? Busch's Strong Brew
As major leaguers headed for the sun-country, none had a more pointed send-off than St. Louis' Frank (Trader) Lane. Said Owner August Busch Jr., off the cuff at a dinner: "I expect the Cardinals to come damn close to a pennant in 1957, and 1958 is going to be a sure thing or Frank Lane will be out on his rump." He smiled when he said it, but it still sounded like an ultimatum.
?Old Prose for Old Pros
As the memory of the All-America professional football league and its $5 million loss fades, the thought of a new pro league becomes more enticing. Millard T. Lang, soccer enthusiast from Baltimore, last week proposed a 16-club league, canvassed mayors, stirred no fear in the NFL.
Caught in the eddies of NCAA football recruiting penalties, the University of Washington crew is becalmed. One of 14 schools prohibited from NCAA competition, Washington must visit its football penalties on its other, presumably innocent teams. Another innocent awash: Ohio State's fine swimming team.
?Man Bites Dog...Again
Southern Methodist University, following a precedent set by Wyoming (SI, Feb. 18), has bound new Coach Bill Meek with an iron-clad contract. Meek must coach at SMU five years; only escape provided is ill health.