50 Years Ago
Mrs. E. B. Meyercord, advisory council general chairman of Providence Hospital, announce the following new board members: Frank H. Brown, John Fay, Y. D. Lott, H. Ray McGuire and Stewart Thames.
Sister Mary Jilian Griffin of the high school faculty of St. Jude in Montgomery made her final profession of vows as a Vincentian Sister of Charity.
Knights of Columbus Council No. 4888 in Mobile elected new officers: Grand Knight Stanley Bagial; Deputy Grand Knight, Robert Hoover; Chancellor, Mark Molyneaux; Advocate, Tom Gengo; Warden, Ray Roser; Inside Guard, Ross Hutchinson; Outside Guard, Richard Cuny; and Trustee, Paul Wood.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for an $8 million expansion at Providence Hospital.
Mrs. A. J. Amos, president of the Mobile District Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, was named Chairman of the 33rd annual Conference to take place in Mobile. Mrs. J. Frank Jones was named co-chairman.
Andre Marcellus Bohannon was appointed Education Administrator for St. Jude High School. Enrollment of 282 students included 69 seniors.
Dr. Keith Cooper of Robertsdale portrays King Arthur in the Mobile Theater Guild presentation of “Camelot.” Queen Guinevere was enacted by Linda Wynn.
Members of the faculty of St. Bede were honored with a “pot-luck” supper under the direction of James Sadie, president.
25 Years Ago
Father Sidney A. Tonsmiere, S.J., celebrated 50 years of service as a Jesuit priest with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mobile.
Sister Ramona Marie Robert, S.L., former teacher at Bishop Toolen High School, died at the Sisters of Loretto Retirement Home in El Paso, Texas.
The Cathedral Place, an apartment building for the elderly in downtown Mobile, announced the need for a security fence.
Balloons were everywhere at the Sacred Heart Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor in celebration of Odina Lamoreux’s 104th birthday.
The Spring Hill College community mourned the loss of the Rev. Alfred Oscar Lambeau, S.J., one of the college’s most cherished family members. At the time of his death Fr. Lambeau was professor emeritus of foreign languages.
District Master Michael N. Renda presented the Knight of the Year Award to the family of District Marshall Leonard Harvey who had died earlier in the year.
Jacquelyn J. Grant assumed leadership of St. Joseph Catholic School. The pastor was Rev. William Hogan, S.S.J.
Lawrence Auer, a native of Queensland, Australia, was named the new Spring Hill College Golf coach.
Selected as McGill-Toolen cheerleaders for 1993-94 were Maureen Mulroy, Stacey Omzimee, Kathleen Mulroy, Ainiece Wood, Elizabeth Hartmann, Cindy Hickman, Lacey Elder, Aimee Conner, Jana Hendrichsen, Cameron Presley, Shauna Strickland and Kim Vogtner.
— Anne Baggett compiles information for Looking Back from past issues of this newspaper. Anne is a member of St. Mary Parish in Mobile.