50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index December 2, 1971

 

Christmas seal sale reaches 50% of goal 

Mrs. Ralph Crow and Dr. W.S. Thompson, Christmas Seal Campaign Chairmen for the Newman Crows Landing areas have announced that the 1971 Seal Campaign has now reached 50 percent of its 1971 goal.

Mrs. Crow and Dr. Thompson said that the Arden House standards which have long been accepted as the yardstick for measuring tuberculosis cases within communities in the United States that no more that 20 active cases of TB perp 100,000 population should be acceptable. Stanislaus County with 52 active cases in 1970 exceeded this standard by 30 percent.

NCL trustees look for district head 

The Newman _crows Landing Unified School District board of trustees met in special meeting Monday night and adopted an announcement of vacancy for the district Superintendent for the new district.

Trustees directed Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Neal Wade to have tree announcement distributed all county offices and interested persons.

In the announcement, the trustees stated that they would like the person chosen as superintendent to be available by March 1, 1972, at least ion a part-time basis. However, the statement added that the trustees realize that this might not be possible. 

Sam’s Food Town 

Bananas……………………….….3lbs. for 39¢

Sliced Pineapples……………..….4 for 99¢

Whole Kernel Corn………………5 for 99¢

Floor wax………………………..$1.09

Spray Starch…………………….2 for 89¢

Pine-Sol………………………….69¢

Swiss Steak………………………98¢/Lb.

Cube Steak………………………$1.29/Lb.

Spareribs…………………………69¢/Lb.

50 Years Ago From the Archives of  The Gustine Standard December 2, 1971

Gala Christmas parade to open holiday season

A community Christmas parade, sponsored by the Gustine Chamber of Commerce, will start at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Gustine High School Redskin Marching Band at eh head.

Participating in the parade will also be the Gustine elementary School Band, a Junior rhythm band composed of three to six year old children, high school and elementary school cheer leading groups and any Gustine area children who would like to be included. 

Chamber President Mrs. Katherine Levine said that any child costumed or not, would be welcomed to march in the parade and be eligible for the drawing at the end of the march to determine who will have the honor to turning on the Fire Department Christmas tree lights, signaling the beginning of the Christmas season here.

Al Goman appointed to selective service board 

Mayor Al Goman was appointed this week to the Merced County Selective Service Board by President Nixon. He was recommended for the post by all three Merced County Superior Court Judges and Gov. ronald Reagan.

Mayor Goman becomes the first “WestSide” member of the five man board since the lat R.S. “Woody” Woodruff served in 1948.

He has been a resident of Gustine since 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy fro July, 1941, to May, 1946, with overseas duty in the South Pacific Theater.

Retailers must post prices 

Retailers are required to prominently post base prices of goods offered for sale at their place of business by Jan. 1, 1972, according to R.F. Harless, District Director of the Internal Revenue Service for Northern California.

In making the new ruling public, Harless said that the regulation was decided by the Presidents price Commission and announced in Washington, D.C. under the present period of Economic control which began Sunday, Nov. 14.

Harless explained that retailers must display base prices on those 40 items in each department which have the highest sales volume or those items which account for 50 percent of the total sales in each department, whichever is less.