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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 4, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
S Ritford la Tumtum combined with the Everett Republican established 1812 175th year 3 september 1987 Isis single copy 35 cents owners Flap leaves Bedford Springs in turmoil one manager was escorted off the premises by the county and his replacement was fired hours after taking As a behind the scenes ownership dispute at the bed Ford Springs hotel boiled Over this in the midst of the one Bruce attempted to Force entry to the managers of fice Early wednesday morning and was barred by armed Security later corneal obtained a court order restraining the Robert White of lodging from exercising the order was served by sheriff Max Norris and White was ordered off the property until a court hearing Mon Day before that former manager William Pace was re installed As manager for a few he then was dismissed by the Man he had apparently lodging unlimited was still managing the hotel with so Meone else in the managers but at least one portion of the owner ship has notified the West Chester firm that its services Are to be Ter what is not Clear in a tangle of moves and conflicts is the Root of the dispute that appears to have set Cor Neal and Asher partners in the hotel they purchased last at especially so soon after successfully concluding an Effort to arrange Lon term financing of the various functionaries and former owners Are on one Side or the other in the latest for sources at the hotel employees had been Given conflicting this the reversals came workers were told they would be terminated if they heeded the owners manager White was to be tuesday morn they were told to ignore the sequence of events this week included sunday department Heads at the hotel were told that lodging was in Complete command of the and that no other including thai of one of the would be monday Kormer manager who has been working in marketing for the was told to resume command tuesday morn corneal issued a directive to White that same telling him his services were no Long re that he should turn in his keys and leave the hotel tuesday corneal issued a memo As president of Bedford Springs notifying All staff that White was no longer an and effective immediate Pace was the acting the same Hobert attorney infant for who is 50 percent owner and Secretary informed White by letter that he was still in White then fired moved the corporate books his office and changed the guards from an Altoona Security firm appeared on the wednesday before 7 Cor Neal and a contractor opened the locked door of Whites but they were stopped by Security the same Cornea obtained a temporary restraining posting with the county sheriff Max Norris served the on Page 5 court rules Springs exec ouster wrong a wide Angle View of be Fords Public Square shows some of tuesdays work in in the sidewalk edging was be ing placed on the Southeast while piles of Brick paving stones waited at the curb for workers to begin placing them in that portion of the in the a loader can be seen picking up paving along the South Side of the courthouse where a pedestrian Plaza will replace the area that now serves for parking and one Entrance to the rear the Plaza will end just behind the Cour the sidewalk on the North Side of the courthouse was torn up courthouse work to proceed More improvements Are planned for the but the county commissioners split 21 tuesday on How to go about that the vote came on a Resolution that would retain Bena Tec associates for any architectural work on the next phase of up to a Cost of that phase will include More pain Ting and carpeting on both the first and second a new sound system and opening a doorway bet Ween the old treasurers office and the Register recorder to give the lat Ter office needed commissioner Gary Ebersole objected to retaining citing a letter from the Camp Hill firm that said phase two work would include but made no mention of the commissioners Jay Cessna and Joe Clapper said be nates letter of including did not mean the phase was limited to that Clapper said the Only work by Bena Tec that is anticipated is in preparing specifications for a sound one that is simpler than originally planned when a new ceiling in the courtroom was by signing the the county got the plans and specs for the which were in the architects Possession As part of the original master the doorway is no Small the door will be placed in a three Foa thick Brick bearing and will be 42 inches wide to remove an old Safe from the former treasurers the floor in that room also is inches higher than the surrounding apparently haying been built up years ago by adding Brick and Concrete for fireproof ing Tak ing this out is part of the planned the commissioners intend to undertake the work in pro Bably starting with the there Are no plans to bid the if the individual jobs Are wader the bid plans Are to use local contract one will examine the us ing relates this Clapper noted that phase two of courthouse improvements already started with the courtroom painting and each of those Cost the total on the next projects could be As much As if done under a general Clapper the commissioners Hope to do it for much on another the commissioners Drew several irate citizens to their meeting the representing veterans were upset last week when the Public Square contractor started to remove the flagpoles at the veterans Monument with the flags of the military services still on the commissioners pointed out that their part of the joint project is limited to the courthouse Corner and Bedford Borough is in charge of the they said they had received com plaints about the incident and discovered that l the contractor had told a switchboard operator in the courthouse that the flags had to be removed monday 2 that the on her final Day of work with the had not relayed the message to the veterans affairs 3 that the a director was out of town that 4 that the Dozer operator had waited several hours for the flags to be then pushed them Over to a leaning position to continue his 5 that a passerby saw the on Page 5 judge Daniel Howsare ruled after a hearing monday that the president of Bedford Springs had not clearly shown he had the Legal right to terminate the Job of hotel manager Robert the corporation Bruce had secured a temporary restraining order last barring White from the hotel property after White ignored a notice that his Job was the other half of the Springs Secretary treasurer Asher said the corporation had not taken any action to terminate Whites the Issue boiled to the surface last week in a Swift Exchange of court conflicting orders to hotel employees and the attempted entry into the managers locked of fice that was stopped by unarmed corneal secured a temporary in Junction against and the court set a hearing for monday mor was seeking to bar White in a motion filed monday White sought to have the injunction dissolved just what the court did after a Daylong while the court action would technically restore Whites it did Little to clarify the situation that has left the hotel operation in Washington lawyer William representing commented in his arguments that dissolving the order does not go to the underlying dissolving then you have the same Anar Chical James Cascio of representing seemed to agree when he argued that the Only thing Clear is that there is a substantial disagreement Over the hotel opera but he contended the anarchy was created by Corneals equity action against White last said the manager was a hotel that his work was below Standard and haunt been and that he had conspired with others to undermine the corporation presi dents also that White solicited support from other stockholders to keep his Job and override another motion filed a half hour before the hearing asked that sky be allowed to intervene in the corneal White John acting for said the corporate part Ner was intervening in his own in not on either although he questioned Corneals authority to pursue the action against White Koontz did not represent As was indicated in previous but had signed the request for a temporary order because of other conditions mondays petition to intervene was set aside without a Cor neals counsel said he thought the motion would be More appropriate in an action into the underlying causes of the apparent Whites counsel didst of intervention but said Mon Days action was strictly More than 50 people showed up for the in addition to White and their the group included some 30 people Many hotel employees who were management or sex management a representative of Union National Bank in which recently approved a million loan to the and interested Only lodging unlimited presi Dent Morris Laskey and for a Brief identification of on Page 8 Hyndman couple wins lotto loot by Gail Arbogast Gazette correspondent Hyndman for Phyllis and Paul Bishop of Gooseberry was a winning they won the Pennsylvania the lotto Jackpot was Over million give or take 40 that will give the Bishops approximately a year for the next 21 the numbers chosen by Paul have been played by the couple off and on since last Paul asked Phyllis to play that number rather than two others they frequently the figures hh6181920 have no we just picked said employed at Kays ceramics and Phyllis was working Friday evening when Paul called he asked her to go Home and double Check the i burst into tears when i realized we had said she called Paul at his work Placebo share the i cried Over the she Paul Are you All right take your Glycerine Pill she has a heart related coming Back to Phyllis kept the Happy secret from her employer and who teased her about never guessing it had actually the following Phyllis was very but a nervous Paul finally told her to go to the and verify the Karen a clerk at Conners where the winning ticket had been purchased from employee Alma verified the Karen i scream Oil hit six of them then Karen ran to the Back of the store to show another clerk the Winn ing while Phyllis was Yelling come Hack Here with my ticket who was at Home waiting for Phylliss had congratulatory phone Calls before his wife reached the front especially Good travels fast in a Small the phone never stopped stated finally on Page 8 there it is the winning ticket in last fridays Phyllis Bishop right her of Hyu Duvan won with Cue of a regular series of numbers they have been playing for five helping to hold the ticket for everyone to see is Jean cd veer of Conners where the ticket was
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