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'THE KANSAS CYCLONE'

Sept. 06, 1954
Sept. 06, 1954

Table of Contents
Sept. 6, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Sportsman
  • The President's love of sports is as much a part of his personality as the Eisenhower grin. And whether opponent is par, a rainbow or visiting team, Ike plays hard

Table Of Contents
Soundtrack
Spectacle
  • Color photographs by Mark Kauffman show what it is like to stand up against Robin Roberts

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Football
Health
Motor Sports
Under 21
  • The ball boys at Forest Hills have to work hard but it's all in fun and sometimes a lucky retriever is rewarded with the champ's racket

Sport In Art
Fisherman's Calendar
Baseball
Horse Racing
Yesterday
Bowling
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Last Laugh

'THE KANSAS CYCLONE'

The President's love of sports is as much a part of his personality as the Eisenhower grin. And whether opponent is par, a rainbow or visiting team, Ike plays hard

Forty-one years ago the judicious New York Times said of West Point's Dwight David Eisenhower: "He is one of the most promising backs in Eastern football." A knee injury cut short Ike's football career but not before he earned one of the biggest sport thrills—downing Jim Thorpe in a game between Carlisle and the cadets.

This is an article from the Sept. 6, 1954 issue

The President's favorite today is golf, a game he consistently played in the low 80's before he became Chief Executive. On his current Colorado vacation, he will spend much of his free time battling par. An expert at dry-fly trout fishing, he will also have a chance to cast in the rainbow-filled streams near Denver.

1st Lieut. Eisenhower, shown here in rare photo, was volunteer coach of a San Antonio college football team in 1916.

Trout fisherman relaxes in waders after trying his luck in Colorado streams.

Quail hunter uses shotgun decorated with the five stars of his military rank.

Baseball fan (pro Senators now) jumped to his feet and let out involuntary bellow at umpire's decision in favor of visiting New York Yankees.

PHOTOAT WEST POINT, HALFBACK EISENHOWER EARNED NAME OF "KANSAS CYCLONE"FOUR PHOTOSPHOTOIKE CAN LIFT IRONS IN HIS BACK YARD