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1951

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Officers of the Grand Lodge:
George E. Clapp (JGW), C. Weston Ringer (SGW), Thomas S. Roy (GM), Alton L. Miller (DGM), Herbert H. Jaynes (Grand Marshal)

THOMAS S. ROY, Grand Master

Alton L. Miller, Deputy Grand Master
C. Weston Ringer, Senior Grand Warden
George E. Clapp, Junior Grand Warden


Contents

QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/14: 1951-10;
  • 06/13: 1951-116;
  • 09/12: 1951-168;
  • 12/12: 1951-229; (Annual Communication)

03/14 Agenda

  • 1951-26: Report of Committee on Records.

06/13 Agenda

  • 1951-123: Presentation of Guests.
  • 1951-124: Telegram of greeting from the Grand Lodge of Alberta.
  • 1951-127: Report of Committee on Records.
  • 1951-131: Recognition of the United Grand Lodge of Germany.
  • 1951-136: Presentation of Henry Price Medals.

09/12 Agenda

  • 1951-175: Introduction of Guests.
  • 1951-176: Report of Committee on Records.
  • 1951-179: Budget for 1952.
  • 1951-191: Presentation of a Past Master's Jewel to the Grand Master (so that he could attend the installation of the Grand Master of England.)
  • 1951-192: Greetings to the Grand Secretary, recovering from illness.

12/12 Agenda

  • 1951-237: Reception of the Grand Master of Maine. He was presented with a Henry Price Medal on Page 1951-249.
  • 1951-237: Introduction of Guests.
  • 1951-243: Appointment of Rt. Wor. Earl W. Taylor as Acting Grand Secretary, due to the disability of Rt. Wor. Frank H. Hilton.
  • 1951-244: Report of Committee on Records.
  • 1951-248: Residents' Fund and Masonic Home Fund votes of June 13, 1928 amended.
  • 1951-283: Retirement Plan for Grand Lodge Employees, adopted by the Board of Directors.
  • Recorded in Grand Master Roy's address, beginning on Page 1951-284:

Visits of Deputy Grand Master and Grand Wardens also listed, beginning on Page 1951-292.

  • 1951-293: Re-election of Grand Master Thomas S. Roy. Election of other Grand Officers.
  • 1951-295: The name of the Standing Committee "Recognition of Foreign Grand Lodges" was renamed to "Committee on Foreign Relations."

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/14: 1951-31; Opening remarks; finances; repairs to the Temple; Home and Hospital; indexing of the Grand Lodge Proceedings; visitations; conferences in Washington, D.C.; condition of the craft.
  • 06/13: 1951-137; Opening remarks; visitations; rulings; Masonic home and hospital; service; Lodges of Instruction; China (no report on the National Grand Lodge).
  • 09/12: 1951-185; Opening remarks; temple renovations; Proceedings; budget; membership; balloting; visitations; Home and Hospital; conclusion.
  • 12/12: 1951-249; Opening remarks; membership; finances; departments; library and museum; dispensations; visitations; installation of the Grand Master of England; service; board of relief; education; library and museum; finances. Visits and medals.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • NECROLOGIES
    • 03/14: 1951-30; Rt. Wor. Edward Batchelder Wentworth, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/14: 1951-31; Rt. Wor. Harry Elmer Dearborn, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/14: 1951-31; Rt. Wor. H(iram) Alton Roark, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Senior Grand Deacon.
    • 06/13: 1951-125; Rt. Wor. George True Greenwood, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/13: 1951-125; Rt. Wor. Ralph Leonard Getman, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/13: 1951-125; Rt. Wor. Harold Scott Dean, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/13: 1951-125; Rt. Wor. Perry Isaac Wilson, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/13: 1951-125; Rt. Wor. Clifford Anthony Marion Weber, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/13: 1951-125; Rt. Wor. George Llewellyn Dolloff, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/13: 1951-125; Rt. Wor. Frank Carroll, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/12: 1951-190; Rt. Wor. George Clark Hill, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/12: 1951-190; Rt. Wor. Arthur Nelson Julian, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/12: 1951-238; Rt. Wor. Erwin Brown Woodbury, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/12: 1951-238; Rt. Wor. Dean Kingman Webster, Past Senior Grand Warden.
    • 12/12: 1951-238; Rt. Wor. Charles Francis Munger, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/12: 1951-238; Rt. Wor. Ethelbert Vincent Grabill, Past Deputy Grand Master.

Petitions for Dispensation for Lodges

  • 12/14: 1951-285; Dover, Dover (granted 07/13/1951; executed 09/20/1951)
  • 12/14: 1951-285; Canaan, Everett (granted 10/29/1951; executed 12/20/1951)

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 03/09: 1951-1. Boston. 75th Anniversary of Joseph Webb Lodge.
    • 1951-1: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. Henry F. Lambert, Master of Joseph Webb Lodge.
    • 1951-2: Address by the Grand Master, describing events of 75 years ago. Remarks by other Brothers. Presentation of Veterans' Medals.
    • 1951-3ff: History of Joseph Webb Lodge, by Wor. John E. Eaton, Jr.
  • 03/16: 1951-41. Rockport. Centenary of Ashler Lodge.
    • 1951-42: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. N.O. Bruno Pearson, Master of Ashler Lodge.
    • 1951-42: Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers. Presentation of "a beautifully bound Bible for use on the Altar" by the presiding Master, and a painting of a Cape Ann shore view to the Grand Master painted by Bro. George Dinckel.
    • 1951-43 (03/17) Ladies' Night in the High School; (03/18) divine service at the First Congregational Church, with a sermon by Rt. Wor. and Rev. Frank B. Crandall, Grand Chaplain.
    • 1951-44ff: History of Ashler Lodge, by Rt. Wor. Louis A. Rogers and Rt. Wor. J. Harry Mills.
  • 05/26: 1951-62. Amherst. 150th Anniversary of Pacific Lodge.
    • 1951-63: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. Loren R. Glazier, Master of Pacific Lodge.
    • 1951-63: Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers. Presentation of Veterans' Medal to Bro. Mendell H. Brown. Presentation of a portrait of Past Master (and Past Junior Grand Warden) Alexander Anderson MacKimmie. Biography of Bro. MacKimmie.
    • 1951-64: (05/25) Concert and ball; (05/27) divine worship at the Second Congregational Church, sermon by Bro. and Rev. Charles B. Paul.
    • 1951-67ff: History of Pacific Lodge, by Wor. Jacob K. Shaw.
  • 05/28: 1951-74. West Boylston. 75th Anniversary of Boylston Lodge.
    • 1951-75: Grand Lodge opened at West Boylston High School and was welcomed by Wor. Peter H. Surabian, Master of Boylston Lodge.
    • 1951-75: Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1951-77ff: History of Boylston Lodge, by a committee of seven.
  • 06/09: 1951-85. Fitchburg. 150th Anniversary of Aurora Lodge.
    • 1951-85: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. Llewellyn M. Rowe, Jr., Master of Aurora Lodge.
    • 1951-86: Address by the Grand Master. Presentation of the original seal of the Lodge with a wax impression of the seal presented by the Master's father, Bro. Llewellyn M. Rowe, Sr. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1951-87: Dinner at the City Armory.
    • 1951-88ff: History of Aurora Lodge, by Wor. Kenneth H. Wyatt.
  • 06/11: 1951-108. Boston. 150th Anniversary of Mount Lebanon Lodge.
    • 1951-108: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. George N. Ackerman, Master of Mount Lebanon Lodge. Adjournment to the Dorothy Quincy Suite at the John Hancock Building.
    • 1951-109: Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers. Presentation of Veterans' Medals.
    • 1951-110ff: History of Mount Lebanon Lodge, by Wor. Frederic L. Pike.
  • 06/14: 1951-145. Quincy. 150th Anniversary of Rural Lodge.
    • 1951-146: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. Clarence P. Hobson, Master of Rural Lodge.
    • 1951-146: Remarks by the Mayor of Quincy, Bro. Thomas S. Burgin, who presented the Grand Master with a copy of the book 300 Years of Quincy. Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers. Presentation of a bound copy of letters written by Grand Master John T. Heard, and a Bible printed when the Lodge was constituted.
    • 1951-148ff: History of Rural Lodge, by Wor. Irvin B. Gifford.
  • 06/25: 1951-151. Hyannis. 150th Anniversary of Fraternal Lodge.
    • 1951-152: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. David G. Maraspin, Master of Fraternal Lodge.
    • 1951-152: Presentation of a Past Master's Apron to Wor. Carl T. Ohm. Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1951-154ff: History of Fraternal Lodge, by Bro. Davis G. Maraspin.
  • 06/27: 1951-162. Scituate. 75th Anniversary of Satuit Lodge.
    • 1951-162: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. Alden C. Finnie, Master of Satuit Lodge.
    • 1951-163: "Inspiring address" by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1951-165ff: History of Satuit Lodge, by Wor. William M. Wade.
  • 10/05: 1951-193. Wilmington. 50th Anniversary of Friendship Lodge.
    • 1951-194: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. Stanley Webber, Master of Friendship Lodge.
    • 1951-194: Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1951-196ff: History of Friendship Lodge, by Wor. Harry R. Deming.
  • 11/26: 1951-203. Framingham. 75th Anniversary of Alpha Lodge.
    • 1951-203: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. James H. Wignott, Master of Alpha Lodge.
    • 1951-204: Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1951-205ff: History of Alpha Lodge, by Wor. William L. Oldroyd.
  • 11/27: 1951-211. Boston. 25th Anniversary of Brotherhood Lodge.
    • 1951-212: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. Benjamin H. Singer, Master of Brotherhood Lodge.
    • 1951-212: Memorial service for departed Brethren, conducted by Rabbi Bro. Herman H. Rubenovitz. Roll call of Charter Members, who were presented with a 25-year pin by the Grand Master. Presentation of a scroll to the Secretary.
    • 1951-213: Address by the Grand Master. Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1951-214ff: History of Brotherhood Lodge, by Rt. Wor. Louis A. Roazen.
  • 11/30: 1951-220. Lowell. 85th Anniversary of Kilwinning Lodge.
    • 1951-220: Grand Lodge opened and was welcomed by Wor. H. Irving Benedict, Master of Kilwinning Lodge.
    • 1951-221: "Unique ceremonies were observed in commemoration of Saint Andrew, the departed Brethren of the Lodge, and the whole fraternity."
    • 1951-221: Address by the Grand Master "in his usual inspiring manner." Remarks by other Brothers.
    • 1951-222ff: History of Kilwinning Lodge, by Wor. Walter B. French.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1951)

  • 1951-296: Opening and roll call.
  • 1951-300: Reception and introduction of guests, including neighboring Grand Masters.
  • 1951-301: Report of Grand Secretary; 4,996 Diplomas issued through 08/31/1951.
  • 1951-301: Lodges not represented in Grand Lodge during 1950-51.
  • 1951-301: Installation of Thomas S. Roy as Grand Master. Installation of other Grand Lodge officers.
  • 1951-304: Presentation of Henry Price Medals.
  • 1951-305: Feast of St. John, listing toasts and names of speakers.
    • 1951-306: The Grand Master.
    • 1951-311: Deputy Grand Master Harold W. Sprague.
    • 1951-313: Past Grand Master William J. Dunlop of Canada (Ontario).
    • 1951-314: Grand Master Albert P. Ruerat of Rhode Island.
    • 1951-317: Hon. Leverett Saltonstall, Senator from Massachusetts.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1951

There were 47 districts in Massachusetts in 1951 (numbered 1 through 33), as well as districts for Chile, China and the Canal Zone.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Nathan P. Harris, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-327

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

Arnold F. Thomas, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-328

DISTRICT 2: Boston

Ralph J. Cohen, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-329

DISTRICT 3: Boston

Edward W. East, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-330

DISTRICT 3: Chelsea

Chauncey D. Merrill, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-331

DISTRICT 4: South Boston

Fredrik W. Clausen, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-332

DISTRICT 4: Dorchester

Lester B. Young, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-333

DISTRICT 4: Roxbury

Joseph R. Zottoli, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-334

DISTRICT 5: Waltham

J. Edwin Mitchell, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-335

DISTRICT 5: Brighton

Henry D. Harmon, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-336

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

John A. Carey, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-337

DISTRICT 6: Arlington

Howard A. Gray, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-338

DISTRICT 7: Malden

Ralph K. Manning, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Tabular: 1951-339

DISTRICT 7: Melrose

Cyrus M. Dolbeare, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-340

DISTRICT 8: Salem

C. Everett Elliott, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-341

DISTRICT 8: Lynn

Charles H. VanHorn, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-342

DISTRICT 9: Gloucester

Weston U. Friend, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-343

DISTRICT 10: Newburyport

William H. Willis, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-344

DISTRICT 11: Lawrence

Frederick G. Caspar, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-345

DISTRICT 12: Lowell

Ralph P. Coates, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-346

DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg

Frank H. Blackman, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-347

DISTRICT 13: Barre

Frederick P. Bell, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-348

DISTRICT 14: Greenfield

Neal M. Allis, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-349

DISTRICT 15: North Adams

Donald A. Linscott, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-350

DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield

Walter N. Cooper, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-351

DISTRICT 17: Holyoke

J. George August, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-352

DISTRICT 18: Chicopee

Frank R. Rood, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-353

DISTRICT 18: Springfield

Paul E. Brodeur, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-354

DISTRICT 19: Palmer

Leonard B. Campbell, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-355

DISTRICT 20: Blackstone

Philip H. Hoyle, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-356

DISTRICT 21: Brookfield

Franklin D. Hayes, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-357

DISTRICT 22: Worcester

Leonard Rawn, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-358

DISTRICT 23: Natick

Alton L. Douglas, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-359

DISTRICT 24: Marlboro

Fred H. Fosgate, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-360

DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park

Carl R. MacKenney, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges + 1 U.D.
Tabular: 1951-361

DISTRICT 26: Quincy

Edwin Q. Banks, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-362

DISTRICT 27: Plymouth

Robert V. Collier, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-363

DISTRICT 28: Taunton

Carleton B. Henry, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-364

DISTRICT 28: Attleboro

John A. Sullivan, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-365

DISTRICT 29: Brockton

Ralph H. Keith, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-366

DISTRICT 30: Fall River

Erford W. Poole, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-367

DISTRICT 30: New Bedford

George H. Hicks, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-368

DISTRICT 31: Nantucket

George A. Silva, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-369

DISTRICT 32: Hyannis

Joseph R. Hall, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-370

DISTRICT 32: Provincetown

Henry F. Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-371

DISTRICT 33: Springfield

Harold S. Streeter, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-372

CANAL ZONE DISTRICT

James E. Jacob, District Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-373

CHILE DISTRICT

Albert E. Jones, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-374

CHINA (NORTH CHINA) District

No installed District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-375
In recess

CHINA (SHANGHAI) DISTRICT

No installed District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1951-376
In recess


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