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Officers of the Pasadena Bodies
JANUARY Lodge of Perfection
M. Bruce Chubbuck, 32º KCCH
Friday, January 2 Venerable Master
Consistory Chapter of Rose Croix
6:30 P.M. Dinner Michael C. Arnold, 32º KCCH
8:00 P.M. Stated meeting Wise Master
Election of Officers Council of Kadosh
8:00 P.M. Women’s Association Jon R. Ericson, 32º KCCH
Monday, January 12 & 26 Consistory
Band Rehearsal Carlos A. Martinez, Jr., 32º
7:00 P.M. Downbeat Master of Kadosh
9:00 P.M. Last Beat
Friday, January 16 James F. Halladay, 33º Almoner
7:00 P.M. Installation Practice Richard Mosher, 33º Assistant Almoner
Carl T. Nelson, Jr., 32º KCCH Assistant Almoner
Harold M. Hand, 33º Treasurer
Friday, January 23
Henry H.P. Wilkins, 33º G. C. Secretary
6:00 P.M. Grand Master’s Reception LeRoi Crandall, 33º Ass’t. Secretary
6:30 P.M. Dinner W. Joseph Ryland, 33º Ass’t Treasurer
8:00 P.M. Installation of Officers James Davis, 32º Tiler
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“Truth, in act, profession, and opinion, is rarer now than
in the days of chivalry. Falsehood has become a current coin,
and circulates with a certain degree of respectability; because
it has an actual value. It is indeed the great Vice of the Age --
it, and its twin-sister, Dishonesty.” - Albert Pike
Made in the
USA Valley of Pasadena - January 2009
Vol. 72 In the beautiful Orient of California No. 1
Perserverance was necessary in building this monument.
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“An Alternative to the Cubical Stone”
Gustave R. Touth, 32°, Inglewood Lodge Farewell message as Master of Kadosh
October 31, 2007 My Masonic Destiny has taken me to
a number of Fraternal abodes, among them (of
May Almighty God, in his infinite mercy, course!) my former Mother Lodge, Pasadena
Grant that we may meet again, to part no more. No.272, and my present Adoptive Lodge,
Claremont No.436 - two groups of Brethren
Good Cheer Report with whom, notwithstanding my share of
unpleasant experiences, I have shared some
December 5, 2008
rather felicitous and unforgettable moments.
During the course of these tempestuous
Harold Justice, 32° and Potentate of Al Malaikah Shrine
Masonic “travels”, I arrived at one particular
port and city where I am yet to feel un-welcomed and un-wanted… the
Valley of Pasadena. Destiny had it in store that my membership in the
Childhood Language Center Scottish Rite of Free-Masonry became my sole official activity within this
Contributions Recorded in November 2008 particular Grand Jurisdiction in the State of California. It is, therefore,
with much Gratitude, Humility and Hope that I dedicate to you, my
Alhambra Lodge # 322 “365 Club” Language Center Brethren of the Pasadena Scottish Rite, this Distinct and hopefully
Ross & Eileen Benson Joan F. Mamey Compelling Metaphor of the “Cubical Stone”.
William Rook “365 Club” During my tenure as an official Mason, I have not been able
to encounter many exact coincidences over themes of study and the
On the Cover interpretation of symbols, starting with the very definition of Masonry.
Everything I have read and heard has a different “tinge”, approach, focus,
It’s hard to believe that this is what the Washington Monument looked like for over 20 years, but viewpoint and appreciation, depending on the interlocutor and/or book.
around 1856 construction on the Monument effectively stopped and didn’t resume until 1879. The cover
photo was taken in 1860. The cornerstone was laid in 1848 and the capstone in 1884. Why did construction
There are, however, few curious unanimities - and from that isolated
stop? The simple answer is that the money ran out. The more complicated answer is that the Know Nothing ensemble I have extracted two determining concepts: One of them, is
Party took control of the project from the Washington National Monument Society (WNMS) and couldn’t
keep the project going. When they turned control back to the WNMS, the Civil War started and that delayed
that a stone symbolizes a human being, and a cubical stone symbolizes his
construction. Congress didn’t appropriate more money for construction until 1876. After removing the state of perfection, polished and ready for the construction of the Temple;
colonnade from the design construction resumed in 1879, some three years later.
Robert Mills, who designed the Treasury Department building and the Penn Quarter’s very own
And the other, is that all symbols are subject to free interpretation. And
U.S. Patent Office building (now the National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum), is the architect of the supported on this second understanding I share with you the following:
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THE CUBICAL STONE Worshipful David Decker as Grand Orator in 2002.
He was responsible for the restructuring of our leadership programs during
his tenure as Chairman of the Leadership Development Committee and served
Man is inducted into the Order as a stone in brute state. Aided
as Chairman for our Sesquicentennial Year Committee and Chairman of the
by his Brothers he shall begin to polish it trying to achieve its perfect Research Committee. He has served on many other committees and regularly
shape, the cubical stone. Once this objective is accomplished, the cubical instructs at our Lodge Management Certification Workshops, Wardens
stone shall fit in with the others and will become another block in the Leadership Retreats and Inspectors Seminars. He has also served on the
construction of the cathedral. California Masonic Foundation, California Masonic Memorial Temple and Nob
The stone (man) thus furbished, can coincide with its four
Most Worshipful Adamson is a member of the Scottish rite, York
neighbors, the two situated to either side of it, and the other two Rite and Shrine. In Scottish Rite, he was the Venerable Master of the Lodge
supporting it and resting on it. The other two facing the interior and of Perfection in the Valley of Los Angeles, and in 2003 was coroneted a 33rd
exterior shall be equally polished and smooth. Degree Inspector General Honorary. He is a member of all three bodies of
If the work of the polisher has been satisfactory, either one of the the York Rite and served as Grand Orator for the Grand Council of Cryptic
Masons in 2004. He is a member of St. Gabriel Conclave of the Red Cross of
four faces/sides of the stone can fulfill any of its functions: to fraternize
Constantine, the San Juan de Los Angeles Council, the Allied Masonic Degrees,
with its neighbors, to support itself on the one below it, to sustain the one the National Sojourners and Heroes of 76. He is a member of Al Malaikah
above it, to show a smooth and homogeneous face to the parish who visit Shrine Temple where he currently serves on the Los Angeles Shrine Hospital
the temple, or to withstand with the same terse surface the inclemencies of Board. In addition, he is a Past President of the Southern California Past Masters’
the exterior. Association and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland.
A graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, Larry served as President
The cubical stone is also interchangeable. The Master craft-man
of the Statewide Alumni Council, which represents the 23 campuses of the
can choose the place and height of the row of stones he shall use. Their California State University System, and in 1996 was named as its Alumni
faces, exhibited to the exterior and to the eyes of the congregation praying Volunteer of the Year. In December, 2004, he was appointed to the very
inside the cathedral, are also relatively indifferent for they are all equal, if prestigious position of Trustee of the California State University System which
the work was done right. is responsible for education policy and governance over the system’s 480,000
I must point out, however, that this symbolism of perfectly students.
He was District Chairman for the Los Angeles Council of the Boy Scouts of
polished stones, with like faces, like size, same cubical shape, and America, and President of the Los Angeles Morning Rotary Club. In January of
performing the same function wherever placed does not coincide with my 2005, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors confirmed Most Worshipful
idea of Equality. Adamson to serve as Commissioner of the Los Angeles Homeless Services
The faces/sides of these stones – polished with diverse dexterity – Commission, which he chaired in 2007 and 2008.
are firmly joined by the Master craft-man by means of a mortar that turns Most Worshipful Adamson is currently the President and Chief Administrative
Officer of the Midnight Mission, the preeminent social service agency serving
them into a whole. This mortar unites them and separates them at the the poor and homeless in Los Angeles. Before that, he completed a very
same time. They have neither contact nor face-to-face, independently of successful 23-year career with the Automobile Club of Southern California
the love and zeal with which they were hewn and polished. where he retired as Vice President of Administration and Automotive Services.
This, I must also point out, does not coincide with my idea of Larry and his wife Lynn met in high school and live in Santa Clarita, a
Fraternity. community just north of Los Angeles. They have been married for 34 years and
have two married daughters, both of whom are elementary school teachers and
This cathedral-building serves only to show us a modest glimpse are majority members of Jobs Daughters Bethel No. 249, Newhall. They have a
of our more monumental past. grandson and a granddaughter, and the Most Worshipful is honored to have two
Cathedrals were erected on prairies, and prairies are the closest sons-in-law that are members of Old West Lodge No. 813 as well.
resemblance of a flat landscape. Geometrically, they are a plane, and a
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plane has two dimensions. There is, therefore, no aesthetic commitment
with nature. Not even the rough ashlar (brute stone) that every Mason
chisels originates there.
These cathedrals barely propped themselves on the ground to
stretch forth their fingers toward the infinite sky, supposed residence of
God. In their journey to the heavens, the cathedrals left along the way
the smallness of the human being who actually raised them. They were
not built in proportion to Man. They intended to elevate Man to the
“standards” of God. The stones could only reach as high as where the
cubical stones of the Masons could support them. And there we still have
the cathedrals – still standing as proof of this endeavor.
In spite of their noble purpose, the cathedrals built by our fore-
brothers were not a home to anyone. There, people gathered together, but
only one man spoke; He did not speak to the congregation; He raised his
voice trying to reach even higher than that Temple which the Masons had
already stretched to the maximum possible altitude… and there was no
The cubical stone constructed enormous, beautiful cathedrals.
There were elevated pious prayers for Justice, and Justice did not come.
Grand Master of Masons in California Peace was implored, and there was no Peace. Love was offered… and there
was never a response.
Most Worshipful Larry L. Adamson At this point, I must be frank and admit that the cubical stone
and its cathedrals do not encourage my yearnings for Liberty either.
A native Californian and fifth-generation Mason, Most Worshipful
Larry L. Adamson was raised a Master Mason on February 27, 1973, in Triangle In keeping with the Constitution that governs us, I cannot
Lodge No. 548. He affiliated with his father’s Lodge, Palms-Adams No. 512, support a motion of [revision] over the absolute allegory of the cubical
where he served as its Master in 1989, and which later consolidated and became stone and its cathedrals, without presenting an alternative.
Sunset Lodge No. 369 in Santa Monica. In 1998, he became a plural member of That, I shall attempt to do, knowing that I may confront that
Old West Lodge No. 813 in Newhall near his home. endemic and fanatical illness which, sadly, nowadays still infects our
Most Worshipful Adamson began his affiliation with our Craft when he
joined the Order of DeMolay in 1965. He is a Past Master Councilor, Past Brethren. I am talking about Euro-Centrism. This ailment is manifested
League President, and holds the honors of Chevalier and the Legion of Honor. through the conviction that all Non-European things are worthless and
Additionally, he served the order as a Chapter Advisor for five years and a League unimportant.
Advisor for three years, is a Past Dean of the Southern California Preceptory, With that stated, and without meaning to debase the deep-felt
and served for five years as the Associate Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 249 in symbol which, to many, the cubical stone and the European cathedrals
Newhall, International Order of Jobs Daughters.
He has a distinguished career of service with our Grand Lodge, spanning represent, I present to your consideration another symbol and another
over twenty years. He has served as a Trustee of our Masonic Homes and was structure. Another stone and another edifice: the Inca Stone and the
the inaugural President of our Acacia Creek Adult Living Corporation. He Complex of Machu Pichu.
served Most Worshipful R. Stephen Doan as Grand Marshal in 1992, and Most The Inca Stone does not follow the concept of Cube, even though
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it also has been conceived and polished for building purposes. Each
one of them is totally different from the rest, be it in shape or in size. Its
individuality, however, does not impede it to integrate into a whole. But
its lateral sides/faces, which should fit in with its neighbors, adopt their Stated Meeting Dinner
shapes and smoothness mutually. This is produced in such a way that their Friday, January 2, 2009
correspondence is complete. Chicken Breast Florentine
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retaining their difference. One can be enormous and the other small. Last Day for reservations: Wednesday, December 31
Another can be medium size and the other totally irregular. Their faces
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its neighbors without losing itself. Fish available if requested when making your reservation.
The fitting of the polished sides/faces of these stones is so perfect,
that even a small shaving blade cannot be introduced between them. There
is neither mortar nor religious ideology that unites them. Their contact is Annual Installation
intimate, face-to-face in truthful union.
The Inca Stone cannot turn. The face it gives to the exterior is of Officers and
not polished for it is not necessary. It may feature a bas-relief or be totally Grand Master’s
unpolished. It makes no difference. They all integrate in a harmonious and
strong conjunction. It may be asymmetrical, but equally beautiful, strong, Reception
and performing the function for which it was designed.
Performing its function, though different and personal,
integrating the other in depth, face to face and without cement, the Inca
Stone symbolizes the human being better than the cubical stone, which,
in light of this parallelism, appears dehumanized and uniform before my
Larry L. Adamson
eyes. Grand Master of Masons in California - Installing Officer
The city/complex of Machu Pichu has even more promising signs Friday, January 23, 2009
in its symbolism related to human beings. It is integrated in the summit Pasadena Scottish Rite
of a mountain, in an already tri-dimensional landscape, it is part of the 150 N. Madison Ave, Pasadena
“Pacha Mama” (Mother Goddess Earth), and it is built more proportional
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Pichu, an edifice [that] still bewilders the imagination of mankind. In
light of these truths and facts, I leave you all with a proposal as a legacy: firstname.lastname@example.org
I propose that we resume our original labors; the re-building of our Ideal
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Societies; the societies of our ancestors and founding fathers; the New
Degree Fee $150.00
Alexandrias; the Illuminated Societies for which our Brothers and Sisters
Cap $50.00 bled and burned; the Societies where the Dignity of man, woman, elder
ring (OptiOnal) $105.00
and child alike will no longer be based on his/her race, gender, age, views,
creeds, life-styles and preferences; The societies which we Scottish Rite
Free-Masons have a duty to build, block by block, starting in our homes,
places of business/employment, and, of course, in our Lodge(s) and
As I come to the end of my service as Master of Kadosh in our
dear Valley of Pasadena, I ask that you forgive my involuntary absences
of the last few months, and instead I share with you my contentment
for what seems to be a second chance from the G:.A:.O:.T:.U:. I thank
you all for your concern and encouragement, and I hereby commend my
fellow Masters on the effectiveness of their work, and the Officers of the
Consistory who discharged their duties in the most dedicated possible
manner. Thank you and may you all have a Safe, Sound and Prosperous
New Year 2009!
Consider a Life Membership
Age 49 and under: 21 times annual Dues $1,995
Age 50-54: 19 times annual dues $1,805
Age 54-59: 17 times annual dues $1,615
Age 60-64: 14 times annual dues $1,330
Age 65 and over: 11 times annual dues $1,045
Mission Statement of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA
It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, to improve its
members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles
of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth while actively embracing high social, moral, and
spiritual values including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family and country.
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Please Lend Your Support to the The P.R.’s Corner
Ill. Henry H. P. “Herb” Wilkins, 33º G.C.
Pasadena Childhood Language Center
Once again it is time for “changing
A New Year is beginning and as the case has been for the past 12 of the Guard”. Our Installation on January
years, it is a time full of excitement and promise. The Pasadena Scottish 23rd brings the Grand Master of Masons
Rite Childhood Language Center is energizing and combined with a in California to serve as our Installing
sense of past service to children, and our opportunities for the future, Officer. As a good friend of mine, it will be
we are motivated. Broadening and enriching the assistance for children a pleasure to welcome Larry Adamson, The
with speech and language problems is our goal. Grand Master.
We need your help. It’s not the amount you give. Each gift, great Throughout our area of influence
and small, signifies a heartfelt affirmation of your Scottish Rite Charity. there are members of our Valley moving
Our sincere thanks to all of you who help the Pasadena Scottish into leadership positions in their Lodges.
Rite Childhood Language Center sustain its unparalled excellence. We Mark Berasley, 32º will be Sr. Warden and
appreciate your interest and depend upon your support. Nathaniel Stiles, 32º Jr. Warden of Wisdom
Lodge #202 in Pasadena. Jeff Yates, 32º, is
California Scottish Rite Foundation – Pasadena slated to be Master of Burbank Lodge #406. Melvin Layug will move to
150 North Madison Avenue, Pasadena, Ca. 91101 Master of Lancaster #437. John Acosta, 32º, KSA moves into Master of
Alhambra Lodge #322. The new President of Arcadia Hi Twelve #330 is
Musical Notes Kenneth Borcher, 32º.
Congratulations to all.
by Ill. Don Johansen, 33˚ It was our pleasure to present recently the 50 year Certificate of
Band Manager Membership in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Along with the
lapel pin, to Brother Kahn Quan, 32º at his home in Monterey Park. This
Happy New Year 2009 to all of you, our Masonic family, from honorable duty was on behalf of the Scottish Rite Valley of Birmingham,
your Pasadena Scottish Rite Concert Band members. The band will Alabama of which Brother Quan is a member.
perform their concerts at your blue lodge and other Masonic affiliated The Annual trip to Laughlin Nevada is scheduled for March 15-
bodies at no monetary charge. Our musical library consists of the 30ís 16-17. Details forthcoming.
40ís 50ís big band era, Christmas, Marches, Patriotic, Dixieland and
Broadway Musical show tunes. A few events which the band usually Women’s Association News
performs are; Christmas, Constitution, Lodge Anniversary, Hiram By Karen Oaks, President
Awards, Family Nights, Patriotic, Veterans Day and Widows Night.
Your band consists of 20 musicians. Our average playing time is 45-60 Please come and join us in January as we begin our new year
minutes. Have your Entertainment Chairman contact us at least six together. With the holiday season over, we will be busy helping with the
weeks in advance, that we may clear our calendar for you special event. up-coming installation and Valentine’s Party. Come and participate.
You may contact us at (626) 795-4213. See you in January 2009.