>> 40 Years Ago — Miss Joyce Warwick, Brawley Union High School graduate and 1969 Cattle Call Queen, has been selected University of Nevada’s National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Queen for 1973.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Warwick, formerly of Brawley and now of Reno, Nev., is attending the university majoring in animal science.
>> 50 Years Ago — BRAWLEY — Supported by an improving defensive game, classy John Bishop held the Blythe Yellowjackets to four hits at Lions Field last night, striking out 14 batters and hurling the Brawley Wildcats to a lopsided 6-2 Imperial Valley League triumph.
Coach Terry Lowe’s Golden Horde pounded out 11 hits and held a 4-0 lead before the Yellojackets scored. Ralph (Zebra) Mucino collected four hits and Henry Cota went two for three, including a double. Mucino, Jackie Koon and Ronnie Bascus each stole a base for Brawley.
Teddy Todd and Dickie Day pitched for Blythe but couldn’t keep Brawley bats quiet. Day came in midway through the third inning as the Wildcats built up a 3-0 lead. Todd was hurt by control troubles, while Bishop failed to issue a free pass.
>> 30 Years Ago — Seven years of management firm administration of El Centro Community Hospital ended Wednesday with a unanimous City Council vote to hire the hospital its administrator.
The move to bring in Raymond Comstock, presently administrator of Mesa, Ariz., General Hospital, takes the hospital in a full circle that began in 1976 when the council hired Hospital Affiliates, Inc. to replace an independent administrator and to bail the facility out of a financial crisis at that time.
>> 20 Years Ago — USG Corp., the parent company of U.S. Gypsum Co. of Plaster City, has filed for bankruptcy but none of its subsidiaries, operations or employees will be affected, a corporate official said today.
“It is an unusual Chapter 11 filing in that it only involves the parent corporation,” said Matt Gonring, USG vice president of corporate communications in Chicago.