Sport: Happy Compromise

Since the death of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis last November, baseball's big-league club owners had fumbled the question of naming a new commissioner. Some insisted that a successor should be named at once; others wanted to wait, perhaps until after the war. One sure thing was that no one wanted another Landis.

Last week, the 16 club owners finally met in Cleveland—to pick a commissioner if possible. The three top candidates were Jim Farley, who would rather own a ball club than be President; Ford Frick, capable president of the National League; Bob Hannegan, Democratic National

Chairman. When one after another failed to...