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or a ten days' notice of unconditional
release a playermay sign immediate ly with any other team. The com mission asked to have the word "ne gotiate" substituted for "sign." At the conclusion of the public hearing the national commission, the minor, league committee and the players' representatives went into executive session to take up the dis puted requests; Ed Smith, local sporting writer, is again dickering for the purchase .of the Denver Western League club. Alfred De Oro, defending his three cushion billiard title, increased his lead over Charles Mqrin last night by winning the second block, 50 to 39. The final 50 points will be placed to night. The score now is De Oro 100, Morin 82. o o The hair grows much faster in summer than in winter. HOW GUNBOAT SMITH WON CHAMPIONSHIP '' The 15th round finish of Arthur Pelke'y, who was knocked out by Gun boat Smith in San Francisco, on New Year's day. All experts unite in de claring that Smith is the real champion as a result of the elimination of the -unsavory Johnson from ring affairs.. Pelkey cliamed the litle by virtue of his defeat of Luther McCarthy in Canada which ended jn. McCarthy's death-.