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   Daily Bedford Gazette (Newspaper) - October 19, 1974, Bedford, Pennsylvania                                BEDFORD GAZETTE THE WEATHER Partly cloudy today through A Httle warmer Highs today In Ixws tonight in 20s and high Sunday upper 40s to mid ESTABLISHED VOL 170 325 OCTOBER 1974 SINGLE COPY FIFTEEN CENTS Wagon Train The wagon train will arrive in Bedford at today as one of the highlights of the second weekend of the Fall Foliage Ap proximately 20 wagons and many horseback riders will The train is pictured here on the Lawrence Fritz farm at New Buena District Any Antique Wagon Cant Find Widespread Train Festival Features Government Corruption PHILADELPHIA UPI Richard the citys first assistant district attorney said Friday his investigation had failed to substantiate the Pennsylvania Crime Commissions claim of widespread govern mental corruption in Delaware who was named a special prosecutor in 1971 to probe the also was highly critical of the commissions refusal to aid in the Sprague said in a 36page report that he made several requests of thenAttorney Gen eral Shane Creamer for Creamer said that any evidence he had would be turned over to state or local Creamer eventually did give Sprague some reports compiled by his Sprague but none of this material was sufficient to support a prosecution against anyone on criminal because the information was generalized and contained mainly He also said he asked Creamers Israel to cooperate in the hopes a new policy could be the ad ministrations untenable refusal of cooperation remained in Sprague The only good way for law enforcement agencies to work is on a cooperative Sprague told newsmen after the report was He said it was late in being prepared because of cases he was involved in before the Supreme and the final proceedings of the Yablonski murders Sprague said the commission was guilty of headlinemaking and then a lack of follow Thomas acting executive director of the accused Sprague of a blanket and distorted attack on his He also denied there was insufficient evidence to warrant the exercising of prosecutorial discretion in convening a grand jury and issuing Such an attack distracts attention from real problems in Delaware County and disrupts the unity among responsible public agencies which Sprague purports to he The commisions charges included alleged payoffs to county police corruption in the bail bonding system and widespread gambling Despite many leads and thousands of hours of investigation into in most in stances we were unable to obtain the kind of proof which could be produced in court to support a the prosecutor 1 None of the cases for which we were able to obtain prosecutable evidence involved the type of high level governmental corruption which was alleged to exist by the Crime Restaurant Customers Now Asking For Sugar By United Press International When a customer asked a waitress for sugar at a Holiday Inn near this she pulled several packets out of her pocket and handed them to The restaurant like many others across the said sugar no longer is being placed on the table K In the inflation customers are stealing We just let people ask us for the sugar a spokesman for a northwest Indiana restaurant chain That we dont have peoople helping themselves and taking the stuff We even have people stealing the salt and shakers and if we dont keep an eye on he Now our customers have to ask for the salt and pepper before its put on the A spot check by United Press International showed that in many cities the high price of sugar from 69 cents to more than for five pounds has turned many a restaurant patron into a fortune hunter or common Some restaurant chains and individual dining reported they have not experienced the I really have not seen much of that snitching of Lee manager of Brennans in The type of clientele we get are not the ones to take sugar off the Wagons Ho The wagon train is coming to Once again the train will par ticipate in the Fall Foliage Festival as one of the highlights of the festivals second The train will leave the fairgrounds around 2 Saturday and will arrive in Bedford at approximately Approximately 20 wagons and many horseback riders will be Mem bers will camp Friday night through Sunday at the Bed ford Locally owned in addition to ones from Flintstone and and Somerset will par Arthur Grubb of at 75 the trains oldest will be leading it this The youngest member is Joelle fourmonthold daughter of and David Oberle of The local members of the train take weekend trips which usually begin in mid May and last until Members drive 1015 miles a day and have entertainment at night during the camping Entertainment is usually a horse or pony square dances or a SingA Long with a train member who plays the A number of the wagons have been participants in the Appalachian Wagon which this year will take a oneweek trip from Baker sville to This weekend the train will feature a sixhorse hitch from Somerset with members of the entire train dressed in authentic period Any person having a horse and or horse teams and along with horseback are welcome to join the Those interested have been asked to contact Wanda Nelson at 9284204 or Arthur Grubb at One of the lead wagons was manufactured locally by the Brightbills in This is designated by a plaque at tached to the rear of the The 197374 Fall Folliage Queen Cindy Benna will be riding in the lead The antique show at the Bedford Elks Country the Fiddling Contest spon sored by the Bedford Lions Club and the Wagon Train are the main attractions for the second weekend of the annual Fall Foliage The festival began last and will end The antique show began and will continue from 11 until 10 The show will run from 10 to 7 The Fiddling Contest willbe held in Thomas School auditorium starting at Admission is for adults and children under Square dancing will follow the The wagon train will leave the Bedford Fairgrounds at 2 It will make its appearance around with Arthur Grubb of Bedford leading the Fall Foliage Queen Cindy who will reign until will ride in the Train members will dress in authentic Apple buttermaking and selling by the Chestnut Ridge FFA will continue in Bedford Park on Walking tours and bus tours will be running again on beginning at 2 Bus tours leave from the on page 8 Ridge Board Approves Revised 7475 Budget By Dan Uhlinger Chestnut Ridge School Board approved its revised 197475 budget by a 6 to 2 vote at its regular meeting Thursday Total revenue was listed at and expenditures at Cloyd Ferguson and James Egolf voted against the revised Board Member Obie Snider was The Budget was revised after the board had learned in June that the district was in line for an increase in state reimbursement Board President Ira Jack Wentz reported the increase was estimated at The new funds have been ear marked for transportation and student activities par titions in the guidance con ference area and the capital reserve A letter from the Depart ment of Education to the school board was entered into the minutes of the The letter commended the board for the excellent results you attained in the management of your financial resources during the 197172 and 197273 fiscal The board appeared quite and entered the letter into the minutes with unanimous The letter noted that their auditors report did not Top Of Th Morning Topics In The News Today AROUND HERE ELSEWHERE Topic A Two more an elderly Everett man and a Woodbury died following car accidents that have now claimed six lives in seven days on county At David Whetstone of State was apparently stricken ill while driving to the office of Hartle on South Whetstones car jumped the curb in front of the Lynford Conner glancing off a car owned by Ronald Calhoun of 7th Avenue in Everett it continued across the lawn of the Ray Wertz barely missing the and crashed into the corner of a house owned by the Ray Hillenbrand family at 139 South The car caught although firemen said it was mostly Because of the dense witnesses said they didnt realize immediately that there was someone in the Whetstone was admitted to the intensive care unit of Bedford where he died a short time Several persons said they thought the man may have suffered a heart attack Coroner Alton Barefoot couldnt be reached Raystown ambulance personnel said the victim didnt appear badly injured by the although he suffered facial Whetstone had operated the Whetstone Drug now Lowers in Everett for many years before Witnesses at the accident said the man always drove but apparently when he became his foot pressed the ac The a dug up the lawns as it crossed them and began skidding The impact against the house tore loose the front Hillenbrand said the crash shook the house and rattled Witnesses also said the careening car barely missed Donald Weimer and her who were getting out of their car when the Whetstone which was demolished in the left the A carpedestrian accident Thursday evening claimed the life of Sheila Mae of The girl was pronounced dead on arrival at Nason Hospital at about 35 minutes after she was struck by a car on Route 36 in Woodbury State police said the girl ran directly into the path of a car driven by William Edward of New Enterprise The car was northbound when the girl darted from the west berm about 60 feet north of the borough The right front of the car struck the throwing her approximately 43 feet onto the east Coroner Alton Barefoot said the victim sustained broken legs and plus skull and crush The daughter of and Robert the girl was an eighth grade student at Northern Bedford high Area residents said a sister and some friends had been playing in the area a few minutes before the which happened in front of her The girl apparently was running from her lawn to the Woodbury elementary school on the east side of the road when she was struck by the Damage to the 1969 Chevy sedan was set at Topic A President Ford signed into law a bill to make an ad ditional billion available to the stagnant housing industry and spur construction of up to new homes for American The law empowers the federal government to buy con ventional home rather than just FHA and VA from lending in stitutions such as savings and loans and insurance com contain any criticism or audit Solicitor Gordon Stroup gave his opinion to the board on the requirements of the newlypassed House Bill the Sunshine After a misunderstanding between the press and the board at its last Stroup clarified the main points of the new bill which had come under some Stroup said the board could hold one executive session not to exceed 30 minutes during the course of a meeting for one of two to discuss personnel problems involving a persons repu tation or for labor Stroup said committee meetings must be open to the public and publicized if an informal decision is acted upon in open Acting upon a recom mendation by the main tenance supervisor to hire a permanent parttime Debbie Brown was approved for the She is entitled tp one day of sick each month as other main tenance John Goad said the days should be ac He said that some persons would take their sick leave days whether or not it was The change to having sick leave days be on page 8 Two neighborhood children look over the estimated at done to the Ray Hillenbrand home when it was struck by a car The David of died in Bedford Hospital a short time Two persons were slightly injured in a collision at the in tersection of Simpson and South Juliana Streets in Bedford Thursday Borough volice said a car driven by Lois of was westbound on Simp son and one driven by Robert of was nor thbound when the accident The both passengers in the Worthington were identified as Mary and Judith both of Bedford RD Damage was set at to each Four turnpike speeding cases came before the Bedford court After hearings before Judge Richard Daniel Roberts of Pittsburgh was found not guilty Wilbur Hopewood RD was found guilty and fined and John Mussio of Johnstown pleaded guilty to going 65 1 mph less than he was cited for both sides recom mended the Mussio was fined and Francis Zimmerman of West Elizabeth withdrew an appeal to a magistrates ruling on his Sister Aquin Theobold of one of the speakers who spoke on women and alcohol problems Thursday at the Bedford Springs said that one of her statements con cerning alcoholism among religious orders was The statement appeared as the results of the survey show that 52 percent of the nuns have problems with The statement should have been Fiftytwo percent of the congregations who responded to the survey admitted there are women under their jurisdiction who have a problem with Several corrections should be noted in an article Thursday which quoted local candidates in discussions with county teachers at Clarence discussing low teachers pointed out that his daughter started teaching at Windber for per and when she moved to Bedford she started here at Her salary today is correctly stated by Mary school board at Dietz also referred to the need for road It will he million for the next ten years to update our Not as it appeared in the The Commerce Department said inflation is increasing at a rate of per cent and the nations output of goods and services is in its longest decline in 14 Press Secretary Ron Nessen ad mitted that the economy is sluggish but noted that the situation has peculiar characteristics including all time record high employment The Senate Rules Com mittee will recall Nelson Rockefeller 3 to question him about gifts totaling more than million and a con troversial 1970 campaign committee chairman Howard Cannon A spokesman for the House Judiciary Committee said Rockefeller would probably be the lead witness when the House panel starts its con sideration of the Doctors reported that lab tests on Nelson Rockefellers showed no trace of cancer in any of the 32 lymph nodes removed in her operation for breast They gave her a 90 per cent chance for full An uneasy calm prevailed in raciallytroubled Boston schools at the end of the fifth week of classes under a court ordered desegregation program as citywide at tendance It was a week that started with students fighting in classrooms and corridors and ended with politicians mobilizing the National Guard and alerting federal Police in Dravosburg have arrested five two of them and are in vestigating five other suspects in connection with a reign of terror in the Allegheny County com of in cluding a possible contract arsons and fire Ford Motor is con sidering a 5 per cent cutback of white collar employes that could involve some workers and may alter some car and truck programs in a costcutting the Detroit News Although no formal announcement has been rumors began circulating after Chrysler said it would start severe The White House has agreed to ship meat from a National Farmers Organization protest slaughter this weekend to feed hurricane victims in Hon David D The Soviet Union is starting a new series of missle tests in the Pacific this weekend on the eve of crucial talks with the United States on nuclear arms defense sources NEW YORK Dow Jones closing averages 30 Indus up 20 Trans up ISUtils up 65 Stock up District Deaths Obituaries on Page Sheila of Amy Jean nette of formerly of of Janet of Cherry Shapps Incumbency First For In Nearly A Century HARRISBtlRG UPI Milton Shapp has something going for him that no other candidate for governor has had for nearly a century He is an An amendment adopted in 1968 makes Shapp the first governor eligible to run for a second consecutive term since 1874 when the constitution was changed to prohibit gover nors from succeeding Shapp and his campaign staff believe this is an Instead of making general promises of what he would do if Shapp can run on his record and promise to do more of the same if Our basic strategy is to tell the record of says Robert Shapps campaign It is an counting of our stewardship and what weve done for the last three years and eight mon Drew Shapps Republican hopes to turn Shapp incumbency into a liability by attacking the governors record and telling the voters how he would have done a better A series of Republicancontrolled House investigating committees has been digging into the administrations which conveniently gives Lewis campaign But being an incumbent gives a candidate more than just a record on which to There are other advantages and Shapp is making full use of It is 6 on Drew Lewis was out of bed well before dawn and is on his way from Montgomery to At 7 he will be on the city shaking hands and talking to people on their way to At 9 he will hold a press conference at a local At 10 Lewis will campaign at the University of Pennsylvania and from there he will tour the General Electric plant in Philadelphia at Lewis will address a luncheon of the Greater Philadelphia Movements ex ecutive board and campaign at 2 at Josephs Lewis will arrive at a motel in Lebanon at1 for a press speak at the Lebanon County Republican dinner at and travel to Harrisburg before calling it a day at 11 Milton Shapps schedule that same day is less But without even leaving his the generates publicity that will help his He will spend most of the day preparing for his televised appearance before the Special House Committee Investigating State Con tract Practices on But at 11 he will take time out to hold a formal ceremony for the signing of a new contract with the union representing em ployes and faculty at the state The story will make headlines At the same Shapps of ficial public relations staff is busy turning out press releases that deal with the gover nors official but they also help get the candidates name in the There is one release about the governors law suit to stop the House committee from subpoenaing his income tax records and another about the committees subpoena for his appointment Shapp signed 11 bills passed by the and his office puts out a press release on the Newspaper and broadcast reports will begin with the phrase Milton Shapp today And to top it the PR staff turns out two nearly identical releases on the same subject Shapp issuing a report previewing a study of Pennsylvania railroads by the Interstate Commerce Later that Shapp will fly to Pitt sburgh for a campaign appearance in Belle Washington and be back in Harrisburg by It is difficult to distinguish between Milton Shapp the governor and Milton Shapp the candidate for And that is to Shapps If Milton Shapp writes a letter to the In terstate Commerce Commission protesting railroad is he acting as governor or a candidate who has promised to fight to preserve the railroads If Milton Shapp testifies before a group studying a world food is he governor or a candidate trying to show the voters he is concerned about rising food prices If Shapp files protests against rate in creases sought by Philadelphia Electric and Metropolitan is he acting as governor or a candidate who wants to show the voters he is concerned about rising power costs If Drew Lewis took the same would he receive as much publicity Shapps name and picture also receive wide distribution through official state In a recent report entitled crime in for the first thing the reader sees when he opens the book is a full page picture of posts displayed recently in State Stores carry a picture of Shapp and mention that senior citizens who rent are now eligible for property tax relief through Lottery are some advantages an in cumbent He doesnt have to spend 18hour days traveling from town to shaking eating greasy lumpy mashed potatoes and cold peas at local fund The incumbent can send his aides out to do the nuts and bolts campaigning while he sits in his office and issues press releases or makes only important campaign ap The Lewis campaign staff is painfully aware of the advantages the incumbent on page 8   

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