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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 16, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 159th 3 Bedford july 1971 pageant Here garbage Price May double Cut to 2 weeks Landfill spurned the Bicentennial pageant possible damage to the i the Bicentennial pageant will probably run two weeks instead of a scheduled now that the Everett football Field has been declared pageant committee chairman Donald Hershberger said monday till probably work out better because the consultant the Rogers had advised earlier the three week schedule was too the pageant had been scheduled to open 1920 21 at the Everett and move to the Fairgrounds the following two the Everett area school Board last week voted not to permit the pageant on its the six members at the meeting gave these reasons conflicting dates with already scheduled school such As band damage to the playing Field by wagons and which could not be repaired in time for the coming football possible lighting they said the lighting system is in need of with a Low bid of which have been deferred due to a Lack of the possibility of losing nails and other dangerous items on a playing possible damage to the underground electrical wiring system when a temporary building is no Clear answer whether the Bicentennial would pay for which would Cost about Hershberger said he would recommend to the Bicentennial executive com Mission tonight that the pageant be Cut to two weeks at the the pageant will in corporate a cast of about he with autos and horses on the track in front of the and massive scenery there will be no speaking but taped voices and projected Advance tickets go on Sale this ticket division chairman William Hall said an Extension has been made on applications for Patron order Blanks can be obtained at the Bicentennial or by calling nominations for the Bicentennial Queen will close at 8 anyone 17 or married or a High school living in Bedford is snapshots Are candidates Are invited to attend a reception at the Bedford elks wednesday at 8 Bedford county new sanitary Landfill in the Broad top beyond Lan Dondale off 915 opened on schedule but one pickup truck showed up All it appears Landfill operator William Steele will continue a lonely Vigil unless haulers Are ordered not to use the Don Harris site along Sweet Root Road South of Francis Skimmer who with his family operates Bedford sanitation the largest hauling service in the said he Doest intend to use the new at least not until the Road leading to it is marked and i went Down there sunday to look for it and had to ask he i finally came to a whitewashed but in still not sure it led to the he said the Road had some Shawnee crowds grow with heat despite a slow attendance at Shawnee state Park May set a recent year High if the current trend Day picnicking and actually was running behind 1970 until the humid Days of mid june the Rush to the Park began and has its reflected in statistics for the 4th of Day use totalled for the past far above the for july 1970 and even above the total for the same Holiday in charges filed state police filed charges of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the in fluence of alcohol against Dahiel of Everett wednesday in connection with the death of a Bradford Man in a weekend Headon Rush was injured in the Hospital Hill Accident and remains in satisfactory condition in county the fatal crash killed Allen Harris of Brad Park superintendent George tuesday provided statistics that reflected increased Park use in the second half of swimmers jumped from just to june 15 to another for the final 15 Days of the picnickers totalled just through june 15 but totalled another for the second half of the boaters totalled for the first half and then another for the second fishermen provided a contrast As there were for the first half and just for the final 15 Cam not counted in Day jumped to a total for june 1630 to just for june total camper use through june 30 was to through june of Day use comparisons through june 30 were As follows from in 70 from from from soft spots and needed in he acknowledged a report that Broad top township who will be repaid through liquid fuels Are seeking bids for improvement of the who is hired by the county to operate the said that makeshift signs now Are posted and that directional signs have been or he noted the Road had been dragged and garbage 550 pounds from the pickup truck was dozed under monday Steele said the Landfill will operate from 10 to 6 when we do the Price for hauling is going to Wilson if that what Sweet county commissioner Robert Sweet that what Hes going to Bedford sanitation Feight Carrier another major and smaller haulers have been using the Harris site in recent a group of citizens living along Sweet Root Road for med and signed a petition protesting use of the Harris site by major it was forwarded to state health department officials but no action has Wilson said refuse dumped at the Harris site usually is to the apparent satisfaction of state health weve got to operate for the convenience of our he added in repeating his intention to use the Harris site unless forced commissioners earlier had stated the enforcement phase of the Landfill operation was up to the the Broad top site is the Only one approved by the state and one of few approved landfills in Penn police sorting worst summer Jam on Pike state police on the Turnpike struggled through a pile of paperwork monday in the Wake of what was our busiest single Day of the summer by a 15hour traffic Jam triggered by a fatal Accident and a rash of lesser pileup made sunday a 29 accidents occurred in a 24hour most of them were reared collisions As a result of traffic tie ups and Daylong injuries were eight Turnpike travellers were patients at county Hospital and spokesmen there said Many perhaps three times As were released after As of just 16 reports were completed on the 29 accidents details were still being sorted on the some of the crashes were triggered by including one that sent four people to county the fatal crash that killed Sam Weinberg of and his wife led to the Weinberg car Slid out of control on the wet Highway while going through an area of jumped a Concrete divider and struck a tractor trailer that was at and from then until 11 traffic was backed up solid for 2v2 to 3 Miles in both police traffic was very heavy All the fatal Accident created the original troopers and after that we just catch up with at the Bedford toll Booth personnel reported a very heavy rate of Depar the heaviest this some vehicles left the Tike sunday As traffic piled the nor Mal rate they said is half of that or an emergency Lane was open from 5 to 8 giving Drivers three exit but workers said All three were backed up to the Turnpike itself both East and traffic was tied up As far As you could they the rate of Entrance to the Turnpike was heavier than but not As abnormal As the police sunday reported tie ups stretching As far As ten but said monday it want that confusion contributed to the Over they but added the three mile tie up was continuous and nothing was traffic began thinning out As darkness set and at 11 the backlog had been completely police added that the Jam continued unabated until that time if traffic had been heavy All wed have had a backlog All crash that injured four occurred at p and was triggered by a Spinous in the Miles East of the Kegg maintenance police said Robert of was driving East when a car in front of him spun Klemens hit his they and his car coming to a Stop across both a following car driven by James Richmond slammed broadside into the Klemens injured were Klemens wife and three passengers in the Wheeler car Gwendolyn Richmond Florence and her son All were treated and released at county Hospital except Florence Mowbray who was in satisfactory condition monday another crash was Rufus witnessed an stopped his car in but was struck from behind by a car driven by Frances of Hamp both Drivers were treated and released at county most of the other accidents resulted from like police the string of mishaps kept employees at county Hospital spokesmen there said getting through the hallway of the emergency area yesterday sunday was like running the Accident victims were coming in at a very High even for a Thev monday the situation was Back to troopers said traffic was Light to in contrast to sundays frantic there were no accidents on the Pike saturday and none by late monday

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