50 Years Ago Clergy appointments included: Rev. Joseph Couture, S.S.F., pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish, Mon Luis Island and St. Margaret Parish, Fowl River; Rev. William LePage, S.S.F., assistant pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Selma; and Rev. James G. Walsh, C.S.P., director of communications for the Diocese.
50 Years Ago Archbishop Thomas J. Toolen offered a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral on the occasion of his 60th anniversary in the priesthood. A reception followed at Portier Center at McGill Institute. Mrs. E. F. Mitchell presided at the Burse Club meeting/luncheon at the Visitation Monastery. Msgr. Oscar Lipscomb was a speaker for the occasion.
50 Years Ago Newly elected officers of Mobile General Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus were: Eddie Guidry Jr., faithful navigator; Green T. Waggener, faithful captain; Joseph V. Torrans, faithful pilot; Clarence Barrios, faithful sentinel; Paul Oates, faithful sentinel; and Ralph Leek, faithful scrib.
50 Years Ago Clergy appointments included: Rev. Wilbur T. Kissell, assistant pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, Mobile; Rev. Hugh N. Maguire, pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish, Troy; Rev. Kenneth Klepac, assistant pastor of St. Matthew Parish, Mobile; Rev. Joseph Carney, assistant pastor, St. Mary Parish, Mobile;
50 Years Ago Steve Schroll, Montgomery Catholic High School junior, was voted MVP in basketball on the Montgomery all-metro team in Class AAA. Mike Baxley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baxley, and a junior at McGill-Toolen, was notified of his acceptance as a member of the 1970 United States of America School Band. The band was scheduled to tour England, Scotland and Ireland.
50 Years Ago The Knights of the Altar of St. Pius X Parish in Mobile attended the annual Passion Sunday Retreat. Providence Hospital School of Nursing senior Linda Reid Vogtner was selected “Miss AANS” at the convention of the Alabama Association of Nursing Students in Birmingham.
50 Years Ago Mrs. Gerald Chamberland and Miss Patsy Melton were recognized at award night as Outstanding Students at St. Margaret Hospital School of Nursing in Montgomery. Vincentian Fathers of the diocese were pictured concelebrating Mass with the Provincial Superior Rev. James C. Collings, C.M., at St. Michael Church in Auburn.