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All Duane Decker Stories

Aug 16, 1954

THE BIG BOOM

An Australian bumarin—better known as boomerang—can outfly a Mickey Mantle home run. But unlike a baseball, this sickle-shaped piece of wood will twirl right back to you

Jan 10, 1955

OFF HIS ROCKER ABOUT SOCCER

Jerry Finkel of Lafayette High loves this rugged game above all others—and he's tops at it, too

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

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

Oct 04, 1954

BATBOY FOR THE INDIANS

Young Harold Klug winds up two years of racking bats with baseball's biggest thrill—working the Series

Apr 25, 1955

YANK GETS STARTED

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

Nov 22, 1954

GINNY GETS HER GUN—AND TWO FINE BIRDS

A rifle champ tries out her new shotgun on Oregon's special junior game-bird preserve

Sep 20, 1954

HIP-POCKET HUNTER

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

Feb 28, 1955

THAT OLD KENTUCKY EYE

More than most, the Selvys of Corbin seem to have it when it comes to hitting the basket. First there was Frank; now comes brother Edd

Nov 08, 1954

FROM PEE WEES TO THE BIG TIME

Tippy Johnson, a rink rat since childhood, has grown into a hot prospect for the big leagues

Sep 06, 1954

TENNIS BOUNCERS

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

Jan 17, 1955

THE LIVELY ART OF DESTRUCTION

All winter long a group of dedicated men at Spalding work hard rigging up machines that are designed to wreck bats, balls, and even badminton birds

Oct 25, 1954

INVENTOR WITH A LAZY STREAK

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

Dec 27, 1954

SNOWSHOES ARE STILL FUN

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

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

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

Sep 27, 1954

CADDY FOR THE BOSS

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

Mar 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

Nov 15, 1954

HOW TO BE A CHEERLEADER

It takes more than natural poise and acrobatic skill to win that important job and get the rooters going

Sep 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