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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 23, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 4 Bedford july 1971 strike hit District has surplus taxes lowered 7 Mills activity at the american Telephone and Telegraph building in Bedford slowed to a near halt monday morning As employees honoured a strike by Long lines Union employees of the service remained Only operations supervisor John Elliott reported for three of the remaining seven employees Are Mem Bers of the communications workers of America who ended their strike later the strike officially began at Midnight Friday when a three year contract but because of the was not Felt Here until Mon there was no immediate Impact locally from the As the Long distance equipment is Elliott noted any Cable problems that occurred in the Bedford area probably would have required outside help to county residents experienced some usually in the form of in making Long distance there has been Little or no effect on local Calls As United which serves the is not involved in the the operation in Bedford consists of four an equipment and maintenance a a night Man and two of the technicians and the equipment and maintenance Man Are members of the Cwa some local employees remained off the Job since wednesday when a single picket appeared from the striking Western electric another firm with Cwa Union the picket did not return to Bedford the last Lon duration strike affecting in Bedford occurred in 1947 and lasted four to five hearing in equity heard in court county court heard a hearing in equity monday concerning a 5acre plot located on a several Hundred acre tract of land known As Valley the tract reaches into Fulton county behind Bills place on 30 East of plaintiffs in the Case Are Clair and Marjorie Hall of they purchased the plot in late 1966 and allege the land deeded to them was not the land they defendants Are Jack and Sarah owners of Valley the the Bedford area school Board thursday voted unanimously to effect a seven Mill decrease in the property tax millage for the District for the coming fiscal the move came after an and surplus of was discovered in the districts income for the school Board officials Friday would make no As to the origin of the the Board had previously set millage for the year at 77 but thursdays move reduces it to 70 the Ridge Board fills 5 of 7 positions Fishertown pro fess ional staff vacancies for 197172 were reduced to just two thursday night in the Chestnut Ridge school District when the Board hired five two of them Ridge openings remaining Are elementary music teacher and elementary school the deadline for filing for the latter position is july Ridge graduates hired were James 061 As social studies teacher in the High school and Gary William feathers c67 As math teacher in the High Miller is a graduate of Shepherd while feathers is a graduate of Indiana University of Penn others hired were William Ray a teacher with one years experience at Walkersville High school in and graduate of Penn As business education Lois Carole Oja of a graduate of Indiana University of As High school science Karen Christina Reed of a graduate of Clarion state As High school Spanish three teacher resignations were two from individuals who never actually taught in the District but who had accepted positions for the two Are miss sue and Larry social Spanish teacher miss Ellen Marshall also resigned to accept a position in her Home town of in other the Board named the Galliker Dairy company of Johnstown to Supply milk and ice Cream to All Ridge the Dairy last year supplied All Ridge schools except Central elementary and the High Knisely and sons of Bedford was awarded a bid of to furnish air conditioning for the office Section at the High school and for two offices the plaintiffs asked court to provide general superintendent and elementary supervisor at nationwide insurance was authorized to sell student insurance at the rate of for kindergarten through Grade school and for grades nationwide also will provide coverage for football student insurance will be paid by those who desire it while the Board will pay for football Everett interviews candidate for supervisor Everett the Everett area school Board thursday night interviewed a candidate for the newly created position of assistant supervisor but took no final a special Board meeting is scheduled for 8 tuesday to continue action on selection of an individual for the it will consist of filling in one year for District superintendent Miller Hood who began a year of sabbatical leave on july the assistant when Hood will be curriculum director and also will perform other the Board thursday hired Charles Clark of Breezewood As janitor at Breezewood elementary school to replace Donald Bulger who resigned to accept another the Board also accepted a bid from the Crystal Spring Camp association for Purchase of old school cafeteria two men held for stealing food two Central Pennsylvania men were arrested by state police and charged with burglary and larceny after allegedly stealing foodstuffs from the Home of a county police said Harry of Pine Grove and Lloyd of were charged with theft of Frozen Chicken and pork chops Worth and a Yorkshire pig Worth from the Home of Lennie Mae Otto in Madley budget for the year still stands at a record the Board june 24 had trimmed its tax millage in crease from an anticipated 13 Mills to 8 mostly at the expense of physical education and before the surplus was the budget was trimmed june 24 to the present figure of asked Why the District had suddenly discovered a surplus in income for the superintendent Robert Davis told the Gazette Friday he could make no and offered no explanation for the Board president Charles sides said the District would have ended the year with a Small surplus but had not total of sides also refused to comment when asked Why the Board did not know of the surplus until after the budget was drawn somewhere along the we were not aware of he sides added that he intends to investigate the sudden additional the surplus is state granted to the school District in other action the school Board voted to Purchase a school bus from Superior coach sales of at a Cost of it voted to award Coal bids to John of for Hyndman and Londonderry and to Faye of Buffalo for the rest of the it awarded fuel Oil bids for the District to the Ridge Oil of it also accepted with regret the resignations of Joseph fifth Grade teacher at Cumberland Valley and Woneva Par time nurse at Harriso Manns Choice the bid of Young and of was accepted As auditors for the and permission granted to the women auxiliary of county Hospital to use the Concession stand at the High school athletic Field for the 1971 football the Board also voted to accept a rental contract of for use of rooms at North Bedford and Londonderry schools for special permission was granted for the Purchase of two at a total Cost of to keep records in the High school the Board also voted to approve changes in the class schedule at Hyndman High and granted its approval to a religious literature course at Bedford High to be taught by members of the Bedford approval was also granted to establish a semester program at Bedford High for students receiving below failing grades at mid and for members of the Bicentennial committee to use the High school athletic Field for a twirling Demon stration in connection with the Bicentennial Celebration july county schools oked for subsidy payments Gazette Harrisburg Bureau Harrisburg school subsidy payments for five Bedford county school districts have been approved by the state department of education and forwarded by the state treasurer to local school District a Check by the Gazette disclosed the covering the fourth and final Quarter of the 196970 school year the subsidies Are paid the following year total throughout the state and bring total payments for the year to the first and second quarterly payments were made in september and respectively 15 percent of the third payment was made in february and the remaining 85 percent in the current fourth and final Quarter totalling in the Case of Bedford county school is designed to cover such items As reimbursable teaching supplemental payments on account of joint re membership or Union or merged Extension Home bound instruction and special payments to Bedford county school As certified by the state department of Are As follows third class districts Bedford area school Chestnut Ridge school Everett area school Tussey Mountain school fourth class District Northern Bedford county school

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