Wrigley Backs Girls Softball
Wrigley Backs Girls Softball Chicago (API Girls Softball was set up yesterday yesterday on a recognized professional basis with the formation of a league financed by Philip K. Wrigley. Wrigley. president of the Chicago Cubs, and headed by three trustees Wrigley. Branch Rickey, president and general manager of the Brooklyn Brooklyn Dodgers, and Paul V. Harper, attorney for the Cubs. A statement issued by the trustees trustees declared "the aim of the all American girls' softball league would be to follow the recognized professional sports principle of get ting the very best obtainable players players throughout the country and to stage the game in the best possible manner." Players would be signed by this non-profit non-profit non-profit organization for all teams in the league, under personal personal service contracts similar, the trustees' statement said, to those now in use by the stage, screen and radio. "They will also contain certain guarantees similar to those enioved bv members of Actors' Equity." the trustees said. Member cities", for the present, will be in the general Chicago area, but national expansion is a possibility later. For smaller communities communities which were unable to maintain a team of "major league"' caliber, the league would propose "to use excess income over and a"bove expenses in the larger communities communities to support the propef type of entertainment facilities in the smaller communities," the trustees declared.