LCS CORNERSTONE 1922
Laying of New Lyons Union School Cornerstone
(This program was given to me by a friend - have not seen one before. - Allyn)
ORDER of EXERCISES
LYONS UNION SCHOOL
June Second, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-two
By the GRAND LODGE of FREE and ACCEPTED MASONS of the STATE of NEW YORK
THE LYONS UNION SCHOOL
Originally built 1846 Re-Built 1888
New Building, Cornerstone Laid by Grand Lodge F & A.M. June 2, 1922
BOARD OF EDUCATION 1921-22
Emory W. Carr, President
John A. Curtis
George S. Miller
George H. Milem
Eleanor G. Gavitt
W. Ralph Strain, Clerk
Victoria A. Berns, Treasurer
List of Articles to be Placed in Corner Stone of Lyons Union School
1. Article contributed by John H. Cosart on local members of G.A.R. and G.A.R. button.
2. Article on Wayne County American Legion contributed by Dr. R.S. Simpson.
3. Copies of Wayne Democratic Press and The Lyons Republican of various dates, including copy of The Lyons Republican issued on its 100th anniversary.
4. Old schedule of Lyons Union School, in former stone.
5. Copy of bond issued to erect burned school, in former stone.
6. Two photos of school razed to make room for one burned, in former stone.
7. Copy of Albany Journal, which was in corner stone of school destroyed by fire.
8. Old calendar of Lyons Union School, in former stone.
9. List of pupils attending school at the time of the erection of the burned school and of those now attending school, with present faculty, personnel of present Board of Education and its officers and of its Advisory Board.
ORDER OF EXERCISES
1. Procession from Lodge Rooms to School Building.
Marshals: Dr. R.S. Simpson, George S. Ennis and Charles Schwab.
2. Song, "Star Spangles Banner: - Children of the School
3. Laying of Corner Stone by Acting Officers of Grand Lodge
As Grand Master, M.W. Samuel Nelson Sawyer
As Deputy Grand Master, M.W. Alton H. Sherman
As Senior Grand Warden, R.W. George C. Catchpole
As Junior Grand Warden, R.W. Arthur Warren
As Grand Treasurer, R.W. Frank D. Burgess
As Grand Secretary, R.W. Clyde W. Knapp
As Grand Marshal, R.W. George S. Tinklepaugh
As Grand Chaplain, R.W. and Reverend Horace W. Smith
As Grand Tyler, R.W. Joseph McElroy
Master Architect, George Ade
Proclamation, by Grand Marshal
Presentation of Trowel, by Worshipful Master Humanity Lodge No. 406
Order of Grand Master to Grand Wardens
Prayer, by Grand Chaplain
Presentation of box containing Memorials, by Grand Treasurer
Reading Contents of Box, by Grand Secretary
Presentation of Working Tools, by Master Architect
Lowering of Stone, (Music by Band)
Proving of Stone, by Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden and Junior Grand Warden
Declaration that Stone is Duly Laid, by Grand Master
Consecration of Stone-Corn, Wine and Oil, by Deputy Grand Master, Senior Grand Warden and Junior Grand Warden
Invocation, by Grand Master
Return of Tools to Master Architect
Presentation of Trowel to Board of Education, by Grand Master
Hymn, "My Country 'Tis of Thee," by Children of School
Historical Address, by Chas. P. Williams
Address, by Hon. Arthur Warren
Proclamation, by Grand Marshal
Benediction, by Grand Chaplain
THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER
O say! Can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully flows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream;
My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim's pride!
From ev'ry mountain side
Let freedom ring!
My native country, thee,
Land of the noble, free,
Thy name I love,
I love they rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills,
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.
Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song.
Let mortal tongues awake,
Let all that breathe partake,
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.
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