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March 1964
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One of the largest classes ever initiated into the Fourth Degree Dubourg and Marshalltown Assemblies are shown above with State Master L. D. Brennan. This class, the first in Iowa in 1964 was named in honor of the memory of President John F. Kennedy. 

Eighty five Knights, 72 for Dubuque Dubourg General Assenmbly (sic) and 13 for Marshalltown's Msgr. Wm. J. McLean General Assembly, received the honors of the 4th degree at exemplification ceremonies held Sunday, February 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dubuque.

In the morning, members, candidates and their Ladies attended Mass and Communion at St. Raphael's Cathedral, followed by breakfast at Tranel's. Highlights of the evening banquet, attended by 350, was an inspiring address delivered by the Reverend Thomas J. Carpender on the true meaning of patriotism.

The class, the first to be held in Iowa this year, was named in honor of the memory of the late President John F. Kennedy, member of Bunker Hill Council 62 and Bishop Cheverus General Assembly, Charleston, Mass.

Among the many distinguished guests at the formal banquet were Past State Deputies Frank Less, Ralph Kelley, Dr. C. D. Kerrigan, and Matthew Hart; State Master of the Fourth Degree, Lawrence D. Brennan; State Secretary William McGowan; District Deputies M. Leo Burr and Lavern McCabe; Faithful Navigators Elmer K. Nehls and Wm. J. Oberle.

All members of the Dubourg Assembly, especially the new ones, are urged to attend the regular monthly meeting on March 24 to become acquainted and to hear of the Assembly's activity plans for the balance of the year. Class pictures may be viewed and ordered. 

~ contributed by: Terri Green
~ transcribed by: Conni McDaniel Hall for Dubuque County IAGenWeb
~ 18 Sept 2021

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