ST. JOSEPH — When Walter Ignatovich joined the Masons in 1949, gasoline cost 17 cents a gallon, a new car could be bought for $1,400 and Harry Truman – a fellow mason – was in the White House.

“We were in good hands then,” commented Leonard Davis of the Grand Lodge of Michigan, who came to St. Joseph to present Ignatovich with his 70-year service pin.