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Shenandoah Downs From Page One resigning to take over as mutuel ~manager at Hazel Park. He has also held the post of Dir ector of Racing at Toledo and was Car a time employed in an advis- ory capacity at El Commandante Race Course in Puerto Rico, follow ing which he went to W~neeling Downs as General Manager for the present owners. Charles Town is not new to Bob as he-was a-member of the mu~- uels department the first year of Charles Town's operation, in 1933. Leavltt has a working knowled- ge of many trades and is just as much at hanna in work clothes or a welding torch in his hand as he is at the desk, supervising the cam plete operation of a race track. He has been responsible for many re- novations in racing nad was the one who conceived of and planned the entire lighting system at Wheeling Downs where night rac- ing was successfully inaugurated For Washington's Birthday Sale Friday 9 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMESS 2--B THURSDAY, ASSORTED GIRDLES, SLIPS, GOWNS, PAJAMAS, SWEATERS, HATS and BANDEAUX COSTUME JEWELRY 2 Groups Tigers as both field goals, but 62% at the out of 31 while hitting only 10 for mark. Thanks mainiY und rebounding of son the Eagles were through in the 18 points, while through with 14. for Harpers points. The boxscore: Harpers Ferry HeaL, f .......... Iden, f ........ Hetzel, f ............ Davtdson, f ......... Jamison, f .......... Manuel.c .... Mahoney, c ........ IAttleton, c ......... Hough, c ........... Kidwiler, g .......... E. Webb, g ......... Totals ........ EIedgesville Miller, f .......... " Wise, f .......... French, f ..... Hollis, c ............ Hire, c ............ ;, Coffinberger, c ... Johnson, g ....... Albright, g ...... ", Sl each and for qoo t 59c PUNJAB PERCALE PRINTS for two days only a yd. TWO RACKS OF DRESSES at s 5 & =10 each Charles Town, W. Va. Tel. 695 Framework For Modern Clubhc Shenandoah Downs Track Is Completed Hew With 62 days of night flat rac- ing scheduled to get underway at the track on May 1, officials of Shenandoah Downs racing strip, the new track being constructed at Charles Town, are pushing con- struction work on an almost a- round the clock basis in order to have everything in readiness for the big opening. And an example of the speed with which all pha- ses of the construction is being rushed was provided Monday when just ten days after the first piece of steel was placed on the new huge and modern clubhouse being erected, the final steel beam was put in place and an Ameri- can flag was raised atop the build ing. Construction work on the barns which will stable some 500 horses has been completed except for some last-minute painting. i Most of the work on the racing last summer. During World War II, Bob ser- ved for 26 months overseas, taking part in the invasion of France, Bel glum and Germany as an infantry man supporting the 3rd Armored Division. There is li,~le doubt Vhat Leav- ,itt will fill every key position with men who are well identified as the best in their profession and "The Sport of Kings" will be conducted on the highest plane possible un- der {he capable and watcl~ful eye of Robert G. Leavi~bt. OLD NEWSPAPERS FOR SKLE:---By the bundle. Most any amount you want. Stop at the office of the Splrit-Advo- cato on North George St. today Telephone 222, Charles Town. BE SURE TO VISIT OUR STORE FOR THIS BIG EVENT - BOTH DAYS - FRIDAY and SATURDAY - Now 7.50 Now 17.50 BARGAINS GALORE ! | 1 Kodak Devol Kit ..: ................................... was 13.95 2 Ansco Reflex Camera Kits ...................... was 24.95 2 Viking Readyset Folding Camera ............ was 19.95 1 Ansco Regent 35 M Camera, 35 Lens ...... was 54.50 1 Ansco Speedex Camera .......................... was 37.50 6 Ansco Cadet Camera Outfits .................. was 14.95 5 Lancer Camera Outfits .......................... was 19.95 1 pr. Hunt Scene Pictures .......................... was 13.00 1 2.8" Table Light ...................................... wGs 15.00 strip has been completed, except for an alumium fence which goes around the outside of the track and some additional lighting; the huge 5,000 seat grandstand is also fast nearing completion as is the oval paddock. Now ~he big rush is on the clubhouse. And officials say they are going to have this last phase of the three and one- half million construction program completed in time for the May 1 opening. On hand Monday morn- ing to have a part in the placing of the final steel beam and rais- ing of the flag on the club house were the group shown above. They are (left to right)-Pete Sicilia, foreman for the Frederick Con- struction Company, contractors for the clubhouse: Charles Town's Mayor Nicholas Carson, H. Steve Clapper, Jr., Assistant General Manager of Shenandoah Downs; r Robert G. Leavttt, General Man- ager and Director of Racing of Shenandoah Downs, Harry E. Barrentine, Director of Engineer- ing and Construction for the track; Mrs. Margaret Owens, office manager, Shenandoah Downs; Sic tar Ditto, steel erector; Arthur S. Hamilton, Jr., consulting engineer; Charles Town Police Chief Eph- raim Day, Oliver Kastle, promi- nent Charles Town merchant; Frank Gall, racing steward for the West Virginia Racing Com- mission; Edward L. Blake, of the Press and Publicity Department of Shenandoah Downs; Norman Car- bin, horse owner and trainer of Charles Town; Larry Abbundi, ra~ ing official. Not included in the picture is Richard Beard, main- tenance superintendent of Shen- andoah Downs. {Photo by Tim Slnn) Now 15.00 Sports Hews and Views An even break is all Harpers Ferry could get in the double- header cage show which they stag ed Tuesday evening on .t'heir home floor against Hedgesville High's cagers with the Harpers Ferry Jun Jar High chalking up their 14th victory as against only one defea,t by a 31-27 score, while the Ferry Varsity cagers were losing .thei~ 12th game by a 47-38 score. It took a big rally in the final quarser for the ll.ttle Tigers ,to win this one as they were down 21-25 going into the final period. A 'ten- poin.t splurge by the little Tigers however, while Hedgesville was get ring only one field goal, turned the trick. Winters was the big scorer for Harpers Ferry with 12 points, while Stern had 11 for Harpers Ferry. In the big game of the evening Hedgesvllle moved in'to a slim 9-5 first period lead and managed to stay in front most of the way. Coach Glenn Gainer's Tigers managed to give ~he Eagles a real game of i.t until the third period when the Eagles rolled in 14 points to only eight for Harpers Ferry. Actually it was a,t the foul line where the Eagles edged out the From Pa~e One ment. The Shepherdstown Car- dinals appear to us right a.t the moment to pack the biggest pun ch, but just remember one ~ing, ,anything can happen in a tournament, and generally does. The final and champion- ship game will be played Friday night at 8 p. m. and ~ake our tip and be on hand early each evening if you wan to get a sea~. OUR LONG-TIldE friend Mr. Randolph Moler called one mor- ning this week to ,tell us that he had not missed listening to a sin gle Mountaineer b a s k e t b a l 1 game broadcast this winter. Mr. Moler also says that signs of spring are in evidence around =his home, with many of the buds on his shrubbery at his home near Shenandoah Junc- tion about ready to burst forth. Nice to hear from you, Mr. Mol er and keep your fingers crossed ,for those Mountaineers as they enter the Southern Tournament next week. AFTER WATCHING his fav- orite V. P. I. Gobblers clobber George Washington Monday night at Ullne Arena, Blackie Davis brings us the story ,that Bob Ayersman and ~his team- ate Chris Smith will make ,it plente-e-e rough for ,West Vir- ginia's Mountaineers when--and tf ~hey should come face to face in ,the Southern Conference tour ,nament next week. This Ayers- man is some hustler and a dan- dy shot and when it comes ,to rebounding, Smith is tops in my book, the Town and Country and Elite mogul told ~s early Tuesday 'morning. Ex-Panthers To Play Host To Silver Springs Here Saturday .Night The Ex-Panthers of Charles Town Hi~h, sailing along on ,the best record they h~tve had since ,they were organized three years ago-15 wins and only 2aree defeats iwill play host Saturday night to a Silver Spring (Md.) cage team. i The ba, ttle will get underway at 8 p. m. on the Charles Town Jun- ior High hardwoods. Team manager Ernie Rudolph said this week the Ex-Panthers de feared this same Silver Spring team seevral weeks ago by an 83- 81 score `in a thrilling game and `it is expected that this will ,be ,an- other nip-and-tuck battle. Making up the roster of the Ex- Panthers team ,is Rudolph, George Trundle, Richard Chrisman, Gene Johnson, Bill Hine, Charles Hine, Bill Zombro, Ervin Jenkins, Dave Wilt and Norman Ballenger. "REMEMBER HIGHWAY SAF- ETY IS EVERYBODY'S JOB". ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY son League The Jefferson Little League held their first 1959 planning meeting Monday evening at ,the office of Peoples Supply with President, H. E. Wilt opening the meeting with a few brief remarks in regards ,to the coming season. Donald Noland ,was elected pres ident ~or the 1959 season; H. E. Writ, Vlce-Pres,ident; W. P Perks was reelected secretary and Edgar Heckman was reelected Treasurer. Ted Lowery was renamed player a gent; Paul G. Edwards, Field Chairman; Preston Merchant. chairman of umpire comml.ttee. Team managers will be Russell Miller, Dodgers; ~Meredith Polen. Indians; Bill Mercer. Giants; Lu- ther Coulter, Yankees. The ~wo farm teams this year will join the major teams and the Lions Club Team will be the Cubs and the Ambrose Machine Shop team will be the Braves. Cl~rles Town Grain and Feed, Peoples Supply and Powhatan Brass and Iron are sponsoring a- gain this year the fourth sponsor has not been confirmed. The ne)ct meeting will be held April 13 the time and place to be announced at a later date. TODAY is the TOMORROW we thought about YESTERDAY. 'L Phone 202 Now 35.00 Now 25.00 Now 10.50 Now 15.00 Now 9.50 Now 10.00 ONE OF THE BIG games on ~,he Charles Town Legion base- ball schedule will be that of Sun day, May 17 when ,the always popular and strong Parr,is Is- land, South Carolina Marines will be here. For the past two seasons ~he Parris Island base- ballers ~have been unable to make the trip to Charles Town, Jbut they'll 'be back this summer ~and that should be good news to local and sectional diamond ,fans, l Not All Sizes, But At Give-away Prices W re formerly $12.98 to $27,98 1 26" Table Light ...................................... was 13.50 Now 8.00 GETTING READY for the Sec ' Now You Can Have Any Of Them tional Class "B" ,tournament, For Just 2 Pr. Pin-up or Boudoir Lights .................... was 18.00 Now 10.00 Page Jackson's Spartans really let out with ,a bang here Tues- flay night by shellacking a good 5.00. and S7.OO 1 Only-3 Way Boudoir Light ...................... wes 8.00 Now 5.00 Le burg, Va. uint De- featedby Spingarin, one of Lar,,e Jewel Boxes was 15.95 Now 10.00 Was, ng n's high school 4 ................................. teams last week; the S~oartans. never-the-less had two standout 2 Pr. Horse Head Book Ends ...................... was 5.00 Now 2.95 performers in Lawrence Bailey and Charles Branson. Bailey, AND YOUR , 7 Hand Painted Waste Baskets was 3.50 Now 2.95 who held to a s`ingle field .................. goal, made good on 15 foul shots OLD WASHER for a total of 17 while his team- Now 15.00 1 P h mate Branson rolled in 7 field 3-Sp. ede onograph .............................. was 24.95 goalsand ,added 3 foul shots 2 Van,ty Fa,r Phonograph .......................... was 12.95 Now 7.50 for a total of 17. The foul shoot We Haxe A Host Of Attractive ing exhibition put on by Bailey Pieces Of Small Jewelry. All 1 BamboaB,rdCagePlanter" ...................... was 7.95 Now 3.50 broughtmany inecomplimen from the Spingarn coaches and Formerly Priced at $I.00 to $4.00 off~cials and the lal-around show TO Be Sold Friday and Saturday For Only-Pat,o Lamps .................................. was 6.95 Now 3.50 ing the local quint was said to be very commendable. All Kinds o/ Bargains on $1.00 Table VMI COACH----'Weenie Miller 3 for paid ~the supreme compliment Totals Chat ! BeltS, Limited Number Of Scarves and Other Items Will Be Sold Friday and Saturday for Low Price Of f Quilted Robes From $8.50 to $1 Blouses Which had been P, $3.98 to $5.98 Will Go For Only t RAINCOATS AT HALF-PRICE One Group of smart-looking Slickers at $2 Telephone 367 to the West Virginia Mountain- 20Percent oJj on all Gijts & Toys eers Monday night after his team had suffered a real wallop- ing ,at ,the 'hands of Coach Fred , Sc~aus's dandies. He said: "Well I they simply ran us righ~ out of the Field House and that's all." Macedonia finds modern farm- ing profitable. High court reaffirms ban on a wife's testimony. Ranson, W. Va. Charles Town, W. Va. ~d Chiua gradually loosen5 T~o vie~ tics.