This month in OA history...........On October 25, 1986, the Order of the Arrow was saddened to learn of the passing of the Co-founder Carroll A. Edson at the age of 94.............Emerson James of Owassipe Lodge, becomes earliest known African American Vigil Honor Member; Netami - The First, on October 25, 1936.......First Grand Lodge Meeting was held October 7 and 8, 1921 Hosted by Unami and Unalachtgo Lodges of Philadelphia. A well known photograph of the re-dedication ceremony from that event shows the founders in the original black robes with turtle totems. It is also the only known image that shows the three-part Third Degree (Vigil) bib sash..........The National OA Committee received the painting "The Higher Vision" by Joseph Csatari as a gift in October of 1963........On October 9, 1950, a letter was sent to all lodges by the National Committee notifying them of the elimination of the movement of the sash from the left shoulder to the right shoulder to symbolize Brotherhood........"The Lodgefather" Wade Hartley was born on October 17