50 Years Ago
Rev. Finbar Desmond was appointed administrator of St. Andrew Parish, Montgomery.
Officers of the Catholic Nurses Association were: Mrs. Louise McKean, president; Mrs. Mary Brown, first vice president; Mrs. Johnnie Sherman, second vice president; Mrs. Tia Hutchisson, secretary; Miss Sylvia Ann Eltz, Mrs. Celine Kahalley, Miss Gloria Barahona and Sister Mary Ann R.S.M. board members.
New coaches added to the McGill football staff were Marvin Cornelius and Tommy Gene Dearmon.
Owen E. Courtney of St. Bede Parish was named chairman of the Chapel Fund Program for the Central Alabama District.
Rev. Lambert Dorn, S.J., celebrated the Golden Anniversary of his entry into the Jesuit Order.
Sister Evangelista, S.L., celebrated her Golden Jubilee at St. Peter Parish, Montgomery. Fr. Jules Kessing gave the homily.
Robert T. Moran served as president of the Central Alabama Holy Name Society.
Officers of the Ladies of Columbus Council 666 were: Mrs. J. A. Wall, president; Mrs. F. J. Calagaz Jr., vice president; Mrs. W. F. Case, recording secretary; Mrs. Lee Leavitt, III, corresponding secretary; Mr. M. F. Tew, treasurer; Mrs. Margaret Roles, trustee; and Mrs. P. J. Maguire Jr., parliamentarian.
Serving as charter officers of the Like E. Hart Council 5636 Knights of Columbus were; Jack M. Wall, faithful navigator; Joseph E. Binker, faithful captain; James J. Kearns, faithful admiral; Conrad J. Proventher, faithful pilot; James M. Marks, faithful scribe; John D. Monohan, faithful purser; Richard K. Farwell, inner sentinel; Robert C. Schwarz, outer sentinel; Edward J. Galvin, faithful comptroller; and Jack K. Hyde, Michael J. Truckey and Robert Fody, trustees.
25 Years Ago
Msgr. Joseph W. Lyons celebrated 60 years of priestly ministry at a special celebration held at Eulalia Church in Winchester, Ma. Fr. David Tellier and Father Patrick Gallagher gave the honoree a special tribute.
Dr. Thomas L. Doyle was honored by the 1973 Class at Catholic High School, Montgomery, for all he had done for them as principal. Presenting the honor was Jane Mastin, class president.
Mark Priede, former Spring Hill Badger golfer and a 1964 graduate, was named both the men’s and women’s head coach.
Fr. Patrick Maher celebrated his 43rd anniversary of priestly ordination at a reception held at St. Bede, Montgomery.
John Walton, president of Central Bank of the South, Montgomery, presented a check for $48,000 to help repair the St. Jude Apartments.
Jerome Henley, District Deputy of the Mobile Knights of Columbus, presented a $2,000 check to Dr. Donna Power, chairman of McGill-Toolen’s Adaptive Education Program to be used for the program.
The Upward Bound program at Spring Hill College produced significant results in its 26th year including a 100 percent college admission rate by Mobile area high school seniors enrolled in the program.
— Anne Baggett compiles information for Looking Back from past issues of this newspaper. Anne is a member of St. Mary Parish in Mobile.
50 Years Ago