Susquehanna times. (Marietta, Pa.) 1976-1980, March 10, 1976, Image 1

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Vol. 76 No. 10 March 10, 1976
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New monument built
in Maytown Square
Donegal American Legion Post 809 is building a new
monument to honor World War 2 veterans in Maytown
Square. The old monument, which supports the flagpole,
only has enough room to list the veterans of World War 1.
Photo shows Donegal American Legion finance officer
John Drace (left) and trustee Bob Hollenbaugh (right)
standing beside the forms for the new marker.
Bicen fire hydrants,
Mount Joy Borough
Council voted to decorate
fire hydrants and buy a new
police cruiser at their
monthly meeting last Mon.
The proposed street re-
pair program for 1976 was
also announced.
Mrs. Vera Gingrich was
named to head the fire
hydrant decorating pro-
gram. Councilman George
Groff was appointed council
representative to the Mount
Joy Bicentennial Commit-
tee. He will report to council
on the fire hydrant decora-
tion program and other
bicentennial activities.
The new cruiser, a $4547
1976 AMC Matador, will
arrive in 60 days. It will
replace an older vehicle.
The proposed street pro-
gram for 1976 was announc-
ed. The rebuilding of Plum
St. from Church to Water St.
will entail the laying of a
new water line for the
Watering Trough. The wat-
er will not be entering the
trough for the time of
construction but will be
reinstated as soon as possi-
~ Other streets scheduled
for work will be ‘‘Bridge
Blvd. from Angle to Wood;
Clay Alley from Angle to
Plum; S. Market St. from
Marietta St. to the R.R.
bridge; Apple Tree Alley
from Patterson to Market St.
Council rejected an offer
of rented parking space
from the Church of God. The
church recently razed the
old railroad station to make
room for a parking lot. The
church offered to rent the
space to the council for $100
per month, but the council
denied the request.
Robert Aims, project dir-
ector for the Homemakers
Program of the Visiting
Chamber of Commerce honors Vernon Kinsey
A special award was pre-
sented to Vernon Kinsey at
the Mount Joy Chamber of
Commerce Annual Banquet
last Tuesday.
The new award will be
presented to business men
: and women whose enter-
prises have attracted nation-
wide recognition.
Chamber of Commerce
president Gerald Alleman
said, ‘‘Kinsey’s Archery has
really helped put Mount Joy
on the map.”
Vernon Kinsey was born
in Elizabethtown in 1917.
He moved to Mount Joy in
1922, and has lived here
ever since.
He graduated from May-
town High School in 1935.
In 1950, an injury con-
fined him to a wheelchair. In
1951, Mr. Kinsey opened
his first archery shop on
Chocolate Avenue.
That shop was the begin-
ning of Kinsey's Archery
Products .Inc., a business
that grew until it “‘put Mt.
Joy on the map.”’
Vernon Kinsey, his wife
Helen, and their son Jim all
live in Mount Joy.
The Mount Joy Chamber
of Commerce meeting on
March 9 included, in the
evening’s events, the re-
cognition of more than
twenty Father and Son(s)
Business Teams in Mount
Joy. The list included:
Vernon Kinsey
Heisey’s Garage, Norm and
James; Baker’s Phillip’s 66
Service Station, Vaughn and
Vaughn; Eicherley’s Mens
Clothing, Jay and Eugene;
Rutt’s Appliances, Warren
and Galen; Kinsey’s Arrow
Shop, Vernon and James;
Dan Wolgemuth, Jay and
Donald; A.M. Wolgemuth,
Abner and Dennis; Geh-
man’s Furniture, Lester and
Leverne; Wissler’s Motors,
Ray, JC and Dwight; Wi-
ley’s Insurance, Ray Sr. and
Ray, Jr.; Lester Roberts and
Son Appliances, Lester and
James; Reist Seed Co.,
Alvin and Henry; Hostet-
ter’s Hardware, Art, Kent
and Jack; J.B. Keller Stock
Yards, Raymond and Steve;
Ken Smith Sporting Goods,
Ken, Sr. and Ken, Jr;
Rutt’s Insurance, Titus and
James; Stehman’s IGA,
Jake, Leuis and Robert
Welcomer (son-in-law);
street repairs planned
& police cruiser bought by Mt. Joy Council
Nurses Association, asked
council for $141.30 to
support the program.
The Homemakers Pro-
gram gets $175,000 from the
federal government. Boros
and townships are asked to
pay S percent of the federal
contribution. :
Council was told ‘that a
third of the program’s funds
are used for administgation.
Trained homemakers get
$2.63 per hour and 13 cents
per mile. One persén in
Mount Joy is receiving the
service at the present time.
The request was referred
to the finance committee for
The Mount Joy Mer-
chants’ Association asked
council to consider allowing
free parking in the borough
from Nov. 2S to Dec. 25. The
request will be studied by
the finance committee.
An extra refuse pickup
program for April 19-22 was
approved. Residents must
make arrangements with the
borough to get the extra
refuse pick-up.
A request to vacate
Cherry Alley from Main St.
to Church St. was proposed.
Council announced the
newsletter to the residents
is scheduled for April S. A
street sweeping program
will get underway April S.
The work will be done in the
area where curbing exists.
Charles Groff asked coun-
cil for permission to reserve
the boro tennis courts for
tennis team matches. Coun-
cil approved the request
with the provision that the
team provide advertisement
for the times and days of
reservation. The dates are
April 3 and 17 and May 8
and 15 and possibly June 12.
The next meeting of
council will be April 12.
James Tierney, James and
James; John K. Wolgemuth
Orchards, John and Jay.
Entertainment was pre-
sented by The Western
District of the Lancaster-
Lebanon Council Boy Scouts
of America Order of the
Arrow Dance Team. The
700 friends
Indian Dancers gave some
Indian lore along with their
presentation. They were
led by ‘*Woody’’ Myers and
Chuck Cowart.
Rev. Woodrow Kern from
the Chiques United Metho-
dist Church gave the invo-
student Dean Chapin,
killed in car accident
At least 700 people
attended funeral services
this week for Dean Chapin,
who was killed when the car
he was driving crashed on
Route 141 last Thursday. No
one else was injured.
Dean, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. David Chapin, 205
Zeigler St., Mount Joy, was
a popular student and
athlete at Donegal High
Six of Dean’s high school
wrestling teammates served
as pallbearers at the funeral
at Calvary Bible Church.
Wrestling coach Eugene
Price summed up the way
people felt about Dean:
“Dean was a kid who
worked hard, never com-
plained, and was a true
friend of everybody,”’ he
Both the wrestling team
and Boy Scout Troop 39 of
Mount Joy attended the
Dean was a Life Scout in
Troop 39, and a member of
the Order of the Arrow. He
had planned to participate in
the Philmont Expedition of
the Lancaster-Lebanon Boy
He was a member of the
Varsity Club, the track
team, and the Junior Rifle
Club of the Mount Joy
Sportsmen’s Assciation.
He attended Calvary Bi-
ble Church.
Born in Lancaster, he was
the son of David Russell anc
Hazel Gabhard Chapin.
Surviving besides his
parents are two brothers,
David Russell Chapin, Jr.
and Duane E. Chapin, both
at home; paternal grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Russell E. Chapin, Mount
Joy; a maternal grand-
mother, Mrs. Esther C.
Gebhard, Elizabethtown,
and a paternal great-grand-
mother, Mrs. Ruth W. Derr,
Mount Jov.
The viewing was held at
Heilig’s Funeral Home and
the funeral was held at
Calvary Bible Church.