Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 9, 1975 · Page 14
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 14

Freeport, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 9, 1975
Page 14
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P«fl« 14 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Wednesday, July 9, 1976 : By Dan McGrath 7 Journal-Standard Sports Editor if it's past the 4th of July, it means the football, season approacheth, even in communities 120 miles removed frorn,the!nearest pro football team. Chester Marcol, resident football kicker of Green, Bay's Packers, journeyed to Freeport Tuesday night to be seen by and sign autographs for that segment of the populace (considerable) which longs for the day when the Pack will be back. Marcol, one of the well-known members of Alex Karras' reviled cojlection of "touchdown-keecking" foreign specialists, is not one of football's behemoths. His position (placekicker, period) does not demand that he be; nor that he be particularly sleek or shifty. Chester is, in fact rather plump, with a hint of a double chin and a pair of saddlebags packed for a trip of some duration. But he is dressed to the pin and the driver of a car which owes its inspiration to the 'mobile piloted by Batman and Robin; testimony to his stature as one of the masters of his craft. By kicking the ball, Marcol has scored more points than any other playe,r in the league in two of his three professional seasons. The Packers value him highly, which makes their fans respect and admire him. And his story-emigrated to the United States from Poland at 13; soccer player turned record-breaking placekicker at little Hillsdale College; number two draft choice of Pack; NFC Offensive Rookie of Year in 1972-ih-, trigues them. A steady stream trickles by and receives a signed photo of Chester, number 13, at rest but looking as respectably grim and determined as a skilled but slightly overweight placeki- cker can look. They are also welcome to a colorful brochure describing the "practice kickingset" which bears Marcol's name and which he is Hawking and Penney's is selling. The stream is-an interesting assortment of aspiring gridders (sweaty young boys), curiosity seekers (giggling young girls), and diehard Packer backers (is there any other kind?) of every persuasion. The more intrepid ask questions. "How you guys gonna do this year?" "We're gonna win." "The division?" "Yep," . "The conference?" "That too." \ "The Super Bowl?" "Maybe." * "You're gonna win it all?" "Watch." ' , . '. * !>• Some of the older folks won't settle for, something so simplistic. And they've been Packer,fans long enough to have an intimate knowledge of the team's players, personalities and problems. "Is Bart gonna lead you guys back to the top?" "He can't do it alone, but he's, a good guy to have showin' us the way." "You gotta pass more. Think ya will?" ,.. "We., might. Passing is what John Hadl does best, and he'll be our quarterback;!' -oH-. :" "What d'ya think of the Bears?" (Traitor?-) • „ ;•; ,-"! try nottp:" (chuckles.) "No really;* don'tcha think they'll be CHESTER MARCOL, Polish-born placekicker for the Green Bay Packers, autographed photos and hawked merchandise Tuesday night at Penneys In the Lincoln Hall. Lisa DeVlne of Forreston here receives a souvenir .-Journal-Standard ' ' Local Girts Qualify For Regional Junior Olympics Freeport High School standout La- Tayne Bruce and 13-year-old speedster Laurie Werkheiser have combined to qualify for six events in the Region 6 Junior Olympics to be held July 19 in Jeffersonville, Ind. f LaTayne, daughter .of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bruce, 54 S. Hancock Aye., took second place,in the 100-yard dash (;il.025) in the 16-to 18-year-old divk sipn of the CAAU Girls Junior OlynVj pics held last Saturday at Hanson Park in Chicago. She also was a member of a qualifying 440-yard relay team. . Laurie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Werkheiser, 626 W. Moseley St., was second in the 100-yard dash (;12.0), second in the long jump (16-6) and second in the 220-yard dash (:27.2) in the 12-to 13-year-old division. She also qualifiedjm a 440-jard relay team. Another Freeport High notable, Alicia '!*! Chadwick Wins Pair From Morrison 'jCHADWICK-Chadwick High School's baseball squad, still playing baseball in mid-July, ran its record to 34-9 Tuesday by bouncing the Morrison Legion team 8-2 and 10-2 in a doubleheader here, ; The Streaks did their damage in the sixth inning of each game. Nursing a 21 advantage into the bottom of the sixth in the first Contest, Chadwick blew things apart on the strength of Mick Jilderda's grand slam blast, Winning pitcher Bruce Scheidegger (13-5) helped his cause with a solo shot in the second. Doug Queckboerner collected three RBIs j»i$ ; .|lod Hitenour claimed his llth triumph against two losses in the second game,-when seven runs came across in the sixth, Ritenour struck out 11. The two triumphs snapped a three- game losing streak for Chadwick. The Silver Streaks take on Rochelle at noon Saturday at the Sauk Valley diamond at Dixon as part of the 10-team double- elimination Dixon Invitational baseball tourney. LOCAL TALENT NEEDED ... Contort: Mrs. Joe Mouer — 4432810, Rt. 1, Pearl City, or Mrs. Clarence Last—232-0758. 25 N. Powell, Freeport ... — By July 20th — OLD TIME TALENT SHOW Sot., July 26 - 7:30 p.m. Staph. Co. Fairgrounds, Frttport. Free Admission. Bring your riddles, getars and.... Sponsored by Stephenson Co. Antique Engine Club, Inc., Freeport, ^- •. i»i*yAffPiw*fct-"- 'Not Bad, Not better with Finks and Pardee?" "Yeah, they finally got a coach." (Snide reference to the deposed Abe ,Gibron, who assigned a Chicago Bear .to/menace,Marcol; a practice previously unheard of in the NFL.) All in all a none too difficult evening, and a profitable one even if no-Packer .ticketsi ait sold to trteSe potential buyers and'nof-p"ractice kits to these'aspir- ing booters. Later, a bit of discussion with one, mildly curious about this player aijd.his team. V * '"What about Starr? Different?" "Probably. Perhaps a bit more offensive minded, more passing. A'better John Hadl, who will know the system Bart won't have to teach him too much. Got to stay away fj-om injuries, though, especially in'the offensive line That's what hurt B,rockington last year-injuries in the offensive line and not much passing game to take the pressure off. Mfssed a thousand yards for the first time since he's been in the league..Shouldn't happen again." "Defense. Ted Hendricks?" "Hate to lose .him. really hate to. Looks like we will: He'll go where he can get money; can't blame him. Not too many guys makin' what he wants. If we have Ted, or if we can replace him, we should be allright. Better with him than without'him., He's a super player;" "The division?" "Interesting year/The Vikings, get•ting old'anyway, lose Gilham. Detroit has as many problems as we do. and Chicago has to edme back from quite a ways. Shouldrit be as one-sided «& It has been last couple, 6f" ; .years i arid probably any of us could v win'it." ' s "Chester Marcol?V "' ' '"" "A good, consistent yearjikelast (25 field-goals in 39 tries, 94 points, led league) or, my first (33 of 48 FGs, 128 points, NFL lead, NFC record' for rookie) would'be good. Sevferity-thrfce (21 FGs, 82* points>*should have .been better, but*I had a groin-pull which bothered me all year. Kickers are just like anybody ifilse-they've got to take care of -themselves :and avoidi injuries.." &- ^ , „ -. - ; "W4^ Secret?" ' \"A strong leg, the patience to practice an awful lot, and confidence, '-Which will let y6u do it with the game on the line. That's what does it for me. Soccer background doesn't hurt*" (Smile) , ^ ,. ,, Then it's over and he's off, A nice guy, and you wish him well. .> ' , " Werritz, registered a fourth-place finish in the high jump (5-0) in the 14-to 15-year-old division. ; * The three and another Pretz itrack performer, Mary Spangler, are keeping in shape this summer by running for the Belvidere Track Club,,\coached by John Hamer. "These girls are simply great," Hamer said early this week. "They did exceptionally well in the Chicago meet, considering there were 160 participants including nine girls who won state championships this year at Charleston." LaTayne'. and Laurie could have a crack at the National Junior Olympic championships to be held later in the summer in Ithaca, N.Y. Cedarville Legion Whips Savanna 16-4 BUI Plambeck, Jeff Stykel and Pete . Norman combined pitching efforts to . boost the Cedarville >Legion team to a 16-4 victory over Savanna Tuesday at the Krapte Park diamond. Plambeck, Mark Boschulte and Bill Cassidy rapped two hits apiece for Cedarville. * : The winners take on Mount Mqrris at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Krape Park. ** 1 V ! on 4 Mileagemaker Plus. Four ply polyester cord tire in the wide 78 series profile. Modern sidewall. Wrap around tread. No trade-in required. . ."•- •'}•'^ •' :f w; l .-..s • ... Blackwall lubeless.' Tire size B78-13 C78-13 C78-14 E78-14 F78-14 G78-14 G 78-1 5 H78-15 Save 9.00 10.67 11.00 1 1 .33 12.33 13.00 13.33 14,00 Ret|. 27:00 32.00 33.00 34.00 37.00 39.00 40.00 42.00 Sale 18.00 21.33 22.00 22,67 24.67 26.00 26.67 28.00 + fed. tax 1.84 1,98 2.04 2.27 2.40 2.56 2.60 2.83 Whitewalls Just 2.25 extra. 99.95 JCPenney in-dash AM-FM stereo. Stereo radio with built-in 8 track tape player. Fits most American and foreign cars. 12 volt negative ground only. 29.95 JCPenney mini FM converter. Converter allows FM reception without interfering with regular AM operation. 3 position (AM-FM-AFC switch). Expert Installation avalalbte at extra co»t. Auto air conditioner checkup 5.88 Here's what we do: • Test compressor output with gauges •'Test complete system for leaks • Tighten all belts and hose connections • Clean condenser and radiator exterior • Freon extra. Replacement parts and service at extra cost. Automatic transmission fluid and filter service Here's what we do: Drain transmission Drain torque converter (where applicable) . Install new filter element and gasket Clean transmission oil pan Refill transmission Check fluid level 'Visually inspect pan for leaks Road test car. 9.OO pke parts *Mbst American Cars —— ^••••i^M^w^-- ( — ^VH^MMBB Low prices on 4 ply polyesters. Mileagemaker. Features 4 plies of polyester. In the wide 78 series profile. No trade-in required. Blackwall tubeless Tire size A78-13 B78-13 E78-14 F78-14 G78-14 560-15 ' ":- '•'• • ' G78-15 H78-15 Price 22.00 24.00 27.00 28.00 29.00 27.00 30.00 31J)0 + fed. tax 1.76 1.84 2.27 2.40 2.56 1.79 2.60 2.83 Whitewalls only $2 more per tire. ^ • . . •..•••••. •• Introducing JCPenney 12-point rustproof ing Save $10 % 49.95 54.95 59.95 Reg. 59.96^ Compacts Reg. 64.96 Sedans Pick-ups Reg. 69.95 Station VVagons." It Service man on_duty Mpn. thru Fri. 9 a.m."to 7 pjfT • Sat.9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Appointme'rirS^JI 31, Ext. 273

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