(20220919) Канада: ВЛ Манитоба: Новини

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(20220919) Канада: ВЛ Манитоба: Новини
Volume 28 | 2022






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What is Temperance” ?


One of the four cardinal virtues; the practice of which is inculcated in the First Degree. The Freemason who properly appreciates the secrets which he has solemnly promised never to reveal, will not, by yielding to the unrestrained call of appetite, permit reason and judgment to lose their seats and subject himself, by the indulgence in habits of excess, to discover that which should be concealed, and thus merit and receive the scorn and detestation of his Brethren. And lest any Brother should forget the danger to which he is exposed in the unguarded hours of dissipation, the virtue of temperance is wisely impressed upon is memory, lay its reference to one of the most solemn portions of the ceremony of initiation. Some Freemasons, very properly condemning the vice of intemperance and abhorring its effects, have been unwisely led to confound temperance with total abstinence in a Masonic application, and resolutions have sometimes been proposed in Grand Lodges which declare the use of stimulating liquors in any quantity a Masonic offense. Put the law of Freemasonry authorizes no such regulation. It leaves to every man the indulgence of his own tastes within due limits, and demands not abstinence, but only moderation and temperance, in anything not actually wrongs.









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A Famous Freemason


Leslie Leroy Irvin was an aviation innovator.

Irvin was born on September 10th, 1895 in Los Angeles, California. At the age of fourteen, he made his first jump with a parachute. He became a stunt man and performed various stunts involving aircraft and acrobatics including trapezes and balloons. He was also a protégé of Charles Broadwick. Broadwick is credited with developing the modern parachute “system” including a harness and a soft backpack unit.


In 1914, Irvin jumped from a plane, he sailed 1,000 feet down to the ground in the film Sky High. Later he joined the Army Air Service’s parachute research team.


On the research team Irvin worked to develop the Airplane Parachute Type-A. The chute design included:

·    storing the parachute in a soft pack worn on the back, which Irvin’s mentor developed

·    a ripcord for manually deploying the parachute at a safe distance from the airplane

·    a pilot chute drawing the main canopy from the pack


In 1919, the team tested their parachute design with Irvin performing the jump. It was the first premeditated freefall parachute descent. The parachute performed perfectly, Irvin did break his ankle on landing.


Less than two months after the successful test of the parachute, the Irving Air Chute Company was created. The additional ‘g’ on Irving was blamed on an accident by a secretary. The company didn’t fix the name until 1970. An early brochure of the company names William O’Conner as the first person whose life was saved by the use of an Irving Parachute in 1920. Two years later the company instituted the Caterpillar Club, awarding a gold pin to pilots who successfully bailed out of disabled aircraft using an Irving parachute.


By 1939, Irving was the largest parachute manufacturer in the world. Irving parachutes were in 45 countries. Three years earlier, in 1936, the company’s German factory was seized by the German government and they bought their patents. During World War II Irving parachutes saved over 10,000 lives. The company also created the classic sheepskin flying jacket as airplanes started flying higher and the temperature became colder.

After the war, the Irving Company made car seat belts, slings for cargo handling, and even canning machinery.


Irvin passed away on October 9th, 1966.

Irvin was a member of Builder Lodge No. 911 in Kenmore, New York. He was also a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, and a member of Ismailia Shrine Temple in Buffalo, New York.


Source: MasonryToday

























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