Susquehanna times. (Marietta, Pa.) 1976-1980, January 21, 1976, Image 1

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Vol. 76 No. 3 January 21, 1976
Susquehanna Times & The Mount Joy Bulletin
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Kathy Bower (right) helps fit a colonial-style gown for
Cheryll Hallgren (left) in preparation for the Bicentennial
and Anniversary Bail on Sat.,
Feb. 7.
Old dresses are okay
at this fancy affair
A ball to celebrate the
125th anniversary of Mount
Joy, and the nation’s bicen-
tennial, will be held Sat.,
Feb. 7, from 8 to 12 p.m. at
the Donegal H.S. gym.
Semi-formal wear, or cos-
tumes from any era, should
be worn. Prizes will be
awarded for cutstanding
Chickies Rock
Tickets may be bought at
the door, or from any
Tickets cost $5.00 per
adult; $3.00 per student.
Refreshments will be pro-
Music from all eras will be
played by local musicians
under the direction of Glenn
may be park
by Hazel Baker
Lancaster Count Com-
missioners have been asked
by the county planning
commission to officially
name the Chickies Rock site
as the second park location.
Original plans to develop
a park around Chickies Rock
on the Susquehanna River
were initiated in 1972.
Residents of the Chickies
Rock area objected to the
plan. Dr. Robert Lombard,
president of the organized
group known as the Chickies
Home Owners Association,
feels there will still be
opposition to the proposal.
The proposed site would
include 623 acreas, some
privately owned. Eight
property owners would be
Originally, 37 buildings
were included in the plan.
Area residents claim
Chickies Rock would make a
very hazardous public park.
The natural cliff is a danger
to adventurous youths. They
also cite the cost of main-
taining a second park as
being quite a drain on
If the land is designated
as a park, the present home
owners will be allowed to
stay, but new building
would be prohibited.
The planned area has been
reduced to bring down the
cost of land acquisition.
Members of the Lancaster
County Planning Commis-
sion thought the land should
be designated and placed
on the county map as a park
Developing of the land could
take 100 years.
Marietta councilmen reject pay for selves;
consider ban on mobile homes in borough
Marietta Borough Council
rejected the chance to pay
themselves $25 per session
last week.
Instead of paying them-
selves, Council voted 4-3 to
spend the meney on police
headquarters rennovations.
$2,100 that was budgeted
for councilmen’s pay will be
used to fix up an office at
police headquarters.
This will expand police
Mayor Barney McDevitt
volunteered to do the
rennovation work free of
Last Wednesday the
Mount Joy Township Sewer
Authority publicly reviewed
a proposal te install 75,000
feet of sewer and a pumping
station in various sections of
the township. About 150
people attended the meeting
in Elizabethtown.
The proposal was opposed
by a group called the Mount
Joy Township Concerned
Citizen’s Committee, who
are worried about the
possible high cost of instal-
charge. He invited commun-
ity members to help him.
Council also reviewed a
proposed zoning ordinance
amendment to restrict new
mobile homes from most of
Mobile home construction
would be allowed only in the
area bounded by Route 441
on the north and Furnace
Road on the south.
Existing mobile homes
would not be affected by the
proposed amendment, if
they meet other require-
of sewer ask 98 tough
M.J.T.C.C.C. members
questioned the Sewer Auth-
ority about the costs for
individual homes, but the
Authority could offer no
definite answers, because
no construction bids are in
yet. However, the project
estimates were as follows:
tapping fee, $250 or $500;
yearly rent of $206 to $315;
and assessments of $7.00
per front foot and $12.50 per
latetal foot.
Total cost of the new
sewer - project would be
A public hearing on the
proposed amendment will
be held Tuesday, February
10. A map wili be prepared
showing exactly which areas
would be affected.
Councilmen were placed
on the various committes as
Finance Committee: Rob-
ert E. Long, chairman;
David L. White, and James
R. Howell.
Street Committee: Earl V.
Roberts, John L. Parker,
Jr., and John P. Reuter,
about $5.1 million, of which
$3.88 million would be paid
by a possible grant from the
U. S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency. The agency
is now considering the
Terry Fabian, of the
Pennsylvania Dept. of En-
vironmental Resources,
expects approval within 6
months. The Sewer Author-
ity has alse applied for a
Federal Housing Authority
loan, but the authority
doesn’t expect the loan to
Sewer Committee; Earl
Roberts, chairman; Robert
E. Long and John P. Reuter.
Ordinance Committee;
James Howell, chairman;
Oliver Overlander and John
Safety Committe: David
White, chairman; James
Howell and Earl Roberts.
Property Committee; J.
Parker, chairman; R. Long
and O. Overlander.
Housing Committee; D.
White, chairman; J. Howell
and O. Overlander.
come through.
If the EPA grant is
approved, construction bids
will be obtained. The bids
will have to be within the
Final approval for the
project must come from the
township supervisors.
Some M.J.C.C.C,.
members felt dissatisfied
with the Authority's an-
swers to their 98 questions.
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Coach Swift tells how to win basketball games
The Denegal Indians bas-
ketball team is so good that
the players sometimes try to
restrain themselves to avoid
embarrassing weak oppon-
It’s hard for the basket-
ball players te do their best
and give the opposition a
break at the same time.
It’s a problem most teams
would love to have.
Coach Emil Swift has a
simple explanation for his
team’s success. ‘‘Lots of
hard work,’ he says.
‘“We played four times a
week over the summer,”
Swift says. ‘I'd say we work
harder at practice than most
teams do,to stay in shape.”
That conditioning pays off
when the Indians tackle a
really tough opponent.
At the Donegal Invita-
tional Tournament, the In-
dians stole the champion-
ship from Hempfield with
leg and lung power.
‘As we got into the fourth
quarter, our physical condi-
tioning paid off,”” Coach
Swift says. ‘““Then in over-
time, they really slowed
down and we won.”
" Donegal’s strategy could
not be duplicated success-
fully by an out-of-shape
“We try to play each man
so he has trouble getting the
basketball.” Coach Swift
says. ‘‘We keep up pressure
all the time and run as much
as possible to get the other
team tired out.”
Basically, the Indians play
a man-to-man defense. But
Coach Swift's strategy in-
cludes what he calls ‘denial
The best players on the
opposite team get extra
pressure from every near-by
This kind of basketball
game is fast-paced and fun
to watch, especially when
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Emil Swift