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February 11, 1957
?Caliente's Future Past?The Post Office Department took a swing at the Caliente Future Book (futures on Kentucky Derby, etc.), announced that Caliente-bound mail will be intercepted, marked "fraudulent," returned to bettors. Caliente owners plan test case.
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February 11, 1957

Current Week & What's Ahead

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?Caliente's Future Past?
The Post Office Department took a swing at the Caliente Future Book (futures on Kentucky Derby, etc.), announced that Caliente-bound mail will be intercepted, marked "fraudulent," returned to bettors. Caliente owners plan test case.

?Mickey on the Line
Four days after being advised by Dan Topping, president of the world champions, to "go ahead and get it from 'em—you deserve it," Mickey Mantle signed with the New York Yankees for a figure close to the $60,000 he was asking.

?Counter-revolution
After two years of watching Finisterre (SI, June 18) mop up ocean races, the Cruising Club of America has revised its rating rules to give stiffer time handicaps to centerboarders. Other crack centerboard yawls which will suffer from new ratings: Richard Nye's Carina, Colin Ratsey's Golliwogg, William Snaith's Figaro III and the newly sold Tioga.

?King Gets in the Swim
King Saud, who took basketball back to Saudi Arabia after 1947 visit to the U.S. and built a court for his sons (SI, March 7, 1955), now shows similar interest in swimming. After watching Navy's basketball team defeat Duke 71-69, the king inspected the Naval Academy's swimming pool and was impressed enough to order photographs and architectural drawings.

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