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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - January 3, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined the Everett Republican established 162nd year 28 Bedford inquire Everett Republican january 1975 single copy ten cents enjoy a special Day of Christmas the Day of Epiphany cakes and 3 Wise Kings the twelfth Day of Christmas May pass with Little notice this january but to those who celebrate Christmas to the the Day holds great in the words of an old it is the Day the three Wise Kings arrived in Bethlehem presenting their gifts to the new Christ for those who hate to see it the Church tells May actually be celebrated without interruption until february it is usually the 12th Day that Marks the passing of the Holiday this is the for that Christmas decorations Are taken and the tree the Church describes january 6 As the feast of the the Celebration of the three Kings journey to Bethlehem with their the Day the children journey to Bethlehem to take him the gifts they have made during and the Day the tiny joins the rest of the nativity figures in the the Days following Christ Mas Are a steady progression toward with traditional festivals and feasts marking each special in the words of the Christmas the twelve Days of there were the feast of Stephen and the Story of King Wen the feasts of John the evangelist and the holy the feasts of the circumcision and the holy name of and the feast of the Epiphany and the three Wise the Day after Christmas is the feast of this is also the Day to sing the Carol about Good King the Saint King who went out on the feast of his Royal Robes tucked into his to help a poor neighbor he had seen gathering december 27 is the feast of John the another the following december is the feast of the holy the feast for All Little ones have always held the Center of the stage on the feast of the holy with some crowned As some As boy and some in convents named As superiors for one for it is also the Day for Blessing new years eve is the eve of the feast of circumcision As Well As the night of the turning of the Epiphany Falls six Days on january or 12 full Days after from the greek to reveal is the feast of gods showing his son to the the Wise men brought gifts of and myrrh on this we Are symbolic meaning is often attached to these for was Given because the child was to be a King because he was to be a priest and a rare spice used to embalm the because he was to die for his one Way to celebrate the feast of Epiphany is to bake an Epiphany also called a Crown or the Kings a this cake is baked in a tube pan so that it will look like a and then decorated with Fluffy White icing and Gumdrop from the some borrow the custom of baking a bean and a pea in the and then add their own in the bean and for Are supposed to fall to the King and Queen Tor the a Button in the cake Means you will be a Bachelor a thimble a Penny Means that you Are going to be poor and a a Rin youll be married for sure a youll be a chocolate bit youre if you get nothing that is your reminder that god loves you and his love is All you one caution with the Epiphany cake is obvious Chew it if you celebrate this special Day of big band sounds draw ovation in Altoona despite the hit tunes of the big band sounds of the 40s can still command a standing especially when a few of Bedford county finest dust off the old horns and step in to help things the band in this Case was the Jaffa shrine marching asked to present the fourth in a series of special music maker concerts at the Altoona Campus of Penn slate in Early we didst expect much of a county Bondsman Paul Koontz there a near capacity audience in Altoona Slep lounge that As downtown area levelled Hyndman remembers Christmas fire in 1949 Christmas marked the 25th anniversary of the disastrous Hyndman in there was no the on Christmas levelled the whole downtown area of the fire started when a Small Christmas tree in the s mers Fischer apartment Over his jewelry store either fell or old Fischer was horribly burned As he fought smashed open a then tried to save his both of them Fischer in the rubble of the and her husband in a Cumberland the fire evicted Over 60 who were taken in by they said the fire spread unbelievably the Fischer building was the third Down Washington Street a left turn after coming across the Railroad tracks from the several buildings on the and around the Corner on were across and across other buildings burned As High winds whipped flames across streets and empty some say Fischer tried to beat out the and then to drag the Little tree out of the in a matter of the whole front of the Large building was Paul the chief of was of the first to reach the someone shouted there were still people he and i raced around the Back jumping Over the i found Fischer holding himself up with his two hands clutching the grape he must have smashed several his hands were Cut and he was terribly skin was hanging his hair was he kept crying out piteously that he had to get Back in that Rine is up on the second two boys led him away to the ambulance and i ran for the Back but As 1 got it seemed like there was a blast of smoke and nobody could have got or the Hyndman Volunteer firemen responded but Many of their regulars were out of town for the and they had just fought a major fire on thursday the the hoses were still Hung out to dry in the loft above the when they rolled into a the original account catastrophe complicated the already perilous the firemen had scarcely established their streams of water at the nearest fire on the when Light wires burned immediately above the front windows of the and began falling to the with High voltage electricity endangering the lives of both firemen and it was necessary to move As quickly As to another they moved but unfortunately there was still a full Stream of water coming from the first hoses frequently sucked it was like spitting on a As the whole downtown went up in one resident remembers firemen shielding themselves from the heat behind a big piece of aiming a pitiful Stream of water against the Helen the Young housewife who was Hynd mans Telephone became a heroine As she manned her Little switchboard through the night despite the Advance of the postmaster Harry Ritchey remembered being in her Home around ten that flames were flickering in the and did devour a Small building at the rear of the but she stayed calling 32 fire companies and Fielding countless other she kept at it round the Hyndman firemen had just three nights earlier battled a massive fire at the lumber Mill across the the Mill was at a loss of in 1949 two weeks by an Odd the Corriganville firemen had studied the script for fighting a terrible Blaze in it was a hypothetical problem which except for the wind velocity and the specific origin of the forecast exactly what happened in Hyndman on Christmas in they imagined that a train hit a gasoline truck at the igniting nearby it was hard to believe How fast that fire spread through the old wooden they grocer Albert who lost his store on Washington fought the flames All night on that he never knew until later that buildings on the other streets had it was and hellish for the firefighters in the countless volunteers pitched and later the other companies from three states began to Roll people would stand around but if told to do they continued on Page 3 scene from life Magazine shows destruction Smi tee sets file at on 25 a Christmas tree in a Linus in caught fire from u Short within two hours 20 the the Hank and 12 stores were burning so fiercely that the glow could he seen 200 Miles by great Good because of the work of a 22year old Telephone one person was soon after the Blaze Samuel Turner right was at her switchboard warning the towns Hyndman 8 business where the fire reached its is people and calling fire engines from As far away us 90 Mil the from their Tinubu Riedout Little left fire Ira led so fast that the Euld Ian their stores and Jor what it they eos Fael that the vault of theban left la coma one Fortieth of inc rum they needed As they bravely Bega almost nothing Iron id Lake Comfort in the Neil is in Raih i to rebuild la Weir sightseers came from All Over Pennsylvania to Cape at it Altoona Margaret Sheridan they loved every minute of Hie tunes of Good old time marching music the band was on hand to present ranged from the March to the Light Calvary overture and Robinsons circus March right on through River kwai and a Little Joplin the band closed the program with a rousing Christmas Singa Long and Sousa Nobles of the Mystic designed to celebrate his own initiation in the and the some 45 led their on Page 8 Hyndman starts to rebuild after Flash Blaze wrecks the the Post 12 stores and 28 houses on the Village Square the Hustle and Bustle of the Christmas shopping season the county moved quietly into its 204th year As the Mother county of Western what could be More cheering in the drear of Early january than the arrival of the annual Garden with their Promise of the sunlit Days to come we Are Happy to report a Julie born to and Richard James in san november paternal grandparents Are and John and paternal All of san Michael son of and Veryl Nave of Bedford Valley and a Junior at Penn has been inducted into the Pennsylvania Beta chapter of Tau Beta National engineering and science Mike is a 1972 graduate of Bedford and an electrical engineering major at Penn he is also a member of the Penn state chapter of Triangle where he is and John Grimes and family held their annual Christmas dinner and gift Exchange 22 at the Home of John Over 50 friends and relatives at and Bill Clapper and Chris and of spent the Christmas holidays with his and Clapper of Preston professor and James whisker of Point were Here for Christmas visiting his and a Trisker of Bedford and Todd Koons and Nicole and of formerly of Bedford re enjoyed Christmas with her and Richard Eichelberger of Juliana and Robert Snell and Jeff and of arrived Christmas Day to visit his and Robert Snell of Preston and Dave Wilkinson and two Todd and Dana of Bor spent Christ Mas with the Harold Wilkinsons of Barclay his and Dean Clapper and son Robbie visited Ruth Clapper Over the Christmas Clapper is with the air stationed in Margaret Johnson and of Are visiting and Shields of Juliana and Paul Rinard and four children of Chicago were Christmas visitors of Hinard of Bedford and and Harry Shaffer of and Willis and miss Elizabeth Arthur visited and Chester Arthur of for Over donated by residents of Bedford and surrounding have been sent by Bedford Jaycees to inmates of the Lewisburg Penitentiary in a unique project sponsored throughout the books Are intended to provide a diversity of Reading material for the Lewisburg will also hold their annual collection of discarded Christmas Trees in the Hirough Stanley tinges has relocated his chiropractic Ollices from Ovstei Lairg to my Miniri events of die week j two Young men from Everett re 1 were killed Early monday when their pickup truck smashed into the rear of a tractor trailer on interstate70 East of and burst into the victims were identified As Gregory son of and Joseph and William the son of and Blair state police at Hagerstown said the Accident occurred at about eight Miles East of there near both vehicles were eastbound on a three Lane Uphill the collision occurred in the Center Lane As the Rig driven by Donald of pulled out to pass another the Washington medical examiner had not made a report on the cause of death by late both bodies were burned beyond Stultz was identified through dental records Dibert through a Wallet found at the Naylor was not Dibert and Stultz were returning to the where they were employed in the Havy construction Industry by regal construction the county commissioners monday officially adopted a 1975 budget of the 1974 budget was while actual and estimated expenditures for the year Are Sel no tax increase was included in the although the reassessment done last year will probably account for an increase of in real estate taxes in the coming year the reassessment was not completed in time to be included in the 1974 county tax the county budget includes a pay increase of 20 cents for hourly employees to bring them to the governmental minimum of salaried employees will get a raise for the commissioners also voted to charge the Bedford county sanitary per month including on its office in the courthouse the commissioners said the corporation had asked for one year rent free occupancy when it was formed no rent was charged in 1973 or three pre Christmas burglaries occurred in adding to the list of breaking that have plagued the area All the big discount robbed three other times in the last two was entered but nothing was reportedly Entrance was gained by scaling a Wall to a platform that held an air conditioning unit the units shield was allowing the burglars to climb Down onto then drop to the the next employees found the front Check out counter a with boxes and merchandise scattered around the same True in the rear a vacuum cleaner was taken apart by the thieves earlier this burglars hid Money in a vacuum cleaner in the Money is no longer left in the store because of the previous the same thieves broke into the Saxton vow through a cellar they then broke Down two doors to reach the but failed to Budge a door at the top of the a Hole was torn in the Wall and panelling pushed out to enter the main approximately to was taken from the bar according to Saxton earlier in the the methodist parsonage was broken into while Bernard Wynn and his family were at sunday morning services at the Church next thieves broke a lock on a Back door and ransacked the second floor in an apparent search for Money nothing was apparently the rash of burglaries led merchants in the Saxton Liberty township area to offer a Reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the although a 60day time limit was placed on the Reward when it was offered in no information has yet been forwarded to state police from Bedford and along with Hyndman police answered an alarm at the Hoblitzell National Banks state line Branch thursday but found that the Bank had not been the alarm came shortly after 4 it want immediately known if the system had malfunctioned or was accidentally set off by the last employee who was leaving for the Day about that december 1974 both underpayments and overpayment were found in the Secretary of welfare eligibility evaluation just completed in Bedford there was a Check of 460 Case records of those receiving Aid to families with dependent children Ardc and general assistance a were checked individually for overdue redetermination of eligibility and errors in Cash underpayments to 44 people receiving Ardc Grants were raised a total of and overpayment to 11 Ardc recipients were adjusted by a one a and two Ardc cases were transferred to Dif Ferent categories of resulting in a loss of a month in Federal one Case with a possible overpayment of was submitted to the departments Bureau of claim settlement for further commissioner Robert who urged count ians to write to president Ford in support of a milk pricing Bill awaiting his said this week he thought perhaps some telegrams should have been sent to Ford is vacationing there and int expecting to return to until that puts it pretty close to the 10day Sweet if Ford Doest sign it by the measure will of they say he took a lot of things with him to i Hope that Bill is one of if it int Well get it out there to Sweet the commissioner noted he thinks theres a pretty fair Chance Ford will sign the which Congress passed just before they were talking about the economic situation before in turning Down an increase to the but now the pressure is that the Economy is slipping too fast and there thinking of tax Breaks and according to raising the parity to Dairy Farmers is just about the same As a tax break for a Sterling Silver Saddle valued at was stolen from a Mobile Home in Friendship Bedford re Between 4 and 8 state police said the Saddle was owned by Patricia the Keith House which was was entered through a rear hems valued at were taken in a burglary at the Myrtle Clingerman Clearville re sunday night or monday Clingerman returned Home at 9 monday and discovered thieves had entered through a bedroom state police said the missing items included a Black and White portable a color console two flowered bed and a Quantity of pork and beef from a is ill i police sunday night arrested James of the it Verloyn for violation of a Section of the controlled device and cosmetic act which pertains to the illegal use of certain and the in on Page 3

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