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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - April 25, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Stumm combined with the Everett Republican established 162nd year 43 Bedford inquire Everett Republican april 197s single copy ten cents town Laid out in 766 be Fords first map the Lukens Survey j j v lot re o t go if or h q f 5 v Tel it of Tefft a tie e vex t f i 2i for 9 f 9 i 1 1 3t in the above is a plan of the Hon proprietary is town of Bedford situate on the South Side of the Ray town Branch of Juniata River in the county of Cumberland in the province of Pennsylvania surveyed and Laid out on the and 14th Days of june 1766 in pursuance of an order from i honour the governor to me directed bearing Date the 5th of May it seems difficult to believe today that Pennsylvania was at one time merely a province of great its land largely the private property of William Penn and his and its officials chosen by the not elected by popular John Surveyor was one of these when Richard and John Penn decided to set up a town out in the wilds near fort they considered it sufficiently important to put their head Man on the keep in mind that very few buildings were in existence hereabouts at that and that most of those 15 or 16 were huddled near the remember As Well that i rest of our town was on land covered by Trees and interlaced by Little streams and runoffs from numerous shallow with this in it is easy to see Why John Lukens and his surveying Crew spent ten from june laying out the streets and measuring the town plan turned out to be very with a grand total of 200 Only three streets ran from East to and those running North to South began with East then came and with West at the farthest in this the boundaries kept All properties enclosed within John and West the Standard lot measured 60 by 240 on the East and West sides of the Public squares were eight much smaller lots Only 60 by 120 along the North Side of Pitt Street where the land slopes Down to the Rivers the frontage was a uniform 60 while the length varied from 280 to 800 alleys bisecting each Block were 20 feet every Street but one had a Width of 60 the exception was planned As the towns main it and still an 80foot Width Over its entire it joined Forbes Road East of the Borough at almost the same spot where it meets 30 on the old Penn Street trailed off into nowhere two blocks West of the present court exactly As it does four areas at the intersection of Juliana and Penn streets were Laid off for Public in our Only three of these Little Parks the fourth is occupied by the court House probably snatched by the right of eminent throughout the Survey Are lots marked by the initial All were at strategic business locations or on land especially desirable for private they were reserved for the should any of them have a notion to Brave the perils of passing through this mountainous territory to reach few were sold until some years after the revolutionary also within the town limits wore some other notable some Are still in for instance two Springs still flowing Down in the marshy ground Between Pitt Street and the a Well at the foot of a lot along East Pitt was in use As late As the Early a third Quirky Little spot was lot designated for Daugherty in tended As the site for a presbyterian Church which never was built on just outside the Southern perimeter of the Survey were two noteworthy the at the Corner of Juliana and John measuring 240 by 363 was granted to Daugherty others for a burying it still contains a number of old gravestones with almost illegible Many bearing birth dates of the at the Southern most end was a Section reserved for after the civil when a cemetery association was the custom of burying in the old graveyard dwindled to a for some years it was totally abandoned to trailing Myrtle wild mischievous and occasional furtive today we know it As bed Fords memorial the second is on the Southeast Corner of Richard and John much smaller in size than the Only one Hundred Twenty feet it was intended As a burial ground for the people called quakers if the governor would please to Grant never used for this the plot went through several transfers of ownership and was finally sold from William Watsons estate to the group which built James episcopal Church on the Little Bedford Village up Here in the mountains has never experienced speedy nor spectacular even in the 210odd years since it was Laid it has spread far beyond its original far beyond what the Penns might have envisioned in their wildest who spectral figures sometimes lurking along its shadowy streets in the wee hours May be the ghosts of Thomas and perhaps old William on a Midnight inspection returning to see How their town is getting Garbrick on the Village Square Many county residents Call this the worst Winter around Here in a number of to tend to applications for Absentee ballots for the May 20 primary will be available until May 13 at the county commissioners the ballots must be returned to the county elect Ion Board by May a Republican meet the candidates night for the Chestnut Ridge area was held monday at the new Paris Community with candidates for county District at clerk treasurer and District magistrate the March of dimes walk athon and a Bik Eathon sponsored by the Bedford association for retarded citizens were both held on sunday bikers had three separate beginning at the court House in the Iga in or Chestnut Ridge High their rides took them to Younts station in along Black Valley Road in and along the Valley Road to Shawnee in the Chestnut Ridge Walka Thon marchers walked from Bedford to including the trek up Hospital and despite the decided Lack of High school bands throughout the county Are presenting their annual Spring concerts this Bedford held its concert on Friday Northern Tussey Moun and Everetts combined Junior senior band concert will All be this Ellen Diehl and Pat Macchiarolo conducted a singalong in the childrens department of Bedford county Library one of several activities to commemorate National Library elementary students from the Schellsburg school held a festival of Spring music april 18 at Central elementary in selected offerings included Peter dancers and and vegetables versus the Ronald Mays Are new residents of Juliana occupying the former Home and offices of Natalie other former residents planning to return to the Bedford area in the near future Are and Todd Koons of and and Robert also of new and William Pennell and and Samuel Koontz spent april in Mary Pearl Hunt visited her and family in on and John Diehl and and Ben Diehl returned Home recently after a two week visit in with their Jack Pennell and Sarah Turner returned Home recently from Ger where her Joe had been recent guests of Adam Shaffer were and Adam and of and mrs Courtney mock of Pittsburgh and and David Bailey and son of miss Patsy Steele and Dennis Turner were married april 6 in the Yeager lutheran Church in rain and William Morgart and daughter of Baltimore visited and Curtis Morgart of friends Cove events of the week a Bedford county native was shot to death and his wife was wounded at their Home in Maria last the victim was identified As Joseph originally of new a self employed excavating con had lived in the Nevada Community near like Tahoe for about 20 a spokesman for the Douglas county sheriffs office in Zephyr near the California state said the shooting occurred april ferry body was found in an upstairs bedroom after his called a neigh Bor to say that her husband had been John Compton of the sheriffs department said when officers arrived at the they found ferry had also been she was admitted to a nearby Hospital in fair the sheriffs office said monday that the incident was still under investigation and that ferry remained hospitalized officers had not yet interviewed ferry is survived by four Donald of Curry Ville new Enterprise Joseph of and Perona of Atlantic have announced plans to expand its Metal scrap Salvage and compressing operation to the Broad top the company is locating on a site along route 913 in Carbon Huntingdon one mile Northeast of and has spent about to Date on the Perona expects to employ 25 persons Over the next four and presently Lias 15 men on the the scrap will consist mostly of wrecked and abandoned and old appliances after being crushed at the Huntingdon the scrap is sent to the Iron and Metal for separating and Perona officials said pickups of the scrap items will be made within a 30mile or scrap can be dropped off at the Salvage the officials said they would make a settlement Only for Complete but wont pay for appliances or junked an epidemic of rashes at the Man Monroe elementary school near Clearville kept school nurses and family doctors occupied this sixty five students appeared at various times with the slapped Cheek appearance rash on their hands and the rash was not accompanied by fever or the feeling of illness and parents were undecided whether to keep the children Home or Send them to school nurse Rulh foor was informed by the department of health at Harrisburg that there had been similar outbreaks of 1 the unusual rash in schools in Bucks and Schuylkill William Parkin and Gracen Miller of the epidemiology Section of the division of communicable diseases visited the local they identified the rash As epidemic erythema infect Osum of fifth the disease predominantly affects children 415 and the symptoms Are similar to Scarlet and other infectious since no complications of the disease have been the doctors recommended that children be allowed to attend if they otherwise feel Bedford supervisors issued a policy statement limiting their 1975 contributions to recreation to the bearing the signatures of All three said they Felt they have proved they favor a sound and reasonable recreation but with inflation reluctantly reduced the Money budgeted to recreation for this supervisors noted they had originally pledged 50 cents per resident when the program but had increased the amount last the township pledged but was Only asked for and gave that a spokesman said the Public meeting on recreation scheduled thursday would probably be but gave no april 1975 the county recently its Bill for appointing attorneys to defend Vincent Duffy and Ray Beeler during their february jury trial on the armed robbery of Elizabeth Huston of Belden last the defendants had requested the appointment of attorneys other than the Public Huntingdon Stewart Kurtz and Charles Swigart received a total of each for their work this included per Day Legal fees for one Day of jury selection and two for the plus a halfday for entering the guilty pleas to other charges against the which stemmed from the september and for 2 3rds of a Day for they also received about each for mileage and meals for six and for out Fourl time on phone Calls and pos trial the county treasurers office also recorded paid out to provide a jury for the two this included pay and mileage for the Day of the jury the and a sub sequent Day during which the jurors were recalled for a possible trial on the other the second trial was and the defendants later entered pleas the county will also Bear the Cost of keeping the two men in Huntingdon correctional institution for their 8 to 19year As a Point of the county commissioners revealed that they also recently paid a Bill for for the imprisonment of George Butler in far View state Hospital at Waymart in Wayne county at the Northeast Corner of the the commissioners said they had no information As to whether Allegheny county would assume part of the since Butler was convicted there of murder after the Beechwood inn an Appeal on the killing of the Western Penitentiary for which Butler was convicted of first degree murder last is apparently still judge Richard Snyder recently appointed Kurtz to represent Robert and Swigart to represent Larry the remaining two Jai Breakers who have not entered pleas and been they Are scheduled for trial May two men died As the result of a tractor trailer Accident on the Turnpike monday Somerset county Coroner Wilbur Miller said the James of died of traumatic a crushed Chest and a fractured spine he was pronounced dead at the Walter also of died in Somerset Hospital about two hours after the Miller attributed the passengers death to traumatic severe and extreme multiple facial a crushed Chest and fractured state police said the Accident occurred about on the Allegheny Mountain less than two Miles into Somerset the eastbound loaded with empty Peanut butter was making a Sharp left curve when it went out of control in the slow Lane after passing several other the truck ran up an uprooting Trees and rocks before the owned by Cedar rapids steel of Cedar was police said the East on Page 3
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