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CURRENT WEEK & WHAT'S AHEAD
March 25, 1957
?Off-Season HustleFederal agents are looking into what appears to be a bustling business in football, basketball and baseball parlay cards at a large Midwest industrial plant. At least one of the lottery hustlers, it has been testified under oath, is a major league baseball player who works in the plant in the oil season.
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March 25, 1957

Current Week & What's Ahead

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?Off-Season Hustle
Federal agents are looking into what appears to be a bustling business in football, basketball and baseball parlay cards at a large Midwest industrial plant. At least one of the lottery hustlers, it has been testified under oath, is a major league baseball player who works in the plant in the oil season.

?Three for the Money
With Trainer Jimmy Jones planning to run Gen. Duke, Iron Liege and Barbizon in the Florida Derby next week, colt-rich Calumet Farm has a mathematical chance to finish 1-2-3 in the last big race of the Florida season. Don't count on such a finish, however: Wheatley Stable and Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons are sending Bold Ruler too.

?'Need' in the Big Ten
Rumbles and grumbles still come from some sectors of the Big Ten, where the "aid according to need" policy for football scholarships recently won a split decision (SI, March 4). Latest plaint is that of Coach Forest Evashevski of Iowa, who fears competition from nearby Big Seven schools. Cracked Evashevski: "Maybe we ought to send the next team to the Rose Bowl on the basis of need."

?On Deck: Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck is edging back into major league baseball again on behalf of the Cleveland Indians—by setting up a public-relations firm with the Indians as the key account. Alarmed by a drop in attendance, Cleveland has turned back to the man whose touch was magic at the box office 10 years ago.

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