•Economy in Ohio
Look for Guatemala City to land the 1959 Pan-American Games, already awarded to Cleveland, at a meeting of the Pan-American Executive Committee in Caracas March 16. Reason: On economy grounds, Ohio's Senator Frank Lausche has opposed a $5 million federal appropriation that would have helped Cleveland play host.
•Uproar in Maryland
The proposed merger of Baltimore's historic old race track, Pimlico, home of the Preakness, with the more modern plant at Laurel continues unresolved. The Maryland Racing Commission is ducking recommendations on the merger—which would turn Pimlico into a shopping development—and has passed the whole problem to the legislature, where it may become a broiling issue this month.
Poland's efforts to throw off the trappings of Soviet techniques have hit the world of sport. Polish soccer authorities have decided to end their "pseudo amateur system," encourage pro and amateur soccer separately.
•The Las Vegas Line
The Las Vegas sum-up of the season's baseball odds: Brooklyn and Milwaukee 6 to 5, Cincinnati 2½ to 1, St. Louis 10 to 1, Philadelphia 80 to 1, other National League clubs 100 to 1. In the American League: New York 1 to 2, Detroit 2½ to 1, Chicago and Cleveland 4 to 1, Boston 8 to 1, the others 100 to 1.