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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 17, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
July Bedford 5 state shifts emphasis on Gypsy Moth by David oilman staff writer Gypsy Moths Are Here to entomologist Mike Blumenthal said but the Moths can be and control of the pest is what the state Bureau of forestry is shooting for there is no Silver he an insect specialist for the Bureau of spoke to some 25 people at a Bedford county conservation District environmental awareness he said that Pennsylvania is concentrating on keeping the Oak tree destroying Moth from unaffected the state Hopes to contain the pest and then Knock Back the Gypsy Moth populations to controllable Blumenthal coupled with the defoliation figures for the county released Friday by Gypsy Moth coordinator Vicky painted a Bleak picture for Bedford county at least for the next few the according to is abandoning Short term eradication efforts in favor of Lon term control methods that do not include Blumenthal traced the resurgence of the Gypsy Moth to the ban on chemical sprays specifically Dot and Lead after the environmentally hazardous chemicals were the Moth returned with More and after years of attacking pockets of High in Bedford county Gypsy Moth defoliation 1985 moderate heavy total acres moderate heavy total moderate heavy total acres total acres total total 40 percent of county Forest damaged More than 40 percent of Bedford in the some acres theres a kind of see time could scatter the Moth More than 40 percent of Bedford county forested acres were defoliated by Gypsy Moths in according to figures released by Vicky the coordinator of the county Gypsy Moth acres suffered moderate or heavy defoliation during the 1987 there Are approximately acres in the with considered according to the recently completed Aerial Survey of the Moth the toss ships of bed Snake East pro West Providence and Broad top suffered the most Defolia in the some acres were classified As moderately while were heavily this years figures show a 58 per cent increase in defoliated acres Over last year and almost double the number of acres suffering Gypsy Moth damage in in acres were moderately while were heavily last acres suffered moderate and were heavily a Large portion of the damage this year was Between Tussey and wills theres a kind of see saw effect said Mike an entomologist for the state Bureau of but the Oak Lea eating pest is the defoliation maps show hot spots West of wills Mountain in East Clair and Napier they wont be the hardest but they will get their Williams predicting a major infestation of the Moths into those areas next Blumenthal sees the Moths on a Northern migration for next but it All depends on the winds in the an East wind at the right time could scatter the Moths he the defoliation is having a major effect on the Oak As the Moths Chew the leaves off of the the Trees struggle to combined with the stress of disease and other insect problems this year the 17year fewer and fewer of the county Oak Trees Are surviving the defoliation of the Gypsy the Gypsy Moth office will be Tak ing applications for the 1988 Spray ing program until july Over 700 applications have already been a according to Everett Man wins Cash in contest Robert Gobey Marshall of Everett is very glad his Delores decided to fill out and submit his entry in the 1987 to guide Marshall is glad because he won top prize in the february netting him a Brand new 1988 Lincoln Mark Vii and in Delores is glad about her fathers because she is going to receive his 1971 classic Lincoln con she asked me if i won would i give her my old Marshall i said of Marshall says published classic car reports list the Selling Price of his 1971 Lincoln at to theres not a bit of rust on its in mint Marshall i did Wear out two jeeps during the time i have had the marshalls winning entry guaranteed him the Choice of the listed at or a jeep or As for the Well Marshall says he already has it spent even though he has not yet received the As owner of Everett Marshall spent the Money to re equip his business with new a Little Over of the Money will go toward Marshall people dont realize it when they hear about someone winning something like but that Money and the car become the state and the Federal government want their Marshall received his new Lincoln in the showroom at Beamer Lincoln sales in Wolfsburg thursday Dave general sales manager at spent considerable time explaining to mar shall the special features of the Robert Gobey Marshall left of Everett receives congratulations and the keys to a 1988 Lincoln Mark Vii from Marshall won the car and during the february segment of the 198 to guide Marshall received the car thursday evening at Reamer Lin Coln sales in also pictured Are Dave Mccartney far general sales manager at and Rod Heasley second from new car sales new Paris plans auction for fix up manges powder Blue coloured i didst believe it at first that i had won because so Many of these contests say you win just to get you to buy Marshall Marshall says he thought he might have won when the sweepstakes sent him a registered letter from new York asking him to sign enclosed have them and then return them with a Clear photo of they didst actually Tell me i had won in that first letter because they think if they do Tell people then the winners wont do All the other things like having the papers notarized and sending a Marshall but just about a week after i returned the they sent me a letter of Marshall i have so Many people coming in to the shop Everett cleaners and saying they cant believe they finally met someone who won one of these Marshall Marshall still appeared just a Little shocked about his winning As he Slid onto the Navy Blue seat of his new Lincoln thursday boy this car is a i think ill have my daughter Send in More of the sweepstakes entries i receive from now Walters named Randall son of Goldie Walters of re has been specially identified for Early promo Tion to senior airman in the air the airman was awarded the new rating ahead of other air Force members by a below rezone promotion Board which considered Job military bearing and self improvement Walters is an air cargo specialist at Mcguire air Force with the 438th Aerial port he is a 1979 graduate of Miami Springs senior High new Paris Borough Council decided last week that if it cant get government funding to make improvements to the Community it will turn to the people for councils idea is to hold an aug and is seeking new and used items it can auction on july at the Community the auction will Start at 4 with Stanley Claycomb and associates As All the proceeds will be used for the Community particularly for a badly needed new roof and exterior Council is even arranging to have Lacal residents pro vide with those proceeds also going to the building donations will be accepted up to july those with items to donate should Contact Borough Secretary sue who can arrange to store auction items in the Community building or have Large items picked the Community building is the former new Paris and is used for Community and Church senior citizens Community band rehear Sals and Council because the Borough is so Council and the mayor have not been Able to locate or match Money that might he available through state or Federal Grants for the through councilmen and Park commissioner Randy work has also been going on to make improvements to the local that Effort also has run out of and Hopes Are that auction proceeds May he used to finish paving Andor Fenc ing at the Council described its auction for the Community building As trying to do More things positive for new the last a crafts show and Celebration on memorial Day was a Large Success and Drew residents from the surrounding areas Michelle Denise daughter of Gene and Shirley manges of North graduated on june 10 from Pine Forest senior High school in North graduation ceremonies were held at the Cumberland county memorial manges is planning to attend the University of North Carolina at North Carolina in january she is the granddaughter of Bui Henderson and the late Dodie she is also the grand daughter of Betty manges and the late Walter the state is going on another the this is in the greater Pittsburgh the integrated pest management 1pm program being introduced in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas is designed to keep the Gypsy Moth population at a level where natural predators will prevent the severe defoliation that has struck the Oak forested areas of Central Penn the pm pro Gram will use sterile insects and no chemical sprays to demonstrate effective con the program has undergone five years of testing in in addition to the forestry the United states forestry service and California University of Penn Sylvania Are participating in the pro while the main thrust of the pro Gram is to control the Gypsy a secondary objective is to do so without the use of we cannot rely on Blumen Thal because the environmental Protection Agency is taking these tools away from Blumenthal maintains that chemicals wont solve the problem and could cause an environmental i the Nightmare could come after Federal funding ceases for the pro then people Are going to have to decide if they want to continue the Blumenthal Blumenthal says the responsibility for Gypsy Moth control will come to depend on individuals and he Doest want to see every Homeowner armed with a chemical Spray to control the sprays Are not the he it is just a Banda id and does nothing to solve the chemical sprays play a Large part in selecting producing through natural selection a More resistant Strain of Gypsy Blumenthal the same rules of natural Selec Tion will apply to the pure Oak stands that make and surrounding so attractive to the Gypsy the Gypsy Moth does not sur Vive Well in a mixed Maple Oak he in the Long the Oak Trees will also develop a More insect resistant Blumenthal but Long term in this Case Means 500 to said bed Ford county is due for a especially in the Southern portions of the hopefully the break will come next he he expects the Northern portions of the county and Blair county to suffer major defoliation next for the time Bedford county will have to rely on biological spraying for Gypsy Moth the Moth population is so extensive that More preferred methods of controlling the would have Little according to Blumen from Page 1 prime or unique farmlands that the study had to Bisbal said he stood by his recommendation that the Cessna site was the Best for the Airport and would not adversely affect agriculture in the me noted that agricultural land would be involved in either of the other two site alternatives that were studied one was near Ott town in Colerain township and the other along Pensyl hollow Road in bed Ford Gayman does not farm his land a tenant Farmer has Corn and Alfalfa on the 46 acres that Are although Gayman would be free to sell the land in the a Security it said he entered the area for the express reason of keeping the property in Farmland for the seven years the Security area ordinance is in most of the 49 acres the authority wants to or take through con from Gayman would involve the proposed Crosswind run Way that May or May not Ever be Bisbal said general design for a Crosswind runway is required As part of the 20year Faa planning process it has no engineering or funding at Gayman told the Board he objects to taking land now for a some Day the Airport proposal also has the Access Road on Cayman he suggested an alternative to which Bisbal said was the taxiway parallel to the proposed main runway and the Edge of the terminal also extend onto Cayman Bisbal said moving this would be a Gayman and the represented by attorney Gordon made extensive presentations to the two other property Ray Sellers and Robert commented that they disagreed that the Airport would have a minimal effect on agriculture in the Cessna Smith and Sellers Are not part of the a Security nor Are the lands of two others who attended the Melvin Stahl and Fred Stahl and Claycomb own the major portions of the 180 acres the authority wishes to buy they did not comment at the Bill Adams of the Pennsylvania Farmers association was a saying he Felt there were alter natives to the authority taking Cayman township super visor Kermit who serves on the townships a area advisory was called As a witness to certify that Cayman land is in the a area and that he was one of the original petitioners for wednesdays hearing was con ducted in an informal the Al cab members said this was the first time they had conducted an act 43 hearing in the and this May be the first time a development other than a state government pro such As a came before the Foy quitting Council to manage Borough by Terry Kanari staff writer Everett councilman Ben Foy will hand in his resignation on monday and will become Everetts new full time Borough manager and sewage project Foy will assume his new positions upon an official vote at councils regular monthly meeting on Council president Ronald Mcfarland Foy will replace Andy Kachurik As Borough manager he will become the boroughs new sewer and water Plant Everett needed a full time employee to work on its present million sewage project venture with West Providence Mcfarland the project is currently on the drawing while on Foy has been very Busy with the project and he dedicated much of his time to it without any Mcfarland noted during wednes Days Agenda nobody has a better handle on it than he because the sewage project sometimes appears As a complicated Council Felt it needed to hire a full time employee to focus on Mcfarland was the Choice of Council Dur ing a previous executive session during which personnel matters were i think its a Good he nobody has put his whole being into the sewage project As he who has an engineering degree from Lehigh has knowledge of every phase of the sewage Mcfarland As the boroughs new Foy will also assume full responsibility of the Borough office on Mechanic his compensation will be deter mined and made Public during councils monday Foy wont be completely Cut of Borough business when he assumes his new although he no longer will be a voting member of Foy will continue to attend meetings As an Mcfarland he noted Council has begun the search for a new person to be appointed to Council to replace of were looking we have some pro Mcfarland predicting a replacement will be on noun cil within 60 Foy was out of town wednesday and be reached for com school subsidies listed according to information from Robert the state budget passed last week will provide the following Basic subsidy increases for Bedford county school Fiscale fiscal87 july8j6june87 july 87june88 difference Bedford Ridge Everett Abc Tussey up f up 94m Sefl
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