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SPORTS N[WS AND VIEWS FROM PAGE X 'FROM PAGE 1 | keeper plays. Coulter, offensive guard and defensive linp backer, left no doubt Saturday but that he is going to be one of the best linemen in the section and area this sea- son. Pretty Good C;owd for )pen;r " " ANYBODY WHO ,CAN ATTRACT 8,600 fans to any kind of a sports event, be it racing, wrestling, baseball, football or what-have-you on Monday night, and whether the admission is free or not, certainly rates a top-drawer in our book. And that's exactly what Bob Leavitt, general manager at Shenandoah Downs race track did Monday night. He brought 8,600 fans through the turn-stiles, and while possibly you didn't know it---genial Bob had planned to have the nation's leading jockey, Willie Shoemaker on hand for the Tuesday night program, until Shoemaker suf- fered a nasty fall during the running of the fifth race at .Aqueduct Park on Monday afternoon. .. .. .. .. Panthers Impressive In Opener WHILE THE FOOTBALL season is early and it's a long time until Thanksgiving Day, from what we saw of Charles Town High's Purple Panthers last Saturday in their open- ing contest with Romney, we would have to say that Coach- es Dick Harmison and Ron Phillips have moulded together a fair aggregation of gridders and they looked very im- pressive to us in their initial victory of the year. The veteran players all came up with top performances and many of those who were getting their first real taste of the game, promise to become important cogs in the Panth- er eleven as they move along through the schedule. Many Improvements Planned SOME MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS are on the board for the Charles Town Race Course track when the winter meeting opens here on December 16. Manager Lou Pond- field said before he left Charles Town last week-end that construction will begin shortly on a new four-lane entrance to the track from U. S. Highway 340. Four new ultra- modern horse barns, the glass enclosing of the grandstand ends for protection from winter weather and numerous other changes will become a reality now shortly, we un- derstand. Mountaineer's Turn to Win years, and then, the series lapsed... So, let's all be on hand Saturday and help Al% Lewis and his boys put this one away--and on the right side of the ledger... Sectional Boys With Mountaineers DICKIE DAILY, a stand-out quarterback for John Cobourn's Martinsburg Bulldogs, will wear number 11. He is a sophomore, aged 19 and weighs 185... Bob Fletcher, one-time Handley High great of three years ago, wears uniform number 77. He is a tackle and weighs pounds... Gave Up Medicine Career ROBERT G. (BOB) LEAVITT, general manager and di- rector of racing at Shenandoah Downs, has been connected with the Sports of Kings for 25 years, giving up college to make it his career. Bob was in pre-medical school at the University of Illinois when in his 1933 summei" vacation he worked in the mutuels department at Rockingham Park. That ended a brief medical career and launched a long racing career. Leavitt estimates that he has worked at more than 30 race tracks in his busy career, serving in every capacity at the track. He is 44 and married and has a daughter, Carroll, who is a junior at the University of Miami. Mr. and Mrs. Leavitt live in the former George Beltzhoover property on South Mildred Street in Charles Town. . .. .% -- . i. IN ONE OF THOSE KIND ot opening games that stir up even more anticipation than usual, West Virginia will take on Maryland Saturday, hoping for a better fate than struck the last Mountaineer team to play at College Park-- the 54.7 defeat by the late Jim Tattml's perfectionists of 1951. o . Maryland, which Art Lewis rated the greatest college ball club he'd seen to that time, went on to the national championship two years later. The W. Va. - Mary- land rivalry was almost an annual affair for ten years, the Mountaineers gaining a notable victory over in 1948 after which the Terp's juggernaut rolled over them for three Missed First Opener in 40 Years JOHN (HUB) WATTERS, long one of Charles Town High's top supporters in all of it's athletic endeavors, football, basketball; rack and baseball, missed his first opening home football in forty years last Saturday when IT TAKES A :SMART QUARTERBACK .... ii: ...... TO CALL THE RIGHT ..... PLAYS ~' he was unable to take in the Panther-Romney contest. 'Hub, who was working at the Charles" [own track, did however, make the trip to Legion Park early abd reported to Gordon Eismon, even tho he was unable to watch his favorites romp over Romne in the opening game.. ,'hepherd Rams To CCen Season Sat n Conference,Class It Fairmont State Ever since Jesse Riggleman took :to a scoreless .tie. This tie even- over as head coach of athletics at itually played a big role ~n .the Shepherd College he has been turn l~ams barely missing out o,n the ing ou~ ,good football teams and West Virginia Con,ference title. pre-season ~indica, tio~']s are that Had Practice Game t'his 1959 season will be no excep- After nearly t'hree weeks of rug ,t~on. Con,Oh Riggleman has u :total ted sessions of blocking ,tackling, of 46 Wlayers working out ann k,icking and passing Coa c~hes l~ig some. 16 of them. are veterans.of gleman and Billy Wireman had ea,t~er bthe offensive or defensive the oppovtu~ni~ty last Saturday mot team .... of last year. And a, fter ..... three ning to see th' eir charges in a prac ,weeKs o~ grueling pracuce, one 'rice game on Fairfax field. In ,this Shepnera griamen are all set for scrimmage the first s~tring back- ~he!r o pe,~ing b~t~tle, a West 'Vir- ~field, .~it~h .the experieneecl 'backs guma t:omerence game ~o oe wag comAng out on the better end of ed at Fairmont State College Fri- the affair made several touch- day n.J~h,t a`tfl:30 EST. . downs wl~tl~ :the help of t~he ~econd ~as~ year ~nese ~wo .~eams ,me,~ ~tring li~e on Fairfax field in She.pherdstown About `the prospects .for this sea and the Ra, ms and Falcons battled son C~aCh RiggJeman was caut- ious. Generally he thought that if he cou'ld find some defensive wing man to replace Little All-Ameri- can Bob S~rk and Tom Ogleby and ~i.f .the ends sharpe uP, i~i's Rams would ,have a pretty .good season. He observed ,that since the iiii : Whether on the football field, or running your family's affairs. Call the SAVINGS play each week, set aside a regular amount to build up a reserve to meet a rough tackle. You can make a long gain toward the goal line, be it a new automobile, home, a college education, or whatever you have your heart set toward. Call the RIGHT PLAY today by talking over your financial GOAL with one of our officials. YOUR ACCOUNT IS APPRECIATED AT THE , I i i i i t i lilt| Phone 10 West Washington Street Charles Town, W. Va. ) (:Bring Your Banking I roblems To Us... No Obligation Xt All) =-Member FDIC and Federal Reserve System-- l~ms were c~utenders las.t season for ,t)he West Virginia Con.ference crown, ~he opponents will ,be point ing for 'Shepherd this year. He was not at all happy about ,the fact .that the Rams will be the homecoming' foe of three conCeren ce teams. "There is not ,much depth or reserve to draw from `tl~is season; this fact confronts us much more so than in past years. It looks now as though some of ,the linemen vcill have to be 60-rmnute men", he said. On .the brighter side quite a few of last year's first string players have returned. Half back Charley Lockbaum of Hagerstown, Md.; fullback Elmo 'Hodge of .Harris- *burg, Va.; and half back Jeff Smelzer of Westminister. ~Vld. are returning ,members of last season's ,shaFting backfield. Quarterback Jim Dillon of Hedgesville. ~t'he re- placement ,for Jack Pot~ts who graduated will add stre,ug~h to the already strong trio bebAnd the line Composing The Line Corr~posing 'the line will be Cen- ter Joe Hock'man of 1~alls Church. Va., Guards Bootsy Leonard of Leesburg, Va., and Bruce Phillips of Red Bank, ~.. J., and Tackles Ken Day of Ca%lett, Va. and John Spencer of Alexa~ndria, Va. ,Spen- cer will fill 1~he gsvp 'lef~t vacan,t by `the transfer of Don Beall tb Amer lean University. The end positions represent ~he big question ,mark ,this season. With ~he-loss of four ends from II your--tepeef Our Home Protection Package gives you fire, theft and liability insurance on your home with one policy . .. one premium. It may save you money.., or givv you more coverage than separate policies.., or both. Call us to learn more about this package plan. Rei ese an Hartford Fire Insurance Company Group I I I WVU Players From Metropolitan Area To Perform Before Homefolks Saturday TOM HU~TON RAY PET'J~ON Two West Virginia football players from the metropolitan Wash- ington area will perform before hometown folks when the Moun- taineers take on Maryland ne~t ~S&turday ~t College Park. Tom Huston, 190-pound fullback from Arlington, Va., rates as Coach Art Lewis's most pleasant surprise in pre-season training, and Ray Peterson, 175-pound left half from Falls Church, Va., begins his third year of front-line duty for the Mountaineers. last season's eleven, .three return [Hagerstown, ~Id. round out ,the de ees will 'be figkting for a place on ] ~ensi:ve unit in Vhe backfield. `the ~tavti,.~g team. At .present Ron [ ald Clat`terbuck of Berkeley " Charles Town Springs, Ronnie PFles Romney, ]. [W. Va. and Jim Stup of Freder- I From Paze One " ~ick, Md. are corrr, peCAng for the end I slots along with transfer Shirley I vel,, alona wi,th Burns I Gray of Charles Town. Gray is[ ;l~he ~a~ne w~icl~ Charles Town runniag first string now ~ ' .' ' " [~ras to ~ave played Swturday with ! Behind HocKma~-~ at the center,clarke County High of Berryville posit~on will tbe ~erb Rankin of[Saturday" will no[ ,be played until Berkeley Springs, W. Va. who will [Sa~turday Nov 14 play a l(~t of :b~ll, par~cularb, on I The startin "'lineu defense. Gian.t 270-pound Robert] g ps. Hogue of Wheaton. Md. adds .to [POS. Charles Town Romney [the re'serve at center. I LE Daiiey C~sner At guard Leonard and ~Phillips [LT Eismon Parker will provide the leadership back-ILG Coulter D. Savi,lle [ed ~p by Richard Remsburg of[C Mills D. HoVt Frederick, ~Yld. Nicholas ~Pappa:s ~ R~ '~tooks Moreland of .Suitl.and, IMd. and ~E6ward Trit I RT Gray J. Savilie !tipoe o~ Frederick, Md. I P~E Spinks Kenney l m QB Burns A D Hott The defensive team wi 1 be ade [ .... =_ up of Blair Ovevto~n of Hagers-ltd, r~o,~.nson ~rown l'~rl L2lalZe Mcgee town, ,Md. St~p a.t one end 'and] ..... -n'J:$ JaCKSOn l~elman Day at the other. ~pen~er and[ Freshman Larry Layman o.f ~redl er~ck, ~VId. will ~fil'l t'he t~ckle.spots. [ NO HUNTING, NO TRESPASS- Phi,l:lips will h~ld down ~he center I post on defense. Hockman and[ING SIGNS For Sale at the office Leonard will back t, he line. Pyles [ of the Spirit of Jefferson-Advocate a~d Gray will be out on the wings. [ on North George Street, Charles Tom Bloom, a junior half ~back[Town. Buy your needs today. from Oxon iHill, ,Md. and Pdchard [ ~ ~ Knode a junior quarterback from! READ THE CLASSIFIEDS SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMERS ADVOCATE 2--B THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, If You Want Results Use Spirit-Advocate DR. 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