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Dwight Nichols, Sports Editor
NAMES OH ROSTER,
In, process of reorganization
with many new faces on the
•quad, the North Wllkesboro
Flashers this week continued to
lose but showed definite promise
of becoming a winning team.
In the game here Monday night
there were only three players from
the lineup of two weekB ago and
the remainder were new arrivals.
This new team fought Radford
through ten innings and lost in the
tenth 4 to 3 after knotting the
count with two in the ninth.
Catching was Johnny Mercak,
who returned • here from Greens
boro, where he had been playing
well In class B ball as a relief
catcher. On first was Horace Hub
bard. tall and hard hitting veter
and from Kernersville. He played
three years in the Carolina league
and last year with Elkin. On sec
ond was Ed Morton, who has been
iTer% all season. Ed Bowman, of
Kernersville, is the new short
stop, and hi playing well in that
position as well a« pounding the
ball hard. Dave Davenport, one
of the molt dependable of the ori
ginal team here, is on third.
In the outfield Flash Loman
had Wayne Davis, hard hitting
rookie from Lenoir who had been
with Landis, Bob Hite, of last
year's championship team, who
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has returned here after being at
New Bern, and Don Boseo, of
Joilet, 111., who played some in the
Alvis Coram started on the
mound for North Wilkesboro,
went out in the second and was
relieved by Bill Hamlin, who
pitched superb, ball until he went
out in the ninth tor pinch hitter
Bob Wright, who drove in two runs
to tie the score with a single. Bill
Byrd, WilKesboro high school ace,
pitched the tenth. Sloboda hit to
right and the ball was erred on
the ground, allowing Sloboda to
go to second. He advanced to third
on an infiled out and scored on'a
fly. In the bottom of the tenth
Davenport doubled with two out
and the scoring hit failed to fal
At Radfora Tuesday night the
Rockets won a wild game 18 to 11.
Thompson started and was reliev
ed by Corum in the big third, when
Radford scored eight times. North
Wilkesboro came back with a good
hitting attack but couldn't catch
up. The Rockets had eighteen
hits to 13 for North Wilkesboro,
but walks spelled the difference |
Thompson ran into a wild streak,
which proved to be his downfall
in the third.
Wytheville will play here Sat
urday night and Radford will be
here Monday night. Elkin will
! play here on Tuesday night,
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Brushoff By G.B.S.
it Abingdon, Va.—Irish Play
wright George Bernard Shaw
turns up his nose at a Virginia
ham and doesn't care who knows
The Barter Theatre received a
brushoff from the famous vege
tarian when it sent him the ham
as a traditional royalty payment.
"Send me some spinach in
stead," Shaw answered.
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Wytheville — The annual Blue
Ridge League all-star game will
be staged at the Elkin park on
July 9, It Was decided at a meet
ing of, the league directors here
The all-star contest will match
a select group of players from
the three teams In the league
from' North Carolina against an
all-Btar squad of the Virginia
The Carolina squad will be com
posed of six players each from E>1
kin, Mount Airy, and North Wll
kesboro. Manager Tlge Harris ot
the league-leading Blanketeers
will handle the reins of the Tar
v The manager for the Virginia
team has not been selected. The
choice will be made between Steve
Sloboda of Radford. Gabby Hart
nett of Wytheville and J. B. Grigg
Six players from each of Wythe
ville, Galax and Radford will
make up the Virginia all-star ag
The players to compose the
all-star squad will be selected by
the respective managers.
At a loop meeting yesterday
several decisions were reached by
the directors, including the in
crease in number of class men
allowed from two to three, a
move which was approved ten
tatively recently bu^ completed
yesterday. This is expected to
raise the calibre of play in the
They also voted to . put time
limits on games: No single game
can start before 7:45 p. m. nor
can the last inning start after
10:50 p. m.; No Sunday dou
ble-header can start before 1:30
p.„ m. and single games can not
be started until 2:30.
With A 345 Mark
Bob Wright continued to lead I
the North Wilkeshoro Flashers;
baseball team this week with a'
lusty 345 average. The powerful
hitter also leads in total bases
and in runs batted in.
With so many new players on
the squad it was difficult to figure
batting averages. Dave Davenport,
consistently a good hitter, hit a
slight slump during the week and
fell to 296. Ed Morton, one Of the
other remaining regulars, had
Following are averages of those
who have played several games,
as figured through Monday night's
Bob Wright . —1 345
Dave Davenport 296
Drake Pardue — 312
Bill Hamlin 230
Bob Hite 259
Ed Bowman .... 500
Wayne Davis — 250
For several of the new players
the averages mean little, because
they have been at bat only a few
times in the games included in the
Blue Ridge League
Schedule For Week
Thursday, June 29
North Wilkesboro at Galax.
Elkin at Wytheville.
Mt. Airy at Radford.
Friday, June 80
North Wilkesboro at Wytheville.
Elkin at Mt. Afry.
Galax at Radford.
Saturday, July 1
Wytheville at N. Wilkesboro.
Mt. Airy at Elkin.
Radford at Galax.
Sunday, July 2
North Wilkesboro at Radford.
Elkin at Galax.
Mt. Airy at Wytheville.
Monday, July 8
Radford at North Wilkesboro.
Galax at Elkin.
Wytheville at Mt. Airy.
Tuesday, July 4
Afternoon: N. Wilkesboro at
Night: Elkin at North Wilkes
Galax at Mt. Airy.
Radford at Wytheville.
Wednesday, July 5
North Wilkesboro at Elkin.
Galax at Mt. Airy.
Radford at Wytheville.
3 Thursday, July 6
Mt. Airy at North Wilkesboro.
Elkin at Radford.
Wytheville at Galax. v h
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Some 92 home demonstration
club members from 15 iponntain
counties attended a recent-three
day handicarft workshop at the
4^H Club Camp near Waynesville.
Boone — The second annual
presentation , of "Echoes of the
Blue Ridge" opens Friday, June
30, and will be presented nightly
through July 4. All performances
will be staged at the athletic field
of Appalachian State Teachers Col
lege. Curtain time for prelimin
ary events will be 7:15 p. m., with
the pageant beginning at 8:30.
The presentation has been great
ly enlarged this year, and large
day celebration . ,
"special." Friday, June 30, 1b
College Day, honoring Dr. B. B.
Dougherty, President and Co
founder of Appalachian State Tea
chers College. Saturday is Far
mer's Day, with a huge agricul
tural parade; Sunday Is Worship
Day, with quartets, choirs,
choruses, and congregational sing
ing. Monday is Circus Day with a
Lenoir, June 26.—Officers to
day sought a man who last night
entered an apartment and struck
Mrs. Andrew Harless, Jr., on the
head with a milk bottle.
The glass shattered under the
impact of the blow. Officers said
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Top honors in the Trt-Coonty
4-H Club Lamb Show for 1950
▼ere won by a Watauga County
youth, Bob Wltoon of Sugar Grove,
] who exhibited both tho grand
champion and the reserve cham