The Commanders of the Rite, 33rd Degree Masons of the District of Columbia, recently presented community service awards at the Bolling Air Force Base Officers Club to D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Maurice T. Turner Jr., Washington Post columnist William J. Raspberry and David P. Crosby, past Grand Master of the Prince Hall Masons of the District of Columbia.
Turner, who was appointed D.C.'s 24th chief of police last July, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Club, the Washington Pigskin Club, and the Metropolitan Police Black Officials Organization, and is a Master Mason in Fellowship Lodge No. 26. Raspberry, whose column is nationally syndicated, won the Capital Press Club's Journalist of the Year award in 1965 for his coverage of the Watts riots in Los Angeles, and has also received awards from Lincoln University of Jefferson City, Mo., and the Baltimore/Washington Newspaper Guild. Crosby was Grand Master of the Prince Hall Masons during 1965 and 1966. During his administration, the Masonic Temple at 1000 U St. NW was renovated and modernized. He has been president of the Lay Council of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church for the past 10 years.