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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 24, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania October Bedford Nam inquirer combined with the Everett Republican established serving Bedford county faithfully for 162 published every thursday by the inquirer printing 424 West Penn second class postage paid at Sarah l editor subscription rates per year in per year per year outside the member of the National editorial association affiliated with the Pennsylvania newspaper publishers and the society of Pennsylvania newspaper the Bedford county inquirer is an Independent newspaper with a mind of its it will speak in its own Good Way for the Good of Bedford editorial Harvest time although the latest proposal to sell american Grain to the soviet Poland and other countries Are being roundly debated in the there is another aspect of the situation that begs that aspect the irony of these socialist systems banging on the door of the bastion of capitalism for assistance in feeding their i if and its socialist economic is truly the wave of the future As its adherents Why does the capitalist system consistently out produce its socialist competitors according to the department of the Grain Harvest this year again is a Banner the Corn Harvest is estimated at a record billion and the wheat totalling billion is 19 percent larger than the record 1974 Russia has been producing wheat for hundreds of years in its Rich Blac soil Belt stretching for Miles across its although that country farms on considerably More land than the it still fails to produce enough to feed its people in while american was producing bushels of wheat to the the soviet Union was producing and the production comparisons Are even More Stark in other major the United staes has 5 percent of its labor Force in Russia has 34 percent of its workers on farms China 67 percent and India 69 from 1971 to those 5 percent of workers produced enough wheat to allow this country to Export 67 percent of what is the key to the amazing Success of american agriculture the answer was Given in a recent newspaper interview by Dawson aha the us Astaff the answer lie sin the competitive spirit that always characterized american said in other systems where you dont have a profit such As you can Send a Crew out to work a but you just wont get the Sarne output from our system is no other like it in the Chalk one up for american agriculture the ultimate answer to those who argue the merits of a socialist As opposed to a free Enterprise Way of doing deed transfers Marvin Davis us to Emma Monroe Ivan Mills to Dale Elliott corrective Cumberland Valley Emily Irma Newton by administrator to Herbert Germroth parcel Mann Carrie Blackburn to James Custer Bedford Berneice Lindemood to Robert Bedford Robert Shaffer to Colleen Shipley Bedford Lester Wright to Kenneth Rogers Broad top Ronnie Dull us to Helen Williams East Clair Thomas Chevrolet to Bedford county redevelopment Bedford Virgil boor us to James Leidy Bloomfield Smouse by sheriff to William Corner of Green Lane and Blackburn Bedford John Caro by District director of internal Revenue to Richard 2 lots in Everett Edward by executor and to Jerry Miller Bedford i Edgar Paul Cook Al to Lewis Shaffer Londonderry Nettie Lashley by Al to Donald Lashley Everett Norman Hoover us to David Stonerook Bloomfield Earl elites us to Bald Hill Assembly of god by Cumberland Valley Ida by and mini Strati to Elmer Nuster acres in West Providence Edgar Shipley us to Douglas Feather Bedford Dennis Hobbs us to Wayne Corle Broad top Melvin Boose us to Carl Roub us Woodbury John Wyles us to Franklin Liberty David Rogers us to United states of army corps of Saxton Kenneth Rogers to United states of America army corps of Saxton Kathryn Gertrude Hoover Al to Ada Mary King licensed to wed Jack Calvin and Charlotte Marie new Baltimore David Wayne Artemas Star and Cor Nelia sue re 1 Gregg Steven and Connie Elaine Hopewell re 1 Garnet Russel and Ruth Kay Everett re 1 Arnold Ray Clearville re and Bonnie Lou Everett re 1 Donald Dean and Rebecca Ann Woodbury Thomas Eugene and Diana Carol Fishertown Leonard Arthur Buffalo Mills re and Edith Marie Manns Bridge winners winners in the Bedford elks duplicate Bridge game september 1975 were Russell Turner and Harvey Zeigler Dorothy Wilder and Marie Farber and John rambles in Ray town the Trail that John Henry Bedford county is but one of Many areas across the nation affected by the recent abandonment of rail As much Here As the railroads opened up the crisscrossing the after the High and carrying a wave of frontiersmen into the american the Impact of the Iron horse can be measured by the stature of the characters that folklore identifies with those who Laid the rails and commanded the John a great Hulk of a swung his Way through the Frontier laying rail one step ahead of the Casey who Rode to his death in a train rides on in song As a Symbol of the american commitment to the if the train charged Forward boldly in american life and imagination a Century modern headlines of railway closures and companies tottering on the Brink of bankruptcy Tell a different Story about the railways at its Peak in the Railroad covered the country with More than lines of in Bedford lines stretched from Hyndman to Osterburg and and were used Miles of those lines have been abandoned and thousands of additional ones face a similar Fate As the country attempts to put its railroads in order before it is too writes the National wildlife federation in a recent the rail lines abandoned in the Battle among the car and air plane for a chunk of american transportation need not recede unused into the rail Beds built by John Henry and his fellow workers Are Good for More than just citizens across the country Are recognizing them As natural paths for hiking and biking and the rails to trails movement is emerging on the nations the environmental Protection Agency reported last december that in 1972 Bike sales shot up 65 and during a two year period they 50 percent of All bicycles in the Are sold to adults six years ago it was Only 12 with 40 percent of All Urban work trips less than four Miles cities Are looking to increasing biking As one Means of reducing gasoline consumption and Urban air for the City of plans to use an integrated bikeway strategy to increase bicycle use which it Hopes will reduce Auto emissions by one percent this one of the major obstacles to the continued surge in Epa notes on its 1974 bicycle is the shortage of with several Epa the majority of Bike routes in the United states today consist of Little More than signs which guide bicyclists along their routes and warn motorists of their a Bureau of outdoor recreation indicates there Are less than Miles of Urban and suburban the Lack of resources allocated for bikeway because they already Are Cut through cities and and sloped at a Grade suitable for biking and abandoned railway rights Otway Are natural corridors for leading hikers and bikers into sections of the country otherwise inaccessible to thanks to the work of private trails from rails have been set up in several the advisory committee mentions the 35mile Illinois Prairie and 2v2 mile Cargill Long Park running through the 32mile Elroy Sparta state Trail in and Washington 11mile Burke Gilman Park As prime most the Western Maryland railway turned Over 60 Miles of right Otway it is abandoning Between Connelsville and for recreational while no official figures the citizen advisory committee estimates that perhaps As much As 350 to 500 Miles of abandoned rail bed already have been converted to the choicest rights Otway for conversion Are the newly abandoned which Are still Clear from overgrowth and unlike others which have Laid unused for but the conversion process is not an easy working out the title Transfer can be a legally complicated since in Many cases the railways Only have an easement on the land of a private and that they May not be clearly acquisition of the land can be a costly and in some ways this is the biggest obstacle to citizen according to studies by the citizens advisory acquisition costs for some existing trails have ranged from As Low As per mile to competitors such As utilities for the lands acquisition can Jack up the the costs for pulling out the rail and surfacing the path come on top of although these problems have not been insurmountable in the and Federal funds have been gained in some cases private organizations have assisted in for the Western Mayland line was donated to the Western Pennsylvania which will turn it Over to the this the railway association will submit to Congress its plan for reorganizing the northeastern railways into an efficient transportation if Congress accepts the thousands of Miles of rights Otway will be abandoned and available for recreational use in some of the More congested sections of the if All goes America could Benefit from both a revitalized railway and hundreds of Miles of bikeway and who in Bedford county hikers May be Ive been hiking on the just to pass the time of Day old picture album this taken by miss Annie is labelled Only Andre and it is warmly evocative of its probably soon after world War and of summer Days at the Bedford the resort hotels appearance has changed somewhat since but a near duplicate of this photo could be taken tales of the Allegheny fossils can be interesting did you Ever try to explain something to a child or even an adult that did not fully understand or perhaps did not know the full details of its existence and How it was formed Ive had this experience Many the Field i am referring to is i have been interested in perhaps some of you May wonder what is a Fossil my meger definition might be it is something that gives evidence of prehistoric life that existed millions of years How can you explain to a child How Long is a million years sometimes i wonder if i understand a Fossil can be any Type of animal or Plant life that once by Vaughn whisker it need not be the entire Plant or what i am referring to Are Stone fragments one can find almost i have dozens of stones about my Home which i have picked up Over the years and carried Back to place them about my Flower Many of these fossils once had Bony the Fleshy part has a few still have traces of their exterior most of my collection consists of Shell these shells had been buried in sediment along Rivers or bodies of after the body had decayed a Hole was left in thus leaving a As the sediment Bach to hardened into what we Call stones and rocks this impression i have one Large Stone which weighs perhaps fifty it contains hundreds of fossils of Many others Are about the size of your the most common fossils found Here Are either the Mold Type hollow or the cast raised which shows the top exposed while the Bottom part is still imbedded in the in certain especially in Coal fragments of Fossil plants can be Coal dumps Are favorite places for Fossil most of the fossils we find Are the remains of animal life that once lived in the according to millions of years ago this area in which we live was once covered by the the Plant fossils generally Are associated with Coal deposits that were once Large swamps on land in the past Century several parts of dinosaurs have been found in this these reptilian animals were More numerous in the Western parts of the in some rocks there have been found tracks where animals walked or these Are fossils and Are very we Are not attempting to make geologists out of but we would like to have you become More interested in those Peculiar Fossil collecting can be an interesting it might Cost a Little Energy to carry a Stone Back Home and place it in your Flower but you can Geta lot of pleasure by having some one who is knowledgeable in this Field Tell you a Little history about How it lived and How it was for the next time you find a Stone with a Shell form in pick it it might be Worth some Money As Many people Are now beginning to add fossils in their Hobby first fall foliage festival held 40 years ago the search continued for thieves who stole a car from state trooper Wicker near his Bedford the a 1933 was found badly damaged and abandoned near Fulton Bedford Post 113 reported membership of 146 at its regular meeting at the american legion a Federal Grade crossing project on route 96 at Hyndman won final and plans for construction of More than one mile of new Highway North of Hyndman were nearing final Bedford first methodist episcopal Church held dedication ceremonies for its new Church which houses additional sunday school classroom social rest rooms and Kitchen Bedford High Brevi ties with a cast of 200 students Drew a crowd of More than 500 people to the new High school 30 years ago Bedford Borough police warned that it is a criminal offence to discharge firearms within the and announced a crackdown after ricocheting bullets narrowly missed several workmen on the North Side of apparently fired by shooters aiming at tin cans in the Bedford High schools bosons remained in defeating Mercersburg at the bosons remained Inscor Dupon season against their toughest opponent to the Academy team outweighed the locals by More than 10 pounds per and Bedford held off several drives after Academy had first Down inside the bosons 10yard officers of the Pittsburgh Silica Sand of Catesville were ordered to Harrisburg by state sanitary water Board to outline their proposal to provide adequate treatment of their Industrial Kund Cabinet a family Enterprise Here for 23 was sold to Martin formerly of March of dimes slates fund drive who will operate the Sunnyside Road Plant under the name of Kaywood George Sciranko of bed has been named Campaign director for the second for the March of dimes fund raising drive in bed Ford we want to make everyone aware of the serious problems of birth says and we Hope they will join us in the fight that May one Day save future generations from the threat of and physical As Campaign Sciranko will oversee fund raising activities such As youth and other fund raising Bedford residents can contribute in ways other than giving Sciranko says they can Volunteer their time and energies to making the Campaign a anyone interested in volunteering May Call collect 20 years ago Fred an employee of new Enterprise Stone and Lime was killed near Saxton when a Large Power shovel he was driving overturned on Turnpike truck traffic through Bedford interchange is Back to Normal after a Sharp drop off after july when higher tolls were imposed on truck More than 400 trucks per Day Are leaving the Bedford More than 1000 attended dedication ceremonies for the new Chestnut Ridge High and toured the new million building near Bedford county jury commissioners announced their last Al male jury selecting 150 men for service in the next term of women will be put into the jury wheel for the following for first time in county under an order of judge Charles Sproul resigned As supervising principal of Bedford schools to accept another As yet he had served in the local schools for about 20 serving As principal for the past eight to years ago a state police lieutenant was fined for reckless a trucker was fined on a fou year old speeding and a Man convicted of shooting a policeman in 1944 had his petition dismissed in a but interesting session of county Good great color and huge crowds combined to produce a highly successful weekend for the first annual fall foliage festival for Bedford the Murphy building at the Corner of Pitt and Juliana streets in Bedford got a Facelift Over the White paint replaced the Bare Brick Walls of the exterior of the three Story state and Everett police sought two thugs who entered the office of an Everett loan slugged the manager Vernon Dixon and stole a Large Quantity of Cash before attempting to set the building on police said they had but no suspects in the latest Church the Bedford methodist Church was broken into and considerable damage was less than was year ago an additional 85lou unemployed persons will be hired through a program under the comprehensive employment training it was an George Butler was convicted of first degree murder in the fatal beating of a Western Penitentiary Walter in december of two other prisoners were convicted in the death of Lori a Junior at Chestnut Ridge High was crowned the 197475 fall foliage Queen As part of the Bedford county fall foliage festival activities Over the record crowds visited the county for the annual display of crafts and the Bedford elks country club corporation voted to replace the present Kitchen and tear Down an Annex to the old hotel resurfacing of the streets in Hyndman that Are under state jurisdiction began through emergency provision by the streets had been torn up Over a year due to the construction of a sewer system in the

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