Push Sale of 25,000 Charity Day Tickets, Daily Racing Form, 1932-02-24


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6 r t PUSH SALE OF 25,000 I CHARITY DAY TICKETS ..I NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 23. As the sale of general admission tickets for the one-day charity meeting to be held Sunday at the Fair Grounds moved along at a rapid pace today, officials of the Louisiana Jockey Club gave much of their time to the direction of preparations for the handling of a capacity crowd at the Sabbath benefit. Arrangements will be much the same as last year, when the plant was crowded to capacity and approximately 5,000 realized. All employes of the Louisiana Jockey Club are donating their services for the day and numerous others desirous of assisting in putting over the charity event will be pressed into service for the afternoon. All receipts from ticket sales, boxes, reservations, commission from mutuel betting, profits from concessions and donations go to the New Orleans Welfare Committee to be used to relieve the most needy of the unemployed residing in New Orleans and, with a good break in weather, the amount realized may closely approach the gigantic total of last year. Ticket agencies were functioning throughout the city today and the local police department disposed of several thousand general admission pasteboards yesterday. Members of the police service will continue to push the sale of tickets throughout the week and business, civic, social, political and charitable organizations will assist in the wel organized drive to dispose of 25,000 tickets.

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