Nearly every President of the U. S. (Calvin Coolidge is an exception) has been a Mason of high degree. President Harding was to have been "crowned " honorary member of the Supreme Council, Thirty-third Degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, at the Council's 111th annual meeting in Manhattan last week. He was looking forward "with most agreeable anticipation to being present at the meeting and receiving the crowning degree of Masonry."

The name of General Leonard Wood was also on the docket for this honor. The exigencies of...

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