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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 29, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 18 Bedford october 1971 Over 300 attend auxiliary confab at the Springs Over 300 members of Hospital auxiliaries from throughout the state gathered wednesday As the 20th annual convention of the Penn Sylvania association of Hospital auxiliaries convened at the Bedford guest speakers wednesday included Kenneth Acker administrative director of the Geisinger medical Center in and lad president of Allegheny general Hospital in speaking on the role of the Hospital auxiliary in a changing called today hospitals big and said a new Breed of Hospital volunteers will be needed to meet in creased afternoon workshops dealt with new Volunteer services offered by and roles the auxiliary can play in the a special program attended by Over 100 described preparation of the Hospital gift shop for guest speaker this morning will be the Jack Hein Sohn of new the session will conclude at area teenagers join to assist retarded children a Federal Grant under part b of the education of the handicapped act in the amount of was approved for the Appalachia intermediate unit department for exceptional children for the fiscal year ending june the program will provide educational services to pre school handicapped children and Parent see enclosed abstract of objectives and Counselor employed Are Richard Adams for bed Ford Pamela Salem for Cambria county and Robert George for Blair parents interested in educational services for their preschool handicapped children May inquire by writing to the department for exceptional 403 Juliana Bedford or Call general Assembly balks on divorce Harrisburg up the general Assembly failed to act tuesday on two controversial issues the appointment of Maurice Goddard As Secretary of environmental resources and a controversial divorce Reform worst crash in years flaming Auto claims three a Mother whose husband and two daughters died in a blazing trocar crash was doing pretty Well at county Hospital three other injured children have been discharged and returned another child remains Mary Louise of and daughter were both satisfactory Bochert is being treated for Burns suffered when she tried to reach two of her children trapped in the gaming wreckage of the family station Edith is being treated for head and facial Hospital spokesmen said Bochert was adjusting pretty already aware her two Sisters Are has not been told her father died the three other children injured in the and have been returned to Virginia by older Brothers and the Bochert had a total of 12 six of them were in the station Wagon Frt Day headed for a veterans Day weekend visit with relatives in killed in the crash at Friday on Anderson curve just South of Cessna on old 220 were Albert Ross 43 Sarah 10 and Patty the children were trapped in the burning their father died saturday of Burns suffered trying to save Bochert lived Over 18 hours with severe third degree Burns Over 90 percent of his he died at saturday As a Burn treatment team from Brooke army hospitals Burn Center in Corpus Texas was preparing to Fly him there for was a retired enlisted Man from the the Burn a doctor and were flown from Corpus Christi to Andrews air Force base in then lifted by helicopter to Blair county Airport in state police transported them to county the specialists credited the Hospital staff with an heroic Effort in treating the dead Man had been placed immediately in the hospitals intensive care two doctors were waiting when ambulances Hospital spokesmen said Bochert remained conscious and rational right up to the the two dead children were Riding in the rear deck of the in the area Between the Back seat and the continued on Page 7 this 1964 Chevrolet station Wagon erupted into a fiery death trap for a father and two of his children in a two car crash on old 220 near Cessna Friday flames fireman Roy Harshbarger face reflects horror at discovery of two children after flames were lag behind Market value Harrisburg Bedford county rather consistently Over the space of the past decade has been below the statewide average in the percentage of assessed valuation of taxable property in the county to the so called Market records of the state tax equalization Board the Market values certified each year by the state tax Board Are used As the base for state reimbursement to local school for the state tax equalization Board in its certification for the past year lists the average percentage of assessed valuation to the Market value in Bedford county As As compared with the statewide average of the Market value certified by the state tax Board for the county for the past year was within the space of the past ten years the Market value for the county has gradually climbed while the percentage of assessed valuation to Market value inched Down As follows a decade ago in 1960 bed Ford county Market value was certified As with the assessed valuation to Market value for the county set at percent As against the statewide average that year of two years later in 1962 Bedford county Market value was certified at with an assessed valuation to Market value for the county of percent average for the state As a whole jumping another two years to the county Market valuation increased to for a percentage score of percent percent continuing the two year interval by 1966 Bedford county Market value certification had increased to while the percentage of assessed valuation to Market value was pegged at with the statewide average that year the following the county Market value was pegged at with a percentage rating of percent As against the a verage for the state that year of by 1968 the Market value for Bedford county had climbed to with the percent of assessed valuation of taxable property Wildcat strike closes the zoo Philadelphia up the Philadelphia zoo was closed indefinitely Friday by a strike by animal and grounds keepers and commissary zoo not intending a called it a Wildcat in the county at percent percent the following saw the Market value for the county at with an assessed valuation to Market value of percent and a statewide average of which com pares with the already noted tally for 1970 of in Market value and a percentage of assessed valuation to Market value of per Why the changes various factors Combine to influence this such As properties going on or off the tax annexations and changing local economic and adjustments for other new according to the two break ins reported Here Richard Weimert and Charles Engle of Meadowbrook Terrace reported minor thefts during a breaking at their residences according to Bedford Borough police the two Homes were entered through the Back doors sometime Between 6and 9 Weimert reported that his door was forced he added that Engle was away for most of the both Homes reported numerous Small items and Small amounts of Cash

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