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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Photograph included in the Exhibit: "Service, Society and Social Change: Post-War Clubs from the Valley Times Newspaper." The Order of DeMolay was founded in 1919 by Frank S. Land in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization is modeled after Freemasonry and named after Jacques de Molay, the last master of the Knights Templar. Open to young men between the ages of 12 and 21, the group's main goal is to guide young men to lead productive lives by developing civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership skills. Photograph caption dated July 20, 1964 reads, "Members of the North Hollywood Order of De Molay will grab up pails, hoses and rags for a real old fashion 'suds down' next Saturday at Ted Weiss' Chevron Station, 10960 Moorpark St., North Hollywood. Members of the club, who will assist at the car wash, are, back from left, Albah Blake, advisor; Terry Rothenbach, 17; Buff Crossley Jr., 16; front from left, Bill Firth, 17, Sr. Councilor, and Denny Nelson, 14. The car wash will be held between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Proceeds will aid the club's treasury."
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