Naturally the ritual of initiation is the most important, as it is the most elaborate, of any Lodge ceremonial. It is designed to instruct and inspire the initiate; and in an appropriate setting, to secure his or her assumption of the solemn and binding obligation of membership. It is conducted throughout with dignity and decorum. It is wholly devoid of any feature which will embarrass or annoy the candidate, or subject him or her to ridicule or to any discomfort, physical or mental.


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Fact No. 14:   The 15 Founders of the Elks desired a readily identifiable creature of stature, indigenous to America.  Eight members voted to adopt the elk while seven favored the buffalo.  The main founder of the Elks, Charles Algernon Sidney Vivian, an English-born actor, was a member of the British fraternity known as the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes.  Vivian especially desired to see the new order adopt the title of "Buffaloes," but the vote carried with the name of "Elks."


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Fact No. 166:   The top of the Empire State Building was originally intended as a mooring place for dirigibles (Although it has never been used for that purpose).