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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 11, 1981, Bedford, Pennsylvania Of Tutor combined Fife Everett Republican established 1812 168th year 57 september 1981 uses 047720 single cop ten cents county maps Gypsy Moth fight by Nancy Wylie the Gypsy Moth is Here to theres no Way we can eradicate it from the state Bureau of forestry entomologist Larry Rhoads told an audience of about 100 local residents during an in formational meeting tuesday night at the Bedford county spraying is a temporary Stopgap measure to protect he its not designed to Stop the spread of or eliminate the we try to give people Relief from the nuisance problem around their up in the we just cant afford it gets too expensive to Spray every Rhoads followed up a slide show with a session on the states anti Moth spraying expected to be carried out in Bedford county for the first time on a Large scale next a few campgrounds were sprayed this its up to the county to designate Block areas to be sprayed from helicopters with the insecticide Rhoads depart ment of environmental resources personnel will then Fiel Check the proposed looking at the tree species number of Moth egg masses present and other that should All be completed by county coordinator for the project is Carol executive assistant of the Bedford county conservation she has until 1 to visit the properties of county residents who have asked for to Check the level of Moth infestation at each site and submit a Spray Block map for a the list of interested property made up from phone inquiries and response tuesday contains More than 150 said noting she was pleased with the concern shown at the Bedford she announced that a similar session has been scheduled f6r at Tussey Mountain High school for the convenience of Broad top whose area was among the hardest hit this summer by the Lea eating Spray areas Rhoads explained that at costs of per acre for Aerial Der can afford to treat Only about 10 percent of the heavily Moth infested land across the spraying is limited to camping and heavy use recreational areas with evidence of a heavy Moth Large uninhabited Forest areas Are not sprayed except where extremely High value Timberland or reforestation efforts Are he the usual minimum size Spray Block contains 25 acres and at least one he a six acre Block with one House can be sprayed if it lies within one air mile of a 25acre the spraying is voluntary 500 foot Buffer no Spray zones will be designated around property whose owners do not wish to Par while state forests and state game lands Are not to be sprayed As a Rhoads said there would be 500foot Spray zones around Homes adjoining such and the Spray might overlap onto stat owned an individual May not contract with Der to have his property sprayed if it does not qualify by having at least 250 egg masses per he May opt to have it done by a private although Rhoads said he knows of Only two one in Gettysburg and one in Dauphin that offer helicopter using the insecticide the Cost can run to an he to do it it forestland has to be done from the he group approach Rhoads said a Coop landowners banding together to secure a private might bring Down the costs if enough people were its not helpful to Spray too he its Best to wait for continued on Page 8 Juniata resort a faded dream behind Russell Home of the Bedford county commissioners and several other county depart this week you might find three men pounding and Paul Karns in Jim Deremer and Sam Fetters on the ground Are building a new office for commissioner Howard part of the Structure is on the porch and part extends even with the 1816 structures South the original Brick House has been added to and altered before As an the and what looks like a barred door on the second floor now bound a commissioners agree on split by Sharyn Maust its the two Bedford county com missioners who Seldom to agree on much of anything have found something to agree Treyve agreed to split Treyve agreed to add add on a room to Russell House so they can have separate until Howard Hinish and Gary Ebersole have shared an uneasy existence in an office no Pun their offices have been one room split by a freestanding easy for but difficult for conducting the More delicate matters of county government and and imagine Hoto difficult it is to get up a head of stomp into ones office and slam the door when there is no one suggestion was that the pair take turns slamming their shared hallway although the previous tenants of the split room were also a Democrat and a Republican Stanley Claycomb and Stanley there is no evidence they were Ever tempted to lob heavy objects Over the the rallying cry of Many county offices we need spaces heard in Russell and As with the other the Only space available is Hinish found a door to go onto a porch on the Southeast Side of Russell in a Corner of that and extended As far As the South Wall of the original House built in an by is foot office is being built by a county Ceta before historians the county did Check with the proper state offices prior to starting the although Russell House is on the Register of historic the porch is not a part of the original Structure much of the rear of the House is matter of the various add on and enclosures Over the Cen tur plus make the House seem to have just grower like for those who Are into with White the added office should look like just another colonial although this one has a special opening for an air informed sources said Ebersole even approved Purchase of the air Well an electric Heater and an open door to the main House Are expected to provide enough the workmen quipped that the Only Corner of the office that is plumb is the one they having had to Cope with the houses sags and tilts to Square up the All this right through tuesdays commissioners meeting on the other Side of the Brick Wall whose East window is now has drawn a share of gawking by sidewalk superin mostly other county officials and reaction you name it nods of agreement that the addition is an continued on Page 8 by Lydia Bloom the plan is after 53 but still in the Ray town loops Back gracefully through wooded Groves and numbered on one of the Peninsulas formed by the Rivers there was to be a Golf canoeing and bathing was designated along the Shore near the 110year old Juniata Crossings on a a dance Pavilion was to be the View would have been and it is not hard to imagine a starry with a gentle and the music of a swing band in the the dream that like the plans on was to develop the Juniata Crossings hotel with a Public the 1928 plan and a uncovered provided lavish detail of How it was to the 350acre property of Cliffs and riverbanks of the winding Ray town Branch of the Blue was situated about six and on half Miles East of the area was surveyed by George Cunard in part of the grounds were purchased from Edward boundaries of the hotel property touched land owned by Gib felons dam and and the Lincoln attractions on the site were in Dian packhorse trails a Block House fort built in 1758 the old Chain Bridge and military from the Blue bathers would have beheld this glorious sight if the Juniata Crossings hotel and country club had come into above the which in 1928 passed on the River Side of the Stone guests would reside in their Swiss both built by general Forbes in 1758 the original covered Bridge and the old Stone hotel or Road both built in the hotel is still in use after 163 but route 30 now passes on its North Side instead of the the Bridge was a victim of the 1936 Village and dance in a Pagoda roofed Pavilion on the top of the this drawing is from a Stock solicitation pamphlet owned by Robert Cunard of North Spring who ran the Compass for the developments the promotions photographer called the views of the mountains and River the most Beautiful natural scenery Between new York and san it was modestly proclaimed Asun surpassed by any scenery in the supervisors vote retroactive raise by Sharyn Maust the Bedford township super visors voted themselves two months of Back pay in an they to end a disagreement with the township auditors once and for the raise is for last january and the action did not set the amount of the which is done in june by the auditors they had made the raises for the two working Harry Biddle and Preston retroactive Only to March the delay in giving pay raises was due to a dispute Between the auditors and supervisors Over a pension plan for the when the auditors held their annual meeting in they said they would not vote for raises until the longstanding pension problem was it was in a in april when the auditors said they approve any pension plan for the the auditors also said later that they were prepared in april to vote on the but had been asked by the supervisors to delay that until the two elected groups could wages the auditors said they waited for someone to Call such a discussion but it never at the May supervisors the supervisors questioned Why the auditors haunt this irritated the who said they did not like it to be blamed for what want their but when they voted the raises retroactive to Only March the working supervisors said this was referring to pay hikes their employees had received As of were just As Good As the one supervisor Howard who is not affected by the pay said the auditors action had bothered i have to credit the auditors for their action on the but i also feel the supervisors deserve con he Reppert pointed out that the Law says the auditors shall set the supervisors salaries for the year when they meet in january this was not before making a motion to Grant the retroactive Reppert asked township solicitor Richard Lins what he Felt the auditors would Lins said he thought the auditors could approve or dispute the raises when they conducted the annual Reppert said he thought the supervisors should ask the auditors opinion before and hold up payment of the actual checks until no figures were available tuesday As to what the extra pay would amount continued on Page 8 proposed improvements to the hotel grounds included the construction of a Threefoot dam on the River in front of the with 100 Yards of riverbed concreted to make smooth footing for there were to be facilities for boating and an open air three Tennis courts and a Golf paths for walking would Stop at numerous observation almost ten Miles of automobile roads and a fireproof garage to accommodate 100 would be a modern Swiss Village of stucco and rustic with Pagoda would be scattered Over the each 16room cottage would contain a private Bath and sleeping porch Large and a Community the cottages would be connected covered walks and landscaped the hotel building would been tirely with an Grill ladies lounge and rest room on the first and a dining room on the entire second a rustic Pavilion would be erected at the top of the the first floor would be used for and the second floor As an Observatory and lounging the Pavilion would be accessible to automobile parties from a number of different direct space on the hotel grounds was allotted for 250 bungalows which would be constructed and continued on Page 8 v re v hrs m s r u bears a striking resemblance to today resort but this dream faded with the close of the those familiar with the area will decipher route 30 running Northwest to Southeast at the hot tout of the then crossing the Ray town Branch of the Juniata toward imagine the climb golfers would have had to the course that was to be located on top of a arrayed individual Bungalow Sites for campers snaked the Banks of the

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