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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 23, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania With congressman help Everett students present 1776 Joseph Stewart named lion citizen for May even the standing room taken by parents and friends of the Everett elementary school at the presentation of the musical play 1776 tuesday May the Story of the Continental the beginning of the revolutionary War and the writing of the declaration of Independence is told in Story and song by the 5th and 6th narrations by the main characters were supported by a chorus of class an eleven member in Strumental group from the school area accompanied the patriotic songs which had been arranged by Fred Bicentennial minutes were interspersed among the congressman Bud Shuster read the minutes on the declaration of in others were read by Stephen Dean Tom Hanks and Richard the student cast played their parts so seriously that the audience was held in suspense during the voting by the delegates from the thir teen As though the final decision was not Bicentennial costumes and wigs worn by the characters added reality to the historical slides project onto a painted window backdrop on stage detailed events of the Nancy Chillas was vocal costumes were made by a Spring Art show with the theme walk through the windows of our childrens minds was displayed on the Walls of the auditorium and this was under the direction of Melinda who also was responsible for the stage 1776 was a most fitting opening for our Community Celebration of the nations local students graduate Ami Ritchey of new Enterprise and Philip Ritchey of Loysburg graduated from Mansfield state College May at 11 miss in Home economics is the daughter of and Elwood Ritchey of new Enterprise re Philip in is the son of and Glenn Ritchey of Ben Franklin once said a slip of the foot you May soon but a slip of the Tongue you May never get Stewart of Everett has been chosen the Bedford Lions citizen of the month for he is president of the Bedford county chapter of the american red chairman of the Bedford county Community development policy in housing and Community a member of the advisory Board of the Southern Allegheny planning and development com member of the Bedford county Industrial air Park and of Everett boroughs Bicentennial planning Stewart is past president of the Bedford county unit of the american cancer Everett Lions Everett free and the Rivers Bend Golf and country he also was the founder and first commanding officer of the Everett Squadron of the civil air Joseph Stewart Stewart is also chairman of the Public relations com Mittee of the Board of directors of the memorial Hospital of Bedford communications officer for Bedford county civil defense and fund raising and chairman of the Penn Sylvania Highlands heart students Complete business course at Juniata College Angelia Snyder of Richard Replogle of new and i wry Whetstone of Are currently completing an business course at Juniata miss a is the daughter of and Robert re and a 1974 graduate of Bedford High a senior physics is the son of and Paul new and a 1971 graduate of Northern bed a Junior political science is the son of 117 Ann the introductory elementary Case involves Field study at five area businesses and in a report to the Public How i Cro Piedy spend less Tim the Hospital in 1974 thanks to years of joint efforts by and your Blue Cross 1974 saw an important breakthrough in health care for the first time the average Hospital stay for Blue Cross subscribers dropped to less than seven a contributing Factor increased outpatient benefits for Blue Cross for of the full Cost of a stay in the Hospital cant be measured in dollars and a prolonged absence from the responsibilities and pleasures of Normal activity takes its toll in a Host of different and a family spirit can suffer As much As its that one reason Why Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania continues its efforts to reduce the length of time our subscribers have to spend in a Hospital another of is that we cover the needed Hospital care for million More than half the population of Western As a nonprofit we have a Able incentive to work hard in your As we have since were getting the average Hospital stay for our subscribers declined from Days in 1973 to Days in while the number of inpatient claims Rose inpatient claims per subscriber declined because of increased outpatient on the other were up As sub scribers found that they didst have to become bed patients to receive Many Hospital services covered by the Blue Cross improved Cost to find ways of delivering Good health care More we work closely with health and the years we sponsored the creation of utilization review committees composed of doctors and Hospital administrative we meet frequently with the committee chairmen and the Pennsylvania medical society medical advisory committee to review cases and to Analyse factors that contribute to unnecessary or inefficient use of inpatient services and in our research and consulting department has developed the performance and analysis review Par which uses eggs tired Mark Blue Cross association Industrial engineering and management techniques to increase hospitals administrative effectiveness and Cost the in cooperation with has also developed the Hospital computer sharing instead of acquiring and operating their own 21 area hospitals use at an estimated saving of to annually for each were also working with 11 area hospitals on an experimental program to hold Down Cost by reimbursing the hospitals at an average daily rate based on the Cost of care calculated in we give them incentive to achieve economies by sharing in the savings if actual expenses Are less than the agreed upon prospective to reduce our own paperwork and to Speed claims the plan implemented an Auto mated outpatient claims system in key Board terminals Are already installed in 23 area with another 64 terminals expected to be installed this Community for your Blue Cross plan has worked closely with Community health planning agencies throughout Western providing both financial assistance and staff support As part of our comprehensive Effort to control but weve gone a step further into your com five regional Community advisory up of have been keeping us abreast of local and problems so we can act on them we regularly provide the committees with useful As we see Community health care education is part of our that Why we produced the very effective television series of health care messages for children narrated by Fred Rogers of mister Rogers and our free mister Rogers talks to proved so popular in Western Pennsylvania that other Blue Cross plans Are distributing it in their last january we also cosponsored a month Long series on when to say on the Pennsylvania Public broadcasting facts and reflecting the nationwide inflationary the average Cost of a Day of inpatient care in area hospitals Rose to up Over Hospital costs in Western Pennsylvania continued to be among the lowest for any heavily industrialized area in the though 1974 was a recession the plan increased its enrolment from million to approximately million we processed claims during the reimbursing member hospitals a total of an increase of Over subscription increased by Only to after deducting administrative expenses we experienced an operating loss of which was taken from our contingency Reserve we Hope that youll write us for a copy of our annual it gives detailed information on our continuing efforts to keep Hospital costs under to help improve health care in Western and to help you spend less time in the Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania one Smithfield May Bedford methodist Church hit by fire Spring festival festivities were interrupted saturday at approximately As Bedford firemen were called to extinguish a fire in a room at the rear of the methodist Church on John who put out the fire in about 20 were Able to contain the Blaze to a storage once used As a the area is now used As a scouting according to Jerry a member of the Gary a Bedford said the fire was started in an old overstuffed chair in the storage the Wesley Chapel of the Church sustained some smoke and water As did a according to firemen the storage contained mostly old clothes and according to Bedford fire chief Fred some youths were reportedly in the Church moving furniture shortly before the fire of Clark pastor of the said he had received a Call at 2 saturday morning from a Man who said he was travelling through town and wanted to spend the night at the Redmond said he told the Man he provide lodging for him and added that he didst Tell the Man where the Church was i suspect he was calling from somewhere in its possible he May have gotten into Redmond the pastor noted that the Sanctuary one of two buildings on the Church remains except for two doors in the rear of the where the storage room is he said it is possible for anyone to gain Access to any part of the Sanctuary building at any the second which houses the Church offices and sunday school rooms is Redmond in the seven years Ive been the sunday school building has been broken into four Redmond he added that during the mostly Small items were the biggest thing Ever taken at one time birthday Eddie Rogers Edward Michael Rogers will celebrate his 6th birthday May Eddie is the son of Daniel and Carol Ann Rogers of new Paris re he attends kindergarten in the Chestnut Ridge school was a record As Bedford fire chief Fred Hoover gave the orders to wrap it Complete the duties at the a fireman announced ill be in the the firemen Parade in downtown Bedford was at 1 one bystander speculated that the building might have been broken they should keep it another bystander As firemen carried charred chairs and soldering clothes from the that a Hospital notes discharges Dorothy Everett Carol Manns Choice Chad bed Ford Michelle Bedford Clara Difibaugh and Breezewood Orintha Warfordsburg Anna Everett Charles Everett and Joseph Reggi Hyndman Edna Bedford Gregory Bedford Donald key Florida Charles Bedford Barbara Bedford Harold Everett George Bedford Byron Schellsburg and Conise Phyllis Everett Donille Everett Virginia Bedford and Dianna mar Judith Becker and Bedford John bed Ford Edna Miller and James Creek Charlotte Bedford Raymond Everett Betty Shelda Everett Mark Everett and Robert David Bedford Roy mock Bedford Connie Everett Kathy Bedford Helen Bedford Donna Clouse and Everett Carolyn Bedford Simon Bedford David Bedford Walter Manns Choice Lynn Bedford Arlene Everett Doris Manns Choice Roxie six mile run Adelle Manns Choice Floyd Manns Choice James har Bedford Steven Bedford Kathy Bedford Rhea Dollar and Bedford and Warren Brenda Varner and Bedford Dorothy Hopewell and Helen sax births a daughter to and John a son to and Eldon a son to and Glenn a son to and Ardell a son to and Robert a son to and Thomas if a new car is headed your Way finance it the Best Way with a Low Cost Bank the i Hartlev National Bank of Bedford l phone 8146236117 15622 All deposits insured up to

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