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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - December 26, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania combined with the Everett Republican established 163rd year 23 Bedford Republican december 1975 single copy ten cents Pappy and grandma Slick recall another year remembering an old fashioned Christmas by Sally Frear they Are known to friends throughout the Bedford area simply As grandma and Pappy John for has tended the stables at the Bedford providing generations of Young riders with gentle country two weeks grandma Slick brought a Christmas poem into the gazettes it symbolized not Only their own successful 60year but the True spirit of the Christmas season As in Lillie Slicks own Christmas after a time when we should think about our and our we make too much commotion about the other her entitled an old time Christ by Edgar read simply lets go Back to Christmas As it was in Days of when love and laughter filled the place of Silver and of a Christmas ruled by Money is not the thing we need give us a gentler merriment than comes from selfish give us the old time the old time Christmas prayer with Turkey on the table and a Kin in every in their Little red and Green through a swinging knee High red Gate leading into its Lawn just behind the elks Pappy Slick agrees wholeheartedly with the he smiles from his favorite easy is a time when families should be close theres too much ado about other things Pappy for Over 16 he has provided the stables at the elks with a resident expert one who grew up Loving grandma adds until a sudden attack of what has since been diagnosed As a rare Case of Temple arthritis Only the third Ever recorded in Penn Sylvania caused sudden blindness earlier this under the skilled care of Philip Grana of and through twice weekly visits to county Pappy has regained partial sight in one he Hopes to regain it in the other through but his vision remains severely blurred at close As grandma proudly what he used to they have to hire four to do they have been Active from the when on the Village Square Pappy and grandma Slick recall an old fashioned Christmas As it was in country Days of from their cottage just behind the Bedford elks Christmas have been Christmas without a Sleigh and a Good Bay to hitch her Pappy they were married at her parents Home near new Paris on july her Isaac was a Veteran of the civil and she was the last of 17 they have 23 grandchildren and 25 great and this july they celebrated their 60th wedding on their wedding her Mother had told now that youre youve got the whole world to make a living and they Ive never loaded a Day in my smiles the Man who has held at least a dozen and done Many of them adds were not weve never gotten a Nickel from the but we Are wealthy when it comes Down to making a raising a and taking care of if we Ever have to take it will be the first for in our you didst get people in that Day had More they didst want adds grandma with a characteristic Many the Day Ive made a meal from just a Box of Oatmeal and a quart of but my children never went they go out and buy the Best they and often with Money that int weve had our ups and but weve always made the Best of we always figured it was just our for Pappy and grandma there Are seven children killed in an Auto Accident in Georgia in 1970 who works at eds Steak House Arthur of retired from the Marine corps de Ruth Mcdevitt of Bedford an employee of the Copper mines in Utah one of the owners of eds Steak House and Charles Paul of a customs officer for the government who was recently lauded for seizing a major shipment of in proud of my Pappy Slick when Ive needed Treyve always been it is in this spirit that the Slicks remember christmases a time when often they a photographer caught Pappy with one of several pets lie has befriended Al the Bedford stables several seasons made do with but shared a Joy few families theres one year i remember just As grandma Slick recalls with that Ever present it was when we lived Over in the farm House at and the House was an old just full of the children slept where the Only heat was what went up along the Edge of the stove they go up in the and although i kept plenty of comforts up there to keep them warm at by Snow would have sifted in through the cracks around the and they could track their Way one Christmas when we were we had just a room stove and a Kitchen and the room where the children wanted to put the Christmas the had no heat at but the children were determined to have a tree that so when they went out and brought one we decided to put it into this room with no that Christmas we carried in the two Burner Oil and kept it warm enough there so that the children would have their you it stayed so cold in there that that Christmas tree was still up yet at easter it was the longest Christmas we Ever for grandma the memories Are Many of christmases and the Joys they she is particularly fond of the memories of the years when the annual tree held not the twinkling lights of but the True candles of an earlier the glow they shed was the prettiest As she remembers they were four Inch in red and with tiny pin Chers on one end like a Clothespin that were used to tack them to the it made a Beautiful a Spruce or a i remember them the Way they looked in those years Christmas dinner for the Slicks often As not included a Chicken fresh killed from the baked spare and even the Back Bone from the so hard to obtain dessert might have included Cherry and mincemeat for both thanksgiving and their in those received usually just one As grandma is Quick to Point they didst get lots of the Money that was spent usually went for clothing and but not Many she we had lots to eat at and sometimes it was a Little but we always lived within our those Early were the happiest years of or they were our pleasurable they remember the Days following the first world Pappy acquired a farm along the Valley and the family of with just two younger sons still at spent the summer making Hay in the each sharing a chore until the Job was in the they began a fruit and vegetable stand above Schellsburg with just four Heads of cabbage and a dozen ears of and by Summers it was the Little which continued for a number of eventually supplied most of the major hotels throughout including the fort Bedford Pappy As the Workman who threw out the first shovel of dirt when county Hospital was he was a member of one of the Crews that worked on construction of the new Shuw Noe dam in the he was the second Man hired when guards were events of the week hear the Christmas Bells from Hill to Winter began at As if we needed among special Christmas programs and events planned throughout the area this Christmas season a candlelight Carol followed by communion Christmas at the bed Ford Church of the 30 East a choral eucharist at Christmas at James episcopal Church in and a special service of lessons and carols at 28 candlelight service and communion at the Everett United methodist at Christmas eve Christmas eve candlelight services at the Rock Hill Christian with a program of recitations presented by the children of on Page 4 needed to protect the japanese diplomats held at the Bedford Springs during world War As he is proud to Point All of his own sons have been in at one there were three serving and they were hard Days for the there was a grandma Slick will Tell when others would go in and help out a neighbor who happened to be in they did it because they loved you and because it was the neighbourly thing to there came a time when you had to pay them to do the same and they did it really just for the and we have come to a time when they wont even do it for the rather sit around and do and be paid for Pappy Slick smiles when he tells you about the Days when he worked at Henry Shoen thales store in new Paris at the Start of their for Only a i Learned More in those years than most kids do today in High he and id be willing to bet that even now i can add faster in my head than they can with Pencil and they were the years when Pappy was paid on the sixth Day of the and would hitch up the family Surrey on saturday evening to ride Over to the store to pick up the weeks including Coffee at 11 cents a and eggs at Little Over 12 cents a to have a big you have to love grandma and to love you have to work for Ive done and never regretted a minute of there were years toward the end of the depression when the family lived on a Dairy farm in Somerset and their total Check never ran Over a and other years when they butchered and produced much of their food if i had a Nickel for every Yard of sausage Ive stuffed in my i would be one of the bes dressed women in grandma Slick will Tell were brought up in a time when they Learned they had to sixty she has been a Long time to get along on just what you had to get along but Treyve been very Happy the both Pappy and grandma readily has gathered As frequently As possible in recent particularly for both the 50th wedding anniversary Celebration in and the 60th this past weve always been very Pappy of during the we have All the boys but during the last 10 to 15 weve tried to have As Many family and As often As we if we tried to visit All of them at one he it would probably take us a whole but it want Only the family dinner that found them honoured this past although grandma insists that were just the Ordinary there was a plaque which arrived by special it in their Happy Union has been blessed by seven two people Are highly respected by neighbors and acquaintances As representing the finest in american it had been sponsored by senator Bob Jubelirer and the Senate of its grandma Slick everybody got Back to an old fashioned we dont need so much of this array of we need to get Back to the sentiments of christinas and what it really continued on Page 5 not Only does the state expect the Bedford county com missioners to pay for keeping George Butler in far View state Hospital for the criminally but the Price is going effective the department of Revenue sent the com missioners a saying it had been informed by the Public welfare department that the Cost would now be per instead of the form letter also said that if the com missioners were unable to pay that they would have to produce evidence satisfactory to a Revenue agent to prove the two state departments apparently Haven Learned yet that the commissioners decided this week they we rent going to pay any further far View Bills for who is serving three life terms for first degree whether the Price is or Bedford county world Champion Mowry Princess died saturday of an embolism blood clot in the her death came slightly More than a year after the National Holstein friesian association and other agricultural agencies held a banquet in Honor of Corinne record of producing pounds of milk and pounds of butterfat in a 365day about four times the average output of a also died the same Day a similar Celebration was being held in for another Holstein which had broken her the Indiana cow owned by Harold Beecher broke Corinne record by producing pounds of milk in a 305 Day lactation period Corinne 305day record was Corinne was owned by Clarence and Kenneth Mowry of Bakers Kenneth Mowry said Corinne had been off her feed since the Holstein was 11yearsold when she died she had set the worlds record when she was Mowry said Corinne was buried on the Corinne had produced seven offspring the first six were and a Heifer was born to her on a Safe was broken into at the courthouse monday but the act was not a matter of the hour Long caper has the blessings of the what happened was that due to a Loose the Safe in the prothonotary clerk of courts office would not open two of the 12 steel pins didst it was decided the Only Way in was from the outside of the county Carpenter Bill who has been called upon to perform any number of incredible feats in the course of his was designated As the official Monnett said hed make a terrible considering the time he took and noise he made during the it was also too cold for that sort of and Monnett Cut his hand in the to accomplish the Monnett first had to break out a pane of Glass from one of two windows that the Safe after opening the window he was faced with steel latched from it took a lot of prying to wedge something Between the overlapping shutters and trip the two once Monnet found the tightened the Bolt and released the the court session upstairs and business in the prothonotary office finally got underway about 10 the Safe actually Doest hold anything of value to burglars its lined to the ceiling with court papers and some very and almost All open to inspection by anyone who wants to look at by walking in the front door and under Normal some Scrooge secured himself Christmas or rather two by sawing them Down and removing them from another persons state police said the theft occurred Between 3 saturday and sunday at the property of Joseph Bedford re the loss was set at december 1975 judge Van Horn tuesday amended the sentence he had handed Down monday against Steven who had pleaded guilty to charges of theft by deception and passing worthless judge Van Horn explained that a sixto18 month sentence he had pronounced will be served concurrently with an month term in the county rather than being served the consecutive sentences would have been an abuse of my parole the judge the sentence As handed Down monday would have amounted to to41 months for Digman on sentences of two years and More the prisoner must be sent to a state correctional a number of Campaign spending reports have been filed since the 4 according to records in the county commissioners those filing reports stating they spent less than for the general election included District attorney Gordon Stroup District magistrate Marion Morgret Avalene successful democratic candidate for county auditor Donald the Democrat who won election As Liberty township and Preston the Republican who was elected Bedford township Democrat Leon who ran for listed expenditures and receipts of his reported included a contribution received from the Bedford county federation of democratic women and a contribution made to the Bedford county democratic the Bedford county Republican committee filed a Campaign report which listed total receipts at and expenditures of the report said the committee has no expenditures were for a party picnic and and paid to election contributions of and More made to the gop committee came from candidates Stanley Alva Wayne Mike Dick and Marion other contributors were Clarence Thebaud sinister for Congress Stanley and the Bedford county Republican a Rig loaded with pigs upset on the Turnpike tuesday scattering about 200 squealing porkers in its the 27year old Daniel Frederick of was not Twenty two of the pigs were either killed or had to be destroyed at the damage was set at a pair us hands or paws was discovered in the Woods South us route 5u in Somerset county touching off widespread speculation and the organizing of a search party Early the Allegheny county crime lab continued on pagi1 i

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