50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • APRIL 18, 1971

Supervisors may get salary increase

Newman’s County Supervisor James Franzen has come up with a plan that might result in a pay raise for the supervisors. Franzen introduced the plan at a recent Board meeting and it was accepted. Under the plan, a “ blue ribbon,” committee will be appointed by the Board to study the question of a pay hike. At present the supervisors receive a salary of $750 a month or $9,000 a year. Should the committee suggest an increase, it will have to be approved by a county referendum. This will be the first time the supervisors have had to go to county voters for a raise. Until the last election, salary increases for the board were recommended by the county grand jury and approved by the state legislature.

Egg hunting for youngsters on Saturday 

The youngsters of Newman will meet at the school ground in back of the swimming pool on Saturday, April 10, to take part in the annual American Legion Easter Egg Hunt.

Any youngster, 12 years of age or younger, is eligible to take part at 10 a.m. There will be a number of prize eggs and lucky winners who find them will receive prizes given out by a ember of the Easter Egg Hunt Committee. All Legionnaires will meet at the Community Hall on Friday evening at 7 p.m. to color the 90 dozen eggs purchased by the Newman American Legion. Refreshments will be served during the evening.

50 Years Ago From the Archives of The GUSTINE STANDARD • APRIL 18, 1971

Council adopts policy to provide jail attendants

Prisoners at the city jail will be attended at all time as a result of a new policy adopted Monday night by members of the city council. Recently the city’s insurance carrier ruled that unattended prisoners created a liability hazard and that unless supervision was afforded, they would cancel that portion of the city’s liability insurance. Previous to the new policy, most prisoners were transported to either Merced or Los Banos. This will continue to take place however, during the time they are in jail here, a custodian will have to be on the premises.

Easter egg hunt here Saturday

Children 12 years or younger are invited to the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Saturday on the high school football field at 10 a.m. Very small children who are not sure what it’s all about may bring mothers, fathers or big brothers of sisters to help them. Prizes will be given to children who find special eggs hidden among the regular Easter eggs.