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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - December 3, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Heavy Snow blankets local o t i j j found shot travellers stranded to death of sideling Hill Fulton county Drivers were also stranded on 170 on Hilly portions of the Highway near 22 in Blair county Over Cresson and roads leading from Tyrone to Phillipsburg were closed wednesday some major in both Bedford county and the surrounding were impassable at usually due to trucks that had Jack knifed or cars that had spun Nellie of was in satisfactory condition at county Hospital thursday after she was struck by an Auto on mile North of Lan Dondale at 8 spokesmen said the woman suffered possible fractures of the she was struck by a car driven by Ronald when she walked from behind a parked police established 23 Bedford december 1971 first school strikes just the Start Pennsylvania 64 school strikes during the first year under act 195 were just reports one expert who has completed a Survey on of the these strikes must be considered As Advance and limited engagements Between two main combatants the Pennsylvania state education sea representing teachers organized in 570 local teacher and the Penn Sylvania school boards Psia made up of elected school directors in the 597 school districts in the reports Harold Alderfer of local government Alderfer is a former Deputy for administration in the of Public he served from 1957 to Alderfer concludes that the two groups Are girding for a real Donnybrook next year when the Law will get a real his conclusions were published in the Harrisburg sunday Patriot Alderfer predicts that teacher strikes will become a major Issue in the state next the he con has Laid Back funds to support striking and has openly announced its intention to oppose president Nixon in his reelection Alderfer found by the new Law had produced 64 teacher about students and teachers were affected in the first eleven months of the the strikes were he for increased salary broader fringe and wider participation in the administration of the school s yet at most the strike produced and upward in salary Alderfer broader ranges in fringe benefits were the teachers lost roughly at an average per Day would represent million Alderfer in most cases there was Little or no the time lost was handled in various in some the school boards decided not to extend the original school Calendar and prepared to take the loss in in those teachers also lost pay for Days in the Calendar was with no loss except in for in still the school Calendar was not but teachers were permitted to make up lost time within the original on Page Winter in Bedford county came Early and struck hard stranding Holiday travellers on the bringing traffic to a standstill in some and triggering string of fender Highway workers on thanksgiving Day said All roads were open but warned Drivers to be on the Lookout for icy police were out in Force on county roads and the and Highway Crews had every piece of equipment at the Bedford shed in the Snow ranged in depth from 10 to 15 police on the Turnpike we have something to be thankful for on there were no injuries in the 21 accidents we 15 wednesday afternoon and night and six Early thurs police in the county and on the Pike reported traffic very heavy during the As travellers fought the Snow to reach their Holiday Turnpike patrols said the heavy flow continued into Early thanksgiving a it j Highway workers had to Rescue three busloads of stranded school Chi Ottren wednesday a Chestnut Ridge by Safaras pulled out near Pavia two Everett buses mired Down on the Beans Cove Mountain and were not freed until after 7 most major highways in the county remained although some were barely put 30 at Hospital Hill was closed intermittently 6 Midnight the first tie up near the Hospital was the High Way spokesmen said two eastbound in the stopped both lanes of traffic in that traffic flow West was so heavy that no East Bolind cars could pull around the workers could not reach the trucks for the same reason and eventually halted westbound traffic at the top of the until the stranded rigs could be towed Turnpike traffic wednesday night stopped altogether in the West lanes for about a half hour when Allegheny Mountain became in police said some travellers on the Pike who were near the Bedford and Breeze Wood abandoned their cars and hiked to interchange motels to spend the Many Drivers were caught with their summer tires they traffic on interstate 70 came to a halt As the storm with the South Side e i i Over stolen Here thin thieves went to work at the supermarket on East Pitt in Bedford wednesday night or Early and by Dawn had succeeded in stealing a Safe containing Between and in Bedford Borough police said the burglars entered the building by pulling out a ground level ventilator in a rear and then knocking out a couple Concrete blocks around the Hole they went through was Only about a foot they the thieves have been too police maybe 140 the same criminals also hit the Martz Brothers garage on Pitt near the and took a Jack and two Jack police said they disturbed nothing else at but used the stolen equipment to move the Safe at the from a front office to the rear of the once in the rear portion of the they Cut and burned apart the outer Shell of the double police the inner Safe was then loaded into a Cream full sized police police said the thieves probably used a Dolly at the store to Load the they estimated the weight of the inner Safe alone at 600 to 700 pounds and said the Gas tank of the Auto that carried it left a Nice track in the questioning of residents near the provided police with the description of the the car was seen entering the lot Between 6 and police it had apparently been hidden elsewhere while the thiefs worked on the another witness heard two men talking in the Vicinity of the building at about the same police they added that the car seen entering the lot must have belonged to the thieves since Only one set of tire tracks went to the rear of the building and Back out to the the tracks revealed the criminals fled East on state police were assisting in the Bueno suspects have been turned six persons were treated and from county Hospital after two autos sideswiped on Miles West of Bedford near the Don Rice Ford car at police said a westbound Auto driven by Paul of crossed the Center line and hit a car operated by Robert beginning at mid afternoon traffic started in creasing on the Turnpike through Bedford and a tie up developed at the Breezewood exit that caused a 12mile backlog almost to the Midway state police reported that Only a few minor accidents happened and that the backlog was cleared up by approximately Breezewood bore the Brunt of the weekend traffic on route 30 was extremely heavy and for several hours there was an almost constant Stream of vehicles leaving interstate mock returns from Germany trip Jack mock returned on 23 from a three week visit with friends and relatives in her Home town in West Steinheim a during her she at tended a class reunion to visit with school friends she had Noj seen in 16 she returned to her family in time for thanksgiving with news of her memorable the owner of a Bedford Auto body shop was found dead of a single gunshot wound at his place of business Friday police would not speculate As to whether the killing was murder or dead was Donald of rd1 the owner of Fox body shop on Central Between Juliana and Richard in investigators said the Case would be treated As a murder until proven the possibility of suicide was not ruled state conducting a joint investigation with Borough police and the coroners said the body was found about 10 by shop employee William Rickabaugh of re 1 new Fox had been dead Between four and eight hours before the body was county Coroner Alton Barefoot Barefoot said Fox died of a single gunshot wound of the an autopsy was scheduled at county Hospital Friday the body was laying on the floor in the garage in front of a Barefoot he said the body was at a 45 degree Angle to the desk and that Fox May have been sitting in chair when there was no Way to be he because the wound May not have been instantly and Fox May have moved after he was on the left Corner of the near a was a calibre revolver with one chamber state police and Barefoot both said it was impossible to draw any conclusions about the death until test results Are Para Fine tests were being and the gun was being tested for Finger but the outcome was not expected for at least a few the Para Fine tests should reveal whether Fox had a hand on the gun when it was Barefoot Barefoot said he did con from powder Burns on the that the gun was not against Fox Chest when it he said the muzzle of the weapon May have been an Inch or an Inch and a half Well known in the Bedford also kept several other including two in the Ravel to big Valley Gilbert Baker and sons of Everett re travelled to big Valley 22 to Hunt and Baker also spent wednesday with their daughter in

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