A Burlingame consulting firm says that Del Puerto Hospital, which has 28 acute-care beds, will need 88 by 1995 and 117 by the year 2000.
A new business, Patterson Veterinary Hospital, has opened on South Third Street.
It was a big week in sports for Patterson High School. The boys varsity basketball team ran its record for the season to 13-0 with a league-opening 57-48 victory over the defending league champion Hughson Huskies. Birdie Rodriguez led all scorers with 20 points for the Tigers, who are the No. 1-ranked small-school team in the area after winning the Ceres tournament on the weekend, their third tourney title this season.
And the Tiger wrestling team upped its record to 6-0 by winning all four dual meets in the tournament at Bret Harte High. It was the third consecutive year the local matmen have won the Bret Harte event.
After 156 weeks of chemotherapy, 35 bone marrow tests and 22 spinal taps, 9-year-old Ana Marie Musson has been dismissed from treatment for leukemia for the next two years after showing every indication of remission.
50 years ago — Jan. 1, 1962
Patterson’s new Youth Center hosted its first live-music dance, which has been termed a huge success.
The city issued 50 building permits in 1961, totaling $191,000 in construction value, compared with 42 permits totaling $166,000 the previous year.
The first dehydrating machine of its type in the world has been installed at the Patterson Canning Co.
A new California law requires all children attending public schools to have polio immunization shots.
75 years ago — Jan. 8, 1937
Cold wind dropped the temperature to 22 degrees early yesterday, and it didn’t go above 35 all day. There was plenty of snow in the valley below Fresno, but only on the hilltops near Patterson.
Plans for a new Federated Church to replace one destroyed by fire are now in the hands of a committee. About $6,750 has been raised, while the final cost may run to $8,000.
Work began this week on construction of the new Las Palmas Avenue bridge across the San Joaquin River.
Southern Pacific agent C.R. Moore has announced extraordinary gains in local freight business this past year, as the number of carloads shipped has increased by more than a third. Even local passenger revenue was up 25 percent.
100 years ago — Jan. 4, 1912
An oil stove and lamp left burning in the Church of the Brethren this past Friday evening exploded, but the fire burned out before extensive interior damage was done. Teachers were to meet at the church that evening, but the meeting was canceled and no one turned off the heat.
Local members of the Norwegian Lutheran congregation held a Christmas tree festival at the home of A.O. Blomgren on Las Palmas Avenue. And a jolly New Year’s Eve party was held at the new C Street home of Severt Torvend. Attending were Olena, Iver and Olaf Blomgren; Agnes Olson; Nettie, Sina and Hjalmar Refsland; Hazel and Irving Jensen; Walfred Knudtson; and Torvald Moe.
Members of the reorganized fire department apparently aren’t very willing to practice. Only six out of 30 showed up for the first practice last Saturday morning.
Presbyterians will hold services in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Norton on South Fourth Street until their new church is finished.
— Irrigator archives