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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - January 17, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with the Everett Republican established 162nd year 30 Bedford inquire Everett Republican january 1975 single copy ten cents Village Park gains county support new colonial town architects concept Given Green Light the presidential signing of the emergency jobs and unemployment assistance act of 1974 combined with the foresight of county commissioners in committing both Money and manpower has resulted in firm plans for a new county tourist the Bedford Village to be created on a 72acre tract Between new and old routes 220 just South of the Bedford Turnpike the Long a dream of those most closely involved with promotion of the county tourist Industry Over the last several will consist of a colonial town of artisans and authentically reconstructed from log buildings presently located throughout the plans Call for it to be approached from old route 220 on a relocated covered Bridge Over the Ray town the action to construct a colonial Village came after president Ford new years eve signed legislation appropriating billion for Public service jobs and also extended unemployment compensation for unemployed the legislation authorized billion for new with Between and million allocated to the Southern alleghenies planning and development commission comprising Huntingdon and Somerset that Money was intended to create approximately 362 jobs Iri the six county Edward Barr of Southern alleghenies said that about of the commissions portion would be available and that county commissioners from the six counties would have to decide within a Short period How to spend be Fords county commissioners committed Money and manpower to construction of the Bedford Village a project re proposed most recently by the county heritage with the county redevelopment authority acting As funding the commissioners action came in the form of a donation to the authority for this approximately of the Money will be used As the first payment for the land currently owned by and Jesse Gilson of Bedford re the rest will be set aside for Legal and surveying commissioners also made a commitment of for each of the next four if to Complete Purchase of the the authority intends to apply for additional government funds for the William Jordan of chairman of both the heritage commission and the redevelopment authority at this said the estimated Cost of the entire project will be approximately Jordan says an initial application for funding has already been filed with the state department of Community affairs under the housing and Community development the commissioners share of this years donation will come from general funds already budgeted for redevelopment and tourism commissioner Robert Sweet has emphasized that this is to be a Public that the county Money is a and that the commissioners do not want to own the the agreement to Purchase the property Over a five year period was worked out by Gilson and commissioner Stanley the property now consists of Field and a and is vacant except for a Concrete Block barn that is open at one the manpower promised by commissioners for the project will come from the estimated 36 jobs the county receives under the emergency jobs who is also president of the Southern alleghenies said the Federal government has been pushing us to put people to and skilled craftsmen like carpenters and masons Are the people president Ford is talking about under the new while the people the county and municipalities have been employing under the comprehensive employment and training act of 1973 have been doing Good he these people have been mostly labourers and such employment reaches a saturation he with most municipalities lacking the supervisory personnel to make even More use of the workers we need a project that makes Sweet to employ the were going to have an excess of of manpower and dont know where to use i dont want people to say that when the programs Are Over the Money was Sweet adds that the county wants something to show for the a project of bricks and weve been hearing that tourism has been going he Breezewood is doing but Bedford is the heritage commission and the redevelopment authority Are now asking residents to express their views on the two projects which have now been current president of both William wed like to find out everyone views of where we should relocate two log Cabins and we Are asking every concerned citizen to give us ideas on Long Range development of the Bedford Village the Biddle log Cabin at dutch Corner and the Fungaroli Cabin recently revealed on Pitt must both be moved from their present the proposals Are to move one to fort Bedford Park and the other to the Anderson House or to move both to the new Village Jordan was hopeful county residents would express their opinions before any final decisions were in this concept by local architect Joseph Smyth the Bedford Village Park project is seen As it might appear from a spot above the Turnpike where it crosses old route downtown Bedford is in the far looking with the Ray town Branch of the River winding toward old route 220 is on the the 220 bypass to the right of the Village and the Turnpike stretches across the Bottom of the myths sketch is not a final and several buildings located Between the Turnpike and the site Are not the Village he struck com missioners As a perfect Way to help county tourism and employ those currently unemployed As the proposed Village Park received the Green Light for work to begin almost immediately after a meeting of the manpower advisory Council of Southern alleghenies tuesday at eds Steak the Federal funds the county was scheduled to receive Friday under the emergency jobs act would go toward creating jobs to begin the preliminary work of Clearing land at the Park Sweet Bedford county was scheduled to receive an estimated Friday As an immediate allocation in title i funds under the it was by the end of the county should receive the balance of the it has been allotted by Southern alleghenies for the emergency James director of the Bedford office of said he would meet with count commissioners monday to decide wages for the emergency Harbaugh estimated that there would be 15 jobs created As a result of the immediate he also said he hoped the county total allocation in Federal funds under the emergency act would mean approximately 50 Harbaugh added that some of the jobs would be at the Village Park and others would be spread out in the county for other boroughs and commissioner Sweet has said that he would like to see jobs created for the skilled As Well As the i have nothing against putting the unskilled to he but there Are also a lot of skilled persons who Are out of by putting people to work at the Park Well have something to show for our Well have something that will commissioners have also said that there Are plenty of authentic log Cabins which would be moved to the after the new employees Clear the land that will be Sweet anticipates they can begin disassembling and reconstructing such the commissioners also have a covered Bridge in Over 100 feet in which they have the right to preserve which could be used to Span the Ray town at the Parks architect Joseph Smyth has said he will design the proposed Village and its Park commissioners have suggested that a Corner of the land be set aside for possible use for a convention Center and antique Auto display the Concrete Block if might be used for the latter function sometime in the William Jordan estimates that in his opinion roughly 15 acres of land would be needed for a convention on its Fate still in this log Cabin on be Fords West Pitt Street has been stripped of its Frame covering and a later Builtin Extension to the owner James Fungaroli has suggested a site on land he owns in fort Bedford which he will deed to the a Frame House which adjoined the Cabin on the cast has been two Early log houses to be relocated the Bedford county heritage commission has applied to the National Trust for historic preservation for in emergency funds to move two log the Cabins involved Are the ones located in dutch belonging to Harry and the James Fungaroli Cabin on West Pitt Street in the Fungaroli Cabin first was to be restored on its present site the owner said he has other plans for the which contained another Frame House that has been Fungaroli has offered the commission a site for the the Back part of the Steckman House which would be in fort Bedford the commission will search the deed to find the lots according to Fungaroli the lot originally Cut a Swatch from Pitt Between Juliana and to the Center of the even if they dont move it to that Fungaroli there Welcome to to move it both Cabins have been offered to the commission at no if the group will move Jordan estimated the Cost of from dismantling to at Between and for the Biddle and to for the Fungaroli continued on Page 3 the manpower advisory Council of Southern alleghenies met tuesday at eds Steak House to discuss the new funds for emergency jobs under the emergency jobs and unemployment assistance act of signed recently by president it was reported that Southern alleghenies would receive for emergency Bedford county will receive for above Are from left Richard representative of the National association of counties manpower John co chairman of the manpower Andrew co chairman of the Charles Marker and Tom both of the department of on the Village Square from temperatures in the 60s saturday to a Low near Zero monday january at its usual unpredictable Farmers in the Bedford Everett area were keeping a wary Eye on the weather mans ice storms at this time of year can virtually ruin a Maple sugar crop for several years to the one in 5051 in Black they kept the crop Low there for nearly ten the George Arnolds of Bedford re 1 have extended a Hearty thanks to All their friends and neighbors for such a Nice 60th wedding anniversary january the couple also thanked their who hosted the special family dinner and open House for the Arnolds Breezewood Jaycees Are doing their share for area the club has donated proceeds from a recent successful Turkey shoot to the scout a workshop for local government sponsored by the cooperative Extension was held 15 at Chestnut Ridge High the workshops will extend through running five successive wednesday 8 to 10 guests at the Rowser rest Home in new Paris have been on the receiving end for the pins and Needles 4h club in Alum Bank club members bought and wrapped gifts for residents at the Home during their annual Christmas and then stayed behind to sing carols with the Homes guests when they delivered the Treyve decided to collect used to Start a new Library for the residents at the rest Catherine executive Secretary of the county easter Seal attended a management seminar and statewide staff meeting of the society 9 and 10 at the Harrisburg and Humphrey Ewig of Fishertown were honoured on their 50th wedding anniversary 21 with a family dinner held at Chilcoate a and Phyllis were among the 22 guests at nine grandchildren and one great grandson presented the couple with a three tier anniversary january 1218 has been designated As logging safety week by the lagging safety a logging safety film made on location in the state highlighted an evening program held 15 at the Bedford american legion William Cessna and Karen were recent guests of her George and family in and Richard Wagoner and family of Cumberland visited her Franklin and Joe in friends and in Mary Esther Deasy and family have returned from a trip to and Thomas and Velma Pennell and of were recent guests of and William and Cecil Cessna and family of Charnner Surg and John Harclerode of the township visited the Perry Morgart in friends Cove december mrs Adam Shaffer has visited her june Hersho Riri in Pittsburgh and was accompanied Home by tier son and or and Ben Shaffer of events of the week Robert Jubelirer of representing the 30th and be Fords Clarence Dietz of the 78th District of the general Assembly were sworn into office As the state legislature began its 1975 session to country folks it was but to City folks the birth of a 50pound Jersey calf at the farm show was described As incredible by those who had the nerve to the Bull calf was born monday to owned by Ray Everett re a crowd some waiting More than an when it became evident that Nellie was going to calf in the stall where Elaine Sollenberger was showing the observers said that normally noisy youngsters were speechless when the Browneyes calf Sollenberger said she was elated so Many people were on hand for the the process of giving birth is something every child should she its something i cant say for most television shows Young people the Young Bull didst have a name when it was sold later that he will probably end up As most Dairy Farmers Arent too elated when the Bovine offspring Are District attorney Gordon Stroup and clerk of courts prothonotary Dick Hess have announced that they will run again for their respective Page a Manns Choice re 1 Man was killed when the car in which he was a passenger collided with a tractor trailer on route 220 near the Driver of the car was also the victim was identified As Rickie 24 he was dead on arrival at Bedford having suffered a crushed Chest when the car was struck in the right Side by the Robert also of Manns Choice re was admitted to Conemaugh Valley memorial the Driver of the Lee of Martinsburg escaped state police said horns car entered the northbound Lane of 220 from route 869 on the East Side of the apparently attempting to accelerate Horn lost control on the wet police the car spun into the southbound Lane broadside and was struck by the the Accident occurred at damage to the 1970 Sedan was set at to the 1970 seventeen persons were killed in 16 fatal accidents on county roads in according to state police statistics for the Overall there were 697 traffic another 57 hit run accidents were investigated and 19 of them traffic arrests totalled troopers from the Bedford Barracks also issued written criminal offences reported to the state police tallied 938 for the of 245 were cleared and 342 persons arrested for criminal january 1975 Harry Biddle was reelected chairman of the Bedford township supervisors at their 1975 reorganization meeting Hixon was renamed vice chairman and Tom Richard Lins will continue As the township the supervisors decided to continue holding their monthly meetings the first plans Lor an alternate sewage treatment setup for the Pleasantville pharmacy apparently Are going to be submitted by Lehman engineers to the Bedford county sanitary As an answer to the disagreement Over a septic tank that led to a guilty verdict against the Chestnut Ridge economic development association last the corporation had filled a summary charge against Creda after the association built the pharmacy without a permit for the the corporation has made no move on whether to file for an injunction to close the according to enforcement officer Dennis Creda last week received a 7day Extension on paying the Fine it Hast been revealed yet if an Appeal of the conviction by magistrate Charles Guyer will be congressman Bud Shuster addressed about 500 Stu Jents at Everett High school before heading Back to Washington to begin his second term in the Shuster called inflation the number one problem and said it was the direct result of uncontrolled deficit it has reached a rate of 12 percent because the Federal government has pumped More dollars into the system that productivity can account he when asked if he thought the country was headed toward another great Shuster said the possibility was unlikely because of the difference in economic he held out Little for the democratically controlled 94th Congress in dealing with government i think this Congress will be a spendthrift he but it will be very Reform we need january 1975 land acquisition for route 220 North of Cessna is progressing near according to Penn Dot and construction bids Are still scheduled to be let Early this sum Mer in the last a House and barn on the Gerald Lochard property and a House belonging to Charles Ickes have been both properties Are near the Southern end of Black Oak Ridge where the new four Lane Highway will Cross old the engineers Are working on two More subsections heading with Only an aframe and a couple House trailers to be the engineers said that land acquisition to Date has covered quite a distance because a number of Large farms composed the needed the actual percentage of the 60 properties needed Between Cessna and the Blair line is the engineers said this is because the second Section actually runs into Blair county and there Are More properties that must in that the biggest Section is yet to an Engineer and were just starting appraisals Samuel Kinzer of Manns Choice was jailed in lieu of Bond tuesday after a preliminary hearing on a hit run magistrate Kenneth Jewell found there was sufficient evidence to bind Kinzer Over for grand jury the incident involved two cars on route 56 East of Fishertown in Somerset county court Thomas of Manns Choice was placed on state supervised probation for three years after he pleaded guilty to charges of theft receiving stolen the incident last july involved the taking of jewelry and currency totalling at a swimming site in que Mahoning judge Norman Shaulis also directed Fetters to find employment within 60 the county has received its quarterly Federal Revenue sharing in the amount of chief clerk Alva continued on Page 2

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