BOSTON — Some 110 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Masons will be elevated to the 33rd Degree in a special ceremony in Boston on Aug. 25. The event will take place during the annual meeting of the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Freemasonry here.

Among those to be honored are four Masons from Maine who were elected a year ago at the annual meeting in Providence, R.I. They are: Henry L. Waldron, Bangor, Retired U.S. Air Force/U.S. Postal Service; Bernard A. Frost, Peru, retired paper machine operator; Robert R. Landry, St. Albans, grand master, Grand Lodge of Masons; Claire V. Tusch, Wells, veterinarian/past grand master, Grand Lodge of Masons.

The 33rd Degree is awarded for outstanding achievement within the fraternity or for contributions to others reflecting credit on Freemasonry.

A vesper service on Sunday, Aug. 23, will open the three-day meeting, which will also include executive and general sessions.

In attendance will be more than 2,000 33rd Degree Masons and their wives from the 15 northeastern and midwestern states comprising the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Following the conferral of the degree on Aug. 25, the names of those who have been selected to receive the degree next year at Philadelphia will be announced.


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