Manhattan’s 95th Alumni Banquet
Manhattan College’s 95th annual banquet of the Alumni Society was held on February 1, 1964. With 12,000 alums strong, this society has been described as the oldest Catholic college alumni organization in the US, tracing its formation to 1869.
FSC, March 1964, p. 4.
Lincoln Hall 100
The special Mass for the 100th anniversary (1863-1963) of Lincoln Hall (NY) will be celebrated on January 11 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral by Cardinal Spellman, with the sermon by Archbishop (later Cardinal) O’Boyle of Washington. New York Newsletter, December 1, 1963, p. 1. Following the Mass, a reception was held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
New York Newsletter, February 1, 1964, p. 11.
ARCHIVIST’S NOTE: Lincoln Hall began its legacy as the New York Catholic Protectory, but in the early 1900s its ministry moved to Lincolndale, NY.
Baltimore District Begins Accepting “Working Brothers”
The Baltimore District Council decided that the district should begin to accept candidates who would be “working Brothers” (young men would enter the Brothers’ community life but who would specialize in technical and specialized work and not classroom instruction as such).
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, February 1963, p. 1.
New LI-NE School in New Haven
The Brothers of the LINE District will begin a new ministry at St. Bernard’s HS in New Haven (CT) in September 1964, but the boys will eventually shift from this school to a brand-new structure several years later in Uncasville (between New Haven and Norwich).
LINE Newsletter, January 1, 1964, p. 2.
New Engineering Building at Manhattan
The new engineering building at Manhattan College was being readied for occupancy over the Christmas break. Both the old nuclear reactor (first in NYC) and the new one will be located in the engineering building.
New York Newsletter, January 1, 1964, pp. 2-3, and also March 1, 1964, p. 13.
St. Raphael Grads All Run for Office
What are the chances? Four graduates of St. Raphael’s (Pawtucket, RI), each one from the Class of 1952 and each one from the homeroom of Br. Cosmas Francis (1951-52), all ran for the same office — against each other! Emerging victorious was Paul Fournier.
FSC, March 1964, p. 1.
La Salle College Guests
Recent guests to La Salle College include Count Basie and his full orchestra presenting a performance, and also Sargent Shriver, director of the Peace Corps, giving an address.
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, December 1963, p. 6.
Good Shepherd Wing to Open
New York Newsletter, February 1, 1964, p. 8.
New Science Building in Miami
The new science building at La Salle HS in Miami is now occupied and is a pleasure to the science teachers who planned it. Both the science building and the new field house will be dedicated on February 4.
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, December 1963, p. 7, and also January 1964, p. 5.
Spellman Choir to Sing at NY World Fair
The choir of Cardinal Spellman HS will sing at the New York state building at the New York World’s Fair on April 28.
New York Newsletter, March 1, 1964, p. 6.
Central Catholic’s Debate Tournament Wins & Attendance
Central Catholic High’s debate tournament was attended by 50 high schools from 7 states; Central won both first place cups.
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, December 1963, p. 7.
Industrial Arts at La Salle Albany
A new industrial arts program will start at La Salle School (Albany) during the early months of 1964.
New York Newsletter, February 1, 1964, p. 5.
St. Joseph Detroit to Close
St. Joseph HS (Detroit) has entered its final semester. It will close in June because of declining enrollment; many of the underclassmen will transfer to De La Salle Collegiate.
New York Newsletter, February 1, 1964, p. 6.
Korean War Memorial Medals Awarded
Mr. Halsey McGovern, during a special parade at St. John’s College HS (Washington), presented military medals to three outstanding cadets in memory of his two sons, both St. John’s grads, who had been killed in the Korean War.
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, December 1963, p. 8; and also FSC, March 1964, p. 1
Lincoln Hall Dog Story Featured
The West Coast edition of This Week magazine recently ran a two-page feature on the caring-for-dogs aspect of the program at Lincoln Hall. Two spinoffs: several Beverly Hills residents offered their dogs to Lincoln Hall, and there was some buzz about a possible film about this ministry.
New York Newsletter, January 1964, p. 7.
New Beds at St. Gabe’s
All of the 164 boys at St. Gabriel’s Hall (Audubon, PA) have new Hollywood beds, with bookcase headboards.
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, January 1964, p. 6.
Brother’s House Declared a Mansion
It was revealed that the Brothers’ house at St. John’s Parish School (Kingsbridge) has been declared a typical mansion of the early 1900s. Originally located on Kingsbridge Ave., it was moved to Godwin Terrace circa 1910.
New York Newsletter, March 1, 1964, p. 10.
Ready for a Hootenanny!
“A Hootenanny assembly was held with requests for more” at St. John’s (Washington). The student council and dramatics department of West Catholic staged its first hootenany as well. A hootenanny was held at Lincoln Hall for the cottage residents.
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, January 1964, p. 7. Newsbriefs of Baltimore, February 1964, p. 8. New York Newsletter, January 1, 1964, p. 7.
ARCHIVIST’S NOTE: Circa 1962-1965, hootenanies were popular concerts featuring folk music songs, balanced on occasion with some sing-along hits.
New Baltimore School
The Baltimore District anticipates the opening of a new Lasallian school in Glen Burnie (Baltimore suburb) to open in 1966 with a freshman class, and expand gradually to 1000 students and 25 Brothers.
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, February 1964, p. 1.
ARCHIVIST’S NOTE: This school did open (as Martin Spalding HS), but the Christian Brothers disengaged all involvement at some point before it began.
New Gym at St. Peter’s HS
The new McDonnell Memorial Gym at St. Peter’s HS (Staten Island) is progressing well.
New York Newsletter, January 1, 1964, p. 6.
Holy Name Moves
New York Newsletter, January 1, 1964, p. 9.
Peter Connell BFSC Request
The New York District has received permission from the institute in Rome to grant benefactor (BFSC) status to Mr. Peter Connell, the brother of Br. Chrysostom Basil.
New York Newsletter, December 1, 1963, p. 2.
Pearl Buck Friend Receives La Salle Award
Noted columnist Art Buchwald received the annual Collegian award from the student newspaper at La Salle College. Buchwald’s friend, Pearl Buck (Nobel Prize winner) joined the reception and dinner held by the Collegian.
Newsbriefs of Baltimore, February 1964, p. 6.
La Salle Oakdale Library
A new library will be built at La Salle Academy, Oakdale (Long Island).
LINE Newsletter, January 1, 1964, p. 4.
Mater Christi Christmas Fest
Mater Christi HS held its first musical Christmas festival, with the combined glee clubs and orchestras performing before an SRO crowd in the auditorium.
LINE Newsletter, January 1, 1964, p. 9.
New! Walnut Paneling at La Salle College Chapel
The Brothers’ chapel at La Salle College now has newly-installed walnut paneling.