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1966

THOMAS A. BOOTH, Grand Master

James F. Farr, Deputy Grand Master
Robert P. Beach, Senior Grand Warden
Paul E. Brodeur, Junior Grand Warden


Contents

QUARTERLY COMMUNICATIONS

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston)

  • 03/09: 1966-28;
  • 06/08: 1966-184;
  • 09/14: 1966-223;
  • 12/14: 1966-304; (Annual Communication)

03/09 Agenda

  • 1966-37: Reception and introduction of guests, as well as Grand Representatives.
  • 1966-37: Report of Committee on Records.

06/08 Agenda

  • 1966-192: Reception and introduction of guests, as well as Grand Representatives.
  • 1966-193: Greetings from the Grand Lodge of Oregon.
  • 1966-194: Report of Committee on Records.

09/14 Agenda

  • 1966-232: Reception and introduction of guests, as well as Grand Representatives.
  • 1966-233: Report of Committee on Records.
  • 1966-241: Budget for 1967.
  • 1966-245: Remarks by Rt. Wor. Howard W. Osborn, Past District Grand Master of the Canal Zone.

12/14 Agenda

Visits by Deputy Grand Master and Grand Wardens appear beginning on Page 1966-373.

  • 1966-376: Re-election of Grand Master Thomas A. Booth. Election of other Grand Lodge Officers.

Grand Master's Address

  • 03/09: 1966-48; opening remarks; necrology; visitations; rulings; service; relief; alterations to the Boston Temple; gavel; conclusion.
  • 06/08: 1966-195; opening remarks; necrology; visitations; rulings; yearly program; further alterations; blood program; relief; Home and Hospital; Nursing Home; Education; audit; visits; medals.
  • 09/14: 1966-233; opening remarks; necrology; visitations; DeMolay; Juniper Hall; Masonic Home; blood program; further alterations; budget.
  • 12/14: 1966-315; opening remarks; necrology; special communications; visits; Temple improvements; membership (2,342 initiates); Lodge Programs; annual reports; Masonic Home; Service; Education; blood program; Roy book, Dare We To Be Masons to be published; conclusion; library and museum;

Lodge By-Law Changes

Necrologies and Memorials

  • NECROLOGIES:
    • 03/09: 1966-49; Rt. Wor. William Woolley Brooks, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/09: 1966-49; Rt. Wor. George Albert Sinnicks, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/09: 1966-50; Rt. Wor. Horace Guild, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/09: 1966-50; Rt. Wor. Fred Hale Hitchcock, Past District Deputy Grand Master; Past Grand Steward.
    • 03/09: 1966-50; Rt. Wor. Frank Pate Beardsell, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 03/09: 1966-50; Rt. Wor. Hugh Wilson McKee, Past District Deputy Grand Master; Past Grand Deacon.
    • 06/08: 1966-195; Rt. Wor. George Alfred Weeks, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 06/08: 1966-195; Rt. Wor. S(ydney) Kenneth Skolfield, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 1966-233; Rt. Wor. Lorne Bertram Strader, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 1966-234; Rt. Wor. James Inches, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 1966-234; Rt. Wor. Leon Vose Stone, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 09/14: 1966-234; Rt. Wor. William Lyle MacIntosh, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/14: 1966-315; Rt. Wor. Joseph Lyman Wadsworth, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/14: 1966-315; Rt. Wor. Lee Rowe Higgins, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/14: 1966-316; Rt. Wor. Fordyce Thomas Reynolds, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/14: 1966-316; Rt. Wor. Harold Stanwood Maddocks, Past District Deputy Grand Master, Past Grand Pursuivant.
    • 12/14: 1966-316; Rt. Wor. Arthur Herbert Hogan, Past District Deputy Grand Master.
    • 12/14: 1966-316; Rt. Wor. Frederick Sampson Weston, Past District Deputy Grand Master.

Petitions for Charters

  • 12/14: 1966-330; Petition by Caribbean Naval, Guantánamo, Cuba; postponed due to lack of information.
    • 12/27: 1966-384; granted.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • 01/17: 1966-1; Haverhill. Centenary of Saggahew Lodge.
    • 1966-2: Grand Lodge was opened at Haverhill High School and received by Wor. Robert D. Forsyth, Jr., Master of Saggahew.
    • 1966-2: Presentation of gifts.
    • 1966-3: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-4: (10/24/1965) Devotional service at the First Baptist Church, preached by Past Grand Master Roy.
    • 1966-5ff: History of Saggahew Lodge by Wor. Charlton F. Johnson.
  • 03/12: 1966-62; Franklin. Centenary of Excelsior Lodge.
    • 1966-63: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. William W. Reid, Master of Excelsior Lodge.
    • 1966-63: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-64: (05/14) Anniversary Ball at King Philip Ballroom in Wrentham. (05/15) Vesper service at the Federated Church, preached by Bro. Thomas P. Howard.
    • 1966-65ff: History of Excelsior Lodge, by Wor. Walter A. Sanderson. Some notes on the early history of Montgomery Lodge in Franklin.
  • 03/25: 1966-80; Wellfleet. Burning of the mortgage of Adams Lodge.
    • 1966-80: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. Warren F. Dyer of Adams Lodge.
    • 1966-81: Mortgage of Adams Lodge, and reconsecration of the Temple.
    • 1966-81: Address of Grand Master "with words of high praise and congratulation". Remarks by other Brothers.
  • 04/23: 1966-82; Lowell. Centenary of Kilwinning Lodge.
    • 1966-83: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. Royal G. Gardner, Master of Kilwinning Lodge.
    • 1966-83: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-84ff: History of Kilwinning Lodge by Wor. Charles F. Edlund.

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Wareham Masonic Temple

  • 04/30: 1966-106; Wareham. Dedication of a Masonic Temple.
    • 1966-107: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the members of Social Harmony Lodge.
    • 1966-107: Dedication of the hall "in accordance with our ancient ritual."
    • 1965-107: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 05/05: 1966-109; Newburyport. 200th Anniversary of St. John's Lodge.
    • 1966-110: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. Bruce M. Bear, Jr., Master of St. John's Lodge.
    • 1966-110: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-110: Presentation of a Veteran's Medal to Bro. Everett F. MacBurnie; other presentations.
    • 1966-111: (05/22) Morning service at Old South Church.
    • 1966-112: History of St. John's Lodge, by Wor. William F. Mahoney. Biographies of early members begin on Page 1966-117.
  • 05/11: 1966-128; Lowell. Most Wor. Andrew G. Jenkins Night.
    • 1966-129: Grand Lodge opened and was received by Wor. James S. Johnson, Master of William North Lodge. Most Wor. Andrew G. Jenkins was escorted to the East.
    • 1966-129: Grand Master Jenkins raised his grandson.
    • 1966-129: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
  • 05/14: 1966-131; Boston. Centenary of Eliot Lodge of Westwood.
    • 1966-132: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. John O. Peterson, Master of Eliot Lodge.
    • 1966-132: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-132: Presentation of the grandson of Wor. George Frost, the first Master of the Lodge. He was wearing his grandfather's apron and jewel. Presentations to the Lodge and to the ten fifty-year medals.
    • 1966-134ff: History of Eliot Lodge, Bro. George H. Kittrell, Jr. Biography of John Eliot.
  • 05/19: 1966-146; Hyde Park. Centenary of Hyde Park Lodge.
    • 1966-147: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. George Ktona, Master of Hyde Park Lodge.
    • 1966-147: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-147: The Grand Master of Virginia, Most Wor. George E. Kidd, displayed a jewel made by Paul Revere for George Washington.
    • 1966-149ff: History of Hyde Park Lodge, by Wor. Walter A. Keppler.
  • 06/06: 1966-156; Westborough. Centenary of Siloam Lodge.
    • 1966-156: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. Ronald G. Fraser, Master of Siloam Lodge.
    • 1966-157: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-157: (06/04) Banquet and entertainment at Simeon's in Shrewsbury. (06/12) Vesper Service at First Baptist Church in Westboro, with a sermon from Most Wor. Thomas S. Roy.
    • 1966-158ff: History of Siloam Lodge, by Wor. Nathan E. Andrews.
  • 06/11: 1966-205; Edgartown. Centenary of Oriental Lodge.
    • 1966-206: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. Francis C. Madeiros, Master of Oriental Lodge.
    • 1966-206: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers. Presentations of gifts.
    • 1966-207: (06/12) Procession to Edgartown Federated Church for a worship service.
    • 1966-209ff: History of Oriental Lodge, by Wor. Paul M. Chase.
  • 06/17: 1966-212; Hanson. 20th Anniversary of Wampatuck Lodge.
    • 1966-213: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. Philip B. Cook, Master of Wampatuck Lodge.
    • 1966-213: Memorial Service for departed Brothers. Presentation of the original jewels of the Lodge.
    • 1966-213: Remarks by the Grand Master ("Challenge of the Road Ahead") and other Brothers.
    • 1966-215ff: History of Wampatuck Lodge, by Wor. Vincent S. Harriman, Jr.
  • 10/01: 1966-247; Springfield. Dedication of the Roswell Lee Monument.
    • 1966-247: Grand Lodge opened and was received by the Brethren of Roswell Lee Lodge.
    • 1966-248: Dedication ceremonies held in the Temple due to "the very inclement weather."
    • 1966-248: Procession to the Springfield Cemetery for wreath laying.
  • 10/15: 1966-249; Fall River. 50th Anniversary of Massasoit Lodge.
    • 1966-250: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. Russell L. Chew, Master of Massasoit Lodge.
    • 1966-250: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers, including Bro. James P. Hart, the Secretary and only surviving charter member.
    • 1966-252ff: History of Massasoit Lodge, by Wor. John T. Keene.
  • 10/23: 1966-262. East Bridgewater. Laying of the corner-stone of First Parish Unitarian Church.
    • 1966-263: Grand Lodge opened at the Parish House and attended Divine Worship.
    • 1966-263: Corner-stone ceremony. Contents of corner-stone box.
  • 11/09: 1966-265; Taunton. Centenary of Alfred Baylies Lodge.
    • 1966-266: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. Burton S. Cole, Master of Alfred Baylies Lodge.
    • 1966-266: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-267ff: History of Alfred Baylies Lodge, by Wor. B. Stuart Mann.
  • 11/19: 1966-273; Russell. Centenary of Huntington Lodge.
    • 1966-273: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. Gordon Craig, Master of Huntington Lodge.
    • 1966-274: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-276ff: History of Huntington Lodge, by Wor. Robert L. Strickland.
  • 12/10: 1966-291; Fall River. Centenary of King Philip Lodge.
    • 1966-292: Grand Lodge was opened and received by Wor. Joseph Shirley, Master of King Philip Lodge.
    • 1966-292: Remarks by the Grand Master and other Brothers.
    • 1966-293ff: History of King Philip Lodge, by Bro. Henry E. France.
    • 1966-296ff: History of King Philip Lodge, by Wor. Frank D. Lane.

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

(held at Masonic Temple, Boston, 12/27/1966)

  • 1966-378: Opening and roll call.
  • 1966-383: Reception and introduction of guests, as well as Grand Representatives.
  • 1966-385: Report of Grand Secretary; 2,489 diplomas issued. List of lodges not represented in Grand Lodge in 1966, as well as the past 2 years.
  • 1966-387: Installation of Grand Master Booth. Installation of other Grand Officers.
  • 1966-390: Remarks by Senator and Rt. Wor. Leverett Saltonstall.
  • 1966-390: Feast of St. John. Toasts and names of speakers:
    • 1966-391: The Grand Master.
    • 1966-395: Deputy Grand Master John A. Jewell.
    • 1966-396: Most Wor. Perley E. Roy, Grand Master of New Brunswick.
    • 1966-398: Most Wor. Norman Penn, Grand Master of Maryland.
    • 1966-403: Most Wor. William J. Bundy, Grand Master of North Carolina.

LIST OF LODGES IN MASSACHUSETTS BY DISTRICT: 1966

There were 47 districts in Massachusetts in 1966 (numbered 1 through 33), as well as districts for Chile, China and the Canal Zone, as well as a Lodge in Cuba that was not assigned to a district.

DISTRICT 1: Boston

Benjamin A.G. Thorndike, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-417

DISTRICT 2: Cambridge

Howard H. Gilbert, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-418

DISTRICT 2: Boston

Irving A. Bornstein, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-419

DISTRICT 3: Boston

Edwin W. Maddocks, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-420

DISTRICT 3: Chelsea

Stewart P. Sloane, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-421

DISTRICT 4: South Boston

Seymour C. Dolby, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-422

DISTRICT 4: Dorchester

A. Victor Thompson, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-423

DISTRICT 4: Roxbury

Robert H. Stevens, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-424

DISTRICT 5: Waltham

F. Crockett Brown, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-425

DISTRICT 5: Brighton

Clifford L. Heald, District Deputy Grand Master; 10 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-426

DISTRICT 6: Somerville

Frederick L. Gilchrist, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-427

DISTRICT 6: Arlington

Edward A. Price, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-428

DISTRICT 7: Malden

Robert W. Lufkin, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-429

DISTRICT 7: Melrose

Alfred Q. Smith, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-430

DISTRICT 8: Salem

John G. Tagney, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-431

DISTRICT 8: Lynn

W. Robert Leach, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-432

DISTRICT 9: Gloucester

N.O. Bruno Pearson, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-433

DISTRICT 10: Newburyport

Clifton J. Toothaker, Sr., District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-434

DISTRICT 11: Lawrence

William Turner, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-435

DISTRICT 12: Lowell

Martin H. Johansen, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-436

DISTRICT 13: Fitchburg

Samuel R. Irons, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-437

DISTRICT 13: Barre

Eino A. Kajander, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-438

DISTRICT 14: Greenfield

Frederick G. Clark, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-439

DISTRICT 15: North Adams

Frank S. Reynolds, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-440

DISTRICT 16: Pittsfield

Archibald Foster, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-441

DISTRICT 17: Holyoke

Joseph A. Wood, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-442

DISTRICT 18: Chicopee

Granville B. Hubbard, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-443

DISTRICT 18: Springfield

Donald W. Bush, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-444

DISTRICT 19: Palmer

Horatio Bisbee, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-445

DISTRICT 20: Blackstone

Philip E. Thomas, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-446

DISTRICT 21: Brookfield

Cedric G. Lindley Jr., District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-447

DISTRICT 22: Worcester

Peter H. Surabian, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-448

DISTRICT 23: Natick

Curtis H. Melvin, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-449

DISTRICT 24: Marlboro

Ralph J. Rand, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-450

DISTRICT 25: Hyde Park

Eric F. Meissner, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-451

DISTRICT 26: Quincy

Albert Watmough, District Deputy Grand Master; 9 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-452

DISTRICT 27: Plymouth

Arthur L. Spear, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-453

DISTRICT 28: Taunton

Arnold B. Shaw, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-454

DISTRICT 28: Attleboro

Malcolm D. Leonard, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-455

DISTRICT 29: Brockton

Alvin R. Reid, District Deputy Grand Master; 8 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-456

DISTRICT 30: Fall River

Oman R. Price, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-457

DISTRICT 30: New Bedford

Hubert W. Burdett, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-458

DISTRICT 31: Nantucket

Harold F. Nye, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-459

DISTRICT 32: Hyannis

Walton H. Jenkins, II, District Deputy Grand Master; 5 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-460

DISTRICT 32: Provincetown

George E. Rose, District Deputy Grand Master; 6 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-461

DISTRICT 33: Springfield

Truman E. Robbins, District Deputy Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-462

CANAL ZONE DISTRICT

Norman B. Davison, District Grand Master; 7 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-463

CHILE DISTRICT

Douglas B. Hampton, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-464

CHINA DISTRICT

Hyman Hodes, District Deputy Grand Master; 3 Lodges
Tabular: 1966-465

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