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1961

LAURENCE E. EATON, Grand Master

Thomas A. Booth, Deputy Grand Master
Charles W. Huntley, Senior Grand Warden
Edson S. Dunbar, Junior Grand Warden


Contents

QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/08: 1961-1;
  • 06/14: 1961-97;
  • 09/13: 1961-128;
  • 12/13: 1961-156; (Annual Communication)

03/08 Agenda

  • 1961-10: Reception and introduction of guests, as well as Grand Representatives.
  • 1961-10: Report of Committee on Records.

06/14 Agenda

  • 1961-105: Reception and introduction of guests, as well as Grand Representatives.
  • 1961-105: Greetings from the Grand Lodge of Oregon.
  • 1961-105: Report of Committee on Records.
  • 1961-120: Remarks by Wor. Howard Osborn, Past Deputy District Grand Master of the Canal Zone.
  • 1961-121: Special Election for vacancies due to the death of Grand Master Allen.

09/13 Agenda

  • 1961-136: Reception and introduction of guests, as well as Grand Representatives.
  • 1961-136: Report of Committee on Records.
  • 1961-144: Budget for 1962.

12/13 Agenda

  • 1961-165: Reception and introduction of guests, as well as Grand Representatives.
  • 1961-165: Greetings from the Grand Lodge of Israel.
  • 1961-166: Report of Committee on Records.
  • 1961-177: Recognition of the Grand Lodges of Honduras, Paraná (Brazil), and Luxembourg.
  • 1961-182: Report of Committee on Returns.
  • 1961-182: Presentation of a Veteran's Medal to Rt. Wor. Willard P. Lombard. Most Wor. Thomas S. Roy was decorated as an Honorary Past Grand Master of Belgium.
  • 1961-183: Report of Department of Education.
  • 1961-185: Report of Department of Service.
  • 1961-191: Report of the Board of Masonic Relief.
  • 1961-201: Report on Library and Museum.
  • 1961-208: Auditors' Summary.

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Junior Grand Warden Reception, February 1961

Visits by Deputy Grand Master and Grand Wardens appear beginning on Page 1961-220.

  • 1961-223: Re-election of Grand Master Laurence E. Eaton. Election of other Grand Officers.

Grand Constitutions Amendment Proposals

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/08: 1961-20; opening remarks; necrology; visits; Washington conferences; George Washington Memorial Fund; Grand Lodge of Cuba (now in recess; Grand Officers in Florida with records, to continue the Grand Lodge in exile); liability insurance; balloting; decorum; all-Masonic Festival; real estate taxes; conclusion.
  • 06/14: 1961-106; opening remarks; necrology; visits; presentations; George Washington Memorial Fund; Cuba (see below); conclusion.

"The Grand Lodge of Cuba has been granted a residence in Florida and will conduct its business from Florida in accordance with Masonic laws, traditions and policies. They will form no Lodges in Florida, and they will issue cards under the seal of the Grand Lodge of Cuba which may be accepted by Florida Lodges as lawful information that the holder thereof is a member in good standing of the Grand Lodge of Cuba.

"Brethren, this situation is close to us now. It behooves us as individuals to stand firm and do our utmost to promote the cause of liberty against oppression. We do not discuss political, religious or other controversial subjects in our Lodge that may lead to dissension among our members. As Masons we do not take sides on these matters, but there is nothing to prevent, and no doubt we should, take sides as individual citizens, remembering that we do not speak for Masonry or as Masons on any such subjects. Your action must be as individual citizens."

  • 09/13: 1961-137; opening remarks; necrology; visits; budget for 1962; Veterans; Medals; George Washington Memorial; amendments to Grand Constitutions; conclusion.
  • 12/13: 1961-167; opening remarks; necrology; visits; Cuban relief; Paul Revere's Ride; Annual Reports; Masonic Home; audit; membership (3,603 initiates); rulings on jurisdiction; George Washington Memorial; conclusion.

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • NECROLOGIES:
    • 03/08: 1961-21; Rt. Wor. George Augustus Burnham, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/08: 1961-21; Rt. Wor. William Henry Colton Carrasco, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Grand Steward.
    • 03/08: 1961-21; Rt. Wor. John Andrew Sullivan, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/08: 1961-22; Rt. Wor. Ernest Freeman Maynard, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-107; Rt. Wor. Arthur Fiske Butterworth, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-107; Rt. Wor. Clarence Williard Wentworth, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-108; Rt. Wor. Frank Hammett Childs, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-108; Most Wor. Claude L. Allen, Past Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-108; Rt. Wor. George Morrison, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-108; Rt. Wor. Robert Gillette, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-109; Rt. Wor. William Wolfe Ollendorff, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-109; Rt. Wor. LeRoy Ebenezer Shaw, Past Junior Grand Warden.
    • 06/14: 1961-109; Rt. Wor. Duncan Warren Edes, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-110; Rt. Wor. James Tully MacAfee III, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/14: 1961-110; Rt. Wor. A. Robert Martin, Jr., Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 1961-137; Rt. Wor. Joseph Sherlock, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 1961-138; Rt. Wor. Edward Henry Tisdale, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/13: 1961-138; Rt. Wor. Robert Theodore Westermark, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Grand Steward.
    • 09/13: 1961-138; Rt. Wor. Donald Porter Wells, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Grand Pursuivant.
    • 09/13: 1961-138; Rt. Wor. Lewis Beals Bates, Past District Grand Master, Canal Zone.
    • 09/13: 1961-139; Rt. Wor. Joseph Torquanto Zottoli, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/13: 1961-167; Rt. Wor. Albert Eaton Taylor, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/13: 1961-168; Rt. Wor. Frank Howard Hinckley, Jr., Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Grand Pursuivant.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 03/11: 1961-33; Barre. Dedication of a Masonic Temple.
    • 1961-34: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren and guests of Mount Zion Lodge.
    • 1961-34: Temple dedicated "to Masonic usages in full form and ceremony."
  • 04/07: 1961-35; Pittsfield. Fortieth anniversary of Pittsfield Lodge.
    • 1961-36: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Leonard E. Sweitzer, Master of Pittsfield Lodge.
    • 1961-36: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1961-37ff: History of Pittsfield Lodge, by Wor. Archibald Foster and Wor. Leonard E. Sweitzer.
  • 04/11: 1961-46; Boston. Centenary of Aberdour Lodge.
    • 1961-47: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Aaron S. Bell, Master of Aberdour Lodge.
    • 1961-47: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1961-48ff: History of Aberdour Lodge, by Bro. Edward H. Finch.
  • 05/06: 1961-65; Norwood. Centenary of Orient Lodge.
    • 1961-65: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. James M. McBride, Master of Orient Lodge.
    • 1961-66: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1961-67ff: History of Orient Lodge, by Bro. Edward H. Finch.
  • 05/08: 1961-78; Springfield. Fiftieth anniversary of Indian Orchard Lodge.
    • 1961-79: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Wallace R. Edwards, Master of Indian Orchard Lodge.
    • 1961-79: Presentation of a Veteran's Medal to Bro. Ernest Haslam.
    • 1961-79: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1961-81ff: History of Indian Orchard Lodge, by Wor. James B. Baldrick.
  • 05/13: 1961-87; Wilbraham. Laying of the corner-stone of a Masonic Temple.
    • 1961-88: Grand Lodge opened and proceeded to the building-site.
    • 1961-88: Corner-stone ceremony "in accordance with ancient form and ceremony in the presence of many interested spectators."
    • 1961-88: Contents of corner-stone box.
  • 05/20: 1961-90; Monson. Dedication of a Masonic Temple.
    • 1961-91: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren of Day Spring Lodge.
    • 1961-91: Temple dedicated "in full form and ceremony according to ancient usage."
    • 1961-91: Presentation of a Distinguished Service Medal to Wor. Frank G. Maguire, and a Veteran's Medal to Bro. Howard Phillip Barber.
  • 06/06: 1961-92; Marion. Centenary of Pythagorean Lodge. Deputy Grand Master Thomas A. Booth presiding.
    • 1961-93: Grand Lodge opened at the Sippican School and was received by the Brethren of Pythagorean Lodge.
    • 1961-93: Presentation of a Fifty-Year Past Master's Certificate to Wor. Frederick B. Barden and a Distinguished Service Medal to Rt. Wor. Joseph Dawes.
    • 1961-93: Remarks by the Acting Grand Master.
    • 1961-94ff: History of Pythagorean Lodge, by Bro. Phillips A. Noyes.
  • 06/17: 1961-126; Oxford. Dedication of a Masonic Temple.
    • 1961-127: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren and guests of Oxford Lodge.
    • 1961-127: Temple dedicated "in full form and ceremony in accordance with ancient usage."
  • 09/26: 1961-152; Somerset. Rededication of a Masonic Temple and Burning of Mortgage.
    • 1961-153: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren of Pioneer Lodge.
    • 1961-153: Temple rededicated "in full form and ceremony according to ancient usage" and then a special ritual to burn the mortgage.
  • 09/30: 1961-154; Duxbury. Dedication of a Masonic Temple.
    • 1961-155: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren of Corner Stone Lodge.
    • 1961-155: Temple dedicated "in accordance with ancient form and usage."
    • 1961-155: Presentation of a Joseph Warren Medal to Bro. Howard M. Clark, Architect of the Temple.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1961)

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An engraving of the first Warren Monument appeared on the program for the Feast.

  • 1961-225: Opening and roll call.
  • 1961-231: Reception and introduction of guests, as well as Grand Representatives.
  • 1961-231: Report of Grand Secretary; 3,656 diplomas issued. List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1961, as well as the past 2-5 years.
  • 1961-232: Installation of Grand Master Eaton. Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 1961-234: Remarks by Senator and Rt. Wor. Leverett Saltonstall and Bro. Newland H. Holmes.
  • 1961-234: Presentation of Henry Price Medal to Grand Master Hugh M. Layne of South Carolina, and Grand Master B.V. Atkinson of Québec. The Grand Master was honored with South Carolina's Albert Gallatin Mackey Medal.
  • 1961-236: Feast of St. John. Toasts and names of speakers:
    • 1961-236: The Grand Master.
    • 1961-238: Deputy Grand Master Carroll B. French.
    • 1961-240: Grand Master B.V. Atkinson of Québec.
    • 1961-243: Grand Master Hugh V. Layne of South Carolina.
    • 1961-247: Past Grand Master Conrad Hahn of Connecticut: Puppets in the Hands of the Arrogant Atom.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1961

There were 47 districts in Massachusetts in 1961 (numbered 1 through 33), as well as districts for Chile, China and the Canal Zone.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Horace Guild, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-261

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

William H. Carlisle, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-262

DISTRICT 2: Boston

Howard MacOdrum, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-263

DISTRICT 3: Boston

Edward C. Hamaty, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-264

DISTRICT 3: Chelsea

Milton J. Segal, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-265

DISTRICT 4: South Boston

Andrew Markhard, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-266

DISTRICT 4: Dorchester

John Reid, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-267

DISTRICT 4: Roxbury

Donald R. McClelland, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-268

DISTRICT 5: Waltham

Cecil R. Crissey, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-269

DISTRICT 5: Brighton

William E. Olsson, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-270

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

William W. Cruwys, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-271

DISTRICT 6: Arlington

Herbert W. Rosen, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-272

DISTRICT 7: Malden

Aaron R. Davison, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-273

DISTRICT 7: Melrose

Harold E. Fiske, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-274

DISTRICT 8: Salem

Leslie B. Fales, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-275

DISTRICT 8: Lynn

Walter K. Ray, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-276

DISTRICT 9: Gloucester

Theodore S. Burnham, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-277

DISTRICT 10: Newburyport

Earl C. Appleby, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-278

DISTRICT 11: Lawrence

Roger Dehullu, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-279

DISTRICT 12: Lowell

John Harvey, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-280

DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg

Franklin E. Morrison, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-281

DISTRICT 13: Barre

Martin M. Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-282

DISTRICT 14: Greenfield

George E. Clapp, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-283

DISTRICT 15: North Adams

Gilbert E. Loffler, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-284

DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield

Karl O. Lepisto, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-285

DISTRICT 17: Holyoke

Joseph I. Gaskill, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-286

DISTRICT 18: Chicopee

Howard R. Wickman, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-287

DISTRICT 18: Springfield

Douglas F. Knight, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-288

DISTRICT 19: Palmer

George G. Petrie, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-289

DISTRICT 20: Blackstone

Myron B. Chace, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-290

DISTRICT 21: Brookfield

Theodore H. Curtis, District Deputy Grand Master'; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-291

DISTRICT 22: Worcester

Philip H. Warren, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-292

DISTRICT 23: Natick

Arnold H. Baker, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-293

DISTRICT 24: Marlboro

E. Clayton Steeves, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-294

DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park

Henry F. Munson, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-295

DISTRICT 26: Quincy

Irvin B. Gifford, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-296

DISTRICT 27: Plymouth

George R. Riddell, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-297

DISTRICT 28: Taunton

G. Ward Stetson, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-298

DISTRICT 28: Attleboro

Eugene E. Hawkins, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-299

DISTRICT 29: Brockton

Ralph W. Arnold, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-300

DISTRICT 30: Fall River

Jacob S. Levine, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-301

DISTRICT 30: New Bedford

James T. Watson, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-302

DISTRICT 31: Nantucket

Lawrence W. Winterbottom, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-303

DISTRICT 32: Hyannis

Milton E. Williamson, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-304

DISTRICT 32: Provincetown

Ralph C. Tinkham, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-305

DISTRICT 33: Springfield

Raoul J. Babineau, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-306

CANAL ZONE DISTRICT

Subert Turbyfill, District Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-307

CHILE DISTRICT

John G. Nielsen, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-308

CHINA DISTRICT

Hyman Hodes, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1961-309


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