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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 21, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with the Everett Republican established 1812 163rd year 18 Bedford Republican november 1975 single copy ten cents dont count me says Elmer Smith to the people at the Bureau of vocational rehabilitation Elmer Smith of Bedford re 2 is a sort of Elmer has overcome two disabling thirty years to remain a gainfully employed and productive member of As a Elmer Smith contracted infantile or the Bureau helped place him in an ont Ejob training program As a Young fort five years after contracting in Smith suffered a severe heart ending a Long career working for Thomas Chevrolet in the body Elmer Smith turned to the Bureau of vocational rehabilitation bar for help a second several years Smith now has a successful upholstery business of his the bar officials say Elmer is a Good example of what handicapped people can do if they he could have said its not Worth it and stayed on disability income for the rest of his life if he explained de chief Counselor for the bar in Bedford it is the bars Job to advise and place handicapped such As Elmer in training and therapy programs to enable them to obtain suitable Smith was born in 1920 in when Elmer was two years he caught Scarlet before he was fully he contracted during the children were subject to Many diseases now controlled by vaccination and modern formal treatment programs for polio victims were not for six the Only treatment Smith received was at in arrangements were made for Elmer to spend eight months in various therapy programs at shrines Hospital in after completing the therapy program at Elmer returned Home and continued in completing his education in America was in the Middle of the depression in and the mines around Gallitzin were laying off there was no place that would hire a 16yearold handicapped by Smith remembers Well the Day he found out about the rehabilitation i had a Friend who lost both of his and he asked me to take him Over to the Center and while i was there i asked them if there was anything they could do for Smith he was referred to a Counselor at the bar for help in finding his place in the Job he was Given a Complete physical and took a Battery of educational and vocational few learning facilities were available for the rehabilitation Counselor usually had to place a client in a Job they could handle or arrange for on the Job training with a local the rehabilitation program put Elmer in the Hospital for several months where he was fitted with a his Counselor arranged for on the Job training with Hite and sons in body and fender Smith trained and worked at Hite and sons for three finishing the Job training in business was Slack at so i left to go to Shaws in explained he remained with Shaw motors until 1942 and the outbreak of world War rejected by the Smith went to the Curtiss right air plane factory in where he was a layout Man on steel construction of the War the doors for bomb fuselages and ribs for wings gave Way to peacetime pursuits As world War ii Elmer returned to Pennsylvania to find Thomas Chevrolet hired Elmer in their Auto body shop in he worked for Thomas for 22 rising to shop Foreman with a Crew of eight Elmer Smith of who twice overcame disabling handicaps to return to tightens a Belt on a chair he has re glued before he begins to re upholster Smith contracted polio As a child during the i920s and then suffered a heart attack in he received help from the Bureau of vocational rehabilitation to overcome his disabilities both in Smith was stricken by a severe heart doctors told Elmer he would not be Able to return to the social Security disability division granted him total disability following the regimen outlined by his Elmer gradually regained his during his recuperative Smith decided he would be unhappy being i want going to sit around in a rocking chair waiting to Smith decided to do something about realizing he was setting a poor example for his recalling his earlier Contact and help from the Bureau of vocational Smith contacted Counselor de Terpening at a physical examination led to a recommendation that Elmer be trained to work for himself so he could work at his own being Able to rest at after a five month a position opened at the Pennsylvania rehabilitation Center in Johnstown for Elmer to begin training in the upholstery for twelve months Elmer lived at the rehab Center during the returning to Bedford for the weekends with his Elmer completed the 16 month course in 12 coming out with the highest score Ever on the upholstery competency with arrangements made by the Elmer set up his own business in the basement of his the bar purchased a sewing machine and several other pieces of equipment needed to establish his now Elmer has a Large shop next to his Smith is and his business is i get a lot of people who come Back to have other pieces for Ive done a chair and a Couch for this explained pointing Toa denuded Ive got a lot of business this the Johnstown rehab Center considers Elmer such a Success Story that the upholstery instructor brought the entire class to Bedford to see Smiths it gave them an Opportunity to see someone who went through the training program and has been working on their it also gives them a on Page 7 rehab program helps people get to work the Bureau of vocational rehabilitation was created to help persons who have a disability that is a Handicap to their the goal of the rehabilitation program s to return or allow for the first these people to become gainfully employed or to continue their Pennsylvania has been conducting a vocational rehabilitation program since shortly after world anyone with a permanent disability who can be prepared for a new or anyone who is injured and unable to return to their old is eligible for this Smith was rehabilitated under each of these after his heart attack in he was unable to return to his old Job and was eligible for rehabilitation the second the Bureau provides diagnostic services As Well As counselling the training programs include on the Job training workshops As Well As vocational training in Over 25 the Bureau also provides Trade school or College training in some in addition to training the Bureau provides for restoring the physical condition of the disabled this includes medical and surgical treatment As Well As physical aids and psychiatric upon completion of the training the Bureau provides Job in certain provides Basic equipment to help rehabilitate the individual to set up a self employed such As Elmer the rationale behind the provision of these services is that the handicapped person that can be helped return to the Job Market is adding to society As Well As living a More fulfilling de Ter chief Counselor for the Bureau of vocational rehabilitation in Bedford county Points out that the program can return persons to the Job Market As tax paying rather than remaining disabled at the expense of the general tax Terpening evaluated that the average disabled person would rather be making a living than drawing the Bureau of vocational rehabilitation urges employers in Pennsylvania to hire rehabilitated citing their ability to work and their record of employment rather than their not unhappy heralding Winter i want Verla Hinson said of the outcome of last weeks but the vote was better than i Hinson ran As the first woman Independent can Didace seeking the county she finished fifth in the but gathered votes the other candidates had totals Between and 1 could have quit she said of the Campaign that took her to All parts of the i knew How hard it would be to beat that straight but i wanted to make it an interesting race and get especially Young out to of there Are always people who ill vote for in a she also noted that she wanted to rattle their a reference to earlier Campaign statements on How control of a county becomes concentrated in a Small not just one party or the election night one Republican party official referred to Hinson As a spoiler in that he Felt most of her votes probably came from republicans rather than Hinson said she enjoyed Reading the but didst consider herself a i was anything but a spoiler when you look at the number of people who she sex she did add that she didst think her Campaign Hurt the especially the other political Gary id be upset if i came that Hinson Ebersole lost the third commissioner spot by 73 but i really enjoyed the and i Hope i didst Hurt Hinson noted her in the Hes the one who had to foot the Bills and go without meals on the table when he arrived Hinson also holds a Job at the Bedford Sears All my friends stuck their neck and i really want to thank them for standing by Hinson repeating her aunts comment that Good Guys finish she also mentioned her youngest who had never voted he was working in West Providence township and got to talk with and he came Back very enthusiastic about Hinson candidate Hinson did have enthusiastic Campaign the majority of them one local election Board member noted that when the ballots were dumped in attack from the the counters could Tell by the Way the votes ran just when Hin sons campaigners had been outside plugging for their i was told by one woman who was visiting from a City that the difference say for Pittsburgh and Here is surprising in the part women play in the according to not Only Are women less oppressed in but the situation is the same in Fields such As school or Bank Adas other As for remaining an in after switching from Republican registration this Hinson said she would try it for a at least until next she explained that should a referendum appear on the primary she intended to go to the polls to in dependents can vote on primary ballot but not on candidates since there Arent enough registered to warrant a separate party i think in going to be around a Long Linson said when asked about her political i liked i Learned a and ill be she giving notice to the in coming county administration that she May run again in another four As the warm Days of Indian summer wind Down to the Chilly mornings of Early Bedford county provides its own continuing on the Village Square Panorama of fallen leaves mirrored in a still restless heralds of the arrival of Christmas displays went up in Bedford Over the Bedford county had its first Snow squalls of the new season on Ann Jeffreys recently pledged the Beta Phi chapter of Kappa Delta social sorority at West Virginia daughter of and James Jeffreys of and grand daughter of and Edward Shields of Juliana she is a freshman majoring in Mary Pearl Hunt of Juliana Heights returned from a we Klong trip to Over the Linda daughter of Pearl Smith of Schellsburg re and a senior at Indiana University majoring in music is one of 24 persons nominated for the 1975 outstanding coed contest at up this the contest will be held at 2 6 in Fisher participants will be judged on essay College and civic and a poise and per Reid Hackney of Bedford has enrolled at the Mckeesport Campus of Perm among others enrolled at the Mont Alto Campus Are Terry Pyle of Kenneth Diehl of Manns Thad Naugle and Mark both of and David Thomas of six mile Carl Suhrie of Bedford has enrolled at Behrend College in Erie this Robert Tullio of passed through Bedford 11 Enro Ute to the Pacific Tullio is attempting to break a Cross country endurance record now held by an John according to the guiness Book of Lees crossed the on foot in 1972 in 53 left new York City and Hopes to see that record As part of a special Bicentennial year Marine Corporal Kerry son of and Gale Williams of has reported for duty at the Marine corps air a 1972 graduate of Bedford High he enlisted in the marines in Navy recruit Earl son of and Earl Carroll of six mile run re was graduated from advanced Hull maintenance technician school at the naval training Center in san a graduate of Tussey High he joined the Navy in the fall foliage festival committee with three big festival weeks planned for met at the coach among those celebrating birthdays in the county recently were Denise Lenee daughter of and Deane Woy of 13 Bradly son of and Dale Allison of new Paris re 13 Roxanne Jean daughter of and Ray Belles of Alum 11 Chad Sean son of and James Bowser of new 1 and Wendi Lynn daughter of and Rod Lesh of and Franklin Koontz visited their daughter and and Richard Landry in and Thomas Morgart and of and Richard Williams and Friend of spent some time at their Home Here and visited their Carl who has been a patient in Bedford county memorial Hospital Lor several events of the week economics research associates of was selected monday to carry out the feasibility study on three Sites for the proposed sports immortals the selection was made by the executive committee of Southern alleghenies planning and development which applied for and won approval of a economic development administration Grant to carry out the prior to the com Mittee an informal vote was taken of representatives from the three Bedford Carlisle and Pitt which Are trying to land the museum their Choice was according to Southern alleghenies economics research associates did the feasibility studies for Disney world in Florida and the Busch gardens project in the museum study is expected to be completed in nine besides surveys of the three the firm will take into consideration the development potential of facilities such As conference campgrounds and restaurants it will also include the preparation of a development plan for the proposed sports museum the firms budget for the work was submitted As in approving the Eda estimated the total Cost of the project at including that will be provided by Southern alleghenies As in kind services such As background staff work and the application two other companies made presentations to the Southern alleghenies committee monday they were Harbridge of Massachusetts and George associates of a Mill that was a landmark in new Enterprise burned to the ground saturday furry Mill was built in the 1850s or it had been operated for about six years As the new Enterprise milling and was remodeler last year after being closed for several several workers at the Mill made Chicken feed to ship out of the the Mill was owned by Percy Riden of Cresson and Delmont Hern of Somerset Riden said the Mill would be the loss was set at and was at least partially covered by the origin of the fire had not been determined by a state police fire marshal had been called witnesses said it took three hours for firemen from Southern Martinsburg and roaring Spring to bring the Blaze under the building burned to the ground in about firemen were on the scene until and the ruins were still smouldering sunday no one was injured battling the Only the Stone foundation and Iron parts of machinery according to nearby the fire was discovered about by Wilfred Ken who lives nearby and was returning Charles whose Home is below the Hill where the Mill said Kennedy awakened him and they called the fire when he first saw the Back portion on the second and third floors was engulfed in according to he said he went to the Mill but saw no one the fire trucks began arriving in a few but the fire already had too Good of a Guyer said he was worried for a while that the fire might but the Blaze was confined to the Mill and storage the ballots cast 4 for Bedford county commissioner in eight municipalities and those for school director in West Clair township will be recounted next wednesday and thur judge Van Horn granted the petitions filed on behalf of Ned a sticker candidate who lost to Chestnut Ridge school Board president Jack and Gary the democratic candidate who came within 73 votes of winning the third commissioner judge Van Horn appointed two review boards to recount the wednesday Paul William Mclntyre and William will count the votes for commissioner in Snake South Woodbury and West Providence thursday the second Board consisting of Don Ray Replogle and John Koontz will count be Fords East East East Clair and West for West they will take a count for both commissioner and school november 1975 George of was sentenced in Huntingdon county court Friday to a year prison term for the armed robbery of a warriors Mark Bank in september judge Morris Terrizzi fined Panek and handed Down the sentence which will run concurrently with one he is now serving in Centre one a theft stemming from the same Holdup at the first Blair county National Bank Panek was Given a Fine and a sentence of years in a state correctional the theft sentence also is concurrent with the Centre county sentence that was imposed May Panek was arrested at his Home May less than two weeks after moving to and one Day after he attempted to hold up the same he was charged with criminal attempt in that As the result of entering guilty pleas to charges from the first Bank the attempt charge was a burglary charge against one of two Hyndman men was bound Over for court and an arrest warrant was issued for the second Man when he failed to appear for a hearing before Windber magistrate Anthony James was released on his own recognizance after Bond was reduced from Meyers was charged with theft and receiving stolen goods in connection with a Fairhope re 1 Mobile Home breaking last Rickey Allen was charged with the same items valued at were taken from the trailer owned by Wayne Weaverling forfeited his Bond when he failed to the county manpower office has initiated a new i school work experience program under the Federal comprehensive employment training act the 34week Pilot program will provide students with a maximum of ten hours work in non profit and governmental the title ii funding of will cover approximately 60 students eligible persons will be 14 through 20 years of age at the time of application and at tending grades 9 to 12 or of a related age according to the manpower the program is aimed at disadvantaged students along with economic other factors to be considered Are the program participants academic or behavioural problems which might be helped through the manpower office plans to recruit students through information from school guidance Counselor and personnel from other five students Are already working under the which is sponsored in conjunction with Southern alleghenies planning and development the intermediate unit 8 and some schools run similar which will be coordinated with the manpower Kathy presently on the manpower will serve As program to help continued on Page 3

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