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George Seisler - Second Loss Kentucky Tops State Riflemen A...
Second Loss Kentucky Tops State Riflemen A "Kentucky" long rifle should have been presented to the Kentucky governor yesterday afternoon, but somebody slipped up the rifle was locked in the vault of a bank. But for the coming year the rifle is definitely a Kentucky rifle, because that state's rifle team vanquished Pennsylania sharpshooters for the second time in a match at Barbour-ville, Ky. It was a narrow victory 1-129-1,102 for the Kentucky riflemen. In the first of the two competitions, on Sept. 28 near Heading, the invading Kentuck-ians outshot the Keystone State team 1,189-1074. The 10-man team from Pennsylvania includes three Lehigh Valley men, Richard Hujsa of Allentown, Robert Hujsa of Nazareth R. 1 and George Seis-ler of Fleetwood. They had no excuses for their second loss, although they were described as red-eyed not only from their 600-mile journey to Barbourville but also from Southern hospitality. The Barbourville shooting match was part of a three-day Dan'l Boone festival in the mountain town of 3,000. About 15,000 persons wearing buckskins, gingham dresses, bonnets and moccasins crowded into the streets and the athletic stadium in which the match was held. The fun - filled competition began when Pennsylvania his torians claimed the so - called Kentucky long rifle should be called the Pennsylvania long rifle, because it was manufactured in Pennsylvania. The honor, it was decided, would be decided annually by two matches, winner taking title to the rifle and the governor of the winning state claiming possession of a trophy long rifle for a year. Last month, at the Daniel Boone homestead, near Reading, Pennsylvania's governor, William Scranton, joined the team to fire one shot at a target on a barn door and hit the bullseye. Kentucky Gov. Bert Combs yesterday did the same, and his slug into the bullseye set off a one-minute fireworks display. He claimed however his target was a great deal smaller than that hit by Gov. Scranton, as he presented trophies to both teams. Liquor Board Convention Attracts 500 Continued from Page B-l choose leaders for the coming year and to carefully consider re solutions presented during the convention so more effective pro grams could be undertaken in be

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  1. The Morning Call,
  2. 13 Oct 1963, Sun,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 20

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