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By Don Renteh Ten years ago when Little League 13aseball was enjoying such phencxmenal gTawth and popularity among boys in the eight to 12-year age bracket across the country, a small group of Charles Town and Jefferson county businessmen an4 sports leaders, decided that this was something that ,offered a rare opportunity to build a sound and beneficial program for young boys of Jefferson county, and they took steps to organize a league in the county. These men felt this program provided a vehicle for ealthful recreation during the Summer vacation months ,wherein the boys could compete with each other benefically under capable and responsible leadership. Moreover as the founders of Little League themselves put it: This program should contribute to the well being of both the boys and their parents. It offers a mean through which parents and community leaders may foster in relation with their children, a sanguine solution to many of the current social problems of youth, thus insuring better citizens of tmnorrow. Little League was meant to teach the boys the lessons of fair play, of discipline and team work.. It has been the hope of the Little League program that these lessons would in turn spread from the boys to their families and on into the communities.. Here in Jefferson County, like everywhere else in the /nation where Little League baseball is played, it has en- joyed tremendous interest and growth with more than 200 boys participating each Summer. This year, however, with increased interest in the play of the 12 teams in the two county league , there has been on several occasions a tendency on the part of some parents and other interested adults, to let their enthusiasm for a victory for their favorite team run away with them to the point that it has created a rather bad, and certainly, dis- agreeable situation for the players, the umpires, and even at times the managers and league officials. At times the heckling of'umpires, players and team man- INWOOD, WEST VIRGINIA --STARTS THURSDAY, JULY 13 --FOR TEN (10) BIG DAYS -- FIRST DRIVE- IN SHOWING -- screen's 12 million dollar spectacle] thousands in the cast! years in the joTi' m I man wmw/ mm cram. AVALON JOAN o'm N/cmtt WlLLS/a . iCHARO BOONE d~od~.;ed a~ directmd by J WAYNE I otisimd acrRnploy ~ JAMES EDWARO GRANT mUSiC ompos4Ki a~i conducted by DIMiTRI TIOMIUN TECHNICOLOR" AT THE LOWEST PRICE EVER SHOWN 75c PER ADULT - CHILDREN FREE! Shown above is the second-place Braves Little League team which is now pushing the Dodgers, defending league cl~mptons for the lead in Jefferson Little League play. The Braves missed a won- derful opportunity last week to cut the margin which the Dodgers hold over them when they lost to the Dodgers. The Braves now have a record of six victories as against four defeats. Members of the team as shown above are, front row, left to right:---Donnie Miller, Earl McDonough, John Hill, James Robert Cain, Ronnte M~rcus and Eric Staley. Back row, left to right:~Manager Wallace Foltz; Johnnie Cllpp, Gregory Stevens, David Masters, Billy Frazier, Bob Kaval, Wayne Hill, Robert Han- kins, and Keith Kaval. Roger Ramey, assistant manager, was not present for the picture. (Photo By Tim Sinn) agers has been so intense and so mixed with profane and abusive language it has had a definite demoralizing effect upon the boys who are trying to play the game under the rules of fair play, team work and the discipline of their managers and the umpires. When a situation arises that is having such a bad effect upon the boys who are playing the game, it calls for action on the part of those directing the operations of the league. :And last week league officials and team managers took such action.. They are calling upon all parents and other adult fans to refrain from making any disagreement out- wardly either against the umpires, players or managers that would in any way agitate and thus set a bad example for the 'youth. Umpires are hard to get for these Little Leagxte games since they serve voluntarily, receiving noth- ing for their services. League officials, managers and play- ers think they do a good job. In the future it is hoped the fans will thinnk so to, and instead of condemning them, give them a pat on the back for helping to promote a great democratic youth movement which builds character in boys. Give the boys who are playing the game a chance to play their best under the best of conditions. Give them, their managers and the umpires, your cheers and not your ridi- cule.. JEFFERSON LEAGUE Standing Of Teams W L i Braves Cubs 6 YankeesIndians 34 81 Giants * Games Coming Up July 13-Indians vs Yankees ,July 14-Giants vs Braves July 17-Cubs vs Dodgers July 18..Indians vs Braves July 19- Yankees vs Dodgers Scores Of The Past Week July .Dodgers 6, Braves 3 H. L. MILLS GASOLINE STATIONS CHARLES TOWN AND MARTINSBURG FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 14th and 15th. GET A BEAUTIFUL SHKL PINK COLOR ANOTHER PIECE OF THE BEAUTIFUL PINK+WARE ACTUAL SIZE SOLUTELY WITH THE PURCHASE OF 6ALI.ONS OF GA ;01 E AN UNUSUALLY NICE PREMIUM KER0$E'NE' - - - '-,- - Gallon 15%c I! L..' ILLS G AS OL IN E S TA TI ON S RANSON MARTINSBURG July 6..Cubs 5, Yankees 1 July 7..Indians 18, Giants 17 July 8-Cubs 18, Indians 5 July 10-Giants 11, Yankees 6 The Braves missed a golden op- portunity to gain ground on the Dodgers in the battle for the championship of the Jefferson Lit tie League last Wednesday when they dropped a close 6-3 decision to the league leading Dodgers. The third-place Cubs did man- age, however, to gain a little on the Dodgers by scoring a pair of victories, one by a 5-1 score over the Yankees and the other by an 18-5,~core over the Indiansz InS+the Dodgers-Braves battle, Grog Corbin pitched the best ball game of the season in limiting the Braves to one-hit, a single by Grog Stevens in the fifth frame. Burker relieved Corbin in the fifth frame and went the rest of the way. And in addition to hurling fine ball Corbin and Burcker each clouted home runs for the Dod- gers to put" their team in front to stay. Corbin was credited with the victory and Stevens the loss. Thursday evening July 6, the Cubs kept in the pennant racd by scoring the first of two victor- ies during the week. Kitchen lim- ited the Yankees to one run and six hits in beating them by a 5-1 score. The Yankees had a 1-0 lead over the Cubs until the fourth frame and then Whittington and Wass- on hit back-to.back home runs to lead a fly.run attack which the Cubs staged. All the scoring was done in two frames, lhe Yankees getting their run in the first and the Cubs five in the fourth. Whittington was the hitting star of the game, blasting out two other hits in addition to his home run. Then on July 8 the Cubs scored another victory by besting the Indians by an 18-5 score. Wilt and Whittington teamed up to limit the Indians to seven hits and five runs, while their teammates were getting 18 runs on only nine hits. For the second straight game Wasson clouted a home run. In other action the Indians and Giants went through an 18-17 slug Palamar, rf ....... 4 1 1 Leonaxd, c ........... 4 2 2 Benton, 1~ ..... .... 3 0 1 B. Madison, cf ..... 3 1 2 R. C}atterlYuck, lf. 41 1 G. h~iller, ,p ...... 4 2 2 Totals - - 34 8 12 The Bakerton Senators got a real boost Sunday in their battle to retain their Tri-County League Baseball Supremacy when Bill Hammond, a newcomer to their mound staff turned back the pennant contending Sleepy Creek batsmen 5-1 on the Sleepy Creek diamond. The victory was just what Manager Frank Kidwiller's boys needed to maintain their slim lead because both the redhot Martinsburg VFW batsmen and the Winchester Rebels also came through with wins Sunday. The VFW easily routed the Berkeley Place team from Martinsburg by an 11-4 score; and the Rebels, now the winningest ball club in the circuit, stopped the crippled Tomahawk team by a 7-3. It was the fifth consecutive victory for the Rebels. In the other league battle the Leetown and Winchester teams, battling to stay out of the base- ment, tangled at Leetown with Winchester scoring an 8-1 victory. It was the first time in seven games the Winchester team, now under a new manager, managed to break into the victory column. Not only did Hammond, a right hander toss fine five- hit ball at the Sleepy Creek aggregation, but SPORTS HEWS AND VIEWS FROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE 1 Paul was given credit by many of his ex-stars for the great '56 and '57 teams produced at WCHC. Flick has been at Fort Hill High School as line coach for the last few years. DON'T BE SURPRISED if Pimlico adopts the "Twin Double," now gaining such fine acceptance at Charles Town. And they say, it can't happen at a major race track. Whoops ! CHARLES TOWN'S (day-time racing plant) played host on Wednesday to the ever popular Forty and Eight Club of the American Legion of this area. Tho group of some twenty-five to thirty enjoyed lunch in the air-conditioned club house dining room and then in mid-afternoon, moved to the winner's circle where our old friend Joe (Thorough- bred) Christian presented a silver plate to the winning owner of the Forty and Eight Purse. Quite a nice affair, it was. 0 i DR BILL ROTH, our singing dentist, who is looking forward to the coming of our new bowling emporium, told us last Friday as he carefully carved enough space out of one of our molars for a big filling, "I'll be as happy as a youngster, waiting for his first trip to the circus." This is really something--a brand new bowling establishment, man ! sPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FA EI 2--B THURSDAY, JULY 1: he also helped his own cause at in the fo'urth. the plate with two hits in three Kerns held Bakerton times at bat. Bakerton jumped on the offer- ings of Larry Miller for two runs in the opening frame on an error, sacrifice, Ray Jamison's single, and a tworun safety by Rand And Hetzel. A single by Randy And- ors, triple by Hammond and Ray Jamison's double upped the mar- gin to 4-0 in the second. Ham- mond's single led to the final run: the last five frames. Buddy Custer struck ters as the slugging ran up a 10-2 load in:t three innings and Berkeley Place Both nine hits but five Yanks helped pave the: the Vets to register win in their last seven / "My husband gives me all the He finished the attic himself-but it was I wlfO told hi,n where to borrow to cover the cos '! i TO FINISH AN EXPANSION ATTIC... FOR ANY HOME I PROVEMENT, APPLY FOR A LOW-COST LOAN HE ,, SEE EDDIE PINE !, ,r at the----- CONSUMERS CREDIT Phone 10 -- Charles Town, BEFORE YOU BUY ANY CAR---STOP IN AND GET OUR DEAL! THESE CARS ARE GOING TO SELL--NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSE EASY TERMS -- UP TO 30 MONTHS TO PAY! *+ BANK RATE FINANCING. DON'T WAIT! 60 CHEVROLET Impalh Sport Coupe-- Radio, Heater, Powergllde, V-8 Engine, Blue a~d White, 10wne~, Extra Clean. 56 OLDS 88 Sport Coupe... 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Priced Right. fest on July 7, the Indians finally winning, with both teams collect- 6"-1 CORVAIR Tudor-- 58 MERCURY Monterey 4-Door.-. : ing 15 hits, one of the Giants hits op, 1 Local Owner. Exceptionally Clean.] ~ ~ being a home run by Rowland. Power Glide, Lots of Extras. 1 Owner. Only 5,000 Miles. McKee got the victory for the ~v ~" Extras. *+ Indians, with Womblin being cred- 60 FALCO wagon-- 56 CHEVROLET 210 Wagon ited with the defeat.- Radio, Heater, DeL.uxe Trim, Chrome Luggage Rack, 6 Cylinder, Power Glide, A Handy Wagon ~t the Monday evening the Giants Straight Transmission, 1 Owner, Clean. Price. pulled an 11-6 victory~ over the . . . Yankees with Tomblin scattering 59 CUSTOM 300 Tudor 53 FORD Customlme Fordor nine hits well.enough to limit his opposition to six runs. Noland Mileage M~ker, 6 Cylinder, Fully Equipped. Clean as Real Sharp Black with White Tires, Straight ~] A Pin. and Barron worked for the Yank- Clean and Runs Qood. . ' eeSand andll Were touched for 12 hits 56 FORD Falrlane 4.Door-. 55 FORD Customhne Tudor--- i runs. - ~ , Tutone Blue, T-Bird V,-8, Ford-O,Matle, Runs Good. Radio, Heater, V-8 with Straight Shift, ,]" Glll~ Miller , ,' ~ ' ' Y FromPageS. ALL @ CARS ARE RECONDITIONED, INSPECTED, GI:TA: N] E Rentch. rf. * _ 4 0 1 +Spalding.Odl+n'PI )i+ond, 3b.. - 4 01'+.skou+k:y, '+unk:houser,B.B]&+ck' rk+, Zeigle+r, ,c. l.[. lb. 2.b.. ." .P" +. +. " . " .'." + +O ++ ++ +O +oO. 0 00+ ~0 ~+ JEFFE tSOl I HUN IY ' ~liTO S, It: ;'~,~+~ Da~+ p .... +1 0 0 - - ++ + + G.L. VIRTS ...... ' .... ' " W.D. +C* 'l .............. 66 + 99 , + ,. THE FORD PLACE FOR 49 YEARS a+ +1 ~axzode, 2b .... - .... 3 0 0 totlez, ...... 4 1