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OF 5EFFERAON rAr, Maa -- -- AD OCATI!, SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE 'I'HIII{SI)AY, JUNE 11, !.959 NEWS t VIEWS BY MAX BROWN TOWN AND CITY within the immediate zone Town will have its night at Shenandoah Downs. next Tuesday, the historic community of Ilarpers to have its salute at the nation's newest and .night thoroughbred track. Other communities invited to particil)ate in a special event to have and a race named in honor of the municipality. are to be the city fathers of each h)cality. NO STONE unturned in their all-out moderni- am, and let us tell you, it's a big one, officials Properties, Inc., race track will have Ruth a nationaly known inlerior decmator from New Thursday to go over and plan the new color Painting which will be used in the club house. her long years of experience to lhe new will be used in the club house, the new tile dozens of other new and modern conveniences greet the fans at the July 13 opening of the County track. TRAIN has made it's last run to Shenan- Or at least for this i:acing meet. Saturday been the case most every week-day night, the Paying passengers on the special train which from Baltimore and Washingtonto the track, were too few to make the venture a one for either the railroad or the race track. nation's newest track opened on May 1, the rail- has been running the race train to the track, with sizeable crowds the two opening nights, gradually as more and more racing fans the trip either by bus or private automobiles. revealed that it would be possible to serve 1)ublie out of Baltimore, Washington, Silver Md., and other points along the line conveniently and in less time, plans were switching the passenger traffic to bus. Sat- the race train made it's last run of at least Shenandoah Downs. In the future service from the points covered by the train, plus l)oints will be via bus. The present bus schedule to leave Washington and Baltimore by sev-' topping to pick up passengers anywhere along Washington and Charles Town and Bal- Charles Town. MILLER, one of the real veterans of the Legion baseball club is currently on one df streaks in his many seasons of wearing The lanky pitcher-outfielder who wi|l his birthday this Sunday (we hope we have fellow) has collected 11 hits in 22 trips a lusty .500 average. . . . 1. , the Fairfax (Va.) High School pitch- gned a contract Monday with the Chicago White undisclosed bonus. He will be sent to the Ib in the Nebraska rookie league this sum- !g for the Charles Town Legion in a night 8 at Leesburg, Va., Talbott hurled the easy 13 to 3 decision over the Virginians. DOWNS newest promotional "give- a winning race horse on the night of June an will walk away with Christie Lee, winner race at the track here last Saturday. A car night will be held on June 18 an- 2-B Turn To 2-B NIGHT--THURSDAY, JUNE 11 ALL LADIES ADMITTED FREE Contest. Free entry blanks available night. A Beautiful Mink Stole will be picking the most winners on Thursday's Anyone can enter~Anyone..ea~ win. BRIGHTEST TRACK IN AMERICA 1 Sound of Heavy Equipment Can Be Heard As tAll WestVirginia ryWillGo )r [Washington Team .....................................................................................!," " 't ion Sunday Against Union Printers , NeWBaseballin LegiOncirdes, : A newcome,T ba:eball ci'cles ? The "srteady roar of motors on heavy trucks, bulldozers, grading and earth-mixing machines can now be heard these days coming from Charles Town Properties, Inc., the picturesque three-quar- ter mile race track located on t~he outskirts of Charles Token as .the big job of putting ,the racing course of the track in tip-top she.pc moves along rapidly. The work was started about 10 days ago under the supervisi(~n of track ,superintendent Charlie Punk and will be completed far ahead of the date set for opening of a 69-day racing meet at the track, it was announced this week by Louis Pc.ndfield, vice preMden,t of Char- les Town Properties, Inc. When the track o,pens for rac- ing again on July 13, not only will .the racing strip be in ,the best con dition it has been in years, but a number of other improvements will 'have .bee,'] made to the track's facilities which will provide addit tonal conveniences and services o track patrons, Mr. Pondfield sta- ,ted. "We are just beginning to roll on the numerous changes and im- provements we plan ,to make with ;the job of making t'he racing strip one of the best in the country being our ,main objective as of now", Pondfield said. And we are happy to report .that work on the track will be completed :wi,thin two or three weeks providing the weather cooper:ares and does not delay work for ,any period of time. Some 15 to 20 men are now worki,ng on various improvements being made in addition to a crew of men from ,the Potomac Con- struction Company, who 'have been concentrating their efforts on the racing strip. The job of removing hundreds of tons of cushion a,nd top soil and some o t'he track's base down as much .as six to eight inches be- low grade and eliminating all soft spots in the base, has been ac- complished. Friday morning the iob of mixing thousands of tons of top soil and finely grou,nd lime stone for use as a track base was started. Saturday morning work- men began putting t'he base mix- ture on the ,track. Al'ter ~the new six to eight inch track base has been placed, a fine cushion of sand and loam ,mixture will be placed on top of the track. This will provide proper drainage and good sound foo~ing for t'he horses. Some 4,000 tons of top soil and an equal amount of the ground limestone will be used in rebuild- ing the racing strip. The top soil came from a track of land owned by Charles Town Properties, Inc. and located nearby, while the lime stone came from a Jefferson Court ty quarry. Pondfield stated. In addition to putting the track in top shape, one innovation has been made, the adding o,f a ramp at the 6i~ furlong post, thus mak- ing it more convenient for the run,rting of 612 furlong races at the track. Al,though in the past this type of race has been possible and has on occasions been run on the Charles Town ,track, many of the jockeys did not take too much to ~the race since it was not possib le to move the track's starting gate completely off the track. Now with the addition of the ramp this will be possible, Pondfield sic,ted. Mr. Po,nd field said information concerning other ehan~es and im- provemen.ts to the track's club- house, grandstand and other fac- ilities will be ,made public when plans have been finalized. Snare Big Trout In Old Baker Quarry At Kearneysville Shown above are Richard IAv- e,ngood and Jovunatl, ,both of Johnstown, Pc. witch the huge see en pound, 14 ounce brown trout;, which they cauffh,t ,while fishing ,lVlemori~l Day ~n the Old Baker quarry at KearneysvHle. The ,trout measured 26 inches. The Penn- sylvanians brought their prize catch, to the Kearneysvil:le Esso Service station where tJhey had ,the above picture .taken. Four Civic, Service Groups Guests Tonight At Shenandoah Downs, Five civic, service and socia~l groups came ,to She,nandoah Downs this week. some to si,t com- fmtably in indlvidual chairs andI others to partake of the group din ing selwice offered c!ubs in beau- tiful Starl.ight Terrace. Tonig,h~t the he avies~t nig~ht of ,this week, will highlig~h.t "The N~t .tonal Gu,ard" purse and trophy for the eig~h~th and feature~, race of t~he evemng's nine-race card. l~ational Guaixismen, both Army Air Bra,aches, are to be admitted to ~he grandstand and concourse wi,thou charge. In umform or by "ID card" guardsmen and their ladies may pass t~rou~h tJhe turn- s,tiles wi,th "welcome to Shenan- doah Downs." Groups for tonigi~t also, dining on the Starlight Terrace will be the Rotary Club of Damascus, Md. and the New Ho~pe Investm~n,t Cl~b of Frederick, Md., b~h bring 4ng ~heir ladies. The Tuscarora Colonels of Martinsburg l~ave also ~been booked in for Hhursday even Ing and will dine on Starlight Ter race, celebrating their mon~thly earring schedule. The week starting June 15 is bookkng fast for a capaci,ty sche- duple of clubs for group dining on ~he o9oi terrace of the club house to w,a, Vel)Vhe horses go throug, h ,the tunnel of light,, RUBBER STAMPS:--Made any Size you desire. Quick and Effi- cient Service. Telephone 222, SPIRIT OF JE~Y'EI~ON - AD- VOCATE OFFICE, North C~eorge Street. Oct. 2 - if.-----no ! Marines Game To ,Legion After Squabble,Over,Di: puted Play Not at Montezuma, nor Tripoli, nor anywhere else have the ,Mar- ines ever caprtulated right in the thick of a battle as they did Sun- day' Mternoon on the Charles Town Legic,.'~ baseball field. Re- trenchments and retreats they have experienced. But Sunday it was total surrender by the Camp Lejeune Marines, who after bat- Cling the Charles Town baseball- ers through ten and one-third frames, walked off the field of 'bat tle following a dispute and turned over a 9-0 decision to Charles Tow,n. The end came suddenly and un- expectedly in an even milder flare Of tem,pers than had been exhibi- ted earlier in the game. Bucky Bolyard, former cage and dia- mond star for West Virginia Uni versi~ty, was playing his first game of the season for the Legion. In the top half of ,t'he tee~th frame he dropped a ,perfect bunt down the third ,base line and beat it out to first base. The score-keeper and ,trainer for the Marines sh~t same derogatory remarks at the base umpire Eby about the man- ner in which he called the play at first base. At this point Eby who had been involved in two pre vious play disputes .during the game, called a hal,t to ~bhe proceed ings and ordered the ,trainer and scorer from t'he playing field. , Capt'ain Harold Glasgow of .th~ Marines, ~hen got into ,t~he act and when he too was ejected from ,the field, he took the Marines a- long with him. Then umpire in- chief Lapole directed g 9-0 for- feit decision to be recorded for Charles Town. The largest crowd of the season turned out to see w,hat had bee,n publicized as a nip-and~tuck bat- tle and even with t~he game ending without a finish most fans wen,t away feeling they had seen the tops in fielding gems, great and deadly throws from the outfield, the best pi~tching and certainly the l~ngest hi~tting of the season on the part of both the Marines and Charles Town. All Was Quiet With Charles Town's big Gil- bert Miller on the mound dueling ~i,t)h the Marine's best mounds- man-Jerry 5mit'h, three innings rol, led by before there was any scoring fireworks. As a mwtter of fact ~Miller gave up only two hits and Smith three i,n the three inn- ings. In the top of the fourth the ~arines opened the scoring with one run on one hit and Legion errors. In Vhe ,bottom o:f the four- Vh the Legion also scored once on one hit, an error and a long out- field fly. In the ~ifth frame Charles Town moved into a 2-1 lead when Miller tripled and Bucky Bolyard singled. The Marirms regained the lead in the sixth frame when Meade singled and Hat Norton blasted a long home run over the left field fence, the bah hitting just inside the wire barrier on bhe playing field and bouncing through. The Legion knot;ted ~he coun.t in the last o.f the ninth when Bond opened ,the frame with a sin gle, Norwood, who had come on to relieve Gilbert Miller on the mou:ad in t~he slxVh frame singled also, .and Jamison beat out a bunt ,to load the bases. Then MHler sin gled to score Bond, but Norwood was thrown out at home plate by a perfeot throw from Uremovich. On this same play in Vhe con, fus- .ion at home plate Miller, rounded first and headed for second only to find Ja,mison perched on that bag. He tried to make it back to first whe,n he saw the situation, but was out on a perfect throw from the catcher to the first base- man. It was on this play that an argur~ent ensued, and when tem- per~ finally cooled both Miller and Flicker Bond, Legion second sacker, were ordered to the show- ers by the umpires. i With the score tied the ~a:me moved into an extra ining and af ter Norwood had retired the Mar- ~ines in order, ~he trouble started which finally ended witch tl~e Mar ines being called from t~he field by their manager Harold Glasgow. Hopkins ,turned in the best de- fensive play of the season and one of the greatest performed in the Legion bah park when in the eigh th fl,ame Norton ,blasted what ap- peared to be his second l(mg home run of the game. Hopkins started wi, t~h ~he crack of the bat raced almost .to the flag pole in deep left centerfield and pulled in the ball which had travelled over 400 feet. The boxscore: Camp LeJeune AB R H Meade, 2b ............. 5 1 1 Hobgood, 3b ............5 1 1 Norton, lb ............ 3 1 1 Pullerton, rf .......... 4 0 0 Williams, rf ............ 0 0 0 Uremovich, If .......... 4 0 1 Valentine, cf .......... 4 0 2 Cooke, c .............. 4 0 0 Armstrong, ss .......... 3 0 1 Smith, p .' ............. 4 0 0 Totals .............. 36 3 7 LEGION AB R H Zom bro, rf ............4 0 0 B. Bolyard, c, 2b ........ 5 0 . 2 Doyle, ss ............... 3 I 0 Hopk'ins, cf ............ 2 0 0 Moehler, Ib ............ 4 0 1 Bond, 2b .............. 4 1 2 'Malachuk, c ............ 0 0 0 L. Bolyard, If .......... 2 0 0 Norwood, p ............. 2 0 1 Jamlson, 3b ............ 3 0 1 Miller, p, If ............ 3 1 3 Gooff, l.f .............. 0 0,0 Totals .............. 32 3 I0 Forms For Farm Truck Registration Are At County Agent's Office Applicatio,n forms for ".Class Farm Trucks" registration plates are now available at the Jeffer- son County Agen.t's office in the Jefferson County Court House, it was announced this week. The recen,t session of the West Virginia Legislature provided in Senate Bill 214 for ,two addi,tion- al classific~vtions of tracks which are to be used solely by farmers i,.n their activities as such and own- ers of ,any farm truck that comes under ghese classl~fi'ca~ions can se- cure licenses for same at a spec- ial fixed rate. Class farm trucks are those me- JOHN GOFF When the Charles Town Amer- ican Legion baseballers go after their sevenbh con'secutive victory Sunday af,ternoon aga~ns,t ,the Union Prioters of Washington, .D. C., there is every possibility that an All-West Virginia University bwttery will be going for the Leg- ion. Manager Woody Wal,ters said ,he will probably give the starting )itching assignmen,t for the Leg- ion to John Goff, an outstanding )iltcher and first basema,n for We~t Virginia University this past season. And forming the catching haft of the battery will be Bucky Bolyard, star pi,tcher catcher and infielder for the Mountaineers :the past .two seasons and also a ~former member of the Legion ~mound staff. Bolyard went for a new twist with the Legion last Stmday when he donned catching gear and turned in a most com- mendable job behind the b~t. In BUCKY BOLYARD the final frame he was switched by Manager Waiters to second base. And in addition to his de- fensive play he also figured hear ily in the Legion tying the Camp LeJeune Marknes and the subse- quent 9-0 forfeit of the game to the Legionnaires. Bolyard had just hearten out a fine bunt in the ten- th frame when bhe disagreemen,t occurred which caused the Mar- ines to forfeit tl~e game. He had previously singled in *the game to give him two hits 'in four trips :to the plate Sunday. Goff also made his fiz~t appeara,nce in a Legion uniform last Sunday when he was sent into left field b9 replace Gil- bert Miller, Who had been ejeoted from the game by She umpii'es. Both Goff and Bolyard played ma jor roles in the fine record which the Mountaineer baseballers regis tered this past season. tor vehicles designated as trucks and having a minimum gross weight of eight thousand one ~ounds and a maximum gross wei ght of 22,000 pounds, used exclus- ively {n t'he conduct of a farmi,ng business engaged in the :product- ion of agz:ict~l,tural products ,by meanse of (a) planting, cul.tiva- ion and harvesting of agricultural horticultural, vegetable or other products of ,the soil (b) t~he rais- ing, feeding and care of livestock poultry, bees and dairy cattle. Such farm truck shall be used to Charles Town and sectional fans, the Union Printers from Washington, D. C. will provide the Sunday oppositio~ for the Char- los Town Legion. The Printers were scheduled here last season but rain cancelled the game and it was never played. ,Managed by ti~e veteran Sam l Webb, former New York Giants i pitcher, the Printers are members !of the fast Washington Industrial Baseball League which includes such well known teams as the F. i B. I. Silver Hill, Jack Pry Motors :and or,her top District of Colum- i bia ball clubs. 1 Annually the Printers take parr~ in National Tournaments aud have always enjoyed a great a- Imount of success. Last year a~ Detroit. Michigan. they finished second i,rt the National event, In- chided in their lineup are such well known Washington semi-pro ball players as AI Buschling, first base: Lenny Bauroth, shortstop: Billy Kallas, left field; Harry Rus sell, one of t'he top catchers in the District; Harry Kallas. third base; Ge, ne Meli,to, centerfield, and their starting pitcher here Sunday will be Gz'eg Morris who is undefeated in Industrial Leag ue this season to date. Last ~Monday the Printers bat~- led the t~BI ball club to a 10-10 tie in a contest halted by darkness They give every indication of being a ball club which will gsve the Legion team a battle every i.nch of the way here Sunday as the locals go after their seventh straight win of tl~e season, Manager Woody Walters said this morning that he planned to start John Goff. the big West Vir ginia University pitcher on the mound wi.th Bucky Bolyard or AI Malachuck doing the catching. Game ti, me as usual at 2:30 p. m. portation of agricultural supplies used in such production or for private passenger use. 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