?Upturn in the Minors
While major league baseball was opening its books to Congress and the public (see page 12), the minors released some noteworthy figures of their own: early season attendance in 26 leagues from Canada to Mexico totaled 4,180,000 up to May 31—a gain of more than 100,000 over the same period last year.
?Turndown in Moscow
Plans to send a U.S. track team to Moscow for a two-nation meet in mid-July came crashing as the Russians balked at the prospect that their own athletes—like other visiting aliens—would have to consent to fingerprinting before being admitted to the U.S. for a return meet in 1958.
? Frisbee Pays Off
Princeton's national championship 150-pound crew flew off to England to defend their Henley title after raising part of their travel costs in a novel bit of enterprise: they sold $1,500 worth of platters for the game of Frisbee (SI, May 13) to alumni and well-wishers at the Princeton reunion.
Most disappointed citizens of Plymouth, Mass. were members of the First Unitarian church who long ago arranged a first-Sunday-evening-ashore dinner of welcome and thanksgiving for Mayflower II's crew. Not a single crewman appeared. They were all before television cameras, either CBS's in New York or NBC's aboard ship.