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Last Friday, Sept. 21, in a Minneapolis office a man in shirtsleeves picked up the telephone. New York was calling. "Hello," the voice at the other end of the line said. "I want to get the line on tomorrow's big college games."
"O.K., hold on a minute...here we are. California-Baylor, Baylor seven-point favorite. Texas Christian 19 over Kansas. Maryland 13 over Syracuse. Missouri is a six-point favorite over Oregon State. Notre Dame over Southern Methodist. Pittsburgh seven over West Virginia. Georgia Tech is 10 over Kentucky—that's the one that's on TV. Stanford is 21 over Washington State. Oregon-Colorado is even." (On some days the smartest of handicappers take a beating. For actual results see pp. 52-57.—ED.)
"How about the National League pennant race?"
"Thanks a lot."
"Want the election?"
"Yeah, let's have it."
"Eisenhower is 3� to 1 against Stevenson, but both must appear on the ballot. If Eisenhower doesn't go, Stevenson would have to be rated the favorite. Against anyone but Eisenhower."