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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - February 28, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Jet Quim combined with the Everett Republican year 36 Bedford inquire Everett Republican february 1975 single copy ten cents an old House survives time Bard Home relic of Pioneer years part of a continuing series on the Rich architectural heritage of Bedford based on the the architectural heritage of Early Western Penn Sylvania by Charles Stotz of by Sally Frear with Winona Garbrick an attractive feature of Bedford county is its wealth of handsome old especially its old a Shu Piker travelling in nearly any direction on any Road hereabouts can see these some on some along Little some nestled Hal hidden in Little Many Are built of native others Are of soft Brick made on the using the native Clay found nearly everywhere in the but besides an amazing number of log houses can be some built Well before the civil Many have been continuously occupied for More than a Cen a log House in the Village of Bard along the Road to Hyndman is a real Eye naturally it has had some but they Are unobtrusive and tastefully in Harmony with the style of the original curiosity about this House and its land led to a search for its Early records at the court of Only after consultation with and its present see adjacent Perry Graham Speaks fondly of the old House that was his grandmothers before her death in together with his he has lived there since it is his craftsman touch that has restored the House to its condition but How Well he recalls the Early visits to his grand mothers when he would Hitchhike Back across the mountains from his Home in East and climb up a front porch Post into a second Story window late at night so As not to awaken Ive always loved this he says quietly one Day i hoped to own it holds Many memories for title search an exercise in patience by Winona Garbrick from the i but did not really to determine who got this land at the beginning of White i found it impossible to even after examining perhaps 80 to 90 orphans court sheriffs Sale tax files and the there is one line that appears most with several other intriguing my experience is typical of that of any Amateur working in the records of the Early Days in Bedford now just for lets leave the Graham House for a let me give you an idea of what a title search like this one can lets suppose that you have bought a property out somewhere in the say in Monroe you Are living in the Manor House which is at least 90 years you take a notion to Trace land ownership Back to an earlier Date than the one on your oldest youll go to the Public records in the May be in for a first of dont expect to find neat maps or surveyors very few were made for deeds until after 1860 or then when you get into the deed youll run into descriptions like these Barnets run adjoining the lands of Jacob Nicholas Lasinger and Jacob Mann from a deed of two Miles from Tumble Stone Mills in Cumberland county from a deed of 1771 about a month before the name was changed to Bedford the foot of the Allegheny Mountain from a warrant on Page 3 an he has done nearly All of the including a new Side As he puts it an electrician has to know How a House is built in order to wire i always make my own mistakes rather than pay a Carpenter to make them for the Side tastefully done in native and a new rear Kitchen of White Are the Only major changes Graham has made in the old for the interested Amateur to Are the original Handhen logs with their dabbing of Clay and the ancient Steps winding to the second each one worn now to a dip in its Center with Only the knots remaining at their original or the Rem Nants of the old Orchard and Early Bard Post office out it is truly a Structure in keeping with those of its time in Western As Charles Stotz Points out in his architectural heritage of Early Western Penn simple character of these log houses is symbolic of the pioneers primitive Mode of about these venerable and picturesque structures Are Woven countless legends of peril and toil in Conquest of the Virgin the actual Timber of which is preserved in their rough Hen enduring Quality of log construction is attested by the fact that most have been continuously occupied to the present and Many which for years have been abandoned can be reconditioned with but Little Effort and sex even when concealed by the log House can be detected by its High stilted Stotz tells the Width of log Cabins was Seldom great enough to permit two full sized was Many years before a builder was so venturesome As to add a full second thus the Graham House becomes a record in itself of an earlier when the builder relied on Only Forest and Field for his through the grahams it has made its transition into a modern retaining much of the character built into those ancient log Walls Over 115 years from the Han built fireplace of native fieldstone Graham has built in the main room to the antique Wall its restoration is a Story in when the grahams first bought the House in it was situated right up against 96 As it wends its even Way through the hollow toward you could stand on the Road and lean right up against the Graham says so one of the first Steps for the Young couple was to have the House moved deeper into the old Orchard a moving firm was and by october of that the old House was carefully placed up on cradles and rolled Graham was inside bathing a three Montgold baby on the Kitchen she recalls she barely Felt it it was As smooth As could she remembers there were times when it want so on cold evenings when the wind whistled up through Bard hollow from the the House literally Shook before it was firmly set on its new but those Days eventually Graham himself had earlier removed a Side partition that had housed a pantry and Small a foundation and basement would be built beneath it for the first in Graham found the roof literally sagging and in was replaced with a moderate Shingle the Handhen logs of the original Structure had been covered with Wood siding in but that was stripped and the old log Walls Are today As they were when the House was Many have been the siding one of the most outstanding Early log houses in Bedford county stands along in the Home of the Perry its deeds have been traced to although it is Felt to be much a new Kitchen to the rear is one of the few alterations to the old House that Graham has among the outstanding features on the Interior of the old Home is the fireplace of native fieldstone Graham has built himself in the main an he reminisces about earlier years when a potbellied stove provided the Only the rough Hen appearance of the Homes sex salesmen to Stop along 96 in the years since to inquire if the couple like to have the House covered i just Tell them nothing Graham and Send them on their the logs top ends were All put on one end of the House when it was giving it a unique slope1 from one end to the a visitor will barely As Graham they even made mistakes Back in the Early when Graham sometimes stayed up All working by the warmth of a potbellied you could see straight through the Graham one As the couple they uncovered a piece of paper that had been stuck in one it was a 1860 copy of the Bedford Gazette listing an account of the recent debate Between Lincoln and another they uncovered an aged copy of the Farmers the Little House has electric heat in its new and and in the but the fireplace Graham has continued on Page 3 terror attests to its the old logs and their Clay dabbing providing a native Beauty of their on the Village Square Graham hat done much of the work on the old House re roofing it when the old virtually sagged underfoot after he bought it in although an Early Spring seems to be in the offing in these Chilly Days of the country forecasters offer another the number of snows each Winter is set by the Date of the they since our first fell on and weve had Only 17 to that leaves us with three More to wed rather stick with the the Community As it has for the last 20odd is Busy rehearsing for its Palm sunday evening can and would enjoy having any other local voices join it will present Calvary to Olivet this with Alice Lucas of Everett and Tom Fleming of Bedford As it also Hopes to stay banded for special concerts next summer and at interested persons Are invited to attend each sunday afternoon at 2 at Trinity lutheran Debbie Tome of Bedford has been named to the Deans 1st for the first semester of the 197475 College year at Bloomsburg state she received a perfect average for the and Charles Zembower Are vacationing in and Joe Turner and daughter of spent a weekend recently with his Sara Virginia Cummings of visited and John Nave and daughter Jenny daughter of and Eugene Shaffer of Bedford re has been named to Westminster colleges semiannual Deans Jenny is a freshman majoring in Church and Walter Williams of Cumberland visited their May Williams and and Blair Kenneth son of and Solomon Miller of Bedford re and a technical sergeant in the air is now serving at Mildenhall Raf station in England with the air forces in a 1958 graduate of Bedford High he was previously assigned at Nellis fab in Glenn representative of the modern Woodmen of has earned membership in the fraternal insurance society leading production the presidents for Fisher won a place in the group for exceeding the Premium income volume Alice daughter of and Max Wallace of Everett re has been named to the Deans list at Grace College in Winona she is a senior majoring in and a 1971 graduate of Everett the of education says in its 1974 Survey report that a state wide need still exists for teachers in distributive Industrial general instrumental and certain areas of special the miss Pennsylvania scholarship pageant will be held in the Jaffa mosque in Altoona june and John Riley will serve As master of with a special appearance by current miss Karen tickets will be available after May from the miss Box events of die week six Days before the six year statute of limitations would have run attorneys for nine insurance companies have filed notice of intent to sue for the Money paid in the new Hoffman hotel a total of was paid by the insurance companies in several months after the the listed defendants include George and new Hoffman the Legal Precipe for writs of hold open the door which would have been closed 1 by the statute of limitations on civil if the defense responds with the appropriate plaintiffs will have to file suit or drop the Case within 20 if he defense remains the plaintiffs will have two years in which to file their the Law stipulates that fire insurance payoffs must be made unless the arson can be connected to the Studebaker and Grazier Are under indictment for although Studebaker has denied ownership of hotel with admitted taking two of the insurance companies Are represented by Good Fotopolous and Silverman of they Are Donegal Mutual insurance which paid and Everett Cash which paid nine other firms Are presented by Carlin and they Are Harford Pennsylvania National Mutual casualty Conestoga Mutual insurance company of Berks Farmers and state Auto the Northampton Mutual insurance and Penn state Mutual were not a decision by the interstate Commerce commission last week could mean increased traffic on the Railroad main line through the inc gave authorization to the Western Maryland Railroad to abandon the Section of track from through Cumberland to and to acquire trackage rights to operate on the Baltimore and Ohio line Between Cherry and and Between Cumberland and the objective is to save Money for the controlling the Chessie which is composed of the Western the and the Chesapeake and Ohio Western Maryland officials had testified before the inc that the one unique characteristic of the coordinated plan was that no present rail customer would be deprived of the economic Impact of the comes from the loss of Western Maryland there will be 239 positions while 68 employees will be transferred to the and 48 jobs added to at a hearing on the abandonment that was held in cum Berland during Railroad officials said an estimated million in construction costs would be saved in the area of the Cumberland the Airport has planned to extend a runway Over the Western Maryland track where it passes through the Welton if the abandonment had not been the Tunnel would have had to be extended to a co Modale the Bedford Hospital is restricting visitors to the immediate families of due to the Large number of patients and the contagious Ness of illnesses in the there Are presently More than 100 patients in the the restriction began monday and will last until further a project to restore the Indian statue on the Lutz estate Between Bedford and Everett got a boost from who has appealed to the american revolution Bicentennial commission for Shuster said in a letter to Dale who is heading the committee to restore the that he was awaiting word from the commission on his the statue was erected by the Pioneer historical society of Bedford county in and destroyed in recent years by it had been a landmark of the Lutz Ville area since its unveiling in february 1975 Bedford Hospital director James Vreeland told participants at a Public hearing on tuesday night that some legislative action is needed in the health and changes should be made in the state comprehensive health regarding the role of the Community the hearing was sponsored by the comprehensive health planning Council of the Southern alleghenies its purpose was to hear citizens testimony on the Quality and Cost of health ser vices and the Community role in providing such Vreeland outlined some of the problems facing a and the new programs and services instituted locally in the past several Vreeland said that the state should allow the hiring of physicians assistants to Man the emergency which has become a 24hour he noted that 80 to 85 per cent of the cases handled in emergency rooms today Are not True Vreeland also said that while the government has become increasingly involved in health care through medicare and medicaid the reimbursement to the provider has been reduced by imposing stringent utilization regulations retroactively and denying care rendered to a patient six months on the state Vreeland disagreed with some sections listing the services and specialists a Hospital should for he cited having a genetic Counselor As a primary care service As a Little he suggested reviewing the plan for a More practical approach and not from a utopian a petition to place a Hyndman Man on the accelerated rehabilitation disposition Ard program was denied tuesday by judge Freddie had been charged with hit run in july following an Accident on route 31 near defense attorney William Snyder and a Gordon Stroup had agreed on the Ard the Driver of another car involved appeared in court to Edward will of new Baltimore said that although his insurance company had paid his he Felt restitution should be others including the United Telephone and a property owner whose Mailbox had been did not appear they had been notified that if they had any objections to the they should be in court after questioning the defendant on the facts of the incident and later judge Snyder denied the the charge will now apparently be presented to a grand in another traffic judge Snyder found Martin Melzer of not guilty of a charge of driving under the in fluence of the charges had been brought by state police after a on vehicle Accident on the Turnpike in May state police filed charges against two persons in connection with burglaries at the Chaneysville elementary school and the friends Cove sportsmen club on a juvenile petition continued on Page 3

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