Patterson's Past
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
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25 years ago — May 19, 1988

Patterson Rotarians are participating in the international organization’s project to stamp out polio by the year 2000. The local club’s goal is to raise $7,500.

Carolyn English has been named Xi Theta Lambda sorority’s woman of the year, while Chris Bingham was given the first lady of the year honor by the same group.

Patterson High senior Terri Days has won the league’s singles title in tennis for the third time in four years and has now won 33 straight matches in league competition.

50 years ago — May 23, 1963

Andy Barsamian will be the new president of the Patterson Lions Club.

The unofficial count in Tuesday’s vote for the Northmead area to annex to the city was 27 in favor and one opposed.

Jerry Howell will be next year’s student body president at Patterson High School.

Mickey Borelli is the new CYO president in Crows Landing.

The Patterson Elementary School band under the direction of Jean Howard took top honors at Castle Air Force Base last Saturday. Eight bands were in the Division II competition.

75 years ago — May 27, 1938

Patterson High will graduate 52 this year, close to the record of 54 set by the class of 1934. William Logan Jr. is the class valedictorian.

At the eighth grade level, Patterson elementary will graduate 57, Grayson School 13 and Rising Sun five. Bonita School in Crows Landing will graduate 29.

Graduates at the University of California at Berkeley were well represented by PHS grads. Robert Welty and Vernon Hansen received engineering degrees; Enid Zacharias and Margaret Allen earned degrees from the College of Letters and Science; and Lorimer Woolley received a degree from the College of Agriculture.

100 years ago — May 24, 1913

District trustees have hired a principal for the new Patterson Union High School, scheduled to begin classes next fall in the new grammar school addition. He is W.J. Connell, who until last spring had served as principal of Livermore High School for 17 years.

It is expected that Patterson High will open with about 40 students with course offerings for the first three grades. Those courses will include English, Latin, Spanish, history, stenography, typewriting, math, commercial work and bookkeeping. Two teachers will be hired to assist Connell.

Parents of school children living in the Colony are split on the construction of new rural grammar schools. Parent to the south opposed the plan 11-6, while those to the north approved it 15-4. Thus the school board plans to erect a new building, possibly on Magnolia Avenue east of Sycamore, at a cost of about $1,500.

The Busy Bee Society held a needle-threading contest at this week’s meeting.

—Irrigator archives

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