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March 05, 1956
Juan-Manuel Fangio, Argentina's champion racing driver, may have to cancel out of Sebring, where he was to drive for one of Ferrari's three racing teams. Under the Per�n regime, Fangio was allowed to import European racing cars duty-free; Argentina's new government now refuses to release Fangio's passport until he pays back all the duty imposts from which he was exempted by Per�n. At the moment he doesn't have that kind of cash on hand.
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March 05, 1956

Current Week & What's Ahead

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Juan-Manuel Fangio, Argentina's champion racing driver, may have to cancel out of Sebring, where he was to drive for one of Ferrari's three racing teams. Under the Per�n regime, Fangio was allowed to import European racing cars duty-free; Argentina's new government now refuses to release Fangio's passport until he pays back all the duty imposts from which he was exempted by Per�n. At the moment he doesn't have that kind of cash on hand.

Vic Seixas, veteran U.S. Davis Cup star who is now 32, is wearing spectacles (for nearsightedness) this indoor season (see page 15). Also, he doubts that he will be available for any foreign cup matches later this year. "I'm working on a proposition for a TV job," he said, "and if I get it, I'd be silly to stay in tennis."

The legendary redbirds which have perched jauntily on the St. Louis Cardinals' baseball uniform for lo, these many years will be demoted and sewn on their sleeves by the time the baseball season gets under way. For a last look at the uniform of the old Gashouse Gang, to be worn through the spring exhibition schedule, see cover.

Texas Tech may soon be admitted to the Southwest Conference after 29 years of trying. SMU has announced that it will change its vote to aye at a conference meeting in May; if four other schools, University of Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor and Texas Christian continue their previous support, Tech will have the five votes needed for admission and thus be the first new addition to the seven-college conference since TCU was accepted in 1922.

Air-conditioned dugout is the latest baseball gimmick now being prepared by the Cincinnati Redlegs. Thermostatic control will keep the dugout cool enough to relieve the players on scorching days but not too cool to risk damaging pitching arms.

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