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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 8, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania It Umfreer established is Bedford october Gas Well underway in Graceville area exploration for Gas or Oil has quietly resumed in a Remote area of Bedford after a lapse of More than five this time it is in entirely new for the first Well drilling has begun in the rays Cove area of East Providence although Gas and Oil leases have been held on most properties in the this is the first attempt to sink a Well the drilling is being done under contract by the Jack of an firm which also maintains Branch offices in West Virginia and Eastman Oil Well Survey of Ohio is serving As directional drilling quite about a month ago on land owned by and Jack Colledge of who had operated the farm for his the late Blaine for a number of years inherited the property at poors death March he and his brother operate a Large cattle and Colledge also runs a school bus for the Everett joint Southern school and Colledge entered into a lease with consolidated Gas of for Gas and Oil exploration on sep tember consolidated holds a number of similar leases on properties in various areas of Bedford including some in East Providence it is interesting to note that a Man who holds 86 other leases in East Providence township in his own name chose to select land leased by consolidated Gas for the first exploratory drilling in the this is Basil Zavoico of new York City and con who is celebrated in the Industry for his Many successful Oil and Gas Well his name is posted As the promoter at the Well drilling the record books in the office of Harry Mckinley of show that 86 property owners in East Providence township have leased Oil and Gas rights to the name of Basil Zavoico has made quite a name for himself in the commented one knowledgeable is wealthy Many times and Hes As Good As you can bet Hes not paying for this exploration just for the fun of the drilling itself has not gone too Well so it is indicated that the original drilling outfit was pulled off the and Jack was to Speed up the first Well was drilled to around 800 feet in depth before the Shaft started turning the wrong this Hole was and a new Effort it is reported that the present Well has been drilled to the depth of 1100 work is temporarily reportedly because of the failure of the Concrete casing to set the gazettes reporter visited the the Rig is set up in the Middle of a Man made Cut out of the Forest on a Knoll within a Quarter mile of the Graceville a dirt Road has been Cut Back from the Macadam to the which is not visible from the main Road except at a considerable the old Graceville general operated by Blaine foor for so Many was a landmark of this comparatively Remote area of Bedford foor one of the stalwarts of republicanism in East Providence was a human the old store is now the winding Little Macadam Road leading from the Lincoln Highway to Graceville can be classified As one of the More picturesque roads in Bedford its scenery is especially at this but the area is not notably Here and along the Are battered old Frame most of the new structures Are Mobile residents of the area comment wistfully that the Bicentennial commission completely ignored this which is Rich in old in its historical accounts of Bedford county they Are quite it was Here that the original packers path the Forbes Road was Cut out of the Forest through the same and in a Little visited spot along the Ray town Branch there stand the remains of the old Chain ruts dug into the rocks by military wagons Are still if one not far from Graceville lies the open Meadow in 18 settlers were am bushed and killed while in Pursuit of Indian this became known As the Battle of rays although it was not much of a Battle for the unwary not far Smiths Black boys am bushed and destroyed Indian traders goods at scrub Ridge in this lucidly reported in London later became magnified into the so called Battle of bloody rays Cove today is a on Page 2 mystery finally clears Over Highway suicide Coroner Alton Barefoot received word from a Laboratory thursday that a negro Man who mysteriously shot himself monday was High on he was really out of this Barefoot quoting the doctor in a Philadelphia area lab processing chemical samples taken from the that seemed to explain the implausible act which had led to so much speculation in the the Man was As Nolan son of a Louisiana Clayton was convicted in 1966 of armed Bank robbery and had spent Over four years in the Federal prison at a administrative assistant at the prison said thursday Clayton death was we were quite hopeful about the aide he showed such Clayton had been transferred last 14 to the Shaw a Halfway House in his sentence could have run through but his release indicated he could have Cut the time Short by Good at the time of his he was wanted by the Fri for parole which would have extended his prison stay had he been state police said papers in his Possession indicated he had travelled the and had attended Kenedy King College in As Marvin Marvin the papers was studying he had Learned to operate and was according to papers in his Brief was and Robinson called Coroner Barefoot from Chicago wednesday the was to be shipped thursday night by air to in care of the Nolan a minister in Clayton had also been employed by a Dat processing firm in Clayton was found dead monday morning near falklands in a station Wagon which had been stolen from a new Orleans leasing it had apparently been rented in new and never state police police found indications of fits of depression and that alias had taken to the Road they found gasoline charge slips from new and new a fantastic number of a police officer there were also keys and cards from motels in a number of and More Bills which could have contributed to his Clayton had been in the it was not known whether he was a Vietnam but his father told Coroner Barefoot he had not been honorable Clayton was finally caught in Bedford county when his gasoline credit card tripped him he stopped for Gas in Breezewood monday and service station operator Austin a former Justice of the noticed the card was after Clayton had started Ritchey quickly called a data information Center and found the card to be he called state who stopped Clayton on Hospital Hill and requested that he return to the Clayton returned and paid the he owed for the desk Man at the local Barracks sent in a teletype inquiry Toncic and got the information that the cars plates had been trooper Paul Overbeck hurried West on route caught the car West of and signalled it to he pulled in As the Driver seemed to As the cars in to the Overbeck saw the big Man Duck below the seat Overbeck stopped and got out of his As the station Wagon drifted across the Road and into a Corn a Hal dozen men were dispatched to the surrounded the and found the Man a pistol Lay on the floor Between his three Days it seemed the Story was As police unravelled the web of mystery which had surrounded Nolan Brown shoe consummate equity Transfer Brown shoe announced thursday it had sum mated the acquisition of the Hedstrom the two companies had announced on july 30 that agreement in principle had been reached for Brown to acquire it will become an operating division of the new Hedstrom division of Brown will continue to be managed by its present Man fined pistol in car Carroll Meggison of tuesday was ordered to pay costs and a Fine after he pleaded guilty in county court to violation of the uniform firearms Meggison was charged with Possession of a Caliper automatic pistol in Bedford township personnel and change in policies is a release formerly a privately held manufactures sidewalk juvenile furniture such As table and chair High baby baby crib and play and other furniture for babies and the firm also makes a Complete line of outdoor play equipment for children including gym sets with climbers and similar play Hedstrom is headquartered in where it has a manufacturing it also operates a major manufacturing facility in in a separate Brown shoe also finalized the acquisition of Marlboro manufacturing new a manufacturer of juvenile furniture whose products Are sold through the Hedstrom sales and marketing Marlboro will also continue to be managed by its present personnel with no change in Deer licenses 11 counties Harrisburg up Antler less Deer licenses Are still available in 11 the state game commission announced All other county treasurers reported their allocations for licenses have been counties still Selling the permits Are Mont Gomery and the statewide Antler less Deer season will 13 and

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