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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 23, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania 18 air Fargo combined with the Everett Republican established year Bedford inquire Everett Republican May 1975 single copy ten cents thousands in town for weekend events Pring festival opens in Bedford county it was carnival time in Bedford As events got underway in the annual Spring new highlight of the Spring months from a we Klong carnival in fort Bedford Park to bed races along Juliana Street to an appearance by the first army band on the squares sunday it was Bedford at her welcoming visitors from several and enjoying the we Klong to continue into this on her through the two new festival highlights were and on historic Tours to continue through the fall were begun daily by mini taking eight passengers at a time on special guided Tours of the for a Cost of per adult and for the Tours offer visits to covered the Reynolds Dale fish the eight Square and several other historic a second highlight Are the crafts displays in merchants windows which began and will continue through May some craftsmen will be working on their projects with Bedford Jaycees kicked off the festival last when they opened their annual Spring carnival in fort Bedford the carnival featured rides and refresh and was open through the festival weekend tally opened with a special exhibition by the 4h swingers Square dance group thousands lined the streets As the second annual great bed race took place at saturday on South the race was preceded by a Best entry judged by the panel including miss Central Pennsylvania Ruth Bedford county Dairy Princess Robin environmental Queen Ellen fall foliage Queen Lori and Bedford county Junior miss Kristi be Fords Jayc ettes captured that winning the bed race includes five member one of them Riding in or on a requirements Are that the Beds maximum size be seven feet wide by ten feet each bed must ride on no larger than six inches in the Beds Are powered by people Power with team members in appropriate one of last years prizewinning entries was an oversized Chicken fashioned by Bob Barnhart and staff of the coach this a team of individuals called Morris Anderson captured first place honors in the race with their entry of a winning the Anderson entry finished in a dead heat with the entry from suburban real but in the Runoff Anderson when the suburban entry suffered a breakdown on the Way to the finish preliminary heat winners before the big race were Nesbitt to radio and the suburban and Anderson saturday 28 fire companies took part in the first annual Spring firemen Parade through the downtown Parade winners were first for Best All purpose pumper Bowling second Shawnee Best in squad and Rescue truck Best in ambulance six mile Best in tank and longest distance following the Parade 12 teams took part in the Battle of the barrel staged in front of Thomas Catholic Patton volunteers came out with Bowling in second and Shawnee Valley of Schellsburg in from 10 to 4 a Pancake and sausage dinner was served by the Catholic daughters of american at the Thomas school during the same a Flea Market was in operation on the from 1 to 5 the Dar sponsored its annual antique show and Tea at the lutheran Bedford Lions sponsored a Banjo contest and Square dance at Thomas school Hall saturday sunday the first army introduced by ninth District congressman Bud Shuster made a special guest appearance on the with a performance by the swingers Square dancers immediately of a Home tour of five Bedford area Homes was also held beginning with the Anderson House on Pitt and continuing to the Paul George Vaughn John Leasure and William Wilfong the tour was sponsored by the citizens advisory committee on child care events coming up in the annual Spring festival in clude the opening of the Ray town District boy scout Camporee at the Bedford Fairgrounds the opening of the three Day Northern appalachian crafts festival at the Bedford Fairgrounds the crafts festival will be officially opened at noon on with an official ribbon cutting by miss West Mary Beth Derry of Gates will be open daily from noon until 6 with an admission of per children under 12 will be admitted immediately following the opening the Bedford senior citizens Kitchen band will at 1 the Dixon dance studio of Cumberland will provide former members have performed with the famed on Page 3 the first army seen Here from the presbyterian Church played for an attentive sunday afternoon who acted As judges for the great bed conversed among themselves before saturdays from left to right Are Jerry Mccammon and Bruce who acted As emcees for the Ruth miss Central Bedford county miss Kristi Lori 197475 fall foliage Ellen environmental Queen and Robin Bedford county Dairy entries from Nesbitt to and radio Shack Morris Anderson and suburban real estate right Streak toward the finish line in the festival bed race on Juliana Street saturday Anderson and suburban finished in a dead heat for but an Derson went out to win the Runoff for the Iso grand on the Village Square events of the week Quick action by Bedford firemen averted what could have been n disastrous fire on Richard Street Early the Blaze started in a Large pile of trash at the Back of a Deaden Alley behind Sterns firemen said the trash consisted of about n truckload of discarded tax in the Center of the they found n bottled Gas a nearby apartment resident spotted the Blaze about 1 firemen said they could see the glow from the fire More than a Block a and the flames were leaping above the buildings when they fire chief Fred Hoover said that by the trash was in a Corner with a Brick building on one Side and a Concrete Block one on the he added that in another two to five the fire would have ignited the wooden structures around the a number of buildings that face Richard and Pitt streets converge around the Borough police and the state police fire marshal have been called to investigate the which firemen said was definitely engineers and architects for the Tressler lutheran service associates of Camp Hill will be in the county looking Over possible Sites for n nursing Home for the David Bellinger of the lutheran group met last week with county the staff of the county and several local ministers and according to commissioner Stanley Bollinger outlined plans for a Home for the emphasizing that it would be for not just persons of the lutheran Bollinger also assured the county Home staff that they would have priority in hiring for the proposed Claycomb said one site being considered by the lutheran group is near Donahoe nursing Home East of but several other locations Are under the com missioner said that once a site is the lutherans will present More detailed plans to the county and negotiate the involvement of the county Bollinger said the Tressler technical staff would be in the county in the near the Tressler group met with the commissioners in March in connection with taking Over operation of a Home for the the Allegheny who service this had decided earlier they would not undertake such a Large project their decision opened the Way for the Tressler who expressed interest in building a new Home last Shawnee state Schellsburg re will open for swimming saturday at 10 according to Jerry Park the water is he explaining that the Brief warm weather this Spring has done Little to take the Winter chill off the he said that if saturdays weather is some swimmers were to be the Parks camping areas have been open All year and will be available for memorial Day weekend resides fishing has been excellent at the the director Good sized muskies have been caught and the crappies Are he resides reported that the Pennsylvania fish commission completed a study last summer which noted that Shawnee Lake was one of the Healthiest lakes in the twelve lifeguards and five custodial employees have been engaged at the Park for the summer he As All state Agency budgets have been Cut for resides said some cutbacks would be in effect at the notably the postal service has designated May 1924 As the annual Spring Mailbox improvement a time to repaint and make other improvements to the 25 million Rural and suburban curb line mailboxes in the All personnel directly involved in suburban and Rural deliveries will cooperate with postal customers in making certain their mailboxes comply with regulations on safety and according to Bedford postmaster Woody Rural and suburban mailboxes served by the Bedford office now numbers May 1975 a National labor relations Board hearing on the 1974 Union vote at Hedstrom was postponed indefinitely on monday to await an Norb ruling on procedures for authenticating Union signature a total of 133 cards Are at and Norb administrative Law judge Benjamin Blackburn asked counsel for the Union and the government to agree to expedite to avoid having All 133 employees the cards were signed by March triggering a third Union election at a total of 246 employees were and All but four voted on March the Norb counted 125 no to 113 for the International of machinists and aerospace the Iam filed a labor grievance almost based on alleged coercion by Hedstr Iii management and on the appearance on election Day of a newspaper article about the besides the Issue of the the hearing will take up the question of the alleged coercion of enjoying festivities were Ellen Lehl and her floppy hatted who took in the sights the Bedford who won the 125 prize for the Best judges stand with their Bank decorated move past the or bust temperatures climbed into the 80s giving Rise to speculation that Spring had indeed arrived for Woodrow Brantner of Everett was cited for out standing life insurance ser vice at the convention of the of fraternal insurance Counselor in May representative for modern Woodmen of has served this area since on Page 3 a pay Telephone stolen from the top flight Gas station East of Bedford Between May 6 and 7 was found monday in a garbage can on the Turnpike about two Miles West of the Midway service the phones Coin Box was according to state who Are Garrett of Delaware tuesday filed an Appeal from the one to three year prison sentence he received March after pleading guilty to a burglary in Mann township last Chattin mailed the Appeal from Huntingdon correctional where he is serving his sen tence for the burglary and a number of other charges that stemmed from the Bedford Jailbreak in his Chattin requested to withdraw his to have an attorney appointed for him and for a new As for the he cited several sections of Pennsylvania Law dealing with a defendant having been in ignorance of his rights and the consequences of his actions or having been influenced unduly and in another Section of the for letter Chattin checked off his reasons for wanting a new including that the evidence against him was gained in an unlawful arrest that there was an illegal search and seizure that a coerced confession was introduced As As was a statement obtained in absence of counsel that his rights against self incrimination had been infringed upon that he was denied the right to representation by competent counsel and that his plea was unlawfully dog Law officers gave out 56 citations for dog violations during their april canvass of the fines ranged from to for unlicensed dogs and those running at the officers contacted persons during the another canvass will be held in the near followed by one in according to county dog Law enforcement officer Roger Mussel i in tinted on Page 3 i

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