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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 7, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Sfat Gfrer the Everett Republican established 163rd year 16 Bedford inquire Everett Republican november 1975 single copy ten cents a Happy halloween for the very Young on the Village Square old plenty of Farmers Justin and Jason posing As Model engineers of old took a first place in the miscellaneous category of the mummers contest held at the Everett fire Hall following the annual Parade tuesday Amy dressed As a fairy for Parade results of the Bedford took a first place in the and Everett parades and More of the Mummer see Page judging held in built in Early 1800s history lingers in Penn House although history lingers on All there Are Many in Bedford who would More or less take for granted the attractions their Borough they Are not exactly in merely so accustomed to their surroundings that they scarcely glance at its wide or its old Homes and Public it is the admiring visitor who exclaims As he walks in the tree shaded reads the historical and enjoys the tranquil when particularly from the Western learn that Bedford is Well Over 200 years they Are almost regarding nearly every building As if it were a relic of in the following Winona Garbrick describes one of these the double Brick House on Penn Oft passed but a Bedford Home with a fascinating history stretching Back Over 140 by Winona Garbrick very few of the first structures built Here still the Wear and tear of the ravages of fire and demolition have All taken their Only a very few Are left which near the age of the town a number still stand from the Era when Brick was the chief building sometime around throughout Bedford deposits of Fine Clay were and Brick Yards set up in numerous their products were relatively cheap bricks became popular and were widely As a dotted through the and in nearly every Little but especially in we see handsome dwellings and Public buildings constructed in the period Between 1795 and because they were of soft Likely to weather the practice grew of covering them with sometimes As Many As five or six Many have been restored by Sand blasting and protective silicone Spray to reveal their original pinkish Orange local people of that period seem to have been somewhat conservative in they admired the houses of Philadelphia and the Plantation Homes of no great for it was from those areas that most of the first Well to do families came to Settle in Bedford part of a continuing series on the architecture of Early Western one of these old timers is especially sitting two doors East of the presbyterian Church on Penn it is a double one of the first of its Type in its two sides Are each with a fanlight one with a heavy brass probably the though a doorways Are partially hidden by a wide porch evidently a much later and it is very Likely that at first they were approached by Steps leading up from the Street of the same heavy blocks of Blue Limestone that even yet set off the building from the some of the windows still have Small panes with the old Wavy Glass still although the shutters Are in quite a few places they Are secured with old hammered Iron hold on the East and West Gables Are the Small fanlight hinged so that they May be opened to ventilate the As in most Homes of the ceilings of first floor rooms Are 10 to 12 feet above the floor those of the second Story Are not so High while those in the attic Are very Low scarcely permitting one to stand window Sills downstairs Are Broad enough to place a goo sized Flower pot although the fireplaces Are no longer in use and most have been blocked some of the original mantels and Woodwork upstairs in the Dusty attic May be seen remnants of the original Limbean hair dried and falling off the wide Wood laths on which was Are Wall with wooden pegs attached that served As clothes one who likes old houses and writes their histories sooner or later succumbs to an inevitable he becomes a avidly searching for information about the personalities and careers of the people who lived bits and pieces May be gleaned from Public but there is much which is left such is the Case with Many Homes built in Bedford in the Early 1800s Echo the pattern of the Homes of or the Plantation estates of their modest adaptations of the first owner of the double Brick held by the Penn heirs until the property and the lot adjoining it were sold that year to Margaret evidently a Maiden her name appears on the tax list of 1804 As a single and her taxes amounted to the vast sum of the Price of the two lots does not seem unreasonably just ten English or the equivalent roughly of both lots had 60feet frontages on Penn and both extended North 240 the wording on the deed shows that no indication of any dwelling existed on either no changes were made in Margaret henrys tax until this entry appears in 1836 Margaret Henry Kings Berry new House and 2 she May have lived in the new House until the year when she sold the property to Nicholas Lyons for american late georgian and greek revival though off passed lend the county seat an air of and a Charm All its one of the Best of these old timers is the double House just East of the presbyterian Church on Penn one of the first of its Type in both Nicholas Lyons and his Thomas were immigrants from county they came to Pennsylvania to make their and continued on Page i red Brick fireplace in Llu East end of the building wag operable until the White Wood mantel is set off with wooden pillars on each the fireplace is located in the front room on the East Georganna daughter of and Walter Saxman of Bedford re is student teaching this semester at Westover Junior High school in she is a senior at up majoring in Home miss Thelma Lessig has been a patient in county following a fall at her East Penn Home several weeks former Gazette City and his and their now of visited friends in Bedford Enro Ute to the Penn stat Maryland game in College Roy former resident of has been named president of the Universal Silencer divison of Nelson industries in Mcdaniel attended Everett High school before entering military service in the son of Reba and Oliver Mcdaniel of he joined Universal in August of the Deans list for the summer term just released by Penn state includes the names of Ann Russell Graham and Michael Nave of and Ronald Wright of Brenda Jean daughter of and Bernard Kreiger of Buffalo Mills re graduated recently from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an associate degree in Interior a graduate of Bedford High she was a member of the student chapter of the american society of Interior and earned Deans list recognition for her work while at the and Sammie Rose of visited their and Russell Rose of Bedford re and Bertha Weston of and Russell and Bonnie Jeanne Fisher and Dot All of Bedford re enjoyed an Early Christmas shopping trip in Monroeville on Daniel son of and Herbert Christopher of Hopewell re entered York College this september to study the Liberal the United methodist Church of Queen observed 102 years of service As it held its annual guest speakers included the Charles Rhodes and Dean senior George a graduate of Bedford High has been named an Alden an Honor Given in recognition of academic by Allegheny College in Simon is the son of and George Simons of Bedford re Alden scholars Are recognized each fall for work done during the preceding academic Mary Amick of Betty Fiorianti of Ruth Diehl of Bedford re and Kathy Hoare of attended the 25th annual conference of the Penn Sylvania association of Hospital auxiliaries in Harrisburg and Jack Burns of Blach Valley and Mark Kessler and sons of visited and Curtis Morgret Jack of visited her sister and brother and Perry Morgart and Paul of Are spending some time at their cottage and visiting and William Diehl of nor visited his Chester Diehl events of the week the Federal department of housing and Urban development has approved a housing project for the elderly to be located on the former new Hoffman hotel lot in the 60unit apartment building is planned by Ligonier Developer John who said groundbreaking is expected by 1 the construction phase should take nine Salathe had applied for project approval under huds Section 8 rental subsidy the three Story shaped buildings will be mortgaged through the Pennsylvania housing finance which deals in multiunit announcement of the Hud approval was made at monday nights Bedford Borough Council unemployment in Bedford county dropped to per cent from mid August to due mostly to a decrease in the labor Force rather than a larger number of people the Bureau of employment Security reported the unemployment drop from per cent in the labor Force fell from persons to which was attributed to the withdrawal of summer workers from the employers in Bedford added 100 workers during the 30day reporting All of them listed under the state and local government bes said this reflected the reopening of schools and the return to work of no salaried school cutbacks in other counties accounted for a loss of about 300 jobs that were held by Bedford count ians who com muted to despite what bes termed the unfavourable Jobholder the number of count ians unemployed in september was tallied at the August total had been county manufacturing employment remained at non which included the school advanced from to according to most of the Basic Industry lines showed Small ups and Downs in their employment but the changes tended to offset one the approach of cold weather always signals severe Cut backs in seasonal which gives Rise to the areas jobless bes there Are no significant changes anticipated in but the county rising unemployment rate in the fourth Quarter of the year will be tagged to the declines in dominant seasonal the mid september unemployment rate locally was still slightly above the at per and the which recorded per damage could run As High As in a fire that destroyed two outbuildings and damaged several others on the Gary Leader Everett re Early Everett firemen were called to the farm about six and on half Miles Southeast of Everett at firemen said they had no idea what caused the fire the Leader family found one building already engulfed in flames when they discovered the the buildings were used to House Arm two four motorcycles and some miscellaneous equipment was a number of propane Gas tanks exploded before firemen Everett firemen also answered what turned out to be a false alarm about a Man called to say a House was on fire near the radio firemen noted that turning in a false alarm is against the and is a danger to firemen and their and other a Franklin county Man was sentenced to threeto23 months in Bedford jail after he pleaded guilty to a series of traffic violations in Bedford Donald of fled from state police who had seen him commit various traffic violations in the Borough in the har mans car hit two other vehicles at judge Van Horn handed Down the jail sentence for a hit run he also fined Harman for failure to Stop at the signal of an officer and costs for reckless and and costs for driving while under also in court Mickey Mccullough of Graceton was placed on 23months probation after judge Van Horn suspended sentence on another hit run Accident that occurred on mile level Mccullough was also ordered o pay a Fine and and to make John Filek of Pittsburgh and John Konorski of Dunlo both pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of Konorski was placed on 12months and fined and with of the Fine Filek was placed on 12months probation and fined he also entered a guilty plea to a speeding for which he was fined and three other Drivers appeared before judge Van Horn on speeding cases All three withdrew appeals of the Marlin Smith of Lebanon subsequently pleaded and was fined and in the other two cases against Robert Mazo of and Michael Kavalek ii of Westmoreland the magistrates findings were upheld and the sentences october 1975 the Bedford county commissioners monday approved a Resolution calling for limiting the Powers of the department of environmental resources to advisory with no enforcement the action came on a request from the Tioga county who had embarked on a statewide Effort to have legislation limiting Ders Powers introduced in the legislation would include a provision allowing local municipalities to approve the issuance of sewerage Stream clearance and Stream repair biogas Model which got unanimous Bedford noted that the northerner county commissioners Felt Der has become a Gigantic bureaucracy of unmanageable and unnecessary whose bureaucratic employees Are More interested in protecting the regulations than in protecting the environment of those who pay Fop Ders Tioga cited several examples of Der including its order to the Community of population to build a million sewage treatment Plant that will Cost million annually to operate the people of the town cant afford such a the Tioga commissioners they also note of How the stringent regulations for on lot sewage permits is having a tremendous Impact on housing and in the Case of often refused Stream Clearing or repairing is aggravating flooding the Tioga Resolution Drew its biggest favourable reaction from be Fords commissioners in a Section dealing with he hundreds of complaints received on the behaviour and general attitude of Der enforcement Bedford commissioners decided to add to their Resolution a Call to reintroduce Senate Bill a measure dealing with local issuance of permits that was introduced last year by William but which died without passage when the session Only ten persons attended a Public meeting in Rainsburg last week to discuss the need for a Community Park for the Borough and surrounding Colerain funding for a Park could on Page 5

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