50 Years Ago

From the Archives of The West Side Index, May 29, 1969

City Water Tower Found Badly In Need of Repair

Sudden shock hit those at the City Council meeting Tuesday night when a representative of the California Tank & Steel Company presented a list of deficiencies needing correction in and on the city water tower and tank.

The tank firm is presently working out a $6,796.00 contract for cleaning and painting the tall tank and tower and the list of deficiencies outlined covered the bad conditions that were encountered and it was strongly recommended that certain structural repairs be made.

Mayor Howard Hill said that his learning of the condition of the lower part of the tank in particular, “came as a shock” and he urged that the Council authorize this portion to be immediately repaired with other matters possibly taken care of over the next year or so.  

Stuhr Road Rebuilding Contract $225,998.50

In what Stanislaus County Public Works Director Richard Barhite estimates to be the county’s largest single road project rebuilding four miles of Stuhr Road between Highway 33 and the West Side Freeway is expected to get started almost immediately.

County Supervisors last week awarded a $225,998.50 contract to A. Teichert & Son of Stockton for the work.

The roadway, which is the Newman access to the West Side Freeway, was badly damaged by heavy equipment during the building of the freeway and the California Aqueduct and has deteriorated considerably since then.

In addition to the rebuilding, the hazardous s-curve between Jorgensen and Bell Roads will be eliminated and straighten out the approach to the bridge crossing at the Delta-Mendota Canal.

Memorial Day Menu at Loyd’s Super Market

Lamb Chops………..$0.89/1lb

Corn Flakes………2 for $0.89

Liquid Detergent…..$0.89

50 Years Ago

From the Archives of The Gustine Standard, May 29, 1969

4th of July Contestants Must Observe Deadlines

Activity is Beginning to hum in preparation for this year’s Fourth of July Celebration.

Mrs. Hester Kuhlemeier, secretary of the Celebration Committee, reported this week that so far 18 entries have been received for the “Big Parade,” one candidate for the Bathing Beauty contest has signed up, and enthusiasm is beginning to build.

Community Club Awards 8 Scholarships

Eight scholarships were awarded by the Gustine Community Club a their recent meeting.

Scholarship winners from this year’s high school graduating class are: Ann Marie Avila, Deborah Brewer, Thomas Hayes, and Tim Stephens.

Winning scholarships for the second year were: Ramona Lunsford, and Barbara Zanini.

The scholarships are part of the Community Club’s Youth Foundation program.

Playing This Week At The West Side Theatre

“Sam Whiskey”


“Play Dirty”

Starting Friday

“Bullitt” starring Steve McQueen