Bro. Dwight L. Smith was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in Pennville Lodge No. 212 in 1934. He transferred his membership to Salem Lodge No. 21 the same year, and remained a member their until his death. He served as Worshipful Master of Salem Lodge in 1937 and as its Secretary for three years. He held honorary membership in 54 Indiana Lodges and in three Lodges in other jurisdictions. He was a member of the York Rite Bodies and the Valley of Indianapolis, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.  In 1949 he was coroneted a Thirty-Third Degree, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, A. A. S. R.  A Lodge of Research was founded in his honor in Indiana, and is on the web at

Whither Are We Traveling? (1963) Bro. Smith's paper on the decline of Freemasonry in America and how to rebuild it reads as if you are reading it today.