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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 31, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Spam pm combined a Fth the Ever eff Republican established 163rd year 15 Bedford Republican Friday october 1975 single copy ten cents breeches and bonnets return to friends school seemingly perplexed by the Lisa Ferguson strikes a studious pose during the Allday session sat Dun rings Creek friends meeting Betty Lou Miller portrays the role of a colonial Complete with Stern modern students learn about Good old Days Norma Jean Pyle Calls out words in a spelling Bee and commands the children with form of meaning that they must repeat the word before they spell the cows Lowed in a nearby the leaves crunched underfoot in the Yard and through the windows came the childish enunciation of form of interrupted the Crisp and the Childs voice take your the teacher com spelled the next in line in the spelling the session in Progress sounded much like a classroom of perhaps More the teachers and classroom looked nothing like their 1975 in the in appropriate were attired in costumes of the Bicentennial gathered together were the Bedford primary school students of Betty Lou Miller and Norma Jean second and third Grade rules for discipline so that the children would not be unaware of the behaviour expected of the teachers posted a list of school rules that would have been a propos of an 1800s mind to have your hands and faces washed and Heads combed every morning before you come to school and be there by the time into school quietly and soberly and when there be quiet and still at your proper business mind the instructions of the move not from seat to or go out and but one at a do not scribble on your or one another slate or ciphering coming to or going from behave with decency and not mocking or insulting any neither Stop in the Road to nor make a great and unbecoming Tell no untruths nor us corrupt or a scriptural language also be careful to Call the months and the Days of the week by their proper let there be no fighting or challenging to no no throwing stones or teachers respectively in the Bedford area school districts gifted student the setting was Dunnings Creek friends meeting where classes were held from the late 1800s into the 19teens for children of friends members and other nearby the classroom was Complete with desks used in the the kind at which two students could be seated and a potbellied in keeping with this years the for Millers and Pyles the girls wore ankle length dresses and the breeches and stockings or bib the wore costumes of the the Allday session at the friends school was designed to give today students a personal experience with a classroom situation typical of their with limited subjects and limited More than one student succumbed to the seated at desks in the extreme Back of the room were several youngsters holding Sticks crosswise in their holding signs that whisper Sticks Between the lips for those who but the classroom by today a normally in addition to the the students were exposed to other subjects of the doing lessons on individual Pyle had constructed an heroic music staff on paper for the music the Art lesson involved the making of crafts with resources normally found in a Home of the 1800s and others provided by the youngsters made miniature spinning tops from acorns and whirligigs from strings and paper cutouts from folded paper when result in a strip of the the classroom study was just one in a series of special Bicentennial learning situations in which the youngsters will be involved throughout the studying cipher books and working Over slates and an Abacus from Lisa Tracy Amy Amy clites and Becky Pleasantville Minnie Mcgregor Dies at 104 Darren Shaffer experienced the strictness of an 1800s classroom he then found himself unable compliments of u whisper More commonly known As settled in Bedford county before the majority in the Vicinity of and a scattered few in the farther reaches of old Clair All of their meeting houses have been located in the area Between Fishertown and the big known today As Spring Pleasantville Minnie who was born in a Conestoga Wagon while her family returned from the Midwest in and lived to be died quietly october in the Little Forest medical Center in where she had lived with a daughter for the past several Active until recent years in both her Church and her she As one family member termed her a very remarkable born january while the family made the return trip to Bedford county by covered she was a daughter of Azell and Amanda Wilson her grand Benjamin had headed the underground Railroad movement in Pleasantville through the civil War using a barn on his property As a key Holdover Junction in the Southern slave escape and she was to spend much of her life in the family located along 56 in the she lived in Pleasantville until just a few years when failing eyesight forced her to move with a daughter to beginning in at the age of she had spent her Summers with her in and about two years become a resident of a nursing Home but aunt As they knew was a sprightly lady into her one who continued her service to her Church until she was Over 100 years and who maintained the family Home in Pleasantville alone until she was in her As Long As she was she attended services at her the United methodist Church of Alum and at the time of her its oldest even when weather she tuned in to services carried on the air Over radio and was particularly exasperated when the radio failed she called us one Niece recalled she just refused to miss those into her she had maintained the eight room family Homestead firing up its old Stoker Coal Furnace by and carrying the ashes out alone to the Back of her at she was photographed by a neighbor sweeping the Snow from her front aunt Minnie just want one to ask you to do anything for they said of her tending the House she had Seldom a asked for although it was often on her 100th she had received greetings from then president Richard and had treasured the it was one of the first things she showed to a member of the family recalled married late in the last Century to Calvin Cal she had moved with him Early in life to where he was employed As a but in the they and she had continued in the family Home along 56 her husband preceded her in at the age of on february surviving Are her Mildred Hartman of one two great grandchildren and a number of a and one infant son preceded her in funeral services october at 11 from the Jack Geisel funeral Home in with the Roy her burial following in the Pleasantville events of the week a total of persons Are eligible to vote in the 4 general election in Bedford according to figures certified last week to the the breakdown shows and 249 persons registered As nonpartisan and other the voter Rolls have increased since last Springs when there were republicans and 214 for a total of prior to the primary the county Board of elections had conducted a purge of persons who haunt voted in two the new figures show a drop of More than 500 registered voters since last for the 1974 november elec persons were eligible to cast ballots that included1 republicans and 287 the latest registration figures Are also a decrease from the last time county offices were up for that there were democrats and 188 other the county population has grown White the voter registration keeps county elections officials note that this Springs primary turnout was better than in the body of an elderly new England missing since was found saturday just off the Breezewood Turnpike exit Edmund Victor of was discovered about 11 by Frank Shaffer of Everett and another Hunter in the wooded area Between route 30 and the Deputy Coroner Tim Berkebile said the Man was identified through papers in his according to mongers he had been missing since he boarded a bus for mongers death was listed As being the result of unknown causes and an investigation is being the body reportedly was badly foul play is not Berkebile the Penn Central Railroad and the Western Maryland railway have applied to Federal agencies to abandon their lines from Bedford to the Western Maryland abandonment application to the interstate Commerce com Mission covers the Miles from the Bedford line to the Georges Creek Junction in the Narrows outside according to Rene general attorney for the the state line Branch has been out of service since june 1972 because of damage resulting from Hurricane Agnes prior to no traffic had originated or terminated on the line since december the Western Maryland officials said the inc will Rule on its abandonment application without hearings protests Are received which contain information that such hearings should be protests must be filed with the inc by arson is being investigated As the cause of a Bedford House fire that caused several Hundred dollars damage Early Bedford firemen said there were four separate blazes in the basement and living room of the House at 244 Pitt a partially full believed to have been used in starting the was found in the a neighbor spotted smoke coming from the House shortly before 5 and turned in the the House had been owned by the late Percy Howsare and was occupied at the time of the fire by Homer of who said he had returned Home about and gone to sleep on a living room he said he awakened to find the House filled with firemen arrived shortly after Howsare and a dog had made their Way out the front flames were coming from a first floor firemen had the blazes contained within a few minutes damage was confined to some stored articles and a cellar there was no structural chief Fred Hoover said the firemen found All the windows and doors closed and no signs of forcible the fire investigation was turned Over to Borough who called in a state police fire marshal later october 1975 the Northern Bedford county school Board last week revised its plans for a building project at the High in order to reduce the project Cost to the plan announced in october 1974 would have Cost More than first the revision done by Large and suckling of Altoona Calls for a seven room addition to the High and an adjacent vocational building to House three a classroom and a Green the Board authorized filing the applications forms for financing with the state Public school building superintendent Van Horn said that by applying the districts capital Reserve fund of to the the local share of the annual lease rental would be reduced from to approximately Van Horn also pointed out that because the Bond Issue for the new addition will not be due until september any tax increase next year will be to meet the new two year teachers although an increase will be necessary for the building in Minnie Mcgregor at attorneys for magistrate Ammi Alye Sutphen and for the auditors of Napier and Juniata townships argued monday Over the surcharges levied against the magistrate because of her late filing of fines and costs due the townships last there was no indication As to when judge Van Horn would Rule on the the townships filed suit against the magistrate in charging that she owed them a total of and were seeking an additional As a 10 the late for the amounts due covered the final five months of 1974 for the fines had not been turned Over for october and december of last in Sutphen turned Over the fines to attorneys for the but they refused to accept them since the sur charges were not the Appeal from the surcharge was filed the same while Napier claimed the magistrate owed them plus for the Stephens records showed the fines due totalled Juniata auditors said plus the surcharge was owed the magistrate s figures showed the amount to be unemployment in Bedford county would have been Between and per cent higher this year without the comprehensive employment training act according to a study done by the Southern alleghenies planning and development manpower had its biggest effect in according to the study when 282 persons were working under the federally funded from a labor Force of count ians that with unemployment at the unemployment rate was per cent without manpower it would have been 15 per the study Lynn Casteel of Manns Choice re has been hired to administer the housing and Community development act Grant the county has a 1175 graduate of Clarion state will also assist the county housing on Page 5

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