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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 26, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Edford combined with the Everett Republican 1812 163rd year 10 forty years for editor Hugo Frear Bedford inquire Everett Republican september 1975 single copy ten cents Gazette inquirer hold anniversary open House the Bedford Gazette and the Bedford county inquirer sunday marked 170 and 163 years of continuous As an anniversary open House was held in the Gazette building offices at 424 Penn the Bedford Gazette began publication in Bedford Boro in and the inquirer followed in both have been continuously published through the present Over 750 people attended the anniversary open House sunday prize drawings were held immediately after the conclusion of the open at a total of 623 per sons registered for the although Many More the winners Worth of furnished by Lowry Iga Mike 15 Cox Worth of furnished by Bedford Valley Jean Everett re Worth of heating furnished by Blackburn Russell distributors of Texaco Roger Bedford re ten Speed furnished by Suzuki Monica Bedford Worth of furnished by the Village Evelyn 204 Barclay afm Channe master furnished by Wolf furniture Catherine Everett re the oldest subscription receipt was brought in by Jack of Manns who will receive a free subscription to the Gazette for one has receipt was dated guests were greeted at the front by editor and publisher Hugo Frear and his and publisher John they were treated at the Back door to souvenir pens and note pads with their names on the front produced by the staff As the guests made their Way through the seeing How the newspaper is put nearly All of the gazettes 40 and Many members of their took part in the 170 years of continuous 25 years As a daily and 40 years under editor the guided Tours took visitors into every area of the at several employees described their work and the modern equipment they tour stations were manned As follows Sally Frear and Eleanor in the news room Bill Clark and Mike in the teletype room Dot at the proofreaders desk Bonnie at the comp graphic computers Jeanne at the headline computer Bob Felton and Harold in the advertising department Eileen Jutta Diehl and Freda in com position and Pasteur Don in the camera room Harry Geisler and de in the printing displays were mounted in several showing some of the Complex processes by which news and advertising get into All through a delightful september sunday visitors from Many parts of Bedford county came to visit the Bedford a line of visitors on the front waiting to visitors Are greeted at the gazettes front these Lovely ladies souvenirs at the end of the provided refreshments and colonel Fetters harvests bumper crop Clearville grows acres of vegetables town Farmers with their backyard Garden patches do a double take after viewing the acres of vegetables planted and harvested by colonel Fetters of Clearville re Fetters had about an acre of his favorite and another acre of Sweet and other this remarkable Gardener was 90 years his Given name is he has already sold 31 bushels of shelled Beans and still has two bins and a Wagon bed most of which he picked he shells the Beans by putting them in a sack and flailing them out of their he int sure what kind they but he Calls them Bird egg there Are about 75 bushels of potatoes in waiting to be Fetters started to dig them with a but his Soninlaw came to his assistance with More modern when the Deer kept eating his he discouraged them by pouring kerosene or gasoline on newspapers and weighing them Down along the Fence evidently the Deer didst like the his gardening was interrupted the last two Summers by trips to the so Fetters is especially pleased with his bumper crops this he generously shares with he has been in the Hospital four times in his the first time for a years then within the last two years he had a Gall bladder followed by in May he went to the cellar to get some sprouting potatoes to feed the with a bucket on his right he reached for the potatoes when he Felt a Sharp sting on his he Felt around in the potatoes with his other but see so he finished filling the bucket with potatoes and carried it in the Light he saw two Little holes in his starting to and his hand began to he went upstairs to show his wife and she called their Perry in she called the family doctor and then made a fast record on the 20 mile trip out and the 25 mile trip Back to the until she reached Fetters was walking the floor with intense pain and red and Blue streaks were shooting up his which had swollen at the Hospital the doctors started treat but give him antivenom serum until they knew exactly what had bitten a phone Call to neighbors Cornell and Clingerman sent them Rushing to the Fetters they searched the cellar and took a Pitchfork through the potatoes and found they went into the Yard and noticed the bucket of potatoes which they and found a Copperhead Snake still in the four hours after he was bitten by the pain racked Fetters was administered the for Days he stand a Feather touch on his swollen but he eventually the doctor told Hedrick that he was that he never really expected him to get up Fetters certainly looked tanned and healthy As he showed us the a sign on the Side of the barn says Honey for but Fetters says he has Only six hives left out of 15 and wont have much Honey this he believes the bees must have gotten some Plant Spray while he was in the Fetters has lived on this farm for 60 his first Home was made of it burned Down and he built a which Row stands vacant on the Hill across the potato about 24 years ago he built the House in which there were no weeds in the bean Patch of colonel Clearville re at he he says its a pretty lonesome with not Many he misses the former but says Noble seems like a Nice a representative from the office on aging had been at the farm just before we arrived and he left some but Fetters believe that cart would drive All the Way out there just to take him Fetters wife Rhoda died in May in her younger Days she had been a midwife and delivered Many of the babies in that she always planned to stay nine Days with a new 3 Days before and 6 Days after the we noticed several television sets in the House and asked if he spent much time wat Ching his favorite shows Are the sunday morning Church performers on entertainment shows Are All hair and Short As for Ball the Way they throw those its a wonder someone dont get killed a Load of Coal had just been delivered for the Stoker Furnace and the farm has a Good 300 feet so Fetters is about prepared for he disposed of his Stock of five cows and two hog last three daughters help with the mowing and housecleaning and phone morning Ana Belva Redinger lives in Pittsburgh Lena Wigfield and on Page 6 events of the week the extent of a cutback in Snow removal operations by Penn Dot this Winter will be discussed by county maintenance superintendents at a meeting in Harrisburg according to Penn Dot District 9 Engineer Robert county personnel from Huntingdon and Fulton will be among the statewide personnel who will discuss How to get the Snow blowing done with the limited funds earlier this Penn Dot announced a 36 per cent Cut in Highway maintenance funds for the fiscal year that began july the amounting to million in the six county District was necessitated by declining revenues and higher so the cutback has resulted in a curtailment of resurfacing elimination of overtime for maintenance and a reduction in the maintenance Force through retirements and an announcement was made in july that the Lack of Money May necessitate a halt in Penn Dot Snowe Moval operations Between 9 and 4 As an Economy the announcement has aroused Public with Many school districts adopting resolutions stating their the general Assembly is scheduled to consider action to provide More funds for Penn Dot the Bedford county Republican committee has announced its second annual appreciation night banquet in Honor of retiring county commissioner Robert Sweet will be held at Everett High the first such banquet last year honoured retiring legislators Stanley Stroup and Percy this years banquet will feature Bud Shuster As guest along with tributes by sweets associates in tickets for the banquet program Are available from township and Borough Republican committee persons and from ticket chairman Harry county Sweet is not a candidate for Public office this ending 12 years in county eight As a county commissioner and from 1964 to 1968 As county from 1966 to he was chairman of the county Republican he had served As president of the six county Southern alleghenies planning and development commission from 1973 to and has been an Active member of the South Central association of county the past several Sweet has been continuing his education in preparation for the ministry and will be ordained in the United Church of Christ this Kenneth the 4yearold Bedford boy injured when his bicycle was struck by a car along Cumberland Road Friday was listed in satisfactory condition at Altoona general Hospital after the Accident in which Fox Rode the Bike into the Road from Central a woman first believed to be the Driver of the car carried the youth to his Borough police said the woman left without giving her name after being assured the boy was badly Hurt after treatment at Bedford he was transferred to Altoona with an internal police put out an Alert for the who contacted them when he Learned of the boys the Driver was identified As Joe Shives of 400 Pitt Bedford the woman who carried the boy to his Home was a passenger in the no charges were filed Over the last a trash can caused some hilarious and confusing message exchanges Between the judicial portion of the county government and the executive the two face each other across Juliana a member of the judicial Branch complained to the county commissioners about the condition of a trash which had a Rusty leg that caused it to tilt and a Hole in the Bottom that let the trash the problem for several the commissioners figure out what trash can was being talked and an informal inspection was made of everything from the giant collection Container in the courthouse parking lot to various wastebaskets in the Cour Thouse someone spotted the offending sitting in Plain sight on the sidewalk in front of the the problem nobody knew who owned it even the Borough government said the Gray Container didst measure up to its other Street Side someone remembered that the can had come to the county by default it was blown into the parking lot by a storm months the whole subject was dropped when the can became the subject of a news and it All this county workmen took decisive action they Cut off the Rusty put on a new Bottom and and painted the White and Blue to match the courthouse the can was returned to its former spot looking Shorter but there was some thought to having an but no one wanted to stir up any More across Estreet september 1975 the comprehensive health planning cup Council of the Southern is expecting two applications for nursing Home projects in Bedford county to be submitted to that Agency in the next two the cup listed As projects pending a 133bed Lon term care facility to be built by Tressler lutheran service associates of Camp and from the Case of grand a 60 bed Lon term care addition to Donahoe Manor nursing Home in the county commissioners agreed to Contact cup to voice their support for the Tressler the county and Tressler have signed an which eventually will provide for patients in the county Home to be housed in the new nursing Tressler submitted a letter of intent to the cup in submission of the formal application is expected Between now and the end of according to a cup the application will receive staff and committee review before a recommendation is made to the full four county the Council will then recommend approval or disapproval of the project to the state a letter of intent from Case was received in june it was followed by a full application received by the cup after a staff the application was returned for additional according to and is expected to be re submitted full Council action on either project cannot come until after the first of the when the cup holds a quarterly staff and committee reviews of the projects will include population projections As they apply to the number of nursing Home Beds needed in the Cost and Money other such As Community also will be con Billy a teenager already facing a 40year prison term in Georgia for the murder of six members of a firm was found guilty tuesday afternoon in of second degree murder in the death Mccou Wiburg it Otto More than two years the Augany county circuit court jury deliberated about two hours before return Flag Var Dot on Page 5 v

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