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May 25, 1961

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Q to pull even in the win Column, the Charles baseball club went extensive practice this week before the fast Volkswagen the Washington Indus- at Legion Park Sun P.m. Woody Walters said that he planned a in his lineup for this would probably stick pitching choice, that who started here against the Union e Legion officials had hop larger turn out of fans they agreed that the did much to hold attendance. Those who the ball park saw an of baseball which Several outstanding de- by Legion outfield- Miller and Wilnpy :ler Dave Ad- TILLERS and SERVICE PI ONE 769 TOWN, W. VA. 274t. kins. Lefty Walter Barr and 'Red' Norwood followed Forrest on the pitching mound and while show- ing plenty of pitching ability, they were all troubled by wild- ness. IIustling Bill Benton attracted much attention fronl the fans ~ith his handling of everything which came first base way. The Volkswagen ball club is ex- pected to present a capable ag- gregation of star semi-pro and college players and can be expect ed to give the Legion plenty of top opposition here Sunday after noon. Harpers Ferry Batsmen Lose In Region 4 Play Coach Paul Swartz's Harpers Ferry High baseballers missed their only chance to move up an- other bracket in the state school boy baseball playoff Friday after noon when they suffered a 6-1 set back at the hands of the Martins burg High Batsmen winners of Section 15 title. Tim Bartock, the Martinsburg moundsman hurled a one-hitter at the Tigers while his team- mopes were collecting eight hits off the offerings of Irving Grey. It was a 1-1 ball game until the fifth frame when Martinsburg scored four times and just about "iced" the battle. After defeating Harpers Ferry the Martinsburg team won the Regional championship Monday afternoon by beating Mathias High on the Wardensville dia- mond. largest termite control organizotion" ~ Against Future Termite Damage Represented nationally by over 1800 lumber dealer= For free inspection call CHARLES TowN 47 LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE NICELY SUPPLY C0., INC. Legion Drop Opener To Union Printer After two previous unsuccess- ful attempts on consecutive Sun- days, the Charles Town American Legion officially moved back into the semi-pro spot light Sun- day afternoon on the Legion field but the 1961 debut of the Legion batsmen was not as successful as ~Legion baseball officials had hop ed it would be as the crowd was :not large and the Union Printers of Washington, D. C. did their bit to spoil the opener by stop- ping Manager Woody Waiter's Le- gionnaires by a 7-3 score. As a matter of fact the Legion did not have the sparkling open- ing on the field of play they have been accustomed to in past years as the pitching was off the mark, the fielding showed signs of lack of practice and the hitting was far below par for a Legion team. Lack of control got the Legion pitchers in trouble most of the afternoon with the Union Print- ers taking advantage of every break to move out in front. For instance the Printers scor- ed three times in the fourth frame on a single hit, five walks, a stolen base and a passed ball. And once the Printers got out in front they were never headed. The Legion managed to get back into the ball game, however, in the last of the fifth by scoring 'twice without even the benefit of a hit. Three walks and a wild pit L ch did the trick. [ But in the top of the eighth, I the Printers just about wrapped i up the game by pushing over three more runs on three hits. Russell started the frame off with a single, Laughlin singled and then after pitcher Gene Melito had walked, Bill Culpeper singled scoring Russell and Laughlin. Mel it scored later. Both teams scored single runs in the final frame. Four errors, eight walks, two wild pitches and two passed balls all contributed heavily to the I~eg- ion's downfall. Dave Atkins, a new comer to the Legion infield proved to be th_~ only Legion batsmen to hit safely more than once in the game. Jim Pratt and Harry Russ- ell led the Printers at the plate, each getting two hits. Uunion Printers AB R H Culpeper, If ............ 5 0 1 Kisner, If .............. 0 0 0 Bozzella, 3b ............ 3 0 0 Webb, 2b .............. 4 0 1 Kallas, lb .............. 3 1 1 Valentime, lb .......... 0 0 0 Pratt, rf .............. 4 1 2 Morris, rf .............. 0 0 0 Russell, c ... ........... 5 2 2 Collier, cf ............. 5 0 1 Laughlin, ss ............ 4 2 1 Melito, p .............. 2 1 0 Gallaher, p ............ 2 1 0 George St. Charles Town, W. Va. Totals .............. 35 7 9 LIGHT CO. ON TO YOUR DEALER'S TODAYI Leo Kisner Second in ShotPut In Meet; Gutekunst, Kilmer The Eastern Panhandle section came tip with it's best and most strongest representation in the 47th annual West Virginia school i)oy track and field meet held Sat urday at Laidley Field in Char- lesion, and three of the section's most outstahding track stars grabbed a fine share of points in the battle, winlMng one event and finishing second and third in two others. Martinsburg's sensational 440 yard dash star, Bill Gutekunst, a senior turned in the most brill. iant run of his career to win the state title in the 440 yard event with a blistering time of 51.1 sec- onds. He picked up five points for LEGION AB R H Rice, ss ................ 4 1 0 Atkins, 2b .............. 3 1 2 Zombro, rf ............ 4 0 1 Miller, If .............. 4 0 1 Leonard, c ............ 5 0 1 Norwood, 3b, p ........ 4 0 0 Palamar, cf ............ 3 0 0 Benton, lb ............. 3 0 0 Forrest, p .............. 1 0 0 Barr, p ................ 1 1 0 Bond, 3b .............. 1 1 0 Totals .............. 33 3 5 Martinsburg for his efforts. And Charles Town's big Leo Kisner, who has been setting the new records all season in the shot put, finished second in the shot put with a to s of 48 feet 5 inches. Dick Tomiison of Wheeling won the event with a toss of 51 feet 4[~ inches. Just a week prior to this meet Kisner had set a new Regional shot put mark in Mar- tinsburg with a toss of 48 feet and 11 inches. Kisner gave Charles Town four points in the meet. Coining in third in a state ev- ent was Martinsburg's Larry Kil mer, who finished close on the heels of Terry Shy of ituntington, who set a new state record in the 880 yard run. Kilmer, a 15 year old sophomore at Martinsburg, lost his stride at the outset when he was bumped, but then came (m strong after a bad first lap to ahnost win the event in record- breaking time. Others from this section who participated in the meet were: John Boettner of Martinsburg who missed by only one inch plac ing fifth in the discuss; Bobby Thornburg, Mariinsburg in the shot put and Curtis Mason in the mile run. 7rein ~tarper~ Ferry i* was Mie key Jackson in the hroad jmnp; .terry Boyd of Shepherdstown m the pole vault; and from Charles Town, along with Kisner there was Tommy Doyle in the discus; the Panther 440 yard relay leant (if Danfiy Eismon. Sam Taylor. Dermic Ballenger and Randy An- derson and Steve Roper and Jim. my Ahalt of the 880 yard relay team. The Charles Town grotl1) reI/lrn ed here Sunday afternoon late. Charleston High won the meet, it's first of the season, by seer. ing 41 points, just one point a- head of the favorite Stonewall Jackson tligh of Charleshm. Kastle Bowlers Sweep Three-Game Match In Winchester On Friday SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON VA MV. S ADVOCATE T * S " 25, HIR, DA [, MAY 1961 Jefferson Little League Play To Open Tuesday; Special Ceremonies With action in the t)otomac IAI tie IA~aStile ah'eady nnderwav. ,let tel'son county's other little l,('a~- Charles Town's Kastle Men's Shop bowlers swept all three games l'ronl tile Virginia Genlle- men in an Evening Star match last Friday night on tile IIeallh Center Alleys in Winchester. In a fine exhibition the local girls duckpinned 544, 545 and 506 for a 1595 total as Biddie Smoot had 12g-344; Amy Alger 123-329; Polly Moore 117-322; Nancy Roth 111- 304 and Virginia Dorsey 103-296. I will start tile second ue will move into aclion Ttlesda\, May 30 when Two teams ill tile Six-te;Inl .lefferson Ix'ague goes into atliOll on file I,iille I.eagtle dialnortd at la~dion fiehl at 6 t). Ill. And opening the 1961 aclion will he the l)od:4ers, last year's ~champions and the Indians. There will he a pre-~ame open- ing da5 eeremon.v whwh will feal ure both Mayor Nichohts ('arson of Charles Town and Mayor Kel- ley ,l. 1,an(e, Jr. of Rans(m throw ing otlt the first ball..lust what else will take place on the tire- gram had not definite!y heel de- termined Ttlesday afternoon, Lea Rue President "'Skinny" tiara. inond stated. Wedzlesday aflernoo|l lwo mort' of the six teams will get into at' lion when Ill(' Yankees illeet tile Giants anti then Thursday even ing the Braves and (?u, bs v,*ill ineet, this t)ringin:4 all o1' the It'anls inlo actioll, l,'ri(ia\, it will be the hldians and Yankees who rollnd of play. In the nleantmte league offic- ials are t)tlS3 ,'4('fling everylhillg ill rea(lilless for the opening. The. I)A~V, CI)IIC('IS[(HI sit|rid which was I)ein~ cnzlstructed :tt tile fiold has heen COmlllele(I, ncw teanl du:2- oUlS ha\e been (?recle(| and I}l~ t)layiny fit'ld pill ill lipdop shape. Now Thru July 25 ~ CHARLES /k TOWN POST TIME 2 P.M.E.D.I. 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