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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 6, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 6 Bedford August 1971 uneasiness of gang Rule prevails in Hyndman the uneasiness of gang characteristic of the big prevails during darkness in this Ridge and Mountain flanked Community on 96 just North of the Maryland the according to mayor Thomas Cunningham and policeman Reggie Bill is a mob Ozap proximately 14 Ages 15 to who have no respect for Law and who appear determined to defy Ross a Man Active in civic believes the situation represents a negative it began with throwing and then bottles and finally in shooting the latest in a number of shootings Over a two year period occurred Early saturday morning when apparently from a Caliper hit and went through three separate plate Glass windows at the Ben Franklin store operated by during his two years of has been Able to gain some measure of traffic control on Hyndman streets but admits control of vandalism has been Council has an extra duty policeman but allows him to work just 16 hours a week because of it Means Minnick must be available and ready at any time and especially Between 11 and 5 when most of the incidents have of Minnick believes Midnight patrols by state police from Bedford Barracks or by sheriffs deputies would but said Hes Seldom seen any either in or around weve asked them for Cunningham we notified them at 8 saturday of the but no one came state police for three and on half he said a letter requesting assistance in traffic control for the recent Bicentennial Parade in Hynd Mafi was never Minnick said stretches of 96 North and South of the Borough Are used As drag strips in apparent disregard of one Man told me that he and other Drivers were flagged to a Stop recently so a race could be Minnick another report reaching him told of vandals blocking a legislative route South of Hyndman by burning a tire on a one who had his Mother As a was threatened As he a Minnick con he reportedly returned to the scene with a gun and made threats of his Harclerode believes it will come to a Case of the citizens versus the mob unless something is while agreeing that As a Community with proximity to Maryland and West Virginia always had some unwanted he the situation right now is the worst in my he is 65 years Minnick and Cunningham Are firm in their belief that the gang consists chiefly of Londonderry township state police in Bedford this week said they will make a concentrated Effort to Check out the situation in and around lieutenant Calvin Richwine noted it is state agreement reached Hedstrom to be sold a Hestrom company official announced late Friday afternoon that the firm will be sold for an undisclosed sum to Brown shoe agreement has been reached for Hedstrom to become an operating division of a prepared release the statement specified that the Hedstrom firm will continue to be managed by its present personnel and no change in policies is plan the official declined further the announcement was made jointly and simultaneously across the country by two chief executive Oscar Hedstrom and Hadley president of Hedstrom has been headquartered in Bedford since when it moved into a Large new Plant Northeast of the Borough where approximately 300 Are pm Hedstrom also operates a major Plant in in a separate Brown will also acquire Marlboro manufacturing of whose juvenile furniture is sold through the Hedstrom sales and marketing no changes Are planned for the statement Brown makes Buster Brown childrens and president Griffin commented that Alliance seemed Hedstrom makes play equipment and furniture for Oscar Hedstrom we Are proud we will become a part of Brown shoe because that firm has such an outstanding reputation As a business Leader and for exceptional integrity in All its business victim in two mishaps ambulance attendant Dies Larry of Pine Grove died at sunday in the Geisinger medical from injuries suffered in a bizarre series of ambulance accidents near Pine Grove Mills and Lamar approximately one week an ambulance attendant with the Alpha fire state was injured when the ambulance in which he was Riding crashed into the Side of a House in Pine Grove Mills Driver of the James of Pine Grove told police he the House when he thought he saw something in the Road Oberle suffered a fractured Skull and other head injuries in the passenger in the am Alice of Pennsylvania was killed Oberle was transferred immediately to a second Alpha which was to take him to the Geisinger medical Center in Enro Ute to the engine of the second ambulance caught and the vehicle was destroyed by flames near Oberle did not suffer additional injury in the but was transferred to a third dispatched from the Logan fire company in he was listed critical on arrival at in state emergency precautions were with two of three ambulances out of additional vehicles were obtained from Ohio and Penn state and area ambulance companies notified to be on standby for the state College Oberle was born july in and was the son of Frank and Josephine Walter he was married to the former Mamie who sur also surviving Are one Deborah and one both at Home three of Claysburg of Bedford and of he was a refrigeration Mechanic for Penn state funeral services wed August at 2 from the Koch funeral 121 Burroughs state with the Raymond Dibble of burial in the Centre county memorial friends will be received in the funeral Home from 7 to 9 in lieu of the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Christian and missionary Alliance Church building fund in state by joining forces with he we will be Able to strengthen our own operations this will enable us to expand and extend our manufacturing and marketing More effectively and rapidly than we could without this part the Many strengths of this Well known corporation will now be available to us to assist us in our own growth we Are confident this will be to the great advantage of everyone associated with family aroused by motorists As smoke erupts new passing motorists aroused the John Oldham family sunday night and prevented any serious damage after an electrical fault on the front porch produced Between 10 and the Oldhams and their five children were unaware of the potential until persistent door pounding and Horn honking roused them from the Back bedrooms in their Large Oldham said they came to the door to find several cars out the Shawnee Valley and Alum Bank fire companies had been they limited damage to the roof area of the the Home is located about two Miles South of new on Oldham said faulty wiring was probably what caused the police policy not to interfere in communities with a police Force unless that Force requests he urged All county residents to Down registration numbers of their guns so state police will have the numbers if the weapons Are he also suggested i hat residents record License numbers of suspicious cars and report them to state Minnick and Harclerode also called for stiffer sentences for those who Are the sentences Are too the gang at the sentences dealt Harclerode said they know they can get away with Cunningham you get the impression the Community been turned Over to Harclerode As a preliminary step the Hyndman Council has or dered Minnick to enforce an existing ordinance prohibiting any one being on the streets after 11 without valid Cunningham explained its an Effort to break up gang mainly in front of the thunderbird until All hours of the weve picked up Beer bottles by the Bushel off the Minnick Treyve gotten to the Point Down Here where now they throw empty cases on the streets rather than just he Beer is available to 18year Olds in West Virginia and apparently is brought out of that through acid into Pennsylvania with no Harclerode believes per sons who Pat themselves on the Back for the fact that the Community and township Are dry no alcoholic beverages sold Are displaying a false he noted the mocking advice of one out state Barman dont you Guys Ever go wet up Cunningham and Harclerode noted efforts have been made to provide at least some Community recreational a teen Center opened in 1970 lasted Only a few weeks until problems a group of interested per sons purchased ground beside the deep Hole in wills Creek on Page 2 Stroup off critical list state senator Stanley Stroup of Bedford was listed fair monday in Bedford county memorial Hospital where he was removed from the intensive care unit and critical list he is recovering from a difficult treat form of pneumonia and has been hospitalized More than two

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