Pennsylvania Towanda Daily Review in Towanda, Pennsylvania
25 Apr 1986

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25 Apr 1986

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Daily Review (Newspaper) - April 25, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaTroy Cable owner Happy with amnesty results Page three state demo party to take on Larouche Page three mum Nice a warm saturday Nice again a Complete weather on Page 2 chuckle nothing of \ Elifis you intuition belter thou to air in or Dauti 106th year no. 42,151 Friday april 25, 1986 25 cents possible nicaraguan Compromise emerges Washington apr a potential Compromise Between the Reagan administration and the sandinista leadership of Nicaragua is emerging which would end . Support for the Contra guerrillas in Exchange for guarantees of peaceful behaviour by the sandinista several congressman said thursday. Lawmakers and other officials said they Are encouraged that a such a Compromise is even being discussed and they credited presidential envoy Philip Habib As pointing the Way. Habib they said spelled out the potential for Resolution of the problem in an april 11 letter which Drew Little attention at the time. Such a potential Compromise is Only in the formative stages and the attitudes of president Reagan and the sandinista Are not know n. As recently As wednesday for instance Reagan pledged his full support to the contras whom he Calls but in the april ii letter Habib said the administration interprets existing peace proposals by the so called Contador nations a a As requiring a cessation of support to irregular forces and or insurrection al movements from the Date of the United states would Quot support and abide by a comprehensive verifiable and simultaneous implementation of an agreement fulfilling the objectives of the Contador peace Effort Habiby a letter said As Long As Nicaragua also supports and abides by such an agreement. Habib sent the letter to reps Jim Slattery i Kan Michael Barnes d-md., and Bill Richardson . At their request following a meeting they held with him in Early april this happened after the three Congress men returned from observing a Contador meeting in Panama City. A state department official said Habib still is touring a dozen latin american nations to discuss Nicaragua and peace prospects. The objectives of the Contador countries a Panama Mexico Venezuela and Colombia would require free elections in Nicaragua and what one congressional staff aide called a a some democratization Quot by the leftist government see a Nicaragua Page 16 afghan rebel leaders say soviet air raids damaging Islamabad Pakistan a afghan rebel commanders said thursday that soviet and afghan warplanes were killing and maiming hundreds of their men in nonstop raids on rebel positions in Southeastern Afghanistan. A senior commander called it the heaviest Aerial bombardment in the seven year moslem insurgency against the communist afghan government and said it was the first use of Large scale night raids in that area. Rahim Wardak said about 111,000 troops were advancing behind the air cover with tank and artillery support against makeshift rebel positions in Pattia province near the pakistani Border. Insurgent leaders acknowledged wednesday that soviet commandos had captured and destroyed the main rebel base at Shawar. Quot this is the worst fighting we be Ever seen. The air attacks Are terrible a a Wardak a top commander of the National islamic front of Afghanistan told the associated press. Wardak who returned from Pattia on thursday said soviet and afghan Su-22 Jet bombers and Mig-21 and Mig-23 fighter bombers were dropping 500-Pound bombs on rebels w to had no air defences. Another guerrilla commander just Back from Pattia who insisted on anonymity said he had seen attacking squadrons of up to 30 planes. They said rocket and artillery fire also took a heavy toll. An estimated 115,000 soviet troops Are in Afghanistan helping fight the moslem insurgency. The first units entered the country in effects of record cold May show up in stores Holland Ohio apr Bob Macqueen made the rounds of his 200-acre Apple Orchard on thursday and saw firsthand the effects of the record breaking freeze this week that destroyed much of the regions fruit crop. Quot the hearts killed. Its dead a Macqueen said putting his loss at $250,000 to $300,000 a this was a real record. In 56 was the last time it was that throughout the Ohio Valley temperatures in the teens and 20s tuesday night and wednesday frustrated even the most ambitious efforts by growers to save Apple Pear peach grape and Cherry crops. Richard Funt of the Ohio Extension service said wednesday that the damage statewide could reach $20 million to $25 million. Officials in Michigan Kentucky West Virginia and Indiana were still counting the losses there. Macqueen estimated that the freeze killed half the buds on his Trees but other Farmers fared worse. Some Central and Southern Ohio growers lost 90 percent of their fruit crops despite the use of smudge pots and helicopters to try to raise temperatures said Jim Utzinger Horticulturist for the Ohio cooperative Extension service. Quot they can Only gain about three or four degrees a he said. A but the temperature went to 23, and we generally think the cutoff Points 26 or 27.�?� As far As the Price of apples is concerned the smaller crop in the Midwest this year will Likely be offset by a larger crop from Washington the largest Apple producing state said Blake Gerber executive director of the Ohio fruit growers society. In five southwestern Michigan counties. Red delicious apples were a pretty Well cleaned out a said Mike Thomas a District horticultural agent with the Michigan state University cooperative Extension service. A tuesday night cooked our Goose in some later Blooming varieties of apples such As macintoshes a still have Good potential a he said adding that most of the Cherry grape and peach crop in the state survived. In Eastern Kentucky temperatures dipped to As Low As 16 degrees wednesday morning said John Strang Extension Horticulturist at the University of Kentucky College of agriculture. December 1979 and installed president Babrak Karma 1 after the previous communist regime was ousted Karmalis government Seldom allows Western journalists into the country so Battle reports cannot be confirmed independently. Fighting was fiercest thursday around the government held town of Khost Wardak reported he said jets were hitting rebel positions id the surrounding Hills and his Meri anticipated new ground attacks. He said the insurgents mounted attacks around Khost to relieve pressure on their forces in Othef parts of Pattia province. Wardak estimated insurgent losses at 150 dead and 300 wounded in the past few Days but the guerrillas generally understate their casualties. Other commanders indicated the figures were higher Afghanistan a official Kabul radio claimed More than 1,000 rebel8 had been killed. It predicted that the insurgents would be Cut off from their Supply and reinforcement bases inside Pakistan where about three million afghans live in refugee Camps along the Border. The rebel leaders said soviet and afghan forces also suffered heavily but they gave no total figure Wardak claimed the afghan army a 37th commando brigade it it of about 600 men had been wiped Oil since the offensive began Early the s month. Many of the guerrillas anti aircraft weapons had been destroyed in the fighting and the remaining outmoded weapons could do Lutfe against mass air attacks the guerrillas said. From left Robert and Larry Brown receive Quot outstanding Cooperator Quot awards from Ira Claire chairman of the Bradford county conservation District during awards ceremonies. Daily review photo by Bill Ralph conservation District presents awards by kill Ralph the 10th annual banquet of the Bradford county conservation District and the agricultural stabilization and conservation service was held at the Wysox fire Hall tuesday evening. The 124 guests enjoyed a roast beef dinner provided by the ladies auxiliary of the Wysox fire company and listened to interesting presentations. Guest speaker professor Ernest Bergman of Penn state University a Well known soil and Plant nutrition specialist gave an informative and sometimes humorous slide presentation of soil conditions and farming methods in Europe South America and China Ira Haire chairman of the Bradford county conservation District presented a outstanding cooperators awards to Robert and Larry Brown of Rome re 2 and to we Liam Davis of Troy i 2. Forst Farmer Dean Starner received a certificate of appreciation from service to the association the agricultural stabilization and conservation service presented a certificate of recognition to employee Susan Shank for her 15 years of devoted service. Bradford county conservation District manager Michael love Green gave a slide presentation showing the accomplishments and goals of the Agency. Lyle Harding was master of ceremonies for the evening. Fri Index shows crime reports up 4% in 85 Washington apr after a three year decline major Crines reported to police Rose 4 percent a 1985 compared to the previous year the Fri reported thursday. The of big a Index of eight maj a crimes showed that murders nationwide Rose 1 percent forcible rape climbed 4 percent Robergt Rose by 3 percent and the number a aggravated assaults Rose by 6 percent. Violent crime Overall was up 5 percent while property cripes Rose 4 percent. Nationally burglary was up 2 percent larceny theft 5 percent motor vehicle theft up 6 percent and arson 3 percent. Authorities said drugs and less concern Over crime after several years of declines May have contributed to the reversal after declines in 1982, 1983 and 1984 a i think As crime started to decrease a certain amount of apathy started taking Over a said Jerald Vaughn executive director of the International association of chiefs of police. A people just did no to seem As concerned about the preventive measures that might have assisted in crime being the a volume of drugs available in our society and crime related to drug trafficking also played a role in the increase said Vaughn after reaching All time highs in 1980 and 1981, the number of major offences reported to the nations 16, Kkt Lawr enforcement agencies fell 12 percent from 1982 through 1984. But in 1985, crime Levels Rose 8 percent in the South 5 percent in the West while rising Only 2 percent in the Northeast and exhibiting no change in the Midwest. The of big a uniform crime report ing Section said population shifts to the Sunbelt states had played a role in the increase in crime along with Early release programs for prisons in Many states. There were increases in construction site thefts and More prop erty crimes such As shoplifting and theft at businesses All reflecting regional population shifts said the Fri. There were increases in crime in 1985 in suburban counties totalling 6 percent in Rural locations with a 2 percent Rise and in All cities except those with populations of More than 1 million. Law enforcement officials say Only about one third of All crimes Are reported to authorities a search for the big Trees in Bradford county is off the ground now that Spring is almost Here interest in the big tree contest of Bradford county is warming up. The Bradford county Forest landowners association began this so called contest As a Way to celebrate the year of the Forest an idea promoted by the Pennsylvania forestry association to celebrate their 100th anniversary. The Resolution to observe this year statewide to Honor forests and All their benefits was signed by the state legislature last year at the request of a committee of notables Suchias or. Maurice Goddard. The Bradford county conservation District and the Bradford county Forest landowners asked their county commissioners to join the Celebration and they heartily endorsed the proclamation for the year of the Forest on the 28th of january. The purpose of the Celebration is not Only to awaken people to realize the importance of forestry to the Economy but to get each individual to notice the Trees around him and appreciate How they affect his Quality of life. With this objective in mind the big tree contest was instigated by the Bradford county Forest landowners with James Lacek. Serv it be forester of the Bureau of forestry As advisor. Jim chose ten species of tree to be eligible for the contest hem Jork White Pine red Oak Sta Horn sumac Apple White Oak. Su6ar Maple White Ash Ailanthus and Norway Spruce. People Are already asking a Why Isnit the Elm or the Silver Maple on the list Why include an Unknow tree like the Ailanthus a the answer to that Good question harks Back to the purpose of the contest to make people curious enough to find out for example what an Ailanthus tree looks like. It is called the tree of heaven a native of China brought Here As food for silkworms and grows Best in moist locations. The Long compound Fern like leaves have 15 to 31 leaflets. At the base of each leaflet is a scent gland. The ill smelling male Flowers and the Small female Flowers Are born on separate Trees the smooth striped Gray Brown bark cracks Writh age. The height is from 50 to 80 feet. Jim says there Are Many Ailanthus Trees in Sayre and chose this tree to interest people in towns. A Champion in the big tree contest therefore May not necessarily be a huge tree but a tree Large for that Type of specie. A st Ghorm sumac 20 feet or taller is Likely to be a Champion. While limited to ten species of Trees the contest offers a vast Opportunity for searchers to locate Many huge a a whopper Trees not listed in the Competition Jim Lacek and i would like to know about them too because a very Large tree is most Likely to be an old one with historical or a a romantic interest. Theres a Good Story behind Many Trees a history that should be preserved for everyone to enjoy another reason for spotting the a a whopper Trees is that they Are a special source for scientific study. A reason to learn if possible How these big Trees fought disease and other ravages of nature Over the years while others did not. Lacek thinks there is a possibility that some of the Trees entered in the Bradford county contest will tie Large enough to he nominated for entry into the record of big Trees of Pennsylvania a Book updated in 1983 it would he an Honor to have More Bradford county Trees in this Book available from the Pennsylvania forestry association in Meehan Isburg Penna. The contest ends sept. 1, and winners will he awarded recognition prizes at a dinner on nov 18 at the Wysox presbyterian Church. See a two 1104119,�?T Page 16

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