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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 10, 1981, Bedford, Pennsylvania Eff orb try the Everett Republican established 1812 168th year 46 Bedford inquire Everett Republican july 1981 uses 047720 single copy ten cents a Good day1 for a balloon ride by Nancy Wylie 1 Morrison Cove her approach was silent at a rounded shape in the evening As it Drew a tiny spider object dropped toward falling straight still falling then a the open expanse of the balloons Interior holds cubic feet of balloon Pilot Bernie Weyant dons work gloves to begin dismantling the which carried four Large propane tanks to fuel the capable of generating 20 million the instrument contains an a rate climb indicator and a gauge that shows the air temperature inside the top of the Parachute the great dragon Bird began her there was a sudden Rush of As a yellow flame pierced the balloons now the Gray shape became panels of jewel White and the Craft drifted gently below the treetops and settled beyond a Grassy Only the curved top still the Chase vehicles arrived just As a crowd was Assem bling in a Green Hayfield on the farm of Don and Fred Woodbury re up on route pickups and cars lined both sides of the motorcyclists stopped to watch the Small boys and dogs came leaping and running through the housewives in aprons walked briskly Back the dirt not wanting to miss the further up the runners on Hickory Bottom Road paused to observe the activity far mondays happening was the hour Long flight of hot air balloonist Bernie Weyant of Hes been flying since around 150 he he wont Tell you his age least but he generously tarries longer than necessary to Tell the appreciative crowd something about the sky divers Are Randy of an and Bill of Duncansville re an electronics lab this was schroeders first balloon though Hes made 101 for All in his first year of sky i wanted to he it was a the two your body is moving Forward at the Speed of the say 70 Miles per hour and at first you Are unaware of but from a moving Only one or two the Rush downward is so much says at first you look to the and then All after youve jumped Many you develop a sense of How far youve from the time elapsed and the landscape leaving the balloon at about the sky diver free Falls for perhaps 10 hurtling downward at 120 he from experience or from the altimeter mounted on the Reserve when its time to pull the the rest of the called the canopy lasts you have to watch for electric wires and the jumpers two worst Ferriell sex a Trees not so a big Trees branches absorb the Landing today was a Good Day for he it was 81 for in his Lith year of pursuing the i landed in an Oats since he jumped he was Able to watch schroeders descent a minute Schroeder touched Down at about 10 if there is a Breeze the Chutis must Man Euver into the wind to avoid being dashed into the he tells the fascinated gathered to watch him shed his brightly coloured costume and repack his the jumpsuits Are of densely knit Nylon with flared cuffs to add More by of a main Chute and a like the can be or dered in custom the Trio took off from new Enterprise re 1 in my Back volunteers Wayne who watched the ascent and drifted Over the open farm country of the Southern the Pilot always his about three Good Landing spots in Ferriell Weyant says Hes never had an anxious moment in if its too or if theres any we dont go he states a Call to the Airport in Martinsburg tells the Pilot what he needs to know about wind Speed and direction in the and he chooses his sky diver Bill Ferriell is a hero to kids who watched him surface and help stabilize the falling the movement of an Arm or leg in the air causes an abrupt change of or a spin left could cause the diver to red out from the sudden Rush of blood to the brain a lethal in the divers Wear of and Ferriell says he prefers goggles because vision is so much tears come in seconds without some form of Eye he wears French made Parachute with High tops and absorbent Schroeder jumps in Ferriell is using a round but says his next one will be like his a ram air sport More capable of faster Forward rec Tangular in a Good Parachute costs or for a newer sport multiplied fall seven Oths of a mile to route since the Craft has no Power of its there Are Only two Good times to Fly Sunrise to9 and 4 to when the winds Are its wonderful in the so Calm and says Calvin Hughes of a member of the ground Hes been aloft four you can see animals in the Woods the Deer running its he adds All Are Well satisfied with the evenings As the last of the onlookers there Are cold cans of Millers and Mountain Dew for the Crew and the finally they too turn up the Dusty farm and the Field lies again in As if the visitors from the sky had never should we Call them adventurers perhaps artists who painted a Brief image in air and and touched the imagination of All who the recovery Crew and Volunteer helpers walk the 70foot balloon Down a Grassy Knoll to a Flat Pilot Bernie Weyant explains the balloon is made of Ripstop it climbs at about 600 feet per no longer buoyed by 210 degree the stately Craft surrenders its shape to the waiting recovery who will reduce it to 600 pounds of packed Bence crowned Princess Wendy Schellsburg re was crowned 1981 Bedford county Dairy Princess in the pageant finals june at Northern Bedford High Liane Johnson of Breezewood re 1 was named first Peggy Morral of Clearville re 2 was second runner up and was voted miss congeniality by the other third runner up was Elizabeth roaring Spring re by winning the local Wendy qualifies for the state Dairy Princess she will spend the coming year on a Busy schedule of Dairy product educational and promotional visits to schools and groups around the Bedford county and will be on hand on at the Bedford fair to award ribbons and help run the Dairy gods an alternate Dairy Princess in said her second time in the petition was harder than the in her she explained How mighty milk and his vitamins and help grow Strong bowl and healthy Wendy is a graduate of Chestnut Ridge High school to attend Beauty Saiboo in she was crowned by outgoing Suzanne Bow i bed her Farewell she met a lot of Learned to smile and gained Confidence during her she thanked co chairmen Blva Koontz and Nancy Harclerode for their help during the it was announced that Carol Detterline of new Enterprise re 1 will be the new chair Man for the 1982 Princess in her Linae Johnson continued on Page 8 court rejects Broad top ballot by Sharyn Maust at noon Bernard Hofnar and Norman bar Ney Ross will draw dominoes to decide which of them will be the democratic nominee for a two year term As Broad top township judge Van Horn decided tuesday to reverse the Bedford county Board of elections and throw out a challenged Absentee thus the Hoff Arross race ends in a 177177 the Absentee ballot of Eric which contained a vote for was challenged at the Broad top 1 poll on May the challengers contended Grof t did not reside in the Groft had voted once previously in Broad although he rented a property split Between Bedford and Huntingdon he used his Defiance Post office Box As his address to and he contended that his Job and the experience with his parents split property in Lancaster county game him the option of choosing which county he considered his the election Day without Crofts gave Ross the the county in their capacity As county Board of had to decide the vote after a they Alva Hosteller and Howard Hinish voting in favor and Gary Ebersole to count Crofts Hinish and Hosteller said they were giving the right to vote to a Man who Felt he was entitled to knowing their decision would be appealable and adding that it probably was a question for the Ebersole said he Felt Groft to fare Dairy standing Are pen elec seeking major rate hike Pennsylvania electric filed june 30 with the state Public Utility commission for a million rate the higher rates would be effective unless suspended by the pen elec president William Verrochi said the request was designed to restore the Utility ability to raise capital to finance future construction and face Headon the problem of funding the decontamination of three mile Island unit of which pen elec is a 25 percent owner pen elec must be Able to attract the funds that Are to upgrade existing and generating connect new protect the environment and add new generating he the Johnstown headquartered Utility reported that while Bills would vary depending on actual the net effect on average residential customers would be about a month for a customer without electric water heating using 405 kilowatt hours a month a month with electric water heating and 779 Kwh a month and a month for a total electric customer using Kwh a according to the the average residential customer without electric water heating now pays per month with electric water a and total the new rates would apply to commercial and Street lighting the Puc granted pen elec its last rate hike of million in we realize that this rate coming shortly after the april is not going to be Verrochi we continue to believe it is appropriate that there be a sharing of decontamination costs among All who have benefited throughout the nation front the learning experiences of the it is necessary to request funds from customers now so that we can provide the regulatory framework for Resolution of this financial our aim is to reduce the customers share of the decontamination costs through funding support from other sources in the electric Utility the nuclear Industry and the govern the undamaged Tim unit l is expected to be in service in january according to a news Tim l increases will be largely offset by the million annual reduction in Energy costs from that units lowermost Verrochi simply was not a resident of Broad the county boards decision made the outcome Ross on what his Barry said was the county mistake in interpreting the Law and its disregard of testimony at the prior to arguments on the Hofnar filed for a recount of the Broad top 2 ballot Ross asked for a recount of the recount Board found no change in Broad top 1s results from election the recount in 2 found one vote too Many for which would have dropped the race Back to a because the Absentee Challenge was undecided and that ballot was not in the ballot the recount of both precincts together came out there was a twist in even the which judge Van Horn noted in his ruling regarding Crofts the judge rejected the county boards saying that grafts right to adopt Broad top township As nil residence in the Case of the split property did not agree with the continued on Page 8

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