Thursday, 13 March 2008

No Change at the Top in Victoria

Arthur Cox Returned As Tyees’ President
[Victoria Colonist, Feb. 24, 1953]
Shareholders of the Victoria Baseball and Athletic Co. Ltd. apparently appreciated the manner in which their directorate handled Tyee business affairs in 1952.
At the annual general meeting of the local Western International League club, held last night in the Canadian Legion auditorium, president Arthur Cox and his executive were voted back into office en bloc. However, vice-president George Straith had requested that his name be withdrawn due to ill health and Alex Straith was named to fill the vacancy.
Booster Club prexy, Frank Ireland, was also nominated but declining to stand for election due to pressure of his other duties.
During a directors meeting later, Cox was again selected as president with E. LeLacheur taking over as vie-president and Laurie Wallace continuing as secretary-treasurer. J.V. Johnson, Ray Parfitt, Stuart Keate and Straith complete the board of directors.
In his report to the meeting, the president noted that although again operating at a loss in 1952 there had been a betterment of the club’s outlook and indicated plans were under way to curtail expenses and increase revenues in the coming season.
Mentioned was an offer by the Chamber of Commerce at Sonoma, Calif., the Tyees’ spring training site, to put on sale 1,000 training-camp tickets at $4 each. Also planned is a drive to see approximately 15,000 tickets to the Spokane-Victoria contest which will usher in the local season April 23. This idea has met with considerable success in other baseball communities.
Tyees will train for three weeks instead of the former four in a move to pare that expensive item. They are tentatively due to report to manager Cec. Garriott on March 27.

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