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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 25, 1981, Bedford, Pennsylvania Of Tutor combined the Everett Republican established 1812 168th year 59 september 1981 uses 047720 single cop ten cents Robert one of americas Bette known wrote of ten thousand thousand fruit to cherish in lift and not let pickers Are Busy doing just that at Amicks Apple time sweetens county by Nancy Wylie Fishertown there is probably no Sweete smelling place anywhere than the packing House of a Bedford county Orchard at Apple it looks like a moderate to Good crop this says Dan Boyer of Amick where picking began this week in Row after Row of Mclntosh to be followed Over the next five weeks by Golden red red red Rome enough apples to bake pies and Grace lunchboxes by the we were just on the verge of getting Hurt by the dry Boyer but there were virtually no disease or insect its a very clean in or chartists the pickers Are Busy among the neatly spaced rows of fruit Laden Trees on the nearly All of the 6070 pickers Here Are Bedford county with a group of returning veterans from the Windber they work toting narrow ladders from tree to filling Canvas sacks that in turn Are gently emptied into 25bushel Apple picking is All done by Boyer you notice there not treating them like stones or Tode careful not to Bruise fruit that does fall to the ground will be gathered up for or by local residents taking advantage of lower prices for tractors run up and Down the lifting the heavy crates onto a trailer for trips Down to the packing workers with tally sheets and clipboards Check Over each in the grass Here and there Are thermos and heavy discarded As the Day grows War the pickers Converse As they go about their a transistor radio is fall is the most rewarding time of year for Boyer although the two or three Days in Spring when the blossoms Are at their showy Best Are his personal this is what youve worked he looking Down the lines of wooden crates filling up with there Are plenty of 140 maybe although that includes plantings of youngsters that will not Bear for another season or despite their adolescent stature beside the mature Trees whose branches Bend with their russet several Small Trees have managed to produce one or two Beautiful there awesome real pretty Little says that Are just All Treyve Down at the packing crates Are being unloaded and stacked to await their turn in in the Cool Interior of the Large the visitor pauses to draw in the Sweet Appl scented air that freshens the As each crate gives up its con the apples begin a mechanical journey Down a Long line of moving losing Stem and trading their naturally Dull coat for a vibrant polished toward the end of the system they Are plucked from the rollers or shunted off to the Side where a Bevy of packers Deposit them in cardboard Cartons or plastic three Pound ninety percent of the produce Here will be shipped to Philadelphia and new shortly to Hawaii shoppers at Acme and shop n save supermarkets around the its a Busy this passing rim of this Early autumn in Al but the astronomers official log for country people perhaps most of applet me is kind of Aid Cut jolts schools by Sharyn Maust county school District superintendents reacted with trepidation and some venting of steam wednesday in response to Richard Thornburgh proposal to Cut 1 percent from state Aid to behind their words is the spectre of local program cuts or tax Thornburgh tuesday announcement to slash 1 percent of state spending including laying off state is aimed at making up for million Pennsylvania will lose to president reagans budget for the states 505 school this could mean million less state Aid than an although the legislature will have to approve the school the county superintendents pointed out that any cuts at this time will be particularly difficult school districts enacted their budgets and tax rates last based on expected subsidies from the the state will have to reopen its because Pennsylvania also uses a july 1june 30 fiscal while the Federal government cuts will take effect Thornburgh proposal also did not make it Clear if he intends to Cut Basic subsidies or if other Aid such As transportation and vocational Aid Are the superintendents Walter assistant superintendent at Tussey said the governors plan apparently is to make everyone suffer but that school districts everywhere will be making their opposition to Basic subsidy cuts known to their the result would be a monumental political struggle in the none of the districts is in a position to afford losing significant Curfman said because such a Large percentage of our operating capital is from Basic its too Early to make a judgment As to what 1 percent translates to for the Everett school superintendent Rodney Kuhns said but i must admit it does create a great Deal of uncertainty for managing a Bedford superintendent Robert Davis agreed the local districts do not have enough information yet to calculate the effects of such at Chestnut superintendent James heckler added his voice to the wait and see noting that subsidies come in Many forms but that any reduction could be not Only Money As the superintendents they also warmed to the subject of state Aid to education the cuts that have taken place in the last two the mandates on them that dont reflect the reality of available and As Davis put what the legislature is doing is simply not living up to its Northern Bedford county superintendent Van Horn sounded off on the 1 percent the effect Here will be to unbalance a very tight budget for 198182 a loss of approximately on the Basic subsidy which will Only add to next years local tax thanks to the while 1 percent May not sound like a lot of Vanhorn the proposal seems to ignore the fact that article Section of the state Constitution makes the state responsible for maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of Public schools not the Federal As president Reagan understands and not the local school to which the governor is and has been passing the if there is to be any loss from Washington that must be made it is the states not the local District to find the Van horns statement it is the governors duty to raise taxes from not throw More dirty work on the local school this District has already made too Many cutbacks in its program As a result of the failure of the state to meet its 50 percent Van Horn continued on Page 8 this sign at the cemetery of Johns United Church of Christ in Loysburg might give pause to a on closer its apparent the sign is directed toward users of the parking Everett Boro rejects Transfer of elementary school site by Mike Coburn Everett Borough Council on monday refused to Transfer the deed to the lower elementary school site on North Spring Street to the Bedford county housing the housing authority had requested the Transfer last month As a preliminary step toward securing funds for a proposed 20 unit elderly housing project on the although the boroughs refusal to part with the property took housing authority officials by Council president William Zim Merman explained that the Borough is legally bound to retain ownership of the Zimmerman said the contract with the Everett area school which transferred the former elementary school property to the Borough in stipulated that the Borough could not sell or give the property it was not councils decision to Zimmerman we dont want to cause any conflict costs could scrap Hopewell police department the Hopewell Borough and township police department seems doomed to go out of business at the end of this due to Lack of monday the Hopewell township supervisors decided that unless funds Are found from an outside that municipality will drop is involvement with the Oneman police operation As of which is the end of Ceta fun Ding for chief Robert leonards Hopewell which was to Janeet tuesday May consider continuing the department on a Par time according to councilman David one of the boroughs representatives to the joint police the police com Mission did discuss trying to secure an out on the Job training contract that would provide 50 percent of leonards out is one of the Ceta programs not terminating this the supervisors indicated that they did not think this was sufficient since it would be for a limited period of no solid figures of costs for the which started with two men last were presented the Borough and township had been splitting the operating costs on a 7525 although originally the split was to have been 13 percent for the Borough and 87 for the based on populations of approximately 200 versus supervisor Dennis also a member of the police attempted to delay a decision to drop the police department by suggesting a meeting at the end of september he also suggested that a decision wait until it could be determined if an out contract could be neither idea Drew any support from supervisors Emmanuel Hall and Harry so Browell finally made a motion to terminate the townships involvement in the police department As of 30 unless funds Are found to con Hopewell township will Start to receive on half of the 1 percent wage tax formerly collected entirely by the Northern Bedford school District in the supervisors said they did not know How much this amount will noting that their decision to collect the on half is necessary to meet Road related expenses without raising property Hall were not against the police were against the Hall suggested the township try to make better use of its elected Constable to meet the needs of police Protection one of the approximately 20 spectators at the meeting let the people police adding later that there have been hard feelings Over the police a vocal group several months ago challenged the townships right to Start a police department except on a petition from the supervisors said such a petition was Only one of several ways they could initiate a police there was a petition being circulated this summer by those supporting a police two representatives of that group said they had not secured 50 percent of the signatures of voters in Hopewell but were still the supervisors had indicated they would consider continuing the department if half the voters wanted As they explained to the handful of departments sup such a petition is Only a guideline for the supervisors nor would it be binding if a majority of voters approved the department in a theres no use putting it on the ballot if we cant afford one supervisor 4continued on Page 8 with the housing but we have to abide by the Everett school superintendent Rodney Kuhns confirmed tuesday that the state school code required the inclusion of a clause in the contract with the Borough stating that ownership of the property would revert to the school District if the Borough attempted to sell or give the site housing authority director Robert Harbaugh said that authority members had believed that the matter of transferring the property to the authority had been taken care of in Harbaugh said the which must own the site before it proceeds with the housing would withhold applications for funding from the Federal depart ment of housing and Urban development until the matter is straightened councils action temporarily places the status of the project in although Harbaugh noted that the Borough could proceed with the funding applications without the housing authority if it wants to get into the housing Zimmerman said after mondays meeting that Council would look into alternatives for supervising the although he did not specify what the alternatives might Zimmerman stressed that the Borough was not working in opposition to the housing the project will still belong to continued on Page to

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