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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 28, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 47 Bedford May 1971 familiar faces returned by county voters Windber Church fire Only 4 of 10 turn out in county suspected arson Case two fire marshalls from the Green Surg state police Barracks said monday a violent explosion and fire that wrecked the Rummel Church of the Brethren near Here looked like we cant be they that arsonists were responsible for the Blaze that levelled the Structure located at 3432 Graham in the Village of two Miles East of in paint paint police chief Don heckler said the 5 sunday blast appeared to have been concentrated inside the the explosion blew the front door he scattered Brick up to 15 and buckled the the fire cis1 Dick Polidora and cis1 Carl said the building erupted in flames a few seconds after the they said the pastor of the Church reported hearing two one cose handled in court monday to resume june 7 a Pittsburgh Man was fined for driving during a period of suspension in the Only criminal Case handled by county court judge Richard Snyder Jay of was placed on 30 Days and ordered to pay costs and a Fine of after he pleaded guilty to the charge of driving on the Turnpike during a period of suspension court adjourned until june at not in the City for 20 but they get ticket and Robert Snell of 805 Preston have received a traffic ticket from Philadelphia demanding that they pay an Fine or appear in court june the Only Snell is they Haven been in Philadelphia for Over 20 Snell told the Gazette Friday that the ticket charges her husband with parking too near a fire hydrant at the Corner of Pratt and Skrdle the offence supposedly occurred March the Snells moved to bed Ford from Baltimore last and Haven been in Philadelphia for Over 20 Snell she plans to Send a sworn statement to the Philadelphia traffic court to the effect that they were not in the City on the Date and other witnesses said there was at least heckler also said the Chain of events Points in the direction of the Vestibule and floor above were completely he and the Only part of the Church intact was the it was smoke and water he the entire portion of the Structure above ground level was heckler estimated damage to the building at and to the the Windber fire company and the Scalp paint Borough Volunteer fire company were called to the scene and remained at the Church until about heckler credited firemen with saving an education building located just 20 feet from the the building houses a Kitchenette and sunday school class the Only damage to the building was two broken heckler mentioned another instance about a year when a barn in the area was destroyed by flames in a Blaze believed ignited by that Case was never just Over 40 per cent of Bedford county registered voters answered All the questions six out of every ten eligible stayed and the minority who cared nominated All the county officers for the fall decided on five constitutional and named dozens of local two men named Stanley were surprisingly Strong winners in the countywide Stanley Bollman ran a Strong second to county chairman Robert Sweet in a five Way race for the gop commissioner Stanley Claycomb led a three Man race for the democratic commissioner Bollman polled Well behind sweets but Well ahead of Chester John 1442 and Fred Claycomb won 1755 ahead of party Choice Donald and East Ward committeeman Earnest republicans otherwise nominated their incumbents without sheriff Wayne Coroner Alton District attorney Gordon and treasurer Mike Morrison were chief clerk Dick in a bid to in seat democratic chairman Edwin Daugherty As prothonotary in the general ran close behind the others in total John Hartle was nominated As a write in for Coroner on 779 democratic but had already declined the protesting he was too Ronald Snider of Woodbury won the democratic nomination for with 1538 votes to 919 for Ira Sam Diehl won the nomination for with 1910 votes to 706 for Harper county voters displayed a wide divergence on the five constitutional amendments on the they passed three of one by a huge and two More by comparatively thin one was resoundingly and the other knocked Down by just 47 proposition three Drew the biggest yes with 3395 for and just 1431 it would add to the Constitution an environmental Bill of guaranteeing preservation and restoration of the states natural proposition to authorize a Law allowing a five sixths verdict by a jury in civil was 2640 to proposition the women rights Amend also got the 2640 to the most controversial Issue on the proposition was soundly with Only 1657 voters in favor and 2985 the proposal would allow state legislators to resign to accept appointment to a civil proposition which would allow the salaries of county officials to be changed during their term if the classification of the county is lost by a narrow 47 2184 for and 2231 in the race among three democratic supreme court the two backed hopefuls Drew the biggest county Robert Nix topped the list with Louis Manderino was and Robert Van Der Voort trailed with two Republican nominees for the High court ran unopposed with George Eppinger drawing 4350 gop votes and Alexander Barbieri tribute to Man of year1 Bedford salutes Donald Gallagher Bedford saluted Donald Gallagher Friday As its 12th Man of the citizens and organizations heaped tribute on the District manager for youngest of those selected to at the distinguished citizen award dinner sponsored by the veterans of foreign wars Post 7527 at the american legion Many among the gathering of 125 recognized the Strong efforts Gallagher exerted As president of the Bedford development Council since taking Over for the 1962 Man of the Perry Gallagher said he was highly honoured and deeply moved by the and he spoke at length about the people with whom he wished to share development cup uracil treasurer Meredith Beegle said Gallagher called himself acting chairman when he took Over the reins in but we knew he was Beegle Paul on behalf of the employees at the pen elec District said Gallagher had been a wonderful he said the workers find a clock with 30 hours per but they did present a handsome 24hour desk clock appropriately Frank Eastern division said pen elec was proud and pleased to have Womer also commented on the Long hours Gallagher having tried to get him on the Telephone numerous toastmaster Stanley the 1967 Man of the commented that Many might be recognized in the last he however the score might be what is most important is How a Man serves where he the Stroup was highly we know and were proud of he Fred commander elect of the presented the distinguished citizen past commander William Galbraith read the proclamation by mayor Studebaker the 1969 Man of the year designating Friday As Don Gallagher Day in other gifts were presented by Tom rotary who noted that Gallagher was a past president of the and an Active member and Peter Spangler Man of the who deferred to prime minister demons Johnson for the Daniel Boone club congratulations came from the Bedford the Everett Hugo Frear Man of the 1961 and Richard and pen elec operating vice president Michael also at tending was pen elec president Gwynn in his said there were a great Many to whom he owed he spoke chiefly of his and Ray of his his company and its and those in the development he said he was fortunate to work for a company which has a philosophy of trying to help the communities it serves by engaging in Community development a Gallagher mentioned the finest operating depart ment under Phil Hoffman and Tom and the sweethearts in the office plus men like Paul Bill Gordon Davis and de Matunes who leave him free to work with develop ment Council within the development he Perry although in a sense a had taken him under his Wing and confided in and Joe Smouse had acted As a particularly in fundraising and project solicitation other Strong he came from Beegle and and concluding his list of Gallagher most of id like to thank you it will be Long remembered and sincerely Post winners of Man of year Eugene Davidson Harry Shimer Cress Reiley David Leuin Spangler Edmund Flynn Hugo Frear Perry Wilson Norman Tim mins Stanley Stroup Studebaker Donald Gallagher in Altoona Hospital Tom Lankey of Bedford re 3 is a patient in Altoona mercy Hospital for

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