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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - April 18, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania A Fth the Everett Republican established 162nd year 42 Bedford inquire Everett Republican april 1975 single copy ten cents built in 1817 first Catholic Church used Only 16 years Thomas the first roman Catholic Church of Bedford Pennsylvania was built in it seems impossible to determine when catholicism was first in Traduce into Bedford from the earliest records it would seem that a considerable number of people had settled Here prior first Effort to erect a in the history of Thomas and of catholicism in these mountains two men stand father Gallitzin and Thomas hey Heydens family immigrated to bought a and settled the House stood next to the Graystone Heyden became the first pastor of the congregation in 1821 and faithfully served until it was Gallitzin who influenced and helped Heyden to his besides father Gaty Itzin with his comings and goings served the Bedford Catholic Church remains the congregation soon became too Large to be accommodated in this Little building and in 1833 it was Tifis same year another and larger Church was built near this one became too Small for the growing congregation and in 1868 father Heyden built the present Church on East Penn and South Richard the original Church having been abandoned in 1833 was later rented As a private dwelling and its Structure changed to suit private in Justice of peace Cyril Bingham was it has been restored by seed prices soar Edward Mcconnell As a Community shrine in october of the Thomas Heyden Home no longer it was torn Down not Long the building stood next to the historic Graystone hotel on East Pitt from the Mesqui Centenial Booklet of the St Thomas Church three years after father Gallitzin historic visit to in county on december of Good and illustrious Thomas Heyden was his family immigrated to bought a House and settled this immigration happened in Young Toms the divine will is immediately apparent in this fortuitous concourse of Cir in july of 1799 father Gallitzin was assigned to Loretto and immediately built a his comings and goings brought him through and he stayed in the houses of the different among them was the Heyden by his his in fluence and his Young Thomas was sent to marys College in and was ordained to the sacred ministry by a dispensation before he attained canonical May the ordaining Bishop was reverend Henry according to father Heyden served both in Philadelphia and both during and after his Advent to two years after he built the present Church in he and his remains Are near the Little original Thomas apostle first roman Catholic Church of Bedford built abandoned 1833 because it could not hold All the people who wished to the Tomb Stone with the Cross is that of father Thomas the first sitting up close to this closing All other things from View but Evitts and the graveyard almost puts one Back in one out of six families planning Garden millions of americans with visions of Ripe red tomatoes and Leafy Green lettuce at a fraction of the supermarket Cost Are buying seeds and get Ting ready for Spring but the experts warn that be ginning gardeners face plenty of president Ford urged people to Plant gardens to help fight inflation and the White House said this week that it is considering its own vegetable plot to set an the agriculture department estimates that members of one out of six american families will be tending a Garden this sum seed companies report sales and prices Are soil types and plan Ting times vary widely from area to area and you will have to Check local gardeners to find out what is Best for Mark who works at the agriculture department and is president of the Ameri can horticultural has some general from Little mighty vegetables at prospective Home gardeners Hope they the advice to these gardeners from the experts think think Start says if you dont know anything about Gar dont try a far size spread of Hardt grow the first time youll be doing Well to produce Cathey says a 10foot by 10 foot plot should provide enough vegetables for a family of four or figure on spending about an hour a week on the Garden after the initial remember most vegetables need at least six hours a Day of direct if your Yard Doest get enough consider teaming up with a neighbor or checking to see if your City has a program to rent plots Lor nominal after youve selected a says the first step is to find our what your family will you wont save any Money if you grow items that no one get some expert everyone knows who the Gardener in the neigh says look for him and Start up a con talk to your neigh get together to buy youll save Money and help conserve seed which is in Short Supply because of the in creased interest in the 100 member organizations of the american horticultural society also Are a Good source of information and they Are listed in local Telephone Cathey advises against a lot of fancy i do everything in my Garden with a shovel and what i Call continuous this Means digging up the breaking up clumps and roots and turning Over the soil about a dozen times in a two week add fallen leaves and twigs to the soil to make a Loose mixture dont bother about removing pebbles take out Only the rocks that Are larger than your on Page 6 on the Village Square temperatures dropped to a Chilly 20 degrees Early for a Chilly finale to the despite the Spring gardeners were out in breaking ground for the first of the years inflation hits one county resident decided to reproof portions of his Bedford Valley Home this Spring after an 18year in and discovered the costs of shingles up from to Stanislas and Natalie Ausky left Bedford monday for their new residence in Las Margaret Price of Everett celebrated her 95th birthday last and welcomed her first great great granddaughter two Days who lived for Many years by Swansong store in and today resides with her Richard Bear of Penn is a fan of the Pittsburgh her favorite birthday presented on was one carrying the pirate her great great granddaughter was born to and Ross Defibaugh of Woodbury on i Janet Secretary manager of the Bedford county motor and her Helen returned last week from an aaa meeting in and Richard Shoap spent the weekend in with their and his miss Marie foor and Bertha Hocker attended the semiannual meeting at the presbyterian Home in Philipsburg on Rae Wood of Baltimore visited her Rosella Over the and Roger Wilkerson have returned to Bedford from the couple will be residing on Hall Wilkerson is the form Dorothy Van ormer of Jill daughter of and John Askey of Meadowbrook is performing with the Gettysburg College symphonic band this miss Askey plays trumpet in the which has presented concerts at Delaware Valley High school in Monticello High school in margarets Mcternan school in Waterbury and Smith regional High school in Gerald director of finance at the Hedstrom was re elected to a three year term As a director on the Western Pennsylvania Board of the Blue Cross at the annual meeting april five students from county High schools have been invited to visit Penn state april 18 and 19 As part of the University newly established scholars program for students of High county students Are Joy Chestnut Ridge Melinda Northern Bedford Denise Everett Jeffrey Bedford Lucinda Tussey Mountain and an Thony Over 50 guests from Penn and Maryland attended the 83rd birthday Celebration of Altha Shearer of Bedford at the Claysburg fire Hall on easter Shearer was 83 March Gerald Cross of Manns vice president of the first National Bank in was elected treasurer of the Juniata Valley chapter of the Bank administration on Page 3 events of die week burglars broke into the Safe at Chestnut Ridge High school and ransacked the office sometime Between 11 Friday and state police said doors were forced to enter the building and the school activity Money was taken from the Safe administrators said the loss could run to the office files and desks were rifled a calculator and tape recorder were police said syringes and Needles were also taken from the first Aid school officials said late in the Day that they were still cleaning up to determine if anything else was state police have filed two theft charges against a 46yearold Escapee from Maine state prison at in connection with incidents last november and december in Colerain and Southampton John Edward Halpine was picked up in Maryland april 0 by state police from the la Vale Halpine was stopped for a traffic violation and police discovered he was driving a car stolen in the Philadelphia state police also found 25 stolen credit two a knife and two sets of automobile tags in the Maryland authorities charged Halpine with Auto carrying a concealed weapon und unauthorized use of a motor Rose of where Halpine was a former was arrested with the Man and charged with Auto larceny and being a on Halpine was turned Over to police from Cheltenham township near where he is wanted for Auto burglary and carrying a concealed state police at Bedford have sent their warrants to Cheltenham As who was serving a five year term for burglary when he escaped from reportedly stole a car in that state and came to on 21 or police charged that he broke into a car parked in front of the store in rain Surg and stole a Wallet belonging to Heidi Ross he also allegedly took credit cards belonging to James according to Halpine then headed but became involved in a traffic Accident in in which the car from Maine was authorities allege that Halpine stole a car in Missouri and returned the Missouri car was later found on the Rainsburg on Halpine is charged with having taken a car owned by Ray Vance of the Artemas Vances 1971 Buick apparently broke Down about a month ago in the Philly where he then apparently took the car he was driving when arrested in Penn Othas scheduled a Public meeting for May on the proposed relocation of route 220 from the Bedford Blair county line North to the meeting will be held at Claysburg Kimmel High with the idea of gathering information and data on design alternates for the two sections of the corridor being considered by Penn Dot follows the approximate same route As the present with the Highway to be built either East or West of the or along the present and Richard Cross of she is the former Alice whisker of Bedford have adopted a vietnamese american orphan through friends for All a oneyear old girl named Noelle arrived with signs of malnutrition after a harrowing trip with friends aboard a plane that had to land at Guam and Hawaii due to engine but for the the child would have been aboard the plane which the crosses had been trying to adopt one of the orphans since they met the baby in april 1975 Dennis King of Bedford was placed on six months probation after a hearing before magistrate Kenneth Jewell on a simple assault charge lodged against him by Bedford the in involving the alleged abuse of an 8yearold occurred police said the girl was whipped with a Belt for five or ten county commissioners tuesday signed a contract to con tribute of the county liquid fuel tax Money to Hyndman to Complete repair of a storm Drain that had been flooding the the commissioners noted that they had voted last year to help Hyndman with the but that there haunt been enough fuel tax Money to make the a canvass of Bedford county will be conducted this month by Pennsylvania dog Law enforcement according to Roger enforcement officer for this Musselman says the purpose of the canvass is to determine How Many licensed and unlicensed dogs Are in the Musselman said 11 officers will take part in the about damage was done to a tractor trailer on the turn Pike when it was struck by a plastic bread bag full of cow manure sunday state police at Everett said the bag was dropped from an overpass about 14 Miles West of a fibreglass panel around the tractor headlight was the Driver of the Rig was identified As Clifton Cook of Colum this was the second incident involving bags of Friday evening a vehicle was struck about two Miles from the latest site that incident was investigated by police from the Somerset Pike april 1975 Vincent Duffy and Ray Beeler pleaded guilty in Pittsburgh Federal court wednesday to kidnapping and interstate transportation of a stolen motor the charges were brought by the Fri in connection with the abduction of Myrtle Marie Gordeuk of in police said 30yearsold and an Escapee from White Post and of kidnapped the woman from a shopping Center parking using her station they drove to Fulton county and then to Bedford was left tied in a Breezewood Motel the morning of Duffy and Beeler were captured by state police after an armed robbery at the Brant Huston Home near on they escaped from the Bedford but were a jury found the men guilty of the armed robbery they entered guilty pleas on numerous other local on March judge Richard Snyder sentenced them to a total of eight to 19 years each in Huntingdon correctional Duffy and who reportedly met by Accident on the courthouse Lawn in face possible life sentences on the Federal Kidnap judge Ralph Scalera ordered a pre sentence in which sources indicate could take up to a month to the men were represented by court appointed attorneys when they appeared before their trial had been scheduled to get underway but another Case was still going witnesses from Bedford and Fulton counties and Maryland had spent several Days waiting for the trial to and the judge had indicated it would Start immediately at the end of the Case Over which he was then on Page 3 i

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