50 Years Ago
Archbishop Thomas J. Toolen presided over the 38th annual public celebration of the Feast of Christ the King. Thousands processed from St. Joseph Catholic Church to the Mobile Municipal Auditorium for religious services.
Archbishop Toolen was presented a check for $24,712.02 from the D.C.C.W. Burse Club by Mrs. Thomas Cannon of Montgomery.
St. Joan of Arc School in Mobile won first place in the Student Campaign for the United Fund. Eighth-grade students Anne Marie Thomas and Ricky Lilley represented the eighth-grade student promoters.
Fr. Patrick Henry Yancy, chairman of the Biology Department at Spring Hill College for 35 years, was buried on the grounds of the Spring Hill College in Mobile.
New officers of St. Patrick’s Blessed Virgin Society in Phenix City were: Mrs. William Beach, president; Mrs. Paul J. Miller Jr., vice president; Mrs. Habbard Esley Bell, secretary; and Mrs. Rose Zagar, treasurer.
Mrs. E. B. Meyercord, chairman of the advisory board of Providence Hospital, served as Master of Ceremonies at the official “topping off” ceremonies for the $9 million addition to the hospital.
25 Years Ago
Sr. Dina Buchheit, S.S.N.D., who served as teacher and principal at Our Lady of Lourdes School, died in Chatawa, Miss.
Fr. Mark I. Neske, director of vocations, announced that the Archdiocese of Mobile has 18 young men studying for the priesthood to serve the Archdiocese.
Br. Bernard Couvillion, a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Spring Hill College, was elected Superior General of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.
Krystal Smeraglia has the distinct honor of being the first girl altar server to assist at Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Fr. Timothy Deasy was pastor.
June Smith of the Dothan Deanery presented Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb a check for $81,001.14 from the Burse Club for the education of priests at the 59th annual convention held in Dothan.
Catholic High, Montgomery, held homecoming activities with Jenny Schroll being crowned homecoming queen.
Assumption Catholic Church in Selma, celebrated 125 years of the faith community.
Fr. Paul G. Zoghby, associate pastor of St. Mary Parish, Mobile, was the homilist for the traditional Mass at the Catholic Cemetery.
Kathleen Mulroy was elected Queen of the McGill-Toolen homecoming court.
Bradley Sanders Jr., of McGill-Toolen High School, received national honors for his essay at the Freedoms Foundation and received the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Honor Medal.
—Anne Baggett compiles information for Looking Back from past issues of this newspaper. Anne is a member of St. Mary Parish in Mobile.