A horse race betting referendum bill squeaked through the Pennsylvania Senate last week 26-22—better than perennial similar bills have done before—but headed for predicted defeat in the House. Pennsylvanians will probably still have to cross the state line to lay a legal bet, contribute to the improvement of the breed.
?Soccer for Sock
Michigan State will drop boxing as a varsity sport after next season in favor of soccer, which it tried for the first time last fall (SI, Nov. 19, 1956). Too hard to find collegiate competition in boxing, says Athletic Director Biggie Munn. It will continue to be stressed intramurally.
In Milwaukee, a meeting of Missouri Synod Lutheran ministers pondered the date—Sept. 29—selected for 25th anniversary celebrations of radio's Lutheran Hour, changed it to Sept. 22. Reason: on the 29th too many people may be engrossed in the season-ender between the Braves and Redlegs.
?Rear View Mirror, No Doubt
Russia's Vladimir Kuts, who led almost all the way to win the Olympic 5,000 meters, accused three British runners: "They literally divided this distance into three parts, sacrificing each other to break me." Said Jack Crump, British team manager, "He had no opportunity of watching any so-called tactics on our part."