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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - March 28, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Set querer combined with the Everett Republican established 1812162nd yeah no Bedford inquire Everett Republican March 1975 single copy ten cents process dotes to the indians Maple Spring arrive hand in hand although their methods have changed slightly Down through the Maple sugar producers still signal the arrival of Spring in Bedford their wooden evaporating Sheds billowing steam against Many a country for a few farm the traditions of producing Maple syrup have been handed Down from generation to with Little change in the Basic methods As they were Over a Century for there have been modernizing Oil heat replacing the log heat burners of years and plastic buckets in place of the Oaken Keeler of another but the Fine Quality of Maple syrup produced Here remains As it has among the Best to be found the number who produce Maple syrup in Bedford county has dropped by half Over the last 20 leaving just eight in full operation today along the base of Allegheny or in new Buffalo Mills or Black the leading producer is Mountain Meadow farms in new described by county Extension agent John Holbert As one of the largest and most modern operations in the but there Are others who operate on a smaller producing a Quality of the Sweet Indian water sought by customers in several among them is the Chalmer bark Man farm in Black where tapping this year began during the last week of it int hard to spot the Barkman Camp from the Black Valley steam rising from the eaves of the old wooden evaporating shed against the dark of Martin Over taps were put out there late in and although Barkman himself describes the year As Only the evaporating process will end Only this the managed much As it was by bark mans father for has produced a Quality of syrup which has won the family numerous awards in stiff Competition at the state farm much of the Barkman product will go to purported capital of Maple sugar production in the pack it up and Send it Back to Pennsylvania marked Barkman other customers include a group from the Federal Extension in who visited the farm several years and have returned with a group order year sin production will begin Early in the when the big Oil Furnace beneath the evaporating troughs is first turned and continue until Well toward it will take roughly 45 Gallons of the sugar water gathered from the Trees along the Mountain nearby to produce one gallon of the Maple and the process used to produce it is a thorough the big troughs Cook away about 200 Gallons an hour of the excess and the remaining syrup is carefully checked and measured until it reaches the desired con Only then will it be carefully transferred to a nearby holding tank where Barkman strains it and fills the big on gallon its purity Here is a pulling tank and Wagon behind plies the Woodland paths the Grove returning the Emp tied sap buckets almost As fast As the Trees fill like Many a farm the production of Maple syrup is keyed closely to the the Ideal Are the alternately freezing and thawing Days of Early when the temperature drops to around 20 degrees at night and climbs to around 35 during the there Are Days when the sap will run like the and others when the temperature discourages the weather is one producer All we can do is Hope for the right an old tank and Wagon Are used to deliver the sap from the Trees nearby to the evaporating Edgar Weicht of Black looks on As the sugar water is fed by Chute Down into the big evaporating troughs steam Billows from the eaves of the old As this wont be a bumper Extension agent Holbert has it May run about depending on How the weather the Barkman operation was the first in the county to go into production this others put out taps several weeks and Somerset county was even but temperatures were right in Black Valley late in so tapping began in the big Grove behind the there Are some their size an indicator of their which Over the held More than the customary or two one productive until just a few years held a record in the throughout the there Are some who tap a tree or two in their own and boil the Sweet sap themselves in a Home but the process can be a damaging one producing enough heavy steam to Peel paint or paper from the Farmers among tap their own and then sell the sap to an operation like Mountain Meadows to be boiled Down into and the Long hours Are the key factors which have closed Down Many of the county sugar Barkman himself cites the rising costs of which sold for 18 cents a gallon when he Maple syrup production begins on the Chalmer bark Man farm in Black Barkman strains the farms Quality syrup before packing it in on gallon first converted to Oil production several years and today stands at around 36 cents a the big fur Nace will use up to 21 Gallons in one hour just to heat the Long evaporating smaller Down to the cans the Maple syrup is have also climbed in gradually reducing the profit the Maple sugar producer will but still the tradition Laden process at least on eight of the county the billowing Clouds of steam signalling the arrival of much As they did in times dating Back to the county earliest on the Village Square sunlight filters through the tapped Trees in the Barkman sugar three whistling swans caught the Eye of passing motorists As they settled in As easily on the flooded Cornfields West of Manns Choice As they might have on Shawnee a number of downtown stores were closed at noon due to the death of Blanche co owner of the Koontz music Phil Snelson is visiting in Reading with his son and the state transportation reports school bus related injuries to students Down during the first five months of the current school last year they stood at this year they dropped to but fatalities were the the handball choir of Moxham lutheran Church in Johnstown presented a sacred concert at the Zion lutheran Church in Everett on Palm the teenage choir rang a set of 49 american made Schulmerich handbills during its Kuth Launer moved on wednesday from Bedford to new Mark Thomas is Home on vacation from notre Dame where he will graduate in Marion Fickes is a patient in mercy Hospital in John Robert brother of Bertha Hocker of died in on March the Indian tradition of thanks to the Maple was celebrated in Somerset March 21 As the Community held its 28th annual Pennsylvania Maple Complete with Queens antique car and the historical the legend of the magic Cadet Lawrence son of and Elaine Mckenzie of Hyndman re recently attended the Reserve officers association Roa mid Winter conference in the fireball squares of Imler held a Benefit dance for the Robert King family at the Imler fire Hall March All proceeds were donated to the whose died last month after a two year bout with Susan daughter of and Biagio Bozzo of Bedford re was named to the Deans list for the fall semester at Seton Hill she is a majoring in Nanette Leach of Bedford re 1 was a member of the Robert Morris College women varsity basketball team which compiled a 103 record during the 197475 Nanette is the daughter of and Donald and a 1974 graduate of Bedford Marine private Teresa Hart Man of Bedford i 3 has graduated from recruit continued on Page 3 events of the week state police at the Everett Turnpike Barracks arrested an Ohio Man saturday and confiscated Cartons of untaxed cigarettes from his Buster of was also charged with violation of the uniform firearms act when a loaded Caliper revolver was found in the truck the arrest occurred at 5 near the Breezewood interchange As Turner was the from a Southern were valued at police said the pickup with a camper on the Back was stopped after they had received information that such contraband May be passing Turner was arraigned before magistrate Charles Guyer and released on in their own version of the Domino county election officials tuesday flipped Over dominoes to determine the ballot positions for candidates in the May in the county commissioners the Republican in will be William Alva Stanley Bollman and Robert on the democratic the order will be Gloria Gary Stanley Richard Hammond and Bill for District continued on Page 3 Shapps office said the appointment of William Van Horn As judge for Bedford county was being sent to the governor for his immediate but apparently by oversight the appointment failed to make the state senates delaying it another two the Senate recessed tuesday until april had the appointment been sent Down Robert Jubelirer Felt the rules and executive nominations committee might have acted in time to permit confirmation Van horns nomination is considered a sure but it Hast been Jubelirer has pressed for Early in he told the Senate have a very unusual situation in bed Ford county wherein we had a resignation by the Only the president vacancy exists unusual As it May the democratic party has endorsed a the Republican party has endorsed the same the bar association has been unanimous in its approval of one can there is Only one applicant for the a special commission was appointed in Bedford county naming the same we cannot have the vacancy filled by the governor of Pennsylvania even when there is this unanimous consent for one Jubelirer predicted the Senate would be Able to process the nomination and confirm by added i do feel they could have handled it More in very disturbed at the time it he said he didst know whose support Van Horn didst and added that judge Richard Snyder had a right to enjoy his and fortunately agreed to fill the position until the appointment was a hearing on the new Hoffman hotel arson Case held before judge Richard Snyder in resulted in no indication of when a ruling on double jeopardy motions will be the hearing concerned the 270day Rule Between indictment and trial one continuance had already been agreed upon by defense and due to the pending defense an order filed by judge Snyder monday said there was no violation of the and that the arson trial delay was again unavoidable because of the motions before the the Everett water situation came to a close Over the As Warren of the Everett municipal water authority reported that the reservoirs were coming up just i think we found our Simmons said in referring to the leak discovered at the lion manufacturing last Simmons said that the representative from pit Ometer John had departed for Pittsburgh and that the water leakage situation in Everett was under local election officials will get a pay raise for the May according to a decision by the county commissioners this last the legislature approved an increase in the pay but because the state Constitution forbids an elected official from getting a raise during his term of the two Laws were in opinions from the attorney general varied from yes to no to its up to you in telling the counties what Law to Bedford went with the old scale of for the judge of elections for the first 100 or less ballots and for each additional 50 or part of up to several counties approved the new scale before last Falls and last Cambria county went with the with neighbouring counties adopting the new Bedford commissioners decided to go under the new the judge of elections will get for up to 150 ballots cast the minority and majority inspectors and clerks will get for 151 to 500 its for the judge and for the other officials 501 to and and for Over and constables will get instead of county officials said the largest change will be in the very Small the commissioners also decided not to renew an office lease with the intermediate unit the unit had rented the old county superintendents office in the courthouse Annex for a Voytech planning and had further plans for the space since to tech moved the county has a space crunch and decided the office would be put to local veterans administration administrator Harlan Porter asked the com missioners this week for a permanent since Hes been shuffled around three times in about one his present office May be taken for expanding the space to accommodate two the commissioners also appointed Robert Barnhart to represent the heritage commission on the Community plan Ning development there had been 13 county organizations and the commissioners on the which is drawing up the application for funding under the housing and Community development March 1975 an Ohio woman injured in an Accident on the Turnpike Friday night died monday in Bedford an autopsy tuesday morning revealed that Jane of died of a heart White was a passenger in a car driven by her which ran into a tractor trailer that was parked along the Pike state police at Everett said the Accident occurred East of the Allegheny Tunnel when the car went out of control on a curve the Highway was slush covered at the White was admitted to the where he was listed in satisfactory another passenger in the 75yearold Mary also of was listed in fair the truck Kenneth of was not damage totalled

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