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Daily Review (Newspaper) - June 2, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaRockets rebound in Aba finals monday Windy cooler tuesday sunny a Complete weather on Page 2 chuckle if you think fishermen Are the biggest liars in the world just ask a Jogger How far he runs Yaeli morning. Day pm Fleu mu106th year no. 42,182 monday june 2, 1986 25 cents hold on please the picket lines Are Busy Washington apr tens of thousands of Long distance Telephone callers faced delays sunday As workers rallied and walked picket lines at american Telephone amp Telegraph facilities in the nations largest strike in three years. The communication workers of America which represents 155,000 of at amp to a unionized workers began the strike at 12 01 . Sunday after rejecting the telecommunications giants offer of an 8 percent wage increase spread Over the next three years. The two sides talked informally sunday hut there was no Progress Cwa president Morton Bahr told reporters. A we can afford to stay out a lot longer than they can a Bahr said a this Industry is highly competitive. Beginning tomorrow they Are going to Start losing customers. After a Little pain. People will be in a More compromising Bahr said there were three Large issues still dividing the two sides a at amp to a demand for the elimination of automatic Cost of living adjustments to reflect inflation a an ingredient of every Telephone workers contract since 1972. A splitting 20,000 a service technicians Quot who now make $640 per week into separate categories. One of those new classifications wire pullers could suffer As much As a $200 per week Cut in pay As a result Bahr said a the company a proposed elimination of piecework incentive pay for some 20, Mai manufacturing workers. A this strike has taken place for one reason the company. Earning enormous profits. Is seeking unwarranted concessions a Bahr said. A they seem to be trying to take advantage of the environment in this country Over the past few years we have chosen to make this time and this place our stand against unwarranted concessionary Barga i ning. A a meanwhile the second largest of at amp to a employee unions the International brother Homi of electrical workers said sunday it will submit the company so final offers to nearly 41, my of its members for a ratification or rejection vote. At amp to spokesman Herb Linnen characterized that action As a a settlement a but Bahr said Art Perry the in Ewe a chief negotiator had told cd a officials that his Union was recommending that rank and file workers reject the offer. Under the in Ewe a rules Bahr said it is required to submit what a company Calls its final offer to a membership vote. Ibex officials could not be reached sunday in repeated Telephone Calls to their Homes and office however local officials in the Union said in Telephone recordings for their members that a vote on the at amp to offer would be held shortly after june 10. The local Ibex officials made Clear in Tele phone recordings that its members were not on strike members of the two unions hold identical jobs with the company but for the most part at different locations. The previous contracts Between the company and each Union expired at Midnight saturday. Linnen said Ibex member operators re ported to work sunday for All three shifts sunday after the Cwa strike was called. About 4, my of at amp to a 36, my it Union operators Are Ibex members most of them work in new England and Pennsylvania. A. Disruptions could come today Long distance customers in Pennsylvania May run into some delays and disruptions today Wrhen the strike by employees of the american Telephone amp Telegraph co. Enters its first work Day officials said. There were no problems with service on sunday and no reports of violence on picket lines set up Philadelphia Pittsburgh and Harrisburg said at amp to spokesman John Brady. A we expect More lines tomorrow monday a Brady said. A a we la have no problems with direct Calls. But there a a Chance the circuits will get Busy Between 10 and 11 . And 2 and 4 monday which Are the busiest times for the Days of the work week a customers could experience delays in placing Calls or receive persistent Busy signals while making Long distance Calls. Brady said. At amp to employees belonging to the communications workers of America walked out at 12 01 a a. Sunday after contract talks broke off about 10 30 . Saturday. The Cwa the largest Union of at amp to employees represents about 4, xxx at amp to employees in Pennsylvania As Well As about 11,000 Bell of Pennsylvania workers. Repair supervisors on monday will be servicing emergency centers such As hospitals police and fire departments Brady flood aftermath National guard arrives Albion rebuilding one year after Tornado Alert Young Farmer spots attempted theft in logging operation Quot two hoots Quot by Jane Bresee Etna a. Apr the National guard arrived with heavy equipment sunday to help stunned homeowners and weary Rescue workers clean 11 suburban Pittsburgh communities where at least eight people died in Flash flooding that caused More than $20 million in damage. Officials said that up to 12 people remained missing in flooding from 4 inches of rain that fell within several hours Friday afternoon. Other officials cautioned that the number of missing was imprecise because of the turmoil. Gov. Dick Thornburgh sunday sent a formal request to president Reagan to declare the affected Allegheny county communities Federal disaster areas such a declaration would make the area eligible for Low in Terest residential and business Loans Grants and Public assistance funds. The Day before Thornburgh had declared disasters in the county communities affected by the flooding. He did not specify which communities were included. Storm Runoff quickly swelled Pine Creek and its tributary Little Pine Creek into fierce Rivers that churned through the areas narrow valleys. Volunteer firemen under the direction of local police continued slogging through stinking mud left by the flood to search for bodies a i started thinking about All those older people Liv ing out the Road i hoped 1 Wasny to finding neighbors a said Volunteer John Butela of Shaler township a you Hope you Don t find anybody Quot Shaler Villa fire department chief Andy Kadash said sunday. The searchers were aided saturday by dogs that sniffed through Mounds of debris for the scent of humans. A some of those piles Are incredible. You believe How big they can get a said one search coordinator Shaler pc ice detective Richard Byers. Damage to private property could reach $20 million and ruined sewers water lines roads and other Public property could drive that figure much higher teams of state and Federal damage assessors walked door to door sunday through 11 communities preparing a precise estimate said John Comey spokesman in Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania emergency management Agency Comey said sunday night that officials had found some 700 Homes damaged 100 severely and about pm businesses also damaged Many of them severely. He said however that no Overall damage estimate was available yet. A hopefully within the next 48 to 72 hours we will have completed that process and have a clearer picture of w hat we re dealing with a he said the National weather service said thunderstorms were possible again sunday in the flooded areas and counties in Northwestern Pennsylvania where 65 peo the Agency issued a severe thunderstorm watch for 11 pie died in a series of Tornado last May 21 Albion a. Map a Kathy Gibson nailed a hand painted sign on the stubble of a tree stump fronting an empty lot where a killer Tornado levelled her House last May 31. A the Gibsons say a thank you we have rebuilt outside of town. Albion is rising a read the sign erected across the Street from a memorial dedicated saturday to the 12 people who were killed in last year s storm. A a it a been a hard year. There have been lots of adjustments to make. You have to Start Over a mrs. Gibson said. A we lived there 19 years and there was t anything left but a few boxes of the town honoured those who died those who suffered and those who helped out with a Monument built on the track that the Tornado followed when it devastated this Erie county Community and its sister Hamlet of Cranesville. A it was right Over my neighbors House when i saw it a said mrs. Gibson who was peeling potatoes and watching a Little House on the Prairie when the twister struck and uprooted her. Her husband and two children a this town has changed she said the family built a new Home about two Miles do you put the radios and flashing lights no it Wasny to a Steed trap a just a quartet of nights Parade at the fireman a Field Days in Ulster mounted state policemen doing their part at last daily review photo by John Thomas Roy and Tim Beardslee were dumbfounded. Tim had discovered merely by Chance that 50 additional Trees in their woodlot had been marked for cutting that had not formerly been painted by the consulting forester. The logging contract which did not include these Trees had already been signed. This chicanery in the Woods was completely unexpected by the Beardslee a they had tried to set up this Sale just right. Roy and Barbara now in partnership with their son Tim. Have always tried to do things right on their modern Dairy farm nestled against the East slope of it. Pisgah. They want to do their Best for the Community too Roy serves on various boards of agricultural organizations and is a Springfield township supervisor in Bradford county. Waverly to make a forestry management plan for him the first step was to get an Aerial map of the farm from the ass office and to establish with the forester exactly where the boundaries lie. The forester walked the Woods and divided the map into Timber stands. Stand a for example covers an area of 37 acres of Northern Hardwood of Light saw Timber 12 to 14 inches in diameter the plan includes a description of the a a stands with volume of saw Timber per acre volume of pulp Wood per acre and Many other details. The most valuable part of the plan is the a a prescription or what should be done for improvement the prescription for stand a reads in part a a selective Harvest of saw Timber and pulpwood is Nec Essary at the present time another Harvest of similar magnitude but higher Quality might be anticipated in 15 or 20 years time in any Case the stand should be reassessed in 15 years fora subsequent Sale the Beardslee a took the a a prescription of the forester and let him do the work of arranging a Timber Sale basically the Job of the consulting forester is to represent the landowner to the buyer he pre pares a perspex cuts of species available for Sale a volume summary maps the logging roads Marks the Timber to be Cut and even suggests the time of year the logging should be done a time less Likely to dam age the land involved he then sends out this perspex cuts to several logging companies to get their bid As soon As the landowner accepts the bid he likes a contract con Taining More details than the Stan Dard logging contract is drawn up. It contains a payment schedule and Bond Money at least $ 1 my to As sure the landowner that any dam age done such As erosion from logging roads can be corrected be fore the contract is signed Oil Moore maintains that most log ging companies do not object to this method of buying Timber it saves them time in the Long run they know exactly what they Are buying and also surface stands of Timber they might not have known about before naturally a consulting forester takes a percentage of the Sale Price As his fee his fee is Well earned for generally the highest bid is twice the amount of the lowest so the Beardslee a had signed a contract with a company not in Bradford or Sullivan county they waited for Good weather when the cutting would begin Tim is to be commended for be my interested enough to have paid attention when the forester walked the Woods with them they had decided then to leave a certain fug tree for a deed tree when Tim was out Deer Hunting in december 1984, he saw that tree was marked for cutting they immediately called the for Ester who upon re inventory discovered that not one but 50 More Trees had been marked for cutting totalling about 10, Mai More Board feet than had been contracted in the Sale the logging company was contacted and some agreement was made to rectify the situation see a two a Page three Roy decided that because nearly half of his 380 acre farm s in Woodland he was responsible for managing that properly too. Along with his cows and croplands. A couple years ago he hired a professional forester Bob Moore of

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