A Look Back
50 Years Ago
∎ The Rev. Vincent (Paul) Gerlock, OSB, of St. Anselm’s Abbey, Manchester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Gerlock of 50 Elizabeth St., Northampton, will be ordained to the holy priesthood as a monk of the Order of St. Benedict by the Most Rev. Ernest J. Primeau, STD bishop of Manchester, in the St. Anselm’s College Chapel on Ascension Thursday, May 23.
∎ The Serra Club of Holyoke and Northampton, the 239th such club, was formed here last night at ceremonies attended by 150 at the Hotel Northampton. George E. Frost, president of the Holyoke-Northampton Club, accepted the charter.
25 Years Ago
∎ There are stirrings of interest in Northampton and Amherst for an internationally known housing operation called Habitat for Humanity, a program based in part on the principle of “sweat equity.” One of Habitat’s goals is to eliminate substandard housing.
∎ A Northampton High School freshman is $250 richer after winning an art contest sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Physicians for Social Responsibility. Luke Cavagnac, 15, of 35 Winterberry Lane, was presented with his prize last night at a ceremony at the Iron Horse Cafe.
10 Years Ago
∎ University of Massachusetts Athletics Director Ian McCaw announced Wednesday afternoon that the Minuteman will be retained as the school’s athletic mascot — a reversal of a move to rename UMass teams the Gray Wolves that resulted in an intense public backlash.
∎ Gov. Mitt Romney renewed his battle against University of Massachusetts President William Bulger on Wednesday, abandoning virtually all of his higher education reform package, but keeping a measure designed to eliminate Bulger’s office. He insisted, however, that the attempt to remove Bulger was not personal.