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OF .TEFFER qON ADVOCATE SECTION B--SPORTS I'AGE THITI{SI)AY, .l[ I,Y '2, 1.959 BY MAX BROWN To A Nice Guy night a most unfortunate turn of fate handed McDonald, I)ublicity director I'or Shenandoah track a painful and bad break when he suffered knee cap and other minor injuries in an aulomo- as he was enroute to his home in Waterford, conll)leted his radio show and numerous chores at the race irack. Tuesday an emer- was performed on his right knee in l,ou- Memorial Hospital in Leesburg, Vs. Today Leesburg are that Bill is doing fine, the chest s are not of a serious nature and d ctors rel)orl the on the knee to have been a coml)lete success. Bill will be in the hospital for some time and his office at Shenandoah Downs for an even. So cards and letter's of expressions of speedy recovery certainly would add a cheerful hospital room and boost greatly Bill's morale hot summer days. Just keep those cards headed to William "Bill" McI)onahl, c/o Loudoun mortal Hospital, Leesburg, Vs. RT MYER, VA., Colonials baseball club wilt have s of no less than six 1)la ers who have had pro- _experience to throw against \Voody \Vaiter's Town Legion baseballers here Sunday afternoon. tad of twenty players include' pitchers Bill \Valsh. of the Milwaukee Braves ; Tom Sldma of the ?hfl- Hulen of the Kansas City A's, Francis Su dorf Senators, and Mel Pithan, also the prop- City. Dennis Mannell, numl)er one re- the Army team, belongs to the New York Yan- BOI)YARD, the versatile Wes! Virginia Uni- who pitched one whale of a bali game here in the torrid heat with the tenmerature around mark, played shortstop in the terrific heat evening for the Hedgesville team in a City game with Hose Co. 5 in Martinsburg. a pair of doubles in four trips to the plate to a 4 to 1 win... CIS 'COOKIE' BLACKFORD, official scorer for baseball games, declares he'll join Jack Get- in a pair of bermuda shorts (and they'll be too, Cookie says) Sunday, if the weather con- TWO " dates coming up on the Le- sch :--Sunday, July 12 the Union Pdnt- ashinglon will be back with their fine south- to throw at the locals. Then on Sun- , the akways-popular and scrappy Qua tfieo be in town for a big double-header with the getting underway at 1:30 p. m. MIGHTY HAPPY to see our long-time friend. former resident of Shenandoah Junction, and m Tucson, Arizona, at the Legion-Leone's g'ame Tom was quite an all-around athlete in his and college days in West Virginia and it was him again... TOWN Legion ,will tangle with the ' (Md.) Yellowjackets who are making a run- it in the PeniMar League, Wednesday night, erstown's Municipal Stadium. Manager nine will be pinning their hopes of scoring the Legion on the big and broad shoulders right-hander Dick Forrest who is said fair chucker... YOU LIKE the new heavyweight cham- as a fighter is open to question but you to admire him for his business sense. He in the Boteborg streets, laying cobble- he became a professional fighter he in- and today he is said to be worth $350,000. OWns the Johansson Excavating Company, rent- tuipment. He recently purchased a $100,000 and he did some fine manipulating in the Patterson fight. When he kayoed Eddie Coteborg's Vllevi stadium (seating capacity % d JULY 4th DOUBLE tlEADER One Admission 8 Race Afternoon Card 10 Race Evening Card Post Time 2:30 and 7:00 Chicken Box Supper - $1.25 BSIGHTEST TRACK IN AMERICA t Indians Win Twice To Take Lead,!n Jefferson League STANDING OF TEAMS TEAM W I, Indians 6 2 Yankees 5 2 Giants 4 3 Dodgers 4 3 Cubs 3 5 Hraves 1 6 The Indians knocked t'he Yan- kees out of the top spot in Jeffer- son Little League play in the past week's action by s, topping them by a score of 5-4 Thursday evening on the league diamond and then coming" back Tuesday eve;ling for another victory while the Yankees were idle. The pair of victories gave the Indians a half game margin over t'he Yankees. The past week's action was open' ed Wednesday evening with the Braves scoring their first victory of the season a 10-1 decis,ion over ~he Cubs. Don Oft hurled the vic tory for ~he Braves while Lee Car per was tihe losed. Ott set the Cubs down with only six hits. The I;adians scored a close 5-4 victory over the Yankees, with Meredi,th Polen hurling t~he win and handing Donald Noland his firs,t de,feat in two years of IA,ttle League pitching. The Yankees outhit t,he Indians 12-10 but the Indians had one home ruc~ by Polen whic~h helped their cause. Friday evening t,he Giants out- ~lugged t~he Cubs 24-6, with Tho- mpson, Merchan, t and Smith all clouting home runs in t,he 17-hi,t a,ttack which the Giants unleas- hed against several Cub pl,tchers, including starter Benton. W. Smit~h worked for the Giants. Ben ton and Carper hit home runs for the CUbs. Monday evening the Dodgers and Braves engaged in a ba,ttle of Leone's of Bal,t~more, Vhe young est semi-pro club ever to appear in Charles Town al~so proved to be the be.s,t, as they battled t,he Char les Town A, merican Legion ba,ts- me,n to an exciting and close 2-1 decision on t~he Charles Town Le- gion field Sunday af,ternoon. One of the largest turnout of fans braved the torrid hea,t to see what this highly ra,ted grou,p of former hig~h school and college dis mond st,ars, al.1 of teen-age, could do against a veteran semi-pro /team with a record of seven vic- tories and only e:~e defeat t~his season. And they saw a teen-age, but 'husky righ,hander by Lt,he name of John Miller, silence the Legion ba.ts as though he had been pitching to them regularly .for years. As a m aitter of ~act the pi.tcher's duel w*hlch was cooked u,p between Miller and Charles ToWn's Bucky Bolyard was just a- ,bout as hot as the 97 degree wen- f,ield. Then A1 Ma4acimck, Legion ,ca, tcher and the only player on eit,her team to get more than one ,hi~t Sunday singled. That, was as fas as the brief rally wen{, how- ever. In the fourth frame ~ilbert Mil,l er doubled but he s,~ll d~ied on base. In the top of the f~,f,h frame Dan Baier knicked Bucky Bo,lyard for t~he first b2t the Bal~imore ,team could get, bu~t B olyard who 'had already struck out t~wo in the frame, fancied the third man for .'his tenth s trikeou,t in five frames. In t,he last of t~he fifh fra~ne :the Legion broke into t~he scoring w{~Uh a single run. Bond started t,he ra,lly wi~t,h a ,blooper double in,to right field. He latter advanced bo t~ird base unearned runs, with each ,team getting only seven hits but the I Dodgers getting a 13-12decisic.n. IFerry Sharpsburg Burcker was the winning pit- cher for the Dodgers, with D.O.t.t / [:he loser. Smalley and Hill clout- ed home runs for the Dodgers.' [G uesd~:y evening the Indians et Two Victories moved into the top spot with an[ 18-9 decision over the Curbs, PoToMA-c LEAGUE H4nes pitched the Indians to t,he victory while L. Carper was the loser. Polen clouted a home ru.n for the Ind~ians and Benton for the Cubs. Benton was also rob bed of ~ot~er grand~Iavn home run in tJhe fourth by a great cat- ch on the par,t of Custer. Deputy VA Director To Be in Charles Town Annou.ncemer~t was made Mon- d, ay by Ray L. Senqindiver Deputy Director of .the West Virginia De- par,tment of Veterans Affairs ,that he will be in Charles Town a,t the American Legion Home July 10, 17, 24 and 31 for t~he purpose of assisting war veterans, ,their de- )endments or benef{ciar.ies, with governme,n,t benefits~o which .they may be entitled. STANDING OF TEAMS TEAM W L Pet. Bakerton 8 2 .800 Harpers Ferry Millvlile Sharpsburg 5 4 .556 Shepherdstown 3 7 .300 Leetown 0 10 .000 Today's Games Leetown at Shepherdstown Harpers Ferry at Bakerton Sharpsburg at Millville Tuesday's Games Shepherdstown at Miilville Harpers Ferry at Sharpsburg Leetown ~t B~kerton Harpers Ferry, Bakerton and Shavpsburg all scored a pair of vic tones in Pot~m,a'c IA,t~tle League play June 23 and June 25, wiVh 7 2 .778 "6 ~" ~ :600: 53,000) In e had 'era standing in the aisles for the crowd count was 56,000. Inge took down approximately $80,000. Itis purse last Friday night in'New York was $100,000, not a bad pickup for a foreign visitor . . NEGOTIATIONS are underway which will bring the fast Baltimore Leone's ball club to Hagerstown's Sta- dium for a night attraction with the Charles Town Legion soon. After watching these two ball clubs battle in a real thriller at Legion Park last Sunday, officials of both teams believe a second meeting of the two clubs will bring out the fans in large numbers under the arc lights in the Hagerstown stadium... 'RED' NORWOOD, formerly of the Charles Town Legion baseball club, pitched the Charlotte, N. C. Hornets to a neat 4 to 3 win over the Macon, Ga., club in a Sally League contest last Saturday night. He held the Macon hitters to just four hits and struck out eight. 'Red' helped his cause by lining out two long doubles in three trips to the plate. Norwood broke in with a four-ipning relief job in which he gave up only one hit and no earned runs while striking out five. In a letter to us today he asks us how the Legion ball club is doing and to tell Jim Moeller if he does bet any daily-doubles for him to make it 4 and 3. In case you might like to drop 'Red' a line or two, his address is 'Red' Norwood, c/o the Charlotte Hornets Base- ball Club, Charlotte, N. C... PLAYING UNDER a considerable amount of pressure last Sunday (he did have a miserable day at bat, strildng out every time in four trips to the plate) the Legion short- stop, Ray Doyle, became thelproud father of a baby daugh- ter born to Mrs. Doyle Sunday afternoon in the Hagers- town Hospital... Ray took his wife to the hospital last Saturday around noon and became so excited over the event of the new arrival that he forgot to bring along to Sun- day's game( several pieces of his equipment (wearables) for use in the ball game... Well, let's all hope that Ray snaps out of his recent batting slump and bangs the horse- hide hard against the Fort Myer club on Sunday... "WE'VE PLAYED A LOT of baseball and have played on many diamonds--iu many states, but this Legion Field is one of the best we have ever seen,"--is the way Leone's Walter Youse put it as his ball club took the field for their batting practice here last Sunday ..... The Baltimore Orioles chief scout for this area was high indeed with his fine compliments about the local ball park... CHARLEY ECKMAN, pro bas ketball referee and former head coach for the Fort Wayne and Detroit teams in the national nrofessional league, who is now scouting this. area for the Philadelphia Phillies, was a visitor in Charles. .Town last Saturday. He made a trip to Legion Park to watch the Legion go through their Saturday practice paces and took in the night races at Shenandoah Downs before moving on... III on an error, then came home on a squeeze play bunt by Bucky Bolyard. Leone's came right back to score once on two in, field hit~ and an error. First Gilland walked, John Mi.ller struck out, bu~t Gore got an ,in, field hit and Gus Kerns loaded the bases through an enor. Risei ,then fanned, but Pickelsimer sirrg led to pus~h over the firslt run for Baltimore. In ~he seventh with one ou:t Schmitt singled and Johnny Mil- ler t~ipled to plate h,im for w ha,t proved Uhe winning marker. In the Legion's half of the s.i.~th a squeeze play went 'haywire ~to break up w~ha't looked llke a prom ising rally. Bolyard sent 14 back to the bench in the eig,ht~, frames he worked. The boxscore: Leone's AN R H Local Fishermen Make Big Haul On " John Goff Will Get Marlin Off Coast Of Morehead City Second Mound Try Against Colonials ]they were edged m a real thriller !2 to 1 by the hustling Leone'~ ! team from Baltimore, Md. H~e i Charles Town Lemon baseball club ]has been busy this week making j prepalatlons ~o face another [t}r , midable diamond opponent, the Fort Myer, Vs. Colonials Army !baseball team a~ Legmn Park on '~Sunday at 2:30 p. m. ! Managed by the veteran mr.nest ~l'Ody' Odykirk who brought Fort ~Myer ball clubs to Charles Town when such major league stars as '~Johnny Antonelli, Danny O'Con- nell. Sam Calderone and other pro greats were stationed at, the Po~ ~Myer Army Post. from all reports Odykirk has assembled another /good 'club this season. While not [i.neluding such name players as ~those listed above, it is known i thaL ,the Colonials do have a num- Gore, If ................ Kerns, ss .............. ~ 00 0 Rude l. cf .............. Knoerlein, rf ...i ...... ~ 000 Picklesimer, c .......... cVey c .............. Ci~marra, lb .......... Baler, 3b .............. 4000 Sch,mibt, rf ............ Gilland, 2b ............4 11 1 Miller, p ...............4 0 To,~als .............. 34 2 6 Legion AB R H Zombro. rf ............ 3 0 0 1V[iller. l,f, p ............ 3 0 1 Doyle, ss .............. 4 0 0 Hopkins, cf ............ 4 0 0 Moehler, lb ............ 4 0 1 Bond, 2b .............. 4 1 1 Jamison, 3,b ............ 3 0 0 MalaChuck, c .......... 4 0 2 B. Bolyard, p, If ........ 2 0 0 TotaN .............. 31 1 5 the Bakerto~n victories keeping them on top of t~he six-team loop and the Harpers Ferry victories moving ~he Tigers into second place ahead of M211ville and only a ~haTf game back of the Bakerton Senators. At the same time t~he pair of ~i,etories by Sharpsburg kept the Maryland youngsters in the pen- n,an, t race. H,arpers Ferry knocked Millville out of sec(md pl,ace June 23 with a close 4-1 decision over the Giants; and Vha:t sa,me a f,ternoon the Bakerton Senators inqreased 't~[r le'Ki!l"by Ge~tii~g Shel~h~i-ds' town 7-2 a~t Shephezxistown, While the S:harpsburg Bluel~irds moved back in,to dhampionsh,ip con,ten- tion with a 5-1 victory over Lee- tow,n. Thursday evening Juhe 25 Bak- erton scored a t,hrlll,ing 1-0 victory over Millville at MiHville; Sharps- :burg won an 18-16 slu~fes,t from ~hepherds:town; and Harper,s Ferry wen, t to Leetown and scored an 11-7 victory. Wroe Leads Gerrardstown To Victory Over Rippon In Tri-County League A terrific batting l~arrage ,led 'by Dale Wroe, former ~lV~arttnsburg High football and baseball s'Lar, who clou,ted a triple and two dou- bles, gave the Gerrardstown cl,xb of the Tri-Coun, ty Base:ball League 17-4 victory over t~he Rippon Clu,b Sunday on tube Rippon dia- mond. The Gervardstown Clu~b moved into an early lead and stayed in fron, t all t~he way.. In ot'her league aotton on the ,Mart~insburg High School diamond Sherrill tlVIorgan hurled trhe Mar- tinsburg Braves to a 5-3 decision over {he Berkeley Pl,ace club. ,Morgan struck out .five hi~tters and al,t~hough he gave up 12 hits managed to keep them well sca, t- tered. Gerrardstown AB R H Pappass, rf ............ 3 3 2 Neff, lb ................ 5 3 2 Sm,allwood, cf .......... 5 4 2 Wroe, c ................ 4 2 3 Bubts, 3b ............... 6 1 2 Barron, ss ............ 6 1 2 Yurish, 2b ............ 6 0 2 Kackley. if ............ 2 1 0 Slevin, tf .............. 1 0 0 Sibole, p .............. 2 2 1 Totals .............. 40 17 16 Rlppon AB R H La,m~bert, 3'b ............ 5 0 2 D. Lurch, 1,b ............ 5 0 1 J. Burch, p ............ 5 1 2 Stevens, Lf ............ 5 0 1 'Myers, 2b ............. 5 1 2 Fuller, ss, p ............ 4 1 0' 1 her of The big ones that every fisherman likes to land, bit on the hooks of four Charles Town fishermen the week-end of June 18-20 at Moorehead City. N. C., and the above picture shows how the fish were biting at their lines. These big blue Marlins were nab- bed on June 18 and although the local men caught more than a hundred smaller fish of various kinds after that, the only ones that really counted were these prize ones they are shown with. In the picture reading left to right is JoSeph %Varrenfeltz, Peoples Supply grain and feed dealer and civic leader, who hauled in the biggest of the lot a 232[,fi pounder which he is shown with: F. T. Fiery, executive of Miller Chemical Company. who landed a 157~4 pounder; Attorney James M. Mason. Ill. and C. A. Bowers. of[ Charles Town, who landed a 219[=~ pounder. The local group has for the past several years been making an annual pilgrimage to, Morehead City for several days of deep sea fishing ami this year their luck was about as good as it has ever been from the stand- point of big catches. Starkey; c .............. 2 0 0 Smallwood, cf .......... 4 0 1 A. Carroll, rf ........... 4 1 1 Totals ..............39 4 10 Martinsburg AB R It Harrison, lb .......... 3 1 1 Crawfo,'d, ss ............ 5 2 1 Shifflett, If ............ 3 1 0 Baker, cf .............. 4 1 3 Wasson, c ............. 2 0 0 R. Mongan, 3b .......... 2 0 0 MeLee, 2b ............ 3 0 0 Kolb, 2b .............. 1 0 0 K. Mongan, rf .......... 4 0 0 S. Mongan, p .......... 3 0 2 Totals .............. 30 5 7 Berkeley Place AB R H Hovermale, 2b .......... 5 1 1 Stuckey, 3b ............ 5 0 1 Mason, lb ............. 5 1 4 .Feltner, ss, p .......... 5 ~ 2 E~rg,'p; rf..,. :..... VantMe,tre, cf .......... 4 0 2 F. Gray. c .............. 3 0 0 N, Gray, rf ............ 3 0 0 Gait.her, rf ............ 1 0 0 Licklider, ss ............ 0 0 0 G. Gray, tf ............ 3 0 {} Totals ..............38 3 12 My Miss Margaret Houser Death of Mr. Hill Funeral Services were held on Monday morning. June 29th for Franklin Albert H,ill age 80, a res ident of Bakertcn for 43 years who died on Pri6ay, June a,t his home following au illness of 'two weeks. By his pastor, Rev. Joe D. Sergent. Born in She~pherds- town on Sept. 9, 1878 he was the son of Vhe late Mart,ha and John Henry Hill. He had been employed at t~he Bakerton pla:a.t ~f S,tiand- ard Lime and Cement Co. until h,is retirement. He had been an active member of t'he Bakez~ton Methodist Church. He w,as also a member of I. O. O. F. Services in- cluded his wife Mrs. Bessie Man- uel Hlll, t'hree sons Clarence, Scra bble, Robert, Winches'ter, Va. and Carl at the home. 1 granddaugh- ter, one brc,ther, Nelson Hill, Hag- erstow:], Md., .half brother, Har- vey Hill, Elizabethtown, Pa. Slte,p sister Mrs. Lfllian Thomas, Sharps burg. Pall bearers were Messrs John Al'bin, Ray Hoffmas:ter, Char les Kn~t,t, Ernest Jenkins, Gene ~Miller, Robert Nichols, Alvey Plan agan, Bryan Houser. Burial was in El'mrWOOd Cemetery in Shepherds ,town. Floral tri!bute was many and beautiful Mr. a.qd Mrs. Robert H, ill and daughter who were called here to Thursday due to the illness and FLORSHEIM SHOES Sizes From 5 to 12 TOWN AND COUNTRY CLOTHIERS E ~11 4th OF JULY EACH $2.00 PURCHASE ENTITLES YOU TO ONE ENTRY ON THIS HANDSOME GIFT FOR HOME OR YARD, BEGINNING IMME- DIATELY. PHONE 5002 RANSON, W. VA. death of Mr. Hill's father returned to their home in Winches,ter on Tuesday. Miss Kitty Ann Snyder of Mar- tinsburg visited Tuesday and Wed nesday with Dixie Kay Houser. Wednesday evening su,p:per guests of Mr. and Mrs. l:bichard Houser were ,Mr. and Mrs. Martia Snyder of Mar,tinsburg. Mr. and Mrs. l:bichmxi Houser and Dixie Kay visited Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Kern and children of Jeffetrson Ave. Charles Town re- cently. ,Misses Doug Brown and child- ren of Bolivar were Monday even- l,ng guests of Mr. and Mrs. Har- old Harding and son and Mrs. Annie Loudan. Mr. and Mrs. James Pink of We verton, Md. were Thursday even- ing guests of Mr .and Mrs. Haro/d ~I*I~rding a~ so~nd Mrs. Loudan. Relatives that were gues,ts at t,he Hills over the weekend due to the de~t'h of Mr. Frank Hill were Mrs. Lillian Thomas S~harpsburg, ~Md., Mr. and Mrs. W O. Baker and son Hagerstown, Md., ,Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Jenkins Stanley, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hill ~;~d Mr. Claude Moyer of Elizabeth,town, Pa., Mr. Ernest Jenkins, Winches- ter, Va., Mrs. W, L. Manuel, Mrs. R. P. Hoffman, Mrs. Nellie Baker and Eddie Lee Cole of Martins- burg, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hoff- master and family Mr. and Mrs. James Hoffmaster and Mr. and Mrs. William Hoffmaster Martins- burg, Mr, and Mrs. DeHa- ve~ and daughter of Hedgesville. [ormer college and solne minor league players in their 1959 lineup. Play 75-Game Card They play annually a 75-game schedule and this includes many of the top Army and Navy teams around the counLry as well as ~ nUlllber of the ranking semi-pro ball clubs from around the Dis- trict of Cola, robin. The Colonials and the Legion reel twice last year and on b(>th occasions, the Le),~ion emerged the winner The lnst game, a real Vhriller was won by Charles Town 5 to 4 m ten mn:.ngs and then later on during the lat- ter part of the season, the two ball clubs ba,ttled to an exciting 3 to 2 finis.h which went right down trO the last half of the ninth md saw the Legi(~q come out on top. These rwo ball chlbs have been meeting annually since 1950 and ~hey never fail to display a top brand of base.lyall when ever t,hey come face to face on the di:t mond. Plans Some Changes Manager Woody Waiters of the Charles Town team said today t~ha, t he planned to give his big r4g, h,t~hander John Goff. the W. Vs. University pitcher a shot at the Colonials here Sunday. Golf made a brief appearance several weeks ago but was far off m his control ~nd retired after working two inn- ings. If Waiters doesn't think Goff is ready for t'he important assign merit, then he plans to use his southpaws Bill Isherwood, or pos sih"" D'v~nis Alexander. I~r from ~sed wi,t~h the ~r~ ~: ~ o of ,.s mzzela last Sunday as they bowed to Leone's Waiters said there ~s a strong possibility that he might mare same changes at two key positions. He is ~mpressed with the all-~round abiliiy of Bucky Bolyard to play at any pos ition and it cmfld be that Bucky will be given a s'tartmg post at one of th~ Infield stations come Sunday afte rnoon. Gates to Legic~ Park will open at 12:30 p. m. and the concession stand under vhe management or Mr. and Mrs. Bovd Wharton will be well stocked for the big altair- noon of baseball. MADE IN AMERICA as advertised on "MICKEY MOUSE CLUB" and "ADVENTURE TIME" Shows on TV Congress held responsible for high U. S. spending. 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