By SID THOMAS
[Victoria Colonist, Nov. 23, 1945]
BASEBALL CONTEST WILL CLOSE SATURDAY NIGHT
With more than 1,000 entries submitted before the deadline Saturday, officials of the Victoria Baseball & Athletic Co., Ltd., sponsors of the local entry in the Western International Baseball League, last night expressed themselves as more than pleased with the success or their contest to select a suitable name for Victoria’s professional baseball team.
Laurel Harney, manager of the local diamond pastimers, announced yesterday that the contest, which opened on October 24, will definitely close tomorrow, and all entries bearing a November 24 postmark will be eligible.
“We have a large selection of names and as soon as the competition closes will get to the job of picking the winning entry. We realize it will be quite a task and will take considerable time. However, we will make our decision as early as possible as we fully appreciate the interest displayed in the competition by baseball fans,” Laurel Harney added.
Entries marked “Baseball Name Contest” should be mailed to the sports department of this newspaper not later than Saturday night in order to qualify for the prize, two box seat tickets at all home league games of the Victoria team.