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3E ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. , ....... . $ ..... .. NEWS -THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1975 OF FREE MA- in the nebu- unrecorded his- been identified of King Solo- The reliable covers the has endured and today may be found country a- where a dicta- the go- survived per- continues to main- free thought, and free Masonry is a system or mo- ral mysticism expressing faith in God and eternal life and tea- ches through symbols brotherly love and strives to develop its members to exalt their lives in fellowship and service. Masonry challenges its mem- bers to the highest standards of morality. A man is never invited or asked to join the fraternity. He must seek admission on his own, through endorsement by a member• THE RITUALISTIC WORK is secret and unwritten as it is transmitted from mouth to ear. TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN EXTENDING LATIONS AND BESTWISHES TO WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF FL()RALA IN THEIR COOPERATION INCONTIN" ; THIS TRADITIONAL Y A 7'IL4DII'IO\ II:ORIII)" OF i'RESER t A 7'10\ SMITH SURANCE AGENCY I,k" I \A'I IL.I \ (7( A'/:'R I ICE" -A'/,\ ('/:' 1945'- asonry RRELL CHICKEN " whole fam,ly 'ED CHICKEN TO GO ICE CREAM Sott Ice Cream HOME MADE PIES SANDWICHES A belief in a Supreme Being is necessary, hence men of all faiths may join. Only an atheist is not eligible. Masonry endeavors to teach tolerance, to build character by urging men to curb passions and cultivate finest moral qua- lities. Masonry is not a religion but is religious. It is not a substitute for church mem- bership, but feels that a church member who is a Ma- son is more devout and loyal in his religious beliefs and to his church. Masonry teaches patriotism and urges its members to sup- port the government of the country in maintaining the high- est ideals. DRINKS THE OPEN BIBLE is dis- played prominently in the lodge room and is honored by Ma- sons as the most valuable of all books. Masons were identified with the founding of our nation. Fifty of the fifty-six signers of the The first three degrees in Masonry is commonly knownas the Blue Lodge, identified as entered apprentice, fellowcrafl and master Mason. THERE ARE 4 I/2 MILLION BLUE LODGE MASONS in 15,806 ledges in the United States. There are in Alabama 436 lodges and more than 77,000 Blue Lodge Masons. Charity is an important cha- racteristic of the fraternity and in most states a home for in- digent Masons, their wives and orphan children is maintained. The Blue Lodge is the basic unit of Freemasonary. Each state is governed by a grand master. WEIGHTY PROBLEMS Weight isn't always what counts. A TV commercial claim that powdered bleach "A" was good for twice as many washes as bleach "'B" and so cost 6.2 cents per Declaration of Independence ~ ~ ., i ~-~ were Masons. All but four of the signers of the Constitution i/ ~.~ ~/r~l were Masons, and much of the I~'ff~'~" 1: