There's a clock at the top of the screen at all times, so why do you really need to see the clock? This super simple mod will open the app so that it starts at the clock but after a second switches to the alarm list:

edit this file:
/usr/palm/applications/com.palm.app.clock/app/controllers/app-assistant.jsjsjs

in lines 33 and 37 replace
this.launchClock

with
this.launchAlarmList

And that's it! Someone more knowledgable about this stuff might know a better way or find flaws. But that works for me.