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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 14, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Jonq Tutor combined fhe Ever eff Republican established Uli u3rd year 17 Bedford Republican november 1975 single copy ten cents saving things keeps Thora Busy at 90 by Sally Frear needlepoint and doilies May be Nice for but for Thora they were simply not a 90th birthday this wednesday has neither slowed her duties As appointed registrar of All births and deaths for the state in the Bedford nor kept her from a personal Hobby whose value stands today at Well Over she in barely skip a beat when friends gather to celebrate 90 years with her on As she has put it so often with a merry twinkle in smiling Blue i hardly even since the Days when she was one of the Early coed students at the University of graduating in Thora has been a born with a keen and an Active interest in things around she began Early on to participate in the Many activities her native Iowa offered when she reached the University of Chicago As a teenage fresh Man in its academic she it was during the univer Sites sunday afternoon students teas that she conceived the idea for the Hobby that has today spanned a asked to produce a program to be used following the she picked the idea of researching 16 Early writers in a stack of discarded magazines left in an adjacent the resultant collection or clip pings was quickly filed away in what she referred to As her travelling but it did not end clipping newspaper and Magazine pieces about any topic which interested but particularly history and she had soon compiled such a collection that students sought her out for help with their term and by the time of her she was known by students in several Chicago area and the collection has never really the travelling Library stands in a massive collection of Over seven steel filing cabinets in her Pitt other material lies stacked in cardboard boxes and filling two adjacent until can be value of the collection has been conservatively estimated at Over although some have placed it closer to its priceless to Thora Barefoot says adding new articles and clippings which interest her with each month that the collection spans Many of the history making events of the last continuing right up through to the present its subjects Range from the history of famous British mastership to Sarah from the religions of the world to Sleigh and from covered Bridges to 18th Century and Early newspaper car there in Little that Hast interested the Lively lady at 203 Pitt with a full catalogued Cross reference system to help leaders find what they May be looking there Are full copies of Woods household Magazine in the ladies repository of Bay View Magazine in and a bound volume of the Penny featuring a series on the worlds famous in there is Godys Ladys Book from the woman Thora Barefoot pauses Over her typewriter As she recalls the beginnings of her unique Home companion of and men of our printed in with Over 400 steel there Are two full flies on the arts and artists and another two just on in a total of file Many of them filled to i guess its quite a Thora admits she fondly recalls the Many experiences when friends have gone looking for research material in several Corners of the and returned to Bedford to find exactly what they were seeking in her she is particularly fond of telling the Story of the late John former election Day Long and Busy for election Board members people who and people who await the count of the votes on election May wonder just what happens at the election Lydia who writes tuned and the Everett bulletin spent tuesday at the West Providence township polling this is her did you vote when you walked into the election House to make an x you thought the five women surrounding the table had a soft Job the two thirds of the voters who turned out made the 20hour Day a Busy but the election Board have complained if the vote had been 100 when the lady standing at the head of the table had you write your name on the table of and then repeated the name usually pronounced wrong in a loud she want showing As judge of election she must announce your name so the majority inspector can Check the record books to make sure you Are registered and record the number of your ballot the two clerks add your name and number to the voters list the minority inspector acknowledges your eligibility in writing and the two overseers in the outside Corner of the room can cancel your name off their lists of or Challenge your the judge and two inspectors Are elected by the clerks Are appointed by the in their Day starts before 7 when they take an oath to do an honest Job and have no personal interest or Wager on the outcome of the the overseers Are appointed by party As Are the phones and the Constable has already burned the ballots of the last tacked Sample ballots and regulations on the inside and outside and sharpened the pencils in the voting for the Board the Day is broken Only by two Short trips outside the building to Sleighter store or the Slutzker the election House has no restroom facilities or each worker packs a some of which is eaten about every two liquids Are their complaints of starving Are just Small after the poll closes at 8 and the voting records have been packaged and sealed with the workers dig into Fried Chicken and Cole Slaw brought in by the Constable or during the Day casual statistics Are voters appear on the average of each workers guess what the Days total will All guesses but one Are the oldest voter is 91 years two voters come in the percentage of voters 1821 is very you ladies May not like but All Ages Are recorded in the from 4 Oclock until 8 the number of voters the Constable likes to be number 1 voter but this time he came in the county caretaker of the books gets blessed when he fails to include the Sheet for a voter with a bonafide registration card or residence All decisions that cant be made by the judge Are referred to the county commissioners voters seem to appear in Large numbers when the workers have a Sandwich or someone is taking a the other workers do double duty quiet periods Are offset by giggling through the dirty windows the candidates can be seen greeting the voters with name cards and the smiles last All one candidate wins our approval because his Mother works beside him the whole time either stands still or races clock watchers would say its 3 Oclock already instead of its Only 3 Oclock by 9 Oclock the table is cleared and the fun the ballot Box is the ballots unfolded and separated into piles of straight on Page 3 what goes on at the polling place during the Long election and through the night Lydia blooms Story the evenly in her District West Providence the workers at the Bedford Ward do the same jobs through this weeks election from left Dale John Don hidden George a and Junior collection of historical and biographical materials she has collected and maintained president of the University of Pittsburgh who retired in he used to Call it a Gold Thora says with a familar throaty he said he didst know How one person could possibly have accumulated All of this in one but i didst find it so in later Bowman frequently sent his own magazines to Thora for he expresses in Terest in obtaining the collection for the University of but died before the proposal was Fate of the collection in one of the chief concerns to its owner hopeful for Many years that it could be left with the Brookings institution in founded Early in this Century by a member of her Iowa she was notified by the institutes Board in recent years that the collection would require its own and this would be too costly in time Magazine also expressed interest but declined when it also Learned it was in clipping they said they wanted Only Thora says at this in just not certain whats going to become of the collection continues to its new additions spilling Over from the bedroom into an upstairs its subjects As diverse and intriguing As when she started it All in As its Lively owner quickly tells the interested theres something interesting happening every Day of the every month of the How can we let All that get away from us it is not one bit surprising to visitors that the collection is merely a Hobby for the Lively lady who celebrates her 90th birthday on in her off she As the states full time registrar of births and deaths for an area stretching from Bedford West to Schellsburg and South to Rainsburg and it is no easy with burial permits to be issued for All deaths occurring in the and monthly reports on both births and deaths to be filed under deadline with the the and its glaring lamp seem somehow out of place in the victorian atmosphere of 203 wide branching asparagus ferns fill each of front As Thora says there Are so Many of my friends who complain that time drags for and that there but in too Busy to think about born in Iowa in she was the Only daughter of a civil War Veteran and physician in Woodward for Over 50 it was her acting As clerk to the adjutant who sent out the letter notifying Union troops of lincolns even at an Early she was Active As personal notes columnist for no less than four newspapers in her area the Enterprise in the Perry the Des Moines and the Boone county Republican in she would on the Village Square for nearly 70 she will Mark her 90th birthday later compile Short stories for several leading As she relates it Only paid she worked for Over six years at the court House i ache state capital of Des and for ten years As chief Telephone supervisor in her native although she claims to have never won it was during those year that Thora cashed in on a 10cent ticket at a party to win a 75 Pound she promptly decided that the so unwieldy that it had to be transported in a with two men to help Load should be taken to the mansion of the then a where he was Given the first and the remainder passed out to the Capitol she was Active in the Des Moines women club winning a number of first prizes in its the chamber of and her own democratic she is a charter member of the Garden club and has been a member of he Bedford business and professional women club for Over 45 serving twice As its she met Bedford county native Earl Barefoot while he was working in Iowa in the and they were married in the couple returned afterwards to live in Alum Bank for 11 following his death in she moved to and has lived Here first on Penn and today in what is known As the former shuck Home on Pitt history lingers in the spacious victorian Pitt with the original furniture used by her and others in the Brookings when they went to housekeeping in the a family quilt of velvet and its squares taken from each of the Brookings family wedding gowns and baptismal drapes a settee in the front and the cabinets lining the High Eilinger dining room hold the dishes collected Over the hand made chairs upstairs were brought up to Iowa in 1878 from new the old House childhood Home of the late Ned is said to have been built before i can talk to things she smiles and i think they talk to but Little dust is allowed to gather at 203 particularly where the lady of the House is my life is so the Little lady says with a twinkle in her at i guess youd have to Call me just another but i have so much i want to do pointing to a warn collection of books atop the she kids today say they have nothing to and they have More and More for education than we Ever that collection of books was Given to me by a Friend in Iowa a who bought me one Ever time he came to and do you know what wed spend the evening Reading Reading to one that what we did for Bedford county saluted its War veterans Over the with programs in Schellsburg and a veterans Day Parade and program sponsored by vow Post 4440 was held at the old log Church in Schellsburg at 10 master of ceremonies for the program was Kalman with the Donald Evans giving the invocation and the David Sustar As the featured the fort Bedford Honor guard gave the Salute to the a special veterans Day service was held november 9 at the presbyterian Church in on veterans Day a special dedication for the new Honor Roll Monument was held at Bedford county memorial a ceremonial Flag raising for each Branch of the armed and addresses by the Bedford county commissioners were part of the at Bedford High special ceremonies included combined programs for Junior and senior a guest speaker from the army War Carlisle the fort Bedford Honor Bedford High school band and chorus All Par this is the first such program for the High school in recent since the school District usually observes the Holiday As a no school some form of school Observance is required by All state and county offices were closed november Federal including the Post observed veterans Day on in a continuing Observance of veterans the inquirer notes the following Young men and women from Bedford county serving in the armed forces air Force sergeant Susan daughter of Naomi Zembower of Anderson Bedford and Charles Zembower of Bedford re assigned to Little Rock for duty with a unit of the military Airlift command Bruce son of and Lowell Fink of Hopewell re who enlisted in the air Force july and will be earning credits toward a career education certificate in the air Force Community College Marine private Thomas son of Wilda Jones of Bedford re graduated from recruit training at the Marine corps recruit Parris Douglas son of and Tedor Grubb of twin new reported ii Active duty with the 22 and attended Boot Camp at and equipment operators school at port Marine private Andrew son of and Andrew Miller of Bedford re graduated from recruit training at the Marine corps recruit Parris Teresa Fox of Bedford has been named to the honors program at West Virginia Gayle an Indiana University of Penn Sylvania student from Bedford is doing her student teaching during the current fall and Clyde of visited his and William Pennell and other relatives and Joe Leasure of Detroit spent a week recently with his Niece and her and John and Richard of spent two weeks with friends and relatives in Sainburg and also visited their and family in events of the week the county Board of elections Friday certified the results of tuesdays except for Borough Council races in Hyndman and because one persons name was listed twice in each in Saxton it was two names listed twice questions arose As to whether the tallies should be added together or listed Everett listed them separately the other two boroughs listed Only one to resolve the Register recorder Harry who composes the entire election Board this time because Hes the Only county official who want has ordered that the three judges of elections come to the commissioners office monday at and bring the ballot the candidates Are also being notified if they wish to be Mckinley said the judges would be asked How they tabulated the and if that Doest resolve the the ballots will be recounted on the a few vote changes showed up in the official ballot but not enough to change any in the county commissioners the results were Stanley unchanged from the unofficial election night Gary a loss of Stanley a gain of Alva an increase of two and Verla a decrease of in the sheriffs where Fred Hoover upset incumbent Wayne hoovers total remained the but Manspeaker lost 30 in the Hotl contested Chestnut Ridge school directors write in candidate John lost 23 votes in Juniata but still won the seat Over William Benna by a count of 535 to Jack Wentz slightly increased his win Over Ridge write in Ned Mcdonald when 11 fewer votes were listed on the official tally Sheet in Union Wentz total was 280 to Mcdonalds in the Northern Bedford county school which had a two name problem similar to the three Luther Steele was declared one of the winners since his listed Republican total alone was enough to capture the third the final was Gene Curtis and almost 200 More votes than the Democrat who finished the gazettes Hustle to ready the results for the wrap up Story in thursdays edition failed to mention the county treasurers in that incumbent Mike Morrison won Over Charles to november 1975 the Bedford area education association negotiating com Mittee decided tuesday night to recommend acceptance of a fact finders report on the school District teacher contract the recommendation will be made to the teachers at a general membership meeting scheduled for thurs in the Bedford High school fac finding was initiated by the school while the Baba committee reviewed the report at the tuesday the school directors will not meet until tonight for the same a Baba spokesman said the reports findings could not be released at this the feasibility study for the National sports immortals which Bedford is trying to has been according to an announcement from Bud word of the study approval came from Wilmer vinegar Bend former congressman and now assistant Secretary for economic Shuster said the Southern alleghenies planning and development commission has been designated As the Lead Agency and can now proceed with selecting a consulting firm to carry out the the study will determine if the museum should be located in Carlisle or Bedford in quite hopeful that the study will conclusively prove that Central Pennsylvania is the Best location for the National and we should have those answers around March of next Shuster the indictment of an Altoona charged with driving under was quashed after judge Van Horn ruled that the Case had not been Given a speedy a petition for dismissing the May 1973 charge against William Cree had been filed under the 180day a warrant had not been served on Cree until february at a hearing on the petition in the prosecution had contended that Cree was in Ohio and the warrant could not be served the defendant said he was in Altoona the entire a continuance was granted at that time to investigate crees Thomas Bursick of Verona was found guilty of receiving stolen but found not guilty of the charge stemmed from a May 1974 Case on the Turnpike in which Bur sick was arrested for having taken a cd radio from a parked testimony indicated that Bursick had been Given the radio by another Man a Short time after the and had it in his Possession when he was stopped further judge Van Horn gave Bursick a suspended sentence and 23months probation for the receiving conviction he was also ordered to pay Fine and Paul Zimmerman of Defiance was found guilty of his car had struck two vehicles in the defendant testified he didst know what that he remember anything after stopping at a red sentencing was deferred on the Zimmerman was found not guilty of reckless state police Are investigating three incidents of criminal mischief Over the weekend in which someone climbed Telephone poles and Cut the causing a loss of phone service to customers in the Cessna the incidents happened at the intersection of township routes 513 and behind the Bedford Grange along route 220 at the intersection of 220 and which is at the Railroad tracks in and at the intersection of legislative route 05100 and the Imle town at the base of Black Oak no Dollar figure was placed on the loss sustained by general Telephone november 1975 bids for construction of the proposed Shell building in the Bedford Industrial Park will be opened according to an announcement by the Bedford county development Council and the Bedford county Industrial development specifications and plans for the building have been done by Hollidaysburg architect James an authority spokesman said a Good number of bidders is expected the bids cannot be withdrawn for 60 Days after their Everett firemen answered three Calls in about 45 minutes wednesday the first Blaze was a Brush fire behind the Piper inn along route 26 seven Miles North of the fire burned Over about one acre of but firemen prevented its spread to three nearby Mobile the second fire destroyed a farm tractor owned by Edward on Page 5

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