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  • Mail Tribune 100: January 21, 1914

  • Don Rader, Medford's lone contribution to major league ball, received a letter Tuesday from the Chicago Federal League, asking if he would consider a contract in the outlaw organization and sounding him regarding his attitude toward organized baseball. Rader was touted last year as one of the most stable of the season's recru...
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  • Don Rader, Medford's lone contribution to major league ball, received a letter Tuesday from the Chicago Federal League, asking if he would consider a contract in the outlaw organization and sounding him regarding his attitude toward organized baseball. Rader was touted last year as one of the most stable of the season's recruits, and played with the Chicago White Sox, being drafted in mid-season from the Pendleton team in the Western Tri-State league.
    Rader received his contract from the White Sox last week, but it was so unsatisfactory that he told friends he would quit baseball forever before he would sign it, and threatens to send it back.
    The Federal league announced last week that they intended to go out after the young blood as well as the stars of the old league, and the letter to Rader is in pursuance of this policy.
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    Twenty-five Bonnie Scotch lassies in kilts, composing the Lady Kilty Band, is to play at the Page Theater Friday, January 23.
    This organization is one of the musical sensations of the present entertainment season and has created the greatest enthusiasm wherever it has played. The members wear the dress of their native countrykilts, a uniform particularly attractive and striking.
    The playing these girls are able to do easily gives the band the rank of the greatest woman's concert band which has appeared before the public. A thorough preliminary musical education is required of every member before they can come under the direction of Conductor McDougall of the band.
    The proficiency of these girls is best proven when it is known that many of them are soloists of note — that they are able to stand before any audience and play with such skill that the heartiest applause is given.
    Catering to the desires of the public is a strong feature of the organization. Please everyone, is the motto of Director Mc Dougall and in the arrangement of his programs this matter is kept carefully in mind. The catchy compositions of the present day are given many places on each program. Well known and popular selection, interspersed with national airs and the always-welcome Scotch ballads make up a concert that is irresistable — they please — one canot keep from applauding.
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