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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - February 7, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania February Servi socially in and around the Village an Gay no Licker by Eleanor Howsare the american postal system began on the Boston Post Road in Massachusetts Boston Richard was paid one cent for every letter he in 240 years the method of computing postal employees salaries was still the from 1912 until Kathleen Hammaker was Fishertown she in those we were paid on if people mailed you were if they didst mail any you worked some Days and got very Little pay out of it she at that Lime you had to pay your own you had to pay your own the government didst furnish if you wanted anything you had to buy when the Post office got up to a you thought you were making big even 10 years a month was All she could expect to the United states postal service employs More than persons and has an annual budget Over coast to coast mail delivery time was reduced from 24 Days to 10 Days with the development of the Pony opening stamp shipment Woody Clapper of the Bedford Post office opens a new shipment of express in Kathleen haymakers father was born in that same the transcontinental Telegraph was completed and Pony express service was horse and buggy continued to play a vital role in mail delivery to Rural miss Hammaker when my father was a Little he got the mail at the Fishertown Post mail delivery by horse and buggy continued there throughout the first part of miss haymakers career As Bill Slick of new travelled his route by horse and stopping for mail pickup at new Paris and he delivered the mail to miss Hammaker at where she sorted the mail for delivery to the train at Fishertown the mail had to be sorted and packed according to she if i had 10 letters for new York or i had to make separate United states Post offices handle about 85 billion pieces of mail each zip code was introduced in 1963 to Speed mailing mail service was better then than tis now miss Hammaker i could write a Money order for Sears and Roebuck and mail it at 5 monday it would go to and on wednesday morning i would have that package More Money orders were used then because not Many people had miss Hammaker in my very few people had a checking if they did have a checking they didst know just How to use i dont know How Many Check books i kept for i would write their checks and balance their in addition to the free bookkeeping miss Hammaker often had to re wrap when parcel Post began in she i had to re wrap an awful lot of packages because people didst realize How Good a package should be i had to wrap Many i had packages mailed for wrapped in tissue with the address on the tissue paper i never said anything about i just bought paper and twine and re wrapped and re addressed miss Hammaker after parcel Post one time i had 29 bushels of apples in one mail my Uncle brought i carried the Scales out to the outer part of the Post we weighed the apples and i Post marked he put them Back on his truck and took them to Fishertown where he helped the mailman Load them on the postal zones were introduced in depending on the miss Ham maker it would Cost volunteers wage Campaign against birth defects although the Dollar has been Small change still goes a Long Way for the thousands of babies born each year with crippling birth says Jack executive director of the Keystone chapter March of Money collected in the March of dimes located throughout Bedford is used to fund research for prevention and treatment of birth since the voluntary health organization has supported scientific medical investigations aimed at giving every child the Birthright of Good one in every 10 families knows the tragedy of birth Moyer it is not always something that happens to the other the mothers March became an integral part of the March of dimes Campaign 25 years the enemy then was polio and was conquered with the staunch support of volunteers who marched to protect children from Bedford county volunteers launched their drive against birth defects Mel Bedford county said this year a number of our Pioneer mothers March volunteers Are still with and so Are their grand and the most acute childhood enemy now is birth support of the mothers March assists research programs to unlock the mysteries of physical and mental damage at Cambria and Somerset counties Are included in the Keystone chapter of the March of under the leadership of Jack birth defects affect Over children a says he Many of these cases could be prevented with proper care before As Well As after Moyer the pregnant Mother has a big responsibility to make sure she is eating the right kind of avoiding possibly harmful getting enough and seeing her doctor he urges proper care and attention to the infant at birth to insure him a healthy Start in the March of dimes is trying to seek out High risk mothers and provide them with medical it also endeavours to make available on a regional the most up Odate medical services for babies in immediate danger at in addition to research of birth the March of dimes will help finance prenatal and postnatal care facilities and support current medical service the society urges parents to have their children vac the March of dimes reminds the Public that German is not just a harmless childhood about one women in 10 remains susceptible in her childbearing and maternal rubella can cause serious defects in an unborn since when a vaccine was congenital rubella has declined primary targets for vaccination have been children from because they Are the main sources of rubella by the March of dimes Over 70 per cent of this target population had been of the 11 million children who have not been vac preschoolers Are the hardest to by the close of 23 per cent of the target population had not been Moyer these figures have con Vinced us that we cannot relax our efforts in the vaccination Campaign until every youngster within the target population has been definitely Bedford county fight birth defects tines through the second week in when donations received in March of dimes canisters will be Bedford county Library lists new books available Bob Hopes the last Christmas show and Dan rathers behind Hestenes account of the Nixon and Are two of the new additions to the county Library collection of non fiction listed Are 13 highlights of the new fiction and nonfiction books now available at Bedford nonfiction seed of a by Paul in this authoritative and delightful a distinguished historian of the Keystone state tells the Story of Pennsylvania from its geological birth to the Here Are the Delaware and other Indian nations who found it such a pleasant place to and finnish migrants under the remarkable Wilham Penns holy flourished alongside their new neigh Are accounts of Pennsylvania its troubles and achievements the French and Indian its role in the american revolution and the formulation of the new govern ment great Bicentennial time by Emily another of Emily Kim Broughs delightful travel this time about a two week cruise on a converted Barge on the River As the eight passengers hurried to Board at the owner time the places at which they stopped As fascinating As their people were a in one Irish where the travellers were Given a special a fellow customer Barbara three times and was begin Ning the fourth in a Rich Irish very entertaining and funny Man by Cleveland describes our in credible War on on magazines and Cleveland Amory has become the country Best known spokesman for names Are named Here and intimate stories told of human cruelty to and exploitation of and Calls attention to the need for Strong conservation measures for our the authors work with animals began one hot sunday afternoon Many years ago in where he witnessed his first that he changed my beyond the Cross and the by Dave people who read the the Cross the often ask what happened since its Here is a nostalgic look Back at memorable characters from the original Book and a Brief review of what they Are doing we Are treated to a behind Hestenes look at the making of the movie version of the Cross and the starring Pat Boone and find that the movie brought Fame but not the last Christmas is Bob Hopes own Story of Over thirty years of entertaining american servicemen All Over the we says not just but scores of entertainers because there were kids there who needed a television made it possible for them to show the shows to thousands of families Back Home and show the faces of kids in combat areas to their some people said the faces of the audiences were the Best part of the they do fill a because they Are a part of american witness to the by Nathan the author was seventeen years old when the germans occupied his Hometown in Ordinary life banished from the face of Shapell fought with every weapon of his not for but for the lives of his family and he survived two death marches and two concentration then his Story the witness to the he is Twenty three years his Home destroyed arid most of his family without a country or an he led a Small including his Only surviving out of the russian occupied zone of the Palace by Dan lbs news correspondent and Gary Paul Gates is a fascinating behind the scenes account of the Nixon administration and the men who ran it and the country before watergate brought them in this crisis this powerfully readable its inside information on the Day today operation of the Nixon White contributes a stunning insight to our understanding of How watergate the Book charts stunning insight to our understanding of How watergate the Book charts the flow of Power around and inside the White vividly revealing the personalities of the men Richard Nixon chose to help him govern the country during his first term and detailing the Rise and fall of his closest fiction the by Sloan when Abigail was hired by Brock Harrington to be his sons swim she was the enormous Harrington the was situated on an exotic forested Island in the Middle of georgian it would be a perfect place to spend the summer and try to forget her everyone told her Randy was a hard child to itis Only a matter of Days till the aerie is plunged into a this haunting gothic thriller will keep you guessing right to the Surprise the wedding by avid Williams is a modern novel set in the about a family locked in a desperate struggle to save when professor Kirby Wilson comes to the Hill farm of the North Carolina Brad lit is seeking to forget the emptiness of his present life in warm memories of the instead he finds Only crisis and despair brought on by his it was a hard time in the unsettled world that Kirby Wilson stumbled Back but in the startling Glare of crisis a whole Section of time and place stood in their unconscious postures of Hope and there is a sense of redemption for All of by Eric in the Eric master of the novel of intrigue and writing at the height of his combines a Superb As full of surprises As an unexploded Here is a civil Hospital on a Small Island in the French an Frigo is in Ernesto whose deeply involved in violent politics of a Central american was some said it took a the time Span of the novel to unwind the True Eagle in the by Wilbur the author has written a vast and moving novel about one word it is a Story of two people in the violent world of emerging plucked out of their time place by War and then separate and left to find their Way toward each a Young and Beautiful beyond who has to Cope with a horrible disfigurement and the other an extraordinary girl of deep stillness and the gift for brought to her Knees by a grenade that severs her optic alone the two move at last beyond regret and fear to a love stronger than the physical con sequences of Moonraker by Madeleine is a novel of romantic suspense in at the turn of the China was the Only Home Lucy Waring had Ever though her parents were Lucy viewed the world through chinese eyes and believed with the rest of the that foreign devils were to be distrusted and feared and her life was in Moonraker Bride is a first rate tale of Romance and suspense that leads a courageous Young English woman through the mysterious world of China on the Brink of the Boxer into the lives of a Wel Todo family in the masters of Bow by John the Date is the Tyburn where a notorious highwayman is to be hanged in the squalid and raucous Celebration of a Public amidst the screaming three people watch the on this Bright Spring Day the lives of these three people Are joined by an Accident of this Book is about nothing less than the creation of Scotland Yard and the London police As seen through the lives of two symphony slated 8 in Johnstown two Johnstown area artists will be soloists with the Johnstown symphony or Chestra on 8 at 8 in the Cochran with Donald Barra Kevin 19 year old is the son of and William Mccutcheon of he is a Junior at the Philadelphia musical Academy and is a student of the renowned soviet concert Viktor he will play the Beethoven piano concerto 1 with the Jane Van Steenkist olm Stead of Indiana will perform Faures elegy on the she received her bachelors degree at the Eastman school of her masters degree at the University of and was assistant principle cellist of the Detroit sym phony under Thaddeus the concert will open with Mendelssohn Ruy Bias overture and close with Borodin symphony tickets will be on Sale at the Box with special prices for Russ Beegle uses the Post one of Many new items around 60 or 70 cents to mail a Bushel of they weighed about 50 Money orders then Cost 3 2 cents and Post a Post office patrons mailed apples to new England and As far South As miss Hammaker says people sent apples for Christmas sometimes shed have from 85100 bushels of apples to mail at people also mailed and when families they would share available for postal patrons at the Bedford Post their pork and lard with friends and relatives via at one there were no Stamps at Souvenier mint commemorative stamp including a feature Story about each Are available at Bedford Post before Stamps were postmasters marked paid on letters to be theres an automatic stamp Licker for postal patrons to the proper name for the Gadget is Beegle is in charge of retail t would you believe this Woody Clapper of the Bedford Post office As shows mini postal Scales in a pocket size Holdover Complete with a Chart of postal it is one of Many retail items available at the Bedford Post according to Bedford Post office began retail sales late in Russ who is in charge of retail sales at the Post were getting an ice Cream one woman View heavens a realm filled with goodies by Beth Gray whats heaven like one of the youngsters asked after id assured him the dog was on his Way to the land of unending fire just think of All the things you like and All the ways youd like things to i that they pestered me to so i sat Back and its where the Rolls of cellophane tape never run its where Caps always Are returned to the toothpaste tubes and everybody Rolls the toothpaste tube up from the sour Cream always accompanies blueberries for and Therese sliced tomatoes on the table in in heaven House pets never have accidents in the living and House pets prefer table scraps Over expensive canned zippers Only get stuck when youve at least three hours to get ready for a big then maybe they never get houseplants grow for anyone who wills them regardless of whether there on an East or a West whether or not there watered and whether or not there serenaded with in heaven children prefer to put Money in their Banks rather than take it fathers can watch football on to 24 hours a another Channel carries Roundt Hemlock and mothers dont the Kitchen floor never gets dirty the oven never needs cleaning the refrigerator always overflows with goodies and calories dont nobody worries about the Price of gasoline because everybody navigates on Wing the Mailbox is chucked full of Good letters from Good friends theres no waiting list for Best Sellers at the Library and theres always a Good movie in town theres no 10degree temperature differential Between the downstairs and the upstairs and the sheets Are always warm when you climb into children put on their galoshes when its raining without being told and the spines on umbrellas never the slopes Are powder covered in the wintertime the ice is always smooth for skating but theres nary a Flake on the High the fish bite without bait on the Hooks and Boneless fillets jump right into the cats dont howl at night and theres not a Snake to be found in the toys dont break and every child has a bicycle without training and he can ride it sounds my offspring when can we All go i would have ventured a too but that would have led to i and i nearly flunked that Takeoff winners girl scout troop 154 of and 129 of pleas participated in a neighbourhood Takeoff the Takeoff was held 28 in the presbyterian Church of left is Clara Winner of the cookie right is Linda Winner of the cake girl scouts enter contest two girls from pleasant Ville swept awards in the Schellsburg neighbourhood girl scout Takeoff Linda Cornell won the cake division with her Crumb cake while Clara Mic sick Cap tured the cookie division with her i Ianul butter Blossom All entries had to be baked from a total of 14 girls in troop and troop competed in this first level of the Linda and Clara will try for District honors in a contest at the Bedford lutheran Church March at 1 judges for the contest will watch As contestants bake their entries at the Church for the final Hosier of weather Charles Hosier of Pennsylvania state University has been named president elect of the american meteorological Hosier is professor of meteorology and Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral he will take office in he has served As councilor and Secretary of the executive committee As Well As a member of other com most recently he was chairman of the Board of v

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