Susquehanna times. (Marietta, Pa.) 1976-1980, January 14, 1976, Image 1

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Vol. 76 Ne. 2 January 14, 1976
Gloria Longenecker |
Gloria Longenecker discovers
being Miss Lancaster County
is difficult but rewarding job
Gloria Longenecker of
Mount Joy, the reigning
Miss Lancaster County, will
enter the Miss Pennsylvania
pageant this spring.
If she wins, she will start
preparing for the Miss
America contest.
If she loses, Gloria says,
“I'll crown the new Miss
Lancaster and that will be
Being a pageant winner
isn’t always fun. “‘I thought
it would be glamorous,”
Gloria says, ‘‘but in a way it
isn’t. A few people dislike
the whole pageant, and so
they sort of look down on me
as its representative.”
‘A lot of other people will
support you,’’ she adds.
The pecple who dislike
the pageant are mainly
women. ‘‘Mostly women
libbers, probably.” Gloria
Being Miss Lancaster
County involves a lot of
work, but the reward of that
work is self-improvement.
Gloria once greeted lines
of people for 4 hours in a
That kind of experience
can be tiring, but it does
increase self confidence.
“I've really learned a lot
about the fashion world,”
Gloria says, ‘‘I've expanded
my talent. I'm deing %2 hour
shows, now.”’ :
Making appearances
takes a lot of time, but
Gloria’s agent arranges
each appearance to fit
Gloria's schedule.
“If I've got something
planned, they'll change the
time of the appearance.”
Gloria says.
Gloria’s friends haven't
noticed any change in her
persenality since she won
the Miss Lancaster contest.
“When I won, I had to go
back to college the next
day,” Gloria says.
“I'm still human. 1 still
goof off. I still have the
same body functions and
everything. Everybody says
I haven't changed.”
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Susquehanna Times & The Mount Joy Bulletin
MJ Township
weighs hiring
police officer
by Zelda Heisey
Mount Joy Township su-
pervisers are considering
hiring Richard E. Beas,
Willow Street, as a parttime
peliceman. Beas had origin-
ally applied for a pesitien a
year and a half ago.
Before making a decision
the supervisers must check
with soliciter William C.
Crosswell te determine
whether they must advertise
the opening before filling it.
New chairman of the
supervisers, Charles Crowe,
strongly invited all residents
to bring their questions and
complaints to the township
The supervisers neted a
letter from Mr. and Mrs.
William C. Stum, com-
mending tewnship pelice for
their speedy action when
Stum’s market was recently
Harry Cocper was ap-
peinted roadmaster at $4.65
per hour, plus $25 per
menth for use of his pick up
A water fountain for the
township building was ap-
The possibility of having
an answering service at
$21.50 per menth will be
Supervisor secretary Ja-
cob Forry was alse named
A public hearing on the
prepesed sewer preject will
be held at 7 p.m. Wednes-
day in the Elizabethtown
High Scheel auditorium.
Rheems Fire
The Rheems Fire Co. has
elected its officers for 1976.
They are: President-Robert
B. Kready; Vice President-
William H. Kready; Secret-
ary-Frank Hoover; Ass’t
Secretary-Stan Risser.
Treasurer-Rebert A.
Kready; Ass’t Treasurer-
Ralph Redcay; Chief-Dennis
Dupler; Chief Engineer-Leo
Stauffer; Chaplain-George
Weaver; Trustees-Rebert
Ricedorf and Robert Hip-
Delegates-Dennis Rice-
dorf and Robert Ricedorf;
Alternates-Albert Pickel and
Dexter Minnick.
Entertainment Committee
Mayor James Gingrich (far left) gives the oath of office to, from left to right, new
councilman Geo. Fitzkee, re-elected councilman Omar Groff, new president Charles
Ricedorf, and new councilman Harold Keller. Seated in foreground are Borough
Manager Joe Bateman and Mindy Liggins.
photo by Corky Flick
Ricedorf voted Mount Joy Council president;
Building moratorium in runeff area passed
Mount Joy Borough
Council elected Charles
Ricedorf council president at
the reorganization meeting
Monday evening.
James Heisey was elected
Two new councilmen,
Harold Keller and George
Fitzkee, took the oath of
office for the first time.
Phyllis Landis and Eva
Hendrix, homeowners in the
Crossroads Church area of
Donegal Springs Road,
voiced opposition to pro-
posed construction in the
area by David G. Heisey,
The ladies cited density
and drainage problems as
their main concerns.
Boro Authority keeps officers
Mount Joy Borough Au-
thority retained its 1975
officers during a re-organ-
ization meeting Tuesday
Re-clected were C. Ber-
nerd Grissinger, chairman;
Frank R. Eichler, vice chair-
elects Kready
John Fuller; Albert Pickel;
Troy Schwanger; Ellis Ste-
ward and James Kondras.
Ass’t Chiefs-Elmer Mur-
phy and Claude Schwanger.
Ass’t Engineers-Gene Way;
Dexter Minnick, and Bob
Hinkle. Chief Equipment
Man-John Mammen. Ass’t
Equipment Man-John Fuller
Chief Hose Director-Bob
The company answered
56 calls in 1975. The men
worked 89,445 hours, and
the trucks traveled S00
The ambulance answered
198 calls and drove 5,442
Paris H. Sweigart,
secretary; Frank B Zink,
treasurer, and Lloyd G.
Cooke, assistant secretary-
The authority re-appoint-
ed engineers Gannett,
Fleming, Corddry & Car-
penter, Inc.; solicitor Barley
Snyder, Cooper, and Bar-
ber; auditors Trout, Eber-
sole & Groff, and trustee
Union National Bank,
Mount Joy.
The Carmany Read soft-
ening ‘plant and pumping
station ‘‘is well on the way
with its construction,’”’ ac-
cording te consulting en-
gineer, Robert Stark.
He told the authority that
“90 per cent of the water-
ling is completed.”
The authority alse in-
structed the soliciter to
begin title searches for
property involved in the
berough’s water and sewer
The search is expected to
cost about $2,000.
Council later approved the
subdivision plans for David
Heisey, but made the plans
subject to approval of a
conditional use. The condi-
tional use approval was
tabled 60 days to give
council time to study the
Following a long discus-
sion by council on whether
to approve the building
plans, Ammon Smith made
a motion to declare a
moratorium on building by
developers in the drainage
basin of the Crossroads
Church area, until a plan is
laid for the correction of
water runoff problems
there. The motion passed.
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Mayer urges
cleaner walks
Mayor James Gingrich
wants Mount Joy citizens to
obey the ordinance about
cleaning sidewalks.
Schoolchildren, the elder-
ly, and other pedestrians
can be badly injured by
slippery sidewalks, the
mayor points out.
According to the ord-
inance, sidewalks must be
cleaned within a day after
any snowfall or freezing
rain. If the person respon-
sible for the sidewalk
doesn’t clean it, the borough
can prosecute.
If the borough cleans a
citizen's sidewalk, the bor-
ough can collect money from
the citizen to pay for the job.