1 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 1 Scottish Rite News For the Valley of Dallas December, 2005 R:.W:. and Illustrious Jack E. Hightower, S.G.I.G. in Texas Illustrious M. Douglas Adkins, Personal Representative and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Valley of Dallas Jack English Hightower Servant of the LORD, Dedicated Sunday School Teacher Husband, Father, Grandfather, Attorney Public Servant, Masonic Leader Presented this 19th day of November, 2005 At His Last Honor Day in the Valley of Dallas as Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Texas A Token of Respect, Admiration and Appreciation from the Valley of Dallas Scottish Rite In Recognition of His Retirement on December 31, 2006 Masonic Leadership 1953, August 29 Master Mason Deputy Grand Master-Grand Vernon Masonic Lodge No. 651 Lodge of Texas 1960 Worshipful Master-Vernon 1973 Grand Master-Grand Lodge of Masonic Lodge No. 651 Texas High Priest-Vernon o Scottish Rite Mason-Valley Chapter No. 192 of Dallas Scottish Rite 1967 Thrice Illustrious Master-Vernon 1963 Knight Commander of the Court Council No. 130 of Honour-Valley of Dallas S.R Vernon Commander No o Inspector General 1967 Orator-Grand Lodge of Texas Honorary-Valley of Dallas S. R Senior Warden-Grand Lodge of 2001 Deputy in Texas Texas 2002 Sovereign Grand Inspector General In Texas Public Service-More than 50 Years 1926, September 6 Born in Memphis United States House of TX Representatives, Texas 13th United States Navy Congressional Dist. - Member 1949 Bachelor of Arts - Baylor First Assistant Attorney University General of Texas 1951 Bachelor of Laws - Baylor Texas Supreme Court Justice University 1992 Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) Texas House of University of Virginia Representatives - Member Appointed to the National District Attorney, Forty-Sixth Commission of Libraries and Texas Judicial Dist. Vernon, TX Information Science by Texas Senate - Member President William J. Clinton Jack English Hightower Servant of the LORD, Dedicated Sunday School Teacher Husband, Father, Grandfather, Attorney Public Servant, Masonic Leader Presented this 19th day of November, 2005 At His Last Honor Day in the Valley of Dallas as Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Texas A Token of Respect, Admiration and Appreciation from the Valley of Dallas Scottish Rite In Recognition of His Retirement on December 31, 2006 R:.W:. and Illustrious Jack E. Hightower Honored After his speech at the Honors Banquet on November 19, 2005, Right Worshipful and Illustrious Jack E. Hightower, S.G.I.G. in Texas was presented with the trophy shown above. The trophy chronicles his Public and Masonic service and leadership for more than 50 years. His personal data is displayed on the front of the trophy while his public and Masonic service is displayed on the two sides of the trophy base. The presentation was made by our Chairman, M. Douglas Adkins in recognition of R:.W:. and Ill. Sir Jack s retirement coming up next year on December 31, R:.W:. & Ill. Sir Hightower has been an inspiration to all Texas Scotish Rite Masons.
2 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 2 Page 2 - Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas New Scottish Rite Masons from the Fall Reunion Dennis Bedford Brian Kevin Bentley John Bradley Stephen Loren Byrd William C. Childers, II Luke J. Chisenhall Robert Lee Crocker Tim E. Fetterman Glenn F. Fisher Snthony S. Gibson Joe Aubrey Golden, Sr. Jimmy L. Gracey Bennett Purse Grayson William Warren Harmon, Jr. John Wesley Holden Craig Hundley Scott Hunt Kenneth Kline Kennerly James Garfield Keisler Michael Terry Lay, Sr. Burton B. Marans Frank Houston Martin Bobby Wayne Martindale Billy Carroll McDowell Lawrence Caroll Menefee
3 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 3 Page 3 - Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas New Scottish Rite Masons from the Fall Reunion Sterling Juan Norris John D. Parfait, Jr. Burton Lee Ramsey Robert Hoyt Frank E. Roesch Kevin Geoffrey Shtofman Courtney Adam Spencer Donald K. Strickland, Jr. Robert Edward Studdard Gary Alan Thompson John K. Wade Scott Alan Walker Tyson Anthony Wanjura Michael A. Wilburn, Jr. Alex J. Winslow Ernest William Kuehne Stephan Alford McGowan Mike McClure David Rosenquist Chad Smith Oliver Buck Revell Robert Goodrich Umphress Galen R. Gibson
4 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 4 Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas - Page 4 DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 33 o Birthdays James Paul Adcock Morgan Douglas Adkins John William Akin William Luther Berryman Charles William Briley J Sydney Carnes Joseph Mac Donald Dealey James Roy Elliott Jerry Carl Gilmore Oren Kenneth Golden Ralph Ernest Hale James Alan Moore Michael Richard Pappas Jimmy Lee Sandifer John Harry Smith Dee Brown Walker John Robert Wright 32 o KCCH Birthdays Joseph Russell Barron L O Bentley William Albert Bilsing Enice Taylor Boon William Carroll Brenholtz David Walton Brown Roger Dale Carney Jack Arnold Davis Kenneth James Dillingham Robert C Dunn Kenneth Hoye Foster Jewel Franklin Graves Warren Edward Hancock George Ellison Hurt Willis G Kelly Harold Scott Kite Thomas Robinson Malin Harold David Moore William Ned Parkey Charles Edward Patton Thomas Loren Rees Gerald Wayne Smith Billy Eugene Stevens Craig Anderson Sutton Odus Cullen Tubbs Delton Ira Washington 32 o Birthdays Carroll Gene Adair Charles Ray Adams Patrick Andrew Adams Ronald Alexander Adkins Jackie Owen Akin Jimmie Don Alexander James Edward Allen Robert J Allison Jackie Roger Allmon Dale Kenneth Andersen Albert A Anderson George Paul Anderson William Roy Anderson Juan Jose Araiza Larry Keith Armstrong Don Michael Ashlock Joe Pat Attaway Steven Bradley Atteberry Melvin Duchaine Avery Kyle William Babcock Everitt Evan Baker James Huron Baldree Newton H Ballou Tasso Anastas Bandak David Lee Barber Jackie Ward Barnes Wilburn Glenn Barnett Ladis Marek Barr Derrell Tubb Barrow Avery Eugene Barton David Murray Baskin Jerry Lee Baysinger Kenneth Wayne Beard Joe Edward Bearden Steven Scott Bellew Michele Bellin Theodore Warren Bensinger Michael Grover Berger Ronald Leslie Berkman Robert Paul Berryhill Rade Roy Bielich Clinton Andrew Bittick James Edward Blackstock Steven Higgs Blair Dewitt L Blanchard William Clark Blevins Otha Lee Boler Meredith Allan Bolger John Tyler Bolton Sylvester Bolton Tommie John Bond Weldon Eugene Bond Russell Noel Bookser Vanoy Troy Boozer Loyd Jackson Bouldin Jack Wayne Boulton Joe Forest Bourn Jack Norwood Boyd Robert Garland Bradley Weldon Edward Bradley Cecil Glenn Bradshaw Hubert Joseph Brady William Joseph Bragg Ronald Lee Branch Daniel Gayle Brantley Richard A Brantley Jerry Ray Bray Dan Edward Brecheen Karl Dixon Brill Larry Granville Brimmage Thomas McDowell Bristow Delmon W Brookshire M C Brown Ricky Dale Brown Willard Benjamin Brown Festus Thomas Bryan Arvil Lee Bryant Nolan Ray Buckner Matthew Taylor Bukin Jeffrey Kemp Burkham Robert Alfred Burns Robert William Burns Sherman Kalvin Burns Leonard Houston Busby Orville Glen Bussell Dan Coy Butler Jerome Leon Byers Mark Anthony Byrd Thomas Andrew Byrum Fred Leo Caldwell James L Caldwell Louis Malone Caldwell Harold Macon Callaway Kenneth Owen Callaway Egbert Ernest Camp James Ray Campbell William Ernest Campbell Robert Eldon Camplen Larry Gene Canada John Jay Caperton William Edward Carpenter Preston Allen Carr Charles Simpson Carrell Delmer Wayne Carter Peter Rowan Carter Robert Edgar Cartlidge Ivil Lee Carver John Ben Casey Matthew Todd Cason Robert H Chambers Don David Chancellor Brian NMN Chaput Charles Garland Cheek Sidney Chessher William Franklin Chester James William Childers Gregory Scott Childs Charles Drane Chumley Emanuel Cilio Carl Cinicolo Joe Wendell Clair Randy Clarkson David Eldridge Clegg Jessie Raymond Clements Dan Orr Cleveland Raymond Edward Cockerham Howard Lafe Coldwell Forest Edwin Coleman Jerry Earl Coleson John Richard Collier Douglas Collins Homer Love Collins Kenneth Lowery Collins Jason Daniel Conley Charles Ray Cook Claude Travis Cook Francis Orville Cook Frederick Lyle Cook Gary Stuart Cook Jack Edmond Cook Wade Dyer Cook Leroy Clark Cooper Todd Wayne Copeland Paul Lewis Coppage Joe Berry Corley Bazil Couch J Frank Couch Clinton Leroy Cox Robert James Cox Norman L Craddock Philip Randall Craig Joe Pat Crawford Richard Carl Crawford Gerald Lee Criswell Michael Edwin Crossley Henry Proctor Crow John Wesley Crow Robert Ernest Crowell Nestor Allen Cuesta George Cuevas Richard Lamoine Cunningham Jimmie George Dailey Bennett Scott Daniel Richard Jordan Daniel Edsel Roy Darby Tommy Walter Darling Don Eugene Daugherty Joseph Lanier Daughtry William Stewart Daum M Frank Davidson Dan Gillis Davis Dan Lyman Davis Donald Charles Davis Gary Douglas Davis Kenneth Doyle Davis Paul Adrian Davis William Joe Davis Michael Andrew Davison Charles Conrad Dawson Donald Wayne Day Leonard Bruce De Loach James Oliver Denning George Franklin Dent James David Denton John Andrew Deskin Patrick Wayne Dewberry Dallas David Dial Vincent Robert Ditta Walter Paul Ditto Carl Walter Dorety Thilphord L Dorr Thomas Alan Douthitt James Miles Dowd Frank George Dowell Billy Gene Dozier Billy Joe Driggers Murray Duncan Du Vall Ronald Duane Duncanson Marcus Lee Durden Richard C Easley Lee Marvin Eastburn Lee Eugene Eberhardt Marcus Ray Echart Earle Lynn Edomm Donald Loyd Edwards Gary Wayne Edwards Herman Robert Elliott Van Calvin Ellis Dewitt Ellison Thomas William Ellison Roy K Elmore Ted Boyce Endsley T J Epperson Gary Wayne Estes Ronald Lewis Eudy Gary Allen Evans Oda Fred Fanning Don William Farrer Guy Wright Farris Lowell Douglas Felps Kenneth Ray Fenley Walter Duwayne Fenoglio Harry Herbert Feuerbacher Rufus Ramsey Fields Harold Moses Finley Jasper Coleman Fisher Ronny Gordon Fisher William Malcolm Fitch Ernest Dewayne Flippo Peter Donald Fonberg Melvin Eugene Ford John Burton Forse Albert Wayne Foster William Robert Fox Jimmie Lynn Franklin Peter A Franklin Jerry Lynn Gage Gordon Lawrence Gailey Kenneth Dywane Gaither George Wilmer Gammill Jose Manuel Garcia Peter Garcia Raymond Ewell Garland Kenneth Wayne Garner George Haley Garrett Raymond Leroy Garrett Richard Henry Garrigus Nicolas Peter Gasparrelli John Waylon Gay William Edward Geyer James Marvin Gholston John Lee Giles Richard Martin Gilman Corless Wayne Gold Bryan Edward Golden Randall Irvin Goldman Martin Arthur Golman Victor Gonzalez Alfred Leon Goodwin Shane William Gordon Billy John Gore Hershell Wayne Gore Gary Donald Goss Lacy Banks Gover Delbert Lewis Graem Lee Joseph Graham Richard Clifton Grant Fred Prince Gray James Weldon Gray John Henry Gray Harlan Martin Green John Curtis Green Paul Timothy Green Roland Greenwald John Acker Greenway James Edwin Griffitts Thomas Fletcher Grooms Jeffery Kirk Grounds Randy Grumbles Kenneth Isaac Gurney David Christopher Gustof James Everette Guy Gerald R Gwaltney Lester Dewane Hacker Charlie Joe Hall Claude William Hall Max Ray Hall Donald Joe Hallett Royce Dee Hammett Brent Hammons Danny Ray Hammontree Marcus Gerald Hampton Fred Walker Hancock Robert Franklin Hankins Richard Mark Hansen Roy Travis Hardin Marvin Chester Harless Willie Joe Harrel James Brice Harrington Samuel Mason Harrington Roscoe Berton Harrouff Robert Harvey Preston Don Hass Clarence Wayne Hatcher James Franklin Hayes John D Haygood Ray Hays Vaughn Sidney Heard Edwin Dale Heath Steven Louis Heiden Daniel Hemedinger James Reagan Herman Harry Mark Hermann Zack Kinney Herring Edwin Eugene Hervey Willard Lynn Heth Ardelle Deloin Hetrick Anthony Stephen Hickey Clyde Morris Hill Fred Laverne Hiller Clarence David Hinkle Dwight Worth Hinkle Raymond Arnold Hitt Richard Eugene Hobson James Garland Hoffman Albert Reece Hogan Donald L Hogston Bundy Luther Hogue Eddie Joe Hogue Doyle Wayne Holcomb James Fred Holland Orvis Lavelle Holland Allen Craig Holleman Marvin Stephen Hollenshead Elton T Hollingsworth Kirby Hollingsworth Jesse Carol Holloway Jim F Holloway Homer Holt Richard Harold Homer Thomas Harvey Hooker Alonzo Randell Horton Carl Vaden Horton Dewey Glenn Horton Kenneth Willard Howard Vernon Canon Howell James Glynn Huff Archibald Hughes Lon Olen Hughes Chas Edwin Humphries James E Humphries Burke Hunn Archie Edwin Hunter Mark Douglas Hunter Jeff Hurst Thomas Grandberry Idom Roy Joseph Iles Donald Ray Ince Roger Lynn Ingersoll David Keith Ivy Coy Ray Jaggers Everett Agnew James John Thomas James Donald Edwin Jean Horace G Jennings George Rudolf Jensen Harry Wesley Jespersen Billy Bob Johnson Bradley William Johnson Charles Wayne Johnson Dan Harry Johnson Emery O Johnson Kelley Johnson Merle Alfred Johnson Robert Gerald Johnson Raymond Loyd Johnston David Wayne Jones Richard Dwain Jones Robert Darrell Jones Robert Jake Jones Thomas Arthur Jones Darold Duane Jordan Harold Jarvis Judd Stephen J Julian Abe Katz David Francis Keeler Carl Douglas Kelton Bobby Lee Kenyon Sam Kepler James Turner Kerbow Joseph B Killian Billy Henry King Edwin V King Mike Ray King Robert Owen King Robert Gene Kirk J Darrell Kirkley Mark Alden Kirkman Jack Hall Kirkpatrick Albert Vernon Knight James Edward Knight
5 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 5 Page 5 - Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS, CONT. 32 o Birthdays, cont. Richard Derrel Knight James Odell Kolaczkowski Jimmie Lee Korenek Larry Douglas Krause Samuel Howard Kreitzer Steven Mark Kushel Randy Kuykendall Lev Livingston Lambert Melvin Land Dave M Langton Charles Kenneth Lawyer James Richard Lee Melvin Royce Lee Patrick Alan Lee Roy Stanley Lee Gerald Lee Levine James Leslie Lewis Richard Stephen Lissauer Preston Everett Lively Jerry Douglas Love Donald John Lovvorn Robert Olin Lowery John Edward Luttrell William Fowler Lyon Russell Asher Lyons Todd Ryan Macaulay Earl Stewart Mahanay Ernest Andy Mahard Willis Marion Mahon Jerry Bryant Mainord Claude C Makerney James Roger Manning Steven Hadley Maris William Norwood Marshall J C Martin Jerome Hampton Martin Orville Wesley Martin Tony Martin Roy Howell Mason Tommy Ray Massegee Frankie Bud Mathis James Thomas Mathis Thomas Jay Matthews Billie Horace Matthias Evanthis Mavrokordatos Henry Albert Maxwell Johnnie Alton Maxwell Michael Leroy May Howard Thomas Maynard Elmer L Mc Cauley James L Mc Clary Jimmy Wayne Mc Clellan Dale Mc Comb James Sherman Mc Connell Artie Lee Mc Daniel Curtis Ray Mc Daniel Gary Edward Mc Donald Jeffrey Scott Mc Elvaney Thomas Claudell Mc Gee Horace Clyde Mc Glothlin Jeffrey Wallace Mc Guire Norman Scott Mc Kay Hudson Mc Keehan Johnny Ray Mc Kethan Paul Edward Mc Lin John Thomas Mc Neill Hugh Alexander Mc Pherson Daniel Howard Mc Rae Bruce Andrew Mc Shan Roger Sharon Mellow William Norbert Meshkin David Maxwell Mifflin Andrew Martin Miller Hamilton Miller William Michael Miller William Orrin Miller Dan Ray Mitchell Elzie N Mitchell Herman Eugene Mitchell Malon Mitchell Freeman Lee Mittenthal George Franklin Mixon Peter Molina Curtis Wayne Money Robert Edwin Moon Clyde Wesley Mooneyham Bobby Charles Moore Thomas Kemper Moore Richard K Moores Willie Jay Morris James Troy Morrison Walter Charles Morrow L B Morse Frank Odis Mote Jim Allen Moulton Charles Wilson Munro Clarence Ray Myers John D Nail William Robert Neil Billy Charles Nelson Charles Gabe Nesbitt Billy Dan Newman John Robert Newsome Charles Edward Niblett Burdette Harry Nichols Weldon Craig Nichols Richard Galen Niedenfuehr Adolph R Niemcryk Garth Dean Nix Willie Columbus Nix Robert Edward Noah Billy Ray Nobles Jeff David Norris Donald Claude O Bannon Orville Leon Odom Robert O'Donnell Tommie E Oglethorpe Bird Old Neubard C Oliver James Paul Ord Donald Coleman Osborne James Marvin Overstreet Alton Wayne Overton Dolton Roy Owens Don Ellison Owens James Beverly Palmer Michael Lewis Parham George Gilbert Parker Wayne F Patterson Herman Lee Peace Dale A Pearcey David Boice Pearson Colas Lloyd Peavy Wilbur Dean Penick Richard Louis Penrod Roy Wayne Perkins James Durwood Perry William Edward Perry Danny Hosea Phillips Fred Wayne Phillips Glendon Lee Phillips Don Fincher Pierce Jason Lee Pierce William Rudolph Pillion William Bert Pitts Lester D Poag Bobby Lynn Poe James Edward Pollock Hoyle Richard Pomroy Audie Lawrence Pope Daniel Clifton Porter Dan Michael Powers David Stevens Powers Michael Wayne Pressley Bobby Lee Price Leonard M Price Truman Scott Prine Jewel Thurston Proctor Nolan Arthur Pugh Daniel Legrande Rader Jimmie W Ragan Fred B Ragsdale Ben H Ramsey Buck Bryan Ramsey Randall Lonnie Ransom Ode Lee Ratheal David K Raucher Bobby Dan Ray Billy Dale Reck Barry Tracy Reece Stacy Eugene Reese Jacob Frederick Reinhardt Richard Lee Renfro John Clark Rennels Iros Dellmond Reynolds Christopher P Rhodes Samuel Fay Rhodes Wilfred P Ricamore Willie James Richards Robert D Richardson Warner Andrew Richeson E Lewis Riddle Charles Ervin Riggins Clyde Wayne Roberts Harvey E Roberts Johnny Rhea Roberts Clarence Edward Robertson Philip Ray Robertson Elton Gene Robinson Lewis Jacob Robinson Daniel Guinn Robison James Jackson Rollins Arthur William Rose Dennis Roger Rounsley James Craig Ryno James Dayle Ryther Paul Harvey Sanders Robert Buell Sanders Jeffrey Tod Sandlin Kenneth Sangster Bobby Clinton Sarrett Jimmy Ray Sartin Ben Lubor Schranil Raymond E Scoggins Jon David Scott Michael Thomas Seabolt Kenneth Dean Searcey E G Sebastian Neil Leonard Seefeldt Charles Wm Selvidge James Daniel Shaw Royce G Shaw Louis Hales Shearer Robert Leslie Shelton Bryan Thomas Sherman Melvin Ollie Sherrin Willard Rennon Shew Randal Shinn Dale Fisher Shipp Robert Howard Shires Charles Renford Sikes Lonnie Berry Sikes William Atwell Silvey James Taylor Simmons Ewell Mac Simpson Gene Floyd Simpson Wilson Dabney Sims Charlie Loyd Sisemore Edward Monroe Slack Rachel Wayne Slider Arnold Gene Smith Aubre Noel Smith Charles Miller Smith James Wesley Smith Chandler Ray Snow Merlin Leroy Sorenson Jerry Eugene Spalding Robert Russell Sparks Larry Gene Stahl James Russell Stalcup Charles Ernest Stark John Douglass Steed Huebert Conrad Stell A D Stephenson Thomas Dwight Stevens Ralph Ray Steward Joseph Loren Stewart Thomas Edwin Stewart Gordon Craig Stone Harvey Stone Jeffry Blake Strange Kelly Donald Stretcher Jud D Strother John Michael Sullivan Herbert James Summers George Gustave Susat Jack Thomas Swafford Evan Eugene Swinford Russell Lowell Switzer Jack Martin Talbot Charles Wayne Talley Kenneth David Tantlinger Corydon Stevenson Taylor Levoy Dee Taylor Odes Uvaldor Taylor Ricky Edward Templeton Norman Gale Terrill Harold Terry Billy Ray Thomas Hillard T Thomas J M Thomas Jerry Lynn Thomas William Edward Thomas Gene Edward Thompson James Dell Thompson James Otto Thompson James Overton Thompson Stephen Victor Thompson Truman James Thorn Eugene Thornhill John Raymond Threadgill Larry Orville Tigert Tommy Francis Tigert David Weldon Tindle Huey Tella Tinsley Gayle M Tippit James Coy Tomlinson Jerry Edward Traughber Manning Benj Trewitt Edwin Pratt Trippe Kenneth Michael Truitt Billie Francis Tucker Ray Carl Tucker William Mallard Turnage James Edward Turner Billy Mack Underwood Truman Ural Varnon Artie Arrdeen Vaughan Arthur Douglas Vick Gustave O Virkus Edward Lewis Von Hohn Paul Neilan Waldrop Michael Alan Walker Thomas C Walker John Edward Wall Randall Scott Wall William Taylor Wallace William Martin Walter Raleigh Raymond Ward Harold Weldon Warren William Henry Watson Kevin Ray Weable Cletis Edgar Weaver Roger Meredith Webb Bobby Joe Westbrook Thomas Little Whaley Claude Alexander Wheat Aaron D Whitaker Richard Wade Whitaker Billy Reece White John Truitt White Robert Bruce White Victor Earl White Henry Frank Wicks Robert Glenn Williams Robert Leon Williams Roger Dale Williams Ronny Lee Williams William Harold Willis Fred Noble Wilson Jack Forrest Wilson Jimmy Ray Wilson James Witherow Robert Glynn Witherspoon Armin George Wolle John Floyd Womack Joseph Francis Workman Timothy Crawford Wren Harold Ross Wrenn Bernard Wright David W Wright Elbert Lewis Wright William Dennis Wright Joe Carl Wyatt Earl Henry Wynn Charles Bradford Wysong Frank Duke Yetter Eugene Bernard Yoss Charles Howell Young Chester R Young David Michael Young James E Young Terry Joe Young Walter Dean Young Johnny Ray Zachary Leroy Zachary Robert Ned Zimmerman Alex Gaspare Zocchi Happy Birthday to All the December Birthdays Chairman in a Serious Accident On Friday, November 11, 2005, our Chairman, M. Douglas Adkins and his Lady, Carole were involved in a serious chain reaction accident on Dallas North Tollway. Their vehicle was the sixth in a seven car pile up. Illustrious Sir Doug suffered severe neck injuries and Lady Carole s shoulder was completely ruined. Doug spent several days in the hospital and will be recuperating for a long period. Even though, he was able to be with us in a neck brace for the honors day ceremonies and be coroneted a 33 o Inspector General Honorary. Lady Carole had a total shoulder replacement on Wednesday, November 16 and was unable to be with us. Please keep them both in your prayers for a speedy and complete recovery. Happy Holidays From the Chairman and Staff of Dallas Scottish Rite
6 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 6 Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas - Page 6 CHAIRMAN S MESSAGE Carole and I sincerely appreciate your prayers and thoughts during our recent encounter with the unknown. We have a long convalescent period in front of us, but we are in the hands of the Great Physician and are confident that His grace is sufficient. The Honors Banquet Hall was full to the brim as we recognized the achievements of our Brethren; I only wish there were more available to give to many other deserving Brethren. We were so pleased to honor and recognize SGIC in Texas, the Illustrious Jack E. Hightower, 33, as he brought our keynote address. His love and appreciation of his home valley was so very evident. The notation of his accomplishments in this newspaper speaks for itself. Illustrious Leonard Harvey, 33 as Grand Commander in the 33rd Degree and Honorable Matthew Brady Strickland, 32 KCCH as Grand Commander in the Knight Commander Court of Honour Investiture were magnificent as were their supporting officers - two superb performances. The office personnel gave their utmost in making the banquet a overwhelming success. A particular acknowledgement should go to Buck Howard, 32, Worthy Master, for marshalling out the Knights of St. Andrews to assist our ever dependable Bus Boys in serving food to our Brethren and guests. Make plans now to attend the Installation of Officers Banquet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, December 8th at the Cathedral. Please RSVP our office at May our challenges become opportunities to serve others. M. Douglas Adkins, Personal Representative of the SGIG for the State of Texas What is the Almoner? The Almoner is an officer of the Scottish Rite Bodies who is elected by his Brethren. His duty is to dispense the charities of the lodge by assisting the widow and orphan, the destitute and physically handicapped regardless of race, creed or color. The recipient is rarely aware of the source of aid, for charity is not measured entirely by the size of the gift and can easily be cheapened by boasting of its source. A thoughtful deed and a kind word are sincere expressions of fellowship, understanding and tolerance and must be given with humility and patience, for realizing our own shortcomings, we must not magnify the faults of others to the point that we are blinded to their virtues. Your Almoner likes to feel that the various expenditures are an investment made to rehabilitate a home by giving the family a better feeling of security, knowing that someone cares enough to give of their time and money to help lift their worries. Administering to their needs in a time of difficulty will give them new spiritual strength, aid them in becoming self-supporting and revive their faith in our great country. This, my Brethren, gives credence to that great tenet of Masonry - Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. Maintaining the Almoner s Fund is a duty of each member of the Rite. The emphasis is on each, for when attending meetings, no brother is expected to leave without making his contribution. If he is present at the meetings, he will hear the injunction regarding it, which is in no way embarrassing to him. If a Brother is unable to attend the regular meetings, he should not withhold his contributions. Many Brethren, unable to attend meetings, have not overlooked that important Masonic Duty by including a contribution for the Almoner when they pay their dues.
7 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 7 Page 7 - Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas DALLAS SCOTTISH RITE EVENTS CALENDAR DECEMBER, 2005 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Installation of Officers Ladies Invited Dinner, 6:00 PM Stated Meeting 12:00 Noon Christmas Eve 25 Christmas Day 26 Office Closed New Year s Eve JANUARY, 2006 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Stated Meeting 12:00 Noon Day 1 Monday Night Reunion Dinner 6:00pm Robert Burns Dinner, 6:30 PM Day 2 - Monday Night Reunion Dinner-6:00 pm
8 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 8 Page 8 - Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas Honors Day, New KCCH and 23 New 33 o Scottish Rite Masons in the Valley of Dallas The 2005 KCCH Class The rd Degree Class A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WORKED TO MAKE HONORS DAY A GREAT SUCCESS It would be impossible to thank each person who worked on Honors Day to make it go off without a hitch. Thank you to the Busboys, Chef s Committee, Knights of St. Andrew, Sound Committee, Lighting Committee, Stage Crew, Wardrobe Committee, Registration Committee, Degree Teams for the KCCH and 33rd Degree, Jewelry Sales and all of the others who helped. Special Thanks to Miguel and Delia who worked diligently for many days to get the Cathedral in condition for the day, Cindy and Barbara in the office who pulled everything together, Glenda for the decorations, Fred Allen for the wealth of information that he passed on and many more who did all the little things required to make it happen. It was great to have our Chairman, Doug Adkins here to preside so soon after his accident. We were also proud to have Right Worshipful and Illustrious Jack E. Hightower, S.G.I.G. for Texas in attendance for the day. In all, we at Dallas Scottish Rite were very pleased with the entire day.
9 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 9 Page 9 - Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas UPDATE YOUR MEMBER INFORMATION The Supreme Council has made it very easy for a member of the Scottish Rite to update their own member information directly on the web. Follow the steps outlined below and do your own personal data update. This innovation eliminates hand writing and mailing a form back to the Valley Office. There are only 5 easy steps to having your personal information up to date. STEP 1: Go to STEP 2: Click on Supreme Council STEP 3: Click on flashing icon (Update Member Info) STEP 4: Enter Your requested information, then click Next STEP 5: Make any additions or corrections, then click on Next In Just 5 easy steps, you have not only updated your own member information, you have saved labor costs for the Dallas Scottish Rite by not requiring someone to do the input of your information.
10 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 10 Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas - Page 12 Members of the Scottish Rite Valley of Dallas Are deeply saddened to learn that the Supreme Architect of the Universe has called the following Brethren to that Celestial Lodge above... Recorded Deaths December 2005 NameName / Degree Date of Birth Date of Death Blue Lodge Feral Jean Atchley, 32 July 5, 1934 November 3, 2005 Trinity Valley #1048 Robert Walter Brinkerhoff, 32 March 15, 1915 August 13, 2005 A.C. Garrett #1216 Charles John Brown, 32 January 18, 1920 October 18, 2005 Gibraltar #1179 U. L. Brown, 32 May 14, 1913 March 1, 2005 Travis #117 Chester Jay Cannon, 32 November 24, 1929 October 28, 2005 Thomas B. Hunter #1356 Jeff O Neal Chumley, 32 February 16, 1916 February 18, 2005 Linden #192 Joe Stephens Cook, 32 August 20, 1914 November 5, 2005 Trinity Valley #1048 Ted L. CorSette, 32 November 24, 1918 September 29, 2005 Vickery #1351 Willie Dean Cox, 32 July 27, 1913 July 1, 2005 Friendship #16 Zachery Stephen Davidchik, III, 32 August 28, 1960 January 8, 2005 Randell #1342 Wayland Gerald Dearing, 32 December 27, 1908 November 6, 2005 Commerce #439 Fred LeRoy Fowler, 32 February 10, 1931 January 24, 2005 T. R. Bonner #764 Lawrence Jacob Fulton, Jr., 32 December 17, 1916 April 13, 2005 Tannehill #52 Jack Leroy Gill, 32 August 28, 1921 August 23, 2005 Rocky Mount #63 Joe Earl Gray, 32 March 4, 1924 September 29, 2005 Paris #27 James Louis Grider, 32 June 23, 1928 October 18, 2005 R. C. Buckner #1176 W. J. Harris, 32 August 14, 1922 March 4, 2005 Greenville #335 Frank Marion Jenkins, 32 May 4, 1918 February 4, 2005 Irving #1218 Robert L. Jennings, 32 February 11, 1936 March 18, 2005 Union #750, El Dorado, AR John Ira King, 32 October 29, 1924 September 4, 2005 Gibraltar #1179 L. N. Koen, Jr., 32 November 22, 1921 September 15, 2005 Abilene #559 Harvey Clyde Laster, 32 July 17, 1928 October 29, 2005 Tannehill #52 Travis Loyd Lummus, 32 September 22, 1924 July 24, 2005 Linden #192 Richard Ray Nagle, 32 May 21, 1921 October 2, 2005 Jefferson #38 Robert Douglas O Connell, 32 January 28, 1917 November 2, 2005 J. G. Slayter #1198 Gerald Ray Spence, 32 November 28, 1934 October 3, 2005 Garland #441 Nolan Franklin Smith, 32 May 19, 1917 March 5, 2005 East Trinity #157 Lynn Leverle Stevens, Sr., 32 August 13, 1928 January 26, 2005 Thomas B. Hunter #135 Billy Lee Stewart, 32 March 23, 1931 November 3, 2005 Garland #441 James Watson Stonecipher, 32 August 24, 1941 October 12, 2005 Sam P. Cochran #1335 Donald Oyln Tipton, 32 June 26, 1932 March 23, 2005 Duck Creek #1419 Richard Moudy Wood, 32 December 11, 1923 August 11, 2005 Malakoff #759 He lived respected and died regretted Farewell, my Brother, until we meet again. Visitation Report November, 2005 Fraternal Visitation Committee Bob Heard, 32 o KCCH, Chairman Mel Polen, 32 o KCCH, Vice Chairman T. L. Jones, 32 o Clarence Matthew Cope, 32 o Billie Leon Cox, 32 o James Anton Pipkin, Sr., 32 o KCCH Judge Dee Brown Walker, 33 o Edward Joseph Ochs, 32 o Hewel Franklin Graves, 32 o KCCH John Ray Wallace, 33 o Lawrence Leon Turner, 32 o Please keep these Brethren and all the others who are ill in your prayers.
11 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 11 Page Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas NOTICE!! Changing of the Guard Committee Meetings, Club Meetings, Degree Rehearsals, etc. BUSBOY COMMITTEE WHERE: S/R CATHEDRAL CONTACT: HOMER RODRIGUEZ (H) CONTACT: DON DACON (H) DATES 12/8 Installation of Officers, Dinner 6:30 PM 12/12 Stated Meeting, 12:00 NOON 1/9 Stated Meeting, 12:00 NOON 1/9 Day 1, Monday Night Reunion, Dinner 6:00 PM 1/20 Robert Burns Dinner, 6:30 PM 1/23 Day 2, Monday Night Reunion, Dinner 6:00 PM Installation of Officers December 8, 2005 Ladies Invited Wear Your Cap Dinner: 6:30 PM Installation to follow CHEFS COMMITTEE WHERE: S/R CATHEDRAL CONTACT: BASIL SERGIOS DATES 12/8 Installation of Officers, Dinner 6:30 PM 12/12 Stated Meeting, 12:00 NOON 1/9 Stated Meeting, 12:00 NOON 1/9 Day 1, Monday Night Reunion, Dinner 6:00 PM 1/20 Robert Burns Dinner, 6:30 PM 1/23 Day 2, Monday Night Reunion, Dinner 6:00 PM REGISTRATION COMMITTEE WHERE: S/R CATHEDRAL CONTACT: WILLIAM TEAQUIST DATES 12/8 Installation of Officers, Dinner 6:30 PM 12/12 Stated Meeting, 12:00 NOON 1/9 Stated Meeting, 12:00 NOON 1/9 Day 1, Monday Night Reunion, Dinner 6:00 PM 1/20 Robert Burns Dinner, 6:30 PM 1/23 Day 2, Monday Night Reunion, Dinner 6:00 PM WHERE: CONTACT: SCOTTISH RITE STUDY CLUB S/R CATHEDRAL LIBRARY WALLACE P. FINFROCK DATES Last Monday of Each Month - Library NOTE: Please have your information into the office by the 10th of the current month to guarantee it will be posted in the upcoming month. Please give specific dates, times and locations for a more informative notice to your club/committee members. Cards and letters are no longer being sent out. Attention Please!!! Stated Meeting now starts at 12:00 P.M. instead of 12:15 P.M. OFFICE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY M. Douglas Adkins, Ext. 106 Cindy Scholander, Ext. 102 Glenda Dohm (Bldg. Rental)
12 dec05sr.qxp 11/28/2005 8:01 AM Page 12 Scottish Rite News for the Valley of Dallas - Page 12 CHANGING ADDRESS? IS YOUR ADDRESS LABEL CORRECT? Please notify the Scottish Rite News of your change of address, phone number or . Provide all the information listed below to insure the change will be made correctly. CHANGE MY ADDRESS TO: (Please type or print) (Name) (Address) (Address) (City / State / Zip (Phone No. / Address) Scottish Rite ID Number) Presort Standard Non-Profit U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 253 Dallas, Texas Important Dates for 2005 Valley of Dallas DECEMBER, Installation of Officers - Ladies Invited, Dinner Served 6:00 PM 12 Executive Council Meeting - 9:30 AM 12 Stated Meeting - 12:00 Noon - Lunch to follow 25 Christmas Day - Office Closed - Merry Christmas JANUARY, Executive Council Meeting - 9:30 AM 9 Stated Meeting - 12:00 Noon - Lunch to follow 9 Day 1 - Monday Night Reunion - Light Meal - 6:00 PM 20 Robert Burns Dinner - 6:30 PM 23 Day 2 - Monday Night Reunion - Light Meal - 6:00 PM FEBRUARY, Day 3 - Monday Night Reunion - Light Meal - 6:00 PM 13 Executive Council Meeting - 9:30 AM 13 Stated Meeting - 12:00 Noon - Lunch to follow 20 Day 4 - Monday Night Reunion - Light Meal - 6:00 PM 24 Membership Awards Dinner - 6:30 PM Laughter is good for the soul!! Boy: If you believe in the hereafter, you ll give me a kiss Girl: What s the hereafter got to do with a kiss? Boy: A kiss is what I m here after. Son: Remember that vase you were always worried that i might break? Mother: Yes, what about it? Son: Well, your worries are over. Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 500 South Harwood Street Dallas, Texas One dark and gloomy night, a man is hitch-hiking for a ride. After several hours, he sees a ghost-like car creeping toward him through the fog. The car stops and he gets in to find no one behind the wheel. The car moves forward and eventually approaches a sharp curve. The man prays for his life, sure the ghost car will crash and he ll plunge to his death. Suddenly, a hand appears through the window and turns the wheel. Terrified, the man jumps out and runs to a nearby bar, where he shares his supernatural experience. As he finishes, two country boys went into the bar. One looks at the other and says, Look, Bubba, ain t that the guy who rode in our car while we was pushin it?