May 27
This day In Masonry

Carl H. Claudy, He was born on January 13, 1879 in Washington, D.C. In 1898 he was a prospector and pioneer in Alaska. He was editor of American Inventor from 1900-1904; Prism, 1908-1909; Cathedral Calendar, 1921-1927, and The Master Mason, 1924-1930. He was later a free-lance writer and aviation correspondent for New York Herald at Washington. He was director of publicity for National Highways Association from 1911 and executive secretary of the Masonic Service Association since 1929. He was raised in Harmony Lodge No. 17, Washington, D.C. in 1908, serving as master in 1932 and Grand Master of Grand Lodge of District of Columbia in 1943. A member of chapter, council and commandery he was a 33° AASR (SJ) and holder of many grand lodge medals and honorary memberships. He is the author of many books, plays and short stories including Press Photography, Battle of Baseball, First Book of Photography, Tell Me Why Stories, About Mother Nature, Making Pictures of Children, Partners of the Forest Trail, Pirates by Force, The Gold He Found, Dangerous Waters, The Girl Reporter, Beginner's Book of Model Airplanes, Mystery Men of Mars, Thousand Years a Minute, Land of No Shadow, Treasures of Darkness, and many others. His Masonic writings include hundreds of short talk bulletins and digests for the Masonic Service Association representing some of the best Masonic writing and research available. Masonic books are The Lion's Paw, The Master's Book, Washington's Home and Fraternal Life, The Unknown Mason, and Introduction to Freemasonry (2 volumes). His best known Masonic plays are: Greatest of These, He That Believeth, Greater Love Hath No Man, A Rose Upon the Altar, Judge Not and Hearts of the Fathers. He entered the Celestial Lodge on May 27, 1957.

Mason and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced a national emergency in response to the Nazi Germany’s threat of world domination on this day in 1941.. In a speech on this day he repeated his famous remark from a previous speech in 1933, during the great depression in which he said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Mason and Aviator Charles Lindbergh, age 27, weds author Anne Morrow, age 22, in Englewood, New Jersey