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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - January 31, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Is Riff orb combined with the Everett Republican 1812162nd year no a Bedford Republican january 1975 single copy ten cents 74 a dry year in e yearned report shows drop in rainfall county by Sally Frear Art Energy crisis and new concern for farm production have brought about an in creased interest in a topic we used to hear discussed Only on the neighbourhood Street the when temperatures forcing a tightening of the Oil or an extended drought wreaks havoc with a years its of no Small concern to until the cold snap of a few weeks the country had enjoyed a relatively mild after a Chilly weather service officials Tell More of the same is predicted for Early As we go shivering into a new what was the weather like Here in 1974 colder than other years less rain than in 1973 despite the National Margarine and which admonishes us not to fool with Mother statistics today hold a new As officials watch them closely for trends which May Well predict the pattern for several years to like Many others before Bill Rice of has been keeping Day today records of the weather for the of Commerce and the National weather Bureau for More than 20 before his father Walter began the project at their Wolfsburg Texaco and was honoured for Over ten years of service by the weather Bureau in i960 the Wolfsburg site is a Good one for weather observation because of its location right on the Banks of the Ray town Branch As it bends its Way beneath 30 at the Wolf Surg the rices have operated the Gas station an earlier one since since his fathers death in Bill himself has continued the Day today observation for the weather going out each morning with a Small Brown notepad to record the High and Low temperatures of the Day and the amount of or to fall Over the 24hour his equipment is consisting of a Metal rain Gage installed in an open Field adjacent to the Gas Arica Long off in tenths of an Inch to record the the rest will be up to to observe Clear or Cloudy the amount of snowfall on the foggy or the time of Day rain began and the hour it May have everything is recorded in a simple Brown notebook Rice can easily tuck into one and despite its it is from such simple gathered by Many from throughout the that the government will derive the Overall statistics it needs to determine weather patterns Over a period of in the Early the rices had also been asked to measure the daily depth of the Ray town Branch from a Point Midway across the Wolfsburg but that daily measurement is no longer necessary since construction of the Shawnee and the resultant flood control it there Are others like Bill Rice throughout the state who make their observations daily and report them each month to the weather Bureau and its one who had observed the weather for Over 16 years before his death in in the Buffalo Mills area was Well known throughout that county measurements Are also taken at the Everett Barracks of the state police on the and at the state Highway maintenance shed at others take them for their own but Are not official observers for the stepping out each morning at 7 to Check thermometer and rain Gage it is people like Bill Rice who provide the daily input for yearned govern ment statistics which show us just what kind of 1974 according to statistics and have 1974 was a dry year in Bedford with rainfall lower than at any time since the wettest month of the year was with inches of but that compared to an annual total of Only in was ten inches less than 18 in Ches less than 1972 the year of the Agnes and five inches less than on the Bright although temperatures Overall were Down from the three years the thermometer never once hit at least not in the Low for the in was recorded this past at 8 the average temperature for the year was with a High of 91 on july that compares to in in 1972 and in rainfall for each of those three years also shows the contrast to 1974s inches 1971 inches inches 1973 for the rices records also show that the coldest month last year was this past with an average temperature of Only on the other As fair goers May was our warmest with an Overall average temperature of in contrast to our Overall annual rainfall of just Over 33 in it was interesting to Check the records a Little and note that during the single month of the Hurricane Agnes flood in the county received a deluge of much of it concentrated in a three to five Day the total varied Little that month for the Dif Ferent stations reporting Here that one soggy month upped the total for the to 51 on the Village Square Bill Rice checks the rain Gage in the lot adjacent to his Wolfsburg Texaco one of several tasks he per forms each morning for the weather a comparison of 1974 with the three years preceding it 1971 average total precipitation High Low 1972 1973 1974 june 28 july 24 july 9 94 98 99 91 2 16 17 27 six below ten below 0 8 pending release of final government the above were calculated on the basis of information currently in 1974 May not have been such a bad there were 118 Days of a total of 362 when it and Only 29 when there was some form of for ski a pretty fair the rundown for the 1974 january average High january 2662 Low january 129 total precipitation for the month february average High february 2266 Low february 510 total precipitation for the month March average 578 1310 total precipitation for the month Winter vistas in the Snow april average temperature50 High april 2987 Low april 123 total precipitation for the month May average Highway 1788 lowmay8 27 total precipitation for the month at Wolfsburg at Saxton at Hyndman at Buffalo Mills at Wolfsburg at Saxton at Kegg at Hyndman at Everett at Wolfsburg at Saxton at Kegg at Hyndman at Everett at Buffalo Mills at Wolfsburg at Kegg in at Hyndman at Everett at Wolfsburg at Saxton at Kegg at Hyndman at Everett at Buffalo Mills june average High june 1190 Low june 1338 total precipitation for the month a Light Snow lingered on the limbs last week As the air remained Calm and the hillsides were White behind the Bedford Springs above and Snow boxes along the upper Snake Spring Valley Road formed a pattern in the afternoon at Wolfsburg at Saxton at Kegg at Hyndman at Everett at Buffalo Mills july average High july 991 Low july 2146 total precipitation for the at Wolfsburg at Saxton at Kegg at Hyndman at Everett at Buffalo Mills August average Hig August 2288 Low August 148 total precipitation for the at Wolfsburg at Saxton at Hyndman at Everett at Buffalo Mills september average temperature62 High september 1487 Low september 2428 total precipitation for the in at Wolfsburg at Saxton at Kegg at Hyndman at Everett at Buffalo Mills on Page 3 although most everyone else was concerned with the High old timers were watching the fogs on Satur which they say will predict a Frost in 120 or May All we can say is we Hope a former six mile run resident has been appointed first woman chaplain of the Robinson memorial Hospital in the Esta Everhart is pastor of Silica United methodist Church in and has already assumed her duties at the the annual girl scout cookie Sale has been com extending from 10 to now that butchering has been completed for farm Folk Are turning their attention to Maple sugar taps for the new a highlight of the january Eric son of the Alden Weaverling of has been named to the Deans list for the fall Quarter at Asbury College in Eric has also been accepted by Alpha local chapter of the National honorary science Sigma fort Bedford trailblazers snowmobile club sponsored snowmobile games 25 at the Lee Barney farm just South of the club had sponsored a similar event two years near rain Over the weekend melted much of the county but flurries sunday left a Light Michael son of and Hart Wiger of Orchard was named to the Deans list in the associate degree program of business administration at Willis port area Community Mike was also invited to at tend a special get together sponsored for members of the honors list by Dean of Edmond Debbie Fries Drilias was Home visiting family and friends from her Home in Milwaukee Debbie is attending the University of Wisconsin graduate school in the Chestnut Ridge ambulance is sponsoring first Aid classes at the ambulance station in classes began and Are open to the the and Charles Rhodes of Fishertown and the Wilson Wrights of Schellsburg Are among a group of service crusaders who left new York 29 for a crusade to the Wrights Are members of the Fishertown charge of the United methodist where the Rhodes is they will tour Bangalore and the Bethel agricultural Fellowship in danish pet to observe Indian christians in Wesley Lingenfelter of Nason drive in roaring Spring was one of three graduates of Juniata College asked to present an alumni seminar Lingenfelter graduated from Juniata in and is assistant Secretary and director of personnel for new Enterprise Stone and members of the Bedford Village Art society elected to hold business meetings at on the third wednesday of each month at their recent held at the Home of Sara workshops for Day sketching and country Tours were also scheduled on a once monthly a Day workshop is scheduled 2 at the Home of Gertrude the Penns Woods Council of boy scouts will observe scouting 65th birthday with an open House at the Council service Center in Windber All adults in boy and explorer scouts and their families Are invited to events of the week Charles Hazelette of Bedford re who rescued 9yearold Matthew Simpson from the Ray town and pulled his and Marshall from the icy water last was commended for his heroism by the county commissioners the commissioners adopted a Resolution which stated that at the risk of great personal danger to assisted in the Rescue of the family from the peril of drowning due to subsidence of the ice on the Waters of the Ray town they this display of concern for others merits recognition As an example for All citizens of this a copy of the Resolution was delivered to Hazelette on behalf of the citizens of Bedford the commissioners said they will have a plaque made to thank Hazelette and commissioner Robert Sweet suggested that the county submit the mans name to the car Negie foundation As deserving of its medal for two men in ski masks held a Saxton his wife and a nurse hostage at gunpoint wednesday while robbing the doctors office and Home of an unknown amount of Money and personal state police said the armed with entered the office of Chester of Saxton at just after the last patient had they held Isenberg his veda and Shirley Ann of Saxton re at after taking Money from the located at the intersection of 18th and Norris the robbers forced the three to accompany them across the Street to the Isenberg Cash and personal belongings were taken from the the victims were then tied in the basement the robbers left on Isenberg managed to free himself and Call the time of the Rob Bery was listed As police were alerted by 9 the robbers were described As White males Between 18 and 25 years of one was 6 170 pounds and was wearing a leather the other was 5 8 150 wearing a Blue jacket and the guns reportedly were an automatic and a snub nosed a prime painted Pontiac supposedly was seen parked in the police reported no leads thursday on Elmer Berkey of Hopewell re 1 was robbed at gunpoint by two Young men who forced their Way into his a Small Caliper handgun was involved in that Rob Bery the men were wearing ski a Coin collection Worth More than was taken from be keys the Bedford county bar association unanimously endorsed Van As successor to retiring judge Richard a copy of the endorsement adopted at the annual reorganization was sent to the attorneys also approved a Resolution to acknowledge both As members of the bar and As citizens of the their appreciation and respect for the excellence of the conduct of the judicial function of Bedford county by judge whose years of service have been marked by a keen and analytical dedication to the interest of the citizens he and a humanity which tempered Justice with judge Snyders retirement was official but he has continued to at the appointment of the state supreme since Shapp has not named anyone to fill the the bar association elected Stanley and William vice for William Snyder was reelected Secretary and Martin members of the county Board of auditors announced they will run for election to fou year terms in this Springs this seven Bedford municipalities stand to loss More than per month in Revenue from speeding fines because of a new state act signed 30 by provides that fines and penalties collected for speeding violations on the Turnpike and interstate highways be paid to the state motor vehicle other traffic fines will continue to be paid to townships and boroughs for Road the speeding fines used to be turned Over to the municipalities by the District according to an opinion prepared by the state attorney the Law became effective the townships and average monthly revenues that will be lost include East which carries both the Turnpike and West Snake and just too expensive the county commissioners said monday after opening bids for replacement of the Riddlesburg Bridge Over six mile run on township route replacement of the steel Span had been estimated by consulting Engineer Joseph Lehman at the bids received were about Over using steel supplied by new Enterprise Stone and Lime bid and Alphone construction of Altoona bid Alphone also submitted an using steel from the Syro of at Lehman and the commissioners have 30 Days in which to study the bids and took for an alternative to the Only ten property owners use the Bridge to township route the commissioners noted that to justify the each of the properties would have to be Worth at least in assessed the county suggested that perhaps a different Road could be built to give the owners although its possible this might Cost More than the the county intends to use its liquid fuels tax Money for the Bridge january 1975 a Bike and hiking path to connect Bedford Park and the new Bedford Village Park North of and picnic Sites at the new Park were proposed to the county redevelopment authority tuesday by architect Joseph Smyth said the idea would allow immediate use of the newly acquired Park lands for recreational something to show for the Short Range immediate the authority decided to adopt the the path would follow the River North from Bedford toward the authority members suggested that perhaps the path could follow the right Otway of the routes 30 and 220 in Stead of the they will Contact the owners of properties along the route on the North Side of route 30 a spokesman said the property is held by the May estate and Ned Brown of Bedford re the path would go under the 30 bypass where it crosses the South of there is Bedford but authority members said the problem is that belongs to More than a Hal dozen not the the authority adopted a motion to Send a letter to the Borough asking the municipality to acquire the a motion to do photographing and measurement of two log Cabins was the first step in the authority removing the buildings for reconstruction authority president Bill Jordan said there had been considerable pressure to have on Page 3

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