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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 24, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established Bedford september vacation was but the trip Home editors a heavy storm and Flash floods hit the Philadelphia and Chester area last drowning several and causing the governor to declare an extreme Gazette women editor Sally Frear was driving through the this is her by Sally Frear repeatedly since this i have been How was your trip and my answer is the same for the Beach was but the trip i would rather returning from a three Day vacation in Ocean i found myself in the midst of what Many philadelphian have described As the worst weather conditions they have seen in their it was a trip i would not soon i had Cut Short my stay in Ocean City Early when heavy storm warnings were broadcast along the and visitors asked to leave the area Ocean City at the time was sunny crowded i found it hard to believe that storms would soon be hitting the but the signs were not yet As i drove North to Atlantic i thought the trip Home should be an easy i should be Home by i Little did i know what Lay the first indications of what was to come came As i sped West on the Atlantic City expressway toward the sky clouded Over and a torrential downpour like few i have Ever seen drenched the Highway and the surrounding driving became almost with Rains pelting Down on the and speeds reduced to the Barest although i would not have believed it at the it would get the second sign of encroaching trouble came As i Drew closer to the Philadelphia radio cooperating with the Highway broadcast at five minute intervals warnings to All Drivers approaching the stay they recon stay off the Schuylkill and avoid other major flooding is if at All stay i thought of my some 200 Miles and on the other Side of the i had no alternative but to continue the Rains making the expressway and the trip Over Philadelphia Walt Whitman Bridge a Nightmare for anyone not familiar with i crossed the Bridge in torrents of and moved Down the ensuing Section of the expressway with splashing through lakes of water that sent torrents sweeping up Over the and weaving in and out of the expressway traffic that insisted in moving along at the treacherous Speed of Over 60 Miles an suddenly the horror of every and especially those not familiar with big City was in front of a obviously not prepared for the wet con slowly but surely skidded out of its right hand Lane not More than two cars in front of and Slid silently in a deadly swirl across All four lanes of the slam Ming finally into the i watched in horror As the vehicle moved in its deadly unconsciously braking myself to avoid slamming the my i would discover dug into the Palms of my hands As i leaving Marks that i discover until but the worst was 10 teachers with 400 service to resign Here unaware of what Lay at that moment pulled around in front of and then careened to a Jac knifing across the Roadway directly in my i and was Able to move but to this moment i am not sure another few and i have been Able the Rains showing no signs of Ever and the Impact of radio broadcasts became i suddenly found myself routed off the sex the Only Highway through the City i and led in a slow moving four Lane column Down a formidable exit ramp into the Center Section of the a Tanker truck which had skidded and upset on the rain covered expressway earlier that morning had spilled its entire contents onto the clicking the Highway so badly cars could not travel on Highway working throughout the had been unable to clean up the and were still they would work until nearly 6 that when the Road would finally be reopened to but unfamiliar with either expressways or Center looked around me in desperation As i saw the Countryside suddenly dissolve into the rundown Homes and rickety streets of the lower hopefully following the column of traffic i had accompanied off the sex i saw it slowly dissipate until i alone was moving Down a rutted apparently the Only White on Page 2 ten with nearly 400 years of experience among have announced their intent to retire at the end of the school year at the Early announcements were prompted by the Wor Ding a proposed contract Between the school Board and teachers As it affects retirement the contract is expected to be signed simultaneously by both parties within a few the list of retiring teachers Forrest Hun music and band director 35 Francis biology and former wrestling coach 41 Grade 6 and head teacher at Londonderry school 40 years Beulah English Byron head teacher a Colerain Robert Colerain school Catharine fourth Colerain Rosalind to Grade North elementary Sara second Derson first the school Board also accepted the resignation of William Masterson As safety patrol and appointed Robert who founded the patrol and oversaw it 25 years with no said he had been notified would be paid this but resigned when two for room assignments to facilitate handling the were either turned Down or the Board also heard at some length a request from a delegation of Orchard Heights parents that their children be permitted to ride buses Home from High As High school Imler firemen to sponsor contest Imler area firemen saturday will sponsor com petition for county and area firemen with an Eye toward forming Allied firemen association of Bedford three major events Are scheduled beginning with a running and standing Pum Ping a Battle of barrels will follow with a bucket brigade and ladder climbing contest to end Imler area firemen have invited All county fire com pays and noted which will be held on the William Deffibaugh property one mile West of will be open to the Public without refreshments will be students were denied the privilege officially this but have been Able to ride to school by going to North elementary for the trip to in the the two buses which go to that area Are fully or at least have a full after considerable the matter was turned Over to transportation director Paul who right i dont know what we could the students in the extreme limits of Orchard Heights live nearly Miles away from the the limit inside transportation is not they must walk along with no or take a longer parents president Charles sides appointed Ruth Baer and George Butz to an elementary advisory com and miss Winona Garbrick and Richard Black Burn to the secondary these will the fat discuss committees arising out of teacher each committee will have four members named by the and two and a group will have four two administrators and two Board Butz and miss a separate committee was named to hear complaints from on ten Days it will include Karl David and lame Carl the Board agreed to advertise for bids on term life insurance policies on each of its another agreement in the new it resolved that the wag Price freeze permits Only increases made necessary by a change in degree status or in added or changed the Board approved a payment for i service and directed mid month salary the balance to be paid the first of the the Board named Carl Puffenberger seventh Grade football and agreed to pay Robert Baker As assistant to the head Joan Baker was named girls basketball coach at miss Linda Darr at yearbook editors were named at Hyndman Miriam Kipp and Clyde Mellott and Bedford miss Anna Campbell cheerleader Hyndman Janet student Council Bedford Sandra Greg Fisher band director Forrest chorus director Arch Stewart and school newspaper advisor William All were specified As per the new with payments of from to for the John Prado a Dartmouth was named science teacher at Hyndman after two teachers had resigned the David Hammer of Bedford was named music substitute at and Sandra Lee Delaney Art teacher at the Board approved a five Point Esea Federal program teacher aides in elementary one remedial program for Hynd Man remedial Reading and math at Bedford remedial Reading teachers in elementary grades and summer school All pending Gloria Wilson was named remedial Reading at and Ann Baker at at teachers for the other schools will be Mnew work experience program for 35 seniors has been approved the students will be placed in several business and Industry locations in the working half Days and at tending school the other a teacher would obtain permission from the various once one is of the Board approved a legalistic Resolution giving fire police authority in disturbances at athletic and set rates for girls basketball 25 cents at and 50 cents or a Dollar at the Board was Given a full report on a Hyndman who had been on and he was formally five townships receive liquid fuel audit oks five Bedford county townships received liquid fuels tax refunds of Over during 1970 according to audit reports recently approved by the state a total of was allocated to Woodbury and cum Berland Valley the amounts received by each township Cumberland and fuels tax refunds Are in tended for the repair and maintenance of culverts and drainage

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