50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • December 17, 1970

School Board restores frosh sports - if there’s no extra cost 

Following a decision of the Newman-Gustine Joint Unified School District board of trustees Monday, frosh sports will be restored at Orestimba and Gustine High Schools - as long as there is no cost to the district. 

Board member Robert Maffei reported that the committee’s recommendation was that frosh sports should be carried out as an extension of the Junior varsity program, provided there was no cost. This would mean that coaching and referee services would have to be donated.

Maffei pointed out that if a frosh game could be arranged with another school, the frosh team could travel with the varsity and junior varsity teams. 

Jubilee films will be shown Monday

Relive a highlight of community activity.

That is the invitation extended to everyone by directors of the Chamber of Commerce who have arranged for a brief screening of slides provided by Lewis Elston of Newman’s Jubilee Celebration at Monday night’s meeting of the booster group.

In addition to the film feature, directors have lined up a busy agenda which includes a detailed description of a “telephone diverter” system that may very well serve this community in its efforts to improve service to the police and fire departments after normal working hours.

50 Years Ago From the Archives of The GUSTINE STANDARD • December 17, 1970

3-2 study experiment ends at high school

As Gustine High School completes the first stage of its three-two experiment this week, most teachers and students appeared enthusiastic over their experience with it.

A sophomore girl expressed the feeling of many students early this week when she said, “ Boy, its sure going to be dull going back to the same old routine again after Christmas!”

The three-two program involved a reorganization of the school’s schedule of classes, making the students’ experience similar, in many ways, to that of college students.

On Tuesday and Thursday under the plan, they were generally free to choose the classes they wished to attend from a relatively wide variety of class offerings. 

Kids Christmas parties set for this Saturday

Santa will be the guest of honor at two Christmas parties for kids on Saturday. The Gustine Chamber of Commerce and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will co-sponsor the first one, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Gustine High School.  The young party-goers will assemble in the high school auditorium, where movies have been especially ordered for their entertainment and after the show, they will file into the cafeteria where refreshments will awaiting them along with the piece de resistance - Old St. Nick himself.