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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 26, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Hum tree established 2i Bedford inquire Everett november 1971 Timmins Dies at 76 pioneered for leaving Union teachers seek ouster of 5 Norman succumbed to a lengthy illness Early Friday morning in the Hospital he helped build and served so though it replaced his he was in Active practice in Bedford county Over 50 and in 1954 was subject of a feature on surgery in look in Timmins was applauded As be Fords ninth Man of the he was widely Active in his profession and his Community the kind of Man about whom stories were he had been in practice in Bedford eight years when he opened the privately financed Timmins Hospital decades the Gazette reported pioneering in the Field of Hospital care was a arduous and often thankless but he during its Long and honorable existence of 24 the Timmins Hospital afforded Hospital care to thousands of Bedford count ians who might have been otherwise denied adequate included Are untold numbers who had no yet benefited from docs quiet he was among the first to recognize the postwar need for a larger and launched an ardent Cam he enlisted the newspapers brought in an expert speaker to Challenge his rotary helped persuade Paul Detwiler to take Over the and with Shields reorganized the medical memorial Hospital of Bedford county opened in and soon Timmins Hospital closed and became the court House Timmins had several time headed the medical Sci and the Gazette reported served effectively As president of the Hospital medical staff for several years at a crucial time when it was essential to achieve understanding and Harmony among staff he was born in on Page 3 a move to dismiss five teachers in the Bedford school system on the grounds that their unwillingness to maintain membership in the teachers Union constitutes a violation of the new contract was brought to Light thurs the school Board disclosed a letter from James a Hyndman teachers and chairman of the peas professional rights responsibilities calling for removal of the five teachers Helen Hyndman Mary High school librarian Dean football coach and guidance Counselor Linda Cumberland Valley and Gladys Cumberland Board president Charles sides proposed that the subject be deferred until a special meeting tuesday at which term life insurance bids Are to be con in a Brief discussion with sea president David solicitor Charles Koontz made the boards first response to the Call for the five As of the effective Date of the september Koontz the Board had no knowledge who was or was not a dues paying member of the there was agreement that sea membership was percent or close to it last Obrien responded that those Are five people who had belonged and have not joined this Koontz said we expect to have a list of who is in your membership and what your basis is for claiming Obrien asked Why Koontz referred to 16 As the Date of the and the solicitor responded at length that that was the Date referred to in the that this was not a retroactive and that the Board had no other Way of Reading the letter from Williams 9 in part the in accordance with the provisions of its agreement with the article Vii grievance Section 701 a hereby files such grievance or grievances in compliance with article x miscellaneous Section commonly referred to As maintenance of membership it has come to associations attention that the following individuals currently employed in this District Are in violation of this portion of our agreement and the Public employee relations act it is our desire that you now As per our the appropriate Steps to comply with act 195 and remove said individuals from positions of employment in this the Gazette Learned that members of the association who wish to terminate their membership can Only do so in a 15day period at the end of each school solicitor Koontz stressed that the contract does not provide a closed shop for the the issues seemed to be whether the five employees on Page 3 most Mode in Penn Dot hesitant Bill would ban tire studs the Patriot news said sunday that Penn Dot is reluctant to Back legislation Banning Metal tire studs apparently because most of the Tungsten Carbide studs Are made by a Pennsylvania is the worlds leading maker of the they Are no longer made at the Bedford but could Plant manager Lester Fields said sunday we have the the studs Are now made in a new Kenn Metal Plant at Slippery Pennsylvania transportation Secretary Jacob under pressure from the Turnpike commission to join them in pursuing a total ban on the says there is no doubt the studs damage Kenn Metal is lobbying to prevent the studs have already been banned in four states plus the Latrobe based firm sent several officials to Harrisburg last wednesday to Tell several legislators they have a new stud that will cause less Road Wear than any earlier design because of a 62 per cent reduction of Wear in Light of that the company says a total ban would be Ken Nametak supports a Bill in a Senate to limit the use of studded tires to 1 through neighbouring including new new Maryland and West have similar limits Penn Dot technicians say 25 to 40 per cent of vehicles registered in Pennsylvania now have studded an estimated 25 per cent of the commonwealths vehicles also have Kassab is not ready to urge the legislature to ban studs he is waiting for the results of a test now underway on a stretch of 228 near to determine the stopping ability of studded tires on Bare the state already has abundant information on the effect of the studs on Concrete and Asphalt pen dots own tests show that studs Are abrading heavily travelled highways As much As i Inch a last week the Turnpike commission looked at a separate report on Road damage and decided to push for a Pennsylvania spent last year to participate in a test by the Minnesota Highway As was the Case in As soon As the results were Minnesota banned the testers concluded that studs improved stopping distance on Glare ice by 10 to 30 per but had Little effect on cornering and unless the studs were on All four the test also showed that studded tires improved vehicle starting traction on ice by about 30 per and doubled Hill climbing but the tests also Showell that studded tires were of Little Benefit on sanded salted or in wet or Bare and on sanded studded tires abraded Road surfaces 100 times As fast As unstudied testers in Minnesota and Ontario both claimed Road damage in the and More hazards due to ruts in roads and the obliteration of pavement neither study showed a significant on Page 3 factory workers paid part of workers at the Claudia footwear Plant Here Friday received a one third payment from the employees Christmas club fund under terms of a restitution agreement accepted this week by the the due had not been paid after the company admitted using the plus a portion of Federal and state withholding to help bail Claudia out of a financial the total amount involved has been estimated at Between and one employee shed More Light the problem when he revealed that Claudia was denied a loan that they usually got around this time of year to buy he said he thought the loan in the past had come from someone in new York he knew it didst come from a be workers also reported no trouble cashing their Friday checks at local and said they didst think there was anything to worry about As far As the Money the Gazette Learned Friday that Claudia had paid Between and in Federal taxes within the past three a source within a government Agency said the internal Revenue service had nothing against at the the Gazette also discovered the state filed a judgment against Claudia 1 for nonpayment of taxes for the unemployment compensation fund during the second Quarter of employers Are compelled to pay into the state compensation fund it is used in unemployment payments if workers Are Laid Claudia employees Friday said they think they will recover All their club but expressed the feeling the Plant May close in the near weve been working on the terms of an old contract from one person because they Claudia sign a new contract last the company said it will sign one 2 the Day after the final club payment is now he the workers say get a contract this he or close it about 75 percent of the employees favor a strike if an agreement is not he another source said to the Best of their Claudia footwear is owned by its upper Echelon Frank Isidore Stein and Murray they said Lombardo is in charge of the business end of the Huntingdon county District attorney Richard Linton said Friday that he had no comment on the and say there wont be and could say there will be embezzlement charges

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