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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 17, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania To combined a Fth fhe Everett established 1812 u3rd year Bedford inquire Everett Republican october single copy ten cents fall foliage and a festival weekend Brilliant hopefully necked by sunlight As in this await visitors to the fall foliage festival this Bedford couple killed in crash posing with Lori if75 fall foliage festival and Connie miss Are Kristen and Jill daughters of and Dennis Bowser of Alum the Bowser girls Rode in the antique Auto Parade on As did miss Adams and miss memorial services were held at 2 Oclock tuesday in the Bedford presbyterian Church for Arthur and Lucinda one of be Fords most highly esteemed who were instantly killed saturday evening when a berserk truck Driver Crosse the Highway and struck their vehicle head officiating at the memorial service were the Edgar Dalesman and the Ira pastors of the Church where and town Send had served faithfully in Many capacities for More than 40 in their unassuming Arthur and Lucinda Towensend were exemplars of a life of Christian service in this town Send came to the faculty of Bedford High school As instructor in vocational agriculture in and brought his new Bride to Bedford in throughout his Long years of service at and particularly after he assumed various administrative posts leading to the position of High school Arthur Townsend was a pillar of strength at the Man to whom everyone As one year Book expressed supporting him in every Way was his wife she was always one Friend a frequent chaperone on band and other school and Active in Many other from their arrival in the Townsend were Active in the presbyterian where Townsend served As an elder and the clerk of highest Layman Post in the for More years than anyone can his wife was at his Active in All phases of Church and particularly As a member of the tuesday evening sewing when Townsend retired in 1972 after m years of service at he applied his great talents in school administration toward restructuring the presbyterian sunday school As chairman of the Christian education and the results in the past three years were the Townsend preferred a quiet family enjoying their and sharing always with their friends and Art was the Gar specializing in strawberries and and his friends looked for Ward every Spring to the cuttings he brought to he was talented in Wood with a Well equipped basement to which he went when a Busy school schedule especially fond of Lucinda had for Many years made Little girls Smock which she frequently gave away to she was also fond of and had an extensive collection of old the Townsend Are sur Vived by one of and twin Jane and both of new York Townsend is survived by one Mabel Joslen of West Townsend is survived by two Mary Shearer of Mcconnellsburg and Doris lash of and these Brothers Richard of Beaver Marlin Spaid of Phillip Spaid of Harrisburg and James Spaid of another his wife and daughter were All killed october 1974 in the same Type of a Headon while in route to the career of Arthur Townsend As a administrator and quiet trouble shooter in the Bedford school system for More than 40 years is born in he was the son of and Floyd graduating from Penn state University in he took his first teaching position As a Voag instructor at Beavertown the same and met his wife in that he came to the faculty in and served As Voag instructor until when he was named supervisor of vocational agriculture for Blair and Bedford a position he held until returning to Bedford High school in that he resumed teaching and also served in other until 1948 when he was formally named assistant although the titles changed from time to he served in effect As Bedford High schools principal from that Date until his retirement in always understanding and willing to help the other fellow with his he won the affection and respect of faculty and parents during his Long years of tireless As an the 1956 yearbook pointed out that he serves As faculty manager of advisor to the student treasurer for All school and acts in Many other when on Page 5 this stately looking gentleman be budged from his classic 19ss Rolls Complete with a Crystal bar service and Union Jack the picture was taken on the Lawn of the Bedford where the old cars were parked before the grand Parade v Linda daughter of Vada Showalter of sat Ord and a Junior at Tussey Mountain High was crowned be Fords 1976 fall foliage Queen in ceremonies held on the court House portico following the antique car Parade miss Showalter was crowned by 197s Queen Lori with miss Connie John Riley of was master of ceremonies for the Lith an Nual first runner up in the contest was Louann Kay daughter of and Thomas Beegle of on the Village Square miss Pennsylvania gamely picked up the old Musket offered by the Shawnee rangers at saturdays Murile shoot after the but broke into a wide smile later when the Learned the gun bad Only been loaded with a full Moon local David who just completed his first South was in Bedford saturday and sunday to autograph the Book at the heritage Bradley is the son of the and David Bradley of columnist Art Buchwald will be the featured speaker at the Allegany Pace Kickoff the sponsored by the Allegany economic development will be held in Lane Frost and Samuel Wilkinson returned to their Home in after a recent visit with and Harold Wilkinson of Smokey the Bear was in town to help bed Ford firemen hold open House As part of fire prevention John Pappy Slick of Bedford is a patient in the Windber where he was admitted and George Decker of Everett celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Decker reported we had no big just the entire family Home for dinner on Brown motor of founded in has been honoured by the automotive service Industry for exemplary and enduring service to the and met c Chad Laher of Everett took a vacation trip to celebrate their 56th wedding an they visited Black water and surrounding Hyndman Londonderry hosted District governor Charles Carney of Deputy Don Bussard of Everett and zone chairman Samuel Ayers of Wood try at their meeting Walka non chairman George Sciranko and three bus students attended a two Day meeting for the county chapter of the March of dimes in 28 and students at tending were Kerry John Gill and Jeanette Black Jill daughter of and John Askey of Meadowbrook is a member of the Gettysburg College marching band this miss Askey is a Junior at the Bill son of and Daniel Pensyl of Meadowbrook has been selected to participate in the marching band and the Chapel choir at West Virginia Wesleyan College in he is a 1975 graduate of Bedford High George sprawl of Wells Tannery has been named Bedford county dog Law enforcement officer for the new complaints or problems concerning dogs May be left with Sprowl at 685 or the county treasurers Luke retiring executive director of the Allegheny lutheran will be honoured 31 with a dinner and recognition program at the Jaffa mosque in Rhoads has held the Post for the past 25 and Ronald Miller and family of visited his and Albert Miller of sunny Side Road and Joseph Sams and family of stopped on their Way Home from vacation and visited Albert Miller and family and Josephine Walter on Sunnyside William Struckman of visited Hie Josephine Walter last events of the week a Bedford couple and a Hollidaysburg Man were killed in stantly saturday evening in a Headon crash on Frank town Road Miles South of the victims were identified As Arthur retired principal of Bedford High and his wife Lucinda both of Bedford re and Thomas the victims were pronounced dead at the scene by Cheung of Hollidaysburg All three died of traumatic Shock caused by multiple according to Blair county Deputy Coroner Paul Townsend received multiple fractures of both broken and multiple facial and Skull his wife received a crushed face and brain Vandrew said Hamill sustained cuts of the left leg and right Side of the a broken left multiple fractures of the right rib Cage and possibly a Skull state police said Hamill pickup truck had come around a curve on Frank town apparently at a High rate of crossed the Center of the Highway and collided Headon with the Townsend which was the Accident happened at Hamill truck reportedly had been involved in two hit run accidents earlier in the minutes before the fatal the truck rounded a curve on the wrong Side of Frank town sideswiped a car and continued damage in that Accident was set at approximately one hour a truck Matching the description of Hamill vehicle rammed the rear of a car stopped in a line of traffic at a stoplight in port Centre state police said damage in that hit run was set at to a car driven by Preston Michaels of Clearfield re both the Hamill and Townsend vehicles were demolished in the damage to the 1975 pickup was set at to the 1972 Pontiac a medical representative of Mead was a son of former Blair com missioner Eugene Blair authorities said a Sample of Hamill blood had been sent to the state laboratories in Philadelphia for an analysis to determine if the victims physical condition prior to the Accident had an effect on his actions Penn Dot will hold a Public meeting in Centerville on 20 As part of the corridor location phase of its planning for route 220 from Bedford to Maryland National several alternative corridors have been developed from a Point four Miles South of Bedford to the Maryland according to which added that there also is the alternative of not improving the existing the november meeting is scheduled for the Centerville elementary school at 7 the Maryland department of transportation is holding a meeting at Allegany Community College in Cumberland on 23 to present its plans on the connecting portion of Penn Dot said its meeting is to inform the Public of the Bedford county area the scope of the and to gather information and data that will be useful in developing alter native corridors for a design location Public As Well As comments from state and local Agency officials is necessary in order to consider All viewpoints before recommending one of the according to District 9 Engineer Robert William of was admitted monday to the Bedford county bar Snyder was presented to the court by his William judge Van Horn presided at the flanked by retired judge Colvin Wright and senior judge Richard Snyder said of his son that it seems he was tagged for his Day when he was the now was born while Snyder was in Dickinson Law and was present in the courtroom when was sworn in before the Bedford bar in who attended Bedford High school and Perm was graduated from Dickinson this Spring and passed his state Law Board examination in the two Snyder attorneys will practice together in judge Van Horn said he was envious of the you will enjoy the satisfaction of working together As something i and my son will probably never Van Horn told the judge Wright offered congratulations to the new attorney and his family and and were present for the judge Snyder joked about How he has not been Able to persuade his to enter the Law and chided the attorneys present by saying that the Bedford county bar is not particularly noted for its Legal were not prone to produce new members of the judge Snyder and Are cousins the judge is like a october 1975 the county commissioners Are undertaking a protest with the object of having George Butler removed from far View state Hospital in Wayne county and placed Back in a state Butler has been convicted of three first degree the Beechwood inn killings in 1971 and the slaying of a Western Penitentiary guard in and sentenced to three consecutive life terms in last tagged As a troublemaker was transferred to far View from Hun where he had been since the Western pen since the state Board of corrections has been requiring Bedford which originally incarcerated to pay per month to keep Butler at Huntingdon there was no charge to the at that butlers incarceration will Cost the county More than should now live to be 75 and continue to be imprisoned at Bedford would spend More than million on looking at the Cost and the opinion of judge Loran who handed Butler the third life term last the com missioners decided to write a protest letter to the state Board of if that should fail to get Butler the commissioners said they would Start a petition among county residents to present to Milton judge Lewis told Butler in Allegheny county court that the defendant had not Only gotten out of the isolation unit of a state Penitentiary for incorrigible but you have succeeded in being transferred by the Bureau of corrections for a comparatively easy and comfortable life in far you Are not or even contended you were at the time of the this is a Sample of the ridiculous and nonsensical thinking we have had in the Bureau of corrections during the present administration in construction of the West Clai Pleasantville water system should begin in about 20 and advertisements for bids Are expected in about three weeks on a package sewage treatment storm sewers and roads at the Industrial Park site just East of the two municipality authority gave three contractors the godhead Friday for the water system work the water meters will be according to an authority who said there was some technical problem Over the which have been bid twice so Edgar an authority said the contractors have approximately one year to Complete the water on Page 2 t

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