Gibson City Courier from Gibson City, Illinois on May 15, 1975 · 11
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Gibson City Courier from Gibson City, Illinois · 11

Gibson City, Illinois
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Thursday, May 15, 1975
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NUMBER 33 I lnlpas iallf for state mgef Satairdlaif Eight Gibson City Middle School track squad members will compete in the state grade school meet this Saturday in Bloominglon: They earned their way into the stale meet on the basis of a strong showing by the Hornets in the sectional meet Saturday in Olympia. State meet will start Saturday morning at. 9:30 on the Illinois Wesleyan University track in Bloomington. Hessenhaus sponsor of 75 softball team The Gibson City Class A traveling softball team will play under the name of their new sponsor in 1975. The team's sponsor this year is "The Hessenhaus". The Hessenhaus team will be managed by Steve Hester. Members of the softball team are Ken Sprau, Dave Hester, Bob Benningfield, Jeff Eckoff, Mike Christensen, Condie Holt, Dan Hiner, Jay Troyer, Harry Groom, Henry Fella, Dean Farmer, Warren Cox and Rod Johnson. The team will play a schedule HESSENHAUS SOFTBALL TEAM 1975 Schedule Fri., May 16 Sun., May 18 Wed., May 21 Fri,, May 23 Tues , May 27 Thurs , May 29 Fri., May 30 Chanute i Ash Grove , Herscher Pizza Hut -Bloomington (Fairview) Beer Nuts-Bloomington (Oneil) Bement Villa Grove Sun., June 1 Wed., June 4 Fri., June 6 Sun., June 8 Wed., June 11 Sat., June 14 Tues., June 17 Wed., June 18 Fri., June 20 Sun., June 22 Cerro Gordo Sibley Saunemin Pizza Hut Herscher Bement '. . Sibley , Woodworth . & Sons (Sadorus ) P.B.R. Bloomington (Oneil) Chanute . . .. . Gibson Tournament Ash Grove June 24-28 Sun., June 29 wea., Juiy i Fri , July 4 Sat . July 5 Sun., July" 6 Wed., July 9 Sat:, July 12 Wed., July 16 Fri., July 18 Sat.. July 19 Sun., July 20 Wed., July 23 Sat., July 26 Wed.. July 30 July 26-31 Bellflower Sibley " Cerro Gordo P.B.R. Bloomington Woodworth & Sons (Sadorus) Villa Grove Chanute Chenoa Chanute Bellflower Saunemin Chenoa- I - . - ' Beer Nuts . . , ..' Regional Tournament Members of Coach Mike Zebarth's Hornet A and B squads at state meet will be the following: ' Class B --Craig Patton in both the discus and 440-yard dash, and the 440-yard relay team consisting of Patton, Todd Fackler, Jim Cook and Marc Knowles; ' Class A - Pat Gardner in the 220-yard dash, and the 440-yard relay team, including Roy of 62 games with a home schedule of 15 double-headers. The Hessenhaus squad will host an 8-team tournament July 24-28. The top teams in the area will be invited to take part in the tourney, Hester said. The team will open its season on the road at Chanute Field, Ran toil, Friday. The first home game is Sunday, May 18, against Ash. Grove. Home games will be played at McMillan Field. The Hessenhaus team's complete schedule is printed below. Away Home Home Away Away Away 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:00 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:00 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 Away Home Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away Home Away 7:30 Home Away Away Home Away Home Home Away Away Away Home - Home Home i30 3:00 7:30 7:00 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 t:30 7:00 7:30 S p r s Jm GIBSON CITYI Two-Time Winner of 'Outstanding Illinois Acree, Mark McNutt and Dan Bowen and Gardner. Patton established two school records and Fackler one and both combined to set another as membersof the 440 relay team . Following are the places, times and distances achieved by the Hornets at the sectional mvet: Class A - Gardner 3rd in the 100-yard dash at 11.3, and 4th in the 220, 25.2; Kevin Knapp 5th in 'Hound golfers end season; record 19-10 The Greyhound linksters closed out the season Monday with a second place finish in the Wauseca Conference Golf Meet annually held at Lakeview Country Club, Bayles Lake, near Loda. Danville Sehlarman captured the team title with a 434 stroke total (5 men playing 18 holes) while the 'Hounds were a close 2nd with 440 strokes. Watseka finished 3rd with 471 strokes. Westville was 4th " with 477, Pax ton and Georgetown rounded out the field with respective totals of 498 and 501. Schlarman's Jeff Linn was the meets number one medalist with a six over par 78 on the 6300 - yard par 72 Lakeview layout. The 'Hounds placed three in the top 10. Dan Brown .finished second with an 80. Doug Alexander was third at 83 and Jeff Christensen wound up ninth with an 89. Other members of the Elite Top Ten were: Watseka 's Doug Sando, " fourth with 85; Sat, May 17 Armed Forces Day at Chanute AF Base Armed Forces Day at Chanute Air Force Base on May 17 will feature the dedication of one of the 1000 - man dormitories, Building 303, and the naming of the building "Hop-1 wood Hall ". Mrs. Lloyd P. Hopwood, widow of the 1960-1964 commander of Chanute for whom the building will be named, will attend. Their son, John Hop-wood,- wiUclsobiresenL Special guests include a number of civilian friends of the Hop-woods and area officials. The program is open to the public. The dedication - ceremonies vilh1akej place in front of Building 303 and will feature the 505th Air Force Band, the Base Color Guard, the Drum and Bugle Corps and members of the Student Drill Team. Dedication services will GIBSON CITY, ILLINOIS, the high jump, 440 relay team 2nd. 51.2. Class B - Patton 2nd in the discus, 9811" (school record), 5th in the 440, 62 flat (school record) and 5th in the 100, 12.3; Fackler 6th in the 880, 2:28.6 (school record); 440 relay team 5th, 55.3 (school record). The Hornet teams were to compete in the conference meet at Clifton Central starting at 12 noon this Wednesday. Who qualifies for tax relief by new law? Senior and disabled residents, of 111. need not have paid property taxes in '74 to qualify for the additional tax relief provided under the sate's Circuit Breaker Law. 111. Revenue Dir. Robert H. Allphin said there apparently was still some confusion aboiv who could qualify under the ne1 tax relief program. "It's true that the new grants are available under the Circuit Breaker Law, which originally Schlarman's .Jeff Zedrick, fifth, and Jay Willett, sixth both with 87; Paul Dalbey of Westville, 87 for seventh place; Georgetown's Scott McDowell was eighth with 87; and Mark Young of Schlarman was tenth with a 90. - Other 'Hound scores were Randy Nettleton and Doug Carson 94rSteve Anderson 95 and Doug Bennett 97. . Gibson City played in a triangular meet with Paxton and Mahomet - Seymour last Wed., May 7 also at Lakeview Country Club. Mahomet won the meet with a x 219 stroke total. The Hounds were second with 226 while begin at 10:00 a.m. Mini-tdurs ot the base have been scheduled from' noon until 4:30 p.m. Tour buses will leave he Display Center parking lqt it Chanute's north gate every half hour. Each tour , will last one hour. One itinerary calls for visits to the Jet Engine Branch in , Jacks on Hall and to the Minuteman training facility in Grissom Hall. The other itinerary will take visitors throughlfie General and Speclat" Vehicle branches and through the high-bay area of Truemper ; Hall where the B-52 will be the main attraction. MayHT- will fiot-be-the- prin cipal open house here this year. The big celebration will be held September 13 to coincide with the visit of the celebrated "Thunderbirds" aerial demonstration team. 50 : THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1975 Fisher girls finish third Kaye Ingold scored 9 points in the 5th and 6th grade girls state track meet held at Joliet Sat., May 10. This was enough to give Fisher a 3rd place team finish in the 5th and 6th grade division. Kaye competed in the long jump, the 50 yd. dash and the U)0 yd. dash, placing 3rd in each event. She ran the 50 yard dash in 6.7 seconds, the 100 vd. dash in 12.2 and long jumped 14'8". Kaye is the daughter of Clyde Ingold, youth pastor of the Gibson City Bible Church. Bowling News LAMMLK LANES Summer League Schedule Mon. Mte Ladies, May 19, 7 p.m. Tues. p.m. Wed. p.m. Nile Ladies, May 20, Nite Mixed, May 21, was aimed at relieving property taxes only" Allphin said. "But the amendment to the law has set up a second tax relief program that bases tax relief only on the amount of the applicant's income'. "Any 111. resident 65 or older ' by Jan. .1 or unable to work a year or more because of a physical or mental disability can qualify if his annual household income was $10,000 or less." The new tax relief ranges from $50 to $100 depending on income. ' Allphin said people who lived in residences not subject to the ' properly tax were eligible for the additional tax relief, including residents of public housing and mental institutions. Mentally or physically handicapped residents 16 and older also are eligible. - The director said application blanks could be obtained by writing the Dept. of Revenue, Circuit Breaker Section, Box 4017, Springfield, III. 62708. Paxton had 246. Dan Brown was medalist with a 41 on the drizzly, damp dav- Other Hound scores were Alexander 42, Bennett 46, Christensen 48 and Nettleton 49. The golfing Greyhounds emerge as - the - winningest Gibson City High School team with a very respectable 19-10 record. FIRST ONE IN 'TBA5' is the secret of dinker's success 4 By ED COLLINS Copley News Service Nobody likes a dinker. At a cocktail party nobody will taut to nun. He s usually a ToneraloofrHeValsothr champ "numero uno" on the ladder. You hate him! How can you beat this player? You've tried .every- he always cner. men ted with net rushing, hitting short balls, topspin, underspin, wide-angled shots, lobbing and drop shots. .... Njthing works. You've even ILLINOIS STATS HISTC.UCA!. SOCIETY LIBRARY . XX OLD STATE CAPITOL BLBG. SPRllir.FTPT.n t it-rot. Weekly' Award X i mMP Illinois State University President Gene A. Budig, right, congratulates Olenit niiusun, Gibson City and Trudy Leggrtt, Danville, upon their bring named among 18 community college graduates who received $1,000 ISU Foundation - Alumni Distinguished Scholarship awards this week. Hudson is ) Docket m ttWk. JUL. .. " ip W9t wm--y. How does the State Board of Elections serve the voters?.. The State Board of Elections has just issued a new pamphlet that answers some of the questions frequently asked by Illinois voters about the young agency. The pamphlet, "Your Slate Board of Elections," is free to the public. The State Board of Elections was created under the new Illinois Constitution as the state agency with the responsibility for coordinating and interpreting election laws throughout the state, and making election, procedures uniform all over Illinois. The board's programs are geared to improving and simplifying the tried cheating and that didn't help. He's invincible. How can you beat 'erh? You can't. In tennis you never beat anybody. They beat themselves. And that's how you must play the dinker. Give him an opportunity to beat himself. The dinker is the champ only becuase he has a longer "tennis ball attention span." What's that? "TBAS" is the amount of patience each player displays in his game. Some player's attention is good for two shots, some three, some four some jean hit eight balls in a row bejore- getting impatient and malting a nervous mistake. If you are going to be competitive with the Champ, you'll have to play like one. , Give the dinker an opportunity to demonstrate his "TBAS." Pretend you are a "human backboard;' get everything back. Try to move him around. Obviously this can be aeeom- pushed only if you have the skills. (If you don't, then relax, taking your whipping in stride.) Can you hit a short angled underspin ball to his forehand and follow it mp with a deep drive to his backhand? Now take a step into the court and anticipate a weak return. It's tough to beat the dinker from the baseline. This is the ... 4V aiin $&$MfA completing his 2nd year at Parkland College. He plans to major in accounting as a student at ISU. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hudson. Approximately 100 community college students competed for the scholarships. f .i.M4A.. 1 1 1'llRlff m i election process. The board also is responsible for informing and educating voters. The board's work involves not only election day activities but all activities prior to and following an election. Thus, the State Board of Elections is able to compile information on all aspects of the election process. And, because staff members work closely with local election authorities in all parts of Illinois, the board learns of innovative procedures that benefit election authorities statewide and results in valuable information for individual voters, no matter where they live in Illinois. If you have any questions about any aspects of the elec- playing situation where he feels the most comfortable. We must try to make him uncomfortable. The dinker often sets up camp deep behind the baseline. Most players don't have the skills to drop-shot, so he doesn't concern himself with the short ball. This bit of info may prove helpful to us. If we can occasionally play a short underspin approach shot that bounces inside the service line, we may catch the dinker sleeping. He'll be forced to run in to play the short low ball. We can get close to the net and force him to hit the ball up. Then we can smash it down his throat! (Just kiddin'!) From the net we have a wider angle with which to work. Again, it is imperative to have, the necessary skills before venturing up there. For example, being at the net without an adequate overhead is like going hunting without ammunition. You won't scare anybody. Remember the dinker depends on your careless errors to get him through the battle. He doesn't have a weapon. His offense is a good defense. If you use your imagination and do not give him free points, you stand a better chance. At least you'll get a great workout. Have fun! SECTION B-1 -1 1 1 tion processtn Illinois, call your State Board of Elections. If you want a free copy of the board's new pamphlet, call or write to the State Board of Elections. In Springfield, the address is 110 lies Park Place, Springfield 62703. In Chicago, the board's offices are at 10&N. LaSalle St., Chicago 60602, or call the Springfield office at (217) 782-5847. The Chicago number is Fatalities on III. highways go up again Traffic fatalities in Illinois increased for the third consecutive month of 1975, with April showing an 11 percent increase from the same period last year, according to provisional reports released by the Department of Transportation and State Police. April fatalities totaled 135 as a result of 118 accidents, here were 122 deaths reported in April 1974. There have been 509 deaths reported for the first four months of 1975, an increase of five percent from the 485 deaths in 1974. The 1975 figures are 22 percent lower than the 652 fatalities in 1973. Single vehicle accidents in April claimed 78 lives in 72 accidents. This total includes 27 pedestrians; killed in27 . ac-ddelW, one pedalcyclist killed in one accident; and one motorcyclist killed in one accident. Forty-three drivers or passengers were killed in 37 single motor vehicle accidents and six drivers or passengers were killed in six railroad crossing accidents. Multiple vehicle accidents accounted for 57 deaths in 46 accidents. There were five accidents involving a motorcycle and a motor vehicle, which claimed five lives. All other accidents jnvolved two or., more vehicles! WIU honors Cathy Jonos Among the one thousand eight hundred and sixteen undergraduate students at Western 111- University who have been cited for their scholastic achievement during the winter quarter is Cathleen Ann Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, Gibson City. Miss Jones is a sophomore at WIU. The- students are Deing honored for compiling a quarterly grade point average of 3 5 or better based on 4.0 equals straight A. Students must attempt at least 12 quarter hours for-1 letter grade to be eligible. Pass-fail hours are not counted in the compilation templed. as; hours at-

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