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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 12, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with the Everett Republican established 163rd year 9 Bedford Republican september 1975 single ropy ten examples of fancy trim still visible Here local people help Rose family in time of need by Sally Frear Dot Rose just shakes her head she says with that gentle smile so familiar to Gazette can be very Good to Dot is the Gazette a Post she has held for the past three one tuesday evening at the of the Pensyl hollow Road trailer where she lives with two Young sons was totally destroyed by in a mysterious Blaze which erupted suddenly in the midst of a Thunder All of the family save for two pairs of shoes and a sewing were but the True Story was to unfold in the Days i never dreamed it would turn out the Way it Dot comments i was in Shock i just Felt its really something when you realize that All you have left Are the clothes on your Dot was rushed to the scene of the fire tuesday after a total of six Alert neigh Bors had placed Calls to Bedford one a close Friend of the Harry had gone out in heavy rain to try to save hooking water hoses beneath his own trailer to stretch to the until a tree fell on the rawer Jones nearby in the heavy the flew of water umber also tried to go in afterwards to pull some of the family possessions but was forced Back when flames broke through the trailers realizing there was Little else he could he rushed Over and unhooked both Gas and Oil a Blessing in the whole thing might have blown Dot it want until later that Dot Learned that a a Maryland resident Enro Ute Home from had stopped off just before firemen when he spotted smoke pouring from beneath the he had rushed in and broken through a locked front door to bring out anyone who might have been sleeping he ran from one end of the trailer to the Dot just to be sure no one was although she spoke with him she does not know his he drove on to Maryland still a i guess i will never she pot had come to work at the Gazette shortly after noon that dropping the two boys with close the Harold Duncan family in Orchard her thoughts were on a in who had undergone an operation for cancer the week i was thinking about putting an item in the paper for she i was hoping he might get a few cards from the people the other he won dered Why he haunt heard from me wednesday the Gazette printed an Appeal for shoes and clothing for Dot and her two Young and it want Long until the Calls the callers have offered Kitchen utensils and gifts from area the Gazette passing the hat through its raised nearly and Community donors quickly raised that to Tell her if theres anything she Shes to get in touch with one longtime Bedford Valley Friend a neighbor in Orchard Ernest owner of the k and d shoe store in was on the scene the next Dot and her sons were Given whatever they wanted in at no Dixie Stufft of Dixie style Shoppe in Bedford Early wednesday sent Over a package to the gazettes containing two Brand new outfits for at no a longtime contributor to continued on Page 3 adding fanciful Wood trim in houses seems to have Rone out if style with new Home but of examples fire still visible ii round Ai the iwo lop photos Are of Century work they bring to mind the Tuinder Hird design of indians in the american Southwest did perhaps Childs same of at Bottom left is the Bedford elementary built in the he Carpenter May have had Valentines in mind when he Cut the porch directly the detailed trim on the roof seems to serve As a Frame for the uniquely shaped window of his local boy tells of ferry crash i began like any typical summer but it became a harrowing experience for 127yearold Philip Hickey when the ferry value Wiir crashed while he was on crossing Lake son of Anna Hickey of Bedford left August 5 for a camping trip to Nova Scotia with his aunt Bernice and Uncle Roland Hickey and his Laurie and after a few Days visit with his aunt and Uncle at their Home in they drove to port where they boarded the ferry and crossed Lake Champlain to Dock at ver from they drove through new stopping at two camping Enro Ute to Camp at Nova they camped about two weeks in Nova on their Way they drove to Prince Edward Island and crossed on another ferry to new they camped overnight there before starting Back to we drove to we got on the that when it we were about a mile from port Philip we went we hit Ferris la was about 10 til said the bouy had moved about 20 the wind was the Waves were awful High i was scared i thought it sounded like we hit another As soon As we hit everyone got out of their cars and trucks run Ning for life everybody was we were All scared at but the Captain talked to he said he doubted if wed have to he said wed run aground and there was no Way we could possibly we had hit it Tore a 10 foot Hole in the Bottom of the he told us not to we were Only in about five feet of the ferry was listing at about 30 he moved us All up to the highest part out of the one of the crewmen started to do i dont know what it and the Captain yelled dont do that Shell rip in half we All just stood and another ferry saw us and it circled us in Case we had to in Case it caught on fire or they called the coast a Little coast guard boat it Only held 22 first they took two babies and one Mother and some other Small then five other Small motorboats they took the Small children and some of the the Only ones left were on Page 3 Philip of Bedford holds a copy of the Burlington free press which describes the crash of the Valcour ferry he was a passenger on the ferry crossing Lake Champlain when it ran aground August on the Village Square the new Tennis courts on the Green were in Active use All after their official opening on chrysanthemums Are adding a Bright note of color throughout Richard Blackburn of Bedford has received an degree with a major in economics from Wheaton son of and Richard he is a graduate of Bedford High school and attended Juniata College in he also toured with the Wheaton College concert choir in the Spring of and Robert Steele of Everett re 2 have returned from a tour through the new England states and Nova they returned to Maine by Ocean liner via the Bay of and then drove Down the Atlantic everyone making Apple cider shortest Twilight of the year Are this being unhappy in this season is almost like quote from the Farmers almanac Marine private first class Teresa daughter of and Donald Griffith of Bedford re has been promoted while serving with the women recruit training battalion at Parris a1974 graduate of Bedford High she joined the marines that Thomas Seifert of bed Ford has been accepted in the University of Pittsburgh school of he was named to the Deans list for his freshman year with a son of and Thomas Seifert of Bedford re he is a 1974 graduate of Bedford technical sergeant James son of and James Evans of has received the air Force commendation medal at Evans was cited for meritorious service As a technical training instructor and technician at Sheppard he is a 1961 graduate of Everett Southern High Kelly daughter of first retired and Richard Bardell of enlisted in the women army corps in and is attending Basic training at fort upon completion of Basic she will attend the medical veterinary school at fort colonel Ronald son of and Dale Henderson of served on the staff of the air Force Reserve officers training corps Roth Field training Camp conducted recently at Charleston he is a 1952 graduate of Bedford High and a 1957 graduate of Penn among county birthdays celebrated recently were Kerry James son of and Alan Noel of bed 16 Shawn son of and Victor Smith of Imler re 18 Michael James son of and Gene Weaverling of Bedford re 18 Todd Eugene son of and Donald James of Manns Choice re 22 Todd Frederick son of and Edward Diehl of new Paris re 4 Jason son of and James Wertz of Bedford re 4 Thomas son of and James Brant of Buffalo 6 Melissa Leann daughter of and Michael Gerula of Alum 4 and Randall Scott Bottomley of events of the week Northern Bedford county school directors thursday approved a two year contract with the districts who had voted in favor of the pact two changes were made Between the tentative approval Given last month and final the contracts family dental insurance was in creased from to for the 196667 a change in the income Protection to begin after accumulated sick leave has been used the insurance will then pay 50 per cent of the the Board acted to increase school lunch prices by 5 effective this will bring the Price of grades 1 through 3 to 35 cents grades 40 and 45 the didst increase prices last a 10cent per hour pay raise was voted for cafeteria retroactive to a report on abcs proposed vocational and classroom expansion was presented by District architect Thomas action was delayed for further the directors Learned last month that estimates of the projects Cost far exceeded the original figures prepared last Bedford county court could become the scene of a Legal Battle Between Independent truckers and the state police Over the radar tactics being used on interstate a Story that was making headlines statewide thursday quoted Independent truckers association vice president Bill Scheffer of Breezewood As saying that Ita of Pennsylvania lawyers would ask courts in Bedford and Dauphin counties to Rule the Speed trap tactics Are the Story said truckers were angry because of disguises being used and according to a quote attributed to its against state police regulations to make traffic citation arrests when not in however Scheffer was on a haul in the Midwest and be reached to confirm the a representative of overdrive contacted at Itas Breezewood said he knew discussions on Legal actions had taken place last weekend Between Ita and its information was being and More discussions with truckers from other states Are he although the overdrive staffer said he haunt talked with Scheffer since last he questioned whether United press which was carrying the might have jumped the gun the up Story further quoted Scheffer As saying that the truckers dont want to be harassed or put into a position of being pulled off the Road by just anyone who comes he was referring to incidents hed heard of where truckers were hijacked and robbed when they pulled Over in response to hitchhikers they thought were state police in Scheffer was quoted As saying Ita want interested in making it easier for truckers to break Speed a trucker from was killed Early thursday when his tractor trailer struck at the East end of the Allegheny Tunnel and Charles was dead on arrival at Somerset Hospital Coroner Wilbur Miller said the Driver had died of multiple and head and Chest state police at Everett said Fauver exited the Tunnel East bound in the left which is restricted to trying to get Back into the right Lane and negotiate the left curve at what police said was an apparent High rate of Fauver lost the truck was loaded with swinging the Rig struck the travelled 60 feet along the rail and then continued approximately 160 feet further before traffic was blocked for a the Accident occurred at damage was estimated at the Birds of Cessna Are in for a noisy thousands of blackbirds and starlings have been plaguing homeowners along a Lane South of route 56 they complained to Bud the county agriculture Extension service representatives and Cliff state supervisor for the Interior department fish and wildlife services animal damage control examined the wooded area where the Birds Roost at night and agreed with local residents that the Birds were a studholme explained what could and be done about the plans Are to Contact the Johnstown Man who owns the property where the Birds if studholme gets the owners a series of noise devices will be set with the idea of scaring the Birds the devices have been used before in other according to commissioner Robert who added that studholme has successfully tackled similar the Cessna Experiment will get underway As soon As Sweet said he was september 1975 teachers at Northern Bedford county schools voted tuesday afternoon to accept the two year contract tentatively agreed on last the school Board is expected to act on the contract thursday the vote was taken during the teachers in service and classes will get underway wednesday mor As repairs Are underway on the main Access Road to warriors Mark state Park near which was partially washed out during Hurricane Agnes in the which is the former Huntingdon Broad top Railroad has been closed since the the department of environmental resources awarded a contract for the repair work in july to Anderson and of the major part of the work involves retaining Walls where two Large Road sections were washed into the footers Are being poured for the which will be 2mfeet wide at the base arid taper to one foot at Road three men were arrested tuesday morning for a theft of service at Midway Motel near the Bedford Turnpike in and for the theft of from two Motel the men apparently were members of a motorcycle gang passing through the they were identified As Nicolas of Orlando Richard 23 of Elk and Robert of they were arraigned before magistrate Kenneth Jewell and jailed in lieu of Bond pending a hearing sentencing was deferred tuesday on two men who pleaded guilty to violation of the uniform firearms Van Vorn ordered a pre sentence investigation into the past records of Samuel and Nelson both of Pitt the men arrested on the Turnpike apr after their car was stopped for a traffic Wayne formerly of Paw now living in pleaded guilty to Possession of a Small amount of marijuana and corruption of Van Horn flush Rodd placed Smith on 33months and toed Turp and the costs of Harry pleaded Futy the

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