50 years ago

From the archives of The West Side Index, March 20, 1969

Orestimba’s John Moe to play with All-Stars — Orestimba High star linebacker John Moe becomes the first local gridder to be selected to the Northern California All-Star game. The game will be played in Hughes Stadium in Sacramento with a capacity crowd of some 25,000 expected to attend.

Franzen renews call for dam on Orestimba Creek — Downstream flooding that caused considerable damage during recent storms has prompted Supervisor James Franzen to call again for construction of a federal flood retention dam on Orestimba Creek. It is Franzen’s opinion that a retention dam similar to that constructed near Los Banos should be built and would pore to be equally valuable to the West Side area. Also proposed has been a smaller dam closer to the aqueduct, which is west of the West Side Freeway, to provide a scenic and aquatic rest area for travelers to be combined with the overnight camper-trailer area planned for freeway travelers at the creek.

Hospital average is 14 patients a day — Statistics compiled by Mrs. Grayce Husman, administrator of the West Side Community Hospital, reveal that average daily occupancy of the Medical-Surgical section during 1968 was 72 percent and in the Obstetrics section 19 percent. The hospital averaged 14.5 patients per day for the year.

Showing this weekend at the West Side Theatre: 

“A Lovely Way To Die,” starring Kirk Douglas, Sylva Koscina and Eli Wallach

“Sons of Katie Elder,” starring John Wayne

“High Commissioner,” starring Rod Taylor and Christopher Plummer

“The Pink Jungle,” starring James Garner, George Kennedy and Eva Renzi

All Spanish Show: The Jungle Book plus Charlie The Lonesome Cougar

50 years ago

From the archives of The Gustine Standard, March 20, 1969

Womens Missionary Council praised for ‘penny’ float — Although they didn’t bring home the prize for the best float, the nine members of the Gustine Assembly of God Womens Missionary Council attending the Womens Missionary Council Convention at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento last week received many favorable comments for the one they made and submitted as a part of the “Parade of Pennies.” A total of two million, one hundred and forty-seven thousand, nine hundred pennies, and equivalent of $21,479 was donated for a military service center in Bangkok, Thailand.

Williams to head Lions — Ed Williams, Gustine High School science teacher, was elected president of the Gustine Lions Club this week. He will succeed Joe Martinho, Jr., and the exchange of officers will take place July 1. Also Elected to office were the following Lions: Bob Bizzini, first vice president; Al Lopes, second vice president; Clarence Gomes, third vice president; George Schmidt, secretary; Al Nervino, treasurer; Jim Brudenell, Lion Tamer. 

Police pension plan gets ‘green light’ from dads — Members of the Gustine Police Department are one step nearer to having a pension plan. Gustine City Council Monday night reviewed the actual report and then approved unanimously a resolution of intent to proceed and participate in the retirement program.

On sale this week at National Market on Fifth Street in Gustine:

Ground beef.....three pounds for $1

Folger’s coffee.........one pound, $1

Banquet frozen TV dinners....39 cents each