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JEFFERSON VA tEtt ADV0CA SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE 'I HI RSI)AY, MARCH :10, 1961 pit'ii 0[ [[t'rsot troote Track Star of Last With Shepherd Rams COFFMAN, the Panther's star high-hurdler and last season, is working out with the Shepherd Rams thin-clads and he certainly should make e Riggleman a mighty valuable man to have broke just about all the track records which foqjad around CHS last Spring and also added the rnai.k to his list of acc6mplishments... MARGARET OWENS, who has been at Shenan- since before the first earth was turned for strip, will leave April 1 to take a position with E. Land and Cattle Company in nearby Vir- " as Mrs. Owens is known locally, ran the the early days of the new track and since the ms been assistant to Comptroller Bill Schwadron. E. Land and Cattle Company is a land develop- with projects in Loudoun and Fauquier VanMETRE and Leo Kisner, Panther heavy- s, have been tossing the shotput for some impres- in their early workouts to date. All of which news to Coach Bill Jordan because these should bring home lots of points for him this spring. qNY' (C. T. GRAIN) HAMMOND has received to the opening game of the new Washington one of which will go to Ranny Roderick who is happy fellow these days. YOU TAKE a look at that brand new Impala will be displayed on the down-town streets and Saturday nights. This nice new hard-top will lucky person on July 4th who has been kind out on the C. T. Booster's drive for lights football field at CHS. Take a look--then ask standing near the car how you may have it as OWn. TOWN Trainer R. It. (Skilly) Gheen will of thebetter horses on the grounds when Shen- opens two weeks hence in Francis G. Hard- illy, Effie J. The homebred, who is named for (Md.) sportsman's mother, won for a $10,000 in Maryland and will be out to contest Ware's at the night plant. HARRY BARKER will take his Panther base- to Hedgesville on Tuesday where they'll run of oppositioh frOm Gilbert Miller's veteran Eagles in a 2 p. m. attraction. OF THE YEAR'S most startling upsets, the y of Cincinnati beat Ohio State's de- )runs in the finals of the N. C. A. A. tourna- City by the score of 70-65, to snap the winning streak at 32. Meanwhile, Providence Invitational Tourney in Madison Square beating St. Louis, 62- 59. TOWN HIGH'S star basketball cen er, Bobby honorable mention on the All-State Class Charlie Hunter, the Shepherdstown Cardinal's received the same honors on the All-State Class THE of Ronnie Rice and Bootsy Leon. here this sason for the Legion. it looks as if has come up with a fairly potent one- punch in his lineup to say the least. Rice hitter while Leonard bats them from the and both boys can really lay the wood to that in no uncertain manner. t~tr_ "YAHOO) MASON and Bill (Racing Comm.) Perry Lhe 10,000 fans who enjoyed the football pro- Stadium at Charlottesville, Va., last Sat- ew Coach Bill Elias took the wraps off his 1961 PAGE TURN TO PAGE. 2---B KASTLE'S WITH T :::V" SUITS ..... $3995. SELECTION OF MEN'S AND BOY'S AND SUMMER FASHIONS. ii Charles Town High In Home The 1961 scholastic baseball season will get off the launching pad in Berkeley County Tuesday afternoon when the Charles Town High batsmen go into Itedgesville to help the Eagles open their home season. This will be the first of five battles scheduled to take place in the section and area next week. And it will mark the first time the Panthers have hadr"rog the honor of raising the curtain I Y on a baseball season. In past years the Shepherd Col BY DON RENTCII lege batsmen have always had the Announcement was made about jump on the sectional high school a month ago that the Charles diamond nines, but this time the Town American Legion Post will Rams coached by Flavius Smith, sponsor a baseball team in Char- will not get into action until later I les Town again this Summer after in the week-Wednesday and Thur a lapse of a year. And this an- sday to be more specific, nouncement undoubtedly was The Rams will be playing host to the Ashland batsmen both Wednesday and Thursday on Fair fax Field in Shepherdstown. Then on Saturday afternoon the Rams will go into action on their home field again for the third time in four days when they play host to the Mount Union nine. Coach Smith has been working his diamond proteges hard in- doors, but has not had as much opportunity to get in the real long outdoor sessions that he fels his team needs to be ready for the three big upcoming games. Not all the action will be tak- ing place in Shepherdstown Thursday, however, because the Charles Town High batsmen will go into action for the second time in three days when they open their home season in a battle with the Martinsburg High Bull dogs on the Legion field at 4 p, m. The Harpers Ferry High Tigers were scheduled to open their sea son Friday on their home field with Hedgesville as the host team but the Eagles are also scheduled to go into Berkeley Springs to help the Indians open their home season on the same day. Coach Gilbert Miller said that the Eag- les would go to Berkeley Springs and would try to arrange for a l~air of g'ames with Harpers Ferry at some other dates in the season. Other Shepherdstown action will find the Shepherdstown High batsmen getting into the section- al action by going to Boonsboro, Md. for a game, Monday afternoon the Shepherd College batsmen will ~o to Key- ser to be the guests of the Poto- mac State Catamounts. This ~ill be the fourth game in six days for the Rams, Next Tuesday afternoon the Mar tinsburg High Bulldogs will play host to the Hedgesville High Eag les and Wednesday there will be two battles taking place, one in Harpers Ferry with the Tigers playing host to Charles Town, and hte other on Fairfax Field in Shepherdstown, with the Rams ~playing host to Bridgewater Col- lege. Coach ttarry Barker has been working his Charles Town Pan- thers out in long sessions at the Legion field' all this week but as late as Wednesday he said he still did. not know who would be in the starting lineup against Hed- gesville. Although a few of the positions will be filled by veter- ans of last year's team, Barker said, there is still the real possib- ility that there will be a lot of new faces in the Panther line-up. Fred G..Butler Named Director Cooperative .Milk Producers, Inc. good news to many of the ardent lovers of good semi-pro baseball. Whether the Legion will carry on the baseball program as a con- tinuing project year after year as they have in the past, will depend entirely on the support it receiv- es from the public. Only if full appreciation of the Legion's lat- est diamond efforts are shown this Summer, will the program be carried on in the years to follow, James (Jimmy) Morison, gener- al manager of the Legion team said. Morison, who has been putting in a lot of time and energy over the Winter months working out some of the obstacles which pre- vented the Legion from sponsor- ing baseball last year, said Wed- nesday, if this support doesn't come than the return of Legion baseball may be only of a year's t duration. Support Must Be More Support of the program is going to have to be considerably more than it was in the 1959 Sum mer, Morison said, To field the kind of semi-pro team which the Legion has been giving real baseball fans year af- ter year, requires large sums of money, Morison said, And the sup port which is going to have to be forthcoming is not just an occas. ionaL game attendance. There must be full cooperation on the' part of the general public in the various special fund-raising pro- jects the Legion will stage in the near future to help finance the program. Large attendance at the games will help the program greatly, but the gate receipts will not carry the total cost of fielding a good baseball team, Morison said Semi-pro baseball came near to passing completely out of the county's sports picture last year. And it was only through the untir ing and determined efforts of Morison, that enough interest in it has been revived for the Leg. ion to make .another try at it this Summer. It was Morison's father, the late Dr. G. P. Morison, who wa~, one of the pioneers of the Legion baseball program in Charles Town. And after his father diec Jimmy took over and with Ma~ Brown, Leeds Riely, Roy Kisner. Howard Sechrist and a few other~ have battled through the inter- vening years, all kinds of obstac. les to keep the program going. Costly Program It was some 14 years ago that the Charles Town Legion Post first presented the best organized and most outstanding program of semi-pro baseball in the area And before being forced to give it up last year temporarily, thous ands of dollars were poured into the program. Some of the tremendous cost of the program has been paid for by the general public through sup- port of special Legion projects I ;i BY JIM MORISON Season tickets priced at $10.00 each, admitting the holder to all home games at Charles Town I,eg! ion Park, went on sale today at' the- Legion tiptoe and through a! number of individual members of the Legion Post, it was announ- ced by General Manager Jim Morl ison of the baseball club. To assist the club in the pur- chasing of much needed new equi pment, the Post Athletic Commit- tee has several projects planned. I GILBERT MILLER Leeds K. Riely, veteran first base coach and utility player, has donated a fine country ham from his Altona Farm and this will be given to some lucky person open- ing day of the season here on Sun day, May 7. The club also hopes to hold a tag day before the open ing game, Morison said. While it is thought that many o~ the veteran players will be an- xious to get on the diamond as soon as possible and they will stage a few workouts on Satur- days, the first all-out official prac tice for the entire squad is sched uled for Sunday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. Opening Game May 7 The Charles Town Legion, long recognized in the Eastern Panhan die and through out West Vir- ginia, as well as in the nearby Virginia and Maryland areas as one of the strongest semi-pro teams in the East. plans to open the season in Charles Town on Sunday, May 7 with the always formidable FBI team from Wash ington, D. C. as their opponents. Last year the FBI ball club won the semi-pro championship of the Washington Industrial League and through past y~ears they have always proved strong opposition for the Legion's opening game. Other strong semi-pro teams scheduled include the Union Prin ters, Federal Storage, Silver Hill and Volkswagon teams of the Washington Industrial League; the fast Leone's team from Balti more, Fort Myer and Fort Mc- Nair and several other outstand. ing ball clubs will appear in Char les Town throughout the summer diamond campaign. A host of veterans are expect. ed back for duty this season in- eluding Gilbert Miller, Flick Bond, Wimpy Zombro, Chalky Hopkins, Ray Doyle, Ray and Ger aid Jamison, Bill Isherwood. There is also a possibility that Ted Keller, for many years the Fr,.n ~'- m,q~..f T.~..a n.. and game receipts. But much of islick-fielding shortstop for the k.lp~, ~.,,,~t. w~t vh-oi.i~ ~ me money has oeen pro men Dy Legion will rejoin the club this 1 .... " ...... J ......... ~ ........ " " d "t n cently was elected a director of the Legion Post: And ha/_ [._ ot year. Ronnie Rice, leading hitter the ~-" '--d o ....... iv^ .~:,,. been ~or me umom hours uz vot last year in the Tri-County leag- Mttry~tu~ ~uupu~a~ u ~v,.~ ,..,+,~,~.. ~t, .... A !~,~ ,,n*irin~ ue with a lofty .400 plus batting Producers, Inc. representing the ":')~" ".""" ~;' ..... ,'~'" s eooperative's newly organized Dis et~o?s o2asma2 groupO]onegmne average and Bootsey Leonard, the trict 10 .auto ..,, .,~,,,~s ox Leg o e outstanding hitter at Shepherd The ~)istrict was authorized by ~ball' the program .would have College are expected to give the MCMP momt,~.e ut thoir ann,ml been even more cosuy. 1961 team plenty of offensive meting held in Baltimore on Feb when. me program w a lnaug- power. Lefty Walter Barr, now ruary 25 to provide direct repres-Iuraten m ~, attenaancei~t me enrolled at Shepherd College is entation on the Board of Direct. games was very goou cons uermg expected to make a strong bid for ors for members in Vir-'nia and me tact mat me team was rote a starting pitcher with the club. ""e .... : ~' I getting into operation at home' Bill Benton, a former Penn State w st v~rgmm, t ....... owev "i" Approximately 85 individuals l w~mln a tew years.n~ .__ e~t pitcher will also be on hand for a was not unusum zor oetween #w trial with the club among several attended the electron droner and l ....... f" ck t -he business meeting held at Bardane [ an(/. ~,u~ .people to _o t. other newcomers. on the evening of March 21. IPegmn ~a. par z. one .~un~.anYaa~- Woody Waiters and Flick Bond ~ernoon to see me t~ gmn ct MCMP President Edgar G. Em-] - will handle the managerial reins rich presided. | Turn To Page 2---B TURN TO PAGE 2--B Field In addition,to raising the nmn- ey necessary to field a baseball team this Summer. the Charles Town Legion Post also faces the problem this year of paying for extensive repairs to facilities at the Legion park caused by num- erous acts of vandalism over the Winter months. Legion officials said this week it is appalling the amount of de- struction of property at the Leg- ion field which occurred over the Winter months. At lease several hundred dollars will have to be spent on repair~ for the dressing and rest room facilities at the park before they will even be us- able this season. And to put them back into the same fine condit- ion which they were, the cost would be alnmst prohibitive. Sometime during the Winter months the dressing rooms were broken into and all the water and drain lines therein were literaIly torn from the walls and carried off. Some wooden lockers which had been erected in the dressing rooms for the teams to place their belongings in, were also torn out and carried away. And in the rest rooms under the grandstand locks were broken from the doors and considerable damage was tlone to the plumb- ing. In addition to these acts of de- struction, some of the wooden railing leading from the grand- Sportservice To Hire About I00 Persons For m In Shenandoah Downs Work!Wlnchester West Virginia Sportservice, Inc. caterers at Shenandoah Although a few flays late get- Downs, will hire about 100 per- ring started than baseball, the sons next week to work at the ,1961 scholastic track season will night track's spring meeting up- get underway Friday. April 7, in ening April 14, lVlanager Morty this section and area and there Gould announced today, i will be more high school athletes More than 95 percent of the participating in this Spring sport jobs will be filled by local people this year then evr before with in keeping with Sportservice pol-Harpers Ferry, Musselman and icy, (;ould said. Vacancies exist Itedgesville joining in track this for waitresses, bartenders, cooks year. salad men and women, stand at- onanort i i Applicants will be received on i the second floor of the Shenan. ~i doah clubhouse between 9 and 4 beginning Monday. Interested per sons should report to Gould or Donald Aicher. ~: Annual ,Meeting Farm Bureau Set For April 5 The annual meeting of the Jef ferson County farm Bureau will be held at the Bardane Commun ity Center Wednesday, April 5 beginning at 7:00 p. m. An inter- esting program has been arran- ged and a large attendance of members and invited guests is ex peered. stands down the left and right field lines has been torn out and will have to be replaced. Also hundreds of whiskey and soft drink bottles have been broken and the glasses scattered in many directions, In short there has been more damage inflicted upon the Legion park facilities this past Winter than at any time since the ball park was built. The job of cleaning up the park and making the necessary limited repairs will get underway this week. it was slated. WILLIAM JORDAN The first meet set for this area will be Friday in Winchester, ~ith the Charles Town High Pan thcrs participating against the Itandley High Judges. And direct ing the Panther trackmen this year for the first time will be Wil liam (Bill) Jordan. who came to Turn To Page 2--.B You can squeeze six into a phone booth .. or into one of the small compacts .. if you want to seat six adults .... in comfort need the all-purpose compact, Rambler Classic, the only compact for six 6-footers Rambler Classic Custom Six or V-8 Worm Standard of Compact Car Excellence