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12 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 5,1978 something here for You a bank-full! You will find our bank - - a BANK. FULL of personal attention and expert financial counseling.. There just isn't space enough to list everything here. So come in and let us give you our ALL ! ! ST and INVESTMENT SERVICI Dave Wilt-- From Page 11 again from scratch. Since then Wilt, Stewart and crew have built, and raced, five other cars, the one which brought them top honors last year being racer No. 6. After a short stint at racing at the Hagerstown track, Wilt and Stewart decided that the one- third mile track at the Win- chester Speedway was more suitable for their type of car and since most of their racing ex- ploits have been at the Win- chester Speedway. NINE YEARS TO SUCCESS And while they met with some success at the Virginia track JOE'S00,00. the Chesapeake Bay SEASONS SPECIAL Oysters R in Season WE HAVE THEM: FRIED--STPNED and ON THE HALF SHELL Also CLAMS on the Haft Shell CRAB CAKES IMP ER IAL CRAB CRAB SALAD BROILED BONELESS SHAD BROILED SHAD ROE with Bacon FRIED SktRIMP i STEAM SHRIMP I STUFFED SHRIMP SHRIMP SALAD WHOLE ROCK WHOLE BASS WHOLE BLUEFISH FILLET ROCK, BROILED FILLET FLOUNDER BROILED FILLET BLUEFISH FILLET RED SNAPPER HADDOCK SWORDFISH Broiled Whole LOBSTER BROILED LOBSTER TAILS FROG LEGS ITALIAN SPAGHETTI ITALIAN ANTIPASTO JOE'S OCEAN COVE 3 miles out Rt. 5225oulh Orders Packed To Go PHONE 662.9636 CLOSED ALL DAY MONDAYS almost at the outset, winning a few races and placing in a number of others which brought them some trophies and a little cash money, it was net until the last racing season that they were able to hit the +'jackpot" in car racing. Wilt, who has become one of the top race car drivers at the Winchester track in the past several years, has been involved in a number of crack-ups, but fortunately he has come out of all of them with nothing more than minor bruises. Several times at the Win- chester track, Wilt's car was so badly damaged in crack-ups, he and his crew has had to almost rebuild it. Their present racer is a 1974 Camaro Chevy of which the chassis and role cage was built by Miles Chamberlain, of Everett, Pa., with the rest of it being put together by Wilt and his most capable and hard- working crew. Wilt now has his own towing facility with which he hauls his racer to the track each weekend and during the week days and nights he and his crew spend many hours getting it in top shape for the weekend racing stint in Winchester. Wilt and all the rr gnbers of his pit crew have fullt-time jobs they work at during the week days. Wilt, being manager of the Peoples Drug .Stqre in the Berkeley Plaza Shopping Center in Martinslmrg; Charlie Stewart with the U.S. Steel Company; Charles Ray Stewart with the Chessie System in Brunswick and Mike Cook at the Williams Motor Parts in Charles Town. Wilt has a young son named Shane, who is just as interested in car racing as his father, and also has a daughter Wendy, 6, who also knows the names, colors and numbers of not only her father's racer, but also many others that run at the Winchester track. Each weekend when Dave takes his racer to Winchester, Dave's wife, tbe former Cheryl Grapes, of Charles Town, and their two children go right along to watch the excitement, and thrills. More recently, the 2+2 pit crew has also had some valuable assistance from Larry Stewart, who acts as a general handyman in getting the car ready to run, and Glen Floyd, as a mechanic. Wilt said he cannotsay enough for the invaluable efforts put "forth by Charlie, Charles Ray and Larry Stewart, and also Mike Cook and Glea Floyd. They have been an outstanding crew to work with and were it not for them, 2+2 would be just another unknwon racing car among the many at the Speedway. Former Shepherd-- From Page I1 American by the NAIA his senior year. Upon completion of his collegiate career, Russell was invited to several NBA camps. He lasted until the final cut by the Milwaukee Bucks, at which time be signed a contract to play pro basketball in Spain. Playing for the San Sebastian Dicos in Spain, Russell averaged 32 points per game his first year and established himself as one of the top professional players in the Spanish leagues. This year, playing for a more prestigious pro team in France Russell was averaging 25 points per game and again he had made a name for hijmself in European pro basketball. 'There is no question that Dave was the best basketball player ever to play at Shepherd", commented Ram bead coach Bob Starkey, who recruited and tutored RasseIL "He was completely dedicated to the task of becoming the best basketball player that he possibly could. He had developed himself into a premier player, and his success in France was just another notch in the upward climb of his basketball career", Starkey said. Starkey, who spotted Russell's potential while many college coaches never gave a second I, look, said that Dave s desire to play and his heart and deter- mination were the things which set him aside from most other players". Shepherd President Dr. James Butcher also commented on Russell's success and con- tribution to the college. "Dave was a credit to Shepherd College and a very talented basketball player. It's just a shame that this had to happen in the prime of his career", Butcher said. In concluding, Bob Starkey recalled a comment that he had made about Russell while he was playing at Shepherd. "A player like Dave Russell will always be on a winning team. He is a winner and a coach's player. Adjectives just don't describe the contributions he has made to our basketball program". During his outstanding cage career at Shepherd, Dave set the following records:most poihts in one game, 56 against Morris Harvey College in the 1974-75 season; most baskets in one game, 22, against Frostburg State College 1974-75 season; most foul shots in one game, 26, against Davis and Elkins College 1974-75 se3son; most foul tries in one game, 22, against Davis and Elkins, 1974-75 season; most points in one season, 1,037, for an average of 32 per game;+ most baskets in one season 394; most foul tires in one season, 293; most foul tries made in one season, 249; most consecutive foul tries, 30; most career points, 2,761 and best season scoring average, 32.4, all in the 1974-75 season. 1977 Was From Page II team was Chet Moeller, former halfback. Other members of his team were Brian Murphy, Bob Jones, "Soup" Campbell, Dick French, Barry Griffin, Gene Boley, Bob Goza, Ken Newman, Dick Davis, Chris McGee, Jon Farmer, Ozzie Fretz, Leon Williams, Ken Fish, Pete Rowe, Wayne Simmons, Jim Elkins, and Hank Reed. Since there is no limit on the number of players on the touch football squad and no restrictions on where a coach gets them from, the Pipeliners really had a powerhouse. Wimpy sends along "A Happy New Year" to all of his friends and former teammates on the old Charles Town American Legion baseball team on which he starred as an outfielder for many years. C00perdlJve Padsh installs 0fficen The Jefferson County Cooperative Parish met Monda, night for their regular monthly' meeting at Mt. Mission Zion U.M. Church in Charles Town. The Parish held an installation service and the Rev. Marcus Earp showed a movie. Rev. Albert Moser had the installing service. Officers that were installed were: President, Alden Neff; Vice President, Reid Geronimo; Sec., Edith Clay; Recording Secretary Secretary, Janet Robinson; Treasurer, William Waggy. Many of the goals for the year were brought before the parish and voted to have them brought before the appropriate com- mittees. The Parish plans to have a covered dish dinner in March. All members of the U.M. Churches will be invited in Jefferson County After the meeting, refreshments were served. Thomas Johnson Wins Tri-State Cage Tournament; Jefferson Consolation Winner UP AND IN FOR TWO: Victor Carr, No. 32, and shown going high into the air to shove in a field goal for the Jefferson High Cougars, one of two which he hit for in the game and one of 29 field goals which the Cougars made in edging the Robert E. Lee cagers of Burke, Va., by a 68-67 score in the consolation round of play in the Tri- State League cage tournament staged partly on the Jefferson High hardwoods and the Lake Braddock hardwoods in Burke, Va., last Wed- nesday and Thursday nights. (Photo by Bill Harner) MIKE GIBSON BRUCE SHANTON KEVIN ROMAN solation championship. At the final night of tour- nament play, Mike Gibson, who had his best night in the three games the Cougars have played this season, put the Cougars in front 68-67 with only a minute of ! play remaining and they held on for the 68-67 victory and the co,,:)lation trophy. This marked the second consecutive night the Leemen had dropped a one-point decision. In this game, Jefferson held a slim 16-15 lead at the end of the first period. But by halftime, the Virginians had knotted the score at 35-35. Jefferson then moved in front by five points in the third period and although outscored 16-13 in the final quarter, managed to hold on for the victory. i With only 1:34 remaining in the ball game, Mike Shearer gave the Leemen a 67-65 lead. But then Vic Carr's free throw cut the lead to 67-66. Then at the 1:14 mark in the game, Shearer The first annual Tri-State Schoolboy basketball tour- nament which was staged partially on the Lake Braddock, Va., High hardwoods and at Jefferson High gym, Wednesday and Thursday evening, December 26-29, proved to be a successful venture, with the Patriots of Thomas Johnson High capturing the tournament championship, and Jefferson High the consolation crown. Jefferson High's Cougars and Thomas Johnson High met in the opening round of tournament play staged at Lake Braddock High in Burke, Va., Wednesday night and a barrage of Cougar mistakes, caused by the Thomas Johnson back court pressure and sticky man-to-man defense, cost the Cougars a 76-59 defeat at the hands of the Marylanders. In .the second game of the night, West Springfield High of Springfield, Va., scored a close 62-61 victory over R. E. Lee High of Burke, Va. And thus it was Thomas Johnson and West Springfield, who squared off in the cham- pionship game Thursday night on the Jefferson High hardwoods after Jefferson High and Robert E. Lee had battled for the son- was called for traveling and the I Cougars took the ball and a time ] out. With just one minute I remaining, Mike Gibson was I fouled and he made beth free i throws to give Jefferson a 68-67 lead and that was the way the game ended. ! Gibson, who hit on 11 of 22 shots from the floor, led the! Cougar scoring with 26 points, I while Kevin Roman, who also had his best game of the season I shoved in 21 points. He hit on 10 of 12 shots from the floor. I The Cougars managed to.l register the first six points in i each half of play. Scott Busby had 17 points to lead the Robert + E. Lee cagel:s, with Shearer i hitting for 16. ] In the championship game Thursday night, the rampaging Patriots of Thomas Johnson I I High, after trailing the West I i Springfield cagers 18-14, in the i first period came on like l i"gangbusters" in the second period to outscore the Virginians 26-15 and go on to the com-] paratively easy 69-56 victory and + the tournament championship, i Thomas Johnson experienced I trouble with the passing game of West Springfield on the opening ' period, but then the Virginians changed their man-to-man of-! fense and never did return to the style of play that had given themthe early lead. The Patriots who shot only four of 15 shots in the+ first period, turned their offensise around and with Page Elliott and Chaz Keller, leading the attach, they not only caught up to the Virginians, but went in front to stay. Elliott and Keller led the scoring for Thomas Johnson' with 19 and 18 points respec- tively, while Miller and Morgan led the scoring for W. Springfield. In the opening game battle with Thomas Johnson, the Cougars, unable to handle the hack court pressure and the close-press man-to-man play of the Patriots fell far behind on the first period when they com- mitted 13 turnovers, and never were able to get the lead. The Cougars totaled 42 tur- novers for the night and were never really able to get their offense operatring. It was only through the efforts of Bruce Shanton and Junior Grantham, starting guards, that Jefferson was able to stay in the ball game in the first half. Shanton scored 12 of the Cougars' first 16 points, while Kevin Roman and Jeff Reynolds each had 10 points. Jefferson shot only 26 of 64 from the field. The Cougars showed a 2-1 record going into the year 1978. ROAD From Page 1 Lewis, on Fifth Ranson. Smoking in bed for the fire, with reporting the a total loss. They mattress had the house by the arrived at the tinguished the Monday about firemen went to the Trailer Court for a trailer owned and William Atkins. A stove in the trailer fire. The flames the firemen scene. A case of petty also reported to over the weekefid. Donivan of Heights, Shephe reported someone home and stole about { of Christmas also threw eggs agairJt of the house. Dean Botsford, Shepherdstown, vandals had motor vehicle by like substance in his It was reported valued at $125.03 were the east and south Kearneysville. Labor Secretary says aliens problem. :EE GUARA VALLEY HARDWARE Charles Town, HAVE A SAY IN THI00 JEFFERSON COU FAIR LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AT $10.00 Contact The Fair Jim Staley at 725. 6571. :i Buy How And Be Vote At The Annual To Be Held January 10, At 7:30 p.m. at the County Community C at Bardane. JAN. 5 I.T NOTICE PERSONS HAVING CLOT AT FAIRWAY CLEAN N. George St.,. Charles Town ARE REQUESTED TO PICK UP ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 14th i