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Feb. 14, 1955

PISTOL PRINCESS

At 16, Kathleen Walsh already has a fistful of medals for marksmanship—after only two years of competition. Today she looks like the coming pistol-shooting ...

Sept. 20, 1954

HIP-POCKET HUNTER

Once a small-boy pest, the trusty slingshot is becoming a respected sporting weapon.

Dec. 13, 1954

TOYMAKER'S TIDBITS

From mitts to MGs, there are gifts for everybody in stores this year, even bottled ships and flying saucers.

Sept. 06, 1954

TENNIS BOUNCERS

The day of the breathless finals will soon be reached in the current Nationals at Forest Hills. The chances are that close to 14,000 tennis bugs will wedge ...

March 14, 1955

THE FIELDER'S FRIEND

His glove, of course—and here are some tips on the best way of picking one, and how to care for it when it's yours.

Oct. 11, 1954

FOOTBALL FOR ALL

The good old game of touch, with rules or without, provides football fun for everyone without the spills and skills demanded by the regular game.

April 25, 1955

YANK GETS STARTED

It's a long way through the farms from sandlot to stadium, but Travis Rayborn is on the way.

Aug. 16, 1954

THE BIG BOOM

It couldn't happen to a nicer sport, the honor which seems due to fall upon the one known as boomerang throwing. It will soon be a new entry in the Olympics if  ...

Sept. 13, 1954

JOHNNY LILLY'S BIG SHOOT

He's from a top-notch trapshooting family. Here's what it's like to be a boy among men in the Grand American Handicap Tournament.

Oct. 04, 1954

BATBOY FOR THE INDIANS

"Judging matters purely on the basis of precedence, you might easily have bet last April that the batboy least likely to get into the current World Series on the ...

Sept. 27, 1954

CADDY FOR THE BOSS

Young John Mollard of Englewood's Cherry Hills carries the clubs for a " really solid golfer" named Eisenhower.

Feb. 28, 1955

THAT OLD KENTUCKY EYE

In Georgia the peach is the thing but in Kentucky what counts most is the basket the peach is packed in. The reason is that from Paintsville in the east to Paducah  ...

Dec. 27, 1954

SNOWSHOES ARE STILL FUN

Almost forgotten since the ski took over, they can help you rediscover winter's quiet wonders.

Oct. 18, 1954

QUEEN OF THE RODEO

A couple of Eastern sisters have twice beaten the competition to win the crown of New York's annual tribute to the great cowhand.

Oct. 25, 1954

INVENTOR WITH A LAZY STREAK

He built a better gun-rest and got some rich results.

Dec. 20, 1954

ONE-SHOT PAUL GETS HIS DEER

On his first day of deer hunting, with his very first shot, Paul Ward Jr. got the biggest thrill of his life.

Jan. 17, 1955

THE LIVELY ART OF DESTRUCTION

One sad fact about the life of the sporting goods you use is that most of them are made to be destroyed. That goes for baseballs and bats, footballs, golf balls, ...

Jan. 10, 1955

OFF HIS ROCKER ABOUT SOCCER

Three subway stops north of Coney Island there's a Brooklyn high school called Lafayette which contains a fair number of athletes off their rockers about soccer.