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   Daily Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1973, Bedford, Pennsylvania                                BEDFORD GAZETTE ESTABLISHED VOL 1M 226 THE WEATHER Mostly cloudy with ihowert and likely In upper MB and Partly cloudy with a chance of High in the upper Ma and low Fair and pleasant tonight and JUNE 1973 SINGLE COPY TEN CENT Citizens Honored Bedford Lions honored their Citizen of the Month selections for the past year at a banquet left to are Francis and Doris Miss Winona Gar Mildred Shaffer and Russell Standing are Lions President Richard the Russell Eugene Le Grand Thomas Cun Thomas Imler and William Dean Says Nixon Stalled A 1972 Watergate Query WASHINGTON UPI John Dean III testified that President Nixon succeeded in stalling a 1972 congressional investigation of the Watergate bugging and requested that tax audits be halted for some a Senate summary ofthe ousted White House counsels private testimony revealed According to the Dean testified that the White House and the Committee to ReElect the President CRP blocked a House investigation at the height of the 1972 campaign bybringing pressure on members to vote against granting subpoena There was no elaboration in the tersely worded summary about the identity of Nixons friends for whom he allegedly asked that the Internal Revenue Service IRS stop Dean said there were no bounds at the White House in getting information The President likes that sort of Thats why Dean thought it might lead to the the summary The singlespaced summary was prepared for members of the Senate Watergate committee from the testimony Dean gave to its staff in private on It is expected to be the basis of Deans testimony when the nationally televised Senate hearings resume next The first report on the summary was made by NBC According to the Dean also testified that said FBI Director Edgar Hoover informed him that his 1968 campaign had been and that Nixon in the words of the some time in the future they would have to use it to their then one of Nixons top two reported that he had checked with the President and that there would be executive clemency for convicted Watergate conspirator Howard Hunt demand for in shakedown under the threat of disclosing seamy things Hunt did for had come to Nixons and that according to the money was turned over to asked Dean to keep a list of troublesome reporters and in the words of ihe they would take care of them after the The summary said Dean met with the President after the indictments had been handed Haldeman was Nixon said that Halde man had reported what a good job Dean had Nixon said that Hoover had told him that Nixon had been bugged in the 1968 campaign and Nixon said that some time in the future they would have to use it to their Nixon saidTlmmons should get on the Patman hearings and make sure it didnt get out of Nixon told Dean he hoped Dean was keeping a list of press who were giving them trouble and they would take care of them after the Nixon said that the Democrats had always had effective use of IRS but they had Dean has documents where President Nixon requested that tax audits be turned off on friends of Haldeman was taking notes at this White House and CRP blocked Patman hearings by bringing pressure on people to vote against sub poenaing The meeting of Dean and then White House chief of staff Haldeman would have taken place after the 15 in dictments of the original defendants in the June 17 bugging of the Democratic national offices In the Watergate Wright chairman of the House Banking had called 20 for a toptoboltom Investigation of all allegations Involved in tiie Watergate Incident and the closely related ureas of on page 12 Lions Honor Dozen Citizens Of Month The Bedford Lions Club held its second annual Citizen of the Month banquet at the Fort Bedford Motor Inn Tuesday This yearly event brings together all of the individuals the club has honored in the past year for their contributions to their This years honored guests were Russell William Thomas Thomas Eugene John and Francis Winona Russell Edgar Mildred Shaffer and LeGrand Each guest received a plaque from Richard President of the Bedford Lions to remember his or her selection as the clubs Citizen of the The first guest to be recognized was Russell who was July 1972s He was chosen for his leadership in the field of veterans affairs in the county and He is a member of both the Bedford American Legion Post 113 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7527 and the World War I He is also a founder of both the Bedford Honor Guard and the Veterans Day Parade Augusts selection was William who over 20 years ago began his Boy Scout activities as an advisor for an Explorer He is now Director for Boy Scout Training for leaders and is one of only two county men to receive the coveted Silver Beaver In September the club recognized Eugene Although he has received many honors in including Bedfords Man of the Year1 the club recognized him for his assistance since 1967 with the lower Since this project he has graciously repaired the flower pot holders which from lime to time have been bent by vandalism or other types of Because Gene Davidson is every ones good good and especially the Bedford Lions he was selected us Septembers Thomas historian and was Oc tobers Citizen of the Well known throughout Bedford County for a number of Imler reached his greatest prominence during the Bedford County Bicen tennial when he wrote historical articles for Radio Station WBFD and the county history book The Kernel of llyndmans Mayor Thomas Cunningham wus Novembers Citizen of he Cunningham was for leadership of of his communitys civic which include sown no and recreational activities plus his leadership of the large group from Hyndman who participaled in the county Bicentennial John in was recognized for his leadership of the Bedford Christmas Lighting Com Almost single handed he has seen to it that Bedford has the best Christmas display of any community of its size in the and a display which exceeds in brilliance those of many communities far larger than The year of 1973 saw and Francis Phillips recognized not only for their own personal activities in behalf of the Bedford Area Ambulance Service but also as symbols of all the volun teers throughout the county who have made the volunteer ambulance program a reality after the county funeral directors stopped giving this Miss Winona school newspaper and editor of the Bicentennial book The Kernel of Great ness was Februarys honoree Miss Garbrick has for years been an outspoken citizen of her community who has strived to make it a better place to When the Russell Eckert came to Bedford County in 1970 he immediately saw a need for a visiting nurse Soon he was meeting with various people throughout the and because of his deter mination to fill this need the Bedford County Home Health Service was This service now supplies visiting nurses and home health aids on a regular basis to Bedford County Reverend Eckert was honored in Although the Edgar Dalesman has been in the Bedford community longer than the and was recognized for more than just leadership in the for mation of the Meals On Wheels it was basically because of this new program for homebound individuals and senior citizens which caused him to be recognized in In ad dition to this new ihe Hev Datesman was honored for his activities as a member of the Bedford Hotury Bedford County Deputy Sheriff and Chaplain of the Bedford Fire Depart In May the club selected its third woman as its Citizen of Ihe Month when It honored Mildred Shaffer for her leadership in founding the Bedford Antique Cur Thanks to Shaffer the cur parade has become the major event in the annual Kail Foliage This months selection as of the Month is He is on page 12 Top Of Th Morning Topics In The News Today AROUND HERE ELSEWHERE Topic A A new resort community named Folmont is being planned for acres at the summit of Allegheny Mountain along Route 30 just west of the BedfordSomerset The site is adjacent to State Game Lands and includes the headwaters of Breastworks The developers are a Pittsburgh group known as The Wilderness Much of the land was bought for just this purpose over 20 years ago by and John the late uncle and aunt of William a soils engineer who heads the present The preliminary design calls for about 400 halfacre homesteads along with cluster and village units scattered among small parks and conservation About 130 acres on the mountains edge and aroifnd two proposed golf courses will be reserved for condominium and townhouse units 70acres on the summit will be for mobile homes and recreational vehicle The Wilderness Club said it will maintain protective en vironmental and architectural control over individual lot builders and Forty acres on top the mountain have been set aside for an airport with a runway and an airpark the site has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Aviation and will be the highest airport in the Folmont hopes to have a limited number of lots for sale this summer and clearing is to begin for the air State Secretary of Agriculture James McHale has called for a Senate committee investigation into dispersal of the federal disaster funds given after Hurricane McHale sent the request Tuesday to Quentin Burdick chairman of the Interior and Insular Affairs after 300 farmers in Somerset County claimed last week that the 83 farmers there who benefited from the FHA Emergency Loan Program were ranking members of the State Farmers the Pennsylvania affiliate of the American Farm Bureau The 83 got in grants or loans other farmers contend there was no flood damage in that McHale said those who received money allegedly learned of how they could obtain FHA money through information passed by a private If these allegations are then there is a serious case of an agency of the federal government favoring certain organizations with information not desseminated to the public in Burdicks com mittee recently conducted a similar investigation in Wilkes The brought up at the commissioners meeting Tuesday as being Mays expenses for the county jail included more than According to the countys the largest went for materials and which included cleaning and paper products and There was also in wages and the remaining fell into categories of postage and Red Cross certificates were awarded to 26 area youths participating in a two week summer swimming program held at Bedford Springs Those recognized as water safety instructors were David Vickie Jeffrey Susan Frederick and Henry Water safety aides Pam Susan Kathy Jackie Dave Lisa Kimberly Julie Kim Carol Bill Candy Ross Ann and Kim Senior life saving Pam Rodney Susan Lisa Julie and Bill The Bedford office of Child Develop ment agency said that the preschool hearing deficiency program screened 427 children and found 26 as having possible hearing Of the 226 screened for vision 13 were found to have possible Also 25 children were known to have speech or language Those with problems are being referred to the appropriate The ages 3 through 6 who took part in the twoweek screening program represent about 30 percent of the pre schoolers in the The child development agency also said that pediatrician Ramesh Chopra has served about 100 both as private practice and those referred to him by other in the two months he has been in Total damage was set at in an accident on old Route 220 two miles north of Bedford State police said a car driven by Gregory of was traveling at a very slow speed and straddling both northbound ap parently confused as to where he wanted to nor thbound car driven by Walter of Hopewell RD braked but hit the right rear of Clemsons car with his left front The turnpike near New Westmoreland was paved with chocolate this week when a tractortrailer overturned on the exit ramp and its tons of liquified oozed onto the Firemen were called to wash away the chocolate before it The driver suffered only minor There were no injuries and about damage in an accident at Sidling Hill Plaza at 5 State police said a tractortrailer backed into a Winnebago Motor Michael of Bradford was arrested this week by state police on the turnpike near Breezewood and charged with violation of the Device and Cosmetic Ladue had a quantity of what was suspected to be marijuana and hashish in his possession at the He was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Neil Wilt and later posted The Somerset Area Municipal an agency com posed of the borough and three has been allocated federal and state grants totaling for a municipal swimming The heated 45by75 foot pool will be topped by a 10foothigh plastic dome and surrounded by a threequarter acre sunbathing and park a 144space parking bath houses and a snack Two local banks have agreed to lend the remaining money for the which bears a prlcetag of the grants came from the state Department of Commuiiity Affairs and the federal Bureau of Outdoor The located on three acres next to the high school which were leased to the will become part of districts program and will be available to area residents on a yearly membership basis or hourly The proposed annual operating budget is The authority was formed in 1967 after a fundraising effort by the Jaycees fell but various Somerset residents and organizations have been working toward such a pool for almost 30 the contracts have been construction should begin next week and completion is expected in six or seven Topic A Dean testified that Nixon stalled a 1972 congressional investigation of the Watergate bugging and requested that tax audits be halted for some this Connally said he hopes to leave the White House by mid although he insisted Im not unhappy about page Nixons Reelection finance committee was fined for failing to report the cash campaign contribution from page Lawyers for John Mitchell urged Senate Watergate in vestigators not to force Mitchell to claiming he has become a target of a grand jury Martha Mitchell said she is urging her husband to disclose whatever he knows about White House in volvement in the Watergate Stating that she still thinks Nixon should she I dont like Vice President Spiro but by God I think hes better than Nixon and Brezhnev began nuclear arms control talks at Camp page Nixon gave Brezhnev a metallic blue Lincoln and a custom made in gave Nixon an antique silver Russian a silver ewer with 12 stemmed goblets on a large round and a Bokhara Nixon was given a Russian China tea set and a Russian coffee service for a crocheted shawl of white wool with an amber broach at and a set of six cut glass tea Soviet and American of ficals signed a tax treaty that will elminate double taxation of citizens and companies of one country residing in the other If ratified by the the agreement will eliminate much tax discrimination and encourage trade between the two An airport gun battle bet ween rival Peronists in Buenos Aires forced authorities to divert to a military base the plane bringing Peron home from page Kerwin said the astronauts felt surprisingly good and had no problems working in zero Im tremendously encouraged about the future of long duration he A man yelling Youll pay for your sins broke through a security screen and tried to approach Indira Gandhi at a luncheon in Toronto Wed but was tackled by a federal police officer and hustled A million highway department budget cleared its final legislative quashing Shapps proposals for a million bond issue to cover highway The State House Tran sportation Committee ap proved a bill to ban the use of studded tires from April to The Senate Armed Services Committee voted to continue production of the Fill fighter bomber for another NKW YOHK UPD Dow closing slock averages Indus up Trans up 15 1lils off Ho Stocks up Volume District Deaths Obituaries on Page Bessie Pleasant ville Have Problems New Help Center Designed To Help If you need help on physical or mental planning for an aged trouble at unmarried school too much or parent 623 We may not have all the says Rick but volunteers manning the telephones should know where to get Its called the Community Help Anyone with trouble can or even walk There will be someone to talk everything has to be con Its one of the things we try to says a staff the center will be staffed by who volunteer to come in for an hour at a t Beebe admits the Mental Health and Mental Retardation staff will be on guard for problems created by wellmeaning volun Were very aware of and looking for he One way to avoid he is to have strong backup Trained staff members will be there during heavy and the MHMR staff will be on call 24 If we get into something like a says there is a second and volunteers are trained to get someone on calling in professional Wayne of Echo Vale is spending his summer living at the Help Center over the Suburban Real Estate office at the Walters is a secondyear Political Science major at Kent He has 60 hours of training at a similar called Town Hall at At Kent Walters said college students called most notably with suicide and depression There were two recorded suicides at the large Ohio he But a lot of young people reach the point they want to talk about what they imagine is a suicidal whether they really entertain the thought or The pressures get to he Many more calls involved drug Walters says hes never talked to a caller who had a or who threatened during the call to end it But he has talked to others who have received such If he has a the degree of Watters Workers actually had a checkoff list while they could check certain and reach an evaluation of how serious the caller The workers job is to relate to the persons he He tries to accept what the caller is and give it back to in his own You try to develop a friendship in ten Walters so he un derstands that we Then you can explore the At the Bedford there been 32 responses as of last none of them One man had walked to discuss his marital Another had arrived in town with no and was lined up with a job by the first of the The Help open May came in response to last winters discussions of the drug says he there is also an alcoholic There were funds he And the patlern had been at Somerset and The local centers scope was from drugs and to anything troubling Beebe points out the local population simply doesnt warrant that much just for drugs and other problems are in It just makes he con About 50 volunteers have been and Watters says there is interesting community crosssection in that So 35 have actually manned the and theyve received about hours of training before More training will be done during the in short Volunteers will get pointers as they Carl an MHMR psychologist in charge of help centers in Somerset and and a proposed halfway house for drug says he has asked for in state funds to keep the project About half would be for he roughly for furnishings and and the rest spread among such functions as inpatient con sultation outside and which could be loaned to local Caseworkers Patty Sapailio and Mike James each come to Bedford from Somerset two days a Amenhauser is here two And Joe of will be more or less in charge at Ling has halfway house and was last employed in the drug program at the AJtoona VA Everyone being hired for the with hopes the Governors Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse will get the money to keep them on the The MHMR office provided to get the Bedford center and keep Somerset It opened last The Soroptimist club has mentioned the possibility they will help staff the center next when summer help grows There is little paperwork staffers And not too many crank Moat of the calls have come from those aged 17 to Beebe notes that drug and alcohol counselors have different credential than professional Experience count UK much as State reguJaUoni are being drafted in Hurrisburg by a blue ribbon Help is being offered not juit teenager Continued on page 12   

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