50 Years Ago From the Archives of The West Side Index • JANUARY 7, 1971

City asks for dump variance 

Next Wednesday the City of Newman will ask the Stanislaus County Air Pollution Control Appeals Board for variance in pollution control regulations to continue dump burning for a time. The Newman City Council decided to ask for the variance because the Regional Water quality Control Board recently refused to approve the Greer property as a dump area for garbage and other degradable wastes. The variance in the pollution control regulations is needed until a new dump site can be obtained. Patterson is also asking for a variance.

Woman’s Club slates first meet

The Newman Woman’s Club has scheduled its first meeting of the new year for next Thursday, January 14 at 2 p.m. at the Community Club House.

Members are requested to bring white elephants to the meeting. There will be a silent auction and the proceeds are earmarked for “Meals for Millions,” a project of the Federation of Women’s Clubs. 

Anyone having antiques or hobbies to display are asked to bring them to the meeting. Yearbooks are at the Newman Public Library. Any member who has not received her copy may get one from Mrs. Delia Powell at the library.

50 Years Ago From the Archives of The GUSTINE STANDARD • JANUARY 7, 1971

Council lauds Murry for service to Gustine 

Members of Gustine City Council paid tribute Monday night to George C. Murry, who resigned his city attorney post to become Merced County’s third Superior Court Judge. A resolution was read by Mayor Al Goman commending Murry for his work during the past 18 years and each councilman made his own personal remarks lauding the attorney. Accepting Murry’s resignation Mayor Goman said, “with regret, but too with happiness that you have attained your new role in the field of law.”  Murry will take the oath of  his new office tomorrow afternoon at the courthouse in Merced.