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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 30, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 1812159th 5 Bedford july 1971 added duties forced big haulers using Landfill resignation Dougherty Edwin who stepped Down As democratic county chairman after less than a years tenure denies there was any reason for his resignation other than the press of added duties in the court Daugherty denies applying for a Well paid patronage or that the loss of it impelled his or that patronage friction in general was a Factor in his he is there any evidence that the Shapp administration is specifically holding Back Highway funds from Bedford county the real reason for his Daugherty is the extra work required in the prothonotary he was Fielding a Good Many inquiries As county chair As most of them in his office immediately after the 4 or in the the three term prothonotary and clerk of drafted for a fourth term bid against chief clerk Dick Hess this Points out that patronage has been scarce All Over he counters allegations that Shapp aides have been shutting off patronage jobs in Bedford county because of lingering suspicions about local democratic the democrats for Victory which Daugherty was not Par he we took a poll of the he and it was half and half Between Shapp and Robert the 1970 primary we didst endorse Daugherty pm i never worked openly for either he but if someone asked about half the county High Way jobs held by republicans have been filled by Daugherty Only one state position has been filled by a candidate not screened by the county democratic he Points was the dog Law a position appointed by the Secretary of and Many county chairmen across the state found themselves overlooked or overruled on the Shapp people have issued lists of positions to be Daugherty and there Are vacancies yet to be theres one in one in labor and and one in one not filled and not on the list is the Field inspector position Republican chairman Robert Sweet held until Sweet resigned the which paid Over which he held simultaneous to his Job As county com a number of jobs Haven come out on the lists including several key positions at the county High ways superintendent Wilson Martz says hell need equipment operators and foremen to be Able to do the particularly in Snow the picture is still in Daugherty com a court a Union movement and a state budget remain in Daugherty that he made two trips to Harrisburg and found no evidence that Shapp or his aides have any grudge against Bedford county he says he asked Shapp specifically about the charge by republicans that the administration is holding Back on county Highway project he showed the governor a clipping from this he knew nothing of Daugherty Daugherty vehemently denies having either directly or for a state Job to which the Blair county democratic chairman was the published in a Blair county revealed that chairman Robert Russell was named to a Penn Dot regional directors at some to i never inquired myself or had anyone else inquire for Daugherty i didst even know the Job Daugherty the million in Road funds Blair county anticipates May be More myth than behind the democrats for Victory stepped up As county chair Man last year after the resignation of Ross her he announced Early this year he would not be a candidate for a fourth term in the prothonotary but was drafted at the last minute when no suitable candidate became following his resignation As he was installed in the county executive com a Long anticipated state Law would trim the salary in the office by something like Daugherty up to Proth notaries have made a base salary of plus 50 per cent of net proceeds after the average he has been close to in the past three although estimates Peg it about the latest Bill would provide a Flat but Midnight ing continues major haulers have begun using the county sanitary Landfill in the Broad but Midnight dumping of garbage and trash remains the closing of the Don Harris site along Sweet Root Road South of Bedford apparently spurred the decision by haulers using it to move to the stat approved site off 915 East of both Bedford sanitation the largest single and Feight Carrier another major began using the new Landfill last Francis Skimmer who with his family operates Bedford sanitation said his trucks make the 54 mile round trip from bed Ford three or four times a he noted the distance probably would require an increase in but said there would be no immediate William whose husband operates the Broad top Landfill for the reported activity has greatly increased since july the Date the Landfill were just sitting looking at the Woods for she Only a pick up truck appeared that first the Landfill had one 50ton Day late in the rates Are a hours Are 10 to 6 for with two hours of Dir covering by Bulldozer the Landfill is open monday through saturday and May be used by individuals As Well As by commercial despite the move by the big haulers to use the much dumping continues during hours of darkness at convenient one is along the Road leading the Landfill and another is in a strip mine Cut along 915 not far from the Entrance to the still another is located along the Ray town just above the roller rink at Cypher another far from that Many others Are scattered throughout the a number of them in the Breezewood five held for sidewalk armed robberies Here five men were being held in Bedford county jail sunday on five separate charges each of armed robbery after stealing Beer and food from National guardsmen saturday held in lieu of Cash or property Bond were Michael re 3 Bedford Wayne York Kenneth re 3 Bedford Robert 724 Green Bedford and Kenneth Sar Borough police said five guardsmen were robbed along West Pitt Between 8 and while it was still the guardsmen were returning to their Encampment at the Bedford police said the guardsmen were walking along Pitt and were Strung they were robbed separately at a magnum rugers revolver was confiscated from police Gordon will also be charged with violation of the uniform firearms act for carrying a concealed police said the guardsmen provided a description and License number of the assailants car and the suspects were arrested later by state police at the Shawnee fire Hall in they were transported Back to Bedford by state and Borough police and charged before District Justice Clair Many attend panel talk eager vets seek work More than half of Bedford county 266 jobless veterans turned out at a panel meeting thursday night at the court Bedford in an Effort to discover where or How they might be the sponsored by the Bedford office of employment Security and county was part of a nationwide jobs for veterans Campaign launched through president Richard the idea was to invite veterans and employers to Benefit Only four employers turned but Charles manager of the Bedford office of employment Security noted Many employers apparently have no jobs to unemployment in the according to statistics compiled this is at per veterans and students have experienced difficulty finding even summer employment this panel members urged veterans to seek out and apply for retraining programs that gunmen damage Hyndman store Borough police Are searching for two unidentified men who saturday night shot at the Ross Harclerode 5 and 10 store causing police said calibre apparently Longs were fired through windows and into the building located in the Hyndman business the pair were Riding in a dark police would provide them with specific Job a total of 135 veterans at tended the there Are 266 veterans contained in the Active file of Job seekers at the county employment Security the file also includes another 363 men and 221 the largest age group among the 266 veterans is 22 to with next is the 45 to 54 with others Are under 35 21 and Over Brown further reported that More than 62 per cent of the have a High school education or a total of 133 have been graduated from High school and 34 More have additional just 10 have a seventh Grade or lower education while 90 have Between an eighth and eleventh Grade

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