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   Daily Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1973, Bedford, Pennsylvania                                BEDFORD GAZETTE THE WEATHER Occasional And thunderstorms today and Highs in the low to mid Lows tonight In the low r0s to low Partly cloudy with n chance of showers ESTABLISHED VOL 168 213 JUNE 1973 SINQLE COPY TEN CENTS Everett Council Airs Ways It Can Assist In Doctor Crisis Two suggestions for easing the doctor shortage in Everett were presented to Borough Council Monday but both their legality and the problem of what tangible action any organization can take to attract physicians resulted in the ideas being more or less Joe Stewart of the Memorial Hospital board told Council there were two specific things an ongoing organization can do to attract He said that the rather than the hospital board or the American Association of University which met Monday to see what they could do about the was such an What a young doctor needs for the first few months of his practice is He has a lot of bills just out of medical school and it costs a lot of money to set up an office and begin a Stewart If someone could guarantee him money for the first then he wouldnt have to worry because by then he would be established and could pay it I think that money could be raised No one present could present a solid figure as to the cost of setting up a doctors One suggestion was to which Stewart for some Others might be or if its a Les Blackburn of the hospital board said that there are three or four prospects for getting a doctor in the area and that these are better prospects than some He added that he should know about a couple of them in the next two or three Stewart noted that the board would still have to check every doctors credential to see if theyre really interested in settling here or just movers who think the grass is greener on the other The second problem is suitable Stewart There isnt much We need a definite plan to search for properites and to make it known what houses and lots are for Councilman Richard Meyers said the suggestions presented a conflict in my He explained that the council only deals with tax We cant build houses with your tax He wondered if the hospital board would consider floating a bond issue with the council as The idea was not Blackburn said that in with prospective the first questions asked are about a place to live and a place for an During a discussion of what places are or might be for councilman Myers said he had a suite of offices that could be fixed up for a doctors office and council president John Buchanan noted that if multiplefamily dwellings ever became a reality in the it would make houses now occupied by one person Robert one of two borough residents who attended the won dered if revenue sharing funds could be used to either build a dwelling or finance a After a yesnomaybe discussion among the Myers said he didnt know if the borough can loan but if the councils solicitor OKd the council probably could use revenue sharing for lending John Glodek asked why the borough couldnt guarantee a bank loan for a Councilman James Shauf said he didnt think that was Glodek also cited instances where the Peace Corps supplied doctors on temporary but that they often stayed in the community where they were Stewart said that he was just asking that a committee be set up to find a way to help finance a doctor and secure The Council pledged its to the Myers added that all the Council could do was get its solicitor and sit down with someone like Stanley Stroup and find out what avenues are open to the council as to how it can HolmesburgLike Killings Would Be Covered By New Death Penally Bill UPI Killings like those at Holmesburg prison in Philadelphia last week would be covered by a new death penalty measure reported to the state House floor The Law and Justice Committee voted 151 to send the bill to the floor after spending weeks redrafting it to conform with con stitutional guidelines of the Supreme The first bill drafted by the panel met stiff opposition on the Opponents challenged its two provisions now and a few even challenged the morality of state The bill was returned to the panel where members removed the offending sections dealing with accomplices in felonymurder cases and drug Accomplices no longer would get the death and drug pushers whose buyers die would escape life imprisonment under the new The new bllf requires execution for seven crimes defined as firstdegree They include the slaying of a prison guard or employe In the line of Ilie other six crimes are contract a hostage killing during a kill ing while serving a life a slaying during a hijacking and killing a person because he witnessed another murder or a fel Steeple Razed Bedford lost another land mark Construction workers dangled over 120 feet above Richard Street to cut the 60foot steeple on top of Thomas Catholic Church They attached crane cables and guide wires to it for a slow descent to the street Father Grosser said the belfry on which the steeple sat was dry rotted and the steeple was The cross on top of the 75yearold steeple will be placed on top of the No new steeple is planned for Those Under SERF Hove Unlimited Pensions Editor notes This is the second of three articles on the generous but financially troubled pension system for Pennsylvania state The information is based generally on a detailed report made by the Pennsylvania Economy League for the Commonwealth Com pensation The first dispatch told of an un funded liability growing toward the billion The following tells of the size of pensions for retiring state payrollers and the possible estates for beneficiaries of By JOHN LANGDON HARRISBURG UPI The view from the top of the Pennsylvania state payroll is pensions unlimited and for beneficiaries estates to Under the State Employes Retirement Funds legislated formulae and the people at the top are The Pennsylvania Legislatures two top county and munici pal Members of the General Topechelon executives in state state state hospitals and A reasonable ceiling for pensions combined with Social Security payments has been suggested as 80 per cent of a mans preretirement generally resulting in a postretirement net pay exceeding his preretirement takehome But no top limit governs state pensions or death bene fits except for a flexible limit on legislative Harrisburg Actuary Conrad who helped write a state financed appraisal of SERF late last said there is something wrong with a system thut provides substantially more net pay after retirement than net pay before The Pennsylvania Economy League report that involved Siegel cited these examples from Pennsylvanias system A County judge retiring at 63 with 10 years under SERF could claim 00 per cent of his preretiroiniMil take home A statewide Judge retiring ut 68 with 23 years under SERF could claim 164 per A Senate President or House Speaker retiring at 12 with 22 years undtr SKHF could claim 2U2 per A typical staio employe retiring at to with io years un der SKHK could claim 102 A governor retiring at 62 with four years under SERF could claim 28 per And a legislator retiring at 54 with 16 years under SERF at the old salary could claim 220 per Virtually all the individuals involved were in the rather than pay Although the Economy League report noted that a legislators basic pension is subject to a limit of per year after choice of an op tion involving partpayment to a this limit actually is deceptive and is considerably The report said would be closer to The keys to Pennsylvanias generous pensions are the for muale used For general state on page 10 Assembly Asked To Bar Extra High Pensions HARRISBURG UPI The Pennsylvania State Employes Retirement Board Tuesday asked the General Assembly to bar pensions that exceed final average Secretary of State Delores board cited inequitably high payments in certain including one death benefit approved today totaling to the estate of the late Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Edward Judge Lefevers death benefit was based on almost 35 years of state Tucker and the board members endorsed house bill which was introduced 27 and referred to the House State Government Committee where it has seen no It was sponsored by John R Armstrong Patrick Hut and Jack Judge Lefever died at his Germantown home last December ut the age of He was born in the son of the Frank and Harriet natives of He attended Lancaster High School and was grad uated from Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Pennsylvania Continued on page 10 Top Of Th Morning Topics In The News Today AROUND HERE ELSEWHERE Topic A Bedford Councilmen spent considerable time discussing with residents the problem of mindbikes coursing their noisy way through Hammer Residents said they present a danger in the when numbers of them are riding up and down past blind and across private The Police Chief and Solicitor agreed to prepare a Council also met with Rec Director Roy who brought them up to date on his Council agreed to help where possible with maintenance of recreation Council agreed to deposit its revenuesharing but wont decide how to spend it until after six members return from next weeks Boroughs Convention in the Council also repaid of a total of in temporary loans to help its Sewer Authority plan a new The secretary reported a balance of from tax The loans will be repaid by the authority when it obtains government Council gave final approval to a new code of borough or including a fire prevention and building It also approved a resolution favoring the area Council of Govern No action was taken on the resignation of member Robert who is leaving for New Nor was action taken on the proposed list of street improvements for the Council approved purchase of a new police car from low bid ders Don Rice at plus Everett Borough Council voted Monday night to spend of its third entitlement revenue sharing funds for probably more than half of that on tennis The council appointed a tennis committee of Mayor Dan Robert Chamberlain and Larry Bowman to study sites for the It was disclosed that space may be available at Rivers but parking and maintenance would be a problem other councilmen thought the courts should be nearer the center of town for young people without cars and for whom walking on the highway to the country club would be One court at Rivers Bend and another in town was considered a It was also disclosed that measurements for a double court are 120 by 36 and that such a court might cost an off the top of ones head figure from New Enterprise Stone and The remaining revenue sharing was alloted to a chain saw for a Whacker for tamping asphalt patches for and the remaining for a miscellaneous use Several borough residents present questioned the use of the saying it was their understanding that a publicinvited meeting would be held to solicit ideas for spending the money and that the special meeting the councilmen held last month was an educational one to find out what could or couldnt be done with the not one to decide what would be done as In other council voted to install a stop sign southbound on Hopewell Street extension at First Street and to make Third Street from Spring to Squirrel no parking on the south Council also directed the street committee to proceed in the best interests of the borough for complete repaying of Water Street a proposal for the work totaled Extending the sewer line to two houses on West Street was turned over to the sewer committee for Council discussed the impending resignations of Claire Winter and Fred Hershberger from the Municipal but no action was taken since written resignations were not Councilman Richard Myers suggested that a woman be appointed and noted that the authority needs younger people to look at the problems with less fear than we Richard of East John was treated at memorial hospital Tuesday afternoon following an accident on East Pitt Street in which the boys bicycle was struck by a Borough police said the car driven by William 48 of Conemaugh was westbound when who was delivering pulled out of a driveway on the north side of the street directly in front of the Morgart was shaken up and according to a hospital suffered lacerations of the ankle and Damage was A Moonraker landed at Rivers Bend Tuesday The Moonraker is a stubby homemade of fabriccovered steel tubing and parts from other Its used for aerial and according to the is too slow for crosscountry flying like he was The who said hed rather not identify himself because it was was bound for Minnesota from the The plane was built by a friend and was being delivered to its new the pilot He ran low on fuel and couldnt find the Bedford so he chose the best spot he could He drove to Graz Company at the air strip for One thermometer in Bedford hit 94 degrees Tuesday and residents responded by going for a dip in the Rays State police reported that Sara of Everett RD was slightly injured in a twocar accident Tuesday af ternoon at the intersection of Route 30 and Legislative Route 05040 in East Providence Drenning had stopped on 30 to make a left turn when her car was hit in the rear by an eastbound auto driven by Sally of Everett RD Damage to the Drenning sedan was set at to Miss Wolfes 1968 coupe William of pleaded guilty to illegal entry before Judge Snyder was sentenced to 30 days to effective May and was immediately having already served his minimum sentence in the county Cook was arrested by Bedford police on May 1 and charged with selling a deep freeze from an apartment in the Penn Bedford Hotel on April Cook was also fined and costs and directed by the probation officer to pay restitution to the man who unwittingly bought the hot which was returned to Its Harry Llewlynn of Clearville RD pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in the county effective May 18 when he was com mitted Bedford firemen were called Monday at when a defective gas tank on a camper exploded at the residence of Joe Clark on Blanche Damage was Traffic was halted through Hyndman on Route 96 for much of Tuesday us borough workers installed new sewer Two handsome donations have been made to the County The area Lutheran churches gave three color TV The hospital donated equipment which would cost That Included seven Simmons manuallyoperated hospital beds with safety sides and mattresses five oldtype Overbud tables two suction machines a bassinette two examination lamps u on page 10 Topic A Ehrlichman said Liddy once threatened to kill page A former Nixon campaign aide testified that copies of secret campaign files on political bugging and espionage were directed to John page The White House said the matter is still under con sideration as to whether the logs of Nixons telephone conversations and faceto face meetings would be made available to Watergate Deputy Press Warren said the logs which record the names of all persons with whom Nixon has but do not include a transcript of those con are not subject to Zeigler said Nixon will meet with reporters in the near future to discuss the Watergate Other White House sources said he hoped to avoid the courtroom like cross examination of a full scale news conference and he was searching for another way to meet with the Hugh Scott charged that some people are out to get President but that the effort would Ellsberg said he believed a Los Angeles county grand jury Watergate West hearing into the burglary of his psychiatrists office was aimed at higher ups in the The Soviet Embassy denied that it had been given copies of the Pentagon Papers in According to Egil the alleged leak was partly the reason the ad ministration set up a special investigation unit which broke into the office of Ellsbergs Herbert Klein resigned as the administrations communications director to take a post as a vice president of Metromedia a radio television properties An apparent Viet Cong attempt to cut a vital rice supply road to Saigon touched off the bloodiest battle in South Vietnam since the ceasefire became killing 102 Viet Cong and 26 government Kissinger flew to predicting that he and Le Due Tho would agree on stricter compliance with the Vietnam ceasefire within four or five The Senate passed a bill that would require Nixon to impose strict fuel allocation controls on the oil industry in order to help alleviate the gasoline In gold soared to an official price of an ounce after hitting in early The mean continued its plunge to record The House passed the GOPs million tax relief bill after a bitter threehour debate in which Democrats charged the plan was un politically and would put the state in the red next Penn Central trustees announced they have petitioned federal court for permission to apply for a million federal loun for restoration and repair of equipment and facilities damaged by Tropical Storm Agnes lust NEW YORK Dow Jones closing stock averages 30 Indus up 20 Trans up ISUllls off 65 Stocks up Volume Man Believes Mark Wrote A Expanded Gospel Morton Smiths The Secret is based on a letter he found in He announced his discovery in and then followed many more years of com paring it to the canonical Gospels to see whether it could shed new light on them and on early Smith is convinced that Mark wrote two the canonical version that appears in the New and a secret expanded version for the churchs inner circle that was probably destroyed in the devastation of Alexandrian Christianity around the begin ning of the Third The letter is purportedly written by Clement of a secondcentury Christian In he describes a secret he yet did not divulge the things not to be nor did he write down the hierophantic teaching of the but to the stories already written he added yet others brought in certain sayings of which he knew the interpretation would as a lead the hearers into the innermost sanctuary of that truth hidden by seven he left his composition to the church in where it even yet is most carefully being read only to those who are being initiated into the great Baptism and communion as practiced by Christians and the miracles of he closely paralleled the ceremonies of magicians and Commands like Eat my body and Drink my blood given by Jesus at the last which form the basis of the communion service or are similar to rites described in magical papyrus for uniting two people in Smith points As an he quotes from magical conjurations found in the Londonand Leiden magical papyrus in which the drink in the chalice is identified with the blood of the magiciandiety arid given the communicant to unite the What really proves Jesus practiced magic is the essential content of the major stories in the writes In canonical Jesus appears as one possessed by a spirit and thereby made the son of a god so do magicians in the magical Other stories say he was fathered by a god the same was said of other Like them he was driven by the spirit into the wilderness and there met and repulsed evil spirits this is a typical pattern of shamanic Like the shamans he is sometimes represented as possessing a sometimes as himself Like other ancient magicians he lived as a wandering preacher with a circle of but was distinguished from ordinary preachers by his miraculous Most of the various stories told of him are told of other and directions for their performance are given in the magical These are claims and stories and rites of a not of a rabbi or a There is no need to deny that Jesus first thought himself a prophet and later the nor that he gave legal rulings he probably did all But these could not account for most of the stories about which are stories of a man who did the things magicians claimed to Jewish and pagan opinion unanimously believed him a while Christian tradition represents him as what a successful magician would have claimed to the possessor of the holy spirit and himself a supernatural the son of a Pauls method of baptism which Smith believes was inherited from Jesus was unquestionably a rite that produced possession by a he There are on page 10 New Bible Translations Top BestSeller Lists The Living a paraphrase of the Bible in modern was the countrys bestselling book in It topped the nonfiction list with nearly 2 million sales through Doubleday it and Tyndale House says it sold another 5 Publishers Weekly says the Bible is always a best but seldom makes the lists because bookstores often neglect to report cookbooks and other titles they con sider staple Another the magazine is that the big sale for the Bible is spread widely through middle America rather than in the large metropolitan stores which report United Bible Societies says its Good News For Modern Man now has a circulation approaching 40 In an average copies per day were It was translated in Worldwide Scripture distribution spiralfd sharply upward in exceeding 200 million copies for the first time In the history of th4 United Bible The was an of or per cent over The including Canada and thi United accounted thf lifgMt number of Scriptures total of over There were 5i million in the AsiaPacific 9 million In and million in Only million worldwide weri whofe There were 14 million und portions a complete book or mart SI pqssigll accounted for 167 million   

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