There has been some talk of trapping him—timid folk started it—and transporting him back across the line. But such a move would be widely opposed. Most Washingtonians have grown to like Bullwinkle. He makes them feel like pioneers in the wilds.
THE INSIDE TRACK
?Promoters of the Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bowl games are worried about the University of Mississippi's desegregation problem. Not that they would have any concern about inviting Ole Miss, but TV sponsors just might turn their backs on such a game.
?Despite rumors, best bet for next season's National Basketball Association Commissioner is current boss Maurice Podoloff, who will be asked to stay on. If he refuses, Fred Zollner, current Detroit Piston owner, and League Attorney George Gallantz are top candidates.
CRY ME A RIVER
Shelby Metcalf is a homespun Texan who knows how to appeal to a country boy. As assistant basketball coach at Texas A&M, he will go to long lengths to appeal to a prize prospect—even promise him a river.
When John Reynolds, definitely a prize prospect from Possum Walk, Texas ("That's nine miles from Groveton," Metcalf explains), arrived on the A&M campus for a visit last spring, Metcalf took him in hand.
"I didn't even show him the campus," Metcalf said. "We went to the Brazos River and caught a mess of channel catfish. We cleaned them and iced them and John took some with him.
"When he got out of my truck all he said was: 'I like your river. I believe I'll go to school here.' "
He did and the fishing remains good.