50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index, January 22, 1970

Fishing is good if you’re overchuting 

Fishing is good, access convenient, safety appreciated, comfort enjoyed.

Anglers have found this to be true as they visit the California Aqueduct which starts in the Delta region northwest of Tracy, runs southward along the foothills of the Coast Range in this area and eventually will reach deeply into southern California, carrying precious water districts in the dire need of moisture. It also harbors fish for the eager fishermen, thus providing an additional source of catching the finny beauties who were rather small when tossed into the stream by the huge pumps located at the delta and then grew up rapidly. 

Fund drive to push De-unification move 

San Francisco Attorney Alan Marer told nearly 100 persons that gathered at Gustine High School auditorium to push for the de-unification of the Newman-Gustine Joint Unified School District that on the basis of what is know that a good case could be put together by his firm and could be looked upon favorably by the State Board of Education. However, he told those assembled that he would first have to make a detailed study of the district situation before it could be determined if the de-unification process could be pursued successfully. After hearing the remarks of the attorney a committee was formed to represent the seven districts, although a representative was not named for Newman that night and none had been announced at press time yesterday.

50 Years Ago From the Archives of The Gustine Standard, January 22, 1970

Dads hear plans for 1970 street construction 

City street construction plans for this year were discussed by the Gustine City Dads at their meeting Monday night, however, no action was taken to formulate a definite program.

Also, following a public hearing, Council adopted a resolution to annex the property bounded by East Avenue, Carnation Road, and Wallis Avenue, amounting to 3.126 acres. No one appeared to protest the annexation.

The Dads also adopted a resolution authorizing an agreement with Merced County to allow the county to conduct the 1970 city election scheduled for April 14. The election will be to elect three councilmen for four year terms. Councilmen whose terms expire this year are Mayor Dan Galatro, Ward Bull and John McKim.

Airport Commission re-appointed

Gustine’s five airport commissioners were re-appointed Monday night by city council to serve another one-year term. The panel of private pilots has served in an advisory capacity to the council since 1967. The commissioners are Alan McDowell, a rancher; Dr. Floyd Koebel, veterinarian; Manuel Azevedo Jr., merchant; Quentin Freeman, Avoset employee; all of Gustine, and Fred Lucas, real estate broker of Newman.