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BOWLING BRESSLER ALSO REQUESTED AS PARTOF TRADE Hendricks Asks Reds for the Pitcher-Outfielder in Ad dition to Schreiber. THREE NEW TRIBESMEN On top of the announcement that he had turned a third deal In Chicago for the 11)20 Indians by obtaining Inflelder Schreiber from the Cincinnati Reds as part of the Sammy Crane deal Manuger Hendricks today started working! for the senices of Rube Bressler as the tnird part of the same Crane trade. The trade with the Reds was divided into three parts, two players and cash, ana with the securing of Schreiber two sec tions of the deal were completed. There fore, if the Tribe boss gets Itressler, a player who can pitch or play the out held and also, slug the ball, Indian apolis fans will be well satisfied. Schreiber was a Red substitute last season, hut he was a valuable one and tilled Heinie Grob's shoes at third bare la fine style when the Cincy regular was out of the game during an Im portant part of the season’s play. A.* an American association player Schricbci no doubt will prove a star, and in ob taining him Hendricks evidently intends to have the all-star infield outfit of the A. A. , When Steve Yerkes announced his re tirement from league baseball Hendricks slated that he regretted to see the vete ran go, but that be would fill his shoes with a younger man and be well satis fied. lie has made good on the promise by grabbing two younger athletes In Schreiber and Wright, the latter from the Des Moines club. Hendricks was due back In Indianapolis late today and was expected to return with more en couraging news for the fans. He needs another catcher, at least one more out fielder and about three pitchers. Out fielder Leo Callahan, purchased from the Phillies Wednesday, marked the start of rebuilding the Hoosier outerworks. Carman Hill, pitcher, has Joined Yerkes and Steele in the outlaw league, according to late reports, but there is some doubt about Hill go ing through with the outlaw proposi tion, it is said, because the Oil City team bsß not- found him a satisfactory sideline jdb. Other A. A. players are being Bought by the independent league, and Hendricks is nor. the ouly Asse rtion club pilot being handicaped by desertions. Players who are jumping face suspension and no .doubt will be barred from organized baseball If they persist their moves along this line. INDUSTRIAL CLUBS FORM ASSOCIATION (CHICAGO. Feb. 13.—Tbe Central In dustrial Baseball association was organ ized yesterday at a special meeting in tile Hotel Sherman. The officers are: A: E. Staley, Decatur, president; G. E. Chamberlain. Decatur, vice president, and Joseph Muldoon, Chicago, secretary. •Seven clubs were represented at the gathering from sevpn different cittes. It Ist expected that before the season opens the organization will have twenty mem bers. The object of the association will be to promote entertainment and recrea tion for the employes of the Industrial pfcnts and to establish a relationship be tween the members of the association. DALY SERIOUSLY ILL. .TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 13. —It was seated today tl at Tommy Daly, the well kfowa trainer of the Toronto Leafs last season and recently appointed to train tle Detroit Tigers/is down with double pneumonia. HOLDOUT HANK SIGN'S. COLUMBUS, 0., Feb. 13.—Catcher Hiuak Gowdy of the Boston Braves, hero off the world's series in 1914 and the fifist major league ball player to enlist In the world war, Thursday reached an agreement on salary with the Boston club. He had been a holdout. DUNN BUYS PLAYERS. SPRINGFIELD, 0„ Feb. 13.—Manager Joe Dunn of the Bloomington club of the Three ! league, announces, that he has purchased the releases of Catcher Bob Snyder of Joplin, Mo., and Third Baseman Edward Lloyd of the Los Angeles club. .- Wabash Track Athletes Picked for N. D. Meet i - Ind., Feb. 13. Thirteen men will make- up the Wabash college track squad which will Journey to South Bend for the first indoor track meet of the season with Notre Lame on Saturday afternoon. Twelve men have been tentatively gelected to form the pHasid, end Athletic Director J. R. Townsend will select one more repre sentative before the team goes north. As the selection now stands, the fol lowing men, and the events in which they are entered, will make the trip: Ijauman, Weber and Knee, In the dashes: Manley and VanArsdale, in the quarter; Brown, in the half-mile; East lack and Gustafson, In the mile; Bruce, in the two-mile; Naber, in the pole vault and hurdles; Wiles, in the high jump; Morris, in the shot put, and Knee, in the broad Jump. Lauman, the unheralded star from Attica, is attracting wide attention in school through his sensational perform ances in the dash events. Considering the condition of the gymnasium indoor track this man is showing speed little less than remarkable. However. Weber, ati Evansville High school product, and varsity football quarterback, is giving Lauman a hard run for honors in practice. Chicago Line Drives CHICAGO, Feb. 13. William Roach, Columbus infieider, was sold to the Minneapolis club. Rube Vickers, formerly a major league pitcher, signcil a contract to manage the Kalamazoo club. Kid Gleason, White Sox pilot, unable to put over any satisfactory deal, an nounced teat he would, leave for the east, where he would continue to work on deals. I.efty Tyler reached town yesterday, and Immediately joined Alexander. Vaughn and Killefer and left for Hot Springs, where they will start their pre liminary training. While it was reported that Chick Shorten, the Tiger obtflelder, had joined the ranks of the holdouts, Manager Jen nings said he knew nothing about it. Catcher Walter Mayer was sold to Min neapolis by Washington. .Tames E. Brewster of the Seattle team announced that he had obtained “Tub” Spencer, former Tiger catcher, from Salt Lake, and Bruce Hartford, shortstop, from Dcs Moines. Roger Brenahau is all smiles over the 1 several deals he has made and does not hesitate to tell you he like the chances !>f bis Toledo team in the 1920 associa tion chase. Watch Your Step, Tom LONDON, Feb. 13.—Sir Thomas Lipton is brimful of confidence on the outcome of the rare for the America's cup, ac cording to an interview published by the Mail. He said decisively: “I am going to win.” Sir Thomas will send a fast motor boat to the United States to try out the Shamrock. 1 EDDIE ASH TIMES New York Boy Is Big Winner on Cuban Track y? ; 4 , _! , J. CARMODY. A year ago J. Carmody was galloping horses for Tom Walsh. Now tbe 16- year-old boy is the riding sensation of the season at the Havana race track. A. A. Bulz, wealthy, Cuban, who holds the boy under contract, says he would not sell the boy’s services for $25,000. During January Carmody rode twenty five winners at Havana. Horsemen have pronounced him the greatest rider 6f re cent years. He is leading all jockeys at Oriental park In riding winners. His father is a conductor on the Long Island railroad. Bluff ton Triangles Tune Up for Title Tournament Games BLUFFTON. Tnd., Feb. 13—The Tri angle basketball team of Blufftou, rep resentatives of this portion of the state in tbe Indiana 130-pound basketball tour ney at Indianapolis Feb. 27 and 2s. is canceling all hard games on the schedule so that the team will be in perfect con dition for the state amateur classic. Coach Ault stated that be will take no chance in any bard games before the tourney, in fear that some of his men would be injured. The Triangle team was crowned the champs of this part of the state when they were winners over the H. C. Bay Plano team of this city by a 32-28 score. Capt. Gettlc of the locals, who plays the pivot position. Is a former high 'School player and has proven a big point maker the entire season. Hurt and Stogdill, th light and speedy forwards on the Tri angle five, are called by local followers the “wonder pair.” Canoe Club Athletes in Trials Tonight for DePauw Meet Feb. 10 The members of the Indianapolis Ath letic and Canoe club track squad will try hard to outsmart each other to night when they clash in the club's of ficial elimination trials, after which the team will be picked that is to compete against DePauw university in their dual indoor track meet carded at the V. M. C. A., Feb. 19. The members of the squad have rounded into wonderful form after weeks of hard training under Coach Ray Bonsib and every position will be strongly contested in the trial spins. Word from Coach Bucheit states that the DePauw team that competes here next week will be a well balanced group, capable of showing opposition to the best combination in the country. Capt. Boh Mason, who has clipped off l'X) yards in ten seconds flat, is going great and will give the Canoe club men reg istered against him a merry go. Harold Jones is also looking fine jn the sprints and both high and low hurdles. The Tigers have been drilling dally for the past month, with a cross country jaunt thrown in now and then, and a host of distance talent has been uncovered. Cue Expert Henning Enters Waltz Contest When the contestants in the Btate prize waltz move out on the floor at the Ath enaeum Friday evening. Feb. 27, there will be a billiard expert among them. Gene Henning, former state pocket cue champ, has, been stung by the danee buy and yesterday be entered the prize event, which carries an award of SSO for the winning couple. Dancing has attracted more enthusiasts this winter than ever before and a num ber or out-of-town waltzdrs will come to the city Feb. 27 to match their prow’ess against the best Indianapolis can offer. Paul Gibson and Ida Abbott, who are rated the best waltzers in the city, are looking forward to keen oppo sition in the state affair, but they feel confident of maintaining their prestige. Here’s a New One The Thorndyke SHIRT A fine check penang made with a starched Thorndyke collar to match. , Avery "smart shirt and abso lutely fast colors — $3.50 22 E. Wash. St. 159 N. 111. St. BASKET BALL DePauw Wins First Wabash Battle by Spurt Near Windup Miller and Cannon Run Up Count on Scarlet Rivals in Second Half. GREENCASTLE, Ind., Feb. 13.—A crack in the Wabash defensive machine in the final minutes of play and won derful basket shooting by Miller aud Cannon netted DePauw a 32 to 16 vic tory over tbe Scarlet here last night. The game was the first between tbe two schools this season, and until the last five minutes was a thriller. The teams ran through the first half on practically even terms, DePauw holding the lead which never amounted to more than four points and was seldom over two. Wabash hung up the first tally when Bartlett dribbled the ball tbe en tire length of the floor for an under-the basket shot. Miller evened the score with a clever shot a few seconds later, and the two teams soughs hard to half time, which was/ reached with DePauw holding a 13-to-il lead. The first few minutes of the second pe riod were a repetition of what occurred in the first half. With five minutes to go the Tigers uncorked a dash of bril liant passing that broke down the bar riers separating them from baskets aud enabled them to double the count. The lineup and summary of last night’s game follows: DePauw (22). Wabash (161. Cannon Forward Adam Carlisle Forward Kasliner Miller Center Bartlett Mendenhall Guard Hunt Gipson Guard Grater Substitutions —Young for Carlisle. Kep ner for Gipson, Etter tor Adam, Kerr for Kashner, Naber for Etter, Jewell for Bartlett. ‘ Field goals—Miller 6, Mendenhall 3, Cannon 2, Carlisle, Adam 2, Kashner, Bartlett 3. Foul goals—Gipson 4, Cannon 4, Kash ner 4. Referee—Young. Umpire—Craigle-. Em-Roes Plan Strenuous Practice Sessions for Oswega Game Tuesday Practice is the word in the Em-Roe camp this week, with the undefeated Os wego Giants on the trail for a game with the local quintet here Tuesday night at the Y'. M. O. A. The Oswego five claims the world’s championship and reports from its tour through Michigan and Wis consin at the present time indicate the visitors are worthy claimants of such a tttle. i tie roster of the New York aggrega tion contains the names of two heroes of the world war which indicates they are at least fighters of the first order. Carl Marriott and Eddie Murphy were members of the Fighting Twenty-seventh division, which was nmong the leaders breaking through the Hindenburg line. Local fans are anxious to see the now Km-Roe lineup in action following a week of intensive drill. Johnny Hennes sev. the recent addition to the Green and White outfit, is showing up well In the workouts this week. Capt. Feeney re ports. Hennessey probably will he seen at a forward position in the game with the Oswego Giants, with Scboenemsn working at the center station. Kline will work the other forward job, while Rehr ent and Capt. Feeney will do duty at the guard stations. Babb, guard, will be ready for service during the scrap. CATHEDRAL STANDING. The Cathedral High School Basketball league has played half of Its schedule with the standing as follows: Won. l/ost. Pet. Crickets 5 2 .714 Beetles 3 2 .714 Mosquitoes 3,3 .623 Butterflies 33 ji23 Centipedes 4 4 300 Spiders 33 ’373 Scorpions 2 6 230 Wasps 2 f> .250 J' hrSrfn(Bkowtre j \ and uncertain spring weather I \ —you may need one of these Coats Gravenetted Spring Goats, $25 Leathertex Goals, (Biack and Tan) S2O Suede Goats, ms" S2O and $27.50 Rubberized Raincoats, $lO to $25 Gaberdine Showerproof Coats, $25 Only at a Hauger Store are such values possible —of this you can easily be convinced by a little shopping tour about town. If you are going to need a light-weight Spring Coat or Raincoat here is an opportunity to realize a substantial saving. At Our 236 Mass. Ave. Store Hauger Clothes , . Three Stores First Block Mass. Ave. / 40 Stores in U. S. A. /sW INDIANA DAiLi iiiviES, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1920. BOXING ENGLISH CHAMP MEETS MITCHELL MILWAUKEE, Feb. 13.—Johnny Shep pard, billed as English lightweight champion and wearing an eighteen collar, will make his. American debut before Otto Borchert’s Cream City A. C- in the Mil waukee auditorium tonight, opposing Richie Mitchell in the scheduled ten round windup. Richie Is some shucks among our lightweights, and If the Brit ish star is good enough to lace him Johnny will be able to ms’.e some money In this country. If Richie makes Shep pard look bad then Johuny will not fare so well financially. DAILY’ CHALLENGES YVIGGINS. Manager Pray of Jack Daily, local heavyweight scrapper, has put forward claims for hts boxer and believes Dally deserves consideration when it comes to arranging bouts for Chuck Wiggins, the Indianapolis pugilist, who won the heavyweight title of Australia, and who has returned to the states for a cam paign among the big fellows. Pray also challenges Jack Dillon and Battling Hal stead and will be ready to send Daily against either at any time. Cbmmuni cations should be addressed to Manager D. E. Pray, 1855 North Pennsylvania street. INDIANA BOY'S CARDED. DAYTON, 0., Feb. 13.—Frankie Man tell of the Atlas club has completed the boxing program to be given next Monday night at the Dayton Industrial Expo sition building Ray Pryel of Pittsburg and Y’oung Neill of Allentown will meet In a twelve-round go at 142 pounds; Young Webb and Tommy Teague, the latter of Muticle, ind., .will battle for ten rounds at 125 pounds, and Johnny Mack, Cincinnati, and Clyde McHenry, Mont pelier, Ind., will mix things for eight rounds. They will enter tbe ring at Im pounds. .. KID MEX BEATS DELMOXT. • SAN DIEGO, Cal., Feb. 13.—Johnny 'Kid l Mex was given the decision over Gene Delmont. lightweights, at the close of their twenty round contest at Tia Juana. Mex had the better of the go ing the enttro distance. In the second round he floored his opponent three times and had him on the defensive after that. YVHITE STOPS MACKE. DENVER. Feb. 13.—Charley White of Chicago defeated Carl Macke of Denver In two rounds of a scheduled twelve round bout last night. The referee stopped the light, giving White a tech nical knockout. Week-End Basketball of Interest to Local Fans TONIGHT. lowa vs. 'lndiana at Bloomington. Manual vs. Bedford at Bedford. Valley Mills vs. Morristown at Marlon club. - SATURDAY’. Purdue vs. lowa at I>afayefte. Chicago vs. Illinois at T rbana. Michigan vs.'Wisconsin at Madison. Notre Dame vs. Detroit Uuntverslty at South Bend. Dentals vs. Culver at Culver. Franklin vs. Hanover nt Hanover. Khortridge vs. Bloomington at “Y.” Tech vs. Bedford at Bedford. Basketball Results _______ COLLEGE. DePauw, 32; Wabash, 16. II Kill SCHOOL. Culver Academy. 36: Y'oung America, 24. Vincennes, 21; Lawrencevllle, 11. INDEPENDENT. Debonairs, 19; Boys’ Club. 12. Chrlstamore Cubs. 39 \ Y\ M. H. A., 12. Maple Rond. 83; P. D. (J., 4. •■Y” Juniors, 11; Third Christian Juniors. 6. Triangles. 18; Morton Place, 12. CHARLES LOGAN SPORT Massing Reorganizes Tiger Baseball Team for Coming Season Veteran Leaguer Becomes Manager and Will Go After State Games . John Massing, former Southern as sociation catcher, and a heavy hitter with Bill Phillips’ Hoosier Feds in 1913, has taken over the Tiger baseball team for the 1920 season, and it bids fair to make a strong race for the big honors in state independent ranks. Massing has lined up a number of youthful stars of the south side and if these pastlmers play up to their past performances the club Is bound to move in the fastest of com pany. Massing Is going after both city and out-of-town teams for games, and plans to get an early start by having bis men report for practice at Garfield park the first Sunday In March for a work out in the morning. Garfield will be the training grounds of this new team and Massing intends to send his men through intensive work outs weekly. He will give individual in struction to all players and give special attention to tbe battery men. Massing has played both behind the bat and at first Dase, and is familiar with tbe work ings of all positions. Communications for the club should be addressed to Man ager John Massing. 953 South Meridian street, or telephone Prospect 7940. At present Manager Massing has the fol lowing players engaged: Pitchers, Voltz and Schott; catcher, R. Haffcr; first base, H. T’attman; second base, Gib son; third base. Tegler; short stop, Weber: left field. H. Hatter: center field. A. Pattman; right field, Atkins; utility, Spltznagel. 17 Games for Irish NOTRE DAME Ind , Feb. 13.—Seven teen games, twelve of which are with members of tbe Big Ten, have been ar ranged for Coach Dorlas’ Notre Dame baseball team next spring. The sched ule was announced by Athletic Director Knuts Rockne upon his return from the gathering of Indiana athletic heads at Lafayette. There’ll Still Be High Balls Served in Majors, but They Must Be Dry Behold the major league mnp, now In bis uew job. Shades of the old days, he Is to he the prohibit ion euforcer of ba eball. Just as tnc American association umps were last season. In addition to calling balls and strikes, stopping bottles with his head and hear ing his family history traced from the diamond and the stand I ', the big league mnp must stop the Issue of wet goods on tbe diamond. Baseball lihr joined the American as sociation and gone dry. Highballs still will be permissible, but in keeping with the times, they can not be wet. The spitball has been doomed in tbe majors also as an offending member of the wet family. Y’oungsters who nsplrp to great ness on the pitching mound will be edu cated to the modern belief that it is dangerous to handle wet good* 1 , that one is better off without it aud that the boy who never starts the habit will never break his heart stopping it. The old timers who have made a l’v irrg dishing out the wet goods and who faced ruin In business with the advent of the dry wave were spared by the kindly fathers of the game. They, the old “topers” of the pastime, can heave up wet highballs from the mound, tint they must, have a license signed by tbe present and all the notables. Umpires can raid'the bos nt any time and de mand the lieen : o If It is not found and any evidence of wet goods is spotted, the all-powerful umpire <\m Jail the boxmun In the locker room. ROSS STILL WINNING. ADELAIDE. South Australia. Feb. 13 —Norman Ross of San Francisco won the 100-yard swimming championship of Australia here, defeating F. E. Benure palre, tho Australian champion. Ross's time was :37 3-5. CUE GOSSIP BIUJARDS STATE THREE-CUSHIONS. Clyde Martin and William Curtis were the winners in the state three-cushion billiard tourney games at Harrv Cooler’s parlor yesterday. Martin defeated Rubens in the afternoon game, 50 to 41, in 131 innings. Each man had a high run of four. Curtis defeated Martin In the night contest, 50 to 38. in eighty-six Innings, with a high run of four. Two games will be played tonight. At 6 o’clock Volger meets Curtis, while at 8 o’clock Sullivan and Terrill play. Wilson Encourages Efforts of American Olympic Committee President Becomes Honorary Leader of Yank Boosters for Belgium Games. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—Official gov ernment sanction and support for the team which will represent the United States in the Olympic games at Ant werp next summer was obtained by the Olympic committee in a series of confer ences Thursday with htgh government officials. The position of honorary president of the American committee was accepted provisionally by Secretary Tumulty on behalf of President Wilson. Secretaries Baker and Daniels were made honorary vice presidents of the committee and Un dersecretary of State Polk agreed to serve as a member. In discussing the acceptance of the honorary presidency by President Wil son, Secretary Tumulty assured tbe com mittee of the president’s approval of United States participation In the Inter national games to be staged In Bel gium. Debonairs Win Title in City League With Win Over Boys’ Club i The Debonairs copped the champion ship of the Indianapolis Amateur Basket ball nsociation last night, when they de feated the Boys’ club quintet, 19 to 12, in ;a hard fought contest at the Uommunhl | building, and finished their schedule with la record of eight victories and no de feats. The "Delis” lost to the South Side | Turners In the fourth round of the tour nament. but the game was 1%-otested and : the board of directors of the loop ordered j It scratched off the records. The Boys’ club athletes, with only one | defeat chalked up against them, had a chance to tie the race In last night’s, j contest, and they put up a stiff fight! | but the excellent teamwork of the Debo nair squad and the goal shooting of An-. , derson and Starbuck. forwards, was too i much for them. Coach Squires’ men are Just coming out of their second slump and. boasting of 'heir recent victories 'over the, Ferndales and tbe Bovs’ club, they are going out after the big teams lof the state Seven Days More of the Tailoring Sale Nineteen Days More of the“Ready”Sale \ , This tells you to a day just how much time you have left in which to profit by The Kahn Tailor ing Company *s Semi-Annual CUT-PRICE SALE One Event Ends February 21 —The Other Ends March 6 tQEVEN MORE DAYS of the Tai •3 lored-to-Measure tomorrow and the 6 days of next week. If you take our advice as seriously as we trust you will, we will have your order TOMOR ROW. Unless we have the co-opera tion of our patrons in this degree, it may be next to impossible for us to care for the business. We believe the seven busiest days in Kahn history are the seven just ahead. The warning of higher prices to come has been responsible for the wonderful volume of business we have enjoyed since the very first day of the sale—in _ seven days this exceptional opportunity will be a thing of the past, though the - “ready” sale will not terminate until March 6th. \ \ ' s You know what a Kahn Sale means—everything reduced, staples, fancies —nothing is held back. You know what the sale prices are by this time—the same NOW as when the sale started, the - same as they will be when it closes. The thing to do now is to think quick and act quick—leave your order TOMORROW if you can possibly arrange to do so. Washington and J ■ Jtr §f g gjk J| I Second Floor — Meridian Sts. J | Kahn Building TMWRim w HEZE CLARK NEWS O. V. BUSHER j "ijjjjifflMm I hev aJreddy promised the Five Points YVcekly Recorder a wekely lettur from the traneing camp. That pays for a yere’s subscrlpshun. Rice Back in the Turner Lineup for the Southport Game The clash between the Southport Inde pendents and the South Side Turner basketball teams will start at 8:15 o’clock tonight on the Turner floor and from the amount of advance interest taken in the game a packed gallery is expected to turn out. Tbe Turners have attracted a large following by tbeir good work this season and have boosted th prestige of tbe south side organization to a point where it threatens to crowd any like or zanlzatlon here for basket, honors. Capt. Rice will be back in tbe game tonight after a long absence due to ill ness and his presence is expected to in crease the speed of the Turners. The Southport five is coming here with a rep utation that deserves attention and it will give tbe Turners a stiff battle. A dance will follow the game tonight. Stecher Tosses Zbyszko BOSTON, Mass.. Feb. 13. —Joe Stecher. world's heavyweight champion, catch-as catcb-can style, successfully defended his title here last night by defeating Wladek Zbyszko, whom he downed in one hour, thirty-two minutes and thirty seeonds. The fal was made by a full body sets sors and a wrist lock. Stecher, while reeling under Zbyszko's attack, secured the hold that resulted in tbe fall. For five minutes before he had been held in a toe hold after he had gripped Zbyszko for an equal length of time with a bead leekv Stecher used principally the head lock and scissors, while Zbyszko relied upon the toe hold. BOXING MINORS STILL TALK FOR NEW MAJOR TERMS Johnson’s Attitude Discourag ing, but Working Agreement Likely, Heydler Says. CHICAGO. Feb. 13.—An agreement be tween the major and minor baseball leagues was expected to be reached to day, President John Heydler of the Na tional league, announced. Heydler decided late yesterday to postpone his return to New York untlfl further conferences between the commit tees representing the major and minor leagues should determine definitely whether or not anew working agreement is possible. The failure of President Ban Johnson of the American league to lend his offi cial sanction to the conference yester dpy afternoon disturbed the calm of the diamond moguls. Johnson could not be located all day yesterday and no official committee representing the American league was present at the aft ernoon meeting. Secretary Grabiner of the Chicago White Sox, Secretary Richardson of the Washington club, and President John son's secretary attended the meeting, however. The minor league magnates said chance for an agreement appeared small in view of Ban Johnson's reported atti tude that any arrangements with the minors would be useless until tho Balti more Federal suit attacking the validity of the national commission is settled.. Announcement of the appointment of anew chairman for the national com mission probably will be held up for another month. BAR MID-SEASON PLAYER CHANGES NEW YORK, Feb. 13.—1n prohibiting trades or sales of players after July 1 the American league has taken a step that will do much toward restoring the sporting spirit in. baseball. This wm the belief expressed in local baseball circles today in conjunction with the opinion that the National league made a mistake by refusing to adopt a like rule. Tho new American league rule will put a stop to indiscriminate bidding fori players in the middle of red-hot pennant races. It will do away with the practice of tampering with players and will pre vent players with second-division clubs from becoming so easily dissatisfied. It will aiso prevent another such battle In American league circles as the one over < arl Mays, a battle that snook the league to its foundation. American leaguers hereafter will have to struggle alODg on tbeir merits after the first of suly and money bags will not count in the pen nant race.