50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index, November 6, 1969

Teachers, classified salaries topic tonight 

Some one hundred residents have answered the call of the governing board of Newman-Gustine Joint Unified School District and have essentially formed citizen’s advisory group to recommend what can be done to solve or at least help, for the present, the financial problems of the district. 

This came about on Monday night when a group of citizens representing each segment of the sprawling district gathered at the Orestimba High School multi-purpose room and after considerable discussion that ran a two hour gamut of teachers salaries to de-unification decided to set forth four major topics of discussion the first of which is scheduled for tonight, Thursday, at the Gustine High School Cafeteria. 

District to negotiate lower water cost 

A wide range of water rates being paid by the Newman-Gustine Joint Unified School District will come before the Newman City Council next week at the request of the school district, which is look into various money matters in an attempt to ease some of its financial problems.  Water rates being paid district communities was a topic of a recent meeting of the school governing board and supt. John Duncan was asked to appear before the Newman City Council and attempt to negotiate lower rates when it was apparent that the metered water rates being charged in Newman were considerably higher than other communities providing service to district schools. 

Green tomatoes keep heading for nation’s market 

Harvesting of green tomatoes is continuing here at Dimare Bros for shipment to fresh markets.

The local shipper is going at a high pace, shipping some 12,000, 20, 30 and 40 pound cartons a day. 

The green tomatoes are being shipped by trucks and rails cars to all parts of the country, according to Tom Dimare, manager of Dimare operations here. 

50 Years Ago From the Archives of  The Gustine Standard, November 6, 1969

City council gives okeh to rezoning three lots

Hearing no words of opposition at a public hearing Monday night, Gustine’s city council approved a request for rezoning of three lots on Sixth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue. 

The request, made by Dr. Warren Wagers, was that the three be rezoned from R-3 to R-4 in order to permit the construction of a senior citizens’ boarding home. The council also approved the annexation of two pieces of property on the south end of town one on the southwest corner and the other near the southeast corner of the city. 

Citizens’ group meets tonight at high school

A citizens’ advisory group to study problems of the Newman-Gustine Joint Unified School District will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. In the Gustine High School cafeteria.

Specific items on the agenda include a discussion of teachers’ salaries, pay for classified employees, and staff recruitment. The public is invited to hear and join the discussion. 

Dr. Lorin McBride and Mrs. James Crow of Crows Landing are acting as co-chairmen of the citizens’ group. 

City band has $1000 offered 

All that remains for the Gustine City Band to do to get about a dozen new uniforms is to pick up $1,000 from the Chamber of Commerce, find a tape measure, use it and order the uniforms.

The chamber noted officially Tuesday night that it had the money for band, and chamber members were told that the band had been so notified. The chamber had half of the money all along, but it spent several months talking the Gustine City Council out of another $500 so it could pay for the dozen uniforms. The council approved the expenditure at its last meeting, the money coming from budgeted promotion funds.