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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 11, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Hum Tor combined fhe Ever eff Republican established 162nd year 52 Bedford Republican july 1975 single copy ten cents the old Mill race in the Good old summertime of Early 1900 Bedford second in a series if the fourth of july Parade was one never to be there were others in those Early Bedford county the circus parades were and then there were the political As mid Gallaher recalls when the candidates for office marched the streets accompanied Only by a and carrying brightly it that was a sight to mid Bedford had its own opera House in those above the present Farmers hardware and county aaa where it hosted such personalities of the Day As old Blind a freed negro slave whose Talent was so impressive he played a variety of and could imitate almost any sound old Tom had lived through the civil mid and could spend an evening imitating the sounds of the Spund of a fire or even a Midsummer he put on quite a mid but for the very there were other attractions during the summer and the race dam at the Eastern end of town rated High among the dam had been built to Supply a located then just below where the Acme Market is it was just Beautiful Down mid remembers its where we always went to she Points there is just a Trace of the Bank of the old Mill race visible at the Eastern end of Anderson and a close observer May find a touch of the Sweet myrrh that once grew in such profusion along its but other than All is the Mill race lives in this collection of photographs taken by the inquirers longtime editor and Amateur miss Annie who has entitled one of her reflecting the fondness the people of the Borough had for the miss annies photograph of the Mill race was reprinted in the Cleveland Plain dealer in its caption describing it As a summer the the lights and shadows suggest to one Many similar scenes dear to americans in their Barefoot the race dam had been there when mid Gallaherr Mother was and took her children there As in a total of three generations who dappled and played in its the and its stately Willows so often referred to in the captions beneath miss annies pictures As the sentinels is fond in the memories of Many who recall Early for there Are even memories of its lovers a winding path that was so romantic in the As some Are willing to remember As a it was a treat to live so close to it Down along East Penn but As mid Points out there was so much to do during those Early we didst have toys or cars or things like she but i think we had As much fun or More than the kids do today with their expensive gadgets and there months of school and How we looked Forward to that last Day of she it usually fell on april or the first of and it was nearly always warm enough for us to go in those Days we could play on the Street Corners under the arc she there were very few but mid was the Only girl in a family of and As she remembers the Only game my Brothers were willing to play with me was but i had to learn How to walk play mumbled Peg a game where an open bladed pen knife was dropped Blades Down into the swing a baseball walk dig play and punch a punching i guess it really want very but i didst really have much in the Cornfields behind their Penn Street the children played either i spy or Leista two variations of our modern hide an seek played in groups through the tall stalks of summer and on special they were taken swimming out along Dunnings Creek just above where Camp Sunshine is but As mid remembers it was such a struggle to swim in those awful old with their and Long sleeves capped in the suits often trapped air forcing a swimmer to literally Bubble they were such a mid country drovers were another sight children loved to watch for in those Early summer months in Bedford the country herdsmen came right through town in those leading vast herds of sheep or cattle from the county farms Down the soft dirt streets to the local rail station where they could be shipped to it was really something to the sprightly Young mid after that there were the first cars to arrive on Page 3 groundbreaking held Friday the Lane Bridge at the Eastern end of leading beneath the Willows across a Meadow the summer of another Bedford Village historical Park Given warm sendoff the Bedford Village historical with nearly half a million dollars lined up for its got a rousing sendoff for the fourth of Shuster keynote ground breaking ceremonies near the Entrance Friday morning by pointing out the project will be More than creating a tourist at and More than just creating it will be a reminder of our Shuster he recalled that Thomas Jef Ferson made an important substitution of words in the first paragraph of the declaration of where John the had said Liberty and property Jefferson had used Liberty and the Pursuit of Shuster said it was the first time the concept had been and it remains a fundamental basis of our in ringing Shuster declared our Freedom is not a guarantee for and not a Way to get free food and clothing at the whim of some supposedly omnipotent but an Opportunity to seek peace and Shuster said that whatever Money is spent on the Village will be if it serves to remind us of the principles of William chairman of the Bedford redevelopment said the project Bedford county heritage in two it had experienced Jordan but not from any great numbers of he Jordan said that heritage includes con almost reflexive opposition to new on one but that the second trait of county people is that they Are willing to be and once will drop their opposition and get behind a county commissioner chairman Robert Sweet said the commissioners wanted something to show for the not cleaning and wanted something for which travellers would stay history does come alive Sweet Sweet related the sources of Money so the major Federal Grant of is still but Shuster said he was going Back to Washington to talk to his Friend Wilroe vinegar Bend a former Republican congressman who has the final say for one of Commerce Sweet there had been a Bicentennial Grant to produce the master which was described at the american legion Home by a Grant is coming from the of Commerce to move the Bridge and build the Sweet several other Grants not Loans have been applied Sweet with Iso men have been at work at an estimated value of the county outlay for toe Jesse Gilson Sweet said the total outlay would a proft Fth sweets and Jordans comment Sand per Jpn to were reactions to Crit cum which has teen voiced in the ceremonies were conducted at the Roadside rather than at the Entrance to the because rain had made the ground the group then moved a Short distance to the american legion building for More a slide presentation on the and a movie made by Taj for the 1971 Bicentennial of Bedford the Long Range master plan completed by Joseph of was outlined by the historic Village will depict Early 19th Century Rural As Well As an operating farm faithfully modelled on colonial and Earl Federal a Farmers Market of Fering produce from modern Bedford county farms and a visitors Center to include materials and displays concerning the entire 250 years of Bedford county a release the Market Square will include the far mers a service area for ten parking for Over 50 a refreshment a multiuse commercial space and Comfort no vehicles will be allowed in the a visitor Center Cabin group will include the orientation Center for the to be placed in a Cabin donated by the Harry Biddle family an orientation Center for Bedford located in the Knisely school a Park administration building the Allan Semanek and recreation equipment and rentals in the James Fungaroli Sweet pointed out that Cabins had been including one unique Southern style Cabin with a Stone planners said the details of the Cabin area Are being advanced a 19th Century Church is to be incorporated As a place for religious services and As a Community meeting planner Denson Groenendaal said it should be a living Village not just a daytime people will live in just As they do in he the town gardens will include sitting a Flag Monument and and the second major area of the Village will be the artisans with 18th and 19th Cen Tury crafts and and resident a third area is termed theatre with 1500seat auditorium and parking for 120 there will be an outdoor Assembly and Parade a sitting and a recently added is the historic 8square school to be designated As a Day care and evening care Center and just outside the Village will be a colonial with Windmill and livestock in there will be a farm animal petting a Garden and Fields of other planned items include a promenade along the a grist a Power a Railroad Entrance and a main parking area to handle 868 planners have also incorporated a nature study with a Canoe continued on pane 5 flanked by the Continental Fife and drum Shuster keynote the groundbreaking for the Bedford Village project Shuster said the Pursuit of happiness was an important element of the declaration of county commissioner Robert Sweet took his turn a Ltd the symbolic Gold shovel Friday at groundbreaking for to Village from left redevelopment authority treasurer Richard Koonuk Jesse Gilson Magilson authority president William authority member Paul former state Stanley present senator Robert assemblyman Clarence congressman county com missioners Stanley Claycomb and Stanley events of the week striking state employees remained at their picket lines around the Bedford offices of the employment Bureau and the Board of assistance the pickets Are members of the Pennsylvania social services Union and the Pennsylvania employment Security employees which did not Settle its grievances with the state when the american federation of county and municipal employees came to business was continuing at the two Bedford Charles manager of the local Bureau of employment said he had about three quarters of his staff working and there was a minimum of inconvenience Over the bes did have to close its itinerant office in Saxton for Lack of staff Brown noted that the claimants who normally go there will not lose any and added that some of them apparently made the trip to the Bedford theres a heavy flow of persons at the bes office and with the Friday there were even More this according to there Haven been any serious Brown As a the pickets and those coming to work have conducted themselves the claimants have been Nice about at the Board of assistance manager Dan Kerr described the situation As although better since the clerks who Are members of of some returned to work Mon with a partial Kerr said his office is providing what it essentials and he noted that perhaps a few less claimants than Normal have been coming and most Haven commented on the heavy traffic was reported sunday on highways around the county As the july 4th weekend came to a but As of Early no major accidents had As bumper to bumper congestion resulted in Breezewood and Everett during late afternoon and into the Turnpike traffic also mounted reaching Peak volume for the summer so an observer in Breezewood described the scene As a and it has been All evening traffic was backed up the Long Pike exit ramp almost to the toll and getting on and off interstate70 was a waiting several motorists said if it we rent for a few other considerate often they would have been trapped in parking trying to get or on the trying to make left state police were on shuttling lines of cars on and off asked How this 4th weekend compared to a Breezewood truck Stop employee said it was about if Gas went to or a i still think the tourists would be on the the higher prices Haven Cut into the she an observer on the Corner of main and Spring streets in Everett said the traffic was heavy but no special problems were reported to police at various times during the traffic jams developed on the mostly from eastbound cars trying to get off at the backlogs reached several Miles in length very quickly due to the traffic according to a Everett area Man was seriously burned thursday morning when an explosion occurred As he was filling an underground tank with fuel Terry received 2nd and 3rd degree Burns on his according to a Hospital he was treated at Bedford then transferred to the Burn Center at Harrisburg general an employee of Ridge Oil was filling the tank in a garage adjacent to the former Emerick meat Market in Bedford when the explosion occurred about Bedford firemen said there was apparently a buildup of which May have been touched off when a water Heater turned firemen said there was Only about damage to the located at the intersection of North Richard Street and Sunnyside july 1975 Ever hear of an electric Eraser the county assessment office asked the commissioners tuesday for permission to Purchase one at a Cost of about the Eraser was for use on maps made by the assessment the Gadget apparently plugs into a rather than working on batteries it was described As a thin Little thing that whirls when everyone at the commissioners meeting got done laughing Over the very existence of an electric com missioner Robert Sweet commented sourly that the county was in no position to make such we have All these manpower Why dont we put them to work on the maps with a regular he the county share of the costs of administering the Federal food stamp program this year should jump almost according to a Bill received from the state under regulations that took effect last the administrative costs Are paid 50 per cent by the Federal department of 25 per cent by the state department of Public welfare and 25 per cent by the counties the county Bill for the first Quarter of 75 was this would make the total for the year about last the food stamp program Cost Bedford a total of the Tri county Community action Agency has approved a budget of for the coming the headquartered in provides social services to Fulton and Huntingdon the budget allocations in clude Community services head Day care neighbourhood assistance and Community action Rural transportation the transportation monies have been approved by but the Federal Highway administration must give its under the Day care 75 per cent of the funds comes from the state department of Public 12 per cent from the department of Community affairs and 13 per cent Guy Marcocci of Dudley was elected chairman of the Board of directors for succeeding John Bonebreak of other officers elected were Natheniel mount vice chairman Linda and Jack persons were arrested during june for traffic violation on the Turnpike Section Between Littleton and the Allegheny according to state police at other statistics for the month showed 30 accidents with 10 persons injured but no property damage totalled the conducted six criminal investigations and made seven criminal motorists assisted tallied 176 and 952 written warnings were there were also three arrests for driving under the influence of july 1975 contributions from pennies to amounts of Haw hem pledged and paid to the Mark Suter fund for the Ift Vearold on a

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