your Public Relations Committee respectively reports its activities in part for the Masonic year 1984-1985. When the Grand Master, M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider, issued a directive early in the year designating May, 1985, as "Masonic Service Month," it inspired the membership of the Masonic Lodges throughout the state to formulate plans to assist generally but to be of particular service to senior citizens. Much good resulted. Many in need found a helping hand from Masons all over Missouri. Outstanding service projects were carried out by Missouri Masonic Lodges. Some of the specifics are herein noted. a) Masons went to the home of an aged brother who was a member of the Masonic Fraternity for more than 50 years. He and his wife had been hospitalized and as a result could not do the things that were necessary around the home. A number of Masons did spring cleaning, removed trash and other items from the basement, and overall did a total housecleaning job. Upon completing the task they left with tearful, heartfelt thanks of the couple. b) An elderly widow who could no longer do the necessary chores around her house was grateful when a group of Masons cut brush, pruned trees, removed diseased trees, mowed the grass, trimmed the shrubbery, and removed vines from garage and roof. c) A number of Masons raised $1,200 through clothing donations and presented this sum to the Salvation Army for its rehabilitation program. d) A Masonic Lodge in a rural community held a ham and bean dinner and thereby raised $657 which it donated to a sick, teen-age boy to assist in paying his medical bills. e) Lodge members in a small town donated their labor in helping to re-roof a senior citizen complex. The dollar value of such labor was recognized as $1,100. f) Two country Masonic Lodges combined their efforts, provided the brushes and paint, and painted both the City Hall and Fire Station in a small Missouri town. g) A rural Missouri Lodge contributed both labor and material in readying a


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public baseball field so that the children in the town could participate in a summer sports program. h) A Lodge took charge of a food concession at a horse show and donated the proceeds of $850 to a home for the handicapped. These are but a few of the efforts involving Masonic service. A number of other worthwhile projects were accomplished. In the wake of the good that the Masons did were many happy hearts, tearfilled joyous eyes, and profound expressions of gratitude and thanks. The value in human terms of the deeds accomplished by many Masons throughout the state of Missouri is immeasureable because among other kindnesses and assistance it helped eliminate many scars of neglected need and disrepair. The results of the Masonic brethren volunteerism helped many elderly, disadvantaged, and disabled people to enjoy better living conditions. The real significance of the Masonic programs in assisting others was that it helped those who could least help themselves. Services to people included repairs and renovations of owner-occupied homes. The Masons who volunteered their services came from all walks oflife, from churches, corporations, businesses, professional and civic organizations and just plain farmers. Missouri newspapers were generous in publicizing many of the projects carried out by Masons. The sum and substance was that the help and services freely rendered by many Masons was on a one-to-one basis. Each activity of service was meaningful and improved the daily life experience of many that were in need. The great question that was once raised, "Am I my brother's keeper?" was answered in the affirmative by the loving, unselfish, considerate and thoughtful action of Missouri Masons. The loving fervor of public relations as a consequence of the profound help to many citizens by Missouri Masons attests to the high and respected reputation of the Masonic Fraternity in Missouri. Cordially and fraternally, JOHN K. SMITH, ROBERT W. CONRADI, GEORGE WAGNER, L. WAYNE HILL, THOMAS C. WARDEN, ARNOLD J. MILNER, ALFRED M. FRAGER, Chairman. HERMAN A. ORLICK, P.G.M. RICHARD B. RAMAGE, REMARKS OF R.W. DEPUTY GRAND MASTER GEORGE A. WALLINGER OF WISCONSIN REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING

M.W. Brother Fielding A. Poe, Chairman, moved that the Report of the Committee on Redistricting as printed in the booklet "Reports of Offic.ers and Committees" be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motIon was seconded. The Grand Lodge voted the Report of the Committee on Redistricting was ACCEPTED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. and A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Committee for the study and suggestions for redistricting the Masonic districts of the State of Missouri met in the Grand Lodge office on Saturday morning, March 23, 1985.


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Those present, M.W. Brother Fielding Poe, Chairman; M.W. Brother Bruce Hunt; M.W. Brother William Denslow; M.W. Brother Elvis Mooney; M.W. Brother Dr. Edward Blinn; and M.W. Brother Robert Crede. Also present by invitation were M.W. Brother Vern Schneider, R.W. Brother Charles Scheurich, Deputy Grand Master, and RW. Brother Frank Arnold, Grand Secretary. After a short discussion it was the consensus of the Committee that a complete redistricting of the entire State would be laborious as well as disturbing to many lodges and brethren. It was recognized, however, that changing population patterns have had an effect on many Masonic Lodges and Masonic districts over the State of Missouri. The Committee felt that a district of four lodges or less was too small for maximum Administrative effect to the Grand Lodge. We therefore, have made recommendations for merger wherever there are four lodges or less in a district. There are two districts, the 22nd and 33-57th, that are large enough to be divided, however, since they seem to be enjoying satisfactory operation under the system of multiple D.D.G.M.'s we did not make any attempt to divide these districts. Following is our list of suggested changes: 1. District Number Four now has only two active lodges, Trenton, and Princeton. As there are five lodges in the Fifth District these two lodges would then make a total of seven lodges and we would, therefore, recommend that the Fourth and Fifth Districts be merged. 2. The Seventh District has now lost some five lodges, since there are only four remaining and since the adjoining Eighth District has only seven lodges we recommend that the Seventh and Eighth Districts be merged. This would make a total of 11 lodges in their district. 3. There are four lodges in the Thirteenth District, four in the Nineteenth District, and three in the Twentieth District. The Nineteenth and Twentieth have recognized the need for change. They had asked that they be considered to be merged. Since the Thirteenth District adjoins the Nineteenth, the Committee thought and recommends that the Thirteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Districts be merged. This would form a reversed L-shaped district of 11 lodges. 4. The Twenty-Seventh, Twenty-Eighth, Thirty-first and Fifty-eighth Districts presented a most unique situation. There are now three lodges in the Twenty-Eighth District somewhat uniquely situated geographically. The Committee recommends that Montgomery Lodge in Montgomery City be placed in the Twenty-Seventh District. That Jonesburg Lodge, located close to Highway 70, be placed in the Thirtieth District and that Daggett Lodge in McKittrick be placed in the Thirty-Second District. The Committee suggested that New Bloomfield, Tebbetts and Mokane, because of distance, might prefer to switch to the Thirty-First District since all three are closer to Jefferson City than to other lodges in their present district. It was also suggested that Chamois and Linn might prefer moving to the Thirty-Second District for the same reason. Since there are only three lodges in the Fifty-Eighth District and they


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appear on the map to be relatively close to the Thirty-First District, it was our recommendation that the Fifty-Eighth District be merged with the Thirty-First District. If the above is accomplished the following would result: Twenty-Seventh District - five lodges Thirtieth District - six lodges Thirty-First District - twelve lodges Thirty-Second District - thirteen lodges Copies of this report were sent to the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, and to the District Deputy Grand Masters of those districts involved in any suggested chan~e. As this is an advisory committee any action taken would have to be by a decision of the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Senior and Junior Grand Warden and the Grand Lecturer. Respectfully submitted, FIELDING A. POE, Chairman, M.W. DR. EDWARD BLINN, M.W. BRUCE HUI'\T, M.W. ROBERT CREDE, M.W. WILLIAM DEI'\SLOW, M.W. WILLIAM J. HILL. M.W. ELVIS MOONEY, R.W. BROTHER ALFRED E. SPENCER RECOGNIZED AND HONORED BY GRAND MASTER The Grand Master requested that the Senior Grand Deacon escort R.W. Brother Alfred E. Spencer to the East. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: We were taught by a great teacher of long ago that he would best read would best serve. On my right is a brother who understands the need for service and loyalty. He has gone just far beyond the normal bounds to help so many people, and particularly these Past Grand Masters seated to my right and Grand Lodge Officers. He has given us the benefit for these many years of his richest service in the field of Masonic history, symbolism. He himself is an outstanding research person; he belongs to a number of research lodges throughout this country. He carries on extensive correspondence with many distinguished Masonic scholars. He is truly a fountain of Masonic Knowledge. There is really no way that we can adequately express our appreciation for what a brother like this has done. At this time I do want to present to him this "Grand Master's Service Award." It reads as follows: "Be it known to all men by these presents: In recognition of the many years of faithful service devoted to the advancement of the cause of Masonic Research, this award is hereby presented on the 30th Day of September 1985 to Right Worshipful Brother Alfred E. Spencer." RW. BROTHER SPENCER: Most Worshipful, thank you very, very much. want to help in any way that I can. (APPLAUSE) REPORT OF THE BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD

Wor. Brother Harold E. Thornton, Chairman, presented the Report of the Building Supervisory Board. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: ., .. Your Building Supervisory Board submits herewIth Its report of the actiVIties and decisions made during the past Masonic year.


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All members of this Board have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to serve the Grand Lodge this past year; and we are indebted to our Grand Master, M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider, for the appointment and his co-operation. We are pleased to report that in almost all cases applications made to the Board by the various Lodges and Associations have been in good order, so that the Board was able to process applications as filed in most instances. We have attempted to give prompt attention to all matters. Attached hereto, and made a part of this report, is a list of all cases received and considered (not necessarily in order of reception and approval) for the Year 1984-1985. It is our fervent hope that the principles of Freemasonry will continue to be exerted through our Lodges, and in the hearts and minds of men throughout this great State of Missouri. To that end we have bent our efforts. Fraternally submitted, K.

ROGER PENNEL,

DAVID

A. WATSON, E. THORNTON, Chairman.

HAROLD

Hermitage Lodge No. 288 at Hermitage The Board approved the purchase of land to be used for a future new Temple. Linn Lodge No. 326 at Linn The Board approved Articles of Not for Profit Corporation as submitted. Linn Masonic Temple Association. Mount Vernon Lodge No. 99 at Mount Vernon The Board approved Articles of Not for Profit Corporation, with only one minor correction in the provisions. Pythagoras Lodge No. 383 at Cassville The Board approved the sale of the present building for the fair market value. Jewel Lodge No. 480 at Pleasant Hill The Board approved Articles of Incorporation as submitted. Waynesville Lodge No. 375 at Waynesville The Board approved the purchase of two acres of land for a new Temple. No debt incurred. Northwest Lodge No. 358 at Tarkio and Tarkio Building Association, Inc. The Board approved revised Articles of Incorporation. Bismarck Lodge No. 41 at Bismarck The Board approved the purchase of adjoining land to their Temple to be used for a parking lot and landscaping. Mount Hope Lodge No. 476 at Odessa The Board approved plans submitted for building a new Temple, providing it meets existing fire code of the City of Odessa, Missouri. Decatur Lodge No. 400 at Pierce City The Board has Articles of Incorporation under consideration at the time of this report. Norwood Lodge No. 622 at Norwood The board approved the brick veneer building of the Norwood Fraternal Society, Inc. as suitable for Masonic Usage as the meeting place of Norwood Lodge. with no indebtedness incurred by the lodge in the remodeling process.

Brother Thornton moved that the Report of the Building Supervisory Board printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" and the supplement to the report on Norwood Lodge No. 622 be received. The motion was seconded. The Report of the Building Supervisory Board was RECEIVED.


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WOR. BROTHER THORNTON: Most Worshipful Sir, there is one matter that I would like to take up with your permission. I have recommended in the past that it is possible for a struggling lodge which has trouble keeping up their building in proper order and paying the costs of utilities and insurance to combine their efforts with another lodge possibly located in the same area. I am afraid that remark has been misunderstood in some cases. I have never to my knowledge, nor has any member of the Board, recommended that any lodge give up its Charter and consolidate with another lodge, and thereby lose its identity. What I have recommended and what has been misconstrued and misunderstood is that it is possible for two or more lodges to occupy a place that is convenient for the members to get to, to combine their efforts under one not-for-profit corporation, electing members of the respective lodges to serve as the board of directors. That remark and that suggested avenue of relief possibly got construed to mean the wrong thing. If so, I am sorry. I hope you understand what is meant by the recommendation. REMARKS OF R.W. GRAND SECRETARY JOHN E. SHAVER OF OKLAHOMA REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY

M.W. Brother J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Chairman, stated that the Report of the Committee on Necrology is printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees." He presented a supplement to the printed report - the additional memorials for RW. Brother Alfred Whitfield Griffith and R.W. Brother Russell Edward Eickmeyer. The traditional "lodge of sorrow" conducted in the lodge hall before the public service but now so seldom used in our busy world concludes with the Worshipful Master declaring: "In wisdom, strength and beauty the Great Architect of the Universe builds His temple and disposes his workmen. We bow with humble reverence and submission to the fiat of His widsom and rely upon His strength. Let us mold our lives and characters in the beauty of holiness and await with confidence the tender mercy of the Great Judge."

Thus our sorrow at the loss of our Brothers is tempered by our faith in the Great Architect, and in hope and love we commend our departed companions to His gracious keeping. The Scythe of Time has again swept through the ranks of our Fraternity. Our Grand Secretary reports that in the Grand Lodge year ending June 30, 1985, 2,467 of our Brethren were taken from our band to meet with us no more. In this number there were those who were near and dear to us. Some distinguished themselves in larger fields of Masonic service and leadership. Others labored humbly in the quarries of home. But, as the Apocrypha tells us, their "righteous deeds have not been forgotten." In their departure we are all the poorer, but our lives are richer and our hearts are grateful that we could meet and work with them through these seasons of Fraternal labor. The tokens of our parting are two. Let us reflect briefly upon their meaning. First is the Apron. It speaks to us so eloquently that, in a world careless of moral and ethical values, character still counts. Our brethren who wore this insignia of the Freemason remind us "of that purity oflife and conduct which is so essentially necessary to (their) gaining admission into the Celestial Lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides."


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The Apron is also a symbol oflabor, not alone of Masonic labors but also of that day-by-day work to which our human creation is called. This noble pursuit is illustrated by the several Working Tools, bespeaking not alone the high dignity of operative masonry but also that speculative masonry which enables us to build that spiritual edifice. "Build thee more stately mansions, 0 my soul." Our departed brethren witness to these labors. Again the Apron reminds us that our fellowship together was precious. In the departure of these Brethren from among the living something is taken which can never be again. And yet our sadness is swallowed up in the gladness and gratitude for the friendly and social intercourse we shared with them through the Fraternity. The second token of our parting, the Evergreen reassures us with its lesson of hope and confirms us in our faith in immortality. The leaders ofthe world's great religious faiths have all drawn inspiration from "the religion and lesson of Nature." Freemasonry acknowledges those truths and strengthens that faith. Even in their death, our friends and Brothers gave a silent witness through these tokens of our Fraternity. Let us remember those who served the Grand Lodge in special ways. M.W. Brother ThomasJ. Davis,Jr., of Piedmont typified much of the best in Freemasonry. The story of his life belongs to the heartland of America. A "small town boy," he possessed that bigness of character which made him a leader in business, community affairs, and fraternal work. He was born December 5, 1919, and departed this life March 5, 1985, at the age of 65. In young manhood he served his country through the difficult days of World War II. Following the war he received his Blue Lodge degrees in Wayne Lodge No. 526. Other Masonic work and honors were to follow through the years. York and Scottish Rite, and in season the 33rd Degree Inspector General Honorary. Organizer and Advisor for Clearwater Chapter, Order of DeMolay, and later to have the Honorary Legion of Honor. A member of the Order of Eastern Star. The future Grand Master served his apprenticeship in the work of the Grand Lodge. For five years he was District Deputy Grand Lecturer in the 52nd District, and for another five years he served as a member of the important Ways and Means Committee. In 1964 he was appointed to the advancing line by M.W. Brother Martin B. Dickinson. In the succeeding years he filled various committee assignments, and in 1970-71 he served as President ofthe Masonic Home Board. At the conclusion ofthat term he was elected and installed the 126th Grand Master of Missouri Masons. During that term of office M.W. Brother Davis initiated the highly successful program of area meetings, an enterprise which has been continued through the years. His "year" was particularly busy as he traveled throughout the state, meeting the requirements of special engagements, official and fraternal visits, and giving careful attention to decisions and problems attendant upon his office. The hospitality of his home and business office was boundless. Although an extremely busy executive, Tom Davis was never too busy for friends and brethren. Even in the years of his illness, his great joy was in these associations - his family, Wanda, Alon and Sherry and their loved ones; his church; and


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his beloved Piedmont; Wayne Lodge 526 and its new temple of which he was so proud. These were the marks of one who by his life and labors influenced countless others for the values which are the foundation of our land. The attendance of Masons at both the fraternal and religious services was a testimony to M.W. Brother Davis' Masonic leadership. They ranged from the Grand Master, a half-dozen Past Grand Masters, almost all the Grand LodRe Officers, high Scottish Rite officials and other dignitaries. But equally important were the "Brethren," those whom he had lectured and nurtured along the pathway of Freemasonry. How appropriate the words of Brother Fitz-Greene Halleck, the 19th century American poet: Green be the turf above thee, Friend of my better days! None knew thee but to love thee, Nor named thee but to praise.

R.W. Brother Harry Conrad Ploetze departed this life January 15, 1985. The long time and outstanding secretary of Meridian Lodge No.2, St. Louis, he had rendered sterling service to the Grand Lodge for more than a score of years. He was District Deputy Grand Master, District 33-B, 1951-52. He served two four year terms on the Masonic Home Board, 1963-1967 and 1978-1982. Over 15 years he had served six times on the Grand Lodge Committee for the Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, being Chairman in 1976-1977 . For a whole generation he had been an original member of the Grand Master's Breakfast Committee, serving as its chairman two years. In sorrow and appreciation we list others who served the Grand Lodge in special responsibilities. Because of them our Fraternity is better, and our lives have been blessed by their example and friendship. RW. Brother Charles Naaman Alcorn died June 16, 1985. He served as Master of Wentzville Lodge No. 46 in 1963 and was District Deputy Grand Lecturer of District 30 for five years, 1972-1977. RW. Brother Robert W. Adams served five years as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of District 47, 1955-1960. A member of Van Buren Lodge No. 509, he served as its Master in 1950. The date of his death was November 7, 1984. RW. Brother Shelby Lee Barton had received his degrees at Mansfield Lodge No. 543 but later transferred to Ferguson Lodge No. 542, serving as its Master in 1968. He was District Deputy Grand Master of District 57-A 1969-70. He died August 29, 1984. RW. Brother Forrest Marion Dorman served as Worshipful Master of Western Light Lodge No. 396, Louisburg, in 1946 and again in 1949. He served a five year term as District Deputy Grand Master of District 41 from 1972-1977. His date of death was January 16,1985. RW. Brother George W. Gist served as Master of Gentryville Lodge No. 125 (now McFall-Gentryville Lodge No. 125) in 1966 and in 1977. In 1978-79 he was District Deputy Grand Master of District 6. His date of death was September 30, 1984. RW. Brother Wilfrid Allenger Hedrick served as Master of Maplewood Lodge No. 566 in 1967. The following year he was appointed District Deputy Grand Lecturer of District 57-B, holding that post for three years until 1971. His date of death was April 25, 1985.


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R.W. Brother Clifford Lain Hill was Master ofGalena Lodge No. 515 in 1954 and served two years as District Deputy Grand Master of District 54, 19671969. He departed this life January 2, 1985. R.W. Brother Arthur G. Hodges, the District Deputy Grand Master of District 59, served in that office three years, 1950-1953. He was also Grand Lodge representative to Italy. He was Worshipful Master of Independence Lodge No. 76, Independence, in 1946. His date of death was November 20, 1984. R.W. Brother Leroy Paul Lewis served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of District 47 six years (1962-68). He was Worshipful Master of Van Buren Lodge No. 509 in 1960. His date of death was October 5, 1984. R.W. Brother Roscoe Asa Miller received his degrees in Hiram Lodge No. 362, Kahoka, but later transferred to and was Master of Acacia Lodge No. 602, Columbia, in 1946. He was District Deputy Grand Master of District 28 in 1947-48 and also served four years as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of District 26, 1948-1952. Brother Miller died January 24, 1985. R.W. Brother Oscar B. Rogers was serving as District Deputy Grand Master of District 60 at the time of his death April 22, 1985. Although he had received his degrees at Oakville Lodge No. 760, Memphis, Tennessee, he later affiliated with Malden Lodge No. 406, Malden, serving as its Master in 1971. He was in his fifth year as District Deputy Grand Master, having been appointed first in 1980. R.W. Brother Arnold D. Smith had served as Worshipful Master of Eolia Lodge No. 14, Eolia, four times, 1961, 1968, 1972 and 1980. At the time of his death, April 19, 1985, he was serving as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of District 16, having been appointed in 1984. R.W. Brother Norman Seldon Stites had served as District Deputy Grand Lecturer, District 57-B, from 1982-1984 and was serving as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of District 33-57-B at the time of his death, June 24, 1985. Brother Stites had served as Master of Valley Park Lodge No. 629, Valley Park in 1978 and also in 1981. R.W. Brother Philip D. Trainer had served for 31 years as District Deputy Grand Lecturer of District 37,1945 through 1974. On September 24, 1984, the title of District Deputy Grand Lecturer Emeritus was conferred upon him. Brother Trainer had received his degrees in Calhoun Lodge No. 552, Calhoun, but later was a member and Master of Clinton Lodge No. 548, Clinton, serving that office in 1932. His date of death was November 23, 1984. R.W. Brother Clarence G. Waller served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 10 for the two years of 1975-1977. He was Master of Continental Lodge No. 454, Stewartsville, in 1934. His date of death was March 24, 1985. R.W. Brother George Herbert Wollberg received his degrees in United Lodge No.5, Springfield, but later became a member of Beacon Lodge No.3, St. Louis, and served as its Master in 1955. In 1958-1959 he served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 33-C. His date of death was February 13, 1985. Right Worshipful Alfred Whitfield Griffith died September 11, 1985. A Past Master of Fulton Lodge No. 48, serving in 1951, he also served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 27 for five years, 1951-1956. He was Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters in 1968-69 and received the General Grand Chapter Award in 1983. R.W.


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Brother Griffith served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Missouri Lodge of Research from 1959 to the time of his death. In 1984 he was awarded the Harry S. Truman Medal by Most Worshipful Brother Robert J. Crede. Right Worshipful Brother Russell Edward Eickmeyer was a Past Master of Missouri Lodge No. 1 (now Missouri-Commonwealth) in 1951. In 1963-64 he was District Deputy Grand Master of District 33A. His date of death was September 20, 1985. Grateful for the example of these, our distinguished Brethren, let our prayer for them and for us be the words from the funeral dirge: Lord of all, below, above, Fill our hearts with truth and love; When dissolves our earthly tie, Take us to Thy Lodge on high.

So mote it be. Fraternally, FRANK P. BRIGGS, P.G.M., WILLIAM H CHAPMAN, P.G.M., DR. HAROLD O. GRAUEL, P.G.M., WALTER L. WALKER, P.G.M., DR. J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR., P.G.M., Chairman. M.W. Brother Montgomery moved that the printed Report, with the supplement, of the Committee on Necrology be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. The complete Report of the Committee on Necrology was ACCEPTED. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FORMATION OF NEW LODGES

M.W. Brother J. C. Montgomery, Jr., Chairman, stated that the Report of the Committee on Formation of New Lodges is printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees."

To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: At the beginning of his term as Grand Master, M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider appointed this special committee to consider organization of new lodges. The Committee, composed of Past Grand Masters representative of all geographical areas of our jurisdiction, has relied upon the surveys and judgment of its members in making this report. By-Law provisions pertinent to the formation of new lodges are Sections 11 and 16, the latter particularly as it applies to multiple members. In the judgment of committee members the most promising areas for the establishment of new lodges are in the Chesterfield-West St. Louis County area and in rapidly growing sections of St. Charles County. In the former area the suburb of Chesterfield has more than 55,000 residents and 850 businesses but no Masonic lodge in its confines. The latter area is one of the most rapidly growing sections in the country. A group of interested Master Masons in the Chesterfield-West County area has been meeting regularly, discussing the possibilities of a new lodge. We have evidence that a sizable number of Masons whose membership is in other jurisdictions would be interested in being a part of a new lodge; however,


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petitioners for a dispensation must be members in good standing of a lodge in the jurisdiction of Missouri. A recent decision by the Grand Master has affirmed that, although multiple members might become charter members of a new lodge, the 20 required petitioners to the Grand Lodge must be Missouri Masons. St. Charles County is one of the most rapidly growing sections of the country and a prime area for the expansion of Freemasonry. There is also population growth in the area south of Springfield. In recent years one lodge was established in the lake area, and another may be needed in the future. There needs to be continued study on the possible location of new lodges. Although we must be sensitive to the problems of lodges with declining membership, we must also be alert to the lessons of business, schools and churches moving to and thriving in areas of population growth. A by-product of new lodges might well be the growth of Masonically-related youth and other organizations. Some jurisdictions have sought to encourage additional daylight lodges as a possibility for new lodges. Your Committee has not studied this option as to feasibility. Because our Grand Lodge has statewide concurrent jurisdiction, certain legal problems make the establishment of new lodges more difficult. Section 11.020 (b) of the By-Laws requires certificates of approval from two-thirds of the lodges which have jurisdiction over the place the proposed new lodge is to be located. It is the opinion of several members of our Committee that this provision needs to be modified or eliminated. Finally we believe there are lessons to be learned from the example of Freemasonry in England. The multiplication of small lodges with dedicated members has led to growth and continued strength for the Fraternity. Respectfully submitted, LEWIS C. WES COOK, P.G.M., JUDGE J. MORGAN DONELSOI", P.G.M., DR. HAROLD O. GRAUEL, P.G.M., DR. JAMES A. NOLAND, JR., P.G.M., WALTER L. WALKER, P.G.M., HERMAN A. ORLICK, P.C.M., Vice-Chairman, DR. J. C. MONTGOMERY, JR., P.G.M., Chairman. M.W. BROTHER MONTGOMERY commented about the report: As an amateur historian, I can tell you that there were good and proper reasons for certain legislation being found in the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge, particularly as it applies to the formation of new lodges. In the opinion of some of us on the committee, some of those provisions have perhaps served their day and a radical, but thoughtful, revision of them should be studied and perhaps recommended to the Grand Lodge. In the days when our country was largely agrarian in nature, such restrictions were necessary. In this age of high mobility, of rapid and certainly sometimes regretable demographic change, some of our provisions may react against the needful part of new lodges. I refer, of course, to the provisions that would preclude multiple members from being the principal petitioners for a lodge to be under dispensation. We also believe that there might be something to be gained from a study of the British pattern of small and highly disciplined lodges. In our culture


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of matchmaking, we have not tried that, particularly in Missouri, although some other grand jurisdictions are experimenting with that at the present time. Now those comments are gratuitous, Most Worshipful Sir. They are not part of the Report. I move that the Report of the Committee on Formation of New Lodges be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. By vote of the Grand Lodge, the preprinted Report of the Committee on Formation of New Lodges was ACCEPTED. REMARKS OF M.W. PAST GRAND MASTER NELSON OF ARIZONA AND MULTIPLE MEMBER OF GALENA LODGE NO. 515 PRESENTATIONS OF CONTRIBUTIONS FOR MEXICAN RELIEF

Representatives of Lodges presented Contributions for Mexican Relief as follows: GEORGE WASHINGTON LODGE NO.9 at Saint Louis MOUNT MORIAH LODGE NO. 40 at Clayton MERIDIAN LODGE NO.2 at Saint Louis

M.W. Grand Master Schneider announced that the Contributions for Mexican Relief would be forwarded to the Masonic Service Association which will in turn transmit the funds to the appropriate designated parties in Mexico to better assure the effective distribution of the money for the benefit of Mexican Masonic families. This conservative approach will assure proper stewardship of the Contributions for Mexican Relief. CEREMONIAL PRESENTATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS FOR

THE GRAND LODGE DISASTER-RELIEF CHARITY PROGRAM In procession, the Representatives of Constituent Lodges approached the microphone on the floor, announced the Name and Number and Location of the Lodge with the amount of the contribution, then proceeded to the East where the 1985 Report Card was handed to the Grand Treasurer and the check was presented to the Grand Master, who with the Deputy Grand Master greeted each one with a handshake of appreciation and thankfulness. PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

M.W. Grand Master Schneider called on R.W. Grand Chaplain Carl L. Radford to lead the Grand Lodge in a prayer of thanksgiving. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

M.W. Brother J. Edward Blinn, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees." He called attention to the paragraph on the election of M.W. Past Grand Master William J. Hill to a three-year term as a Director of the Memorial Association. Just a mile from the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia, and overlooking the nation's capital, stands the 333 foot George Washington Masonic National Memorial on historic Shooter's Hill. This Memorial, dedicated to the memory of George Washington - Patriot,


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President, Mason - stands as the visible expression of the Masonic Fraternity's faith in the principles of civil and religious liberty and orderly government which were portrayed in the life and character of our country's first President. In recent years the Memorial fell on hard times because of lack of funds to maintain it at the peak of its beauty and grandeur. However, due to the strong support given by 38 Grand Lodges who have now joined in making $5.00 contributions to the Memorial each year for each new initiate (Missouri is included), great things are happening. M.W. Brother Charles R. Glassmire of Maine, who has been re-e1ected to his second term as President of the Memorial Association says, "For the first time in decades, we are making major progress in the upkeep of the Memorial, and I know that this is gratifying to every Mason in our country." Many improvements have been made to the Memorial in the past year - the list includes 28 separate projects. Among them are repairs to the heating and ventilating systems, including restoration of heat to the tower; rebuilding of the washout portion of the front terrace; cleaning of the entire exterior portion of the building and pointing of all mortar joints; polishing of the bronze doors together with all interior bronze; and as more funds become available, other needed improvements will be made. This year M.W. Brother Marvin E. Fowler retired, ending twenty-one years of dedicated and distinguished service to the Memorial Association as Secretary-Treasurer. The Masonic Fraternity salutes him for outstanding service and a great job well done! The Grand Lodge of Missouri has a special reason for pride this year. M.W. Brother William J. Hill was elected to serve a three-year term as a Director of the Memorial Association at the annual meeting. We congratulate him on his preferment! The Grand Lodge of Missouri sent a check "payable to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, in the amount of $7,945 - the contribution for the benefit of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association per the initiations reported by the Constituent Lodges of Missouri in the 1984 Annual Returns" (quote from the Grand Secretary's letter). It should also be noted that there is provision for individual contributions to the Memorial: $100 for Sustaining Membership; $250 for Life Membership; $1,000 for Bicentennial Contributor. Anyone so inclined may send their gift to George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. If you have not seen this great Memorial, we heartily recommend a visit. If your Lodge has not availed itself of the slide program, available from the Grand Secretary's office, on the Memorial, "The Pride of All Freemasons," we heartily recommend that you ask your Officers or Program Chairman to make it available. It is outstanding, and it qualifies as a Masonic Education Meeting for Lodges working on the Grand Lodge Achievement Award; it may be used for either open or closed meetings. Truly, our "PRIDE" is showing in this great Memorial, and we hope you will get to know it better. Fraternally submitted, HOMER L. FERGUSON, P.G.M. FIELDING A. POE, P.G.M. BRUCE H. HUNT, P.G.M. J. EDWARD BLINN, P.G.M., Chairman. ELVIS A. MOONEY, P.G.M.


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M.W. Brother Blinn moved that the Report of the Committee on George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. The Report was ACCEPTED. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON YOUTH

R.W. Brother Daniel F. Cole, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Youth as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees." He moved that the Report be accepted; the motion was seconded; the Report was ACCEPTED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: • BRETHREN: Your Committee on Youth has been active this year in the support and promotion of our three Masonic Youth organizations: DeMolay, Job's Daughters, and Rainbow. A new program was instituted this year to award one youth from each of the three youth organizations who has exemplified those principles professed by their respective organization in an outstanding manner. The recipients of these awards were chosen by our Grand Master Vern Schneider with the assistance of the Committee and the adult supervision of the Youth Groups. This year's recipients were:

DeMolay - Tim Hertel Job's Da~ghters - Barbara Jane Kidd Rainbow - Eva Mae Fizer All three of these youth are credits to their organizations, and the Masonic Fraternity should feel honored to be affiliated with such individuals. The Committee also developed a pamphlet for the use of Blue Lodge officers and members which discusses activities lodges can undertake to support our Masonic Youth, as well as describing the youth groups themselves. The pamphlet is being distributed at this Grand Lodge Session. The Committee would like to thank Brother Gene Cook and DeMolay State Master Councilor Mip Eaves for their assistance and contribution to our Committee. A special thanks also goes to Grand Master Vern Schneider for his invaluable aid and advice. The following is taken from the pamphlet discussed above: Freemasonry teaches good men to be better men. Every man who passes through the degrees of our Fraternity is taught a lesson in morality; every man who serves as an officer in a lodge is taught a lesson in leadership. If these lessons are considered to be valuable, then they should be passed on to those who, in a very real sense, need such lessons the most - our youth. Freemasons have a unique opportunity to do just that through our Masonic Youth organizations.

Brethren, the need is now. Lend a hand to RONALD M. COMPTON, DR. ALBERT L. HOWE, LIONEL J. GOEDE,

our Masonic Youth! O. WESLEY KONERING, JACK MIELKE, DANIEL F. COLE, Chairman.

REPORT OF THE GRAND LECTURER

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accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Grand Lecturer was ACCEPTED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Herewith is submitted my thirteenth annual report as your Grand Lecturer as required by the Constitution and By-Laws of your Grand Lodge. One of the duties of the Grand Lecturer is to make a written report to the Grand Lodge regarding the general condition of the ritualistic 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 over the past liS years, we are able to trace the progress of our ritual from year to year. It was my good pleasure to visit officially each of the 60 districts of our Grand Jurisdiction at least once, quite a number a second time, and some a third time where I felt the presence of the Grand Lecturer was needed. The purpose of these schools is not only to correct whatever mistakes may have crept into the exemplification of the ritual but, of equal importance, to enhance the abilities of your District Deputy Grand Lecturers. Experience teaches us that this, in turn, strengthens the confidence of the craft toward these dedicated and hardworking brethren. The attendance at these meetings has, with few exceptions, improved over last year, especially with the lodge officers. Perhaps this is due in part to the Grand Lodge Achievement Award which requires, among other things, attendance of at least four of the top five line officers at one of the schools held by the Grand Lecturer. I continue to have a keen interest in the Achievement Award - not only for this reason but also because of other requirements which are necessary and encourages a lodge to engage in some activities that would not ordinarily be their custom. I cannot express too strongly my conviction that the idea of the Achievement Award has now been accepted and earning this honor has become a goal for many of our lodges. The condition of the ritualistic work state-wide is excellent and is due primarily to the efforts of the District Deputy Grand Lecturer. The reports submitted by these brethren indicate that we are holding our own in number of schools conducted this year with past years and it appears that we are maintaining our numbers in brethren instructed. There are but a few lodges who do not feel the need of having or attending a school held by one oftheir deputies. It is regretable, however, that there are any because the men who have accepted the responsibility of District Deputy Grand Lecturer have attended schools and performed work in the presence of the Grand Lecturer and other lecturers and are well qualified to instruct. Without exception, all have expressed to me in their reports their willingness to hold schools if asked. I'm sure that there is no lodge in the state so perfect that the services of a District Deputy Grand Lecturer would be in vain. By our nature, we bring new men into our midst and place them in positions of responsibility where they perpetuate mistakes because no one in the lodge is well versed in the ritual. In addition to conducting the more than 60 official schools, 20 sectionals (schools-meetings) were held again with your District Deputy Grand Lecturers; four each in the five sections of the state. The attendance at these meetings has remained approximately the same as last year with few exceptions, one being


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the school at Washington, MO on March 17. We had a total of 213 Master Masons representing 63 lodges. This was a new high and was an exceptional school. Other cities hosting our lecturers' schools were Cameron, Poplar Bluff, Sedalia, Springfield (Gate of the Temple and York Rite Temple), Monroe City, Breckenridge, Sikeston, Kansas City (Rising Sun Lodge), and Louisiana. To all of these Lodges or Temple Boards we do so much appreciate the use of these fine Temples. Without this program of sectional meetings it would be virtually impossible for the Grand Lecturer to educate new brethren and to keep proficient deputies in all districts. These knowledgeable men keep our ritual uniform throughout this Grand Jurisdiction. The proficiency of the deputies has so markedly improved over the last few years that we have trimmed the time at the schools by two hours to accomplish the same amount of work. I cannot praise the deputies adequately for their desire, ability, and interest in perfecting their work. The family of District Lecturers was broken again this year and two of our deputies were called "From Labor to Rest by Our Supreme Grand Master." RW. Brother Arnold D. Smith ofthe 16th Masonic District was called first and on April 21 Masonic services were conducted by RW. Brother RusseliJ. Rowe. Then onJune 25 Masonic services were conducted for R.W. Brother Norman S. Stites, of the 33rd-57th Masonic District Division B by the other district officers of the 33rd-57th District. On November 26, 1984, R.W. Brother Philip D. Trainer was laid to rest with Masonic rites. RW. Brother Trainer was one of the Past Lecturers who was honored at our last Grand Lodge session with the title of District Deputy Grand Lecturer Emeritus for 31 years of service as a District Lecturer. The loss of our brethren shall be deeply felt and is again a reminder of the uncertainty of life and that no brother has the promise that he will have the opportunity to complete his unfinished work tomorrow. It was my pleasure once again this year to have the opportunity to have a part in the 17 area meetings with our Grand Master, M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider. The work that was conducted by the District Deputy Grand Lecturers, District Masters and Grand Lodge Officers at each meeting was well received and was much needed as we have cause to be reminded of the proper way to ballot. I wish to express my appreciation to M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider and the other Grand Lodge Officers for their willingness to continue the annual conferral of a third degree in some location in this Grand Jurisdiction. The conferral was conducted in a most impressive manner by our Grand Lodge Officers each in his own station or place (the lecture was given by RW. Brother Frank A. Arnold, our Grand Secretary, and the charge by myself), dressed in formal attire which lends to the dignity of the work. The Masonic Temple in St. Joseph was the scene and we could not have asked for a finer host than the 9th Masonic District under the direction of the District Deputy Grand Master R.W. Brother Gordon E. Hopkins. The lodge hall was filled and I'm sure that the brethren in attendance were well pleased with their Grand Lodge Officers and the work that they performed. There have been many invitations extended to me for special occasions for which I would very much liked to have attended; however, my responsibility to teach the ritual is the first consideration and when a conflicting date occurs, it is necessary to decline those invitations. To ask the brethren who have arranged


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for a district meeting or a lodge of instruction to postpone the meeting would not be in keeping within Masonic courtesy. The occasion of being a part of the cornerstone laying and dedication of the new Lodge Hall at Poplar Bluff onJanuary 13, 1985, was a privilege I shall long remember. OnJune 29 our Grand Master was guest speaker at the occasion of Higbee Lodge's 100 year celebration and our District Deputy Grand Lecturer Emeritus Edwin B. Hawkins was given a 60 year plaque. On Sunday afternoon, August 18, the Grand Master was guest speaker on the occasion ofthe celebration of M.W. Brother Frank Briggs' 70 years as a Master Mason. I was very pleased to have been able to attend these two memorable occasions. To M.W. Brother Vern H. Schneider, I want to express a special thanks for the confidence he reposed in me and reappointing me as your Grand Lecturer. Brother Vern and his Nada Sue have a special place in mine and Johnnie's heart because of the love and concern they expressed to us this year whenever and wherever our paths met. The opportunity to have served under his leadership has been most rewarding and enlightening to me as he has related to the grassroots of our Fraternity. He has exhibited a unique ability to reach into the hearts of all of his brethren. In closing I want to thank the entire line of Grand Lodge Officers for the support and encouragement they have given me. The Grand Lodge body owes the Grand Lodge Officers a debt of gratitude as they give of their time and talents, each in his own unique way. Finally, my brethren, I want to thank you all for the way that you have accepted my correction whenever necessary. I truly hope none have been offended. I thank you all and particularly the Great Architect of Heaven and Earth for the opportunity to serve as your Grand Lecturer for the years 1984, 1985. God bless you all. Fraternally submitted, STANTON T. BROWN, Grand Lecturer. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RITUAL

R.W. Brother Stanton T. Brown, Chairman, moved that the Report of the Committee on Ritual printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees" be accepted and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded; the Report of the Committee on Ritual was ACCEPTED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Ritual met in St. Joseph, MO on May 11, 1985. All members were present. Your Committee on Ritual wishes to submit the following brief report brief not because of inactivity but rather because most of the work of the Committee is necessarily of a secret and confidential nature, and cannot appear in print. At our meeting a number of points pertaining to the Ritual were considered and passed upon. The Committee determined in each instance what is and has been the work. As it has always done in the past, the Committee discouraged and will continue to discourage any changes in the Ritual unless compelling reason should dictate such action.


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The Committee realizes that its chief function is "to conserve and preserve the work" and it wiJ) be constantly on guard to see that nothing prevents it from discharging that obligation in full. The Committee wishes to express thanks to R.W. Brother Frank A. Arnold, our Grand Secretary, for his valuable assistance in handling the detailed work that goes through his office from the Ritual Committee, for it is through his efforts that the list of names of the brethren who have received certificates this past year in Subdivisions I, II, and III are listed as part of this report. Fraternally submitted, FREELON K. HADLEY, EUGENE E. "PAT" McFARLAND, RONNIE L. HOUSE, DALE C. MOTTER, DALE A. LUDWIG, STANTON T. BROWN, Chairman. SUBDIVISION I - ORIGINALS 5991 Lonnie Glen Wellman, Shekinah Lodge 5965 Kevin Dennis, Ashby, Wakanda Lodge No. 256 No. 52 5966 DeWayne Dee Stanfield, Marceline Lodge 5992 Vern Wayne Summa, Nodaway Lodge No. 470 No. 481 5967 John Lyndon Stowell, Christian Lodge 5993 George Barrios, Cleveland Lodge No. 651 No. 392 5994 John Dean Zion, Swope Park Lodge No. 5968 Joe Alan Harbison, Alpha Lodge No. 659 617 5969 John S. Parker, Palesune Lodge No. 241 5995 Michael Lee Apple, Bonhomme Lodge 5970 Ronald Roland Baublit, II, Wellington No. 45 Lodge No. 22 5996 Bernie T. Clifton, Freedom Lodge No. 5971 Lance Ray Howell, Independence Lodge 636 No. 76 5997 Charles M. Haas, United Lodge No.5 5972 Clyde Arthur Mullikin, Clay Lodge No. 5998 Robert George Hatten, Butler Lodge No. 254 207 5973 Tommy Marion Lewis, Clarksville Lodge 5999 Freeman Floyd Medlin, Palestine Lodge No. 17 No. 241 5974 Billy Jack Buzzard, Temple Lodge No. 6000 Wayne David Wimbish, Palestine Lodge No. 241 299 5975 Steven William Crotty, Grandview Lodge 6001 Philip Stanley Pane, Waynesville Lodge No. 618 No. 375 5976 Stephen Earl Vittetoe, Apha Lodge No. 6002 Donald H. Venable, Fidelity Lodge No. 659 339 5977 Gary Eugene McLallen, Christian Lodge 6003 Fred Earl Garretson, Angerona Lodge No. 392 No. 193 5978 Vernon A. Elliott, Central Crossing Lodge 6004 Richard Robert Walter, Alpha Lodge No. No. 674 659 6005 Robert E. Hardester, Freedom Lodge No. 5979 James Darrell Rhoads, Central Crossing 636 Lodge No. 674 6006 David Gene Cotter, Gate of the Temple 5980 Marion H. Rehm, Kirksville Lodge No. 105 Lodge No. 422 6007 Richard Eugene Henkel, Grandview 5981 Bruce Allan Ellis, Nodaway Lodge No. Lodge No. 618 470 6008 James Claude Neatherry, Jr., Criterion 5982 Lewis Hildred Roberson, Gate City Lodge Lodge No. 586 No. 522 6009 Ralph Gregory White, Marceline Lodge 5983 Merle L. Ivey, King Hill Lodge No. 376 No. 481 5984 Max Waymon Cowens, Woodside Lodge 6010 Claude Harrison Harris, Jr., Delphian No. 387 Lodge No. 137 5985 Terry Dean Irwin, Alpha Lodge No. 659 6011 Benjamin Douglas Lollar, Western Star 5986 John Quincy Adams, Centralia Lodge No. Lodge No. 15 59 6012 John Edgar Trower, Troy Lodge No. 34 5987 Barney Douglas, Robert Burns Lodge No. 6013 Martin L. Sentman, Troy Lodge No. 34 496 6014 Robert Edward Duda,Joachim Lodge No. 5988 Guy Junior Howard, Blue Springs Lodge 164 No. 337 5989 Albert W. "Bill" Harbison, Brotherhood 6015 Sherman Arnold Huddle, Blue Springs Lodge No. 269 Lodge No. 337 5990 William Clyde Woolsey, Equality Lodge 6016 Dwight Everett Edward, St. James Lodge No. 497 No. 230


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6017 Wayne D. Smith, Winigan Lodge No. 540 6018 Donald Keith Forrest, Occidental Lodge No. 163 6019 Bobbie Dean Hurd, Willard Lodge No. 620 6020 Mark Allen Clemons, Bismarck Lodge No.41 6021 Jack Benton Caster, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 6022 Doyle Ray Edwards, Rolla Lodge No. 213 6023 Edward Milton Delaney, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 6024 Billy Alto Dykes, Buckner Lodge No. 501 6025 Danny G. Haskell, Independence Lodge No. 76 6026 Paul Eugene Monda, Rolla Lodge No. 213 6027 Preston Ray Politte, Bismarck Lodge No. 41 6028 Harold L. Davis, Grand River Lodge No. 276 6029 Audley Vincent Spencer, Jr., Jefferson Lodge No. 43 6030 David Eugene Davis, Mt. Olive Lodge 1'\0. 439 6031 Richard Lee Nelms, Sr, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 6032 Anthony Wayne Borum, East Gate Lodge No. 630 6033 Charles R. Mouser, Tyro Lodge No. 12 6034 Fred S. Livingston, Henderson Lodge No. 477 6035 Charles Richard Huddleston, Mizpah Lodge No. 639 6036 Brett Hal Jones, Bismarck Lodge No. 41 6037 Harvey laVern Soules, Vincil Lodge No. 62 6038 Teddy (Larry) Gilbert, Hogles Creek Lodge No. 279 6039 Gerald L. Banark, Blue Springs Lodge 337

6040 Robert Wayne Mitchell, Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 6041 Gregory Alan Ruble, United Lodge No.5 6042 Robert Dean Schenberg, Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642 6043 Robert Clinton Osborne, Independence Lodge No. 76 6044 Robert E. Gander, Wallace Lodge No. 456 6045 Michael Wesley Brooks, Fenton Lodge No. 281 6046 Ronald L. Moody, Laclede Lodge No. 83 6047 Leslie A. Matthews, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 6048 Michael Robert Lundeen, Grandview Lodge No. 618 6049 Donald Junior Kerner, Hiram Lodge 1'\0. 362 6050 Charles Edward Mcintosh, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 6051 Marion William Dey, Twilight Lodge 1'\0. 114 6052 Francis David Jett, Fenton Lodge No. 281 6053 George R. Wools, Overland Lodge No. 623 6054 Walter Lee Thomas, Grandview Lodge No. 618 6055 Douglas Lawrence Stickley, Nodaway Lodge No. 470 6056 Johnnie Ray Cook, Twilight Lodge No. 114 6057 Larry Lee Babcock, Bonhomme Lodge No. 45 6058 Randy Leroy Balentine, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 6059 Jerry Franklin Moore, Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422 6060 George Henry Budde,Jr., Mizpah Lodge No. 639 6061 James Henry Whitman, Bolivar Lodge No. 195

SUBDIVISION I A2814 Richard D. Crouch, Branson Lodge No. 587 A2815 James Earl Jones, Jr., Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439 A2816 Robert William Kline, Grandview Lodge No. 618 A2817 John Mac Hedrick, Alpha Lodge No. 659 A2818 Harry Paul Roberts, Grandview Lodge No. 618 A2819 Virgil E. Bradley, Clinton Lodge No. 548 A2820 Felix Budzinski, Alpha Lodge No. 659 A2821 Larry Paul Malcolm, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 A2822 Fred Lee Aichele, Swope Park Lodge No. 617 A2823 Wayne Francis Studley, Howard Lodge No.4 A2824 Archie J. McCoy, Clay Lodge No. 207 A2825 Thomas P. Baker, Branson Lodge No. 587 A2826 Lloyd McCoy Mathes, Bunker Lodge No. 675

FIRST RENEWALS A2827 DonaldJ. Crader, Wentzville Lodge No. 46 A2828 John Milton Baxter, Alpha Lodge No. 659 A2829 F. Wayne Dugan, Angerona Lodge !'lo. 193 A2830 Charles J. Hill, Tyro Lodge No. 12 A2831 Russell Joe Schell, Criterion Lodge No. 586 A2832 Dwayne Dee Edward, St. James Lodge No. 230 A2833 Gary Warren Barr, McDonald Lodge No. 324 A2834 Elton Dale Mathews, Angerona Lodge No. 193 A2835 S. Christopher Wilson, Ash Grove Lodge No. 100 A2836 Gene Wesley Friebe, Mount Zion Lodge No. 327 A2837 Richard Orville Ramsey, Friend Lodge No. 352 A2838 Thomas A. Kuhlmann, Hope Lodge No. 251

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SUBDIVISION I - SECOND RENEWALS B 1598 Cleo E. Tapscott, East Gate Lodge No. B1610 William Robert Evans, Richland Lodge 630 No. 385 B 1599 Keith David Howell, Independence B 1611 Lawrence Ray Albright, II, Neosho Lodge No. 76 Lodge No. 247 B1600 Kenneth Lamar Shaffer, Plato Lodge B1612 Dennis C. McGuire, Farmington Lodge No. 469 No. 132 BI601 John H. Cochran, Jr., Branson Lodge BI613 Jeffery D. Keeney, Van Buren Lodge No. 587 No. 509 B1602 Eugene Roe Schell, Windsor Lodge No. BI614 Ronald R. Pemberton, Richland Lodge 29 No. 385 B1603 Billy Joe Roberts, Texas Lodge No. 177 BI615 Arthur Lee Reece, Cass Lodge No. 147 B 1604 Charles Patrick Cassidy, Rising Sun B1616 Everett L. King,Jr., Cass Lodge No. 147 B 1617 Donald L. Deaver, Ancient Craft Lodge Lodge No. 13 B1605 Frederick Raymond Patten, Grandview No. 377 Lodge No. 618 B 1618 James Howard Hunter, Jr. Nodaway B1606 Quantrell C. "Tony" Robbins, Weston Lodge No. 470 Lodge No. 53 B1619 John Powell, Puxico Lodge No. 596 B 1607 Robert Marion Edmundson, Blue B1620 John E. Hurshman, Butler Lodge No. Springs Lodge No. 337 254 B 1608 Myron Rex Barnett, Nodaway Lodge B1621 Michael Wayne Hale, Savannah Lodge No. 470 No. 71 B 1609 Gary Max Hinderks, Lathrop Lodge No. B 1622 Virgil A. Hammack, Saline Lodge No. 506 226 SUBDIVISION I - THIRD RENEWALS C970 Robert Alexander, Branson Lodge No. C984 Harold Ennis Antrim, Blue Springs 587 Lodge No. 337 C971 Robert Anthony Wahlig, Fenton Lodge C985 Gordon E. Hopkins, Charity Lodge No. No. 281 331 C972 Paul A. Delozier, California Lodge No. C986 Donald L. Warfield, Joplin Lodge No. 183 335 C987 Ross Curtis Jackson, Hermitage Lodge C973 Curtis L. Huffines, Hornersville Lodge No. 215 No. 288 C974 WendellJ. Brunk, Grandview Lodge No. C988 PeterCavic,Jr., Lambskin Lodge No. 460 618 C989 Richard W. Goff, Good Hope Lodge No. C975 Paul Patton, Kennett Lodge No. 68 218 C990 John B. Sloan, Branson Lodge No. 587 C976 Ezra T. Lalik, Independence Lodge 1';0. C991 Guy L. Allee, Defiance Lodge No. 88 76 C992 Joe Wayne Cumins, Four Mile Lodge No. C977 Kenit W. Inman, Friend Lodge No. 352 212 C978 Roy R. Rowland, Branson Lodge No. 587 C993 Charles E. Harris, Fenton Lodge No. 281 C979 Theodore T. Brown, Freedom Lodge No. C994 James Glenn Wade, Twilight Lodge No. 636 114 C980 Clarence Wallace Stone, Jr., Bonhomme C995 Randall Jay Jones, Mt. Olive Lodge No. Lodge No. 45 439 C981 James R. Lindley, Cass Lodge No. 147 C996 Delbert Dailey, Moberly Lodge No. 344 C982 Billy Ray Abbott, Ferguson Lodge No. C997 Anthony A. Redfearn, Freedom Lodge 542 No. 636 C983 August M. Ott, Jr., Gate City Lodge No. C998 George Allen Morgan, Liberty Lodge No. 522 31 SUBDIVISION I D639 Roger Ralph Adams, Criterion Lodge No. 586

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D641 Floyd Elmer Williams, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 D642 Quentin L. Love, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 D643 William Dale Finke, Monett Lodge No. 129 D644 Alvin Merlin Armstrong, Wakanda Lodge No. 52 D645 Robert C. Jarrett, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 D646 Royal E. Osgood, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 0647 Kenneth E. Kennedy, Henderson Lodge No. 477 D648 David A. Watson, Neosho Lodge No. 247 D649 Curtis Junior Walker, Orient Lodge No. 546

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0650 John Dwight McDonald, Barnett Lodge No. 591 D651 Gerald Lewis Broyles, Versailles Lodge No. 320 D652 Robert Mason Runner, Salem Lodge No. 225 D653 Denver Wesley Newton, Van Buren Lodge No. 509 D654 Conley Eugene DePriest, Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 0655 Billy Joe Cox, Friendship Lodge No. 89 D656 Arthur Thomas Thornton, Fraternal Lodge No. 363 0657 Robert Earl Hammond, Webb City Lodge No. 512 D658 Lloyd Elton Michaelson, Morley Lodge No. 184

SUBDIVISION I - FIFTH RENEWALS E458 Carol A. Rice, Adelphi Lodge No. 355 E451 Jessie Carl Thompson, Forest Park Lodge No. 578 E459 Wilbern Cleo Sanders, Salem Lodge No. E452 Joseph G. Wehner, Grandview Lodge No. 225 618 E460 Leonard T. Ferrell, Caruthersville Lodge E453 Ernest L. Weir, Grandview Lodge No. No. 461 618 E461 Leo Harold Pitts, Hermitage Lodge No. E454 Charles H. Daume,Jr., Mystic Tie Lodge 288 No. 221 E462 Jarrold K. Clemons, Bismarck Lodge No. E455 John Haril Davidson, Compass Lodge 41 No. 120 E463 Clifford L. Feltinberger, Mt. Washington E456 Harold Glen Eagan, Friend Lodge No. Lodge No. 614 352 E464 Howard L. Adkins, Country Club Lodge E457 Harold Norman Napier, Willard Lodge No. 656 No. 620 E465 Paul Henson, Puxico Lodge No. 596 SUBDIVISION I F304 Otto J. Gumm, Alpha Lodge No. 659 F305 Marvin Gene Shull, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 F306 Thurlow Earl Herrick, Northwest Lodge No. 358 F307 Don Vernon Gunset, St.James Lodge No. 230 F308 Woodrow W. Akins, New Madrid Lodge No. 429 F309 Darrell R. Shortt, Sparta Lodge No. 296 F310 Hugh Monroe Peterson, Sullivan Lodge No. 69 F311 Frank Patrick Lesinski, Sr., Euclid Lodge No. 505 F312 James Sydney West, Gate of the Temple Lod~e No. 422

SIXTH RENEWALS F313 Charles Keith Wilkinson, Sr., Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614 F314 Rufus Clyde Eichler, Braymer Lodge No. 135 1'315 R. Woodrow Caldwell, Hope Lodge No. 251 F316 James Daniel Fink, Lambskin Lodge No. 460 F317 Virgil B. Saville, Jefferson Lodge No. 43 F318 Dale E. Heath, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377 F319 John L. Schafer, Salem Lodge No. 225 F320 Bernard Karleen Swingle, Bolivar Lodge No. 195

SUBDIVISION I - SEVENTH RENEWALS G214 William Roosevelt Douglas, Jr., Wayne G208 Samuel Allen Crookshanks, Rising Sun Lodge No. 526 Lodge No. 13 G215 James Sylvester Cunningham, Twilight G209 Russell M. Arthur, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 Lodge No. 114 G210 James E. Brown, Fellowship Lodge No. G216 Frederick Preston Womack, St. Francois 345 Lodge No. 234 G211 Theodore T. Martin, Hayti Lodge No. G217 T. Lynn Dawson, Barnesville Lodge No. 571 353 G218 George Dale Sheppard, Alpha Lodge No. G212 Rex Martin Williams, Henderson Lodge 659 No. 477 G213 Samuel N. Morris, Somerset Lodge No. G219 Nathaniel Herschal Monday, Horners206 ville Lodge No. 215


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SUBDIVISION I - EIGHTH RENEWALS H138 Ogden L. Romine, Winigan Lodge No. H134 Charles M. Bates, Grandview Lodge No. 618 540 H139 Erwin Henry Witthaus, Mokane Lodge H135 Merl M. Harryman, Alpha Lodge No. 659 No. 612 H136 John Wilbur Larkins, Webster Groves H140 Sherman E. Adkison, Richland Lodge Lodge No. 84 No. 385 H137 Ronnie L. House, Mansfield Lodge No. 543 SUBDIVISION I - NINTH RENEWALS 192 Benjamin Edward Lollar, Western Star 189 Charles Everett Foster, Jr., Charity Lodge No. 331 Lodge No. 15 193 Walter Lee Shelton, Friend Lodge No. 352 190 Harold Raymer Watson, Alpha Lodge No. 659 194 Ralph Otto Kolb, Anchor Lodge No. 443 191 Harold E. Thornton, Grandview Lodge 195 Ray V. Carpenter, Friendship Lodge No. N~618 89 196 Vernon K. Abel, Joachim Lodge No. 164 SUBDIVISION I - TENTH RENEWALS J40 Stanton Thayer Brown, Buckner Lodge J45 Arthur Richard Cullor, Unionville Lodge No. 501 No. 210 J41 Joe John Shipman, Kennett Lodge No. 68 J46 John S. Stil1well, Putnam Lodge No. 190 J42 Farron Atkins, Laclede Lodge No. 83 J47 Chester R. Carpenter, Wayne Lodge No. J43 James Woodrow Dougan, Rosendale Lodge 526 No. 404 J48 Leonard Kavanaugh Horne, Wayne Lodge J44 Nathan William Glazer, Benjamin Franklin No. 526 Lodge No. 642 SUBDIVISION I - ELEVENTH RENEWALS K21 Opie Doel Hatfield, RisingSun Lodge No. K22 Russel1 Vandelicht, Hope Lodge No. 251 13 K23 Melvin B. Goe, Sr., Centralia Lodge No. 59 SUBDIVISION I - TWELFTH RENEWALS Lil Philip D. Trainer, Clinton Lodge No. 548 SUBDIVISION I - FOURTEENTH RENEWALS N I Freelon K. Hadley, St. Joseph Lodge No. 78 SUBDIVISION II - PART ONE - ORIGINALS 494 Richard Ray Ferrell, Joachim Lodge No. 503 Gerard J. Giammanco, Clifton Heights 164 . Lodge No. 520 495 Gary Eugene McLallen, Sr., Christian 504 Kenneth Eugene Gaston, Overland Lodge No. 623 Lodge No. 392 505 Lonnie G. Wel1man, Shekinah Lodge No. 496 George H. Budde, Jr., Mizpah Lodge No. 639 256 497 Donald G. Ferrel1,Joachim Lodge No. 164 506 Gregory Allen Setser, Fel10wship Lodge 498 William G. Woods, Owensvil1e Lodge No. No. 345 624 507 S. Christopher Wilson, Ash Grove Lodge No. 100 499 Tommy Marion Lewis, Clarksville Lodge No. 17 508 Roger Glenn Huffmaster, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 500 Sherman Arnold Huddle, Blue Springs 509 Carl Herman Terry, East Gate Lodge No. Lodge No. 337 630 501 Paul Patton, Kennett Lodge No. 68 502 Leon A. Riccardi, George Washington 510 Melvin Loran Hall, Pol1ock Lodge No. 349 Lodge No.9 511 Albert L. Yocom, Marceline Lodge No. 481 SUBDIVISION II - PART ONE - FIRST RENEWALS A333 Frank L. Lannaman, Lanes Prairie Lodge A331 Stanton Henry Gilliland, Blue Springs No. 531 Lodge No. 337 A334 Arnold Duval1 Smith, Eolia Lodge No. 14 A332 Elwood Eugene Crandall, Independence Lodge No. 76


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A335 Dennis C. McGuire, Farmington Lodge No. 132 A336 William John Mundy, Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520

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A337 James Glenn Wade, Twilight Lodge No. 114

SUBDIVISION II - PART ONE - SECOND RENEWALS B215 Howard Lee Dobbs, Neosho Lodge No. B223 James Ellis Spencer, Grandview Lodge 247 No. 618 B216 Ralph Claude Primo, Saline Lodge No. B224 Ezra T. Lalik, Independence Lodge No. 226 76 B217 William Donald Harvey, Gardenville B225 Arthur Richard Cullor, Unionville Lodge Lodge No. 655 No. 210 B226 Clarence Wallace Stone, Jr., Bonhomme B218 Quantrell C. "Tony" Robbins, Weston Lodge No. 53 Lodge No. 45 B219 Walter S. Specie, Palestine Lodge No. 241 B227 Anthony A. Redfearn, Freedom Lodge B220 Robert Marion Edmundson, Blue No. 636 Springs Lodge No. 337 B228 Richard Goff, Clifton Heights Lodge No. B221 Joe Willhite, Joplin Lodge No. 335 520 B222 Randall Jay Jones, Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439 SUBDIVISION II - PART ONE C159 Robert C. Jarrett, Brotherhood Lodge CI62 No. 269 C160 Charles H. Daume,Jr., Mystic Tie Lodge C163 No. 221 C 161 Wendell G. Pennington, Rising Sun CI64 Lodge No. 13

THIRD RENEWALS Donald Edwin Hayes, O'Sullivan Lodge No.7 Robert Earl Hammond, Webb City Lodge No. 512 Robert Edward Lee Shelton, Linn Creek Lodge No. 152

SUBDIVISION 11- PART ONE - FOURTH RENEWALS DI19 Royal E. Osgood, Brotherhood Lodge DI23 James Robert Floyd, Blue Springs Lodge No. 269 No. 337 D120 James E. Brown, Fellowship Lodge No. D124 Gayle Don Bedell, Fellowship Lodge No. 345 345 D121 Floyd Elmer Williams, Fellowship Lodge D125 James E. Newton, Van Buren Lodge No. 509 No. 345 D 122 Roger Ralph Adams, Criterion Lodge No. 586 SUBDIVISION 11- PART ONE - FIFTH RENEWALS E92 Don Vernon Gunset, St. James Lodge No. E94 Elliot S. Cohen, Benjamin Franklin Lodge N~642 230 E93 Harold Norman Napier, Willard Lodge E95 Frederick P. Womack, St. Francois Lodge No. 620 No. 234 SUBDIVISION 11- PART ONE - SIXTH RENEWALS F58 Russell M. Arthur, St. Francois Lodge No. F60 Frank Patrick Lesinski, Sr., Euclid Lodge 234 No. 505 F59 Marvin Gene Shull, Rising Sun Lodge No. F61 Dale A. Ludwig, Algabil Lodge No. 544 13 SUBDIVISION 11- PART ONE - SEVENTH RENEWALS G33 Arthur Stanley Wehmeyer, Paul Revere G32 T. Lynn Dawson, Barnesville Lodge No. 353 Lodge No. 330 SUBDIVISION II - PART ONE - NINTH RENEWALS III Morris S. Sheeks, Progress Lodge No. 657 110 Dale C. Motter, Adair Lodge No. 366

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SUBDIVISION II - PART TWO - ORIGINALS 451 Carl Herman Terry, East Gate Lodge No. 455 Tommy M. Lewis, Clarksville Lodge No. 17 630 456 S. Christopher Wilson, Ash Grove Lodge 452 John Eugene Fielder, Odom Lodge No. No. 100 671 457 Launie Glen Wellman, Shekinah Lodge 453 William Roy Feltner, Berkeley Lodge No. No. 256 667 458 Claude Herman Malone, Woodside Lodge 454 Stanton Henry Gilliland, Blue Springs No. 387 Lodge No. 337 SUBDIVISION II - PART TWO - FIRST RENEWALS A306 Dwayne Dee Edwards, St. James Lodge A304 Douglas Raymond Porter, Liberty Lodge No. 31 No. 230 A305 Arnold D. Smith, Eolia Lodge No. 14 A307 Jerry Wayne Steinwinder, Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 SUBDIVISION II - PART TWO - SECOND RENEWALS B212 James Robert Floyd, Blue Springs Lodge B206 Billy Joe Roberts, Texas Lodge No. 177 B207 Robert C. Jarrett, Brotherhood Lodge No. 337 No. 269 B213 Donald E. Hayes, O'Sullivan Lodge No.7 B208 William L. Conley, Plato Lodge No. 469 B214 James Glenn Wade, Twilight Lodge No. B209 Frederick Allen Troxel,Jr., Blue Springs 114 Lodge No. 337 B215 Duane Eiserman, Branson Lodge No. 587 B210 Robert Marion Edmundson, Blue B216 John B. Sloan, Branson Lodge No. 587 Springs Lodge No. 337 B217 William D. Harvey, Gardenville Lodge B211 Dennis C. McGuire, Farmington Lodge No. 655 No. 132 SUBDIVISION II - PART TWO - THIRD RENEWALS CI53 Robert E. Hammond, Webb City Lodge C155 Rudolph Edward Ceries, No. 512 Lodge No. 669 CI54 Robert D. Weikal, Sedalia Lodge No. 236

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SUBDIVISION II - PART TWO - FOURTH RENEWALS DI03 Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland, Hermon DI08 John C. Allen, Pleasant Grove Lodge No. Lodge No. 187 142 DI04 Jimmie Lee Moreland, Neosho Lodge DI09 Arvid E. Critchfield, Northeast Lodge No. 247 No. 643 DI05 Clarence Lee Alumbaugh, Buckner DIIO Roger Ralph Adams, Criterion Lodge Lodge No. 501 No. 586 DI06 Royal E. Osgood, Brotherhood Lodge DIll Dale A. Ludwig, Algabil Lodge No. 544 DIl2 James E. Newton, Van Buren Lodge No. No. 269 DI07 Don Vernon Gunset, St.JamesLodge No. 509 DI13 Roger Lay Pritchett, Lathrop Lodge No. 230 506 SUBDIVISION II - PART TWO - FIFTH RENEWALS E86 Harold Norman Napier, Willard Lodge E87 Frederick Preston Womack, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 No. 620 SUBDIVISION II - PART TWO - SIXTH RENEWALS F55 Russell M. Arthur, St. Francois Lodge No. F58 T. Lynn Dawson, Barnesville Lodge No. 234 353 F56 Emmett Broombaugh, Jr., Brentwood F59 Marvin Gene Shull, Rising Sun Lodge No. Lodge No. 616 13 F57 Frank Patrick Lesinski, Sr., Euclid Lodge No. 505


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SUBDIVISION 11- PART TWO - SEVENTH RENEWALS G35 Arnold John Millner, Ferguson Lodge No. G34 Chesley Emerson McAfee, Angerona Lodge No. 193 542 SUBDIVISION 11- PART TWO - NINTH RENEWALS III Dale C. Motter, Adair Lodge No. 366 110 James Woodrow Dougan, Rosendale Lodge No. 404 SUBDIVISION II - PART TWO K3 RussellJ. Rowe, Perseverance Lodge No. 92 SUBDIVISION II - PART 453 Donnie Gene Holtgrewe, Circle Lodge No. 342 454 Thomas B. Siebert, Arnold Lodge No. 673 455 Charles S. North, Pauldingville Lodge No. 11 456 Keith David Howell, Independence Lodge No. 76 457 Donald G. Ferrell,Joachim Lodge No. 164 458 Albert Lee Bohlen, East Gate Lodge No. 630 SUBDIVISION II -

THREE - ORIGINALS 459 Robert Eugene Hardester, Freedom Lodge No. 636 460 Melvin Aubrey Ash, Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 40 461 S. Christopher Wilson, Ash Grove Lodge No. 100 462 Thomas Howard Famuliner, Cass Lodge No. 147

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A298 Gary Kit Garoutte, Sedalia Lodge No. 236 A299 Elwood Eugene Crandall, Independence Lodge No. 76 A300 Jerry Wayne Steinwinder, Albert Pike Lodge No. 219 A301 Frank L. Lennaman, Lanes Prairie Lodge No. 531 A302 Charles W. Leach, Arnold Lodge No. 673

SUBDIVISION II -

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PART THREE -

B208 Ralph Claude Primo, Saline Lodge No. 226 B209 Robert C. Jarrett, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 B210 William Donald Harvey, Gardenville Lodge No. 655 B21l Ezra Franklin Williams, Wentzville Lodge No. 46

FIRST RENEWALS

A303 Timothy Keith Blum, Shekinah Lodge No. 256 A304 Arnold Duvall Smith, Eolia Lodge No. 14 A305 Cleo E. Tapscott, East Gate Lodge No. 630 A306 Dennis C. McGuire, Farmington Lodge No. 132 A307 Stanton Henry Gilliland, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 SECOND RENEWALS

B212 Robert Marion Edmundson, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337 B213 Donald Edwin Hayes, O'Sullivan Lodge No.7 B2l4 George L. Hickman, Raytown Lodge No. 391 B2l5 James Glenn Wade, Twilight Lodge No. 114

SUBDIVISION II - PART THREE - THIRD RENEWALS C158 Benjamin Edward Lollar, Western Star C162 Richard William Goff, Clifton Heights Lodge No. 15 Lodge No. 520 C159 William E. Goggin, Ferguson Lodge No. C163 James Robert Floyd, Blue Springs Lodge 542 No. 337 C160 Charles H. Daume,Jr., Mystic Tie Lodge Cl64 Billy Ray Abbott, Ferguson Lodge No. No. 221 542 C161 Robert Earl Hammond, Webb City Lodge No. 512 SUBDIVISION II -

PART THREE -

DI13 Charles Marvin Benedict, Wellston Lodge No. 613 D114 Royal E. Osgood, Brotherhood Lodge No. 269 DIIS Jo Maurice Fisher, Raytown Lodge No. 391

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SUBDIVISION II - PART THREE - FIFTH RENEWALS E88 Harold Norman Napier, Willard Lodge E90 Frederick Preston Womack, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 No. 620 E89 Clarence Lee Alumbaugh, Buckner Lodge No. 501 SUBDIVISION II -

PART THREE -

F55 Russell M. Arthur, St. Francois Lodge No. 234 F56 George H. Strother, Vandalia Lodge No. 491

SIXTH RENEWALS

F57 Dominik Seeler, Meridian Lodge No.2 F58 Frank Patrick Lesinski, Sr., Euclid Lodge No. 505

SUBDIVISION II - PART THREE - SEVENTH RENEWALS G32 Chesley Emerson McAfee, Angerona G33 T. Lynn Dawson, Barnesville Lodge No. LodKe No. 193 353 SUBDIVISION II - PART THREE H 19 Opie Doel Hatfield, Rising Sun Lodge No. 13 SUBDIVISION II - PART THREE K3 RussellJ. Rowe, Perseverance Lodge No. 92

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ELEVENTH RENEWALS

SUBDIVISION III 328 Forest Wayne Dugan, Angerona Lodge No. 193 329 Emmett Broombaugh, Brentwood Lodge No. 616 330 Billy Eugene Mize, St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 331 Willia Darrel Segraves, St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 332 Walter H. Suter, Central Crossing Lodge No. 674 333 Elwood Eugene Crandall, Independence Lodge No. 76 334 Gary Eugene McLallen, Christian Lodge No. 392 335 William Dan Welborn, Clinton Lodge No. 548 336 Kevin Dennis Ashby, Wakanda Lodge No. 52 337 Eugene Gilbert Kragnes, Delphian Lodge No. 137 338 Richard L. Brown, Unionville Lodge No. 210 339 S. Christopher Wilson, Ash Grove Lodge No. 100

- ORIGINALS 340 Dennis C. McGuire, Farmington Lodge No. 132 341 Kenneth William Williams, Pendleton Lodge No. 551 342 John Mac Hedrick, Alpha Lodge No. 659 343 Richard L. Alexander, Jewel Lodge No. 480 344 John H. Santsehi, Shekinah Lodge No. 256 345 Franklin D. Whiting, Galena Lodge No. 515 346 Forrest Glenn Lane, Centralia Lodge No. 59 347 Raymond Edward Lee, Acacia Lodge No. 602 348 Randy EugeneJennings, Bernie Lodge No. 573 349 George Otto Scobee, Galena Lodge No. 515 350 Gilbert G. Lucus, Sr., DeSoto Lodge No. 119 351 Gerard J. Giammanco, Clifton Heights Lodge No. 520 352 Sherman Arnold Huddle, Blue Springs Lodge No. 337

SUBDIVISION III A139 Cleo E. Tapscott, East Gate Lodge No. 630 A140 Jacob Cletus Baird, Mountain Grove Lodge No. 158 A141 Billy Ray Abbott, Ferguson Lodge No. 542 A142 Ezra T. Lalik, Independence Lodge No. 76 A143 James Roy Clarke, Compass Lodge No. 120 A 144 Richard A. Holmes, Bonhomme Lodge No. 45

FIRST RENEWALS A145 William G. Barnett, Ancient Craft Lodge No. 356 A146 Robert Alexander, Branson Lodge No. 587 A147 Kenneth Kamper Sowers, St. Francisville Lodge No. 588 A148 James Glenn Wade, Twilight Lodge No. 114 A149 Frank L. Lennaman, Lanes Prairie Lodge No. 531


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SUBDIVISION III - SECOND RENEWALS Stanton T. Brown, Buckner Lodge No. 501 B6 Dale A. Ludwig, Algabil Lodge No. 544 B7 Eugene E. "Pat" Mchrland, Hermon Lodge Freelon K. Hadley, St.Joseph Lodge No. 78 Ronnie L. House, Mansfield Lodge No. 543 No. 187 B8 Clarence Lee Alumbaugh, Buckner Lodge Charles Edward Scheurich, Acacia Lodge No. 602 No. 501 B5 Joseph Edward Blinn, Webster Lodge No. B9 Stanton T. Brown, II, Buckner Lodge No. 98 501

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SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RITUAL

R.W. Brother Stanton T. Brown, Chairman, presented the Supplemental Report of the Committee on Ritual. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: At the request of the Grand Master, the Committee on Ritual met with the Grand Lodge Officers on September 14. 1985 at the Howard johnson's Motel in Independence, Missouri. All members were present except for our Grand Lecturer Emeritus, Right Worshipful Brother Freelon K. Hadley who was unable to attend because of ill health. The reason for the meeting was to reach a consensus with regard to allowing a subordinate Lodge at a stated communication to open only on the degree in which they have work. An agreement was reached and I hereby recommend: That permission shall be given to the Worshipful Master (at his election) to open a stated communication on the third degree of Freemasonry when there is no work on the first and second degrees provided that the then duly elected Junior Warden of such Lodge holds a current Subdivision 111 proficiency card. The rationale for the change is twofold: First: To permit a lodge the opportunity to have a short meeting in order to allow additional time for programs such as a guest speaker or some form of Masonic education. Second: By requiring the Junior Warden to hold a Subdivision III card the proficiency of the lodge officers in their opening and closing ceremonies would be improved. Over a span of three years, that Subdivision III card would then be in all three top Lodge Officers. We feel that that would be an additional guarantee that our Lodges would not lose their proficiency.

Fraternally submitted, Chairman, DALE A. LUDWIG,

STANTON T. BROWN, FREELON K. HADLEY, RONNIE L. HOUSE,

EUGENE E. "PAT" McFARLAND, DALE C. MOTTER.

R.W. Brother Brown moved that the Supplemental Report of the Committee on Ritual be accepted, approved, and adopted. The motion was seconded. The Grand Master said that the floor was open for questions on the interpretation of and discussion on the matters presented in the Supplemental Report of the Committee on Ritual. There being no discussion, by the vote of the Grand Lodge the Supplemental Report of the Committee on Ritual was DEFEATED. REMARKS OF R.W. GRAND MARSHAL MITCHELL R. MILLER OF ALASKA MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RITUAL

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sidered. The motion was seconded. To be fair in permitting the expression of the Grand Lodge, the Grand Master called for discussion on the proposition to reconsider the issue of such importance. There being no discussion presented on the motion to reconsider the Supplemental Report of the Committee on Ritual, the Grand Master called for the vote. The result of the voice vote on the proposition to reconsider not being conclusive and decisive, the Grand Master called for a standing vote by count. The motion to reconsider was passed by the vote of the delegates of 396 in favor to 362 in opposition. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: The vote in favor of the motion to reconsider does not meet the fundamental issue. We have before us at this time the original motion which was made by our R.W. Grand Lecturer with respect to the proposition contained in the Supplemental Report of the Committee on Ritual. I would ask that RW. Brother Brown come to the Grand East. So that there will be an understanding by everybody as to precisely what we are voting upon, I am going to request the Chairman of the Ritual Committee to read once again the recommendation ofthat committee. Thereafter, I shall entertain any questions or comments which brethren might desire to make, subject to this rule. It is now four minutes to 11 :00. I believe that all of us here are familiar with the fundamental issue involved in this matter. I respect the thinking of all of our brethren. I believe that in the interest of sufficient consideration of this matter it will be essential to keep our focus upon the basic issue. Therefore, when I open the floor to discussion, I am going to direct that no comment either for or against shall exceed two minutes. When I open the floor to discussion, I am going to suggest that we alternate, so that if a brother is in favor I shall look over to the next speaker who is against, if there is another one who happens to be against. My Brethren, with this understanding of the ground rules, I hope that we would proceed with the disposition of this matter in a reasoned manner and to the satisfaction of this entire Grand Lodge. Brother Brown, will you now please read the recommendation of the Ritual Committee? R.W. BROTHER BROWN read: "I recommend that permission shall be given to the Worshipful Master (at his election) to open a Stated Communication on the Third Degree of Freemasonry when there is no work on the First and Second Degrees, provided that the then duly elected Junior Warden of such Lodge holds a current Subdivision III proficiency card." M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: The motion is before us. Now, if there is any discussion and if people desire to make any comments, I am going to ask that they proceed to the Grand East so that this information can be clearly heard and so that the equipment of the Grand Secretary will pick up all comments. At this time the chair will recognize RW. Brother Charles E. Scheurich, Deputy Grand Master and Grand Master-Elect. RW. BROTHER SCHEURICH: Brethren, it was the recommendation of the Junior Past Grand Master that this provision be explored. At the American Conference of Grand Masters, I consulted with various jurisdictions that are practicing this procedure. The present Grand Master had appointed me chairman of a committee to report on this provision of the Junior Past Grand Master's recommendation. Brethren, the states of Colorado, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Alabama have just one provision - that the inspectors approve the proficiency of the lodge officers. Our inspectors here are the District Deputy Grand Masters. There is no better proof of a lodge's ability for the


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ritual than a certificate in Subdivision III. Thank you. The Grand Master recognized the Chairman of the Ritual Committee for the clarification of a matter. RW. BROTHER STANTON T. BROWN: There has been some concern that there are those here who feel like by this statement that a lodge would have to have a Junior Warden who has to have a Subdivision III card - that it would be mandatory that they have a Subdivision III to keep the Charter. I think that is what some of them have felt. It is only if he has a Subdivision III card that a lodge is permitted at its election - they don't have to do it; they may open on the First, Second, and Third Degrees; the Master may not want to open on the Third Degree at all for that reason; he may open on the First, Second, and Third - it is at his election, if the Junior Warden has a Sub. III. It is not required by this motion that each lodge have a Junior Warden who has a Subdivision III card. RW. BROTHER LEO H. PITTS, Past Master of Hermitage Lodge No. 288: I hate to go in opposition; but I feel very strongly that we are making a mistake in adopting such a measure. In our district I am the only person who has a Subdivision III card. I am practically the only person who could qualify for the Subdivision III card. In our district we have small lodges which open regularly on the three degrees. But we have lodges there that have a candidate only once in three or four years. We are going to lose our ability to open on those degrees if this amendment is adopted and put into effect. I am afraid, Brethren, that the ritual will start to erode if it comes about that we will open on just the Third Degree whether we meet the requirement or not. I think I have said all that I had in mind. Thank you. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: Solely for a point of clarification - a point of information - I would point out that if the brother is the only Subdivision III card carrier in the district, then, unless he is the Installed Junior Warden, neither his lodge nor any other in the district could possibly open on the Third Degree in this manner. And thus there would be no problem. I just want to be sure that you understood that this is an optional situation, as the Grand Lecturer has read this. And it would only be possible on an optional basis in the lodge where at least the Junior Warden holds a Subdivision III card. This is for information. It is essential that we clearly understand what the Grand Lecturer has read. BROTHER EARL F. BOWMAN, Past Master of Gate City Lodge No. 522 at Kansas City: Where does this permission for the Worshipful Master to open on this one degree come from? Who gives him permission? M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: He will have the permission by reason of the authorization granted by this Grand Lodge if the proposition is approved today. He will have the option, if there is a Junior Warden holding a Subdivision III card, to open the lodge on the Third Degree if this proposition is approved by the vote of the Grand Lodge today. Does that answer your question? BROTHER BOWMAN: Yes. Thank you, Sir. The Grand Master asked if any brother desired to present further discussion. There being no one to present any further discussion, a brother in the Grand Lodge called for the question. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: The question has been called for. It is not debatable. We shall now proceed.


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A BROTHER inquired: Does that Junior Warden have to be present at the meeting that is opened on the Third? R.W. BROTHER STANTON T. BROWN answered: No. He would not have to be present at all meetings that the lodge held. If he had a current Subdivision III card, it would qualify his lodge. if the Master of the lodge wanted to open on the Third Degree only. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: Brethren, to maximize the ability to determine the result of your wishes as quickly as possible, I am going to ask that all those who are in favor of this proposition for an optional right for the Master in this limited situation to open the lodge on the Third Degree to stand. I want you brethren who are standing along the sidelines and those who are standing in the doorways up there on the second bakony to please sit down if you do not want to be in favor of it. If you are in favor of it, please remain standing. At this point, Brethren, those in favor will please rise and please remain standing and do not move until I declare that the count has been completed. Now let's please quit moving up there, Brethren. I see a lot of moving; it's hard to get the count and know what you are doing. Brethren, the count has been completed. You may be seated. Votes in favor - 389. Now, you brethren who are opposed to the proposition, please rise and remain standing so that we can get an accurate count. And especially you brothers on the sidelines, if you are voting against the proposition, come out on the floor so that we can see you. While the vote was being taken, M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER remarked: Brethren, while we are waiting for the count, I want to thank you for your kindliness throughout this Session. I want to thank you for staying in such great numbers on this second day of our Communication. Each proposition that comes before us is very, very important. And we covet the input and the contributions of all our helpful members of the Grand Lodge. M.W. Grand Master Schneider announced the vote of those opposed - 432. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: The will of this Grand Lodge has been expressed; and in my judgement it has been expressed fairly. Thank you, Brethren, for your cooperation. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: Brethren, at this point while RW. Brown is here, I am going to ask him to proceed to express a personal request which I believe all of you will be thoroughly in favor of. RW. BROTHER BROWN: M.W. Grand Master, I move that this Grand Lodge in Session go on,record and send an expression of appreciation to our Grand Lecturer Emeritus, Right Worshipful Brother Freelon K. Hadley. The motion was seconded. The Grand Master announced that the motion was carried by the unanimous vote of the Grand Lodge. INTRODUCTION OF THE TWO NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE MASONIC HOME BOARD OF DIRECTORS

M.W. Grand Master Schneider introduced Wor. Brother J. Thomas Crunk of Kennett and Wor. Brother Thomas M. Hodges of Mexico, who were elected to four-year terms as Members of the Masonic Home Board at the Monday Morning Session of this Annual Communication. The Grand Lodge greeted the two brothers with applause.


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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JURISPRUDENCE

RW. Brother Warren R. Maichel, Chairman, presented 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[';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, PERMISSIONS A:-.ID HEALING ORDERS

We have examined the consents, permissions and healing orders pertaining to the activities and operations of the 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.

I move the adoption of this portion of the Committee's report. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the portion of the Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence was ADOPTED. DECISIONS

1. An Entered Apprentice who received his first degree in Iberia Lodge No. 410 in 1977 and had failed to advance applied for Waiver ofJurisdiction and for valid evidence of Masonic standing for the purpose of affiliating with another Lodge. The application was approved by Iberia Lodge and both a Waiver of Jurisdiction and a Certificate of Good Standing were issued. Thereafter, a petition for affiliation, duly executed by the brother, together with the Certificate of Good Standing, was filed in Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40. The petition was officially received and an Investigating Committee was appointed. The Investigating Committee requested the petitioner to appear before the Committee but the petitioner declined to do so and informed the Senior Warden of the Lodge that he did not wish to join Mount Moriah Lodge. The Grand Master ruled that the petition for affiliation which had been submitted to Mount Moriah Lodge could not be withdrawn; that although it is desirable for a Committee of Investigation to conduct a personal interview with the petitioner such a meeting is not a condition precedent to the issuance of the mandatory written report which must be submitted by the Committee of Investigation pursuant to Section 13.090 before a ballot is taken, therefore, that if the petitioner declined to appear before the Committee at its invitation it should nevertheless proceed to perform its duties which are required under the provisions of said By-Law, that in the event of rejection of the petition for affiliation by Mount Moriah Lodge the Entered Apprentice would continue to be a member of Iberia Lodge; and that if Mount Moriah Lodge rejected the petition for affiliation the Secretary of that Lodge should promptly notify the Secretary of Iberia Lodge and a copy of that communication should be sent to the Grand Secretary.

The Committee approves this decision. 2. A question was raised by a District Deputy Grand Master as to the right of a local Lodge to publish a newsletter which would be financed by sale of advertising to members of that Lodge doing business in the area, with names of the advertisers appearing on the back page. It was proposed that the publication would include not only information as to activities of the local Lodge but also information as to activities of other Lodges


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in the District and news pertaining to the local Eastern Star Chapter. The Grand Master ruled that the publication would be permissible, subject to the satisfaction of several conditions. No Masonic symbols, terms or signs should appear on the page of advertising and no reference should be made to the Masonic membership of any of the owners, operators or employees of the advertisers. Furthermore, no Masonic symbols should appear in any other part of the newsletter and only the name and number of the Lodge could be used without identification as to its Masonic relationship. Also, no separate subscription charge could be made for the publication. Since the proposed newsletter would presumably be read by some persons not belonging to the Masonic Fraternity, it should not set out any confidential, personal or Lodge information, such as the name of a petitioner for the degrees prior to voting on his petition or the names of suspended or expelled Brethren. Strict observance of all limitations upon publicity as described in Section 25.070 of the By-Laws was also directed. The Grand Master further required that it would be the continuing responsibility of the District Deputy Grand Master to satisfy himself that in no way would the newsletter impair or otherwise adversely affect the good name and reputation of the Masonic Fraternity. This decision is approved. 3. The Grand Master's opinion was requested as to the duty of all members of a Lodge Investigating Committee to personally visit a petitioner. In the absence of specific requirements imposed by local By-Laws, the Grand Master ruled that personal visitation by the Investigating Committee, though desirable, is not mandatory. This decision is approved. 4. In the case of a request by a Master Mason for a Certificate of Good Standing in January immediately following the year in which his dues had been duly paid in full through the end of December, the Grand Master ruled that a Certificate of Good Standing should be issued without first requiring the brother to pay his dues for the year in which his request for the certificate was submitted. This decision is approved. 5. In reply to a Lodge's request for permission to hold in abeyance the filing of Masonic charges pending resolution of an appeal then on file in the United States Supreme Court relative to a criminal proceeding involving the brother in question, the Grand Master ruled that the fifteen-day time limit set forth in Section 29.100 for the filing of Masonic charges following a finding of probable cause by the Grievance Committee is mandatory. This decision is approved. 6. The Grand Master's permission was requested for Masons to participate in a local charitable fund raising project involving Masons and Knights of Columbus. Proceeds were to be distributed to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children and the Cardinal Glennon Hospital for Crippled Children. :"Jo t\lasonic emblems were to be used in connection with the advertising of the event. The pr~jeet was locally planned and no professional fund raisers were involved. The Grand Master expressed no o~jection to the proposed involvement of Masons in the pr<~ject, su~ject to the requirement that in the listing of sponsors no reference should be made to the term "Masonic" or to the Masonic affiliation of any sponsor or of any agent, employee or representative of a sponsor. In the event of any charitable contributions to be made from Lodge funds, the Grand Master directed strict adherence to the provisions of the last sentence of Section 9.050. This decision is approved. 7. A request for waiver of the eighteen-year age limit set forth in Section 13.040 was denied. The Grand Master has no authority to suspend the operation of this By-Law.


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This decision is approved. 8. An opinion was requested as to whether Master Masons belonging to Missouri Lodges might seek dual or multiple membership for the purpose of participating in the organization of a new Lodge. A more general question was also asked as to what "rights and privileges" dual or multiple members have in connection with the organization of a new Lodge. The Grand Master determined that current By-Laws do not authorize a petitioner as described in Section 11.010 to petition as a multiple member. The first sentence of Section 11.050 directs that upon institution of a Lodge under dispensation "all the petitioners become members of that Lodge, and cease to be members of their former Lodges." The final sentence of the same section provides that a member of a Lodge under dispensation is not prohibited from applying to his former Lodge for multiple membership. In view of that statutory authorization for establishment of multiple membership by a member of a Lodge already under dispensation and there being no prohibition to the contrary, the Grand Master determined that a Master Mason in good standing and otherwise eligible may petition for multiple membership in a Lodge then operating under dispensation. This decision is approved. 9. A ruling was requested from the Grand Master as to the Masonic status of Bro. Tharon Hubert Pollard. According to information received from the Grand Lodge of Texas, the brother affiliated with Galena Park Lodge No. 1290 at Galena Park, Texas, November 6, 1962. The official membership records of the Grand Lodge of Missouri show that he was in Heroine Lodge No. 104 at Kansas City, Missouri, raised to the degree of Master Mason on August 28, 1945. The record contains no report by Heroine Lodge as to the demission of the brother following his affiliation with Galena Park Lodge No. 1290. According to the respective lodge records Brother Pollard had held membership in both of the said lodges since 1962. This was true despite the fact that under the ByLaws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri multiple membership was not approved until 1982, subject to an effective date of January 1, 1983. The Grand Master found various extenuating circumstances as set forth in his Address. Inasmuch as Brother Pollard had clearly demonstrated his desire to be a dual member by paying dues to two lodges over a period of almost twenty-three years and for almost three of those years Missouri has recognized the right of a brother to enjoy multiple membership, and since it further appeared that for many years the Grand Lodge of Texas has also recognized the right of dual membership, the Grand Master ruled, that the best interests of this Grand Lodge and of Brother Pollard would be served if his membership were recognized as being multiple and by reason of his oldest membership being in Heroine Lodge No. 104, his membership in that lodge should be deemed to be his "original membership." For the purpose of protecting the rights of the brother and any qualified member of his family with respect to any possible request for admission to the Masonic Home, as well as all other rights and privileges of membership, the Grand Master ruled further that his membership in Galena Park Lodge No. 1290 should not be deemed to have interrupted his record of membership in Heroine Lodge No. 104 as it is set forth in the official records of this Grand Lodge. This decision is approved.

I move the adoption of this portion of the Committee's report. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the portion of the Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence on the nine (9) Decisions of the Grand Master was ADOPTED.


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BY-LAW AMENDMENTS

The following proposed changes to the Grand Lodge By-Laws were submitted to the 163rd Annual Communication to be acted upon at this Annual Communication. 1. The following proposition was submitted as a proposed amendment to the Constitution. However, it is clear to the Grand Lodge officers, the Committee on By-Laws and the Committee on Jurisprudence that an amendment to Section 2.010(1) of the By-Laws was intended and the proposition has been treated accordingly. "Resolved, That Section 2.010(1) of the Constitution, and any appropriate By-Law of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, be amended to require the timely appointment of a special committee to search for and recommend qualified candidates for the offices of Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary, whenever vacancies may unexpectedly occur or may be anticipated in the ordinary course of events. The committee is composed of the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden, and three (3) Master Masons who shall be selected by the Grand Master on a geographical basis.

Statement of Purpose: The importance of these two elective offices requires careful planning when inevitable changes occur. The heavy responsibility of such appointments by a sudden and unexpected vacancy, when added to the existing and ever increasing responsibilities of the Grand Master, and desirable prohibitions against electioneering, together with our present law requiring annual re-election of these offices, do not provide the most efficient and desirable method by which such vacancies may be filled." The Grand Lodge officers favor the substance of this proposal and the Jurisprudence Committee offers the following substitute resolution: Resolved, That Section 2.010(1) of the By-Laws be amended by adding thereto the following: "The Grand Master shall appoint a special committee to search for and recommend to the Grand Master qualified appointees for the offices of Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary, whenever vacancies in those offices may unexpectedly occur or may be anticipated in the ordinary course of events. The committee is composed of the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden, and three (3) Master Masons who shall be selected by the Grand Master on a geographical basis. The role of the Committee shall be advisory only."

The effect of the Committee substitute is to produce a By-Law Amendment, provide operative language and make it clear that the Committee is to report to the Grand Master who has the responsibility for filling the vacancy by appointment of whomever he determines.

I move the adoption of the Committee's substitute resolution. The motion was seconded. The Grand Master called for discussion. There being no discussion, the Substitute Resolution of the Jurisprudence Committee for Section 2.010(1) of the By-Laws was ADOPTED by the vote of the Grand Lodge. 2. A proposal to amend Section 2.040(q) to read as follows has been submitted: "Section 2.040. GRAND SECRETARY. (q) Devotes substantially all of his time to the duties of his office; employs and supervises such clerical and secretarial assistants as may be required to discharge efficiently all the duties of his office; semiannually reviews with the Grand Master and the other elective officers the operation and budget of his office, including the fixing of compensation for his clerical and secretarial assistants, and performs such other


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duties as shall be assigned to him from time to time by the Grand Master with the consent of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and theJunior Grand Warden, or any two of them. Statement of Purpose: At some future time or times it might become necessary to permit a Grand Secretary who has retired from a previous position or who might be on semi-retired status to perform some incidental duties by reason of prior commitments associated with such retired or semi-retired status. By reason of the performance of such incidental duties such person might be entitled to compensation. It is the purpose of the amendment to avoid unfair or harsh prohibition against any such incidental activity or receipt of compensation in connection therewith." Although not alluded to in the statement of purpose, in addition to requiring the Grand Secretary to devote substantially all of his time rather than full time and to deleting the prohibition against compensation from other sources, this amendment adds the provision that the Grand Master can assign additional duties to the Grand Secretary with the consent of two of the specified other officers. The Grand Lodge officers favor this resolution and the Jurisprudence Committee approves it as to form.

I move its adoption. The motion was seconded. The Grand Master called for discussion. There being no discussion, the Amendment of Section 2.040(q) of the By-Laws was ADOPTED by the standing vote of the Grand Lodge. 3. A proposal to amend Section 2.170(b) to read as follows has been submitted: "Section 2.170. RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS. (b) No Grand Secretary or Grand Lecturer may continue to serve as such following the first day of October next after attaining the age of 68 years. Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this proposed By-Law change is to allow the Grand Secretary or the Grand Lecturer to continue to serve until the first day of October next after attaining the age of 68 years instead of the present 65 years. This allows our experienced and talented men to serve an extra three years rather than be forced to retire at age 65 under the present law." The Grand Lodge officers have taken no position with respect to this amendment. The Jurisprudence Committee approves it as to form.

I move its adoption. The motion was seconded. The Grand Master called for discussion. There being no discussion, the Amendment of Section 2.170(b) of the By-Laws was ADOPTED by the vote of the Grand Lodge. 4. A proposal to amend Section 2.170(d) to read as follows has been submitted: "Section 2.170. RETIREMENT AND PENSION. (d) No retirement pension shall be paid to any such officer who retires prior to becoming 65 years of age and shall have served the fraternity for at least 120 months prior to becoming 65 years of age. Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this proposed By-Law change is to place the minimum retirement age at 65 instead of 62 years of age as presently stated, or retirement as presently stated after 120 months of service."


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The Grand Lodge officers and the Jurisprudence Committee believe that this proposal requires clarification. The Grand Lodge officers also believe that this proposal should not apply to persons in office at the time it becomes effective. Accordingly, the Committee on Jurisprudence offers the following substitute resolution: "Resolved, That Section 2.170(d) be amended to read as follows: (d) No retirement pension shall be paid to any such officer who retires prior to becoming 65 years of age. Further Resolved, That this amendment shall not apply to any person in office at the time it becomes effective.

The Committee also believes that if Section 2.170(d) is amended, a conforming amendment must be made to Section 2.170(a). Accordingly, it offers the following amendment to Section 2.170(a) to be voted upon simultaneously with the proposed amendment to Section 2.170(d): "Resolved, That Section 2.170(a) be amended to read as follows:

(a) After serving for not less than 120 months as Grand Secretary or as Grand Lecturer, such officer may at his option retire from office on or any time after October first next after he shall have attained 65 years of age, and receive the retirement pension hereinafter provided." Further Resolved, That this amendment shall not apply to any person in office at the time it becomes effective. The sole purpose of this additional amendment is to make the conforming change from age 62 to age 65 and cure an obvious long standing error in Section 2.170(a) to the effect that the officer must retire on or before rather than on or after October first.

I hereby move the simultaneous adoption of the Committee substitute motion to amend Section 2.170(d) and of its motion to amend Section 2.170(a). The motion was seconded. The Grand Master called for discussion. A BROTHER asked: I would like to know what would happen if somebody has 120 months in and he became disabled and was not able to work, would he still be entitled to the retirement after serving the required number of months? R.W. BROTHER MAICHEL: Prior to age 65? THE BROTHER: Yes. R.W. BROTHER MAICHEL: I do not think this provides for any disability. This has always been in effect and will continue to be in effect until the minimum specified age which is now 62; and it is proposed to be age 65. THE BROTHER: What provisions are you making for him if something would happen that he would be disabled for work and if he had served the Fraternity for twenty years. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHI\'EIDER: My Brother, the Chairman of the Jurisprudence Committee is explaining that the Committee did not get into the question of disability. It simply recognized in view of the long-standing language which pertained to the age of 62, for the purpose of bringing this issue before the house, they felt it necessary to have an amendment to subparagraph (a) of Section 2.170. There was no intention of getting into the proposition of whether or not disability should be added to any other language relative to the matter of retirement and pension. THE BROTHER: I would like to ask the question. If a brother served for 120 months or more and then elected not to continue before age 65, would he be eligible for retirement pension?


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R.W. BROTHER MAICHEL: I would say not. He would not have retired until after age 65, or 62 as the law now reads. THE BROTHER: I don't think you understood the question. If he served the time and then retired, would he get his pay when he became 65? R.W. BROTHER MAICHEL: If I understand the question, the question was if he served 120 months, but ceased to serve prior to age 65, but then when he became 65, would he receive the pension? Yes, he would then receive the pension. ANOTHER BROTHER: Does this mean that when he has served the employer for 120 months he has vested right to receive the pension? R.W. BROTHER MAICHEL: That would be ifhe were qualified under Section 401 of the Internal Revenue Code as being qualified for deferred compensation. The Grand Master asked if there were any further questions. There being no further questions, the Grand Master proceeded to call for the vote. The vote by voice and the vote by standing both being indecisive, the Grand Master called for a vote by count. The vote in favor of the simultaneous adoption of the Amendments of Section 2.170(d) and Section 2.170(a) was 284. The vote in opposition to the simultaneous adoption of the Amendments of Section 2.170(d) and Section 2.170(a) was 371. By the count vote, the proposed Amendment of Section 2.170(d) and the proposed Amendment of Section 2.170(a) of the By-Laws were DEFEATED. 5. A proposal to amend Section 6.010 to add the following thereto has been proposed: "Article 6. GRAND LODGE OFFICE Section 6.010. Location. Said property may be sold only as authorized by action of the Grand Lodge or upon the approval of the Grand Master with the consent of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them, and a m~jority of the members of the Ways and Means Committee at a meeting duly called for the purpose of considering such sale and as to which said officers and committee members shall have received at least 10 days' written notice by First Class United States Mail, postage prepaid, addressed to them at their respective addresses appearing on the records of the Grand Lodge. Written evidence of such approval shall be filed in the office of the Grand Secretary. Statement of Purpose: If disposition of the present Grand Lodge property should be dictated by reason of a lack of adequate means of ingress or egress or in the event of development of nearby property in a manner deemed to be detrimental to the market value or continued usage of the present location as the site of the Grand Lodge Office or in the event of other unanticipated events which might adversely affect the continued usage of the present Grand Lodge property the proposed amendment would provide a "means of expediting disposition of the property." The Grand Lodge officers take no position with respect to said proposal. The Committee on Jurisprudence believes additional procedural safeguards are necessary and that clarification is necessary with regard to the location of the Grand Lodge office in the event the present building is sold. The Committee therefore offers the following substitute amendment:


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Resolved, That Section 6.0 lObe amended to read in its entirety as follows:

"Section 6.0 I0 Except as hereinafter provided, the office of the Grand Lodge shall be located in the building situated at 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia, Missouri, title to, and ownership of, which is in and shall remain in the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Said property may be sold only as authorized by action of the Grand Lodge or upon the approval of the Grand Master with the consent of the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden and the Junior Grand Warden, or any two of them, and a majority of the members of the Ways and Means Committee at a meeting duly called for the purpose of considering such sale and as to which said officers and committee members shall have received at least 10 days' written notice by Certified United States Mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, addressed to them at their respective addresses appearing on the records of the Grand Lodge; provided, that said officers and committee members may sell only at not less than the average of three appraisals made by members of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers. Written evidence of such approval shall be filed in the office of the Grand Secretary. If said property is sold, the Grand Master and a majority of the Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden and the Grand Secretary shall, until the determination of the permanent location of the Grand Lodge office by the Grand Lodge at its next communication, determine the temporary location of the Grand Lodge office."

I move the adoption of the Committee's substitute motion. The motion was seconded. The Grand Master recognized M.W. Past Grand Master Walter L. Walker. M.W. BROTHER WALTER L. WALKER: Brethren, do not be deluded by this motion. The present law to remove the Grand Lodge Office requires your vote. This motion allows your Grand Master, with two of the top officers and the consent ofthe committee, to move you, temporarily. Committees generaly do what the Grand Master tells them. What is temporary generally becomes permanent. A sympathetic Grand Master could move the Grand Lodge to Stella, or Saint Louis, or anywhere. We can get into the building that we have. Money-wise, we cannot afford to sell that building and build somewhere else. You should keep the power to yourself, rather than delegate it. I urge you to vote against this motion. A BROTHER: Why in all the paperwork that we get from the Grand Secretary, why do we not have all the amendments and additions to the proposed amendments? M.W. GRAND MASTER SCH!':EIDER: My Brother, you are referring to the substitute which has been presented to you by the Jurisprudence Committee? THE BROTHER: Yes. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: The Jurisprudence Committee assembles shortly before Grand Lodge. It would not be possible to present the suggested changes, so that you could have them available. I believe that R.W. Brother Maichel read the proposed substitute slowly and very carefully. We are certainly going to afford you and any other brother the opportunity to inquire as to the content of suggested changes. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHNEIDER: The question has been called for. Those in favor of the proposition as set forth in the substitute amendment read by the Chairman of the Committee will say "AYE." Those opposed will say "NO." By the voice vote of the Grand Lodge, the Amendment of Section 6.010 of the By-Laws was DEFEATED.


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PROPOSED ADDlTlO:\AL BY-l.AW

The following addition to the By-Laws was proposed on Monday, September 30, 1985. Since this proposal does not amend or repeal any section now effective, it is right for adoption at this Communication. Said addition is as follows: Be It Resolved, that the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of ~issouri be amended by adding the following new Section, which will be referred to as Section 9.180 and provide as follows:

"Section 9.180. LODGE EDUCATION OFFICER. Annually the Master of each lodge shall appoint a Master Mason of that lodge who shall be designated as the Lodge Education Officer. Such officer shall receive communications from the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education and, subject to the direction of the Master of the lodge, shall develop and carry out plans for the continuing Masonic education of all lodge members. Subject to the approval of the Master and any applicable lodge bylaws, such officer shall also be authorized to select, organize and direct a lodge education committee composed of Master Masons of his lodge to assist him in carrying out the aforesaid purposes." Reason for proposed by-law: Unless our members are enlightened as to the meaning of the Masonic way of life, they cannot be expected to put our Masonic principles into action. Continuing Masonic education at the lodge level for the benefit of all of our members is of critical importance. In view of the recent success of the voluntary Lodge Education Program, this proposed by-law is intended to encourage continuity in the development and execution of a strong Masonic Education Program at the Blue Lodge level.

The Jurisprudence Committee approves this proposed addition to the ByLaws as to form; and I move its adoption. The motion was seconded. The Grand Master called for discussion. A BROTHER: I request information on whether this appointee would take the obligation the same as the Senior and Junior Deacon, or Senior andJunior Steward. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHI\:EIDER: No, Sir. The appointment of a Lodge Education Officer corresponds with that set forth in Section 9.170 which provides for the appointment of a Masonic Home Information Representative. He would be strictly an appointee of the Worshipful Master. He is not an officer of the lodge. The question having been called for, the proposed new Section 9.1RO of the By-Laws was ADOPTED by the vote of the Grand Lodge. RESOLUTIONS

The following resolution has been submitted: RESOLVED, that for the purpose of creating a legal entity for the granting of scholarships and/or loans to worthy graduates of Missouri public high schools to assist them in continuing their education at accredited colleges or universities, the Grand Master is hereby authorized to cause the creation of a corporation or other legal entity which shall be organized under the laws of the State of Missouri exclusively for the aforesaid charitable purposes and in such manner as to qualify as a tax-exempt entity under applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, as the same may be amended from time to time, so that gifts and bequests to such organization shall qualify for deduction purposes under the federal income, gift and estate tax laws. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that for the purpose of identifying the relationship of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri to such organizatioll, the words "Masonic" and "Missouri" may be used in the Ilame


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of such organization, and the Grand Secretary is hereby authorized to certify to the Secretary of State of the State of Missouri this authorization. The Commmittee on Jurisprudence approves this proposed resolution as to form, except that it believes the resolution should specify the means by which said entity is to be managed and therefore it submits the resolution as submitted with the following proviso: "BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden, Junior Grand Warden and Senior Grand Deacon shall be the directors or trustees of said entity and that the Grand Master shall be the chief Executive Officer thereof."

I move the adoption of the resolution as modified by the addition thereto by the Committee on Jurisprudence. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Resolution that provides for the Entity for Granting Scholarships was ADOPTED. BE IT RESOLVED, that the One Hundred Sixty-Fifth Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge shall commence at 9 o'clock a.m. on Monday, September 29, 1986. Fraternally submitted, WALTER L. WALKER, P.M. Stella Lodge No. 538 Crestwood Lodge No. 669 EDWIN B. BRZEZINSKI, P.M. CHARLES E. BECRAH, P.M. Saint Joseph Lodge No. 78 America Lodge No. 347 WARREN R. MAICHEL, P.M. HERBERT C. HOFFMAN, P.M. Country Club Lodge No. 656

The Jurisprudence Committee having drafted the resolution approves it as to form; and I move its adoption. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Resolution setting the Time for the Opening of the 165th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge to be held in September 1986 at Springfield at the hour of nine o'clock A.M. was ADOPTED. R.W. BROTHER MAICHEL: M.W. Grand Master, this completes the Report of the Committee on Jurisprudence. Respectfully submitted, EDWIN B. BRZEZINSKI, WALTER L. WALKER, WARREN R. MAICHEL, Chairman HERBERT C. HOFFMAJI', CHARLES E. BECRAFT, REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER

RW. Brother W. Marion Luna, Grand Treasurer, stated that the Report is printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees." He moved that the Report be accepted and included in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Grand Treasurer was ACCEPTED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri.: This report covers the period from July I, 1984 through June 30, 1985. Total Income Receipts Less: Net Transfers to Agency Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Total Receipts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Less: Disbursements Excess of Disbursements Over Receipts Balance July 1, 1984 Balance June 30, 1985

$793,217.77 102,277.88 690,939.89 696,326.17 (5,386.28) 20,109.80 $ 14,723.52


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Consisting of: Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City

SECURITIES -

Interest Maturity Rate U.S. Treasury Notes: 9-30-85 15.875% 2-15-86 9.875% 2-15-87 9.00 % Federal National Mortgage Association: 5-12-86 11.00% Federated Short Term Government Funds Total Securities Cash - FDIC Insured Money Market Account Total Investments - Permanent Fund

SECURITIES -

Federated Short-Term Government Funds Uninvested Cash Total Investments Disaster & Relief Fund

$

7,429.00 7,294.52 $ 14,723.52

PERMANENT FUND

Par Value

Carrying Market Value Value June 30, 1985

. . .

$20,000.00 40,000.00 50,000.00

$ 19,979.80

39,893.20 50,000.00

$20,406.20 40,512.40 50,343.50

..

25,000.00

24,984.37

25,570.25

. .

50,294.82

50,294.82 $185,152.19

50,294.82

50,000.00 $235,152.19

.

SECURITIES -

Interest Maturity Rate U.S. Treasury Notes 10-31-85 10.50% 8-15-86 11.375% Federal National Mortgage Association: 5-12-86 11.00% Federally Insured Certificates of Deposit: 1-29-86 10.00% Federated Short-Term Government Funds Total Securities Cash - FDIC Insured Money Market Account Total Investments General Fund

. .

GENERAL FU:'IlD

Par Value

Carrying Market Value Value June 30, 1985

. ..

$ 25,000.00 25,000.00

$ 24,995.50 24,966.00

$ 25,250.00

..

25,000.00

24,984.38

25,570.25

.

100,000.00

100,000.00

100,000.00

. .

333,145.74

333,145.74 $508,091.62

333,145.74

.

50,000.00

.

$558,091.62

DISASTER

. . .

&

25,859.25

RELIEF FLJ:'IlD

$37,000.00

$37,000.00 43.79

$37,000.00

$37,043.79

Respectfully submitted, W. M. LUI\'A, Grand Treasurer.


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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI REPORT ON CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE GRAND LODGE DISASTER-RELIEF FUND

RW. Grand Treasurer W. Marion Luna reported that the total amount of the Contributions for the Grand Lodge Disaster-Relief Fund was $13,253.85. REPORT OF THE AUDITOR

The Grand Master stated that the Report of the Auditor is received as printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees." 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, 1984 to June 30, 1985, 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: GENERAL FU:-<D -

PER GRA:-<D SECRETARY'S BOOKS

STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS AND .JeLY

1, 1984

TO .JlJ:-<E

DISBURSE~E:-<TS

30, 1985

Cash Receipts Per Capita Tax Masonic Home Initiation Fees George Washington Memorial Association Fees Dues Receipt Cards Interest on Investments Permanent Fund (Less Agency Fee $1,327.77) Miscellaneous Visits - D.D.G.M. and D.D.G.L. Total Income Receipts Transfer to Agency Account - Net Total Receipts Disbursements Per Schedule Attached Excess of Disbursements Over Receipts Balance July 1, 1984 Balance June 30, 1985 Consisting of Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City, Missouri GRA;\;D LODGE A.F.

&

. $648,436.65 31,770.00 . 7,935.00 . 5,164.77 . . . . . . . . . .

22,946.90 5,286.57 10,400.00 731,939.89 (41,000.00) 690,939.89 696,326.17 (5,386.28) 20,109.80 $ 14,723.52

. $ 7,429.00 7,294.52 . $ 14,723.52

A.M. OF ~ISSOL'RI

GE:-<ERAL Fu:-<n STATE~ENT OF

CASH DISBURSEMENTS

1, 1984 TO .JL路:-<E 30, 1985 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 JeLY

. . . . . .

$ 25,500.00 21,249.99 600.00 11,700.00 3,713.48 5,000.00 6,324.01


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By Requisition of Grand Master Expenses - Grand Master Expenses - Grand Lecturer Expenses - Grand Lodge Officers & Committees Expenses - Deputy Grand Master Conference of Grand Lodge Officers Conference of D.D.G.M. & D.D.G.L. Washington D.C. Meeting Auditing Grand Master's Contingent Fund Expenses of Grand Lodge Sessions Regional Meetings - Lodge Officers By Requisition of Grand Secretary Salaries - Grand Lodge Office Payroll Taxes Insurance Operation of Grand Lodge Office Printing, Postage, Stationery Telephone & Telegrams Office Equipment Office Supplies Incidental Office Expense Office Improvements Incidental Travel & Expense of Grand Secretary Grand Master's Regalia Printing Proceedings Fifty year pins By Requisition Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on Committee on

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

Total Grand Lodge Operating Expenses Masonic Home - Per Capita Tax Masonic Home Initiation Fund George Washington Memorial Association Total Expenses Payments - D.D.G.M. & D.D.G.L. Visits Transfer to Revolving Fund July 1984 Disbursements July 1985 Disbursements Total Disbursements

100.00 . 44,459.11 $118,646.59 .

$ 10,000.00

. . . . . . . . . .

8,552.27 4,558.44 1,500.00 4,506.31 4,712.81 4,384.83 1,000.00 3,284.46 17,125.85 12,687.23 $ 72,312.20

. $ 39,419.76 . 4,807.24 . 5,011.20 . . . . . . . . . .

24,620.45 4,262.47 4,337.95 3,857.43 1,840.29 3,345.72 3,869.41 4,339.81 13,000.00 5,723.65 $118,435.38

. $ 1,000.00 . 6,786.68 . 538.08 . 10,000.00 . 3,250.00 . 85,161.30 $106,736.06 $416,130.23 . $202,314.58 31,770.00 . . 7,945.00 $242,029.58 $658,159.81 10,360.00 10,092.08 59,743.86 (42,029.58) $696,326.17


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PERMANENT FUND

I did not examine the securities which are held by Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, as agent. The following list of securities and activity for the year ended June 30, 1985 was prepared from their statements. U.S. Treasury Notes Federated Short Term Government Federal National Mortgage Association Total Securities Cash Total June 30,1985 SECURITIES -

Par Value . $110,000.00 . 50,294.82 25,000.00 . $185,294.82 . .

Cost $109,873.00 50,294.82 24,984.37 $185,152.19 50,000.00 $235,152.19

Market Value $111,262.10 50,294.82 25,570.25 $187,127.17

GE!':F.RAL Ft.::-.ID

Par Value U.S. Treasury Notes . $ 50,000.00 25,000.00 Federal National Mortgage Association Federated Short Term Government . 333,145.74 Certificate of deposit . 100,000.00 Total Securities . $508,145.74 Uninvested Cash - Deficit . Total June 30, 1985 ..

Market Value Cost $ 49,961.50 $ 51,109.25 24,984.38 25,570.25 333,145.74 333,145.74 100,000.00 100,000.00 508,091.62 $509,825.24 (91,651.67)1 $416,439.95

Following is a summary of the changes m the principal account of the Permanent Fund during the year. Uninvested Cash, July 1, 1984 Receipts Maturities Income Account Transfers Disbursements Federated Short Term Government Uninvested Cash, June 30, 1985

. $24,045.68 $75,000.00 1,249.14

76,249.14 (50,294.82) $50,000.00

. .

AGE!':CY I:"COME ACCOt.::-.IT -

PER:l.fA!':E!\T Ft.::-.ID

Balance July 1, 1984 Interest Received Transferred to Grand Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fees Transferred to Principal ... ...... Balance June 30, 1985 . .

.00 25,523.81 (22,946.90) (1,327.77) (1,249.14) $ .00

$

Following is a summary of the changes in the principal account of the General Fund during the year. Balance July 1, 1984 - Deficit Receipts From Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. -

I

$(33,033.86) Net. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

See page 138 for analysis of principal cash.

41,000.00


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Disbursements Various Investments Balance June 30, 1985 -

Net Deficit

AGENCY INCOME ACCOU!'IT -

. .

(99,617.81) $(91,651.67)2

. . . . .

$ 83,033.86 62,700.41 (3,959.69) (122.91) $141 ,651.67~

GENERAl. FUND

Balance July 1, 1984 Interest Received Fees Transferred to Principal Balance June 30, 1985 MASONIC HOME I:--;ITIATION FUND

Balance July 1, 1984 - Due to Masonic Home Received From Lodges, July 1, 1984 to June 30, 1985 Paid to Masonic Home Balance June 30, 1985 - Due to Masonic Home

. $ . . . $

.00 31,770.00 (31,770.00) .00

. $ . . . $

.00 7,935.00 (7,935.00) .00

. $ .

2,425.18 133.38

. $

2,558.56

. $ . .

633.89 104.00 (73.50)

. $

664.39

GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL FUND

Balance Due July 1, 1984 Received From Lodges, July 1, 1984 to June 30, 1985 Paid to George Washington Memorial Association Balance Due June 30, 1985 JOSEPH S. MCINTYRE l.lBRARY FUND

Balance July 1, 1984 Interest on Savings Account Balance in Mercantile Trust Company Savings Account June 30, 1985 THE FREEMASON MAGAZI:--;E

Balance July 1, 1984 Receipts Disbursements Balance June 30, 1985 - Exchange National Bank Jefferson City, Missouri THE REVOLVING FU:--;D

Balance July I, 1984 Receipts (Dues, Manuals, Etc.) Disbursements Balance June 30, 1985 - Exchange National Bank Jefferson City, Missouri DISASTER AND RELIEF FUND -

:~

4,584.51 19,991. 73 (18,045.37)

. $

6,530.87

AGENCY ACCOUNT

Principal cash deficit, July 1, 1984 Receipts from lodges Purchases - Net Disbursed to M.S.A. Disaster Relief Fund Principal Cash June 30, 1985 - Deficit Income Cash, July 1, 1984 2

. $ . .

Deficit in principal cash offset by income cash balance. Income cash balance is offset by deficit in principal cash.

. . . . . .

$(2,412.76) 10,937.07 (12,600.00) (1,000.00) $(5,075.69)4 $ 2,459.41


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Interest Income Fees Income Cash, June 30, 1985 Securities - Disaster & Relief Fund Federated Short Term Government Cash Deficit Net - June 30, 1985 4

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2,H83.23 (223.16) $ 5,119.48 4

. . .

$37,000.00 (5,075.69) $31,924.31

Income cash balance is offset by deficit in principal cash. MILEAGE Al';D PER DIEM COMMI'ITEE

Mileage and Per Diem Checks Paid -

Net of Refunds

$

85,161.30

The 1984 Mileage and Per Diem Committee report and cancelled checks were examined. The various items in the foregoing report have been taken from books and records of the Grand Secretary and reflect the recorded cash transactions of the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri fromJuly I, 1984 toJune 30,1985. 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, C.P.A. REPORT OF THE GRAND SECRETARY

R.W. Grand Secretary Frank A. Arnold stated that the major portion of the Report is printed in the booklet "Reports of Officers and Committees." He presented a Supplemental Report on matters handled after the deadline for the printing of the booklet. He moved that the pre-printed Report and the Supplemental Report be accepted. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the complete Report of the Grand Secretary was ACCEPTED. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Grand Secretary, with the Staff of the Grand Lodge Office, submits the report on the performance of duties and responsibilities during the Year 1984-1985 in accordance with the Laws and Practices of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. IDE!':TIFICATIO!': CARDS

The Grand Secretary wrote and distributed identification cards which certified the holders to be Officials of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to: Grand Lodge Officers, Emeritus Grand Lodge Officers, District Deputy Grand Masters, and District Deputy Grand Lecturers. Most Worshipful Past Grand Masters received identification cards for the Year 1984-1985, bearing the signature of M. W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider, that certified service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Most Worshipful Grand Master with the date of the respective year of the term of office.


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COMMISSIONS TO DISTRICT DEPUTY (;RAr-.;D MASTERS

Commissions were written for 65 District Deputy Grand Masters appointed by Grand Master Vern H. Schneider to serve during the Year 1984-1985one commission was issued to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of one ofthe originally appointed District Deputy Grand Masters and one commission was issued to fill the vacancy created by the death of the originally appointed District Deputy Grand Master. CERTIFICATES TO DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS

Certificates of the appointment by Right Worshipful Grand Lecturer Stanton T. Brown were written for 63 District Deputy Grand Lecturers. GRAND REI'RESEr-.;TATIVES

M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider 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. The Certificates of Commission were prepared and mailed for presentation to: Grand Lodge of British Columbia - Donald M. Challenger Grande Loja De Mato Grosso do SuI (Brazil) - Walter Rossi Grand Lodge of New York - Kennedy McFaul COr-.;SOLIDATION AND MERGER OF LODGES

Humphreys Lodge No. 32 at Humphreys consolidated with and merged into Trenton Lodge No. III at Trenton. Humphreys Lodge did not provide the date of the Communication when the Officers and Members voted on the proposition; Humphreys Lodge did not provide copy of the Notice to Members on the proposition; Humphreys Lodge did not provide the Roster of Master Masons in Good Standinf];. Trenton Lodf];e made no official report on the date of the Communication when the Officers and Members voted on the proposition. The last Secretary of Humphreys Lodge No. 32 delivered the Charter to the Grand Lodge Office in person. Berminf]; Lodf];e No. 150 at Faucett consolidated with and merf];ed into Wellington Lodge No. 22 at DeKalb on January 3, 1985. Berming Lodge voted on the proposition at the Stated Communication held on December 15, 1984. Wellington Lodge voted on the proposition on January 3, 1985. The Charter ofBerming Lodge No. 150 was received in the Grand Lodge Office on January 24, 1985. Laredo Lodge No. 253 at Laredo consolidated with and merged into Trenton Lodge No. III at Trenton. The Officers and Members of Laredo Lodge voted on the proposition at the Stated Communication held on November 2, 1984. Trenton Lodge made no official report on the date of the Communication when the Officers and Members voted on the proposition. The Charter and the Seal of Laredo Lodge No. 253 were received in the Grand Lodge Office on January 2, 1985. COr-.;SENTS AND PERMISSIONS

M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider granted consent and expressed permission on various propositions and requests pertaining to the activities and the operations of Constituent Lodges of Missouri in accordance with the


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requirements of Grand Lodge Law (Section 15.070, Section 21.100, etc.), as follows: September 26, 1984, to C. Michael White, Worshipful Master ofJefferson Lodge No. 43, for a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction to be convened on Thursday Evening, September 27, 1984 at the Jefferson City Masonic Temple, 603 Ellis Boulevard, Jefferson City, Missouri. September 27,1984, to William W. Lain,Jr., Worshipful Master of Mizpah Lodge No. 639 to make a fraternal visit to Emeth Lodge No. 1030 at Cahokia, Illinois on Tuesday, October 23, 1984 when Mizpah Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft in the Hall of Emeth Lodge, using Missouri Ritual. November 22, 1984, to Armen G. Kayarian, Master of Missouri-Gateway Table Lodge No.1 for a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction sponsored by Freedom Lodge No. 636 and Forest Park Lodge No. 578 to be convened on Thursday Evening, November 29, 1984 at the Freedom Masonic Temple, 4557 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville, Missouri. December 14, 1984, to William L. Jackson, Worshipful Master ofJennings Lodge No. 640 to consider and to take action on the request of Triple Lodge No. 835 at Granite City, Illinois for Waiver of Jurisdiction over Raymond Pathgilmore, a resident of St. Louis, Missouri. December 14, 1984, to James D. Bell, Worshipful Master of Palestine Lodge No. 241, to consider and to take action on the request of Triple Lodge No. 835 at Granite City, Illinois for Waiver ofJurisdiction over Graham William Dyson, a resident ofSt. Charles, Missouri. December 28, 1984, to Larry D. Rader, Worshipful Master of Liberty Lodge No. 31 to consider and to take action on the request of Wyandotte Lodge No.3 at Kansas City, Kansas for Waiver of Jurisdiction over Jack Ward Campbell, a resident of Liberty, Missouri. December 28, 1984, to Albert T. Sears, Secretary of Knob Noster Lodge No. 245 to consider and to take action on the request of Hickman Lodge No. 131 at Clinton, Kentucky for Waiver ofJurisdiction over Jimmy Dee Burnham, Jr., a resident of Knob Noster, Missouri. January 17, 1985, to Jack W. Hurst, Worshipful Master of Blue Springs Lodge No. 337, for a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction to be convened on May 4, 1985 at the Blue Springs Masonic Temple. December 14, 1984, to Robert D. Wachter, Worshipful Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 to consider and take action on the request of Morrisonville Lodge No. 681 at Morrisonville, Illinois for Waiver ofJurisdiction over Donald Neil Walker, a resident of St. Louis, Missouri. January 18, 1985, to Russell A. Grosch, Secretary of Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40, to receive the Petition for Affiliation of Brother Walter R. Kolb, a non-resident of the State of Missouri. February 6, 1985, to G. Paul White, Worshipful Master ofJefferson Lodge No. 43, for a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction to be convened on Thursday Evening, May 16, 1985 at the Jefferson City Masonic Temple, Jefferson City, Missouri. February 14, 1985, to Norman Morris, Worshipful Master of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576, to receive the Petition for the Degrees of Masonry of Patrick Ralph Harper, a non-resident of the State of Missouri. March 6,1985, to James E. McGoldrick, Worshipful Master of Glenwood Lodge No. 427, for a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction to be convened on March 22, 1985 at the Glenwood Masonic Temple at Glenwood, Missouri. March 20, 1985, to Harold Lee Thomas, Sr., Secretary of Palestine Lodge No. 241, to consider and to take action on the request of Gothic Lodge No. 852 at Belleville, Illinois for Waiver of Jurisdiction over Dennis Wayne Robinson, a resident of St. Charles, Missouri.


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April 2, 1985, to Everett L. Jackson, Worshipful Master of Berkeley Lodge No. 667, for a fraternal visit to Landrum Lodge No. 448 at Wingo, Kentucky on Saturday, April 27, 1985, when Berkeley Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft in the Hall of Landrum Lodge, using Missouri Ritual. April 2, 1985, to Cleo E. Tapscott, Worshipful Master of East Gate Lodg-e No. 630 to receive the Petition for the Degrees of Earnest Neil Stevens, a non-resident ofthe State of Missouri. April 2, 1985, to R. L. Tichenor, Worshipful Master of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13, to host a fraternal visit of Overland Lodge No. 436 at Overland Park, Kansas on Monday Evening, April 22, 1985, when Overland Park Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft in the Hall of Rising Sun Lodge, using Kansas Ritual. April 2, 1985, to R. L. Tichenor, Worshipful Master of Rising Sun Lodge No. 13, to make a fraternal visit to Overland Park Lodge No. 436 at Overland Park, Kansas, on Monday Evening, April 29, 1985, when Rising Sun Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft in the Hall of Overland Park Lodge, using Missouri Ritual. April 8, 1985, to Lawrence W "Bill" Coleman, Worshipful Master of Belton Lodge No. 450 to consider and take action on the request of Rosedale Lodge No. 330 at Meriam, Kansas for Waiver of Jurisdiction over Robert A. West, a resident of Belton, Missouri. April 21, 1985, to Gerald W. Burnworth, Secretary of Freedom Lodge No. 636 to host Douglas Lodge No. 361 at Mascoutah, Illinois for a fraternal visit on April 30, 1985, when Douglas Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft in the Hall of Freedom Lodge, using Illinois Ritual. May 6, 1985, to Mike Testa, Worshipful Master of Southwest Lodge No. 466, to host the Degree Team led by Most Worshipful Brother Monroe Robinson and composed of present and past Grand Officers of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas for a fraternal visit on the occasion of the Annual Outdoor Communication to be held on Saturday Evening, August 3, 1985, when the Arkansas Degree Team will confer the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft of Southwest Lodge No. 466, using Arkansas Ritual. May 22, 1985, to Armen G. Kayarian, Master of Missouri-Gateway Table Lodge No.1, for a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction sponsored by Lambskin Lodge No. 460 to be convened on Thursday Evening, May 30, 1985 at the Gardenville Masonic Temple, 8230 Gravois Road, S1. Louis, Missouri. May 28, 1985, to NealJ. Donaldson, Worshipful Master of Freedom Lodge No. 636, to make a fraternal visit to Douglas Lodge No. 361 at Mascoutah, Illinois, onJune 25,1985, when Freedom Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft Edward Frank Shimkus in the Hall of Douglas Lodge No. 361, using Missouri Ritual. June 24,1985, to Carl W. Hugill, Worshipful Master of Cecile Daylight Lodge No. 305, to receive the Petition for the Degrees of Masonry of Joseph Allen Hohendorf, a non-resident of the State of Missouri. June 26, 1985, to James L. Parrott, Worshipful Master of Tyro Lodge No. 12, to host Emeth Lodge No.1 030 at Cahokia, Illinois for a fraternal visit on Saturday, August 31, 1985, when Emeth Lodge will confer the Degree of Master Mason on their own proficient Fellow Craft in the Hall of Tyro Lodge No. 12, using Illinois Ritual. .J uly 17, 1985, to Harold L. Hackler, Worshipful Master of Holden Lodge No. 262, to consider and to take action on the request of Eagle Rock Lodge No. 19 at Idaho Falls, Idaho for Waiver of Jurisdiction over David Ray Harriot, a resident of Kingsville, Missouri. August 21, 1985, to Armen G. Kayarian, Master of Missouri-Gateway Table Lodge No. 1 for a Table Lodge of Entered Apprentices and One of Instruction to be convened on Thursday Evening, August 29, 1985 at the Gardenville Masonic Temple, 8230 Gravois Road, S1. Louis, Missouri. August 23, 1985, to Fred A. McMillan, Secretary of Waynesville Lodge No. 375, to


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receive the Petition for the Degrees of Masonry of Sammie Dayton Robertson, Jr., a non-resident of the State of Missouri. August 29, 1985, to Orville S. "Bob" Cawthon, Worshipful Master of Kansas City Lodge No. 220, to receive the Petition for the Degrees of Masonry of James Edgar Hedden, a non-resident of the State of Missouri. August 30, 1985, to William Baum White, Worshipful Master of George Washington Lodge No.9, to make a fraternal visit to Grand View Lodge No. 1112 on Saturday, September 28, 1985, at Peoria Heights, Illinois. DISPENSATIONS

By order of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider, Dispensations were issued that authorized the transaction of matters of lodge business, as follows: September 27, 1984, to George R. Shelley, Worshipful Master of California Lodge No. 183, for holding a Special Communication of California Lodge No. 183 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, September 30, 1984. September 27,1984, to David B. Cook, Worshipful Master of Tuscan Lodge No. 360, for holding a Special Communication of Tuscan Lodge No. 360 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, October 7, 1984. September 27, 1984, to Harold L. Lashley, Worshipful Master of Leadwood Lodge No. 598, for holding a Special Communication of Leadwood Lodge No. 598 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, October 7, 1984. September 27, 1984, to David Lee Swinney, Worshipful Master of Polar Star Lodge No. 79, for holding a Special Communication of Polar Star Lodge No. 79 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, October 21, 1984. September 27, 1984, to Benjamin F. Cooley, Worshipful Master of Rolla Lodge No. 213, for holding a Special Communication of Rolla Lodge No. 213 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, December 16, 1984. September 27, 1984, to Kenneth H. Miller, Worshipful Master of King Hill Lodge No. 376, for holding a Special Communication of King Hill Lodge No. 376 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, December 16, 1984. September 29, 1984, to Clifford C. Olsen, II, Worshipful Master of Russellville Lodge No. 90, for holding a Special Communication of Russellville Lodge No. 90 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, October 7, 1984. September 29, 1984, to Walter Niermeyer, Worshipful Master 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 on Sunday Afternoon, November 18, 1984. October 23, 1984, to Sidney Shear, Worshipful Master of Saint Louis Lodge No. 20, for holding a Special Communication of Saint Louis Lodge No. 20 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, October 28, 1984. October 30, 1984, to Virgil E. Cutter, Worshipful Master of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576, for holding a Special Communication of Olive Branch Lodge No. 576 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, November 4,1984. October 31, 1984, to William Gerald Hoff, Worshipful Master of Irondale Lodge No. 143, for holding a Special Communication of Irondale Lodge No. 143 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, November 25, 1984.


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November 21, 1984, to William H. DeMent, 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 9, 1984. November 22, 1984, to James A. Clark, Worshipful Master of Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211, for holding a Special Communication of Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, December 2, 1984. November 22,1984, to George L. Hickman, Worshipful Master of Raytown Lodge No. 391, for holding a Special Communication of Raytown Lodge No. 391 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, December 2,1984. November 26, 1984, to C. Michael White, Worshipful Master ofJefferson Lodge No. 43, for holding a Special Communication of Jefferson Lodge No. 43 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, December 16,1984. December 2, 1984, to Dennis M. Matlock, Worshipful Master of Saint James Lodge No. 230, for holding a Special Communication of Saint James Lodge No. 230 for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday, December 9,1984. January 23, 1985, to George M. Merkle, Worshipful Master of Triangle Lodge No. 638, for holding Stated and Special Communications of Triangle Lodge No. 638 during the months of February 1985 and March 1985 and April 1985 and such additional period as may be required by cold and inclement weather in the Hall of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at 3765 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri. January 30,1985, to Farrell L. Kelley, Worshipful Master of Wellington Lodge No. 22, for holding a Special Communication of Wellinp;ton Lodp;e No. 22 on Friday Evening, March 1, 1985 in the room of the DeKalb Hip;h School, after the.place has been officially dedicated for Masonic Use by Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master Gordon E. Hopkins - Masonic District No.9. January 30, 1985, to Billy O. Allen, Worshipful Master of Criterion Lodge No. 586, for the conferral of the Degrees of Masonry on Jesse Carnes, Jr., whose Petition was approved by the vote of the Lodge on January 8, 1985, as may be appropriate in consideration of the physical defects of the candidate. The Degrees are 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 specially deputed Brother, is to have notice in advance of the dates when the Degrees are to be conferred. February 7,1985, to Harvey J. Wells, Worshipful Master of Grandview Lodge No. 618, for the conferral of the Degrees of Masonry on Ray Roudy Reed, whose Petition was approved by the vote of the Lodge on January 17, 1985 as may be appropriate in consideration of the physical conditions of the candidate and 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 Master Mason specially deputed by him, is to have ample notice in advance of the dates when the Degrees are to be conferred. March 31, 1985, to William Baum White, Worshipful Master of George Washington Lodge No.9, for holding the Stated Communication of George Washington Lodge No.9 on the Second Tuesday of the month of April - April 9, 1985 - in the Hall of Gardenville Lodge No. 655 in the Gardenville Masonic Temple at 8230 Gravois Road, Saint Louis, Missouri. April 29, 1985, to Carl M. Owensby,Jr., 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 29, 1985, at Meridian Masonic Temple, 4500 Donovan Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri. May 6, 1985, to George A. Ebling,Jr., Worshipful Master of Saxton Lodge No. 508, for holding a Special Communication of Saxton Lodge No. 508 for the purpose of the


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conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Saturday evening,J une 15, 1985 - or in case of inclement weather on Saturday Evening, June 29, 1985 - at the outdoor site on the farm of Brother James F. Whitson after the place has been dedicated for Masonic Use by Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master Gordon E. Hopkins - Masonic District 9 of Missouri. May 6, 1985, to Mike Testa, Worshipful Master of Southwest Lodge No. 466, for holding a Special Communication of Southwest Lodge No. 466 on August 3, 1985 at the outdoor site which has been previously inspected, approved, and dedicated for Masonic Use. May 10,1985, to Elmer E. Bebout, Worshipful Master of Strafford Lodge No. 608, for holding a Special Communication of Strafford Lodge No. 608 onJune 29,1985, when the East Gate Travelers Club of Kansas City will confer the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft at the outdoor site on the farm of Brother Tom Comstock, which place was previously inspected, approved, and dedicated for Masonic Use by M.W. Brother J. Edward Blinn in 1972. May 24, 1985, to Tim K. Blum, Worshipful Master of Skekinah Lodge No. 256, for holding a Special Communication of Shekinah Lodge No. 256 at Crystal City, Missouri, for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, june 23, 1985 - the Opening of the Special Communication to be no earlier than 2:00 p.m. and no later than 5:00 p.m. May 24, 1985, to Steven C. Barnhart, Worshipful Master of Union Lodge No. 593, for holding a Special Communication of Union Lodge No. 593 at Union, Missouri for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Saturday Evening, June 8,1985, at the outdoor site on the farm of Worshipful Brother Steven C. Barnhart after the place has been dedicated for Masonic Use by Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Lecturer Carl J. Harshaw of the 32nd Masonic District of Missouri. May 31, 1985, to Robert A. Gage, Worshipful Master of Independence Lodge No. 76, for holding a Special Communication of Independence Lodge No. 76 for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on proficient Fellow Crafts of said lodge on Saturday,june 15, 1985 in the rock quarry on the property of Brother Joseph Crowder on Highway 24,just east of Independence, which place was dedicated for Masonic Use by Right Worshipful Brother George V. McDougall in June 1983. june 18,1985, to Robert D. McCallum,jr., Worshipful Master of Rose Hill Lodge No. 550, for holding a Stated Communication of Rose Hill Lodge No. 550 at Creve Coeur, Missouri on Tuesday Evening, june 25,1985 in the Eastern Star Chapel at the Masonic Home of Missouri, 5351 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, Missouri. june 21, 1985, to james A. Drake, Worshipful Master of Rolla Lodge No. 213, for Opening a Special Communication of Rolla Lodge No. 213 on Sunday Morning,j une 30, 1985, preparatory to attendance at the morning worship service of the First Christian Church for the purpose of the observance of St. John's Day. June 23, 1985, to Jerry D. Black, Worshipful Master of Marceline Lodge No. 481, for reballoting on the Petitions of two candidates for the Degrees of Masonry at the Stated Communication of Marceline Lodge No. 481 to be held on the First Thursday of the month of August - August 1, 1985 - after notice to all resident members as set forth in Section 7.140 and Section 7.150 and in the Ruling of the Grand Master in 1928 on Section 14.100 and in accordance with the By-laws of Marceline Lodge. June 25, 1985, to james L. Parrott, Worshipful Master of Tyro Lodge No. 12, for holding a Special Communication of Tyro Lodge No. 12 at Caledonia, Missouri for the purpose of the Masonic Occasion of Open Installation of Officers on Sunday Afternoon, june 30, 1985. June 28, 1985, to Douglas L. Stickley, Worshipful Master of Nodaway Lodge No.470, for holdinR a Special Communication of Nodaway LodRe No. 470 at Maryville, Missouri for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on proficient Fellow Craft Randy Coomer on Wednesday Evening, july 19, 1985, at the outdoor site on the


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farm of James W. Holt - "Holt's Timber" - after the place has been dedicated for Masonic Use by Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master Michael K. Monk of the Seventh Masonic District. July 3, 1985, to Charles R. Mouser, Worshipful Master of Tyro Lodge No. 12, for holding a Special Communication of Tyro Lodge No. 12 on Saturday Evening, August 31, 1985 at the outdoor site on the Lowell E. Bay farm on Highway 8, which place was dedicated for Masonic Use by R.W. District Deputy Grand Master C. Nolen Miller in 1978. July 22, 1985, to Joseph H. Collison, 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, September 14, 1985 at the outdoor site on the farm of Worshipful Brother L. R. Vaughn, which place was previously dedicated for Masonic Use by Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Lewis C. Wes Cook. August 5, 1985, to Right Worshipful Brother Walter L. Shelton, Worshipful Master of Friend Lodge No. 352, for holding the Stated Communication of Friend Lodge No. 352 on the First Tuesday of the Month of August 1985 - Tuesday, August 6, 1985 - in the Hall of Sparta Lodge No. 296 at Sparta, Missouri. August 5, 1985, to Brother Billy]. Mallett, Worshipful Master of Greensburg Lodge No. 414, for holding a Special Communication of Greensburg Lodge No. 414 with Memphis Lodge No. 16 for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Saturday Morning, August 24, 1985 at the outdoor site in the Kaser Quarry, which place was dedicated for Masonic Use in 1976. August 6, 1985, to Ronald L. Young, Worshipful Master of Memphis Lodge No. 16, for holding a Special Communication of Memphis Lodge No. 16 with Greensburg Lodge No. 414 for the purpose of the conferral ofthe Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Saturday Morning, August 24, 1985 at the outdoor site in the Kaser Quarry, which place was dedicated for Masonic Use in 1976.

By order of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider, Dispensations were issued for the dedication of halls (buildings, rooms, places) for Masonic Use and for the laying of cornerstones, as follows: October 16, 1984, to Frank A. Arnold, Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, for Opening a Specific Communication of the Grand Lodge on Sunday Afternoon, October 21, 1984, in the Hall of Liberty Lodge No. 31 at Liberty, preparatory to the Grand Lodge Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone of the New Building of Clay County, per the request of the Judges of the Court of Clay County. November 22, 1984, to William]. Hill, Most Worshipful Past Grand Master, for Opening a Specific Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri on Sunday Afternoon, November 25, 1984 in the present meeting place of Nodaway Lodge No. 470 at Maryville for the purpose of the Ceremonial Laying of the Cornerstone and the Ceremonial Dedication of the New Hall of Nodaway Lodge No. 470 for Masonic Use. December 9, 1984, to John A. Heneger, Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master - Dist. 52, for conducting an appropriate Ceremony for the Dedication of the New Hall of Poplar Bluff Lodge No. 209 for Masonic Use in order that the lodge may hold Stated and Special Communications in the new building until the formal Ceremonial of Dedication is conducted by the Grand Lodge of Missouri on Sunday Afternoon, January 13, 1985. December 12,1984, to Dr.]. Edward Blinn, Most Worshipful Past Grand Master, for conducting an appropriate Ceremony for the Dedication of the New Hall of Ava Lodge No. 26 for Masonic Use in order that the lodge may hold Stated and Special Communications in the building until the time in the future when the Grand Lodge of Missouri will conduct the formal Ceremonial Dedication of the Temple for Masonic Use. January 30, 1985, to Gordon E. Hopkins, R.W. District Deputy Grand Master - Dist. 9, for conducting the Grand Lodge Ceremony of Dedication for Masonic Use the room


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in the DeKalb High School where Wellington Lodge No. 22 will meet in Special Communication on Friday Evening, March 1, 1985. May 6, 1985, to Gordon E. Hopkins, R.W. District Deputy Grand Master- Dist. 9, for conducting the Ceremony of Dedication for Masonic Use the outdoor site on the farm of BrotherJames F. Whitson, where Saxton Lodge No. 508 at St. Joseph will hold a Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft. May 24,1985, toCarlJ. Harshaw, R.W. District Deputy Grand Lecturer-Dist. 32, for conducting the Ceremony of Dedication for Masonic Use the outdoor site on the farm of Worshipful Brother Steven C. Barnhart where Union Lodge No. 593 will hold a Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft. June 28, 1985, to Michael K. Monk, R.W. District Deputy Grand Master - Dist. 7, for conducting the Ceremony of Dedication for Masonic Use the outdoor site on the farm of James W. Holt - "Holt's Timber" - where Nodaway Lodge No. 470 at Maryville, Missouri will hold a Special Communication for the purpose of the conferral of the Degree of Master Mason on a proficient Fellow Craft on Wednesday Evening, July 19, 1985. August 4, 1985, to Frank A. Arnold, Right Worshipful Grand Secretary, for Opening a Specific Communication of the Grand Lodge on the Degree of Master Mason and Conducting the Grand Lodge Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone of the Valley Park Masonic Temple on Saturday Afternoon, September 7, 1985. HEALING ORDERS

Saint Mark's Lodge No. 93 at Cape Girardeau

M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider determined that the irregularity of the Officers and Members of Saint Mark's Lodge No. 93 relative to the official receiving of a Petition for the Degrees in less than one year after a previous rejection and to the subsequent investigation and favorable ballot on said Petition for the Degrees and to the further subsequent conferral of the Degree of Entered Apprentice on the elected candidate - the aforesaid actions being in violation of Section 13.160 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Missouri - occurred through no fault of the Brother. The Grand Master caused the Entered Apprentice to be healed in accordance with Section 13.140 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. By the "Healing Order" the Brother is entitled to the rights and privileges of an Entered Apprentice of Saint Mark's Lodge No. 93 and will be eligible to advance in and complete his Masonic Work in accordance with the laws and practices of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Riddick Lodge No. 361 at Buffalo

M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider determined that the irregularity of the Officers and Members of Riddick Lodge No. 361 relative to the proceedings had on the transaction of transfer of membership by a Master Mason from a Lodge located in another state to Riddick Lodge - the failure to proceed in regular order with the Reception of the Petition for Affiliation and the Investigation and the subsequent Ballot in accordance with Section 16.010, Section 13.090, Section 14.040 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri occurred through no fault of the Brother. The Grand Master caused the Master Mason to be healed in accordance with Section 13.140 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. By the "Healing Order" the Brother is entitled to


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the rights and privileges of membership as a Master Mason of Riddick Lodge No. 361 in accordance with the laws and practices of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. COURTESIES

Lodges of Missouri accommodated the requests of 52 lodges of other Grand Jurisdictions and performed fraternal courtesies. The requests for the fraternal courtesies were received through the offices of the respective Grand Secretaries and were transmitted to Missouri Lodges for the attention and action of the Officers and Members. Constituent Lodges of Missouri made 81 requests of lodges of other states for fraternal courtesies: Conferrals of degrees, investigations to determine fitness for reinstatement to good standing after suspension for non-payment ofdues, investigations to determine fitness of petitioners to receive the Degrees of Masonry, investigations to determine fitness for affiliation, assistance with the preparation of the Application for Admission to the Masonic Home of Missouri, presentation of the FIFTY-YEAR BUTTON of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to veteran brothers living outside the State of Missouri, inquiries for information on the whereabouts and conditions of "lost" brothers, requests for the information of the date of death of deceased brothers, requests for the provision of gifts at Christmas time, requests for visitation of aged and incapacitated brothers, etc. In addition, many requests for facts of Masonic history were exchanged and processed to provide verification of Masonic affiliation to su pport membership in an appendant (adoptive or youth) organization of The Masonic Family and for genealogy research, to complete membership records in the transactions of transfer of membership, to provide the latest mailing address for affiliates of other Masonic bodies. No record was kept on the great number of these requests for fraternal courtesies. Authorizations for Masonic Funeral Services were given and received; the count of these fraternal courtesies is not included in the figures printed above. FIFTY-YEAR BUTTON PRESENTATIONS

The Grand Lodge and the Constituent Lodges of Missouri gave honor and extended recognition to 365 Veteran Brothers with the award of the FIFTYYEAR BUTTON during the Year 1984-1985. M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider approved the presentations of the Fifty-Year Button of the Grand Lodge of Missouri to Brother Master Masons who attained the distinguished status of Fifty-Year Member by the faithful interest in the well-being of our Brotherhood for 50 years. RECIPIENTS OF THE FIFTY-YEAR BUTTON OF THE GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI JULY

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Acacia Lodge No. 602: James M. Silvey, Jr. Adair Lodge No. 366: Harold H. Wigal, Kenneth Shipman, Eugene U. Still Alton Lodge No. 255: George Dan Gohn America Lodge No. 347: Gerald Nelson, John Elmer Schaab Ancient Craft Lodge No. 377: Maurice L. McCrea, Sr., Dale DeVerne Kier, Cecil W.

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Appleton City Lodge No. 412: John B. Browning, Oliver Philip Lampkin, Allen Zink Athens Lodge No. 127: V. S. Hardin Aurora Theodore Roosevelt Lodge No. 267: Alvin E. Snasdell, Robert Ralph Russell Beacon Lodge No.3: Wallace I. Gates Belle Lodge No. 373: Leslie J. Hults, Clifford Seba Belton Lodge No. 450: Richard Edward George, Terrill Hubner Yocum Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 642: Maurice Goldstein, Irvin Susman Bethany Lodge No. 97: Eldon W. Perkins Bloomfield Lodge No. 153: Elvis A. Mooney, Jr., Eldon Proffer, Robert N. Corbin Bolivar Lodge No. 195: Bazil W. Frazier Bosworth Lodge No. 597: Henry Galbrecht Branson Lodge No. 587: Thomas Homer Chaney, Clarence M. Parkey, Tom E. Daly, Theodore C. Hirsch Bridgeton Lodge No. 80: Ernest Wade Brown, Walter Frank Rocklage, William John

Doerr, Oscar Sutter, Jr., Charles W. Baker Brookfield Lodge No. 86: Virgil W. Jones Brotherhood Lodge No. 269: Zephrin E. Beattie Butler Lodge No. 254: William Fred Riddle Cache Lodge No. 416: Clarence J. Werner California Lodge No. 183: John Thomas Peters, Frank H. Kubli Callao Lodge No. 38: Glen C. Long Cambridge Lodge No. 63: C. Alex McBurney Canopy Lodge No. 284: Frank A. Roark, Newman L. Howard Carl Junction Lodge No. 549: Ollie O. Brown Carthage Lodge No. 197: Leslie W. Dunham, Wilbur Austin Warman Chamois Lodge No. 185: August P. Trost Charleston Lodge No. 407: Homer Dewey Stanfill Christian Lodge No. 392: Frank L. Robinson Clay Lod~e No. 207: Floyd V. Martin Clayton Lodge No. 601: Harry Paul Materne, William R. Dunham Clinton Lodge No. 548: Waldo Feaster, Leaman Leonard Dorrance Jr., Ruben Dewey

Garnett, Rolla Hannibal Bradley Columbia Lodge No. 534: Hubert R. Baumgarth, Francis L. Henderson Compass Lodge No. 120: Harley G. Field Competition Lodge No. 432: Olan Light Composite Lodge No. 369: Ivan E. Newberry, Mabrey L. Gary, Acel L. Showman Cooper Lodge No. 36: Thomas Elkington, Charles William Kirton, Thomas Howard

Owens Cosby Lodge No. 600: Ivan Brosi, Joseph C. Schneider Craft Lodge No. 287: David Francis Vppinghouse Crane Lodge No. 519: Raymond E. Parks Crestwood Lodge No. 669: Robert Joseph Strudell Cunningham Lodge No. 525: Roy L. McCollom, Robert J. Bedell Decatur Lodge No. 400: Orville Edward Wright Dexter Lodge No. 532: B. S. McQuary, Albert Kruse East Gate Lodge No. 630: Robert Albin Dunn, Russell Neal Welker, William Edgar Coppedge, Albert C. Jenkins, Verne J. Andrews, Joseph Clyde Sullivan Edina Lodge No. 291: Edgar Fetters, James Luke Cornelius Euclid Lodge No. 505: Charles R. Fletcher Fellowship Lodge No. 345: Glenn Arthur Watkins, Comer S. Sellers, Carroll K. Dreppard Ferguson Lodge No. 542: Delbert Miller, Jr., John Russell Morris Foster Lodge No. 554: W. Carl Trogdon Fraternal Lodge No. 363: Gwynne Zumwalt, Walter F. Kommer Friend Lodge No. 352: Flozzy Ledbetter, Howard T. Breazeale, Joe Howard Friendship Lodge No. 89: Arthur Eldon Hoover


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Fulton Lodge No. 48: F. Maurice Bloom Gardenville Lodge No. 655: Elmer A. L. Crecelius Gate City Lodge No. 522: Thomas E. Calloway, Howard F. Rowley Gate of the Temple Lodge No. 422: B. J. Tidmore, Daile Dean Keigley Good Hope Lodge No. 218: Owen E. Beck Granby Lodge No. 514: Fred H. Shewmake, Orvis James Rowell, Paul Scholes Kelly Grand River Lodge No. 276: James T. Majors Grandview Lodge No. 618: Wade W. Humble Granite Lodge No. 272: Ira W. Barnes Greensburg Lodge No. 414: Lesco Arbie March Greentop Lodge No. 635: Alfred D. Long Hannibal Lodge No. 188: James Orville Dotson Harmony Lodge No. 499: Gustave Vogel, Jr. Hazelwood Lodge No. 459: Morgan R. Walker Hebron Lodge No. 354: Clark Newbrough, Lawrence William Roberson Henderson Lodge No. 477: William H. Pursley Hermann Lodge No. 123: Raymond W. Birkel, George Van Horn, Adie Estes Hickory Hill Lodge No. 211: Harold Smith Higbee Lodge No. 527: Ralph Warren Dorman Hiram Lodge No. 362: Orville Wayne Worrell Hope Lodge No. 251: Stanley Howard Wilke Hornersville Lodge No. 215: Tommie Warren Owen, Nelson Bone Tinnin Iberia Lodge No. 410: James M. Workman, Roy W. Irwin Independence Lodge No. 76: M. W. Sudbrock Ionic Lodge No. 154: George Augustus Counts, Emmett Orville Shelley Ivanhoe Lodge No. 446: Irvin William Steil, Gale G. Carter, Edgar F. Smith, Jr., Victor

Letts Prudden, William Francis Motsinger, Ralph Wayne Nusser, Lester Everett Oberholtz, Clarence K. Waldron Jackson Lodge No. 82: Warren W. Dray, Walter C. Hotaling Jefferson Lodge No. 43: Jasper L. Trimble, Elsner Boone Chiles, W. F. Sappenfield, William H. Sherwood, Jr., Odus A. Benefiel Jennings Lodge No. 640: Ollie John Haupt, Horace Albert Ruhmann, James Dewitt Hawkins Joachim Lodge No. 164: Julius T. Hausgen, Harris E. Williams Jonesburg Lodge No. 457: Alexander Milton Bryant Joplin Lodge No. 335: Walter Mathew Davis King Hill Lodge No. 376: Earl L. Wieland (Weiland), Albert C. Kronenberger, Leonard V. Swanson, Charles F. Edwards, Harold T. Maxwell, Trenton C. Doane Kirksville Lodge No. 105: John M. Conner, Samuel C. Poe, Glen W. Novinger Kirkwood Lodge No. 484: Roy Chard Ross, Charles Harold Leslie Laddonia Lodge No. 115: T. Howard Christopher Lakeville Lodge No. 489: Roby Phillip Barks Lamar Lodge No. 292: Elbert J. Mann Lambskin Lodge No. 460: Robert B. Decker, William C. Scheitlin La Plata Lodge No. 237: Everett D. Ausmus, Donald L. Nickerson Latimer Lodge No. 145: Bryan B. Austin, Lewis Weldon Austin Leadwood Lodge No. 598: James Houston Scott Lebanon Lodge No. 77: Patrick Tinning Earney, Frank Carter Norvell, Troy Clifford Mager Lexington Lodge No. 149: Erwin J. Rodenberg Lick Creek Lodge No. 302: Eugene S. McClintic, Gordon Brashears Kerr Lincoln Lodge No. 138: Glenn R. Wardlow Lockwood Lodge No. 521: Alva E. Ellis Magnolia Lodge No. 626: George W. Von Hoffman, James J. Ritterskamp, Jr., Harry L. Schaeffer


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Maplewood Lodge No. 566: John David Ditch, Jr. Marceline Lodge No. 481: Lawrence A. Davis Memphis Lodge No. 16: Marion Ed Daggs, Charles E. Long Mendon Lodge No. 628: Julius H. Gebhardt Meridian Lodge No.2: William Cletis Case Missouri-Commonwealth Lodge No.1: Alexander Thomas Grossius, Floyd Joseph Adams Mizpah Lodge No. 639: Charles G. Bueltmann, Eugene L. Grimm, Ellroy M. Marty Moberly Lodge No. 344: Earl Halley Mokane Lodge No. 612: Alfred Elmo Swearingen Monett Lodge No. 129: Emmett E. King Monroe Lodge No. 64: Marvin Ray Painter Montgomery Lodge No. 246: Richard Bailey Ball Mt. Olive Lodge No. 439: Elbert D. Cass Mt. Washington Lodge No. 614: Richard Overman Snyder, John Jefferson Davis Mt. Zion Lodge No. 327: Lealon Epps, Clarence Raymond Kentch Mystic Tie Lodge No. 221: Pertle E. Propst Naphtali Lodge No. 25: Ira F. Sornson, Mahlon H. Fite, George J. Boyadjis Neosho Lodge No. 247: Howard L. Ratekin, Karl David Hoffman New Bloom[wld Lodge No. 60: Clark Haid Wehmeyer New Hope Lodge No. 199: Robert F. Sanders, James H. Powell New London Lodge No. 307: Guy Chalmers Okes Nodaway Lodge No. 470: Raymond W. Arthur, Aubrey M. Chambers, Paul C. Foster, Clarence D. Lloyd Northeast Lodge No. 643: Frederick L. Lasley Norwood Lodge No. 622: John Frank Little Olive Branch Lodge No. 576: Hyman Bournstein Oregon Lodge No. 139: John Ramsey Eiser Orient Lodge No. 546: Richard Charles Jensen, Edmund Morison Hawley, Guy Samuel Simmons, Thomas Harrison, Elmer Mathis, Oren R. Brookshire, Barney Samuel Ricketts Osage Lodge No. 303: Virgil Hill Mears Shekinah Lodge No. 256: Victor Pettus Miles, Glenn A. Gross Sikeston Lodge No. 31O:James H. Hayden,Jr., William D. Hayden, Edgar N. Leech,James A. Hayden, Dellar A. Mott, Tharon E. Stallings, Carl C. Wilkinson, Dennis E. Walker Solomon Lodge No. 271: Lawson Doolin Gorman, Elgin Curtis Watson South Gate Lodge No. 547: Barclay F. Meador, Hugh D. Sanders, Albert E. Smith,joseph H. Story Southwest Lodge No. 466: Lewis L. Scott Sparta Lodge No. 296: Roy Mason St. john Star Lodge No. 419: joseph C. Brinkman, Ray Francis, C. E. Nevitt Sullivan Lodge No. 69: Robert F. Wells, Odes Ronald Erni Summersville Lodge No. 555: J. E. Summers Swope Park Lodge No. 617: Henry Dukes Bledsoe, Lowell Wright Lemons, Wm. Ernest Bullock, Hollis Wayne Lancaster Tebbetts Lodge No. 565: William Henry Hazlett, Stanley M. (Maurice) Sitton Triangle Lodge No. 638: Wilder L. Carden Trowel Lodge No. 440: Harry Buford Bridges Twilight Lodge No. 114: Harold C. Duncan Union Lodge No. 593: Louis August Zimmermann Unionville Lodge No. 210: Fredric Hunt, Marple Scott Wyckoff United Lodge No.5: Edd Allega Williams, Clifford Clinton Ramey, George W. Clarkson Van Buren Lodge No. 509: Henry Arthur Deaner Vandalia Lodge No. 491: George H. Strother Versailles Lodge No. 320: Sam E. Jones, Jewel L. Stevinson Vienna Lodge No. 94: Carlos Ben Roberds


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Wakanda Lodge No. 52:John William Gosnell, Raymond Edward Melton, Raymond Ollie Huffman, Estyl Oliver Robinson, R. H. Dyer, Otto Boelsen, John H. Platz Warren Lodge No. 74: John E. Finnell Washington Lodge No. 87: Byron Howser, Homer R. Durnell, George L. Kramer Waverly Lodge No. 61: Cameron W. Brownfield Webster Lodge No. 98: Marshal Magee Wellston Lodge No. 613: Harry Raymond Bradley, Harold C. Walton, James B. Davenport West Gate Lodge No. 445: Silas Carl Dietz Western Light Lodge No. 396: Raymond B. Marsh Whitesville Lodge No. 162: Sheldon B. Beecher, Forrest G. Roberts Windsor Lodge No. 29: Glen W. Sampson, Jesse O.Johns, Harold E. Bowen, D. L. Powell,

Waldo P. Wheeler, William Matt Acker

York Lodge No. 563: Claude Holman Anderson, William J. Bennett Zeredatha Lodge No. 189: Harry Franklin Arnold, Hooker Newton Tospon, Charles F.

Ruehmekorf, Robert E. Holtslander CERTIFICATES AND CARDS FOR RITUAL PROFICIENCY

The Grand Secretary wrote the certificates and the cards for the authorized instructors in the Proficiency or Candidates Lectures (Subdivision I), the cards for the authorized instructors (Subdivision II - Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3), and the cards for the authorized instructors (Subdivision I I I). The certificates and the cards were issued in accordance with the Certificate Plan of the Grand Lodge Committee on Ritual, as submitted through the Reports of the Examining Committees. Miss Lori J. Harris of the Grand Lodge Office Staff kept all of the records of the Reports of the Examining Committees, prepared quarterly reports on the certificates and cards issued during the respective periods for the Chairman and Members of the Ritual Committee, and prepared the cumulative report for the Year July 1, 1984-June 30,1985. The names of the Master Masons whose applications were approved and for whom certificates and cards were written and mailed by direct, personally addressed correspondence are included in the Report of the Committee on Ritual The Grand Secretary wrote 278 certificates and cards for Subdivision I, 167 cards for Subdivision II, and 51 cards for Subdivision III. SUBDIVISION I Originals First Renewals (A) Second Renewals (B) Third Renewals (C) Fourth Renewals (D) Fifth Renewals (E) Gold Sixth Renewals (F) Gold Seventh Renewals (G) Gold Eighth Renewals (H) Gold Ninth Renewals (I) Gold Tenth Renewals Gold Eleventh Renewals (K) Gold Twelfth Renewals (L) Gold Fourteenth Renewals (N) Gold

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17 12

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, 7 14

Third Renewals (C) Fourth Renewals (D) Fifth Renewals (E) Gold Sixth Renewals (F) Gold . . . . . . . . . . . .. Seventh Renewals (G) Gold Ninth Renewals (I) Gold Tenth Renewals Gold Eleventh Renewals (K) Gold

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Part 2

Originals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8 First Renewals (A) 4 Second Renewals (B) 12 Third Renewals (C) 3 Fourth Renewals (D) 11 Fifth Renewals (E) Gold . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2 Sixth Renewals (F) Gold . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5 Seventh Renewals (G) Gold 2 Ninth Renewals (I) Gold 2 Eleventh Renewals (K) Gold 1


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Originals 10 First Renewals (A) 10 Second Renewals (B) 8 Third Renewals (C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 7 Fourth Renewals (D) 5 Fifth Renewals (E) Gold 3 Sixth Renewals (F) Gold . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4

Seventh Renewals (G) Gold Eighth Renewals (H) Gold Eleventh Renewals (K) Gold

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MISSOURI LODGES Al"n CANDIDATES YOUNGER THAN

21

25 11 9 YEARS OF AGE

The Constituent Lodges of Missouri submitted a supplemental report with the 1985 Annual Return and provided information on the number of candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 years. Number of Petitioners between the ages of 18 and 21 91 Number of Petitioners between the ages of 18 and 21 "ELECTED" 89 Number of Candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 "INITIATED" 90 Number of Candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 "PASSED" 53

Number of Candidates between the ages of 18 and 21 "RAISED" .47 N umber of Master Masons between the ages of 18 and 21 who made satisfactory proficiency in the Master Mason (Third) Degree 34 Number of Master Masons between the ages of 18 and 21 holding office: ELECTIVE or APPOINTIVE 22

AREA MEETINGS: FALL-WIl"TER

1984-1985

M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider conducted 17 AREA MEETINGS for Lodge Officers and Masonic Home Information Representatives during the months of October, November, December, and January. Information notices (invitations-announcements) were sent to four officers of each Constituent Lodge (Worshipful Master with the materials for the Masonic Home Information Representative included, Senior Warden,Junior Warden, Secretary - mailed by personally and individually addressed correspondence), to Past Grand Masters, to Grand Lodge Officers, to Emeritus Grand Lodge Officers, to District Deputy Grand Masters, to District Deputy Grand Lecturers, to Chairmen and Members of Grand Lodge Committees. The Grand Lodge sincerely appreciates every kind attention extended by the Officers and Members of the Lodges and the Temple Associations in whose halls the AREA MEETINGS were held, and by those who prepared and served the "GOOD MEN'S MEALS" - the very essential part of every successful Masonic gathering. AREA I - ROLLA - THURSDAY EVEI\:ING, OCTOBER 25, 1984 Lodge Officers Present 59 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 7* District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present _3_ TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE........................... 73(61.7%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present _11_ TOTAL ATTENDANCE.................................. 84

* Without duplication. t Masonic Home Information Representatives excluded in the calculation of the percentage of area attendance.


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AREA 2 - BOONVILLE - MONDA Y EVENING, OCTOBER 29, 1984 Lodge Officers Present 94 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 16* District Deputy Grand Masters Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present _6_ TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE........................... 122(75.77%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present -.!lTOTAL ATTENDANCE.................................. 135 AREA 3 - FLAT RIVER - TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 30, 1984 Lodge Officers Present 74 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 12* District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present _3_ TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE 92(73%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .-!1..TOTAL ATTENDANCE.................................. 104 AREA4-WESTPLAINS- THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER8, 1984 Lodge Officers Present 54 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 7* District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. _3_ TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE 66(58%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present _8_ TOTAL ATTENDANCE.................................. 74 AREA5-SPRINGFIELD-FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER9, 1984 Lodge Officers Present 61 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present II * District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present _1_ TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE............................. 75(60.4%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present _7_ TOTAL ATTENDANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 AREA6-CARTHAGE-SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 10,1984 Lodge Officers Present 99 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 16* District Deputy Grand Masters Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present , _5_ TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE........................... 125(65.27%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present _9_ TOTAL ATTENDANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 AREA 7 - SAINT JOSEPH - FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 16, 1984 Lodge Officers Present 134 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 20* District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present , _6_ TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE........................... 166(68%)t * Without duplication. t Masonic Home Information Representatives excluded in the calculation of the percentage of area attendance.


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Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present TOTAL ATTENDANCE..................................

16 182

AREA8-GALLATIN-SATURDAY AFTERNOON,NOVEMBER Lodge Officers Present Masonic Home Information Representatives Present District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE............................ Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present TOTAL ATTENDANCE..................................

17, 1984 41 3* 3 _3_ 50(50%)t _7_ 57

AREA 9-BROOKFIELD-SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17, 1984 Lodge Officers Present 26 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 2* District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. _3_ TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE............................ 34(58.2%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present _6_ TOTAL ATTENDANCE.................................. 40 AREA 10-MEXICO- THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER29, 1984 Lodge Officers Present 83 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 10* District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present _2_ TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE 100(74.2%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present ..l!.. TOTAL ATTENDANCE.................................. 114 AREA 11-SAINTLOUIS-FRIDAYEVENING, NOVEMBER30, Lodge Officers Present Masonic Home Information Representatives Present District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present TOTAL ATTENDANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. AREA 12-CLINTON - FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 7,1984 Lodge Officers Present Masonic Home Information Representatives Present District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present TOTAL ATTENDANCE..................................

1984 232 45* 6 _7_ 290(80%)t

.21... 327

103 15* 5 _5_ 128(75.33%)t _8_ 136

AREA 13-INDEPENDENCE-SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER8, 1984 Lodge Officers Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 24*

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District Deputy Grand Masters Present District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present TOTAL ATTENDANCE

5

. . . .

6

. 172(76.5%)t 17 189

AREA 14-CANTON-FRIDAYEVENING,DECEMBER 14,1984 Lodge Officers Present Masonic Home Information Representatives Present District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present TOTAL ATTENDANCE..................................

41 8* 3 1 53(64.3%)t 5 58

AREA 15-KIRKSVILLE-SATURDAY EVE:--JING,DECEMBER 15,1984 Lodge Officers Present 57 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 4* 2 District Deputy Grand Masters Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _2_ District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE............................ 65(58.65%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present _7_ TOTAL ATTENDANCE.................................. 72 AREA 16-NEWMADRID-FRIDAYEVENING,JANUARY 11, 1985 Lodge Officers Present 62 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 9* 4 District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _4_ District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE 79(58.33%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present -.!..!L TOTAL ATTE:--JDANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 AREA 17-POPLARBLUFF-SATURDAYEVENING,JA:--JCARY 12, 1985 Lodge Officers Present 51 Masonic Home Information Representatives Present 6* 4 District Deputy Grand Masters Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _3_ District Deputy Grand Lecturers Present TOTAL AREA ATTENDANCE............................ 64(80%)t Grand Lodge Officers and Others Present ---.UL TOTAL ATTENDANCE.................................. 77 CRAl\;D LODGE MOl\;EY

GENERAL FCND - Approved Depository: Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City DEPOSITS: The payments of Constituent Lodges of the "AMOUNT DCE GRAND LODGE" per the Annual Returns Interest income on investments Receipts from sale of the publications of the Committee on Masonic

* Without

duplication.

t Masonic Home Information Representative excluded in the calculation of the per-

centage of area attendance.


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Education by transfer from Revolving Account Miscellaneous receipts WITHDRAWALS: The payments to the Masonic Home of Missouri and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association of initiation fees, to the Masonic Home of Missouri of per capita, and to the Masonic Service Association of the United States on the two (2) direct appropriations of the Grand Lodge. The payments on the costs of printing and distribution of the quarterly issues of The Freemason Magazine. The transfer of funds to the Imprest Account as reimbursements for authorized disbursements. The transfer of funds to the Grand Lodge Committee on Relief and Charity. The transfer of funds to the Grand Lodge Committee on Mileage and Per Diem. The payment of other expenditures on budget and by special authorization. DISASTER AND RELIEF FUND - Approved Depository: Boatmen's First National Bank of Kansas City DEPOSITS: The contributions received from Lodges for the Grand Lodge DisasterRelief Charity Program. WITHDRAWALS: Donation to Charity, on direction of the Grand Lodge Charity Committee. IMPREST ACCOUNT - Approved Depository: The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City DEPOSITS: Reimbursements by transfer of funds from the General Fund for the authorized disbursements previously made. WITHDRAWALS: The payment of the costs relative to the operation of the Grand Lodge as allocated by the approved budget. REVOLVING ACCOUNT - Approved Depository: The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City DEPOSITS Receipts from the sale of books, publications, forms, supplies ofthe Grand Lodge; the annual dues receipt cards; District Deputy Grand Master and District Deputy Grand Lecturer Aprons; Past Dist!'ict Deputy Grand Master and Past District Deputy Grand Lecturer Silver Lapel Pins; Grand Lodge Officer Lapel Pins. WITHDRAWALS: Payments on the costs of items sold to Lodge and to individuals through the Grand Lodge Office, and on such other transactions as have been and are authorized and approved. THE FREEMASON ACCOUr\T - Approved Depository: The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City


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DEPOSITS: The remittances on the subscriptions of interested persons at the rate of $2.00 per year WITHDRAWALS: Payments to the General Fund of the Grand Lodge for each issue of the magazine at the rate of $0.50 per subscription. MILEAGE AND PER DIEM ACCOUNT - Approved Depository: The Exchange National Bank of Jefferson City DEPOSITS: Transfer of funds from the General Fund as provided by the approved budget and in accordance with the Report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem. WITHDRAWALS: Payments of mileage and per diem expenses on attendance at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge as prescribed by Grand Lodge Law. The records of the receipts and the disbursements have been submitted to the Auditor for examination. The Report of the Auditor verifies the accounts and the records. DISTRIBUTION OF 1984 "CUMULATIVE ANNUAL POCKET PART" The 1984 "Cumulative Annual Pocket Part," prepared by the Grand Lodge Committee on By-Laws, was mailed as follows:

1. Four (4) copies to each Constituent Lodge, addressed in care of the respective Secretary, for the use of the Officers and Members. 2. Copies to each Official of the Grand Lodge: Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters, Emeritus Grand Officers, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, Chairmen and Members of Grand Lodge Committees. 3. Copies to other Grand Lodges of the United States and to the organizations of The Masonic Family of Missouri. 4. Copies to individual Brothers who own personal copies of the 1977 Edition of the Constitution and By-Laws -1958, provided name and current address information are recorded in the "Pocket Part File." DISTRIBUTIONS DURING THE GRAND LODGE YEAR

1984-1985

1. Mileage and Per Diem Checks for attendance at the 163rd Annual Communication to Lodge Representatives and others who did not pick them up at the close of the Grand Lodge Session. 2. To the Worshipful Masters and the Secretaries of All Constituent Lodges: The announcement of the two (2) Charity Programs of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider - (A) "A PENNY A DAY FOR THE MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI," with a supply of GOLD SEALS to be affixed to the Dues Receipt Cards of Brothers who contributed at least $3.65; (B) DISASTER-RELIEF CHARITY PROGRAM. 3. Packets to all lodges and to all on the official mailing list. CONTENTS: Propositions ADOPTED at 163rd Annual Communication; Propositions REJECTED at 163rd Annual Communication; Proposed Amendments of Grand Lodge By-Laws presented at the 163rd Annual Communication (September 1984) to lie over for action at the 164th Annual Communication (September 1985); Grand Lodge Achievement Award: STANDARDS AND APPLICATION; Charity Projects for the Grand Lodge Year 1984-1985; Masonic Education Committee Programs: Slide and Film


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Programs; Masonic Home of Missouri; The Freemason Magazine: Name and Address of Editor; Order Form - "LIST OF LODGES MASONIC 1985"; Roster of Names, Addresses, Telephone Numbers: Grand Lodge Officers 1984-1985, Past Grand Masters, Emeritus Grand Officers, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy Grand Lecturers, Chairmen and Members of Grand Lodge Committees. Correspondence of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider to newly installed Worshipful Master per the Name-Address information entered on the "Report of Installation of Officers," relative to the appointment of the Masonic Home Information Representative and the Lodge Masonic Education Officer. Written notice to the Worshipful Master and the Secretary of each Lodge that lacked representation at the 163rd Annual Communication (September 1984 at Saint Louis), as set forth in Section 7.230(b): November 15, 1984 and August 15, 1985. Copies to Senior Warden, Junior Warden, District Deputy Grand Master, District Deputy Grand Lecturer. Notification to the Lodges of the 6th Masonic District of the appointment of R.W. Brother Robert E. Rineman as the District Deputy Grand Master for the unexpired term 1984-1985. Notification to the Lodges of the 60th Masonic District of the appointment of R.W. Brother Paul Patton as the District Deputy Grand Master for the unexpired term 1984-1985. ANNOUNCEMENT-INVITATION for AREA MEETINGS: FALL-WINTER 1984-1985 to four officers of each Lodge (Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Secretary), to the Masonic Home Information Representatives, and to all on the official mailing list. The Masonic Service Association "SHORT TALK BULLETIN" and the cover informational correspondence of RW. Brother John W. Siscel, Director of the Lodge Education Officer Program of the Grand Lodge Committee, to the Masonic Education Officers of all Lodges for each month: January-September. PROCLAMATION of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider of the Month of March 1985 to be Masonic Education Month to all Lodges, to all Lodge Masonic Education Officers, and to all on the official mailing list. DIRECTIVE of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider relative to the formal presentation of the pamphlet "WELCOMEl TO THE MASONIC FRATERNITY" to each newly initiated Entered Apprentice immediately after the completion of the ritualistic conferral of the First Degree of Masonry to all Lodges, to all Lodge Masonic Education Officers, and to all on the official mailing list. PROCLAMATION ofM.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider of the Month of May 1985 to be Masonic Service Month to all Lodges with Application Sheet for Grand Master's Certificate of Merit included and to all on the official mailing list. PROCLAMATION of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider of the Month of September 1985 to be Federal Constitution Month to all Lodges and to all on the official mailing list. Instructions to Lodges (Lodge Secretaries) on sending the total amounts of the contributions for the "AT LEAST A PENNY A DAY" Charity Project to the Masonic Home, with" 1985 REPORT CARD" and self-addressed envelope included. First ANNOUNCEMENT-INVITATION for the 164thAnnuaiCommunication to be held at Saint Louis on September 30 and October 1, 1985, with hotel ratereservation cards to all Lodges and to all on the official mailing list. Computer Print-Outs of NAMES-ADDRESSES of Master Masons, with cover letter and instructions for update and correction, to all Lodges addressed in care of Lodge Secretaries. Worshipful Masters received cover letter and instructions. Duplicate Blanks for the 1985 Annual Return, with sheets of instructions and related pages for supplemental reports to all Lodges addressed in care of Lodge Secretaries. Worshipful Masters, District Deputy Grand Masters, District Deputy


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Grand Lecturers received appropriate cover correspondence and sheets of instructions. Information for Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden of each Chartered Lodge on the deputation of "PROXY" and on the appointment of a Master Mason of the Lodge as the Representative for "ATTENDANCE RECORDS ONLY." The "Canary Yellow 1985 Proxy Card" was included with the correspondence for the three (3) officers respectively. Copy of the correspondence was sent to all Lodge Secretaries for their information. No PROXY card was provided for Lodge Secretaries; Grand Lodge Law has no provision for the Secretary to depute a Proxy. Information to the Officers and Members of all Constituent Lodges on the availability for purchase of the FOURTEENTH PRINTING, 1985 of the Masonic Manual of Missouri - the regular (small) black, hard-bound book - with two (2) new sections included: The Ritual for the Reception of Distinguished Guests and The Test Oath. Information to the Officers and Members of all Constituent Lodges of the availability for purchase of the FOURTEENTH PRINTING, 1985 of the Masonic Manual of Missouri - the large black, hard-bound book - with two (2) new sections included: The Ritual for the Reception of Distinguished Guests and The Test Oath. Instructions to Lodges on the CEREMONIAL PRESENTATION OF CONTRIB UTIONS for the 1985 Grand Lodge DISASTER-RELIEF CHARITY PROGRAM during the 164th Annual Communication - Monday Afternoon, September 30, 1985. Second ANNOUNCEMENT-INVITATION about the 164th Annual Communication to all Lodges addressed in care of the Lodge Secretaries, to all Worshipful Masters, and to all on the official mailing list. ANNOUNCEMENT-INVITATION of the Grand Lodge and the Masonic Home of Missouri for the public ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the NEW MASONIC HOME WESTERN UNIT on Sunday Afternoon, September 15, 1985. Checks were written for District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers in payment of the Expense Allowance, per the payments by Lodges of the respective Masonic Districts with the 1985 Annual Returns. The Grand Master's Certificate of Merit was awarded to the Worshipful Masters whose Lodges participated in MASONIC EDUCATION MONTH and ~ASONIC SERVICE MONTH in accordance with the standards set forth in the respective PROCLAMATIONS of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider. MISCELLANIES

1. The form "REPORT ON INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS" was sent to each Lodge at the beginning of the month when the annual election of officers is held, per the Lodge By-Laws, as entered in the 1984 Annual Returns. "Machine" copies of the Installation Reports were sent to the Grand ~aster, the Deputy Grand Master, the Senior Grand Warden, the Grand Lecturer, the District Deputy Grand Masters, the District Deputy Grand Lecturers. 2. The booklet "PLANNING FOR THE EAST" was sent to the newly-installed Senior Warden of each Lodge per the name-address information entered on the "Report of Installation of Officers." The booklet is the publication of the Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education and is provided free of charge to Senior Wardens by that committee. 3. As required by the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, the roster "MASONIC LODGES OF MISSOURI, WITH MAILING ADDRESSES OF SECRETARIES" was prepared and submitted on April 13, 1985. The 1985 roster contained the Employer Identification Number (EIN) of the Lodges, respectively, as provided by the Lodges and entered in the files of the Grand Lodge Office. 4. The Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri received


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the information of NAME-ADDRESS of each newly-installed Lodge Secretary and of the ADDRESS CHANGES for Lodge Secretaries. The Co-ordinator of Fraternal Relations of the Masonic Home received the appointments by Worshipful Masters of the Masonic Home Information Representatives: NAMES and ADDRESSES. The Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Education received the appointments by Worshipful Masters of the Lodge Masonic Education Officers: NAMES and ADDRESSES. The certificates of the GRAND LODGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for the Worshipful Master and for the Lodge were issued in accordance with the applications approved by the respective District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers and by the Chairman of the Committee on Masonic Education. The names of Brother Master Masons of Missouri Lodges reported in the 1984 ANNUAL RETURNS as officially SUSPENDED or EXPELLED were forwarded to the appendant and adoptive organizations of The Masonic Family of Missouri. The Staff of the Grand Lodge Office has prepared information on the Master Masons raised after September 29, 1970 for whom no official report of the date of the Proficiency Examination on the Third Degree is entered in the membership records of the Grand Lodge Office, for distribution to the respective Lodges for the attention and action of the Officers and Members. The Grand Secretary attended and participated in the two Deputy Conferences held in October 1984 at the Masonic Home in Saint Louis and in Independence, the 17 AREA MEETINGS: FALL-WINTER 1984-1985, the Specific Communications of the Grand Lodge for the Ceremonies of Laying Cornerstones and of Dedication of New Halls for Masonic Use, The Missouri Masonic Round Table (December and June at Columbia), the two "pilot" conferences for Lodge Masonic Education Officers at Saint Louis and Kansas City, the meetings of the Grand Lodge Committees on Chartered Lodges and Ways and Means, and the Conferral of the Master Mason Degree by Grand Lodge Officers at Saint Joseph in May. The Grand Secretary and Mrs. Arnold attended the Annual Communications of the following Grand Lodges: Kansas in March, Tennessee in March, and Indiana in May. With the Grand Master, the Grand Secretary attended the Midwest Conference of Grand Masters at Springfield, Illinois in May. GRA]';D LODGE OFFICE STAFF

The Ladies of the Grand Lodge Office Staff - four Friends with sincere interest in all that is Masonic in Missouri and throughout the whole world of Our Fraternity - continue to demonstrate their devoted willingness to undertake any work assignments, even the most menial, for the successful operation of the Grand Lodge Office. They are Friends in their associations with the Officers and Members of the Grand Lodge; they are Friends in their associations, one with another; and more particularly they are Friends of Mrs. Arnold and me. Again, I am truly pleased to acknowledge to the Officers and Members of Our Grand Lodge the spirit of co-operation, the conscientious and diligent attention to duties, the faithfulness and loyalty of the Grand Lodge Office Staff: Mrs. Mrs. Miss Mrs.

Henry Calvin Lori J. Ernest

H. Smith (Darlene Smith), Holts Summit M. Price (Gladys Price), Jefferson City Harris, Fulton M. Raub (Kathleen Raub), Columbia


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Vern H. Schneider, Our Grand Master Has done all the good that he could, By all the ways that he could, At all the times that he could, In all the places that he could, For all the people that he could. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider made himself a part of all that is Masonic in Missouri. He considered well what it means to be a Master Mason. He contemplated upon the many friendships he made and the pleasant associations he had through his Masonic Membership. He showed pride of membership among all who are the Masonic Fraternity - Brothers, Companions, Fraters, Nobles. The well-laid plans for major points of interest and hard work characterize the term of office of M. W. Brother Schneider. The evaluation of the achievement of goals cannot be made during the time of his leadership of the Grand Lodge. The successes from his ideas may not be measured in this Year 19841985; but next year, and the next year, and in all years to come, the Grand Lodge of Missouri will recognize all the good done by the Grand Master of 1984-1985: VERN HAMPTON SCHNEIDER. STATISTICS: JUNE

30, 1984

ADDITIONS: Affiliated by Transfer of Membership Affiliated as Multiple Members Initiated as Entered Apprentices Passed to Degree of Fellow Craft Raised to Degree of Master Mason Reinstated After Suspension for Nonpayment of Dues Reinstated After Suspension for Failure to Show Proficiency in Master Mason Degree Restored After Suspension or Expulsion for Unmasonic Conduct TOTAL ADDITIONS DEDUCTIONS: Suspended for Nonpayment of Dues Suspended for Failure to Show Proficiency in Master Mason Degree Dimitted to Complete Transfer of Membership Dimitted Without Privileges Dimitted From Lodge of "Original" Membership (Multiple) Withdrawal of Multiple Membership Deaths Suspended for Unmasonic Conduct Expelled for Unmasonic Conduct Terminated Affiliation as Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts TOTAL DEDUCTIONS NET MEMBERSHIP: June 30, 1984 ... 85,773

. 932 . 100 1,590 1,250 . 1,250 . 1,008 . .

13

o 3,303

. 1,926 . . .

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GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT OF GRAND SECRETARY

I submit the report on matters of Grand Lodge Office business that were handled after the deadline date for the printing of the booklet "REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES." GRAND REPRESENTATIVES

Most Worshipful Grand Master Vern H. Schneider honored Master Masons of Missouri Lodges with the recommendation that they be appointed Grand Representatives of other Grand Lodges near the Grand Lodge of Missouri as follows: R.W. Brother D. Robert Downey, Webster Groves Lodge No. 84 at Webster Groves GRAND LODGE OF GEORGIA Wor. Brother Carl F. Gast, Tuscan Lodge No. 360 at Saint Louis - GRAND LODGE OF ICELAND R.W. Brother O. Wesley Konering, Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40 at Clayton GRAND LODGE OF ISRAEL R.W. Brother Frederick M. Woodruff, Anchor Lodge No. 443 at Crestwood GRAND ORIENT OF ITALY

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DISPENSATION

By order of M.W. Grand Master Vern H. Schneider a Dispensation was issued, as follows: On September 25, 1985 to Most Worshipful Past Grand Master J. Edward Blinn authorizing him to open a Specific Communication of the Grand Lodge in the Hall of Norwood Lodge No. 622 at Norwood, Missouri, and to conduct the Grand Lodge Ceremony of Dedication of the New Hall of Norwood Lodge No. 622 for Masonic Use on Saturday Afternoon, September 28, 1985.

Fraternally submitted, FRANK A. ARNOLD,

Grand Secretary. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

R.W. Brother Walter H. Baird, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Ways and Means: the Budget for the Year October 15, 1985October 14, 1986. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: The Ways and Means Committee met on August 31 and again on September 29, 1985 and went over the expenditures in all funds as of those dates. 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 are: Account No. 42. 43A. 43B. 45. 55.

Insurance Printing, Postage, Stationery Telephone & Telegraph Grand Master's Regalia Mileage and Per Diem

Prior approval for the excess expenditures was obtained as provided by the By-Laws. A review of the last budget year expenditures show they were handled properly and as provided by the By-Laws.


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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 $499,500.00. The following budget is presented to cover the budget year from October 15, 1985 to October 14, 1986. BY DIRECT APPROPRIATIO:\ OF GRAND LODGE Ace. Nos.

I. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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

. . . . . .

22,500.00 750.00 12,000.00 4,000.00 5,000.00 9,000.00

Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges

.

The Freemason Magazine

.

100.00 45,000.00 25,000.00

II. Grand Lodge Office Bldg. Reimbursement Fund BY REQlJISITIOJ\i OF GRAND 20. 21. 22. 22A. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

$ 27,500.00

.

~fASTER

Expenses - Grand Master Expenses - Grand Lecturer Expenses - Grand Lodge Officers & Committees Expenses - Special - Deputy Grand Master Conferences of Grand Lodge Officers Conferences of District Deputy Grand Masters and District Deputy Grand Lecturers Conference of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries Auditing Grand Master's Contingent Fund Expenses of Grand Lodge Session Regional Meetings of Lodge Officers (Area Meetings)

$ 12,000.00

. . . .

9,000.00 6,000.00 2,000.00 6,000.00

. . . . .

6,000.00 6,500.00 1,000.00 4,000.00 20,000.00

.

15,000.00

BY REQUISITIO:\ OF (;RAND SECRETARY 40. 41. 42. 43.

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

Salaries - Grand Lodge Office Staff Employees' Tax Expense 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 Incidental and Travel Expenses - Grand Secretary Grand Master's Regalia

. . . . . . . . .

24,000.00 4,250.00 5,000.00 3,750.00 2,000.00 12,000.00 12,250.00 4,000.00 4,500.00

Printing PROCEEDINGS

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16,000.00

BY REQCISITION OF 50. 51.

Committee on Correspondence Committee on Masonic Education

. $ 40,000.00 . 6,000.00 . 10,000.00

CO~f~ITrEES

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Ace. Nos. 51A. Midwest Masonic Education Conference 52. Committee on Ritual 53. Committee on Relief and Charity 54. Committee on By-Laws 55. Committee on Mileage and Per Diem Total Allocation by Budget for Year 1985-1986

165 3,000.00 500.00 15,000.00 3,500.00 87,500.00 $499,600.00

Respectfully submitted, WILLIAM H CHAPMAII', W. MARIOII' LUNA, WILLIAM H. UTZ, JR.,

RICHARD W. GOFF, OWEN A. SLOAII', WALTER H. BAIRD,

Chairman.

R.W. Brother Baird moved that the Report of the Committee on Ways and Means be adopted. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report - the Budget for the Year October IS, 1985-0ctober 14, 1986 - was ADOPTED. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS

R.W. Brother Martin B. Toybes, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests. To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Missouri: BRETHREN: We, the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, together with our wives, had the privilege of assisting our Grand Master Vern H. Schneider and his lovely wife, Nada Sue, in extending a warm welcome to the distinguished guests, both locally and from Sister Jurisdictions and Affiliated Bodies, who attended the Grand Lodge Session in St. Louis. The Chase-Park Plaza Hotel served as headquarters for Hotel accommodations and registration of the brethren on Sunday, September 29. The Grand Master's banquet and reception was held in the Tiara Room of the ChasePark Plaza Hotel, Sunday evening. The get acquainted atmosphere was enhanced by the vocal renditions of Bro. Harry Weber and several strolling musicians. On Monday morning, September 30, the Grand Master hosted an Appreciation Breakfast for the District Deputy Grand Masters, and District Deputy Grand Lecturers, in the dining room of the Scottish Rite Cathedral. On Monday at noon, a luncheon was provided in the dining room of the Scottish Rite Cathedral for those attending the Grand Lodge Session. On Monday, the ladies of distinguished guests were assembled for a continental breakfast in the Chase-Park Plaza Hotel; then they were taken to see the historic Campbell House and toured some of old St. Louis. Luncheon was enjoyed by the ladies at the De Menial Mansion, after which, they shopped and explored the Union Station. On Monday evening, the Grand Lodge dinner for all Freemasons, their ladies, friends and guests was held in the dining room of the Scottish Rite Cathedral. A group of Masonic musicians, "The Nostalgia Band" offered entertainment all evening. The Grand Master distributed the Grand Lodge achievement awards to lodges who had met the requirements for the year. Special awards were presented to those lodges who have maintained this standing since its inception ten years ago. Preparations for the Grand Lodge Session were made with the cooperation of many people, too numerous to name and we do appreciate their assistance. To Most Worshipful Grand Master Vern H. Schneider and his wife Mrs. Vern H. Schneider, our heartfelt thanks for their leadership and cooperation. To the Valley of St. Louis, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, our appreciation for the use of their beautiful Cathedral and the outstanding efforts of the Commissary Committee with the food and services.


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To the Brethren who so diligently helped to sell tickets for the Grand Lodge dinner and luncheon, our sincere thanks. To the Chase-Park Plaza staff and management, we are grateful for the splendid accommodations and services they rendered. To Frank and Ruth Arnold, a special thanks and appreciation for always being there when needed, making our job less difficult. To the committee members and their wives, thanks for all their efforts in making this Grand Lodge Session a most successful and enjoyable one. The ladies were very gracious hostesses, thanks for a job well done. Fraternally submitted, LESTER E. SCHULTZ, FRANK A. ARNOLD, MARTIN B. TOYBES, Chairman. D. ROBERT DOWNEY, CLIFFORD E. HOHMAN,

R.W. Brother Toybes moved that the Report of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests be received and printed in the PROCEEDINGS. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Committee on Entertainment of Distinguished Guests was RECEIVED. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS

R.W. Brother Ray Hilton, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Credentials. 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 461 Subordinate Lodges, and no Lodges V.D., and there are present:

Grand Lodge Officers 22 Assistant Grand Tilers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Past Grand Masters and Past Grand Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 District Deputy Grand Masters 55 District Deputy Grand Lecturers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Past Masters 252 Worshipful Masters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397 Senior Wardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Junior Wardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Chairmen and members of Grand Lodge Committees 30 Distinguished Visitors ~ Total 1,213 Actual attendance without duplication 1,213 Lodges without representation 54 Non-voting Master Masons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Fraternally submitted, RAY HILTON, Chairman, DALE A. LUDWIG, CECIL O. BLAYLOCK, CHARLES W. MILLER.. JOHN E. BRUEGGEMANN,

R.W. Brother Hilton moved the acceptance of the Report, subject to corrections. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Committee on Credentials was ACCEPTED. REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MILEAGE AND PER DIEM

R.W. Brother Orville L. Livingston, Chairman, presented the Report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem.


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To the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of M issoun: BRETHREN: Your Committee on Mileage and Per Diem reports amounts paid for attendance at this, the I 64th Annual Communication of this Grand Lodge, held in the City of S1. Louis, September 30 and October I, 1985, as follows:

Grand Lodge Officers Past Grand Masters and Other Past Grand Officers District Deputy Grand Masters District Deputy Grand Lecturers Subtotal Grand Lodge Officers Committees: Appeals and Grievances Building Supervisory Board Credentials Jurisprudence Masonic Education Mileage and Per Diem Ways and Means Chairmen of Other Standing Committees Subtotal of Committees Total of Grand Lodge Officers and Committees Assistant Grand Tilers Representatives of Charter Lodges Representatives of Lodges under Dispensation Fraternally submitted, ORVILLE L. LIVINGSTON, Chairman, NORMAN H. BEHREND, JACK R. CLARK,

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

$ 2,539.30 2,039.90 7,209.90 7,204.40 $18,993.50 436.50 513.90 705.00 648.00 160.00 606.40 474.00 316.50 3,860.30 $22,853.80 560.00 59,711.90 -0$83,125.70

EDWARD A. LANG, CHARLES H. SCHULER.

RW. Brother Livingston moved the acceptance of the Report, subject to correction. The motion was seconded. By the vote of the Grand Lodge, the Report of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem was ACCEPTED. REMARKS OF R.W. BROTHER ORVILLE L. LIVINGSTON

R.W. Brother Livingston informed the Grand Lodge that RW. Brother Edward A. Lang had declined the appointment to serve as a Member of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem for the Year 1985-1986. Brother Livingston requested that the Grand Lodge express appreciation to Brother Edward A. Lang, who served 23 years as a Member of the Committee on Mileage and Per Diem. (APPLAUSE) RESOLUTIONS AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF GRAND LODGE CONSmUTION AND GRAND LODGE BY-LAWS PRESENTED TO LIE OVER FOR ACTION AT THE 165TH ANNUAL COMMUNICATION TO BE HELD AT SPRINGFIELD IN SEPTEMBER 1986

The Grand Secretary read the proposals presented to lie over for action at the 165th Annual Communication in September 1986, as follows: PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION

2

OF ARTICLE III OF THE CONSTITUTION

Be It Resolved, that Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, A.F. & A.M. be amended by the addition of the following new Section:


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"Article III, Section 2.01. When elected Deputy Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master will become Grand Master Elect and will be duly installed as Grand Master, without further election, at the next annual communication of the Grand Lodge." Statement of purpose for the proposed amendment:

The purpose of the proposed amendment to the Constitution is to allow the Deputy Grand Master sufficient time to plan his administration as Grand Master with the certain knowledge that he will become Grand Master at the next annual communication. At present, not knowing that he will be elected Grand Master, the Deputy Grand Master is hampered in planning for his administration. As Grand Master Elect, the Deputy Grand Master will be able to seek out the most capable people to aid him in his administration and receive from them definite commitments that they will serve in his administration. The amendment will also allow the Deputy Grand Master to meet with members of the Grand Lodge Line, his potential appointees, and others to explain his program and aims as Grand Master prior to the Grand Lodge Communication. The Amendment will also provide a smooth transition of administrations in that the present Grand Master will be able to work with the Deputy Grand Master, knowing that he will succeed to the office of Grand Master. Respectfully submitted: Clayton No. 601 LAWRENCE N. WEEl'ICK, P.M. United :'110. 5 JA!\1ES H. COBBAN, P.M. Webster Groves No. 84 WILLIAM H. WISBROCK, P.M. Solomon No. 271 THOMAS K. MCGUIRE, JR., P.M. Webster Groves No. 84 D. ROBERT Dowl'EY, P.M.

PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION

1.010

OF THE BY-LAWS

"Be It Resolved, that Section 1.010 of the Grand Lodge By-Laws be amended to change the time at which each Grand Lodge Communication commences from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M." Statement of Purpose for the proposed amendment:

To expedite the business of the Grand Lodge and add an hour during which business can be conducted. Respectfully submitted: WALTER L. WALKER, P.M. Stella No. 538 CHARLES E. BECRMT, P.M. Saint Joseph No. 78 EDWIN B. BRZEZINSKI, P.M. Crestwood No. 669 WARREN R. MAICHEL, P.M. America No. 347 HERBERT C. HOFF!\1A:"J, P.M. Country Club No. 656

PROPOSAL TO ADD NEW SECTION

4.070

TO THE BY-LAWS

Be It Resolved, that the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge be amended by adding a new Section 4.070 reading as follows:

'The Grand Master appoints and commissions for each district a Master Mason to act as District Education Officer who shall supervise the activities of the Lodge Education Officers and of the Masonic Home Information Representatives of each lodge in said district."


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Statement of purpose for the proposed amendment:

To coordinate and enhance the activities of the Lodge Education Officers and Masonic Home Information Representatives. Respectfully submitted: Stella No. 538 WALTER L. WALKER, P.M. Country Club No. 656 HERBERT C. HUFFMA:'\!, P.M. CHARLES E. BECRAH, P.M. Saint Joseph No. 78 Crestwood No. 669 EDWIN B. BRZEZINSKI, P.M. America No. 347 WARRE]\; R. MAICIIEL, P.M. PROPOSAL TO AMEl\:D SECTIO!'\

5.010

OF THE BY-LAWS

To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M of the State of Missouri: It is proposed that Section 5.010 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient,

Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Missouri should be amended so that the first sentence thereof would provide as follows: "The standing committees are (a) Credentials, (b) Grand Master's Address, (c) Lodges Under Dispensation, (d) Chartered Lodges, (e) Appeals and Grievances, (f) Jurisprudence, (g) Ways and Means, (h) Relief and Charity, (i) Masonic Boards of Relief, U> Necrology, (k) Ritual, (I) Forms and Ceremonies, (m) Mileage and Per Diem, (n) Correspondence, (0) Masonic Education, (p) Building Supervisory Board, (q) Entertainment of Distinguished Guests, (r) By-laws, (s) Grand Lodge Office Building, (t) Youth, and (u) Long Range Planning." In all other respects the existing language of Section 5.010 would remain unchanged. Reason for proposed change:

The purpose of the amendment is to add to the list of standing committees the Youth Committee and the Long Range Planning Committee. Such designation of the Youth Committee would confirm the continuing interest of the Grand Lodge in matters pertaining to the assistance and guidance of your youth. Such designation of the Long Range Planning Committee would confirm the desire of the Grand Lodge to gain the benefit of a long range perspective in planning with respect to all aspects of Masonry. Respectfully submitted: VERN H. SCHNEIDER, P.M. Tuscan No. 360 Acacia No. 602 CHARLES E. SClIEL:RICII, P.M. ROBERT D. JE:"KI:"S, P.M. Country Club No. 656 TIIO~IAS K. MCGL:IRE, JR., P.M. Solomon No. 271 Saint Francois No. 234 P. VI:"CEi\;T KI:'\!KEAD, P.M. Webster Groves No. 84 WII.LIA~I H. WISBROCK, P.M. Webster Groves No. 84 WILLIAM H CHAPMAN, P.M. PROPOSAL TO ADD !'\EW SECTION

5.191

TO THE BY-LAWS

To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.AJ. of the State of Missouri:

It is proposed that the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Missouri should be amended by adding the following additional Section, which would be referred to as Section 5.191 and would provide as follows: "Section 5.191. YOUTH. The Committee on Youth receives and reviews information which may be furnished to the Grand Lodge from time to time by one or more of the Masonic Youth Organizations, develops and coordinates plans for sup-


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port of Masonic Youth Organizations and other worthy youth activities and upon request of the Grand Master assists him in the development of youth programs which shall be deemed by him to be appropriate." Reason for proposed by-law: It is anticipated that the committee would work closely with representatives of Masonic Youth Organizations and thereby develop communication with such organizations. The committee would also be expected to work closely with the Grand Master to assist him in developing youth programs deemed by him to be appropriate. Respectfully submitted: Tuscan No. 360 VERN H. SCHNEIDER, P.M. Acacia No. 602 CHARLES E. SCHEURICH, P.M. Country Club No. 656 ROBERT D. jENKI1\;S, P.M. Saint Francois No. 234 P. VINCENT KINKEAD, P.M. Webster Groves No. 84 WILLIAM H. WISBROCK, P.M. Webster Groves No. 84 WILLIAM H CHAPMA]\;, P.M. PROPOSAL TO ADD NEW SECTION

5.192

TO THE BY-LAWS

To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: It is proposed that the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted

Masons of The State of Missouri should be amended by adding the following additional Section, which would be referred to as Section 5.192 and would provide as follows: "Section 5.192. LONG RANGE PLANNING. "a. The Long Range Planning Committee shall consist of nine (9) members, who shall be divided into three (3) classes: "(I) Class I shall be composed of The Grand Master, who shall be Chairman of the Committee, the Deputy Grand Master, who shall be Vice Chairman of the Committee, and the Senior Grand Warden. "(2) Class II shall be composed of three members who shall have filled one or more of the Grand Lodge Offices described in Section 2.140 other than a person then serving in any such Grand Lodge Office. "(3) Class III shall be composed of three members of the Craft who have never filled any Grand Lodge Office described in Section 2.140. "b. Each member of Class II and Class III shall serve for three (3) years, subject to the following provisions: The Grand Master elected in 1986 shall appoint one (I) member for each of said two (2) classes for one (I) year, one (I) member for each of said two (2) classes for two (2) years, and one (I) member for each of said two (2) classes for three (3) years. Successors shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years, provided that when a vacancy occurs the appointment shall be for an unexpired term. A vacancy shall be deemed to occur if any member of Class II or Class II I shall be appointed or elected to fill any Grand Lodge Office described in Section 2.140. A member of either of said classes may be reappointed for one additional term. "e. The committee is authorized to create such advisory subcommittees as it may deem necessary, the members of which may be any Master Masons belonging to Missouri lodges. Such subcommittees shall report only to the Long Range Planning Committee. "d. It shall be the duty of the committee to examine all aspects of Freemasonry in Missouri from a long range perspective and to report its conclusions and recommendations to the Grand Lodge. It shall have no authority with respect to the operation of any other Grand Lodge committee. Except as directed by the Grand Lodge, its recommendations shall be of an advisory nature and shall not be binding upon any incumbent or future Grand Master.


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"e. The committee shall meet at least two times during each Grand Lodge year at the call of the Chairman, and may be convened more than two times, if he deems it necessary. The Grand Secretary shall serve as Secretary of the Committee." Reason for proposed by-law: It is believed that the Grand Lodge like any other major organization should give careful consideration to long range planning. In particular, such planning should take into account such subjects as membership, financing, charitable and service activities and improvement of the image of the fraternity. The proposed amendment would not interfere with the ongoing operation of other Grand Lodge committees and, except to the extent that the Grand Lodge might so direct, no current Master would be required to adopt the recommendations of the Long Range Planning Committee. Such recommendations would be of an advisory nature. Respectfully submitted: VERN H. SCHNEIDER, P.M. Tuscan No. 360 CHARLES E. SCHEURICH, P.M. Acacia No. 602 WILLIAM H CHAPMAN, P.M. Webster Groves No. 84 P. VINCENT KINKEAD, P.M. Saint Francois No. 234 WILLIAM H. WISBROCK, P.M. Webster Groves No. 84

PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION

11.020

OF THE BY-LAWS

To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: It is proposed that Section 11.020 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Missouri should be revoked, and in lieu thereof the following language should be substituted:

"Section 11.020. SUPPORT OF PETITION. With the petition are submitted: "a. Certificates of good standing or dimits of each of the petitioners. An y petitioner desiring to be a multiple member shall furnish a Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership. "b. Certificate of the District Deputy Grand Master of the district in which the lodge is to be located that the interests of Freemasonry will be advanced by the formation of the new lodge, and that all the petitioners are eligible. "e. Certificate of the District Deputy Grand Lecturer that the proposed Master and Wardens are able to perform the ritualistic duties of their offices. "d. A dispensation fee of thirty dollars." Reason for proposed change:

The proposed amendments of Sections 11.020, 11.030, 11.050 and 11.100 are intended to reflect the existing policy of this Grand Lodge to facilitate multiple membership for Missouri Master Masons in good standing. Paragraph (b) of the existing Section 11.020 would be eliminated inasmuch as the Grand Lodge has recognized concurrent jurisdiction as to petitions since 1980. (Section 21.010) It is believed that the proposed amendments will facilitate the organization of new lodges in areas which are not presently being served by chartered lodges. Respectfully submitted: VERN H. SCHNEIDER, P.M. CHARLES E. SCHEL'RICH, P.M. ROBERT D. jENKI:"S, P.M. THOMAS K. MCGUIRE, JR., P.M. P. VINCE!':T KI!':KEAD, P.M. WILLIAM H. WISBROCK, P.M.

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OF THE BY-LAWS

To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. oI the State of Missouri: It is proposed that Section 11.030 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Missouri should be revoked, and in lieu thereof the following language should be substituted:

"Section 11.030. PETITIONERS. A Master Mason in good standing as a member of a Missouri Lodge and whose residence would otherwise satisfy the requirements of these By-Laws with respect to petitions for affiliation may upon presentation of a Certificate of Good Standing or a dimit join in the petition. A petitioner desiring multiple membership shall furnish a Certificate of Good Standing for Multiple Membership." Reason for proposed change: The proposed amendments of Sections 11.020, 11.030, 11.050 and 11.100 are intended to reflect the existing policy of this Grand Lodge to facilitate multiple membership for Missouri Master Masons in good standing. The proposed change in the language of Section 11.030 would also be consistent with the policy adopted by this Grand Lodge in 1980 recognizing concurrent jurisdiction as to petitions. (Section 21.010) It is believed that the proposed amendments will facilitate the organization of new lodges in areas which are not presently being served by chartered lodges. Respectfully submitted: VERl'\ H. SCHNEIDER, P.M. Tuscan No. 360 Acacia No. 602 CHARLES E. SCHEL'RICH, P.M. Country Club No. 656 ROBERT D. JE:-.JKI:-.JS, P.M. THOMAS K. MCGUIRE, JR., P.M. Solomon No. 271 Webster Groves No. 84 WILLIAM H. WISBROCK, P.M. Saint Francois No. 234 P. VINCE:-':T KINKEAD, P.M. PROPOSAL TO AMF.r.:D SECTIOr.:

11.050

OF THF. BY-LAWS

To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Mi~souri: It is proposed that Section 11.050 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Missouri should be amended so that the first sentence thereof would provide as follows: "On institution of the lodge under dispensation, all the petitioners become members of that lodge, and cease to be members of their former lodges, except that a qua~~fied petitioner for multiple membership shall be deemed to be a multiple member. In all other respects the existing language of Section II ,{)50 would remain unchanged. Reason for proposed change:

The proposed amendments of Sections 11.020, 11.030, 11.050 and 11.100 are intended to reflect the existing policy of this Grand Lodge to facilitate multiple membership for Missouri Master Masons in good standing. It is believed that the proposed amendments will facilitate the organization of new lodges in areas which are not presently being served by chartered lodges. Respectfully submitted: VERI' H. SCHI'\EIDER, P.M. Tuscan No. 360 CHARLES E. SCHEVRICH, P.M. Acacia No. 602 ROBERT D. JENKINS, P.M. Country Club No. 656 THOMAS K. MCGUIRE, JR., P.M. Solomon No. 271 Saint Francois No. 234 P. VII'\CEI'\T KI:"KEAD, P.M. WILLIAM H. WISBROCK, P.M. Webster Groves No. 84


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OF THE BY-LAWS

To the Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of Missouri: It is proposed that Section 11.100 of the By-Laws of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Missouri should be revoked, and in lieu thereof the following language should be substituted:

"Section 11.100. NO TRANSFER OF SINGLE MEMBERSHIP FROM LODGE UNDER DISPENSATION. A lodge under dispensation may not grant dimits, or issue certificates of good standing for the purpose of transferring membership. Nothing herein, however, shall prevent a Master Mason who is a member in good standing of a lodge under dispensation from applying for multiple membership pursuant to Section 16.110 of these By-Laws." Reason for proposed change:

The proposed amendments of Sections 11.020, 11.030, 11.050 and 11.100 are intended to reflect the existing policy of this Grand Lodge to facilitate multiple membership for Missouri Master Masons in good standing. It is believed that the proposed amendments will facilitate the organization of new lodges in areas which are not presently being served by chartered lodges. Respectfully submitted: Tuscan No. 360 VER:-I H. SCHNEIDER, P.M. CHARLES E. SCHECRICH, P.M. Acacia No. 602 Country Club No. 656 ROBERT D. JE:--;KIl\;S, P.M. THOMAS K. MCGUIRE, JR., P.M. Solomon No. 271 Saint Francois No. 234 P. VINoxr KI;'>;KEAD, P.M. Webster Groves No. 84 WILLlA~ H. WISBROCK, P.M.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENTS FOR GRAND LODGE YEAR 1985-1986

The Grand Secretary read the appointments made by Grand Master-Elect Charles E. Scheurich for the Year 1985-1986: Appointive Grand Officers District Deputy Grand Masters Chairmen and Members of Standing Committees Chairmen and Members of Special Committees The Auditor Liaison Officers to the Youth Organizations

R.W. Grand Lecturer Stanton T. Brown announced the appointments of the District Deputy Grand Lecturers for the Year 1985-1986. OPEN INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS Installing Officer Installing Chaplain Installing Marshal

M.W. Brother J. Edward Blinn M.W. Brother J. Morgan Donelson M.W. Brother Bruce H. Hunt

THE GRAND OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 1985-1986 M.W. Grand Master R. W. Deputy Grand Master R. W. Senior Grand Warden R. W. Junior Grand Warden R. W. Grand Treasurer R. W. Grand Secretary

Charles E. Scheurich P. Vincent Kinkead William H. Wisbrock Thomas K. McGuire, Jr. W. Marion Luna Frank A. Arnold


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Stanton T. Brown Robert D. Jenkins Thomas C. Warden Daniel F. Cole D. Robert Downey Frank Ames Arnold K. Roger Pennel Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr. S. Glenn Linebarger Carl L. Radford Cecil H. Hurt W. Tribbey Nickerson Richard A. Behr Ronald R. Bollinger Elmer E. Revelle Allen L. Vancil Alvin J. Lauener Wilbur R. Enns William G. Barnett

R. W. Grand Lecturer R. W. Senior Grand Deacon R. W. Junior Grand Deacon R. W. Senior Grand Steward R. W. Junior Grand Steward R. W. Senior Grand Marshal R. W. Junior Grand Marshal R. W. Grand Sword Bearer R. W. Grand Pursuivant R. W. Grand Chaplain R. W. Grand Chaplain R. W. Grand Chaplain R. W. Grand Chaplain R. W. Grand Chaplain R. W. Grand Chaplain R. W. Grand Chaplain R. W. Grand Orator R. W. Grand Orator R.W. Grand Tiler

PRESENTATIONS TO MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER CHARLES E. SCHEURICH

M.W. Brother J. Edward Blinn

Apron

REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHEURICH

Brethren, Ladies, and Friends, I would just like to tell you just how much I appreciate this man and the two other brethren that did the installing today. M.W. Brother Dr. James A. Noland, Jr. had to return to his home for an emergency at the school and was unable to be here. Dr. Noland appointed me in the line. I asked this man to come in and pinch hit. Would you believe that at one time he told me he was going to try to make me look good? Today he said, "This is the best I could do, Charlie." M.W. Brother Bruce Hunt, thank you for being the Installing Marshal. I appreciate it very much. M.W. Brother J. Morgan Donelson, I appreciate your serving as the Installing Chaplain; I know that you are having problems with your throat. I will never forget you. I just want to thank you for appointing M.W. Brother Jim Noland; or I would never have gotten here. It might interest you to know that when I came in line M.W. Brother Bruce Hunt came up and was introduced to me as my great-grandfather. Being from down here in the sticks, I didn't know what he meant. Then Brother Donelson was introduced to me as my grandfather. Then they explained to me in Masonic terms: M.W. Brother Bruce Hunt appointed M.W. Brother J. Morgan Donelson; M.W. Brother Donelson appointed M.W. Brother James A. Noland, Jr.; M.W. Brother Noland appointed me. Jewel Lapel Pin Gold Card

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M.W. Brother Robert.J. Crede R.W. Brother Frank Ames Arnold M.W. Brother Walter L. Walker

OTHER PRESENTATIONS TO MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER SCHEURICH

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Mrs. Charles E. Scheurich (Helen Ruth Scheurich), the first lady of Missouri Masonry for the Year 1985-1986, with applause. HELEN RUTH SCHEURICH: I would like to present to you, Grand Master Charlie, your apron case. M.W. Grand Master thanked his best companion Helen Ruth for the apron case inscribed: Charles E. Scheurich, Grand Master 1985-1986, Grand Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Missouri. M.W. Grand Master Scheurich introduced Illustrious Potentate Jimmie D. Lee of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple, Oasis of Springfield. Illustrious Noble Lee presented the Grand Master's Fez to M.W. Brother Scheurich on behalf of the 6,200 Shrine Masons of Southwest Missouri. M.W. GRAND MASTER SCHEURICH: I have one other thank you; and I tip my hat. The hat is a gift presented to me by the Grand Treasurer and his wife - W. Marion and Frieda Luna. I thank our very good friends very much. ADDRESS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER CHARLES E. SCHEURICH

M.W. BROTHER SCHEURICH: Again I would like to thank my Installing Officers. I thank you Brethren for the confidence you have shown in me. I assume this office with a great deal of humility, as I enter upon the tasks of this term of service as your Grand Master. I do not intend to institute any new programs or any new innovations, only to enlarge on what we have. Brethren, for this next year we need to plan; and we need to execute our plans. The guard has again changed. But Freemasonry still marches on, to the same tune. Now it is time for Freemasons to get in step with that tune. We read in our Installation Ceremony, in the charge to the Master, "Forcibly impress upon them the dignity and high importance of Masonry...." Brethren, in our dress we must dress like Masons. In our actions we must act like Masons. It is time for a change, but not in Freemasonry. It is time for us to start teaching our children at home to respect their parents, to teach them to respect their schools, to teach them to respect their churches, and above all to respect other people's rights. I don't think we need change in Freemasonry. I think if we want to be visible in the community all we need to do is look and act like Freemasons. Brethren, I plan to continue the "PENNY-A-DAY" program. And as you saw today the great turn-out for our Disaster-Relief Fund I plan this year to ask each lodge secretary to add to the dues notice that each Master Mason give at least one dollar to the charity and relief fund. Brethren, it is time that we let all of our members in on this great charity, instead of asking just those who attend lodge to contribute. I think that we will get a good response from them. I plan that all of those who give a "PENNY-A-DAY" and contribute one dollar to the Disaster-Relief Fund will have a SILVER SEAL on their dues cards to show that they were contributors to Charity. Brethren, I plan to continue our education and service programs. I plan to have seven education seminars throughout the state; we had two last year. I plan to enlarge that project. I would urge that you have your Lodge Education Officers try to attend these meetings. They will be started after the


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first of the year, in order that your new officers are installed and can take advantage of these programs. The Area Meetings this year will be dedicated to Most Worshipful Brother Tom Davis, who as the Grand Master in 1972 instituted the Area Meetings. Brethren, this is the greatest link between the Grand Lodge and the Subordinate Lodges. I think this is one of the best programs that was ever instituted by this Grand Lodge. I hope that we will have the Appendant Bodies - I have been asked to write a note to one of the Appendant Bodies for their magazine; and I did. I requested that the Appendant Bodies plan the same as we do, I think we can plan to do anything we want to, if we plan to. I have asked them to take their calendars and mark the dates of their Blue Lodge meetings and plan to attend these meetings. Brethren, it is time for Appendant Bodies to come back and support the Blue Lodge - the lifeblood of Masonry in the State of Missouri. (APPLAUSE) Brethren, I think with the formation of these plans and the execution of these plans, with your help and the blessings of the Almighty, we will accomplish a great portion of our program. We will look for quality and we will get quantity. Brethren, thank you very much. (APPLAUSE) PRESENTATIONS TO MOST WORSHIPFUL BROTHER VERN H. SCHNEIDER

The Grand Secretary presented M.W. Past Grand Master Vern H. Schneider the Patent that certified service to the Grand Lodge of Missouri as Grand Master from September 25, 1984 to October 1, 1985. The Grand Secretary also presented M.W. Brother Schneider a leatherbound book containing: The Address of the Grand Master (1985), the Report of the Masonic Home (1984), the four issues of The Freemason Magaz.ine published and distributed during the 1984-1985 Grand Lodge Year, the Program of the 164th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. REMARKS OF M.W. BROTHER VERN H. SCHNEIDER

M.W. BROTHER VERN H. SCHNEIDER: Brethren, words can not express my appreciation for all that you have done to help make this the happiest year of my life. I look forward, along with you, to an even greater year for the Grand Lodge of Missouri in 1985-1986. I call upon all of you to join with me in giving 110 per cent cooperation to Most Worshipful Brother Charles E. Scheurich. God bless you all. REMARKS OF M.W. GRAND MASTER CHARLES E. SCHEURICH

M.W. BROTHER CHARLES E. SCHEURICH: I forgot one thing. I forgot to thank all of the officers, all of the committee members, all of the District Deputy Grand Masters who have accepted appointments to serve the Grand Lodge this year. And I thank the Brethren for electing these fine officers to support me. PRESENTATION TO MOST WORSHIPFUL GRAND MASTER CHARLES E. SCHEUmCH

R.W. Brother S. Glenn Linebarger, Grand Pursuivant, presented a plaque to M.W. Grand Master Charles E. Scheurich on behalf of Pythagoras Lodge No. 383 at Cassville expressing appreciation for cooperation and help.


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CLOSING

The 164th 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 165th - on Monday, September 29, 1986 at Springfield. RW. Grand Chaplain W. Tribbey Nickerson pronounced the Benediction.

Grand Master


OFFICERS

Grand Lodge of Missouri 1985-1986 CHARLES E. SCHEURICH M.W. Grand Master 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 65203 P. VINCENT KINKEAD : Deputy Grand Master Route 2, Box 243, Farmington 63640 WILLIAM H. WISBROCK Senior Grand Warden 733 Landscape Avenue, Webster Groves 63119 THOMAS K. MCGUIRE, JR. Junior Grand Warden Route 5, Box 255, Rogersville 65742 W. MARION LUNA Grand Treasurer 125 South Main Street, Piedmont 63957 FRANK A. ARNOLD Grand Secretary 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia 65201-6697 STANTON T. BROWN Grand Lecturer Route 1, Box 225, Buckner 64016 ROBERT D. JENKINS Senior Grand Deacon 7741 Troost Avenue, Kansas City 64131 THOMAS C. WARDEN Junior Grand Deacon Route #3, Owensville 65066 DANIEL F. COLE Senior Grand Steward 6023 Southern Drive, Affton 63123 D. ROBERT DOWNEY Junior Grand Steward 13006 Musket Court, St. Louis 63146 FRANK AMES ARNOLD Senior Grand Marshal 733 Main Street, Boonville 65233 K. ROGER PENNEL .junior Grand Marshal P.O. Box 157, Fairfax 64446 FRANK W. HAZELRIGG, JR. . Grand Sword Bearer 505 Highway Z, Fulton 65251 S. GLENN LINEBARGER Grand Pursuivant Route 2, Box 349, Cassville 65625 THE REV. CECIL H. HURT Grand Chaplain 505 Missouri, Vandalia 63382 THE REV. W. TRIBBEY NICKERSON Grand Chaplain 2309 Erie Street, North Kansas City 64116 THE REV. RICHARD A. BEHR Grand Chaplain 4025 Pennsylvania Avenue, St. Louis 63118 THE REV. RONALD R. BOLLINGER Grand Chaplain 104 Firwood Drive, Webster Groves 63119 THE REV. CARL L. RADFORD Grand Chaplain 2334 South Dollison Avenue, Springfield 65807 THE REV. ELMER E. REVELLE Grand Chaplain 810 South Grant Street, Desloge 63601 THE REV. ALLEN L. VANCIL Grand Chaplain 205 Duff Street, Macon 63552 ALVIN J. LAUENER Grand Orator 2609 West 32nd Street, Joplin 64801 DR. WILBUR R. ENNS Grand Orator 506 Bourn Avenue, Columbia 65203 WILLIAM G. BARNETT Grand Tiler Route 1, Box 258, Harrisburg 65256


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STANDING COMMITTEES FOR 1985-1986

APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES: Harry Gershenson, Sr., Chairman, Pierre Laclede Center, Suite 1144, 7733 Forsyth Boulevard, St. Louis 63105; James E. Brown, 305 North Moffett Avenue,Joplin 64801; Robert M. Fenlon, P.O. Box 26, Mexico 65265; Lloyd L. Schainker, 9451 Lackland Road, Suite 202, St. Louis 63114; HaroldJos. Toner, P.O. Box 410362, Kansas City 64141 BUILDING SUPERVISORY BOARD: K. Roger Pennel (1), Chairman, P.O. Box 157, Fairfax 64446; Harold E. Thornton (3), 916 Walnut Street, Kansas City 64106; David A. Watson (2), 108 East Hickory Street, Neosho 64850 BY-LAWS: JudgeJ. Morgan Donelson, P.G.M., Chairman, P.O. Box 211, Princeton 64673; Ronald M. Belt, 108 Vine Street, Macon 63552; Harry Gershenson, Jr., Pierre Laclede Center, Suite 1144, 7733 Forsyth Boulevard, St. Louis 63105; William H. Utz, Jr., Frederick Towers, Suite 500, 2400 Frederick Boulevard, St. Joseph 64506 CHARTERED LODGES: Gerald W. Burnworth, Chairman, 700 Karlsruhe Place, St. Louis 63125; Morris F. Carter, 313 Day Drive, Ferguson 63135; Wilbur M. Daughtrey, 9152 Pardee Spur, St. Louis 63126; Charles C. Long, 7260 Pershing Avenue, St. Louis 63130; Howard J. Gwinn, 204 Driftwood Drive, Sedalia 65301 CORRESPONDENCE: Ray Hilton, P.O. Box 985, Commercial Station, Springfield 65803 CREDENTIALS: Ray Hilton, Chairman, P.O. Box 985, Commercial Station, Springfield 65803; Cecil O. Blaylock, 217 South Louisiana Avenue, Cape Girardeau 63701; Albert H. Solari, 2555 Yorkshire Drive, Florissant 63033; Dale A. Ludwig, 8226 Marvale Lane, St. Louis 63123; The Rev. Charles W. Miller, 13036 Geranium Court, St. Louis 63146 ENTERTAINMENT OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS: Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Chairman, Route 5, Box 255, Rogersville 65742; James Cobban, 921 West Crestview, Springfield 65807; RobertJ. Crede, Route #2, Jefferson City 65101; W. Marion Luna, 125 South Main Street, Piedmont 63957; Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland, P.O. Box 146, Liberal 64762; Hugh A. Hutinger, 2135 Oakridge Drive, Jefferson City 65101; Frank A. Arnold, 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia 65201-6697 FORMS AND CEREMONIES: Frank A. Arnold, Chairman, 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia 65201-6697; E. Allen Kohler, P.O. Box 170, Huntsville 65259; Ralph O. Kolb, 8825 Anchorage Lane, St. Louis 63126; Edwin L. Smith, 210 South Kansas Avenue, Marceline 64658; Frank P. Wilfley, Jr., Route #2, Laddonia 63352; Stanton T. Brown (Ex-Officio), Route 1, Box 225, Buckner 64016 GRAND LODGE OFFICE BUILDING: Douglas H. Garrett, Chairman, 210 Bourn Avenue, Columbia 65203; Arthur E. Schneider, Route #3, Columbia 65201; Payne Percefull, 2222 Bluff Boulevard, Columbia 65201; Charles E. Scheurich, 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 65203; Frank A. Arnold, 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia 652016697 GRAND MASTER'S ADDRESS: Vern H. Schneider, P.G.M., Chairman, 100 North Broadway, Suite 700, St. Louis 63102; AND ALL PAST GRAND MASTERS IN ATTENDANCE JURISPRUDENCE: Walter L. Walker, P.G.M., Chairman, P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850; Warren R. Maichel, 720 Olive Street, 24th Floor, St. Louis 63101; Herbert C. Hoffman, Commerce Towers, 911 Main Street, Kansas City 64105; Charles E. Becraft, 1311 Village Drive, St. Joseph 64506; Edwin B. Brzezinski, 9148 Pardee Spur, St. Louis 63126 LODGES UNDER DISPENSATION: Anthony Redfearn, Chairman, 4448 Morganford Road, Apt. H, St. Louis 63116; David S. Butler, 405 Cloister Walk, St. Louis 63122; Wayne R. Twiehaus, 3708 East White Hall, Springfield 65804-0855; Charles Warren Ohrvall, 10516 East 35th Terrace, Independence 64052 MASONIC BOARDS OF RELIEF: Albert H. Van Gels, Chairman, 24 Spring Drive, Florissant 63031; Lon G. Orr, P.O. Box 73, Joplin 64801; Kenneth L. McNeal, 601


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Robidoux, St. Joseph 64501; Alfred E. Spencer, 10 Plaza Square, Apt. 910, St. Louis 63103 MASONIC EDUCATION: Thomas C. Warden (2), Chairman, P.O. Box 540, Owensville 65066; Daniel F. Cole (3), 6023 Southern Drive, Affton 63123; Thomas H. McCully (3), 1521 N.E. Parvin Road, North Kansas City 64116; John W. Siscel (1), 4804 Marchwood Drive, St. Louis 63128; Sam V. Cochran (1), 308 Weyland Drive, Boonville 65233; Richard L. Smith (2), 459 Wilcox Avenue, Kirkwood 63122; Charles E. Scheurich (Ex-Officio), 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 65203; P. Vincent Kinkead (Ex-Officio), Route 2, Box 243, Farmington 63640; William H. Wisbrock (Ex-Officio), 733 Landscape Avenue, Webster Groves 63119; Thomas K. McGuire,Jr., (Ex-Officio), Route 5, Box 255, Rogersville 65742 MILEAGE AND PER DIEM: Jack R. Clark, Chairman, 9931 McGee, Kansas City 64114; William H. Wells, Edgerton 64444; Norman H. Behrend, 9144 Ranch Meadows Drive, St. Louis 63136; Charles H. Schuler, (Deceased), 155 Christland Drive, Sullivan 63080; The Rev. Cecil H. Hurt, 505 Missouri, Vandalia 63382 NECROLOGY: Dr. J. c. Montgomery, Jr., P.G.M., Chairman, 950 Forestlac Court, St. Louis 63141; Frank P. Briggs, P.G.M., 1132 North Jackson Street, Macon 63552; William H Chapman, P.G.M., 20 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves 63119; Dr. Harold O. Grauel, P.G.M., P.O. Box 389, Cape Girardeau 63701; Walter L. Walker, P.G.M., P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850 RELIEF AND CHARITY: James A. Estell, Chairman, P.O. Box 167, Cameron 64429; William H. Wisbrock, 733 Landscape Avenue, Webster Groves 63119; Dr. Thomas M. Hodges, 1500 South Jefferson, Mexico 65265; J. Thomas Crunk, 1409 South Linden Circle, Kennett 63857; Carl I. Stein, Secretary, Masonic Home of Missouri, 5351 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis 63112 RITUAL: Stanton T. Brown, Chairman, Route 1, Box 225, Buckner 64016; Ronnie L. House, P.O. Box 335, Mansfield 65704; Dale A. Ludwig, 8226 Marvale Lane, St. Louis 63123; Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland, P.O. Box 146, Liberal 64762; Dale C. Motter, 909 Fairview, Kirksville 63501; Dr.]. Edward Blinn, P.O. Box 14, Marshfield 65706 WAYS AND MEANS: John E. Wetzel (3), Chairman, 116 North Fourth Street, Louisiana 63353; William H Chapman (3), P.G.M., 20 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves 63119; Walter H. Baird (1), 234 East Parkway Drive, Columbia 65203; Richard W. Goff (2), 9315 Warrior Drive, St. Louis 63123; Gordon Hopkins (2),2212 Chambers Avenue, St.Joseph 64506; W. Marion Luna, Grand Treasurer, 125 South Main Street, Piedmont 63957 SPECIAL COMMITTEES FOR 1985-1986

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC NATIONAL MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: William J. Hill, P.G.M., Chairman, Commerce Tower, Suite 1810, 911 Main Street, Kansas City 64105; Dr.]. Edward Blinn, P.G.M., P.O. Box 14, Marshfield 65706; Elvis A. Mooney, P.G.M., 117 North Prairie Street, Bloomfield 63825; Fielding A. Poe, P.G.M., 501 North Lafayette Street, Florissant 63031; Homer L. Ferguson, P.G.M., 1927 North Circle Drive, Jefferson City 65101 GRAND LODGE CHARITY: Charles E. Scheurich, Chairman, 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 65203; P. Vincent Kinkead, Route 2, Box 243, Farmington 63640; William H. Wisbrock, 733 Landscape Avenue, Webster Groves 63119; Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Route 5, Box 255, Rogersville 65742; Frank A. Arnold, 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia 65201-6697 PUBLIC RELATIONS: Robert]' Crede, P.G.M., Chairman, Route #2, Jefferson City 65101; Herman A. Orlick, P.G.M., 12 Cambridge Court, Glendale 63122; Richard B. Ramage, 110 Old Oaks Drive, Ballwin 63011; Thomas C. Warden, P.O. Box 540, Owensville 65066; John K. Smith, 2705 Sterling, Independence 64052; L. Wayne Hill, 3800 Faurot Drive, Columbia 65203; Robert W. Conradi, 5011 Donovan Avenue, St. Louis 63109; Linton W. Kneemiller, 3925 Jacinto Drive, St. Louis 63125 PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Walter C. Ploeser, Chairman, 3633 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis


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63108; AlbertJ. Elfrank, Route #2, Advance 63730; Walter H. Baird, 234 East Parkway Drive, Columbia 65203; Dr. Charles J. McClain, Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville 63501; Bruce H. McCully, 2503 Stephenson, Sedalia 65301; Elvis A. Mooney, P.G.M., 117 North Prairie Street, Bloomfield 63825; Dr. G. Hugh Wamble, 4840 N.E. Chouteau Drive, Kansas City 64119; Dr. Fred W. Lanigan, 1250 Aspen Drive, Florissant 63031; Dr. M. Graham Clark, School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout 65726 RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN GRAND LODGES: Albert J. Elfrank, Chairman, Route #2, Advance 63730; Herman A. Orlick, P.G.M., 12 Cambridge Court, Glendale 63122; Frank A. Arnold, 800 Highway 63 North, Columbia 65201-6697 SEARCH COMMITTEE: Vern H. Schneider, P.G.M., Chairman, 100 North Broadway, Suite 700, S1. Louis 63102; Judge J. Morgan Donelson, P.G.M., P.O. Box 211, Princeton 64673; Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.G.M., P.O. Box 14, Marshfield 65706 YOUTH: Daniel F. Cole, Chairman, 6023 Southern Drive, Affton 63123; Ronald M. Compton, 10725 Kennerly Road, S1. Louis 63128; Bill Dinkmeyer, 1605 N.E. 68th Place, Kansas City 64118; Dr. Albert H. Howe, 31 York Drive, S1. Louis 63144; O. Wesley Konering, 9631 Old Bonhomme Road, Olivette 63132; John E. Wetzel, 1117 South Glenwood Avenue, Columbia 65203 OTHER APPOINTMENTS

AUDITOR: Robert H. Asbury, C.P.A., 4173 Crescent Drive, Suite B, St. Louis 63129 LIAISON OFFICERS TO YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS: INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE RAINBOW FOR GIRLS: Thomas K. McGuire, Jr., Route 5, Box 255, Rogersville 65742 INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF JOB'S DAUGHTERS: P. Vincent Kinkead, Route 2, Box 243, Farmington 63640 INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF DEMOLAY: William H. Wisbrock, 733 Landscape Avenue, Webster Groves 63119 LIVING PAST GRAND MASTERS OF THIS JURISDICTION

Homer L. Ferguson, 1927 North Circle Drive, Jefferson City 65101 .... Col. James M. Sellers, Sunset View, Lexington 64067 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Frank P. Briggs, 1132 North Jackson Street, Macon 63552 . . . . . . . . . . . .. Dr. Harold O. Grauel, P.O. Box 389, Cape Girardeau 63701-0389 . . . . .. Bruce H. Hunt, P.O. Box 188, Kirksville 63501-0188 A. Basey Vanlandingham, 4930 Gillespie Bridge Road, Columbia 65203 William R. Denslow, P.O. Box 569, Trenton 64683 Elvis A. Mooney, 117 North Prairie Street, Bloomfield 63825 Judge J. Morgan Donelson, P.O. Box 211, Princeton 64673-0211 William H Chapman, 20 West Lockwood, Webster Groves 63119 Walter L. Walker, P.O. Box 487, Neosho 64850-0487 Herman A. Orlick, 12 Cambridge Court, Glendale 63122 . . . . . . .. Lewis C. Wes Cook, P.O. Box 12444, North Kansas City 64116 Fielding A. Poe, 501 North Lafayette Street, Florissant 63031 Dr. James A. Noland, J r., Osage Beach 65065 Dr.J. C. Montgomery,Jr. 950 Forestlac Court, Saint Louis 63141 Gus O. Nations, 2440 Copper Beech Drive, St. Louis 63131 Dr. J. Edward Blinn, P.O. Box 14, Marshfield 65706-0014 Wm. J. Hill, Commerce Tower, Suite 1810, 911 Main Street, Kansas City 64105 Earl K. Dille, 27 Dunleith Drive, St. Louis 63131 Robert J. Crede, Route #2, Jefferson City 65101 Vern H. Schneider, 100 North Broadway, Suite 700, Saint Louis 63102 ..

1951-1952 1953-1954 1957-1958 1959-1960 1960-1961 1965-1966 1967-1968 1968-1969 1969-1970 1970-1971 1973-1974 1974-1975 1975-1976 1976-1977 1977-1978 1978-1979 1979-1980 1980-1981 1981-1982 1982-1983 1983-1984 1984-1985


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1985

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

PAST GRAND TREASURER William H. Vtz,Jr., Frederick Towers, Suite 500, 2400 Frederick Boulevard, St.Joseph 64506

MASONIC HOME OF MISSOURI Officers 1985-1986 Honorary Chairman: Charles E. Scheurich, 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 65203 President: P. Vincent Kinkead, Route 2, Box 243, Farmington 63640 Vice President: James A. Estell, P.O. Box 167, Cameron 64429 Secretary: Carl I. Stein, 5351 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis 63112 Assistant Secretary: Lawrence N. Weenick, 506 Kingdel Drive, Saint Louis 63124 Treasurer: James H. Cobban, 921 West Crestview, Springfield 65807

Directors Charles E. Scheurich, 124 Meadow Lane, Columbia 65203 P. Vincent Kinkead, Route 2, Box 243, Farmington 63640 William H. Wisbrock, 733 Landscape Avenue, Webster Groves 63119 Thomas K. McGuire, Route 5, Box 255, Rogersville 65742 Robert D. Jenkins, 7741 Troost Avenue, Kansas City 64131 D. Robert Downey (1986), 13006 Musket Court, Saint Louis 63146 James A. Estell (1986), P.O. Box 167, Cameron 64429 James H. Cobban (1987), 921 West Crestview, Springfield 65807 Lawrence N. Weenick (1987), 506 Kingdel Drive, Saint Louis 63124 Dr. Gerald L. Cook (1988), 2005 Maverick Trail, Harrisonville 64701 Rudolf G. Eskridge (1988), Resigned Gordon E. Hopkins (1988), 2212 Chambers Avenue, Saint Joseph 64506 D. Thomas Crunk (1989), 1409 South Linden Court, Kennett 63857 Dr. Thomas M. Hodges (1989), 1500 South Jefferson Street, Mexico 65265

Executive Director James D. Wilson, 5351 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis 63112

Assistant Administrator - Western Unit Richard D. Sanders, 12101 East Bannister Road, Kansas City 64138-4913

Secretary to the Board of Directors Carl I. Stein, 5351 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis 63112

Co-Ordinator of Fraternal Relations Fielding A. Poe (P.G.M.), 5351 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis 63112

Treasurer - Western Unit Fund Drive Joseph H. Collison, P.O. Box 8, Weston 64098

MISSOURI LODGE OF RESEARCH Worshipful Master: Earl K. Dille, P.G.M., 27 Dunleith Drive, St. Louis 63131 Secretary-Treasurer: Frank W. Hazelrigg, Jr., 505 Highway Z, Fulton 65251

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS 1985-1986 1. James D. Farley (resigned) 1. Donald J. Kerner (362), 847 West Thompson Street, Kahoka 63445

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURERS 1985-1986 1. Donald C. Treece (362), Route 3, Box 3, Kahoka 63445


1985

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

2. Glenn E.-Walters (105),1313 EastJefferson Street, Kirksville 6350 I 3. Dr. Wayne D. Smith (540), P.O. Box 5, Winigan 63566 4. Gerald D. Gentry (35), 1007 East Main Street, Princeton 64673 5. W. Lynn Poush (257), 804 South 18th Street, Bethany 64424 6. Robert E. Rineman (321), Route 1, Box 17, Denver 64441 7. Michael K. Monk (511), Route 1, Box 119, Skidmore 64487 8. Lloyd N. Brown (483), 808 North Third Street, Tarkio 64491 9. Lawrence T. Hoffman (78), 1205 Midyett Road, St. Joseph 64506 10. Doyle C. Kime (564), Route 2, Box 168, Jamesport 64648 11. Jimmie L. Offield (207), 1806 Wornail Road, Excelsior Springs 64024 12. Bobby Ray O'Dell (89), 627 North Main Street, Brookfield 64628 13. Gail S. Turner (82), P.O. Box 129, Purdin 64674 14. Russell D. Kohl (172), Route 4, Box 123, Macon 63552 15. Willis D. Williams (28), Route 3, Box 209, New London 63459 16. John E. Wetzel (92), 116 North Fourth Street, Louisiana 63353 17. Lecil Ulry (302), Route # 1, Perry 63462 18. Billy G. Young (30), Route 2, Box 260, Huntsville 65259 19. Ralph E. Allen (525), TT Highway, Sumner 64681 20. Kenneth M. Kerby (216), Route 1, Box 7C, Browning 64630 21. Donald H. Venable (339), 4301 N.W. Pawnee Drive, Riverside 64150 22A. Albert B. Lewis (220), 9023 Holly, Kansas City 64114 22B. F. O. Benjamin Allen, II (656), 412 Madison, Lee's Summit 64063 23. Jack G. Padley (364), 2206 Walnut, Higginsville 64037 24. Emmit G. Williams (205), 772 East Yerby Street, Marshall 65340 25. Wayne F. Studley (4), Route 2, Box 119, Fayette 65248 26. H. Ray McKenzie (336), Route 1, Box 216A, Hallsville 65255 27. Harris Maupin, Jr. (354), 1508 West Street, Mexico 65265

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2. Marion W. Rehm (105), Route 2, Box 136, Kirksville 63501 3. Melvin L. Hall (349), Route 3, Box 173, Unionville 63565 4. Ben C. Moore (111), 1411 East Seventh Street, Trenton 64683 5. Ernest Clyde Richardson (257), Route # 1, Eagleville 64442 6. Guy L. Allee (88), Route 1, Box 139, Sheridan 64486 7. Vern W. Summa (470), P.O. Box 274, Maryville 64468 8. Darrell L. Jones (483), Route 2, Box 37, Fairfax 64446 9. Rodger G. Shuster (269), 3431 Sacramento, St. Joseph 64507 10. James D. Lollar (15), P.O. Box 190, Winston 64689 11. Forest Wayne Dugan (193), P.O. Box 233, Orrick 64077 12. Hardee H. Richey (561), P.O. Box 102, Braymer 64624 13. Virgil W. Slaughter (325), Route 2, Box 224, Meadville 64659 14. R. Clyde Foster (172), 921 East McKinsey Street, Moberly 65270 15. Lee B. Turner (188), 4907 Prospect Avenue, Hannibal 63401 16. Tommy M. Lewis (17), Route 1, Box 188, Eolia 63344 17. William H. Harris (33), P.O. Box 72, Center 63436 18. Delbert Dailey (344), 837 Myra Street, Moberly 65270 19. A. Merlin Armstrong (52),712 West Sixth Street, Carrollton 64633 20. A. Merlin Armstrong (52), 712 West Sixth Street, Carrollton 64633 21. Donald E. Campbell (120), 5100 Huonker Road N.W., Kansas City 64151 22A. Kenneth L. Goad (305), 16116 East 30th Street, Independence 640552704 22B. Paul K. Kawakami (104), 820 East 31 st Street, Kansas City 64109 23. James W. Stigall (57), 209 Wilson Boulevard, Richmond 64085 24. Thomas A. Meads (205), 208 East Rea Street, Marshall 65340 25. Tom T. Perkins (47), Route I, Box 66, Rocheport 65279 26. Raymond E. Lee (602), 509 Texas Avenue, Columbia 65202 27. Jared A. Price (354), 909 Concordia, Mexico 65265


184

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

28. LeRoy D. Raber (246),559 West Bell, Montgomery City 63361 29. Warren W. Wommack (75), Route 2, Box 261, Troy 63379 30. Euell]. Sweeten (46), 3 Mark Twain Court, O'Fallon 63366 31. David R. Potter (183), Forrest Parkway Street, Apt. 153D, Valley Park 63088-1013 32. Roy L. Barnes (534), 913 Thornton Street, Pacific 63069 34. James W. Williams (480), 8523 Sterling, Raytown 64138 35. A. Freeman Stanfill (141), Route I, Box 40 I, Amoret 64722 36. Gary A. Inlow (236), Route 4, Box 189H, Sedalia 65301 37. Lyle V. Ellis (29), P.O. Box 196, Windsor 65360 38. John T. Tinsley (375), 312 Ellis Avenue, Waynesville 65583 39. Clarence W. Wieland (213), Route 2, Box 119, Rolla 65401 40. Thomas Hamby, Jr. (338), Route I, 128 School Drive, Pevely 63070 41. Ross Jackson (288), Route 1, Box 499, Wheatland 65779 42. M. Leon Gire (315), P.O. Box 53, Sheldon 64784 43. Lloyd J. Peterson (292), Route I, Box 151, Liberal 64762 44. James E. Brown (345), 305 North Moffet Avenue, Joplin 64801 45. Paul Turner (271), 1100 West Division Street, Springfield 65803 46. Jacob C. Baird (158), Route 2, Box 2, Norwood 65717 47. T. Lynn Dawson (353), Route 2, Box 317, Ellington 63638 48. Dennis C. McGuire (132), Route 3, Box 313, Farmington 63640 49. Joe D. Masterson (441), Route 3, Box 236, Jackson 63755 50. Harry H. Sutherland (407), 1300 East Marshall Street, Charleston 63834 51. Arblean McHugh (665), Route I, Box 180A, Wardell 63879 52. John A. Heneger (526), Route I, Box 202, Piedmont 63957 53. Herbert Cooper, Jr. (536), Route 2, Box 607, Willow Springs 65793

1985

28. Richard E. Coyle (457), P.O. Box 33, Jonesburg 63351 29. Dennis L. Hammack (199), Route 2, Box 216, Elsberry 63343 30. Bobby Lee Buxton (260), Route I, Box 21, Defiance 63341 31. E. Nathan Jobe (90), 817 Monroe Street, Apt. 3A,Jefferson City 65101 32. CarlJ. Harshaw (251), 300 East Lane Drive, Washington 63090 34. William C. Snead, Sr. (450), Route I, Box 4, Belton 64012 35. James E. Spencer (618), 6620 East 134th Street Terrace, Grandview 64030 36. Robert D. Weikal (236), 420 South Grand Avenue, Sedalia 65301 37. Edgar L. Kneip (548), 418 Peyton Street, Clinton 64735 38. Virgil R. Bradsher (152), Route 2, Box 138, Sunrise Beach 65079 39. John L. Schafer (225), Route I, Box 262A, Salem 65560 40. Norman K. James (338), 4473 Cindy Lane, Barnhart 63012 41. Leo H. Pitts (288), P.O. Box 22, Hermitage 65668 42. Lacey Stapp (87), P.O. Box 12, Greenfield 65661 43. Eugene E. "Pat" McFarland (187), P.O. Box 146, Liberal 64762 44. Benny Leroy Roach (335), 1815 Jackson Street, Joplin 64801 45. Vernon L. Nichols (5), 1416 North Brown Street, Springfield 65802 46. Ronnie L. House (543), P.O. Box 335, Mansfield 65704 47. James E. Newton (509), P.O. Box 135, Van Buren 63965 48. Harold]. Richardson (424), 502 Norwood Drive, Bonne Terre 63628 49. Laymon A. Allgood (672), 1735 Ridgeway Drive, Cape Girardeau 63701 50. W. Carter Bell (Deceased) 50. Claude F. Stephens (590), P.O. Box 46, Advance 63736 51. Theodore T. Martin (571), 102 East Washington Street, Hayti 63851 52. Charles E. Divine (209), P.O. Box 475, Poplar Bluff 6390 I 53. Gene W. Friebe (327), SS Route, Box 93A, West Plains 65775


1985

185

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

54. David L. Combs (453), P.O. Box 148, Taneyville 65759 55. Charles A. Donica (129), 318 Broadway, Monett 65708 56. Edwin W. Parker (538), Route 4, Box 369, Neosho 64850 58. W. Roger Bowness (381), 601 East Jemphrey, Apt. 811, Eldon 650261316 59. Harold E. Thornton (618), 916 Walnut Street, Kansas City 64106 60. Paul Patton (68), P.O. Box 452, Kennett 63857 61A. William Wray Lain, Jr. (639), #12 Chapel Hill Estates, St. Louis 63131 61 B. Maurice S. Brasch (642), 900 Fernview Drive, St. Louis 63141 61C. Dennis E. Fetter (636), 101 East Donaldson Drive, St. Louis 63129 61D. Larry F. Barriner (626), 4215 Tupelo Drive, St. Louis 63125

54. Carnell E. Cutbirth (515), Route 1, Box 293B, Galena 65656 55. Paul G. Gregory (284), 806 East Walnut Street, Aurora 65605 56. Howard Lee Dobbs (247), 1829 Maple Street, Seneca 64865 58. J. Dwight McDonald (591), Route 2, Box 63, Barnett 65011 59. Frederick A. Troxel, Jr. (337), 1005 South 19th Street, Blue Springs 64015 60. J. John Shipman (68), P.O. Box 62, Kennett 63857 61A. Roger G. Huffmaster (542), 926 Forestwood Drive, Ferguson 63135 61B. Charles M. Benedict (613), 573 Coachlight Lane, Hazelwood 63042 61 C. D. Duane Sills (542), 10311 Ittner Drive, Dellwood 63136 61D. James D. Donaldson (623), 3905 Concord Court, St. Charles 63303

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF LODGES WITH DISTRICT NUMBERS No.

Name

District

A 602 444 366 355 590 10 219 544 198 659 255 347 141 443 377 356 621 193 529 412 633

Acacia at Columbia . . . . . . . .. Ada at Orrick. . . . . . . . . . . . .. Adair at Kirksville. . . . . . . . . . Adelphi at Edgerton Advance at Advance. . . . . . .. Agency at Agency .. . . . . . . . . Albert Pike at Kansas City .. Algabil at Saint Louis . . . . . .. Allensville at Allendale ..... Alpha at North Kansas City Alton at Alton America at Saint Louis Amsterdam at Amsterdam .. Anchor at Crestwood Ancient Craft at King City .. Ancient Landmark at Harrisburg Anderson at Anderson Angerona at Missouri City .. Apollo at Creve Coeur. . . . .. Appleton City at Appleton City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Archie at Archie

26 23 2 21 50 9 22-B 61 D 6 22-A 53 61 D 35 61 C 6 26 56 11 61 A 37 34

No.

Name

District

Arlington at Dixon Arnold at Arnold Arrow Rock at Arrow Rock Ash Grove at Ash Grove . . .. Ashland at Ashland Athens at Albany Aurora Theodore Roosevelt at Saint Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 26 Ava at Ava

346 673 55 100 156 127 267

39 40 24 45 26 6 61 D 46

B

217 116 353 591 367 365 3 393 632 373 450 170

Barbee at Sweet Springs Barnes at Cabool . . . . . . . . . .. Barnesville at Ellington ..... Barnett at Barnett . . . . . . . . .. Barry at Washburn. . . . . . . .. Bayou at Bakersfield Beacon at Hazelwood . . . . . .. Bee Hive at Lawson Belgrade at Belgrade Belle at Belle Belton at Belton Benevolence at Utica

24 46 47 58 55 53 61 A 11 40 39 34 12

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186 No.

Name

642

Be~amin

667 573 97 379 41 535 153 337 195 45 597 587 135 334 616 80 86 269 501 675 442 254

District

Franklin at Creve

Coeur . Berkeley at Berkeley . Bernie at Bernie . Bethany at Bethany . Billings at Billings . Bismarck at Bismarck . Blackwell at Blackwell . Bloomfield at Bloomfield .,. Blue Springs at Blue Springs . Bolivar at Bolivar . Bonhomme at Ballwin . Bosworth at Bosworth . Branson at Branson . Braymer at Braymer . Breckenridge at Breckenridge . Brentwood at Brentwood .,. Bridgeton at St. John'S . Brookfield at Brookfield . Brotherhood at St. Joseph .. Buckner at Buckner . Bunker at Bunker . Burlington at Burlington Junction........ Butler at Butler . . . . . . . . . . ..

61B 61A 60 5 54 48 40 50 59 41 61C 20 54 12 12 61B 61A 13 9 59 47 7 35

c 416 328 486 552 183 38 63 169 284 231 549 401 197 461 147 305 172 674

1985

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Cache at St. Louis Cainsville at Cainsville Cairo at Cairo Calhoun at Calhoun California at California Callao at Callao Cambridge at Slater Camden Point at Camden Point Canopy at Aurora . . . . . . . . .. Cardwell at Cardwell Carl J unction at Carl Junction Carterville at Carterville Carthage at Carthage . . . . . .. Caruthersville at Caruthersville . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Cass at Harrisonville Cecile Daylight at North Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Censer at Macon Central Crossing at Shell Knob

61D 5 18 37 31 14 24 21 55 60 44 44 44 51 34 22-A 14 55

No.

59 615 185 331 407 487 392 342 662 610 559 17 645 207 601 651 463 520 548 482 274 485 595 168 534 533 120 432 369 454 528 36 265 600 282 656 561 287 606 519 368 669 586 312 525

District

Name

Centralia at Centralia . Chaffee at Chaffee . Chamois at Chamois . Charity at St. Joseph . Charleston at Charleston . Chilhowee at Chilhowee . Christian at Oak Grove . Circle at Roscoe . Clarence at Clarence . Clark at Clark . Clarksdale at Clarksdale . Clarksville at Clarksville . Clarkton at Clarkton . Clay at Excelsior Springs . Clayton at Clayton . Cleveland at Cleveland . Clifton at Thayer . Clifton Heights at St. Louis Clinton at Clinton . Clintonville at El Dorado Springs Cold Spring at Leeton Coldwater at Drexel Cole Camp at Cole Camp Colony at Colony Columbia at Pacific . . . . . . . .. Comfort at Wheaton Compass at Parkville Competition at Competition Composite at Doniphan ..... Continental at Stewartsville Conway at Conway Cooper at Boonville Corinthian at Warrensburg Cosby at Cosby Cosmos at St. Louis Country Club at Kansas City Cowgill at Cowgill . . . . . . . . .. Craft at Canton Craig at Craig Crane at Crane Crescent Hill at Adrian Crestwood at Crestwood Criterion at Alba . . . . . . . . . .. Cuba at Cuba Cunningham at Sumner

26 49 31 9

50 36 59 37 14 18 10 16 60 11 6lB 34 53 61D 37 43 36 34 36 2 32 55 21 38 52 10 38 25 36 9 61 B 22-B 12 15 8 54 35 61 C 44 39 19

D

492 539 400 88

Daggett at McKittrick. . . . . .. 28 Dawn at Dawn 12 Decatur at Pierce City 55 Defiance at Sheridan 6

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1985

No. Name 137 Delphian at Birch Tree 119 DeSoto at DeSoto 532 Dexter at Dexter 325 Dockery at Meadville 300 Doric at Elkland

District 47 40 50 13 45

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

187

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Earl at Coffey . 10 Easter at St. Clair . 32 East Gate at Kansas City . 22-B East Prairie at East Prairie .. 50 Edina at Edina . 2 Eldorado at Luray . 1 Elvins at Flat River . 48 Eminence at Eminence . 47 . 16 Eolia at Eolia . 39 Equality at Newburg . 50 Essex at Essex Euclid at Crestwood . 61C Eureka at Brunswick . 19 Evergreen at New Haven . 32 Everton at Everton . 42 . 15 Ewing at Ewing .. : 49 Excelsior at Jackson

No.

Name

District

9 George Washington at St. Louis . 427 Glenwood at Glenwood . 218 Good Hope at St. Louis . . 397 Gower at Gower 644 Grain Valley at Grain Valley 514 Granby at Granby . 579 Grandin at Grandin . . 276 Grand River at Freeman . 618 Grandview at Grandview . 272 Granite at Sedalia 66 Grant City at Grant City . 173 Gray Summit at Gray Summit 414 Greensburg at Greensburg 635 Greentop at Greentop 107 Greenville at Greenville. . . ..

61D I

61D II

59 56 47 34 59 36 6 32 2 1 52

H 216 336 224 188 499 672

Hale City at Hale 20 Hallsville at Hallsville . . . . . .. 26 Hamilton at Hamilton 12 Hannibal at Hannibal 15 Harmony at St. Louis . . . . . .. 61 D Harold O. Grauel at F Cape Girardeau . . . . . . . . . . .. 49 171 Hartford at Hartford . . . . . . . 3 483 Fairfax at Fairfax . 8 51 571 Hayti at Hayti 44 Fair Play at Fair Play . 41 132 Farmington at Farmington 459 Hazelwood at Seymour 45 48 354 Hebron at Mexico . . . . . . . . .. 27 47 Fayette at Fayette . 25 345 Fellowship at Joplin 9 117 Helena at Helena . 44 281 Fenton at Fenton 37 Hemple at Hemple . 61C 11 542 Ferguson at Ferguson 477 Henderson at Rogersville 45 . 61A 338 Herculaneum at 339 Fidelity at Farley . 21 Herculaneum . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 40 668 Florissant at Florissant . 61A 578 Forest Park at Mehlville 123 Hermann at Hermann. . . . .. 32 . 61C 453 Forsyth at Forsyth . 54 288 Hermitage at Hermitage .. .. 41 554 Foster at Foster . 35 187 Hermon at Liberal 43 212 Four Mile at Campbell . 60 22-B 104 Heroine at Kansas City 31 211 Hickory Hill at Eugene 363 Fraternal at Robertsville . 32 527 Higbee at Higbee 18 636 Freedom at Mehlville . 61C 364 Higginsville at Higginsville 23 352 Friend at Ozark . 54 362 Hiram at Kahoka 1 . 12 89 Friendship at Chillicothe 41 279 Hogles Creek at Wheatland . 27 48 Fulton at Fulton 262 Holden at Holden . . . . . . . . .. 36 G 660 Holliday at Holliday '" . . . .. 17 515 Galena at Galena 54 251 Hope at Washington 32 10 239 Hopewell at Lesterville 47 106 Gallatin at Gallatin 655 Gardenville at St. Louis 61 D 215 Hornersville at Hornersville 60 522 Gate City at Kansas City 22-A 4 Howard at New Franklin '" 25 415 Hunnewell at Hunnewell '" 14 422 Gate of the Temple at Springfield 45 30 Huntsville at Huntsville. . . .. 18 See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 213-232 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time


188 No.

Name

District

410 Iberia at Iberia 581 Illmo at Scott City . . . . . . . . .. 76 Independence at Independence 54 Index at Garden City. . . . . .. 536 Ingomar at Willow Springs 381 Ionia at Eldon 154 Ionic at Desloge. . . . . . . . . . .. 143 Irondale at Irondale 446 Ivanhoe at Kansas City

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

Jackson at Linneus Jacksonville at Jacksonville .. Jacoby at Darlington Jamesport at Jamesport. . . .. Jasper at Jasper . . . . . . . . . . .. Jefferson at Jefferson City .. Jennings at Jennings Jerusalem at Jerico Springs Jewel at Pleasant Hill Joachim at Hillsboro Jonathan at Denver Jonesburg at Jonesburg Joplin at Joplin Joppa at Hartville

38 49 59 34 53 58 48 40 22-B

13 18 6 10 44 31 61A 42 34 40 6 28 44 46

K 220 311 68 243 376 105 484 245

Kansas City at Kansas City Kearney at Kearney. . . . . . .. Kennett at Kennett . . . . . . . .. Keystone at Webster Groves King Hill at St. Joseph. . . . . . Kirksville at Kirksville Kirkwood at Kirkwood Knob Noster at Knob Noster 582 Koshkonong at Koshkonong

22-A II

60 61 C 9 2 61C 36 53

L 222 83 115 489 292 460 574 531 237

1985

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

La Belle at La Belle Laclede at Lebanon Laddonia at Laddonia Lakeville at Bell City Lamar at Lamar Lambskin at St. Louis La Monte at La Monte. . . . .. Lanes Prairie at Vichy La Plata at La Plata

15 38 27 50 43 61 D 36 39 14

No.

District

Name

506 Lathrop at Lathrop 145 Latimer at Licking 598 Leadwood at Leadwood 77 Lebanon at Steelville 149 Lexington at Lexington . . . .. 31 Liberty at Liberty 302 Lick Creek at Perry 138 Lincoln at Fillmore .. . . . . . . . 326 Linn at Linn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 152 Linn Creek at Camdenton .. 521 Lockwood at Lockwood. . . .. 488 Lock Springs at Lock Springs 257 Lodge of Light at Eagleville 259 Lodge of Love at Lancaster 403 Lowry City at Lowry City

11 39 48 39 23 11 17 9 31 38 42 10 5 1 37

M 324 McDonald at Independence 125 McFall-Gentryville at McFall 433 Macks Creek at Macks Creek 626 Magnolia at St. Louis 112 Maitland at Maitland 406 Malden at Malden . . . . . . . . .. 543 Mansfield at Mansfield . . . . .. 566 Maplewood at Webster Groves 481 Marceline at Marceline 110 Marcus at Fredericktown 569 Marlborough at Grandview 260 Mechanicsville at Defiance .. 16 Memphis at Memphis 628 Mendon at Mendon 313 Meramec at Eureka 35 Mercer at Princeton 2 Meridian at St. Louis 244 Middle Fabius at Downing .. 567 Miller at Miller 151 Milton at Milton 471 Mineral at Oronogo I Missouri-Commonwealth at Webster Groves 639 Mizpah at Florissant . . . . . . .. 344 Moberly at Moberly 144 Modern at Humansville 612 Mokane at Mokane . . . . . . . .. 129 Monett at Monett 295 Moniteau at Jamestown .. . .. 64 Monroe at Monroe City. . . .. 490 Montevallo at Montevallo ...

59 6 38 61 D 8 60 46 61C 13 48 59 30 I

19 61 C 4 61 D I 55 18 44 61C 61 A 18 41 27 55 31 17 43

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1985 No.

N arne

District

246 Montgomery at Montgomery City 58 Monticello at Monticello 603 Morehouse at Morehouse 184 Morley at Morley 351 Mosaic at Belleview . . . . . . . .. 558 Moscow at Moscow Mills .... 294 Mound City at Mound City 476 Mount Hope at Odessa ..... 40 Mount Moriah at Se Louis 439 Me Olive at Rogersville . . . .. 99 Me Vernon at Mount Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . .. 614 Mount Washington at Independence 327 Mt. Zion at West Plains 158 Mountain Grove at Mountain Grove 637 Mountain View at Mountain View 221 Mystic Tie at Oak Ridge

28 15 50 50 48 29 8 23 61 B 45 55 59 53 46 53 49

N

429 270 473 470 643 157 358 622

Naphtali at St. Louis . Naylor at Naylor . Neosho at Neosho New Bloomfield at New Bloomfield New Hampton at New Hampton.................. New Hope at Elsberry New London at New London . New Madrid at New Madrid New Salem at Winfield . . Nineveh at Olney . Nodaway at Maryville Northeast at Kansas City . North Star at Rock Port . Northwest at Tarkio . Norwood at Norwood

163 671 576 139 546 518 303 7

Occidental at Overland Odom at Portageville Olive Branch at St. Louis Oregon at Forest City Orient at Kansas City. . . . . .. Oriental at Blackburn Osage at Nevada O'Sullivan at Walnut Grove

25 568 247 60 510 199 307

189

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

61B 52 56 27 5 29 17 51 29 29 7 22-A 8 8 46

o 61 A 51 61B 8 22-A 24 43 45

No.

Name

District

623 Overland at Overland 61 A 614" Owensville at Owensville .... 32

p 241 18 19 308 65 11 330 319 551 670 92 502 136 399 182 469 504 113 142 467 176 79 349 232 95 209 131 556 503 179 657 658 190 596 180 383

Palestine at St. Charles Palmyra at Palmyra . . Paris Union at Paris Parrott at Maysville . Pattonsburg at Pattonsburg Pauldingville at Wright City Paul Revere at Hazelwood .. Paulville at Hurdland . Pendleton at Doe Run . Perryville at Perryville . Perseverance at Louisiana . Philadelphia at Philadelphia Phoenix at Bowling Green .. Pike at Curryville . . Pilot Knob at Richville Plato at Plato . Platte City at Platte City . Plattsburg at Plattsburg . Pleasant Grove at Otterville Pleasant Hope at Pleasant Hope , . Point Pleasant at Conran . . Polar Star at Clayton Pollock at Pollock . Polo at Polo . Pomegranate at St. Louis . Poplar Bluff at Poplar Bluff Potosi at Potosi . . Prairie at Gilman City Prairie Home at Prairie Home Pride of the West at St. Louis . . Progress at Florissant Purity at Creve Coeur . Putnam at Newtown . Puxico at Puxico . Pyramid at St. Louis . . Pythagoras at Cassville

30 15 17 10 10 30 61A

2 48 49 16 15 16 16 46 46 21 11 25 41 51 61B 3 12 61D 52 40

5 25 61B 61A 61B 3 50 61D

55

Q

380 Queen City at Queen City

R 33 Ralls at Center 223 Ray at Camden

. . . . . . .. 17 23

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190 No. 391 570 479 385 57 361 13 496 435 663 213 550 404 204 316 238 90 572

Name District Raytown at Raytown . . . . . . .. 59 Republic at Republic 45 35 Rich Hill at Rich Hill 38 Richland at Richland Richmond at Richmond 23 41 Riddick at Buffalo Rising Sun at Kansas City 21 Robert Burns at Gainesville 53 Rockbridge at Almartha 53 22-B Rockhill at Kansas City 39 Rolla at Rolla Rose Hill at Creve Coeur 61 B Rosendale at Rosendale . . . . . 9 Rowley at Dearborn 21 Rural at Kansas City. . . . . . .. 22-A Rushville at Rushville . . . . . . . 9 Russellville at Russellville ... 31 Rutledge at Rutledge 1

S

225 226 424 298 462 293 71 508 448 126 236 513 646 653 625 256 228 371 310 75 511 271 206 547 466 296 273 588 234 230 28 78

1985

PROCEEDINGS OF THE

Salem at Salem Saline at St. Mary's Samaritan at Bonne Terre .. Sampson at Theodosia Santa Fe at Santa Fe . . . . . . .. Sarcoxie at Sarcoxie Savannah at Savannah . . . . . . Saxton at St. Joseph Schell City at Schell City Seaman at Milan. . . . . . . . . . . Sedalia at Sedalia Senath at Senath Shaveh at Creve Coeur Shawnee at Warsaw Sheffield at Kansas City. . . .. Shekinah at Crystal City .... Shelbina at Shelbina . . . . . . .. Sheldon at Sheldon Sikeston at Sikeston Silex at Silex . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Skidmore at Skidmore .. . . . . Solomon at Springfield Somerset at Powersville South Gate at Kansas City .. Southwest at Southwest City Sparta at Sparta . . . . . . . . . . .. St. Clair at Osceola St. Francisville at Wayland .. St. Francois at Libertyville .. St. James at St. James St. John's at Hannibal St. Joseph at St. Joseph. . . . .

39 48 48 53 17 44 9 9 43 3 36 60 61 A 36 22-A 40 14 43 50 29 7 45 3 22-A 56 54 37 I

48 39 15 9

District No. Name 20 St. Louis at Creve Coeur . . .. 61 B 93 St. Mark's at Cape Girardeau 49 109 Stanberry at Stanberry . . . . . . 6 37 419 Star at Taberville 48 133 Star of the West at Ironton " 56 538 Stella at Stella 283 Stockton at Stockton . . . . . . .. 42 45 608 Strafford at Strafford 174 Sturgeon at Sturgeon " 26 32 69 Sullivan at Sullivan 555 Summersville at Summersville 46 59 263 Summit at Lee's Summit 22-B 617 Swope Park at Kansas City

T 565 438 299 177 56 111 638 205 641 440 34 360 114 12

Tebbetts at Tebbetts Temperance at Smithville Temple at Kansas City Texas at Houston Tipton at Tipton Trenton at Trenton Triangle at St. Louis Trilumina at Marshall Trinity at St. Louis Trowel at Marble Hill Troy at Troy Tuscan at St. Louis Twilight at Columbia Tyro at Caledonia

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

27 II

22-A 46 31 4

61B 24 61D 49 29 61B 26 40

u 593 124 210 5 495 421

Union at Union Union Star at Union Star. " Unionville at Unionville United at Springfield Unity at Richards Urbana at Urbana "

629 509 491 320 676 94 62

Valley Park at Valley Park Van Buren at Van Buren Vandalia at Vandalia Versailles at Versailles Viburnum at Viburnum Vienna at Vienna Vincil at Cameron

32 10 3 45 43 41

v . . . . . .

61C 47 27 58 48 39 II

w 52 Wakanda at Carrollton 605 Walker at Walker

20 43

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1985 No. 456 665 74 609 87 61 526 375 512 98 84

22 613 46 445 103 396 15 53

191

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

Name District Wallace at Bunceton. . . . . . .. 25 51 Wardell at Wardell Warren at Keytesville. . . . . .. 19 Warrenton at Warrenton 30 42 Washington at Greenfield Waverly at Waverly 23 52 Wayne at Piedmont Waynesville at Waynesville .. 38 Webb City at Webb City 44 45 Webster at Marshfield Webster Groves at Webster Groves 61C 9 Wellington at De Kalb 61 A Wellston at Hazelwood Wentzville at Wentzville 30 West-Gate at Kirkwood 61C , 49 West View at Millersville Western Light at Louisburg 41 Western Star at Winston 10 Weston at Weston , 21

No. 340 162 417 620 370

29 540 430 387

Name District Westport at Kansas City 22-B Whitesville at Whitesville. . . . 9 Whitewater at Whitewater .. 49 Willard at Willard .. . . . . . . .. 45 Williamstown at Williamstown 15 Windsor at Windsor . . . . . . .. 37 Winigan at Winigan 3 47 Winona at Winona Woodside at Thomasville 53

x 50 Xenia at Hopkins

7

y 563 York at Kansas City

22-B

z 545 Zalma at Zalma 49 189 Zeredatha at St. Joseph. . . . . 9

NUMERICAL UST OF LODGES WITH DISTRICT NUMBERS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.

Missouri-Commonwealth .. , 61-C 61-0 Meridian Beacon 61-A Howard 25 United 45 O'Sullivan

45

Geo. Washington , Agency................... Pauldingville Tyro Rising Sun , Eolia , Western Star , Memphis................. Clarksville Palmyra Paris Union , St. Louis

61-0

16 15 17 61-B

Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9

Naphtali Ava Evergreen St. John's Windsor

9

30 40 21 16 10 I

, 61-B 46 32 , 15 37

30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58.

Huntsville 18 Liberty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 11 Ralls Troy Mercer................... Cooper Hemple Callao

17 29 4 25 11 14

Mt. Moriah Bismarck

61-B 48

Jefferson Fair Play Bonhomme Wentzville Fayette Fulton

31 41 61-C 30 25 27

Xenia.................... Wakanda Weston Index Arrow Rock Tipton Richmond Monticello

7 20 21 34 24 31 23 15

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192 No. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110.

1985

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Name Centralia New Bloomfield Waverly Vincil Cambridge Monroe Pattonsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Grant City

Kennett Sullivan Savannah................. Eureka Warren Silex Independence Lebanon St. Joseph Polar Star Bridgeton

District

26 27 23 11 24 17 10 6 60 32 9 19 19 29 59 39 9 61-B 61-A

Jackson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 13 Laclede 38 Webster Groves 61-C Brookfield Washington Defiance........ . Friendship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Russellville ,

13 42 6 12 31

Perseverance . . . . . . . . . . . . .. St. Mark's Vienna Pomegranate

16 49 39 61-D

Bethany Webster Mt. Vernon Ash Grove

5 45 55 45

West View Heroine Kirksville Gallatin Greenville

49 22-B 2 10 52

Stanberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Marcus 48

No. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125. 126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138. 139. 140. 141. 142. 143. 144. 145. 146. 147. 148. 149. 150. 151. 152. 153. 154. 155. 156. 157. 158. 159. 160. 161. 162.

Name District Trenton.................. 4 Maitland 8 Plattsburg 11 Twilight 26 Laddonia 27 Barnes 46 Helena................... 9

DeSoto Compass

40 21

Hermann 32 Union Star 10 McFall-Gentryville. . . . . . . . . 6 Seaman 3 Athens................... 6 Monett Potosi Farmington Star of the West

55 " "

40 48 48

Braymer " 12 Phoenix 16 Delphian 47 Lincoln................... 9 Oregon................... 8 Amsterdam Pleasant Grove Irondale Modern Latimer

"

35 25 40 41 39

Cass

34

Lexington

23

Milton Linn Creek Bloomfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Ionic

18 38 50 48

Ashland 26 North Star. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Mountain Grove 46

Whitesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9

See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 213-232 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time


1985 No. 163. 164. 165. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172. 173. 174. 175. 176. 177. 178. 179. 180. 181. 182. 183. 184. 185. 186. 187. 188. 189. 190. 191. 192. 193. 194. 195. 196. 197. 198. 199. 200. 201. 202. 203. 204. 205. 206. 207. 208. 209. 210. 211. 212. 213. 214.

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

N arne Occidental Joachim

District 61-A 40

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

2 21 12 3 14 32 26

Point Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . .. 51 Texas 46 Pride of the West Pyramid

61-B 61-D

Pilot Knob California Morley Chamois

. . . . . . . . . .. 46 31 50 31

Hermon Hannibal Zeredatha Putnam

43 15 9 3

Angerona

II

Bolivar

41

Carthage Allensville New Hope

44 6 29

Rowley 21 Trilumina 24 Somerset 3 Clay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 11 Poplar Bluff Unionville Hickory Hill Four Mile Rolla

52

3 31 60 39

No. 215. 216. 217. 218. 219. 220. 221. 222. 223. 224. 225. 226. 227 228. 229 230. 231. 232. 233 234. 235. 236. 237. 238. 239. 240 241. 242 243. 244. 245. 246. 247. 248 249 250 251. 252 253 254. 255. 256. 257. 258 259. 260. 261. 262. 263. 264 265. 266

193

District . 60 . 20 . 24 . 61-0 . 22-B . 22-A . 49 . 15 . 23 . 12 . 39 . 48 . 14 Shelbina . St. James 39 Cardwell 60 Polo...................... 12 . St. Francois 48 . . Sedalia 36 La Plata 14 Rushville 9 Hopewell 47 . Palestine.................. 30 . Keystone 61-C Middle Fabius. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 36 Knob Noster Montgomery 28 Neosho 56 . . . Hope 32 . . Buder 35 Alton 53 Shekinah 40 5 Lodge of Light.. . I Lodge of Love Mechanicsville 30 . . Holden 36 Summit 59 . Corinthian 36 .

Name Hornersville Hale City Barbee Good Hope Albert Pike Kansas City Mystic Tie La Belle Ray Hamilton Salem Saline

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194 No.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Name

District

No.

Name

1985 District

267. Aurora 318. Eldorado................. 1 Theodore Roosevelt 61-D 319. Paulville 2 268. 320. Versailles 58 321. Jonathan 6 269. Brotherhood.............. 9 322.. . 270. New Salem 29 323.. . 271. Solomon.................. 45 272. Granite 36 324. McDonald 59 13 273. St. Clair 37 325. Dockery 274. Cold Spring 36 326. Linn 31 275. 327. Mt. Zion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 53 276. Grand River 34 328. Cainsville 5 329.. . 277. 278. Essex..................... 50 330. Paul Revere. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 61-A 41 331. Charity 9 279. Hogles Creek 280. 332. . . 61-C 333. . . 281. Fenton 282. Cosmos 61-B 334. Breckenridge 12 283. Stockton.................. 42 335. Joplin 44 284. Canopy................... 55 336. Hallsville 26 10 337. Blue Springs 59 285. Earl 40 286. 338. Herculaneum 287. Craft..................... 15 339. Fidelity................... 21 288. Hermitage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 41 340. Westport 22-B 289. 341. . . 290. 342. Circle 37 2 343.. . 291. Edina 292. Lamar 43 344. Moberly 18 293. Sarcoxie 44 345. Fellowship 44 346. Arlington................. 39 294. Mound City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 31 347. America 61-D 295. Moniteau 348.. . 296. Sparta.................... 54 297. 349. Pollock 3 298. Sampson 53 350.. . 22-A 351. Mosaic 48 299. Temple 352. Friend 54 300. Doric..................... 45 301. 353. Barnesville................ 47 " 17 354. Hebron 27 302. Lick Creek 21 303. Osage 43 355. Adelphi 304. 356. Ancient Landmark 26 305. Cecile Daylight " 22-A 357. . . 306. 358. Northwest 8 359.. . 307. New London. . . . . . . . . . . . .. 17 360. Tuscan 61-B 308. Parrott................... 10 309. 361. Riddick................... 41 310. Sikeston 50 362. Hiram.................... I 11 363. Fraternal 32 311. Kearney 39 364. Higginsville 23 312. Cuba 61-C 365. Bayou 53 313. Meramec 314. 366. Adair 2 42 367. Barry 55 315. Jerusalem 316. Rural 22-A 368. Crescent Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 35 317. 369. Composite 52 See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 213-232 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time


1985

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

195

No. Name District No. Name District 370. Williamstown 15 422. Gate of the Temple 45 371. Sheldon 43 423.. . 48 372. 424. Samaritan 425.. . 373. Belle 39 374. 426. . . 375. Waynesville 38 427. Glenwood . 428.. . 376. King Hill 9 429. New Madrid , 51 377. Ancient Craft. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 378. 430. Winona 47 431. . 379. Billings................... 54 1 432. Competition 38 380. Queen City 433. Macks Creek , 38 381. Ionia..................... 58 382. 434. . . 435. Rockbridge 53 383. Pythagoras................ 55 436.. . 384. East Prairie 50 437.. . 385. Richland 38 11 386. 438. Temperance 387. Woodside 53 439. Mt. Olive 45 49 388. 440. Trowel 389. 441. Excelsior 49 390. 442. Burlington................ 7 61-C 391. Raytown 59 443. Anchor 23 392. Christian 59 444. Ada 11 445. West Gate 61-C 393. Bee Hive 22-B 394. 446. Ivanhoe 395. 447. Jacoby.................... 6 396. Western Light 41 448. Schell City 43 11 449.. . 397. Gower . . . . . . . . . .. 44 450. Belton.................... 34 398. Jasper 451.. . 399. Pike...................... 16 55 452.. . 400. Decatur 401. Carterville 44 453. Forsyth................... 54 402. 454. Continental............... 10 403. Lowry City 37 455.. . 404. Rosendale 9 456. Wallace................... 25 42 457. Jonesburg 28 405. Everton 458.. . 406. Malden................... 60 407. Charleston................ 50 459. Hazelwood 45 408. 460. Lambskin 61-D 409. 461. Caruthersville............. 51 410. Iberia 38 462. Santa Fe 17 411. Joppa 46 463. Clifton 53 37 464.. . 412. Appleton City 413. 465. . . 2 466. Southwest 56 414. Greensburg 14 467. Pleasant Hope 41 415. Hunnewell 416. Cache 61-D 468. . . 49 469. Plato 46 417. Whitewater 418. 470. Nodaway 7 37 471. Mineral 44 419. Star 420. 472. . . 41 473. Nineveh 29 421. Urbana See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages 213-232 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time


196 No.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE Name

District

No.

Name

1985 District

474. 526. Wayne 52 475. 527. Higbee 18 476. Mount Hope 23 528. Conway 38 477. Henderson 45 529. Apollo 61-A 478. 530. . . 479. Rich Hill 35 531. Lanes Prairie 39 532. Dexter 50 480. Jewel..................... 34 533. Comfort .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 55 481. Marceline................. 13 482. Clintonville 43 534. Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 32 483. Fairfax 8 535. Blackwell 40 53 484. Kirkwood 61-C 536. Ingomar 485. Coldwater 34 537.. . 18 538. Stella 56 486. Cairo 12 487. Chilhowee 36 539. Dawn 488. Lock Springs " 10 540. Winigan 3 489. Lakeville 50 541. Jacksonville............... 18 490. Montevallo 43 542. Ferguson 61-A 491. Vandalia 27 543. Mansfield 46 492. Daggett 28 544. Algabil 61-0 493. 545. Zalma 49 494. 546. Orient 22-A 22-A 495. Unity 43 547. South Gate 53 548. Clinton................... 37 496. Robert Burns 497. Equality 39 549. Carl Junction 44 498. 550. Rose Hill 61-B 61-D 551. Pendleton 48 499. Harmony 500. 552. Calhoun 37 553.. . 501. Buckner.................. 59 15 554. Foster 35 502. Philadelphia 25 555. Summersville 46 503. Prairie Home 21 556. Prairie 5 504. Platte City 505. Euclid 61-C 557. . . 506. Lathrop 11 558. Moscow 29 10 507. 559. Clarksdale 508. Saxton 9 560.. . 509. Van Buren 47 561. Cowgill................... 12 510. New Hampton 5 562.. . 563. york 22-B 511. Skidmore................. 7 512. Webb City " 44 564. Jamesport 10 513. Senath 60 565. Tebbetts 27 56 566. Maplewood 61-C 514. Granby 515. Galena 54 567. Miller 55 516. 568. Naylor 52 59 517. 569. Marlborough 24 570. Republic.................. 45 518. Oriental 54 571. Hayti 51 519. Crane 520. Clifton Heights 61-0 572. Rutledge I 60 521. Lockwood 42 573. Bernie 522. Gate City 22-A 574. La Monte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 36 523. 575. Easter 32 61-B 524. 576. Olive Branch 525. Cunningham 19 577. Ewing 15 See "Lodge Directory by Districts" pages'213-232 for Worshipful Master (Name), Secretary (Name and Address), and Meeting Time -


1985

197

GRAND LODGE OF MISSOURI

No.

Name

578. 579. 580. 581. 582. 583. 584. 585. 586. 587. 588. 589. 590. 591. 592. 593. 594. 595. 596. 597. 598. 599. 600. 601. 602. 603. 604. 605. 606. 607. 608. 609. 610. 61I. 612. 613. 614. 615. 616. 617. 618. 619. 620. 621. 622. 623. 624. 625. 626. 627.

Forest Park Grandin

61-C 47

Illmo Koshkonong

49 53

District

Criterion Branson St. Francisville

44 54 I

Advance Barnett

50 58

Union

32

Cole Camp Puxico Bosworth Leadwood Elvins Cosby.................... Clayton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Acacia Morehouse

36 50 20 48 48 9 61-B 26 50

Walker Craig..................... Eminence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Strafford Warrenton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Clark

43 8 47 45 30 18

Mokane Wellston Mt. Washington Chaffee Brentwood Swope Park Grandview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

27 61-A 59 49 61-B 22-B 59

Willard Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Norwood Overland Owensville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Sheffield Magnolia

45 56 46 61-A 32 22-A 61-D

No.

Name

628. 629. 630. 631. 632. 633. 634 635. 636. 637. 638. 639. 640. 641. 642. 643. 644. 645. 646. 647 648 649 650 651. 652 653. 654 655. 656. 657. 658. 659. 660. 661. 662. 663. 664 665. 666 667. 668. 669. 670. 671. 672. 673. 674. 675. 676.

Mendon Valley Park East Gate . Belgrade Archie

District

19 61-C 22-B .

. . . . . . Je~n~ngs . Tnmty . Benj. Franklin . Northeast . Grain Valley . Clarkton . Shaveh . . . . . Cleveland................. . Shawnee.................. . Gardenville . Country Club . Progress . Purity . Alpha . Holliday . . . Clarence.................. Rockhill . Wardell . Berkeley . Florissant . Crestwood . Perryville . Odom . Harold O. Grauel . Arnold . Central Crossing . Bunker . Viburnum . Greentop Freedom Mountain View Triangle Mizpah

40 34 I

61-C 53 61-B 61-A 61-A 61-D 61-B 22-A 59 60 61-A

34 36 61-D 22-B 61-A 61-B 22-A 17 14 22-B 51 61-A 61-A 61-C 49 51 49 40 55 47 48

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Cuba (10-13-1887) . Meramec (10-19-1923) . Jerusalem (10-22-1896) . "kural (10-12-1869) . Eldorado (10-12-1869) . Paulville (10-12-1869) . Versailles (10-18-1923) . Jonath~n (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) . Breckenridge (10-13-1870) . Joplin (10-13-1871) . Hallsville (10-17-1878) . Blue Springs (10-13-1887) . Herculaneum (10-19-1922) . Fidelity (10-13-1870) . Westport (10-11-1894) . Circle (10-13-1870) . Moberly (10-13-1870) . Fellowship (10-13-1870) . Arlington (10-13-1870) . America (9-17-1919) . Pollock (10-16-1884) . Mosaic (10-13-1870) . Friend (10-13-1870) . Barnesville (9-27-1906) . Hebron (10-13-1870) . Adelphi (10-13-1870) . Ancient Landmark (10-17-1873) Northwest (10-15-1884) .

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Tuscan (10-13-1870) Riddick (10-13-1871) Hiram (10-13-1870) Fraternal (10-13-1870) Higginsville (10-14-1880)

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Barry (10-13-1870) . Crescent Hill (10-13-1871) . Composite (10-13-1871) ... Williamstown (10-13-1870) . Sheldon (10-11-1883) . Belle (9-27-1906) . Waynesville (10-10-1888) . King Hill (10-13-1870) . . AncIent Craft (10-13-1871) Billings (10-13-1881) . Queen City (10-13-1871) . Ionia (10-13-1871) . P~thago~a.s (10-16-1872) . East Frame (9-29-1904) . Richland (10-18-1901) . Woodside (10-13-1871) . Raytown (10-13-1871) . Christian (10-13-1871) . Bee Hive (10-13-1871) .

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Gower (10-16-1872) Jasper (10-16-1873) Pike (10-13-1871) Decatur (10-13-1871) Carterville (10-12-1893) Lowry City (10-16-1873) Rosendale (10-22-1896)

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405 406 407 410 411 412 414 415 416 417 419 421 422 424 427 429 430 432 433 435

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) . Greensburg (10·13-1871) . Hunnewell (10.12-1871) . Cache (10-12-1871) . Whitewater (10-13-1881) . Star (10-16-1872) .. L'rbana (10-15-1886) . Gate of the Temple (10-16-1872) Samaritan (10-16-1872) . Glenwood (10-16-1873) . :-.lew Madrid (10-17-1873) . Winona (10-10-1894) . Competition (10-15-1891) Macks Creek (11-1-1878) . Rockbridge (10-21-1897) .

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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) C~nningham (10-14-1884) Wayne (10-15-1885) Higbee (10-15-1885) Conway (10-15-1885) Apollo (9-18-1918) Lanes Prolirie (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) Jacksonville (9-29-1904) Ferguson (10-16-1889) Mansfield (10-15-1891) Algabil (9-19-1917)

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LODGE DIRECTORY BY DISTRICTS FIRST DISTRICT County Clark . . Clark . . Clark Scotland Scotland Schuyler Schuyler Schuyler Schuyler Schuyler

Lodge

No.

. . . . . Eldorado . . . . . Hiram St. Francisville . . . . . Memphis . . . . . Rutledge ..... Middle Fabius . . . . . Lodge of Love Queen City Clenwood Greentop

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318 362 588 16 572 244 259 380 427 635

Donald J. Kerner, D.D.G.M., 847 West Thompson Street, Kahoka, Mo. 63445 Location

Luray Kahoka Wayland Memphis

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Downing Lancaster Queen City Clenwood Greentop

Master's Name Elza Roberts Leland S. Walker Russell D. Murphy David V. Barton Hillis L. McCabe Floyd R. Small Charles L. Fremon Sidney Sidwell Russell K. Lancaster Melvin R. Dennis

Secretary's Name and Address

Time of Meeting

James E. Frazier, Rt. 1, Box 49, Arbela, Mo. 63432 lst & 3rd Mc;,". bonald C. Treece, Rt. 3, Box 3, Kahoka, Mo. 63445 . . . . . . . . lst & 3rd Fn. Kim V. Frazee, Rt. I, Box 193, Alexandria, Mo. 63430 lst & 3rd Thurs. John M. Courtney. P.O. Box 284, Memphis, Mo. 63555 lst Thurs. Carl R. Berges, Rt. 1, Box 186, .Rutledge, Mo. 63563 lst & 3rd Mon. Paul T. McCune, Rt. #2, Downing, Mo. 63536 2nd Thurs. Craig W. Gardine, Rt. #3, Lancaster, Mo. 63548 2nd & 4th Fri. Donald L; Cra~tree, P.O. Box 154, Queen City, Mo. 63561 2nd & 4th Thurs. Max W. Frankhn, P.O. Box 37, Glenwood, Mo. 63541 lst & 3rd Wed. Charles R. McBee, P.O. Box 172, Greentop, Mo. 63546 2nd & 4th Mon.

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. . . . . .

105 366 168 291 319 414

K!rksv!lle KIrksvIlle Colony Edina Hurdland Baring

John B. Lorey Waldo L. McFarland John A. Ewalt Harry L. Ol~father Martin A. Sutzer Billy J. Mallett

L. Dale Gardner, P.O. Box 762,

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Mo. 63501 John.E. Rowe! 1606 East Dear St., KIrksville, Mo. 63501 Martin O. GUinn, Rt. #2, Rutledge, Mo. 63563 Darrell E. Go!Jcher, Rt. #3, Edina, Mo. 63537 Larry J. McKim, P.O. Box 201, Brashear, Mo. 63533 John J. Pearce, 339 Green Street, Memphis, Mo. 63555

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171 206 210 126 190 349 540

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Edward L. Tietsort, Rt. 5, Box 115C, Unionville 63565 Kenneth O. Ferguson, P.O. Box 125, Powersville, Mo. 64672 Emery H. Welsh, P.O. Box 36, Unionville, Mo. 63565 Clinton A. Southerland, 300 S. Pearl St., Milan, Mo. 63556 Wilburn L. Collins, Rt. 2, Box 7, Lucerne, Mo. 64655 Allen F. Tucker, Rt. #1, Pollock, Mo. 63560 Dr. Wayne D. Smith, P.O. Box 5, Winigan, Mo. 63566

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Lodge

No.

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111 35

Location

Master's !\lame 1Marvin H. Koch Guy Earl Evoritt

Trenton Princeton

Time of Meeting

Secretary's Name and Address

'1 Ben C. Moore,

Ir., 1411 E. Sevemh St., Trenton, Mo. 64683 .. 11st Thurs. Kenneth W. Wilson, Rt. 2, Box 186, Princeton, Mo. 64673 2nd &: 4th Thurs.

FIn'H DISTRICT - W. Lynn Pou.h. D.D.G.M.. 804 S. 18th St.. Bethany. Mo. 64424 Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison

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'IJames V. Brooks Gale L. lones W. W. flendren Richard G. Jones Bill M. Ward

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Roben L. Fannon Georg:e R. Sanford, 1002 N. Elm St., Stanberry, Mo. 64489 1st &: 3rd Thurs. Mark S. Crawford Clair J. Clevenger, P.O. Box 176, McFall, Mo. 64657 . . . .. .. 1st &: 3rd Mon. ~mes 10'. Mercer, 403 S. Burch St., Albany, Mo. 64402 2nd &: 4th Thurs. Paul E. Angle Randy Hodge. . . . . . . .. ackson C. Spiking, 501 S. Third ~t., King City, Mo. 64463 1st &: 3rd T~urs. Stephen Dodge . . . . . . .. ohn G. Swan, Rt. I, Box 78, Darhngton, Mo. 64438 . . . . . . .. 1st &: 3rd Fn. Harold E. Downing erold R. Chitty, P.O. Box 72, Grant City, Mo. 64456 3rd Mon. Gary E. lames. . . . . . . .. on C. Parman, Rt. 2, Box 44, Sheridan, Mo. 64486 2nd &: 4th Mon. David M'oyer Wilbur T. Osborne, P.O. Box 98, Gram City, Mo. 64456 4th Mon. Herben Wallace Robert E. Rineman, Rt. I. Box 17, Denver, Mo. 64441 4th Wed.

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50 442 470 511

Hopkins ....... Burlinm,0n Jet. . .. Maryvale ....... Skidmore .......

Garland M. O'Riley ..... Eldon D. Williams, Rt. 2, Box 266, Hopkins, Mo. 64461 ..... Kenneth L. Bears ...... Charles W. Bragg, P.O. Box 173, Burlington Jet., Mo. 64428 Laymon B. Walker ..... Rodger L. Horn ....... ~ii~tFM~~t;~/~~~~ f{6,S~~id~~~,~~~:8r~:~~6.8..

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North Star :-.Iorthwest Fairfax Maitland Oregon . . . . . Mound City Craig

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157 358 483 112 139 294 606

Rock Port Tarkio Fairfax Maitland Forest City Mound Cuy Craig

Scott L. Ray Donald S. White David L. Alitz Eldon Gallagher Dona~d E. Schaeffer Marvm E. Hutton Calvin D. Rogers, Jr.

Charles E. Eddy, 704 Underwood Dr., Rock Port, Mo. 64482 Loren]. Brown, 607 S. 10th, Box 129, Tarkio, Mo. 64491 K. Roger Pennel, P.O. Box 157, Fairfax, Mo. 64446 Romame Henry, P.O. Box 137, Graham, Mo. 64455 William S. Richards, P.O. Box 226, Oregon, Mo. ~473 Carson McConnack, 111,811 Savannah St., Mound Cuy, Mo. 64470 Michael L. Whetsel, Rt. 2, Box 10, Craig, Mo. 64437

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

NINTH DISTRICT - Lawrence T. Hoffman. D.D.G.M.. 1205 Midyett Rd.. St. Joseph. Mo. 64506 Andrew Savannah Andrew Helena Andrew Lincoln Andrew Whitesville Andrew Rosendale Andrew Cosby . . . . . . Buchanan . . . . Agency Buchanan Wellington

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

Savannah Helena Fillmore Whitesville Rosendale Cosby Agency DeKalb St. Joseph St. Joseph Rushville St. JOSePh St. oseph St. oseph St. oseph

Michael W. Hale James F. Huffman Gary D. Fnlzier George W. Clark. Jr. Basil A. Prettyman L. M. Bodenhausen Gary M. McDonald Ronald R. Baublit, II Ronald H. McCoy Paul C. Langemach Larry D. McElfresh Dennis N. Vogel Robert L. Shipp Merle L. lvey Jack L. Jeffers

Mac Hogue, 1005 Hall Ave., Apt. 18, Savannah, Mo. 64485 lohn D. Huffman, Ir., Rt. I, Box 81, Helena, Mo. 64459 l.arry E. Carr, Rt. r, Box 98, Rosendale, Mo. 64483 David E. Lancey. Rt. I, Box 32A, Helena, Mo. 64459 Glenn W.lenkins, 306 E. Nelson St., Savannah, Mo. 64485 Nelson I. Rapp, Rt. #1. Cosby, Mo. 64436 Harold¥. Smuh. P.O. Box 118, Agency, Mo. 64401 Ronald R. Baublit, Rt. #8, St. loseph, Mo. 64504 Carl B. Rose. 2213 Agency ROo, St. Joseph, Mo. 64503 Robert D. Wrehe, 2406 Lafayette St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64507 Norman H. Ellis, Rt. 2, Box 65, Rushville, Mo. 64484 Edgar E. Martin, 3110 N. 9th St.. St. loseph, Mo. 64505 Stephen B. Givens, 1402 S. 25th St., St. Jose h, Mo. 64507 Edwin C. Carpenter, 2814 Charles, St. Joseph, Mo. 64501 Roger M. Heard, 1323 Cudmore St., St. Joseph, Mo. 64503

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TENTH DISTRICT - Doyle C. Kime. D.D.G.M.. Rt. 2. Box 168. Jamesport. Mo. 64848 DeKalb Union Star DeKalb Parrott DeKaib Continental DeKaib Clarksdale Daviess Western Star Daviess . . . . . . Pattonsburg Daviess Gallatin Daviess . . . . . . Earl Daviess . . . . . . Lock Springs Jamesport Daviess

. . . . . . . . .

124 Union Star 308 Maysville 454 Stewansvdle 559 CI~rksdale 15 Wmston 65 Pattonsburg 106 Gallatin 285 Coffey 488 Lock Springs 564 Jamesport

Merlin E. Osborn Erne~t Denny Morns G. Wmger Robert F. S«:aley Donald L. Plttsenbarger William E. Walker Darwi~ Shuler,Jr. Rex Hmecker Gary D. Pepper Eugene Kime

Carol E. Simerly, Rt. #1, Union Star, Mo. 64494 1st &: 3rd Mon. '-:ouis S. Goodwin. Rt. 2, Box 3B, Maysville, M? 64469 . . . . . . 1st &: 3rd Mon. 1 homas K. Courtney. Rt. I, Box 36, Stewartsville, Mo. 64490 1st &: 3rd Tues. Daryl L. Price, Rt. #1, Amity, Mo: 64422 1st Be 3rd Thurs. lames D. Lollar, P.O. Box 190, Wmston, Mo. 64689 1st Be 3rd Tues. Monte B. Hoover, Rt. 3, Box 46, Pattonsburg, Mo. 64670 1st Be 3rd Wed. lohn T. McNeel, 212 S. Water St., Gallatin, Mo. 64640 2nd &: 4th Tues. 'Wally E. Sperry, Rt. #3, Pattonsburg, Mo. 64670 2nd Be 4th Thurs. Ross]. Lee, 1114 Shanklin St., Trenton, Mo. 64683 1st Be 3rd Thurs. Doyle C. Kime, Rt. 2, Box 168, Jamesport, Mo. 64648 1st Be 3rd Mon.

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ELEVENTH DISTRICT - Jimmie L. Offield. D.D.G.M.. 1806 Womall Rd.. Excelsior Springs. Mo. 64024 County

No.

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Clay . . . . . . . . Liberty Clay . . . . . . . . Angerona Clay Clay Clay . . . . . . . . Kearney Clay Temperance ..

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Location

Master's Name

Time of Meeting

Secretary's Name and Address

. lohn W. Gibson. Jr Merritt G. Damrell. P.O. Box 182, Liberty. Mo. 64068-0182 Liberty .. MiSSOUri City . 'tlton D. Mathews Chesley E. McAfee. Rt. 2, Box 162. Orrick. Mo. 64077 Excelsior Springs E.. Frank Ca~ey Robert A. C~rum. Rt. 3. Box 128. Excelsior Springs. Mo. 64024 MIchael S. Rmehart ~hn W. Ervm. P.O. Box 134. Kearney, Mo. 64060 Kearney Smithville lames H. Cunningham. .. ames L. Mitchell, 11514 N. Walnut, Kansas City. Mo. 64155 Hemple 'Melvin E. Ruoff .. orman W. Conner. P.O. Box 28. Easton. Mo. 64443 Cameron Robert K. Sandy Roy G. Newsom. 515 N. Walnut St.. Cameron, Mo. 64429 Plattsburg 10n.L. Strong lack D. Smith, 501 Maple St.. Plattsburg. Mo. 64477 Gower l.eshe C. Waters bavld L. Maag. Rt. I, Box 495. Gower. Mo. 64454 Lathrop M. Mike Guidry lames D. Fo~. Rt. 2, Box T24. Plattsburg. Mo. 64477 Lawson Stephen C. James R. 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 Cowgill Ch.ilIicothe Uuca Dawn

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Linneus Brookfield Meadv!lIe Marcelme

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Bobby Ray O·Dell. D.D.G.M.. 627 N. Main St.. Brookfield. Mo. 64628 Rufus C. Eichler . . . . Maurice S. Owen, P.O. Box 7. Braymer, Mo. 64624 .. . Larry N. Allen . Billy C. Short. Rt. 2. Box 230. Hamilton. Mo. 64644 A. H. Evans . . . . .. . . Gerald D. Sprouse, Rural Route. Box 38. Polo. Mo. 64671 lames W McClain. Rt. I, Box 203. Breckenridge. Mo. 64625 Francis Reed Lewis D. Harle bavid K. Hatfield. Rt. I. Box 221, Cowgill. Mo. 64637 Dwight H. B~inkley . . .. Ortis S. Carmichael. P.O. Box 8!,3, Chilhcothe. Mo 64601 C. RIChard SIdden Edgar L. Kohl. P.O. Box 16. Uuca. Mo. 64686 Linn Hoskins W. Dale Wood. P.O. Box 124. Dawn, Mo. 64638

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'IGail S. Turner. P.O. Box 129. Purdin. Mo. 64674 c. C. McGhee. 843 Brookfield Ave.• Brookfield. Mo. 64628 lack E. Friesner. 403 E. Hayward ~t., Meadville. Mo. 64659 'tarl G. Hays, Rt. I. Box 53. Buckhn. Mo. 64631

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FOURTEENTH DISTRICT - RUBsell D. Kohl, D.D.G.M.. Rt. 4. Box 123. Macon. Mo. 63552 Macon Macon Macon Shelby Shelby Shelby Shelby

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Callao " ., Censer . La Plata . Shelbina . Hunnewell .. ... Bethel . . . Clarence .

38 172 237 228 415 537 662

Callao Lowell K. AI.bright '1 Gerald E.Thomas,. Rt. 2, Box 8, New Cambria, Mo. 63558 . . .. 1st & 3rd Mon. Macon WIlham E. Neff Ralph M. Waller, :>17 Sunset Dr., Macon, Mo. 63552 2nd & 4th ~on. La Plata John A. Green Thomas J. Mohan, 113 S. Gex St., La Plata, Mo. 63549 2nd & 4th 1 hurs. l:dwin Sims Robert D. Wharton, Rt. 3, Box 90A, Shelbina, Mo. 63468 1st & 3rd Wed. Shelbina Kenneth P. Shride, Emden, Mo. 63439 1st & 3rdThurs. Hunnewell Donald E. Anderson Bethel. . . . . . . . . Cp,nsolidated With and Merged Into Shelbina Lodge No. 228 Thomas A. Mooneyham IFranklin L. Forman, Rt. #2, Clarence, Mo. 63431 1st & 3rd Tues. Clarence

FIFTEENTH DISTRICT - Willis D. Williams. D.D.G.M.. Rt. 3. Box 209. New London. Mo. 63459 1Monticello

Lewis Lewis .. Lewis " Lewis .. Lewis Marion Marion Marion . Marion .

. . . . . La Belle . . . . . Craft . . . . . Williamstown Ewing Palmyra St.john's . . . . . Hannibal . . . . . Philadelphia

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La Belle Canton Williamstown Ewing Palmyra Hann~bal

Hanmbal Philadelphia

Robert H. Dannenhauer Carl F. Raine Robert T. Gooch Gary Justice James 'Yhitlock : Benjamin F. Smith leffrey D. Williams Norman L. Welch George Drebenstedt

Emery O. Geisendorfer, Rt. 2, Box I05A, Lewistown, Mo. 63452 2nd & 4th Thurs. Elmo L. Davis, P.O. Box 56, La Belle, Mo. 63447-0056 2nd & 4th Thurs. R. Marvin Zenge, P.O. Box 303, Canton, Mo. 63435 . . . . . . . . 1st & 3rd Mon. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Richard L. Zahn, Rt. I, Box 126, Williamstown, Mo. 63473 William E. Shults, P.O. Box 368, Ewing, Mo. 63440 2nd & 4th Thurs. HowardJ. Gardhouse, 220 W. Ross, Palmyra, Mo. 63461 2nd & 4th Thurs. Amos 0 .. Asmussen, #3, Fairway Dr., Han.nibal, Mo. 63401. 1st & 3rd Mon. Lee B. 1 urner, 4907 Prospect Ave., Hanmbal, Mo. 63401 2nd & 4th Mon. James W. Janes, Rt. I, Box 145, Philadelphia, Mo. 63463 1st Thurs.

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Eolia.: ClarksvIlle Louisiana Bowling Green Curryville

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SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT - Lecll Ulry. D.D.G.M.. Rt. 1. Perry. Mo. 63462 Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Monroe Ralls. . . . . .. Ralls Ralls

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 Sant~ Fe Holhday Center Perry New London

Robert L. Riley Martin D. Lincol~ ohn H. ":anlandlngham WIlt C.loyd~. lackson lommle It Coberly William F. Strode

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EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT - Bllly G. Young, D.D.G.M., Route 2, Box 260. Huntsville. Mo. 65259 County Randolph Randolph Randolph Randolph Randolph Randolph Randolph

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JiI:~es W. Pilkington lltlhe Pollard Harvey R Skaggs . .. Douglas L Rutherford Jerry W. Duncan. . . . .. Fredenck L. Walters . .. Frank Redding, Jr. .

Milton

M~berly

Cairo Higbee Jacksonville Clark

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Secretary's :-.lame and Address

E. Allen Kohler, P.O. Box 170, Huntsville, Mo. 65259 1st & 3rd Tu~s. Thomas J. Marshall, P.O. Box 627, Moberly, Mo. 65270 2nd & 4th Fn. Fred F. ~tuecken, 1028 Sinnock .Ave., #1, !"'foberly, Mo. 65270 2nd & 4th Mon. Joel C. Ridgway, PO. Box 3, Cairo, Mo 6:>239 ..... . 1st & 3rd Wed. L Carey Bankhead, P.O. Box 38, Higbee, Mo. 65257 .. 2nd & 4th Thurs. Leroy Taylor, Rt. I, Box liS, Jacksonville, Mo. 65260 . . . .. . 2nd & 4th Wed. James H. Patton, Rt. 2, Box 3, Clark, Mo. 65243 1st & 3rd Thurs.

NINETEENTH DISTRICT - Ralph E. Allen. D.D.G.M.. TT Highway. Sumner. Mo. 64681 Chariton '1 Warren Eureka Chariton Chariton . . . . . Cunningham Chariton . . . . . Mendon

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Brunswick Keytesville Sumner. Mendon

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TWENTIETH DISTRICT - Kenneth M. Kerby, D.D.G.M.. Rt. 1. Box 7C, Browning. Mo. 64630

::t Carroll Carroll Carroll

Carrollton Hale Bosworth

/sammie J. York Porter Clute Larry D. Kemble

'IJames R. Paul, 810:-.1. Park St., Carrollton, Mo. 64633 Lee A. Fisher, Rt. 2, Box 180, Hale, Mo. 64643 Reigge L. Crose. Rt. 1, Box 80, Bosworth, Mo. 64623

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TWENTY-FIRST DISTRICT - Donald H. Venable. D.D.G.M.. 4301 N.W. Pawnee Dr.. Riverside. Mo. 64150 Platte .. Rising Sun Platte ....... Weston Platte ~~:::!l:~s Poi~t' Platte Platte . . . . . . . Rowley Platte Platte Platte . . . . . . . Platte City

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