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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - March 21, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Riff arb combined with the Everett Republican 18j2162nd year 38 Bedford inquire Everett Republican March 1975 single copy ten cents county has its own language scotch Irish stamp still Felt Here this is the second article in a series on the language of the Bedford based on notes originally published by Ashcom of Wayne University in the american by Sally Frear before the alleghenies were an area Little known or understood by americans of the Eastern the British had settled the area which is today and Delaware counties in the Eastern part of the germans from the palatinate had moved into what pennsylvanians Call the dutch country West and Northwest of the English counties and the North tier along the new York had been settled after the revolution by immigration from new but which stretched away to the West from the Rich land of the Eastern remained a pushing out of the Eastern dutch it was the germans who were the first to Settle the valleys Between the writes Ashcom after the germans came the Ulster As they Are More commonly the bypassing the English and German they moved out from the Delaware into the Back settling in the valleys Between the Moun Cove and Tuscarora and sideling rays Hill and Evitts and Laurel Hill and Chestnut by Robert Ray had a trading Post on the South now Ray town Branch of the Juniata River at which is today and in across the River from Garrett Pendergrass established a tavern soon As known on the Frontier As it was later to be in the pages of Hervey Allens Penn Sylvania More scotch Irish followed the expedition of general Forbes in and although there was a Strong German minority after the Bedford area by the time of the revolution had received an ineradicable scotch Irish Penn state University Points out that the emigrants from the German counties that overflowed Westward were pretty generally assimilated into the scotch Irish in the Bedford families of obviously German names and such As her and Snyder Are Seldom thought of As being or having been Penn Sylvania All the foregoing names appear in the census of shows a heavy preponderance of such names As Williams and for a period of several the scotch Irish established their lasting imprint on our in and As professor Dunaway they were a Border to whom it was natural to seek the fringes of and so we find them moving Ever Westward in their search for Frontier Ashcom the devout presbyterians and devoted were frontiersmen at As they brought towns and farms from out of the they turned to Trade and the they were effective promoters of education and Active in and they exerted a powerful influence on provincial activities during the All through the eighteenth As the Back country became relatively More Huntingdon Stanley Stroup of former majority Leader of the Penn Sylvania will receive the 1975 achievement award from the National alumni association of Juniata Collee Stanley Stroup the award will be presented to Stroup on May at a luncheon program highlighting the annual alumni reunion his selection As the recipient was announced jointly today by Clayton director of alumni and Shirley Lingenfelter of roaring president of the alumni retired last november after almost 20 years of service in the Penn Sylvania a former High school coach and military school be was elected to the general Assembly in 1955 and to the Senate in he became the majority Leader of the Senate four years later and was assistant minority Leader front 1971 until representing District 30 Huntingdon and parts of Mifflin and Somerset counties in the he took a particular interest in i legislation affecting he was one of the prime sponsors of the Pennsylvania higher education assistance act of which has been providing up to million annually for needy and qualified it was the first state program with substantial benefits for in dependent colleges since the students receiving the Grants May attend any accredited College or in Stroup has been greatly interested in transportation and governmental Reform and he was among the leaders in the 1965 Effort to create the state transportation commission providing a Means for Long Range Highway he fought for the prohibition of interim appointments circumventing the state for stricter accountability of senatorial expenses and to strengthen the ethics code and eliminate conflicts of in and for the so called Sunshine Law opening committee meetings and legislative records to the press and the Stroup was born in Somerset county and is a graduate of Altoona High at Juniata he was a class president and editor of both the yearbook and the student in he founded the the he also captained the debating team and won the Bailey oratorical after his he taught and coached athletics for three years at Bedford and Warren High schools and worked briefly on the rewrite staff of the saturday evening Post in and for 12 years was principal of the Sewickley then he became president of the Keystone army and Navy training schools in Pitt on Page 8 Many of the Ulster scots moved on to new instead of remaining in the valleys Between the Allegheny Many moved Down these southwestward into a not too big to As in he threw a Dornick through Paley Weaverling editors note goofy is a local word for a fist sized flannel hot Stroup receives alumni award and Northern this Southern move was the second phase of the scotch Irish the third was to the North and West from the settlements in Tennessee and Carolina into there was still a straight West into Southern Ohio from the scotch Irish Center in these migrations spread the culture patterns of the Ulster scots along the perimeter of a sort of upside Down Triangle with its Apex in Northern it is in the area traversed by this perimeter that we May expect to find what traces there Are of scotch Irish speech and 150 years after their we in Bedford county Are still speaking the language they bequeathed even though Many of us mistakenly think of some of our colloquialisms As Penn Sylvania the combination of and Penn Sylvania dutch which we speak today is As familiar to us As it is to folks in Indiana and parts of and because of the Westward migration of the our Fence and window blinds Are As Well known to them As they Are in our own Hills and some of our favorite phrases which come from the Bedford Subarea All As in is that All the tighter you can tie it As in he walked right past we use it for a roller window for curdled milk used by older residents of our describing a person who is and not we like people youre so common and a topographical term designating the dead end of a Valley resulting from the intersection of two As in Little jacks Vij Rofe Cimon and and hours Ouis a to to May be connected to the Western movies Are still called by some shoot and Juke Well heard in the popular speech of older professor Hughes was a very knowing a the Everett Republican once carried a Story which our judge lost 21 while nearly everybody exposed to the fury of the storm suffered More or less new ground cleared but not yet there Are lots of Tea berries this year out on John bustards new As in his wife died on him or they turned out the Light on onion Snowa late Short lived Snow in the Spring after the opinion sets Are also sometimes called a Robin editor no mention of a Bush which is a heavier or a barrel a heavy paling Fence picket pavement a Newborn or very Young normally used by a Small bag usually of or red to clean to put in to tidy up a you boys be sure and red up this room when you get a mildly pejorative term of a Little roughly equivalent to rap which of you Little cuts threw that snowball Skiff Light flurry of especially As it swirls and eddies Over the sleep into sleep late i think ill sleep in tomorrow one Seldom hears tap or picket is the Normal form in the Bedford Subarea As Jam and and by later Peanut there int any spread on the table tonight youd better bring out a Jar of Plum a rounded Ridge or bump in the extending from berm to which causes a vehicle to Bounce when passing Over editors note the answer to i town of to or to patronize a store or Ive been trading at met Gers for 20 Village Park Bridge it manpower workers at the Bedford Village Park Are building a Bridge Over a Section of Backwater from the Ray town to Complete an Access Road that will be used during the projects construction the Village property is on the South Side to the right of the four workers under the Federal program Are now engaged in the land they plan to move the Timber Treyve Cut to the Bridge so it can be the Bulldozer was apparently supplied by the Bedford county redevelopment which is in charge of erecting the colonial on the Village Square Penn Dot Crews removed Snow Fence in 18 locations around the county last Spring on the Way after All and Thomas Williams Are vacationing in Susan daughter of and Joe Manspeaker of Star route has been named to the women intercollegiate basketball team at West Minster College in new Susan is a and a graduate of Everett High Bedford elks held their annual Parent youth banquet monday with awards presented to youth and Bowling league a special installation service was held sunday March at the Calvary Baptist Church in for new the Wendel representatives from area churches and pastors from the conservative Baptist of were on hand for the the county manpower office will have applications available after april 7 for summer jobs for director Jim Harbaugh said 46 placements in the county will be possible this and James Bud Corley of Manns Choice celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March family and friends attended an afternoon open House at the United Church of Christ in new Buena and Eugene Koontz of friends Cove celebrated their 25th anniversary the Paul of Juliana Heights Are celebrating their 50th anniversary this the red Cross Bloodmobile visits Alum under sponsorship of Alum Bank area March from 1 to 7 the Bloodmobile will be at the United methodist Church quota is 100 with 14 units needed for Grace and for Belva the unit recently received 633 units of a quota of 680 in seven county Hyndman Lions kicked off their drive for scout funds at a meeting chairman Harry said the goal for Hyndman and surrounding areas this year is the countywide goal is and John and and Ben Diehl left March to visit the Jack Pennelly in and the John to Gomegys in Margaret Nycum of and Margaret Berkheimer of Johnstown visited their Ora Diehl and Daisy Koontz Palmer Koontz of Baltimore attended the funeral of George and also visited other friends and and Mark Kessler and family visited her the Curtis Morgart of friends Over the weekend of Debbie daughter of Naomi Reeder of bed Ford re achieved a perfect average during the fall at Washington Bible and William Sara Bessie Zembower and Larmie Perdew spent 23 with Bernadine Zembower in events of the week the mood was optimistic after two Days of meetings in Washington Over the possible abandonment of the Penn Central Branch from Bedford to the railway association had recommended that the Branch not be included in the reorganized Conrail opposition to the abandonment was with the result that a group of shippers met with three planners from Usra on As arranged by Bud and on another local delegation spoke with Usra officials at a meeting set up by Hugh Shuster said after his meeting that the Usra agreed to reconsider including the evidence was presented that the line can be made based on projected Industrial growth according to he added that Alan Usra said that based on a review of the new the Chance of including the Everett line in Conrail is above local shippers at that meeting included Howard president of the Everett Railroad John Ron Joseph Fred big Vino and Galen Southern alleghenies planning and development commission president Robert Sweet Blair commissioner Colson chairman of the commissions transportation committee commissioner Winston Chesney of Huntingdon and Steve executive director of Southern made another presentation on the potential of movement on the Dallas they spoke with Usra chairman Arthur and Jim director of strategic planning for Mandes said the meeting was very and that the Usra officials were responsive to continuation of the local a group of Huntingdon business leaders were also present to talk about a Spur on the Hollidaysburg Petersburg the matter of the Penn line South of Bedford also came Mandes that Section was not considered in the preliminary systems plan released by Usra last options As to the future of the Miles Between Bedford and the Westinghouse Plant All have to be explored Mandes it was suggested that the line could be subsidized on a 7030 with the Large percentage from the Federal it might also be possible for local government to acquire the Mandes letters of commendation were presented wednesday to Matthew Cowell and Gary Dudukovich of the Bedford state police detail for their work in capturing Ray Beeler and Vincent following the armed robbery of Elizabeth Huston last the presentations were made at Hollidaysburg troop g Headquarters by commanding officer a 13yearold Schellsburg girl and her Pony led searchers from the Shawnee Valley fire company and the state police on a Chase wednesday night and thursday Heidi Witpractiger Rode off on her Pony after a family when she didst return after her called the volunteers began searching the Schellsburg area shortly after 10 but gave up around 1 shortly before 7 Heidi was spotted near the South slope of Black Oak Ridge North of state police joined the but Heidi and the Pony eluded them several times by Riding into the around 9 she was seen again in a Field along route 220 at police urged her to give up the and she was returned Home later in on Page 3 Bedford Post office officials said the tentative new Rural mail numbers 5 and have been Bedford re 5 is to include mile Orchard Heights and Meadowbrook Terrace re 6 will be route 30 through Wolfsburg and cum Berland the Bedford Post office has also announced an examination for a substitute Rural applications and further in formation can be obtained at the Post office Between 9 and the closing Date for applications is March a Young Man was with what apparently was a in the restroom of Clarks bar in Everett tuesday Walter of Everett re was treated at Bedford he sustained slash wounds to the Chin and Everett police said the attack occurred about Brallier was found on the floor by a member of the unknown who were having a club meeting in the Brallier was not a member of the one witness said no one saw anyone following the victim into the restroom or heard any Brallier said his assailant was wearing a Brown jacket and Blue Borough assisted by state questioned bar who said that three men who stated they were from Blair had been in the bar earlier but had no weapon was Everetts water situation is bordering on a state of according to municipal authority members who met thursday about two hours before the Everett High school was forced to close for the Day because there was no the authority Corddry and surveyed the system last they said that 77 per cent of the water being pumped from the mine that serves As a water source is being lost somewhere in the repeated efforts to find the giant leak or leaks have the authority acted thursday to have a Pittsburgh firm whose specially is such situations look for the leak thursdays problem with no water in the higher elevations was due to almost no water in the warriors Ridge the Reservoir was apparently drawn Down by customers who ran their faucets to Clear up the Cloudy water that resulted from last weeks search for the Warren local water company said his search included closing off sections of forcing water through limited areas and switching the it was to no Simmons explained that the water is treated As it comes from the mine into the Summit and then drops about ten feet to the larger warriors the pump lifts 225 Gallons per and the loss after that is estimated at 175 Gallons per Simmons said gannet Fleming said a 20 to 25 per cent loss in a system is not the Everett Industrial development association has been trying to sell a Well and Reservoir next to the Everite door to the authority members have said that it would Cost More than to add to the Well to the a pumping setup would be another filter a settling Reservoir and aeration and according to the depart ment of environmental still another treatment setup before the water is returned to a the Well produces about 70 Gallons per

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