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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - May 30, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Jutt Nurer combined fhe Everett Republican established 182162nd year 47 Bedford inquire Everett Republican May 1975 single copy ten cents summer sessions at Manns Choice Normal former teacher recalls schools Early years the school Days of another when Normal school students commuted by train from Hyndman and Fos Silville and on room schools closed each year in i april to return children to county were recalled recently for the inquirer by Howard Smith of the Lillian Reese of a student at the old Manns Choice Normal school during the Summers of she taught her first year at the Tannery school in Londonderry and recalls a school year that was radically different from when i started i worked for a salary of she later it was raised to but at the end of five i had saved enough Money to buy a Liberty in those pre world War i county High school graduates who wished to teach attended summer Normal school at Manns after ten they were granted a provincial certificate to teach in a on room Smith was 18 that August when she completed Normal school and began her teaching career in september at the Tannery school in Londonderry but the memories of those Days at Manns Choice Normal when students at tended from All parts of Bedford some com muting by train each and some Rooming right in Manns the old hotel in the Center of town was operated by the Lehman she their was one of the and several others stayed others commuted daily by As she at that a passenger train made two round trips daily from Cumberland to it included a baggage car and two passenger the train would leave cum Berland in the morning and Stop at state where several school girls got at 8 it stopped in where Ruth Blanche Emma close and i after the train left Hynd its next Stop was where the engine took water every morning from an overhead water two Josephine Leonard and Cloyd boarded the train there As and there were always people on hand to see the train come in and we enjoyed the train she visiting with our and waving at some of the people we happened to know along the she commuted on the train that summer of As she it was just too much for my family lived on a farm two Miles South of and i walked that distance each morning and on monday morning of the third my Mother accompanied me to Manns and she procured a boarding and Rooming House with the four cellar the big Frame House still stands Over the Bridge on 31 next to the Frank Smith farm others who stayed at the cellar Home were Lena and Robert Kadison from new Buena when Friday evening she Bob would ride Home on his the full seven by the Smith adds in an our room and Board from monday noon until including the noon was we had the Best of in chiding Green vegetables right from their from her studies at Manns Choice Smith went directly to the Tannery school in Londonderry where she began her teaching that the following she returned to Manns where she received a second and returned once again to the Little Tannery but at the close of the i school its directors decided to close and the pupils were transferred to the Shaffer those who attended the Manns Choice Normal school during the Summers of 1913 and 1914 received a provisional certificate entitling them to teach in a one room school for a period of that Smith took a ten week refresher course in giving her a certificate which permitted her to teach three years in a on room after the Little Tannery she would teach at Kyhnell now the Hyndman Grange and the Cross roads school in and it was a school Day that was vastly different from we began every morning by Reading the and reciting the lords she i generally read from the Book of proverbs or christs Sermon on the i did my own janitor she we had a put belly and i would clean out the bowl every evening and fill it with Fine coarse and on the lumps of so in the All i had to do was apply the match at the poker and in a few id have a Good fire on very cold Days in the Winter the children would hover around the stove during the morning until they got the children also carried drinking water from a nearby farm and there was a dipper in the bucket which everyone drank something everyone would probably consider very unsanitary in those Days we taught Only seven months As the needed their children to work on the she every the schools closed in and the last Day was a big event for we had no classes in the but turned in books and put them in place to begin the next everyone had a feeling of relaxation and one of a year after company began to pour of the last Day of school was known to the surrounding and the Young people who were already out of everyone returned to play games and join in the there might also be a spelling we often conducted them on Friday afternoons during the parents were also invited to special entertainments several times through the particularly on another highlight of the year was the annual teachers held in december just before a countywide it was held at Bedford High school for one and All teachers in the county were expected to we looked Forward to this week with a great Deal of one members of one of those classes on the front Steps of the school on a summer afternoon first Ethel Dibert and Josephine Leonard second Ruie Olive Dibert and Parmer third Ruth Hershberger and Robert Kadison and fourth Pauline Lillian Rudy Cloyd goad and Pearl county superintendent Lloyd top second from posed with the Normal school class following one of its summer sessions that class members left to front Leila Mabel Rudy Retha and a miss Slick second miss teacher Ruth her Lillian Pearl Laura and Margaret Hilligass third Mary Ethel Rose miss Blanche Cloyd Blair and Lloyd Shaffer fourth Ben John Ralph and superintendent the graduating class of Manns Choice High school in 1913 left to right Binnie Smith we would buy pretty clothes and plan to meet All the friends we had associated with during the we packed our bags and were prepared to spend the week listening to lectures and instruction during the also taking then in the evening very Fine entertainment would be provided in the Way of comedy and this week was thoroughly enjoyed by and was the Climax of the whole on one cold december she she and her father started to drive to Hyndman to catch the train for Bedford for the when we got Halfway to the Model t she he went to a nearby farm House to get some hot water to put in the and the engine started up again and we were Back on our but by the time we arrived at the Edge of we were coming around the Bend at the top of the Hill when we saw the train pulling into the then a Little later we heard the whistle signalling its and we knew we were in but he didst want to disappoint so he decided to drive the 22 Miles and we got to Bedford sometime before on his she the car slipped off the Road and Down an just South of Buffalo Mills across from the Long i am sure the car was badly damaged and my father must have been but being a quiet and modest he never referred to the Accident from commuter trains to room and it was indeed another Ethel Rose Mabel Mary Leila Whetstone and other members of the class at Manns Choice Normal school in the summer of 1913 front Binnie miss Laura Ethel and Lillian Reese second Violet Mary Rose Margaret Ruth Ruie Ruth unknown third Leila Esther Blanche Emma Lena and miss teacher fourth Ethel Cloyd Retha Rudy Pauline Rudy fifth Mary Pearl Irene Pearl Rose and Ben Gump sixth Mary Nora Mabel and unknown seventh Blanche Cecelia Lyndon Josephine Olive and Russell on the Village Square Rainy skies turned to Sunshine for the traditional memorial Day services in Bedford with flags decking the Mem Bers of Bedford vow and american legion posts joined the Bedford High the fort Bedford Honor scouts and other units in their March to the site of old fort featured speaker for the occasion was in grand observances were also held in where congressman Bud Shuster spoke and where the speaker was John a lifelong resident of and general practitioner there for Over 30 a word to the hold tomatoes for planting until after memorial a musical program was presented at the meeting of the Dorcas Circle at Trinity lutheran Church May introduced by Paul those presenting selections included Russell Betty Jane Bill Pensyl and Maria recognition was also Given to Cora Van who celebrated her birthday this the Ronald Yogus has been appointed associate pastor of Thomas Catholic Parish in the Yogus is newly ordained in the Johnstown Altoona Joseph Egolf of Alum Bank was recently initiated into Gamma Sigma Penn state in Scholastic honorary for Egolf is a senior in general agriculture at Penn the mount Moriah United methodist Church of Blue Knob observed the first anniversary of its new Church building and the 91st anniversary of the Church founding on May the Church was destroyed by fire in and rebuilt in 197374 with services of dedication held last june Timothy Ladd Ritchey of Everett re was graduated from Bob Jones University in May the son of and Floyd he received a a degree in practical Christian and was a member of the i Kappa Alpha literary Navy commander Richard son of and Richard Myers of is embarked with air Antisubmarine Squadron 21 aboard the aircraft Carrier uss John Kennedy off the coast of Myers is Home based at the North Island naval air station at san May is arthritis with Doort door solicitations underway in Bedford county for funds to help support the arthritis District chairman for Eastern Bedford county is Geraldine Rhonda daughter of Grace Miller and the late Ronald Miller of Alum received her degree in music education from Elizabethtown College in Spring commencement exercises held May other county graduates from Elizabethtown include Terry son of and Hershberger of in music education and Daniel Hin son of and Harry Hinson of new Paris re in business and and Jack Pennell have returned to their friends Cove Home after a Winters vacation in Velma Pennell and Joyce and Sharon of Baltimore visited and William Pennell events of the week four persons escaped injured when the brakes failed on their single engine plane saturday causing it to run off the North end of the Bedford Airport runway and into a the Cessna 182 sustained about damage the 1956 planes value was estimated at the piloted by Otto Kjarbo of was bound for but ran into bad weather West of Bedford and turned an Airport spokesman said the Pilot made a Good although he was going the wrong direction for Landing at at some Kjarbo discovered he had no brakes and too to pull up for another a spokesman said the plane lifted off for about 50 feet at the end of the then dropped Back to the where it ran into Brush and Small Trees on the property of Marian there was damage to both the fuselage and witnesses by adding the Pilot probably caused further damage to the according to the spokesman the plane touched Down it 60 to 70 Mph and but powering up added perhaps 200 Yards to the pianos path through the he it was estimated the plane came to rest 400 Yards beyond the the Faa and state aviation officials will look into the Accident since the crash occurred on private property outside the it was the pilots responsibility to report the incident to proper a Bedford re 5 girl remained in critical condition monday at Bedford where she was admitted after an Accident saturday in which four other teenagers were Hospital personnel reported that Lou Ann was still a patient in the intensive care listed in satisfactory condition at the Hospital were the Barry of Bedford and three other Roy Florine Pricer and Robert All 17yearsold and from Bedford state police said the Accident occurred at on route 30 two Miles East of the westbound car was travelling at a High rate of according to state and was unable to negotiate a left the car hit six steel guar posts and an Utility traffic had to be diverted around the scene for some time because of phone cables that fell onto the the 1966 Sedan was a total a Brief rain and Hail storm left some customers of Bedford Rural electric association without Power thursday afternoon in the new Pari Schellsburg a spokesperson for Rea said the substation at Point was inoperative but no details of the cause of the outage were because of the Power Schellsburg Cable television also was out of a deluge of heavy but Fine Hail was confined to the Schellsburg area and appeared to cause no great in lightning struck a Utility pole in front of the Iga food liner on Railroad witnesses said the lightning came Down the pole and set the grass on fire at the electrical service in tha area was interrupted for a Short time by the Over College and High school students filed applications for summer jobs through the Bedford county manpower the manpower program had been allocated about 100 jobs for students Between 14 and 22 years of because of the unusually High number of applicants and the limited positions funded through Southern alleghenies planning and develop ment the local manpower office and the county commissioners have developed a plan to help other students find a youth Power program has been set headed by Becky a Slippery Rock College senior from miss Millers task will be to put work applicants in touch with per sons needing someone to do summer the manpower office will not charge for the nor will it handle any Money in connection with the will be worked out Between the applicant and prospective persons with summer jobs available should Call miss Miller at typical jobs might include caring for Young cleaning up hedge mowing or any Type work suitable for Young any student looking for summer employment can Call the same number or Contact miss Miller at the manpower the economically disadvantaged guidelines that applied to the 100 jobs the manpower office has already filled do not apply to the new youth Power according to James Man Power May 1975 the weather was hot election but voter response was on the Cool according to a Check of polling places around the the exceptions seemed to be in Bedford and the surrounding township and in the Everett West Providence where a Good turnout was described Early in the Coaldale and Schellsburg election officials said balloting there was by late Only 161 of Napier townships 650 registered voters had cast and Only 102 of Juniata East Providence reported a poor turnout at the Breezewood fire with 231 ballots cast by the township had 547 registered voters for this and election officials said Between 255 and 300 would be a Good not too Good was the word from Monroe township at 364 voters Are registered but Only 166 had voted at that More republicans then democrats were showing up to choose their candidates for the fall general the House voted tuesday to extend the life of the appalachian regional development act through and the Highway portion of the act through fiscal according to Bud the which was reported to the floor by the Public works provides million to assist governmental subdivisions in determining regional economic plans in the 13state appalachian in the legislation allocates million for Highway construction in the same a member of the Public works co Minitte and a prime sponsor of the said he was pleased the House recognized the great benefits derived from the appalachian regional program by extending it another two he explained that this Means continued economic growth and Highway construction for Central Pennsylvania and i was delighted to have played a part in be Fords application for Federal planning funds was Cut monday from to by the county planning com the commission had been told by the state depart ment of Community affairs earlier this year that it could apply for up to to Complete the next phase of its Ca is responsible for tunnelling through the Federal funds to the local according to consulting planner Richard last month Ca informed him the application would have to be Cut to the lower the consultants also had to 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