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ay Sp | OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE THURSDAY, APRIl, 12,, 1961 NEWS VIEWS BY MAX BROWN is spouting high in the fountain and the twenty or more of them on the back of the are shining and twinkling in gay fashion as are about ready to swing open at Shen- Post time for the 32-night session which is 7:15 p. m. WEATHER has certainly put the damper on Town High's track and baseball programs to say Coach Bill Jordan of the track team and Harry baseballers, are both hoping for some warm The Panther diamond artists are still look- number one after two setbacks while the are working long and late in an effort to pile up in their next outing... R. 'SNOOKS' WINTERS, identified with rac- es% Virginia since way back when, and a chap who no formal introduction to the racing fra- Charles Town and the Eastern Panhandle, is us again. The tall Huntington gentleman, bit on the heavy side now, checked in at the on Tuesday and was given his old room le same room which he had here when he started its annual visits to the local race track (the late track then) some twenty and more years ago. will handle the post of State Steward at Shen- and let us be among the first to tell you with plenty of authority. i FUNKHOUSER, a graduate of Charles Town tool and a pretty good athlete during his days seven very impressive innings of baseball (Va.) Eagles last Friday in their over Mt. Union College from Alliance, SMOOT had games of 114, 128 and 107 for a set as the Kastle's five bowed to Leggett's of in an Evening Star match last Friday night.. 110 was next best for the West Virginians. 36th I UNNING of tlfe Virginia Gold Cup is sched- May 6 at William E. Schlusemeyer's Broadview Warrenton, Va. Post time for this final hunt Virginia will be 2:00 p. m. tEST). the Summit Point gardner and maitre-de department at Shenandoah Downs, has been named "Special Events Manager" for the His telephone number is 1000 or you can m care Shenandoah Downs, Box 551. For the Ed has been busier than a one-armed paper up special events for the 32-night show. Ed this morning', he said it has been right from the garden tractor to the elevator Shenandoah Downs Bonanza pool was the East Coast racing in 1960 and promises to this year. Many other tracks have t ied as can to match Bob's wagering feature, but they come close. TO NOTE the passing of our long-time friend 'Hop' Caskey of Martinsburg who died early 'Hop' as he was affectionately known and he had many here in Charles Town and nty, was an outstanding bowler and we shall stirring battles waged by the old Charles Martinsburg teams, both here at the late Mr. alleys and at the Palace Alleys in our city. LOOKING over the group of candidates which last Sunday at Legion Park, Manager Woody "I don't know how good we'll be, but one thing.- There will be several new faces in opening day." A two-hour workout is sched- Sunday beginning at 1:30 p. m. CHURCH be a Spring Tea at lVlethodist Church :30 sponsored by Aid Society. tee will offering. The menu is chicken salad, slaw, scalloped potatoes, apple sauce, warm rolls, butter, jelly, cookies, fruit jello, tea and coffee. ,] 1 Eight s, Four Meets Within Now that 1he scholastic base- ball and track teams of the sec- tion and area have officially open ed the 1961 seasons in spite of the cold, windy and rainy weather, they can, and are, turning their attentions to getting down serious ly to the business of fighting dual battles--one with the weather and other with the opposition. Beginning tonmrrow afternoon and running through next Tues- day, there will be eight diamond battles on tap in'the section and four track and field meets. The baseball action will get un- 0erway Friday afternoon at ttar- prs Ferry and in Berkeley Springs with the Tigers of Coach I Paul Swartz, playing host to the Shepherdstown High Cardinals; !and Wardensville moving into Berkeley Springs to tangle with the Indians. Saturday morning scholastic baseball will be tried in this sec- tion for the first time when the Shepherdstown High Cardinals go to Hedgesville for a battle at 10 a.m. Saturday afternoon the scene of diamond action will switch to Fairfax Field in Shepherdstown when the Rams will be playing host to the Hagerstown (Md.) Junior College nine. Track will also move into the spotlight again Saturday with Charles Town tangling with Boon sboro High in a dual meet in Boonsboro; Martinsburg going in to Winchester to participate in the annual Handley Invitational meet; and the Shepherd College trackmen going into Elkins for a meet with Davis & Elkins Col- lege. . . There will then be two days ot inactivity--Sunday and Monday-- and then the baseball battles will get underway again on Tuesday and weather permitting, this day will mark the heaviest action of the baseball nines of any one day this season. For instance Harpers Ferry will be at Shepherdstown; Wil- liamsport (Md.) High will be at Boonsboro, Md:, Berkeley Springs will be in Hedgesville; and Ship pensburg State Teachers College will be meeting the Rams on Fair fax field in Shepherdstown. Wednesday afternoon track will again take the sectional sports spotlight with the Harmison- coached trackmen going to South Hagerstown (Md.) High for a dual meet. . 6or Is W. Honored By W. Va., Spo tsw Oup r rtters Gr , W. GORDON EISMON W. Gordon Eismon, of Charles Town, executive secretary of the Board of Control of the West Vir ginia Secondary Schools Activit- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell ies Commission, was signally hon, Writt on March 23 a daughter in ored last week in Buckhannon by the Charles Town Hospital. the West Virginia Sportswriters Association during a luncheon. you boys can get along without going to ROSEN'S and buy some Slacks for Only $4.98 and CAN SAVE ME MONEY! Eismon, who has long been act ive in high school sports circles in West Virginia and a member of the Appeal Board of Secondary Activities for a number of years, before he became executive'sec- retary, was presented a honorary lifetime membership in the Sportswriters association. Presentation of the award was made to Eismon by Jerry Gould, of Charleston, president of the association. Church Services For ,Assembly Of God Church The Rev. William P. Reed, pas- tor of Calvary Assembly of God located on Fairfax Boulevard on Fifth Avenue in Ranson announ- ced the following schedule of meetings for Sunday and subse- quent week nights. Sunday School at 1O:00 a. m. Evening Evangelis- tic services at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday the Christ Ambassadorsmeet at 7:30 p. m. Thursday. Bible Study ilat 7:30 P. M. | IThey'll Shenandoah DowrLs, one of the few tracks in the country to conduct thoroughbred horse racing at night, will be all aglow again come Frlfl~y as the beginning of a 32-night Spring meeting gets underway. This will be the third such Spring racing session for the track and it promises to be even more exciting and attractive than the past two. With the racing strip in the finest shape it has ever been in, and with the many other facilities which America's most modern and best lighted track having been put in complete readiness for the opening, the thousands who are expected for the opening, will find everything available for a full evening of pleas- ure and entertainment. The track (shown above) was .formally epened May 1, 1959, and since then night racing has become in- creasingly popular throughout the eastern part of the country. .ay Nine-Race Will 0 At 7:15; Downs, the most modmn and hest lighted night racing plant in the East opens a 32might meeting. For weeks now General Manager Bob Leavitl has had a clew o| men getting everything in ship shape for opening of the thirc 'year of racing at the Downs. Post time will again be 7:15 thus enabling the track to corn- [flele the racing program by 10:30 on most nights. And with this learly post time racing fans who come from some distances for she meeting, will have time to return to their homes by at least mid- night. And as a spe(uas feature of the opening night's program the Downs will offer a $2,000 Inaugur al Purse, a six-furhmg test of four year olds and up. This will be one of two big purse races to he run Friday and Saturday night General Manager Leavitt said the Downs will also once again this year feature the Big Bonanz~t a form of pool wagering,,, which proved so popular ~ith patrons of the track last year. Bus Service There will be special bus service to the track from all the metrop- Field; Ralph Meet "Pete" Hahn New Head Boosters The Harpers Ferry High Tigers who moved into the scholastic track picture for the first time Tuesday afternoon finished sec- ond to Boonsboro in a triangular met staged on the Boonsboro High track. Boonsboro won the meet handily rolling up a total of 65 points, while Harpers Ferry had 33 and Shepherdstown 26. Mussehnaa High School,. was scheduled to participate it[ the Meet, but Tuesday morning not- ified Boonsboro officials it would not be able to do so. Steve Wilt was the only man from either Harpers Ferry or Shepherdstown to score double victories. Wilt won the high and ~ow hurdles. Terry Saxra of Shepherdstown won the high jump and placed !second in the broad jump and fourth in the ,shot put. Boonsboro won first place in six of the 12 events. The results were as follows: 100 yard dash- Wagner, B, 11:00 Moler, HF, Galloway, HF, Schultz S. 220 yard dash-Figur, S, 25.3; Shank, B.; Hetzel, HF; Napper, HF. 440 yard dash-Gibson, B, 57.7; Figur, S; Jackson, HF; Yokimish- yn, B. 880 yard run-Bowers, B, 2:16.5; Millear, S; Sullivan, B; Mumma, "Mile Run- Bowers, B, 5:13.4; Poling, B; Kidwell, B; Petrucci HF. ' ' Mile Relay-Boonsboro (Wagner, Gibson, Sullivan, Bowers), 4:05.7 2nd, Harpers Ferry. 120 yd. high hurdles-Wilt, HF, 188; Sullivan, B; Easter~lay,B.. 180 Low hurdles-Wilt, HF, 24.0 Wagner, B; Galloway, HF; Easter- day, B. Broad jump-Gibson, B; 19 ft. 5 in.; Sarra, S; ffackson, HF; Wag- ner B. High jump-Sarra, S. 5 ft. 1 in.; Jackson, HF and Berry, B. (tie for 2nd); Easterday, B. Shot put.Hetzel, HF, 36 ft. 1 in.; Wolford B.; Shipley, B; Sarra S. Discus-Boyd, S. 109 ft. 2 in.; Wolford, B; Alexander, B; Little- ton, .HF. Dr. Wallace To Show Movie For Joint Meeting Izaak Walton Groups Dr. William A. Wallace of Mar- tinsburg, long active in local, state and national organizations of the Izaac Walton League of America, will show a movie as the program for a joint meeting of Jefferson County Chapter Iz- aac Walton League and Stafford Chapter to be held Wednesday night, Apzil 19 in the American Legion Lounge. Dr. Wallace filmed the picture while he and a group of friends were on a fishing and canoeing trip through Quantico Superior National Forest. Members are urged to attend and to bring along a guest. Representatives of the Charles tIigh School of Berryville, Va. Town Senior High Boosters Club land Julian Everly, a member of heard progress reports on the I the Clarke County Board of Su- lighting system which the organ-]pervisors. ization is promoting for the athlet I Miley and Everly told the ic field at the Charles Town Sen-[group how the money was raised for High School, at a meeting Mon lto finance a similar football light flay night in me Legmn lounge ing system for Berryville High and then named Ralph M. "Pete"]Schoo]. Hahn .to replace Junmr Wagner[ Miley said in Berryville the as cnawman oi tmoster ~roup [project received general public Wagne.r submitted lus rest~nat-lsupport not only from Berryville, mn oecaUse ne is soon to rage]but from other 15oints in the eoun over the Chevromt Agency in [tv Martmsbmg and consequently , .... : ." _. ' .:" .... [ And while the project is an ex- Will De spenalng nlucn ot nls ...... " .. ~ [pensive one, Miley said, .it's value tlnle in [nat city ,[to the school s athletic program Hann, a graduate of CharleS[has been invaluable since gate Town High~ where he starreo onireceipts at high school football the football team during the[games more than doubled since years of 1925, 26 and 27, has been[the lights were installed he sta- serving as a member of the en-/ted" gineering committee on the light[ ____ in~PzthJ:C:ame time Luther Coul [C0unty Softball League ter was named chairman of a/ committee to take the 1961 Chev-|W|[I Final Plant rolet being offered as a fund rats[ ................... ing project prize, to other cities] .. ,, h . a... to help promote the project. He is|['0r ~mmer M0n~av AI I to secure his own helpers on this[ " project. Tickets are being sold on1 The Jefferson County Softball the car at $1 each and they may[League will hold a meeting Mon- be obtained from Coulter or|day evening, April 17 at 7 o'clock other members of the various at the Veterans of Foleign Wars Booster committee and at the |Home in Chazles Town to make Chamber of Commerce office. [final plans for the league's Stun It was announced that the en-[met" operations. gineering committee will have a l Kenny Andets who has been me~ting sometime this week to [directing fmmalion of the league plan ordering the necessary light I~aid Tuesday this will he the last mg equipment, meeting and any team desiling to Mixed in with the business I get into league play must have meeting were interesting and in- representation at this, meeting. formative talks by C. E. (Bud) The rules under which the league Miley, Principal of Clarke County will operate will be discussed and olitan centers and tzom nearby decided upon and other definite Martinsbuig, llagmstown, Fzetler plans made for the opening, ick and other points. Antlers also stated that any soft ; The capacity crowd of zacing ball player interested in partic-fans expected for Fit(lay night's ipating in league play should he opener anti also for the" big Sat- at the Charles Town Junior ttigh urday night plogram ~ill l'inct Schol Monday, Wednesday or Fri day a: 5130 p.m. not onl> a top.notch az'za3 of good races on lap, but there ~ill be a The league is also h)oking for number of additional and new closed GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY Advertise In The S lrlt-Advocate umpires and anyone interested in ......... ~ ........ ~..,. ,..., ~...,. C~JlJvell Jellce~ ~'lll~ll lla', t oetil serving as chould should be at the ......... ; ......."" .." . . acmeo since tt)e [rac~ mse~t vl:,w tlonle lvton(lay evenulg . ~ ,.:.~..~.....~.~, ~, . ..... ' .. : down las~ ~vt~t,ut,'. acn umpire wm he paid $2 pet ~ ~ ~(ien. Manager I.eaviit announ- game. ted lasl week that mote tllan All team managersh are also ex 1 200 fine hm~es have come to pecied to be present Monday C'harles ;rown t0 pazlicipate in night, this Spring meeting ~hich will run through May 20. The Community Center Build- The four million dollar hack ing at Bardane is taking on a new fealures a weathetized clubhouse :and attractive look.,,,on the. ins~, ~,ith a, known as lt~e The wiring job has b(.en complet Starlight Terrace, large enough ed,, SPRING AND SUMMER FASHIONS FOR MEN AND BOYS. SPORT SHIRTS -- SPORT COATS WEEKEND... THIRD SHENANDOAH OFFERS ALL-WEATHER BONANZA A OFFERS THE THOROUGHBRED RACING, AT SHENANDOAH 7:15 ,'JD' O'q r , W. ,tr ....~ iii,. : .