From the Manteca Bulletin –
Vandals broke into the [Manteca] Masonic Lodge in the 200 block of North Powers Avenue sometime over the past weekend trashing the interior of the building and causing an estimated $7,000 in damage.
Destroyed in the break in was an antique organ donated by the family of the late Bill Eichner for his past service. The organ was “smashed beyond all repair”
The break-in was believed to have happened either Friday night or Saturday night. The clock mounted on the wall had been damaged with its hands stopped at 12:05, [W.M.] Shaughnessy added. Also destroyed in the vandalism were emblems representing the DeMolay for boys and the Order of Rainbow Girls that were kept in the building.
The report says of the lodge that it was constructed in 1957 but the organization there dates back to the cities formation in 1913.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Manteca Police Department at 209.456.8100