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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - June 18, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 50 Bedford june 1971 teacher pact 2 mos away air conditioned wagons pleasant Way to travel its surprisingly Cool in a covered jostling gently along a tree shaded Lane in Rock lick Jay appropriately has the reins to the team of mules up front while his pretty redheaded wife Carolyn Fields the stretches out on the tailgate keeping company with the two boys walking and several including his twin Riding horses behind the a gentle Breeze air conditions the tube created by the Canvas the Hemminger have provided cushions on the hard symbolic of the amenities of modern Day life on a their appearance is straight out of the Frontier the men Are garbed in Raccoon hats or the women in Long peasant and some Buckskin along with Bushy people Hove been out All along the All along the Road to new Paris Down off the the 44wagon caravan of the appalachian Wagon train draws a curious in peering Down the or grouped in lawns with Bedford county awaits the return of the people have been out All along the Hemminger they parked any where they the wagons have followed twisting in the Back of the says the first Day out of Ligonier was the they started out monday coming Down Allegheny want they twin Larry is Riding the alongside a Somerset Suzy and her Friend Jeannie in floppy hats and Charlie an 82yearold retired mule Farmer from near gives the Wagon train a death Valley Days a he enjoys himself out and takes a refreshing swig from time to Hes Well known As a airtime and once played mule Driver in a Western when a photographer asked him his the bearded old gent if youll slow ill Check it Flower print a dozen riders Trail the second in Hemminger Points out the two boys walking behind the in floppy hats like the Buckskin and i dont know Why they joined up with she but she feeds they eat All the she adds with a smiling the two 16yearolds from have come All the Way from Ligonier on the Rick Durst and Randy take offhand Pride in their several they but Only two Are making Rick keeps worrying about Suzy Shaulis White horse spraying he admits the sunburn on his Bare arms is More bother than his which the 20mileaday Pace int they sing sixteen tons with the but their singing is lost in the As the wagons approach a the boys put on their Buckskin you dont realize How fast were going till you Hemminger she and her daughter found it easier to hang onto a Chain and let the Wagon pull them at the wagons form a big and some of the men ride a bus Back for the wednesday they watched themselves on to in the some of the boys have tried sleeping even on which they dont recon the twins sleep in the most use the the train has nearly doubled in length from a year and people came in to join it from new Jersey went Jay says and Maryland and new some of the boys in particular think its a great there Are Over a Hundred Barry they get up Early every but the 10 year old says its ten or so before they get to theres lots to do when they the Best summer they Ever he was the year they went to theres a specific and no one is allowed to jump one Man and got kicked by a strange the places were drawn for in the and everyone Sticks to his place in the even when the train comes out of the Woods and into the you cant begin to see All of there Hemminger says in the Peculiar vernacular use of this meaning Herb who left his Greensburg milk Dealership in the hands of employees to make the Points to the unique Fellowship among Wagon train they come from All walks of he but everyone gets along we get a Little edgy at the end of a Long Days but other than everyone is theres just no comparison to this kind of Miller was also along on last years and Hopes to make a still longer run next he Calls himself just a Farmer but says he enjoys the Long rides because it puts you close to the members of the Wagon train Are required to dress in the traditional colonial in a similar Wagon train makes no such but it int As Miller next the appalachian Wagon train Hopes to make a longer run originating Here in and moving out to fort necessity and fort but we wont know till then if Well be Able to make Miller on Page 2 Bedford area schools belatedly closed for summer vacation and it now appears there will be no contract with teachers for a while to the Bedford area education association after meeting with the school boards professional negotiator tuesday said thursday that August 18 has been designated for a contract that said Baba president David assuming differences with the Board Are worked out by two months should be plenty of he asked about several items he said Are holding up a Obrien named grievance procedures and a retirement but refused to talk about the in response to repeated he would Only say the teacher negotiating committee thought it Best not to reveal the other items at this a Board spokesman had already designated grievances and retirement As unsettled Points in a Gazette article the Board had expressed Hopes last week that a con tract could be presented for teacher approval on wed but there was no Obrien said teachers had made it Clear at last weeks meeting that there would be no vote while there were items remaining to be Obrien said teacher negotiators discussed the disputed areas with Board negotiator Donald Keefer tuesday but that Keefer did not present a teachers asked for Legal opinions from Board solicitor Charles Obrien Keefer is to Call another session after the opinions Are Obrien said the opinions Are needed on the retirement question and a couple other items he would not retirement pay is based on a teachers earnings during his five Peak when a teacher gives he receives a Bonus of up to during the following his last year of the question the Baba has is whether the Bonus in a teachers final year could be counted As income when computing his retirement an example Obrien used was that a teacher with a top income of his final would actually receive including his Obrien said retirement and grievance procedures were major items while the other unnamed differences were for the most part had a tentative agreement been reached tuesday teachers would have voted on it As it they heard a report on the status of negotiations and set the 18 vote two More thefts two minor burglaries and vandalism of mailboxes in friends Cove were reported by state police two men picked up by Detroit police Are believed involved in earlier local eight dozen Golf and possibly other were stolen from the Iron masters Golf and country club in Ore Hill about one mile from the Blair county line sometime sunday police an attempt to break into lockers at the club was apparently the other theft was at a cottage about one mile West of police said the cot Tage was owned by Chester thieves broke into a shed at the rear of the cottage and stole a Box of tools valued at the breaking occurred Between May 28 and june police and was reported a mail Box was removed from the property of Anthony re 1 near Otton sometime saturday another mail located along Koontz Bedford re was damaged by vandals sunday police said two men had been arrested in Detroit driving a car stolen from the Paul Sproul used car lot North of the pair would not admit police and told officials they bought it somewhere in one of the men is from police the other from they believe the pair is also involved in breaking at the International garage and the Boron Gas station in the same but said the county does not plan to have the suspects in an incident at a cottage near Woodbury in May that had previously been listed As a police said that there was apparently a party held on state game lands near the police said empty whiskey bottles and Beer cans of the same Brand stolen from the cottage were found at the party also found was a a mattress had been taken from the

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