C. Leo DeOrsey, newest member of the Washington Senators directorate, shocked other club owners with the pronouncement: "Baseball is a business—big business." To forestall monopoly charges, DeOrsey suggests 1) a 16-team league with eastern and western divisions, 2) limits on farm club holdings, 3) an option clause for player contracts such as obtains in the entertainment world.
?Post No Bets
Bowing to the Post Office Department, Caliente's Kentucky Derby Future Book this year will accept no bets by mail. But in case you're in Caliente, these are the early odds: Bold Ruler and Barbizon 3 to 1, Gen. Duke 4 to 1, Iron Liege 6 to 1 and Federal Hill and Round Table 8 to 1.
?Relay Milestone in Texas
The Texas Relays next month will break long precedent, accept Negro athletes. Several northern teams which once declined invitations will participate.
?Censored Love Story
Czechoslovakia's press and radio have not been allowed to carry the news that the American hammer thrower, Harold Connolly, has filed a foreigner's application to marry comely Olga Fikotova, Olympic discus champion (SI, March 11). Determined suitor Connolly, whose Czech visa has expired, is now sweating it out in Germany while Olga remains in Prague.