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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - December 5, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Fra rarer combined fhe Ever eff Republican established 163rd year 20 extreme and uncontrollable external forces Bedford Republican december 1975 single copy ten cents higher costs dominate Hospital meeting the annual meeting of the Hospital association of the memorial Hospital of Bedford county was marked monday with comments on the extreme and uncontrollable external namely Cost increases and government that make Hospital operation the remarks were contained in the annual directors report by James other actions at the meeting included the election of Board members and a review of the increasing use being made of the and a discussion of future Vreeland said that the hospitals operation in the past year began with proposals for greater Are wide planning control for health services and ends with planning being written into Law with Many different and vague interpretations of that the year began with threats of government control of All including statewide regulation of ser vices and which would result not Only in financial but with the total loss of local Community ability to assess or delineate the need for Vreeland said it ends with the state administrations threat of a Cloud which will hang Over All hospitals in the the Clouds of economic uncertainty from the years beginning Are the director the unending inflationary trend has shown an average increase of 25 per cent in the Cost of goods and services purchased by the he noted that the year started with a 245 per cent increase in malpractice insurance rates another increase of approximately 275 per cent is according to despite the somewhat gloomy Vreeland said the formulation of a Long Range master plan to guide the Bedford Hospital in the next ten to 15 years is being the outside problems have shown a need for such he also under consideration by the Board of directors is the possibility of constructing needed storage space and a renovation and upgrading of the hospitals a contract has been signed for the elevator hopefully to be completed by next Vreeland also noted that it int bricks and mortar that make a they can do nothing for a patient itis the people who make it All the Hospital presently has 19 physicians on its medical 275 employees and an auxiliary with 387 Phyllis auxiliary reported that the members efforts in the past year were responsible for nearly Worth of equipment being of the first Hospital Day activities netted which provided 12 new electric Hightow Beds for the nursing the Hospital served in patients last according to Vreelandt and a comparison study showed adult admissions increased cent Between 1970 and from to the length of each stay dropped from to seven Days in the same total patient Days increased slightly from to emergency room visits soared from in 1970 to this an increase of 1 per other increases included intensive care from 1jj to 344 per to up per lab from to per from to per physical from to per inhalation to 83 per the number of surgical operations increased per cent Between 1970 and from to a per cent increase was registered in from to the Hospital also prepared per cent More jumping from to the number of continued on Page store windows sparkle As shopping brisk Christmas season begins i county most downtown Bedford stores reported business was Good to excellent Friday As the unofficial Christmas shopping season shoppers filled the streets and stores while parents with Young children in Tow congregated in front of the court House where Santa Glaus arrived on a fire truck at 7 to hear hundreds of youngsters Christmas local store owners and operators said that business was brisk All most stores reported that More people were shopping and buying this year than in recent at where shoppers moved in and out in a flow and lined up at checkout counters with manager Willis Thompson its been a very Day Good Day for in a very Good Thompson also thinks it will be a Good season for several clothing stores reported brisk one store owner cited the High number of student shoppers due to the thanksgiving break at local another clothing store reported a lot of layaway buying in recent weeks along with a very Busy Day Kalman Hine at the Hine store revealed that Friday was his busiest Day in his 28 years in As he relaxed for a moment Between for some shoppers it was window shopping time while for Many packages in it was the beginning of the Christmas store windows sparkled with tinsel and lights As employees preparing windows for the what do 1 want this Little youngster seems to be giving the question some serious thought As Santa gazes Santa arrived at the Bedford courthouse aboard a fire truck Friday evening As several Hundred children waited their turn for a Short visit with the White bearded Saint Christmas is dreams about toys and Santa Michael of bed said Christmas is getting a christinas getting Santa going to was How Karen Casteel said she prepared for i like said Sheila of i also like to put up the Christmas tree and the put stars on the put my stocking up and go to said Shawn of air baby Lisa put out some put up my and go to said Tim my of a put up decorations and set out cookies and milk for Santa was Robbie sweets formula for Scott goad said he was looking Forward to Scott said he prepares for Christmas by putting up Christmas lights and putting up the i Hope we gel lots of Jimmy of Bedford suit he gets ready for Cliris stilts by going to someones and trying to get u Christmas True build putting Ull of the decorations on Christmas then we put out wine Puiul cookies for Santa Lay cookies put a Christmas tree go to bed and Liang up the said Bubby of on the Village Square i Hope for said Steve Steve said is favorite time is when 12 comes when Santa Stacy Ferguson said the thing she likes Best about Christmas is to open my presents and dream about Santa the annual Christmas a vertical Noel spelled out along the Moun went up on Evitts thanksgiving the Christmas shopping season has officially opened in Bedford Windy with Snow for the first Day of Buck season Denver Weyant of Everett re 1 has purchased the Whetstone drug store property on main in and expects to open a Turadio shop within the next previous owner was Iva the Spanish club of Everett High school travels to South 28 to March Spanish Mary Lee and other will accompany the William Hinson of new Paris re 1 recently observed his 10th year of service with the United Telephone com Hinson joined the Telephone company in and is serving As a Central office he is a past president of the Chestnut Ridge Harold Margaret Johnson and her son have moved to Bedford from an and have taken up residence in the Calhoun apartments on Penn Chester a thur and son of visited and Willis of Bedford Over the Paul Rinard of Chicago has returned Home after a weeks visit with his Rinard of Alice Cawley spent a week in Philadelphia with her brother and his wife a Bedford county Raymond Fletcher of new Enterprise re was among cast members performing in marmalade a childrens play staged by the freshman drama seminar at Juniata College he is the son of and John and graduated from Northern Bedford county High students at Everett area High school have offered get Well wishes for their John who has been also to Richie who was accidentally shot while and to Brenda badly injured in an Auto and now a patient in presbyterian Glenn a Utility worker with the Williamsburg generating station of retired at the end of october after 33 years of he began his career As a guard at the Saxton generating and was transferred to the Williamsburg station in his present position in he is a native of Ruth Hammer of the Bedford county and Iva Johnson and Anne Paul of the Everett Library were among those attending the District librarians workshop Marine Corporal Randall whose is the daughter of and Nick Murdock of has reported for duty at the Marine corps air Cherry Navy operation specialist Seaman apprentice Clyde son of and George Welsh of new Enterprise re has embarked on a deployment to the North Atlantic and Mediterranean aboard the aircraft Carrier u s s Home ported at a 1973 graduate of Northern Bedford High he joined tht1 Navy in july of events of the week a Young Man wielding a handgun Friday evening successfully robbed the Breezewood Branch of the first National Bank of two shots were but no one was state police said the Man entered the Bank about and confronted Branch manager Donald Bussard of Everett and Teller Oleta Clark of police quoted the robber As i want your to show he meant business the Man fired one shot from a revolver into the Wall of the tellers Cage and a second shot into the floor in front of the window where Bussard was he emptied the two Teller drawers of most of the then ordered the tellers to lie on the police said Bank personnel did not hear a car no customers were in the Bank at the the Man was described As 24 to wearing shirt and a he was also wearing a ski mask and a false Gray state police from Mcconnellsburg and the Everett Turnpike unit searched the Breezewood checking motels and no Trace of the Man was found by police lab technicians from Hollidaysburg and the Fri were called police would not reveal the amount of Money arson May have been the cause of the fire that gutted the new Enterprise milling on according to in formation from state police at troop g fire marshal Harry Roadarmel was quoted this week As saying that the fire in the commonly known As furry appeared to be of incendiary Percy Riden of one of the said the fire seemed to have started above the ground floor at the Northwest Corner of the where there was no wiring or heating to touch off the state police at Bedford apparently Are conducting the fire Riden also revised downward his first estimate of damage from the Riden said the loss would be about based on the Cost to Purchase and renovate the Mill in another in later equipment and the feed and Grain destroyed in the lat night insurance on the building is expected to cover of the the feed and Grain were not covered by insurance about bushels of shelled Corn stored in the silos were destroyed by a pile of still burning soybean meal at the smouldering Mill reportedly was leaving a Sweet smelling smoke hanging Over the area every evening earlier last Riden said he and Delmont Hearn of the other planned to but that it probably would be a year before the firm could be manufacturing its own feed some of the steel equipment not destroyed by the fire will be according to including overhead finished feed bins and an underground receiving pit for unloading the tile although still were cracked by the heat and will have to be torn he new Enterprise milling is purchasing Chicken feed from the Central soya of Harrisburg to keep feeding the broilers the firm has under contract with Riden said he is using a garage at the Mill for an the truck loading system will be repaired immediately so the firm can continue to Divide feed shipments and Load the unseasonably warm weather has delayed Blue knobs ski slope which had been planned for last spokeswoman for the resort said Friday that Snow is being but a stretch of continuous cold temperatures will be needed before skiing can get the ski area was purchased last month from Blue Knob by Dale who will operate it under the name of Blue Knob before opening his own marketing firm in North Stancil was general manager of Bryce the Virginia ski resort whose corporation owns Blue Knob the development firm is still handling land development and the resorts new Secretary treasurer is Hylus who had been with Blue kno Bryce Mountain for three years prior to that he worked for a Public accounting firm in the ski area manager is Gunther who has been working at Blue Knob for the last four the resort plans to replace its comma lift with a Platter and slope grooming equipment to break up ice is on or the spokeswoman Shenk said earlier this month that he feels the no Snow at Blue Knob stories Start when people see from a distance that the top of the Mountain is Blue Knob has a bad wind Factor that blows Snow off the top of the Shenk but added that Snow still lays on the slopes from 36 to 50 inches deep whether or not there is Snow on the Blue Knob has a vertical drop of with 16 slopes and the longest one being two Shenk also said he anticipates hiring 50 to 70 employees to handle the average to skiers on weekends and on week some hiring has taken place but More persons will be needed it was reported november 1975 a Blairsville area property owner who filed an objection to pen dots condemnation of his land for 220 said this week that the problem May be resolved although the Highway department is proceeding through Legal channels to have the court dismiss the Philip Edwards of Washington said he met with Penn Dot surveyors last and that they removed a Gross error in the Survey of his he explained that a mistake was made in the Early Survey of the and that when he asked Penn Dot to Check the error and fix they made it this problem May have been squared away after fridays Edwards he added that while he and his wife Arent Happy with having the Road Cut through his his action in filing a preliminary objection was not simply to stall the construction or tie it up in court for according to Federal regulations governing 220s appalachian Penn Dot was required to have All right Otway issues resolved before advertising for the advertisement for bids on the Miles of Highway from Cessna to North of Osterburg was published after Edwards objection was Penn Dot now cannot open the bids until the Issue is the opening had been scheduled for because prospective contractors reportedly were told to hold up on submitting their a new opening Date will have to be Penn Dot officials said last week they did not see Edwards objection As a major Legal Battle that could jeopardize the Anderson and of Huntingdon was the apparent Low bidder tuesday on the Shell building proposed for the Bedford Industrial Andersons base bid on the Square foot Structure was the Bedford development Council and Bedford county development along with architect James Kasinof will review All seven bids submitted a decision to award a contract is expected in about 30 the Industrial groups also have several options to consider on four alternates to the base they could choose to reduce the building by Square which continued on Page i

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