Masonic Dinner Given For Herman Goetz
J. Herman Goetz, 839 Brookwood Pl., member of the clothing firm Lindenschmitt-Apfel & Co., was honored by Washtenaw Chapter No. 6 Royal Arch Masons at dinner held in the Masonic Temple last night.
Mr. Goetz, who has been a members of this charter for the past 37 years, served as its excellent high priest from 1922 to 1932 and as its secretary from Dec. 1, 1930, to Dec. 4, 1944.
Judge Jay H. Payne, past high priest for the Washtenaw chapter, presented Mr. Goetz with a certificate of appreciation signed by all of the past high priests under whom he had served as secretary. A life membership in the Washtenaw chapter and a past high priest's apron, the first of its kind to be awarded in Ann Arbor, were also given to Mr. Goetz by Judge Payne.
Harrison H. Caswell, past high priest of the chapter, opened the dinner program with an invocation. Short talks were given by August F. Schmidtke, present excellent high priest, and Paul P. Belser, grand master of the first veil of Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Michigan.
Following the dinner program class of candidates consisting of Virgil G. Brown, James E. Rose, and Harrison E. Waters were given the Royal Arch degree of royal arch masonry. The dinner was attended by approximately 100 royal arch masons from Ann Arbor and the surrounding territory.