Plans for the only appearance in Brooklyn of the Hakoah Sport Club soccer team of Vienna were officially launched at a luncheon at the St. George Hotel, Brooklyn. Dr. Henry Moskowitz, Treasurer in this country of the organization, announced that preliminary details had been settled for a game at Ebbets Field, Saturday, May 22, with the Brooklyn Wanderers.
The Hakoah eleven at present is in the West. A game was played in St. Louis yesterday and another will be played in Chicago today. The team will leave for New York, arriving here tomorrow, to practice and rest for the engagement with Brooklyn’s professional eleven.
That Brooklyn is as interested in the Hakoah team as Manhattan was, was evidenced by the enthusiasm shown at the luncheon. Dr. Aron L. Jacobi presided in place of Congressman Emanuel Celler, who was called unexpectedly to Washington. Congressman Celler is chairman of the Brooklyn Reception Committee, and Sidney Cohen is in charge of arrangements.
Speakers included Drs. Jacobi and Moskowitz, Mr. Cohen, Dr. Elias Lieberman, Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School; Jack Gumpert, Vice-President of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities. Mr. Gumpert announced that he would undertake to take 6,000 orphans of Brooklyn to the contest.