The Absence of Past Masters

In search of a title for this paper I could only arrive at one word to express the feelings of many who are concerned with the lack of enthusiasm and dedication to the Craft on the part of a large percentage of our Past. Masters. That word is “absence”. The title of this paper may … Read more

A Higher Stand

From its origin to the present hour, in its entire vicissitudes, Masonry has been the steady unweaving friend of man. – Rev. Erastus Burr Every Mason who has attentively observed the action of Grand Lodges within the last few years, must have seen the indications of  progress shown by these bodies assuming a  higher position … Read more

A Declaration for Masonic Action

By Kenneth H. Hooley Let me open by saying that I realize that the A. Douglas Smith, Jr. Research Lodge #1949 is normally engaged in passive research. That is to say that its usual preoccupation lies in the collection, collation, and interpretation of past and present events with Freemasonry for the use and benefit of … Read more