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December 10, 1959

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h SPORTS HEWS AND VIEWS FROM PAGE 1 FROM PAGE I i GREG JOHNSON, whom horsemen and newspapermen say did a magnificent job as racing secretary during the two meeting this year at Shenandoah Downs' track, has resigned the position, according to word from Baltimore this morning. He returns here for the 58-day session December 16 at the old Charles Town track... $ $ * * * * CHARLIE ROSE, in his column last week in the Times-. Record at Spencer, W. Va., writes: Already the calamity howlers are setting up the cry that the office of tne high school athletic ruling board is "too fur away"--al- most outside the state"... This is occasioned by the selection of Gordon Eismon as the new executive secretary, and he happens to be living over in the Eastern Panhandle in Charles Town. For the present Eismon says he will remain in Charles Town, but later on may move the office to some place nearer the center of the state. For these many years the office of the Board has been located in Beckley. Unless the latter city has changed its location without our being informed of it, Beckley has never been accused of being centrally located in these hills and mountains. Instead, it is one of our southernmost cities and 50 miles or so from the Virginia line. In these days of telephones, prompt delivery of mails and rapid travel by auto and other means, it won't take too long for Eismon to make his wishes known at any point in West Virginia." . . So, don't cry too much boys, you have al- ready had the office down there, far too long now... THEY SAY LIGHTNING never strikes twice in the same place. Insofar as your humble ervant is concerned, it has done just that. More than a month ago we listed WARFARE the best two year old colt of 1959; My Dear Girl, best two year old filly; Sword" Dancer, best three year old; Round Table, best "handicap horse; and Sword Dancer champion horse of 1959. All .polls taken since then have proven us 1,000 per cent correct. Coming atop our 1958 selections, which were also perfect, makes us feel pretty good indeed.. ~a~m~|" TF~|n~ with a string at the Fair Grounds IqOlIVlIGI /1(11111~| in New Orleans. Bishop, third this year in the standings with 144 win T~|~ U~u R~ h,.~|*imJ aers, also is at the Fair Grounds I II1~ IVlO~ IkP~ I/~;~lUl~l but would need a phenomenal late spurt ~o cop the crown. At Charles Town Track Post TimeW- - -- America's leading trainer oi race horses probably wilt be crown From Page One ed for the second stral~ht year at . .. --~ ... Charles Towa race track which Iacilities. The new oarns Will nave opens Wednesday, Decem,ber 16.showers and hot water available. All tack rooms have bee~ furnish Frank H. Merrill, Jr. who won bhe national title last year with 171 winners, is sending 14 horses to the Blue Ridge track in an ef- fort to repeat. He currently has 150 winners eiVht less than V. R. (Tennessee) Wright ia first place Merrill arrived at Charles Town last autumn in an almost identi- cal position to William Hal Bish- VIn" the two weeks remaining un- til year's end, he saddled 12 win- ed with baseboard heat. NO DECEMBER MEETING FOR SHEPHERDSTOWN GRADED SCHOOL PTA William W. Hammond, president of the Shepherdstown Graded School P. T. A. announces that there will be no meeting in Decem ber. The January .meeting will be held on the second Monday of the The Page Jackson High cagers experiencing difficulty in arrang- ing a schedule have to date lined up only 14 games, seven on the road and seven at home with the opener set for Friday, Dec. 18, on the Page Jackson floor and Sping arn High of Washington, D. C. will provide the opposition. Coach Jim Taylor said this week it has been almost impossible to schedule games in this section sin ce the number of Negro schools with athletic teams are becoming fewer by the year. Thus he has had to go after schools in the met ropolitan centers all of which are much larger and have more ath- letic potential for participation in sports. In addition to Spingarn the Page Jackson team will also play two other new teams this season- Hoffman-Boston High of Arling- ton, Va.; and Criser High of Front Royal, Va. Before the Page Jackson Var- sity gets rolling, however, Coach Taylor will send his Jayvee team to Martinsburg to tangle with the Ramer Jayvees ~'riday night, Dec. 11 at 7:30. Making ~up the Jayvee squad for i the game will be James Hough Jr. [ C. Twyman, J. Jones R. Johnson, ! L. Thomas, H. Jackson, C. New-] man, R. Twy,man, M. Brown and[ W. Page. ] Coach Taylor said it is hoped that the Jayvees will be ~ble to schedule enough games that they will be able to play preliminary games to all home battles. Although he had considerably more to, report for the squad sev- eral weeks ago when the pro-sea- son practice was started, Coach Taylor has now cut the list to 12 men which he plans to carry as his squad for the season. On the squad are six vetera,ns of last year's team and it is around this group that Coach Taylor has l~uilt his starting line-up. Back are Charles and Clarencg Branson who played a lot of bas- kebball for the Spartans last sea- son, the former being named on the All-Sectional team last season and also being named as the best ~lefensive player in the Class A tournament. Also back are: Bobby Bailey, George Dozier, D. Clark and P. Braxton. Newcomers to the squad who are showing much promise are: big, Ed Kidrick, R. Stephenson, J. Carr, P. Dozier, M. Brown and D. GranVham. After the Spingarm game the Spartans will not see any more action until after the Christmas holidays with the second game set HAVE SPARKED MOUNTAINEERS OVER UNDEFEhTED ROUTE TO DATE; NEW PAIR GUARDS RUNHERUP SCORERS TO ALL4HERICAN JERRY WEST LEE PATRONE The graduation of three top back-court men was expected to cause the major deficiency in West Virginia's basketball pros- win streak a n~ z8 game home con ference winning streak. The latter record began wlthl Fred Schaus's first conference J~Y WEST spectaculax but erratic player, al- so played terrific basketball on West Virginia's swing into South Carolina last Weekend. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FAm RS 2--B THURSDAY, DECEMBER USE CLASSIFIED ADS READ TItE pects, ,but instead, Jimmy War- game, back in December, 1954. The Citadel had been picked by ren and Lee Patrone-along with The ovarall conference string oil such experts as Coach Chuck Non Jerry West-~have sparked the successive dates from February, of Virginia Teoh to halt the Moun Mountaineers over aT1 undefeated 1956 and the ~home winning streak taineers at last in the highly par- . . . especially those in line route to date. from December 1~56. West Virgin- tisan surroundings of its Armory. " m hin s eciar' and The new pair ~of guards are the ia cla~rms, by far, the longest con- But, paced by West, Patrone and tor so et g p runner up scorers to West afterference domination in college bas Warren, the invaders thoroughly ~ ~ ~ o,,o~;~1 ,,.;~o ..t four gaznes, ketball, trounced bhe other 1959 eonferen, ~ .... v ..... v .... , .... The Mountaineers extended When Schaus promoted Warren ce tournament 'finalists 98-76. ' ~ Hurry! three lengthy winning streaks over three originally higher rated "They played like pro's', sum-1 Tuesday night when they play prospects, the obscure Claxksburg meal up disappointed coach Norm ~. Richmond in the Field House. senior responded with heavy scor Sloan. "They outplayed us in ev- f They risked a 52-game Southern ing and improved defensive work. cry department. They showed I ...... -- .A~,,,. Conference string, 34 game home Patro~e, considered a sometimes poise and everything else." ~. fHAK|I'% |IIWN ~. .. A ,. ,~ ,Room of the ~henandoah Hotel.l , ~,..A...,~ ~ ,~.P'~ highlights of the evening's enter- ] tt r nn [ nt I: [A Social !Hour receded the din- . I~HI|/IIX, I111=/ tainment will be a tennis exhibit- .,,,..*,.vv. v,, v.v. [ nor. P ~ "/llViV ~ UI/i ion between Althea Gibson, the Ir ..... &~..-. A&&..J I At this meeting the Martinsburg l ~ H fl P women's Champion of the world, KX kUllYUb AIICIIU I Chamber of Commerce honored ~. ~ ,,v. , and_Karol Fageros. Three out- [ _ . . _ [one of Berkeley County's oldest in ~ r~U.XT~ ~ i s~anoing vanew ac~s wm aJso oe l~^~&.,m~. Im&~.,&,,,~.h,,,~Idustries The Perfection Garment ~ r~ ou~ shown at half time. ]ivlccIIIl~ III lqClIIIII3UUI~ I Company This local Chamber f Tickets are now on sale at N.[ . [ while working conti~uously to se-' [ Charles Town, W. Va. ; Hagerstown High, South Hagers-[ A. R. Marshall, Premdent Of]cure new industry for their area, town High, The Jewel Box, Sere- [ Jefferson County Chamber of [ never fails to consider their pros- i: ....... ler-McFadde~ and The Jay-Dee I Commerce and S. Brooke Black- I ent industrial family, f " Sporting Goods store All seats are ford ExecuUve 8ecretar were i ". : -- .....I , ' ' Y, I There was a brief report on the ~ , YES, INDEED--You Can Have Your reserves an~ are prices a~ sz.ou, I guests of the Martinsburg Cham- I year's work presented by Presl- ~ Laid Awa "'" " ..... $2.50 and $3.00. [ber of Commerce at their 33rd An Ident C. Leslie C~)liday and the l y ~nm ~nns~mas nero. [ nual Dinner Meeting on Wednes-[ new officers for 1960 were pros- ~~r~~~~-~ ATTEND CHURCH SUNDAY ' day Evening, Dec. 2~d in the Ball ented and installed. ~1~~1~~~~, When he tops to shop... , here, Santa really lights up a Merry Christmas for all on his list. Yon, too, can pick a handsome pack of gifts for all the family and friends /