How does he do it? Patterson’s Ralph Corwin won his third straight Destruction Derby championship at the county fair.
The Patterson Tigres are preparing to defend their Mexican-American Baseball League title. The Patterson Pirates also made the playoffs.
Mike Mattos has added an armored car to his large collection of military vehicles.
Local farmer and now Modesto resident Mum Yamaichi has added a new vocation — Acu-Touch. He has been studying the therapeutic touch technique the past five years.
50 years ago — Aug. 2, 1962
The need for additional downtown parking has raised the issue of business owners and their employees taking up parking spaces that could accommodate their customers.
Stan Beasley, a star football player at Turlock High, Modesto Junior College and San Jose State, has been hired to teach and coach at Patterson High School.
Leo Tafoya is the new president of the 20-30 Club, succeeding Brian Del Nero.
75 years ago — Aug. 6, 1937
Eastern shipment of peaches and cantaloupes — 10 carloads each — went out last week after being harvested by Patterson Ranch Co. The melons were said to be of very high quality.
Dave Fleming, Jr., Ossie Ball and Max McGill were among the successful deer hunters on opening day in the hills.
State game employees moved more than 1 million game fish from the Ustick Ranch east of Crows Landing back into the river. More seining is planned.
100 years ago — Aug. 1, 1912
Most of Patterson’s major businesses have signed a petition stating they agree to close at 6 p.m. weekdays, later on Saturdays, and remain closed on Sundays, thus giving owners and their employees more time with their families and to pursue recreational activities.
C.P. Cooley plans to construct two new business buildings on Del Puerto Avenue between the Patterson Home Bakery and Hurlbut Furniture Co. One is expected to house a drug store.
The owner of Eddlemon’s Ice Cream Parlor will soon be making his own ice cream. He is installing equipment just south of the Standard Oil Co. plant just south of the town.
Deanne’s Jewelry in the Leverton building — managed by young Ernest Beall, who does excellent watch repair — is doing well.
The town’s gardener, Joe Mercham, is getting to be a crack shot. Last week, he bagged several chickens and a rabbit that were doing damage to our downtown parks.
— Irrigator archives