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May 18, 1961

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'DayM at To G tUnd t t OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MAY 18, 1961 VIEWS BY. MAX BROWN TOWN HIGH'S Purple Panthers will open football season here next fall on SeSptember the Romney High Pioneers (under the new hope). Incidentally, Romney will open one September 1st, with Berkeley Springs. . will be a newcomer on the Panther's it could be that James Wood will be here attraction... ]ER Bob Leavitt was toying with the this week of staging a double-header here on afternoon and night programs to close out 's spring meeting. And, we might add, while reluctant towards running against Saturday afternoon, he came very near L test. is working hard on the University of Vir- al Shenandoah Downs on Friday. He Myers to be on hand with his movie pictures of the evening's happenings... head of Jim's advertising agency, has even fighting the Civil War in his home town in order to be on hand for the gala event. lie HAS DECLARED on several occasions, and Daily;Post Time Will Be 2 p. m. Daytime horse racing returns to West Virginia's growing eastern panhandle on Monday, May 22, when the popular Charles Town Race Course opens its twenty-nin- th season ~f the thoroughbred sport at 2 p. m. Charles Town, wHich establish- ed new attendance and betting marks at this past winter meeting for the state of West Virginia will conduct a 57 day sumnter meeting :ending on Wednesday, July 26. Due mainly to a half million dollar improvement program which was completed before the 1960-61 winter meeting and the usual display of top quality thor oughbreds representing the top stables in the East. Charles Town under the aegis of Messrs. Ben, Herman Cohen and Louis Pond- field, operators of Maryland's famed Pimlico in Baltimore looks forward to another successful summer stand. Approximately 35 percen~ pat- ron space was added to the new multi-colored clubhouse befor~ last winter's meeting and thus will be available to racing fans for the first time during the sum mer. More than 400 choice reser- ved seats overlooking the finish line are available in the club- house which features the quaint but comfortable dining room ca- tered as usual by the H. M. Stev- ens, Inc. For the horsemen, accomodat- ions are available for more than manner, to many of his friends in Charles1200 horses with the completion wants no part of coaching basketball at of four new barns adjacent to the High School, our old friend Dick Harmisonbackstretch area. And, the new to change his way of talking very shortlyindoor paddock which was lower : . . move out. Principal George Whitehair ed three feet below the ground [easant duty of fronting for the Berkeleylevel and covered with light coral colored sand to replace the old [ of Education in the situation and it is up to tanbark, should again prove a ir to name a head coach for Martinsburg popular mecca for the fans as Harmison left Charles Town for 'greener well as those vitally concerned might add, to take the head football,job at with the operation of a race. but it was understood that he wouldn t have Charles Town will present nine the basketball coaching. Since that time races daily starting at 2 p. m. Gen changes are taking place, it would seem. eral Admission is 50 cents while etball coach George Whitacre turns out the new"c|Ubhouse which was en team, he receives a kick in the pants-- larged lsst winter__ .___.__costs $1.50. 2-,, TO ,,,GE Leo _._... -.... -- - Kiq:ner Give hot Put Mighty Heave To Charles Town Set Hew Regional Mark Phone 399 OUT IN ONE OF OUR' MANY NEW COOL AND COMFORTABLE--- BY ADAM, THE FIRST NAME IN LAST WORD IN HAT STYLING. ! LEO KISNER The section's top shot put artist not only lived up to advance ex- pectations, hut far exceeded them Saturday in the annual Regional track and field meet staged in Co bourn stadium when he got off a mighty heave which brought a roar from the crowd of spectators and a new shot put record in reg- ional competiti0n. Kisner, who had been throwing the shot put a- round 48 feet much of the cur- rent track season, sent a tremen- dous toss 48 feet and II inches to better the old regional mark of i Will When d ! When daytime horse racing returns to Charles Town Monday for a 57-day meet the above picture shows a sample of the ex- citing action which fans will be treated to for nine r~ces daily until Suly 26. The new grandstand which was remodeled, enlarged and all glass enclosed last year is shown in the background along with the new multi-colored club house. The club house has over 400 choice reserved .seats overlooking the finish line and comfortable dining room service. Sets New rg; Leo After five consecutive Regional ing champion John Boettner of track championships, the Charles Town High track and field team was dethroned Saturday after- noon in the annual Regional meet staged in Cobourn stadium and it was the Martinsburg High track men xCho captured the champion ship by rolling up 93 points to 71 for Charles Town. Berkeley Springs High finished third with 38 points; Harpers Ferry was fourth with 27; Rom- Hey Deaf and Blind School was fifth with 18; Shepherdstown finished sixth, rwith nine points; Romney High had two points and Keyser failed to score. Page Sack son High which was to have par- ticipated did not compete in the event. Although the Purple Panthers of Charles Town did even some- what better than was expected in the field events, the MartLnsburg High team dominated the running events to build up enough points to win. There were three record break- ing performances in the meet, and Charles Town's Leo Kisner regis- tered one of them by tossing the shot put a record 48 feet 11 in- ches which was ten and one half inches farther than the Regional markof 48 feet one-half inch held by the late Jack Kibler of Mar- tinsburg. Kisner also pulled a sur- prise by' finishing fourth in the discus throw. The other record breaking per- formances were turned in by two Martinsburg boys-Larry Kilmer, a sophomore and the veteran Bill Gutekunst. Kilmer turned in a blazing half mile run to win the event inthe spectacular time of 2:03.6 seconds knocking four seconds off the Re gional mark held by four former schoolboy track greats. Gutekunst, as was expected sprinted the .440 yard dash in 52.9 seconds to top' the Regional mark of 53.7 set last year by Kenny Phillips of Ridgeley. High scorer for the afternoon wit.h 14 points was Charles Jack son of Charles Town. The game hearted senior won the low hur. Rained-out twice" in their ef- forts to get the 1961 baseball sea- son open in Charles Town, the American Legion team will lry a- gain this Sunday with the always formidable Union Printers base- ball club from Washington as their opponents. Managed by the veteran Sam Webb, former star infielder for the New York Giants, the Print ers. winner of the Printers Nat- tonal Tournament in 1960 in De- troit, have many of Washington's stand-out semi-pro and college players in their lineup. Such well known names from the fast Industrial f,eague in Washington as Bill Culpeper. Ilar ry Russell. A1 Buschling, Vic Col- lier, Greg Morris. I/arTy Kallas, Sire Pratt. Gene Melito. Jim tiy- de and Others will make the trip to Charles Town on Sunday. Gene Melted and Greg Morris are expected to divide the pitch- ing chores and these two crafty hurlers, Melito a righthander and Morris, the southpaw strike out king of the Industrial I~eague, could spell plenty of trouble for the Legmn hillers. Not Too Bright On the Legion side of the pic- ture. things aren't too bright at all as the opening contest nears. Handicapped by rain and a wet and muddy diamond all week long Manager Woody Waiters has not MHS finished second to Charles Town's Tom Doyle. Boettner's i best toss was 125 ft. 9 inches,I Little League baseball will ent Company and team managers while Doyle, one of the most im- move into the county sports spotlare Dick D'Angelo and "Button" proved discus specialists in the light next Tuesday afternoon Ranalli. area, got off a fine toss of 127 fl: when the six-team Potomac Little Action in the Potomac League 11,/4 inches. League opens action on three will be each TuesdaY and Thurs- Other firsls were produced by fronts at 6 p.m. day evening, running from May Romney Deaf s Cheese in the 100, And in the opening action it 23 through 3uly 27. ' Berkeley Springs Hewitt in thewill be the Millville Giants defend .... 220, Mickey Jackson of Harpersing league champions, tangling USE T-~'~EDS. Ferry in the broad jump and with a cross-county rival-the Lee Jerry Boyd of Shepherdstown intown Pirates on the Leetown din the pole vault. Charles Town won two of the mortal; the Bakerton Senators will go to Sharpsburg, Md. to meet the three relays. Sam Taylor, Don Sharpsburg Bluebirds and the Ballenger, Danny Eismon and Shepherdstown Yankees will go Randy Anderson teamed up to to IIarpers Ferry to help the Tig win the 440 yard event while Dick ers open the season. ie Wilson, Steve' Roper, Jim League officials and team man Ahalt and Jackson combined to agers have been busy the past win the 880.. For Martinsburg it was the few weeks completing details in strong running of Kihner, Ron- connection with the league's open Hie Totson. John Reuter and Bill ing. Hours of work have also been Gutekunst which produced a run put in on the various league play away effort in the mile relay, ing fields getting them ready for All first and second place fin- Tuesday's action. And by now ishers in each event qualified for all that is needed to get the sea the state track meet at Gharles- son started is cooperation from ton this saturday. Old Man Weather. Results of the meet: .. Special opening days programs are being planned for each of the 10O yard dash: 1-Cheese (RD); opening games Tuesday. 2-R. Mason (M); 3-Lutman (BS),; The Milh, ille Giants will be 4-Feiger (S); 5-Diamond (M). fielding a team this year with Time--lff.3 seconds, a lot of new faces since six of the 220 yard dash: 1-Hewitt (BS); regulars on last year's team pass 2-R. Mason ('M); 3-Lutman (BS); ed the eligible age mark of 13 4-Ahalt (CT); 5'-Feiger (S). Time with the close of the 1960 season. 23.8 seconds. Gone from last year's Millville 440 yard dash: 1-Gutekunst team are such outstanding stars (M); 2-Cheese (RD); 3~lackson as Terry Johnson, Wayne D'An- (CTD; 4-Healy (BS); 5-Reuter gelo, Wayne Ballenger, Boss Hooe (M). Time-52.9 seconds. New meet Kenny Rickard and Dale ttough. record. " Back from last year's team are: 880 yard run: 1-Kilmer (M); Danny Dillow, Steve D'Angelo, 2-Barney (BS); 3-Reuter (M); 4- Dexter D Angelo, Mickey Ballen- Shields (M); 5-Davis (RD). Time ger, Dickie D'Angelo and Jay 2:03.6. New record. Lilla. NeWcomers to the team are Mile run: LC. Mason .(M); 2-Kil Frankie Cooper, Alvie Cogle, mer (M); 3-Davis (RD).; 4-Lina- James Hall, Tommy Wilt, Delmar weaver (CT); 5-Perry (BS). Time Cogle, Michael Rogers and Char- 4:50.3. J Low hurdles: 1-C. Jackson (CT) les Cooper. The Millville team is sponsored Turn To Page 2--B by the Standard Lime and Cem- been able to work out his players at all. tie said today that he hop ed to hold a practice sessmn Sat- urday afternoon and would like to see a good sized turn out of players. His plans for Sunday call for either righthander Dick Forrest or southpaw Waiter Barr to ~et the opening mound assigmnent. However. he said he might make a last minute change depending Turn To Page 2--B right weigh to travel SHENANDOAH SAGNER 48 feet one-half inch set in 1951 dies, finished third in the 440, by the late Jack Kibler of Mar- ran on Charles Town's winning [ tinsburg. Kisner's record shatter- 880 yard relay team and took sec ing performance was one of three ond place in the broad jump. record breakersof the meet. Kis Gutekunst was runnerup in Her pulled the real surprise in scoring with 12 points, Kilmer the discuss as he finished fourth tallied 11, Ray Hewitt of Berkel ahead of several other boys who ey Springs and Cheese of Romney S, [~ had been expected to be in the Deaf each tallied 11 and Rod Mas ) points in this event, on of MHS scored 10. In winning the shot put event While finishing second, Charles in Regional competition for the Town had five firsts, three sec- 95 . }.95 ..... = ...... }.95 second consecutive year, Leo, who onds and four thirds. Berkeley was named captain of the track Springs, Harpers Ferry, Romney team this year added another five Deaf and Shepherdstown each hidaY feet to his toss this year over last won one event. year which is a real accomplish.I Gutekunst was the lone lad to merit in a single year. Kisner's score a "double". He won the high toss is only three feet and 11 in- j hurdles in addition to the 440 I chcs off the state record of 52.7 I yard dash. e 'fee set in 1959 by Jack Minichin Biggest ups t in the afternoon of Huntington East High School., came in the discus where defend- LAST BIG WEEK |NO! SHENANDOAH '~ DOWNS SPRING MEET CLOSES THIS SATURDAY NIGHT. JOIN THE THOUSANDS WHO VI MADE THe SWITCH TO Nmm ~' THOROUGHBRED RACING AND THE BIG ) BONANZA AT SHENANDOAH ~ DOWNS. en ntlonh O:I~.A.:I~3r.,,::IBIIB "Z'O'11~'31m", "%~r'. "V'JL. r Not'one of excess baggage when you wear a Northcool. 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