The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah on October 21, 1934 · Page 44
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The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah · Page 44

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Sunday, October 21, 1934
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8 A THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1934. Shriners Who Made Pilgrimage to Boulder Dam Ceremonial LOCAL TEMPLE TO HOLD RITES El Kalali to Present Fall •A Ceremonial in S, L. Next Saturday SMALL UNITS El Kalah temple will present Its own fall ceremonial next Saturday in the Salt Lake City Masonic temple. It promises to be one of the biggest in recent years. George R. Corey, illustrious potentate, who has led the nobility through one of the most active seasons, reported Saturday before entraining for Boulder dam, that a large class of novices was assured. The program calls for a special session of the temple at 4 p. m., with the novices being received at 5:30 o'clock. Then will come the banquet with a specially imported dish served only to the incoming class. Each year, the divan strives to surpass preceding administrations in the menu provided for the novices, and this fall will be no exception. At the banquet, Mr. Corey has promised to present a new toastmaster, with a vocabulary that will fit the occasion. The El Kalah band will be heard in a concert at 7:30 p. m., with Leopold A. Yost conducting, after which the El Kalah patrol will drill-under the leadership of First Lieutenant E. A. Collins. Then will come the ceremonial ses sipn with F. C. Schramm and M. E Lipman in the roles of directors. A special tribute to the youngsters who are charges of the nobility a the Shriners' Crippled Children's hos pital, will be paid during the evening It is the duty of each wearer of th_ fez to ever remember the children who are being aided in their fight to good health and happiness. Shriners who made the pilgrimage to Boulder dam. Top o'w, left to right, members of El talah temple divan, !-£_• DJ—~ n n~.__*,. — JlbJ* OIlllUU XV*/3CUDi< abban; Arthur E. Smith, ass is- ant rabban; H. Eugene Glenn, ugh priest and prophet; John E. arver of Ogden, oriental guide; !. H. Fischer, treasurer; Julius S. >anjels, recorder; Lincoln G. Kely, first ceremonial master; T. J. kelson, second ceremonial master; F. C. Schramm, director. Second row, left, Milton E. Lipman, director; Joseph G. Titley of Ogden, marshal; second row, right, James B. AVhitehill, captain of the guard; E. W. Bowling, outer guard. Second row, center, pilgrims from Kerak temple, Reno, left i: to right: Charles E. Fiening, oriental guide; F. W. Wilson, second ceremonial master; Dr. C. E. Rhodes, assistant rabban; E. L. West, past potentate; F. D. Black, recorder; A. F. Aymar, marshal; Dr. G. H. Marven, captain of th eguard; D. E. Ericson, outer guard; Ben R. Rcgli. first ceremonial master; C. A. Carlson Jr., illustrious potentate; W. H. Goodwin, chief rabban. Third row, left, J. M. Kirtley, director of Kerak temple, Reno; center, a recent view of Boulder dam; right, Lloyd A. Johnson, illustrious potentate of Ashmes temple, Oakland, Cal. Below, left to right, leaders of the Ogden Shriners, C. H. B. Seybert, past president, and H. Newell Highfield, secretary. Thousands Assemble In Shrine Pilgrimage Members Pledge Allegiance to Nation; Novices Figure in Colorful Rite (Continued Irom Page One) City and Reno to Boulder City was the largest in the history of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake unit "of the Union Pacific system. After the Masons had participated in the ceremonies at the spot where in a few months the waters of the mighty Colorado river will form the largest artificial lake in the world, long trahxs carried the nobility back to Boulder City, where they partook of an early Sunday morning repast and then scattered to their special trains. Boulder City at this moment was indeed a railroad center, as the 150 Pullmans stood parked in the yards. The exodus started about 4 a. m., when several trains of day coaches carried their passengers to Las Ve£31, Ahead of Time The Salt Lake City Shrine flier arrived at 7:30 p. m., an hour ahead of its schedule. It was the second of the Fez specials to reach Boulder City. The El Kalah special was parked for the night about one-half mile from the railroad station, and a mile from the business district The Utahnf marched to the town, because all forms of motor transportation was be ing utilized in other parts o£ the city The long ride from Salt Lake City was made without incident, cxcep for the early arrival. Recorder Julius S. Daniels of E Kalah was confronted with the task of finding sleeping accommodation; for some 25 Nobles, who boarded thi train at th,e iast moment. Kerak temple's special train wa moved into Boulder City at 10 a. m Saturday. Immediately C. A. (Dutch) arisen Jr., the Nevada temple's il- ustrious potentate, and his divan tarted their preparations for the icremonial which opened at 2 p. m. n the American Legion hall. It fell to the lot of J. M. Kirkley, Reno's widely-known chief of police, o direct the ceremonial and to lead he novices through their paces. The Kerak temple's executives and divan ent 22 novices through their paces, .yhile Al Malaikah brought 225 ini- :iatcs here. The Los Angeles class ncluded Dick Powell, screen star vhile Harold Lloyd, veteran of th< ilms, served as second ceremonial master at the dam ceremonies. "Hold on to the rope" was the ad monition to the novices throughoul :he day, and at the completion o: ;he midnight ritual each was pre sented with a small remembrance which ever will serve as a memento of the Boulder dam. Rousing Welcome The Utah Shriners received a rous ing welcome from their Nevada brethren, who were assembled at thi Boulder City station as the nine-ca train pulled in. George R. Corey, illustrious poten late of El Kalah temple, was we corned by "Pot" Carlson of the hos temple, while George J. Ramsey, re corder of Al Malaikah temple, repre sented his organization. Then the Utah and Nevada tales together greeted the officer aboard the eight California special which rolled into Boulder City be tween 8 and 10 p. m. Originally tc trains were scheduled, but Saturday wo were divided among the other ight specials, which made fast time om Los Angeles. The Utabns soon scattered In the great throng and by the end of the am program it seemed that the Californians had adopted all the sons f the desert from Utah and Neada. After the trains had discharged heir fez wearers there was a rush or the American Legion hall and ther places which the nobility has lesignated as headquarters. It was nly a few moments, however, until rie call was sounded for the ride the damsite some ten miles dis- ant. Thirty coaches were required o carry the throng to the bed of the iver and just a Jew minutes after 1 p. m. there sounded from the high, owering cliffs, the call of "atten- ion," and 36 powerful searchlights flashed their rays upon the skip, sus- >ended some 800 feet above the a.s- emblage. , Colors Unfurled The American Oaff and the Shrine colors were unfurled side by side, with Charles Rcichert and William Huff, both lieutenants of the Al Ma- aikah patrol, as color bearers. Beside the colors stood Potentate Maton and Frank Crowe, general su- jerintendent of the Six Companies, juilders of the dam. The trumpeters standing at the •ear of the skip then sounded "To the Colors" as the cage came to a anding beside the stage, erected on .he upper cofferdam. Sine "All Hail" Led by Potentate Matloon, the F. C. SCHRAMM JOINS IN FETE Special to The Tribune BOULDER CITY, Nev., Oct 20. — One of the west's most notable Masons took part in the festivities and revelry in this center of Shrinedom tonight. He Js F. C. Schramm of Salt Lake i City, who \vas the illustrious potentate of El Kalah temple, A. A'. O. N. M. S., back in 1898. Known from coast to coast, his word bears great weight in all Masonic units, for there are few crafls- men who have taken a more active part in the advancement of Masonry. • not only in Blue lodge work, but in the York Rite and the Scottish Rite. 'Mr. Schramm today is the sovereign grand inspector general of Scottish Rite Masonry in Utah and the only active thirty-third degree Mason in that State, York Rite, Masonry honored him in 1933 by electing him grand commander of the Utah Grand command ery, Knights Templar of Utah. He was a patient in the St. Mark's hospital when elected to the com- mandery's highest office. No man has labored harder than Mr. Schramm in the interest of El Kalah temple; he is the temple's emeritus member on the Imperial council, and.together with M. E. Lipman, treasurer of Salt Lake-' City, directs the spring and fall ceremonials. Ejected to receive the blue lodge degrees in 1886, he was raised to the ublime degree of a Master Mason n'.Weber lodge, No. 6, Ogden, on Oc- ober 23, 1886. .He served as maser in 1891 and 1892. In 1909 Mr. Schramm became grand master of the Utah grand odge. Decorated as knight commander of ,he court of honor in Scottish Kite Masonry, October 18, 1901, he received the thirty-third degree inspector general honorary, October 18, 1905, and on October 1C, 1917, he became the only active thirty-third de- re* Mason in UtaVv WIDELY KNOWN nobles recited the pledge of allegi ance, after which the Al Malaikah chanters, 30 in number, sang "All Hail." The A! Malaikah, the Kerak and the Al Bahr temples' bands played "The National Emblem," and the chanters presented "America, My Country." Al Bahr temple is at San Diego, Cal. Then were introduced potentate: from the many temples represented The- Al Malaikah potentate in hi (ConUnucd on FoUowtai Pu*> Here's List of Shrine Reservations on Special Utah Train Among those who had reservations Spokane, Wash.—Wylie L. Gra- on the El Kalah temple special train to were: Ogden—Dr. S. W. Badcon, George W. Breon, C. H. B. Seybert, L. M. Loll, George N. Bartlett, Frank K. Bartlett, Charles A. West, Dr. George A. Dickson, Dr. Frank Parker, George F. Messner, W. F. Nantker, Fred M. Nye, Charles J. Truscott, T. H. Guyon, Dick Gunn, H. R. Gunn, N. H. Highfield, June W. Clark, Walter E. Fenner. Garfield—W. Engleman. Magna—August Magnason. Denver, Colo.—J. D. Laughlin. Rolapp—W. O. Maulsby, George McDermid. Lehi—E. B. Jones.. Heber City—Dr. T. A. Danncnberg Morgan Parke. Helper—Dean S. Tilton. Devil's Slide—Robert R, Dorland Boise, Idaho—O. P. Hoebel. Salt Lake City—N. D. Browne, Herman Finklestein, Joseph Soble, L. E. Hubbard, S. L. Hemstreet, H. O. San ford, I. M. Higley, Sam Makoff, T. C. Stevenson,"Morris Maries, Walter S. Payne, H. M. Frank, Jack Weinstock, Art Ball, Arthur Frank, A. W. Stibich, H. J. Long, Sam Axelrad] A. E. Eberhardt, W. T. Worley, Frank B. Streator, R. J. Jeff, Thomas Colburn, E. S. Sturner, A. E. Denne, Dale L. Smith, Archie Gilbert, H. W. Eskuehe, Simon Shapiro, Dr. E. D. Hammond, Max Ottenheimer, Earl R. Brink, Lynn H. Clayton, R. R. Bruere, F, C. Schramm, R. C. Hill, D. M. Salisbury, Karl Winter, W. D. Sutton, Russel K. Woodruff,, Grant Hampton, Earl V. Smith, Jack McCarty, Charles Wardrop, Abe Cohnc Carlos M. Christensea, Caxl R, Jan- son, William T. Jackson, Jack Browa ing, Gary Ball, H. E. Brewington, E. M. QuaJtrough, Earl Wright, Lee Layne, Norman R. Vote, Fred D Keeler, Jesse J. Thompson, Lawrence Hammel, C. H. Saltmarsh, J. M Chamberlain, Dr. R. S. Allison, Dr F. R. Slopansky, H. O. Williams, Dr C. F. Pinkerton, George R. Corey George M. Gadsby, Harry R. Rose Julius S. Daniels, T. J. Nelson, Frank Ye-amans, E. A. Rogers, Dr. R. R Hampton, C. E. Dennis, Abe Wolfe Dr. R. T. Jellison, J. J. Coan, George C. Eulberg, Charles Levy, C. J. Dietz Ambrose Nord, W. D. Prosser, Elmo Colbert, G. V. Gulp, H. E. Glenn C. H. Reinsch, N. L. Stewart, J. E Madsen, Dan G. Cunningham, H Spencer Brown, John E. Hume, Rich ard C. Johnson, J. B. Whitehill, Jacl Cornwall, J. A. Baker, Hamilton G Park. U. P. SETS UP NEW RECORD . L. and Reno Temples Rate Among Strongest and Most Enterprising Special to The Tribune BOULDER CITY, Nev., Oct 20— Although Kerak temple of Reno, Nev., and El Kalah temple, Salt Lake City, are two of the smallest Shrine >rganizations in North America, still hey are regarded as among the trongest and most enterprising. • Kerak temple nobility is widely mown throughout the west for the prominent part it has taken in Masonic activities. Although Las Vegas s far distant from Reno and other western Nevada points, the Shrine club of that city has enabled a close contact to 'be maintained between southeastern Nevada and other cities within the state. Kerak temple boasts that its director, Chief of Police J. M. Kirkley of Reno, is one of the outstanding ceremonial chiefs in all the United States. "When Chief sends them over the sands, they know they've been places," declared C. A. Carlson Jr., illustrioits potentate of the Kerak group. "We have appreciated the cooperation of the Utah Nobility, and we hope that in the corning years, Utah and Nevada may join in many cere monials, which mean so much to the welfare and morals of the organiza lion." Boulder City Sees Its Greatest Rail Assembly With 10 Trains {Special to The Tribune) BOULDER CITY, Nev., Oct. 20—A '•;': new record was established by the Union Pacific system on its Salt Lake ... lity-Los Angeles u-it Saturday with ",'. the movement of move than 3000 ^ Shriners to Boulder dam from Reno, ••••••• Nev., Salt Lake City and Los Ange- ~." s. Ten trains, each of 13 cars : left • • Los Angeles this forenoon, while • trains bearing the Reno Shriners and ->„ the El Kalah temple party from Salt ',"; Lake City were moving southward. '""• Railroad officials reported that " only the lack of cars and locomotives •prevented at least five more train* '. being chartered for the unique, celebration. ; With the 130 cars from Los Angeles ',, and eight cars from Reno and nine •; • cars from Salt Lake City, Boulder _' v ; City saw its greatest rail assembly, '-., and when the nobles start to look-for •-• their respective "homes" in the early 7.' Sunday hours, they are likely to be- - lieve there never were so many trains in any one city. Because of the grades between Los •• Angeles and Las Vegas', it was neces- ^ sary to assign two engines to each. , , train from southern California.

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