Footnote: August 6, 1945, 4

Tonight, the Past Grand
Master of the Grand Lodge of

Missouri may have

more on his mind than just some

memorized ritual's words.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

President Harry S. Truman had attained the Grand Mastership of the Grand Lodge of Missouri some time prior to his election as to the Presidency.  


One of the great failures of American Freemasonry is its almost obsessive emphasis on the perfect memorization and recitation of the ritual, with little attendant concern for the practical application of its meaning to social behavior.

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