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1944

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ARTHUR W. COOLIDGE, Grand Master

A portrait of the Grand Master appeared in the Frontispiece.

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Standing: Charles M. Proctor, Charles E. Cooke, Whitfield W. Johnson (Grand Marshal)
Sitting: Arthur W. Coolidge, Francis D. Taylor

Francis D. Taylor, Deputy Grand Master
Charles E. Cooke, Senior Grand Warden
Charles M. Proctor, Junior Grand Warden


Contents

QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/08: 1944-7;
  • 06/14: 1944-95;
  • 09/13: 1944-134;
  • 12/13: 1944-194; (Annual Communication)

03/08 Agenda

  • 1944-14: Installations of Grand Officers.
  • 1944-14: Introduction of Guests. They were recognized on Page 1944-36.
  • 1944-25: Remarks on Grand Lodge recognition when the war is over.
  • 1944-25: Restoration of the Secretary of Columbian Lodge.
  • 1944-28ff: "The Washington Nobody Knows", presented at the Grand Masters' Conference in February 1944.
  • 1944-37: Presentation of a Henry Price Medal to the Grand Master of Pennsylvania.

06/14 Agenda

  • 1944-102: Presentation of Most Wor. James S. Hoyt, Grand Master of New Brunswick. He was presented a Henry Price Medal on Page 1944-111.
  • 1944-102: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1944-111: Presentation of a Past Grand Master's Jewel to the Grand Master, "expressing to him the deep appreciation of the Brethren for the many years of splendid service given by him."
  • 1944-111: Grand Master's remarks on Flag Day, first celebrated on June 14, 1777.
  • 1944-121: Armed Forces Proclamation by the Grand Master. Remarks on the Masonic Military Service Activities Campaign. A list of 29 Lodges receiving citations.

09/13 Agenda

  • 1944-141: Introduction of Guests. They were called upon on Page 1944-149.
  • 1944-141: Report of the Committee on Records.
  • 1944-151: Budget for 1945.
  • 1944-157: Extensive report of the Committee on Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges on various Grand Jurisdictions in Mexico.
  • 1944-170: Address by Most Wor. Harry L. Robinson, Grand Master of Maryland. Presentation of Henry Price Medals to Most Wor. Herbert A. Crowell, Grand Master of Rhode Island, and Rt. Wor. Harold E. Brandt, Junior Grand Warden of Vermont.
  • 1944-171: Report of the Committee on the Use and Disposition of the War Relief Fund.

12/13 Agenda

Visits of Deputy Grand Master and Grand Wardens also listed, beginning on Page 1944-275.

  • 1944-277: Resolutions on Most Wor. Arthur W. Coolidge, presented by Past Grand Master Melvin M. Johnson.
  • 1944-282: Presentation of Henry Price Medal to Most Wor. Benjamin L. Hadley, Past Grand Master of Maine.
  • 1943-282: Election of Rt. Wor. Samuel H. Wragg as Grand Master. Election of other Grand Lodge officers.

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

  • 06/14: 1944-125; Amendment to Section 401, regarding text in the application for the degrees; referred.
    • 09/13: 1944-156; approved as revised.

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/08: 1944-22; opening remarks; necrology; Washington Conference.
  • 06/14: 1944-112; opening remarks (D-Day described); official cipher; anniversaries of many Grand Lodges; report on China (notes on membership and organization); Canal Zone; Chile; Masonic Service.
  • 09/13: 1944-142; opening remarks; necrology; National Bible Week; Budget for 1945; Manual for use in Lodges of Instruction; recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges; War Relief Fund; War Service Fund.

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New Library Bookplate

  • 12/13: 1944-204; opening remarks; necrology; budget; overseas Lodges; membership (93,472 on 08/31/1943, the lowest point since 1920; graphs and tables on Pages 1944-222 and 1944-223); Lodges of Instruction; Library and Museum (see new Bookplate on Page 1944-229 and above); Relief; Service; Changes in Personnel (illness of Grand Treasurer H. Wendell Prout; decision by the Grand Master not to seek re-election as he was to become President of the Massachusetts Senate); visits; medals.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • 03/08: 1944-23; Death of Rt. Wor. Harry LeRoy Billings, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 03/08: 1944-23; Death of Rt. Wor. Frederick William Farnham, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 03/08: 1944-24; Death of Rt. Wor. Alfred Elmer Smith, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 09/13: 1944-142; Death of Rt. Wor. Starr Alfred Burdick, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/13: 1944-204; Death of Rt. Wor. Edward Morris Law, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.
  • 12/13: 1944-204; Death of Rt. Wor. Fred Milliken Blanchard, Past District Deputy Grand Master; mentioned in Grand Master's Address.

Petitions for Charters

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 03/06: 1944-1; Cambridge. 75th Anniversary of Charity Lodge.
    • 1944-1: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Charles E. Cooke, Master of Charity Lodge.
    • 1944-2: Wor. Robert A. Parry, historian, was presented with a Masonic Bible.
    • 1944-2: Life members of the Lodge were escoted to the East and presented new regalia for the Lodge.
    • 1944-3ff. History of Charity Lodge, by Wor. Robert A. Parry.
  • 03/10: 1944-42; Brighton. 125th Anniversary of Bethesda Lodge.
    • 1944-43: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Walter W. Weeden, Master of Bethesda Lodge.
    • 1944-44: An "interesting and instructive" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers, including James Young, Jr., "Sunny Jim".
    • 1944-43: Life members of the Lodge were escoted to the East and presented new regalia for the Lodge.
    • 1944-44ff. History of Bethesda Lodge, by Wor. Walter V. Batson.
  • 03/25: 1944-53; South Hadley Falls. 75th Anniversary of Mount Holyoke Lodge.
    • 1944-53: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Joseph G. Griffin, Master of Mount Holyoke Lodge.
    • 1944-54: Remarks by Wor. William Hayes Smith, Master in 1899, Senior Past Master of the Lodge.
    • 1944-54: An "splendid" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers. Rt. Wor. Edwin L. Davis was present, despite the recent amputation of his leg.
    • 1944-55ff. History of Mount Holyoke Lodge, by Rt. Wor. Ronald Astley.
  • 04/20: 1944-68; Dorchester. 75th Anniversary of Rabboni Lodge.
    • 1944-68: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Joseph I. Grover, Master of Rabboni Lodge.
    • 1944-69: Letter of greeting from Rt. Wor. Harry C. Black, Past District Deputy Grand Master, and Past Master of the Lodge.
    • 1944-69: An "interesting and timely" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1944-70: Prior to the exercises the Master of the Lodge and the Junior Warden of Rabboni Lodge in Maine were introduced.
    • 1944-70ff. History of Rabboni Lodge, by Rt. Wor. Harry C. Black.
  • 06/09: 1944-82; Randolph. 125th Anniversary of Norfolk Union Lodge.
    • 1944-82: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Henry N. Corp, Master of Norfolk Union Lodge.
    • 1944-83: A "most interesting" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1944-83: Memorial scroll for Rt. Wor. George E. White, Past Senior Grand Warden and Past Master of this Lodge, presentd by his son, Bro. Robert E. White.
    • 1944-84ff. History of Norfolk Union Lodge, by Rev. Bro. Joseph J. Russell.
  • 06/23: 1944-126; Roslindale. 25th Anniversary of West Roxbury Lodge.
    • 1944-126: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Archibald McKechnie, Master of West Roxbury Lodge.
    • 1944-127: Due to a throat irritation the Grand Master, Deputy Grand Master Francis D. Taylor was called to preside; he gave some "well chosen remarks". Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1944-128ff. History of West Roxbury Lodge, by Wor. Fremont S. Eggleston.
  • 09/16: 1944-178; Braintree. 75th Anniversary of Delta Lodge.
    • 1944-178: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Charles G. Jordan, Master of Delta Lodge.
    • 1944-179: Exercises at Town Hall.
    • 1944-179: An "interesting" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers including Lt. Gov. Horace T. Cahill.
    • 1944-179: Presentation of an Honor Roll of World War II to the Lodge by Bro. Robert S. Smith.
    • 1944-180ff. History of Delta Lodge, by Wor. Justin Winfred Shrader.
  • 10/25: 1944-189; Yarmouth. 75th Anniversary of Howard Lodge.
    • 1944-189: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Norton A. Nickerson, Master of Howard Lodge.
    • 1944-190: A "timely and interesting" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1944-191ff. History of Howard Lodge, by Wor. Lester E. Crowell, Chairman of the Committee on Lodge History.
  • 12/19: 1944-284; Quincy. 25th Anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge.
    • 1944-285: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Herbert W. Hatch, Master of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge.
    • 1944-285: An "interesting" address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1944-286ff. History of Theodore Roosevelt Lodge, by Rt. Wor. Frank L. Cushing.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1944)

  • 1944-299: Opening and roll call.
  • 1944-303: Reception of guests, including neighboring Grand Masters.
  • 1944-304: Report of Grand Secretary; 4,606 Diplomas issued through 08/31/1944 (a jump of about 2,000 from 1943). Lodges not represented in 1943-44.
  • 1944-305: Grand Master's decree regarding an incident of factious balloting.
  • 1944-306: Presentation of a Henry Price Medal to distinguished visiting Grand Masters.
  • 1944-307: Installation of Arthur W. Coolidge as Grand Master. Installation of other Grand Lodge officers.
  • 1944-316: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers.
    • 1944-316: The Grand Master.
    • 1944-321: Bro. Frederic W. Cook, Secretary of the Commonwealth.
    • 1944-324: Deputy Grand Master Stanley W. Wilson.
    • 1944-326: Past Grand Master Melvin M. Johnson.
    • 1944-333: Grand Master Henry F. Collins of South Carolina.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1944

There were 47 districts in Massachusetts in 1944 (numbered 1 through 33), as well as districts for Chile, China and the Canal Zone.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Kenneth F. Antoine, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-347

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

Wolcott A. Hokanson, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-348

DISTRICT 2: Boston

James T. MacAfee, III, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-349

DISTRICT 3: Boston

Dugald MacCallum, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-350

DISTRICT 3: Chelsea

Josiah H. Benton, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-351

DISTRICT 4: South Boston

Peter A. Day, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-352

DISTRICT 4: Dorchester

David L. Martin, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-353

DISTRICT 4: Roxbury

Paul G. Weden, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-354

DISTRICT 5: Waltham

Alton L. Miller, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-355

DISTRICT 5: Brighton

Leon E. Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-356

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

Harold W. Edwards, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-357

DISTRICT 6: Arlington

Seward E. Nichols, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-358

DISTRICT 7: Malden

George M. Keen, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-359

DISTRICT 7: Melrose

Howard G. Todd, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-360

DISTRICT 8: Salem

Mial D. Chase, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-361

DISTRICT 8: Lynn

Harry L. Chisholm, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-362

DISTRICT 9: Gloucester

Theodore A. Holland, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-363

DISTRICT 10: Newburyport

Erving H. Malcolm, District Deputy Grand Master'; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-364

DISTRICT 11: Lawrence

Ralph A. Woodcock, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-365

DISTRICT 12: Lowell

Winslow J. Damon, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-366

DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg

Charles F. Murch, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-367

DISTRICT 13: Barre

George G. Engel, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-368

DISTRICT 14: Greenfield

Earle A. Brown, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-369

DISTRICT 15: North Adams

James Edwin Bullock, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-370

DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield

Ethelbert R. Pierce, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-371

DISTRICT 17: Holyoke

Charles M. Gillette, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-372

DISTRICT 18: Chicopee

Karl W. Hofman, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-373

DISTRICT 18: Springfield

Harold W. Walkinshaw, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-374

DISTRICT 19: Palmer

Everett A. Geer, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-375

DISTRICT 20: Blackstone

George A.K. Duff, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-376

DISTRICT 21: Brookfield

Clayton F. Fisher, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-377

DISTRICT 22: Worcester

John E. Riley, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-378

DISTRICT 23: Natick

Burns L. Fish, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-379

DISTRICT 24: Marlboro

Thomas O. O'Neill, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-380

DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park

Ernest May, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-381

DISTRICT 26: Quincy

Raymond C. Warrington, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-382

DISTRICT 27: Plymouth

Raymond E. Miskelly, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-383

DISTRICT 28: Taunton

James D. Johnston, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-384

DISTRICT 28: Attleboro

Winthrop P. Mann, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-385

DISTRICT 29: Brockton

Harold S. Crocker, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-386

DISTRICT 30: Fall River

Francis S. Borden, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-387

DISTRICT 30: New Bedford

John W. Ruggles, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-388

DISTRICT 31: Nantucket

Leroy H. True, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-389

DISTRICT 32: Hyannis

Gerard C. Besse, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-390

DISTRICT 32: Provincetown

John P. Silva, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-391

DISTRICT 33: Springfield

Howard C. Newhouse, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-392

CANAL ZONE DISTRICT

Lewis B. Bates, District Grand Master'; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-393

CHINA DISTRICT

vacant District office; 6 Lodges
Tabular: none
District Lodges did not report in 1944 due to Japanese Occupation

CHILE DISTRICT

Albert E. Jones, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1944-394


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