50 Years Ago

From the Archives of The West Side Index, May 1, 1969

Welcome Plan For Newcomers

A move to renew the community program of welcoming new residents has received the enthusiastic support of directors of the Newman Chamber of Commerce. Directors learned at their Monday night meeting that the Junior Women’s Club has (expressed) interest in a solely localized program with local merchants and others to be encouraged to assist. 

Franzen Named To National Committee

West Side Supervisor James Franzen has been named to the Welfare Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties. Franzen joins Supervisor Vance Webb of Kern County as the two members from California to the 18-man national committee. Purpose of the committee is to make recommendations concerning welfare on the national level to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Honor Banquet For OHS Academic Students

Forty-four Orestimba students will be honored and award presentations will be made next Monday evening when Orestimba High School will hold its second annual Academic Honors Banquet at the Von Renner School multipurpose room beginning at 7 p.m. In order to be eligible to attend the event, students must meet the following stipulations: 1 - have had a grade point average of 3.43 for the first semester; 2 - be taking four academic courses; 3 - scored over the 60% on National Achievement tests; 4 - have had a high ranking from the teachers on the faculty; 5 - have had a high ranking from the administration in citizenship, service and participation.

From the classifieds:

“For rent - furnished one-bedroom apartments including water, garbage. $55 per month.”

“Nice two-bedroom home in choice T Street location. Tiled kitchen and bath. Fireplace, TV antenna. Drapes and carpets included. ONLY $14,000.”

“Sorry Sal is now a merry gal. She used Blue Luster and upholstery cleaner. Rent electric shampooer, $1.”

50 Years Ago

From the Archives of The Gustine Standard, May 1, 1969

High School Stock Show Rated as ‘Great Show’

“A great show,” was the most popular comment about the Gustine High School’s 42nd annual Livestock Show that was held in the school gym Monday.

In Monday night’s competition, Scott Souza won the 4-H Novice Sheep Showmanship, Greg Gomes, won the FFA Dairy  Showmanship, Mike Vierra took top honors in 4-H Sheep Showmanship and David DeSilva went on to win the FFA Round Robin Showmanship where swine, beef, dairy and sheep showmanship champions competed.

Keith Noble won theFFA Beef Showmanship, David Medeiros took 4-H Beef Showmanship, Mike Vierra won 4-H Dairy Showmanship; Bill Nunes won FFA Swine Showmanship, and Mike Vierra won the Round Robin 4-H Showmanship trophy. 

Bertha Hansen Selected To Attend Girls State

Bertha Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hansen, will be Gustine High School’s representative to Girls State this summer.

She will spend a week with other girls selected from all over the state of California in convention on a college campus not yet announced. During the week, the girls, in effect, form their own state, electing complete panels of officers and learning how the American system of government works from the ground up.

Bertha, a straight A member of the California Scholastic Federation, is president of the junior class and has just been elected to serve as a song leader on Gustine High’s cheerleading squad during the next school year.

At Gustine High School, boy’s and girls state representatives are chosen by the faculty on a basis of citizenship, character and scholarship.