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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 16, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania The Ever eff Republican established 162nd year 46 Bedford Republican May 1975 single copy ten cents Early stand at Fork of Forbes Road old Forks inn retains colonial atmosphere on the Village Square the old Forks inn is seen above As it was when it served bonnets was an Early stand at the Fork of the Forbes and Burd military the evolution of this old stand from Indian town to military Encampment to Early tavern to the present Stone a combination private residence and business establishment known As the old Forks inn at the Junction of 30 and four Miles West of is a fascinating lieutenant James Baker on his Survey of the Road from Ray town to encamped at old it was an Indian Village on the pay town Branch of the about two Miles West of Miles West of five years Captain Stewart encamped at the Camp four Miles from Bedford and wrote a letter to As a farm the barn in the background is now a pile colonel bouquet from the 4 mile Johan Schoepf breakfasted with a Bonnet Here in 1782 ten years later Andre Michaux breakfasted at a place four Miles Distant from Bedford where Pittsburgh Road divides into the Reading Hopewell map of 1800 locates bonnets at this in according to the Cumberland county historical society and the Hamilton Library in the land was sold from a Hans Ireland Hamelton to a Robert this Callender was quite a he was a Large land owning the 690 acres he received from he was also an Indi Arf a scout for Washington and a member of the Council Church proclaims Caldwell Day the Rankin minister of the Bedford presbyterian Church from 1920 to will be celebrating his 90th birthday on May the Church session has designated May As Caldwell Day with a time of recognition during the worship upon retirement in he was appointed pastor emeritus of the Bedford and Schellsburg presbyterian churches and was appointed chaplain emeritus of the elks Caldwell is a graduate of the Harrisburg High school and Conway and is an alumnus of Dickinson he received his theological training and All his Post graduate work at Boston upon completion of his graduate he travelled extensively in six european he also participated in making a Survey of sociological conditions in Edinboro and and Ger Heater served As assistant pastor of the Highland congregational Church in Boston and As Extension Secretary for the new England Home for Little wanderers in in he received the honorary degree of doctor of divinity from Lafayette College at its 100th com he was elected com missioner by the presbytery of Huntingdon to the Synod of Pennsylvania and was commissioner to the general Assembly which convened in at the time of his retirement he was a member of the american social Hygiene association and a member of the masonic the elks the knights of Malta and the greek letter College Alpha Chi Caldwell was also a charter member of the Bedford county child welfare society and vice president of the Bedford county tuberculosis and health he also served As Bedford scoutmaster for four in 1925 he was appointed by the Huntingdon presbytery As Supply pastor for the Schellsburg and Everett presbyterian since his retirement from the Active he spent three full Winters in puerto one full Winter in Florida and two full Winters in he did not begin the study of Spanish until his 70th Bir and now has a fluent use of both Spanish and of the porch which appears curving around the of the declaration of in Richard Wiley wrote a description of the time when two of the Green Mountain Sim Green and Tom the tinkers an made their stay at mentioned we crossed a Branch of the River by for there were few ferries and no Bridges on that Road in those and tarried for a Short while at it was a Mere Hamlet but ranked As one of the most important settlements Between the Susquehanna and the leaving we pushed on and made our Stop at bonnets a famous old tavern four Miles West of Here the Road the Forbes Road proceeding by Way of Ligonier and Greensburg to while the Glade Road went to the Forks of the As the part of the country was called which Lay Between the Stream named the into which it that Section was our and it was the Glade Road that we took the next usually we made our night stops at to allow the women the Best opportunities for but since we had inn today was not part of the building years but the been among the mountains this plan could not always be the women enjoyed bonnets the More because the last three or four nights had been spent in bound East and were found there in considerable in the crowded condition of the Only the women could be Given Beds the men took their blankets to the Hayloft in the or out under the we had a Jolly time that some of our party found friends of former years and in such a gathering it is not hard to form new there was much to talk for we were eager to push our inquiries concerning the land of Promise that we were now while others who had been living in it desired to hear of friends and conditions in the events of the time were discussed and stories were told in the glow of the big Wood fire which the Cool nights of the season and the attitude made necessary for our somebody found a fiddle and a player for it and we of the younger set soon had a dance in in which some of the older ones were Fain to join before it had continued the dance Early tavern legends rest of the inn remains the in this at did not partake of that character which has since led it to be denominated by some hugging set to nearly everybody the sedate elder of the Church often leading off at the the and indeed almost the Only form known was the old fashioned or country As they usually called it was something like the though rather More strenuous and not so for Many years i have not partly because my Church has set the Seal of its disapproval on the and partly because it has always seemed to me peculiarly unbecoming for the old Togo catering about but i confess that to this Day the sound of Lively music sets my old feet to making the time and the Mere recollection of that night at the old tavern in the mountains brings a quickening of the pulses and a thrill of the feeling which vividly recalls the Long vanished Back at that there were Many Highway robbers and one of them was caught near the before the regular courthouses came to Kangaroo courts were such was the Case with this certain he was on Page 6 from her very earliest has had her share of and Many Are the legends which surround spaced As they Are at the junctures of the county timeworn High As the current old Forks inn retains its legends of ghosts in the so be Fords Anderson tavern held legends of its related in 1948 by longtime editor of the miss Annie to Helen Hill the As Greenburg recalls them a hereby referred to As stopped overnight at the Anderson tavern at the East end of Bedford on Pitt his belongings were packed into a Wagon with him two his wife and two Young sons in All of his worldly but when he entered the he discovered it was filled with traders and who were Tran sporting sheep and cattle to the Eastern Market at upon finding the tavern so x and his family had to be bed Down for the night on the the women and the children slept close the men and the boys were but the family remained close by one the father indeed did not fall but pretended to do when he overheard a traders conversation with his As he he Well wait till the old German is and then relieve him of his x was smart enough to remain then wait until the trader and his companion were at that he quietly awakened his placed a sleeping bag in her picked up the other and quietly left the he had not a hitched his but left the horses standing in As the tavern Yard was crowded for securing his he made an escape quietly and was Well on his Way when the two traders finally awoke in the Early on another a drover on his Way to the Eastern Market stopped at the Anderson tavern for the night and placed his cattle to Graze in a fenced Field close other drovers and traders came in for the night the tavern was growing one drover and another trader engaged the Man in and during Learned of his and of his the three went to the bar shortly and later were heard in a heated argument Over the prices they had paid for certain As the saying they wanted to Pool together at the Eastern Market to make a but the Lone drover resented their crooked and refused to join in the Early the following mor other travellers noticed the drover and trader leave the and off on their Way with their but no where could the other drover be a search was and he was murdered near shovers being an influential Man in the Young and operator of a respectable resented this act of violence within his and called upon the High sheriff in Bedford town for but the two companions to this Day have never been incidents by Helen Hill Greenburg director Bud Brice opened the fort Bedford museum for the summer saturday at 10 David manager of the Breezewood Branch of the Everett has accepted the position of manager of the College Avenue office of misstate Bank in state he began the new position May and will move with his wife and daughter from their present residence at 315 East main to the state College area sometime this state police held an open House at the Bedford Barracks this week in Observance of Law enforcement this year also Marks the 70th anniversary of the state police which began in 1905 with 228 men and 220 District magistrate Marion Morgret of Everett and Matthew Cowell of the state police substation in Bedford recently attended a three Day session of the governors Justice commission for the Central Region at Penn state the Huntingdon Bedford office of aging and the Bedford Center of activities for retired persons have moved into the Mann Home at 231 Juliana the Home was formerly used As a nursing Home by the lutheran social the office of aging had been previously located in the basement of the american legion building and the Carp on Pitt students at Bedford primary and intermediate schools were dismissed at monday for an in service students will also have no school on May for memorial Blanche Harclerode of Everett re 2 celebrated her 94th birthday March her Jane with whom she held a we Klong open House in Honor of the Schellsburg Lions began a Light bulb Sale with the theme save buy Light chairman Bill go said funds will go towards Community service projects and to provide impetus to the Lions International Effort to help the Richard son of and Paul Replogie of new has been named to the National physics Sigma at Juniata where he will graduate june Louann Beegle of a contestant in the 1975 miss Pennsylvania National teenager attended a Coke party april 5 at the Holiday inn in plans were reviewed for the to be held in Williamsport june 14 and events of the week the Bedford to Dallas line of the Penn Central was included in the interstate Commerce commissions recent evaluation of the hallway associations plan to reorganization of bankrupt the ices rail services planning office differed with the which recommended that Dallas Section not be included in the reorganized Conrail the Usua analysis said the line generated 327 carloads in including those interchanged with the Everett Rospo responded that Penn Dot claims the line generated 482 cars that in its the Usra said the line returned in Revenue to the Penn while costing to operate this left a net loss of quoting Penn Dot Rospo reported the line produced plus in overhead traffic from the Bedford secondary costs were set by Penn Dot at leaving a profit of the Rospos 545page report also the return on Salvage value is in question because a major Bridge must be As for the simile Everett Usra claimed it served Only three the Railroad listed its according to As including the Everett Hardwood lumber Mellott and Central chemical Everite door Van farm Hinish feed and farm Morris farm Sollenberger farm Buchanan building Hopewell Hardwood and several miscellaneous in 402 carloads were generated by these and in the Rospo report Rospo also noted that the first two companies on the list ship Railroad prior to approximately 500 carloads left the Everett the report adding that there were three Coal producers located on the the Rospo concluded that the Pennsylvania office of planning and development estimated that loss of rail service on this line would Force the elimination of 61 to 79 Rospo also included a hypothetical subsidy calculation in its which showed that a subsidy of with or without rehabilitation of the line would be needed to keep the Dallas Section former senator Stanley Stroup was honoured at a testimonial dinner sponsored by the Blair county Republican committee and attended by 460 in presenting Stroup with a Resolution of commendation adopted by the state Robert Jubelirer said his predecessor had been firm in his dealings but Tough when toughness was but never harsh and always a he was a Man respected on both sides of the aisle because he had respect for Jubelirer in his in not saying Ive just begun to he also noted that the salvation of the Republic rests solely on the return to the principles of the Republican eight persons were arrested saturday when state police raided a Beer party in Snake Spring the arrests occurred about on state game lands one mile South of charged with underage Possession or consumption of alcohol were Timothy Michael of Everett James Everett Nadine Lynn Manns Choice Teresa Marie Bedford James Everett Jeffrey Lee Everett Kathy Faye and a fifth and sixth graders at Snake Spring elementary presented the our country tis of thee Friday evening in the school students gave resumes of american heritage in song and teachers directing were Blodwin Robert Nancy Fowler and Dora Hor the Public was invited to a meet the candidates night sponsored by the county Farmers association monday at the Loysburg fire Mary Pearl Hunt returned to her Juliana Heights Home this week following a Short trip to Virginia Beach with her grandson and grand Mike and Margie and Sammie Rose and family of visited their and Russel Rose of Bedford and Bertha Weston of on mothers the Bedford county sheltered workshop is sponsoring a Community Garden for this Spring and summer growing Michele supervisor of the said the idea to offer free Garden plots to the Community came from a staff meeting where the subject was Community in Myers i have heard much talk about the rising Cost of food and How Many people would like to have a Small vegetable Garden if Only they had a plot of heres the Opportunity for them to have fresh vegetables and realize some direct return on their tax the workshop operation is a facet of the Bedfor Somerset mental health and mental retardation Sally Home economics coordinator for the said anyone interested in participating should Call her at 65291 and arrange to pick out a the workshop has arranged for blowing and harrowing the five acres the workshop moved in january to the former Floyd Smith farm on route 30 near memorial Hospital of Bedford Pittman suggested that people could also take advantage of the ant inflation seed program available through the Huntingdon Bedford area Agency on the now located on 231 Juliana in is Selling ten packs of seeds for sixty five the seeds offered Are Sweet Green Squash and the seed program is part of governor Shapps administered by the Pennsylvania department of with local distribution being handled by the Agency on 1975 the environmental Protection Agency has approved a supplemental Grant of for the Bedford sewage treat ment according to Bud the Borough municipal authority previously had been awarded for the based on engineering Epa funds 75 per cent of such because bids on the Plant were higher than the a supplemental application was made to raise the Federal portion to 75 per cent of the actual Shuster said he was pleased that the authority had been granted the additional i feel confident now that construction will continue As the facility will be in operation As soon As the authority will award contracts for the Plant by the end of a Broad top township Man was arrested monday evening after he pointed a gun at his wife and and at a state police Edward William of six mile run re was charged with recklessly endangering another he was arraigned before magistrate Marion Morgret and jailed in lieu of police said the incident occurred around and apparently stemmed from a family armed with a 30 30 shot four times through a door and a window and into the Walls of his which is located on legislative route three Miles East of no one was injured by the foor allegedly pointed the Rifle at his 62 his James Lee of and Edwin before the officer convinced the Man to the Pennsylvania Bicentennial commission has approved a Grant for planning of the Bedford Village Park in Bedford according to an announcement Bill chairman of the county redevelopment authority on Page 3

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