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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 30, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Jet Umfreer combined fhe Ever eff Republican 1lis de 612 17sth year 11 october 1987 usps04772000 single copy 35 cents migrant labor picks local Apple crop concentrating on a boiling Ket Tueful of Apple butter is stirrer Mary Ellen Littlefield of Bedford re members of Snake Spring Valley Church of the Brethren tend to some of the 15 kettles of Apple butter that were prepared while helpers reappear on the Back porch after a lunch time for making Apple butter by Nancy Wylie staff writer Everett big Copper kettles full of spicy tasting Wood smoke and steam in the Crisp october its Apple butter As they do every 30 or More people got together last week in the Green Yard behind Snake Spring Valley Church of the Brethren to make More than 180 Gallons of this traditional autumn we tried to Cut Down some this but there were just too Many orders one woman the Apple Butters ready when it passes the tilted plate explains Audrey Swope of Everett re they had gathered the night before to Snitz the crates and bushels of yellow delicious apples into the Crew was Back the next morning at 5 for the outdoor part of the they would work till about 7 that they spelling each other for lunch and Little rest it takes All Day to Cook up a crowd size the first Kettle was pronounced ready at about some seven hours after the it takes constant even when pungent smoke blurs the vision and Calls up a cough or the hot mixture of cider and a and sugar added later at just the right moment has to be stirred continuously so it Doest with Only a Quick pause now and then to scrape Down the sides or switch places with a the crackling Wood fires have to be kept just not too and not too its but theres a lot of Good natured and Good hot and fresh country the Copper Kettle is folks say the Apple butter tastes Best that the Long wooden stir also is Trade some families have had their Kettle and stirs for near the end of the boil Down pro a few dashes of cinnamon generally Are added As a final there were some special orders this year to hold the explained Apple butter co chairman Audrey who coordinates this under taking with Shirley some orders also came in for quart jars of no sugar Apple two kettles were reserved for that the lower Snake Spring Valley Everett re is not the Only place where folks make Apple butter this time of the Dar Brown spread that goes so nicely with buttered cot Tage cheese or ice Cream is prepared by organizations in a number of bed Ford county and in hundreds of other communities that claim a share of Pennsylvania dutch it has been so for a Long does Apple butter really have some sort of medicinal too theol timers Call it Pennsylvania Salvev Mih of they could be pulling cleanup chores Are handled by John of Bedford and Joe Everett re by David oilman staff writer this Falls apples were ready to be but few pickers turned out to make sure that Chestnut Ridge apples got to the super a combination of events caused major Orchards in the county to turn to migrant for the first to Harvest the 1987 Apple chief among the reasons was today Low unemployment a local workforce turns up when the Call goes out for Apple pickers in the advertisements in local papers produce phone Calls by the and the crop is picked and shipped or stored with few hit the Normal methods didst prevail for the 1987 Apple according to the our and usually brings a terrific Kay Kring it gets so bad that we have to take the phone off the Hook at this year we received two phone and they just wanted inform neither caller showed up to pick apples at the Krings Orchard West of new Kring said they could lose a portion of their Apple crop if they find a More serious problem developed at the major Orchards where the red delicious Apple is the mainstay of the Dan of Amick said the red delicious came Early this and they dropped All at the same they had to get people to and they turned to migrant until two years ago Boyer had used alar to spread out the Apple but he processors wont buy apples that have been sprayed with the delaying we had to do he Boyer was referred to an agent in Florida who sent him a Crew of the imports from the used to working in Orange got Boyers apples picked with Little everyone had the same according to picking apples is a Tough he we have a lot of Good Apple pickers but we just needed twice As Many As we Orchards in this area Mav use two states last acre mapped in Bedford by David oilman staff writer Schellsburg with a flourish of his soil scientist Rob Knight finished the soil mapping project for the state of the mapping of the last acre in Bedford county meant a massive 40year undertaking to map the acres in the state was finally the work had just the information will become part of the data based that will serve citizens for generations to a crowd of More than 50 state and local dignitaries was on hand to witness the completion of the soil mapping Survey for the state of the last acre hosted by the Bedford county conservation District at Camp living marked a turning Point in soil conservation efforts in the state and the Pennsylvania is the first state of its size to Complete the soil mapping the Penn Sylvania state University and the United states department of agriculture soil conservation ser vice were the main cooperators in the National cooperative soil Survey of soil scientists from the soil conservation service had the responsibility of doing the actual work of mapping the at one time 57 technicians were involved in the currently 12 Are working on the update which has already begun in some areas of the in the past 40 soil scientists have in Mph 1 billion in Ches into the states soils to deter mine the the length and shape of the general pattern of the kinds of crops and native plants growing on the and the kinds of the scientists studied the Tex size and shape of soil a acidity and other features that enable them to identify if you want to know anything about ask one of Jim the state conservationist from the soil conservation service in Harrisburg Treyve been Over every Olson was one of Many who spoke at the Richard a the director of the National soil Survey program for the soil Conser vation service in drove up for the occasion and also honoured his colleagues in the Blue hats who did the who would have thought that 80 years ago the Keystone would be in Bedford he noting the new soil map was a building Block for the we have humanized the we can look through the Arch we have built into the he con we can be and the people of Pennsylvania can be proud of what has been although the modern soil Survey dates Back 40 efforts to map the soils started As Early As 1900 in Lancaster a reconnaissance soil Survey of Bedford county was published in but Early surveys relied on Topography maps and were often inaccurate and other reports were often Deputy Secretary of agriculture Fred King called the accomplish ment a and noted the conservation and environmental efforts that will help pennsylvanians for generations to its the beginning of a dream and not the end of a said a Bedford county both Farmers and developers will and we who support agribusiness Salute those who did the the soil information will be computerized at Penn state where it will be available for those who utilize and make decisions about land Allen a professor in the department of agronomy at Penn said the work was the foundation of As a the soil mapping project will continue to be updated As the need but members of on Page 8 Rob a soil scientist in the Bedford county office of the United states department of agriculture sail conservation Marks in the last acre on a plot map of Western Bedford the ceremony marked the completion of a soil Mapp ing project that makes Penn Sylvania the first state of us size to Complete the soil to 50 pickers in a depending on the size and timing of the this was not a particularly big there were four Crews actually of migrant labourers who worked on the Ridge this about 24 people in another Crew was hired for the Orchards in Northern Morrison the use of migrant workers is not new in Pennsylvania Apple the Mobile workforce has harvested the Adams county Apple crop for now the combination of Low specialized Orchards and government regulations has pushed Bedford county Apple growers into a new at least the big smaller Are trying to modify operations to suit the according to some Orchar lists Are foregoing the traditional per Bushel wage and turning to an hourly wage or a guaranteed daily wage to lure Wayne of Davis Orchards in new is looking further in his Orchard planting plans Are sections for varieties that mature at slightly different Davis is also planting Dwarf and Semi Dwarf species that can be picked without the use of a ladder Mak ing the Harvest easier and but the Bottom line for Davis is if it gets too big to where i cant handle it or with a minimum amount of then in getting will the same problems face area Apple producers next year i dont Boyer i dont have next years apples on the Trees dentists face fraud charges two Altoona Oral surgeons with Bedford county offices Are facing fraud according to Penn Sylvania attorney general Leroy Thomas and Joseph who have a local office on 220 Thomas in surrendered tuesday and were charged with one count each of medicaid fraud and they also have an office in they were arraigned in Altoona before District Justice Joseph Moran and were released on their own pending preliminary the charges Stem from investigations of the doctors show ing they submitted fraudulent Bills to the state medicaid program and Pennsylvania Blue the charges Are based on two separate types of allegedly fraudulent Bills submitted by the according to Zimmerman Chestney and Kaczor cooperated in falsifying dates to circumvent regulations governing compensations of tooth extractions performed on medicaid in 1985 and the doctors Are alleged to have performed extrac Tion of six or More Teeth from individual medicaid patients during one office but submitted claims showing the extractions occurred during two or More the action was done to circumvent a state requirement of prior authorization by the department of Public welfare whenever six or More extractions Are performed on a medicaid patient during one office according to the purpose of prior authorization is to determine whether such a Large number of extractions is investigators were told by various affected medicaid patients they did not have their extractions done on multiple the patients also claimed they were told to lie about the dates of service if anyone asked on Page 8
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