Early Response to Drive Pleases Fund Officials
[Victoria Colonist, Jan. 22, 1952]
Officials in charge of the “Save Baseball” drive last night expressed pleasure at the early response to their appeal and confidence that their goal would be reached. They reported a total of almost $2,000 pledged or already received late last night.
Fund officials will meet members of the Chamber of Commerce tonight and ask them to appeal to get the business firms to get behind the drive. Additional canvassers are still required to interview the general public.
Ted Norbert, likely manager of the Athletics if the drive is successful, was due to arrive in Victoria this morning to aid the drive but phoned last night to say that he would be unable to get here before Saturday because of sickness in his department. He will be in Victoria for the final push.
With ten days left to obtain approximately $32,000, officials feel that if the general public can supply $10,000 the balance will be forthcoming.
Anyone wishing to make a donation or purchase shares is asked to phone G 4890 or B 5632. Officials emphasized that if the drive is not successful, all donations will be returned.