Big Five Benfit Game 1928
BIG RVE OFFERS TO AID MINERS' APPEAL i Extends Services Gratis in Staging Benefit Game. Pro posed by Mayor McMurray Another trace of Interest in the proposed basketball game for the benefit of the Blair county miners' relief nppeal bobbed up yesterday (when Babe Klevan. manager or the 1 Altoona Leather Store Big Five, of fered the services of his team wun-1 wun-1 wun-1 out recompense and expressed a wiU-i wiU-i wiU-i ineness to meet whatever team the ' committee might obtain to collaborate , in making a success of the charitable 'affair. Although John McMurray, city mayor and chairman of the appeal body, and Phil Klevan, head of tne I basketball committee, had hoped for an offer from Altoona's outstanding I basketball team to aid the cause, the Big Five's offer was unsolicited. Babe Klevan's letter to the com mittee follows: "Having read in Monday's paper ' an account of your plan to hold a i benefit basketball game. I, as man-iiger man-iiger man-iiger of the Altoona Leather Store Ui- Ui- Vivo, volimtfvr the services of v - - -' -' the team for this humane cause. e are aiwas ruiriui .n opportunity to be of assistance, so . the Big Five tenders the services gratis of the following players: Cap tain Snaps Emanuel, jimmy i.yncn. Ben Weinstein, Butch Donnelly, Ieroy Lewis, George Beech, Al Sny- Sny- der and Robert Kearney. ,-We ,-We ,-We would play any team you ob tain on any uint yuu scitruw tint u uny floor you may designate. We are to make this cause a success. "Respectfully yours for service in a great cause, "(Signed) Babo Klevan, manager." Desirous of staging the game within within a week, Phil Klevan will make every effort during the next few days to acquaint members of various civic clubs with the purpose of the benefit affair and to obtain their cooperation cooperation in completing the plan suggested suggested by Mr. McMurray. Phil klevan hopes to learn something something definite on the playing floor, also on selection of a team to oppose Big Five if the committee accepts the locals' offer as they probably will.