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oF rr ason AbV0CA SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE THURSDAY, JUNE 1. 1961 NEWS BY K4AX BROWN PURE BREDS will race for the first time in on Saturday, when Charles Town Race Course ! a two and one half tmile race starting at 1:10 p. the ninth running an Arabian Race in Bob Elmer points out and the first time for in this area. Nine horses have been selected ;With a special trophy going to the winner. Should interesting to see. :,ES TOWN'S Little League season was off to a good start here Tuesday evening with a large and of fans on hand for the opening day cer- Dodgers and the Indians put on a very fine with the Dodgers wiflning the opener 5 to 4. Dodger pitcher, blasted out a long home run field fence to add to the features of the in- g. Mayors Carson and Kelley took care of duties in fine style. COUNTY'S family of baseball players, the Gerald, Wayne, Dwight and now Ray, real factor in the success of Frank Kidwiler's club of the Tri-County league. All of fo}aner Harpers Ferry High School star ath- the game of baseball and play it to the hilt when- pul! on their uniforms. IN THE SPORTS shuffle is the fact that Shenan- closed out their sp bng meeting with attendan- and wagering up 5 percent, the only race in this area to show gains for spring meet- friend Bob, and the rest of you guys who wheels go around out there. A/BOUT THIS Jim Mort'son:- By just passing the Little eagtm officials toak up $27.55 collec- evening, with their concessions stand turn- ;,20 for a very profitable evening to say the least. afternoon, the Charles Town Legion had a with the concessions hitting around the $48 LONGERBEAM of Clarke County High School by the Sporting News as a member of High School All-AJmerican Football team for awarded a $300 scholarship, given by the Post 41, American Legion of Berryville, to enter Shepherd College this fall for one before transferring to the University of Vir- AVITT has his trucks and bull-dozers busy surface on the recently puchased twenty had :lug,across the railroad tracks in back of tobe used for additional parking space night race track. A thirty-foot wide crossing back of the grandstand will be started shortly is expected to' be ready for the 'summer :the latter of July. Parking will certainly be ,: at any time, at Shenandoah Downs. !' 8,476 fans. turned-out for the .1.2-race program at Charles Town Race Course, and af .$549,396 through the mutuels. Genial who is working long and late, and we might dese.rvcs an A for his all:out efforts in try- a good public relations progra n for Lou track here, has ah'eady ,began work on a super for July 4th. Watch for the announcement CRACK soft ball tea a is certainly carry fashion in the Winchester City League, with giving the Valley Board boys an of pitching. NEXT PRO wrestling match scheduled for on the evening of July 4th, the following is The sport which seldom gets .:much space the country any more, still shows' Cleveland, for instance seven wrestling shows first seven games played by the Cleveland club. Wrestling is doing so well in Detroit are going to move out to the ball park in June to this, will you---a $10 top per adult ad- Union Printers, this Sundays oppon- Charles Town Legion, whipped the FBI team, to r main undefeated as yet this season. Bauck got the only hit off Greg Morris, the .tylish southpaw, a home run in the fifth frame. the old St. Louis Brown's outfielder several games for the Charles Town is workin for the H. M. Stevens Com- StaditLra thin season. 'Red' has been com- for the Stevens Company at Charles for several years and we've missed him APPOINTED l itee of the Mercersburg Academy (~0MMITTEEI according to an announcement in ACADEMY this week's issue of The Mercers- . ,~___ News, studen[ weekly publi- cation of the academy. son of Dr. and 615 South Mil- USE THE .CLASSIFIEDS Town, is a :ion comm- GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY @ Donald Ott Honored As Most Outstanding Athlete At hlbemarle DONALD OTT Donald Ott, football and track star at Albemarle Iligh in Charlo- ttesville, Va., is shown above with the Billy Williams trophy which was presented to him May 17 at the Albemarle High athletic ban- quet by Chris Cramer, sports editor of the Daily Progress news- paper. Ott was being honored as the school's most Outstanding Athlete of the year 1960-61. Ott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ott, former-residents of Charles Town, was a star quarterback on the school football team, school record holder in the pole vault (12 feet) and president of the Monogram Club. Ott was formerly a member of the Charles Town High football and track team. Guest speaker for the awards dinner was Horace (Bones) Me- Kinney, head basketball coach at Wake Forest College and Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year this past season. The American Legion baseball- ors of Charles Town combined fine two-hit pitching by Dick For- rest and good hitting and ~ome sensational fielding to defeat the Volkswagen batsmen of Wash- ington, D. C., by a 5-1 score Sun- day afternoon on the Legion field. The victory gave the Legion a record of 1-1 on the season and it provided some real thrills for the small crowd of fans who turn ed out. Although a little wild at times, Forrest was master of the battle all the way as he set the visitors down ~vith only two scattered hits, the first one not coming un- til the seventh frame. Jim Fowler, University of Mary land star, also turned in a cred- itable performance on the mound in limiting the Legion to seven hits. And until the eighth frame he had given up only four hits and. two runs, one of them a long home run into right centerfield by Ronnie Rice the Legion short- stop. Several great defensive plays by the Legion helped Forrest out of several tough spots. Bootsy Leonard at third base, Dave At- kins at second, Gilbert Miller in left field and Wimpy Zombro in right all made fine catches. The Legion moved into a 1-0 lead in the first frame when Ron- nie Rice singled to lead off the game, went to second on a passe ball and then later scored. RICE HOMERS Then after the Washington batsmen had knotted the count in the third frame on three walks and an error, Rice clouted a long home run ~ball into deep right centerfield and from then on the Legion was never headed The Volkswagen team kept right into the thick of the ball game, however, until the last of the eighth, when a three-run rally all but clinched the game for Charles Town. In this frame Dave Atkins was safe on an error, Zom- bro also reached base safely on an error and then Gilbert Miller singled home Zombro. Leonard later scored the final run. Ed Claxton started a rally for the Volkswagen team in the top ! 4~ The Ba~erton batsmen dropped their first decision of the 1961 Tri-Counly League season Tues. day afternoon, being upset by the Martinsburg VFW nine on the Bakerton diamond by a 7-4 score. Burch worked the first seven frames for Bakerton, with Wayne Jamison coming on in relief in the eighth. A large crowd looked as the VFW boys moved into the lead and then proceeded to carry throughout with the upset, the first of five games for Bakerton. Ray Jamison, who joined the Bakerton ball club Tuesday for the first time hit safely four i times in the same number times at bat. In Sunday's action Bakerton parlayed effective pitching by Wayne Jamison and timely hit- ting by Gerald Jamison and Paul Swartz to top previously unbeat- en Sleepy Creek by 6-2 score. CITY OF CIIARLES TOWN PURSE---Here is Mrs. Webb, Richard Funk, newly elected council- Mayor Nicholas Carson as he presented & trophy man; Mayor Carson; Howard Sechrist. council- te Mrs. Bryan Webb, wife of Bryan Webb. owners man: Jockey Larry Reynolds; Jos. A. Warrenfeltz. of Lolly's Joy, winner of the feature race at Char- councilman; Bryan Webb: Howard Whitmore. les Town Race Course last Saturday afternoon, councilman and George Mullen, councilman. A Those in the picture, left to right are: Franciscrowd of 6,717 wagered $444,417 on the ten race Printz, city recorder; AI Hooper, city engineer;card which was $80.000 over the same day last year. In this game both teams coll- ected 10 hits, but Jamison man- i aged to have what was necessary to hold the.visitors in the clutch. In other Sunday action the Ber keley Place Yanks scored a 12-7 :triumph over the Martinsburg VFW; while Lee(own turned back Winchester by a 4-2 score; and the Winchester Rebels beat Tomahawk 5-1. Randy Neff hurled four-hit ball for Leetoivn for 7 and % frames before he was relieved by Alvin Russell. It was Bobby Davis who led the Leetown team at the plate with three singles. Courtney Auto Leads County Softball League The Courtney Auto softballers have moved into a one-game lead in the Jefferson County Soft- ball League with seven victories as against only two defeats. The Jefferson County Athletic Club, with a 6-3 record holds second place ~nd the Shenandoah Junction boys are third with a 4-5 mark. Harpers Ferry with only one victory in nine games is in last place. League officials are still look, ing for umpires to work the ball' games which are played each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Friday evenings at 6:30 p m. on the Halltown diamond. Inter- ested persons are asked to contact Kenneth Anders at Phone 736. John Childs, Jr. Named To Head Hampshire Jaycees John E. Childs, "Jr., has been named president of the Hamp- shire County Junior Chamber of :Commerce in Romney, W. Va. for the coming year it was announced Friday. Childs, a native of Charles Town, is business manager of the West Virginia Schools for the For the second consecutive week-end, death and destruction county's fifth of the year as against 0nly four last year; one other person seriously injured and five cars damaged to the ex- ten of $1,500, in three highway accidents. The fatality occurred just be- fore midnight May 21 on U. S. Route 340, about 2.5 miles West of Charles Town and the victim was Warren Carroll McNally, 21, a horse trainer and jockey of Charles Town; the injured was Donald Lucas Nebrega, 22, of near Berryville, Va., driver of the car in which the fatality occurred. The other two accidents oc- curred May 20, both of them on U. S. Route 340, East'of Charles Town. The first one occurred at 1:35 p_ m. two-tenths of a mile East Of Halltown, and involved were cars being driCen by Glenn LeRoy Haugen, 46, of Baltimore, Md.; and Frank Joseph Gentile, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Charles Town State Trooper W. R. Barlow said Gentile was charged with failure to have his car under control. Damage to the two cars amounted to about$300, Trooper Barlow said. The other accident occurred about 5:40 p. m. on Alstadt's Hill near Harpers Ferry and involved was a car being driven by Ger- aldine W. Bolyard, 30, of Route I, Harpers Ferry; and another car being driven by Leonard Charles Rera, 28, of Baltimore, Md. Charles Town State Trooper R. R. Thuex Said Rera was Prom Active [fl C HAS COMPLETED 48 YEARS OF DEDICATED TEACHING After forty-eight years of ded- icated teaching, of assisting in the development of the youth of West Virginia and the Nation, Pro- fessor W. R. Thacher is retiring from active service. For thirty- eight consecutive years, since 1923 Mr. Thacher has been pro- fessor of economics and geogra- phy at Shepherd College, Shep- herdstown, W. Va. From 1924 to the present he has been director of extension field courses at Shep herd College. Professor Thaeher, a native of West Virginia, is married and is the father of three children. His wife is an elementary school prin- cipal. He is the son of a physic- ian, and the grandson of a Meth- odist minister. Professor Thacher received his A. B. degree from West Virginia University and his M. A. degree from the University of Chicago, After another full year of grad- uate study at the University of Chicage, he added to his formal and teaching experience by en- gaging in extensive study travel throughout the United States and Canada. GAINED WIDE RECOGNITION ON EDUCATIONAL PROJECt'S Professor Florence Shaw, who gained national and international !recognition for her educational project designed by journalists everywhere as "The Little House" is retiring from active service in the academic world. "But not from active service to mankind," she insists. All who know her a- gree that this is true. One of her friends at Shepherd College, Mrs. Mary Jane Scanlan, professor of art, succintly expressed the con- sensus of opinion when she said, "All of us know that she is not really retiring; she is just taking her name off the payroll. She will go on serving mankind as long as she lives." Miss Shaw was born in Mr. Star- ling. Iowa, August 13, 1891. She was the oldest of Fred and Emma Shaw's five children. Her formal education was acquired at Kirks- viHe State College with an A. B. degree in 1923, and at George Peabody College for Teachers with an A. M clegree in 1931. Committee amends bill to aid children of jobless. Announce Schedule For Make.Up Foodhandlers Educational Meeting The Health Department of Mar gan, Berkeley and Jefferson count lies have announced the complete schedule for the make-up Food- handlers Educational Conference. Four meetings are planned and ]Damage to the two cars amounted the attendance at any one will qualify a person as a .foodhandler. June 6, 1961 -- 2:00 p. m. -- DST at the Moose Club. Martinsburg -- June 7,1961 --2:00 p. m. and 7:30 p. m. DST at the American Legion Hall. Berkeley Springs -- June 8, 1961 1:45 p. m., DST at the Moose Club. All establishment operators should see that those with cards that expires attend one of the above conferences. All employees in a food establishment must have Deaf and Blind. of the ninth with a single, but then after Wimpy Zombro had made a long run into deep right field to snare what 15oked likt an extra base knock by Pat Clarke Ronnie Rice and Dave Atkins killed the rally and ended the game, with a double play. ,Rice and Benton with two hits apiece, led the Legion hitting, as Claxton and Hedetniemi, had the only base hits for the Volkswagen team. The Boxscore" Charles Town AB R H Rice, ss 4 2 2 Atkins, 2b 4 0 0 Zombro, rf 4 1 1 G. Miller, If 4 1 1 Leonard, 3b 3 1 1 Benton, lb 3 0. 2 Palamar, cf 4 0 0 Whltmore, c 3 0 0 Forrest, p 3 0 0 Totals 32 5 7 Volkswagen AB R H Hahn, ss 3 0 0 Cornwall, c 3 0 0 Ambrosion, 3b 4 0 0 Claxton, 2b 4 0 1 Clarke, ef 4 0 0 Silvers, Ib 3 0 0 Hinton, If 3 0 0 Hedetnieml, rf 3 0 1 Fowler,, p 2 I 0 Totals 28 1 2 charged with passing on a curve, to about $150. IF YOU NOW ! I IP" SAME .. ON THE INSTALLATION COST OF HOME WIRING ON ANY 240 VOLT ELECTRIC AIR CONDITIONER. FIRST TIME OFFER ! 'OTOMAC LIGHT POWER CO. a Valid Foodhandlers Card. i ii i i i i Returnin~ to Charles Town's Legion baseball park this Sunday afternoon will be Manager Sam Webb and his formi(lable Union Printers from Washington, who are to date undefeated. Under the guidance of Webb, a former old New York Giant in- i l'iel(ler with long years of dia- lmond experience the Printers are one of the top semi-pro teams, notonly in the District of Colum- bia but the entire East, this seas- on. In the season's opener here two weeks ago, the Washington ball Club topped the Legion 7 to 3 in a splendid display of baseball for the opening clay fans. On the I.egion side of the pict- ure this week, Manager Woody Walters was well pleased at his team's 5-1 decision over the Volkswagen team from Washing- ton here Sunday and he said in all probability he would send his big righthander Dick Forrest to the, mound here again Sunday to face the strong Washington teanl again. Forrest hurled part of the opener against the Printers be- fore being forced to retire be. cause of a streak of wildness. Al, so, Waiters said that he would have to make some changes in his starting infield as Ronnie Rice and Dave Atkins both will be a. way attending camp and ~ill not be available for duty. Legion baseball hea(Is were hoping lot a little watnler weath- er~ and a much better attendance at the trent gale since last Sun- day's attendance was bel,)w the hundred mark of paid admissions. Game time as usual at 2:30 p. m, with the well-stocked concessions stand opening at 12:30 p. m. Deputy VA Director To Be In Charles Town Ray L. Sencindiver, deputy dir. ector of the West Vi[ginia Depalt ment of Veterans Affails in Maz. tinsbutg, announced Monday that he will in Charles Town at the American Legion Home in Char, los Town (m June 9 and 23 tot the purpose of assisting war ~et, e~ans, their dependenls or ben- eficiatie~, with the government benefits to which they may be entitled. Now Thru July 26 POST TIME 2 P.M E.O.T.mmmI 9 Exciting Races Daily i Daily Double 0n ]st & 2rid Races I ADMISSION: | Air-Conditioned | Club House $1..50 | Grandstand - - 50c | Catered B~ H. M, Stevens | CONDITIONER AIR CONDITIONERS DEHUMIDIFIES VENTILATES CIRCULATES . COOLS EXHAUSTS EASILY INSTALLED SEE YOUR APPLIANCE DEALER FOR FULL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LIMITED.TIME OFFER ! DETAILS ,,, , , , _ I ii i iii ii ii , Z ( ...................... " ............................ "2 __= .............