Eastern League Scores
The first legal broadside fired at the Eastern Soccer League resulted in score one for the new soccer organization. Brooklyn filed injunctions against several of its Jewish players who bolted the club and associated with the New York Hakoah. The players involved were Josef Eisenhoffer, Leo Drucker and Lajos Grosz. In Kings County Superior Court yesterday, Justice Faber declined to suspend the stay of injunctions and the players were privileged to appear in the Hakoah lineup in the two games in New York over this weekend. The outcome of the hearing was similar to that in the case of Siegfried Wortmann, former New York National player, against whom the Nationals obtained an injunction to prevent his playing with Hakoah. Both sides have until Monday to file additional papers in the case, after which a decision will be made.
Final Decision Important
To both sides the final decision in the injunction proceedings is quite important. Victory in the first of the many legal entanglements threatened by the American Soccer League would have a stimulating tendency to encourage other proceedings. On the other hand a decision favoring Hakoah as a member club of the Eastern Soccer League and within its rights in signing these players would present a quite different aspect to the many legal threats hurled by the outlawed organization.