Bedford Daily Gazette in Bedford, Pennsylvania
3 Mar 1969

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3 Mar 1969

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Bedford Daily Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1969, Bedford, Pennsylvania Bedford Gazette the weather variable clouding today. High today mid 30s to Low 40s.�?~cloudy with Chance of Snow flurries today. Low tonight upper teens to mid 20s. Single copt ten cents soviet army repels invading chinese forces at Border several troops killed deliberate fire destroys new Hoffman hotel worst area fire since Hyndman the worst fire in Bedford county in nearly 20 years de fire termed Torch Job wisps of White smoke drifted up out of the Large Chimney jutting from the ruined roof Ai the h0.m0n hot through the Early morning 2zffs hours Bot urday. Questions about die Blaze itself. The Blaze gutted the 58-room hotel which had been sex was it arson a state police fire pensively renovated in recent years it was the worst fire since marshal Cpl Kenneth Thompson downtown Hyndman was levelled Christmas night 1949 dam 2wrte?. A auspicious Circum age estimates run As High of $350,000. Bedford Volunteer firemen one of few companies in a. Community this size equipped with an Extension ladder truck a Tom the fire was not just de were Able to save the Structure. In the process they found a berate professionally set. Several indications of arson. Firemen summoned at i 35 a rn., found the first to in elevator Shaft that Carr de posed to be anything left of the hotel in flames the entire a a ppm a Par of the Bedford firemen they nearly Hod the Bloze saved Ute building under control until it reached until fire 5eft ted be Shaft damage to smoke St r c firemen might be Large Ace As several times they a tall open Shaft Ond roared Able to contain the Blaze bed-1 were confronted by a a fireballs to the third . I Ford firemen quelled flames in which erupted unexpectedly. Stances Borough police chief fail Mcgill celled it a a Torch Job there was Strong Indi fire chief Fred Hoover said a i think something upset some body plans Liere Wasny to sup at great risk and contained and water in firemen were recoiled Early jjp1 it the Iraj tw0 Ami it to tip no and saturday evening and again a a firemen. A the other were is m it Zyger. The at 10.45 p m Bloze erupted. The building Wos kept under surveillance one when a mbior1 Toom the ir8t fourth boor they came Down be cause they were Low on oxygen Blaze temporarily they however fire reached and had the ceilings in upper floors and under control until Daylight sunday to ensure gradually moved from the rear a big Ball of fire rated Down that fire which soldered unit o urh8w the hallway moments after to Ley Der a series of fake oiling in f re thief Fred nov descended. A i probably would her a series or raise Wei in a in or ordered i men to pull Back have cremated them Moore the four Story Structure did t and use Only hoses when flames said. Break out again began to eat along the front roof Ain an East to West direction. A stale Rue Marshall from just Arlor to urn Mill w Hollidaysburg and state and p-jl0�?~ pull Back local police saturday studied a a lactic bag filled with gasoline. He i tag see photo below was found near the stairs on the so the question is not what happened but who or Why. Four Bedford firemen narrowly .said.,i e 2va escaped injury when a Large a no f Rel it us who might Section of first ceiling fell i in a Down Only several feet from a a a building the i Lames leap from he fourth of Hie new Hoffman hotel in saturday morning Blaze which guided Hie i room Structure. Firemen Between swimming Pool foreground and pickup truck had earlier controlled Blase on Al Rel by fore it roared up through Shaft to fourth . Water streams from ladder truck out of picture right Ami a stages from porch right. In Viiu near me is a irs on me where inn were work 110 tin see a Hoffman w is a Uro tied 1 third . Be maim of a limb quell i amyl non i overhead february 1965, by four a Ca basilar bag were found near the. Pm a a a a a a Quot cd a a a stairs on the second , and Cribby am that separate the front Ness men mayor e. G snide. From tile re in Vanniie Baker Homer wert/., j amen e Nom in rear banquet kill can or and Perry c wll. Homer parts of six All told. Firemen also found two Beer i Civile realer Tuhn 7embnwlson it rat Purchase Price was cans in a room on the second or Steve wine la and and Mot a ver revealed but late. That year j . Beds in the same room of eth were narnia la a spokesman for the group said and one adjoin no it were in Fey in beam when the flaming that approximately 8189,000 had made although they could have Section Fel water running Down been debt the transaction and remained in that condition since rom us stairs in mme he thru a for a ten it renovation. He a a a a a a ened to Bruj Dowit the Ort Fob Jas a Quot a by ceiling. Firemen attempted to jj1, did l a j 8fl relieve pressure by taking Downer a of a in o cd in amino it �l�?T.Gt called a , a Agron ment of Sale. The agreement Cov Ike pulling through latest crisis mt8cow up Krem tin said communist Chines forces crossed the sino so Vii Frontier sunday opened fire o russian Border guards an killed several troops it was the most serious incident of its Kin i in the Long feud betwee Moscow and peking. Tass Hie official soviet new Agency said russian fore returned the fire and repulse the intrusion of damask Island in the ussury River. To River forms Hie bound Aai Between Clima and Russia the soviet maritime tem Torie along the sea of Japan. The area is about 1.800 mile Northeast of poking and 2.4&Quot Miles East of m meow. V Etc ran Moscow observed said it was the first time the soviets had admitted casualties in a Border Battle. No figure were Given Iii the rep it o sundays clash and Tass did no say if there v Ert any Chines kisses a Well informed Chuse source in Moscow said a a Severn chinese soldiers were killed an several were that source gave no precise figures Moth sides traded proles notes. Tass said the Sovie government delivered a note to it the communist chinese foreign ministry condemning the a logged intrusion a a a Provola chinese sources if Moscow said peking handed 1 reply to soviet Diplomat rejecting the Kremlin charges Tass gave this account a at 4 tit a in. Moscow Tim of March 2, the Chines authorities staged an Anne provocation in the area of the in one Mikhailova Border pot Ibn Munski Island on the i Sisin River. An armed Chines unit crossed the soviet stat Frontier and proceeded iowan Daman sky Island a the chinese Side sudden. Opened fire at soviet Bordel guards guarding the area there Are killed and wounded by the Resolute actions of Sovie Border guards the violators o the Frontier were chased Awa the hotel Wos closed feb. 20 for in Brin an inventory pending Sale of the controlling Stock. Everett firemen who were the second company to arrive chunk a Section but a Large Shawnee Valley of Schellsburg fell. Mcneil Durgi firemen had the in Vanir of ere<1 pm Quot it of 0 Dill v the no was the third Lecea Sibouh of Waler from both and Quot a fun Nixon Degaulle thaw out Little cold War series of rags rolled along the Thia los a Meinl viol in front Transfer Date i him n baseboard and in front of doors ,i1t, a Tiiu 0 flow a purchaser was k o Leas Paris til a resident j they ended nine hours of lieu Topi touches on How to Iii a room at she rear of the at the real in co Mpanje. Gem a Krisnak of Nixon and president Charles do private talks with Mutual Reesta Hsii peace in Vietnam a building. J however gaining a real foot-1 in sol r��1>jtv , Gaulli reached a truce sunday that three Days but he did not go into details. The Blaze once it a the by it. Cold urn Hotuj a of Xhu s Quot Quot Quot ii Quot Quot i Quot Quot Quot i Quot kit talk High i a. Officially said a a very worthwhile meeting had a achieved the View new approaches residents of the immediate a a a Tje but on flumes. It was n Bedford in the front dining room quickly spread to the rear and continued on Page 3 a continued on Page 3 Washington february. Next january flames spread is lie had Iii mind began his trip a week or ago sunday. Nix in flew from Paris to Vatican City for a conference with Pope Paul i before flying Home in eight Days he visited Brussels London Bonn Berlin Rome and the Vatican reaching what u s. Officials called a new mid Friendly relationship with the leaders of the five countries he visited. Nixon and de Gaulle at Ceil on the Start of foul Powei at the United nations a very soon Quot to try to find a solution to the Middle fast crisis. They also discussed their divergent views Over Vici Nam before his final meeting with de Gaulle who drove him to oily Airport Nixon met with ambassador la e n r y Cabot Lodge chief u s. Nego Sialoi Al the Vietnam peace talk it and i with South Vietnam vice president Nguyen Coo by. Washington up former president Duigou d. Eisenhower appeared sunday to lie pulling through his latest crisis. A the area of pneumonia in the right lung i Tase is markedly diminished a ins doctors reported a mid morning bulletin from Walter Reed army medical Cental said the 78-year-old five Star general ate hit first full meat in More than a week and. A spent another go cd night a his heart action was a week after he had undergone abdominal sin get v by said they discussed a Many Only to Contact pneumonia during his recuperation from the High surgery hug. It Gen. Frederic j. Hughes jr., commander of the Hospital reported a a Geld Al Eisenhower silent another Good night. His Gas of intestinal function has shown Vatican a it up a further return toward normalcy president Nixon concluded ins in much so that it was possible eight Day tour of Europe sunday tins morning to increase Bis Dud on a plea from Pope Paul i to to include Orange juice a soft t help end All wars now raging a boiled egg Tea and Toast. Tin talks including Vietnam a and a area of pneumonia in the right pledge by Nixon. Lung base is markedly dim Between wished his heart Ai Tion and a cot ii hied on Page 8 Nixon visits Pope vows to end War the were sen Hies polite and anti Nixon Strafer Iii St Peters and a Small anti Nixon in St Peters Basilica but there was none blot Xiv rioting that Demon Square Pray in Nixon he a off Tai last thursday. Shouts j a i i the is Quot. 01 my shout Nixon Quot a and a a ref the a eked visit to Rome there were Vietnam a and of a Al Tang liver Tes Prague Quot state eases up on Relief policies Harrisburg up the health education and welfare Public welfare department in i Ifni has ordered All states a pioneering Effort for so a to begin experimenting with the Tion has ordered an end to exp uti list the poor concept bul Tensive investigations of Relief the state department said applicants later this year. Pennsylvania would be the Fust the revised policy is now in toll Lvi statewide pro effect in 33 counties and it will a Quot pm in Ull categories of Cash be extended to tie rest of the Relief slate in the next six months Pennsylvania began expert he last areas to come undo Mealing with tile program in the program will he Philadel 11 07 other vital signs remain stable a previously he had been fed intravenously or permitted to eat Only liquids. On saturday the Hospital said he ate a gelatine dessert which lie a Date with mrs. Mamie Eisenhower re a mod near her husband on saturday he was visited by his grand son and ins wife David and Julie Eisenhower. The former president who is suffered six heal attacks a continued on a 1 a 8 no one injured in Everett crashes Over weekend a Cor 1 inned on Page Blairsville Man lodged in jail following hit run Paul s mile of blur m Ille j was lodged in county jail my wig a int and 1 in Accident Al sax ton about 3 45 , saturday according to slate police mile was travelling North on it. 2 j when he skidded heros it die Road i nay and shuck a Small Trucl. I driven by Frederick Chadwick jr., 23, of Saxton re i mile failed to ship after die crash Ltd had irk reportedly followed Miles to Cessna where he stopper and called stale police word Wax relayed to i rid be. Where Borough police picked it Miles Tater saturday and returned him to Bedford Miles a charged with hit end run before it diet town Justice 01 the peace Harvey Daugherty one committed pie Runty and Iii default of Bond saturday evening damage to the Miles car a set at $1200, damage to Chad Wick s truck a estimated to a $9a0 Kenneth f Smith of Raiford re 3 v. Asim ated and released at county Hospital after a two cd i Colli Ion on it 220 two nub Riih of Bedford shortly after 5 1 in. Sunday. M 09 Smith was travelling math i a Small tin k. When he collided a1 most head on with a Cai driven by Richard Smith of twin Hocks a Richard Smith Wax not in lured Kenneth Smith suffered head injuries. Damage to Ute two vehicles was minor. State police said no charges had been filed in the crash i Black of Wood was als. Treated and idea o d at county Hospital around 4 pm saturday. When bin car left the Highway an struck a Telephone pole on it 877 no the of to Tesvie Lamug totalled a iou $370. Phia and Allegheny county where More than half of Penn Sylvania a 400,000 welfare cases Ere located. The major change is to shift under the new procedure Ery 10th application will he subjected to the rigorous scrutiny that had he a the Blanket Rule in the pad much in the the Basic responsibility for de manner that the infernal he e Ter mining eligibility for Cash my service spot checks per assistance from the state to the Sonal income tax returns applicant. It Long Range goal in addition a special strife plastic hag filled with gasoline lies untouched near stairway on third . Remains of others were found along with other indications the fire was deliberately set. Haines kept erupting at different locations in the new Hoffman hotel hampering efforts by firemen to control the Blaze. Flame Here leap from windows with a puff of Black smoke underneath possibly a but not necessarily a a sign of fuel. Is to free Busy from the detailed investigation work and allow them to Coneen tilde on rehabilitation a recent study by the department revealed that 98 per cent of the individual receiving Cash Grants were entitled to them and that ineligibility in some of the remaining two per cent a due to misinterpretation rather than Laud. These findings convinced welfare policy maker that the Everett Borough police reported several minor Accident Over Tho week rid is it 11 <1.midge, but no in Jun i resulting car driven by Richard Price of i 2 Ferrett was struck by an Auto driven by Jean in nil of Everett on Spring St around 2 pm saturday. The Price car was travelling South on it 116, and was a a truck when Hie Mearte Auto pulled from first us onto i. 26 there were no injuries. Damage totalled about $ <>0 around 8 2 1 pm Satin Day an anti driven by George i. Mr-18, of Everett re i pulled out from Juniata St onto it. 30, and struck a car driven by Allan r Clark 28, of re 3 Everett. The Clark Auto then struck a parked car owned by Charlesll. If we find them is Freud in Mccormack about 80 it. From the log their it a particular area we will re intersection Vert for a time to the old Way Moc it malty a charged with of Complete investigations a a failure to yield the Iglus of want spokes in no for the department to oncoming to no damage to ins explained. Auto was set at $4<xi the old procedure sometimes damage to die Clark ear was took four weeks to Complete set at $600, nod damage to die the Cheeks included document Mccormack car at about i Kyj Ohio family escapes injury in Pike Accident caseworkers statistical teem will continually Survey the various areas of the state to run its own Check on compliance wit eligibility rules. A Cleveland Ohio worn in and her two children escaped injury at to it pm. Saturday when their Cai went out of control on the turn Pike amt struck tin medial Bat tier damage to the Auto Wax set it $300. In a second minor Accident of til weekend. Taro Aud in. , of los Angeles Calif. Were treated at the Mcconnell Burg medical Center after the ear went out of control it it a tin Turnpike and also struck the medial Barrier. State police estimated Lamug at $700, the a Eiden occurred u front of the Sidell Hill Plaza. District deaths deep investigations of welfare tation of Basic information such there a a thud. Munn a App Caute was not paying Devi a of 0 queries to local Banks Trident in Everett Borough about buy 06\ni� i8ijf# sums of foil undisclosed income end hour Jitter we a is out there Money. I were no injuries and damage was the v % department of continued on Page j Light. Obituaries on Page 5 Price mrs Mary Elizabeth to. Bedford re 3, Corle Bruce 81, Days burs re. Faulkner Lottie m70, bed i Ford

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