Charity and community involvement were priorities during this period. The minutes detail many collections and contributions made to storm and flood victims in other states, relief for tuberculosis sufferers and their families, and of course generous assistance to the Masonic widows and orphans of Texas. Prosperity was such that on March 1927, the lodge voted to make all of their members 70 years of age or older, life members. At the same meeting, the lodge agreed to begin purchasing and acquire a small library. In 1930, this collection was donated to help begin the first library in the town.
One of the first lessons a Mason learns is the certain standard of moral behavior that is expected of him. Violations of moral turpitude are taken seriously and charges filed can result to Masonic trials and disciplinary action. In the 1920s there were two members of the lodge that were brought to trial before the lodge on separate occasions. The first was in 1922, when Brother M.F. was charged with abandonment of his wife and children. He was an attorney and had left the family in 1918, moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Money had been sent back to the family occasionally but it may not have been sufficient. The family seemed to have become somewhat of a burden to the community. During the trial, questions were raised as to the defendant's possible mental illness. The ballot was spread and the lodge voted thirty-six to sev