THE INSIDE TRACK
?The Boston Red Sox hope to sign disgruntled Phillies' Pitcher Gene Conley, who doubles as pro basketball center with the Boston Celtics. Conley says he will never play baseball for Philadelphia again because of salary differences with John Quinn.
?Opponents of Southern Methodist University, loser of four straight games, will encounter wild, razzle-dazzle football during the rest of the season. As Coach Bill Meek said: "You can't get hurt falling out of bed when you're sleeping on the floor."
?The nation's top collegiate tennis team next year will play for Trinity University of San Antonio (enrollment: 1,300). Davis Cupper Chuck McKinley will begin his sophomore year; teammate Earl Buchholz has signed a Trinity letter of intent. Without Buchholz, Trinity was 16-1 in dual meets last year, losing only to powerful UCLA.
?Repercussions are still being felt as a result of the AAU's banning of a visiting Swedish basketball team here last winter. Piqued at this and other AAU boo-boos over the years, three members of the National Basketball Committee are quietly making plans to supplant the AAU as U.S. representative on the International Basketball Federation.
? Missouri Valley Conference football is dying, with only four of eight members—Wichita, North Texas, Tulsa and Cincinnati—competing for the championship. Look for the Valley to add three more schools in 1961, probably Memphis State, Louisville and Marquette, all of them prepared to compete in football, as well as other sports.
At a fashionable boys' school in Nottinghamshire last week, mountain climber Sir John Hunt was asked by a pupil: "What did Sir Edmund Hillary say after conquering Everest?" Sir John paused, then said, " 'We've knocked the bastard off.' " To a slightly abashed audience, Sir John explained: "I think it's better that I told you the truth, even if it isn't what you expected."
FERMENT IN THE WEST
The folks around Berkeley, Calif. believe they are onto a good thing. They make beer, good old-fashioned home-brew, and they claim it is better (which is doubtful) and cheaper (for sure) than the commercial kind.
For $1.85, they make 30 to 32 quarts with this recipe: