50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • AUGUST 27, 1970

Local tax rate may raise with school deunification 

According to figures and estimates compiled by Merced County Assistant Superintendent of Schools Jack Boyd, tax rates might rise with deunification.

Boyd presented model budgets for the two proposed districts at a study meeting of the Merced County Committee on School District Organization Monday night. 

The budgets were drawn up using current enrollment, assessed valuation, outstanding debts, and salary figures. The budgets also took into consideration present staff, equipment and buildings.

$209,563 city budget gets council approval

The City of Newman will spend more than it takes in during the 1970-71 fiscal year, according to the budget passed Tuesday night by the City Council. The adopted budget calls for expenditures of $209,563. The expected income is $184,605, with another $20,000 coming from gasoline tax, but limited to use for street construction. 

Several of the budget items are for repairs, replacements and one time expenses. of paints will be needed to complete the painting. 

50 Years Ago From the Archives of The GUSTINE STANDARD • AUGUST 27, 1970

Street dance Saturday night

Saturday night is the big night-- the night of the Western Street Dance sponsored by the Gustine Chamber of Commerce. The dance will take place right on Main Street - a blocked off section of Fifth Street just north of its intersection with Fourth Avenue. Tickets will be available there at $2 per couple. Persons planning to buy tickets in advance may purchase them at Joe’s Cohn’s or at the Mission Realty, Music will be provided by Marty and the Mavericks, a Castle Air Force Base group which appeared recently at the Merced County Fair. 

25 prizes offered in hole in one tournament

A total of 25 prizes, with the possibility of more to come, have been supplied by local merchants for the annual Boys’ Baseball Association “Hole-in-One” tournament scheduled for Saturday and Sunday on the Gustine High School baseball field.

The top prize, $250, will be awarded for a hole-in-one. It was awarded for the first time last year by coach Jerry McAdam of Gustine High.

The first prize, to be awarded to the person who comes closest to a hole-in-one, provided none is scored, will be $100 cash.