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t With baseball's spring training lperformance earned him the ra- just around the corner, three for-lting of one of the 10 top pros- mer West Virginia University ath peels in the New York farm lores will be heading South to ~ake their bid for the enviable e of a major leaguer. The three, Ronnie Retton, Paul Popovich and Jim Ponceroff, should they stick with their re- spective clubs, will join four other West Virginians, Gene Freese, Sam Jones, Bill Maser. oski and Low Burdette, who have already established themselves as big-time stars. chain. He led the Class "B" leag ue in both runs scored and bases- on-balls. Batting in the leadoff spot, he hit .295 with seven home runs and 50 runs batted in . "I think I have an excellent chance of making the Yankee team and maybe with a little luck this could be the year," Retton said. Another former University two sport star trying to break into the major league is Paul Pope- rich, who received a $42,000 bon- us from the Chicago Cubs last spring after completing his sopho more season for the Mountain- 't Ronnie Rotten, three-letterman in both basketball and baseball, siren the best chance of stick- ~g in the "big show" with the New York yankees because of his with the Philadelphia Phillies last spring and will leave for the Phil adelphia training site later this month. He is a native of Morgan- town and graduated from Univer- sity High School where he led the pitching staff for three seasons. Lions FROM PAGE I--B fore going to West Virginia. He coached Ronnie Rice and David Adkins now coaches at Harpers Ferry High School. Eismon said members of the Charles Town Kiwanis Club will relinquish their regular Thursday night meeting on March 2 to join with the Lions in honoring the Panther footballers. Tickets for non members to ~rformances the past two years eers. avith Yankee farm clubs. [ Popovich began his professional Rotten, a 5-9 shortstop, receiv-Ibaseball career in June with Boa ~de approximately $10~000 when umont of the Class "B" Texas signed with the Yankees in league and finished the season ;1959 and was sent to Albany, N. with a .253 mark. He will be one Y. a Class D farm team of the of 40 players going to camp with Yankees that year and finished the Cubs. The team will be cut the dinner are available from Her man Willis at $1.75. Only 90 tic- kets will be sold, Eismon said so it is advisable for those desiring to attend to secure them early. Charles Town Jr. High To Meet Martinsburg Team Fdday, Monday .with a .285 batting average f6r "the season after getting off to a late start. : Last season, Retton was moved iup to Greensboro, N. C,, and his to 28 players when it heads North The ninth graders and the sev after the training period is corn-lenth and eighth graders of Char- pleted. ] les Town Junior High School will ! Jim Ponceroff, University fresh [ be trying Friday and Monday man, received a $20,000 bonus [nights to better their season ' marks when they take on the Mar Rewire for safety and for added power You can count on a safe wiring job with adequate capacity to carry the full power load of all your home appliances when we do the job for you. When It comes to eleetrieity come to us! No job ts too large or too small. tinsburg South Junior High teams in a pair of doubleheader attractions. The first action will take place on the Martinsburg South Junior High floor Friday night with the ninth graders of Charles Town trying to better their 3-3 season- al mark and the seventh and eigh th graders will be trying to bet- ter their 0-2 mark. The first game will get under- way at 6:45. Monday night the Martinsburg teams will come to Charles Town to return the games, with the first game set for 6:45 on the Jun ior High floor. Admission will be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. On Feb. 20 the Charles Town Jr. High cagers dropped a 43-20 decision to the Martinsburg Jun- ior High boys on the Martinsburg Junior High hardwoods. Grove led the Martinsburg team to victory with 16 points, while Polen had nine for Charles Town and Smith 8. GO TO CHURCH SUNDAy USE THE CLASSIFIEDb GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY J. EDWARD MAGAHA ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Phone 424 Charles Town, W. Va. YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND US READY! We axe pulling hard for this community with money, time, and the best modern banking facilities that we can provvide. Take advantage of our experience and interested cooperation in Ca ng out your own plans. [L~ I It I Ill | I I It It J TODAY AT THE FRIENDLY -- -- OPEN YOUR ACCOUNT I I I I I For Friendly Help with All Your Banking Needs, you can depend on us. MEMBER FDIC--MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM PHONE !0 CHARLES TOWN, W. VA. SPORTS NEWS AND VIEWS FROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE 1 Brown and hefty Danny Eismon just couldn't seem to make their shots go in the baskets, try as hard as they did. And, we'll watch these same two teams hook up again, we hope, in the Class AA tourney next week in Shepherds- town but we don't expect to see the Vikings pull out to a 23 point advantage again... CASEY STENGEL is gone, Ted Williams has retired and a fresh platoon of new faces is ready to take over the baseball picture. The spring training season that gets into full swing this week finds the 10-club American Lea- gue preparing for an unprecendented 162-game schedule with the National loop still operating on an eight-Glub, 154- game basis. THE TROUT SEASON begins this year at 6 a. m. eastern standard time, April 29, that's Saturday, according to a decision by the West Virginia advisory Conservation Commission. CLARK COUNTY High School's basketball Eagles com- pleted the best court season in the history of the school last Friday with a 67-45 win over Montevideo High cagers. Coach Don Maphis' five will be the first team from Clarke County High ever to play in a tournament. Congratula- tions on a stand-out job, turned in by the former Romney High School star athlete. BILL HARTACK topped Willie Shoemaker in the num- ber of winners but not purse earnings last year. The Shoe, almost a perennial in this endeavor, totaled $2,123,961 in 1960. He was elected to the national jockeys Hall of Fame in 1959. THE FEBRUARY 17 issue of Time magazine calls Oscar Robertson a complete professional basketball player. Time names Robertson as the only flawless player in the NBA today. The Negro star is described as the dream basketball player, a top playmaker, defensive star, scorer and rebounder combined. The article concluded with Time calling Oscar an expert in the pro game of elbow-ethics and also refers to him as the surest cure for the pro basketball blues. Editor's Note:--If Robertson wasn't in league, then Jerry West would be a cinch to cop the rookie of the year honors. O The Charles Town High Pan- thers who have been displaying real winning power in the home stretch, notched their third con- secutive victory Friday night and their seventh victory against six deefats in mauling the Berkeley Springs High Indians by a 7446 score on the Berkeley Springs High hardwoods. And once again it was lanky i Bob Brown and big Danny Eis- men who led the Panthers to their one-sided win, with this pair rollh~ in enough points to com- pletely outscore the entire Ber- keley Springs team. Eismon roll- ed in 28 points to be high man in the game, while Brown had 25. Eismon also pulled down 15 re- bounds and Blown 14. Brown rammed in five fielders and three free throws in the op- ening period as Charles Town shot into a 17-11 lead and Eismon nine points enabled the Panthers to increase their margin to a nif- ty 32-21 at intermission. Four goals and a charity flip by Eismon, plus Brown's eight tal- Lies, set up a 24-10 advantage in the third period for the hot shoot ing Panthers. Roger Barney and Charles Lut- man tossed in 16 and 14 respec- tively for the Indians, now 5-11 on the season. Berkeley Springs put on a last minute rally to down Charles Town, 34-29 in the jayvee prelim- inary. Fouke had nine points, Stull netted eight and Shade had seven for the Indians, while John Lowery scored 11 for the losers Charles Town FG F Pts. Elsmon, f .;.... .... 10 8-11 28 Taylor, f ............ 3 34 9 Brown, c ............ 8 9-112,5 Wilson, g ............ 1 2-6 4 Meier, g ............ 2 0-0 4 Ballenger ........... 0 2-2 2 Evans .............. 0 0-0 0 Dailey .............. 0 04) 0 Whitmore .......... 1 {NO 2 Orndorff ............ 0 0-0 0 Lowery .............. 0 0-0 0 Ott ................. 0 04} 0, Totals ........... 25 2434 74 Berkeley Springs FG F Pts. Hogbin, f ., ......... ! 04) 2 Barney, f ............ 7 2-3 !6 1,200 hc!ted Fens See James Wood Nip Handley In Tourney An overflow crowd estimated at !3o0 excited fans saw the James Wood High Colonels score c|0se and oxciting 48-45 victory over their cross-town rivals the Handle y High Judges of Winches. ter, Vs., in the championship game of the Northwestern Dis- trict 1.B tournament staged last Thursday through Saturday night on the Shepherd College gym- nasium in Shepherdstown. Following the game Saturday night, the trophies were awarded to the winner and runner-up teams. The victory by the Colon- els also earned them the right to move into Group II play at Char- lottesville, Vs. This was the first meeting of the two teams in several y -s since they do not meet in regul- ar season play and both went into tournament play with .L2. re- cords. , i _ I GO TO SUNDAY Bell, c .............. 1 0-1 2 Lutman, g .......... 6 2-4 14 Stotler, g ........... 2 2-4 6 Gurson .............1 04} 2 Farris .............. 1 0-1 2 J. Everet .... ....... 1 04) 2 Allemong ............ 0 0-0 0 Burke ............... 0 04) 0 D. Everett .......... 0 0-0 0 Totals ........... 20 6-16 46 NORMAN E. KISNER INSURANCE AGENCY Office City Building Telephone 552 Charles Town, W, Vs. ATlON fl|i[ I~, ~ MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY l .q~---~ MUTUAt FIRE INSURAI~( ~ItlPAlln l i",-,v- tWz ,NSURA.Cl CO~r I Home OffiCe: Co~mlms. hio ,, ~ ,, I llll I I i TV Radio. Television Hi Fi Stereo $ Radios, Television Appliances West Washington Stree Charles Town, W. Va AS THE HOUR GO BY An accident could hit you tt any time. and a pro- onged disability might result in the loss of your income. Each hour away from youT job .mmms mor~y lost. Prote~t your income with one of our Aid~mt polliei~ H. 8. C[X)PPER, JB Insurance, Real Estate and Bonds t20 E. Washington Street Charles Town, W. Va Telephone 216 &1ms USE THE CLASSIFIEDS Advertise in The Spirlt-Adtocate USE THE CLASSIFIEDS Advertise In The Sl~lrlt-Advocat SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS 2--B THURSDAY, FEBRUARY Advertise In The Spirit-AdvocateUSE THE ~~$~H$~II~u~$~I~g~$~$~$~ II O Rambler American Custom Winner in Miles Per Gallon. with Overdrive is Over-all Tops entire field with 26.859 miles per gallon averaging over 40 miles per hour while circling the tough 3.7 mile stop- and-go road course at Daytona Speedway. Rambler takes first 6 places--sweeps 8 of the first ten places in Class 6... includes Falcon, Corvair, Lark 6, Tempest 4. TRY THE ECONOMY TODAY-- I RAMBLEIg EALER OPEN BOTH FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS MEN'S DRESS OXFORDS 30 Pair Reduced--W'ere to $9.95. All Sizes But Not in Every Style PAIR Loafers and Ties. TOTS OVERSHOES Little Childs Low Rubbers---Were $1.98. Brown---Sizes 5 to 8 Only. 17 Pair. WOMEN'S 13 Pair of Pullon and Were $2.49 and $2.98. Sizes 5 - 7 - 10 - 11 GALOSHES Snap Galoshes. $ Only MEN'S WESTERN PANTS 8 Pair Twill Trousers That Were $5.98. PAIR 4 MEN'S PULL-ON BOOTS 7 Pair of Hood Koroseal Boots in Black. Sizes 8 and 9 Only. PAIR A LARGE GROUP OF SPRING SUITS GIRL'S SPRING TOPPERS ONE TABLE $GIRL'S SPRING COATSWere To $ Were To Jg .00 $3.98 !2,98 Each LOOK These Items OTHER UNADVERTISED ITEMS