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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Mrs. Meliitable Campbell Baseball fan? You'd better believe it! By ROSS GIBB Herald News Service TABER Mrs. Mehitable Campbell of Taber knows the score. She's 08 years young and an avid interest in baseball helps keep her that way. Mrs. Campbell has kept com- plete records of every ball TABER (HNS) Sympathet- ic understanding but no com- mitment was (he message left by Highways Minister Clar- ence Copithorne when he ad- dressed a I'ccent luncheon meeting here. Mr. Copithorne was respond- ing to a brief presented by chamber of commerce trans- portation chairman H. George M e y e r. It stressed the impor- tance of completing six miles of g r a de improvements south of the Clun reservoir bridge. UCW lo cater CGIT banquet September 26 IRON SPRINGS (HNS) The Iron Springs United Church Women recently held its first meeting of the fall sea- son at the home of Mrs. L. Robson. The worship service, "How lo Forget Unpleasant Memo- was conducted by Mrs. D. Erno. She also conducted a Bible study on the Book of John. Plans were made to cater to the Sunshine Spreaders Cana- dian Girls in Training "mother and daughter" banquet to be held Sept. 20. Plans y.'ere also made for participating in the "Hsppy Hours1' evening lo be held in First United Church, Leth- bridge, Oct. 18, played in any World Series thp major league record for game since 1940. highest slugging percentage, Sim hopes her baseball Us- season 1920. tory, by hand with lov- "He followed this record ing c a r e, will go to someone year with an .848 slugging per- who loves baseball as much as centage for the 1921 season; led she does or to a baseball mu- the American League- in slug- seum. ging percentage for 13 years Her favorile all-tune player and he holds a host of other is George Herman (Babe) Ruth, mark she recalls, statistics the great lefUiander who holds on the tip of her tongue. She also recalls tho 1961 se- ries when Ihe New York Yankees defeated the Cincin- nati Reds four games to one. Among many Yankee heroes, the standout was Whitey Ford, she recalls. "He set a record of 32 inn- Ings of scoreless pitching in Se- ries competition, b r e a k ing Babe Ruth's mark of 23 and two-third she recalls fondly. Another favorite was Joe Di- Maggio, the great centre field- er. "New York was my favorite team but then they won so many games. I like to see each team have a chance." Now she cheers for them all. LISTS PLAYERS When the gams starts, Mrs. Campbell lists the players and sketches out the field, putting all the men in their positions. She does tills for both teams. In this way, she keeps exact tabs on every ball hit. Mrs. Campbell, widow of Clement Campbell, has a com- plete and in-depth record of ev- ery world series game played fcince 1946. Her records, not only cover such things as pitcher-catcher combinations, but also the course of every ball put in play. The written game coverage began when Mr. Campbell, an avid baseball fan and fanner, had to be in the fields harvest- ing when the series games were played. Tlie only way Mr. Campbell could keep up with the game was if Mrs. Campbell kept record of the plays for him, GOT ANGRY "The thrashers used to get mad at Mrs. Campbell no- ted with a laugh, "because I wouldn't have dinner on Uie la ble when they came in. But would have everything ready li the oven, and I'd put it on the in five minutes. While ;ot dinner, my husband wouk ceep score. "After a while, it got so the first thing the thrashers die was check on how the game Baseball Fan Mrs. Campbell Copitliome non-committal The brief also noted the de- sirability of paving the leg from Warner to Taber which is now oiled and in some disrepair. Mr. Copithorne defended the oiling program as an economical method of dust control. :'It is hard to do all the things you'd like to said Mr. Copithorne. He discussed major highway projects in (he north hinterland million bridge at Fort Vermilion, the Mackenzie Highway, and a new highway linking the tar sands areas with Fort McMurray. Also discussed were further improvements to Highway 3 from Fincastle, east of Taber, to Medicine Hat, the need for improving the intersection ap- proach to Highway 3 at Barn- well, a connecting road from H i g h w ay 30 to the provincial park, and other local problems. Promotion Sunday September COALDALE (HNS) It w be "Promotion Sunday" for th Coaldale United Church Sun day School at 11 a.m. Sunday Sept. 17. Mrs. Fred Stolte Is the Sun day School superintendent. Children aged three and olve of the game even before er marriage. Born and raised (or the first years of her life in Rock- -md, N.Y., now Roscoe, N.Y., he had a brother who was a aseball player. "I used to go with him to all le games and I'd keep score." lEIl SYSTEM When a batter steps up to Ihe late, his name is written. Bc- ide his name is a square in 'hich is recorded a diagram of he progress of his ball. In the pper left hand corner of the is a s e r i e s of letters such Bras, which mean ball, oul ball and strike. Two pages are kept for each ;ame. The fronts of each of :ie pages have recorded the nnings and baiter up orders. On the backs of the pages a drawing of the infield shows where each player is standing, and who he is. In this way, when Mr. Campbell arrived at home for unch, he had only to glance at us wife's sheets to know how lie game was going and why. "We got it all down on paper after we figured out a way to do it." Wo had the first television set iii she says. I get so busy watching the games sometimes, that I forget to write down what U happen- She has continued the game record since the death of her husband in the mid-1960s. Experiencing some- difficulty getting around, on her own, Mrs. Campbell said she has not been to a local game recently. "My husband used to take me to the local games, but I just cannot go on my own. I have ..o car." Baseball is still such an im- portant part of Mrs. Campbell's life that come World Series time, "I lock the door and don't answer the phone. I pull all the drapes closed and the blinds down and I 'go to the World Se- Her trip to the series has had lo be only as far as the living room thus far however. For, Mrs. Campbell, long-time fan that she is, has .never seen a live series game. "My eyes aren't good enough lo see from way she says, "and to see the games from close in would cost so much." Perhaps Mrs. Campbell will still get a chance to attend the World Series, for soon she will return to the United States. She plans to sell her house and move to the home of a nephew and his family in New York. As for the baseball records, Mrs. Campbell is not sure what she will do with them. Her hope is that someone or some mu- seum or organization with a se- rious interest in baseball will take her baseball book. Thurtdnv, S.pi.mb.r M, 197J THE IETHMIDOI HBtAlD 3 PAREWEIL TO PARISH PRIEST Rev. Leslie Trainer, pastor of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Parish at Natal and Sparwood for the past IB years, receives a gift from parishioners at a recent farewell supper. Siro Cimolini presents a wallet to Father Trainer. It was made and donated by Dennis Reghenas, Father Trainor is now pasfor at Rulland, B.C. -Molly Larka Pholo Replace fences stockmen ask SPARWOOD (HNS) The RDEK does not have a policy to cover replacement of fences taken down by subdivides, Mrs. Dorothy Durham, secre- tary of the area's stock- breeders' association, will be told by letter. She appealed to the RDEK board, saying subdividers should he required to replace fences on Crown grazing land if they take some down. Rev. Easson inducted at Foremost FOREMOST (Special! The congregation was on hand n the Foremost United Church recently for the induction ser- vice of the new minister, Rev. George Easson. It was conducted jointly by Rev. Oliver Hodge of Bow Is- land and Rev. Graham Dickey of Milk River. Members of both neighboring congregations join- ed with the Foremost pastoral charge in welcoming the new minister and his wife, Be- atrice, to Foremost. Speeches of welcome were made on behalf of the Foremost congregation by Wallace Phil- lips; for Thistle Ridge by Bill Butterwick; and for Lucky Strike by Carl Thompson. Mr. Easson replaces Rev. Leslie Smith who recently moved to Medicine Hat. The new appointee served in Castor for six years, following Rev. and Mrs. George Easson I JBii Jv' -7 i .y rx Roundup; of t two years of service at Creigh- tpn, Bask., following his ordina- tion in 1964. He is a graduate of the University of British Co- lumbia and Union College. Born and raised in the Stet- ller area, Mr. Easson brings more than 30 years of farming experience to (Ms rural com- munity. From 1942 to 1957 he ran a dairy farm in the Fraser Valley area of British Colum- bia. Tlie Eassons were married less than two years ago, Mrs. Easson being a native of Coder- re, Sask. Prior to her marriage she was employed as a nurse at Swift Current. Stirling good neighbor to homes beyond border STIRLING (HNS) In a generous effort to be a "good neighbor" to home-owners out- side the village, Stirling has de- cided to extend water and sew- er-lines beyond its borders. A delegation of citizens at- tended the recent town council meeting to express their views on a proposal, to extend water and sewer lines to homes out- side the village. Mayor Clifford Hirsche said these services should only be extended to those homes within the village where taxation Irelps to pay for the system. Councilmen Robert Perrelt and Ken Baker felt these ser- vices should be extended in the spirit of neighborliness. Delegates expressed opinions Four fires TABER (HNS) Four fires in the Taber MD, equally di- vided between July and August, wore included in the reports of the fire chief to the town coun- cil. Loss by fire, late in August, COUNTRY NEWS These Are The Letlibtidge Herald Correspondents in Your Area CIARESHOIM PAUL ANDERSEN....................P.O. Box 24S COUTTS MRS. ALICE HACKE General Delivery COAIDAIE MRS. PETER TYMBURSXI..................Box 1005 ENCHANT MRS. MARGARET DORCHAK P.O. Box 1852 BARONS MRS. JUNE COWIE ..................P.O. Box 23T CROWSNEST PASS VERN DECOUX.................. General Delivery Contact these people for your District News or Classified Advertising of the SSlect Feeds plant In town saw more than go up in smoke. The report also covered three ambulance calls in town and two in the municipality during July; two calls in town with none in the MD during August. The volunteer lire depart- ment operated during August under the direction of assistant fire chief Nick Malinski. The fire chief position will be filled this month by a former Taberlle now of London, Out., William A. Lord. Enrolment dips IRON SPRINGS (HNS) A decrease in enrolment was noted when the Huntsville School opened its doors for the new term. There are 52 pupils In the school. Nine are beginners. Staff members include princi- pal James Asplund, Mrs. A. H. Warren, and Mrs. J. E. Jorgcn- sen. Mrs. J. Hammon of Turin is b'brarian. Small turn-out MILK RIVER (HNS) A small crowd was on hand when .Justice Minister Lang and Agriculture Minister Olson visited Milk River. Mr. Lang gave a short count of the work which had been done and is being done by the Canadian Wheat Board in endeavoring to increase the sale of Canadian agricultural products at home and abroad. Probe finances COALDALE (HNS) Tlie town's financial picture will be sludied al a special meeting of council with Mrs. Rae Yama- saki, t r e a s u rer, and Herb Fletcher, secretary, at p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in coun- cil chambers. Tho auditor will also attend. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCUIATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmore Phone 562-2149 that problems will evolve from tliis extension that could easily bring too great a burden on the village ratepayers. Tlie Oldman River Regional Planning Commission also had previously advised such an ex- tension not be made. The two councilmen would not be influenced, however, anc the final vote remained two to one in favor of extension. WINS BURSARY Ken- netli John Skeitlt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Skeith ol New Dayton, lias won a 5500 Alherta Wieat Pool nnrsary each year for np to five years of undergraduate study. Ha is studying pre-niedical courses in the faculty of sci- ence at tlic University of Al- berta. Richard Skeith, his brother, won the same bur- last year. He is study- ing law. IMPORTED ANIMAL Foxes were Imported to Aus- tralia more than 100 years ago to be used for the hunt. SHEET MiTAL LTD. 1709-2nd AVE. SOUTH WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY AFTERNOON Out Of Respect To The Late MR. PETER SCHALK, SR. The best always go West. CAN ADAS MANITOBA DISTJU-ERY UTX ;