Ray Dancy, grandfather, involved in Shriners again.

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Ray Dancy, grandfather, involved in Shriners again. - committee a brochure for Shriners To March...
committee a brochure for Shriners To March Saturday :iOOO Expected For Ceremonial Saturday will truly be "Shrine Day" in Tucson as 4,000 Shriners and about 3,000 of their ladies move into town for The El fall ceremonial. High point of the all-day program program will be a gigantic street parade through Downtown Tucson at noon. More than 700 Shriners will march in the parade which will feature bands, patrols, clowns and groups of all sorts. All will lavishly costumed. The parade is the only public event of the ceiemonial. It wil start at S. Scott Ave. and W. Corral St., behind the Masonic Temple, Temple, and end there. Units will north on Scott to 12th street, then east to South 6th avenue, north Alameda, west on Alameda to Stone and south on Stone to Corral Corral street. A large number of neighboring temples plan to participate in all-day program. Early entries in the parade in elude: El Zaribah Temple, Phoenix, Phoenix, 12 marching units; Al Bahr Temple, San Diego, 12 marching units of 250 men; Al Malaikah Temple, Los Angeles, a famous patrol of 80 marching Shriners; Ben Ali Temple, Sacramento, known Chinese marching unit; El Bekal Temple, Long Beach, marching patrol and temple guard units. The Los Angeles contingent will use a chartered airliner for its to the 1958 ceremonial, the first Tucson since 1951. A luncheon for the Shrine and wives of candidates will be held at the Bagdad at 1 p.m. urday. Ceremonial for Shriners and candidates will be in the exhibition building of the Pima County Fairgrounds at 1 p.m. There will be a dance at the fairgrounds building building starting at 9 p.m. Hosts for the fall ceremonial be the Tucson Shrine Club, Cochise Cochise Shrine Club and Shriners all parts of southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Phoeniz's El Zaribah Temple will be the Shrine temple in charge. Its divan includes William P. Culton, potentate; Arnold A. Mast, chief rabban; Luther A. Tanner, assistant rabban; Fred L. Steele, high priest and prophet; Ray Dancy, oriental guide; Ed A. Matthews, treasurer and Brooks Dudley, Dudley, recorder. Virgil Stewart, president of the Tucson Shrine Club, heads the local ceremonial committee. He is being assisted by Howard Creswell Creswell and John W. Gatenby Jr.

Clipped from Tucson Daily Citizen27 Nov 1958, ThuPage 32

Tucson Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona)27 Nov 1958, ThuPage 32
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