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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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UMPIRE CALLED ROBBER
BURGLAR LOCKS
IN SUMMER
IN WINTER
SELLS
lfJMrWM)i P NIFTIEST j
BY HAROLD JOHNSON
National league fans who call Um
pire Charley Rigler "a thief," "burg
lar" and "pickpocket" during the
summer, when he renders a decision
that displeases, are not at all famil
iar with the winter workings of the
husky official, when baseball is
played only in the stove league. Rig
ler put Massillon, Ohio, on the base
ball sporting map, but now calls
Cleveland his home.
When I bumped into Rigler on a
busy downtown street he was mov
ing even more briskly than any of
the pedestrians. In his right hand
he carried a black case, not unlike
that of the average physician.
"I suppose you carry all the close
decisions in that bag," was the way
I broke the ice.
"That case keeps me from starv
ing during the winter,," was Char
lie's response and immediately he
branched out on another line of
thought.
"Perhaps you have that dark lan
tern and a jimmy in there, that so
many of the fans insist you use dur
ing the summer months."
"A lot of people class me as a burg
lar during the summer months," said
Rigler, "but I am against that class
of people with a vengeance during
the winter," was his response. While
talking he was busy opening the
case, which had aroused so much cu
riosity on my part It contained the
niftiest working model of burglar
proof window lock I have ever seen.
While he worked the model Rigler
gave a lecture that would make a
sure customer out of the tightest
proposition in, the world. Rigler, him-

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