The New Age,
Washington, D. C.
Perhaps you do not want to be bothered, but I just sort o' feel, after reading your May number, that you ought to be told that there's one Mason here in the hills who believes you've got the right "dope" in your magazine.
Somehow or other I became a Scottish Rite Mason after I'd somehow or other become a Blue Lodge Man. And somehow or other I got into reading the New Age when it came along— not dumping it into the waste basket. And I don't know whether I agree with it in beliefs or policies or whether it agrees with me. Anyway I go through every number and underline the pointed sentences, and pass them on to my friends, and wait patiently for another month to bring some other good things for thinking Masons.
Here's what I like in the May number: "Many of the new members see no plans on the trestle board for them to work on other than to attend the social features, and comparatively few assist in the conferring of degrees . . . and the tendency seems to be towards taking an active part and interest in all measures that have for their objects the best interests of the land." That's from "A Growing Unrest" under Notes and Comments.
What's the use of building up an organization like Masonry has built up, and inspiring men as Masonry has inspired them, and then leaving the whole stand idle and useless at a time when our country needs just what Masonry can give it? Let's use this great machine.
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