Reading Times, 7/23/15

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- to if In of It or it I - a - IN THE WAKE OF THE NEWS l;r RING W. LARDXER. Not that f was in any way responsible, responsible, but the Central League was considerable league in those days. It boasted Donie Bush, now one of the best shortstops in the business; business; Dode Paskert, now with the Phill;es; Bob Bescher, at present a Cardinal; Sheldon Lejuene, whose latest big league berth was with Pittsburgh; Rube Marquard, Earl VlnlfMO - Taolr nW311 Olflt AndPT - son, Jimmy Austin, Elmer Johnson, a catcher whom McUraw aiierwara signed; John Ganzel, and Champ Os - teen, a shortstop kept for .quite a while by the St. .Louis Nationals. And, of course, dozens of other real ball players that I've forgotten about. Well, Dome Bush came to the Dayton club when he was 18 years niH a vgshwnman. even, could tell at first glance that he had the stuff. So, at the end of one season, iaiun released him outright. South Bend immoHl!it6lv crahhed him. With Aggie Grant at second base to coach him. Dome oecame mc wonder of the league. He would t,, aAAaA ctrenffth to anV Club in the country. And South Bend sought a purchaser in vain. There was just one scout, out of th drove that looked isusn over. who recommended him as a good buy. This was C... Huff, then witn G. blew South Bend one lair aay in Aninict T mp him on me Btreei, and, fresh young thing that I was, spoke to him. "Who Is it?" ir askea. "What have you got?" said he. Root irnirn? sbnrtston in the coun try." said I. And I told him about Bush. . Mr. Huff had heard of him. nut t h hadn't rnnldn't have failed to be in - Dressed with the kid's show ing that afternoon. Dayton happen ed to - be South Bends opponent ana Bush always played his head off against the club that had released him outright. This game went 16 or 17 or IS inninva Tvtntf mlsspid one hard chance and accepted over a dozen. At bat, he collected a homer, a triple anA rmir Kins - lea Three of his hits he made left - handed and three right. "Well." said Hurr, after me game, T wasn't e - oine to recommend this hnv cvrnnt for the draft Mv club, with Wagner, isn't in crying need of a shortstop. But ne s too goou to pass up. Whorcnnn r! wired John T. Tav - lor that Bush should be purchased without delay. "Will draft Bush," John I. wired back, "but will not pay high price for a shortstop." So Mr. Huff went over into Michigan Michigan to inspect his crop of edible peaches. Sfnut after Bcntit visited South Tinnri caw Rnsh nnrt remarked that he would be a good ball player when he crew up. He was too young, too light, too weak a hitter, too erratic. A draft, mirrht he all richt. but a purchase would be a waste of money. The president oi tne tsoutn nena club, which was not exactly rolling In wealth, had Bush figured as worth at least $2,500. He was to make up for a year of hard luck and poor at tendance, nut tne arternoon Derore rafting day arrived, and still no of - The president summoned yours! cordially. "Do you know uomisKeyr ne asked. "No, sir," T admitted. "Well," said he, "I want you to In wrtmot ninf fnr m Pall un Chi cago, get Comiskey and recommend Bush to him. if any or us tun tt, he'd be suspicious. You - just talk is if you were tipping him to a good thing. And you will be." Cn T nnUail tin Vi i i f , onA Idarn. ed that Mr. Comiskey was up in the woods, fishing. "Is there anyone there with authority authority to buy a ball player?" I asked. No. Jones was out of town with the club. It was the last eastern trip. I reported to the president. "Just our luck." he said. "We have only one hope left. That's Watty, at Indianapolis." But Watty was cold. He would draft Bush, but he wouldn't buy him. As it developed, Watty was rather fortunate. Bush went into the draft; live ciuds wanieu mm irneapj, ana Detroit got him. And Detroit turned turned him over to Indianapolis for more seasoning. If Commy had been in Chicago that day, we might have had at least one more world's championship on the south side. On the other hand? my conversation might have bored him to death. LOCAL BREVITIES At a meeting of the Trinity IT. E. Sunday Sunday school hoard it was decided to hold a picnic at Mineral Spring Park for the primary scholars on August 7. Several Reading Italians left for Philadelphia, Philadelphia, enrontc for New York, to sail loday aboard the steamship Ancona for their native land to do service in the war agulnst Austria. This is the second call issued by the Italian government for reservists and about 25 countrymen from Reading will journey with 3,000 others on the first shipload. H. J. Miller, of Topton, a recent graduate graduate of the Theological Keminary, Lancaster, Lancaster, was elected pastor of the. Faulkner Faulkner Faulkner - Swamp charge, Goshenhoppen Class - Is, Eastern Snydor. The charge has been vacant since the death of the former former pastor, Rev. George W, Roth. The three Bartos. acrobatic team of tills city, left for New Y'ork, where they will appear for an extended time In the leading vaudeville houses of that citv and the nearby district. The members of the team are Edward and Oscar Barto and Dewey Swoyer. While in this he team makes its headquarters at Richards' gymnasium. Ninth and Bin - gaman streets. George II. Schaeffer. 1354 Mineral Spring road, chief of the electrical department department of the Carpenter .'steel Works, has enlisted for the four weeks' practice practice camp to be held at Plattsburg, N. 1.. beginning August 10. Another all - day session was held at the Holiness campmeeting. At 10.30 triere was a preaching service. Rev." Kennedy choose as his subject Old Testament Love." The afternoon preaching was by Rev. F. D. Geary, of Aiientown. The Wednesday evening service was a great success, with a powerful powerful nermon by air. Kennedy. Seven members were admitted, a plan Which calls fnr rha o ..... 1 ...I r . . .. . i - - - aumigaiiiauuil Ul IIIB association In Berks, Lebanon, Lancas - trr, ines - er, Lehigh, Northampton, bchuylkiil and Montgomery counties was O'BCtlSSed an1 a fttmmt...... . J i Councilman Ruth was appointed at the Muiiiiujr nieeiing or tne f uneral Directors Directors A SfW iH t i. - in n T,. I. r - V. Counties, in the parlors of Undertaker Walter J. Loy, Hamburg. With thecom - . ' """i - uira venicies, which are used in practically every branch of the urdertakins' htilnofi . the association are of the opinion that they should be allowed to go through the City Park when called to remove a body from St. Joseph's Hospital. At present they are required either to take the steep grade on Walnut street above Eleventh or make a long detour. Hunter Hunter Henninger and Francis F. Seidel were appointed to interview Mr. Ruth THE NEWS - TIMES FORUM ADVOCATES CITIZENS' TICKET rr.Z I,Iditor f The News - Times: With the approach of the period for councilmanic and mayoralty nominations, property - holders and voters generally are admonished of the importance to give serious attention attention to the selection of candidates for these important offices by agitation agitation through the press, business, society society and church gatherings. Unless Unless something - of this nature be done, the selections will be made by the political machines, that have little or no Interest in the public welfare, welfare, while the candidates they thrust upon the people are usually servile automatons devoid of executive executive qualifications and the initiative to act on Important measures requiring requiring mature Judgment and attendant attendant responsibilities. The City of Reading Is a big business business proposition, involving an assessed assessed realty valuation" beyond J60, - 000,000 and the raising and expenditure expenditure of large sums of money for maintenance. The management of a large industrial plant or department store requires system and resourceful resourceful minds to grasp every dtstail and to improve upon the same, and we seldom hear criticism of these establishments. establishments. With our municipality we find remissness charged against every administration largely because of its political complexion, and again because of the many nincompoops who find refuge in subordinate Jobs that thev would not morif in a x,,..s ncss estabishmcnt, together with a generally loose wasteful management in mo uuiereni departments. The STORE CLOSES 11.30 A. M. Friday Women's Neckwear small lot of Women's Neckwear, including plain white and colored organdie guimpes and sets, organdie collars, white and colored; 25c and 5oc values, extra special, each ., 12'2C MIDSUMMER MILLINERY OFFERINGS 100 Women's Trimmed Hats of Panama, leghorn and liemp, "pretty summer models; $6 valuer, very special . $ 1 .48 Motor Caps in all shades; $1.48 value, Oft special at yOt LAWN SWINGS Value $5.00 $6.98 Sale Pries $2.98 $5.50 MASON JARS (Sold As Are) Pint Size, dozen 25c Quart size, dozen. . . ...35c 2 - Quart size, dozen. ... .50c,

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  2. 23 Jul 1915, Fri,
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