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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 19, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Of Ramirer combined with the Republican established 1812 163rd year i5a 10 Bedford Republican september 1975 single copy ten cents leaders Call for continued Effort work progresses on downtown Bedford restoration two men who have spent several years trying to restore downtown Bedford told the Bedford rotary club monday they were surprised themselves to see How much had been accomplished they said an ordinance to regulate commercial signs would put before Borough Council at its october Ronald Markwood and Harold Hill offered the update on representing a committee of the Bedford development Markwood displayed a map of the downtown showing restored buildings and those whose owners have shown interest in restoration shaded in a sizeable have actually completed and several More have expressed if we can just get some More downtown we need a Little Hill a problem and it was graphically shown on one slide looking up Pitt Street from in front of the new Hoffman you can hardly see the buildings for the Markwood pointed he said that As signs Are recessed into the buildings each building will be enhanced and the whole town will Markwood showed before and after pictures of buildings which had been and copies of his drawings suggesting Low Cost alterations to the front Hill said restoration does not mean that every building has to be Markwood added that his designs have been based on the period of each and that there Are several distinct architectural periods we try to maintain the flavor of the Markwood Hill explained that the committee has no no no Federal All we have is advice and both men mentioned the Domino effect a property owner sees buildings on both sides of him sprucing and decides to go we were Hill theres no limit to what can the committee members said they can not take credit for All the Many building owners have gone ahead on their with sandblasting or refurbishing int it Beautiful that All the Penn Grant buildings on the squares have been restored Markwood Markwood pointed out that the effect has spread to some buildings several blocks from the downtown shopping he defended what some have called a p the effect is to soften the he and it enhances the rest of the we do love the he and we want to see it Hill also mentioned the commercial benefits of Low Cost Markwood pointed to a problem coming this Bedford is going to be he with an influx of frustrated City the problems of cities Are and people Are but a Short travelling time from this in the Markwood we have something you cant but you sure can a he projects like the Anderson and bed Ford Village and Are Allim he Progress May be but All of it is the town is going to he if we maintain a heritage we might otherwise with the 63 buildings in Bedford which Date to 1858 or a Community Effort is required to preserve and enhance Markwood i Hope we have the common sense to he several members of Borough Council expressed approval but agreed to think about i monday after Developer Joe Smyth presented a plan to transform the squares after working hours by blocking traffic approaches to Smyth gave Council a Small map below to explain his traffic except for police would be blocked a half lock from the this Smyth would create a pedestrian environment that will encourage civic activities such As band Art displays and just getting out for a this could be the Start of a regular activities program focused on the Smyth also presented a letter from Harry proprietor of landmark who said he could not oppose the even though the loss of immediate parking Access would have some effect on our Latshaw by making the and thus the shopping a enjoyable and More comfortable space for the citizens of our Community we will attract More people to the stores and shops in the downtown Latshaw noted that the Square and the Park benches Are populated at night by a certain group whose friends in cars Stop to talk and Back up some vehicles have been counted making As Many As 40 trips around the stopping and starting very and noisily at each Corner As they make their Circle around and around the stopping at times at the Park benches to perhaps the congregation of boisterous and often profane individuals who seem to have exclusive use of the Park Ben Ches and the resulting traffic problems discourages a lot of people who would nor Mally enjoy an evening walk or a pleasant moment in the Latshaw perhaps by changing the vehicular Pat Tern in the evenings the residents and in particular those who live in the Square area could enjoy the Beauty and serenity that a Park can add to a police chief Joseph Clark said that hemp new used a similar plan in 1946 and change Back for Council president Sheldon Ickes called it a great idea and recalled a similar plan was considered along with of Street parking 15 years Elj Luji i Pitt Street House to i ii fall foliage festival plans finalized plans for the annual fall foliage october 10 through were finalized at a recent meeting of the com and All appears in readiness for another enjoyable the format of the festival remains very much the same As in years opening with the Parade of antique miss crowning of the festival the muzzle and the Harvest Ball at the Bedford Thomas Reiley has been appointed chairman of the committee arranging window and any persons willing to provide displays of heirlooms or other interesting items is asked to Contact Robert Barnhart will serve As chairman of television and several appearances by the festival participants Are Donald Hershberger will serve As Parade Nancy Brooker Heads a committee from the Garden club which is arranging a Homes tour during the any groups interested in setting up a Booth on the sidewalk during the festival should Contact Dorothy festival chair phone space can then be As in the Bedford Council has on Page painters put the finishing touches on Ilic spy House us the latest efforts of downtown businesses o heir the which houses the Washington now sports Cream coloured with Cream pedestrian mall proposed for be Fords town Square Wagon train takes 16aaile weekend tour Sun filtered through the Trees and mottled patterns of Shade on the Woodland Trail Over Lions Mountain near Bedford As Twenty one wagons creaked in single file through tic Forest Over 150 people came from Pennsylvania and with teams of ponies and mules pulling carts and surveys to the Ronald Shaffer farm near the county Shaffer was Host for the eleventh Wagon train scheduled by members of the Bedford county Wagon train the association has no officers and no members simply take turns inviting the group to their farm for camping and Wagon people began to gather at shaffers farm Friday by there were 19 wagons ready to Roll on a 10 Mike tour of the Early in the frosty morning the group gathered around a Bonfire for Church services led by minister John his wife accompanied the groups singing As she played her you get any closer to the lord than we were this out there in that All of us around the it was just Beautiful one Man sex by there were 21 wagons to join the second Days dozens of Rosey cheeked kids and romping dogs ran alongside and Many More joined on the biting Frost didst seem to bother the people nearly As much As the stinging yellow jackets the first few wagons riled the swarm of bees and numerous casualties resulted when following wagons rolled another minor mishap resulted when the front Yoke on the Lead Wagon someone came to the Rescue with a repairs were made and the tour resumed without along the main wide eyed cows stared in amazement at the spectacle and ran along with the wagons As far As their pasture Fence would cowpokes on horseback found that their lofty Perch allowed them to reach the Best apples on Trees on Page 3 David Oberle really knows How to take it Llen be sits in the his this panhandler had stopped at Blanche and a thur Grubbs Wagon for a after he devoured events of the week Bedford teachers called a halt to their eight Day for the by voting to submit the contract impasse to fac finding by the Pennsylvania labor relations students in the District returned to class on i is or Page Leon Hill the Harrisburg trucker who was shot along the Turnpike East of Bedford died at 35 saturday in Harrisburg general an autopsy performed sunday morning listed the primary cause of death As a gunshot wound to the one Small Caliper slug was removed from Rascoe head two Days after the shooting a second Bullet reportedly remained lodged in a More vital area of the was first admitted to Johnstown memorial Hospital he was transferred to Harrisburg the victim never regained consciousness after the until his Transfer from state police had kept an around Hemlock Vigil at Rascoe bedside in Hopes that he might regain state police at who took Over the investigation of the shooting from Everett Turnpike had first listed the incident As an Rascoe death makes the crime Rascoe body was found lying along the passenger Side of his eastbound which was pulled into a rest area about Miles East of Bedford police set the time of the assault Between and 7 when he was found by another Motorist who pulled off the Highway at the Rascoe was driving for Capitol of Mechanicsburg he was bound from the company Indiana warehouse with a Load of miscellaneous aluminium the cargo was but Money and a Wallet were it was theorized the Driver had been no gun was found at the nor did an extensive search on both sides of the Pike in both directions turn up a Rascoe is survived by a wife and four he had worked for Capitol for two eighty Earold Rita Frazier of Bedford re died wednesday in Altoona general where she was admitted with head injuries on the girl struck her head on a paved Road near her dutch Corner Home after she was thrown from a she had been in a coma since the kor a while saturday Bedford resembled Dodge City at Roundup a horse was running through the Middle of the horse had been on the Loose since after it threw its rider near the Bedford Springs and fled into the a search shortly before 11 the animal was sighted near the landmark restaurant at the East end of two Young Gary Ebersole of Osterburg and Rick Wright of tried to Corral the but he she became spooked by a car and began a Gallop West on Penn matter of the horse went up the a Enfer of the casing photos to ring at the Borough police station with information to that of witnesses said the horse stopped for the Light at the intersection of Penn with Juliana then turned near the Straub Brothers the horse clattered onto the sidewalk for a Ebersole and Wright thought it might jump into a Glass window As they again tried to catch having followed the Stampede up Penn the horse got away turning onto Central Way heading the two men managed to bring the runaway to a Stop near the Side Entrance to maurices police caught up with the and the horse was walked to the Borough it was determined the horse belonged at the Bedford where it was being so it was walked with a police the officers noted that no one was Hurt and no damage done during the they gave the horse a bag of peanuts at the station some reports said the horse left something in return in the same september 1975 arguments on the lawsuit Between District magistrate am Malye Sutphen and the auditors of Napier and Juniata townships have been scheduled for court the auditors filed suits last saying fines due the townships from several months in 1974 had not been turned Over by the the townships demanded a 10 per cent surcharge in addition to the Money then due magistrate Sutphen took exception to the in she filed written exceptions that said the auditors had not supplied her with a copy of their that the monthly reports were filed on that the fines were turned Over in and that there were minor discrepancies Between her list of fines due and the auditors the Napier auditors filed their answers to the exceptions on they denied that they had not Given Sutphen a copy of their and that their report of the fines due was in since it was ascertained by an inspection of Sutphen the approximately difference was immaterial since the monthly reports and Fine Money were not filed As according to the they also said the Money was not turned Over to their Don on april Sutphen did give Reiley a Check for the Money without the surcharge the attorney is still holding the Check since he refused to officially accept it As Napier auditors Lorraine Lois Miller and Wilbert Kinsey Are asking the court to uphold the a similar answer to Sutphen exceptions is expected from Juniata three men were sentenced monday after entering guilty pleas before judge Van Gary Bedford was placed on oneyear probation after his sentence on a burglary charge was suspended Van Horn also ordered Basore to pay the costs of prosecution and make Basore and another Young Man had been arrested for breaking into Bedford intermediate school on april 13 and stealing about Worth of another suspended sentence and 23months probation was handed to Terry Everett who was charged with a burglary at Fishers garage in Bedford township a second person was also charged in that during Worth of tools were taken most of the items were recovered and judge Van Horn also ordered Vincent to pay a costs and Phillip Frederick of was fined and and placed on probation for six months after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of the Corners of several Ham an assortment of cakes and rejected one he actually Drapik his ii Iii ii Tea to Wash it All Everett Borough Council tuesday named councilman Jim Howser to the Everett area Parks and recreation replacing Jere who resigned during the monthly Council also Learned that the general state authority has approved a Resolution allowing the Borough to lease Square feet to Ray town ambulance association the chunk of land is under the Corner of Ray towns new and technically is part of the flood control project a lease is continued 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