After Fighting for Paradise Will Manus Finds Bliss on Table Tops
After World War II Adelphi College in Garden City, now Adelphi University, made the leap from women's college to a co-educational institution and to help it make it on the map in its new form the college began offering scholarships in sports like football. A young graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx, Will Manus, was offered one such scholarship and became one of about 100 men to about 500 women on the Garden City campus. Manus described it in his recent interview with Garden City Life as "a very colorful scene" and remembers his time living on campus and renting apartments in the surrounding area (one at 65 Terrace Avenue in Hempstead) during his four years fondly. In fact, after graduating in 1952 he remained on Long Island for a while and has continued to stay in touch with fellow alumni and professors.
Kailer Remembered by Community as Cause of Fire Investigated
Bernard J. Kailer, an 88-year-old widower (his wife died 20 years ago) known by neighbors in Garden City as a nice and quiet man who usually wintered in Florida, was pronounced dead at his home at 25 Cambridge Avenue in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 26. The fire reportedly began in the den of the first level of the split level house near the chair Kailer used to sit in to watch television and was detected by Garden City Police Officer Thomas Federlein at 12:08 a.m. as he drove through the neighborhood in his patrol car. The Garden City Police Department received the call at 12:10 a.m. and Engine 2 Company was on the scene at 12:13 a.m. Kailer was discovered in the kitchen on the second level of the house, but despite their efforts he could not be revived.
Recreation Department and GCAA News
Ping pong, nok hockey, table golf, and bumper pool will be among the many fun activities at the Seventh Grade Recreation Night to be held on Friday, Feb. 11 in the St. Paul's Field House from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Music will be provided by a D.J. Admission is $4, payable at the door. Refreshments will be sold for a nominal charge.
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