CONTENTS

September 05, 1954

14 SOUNDTRACK Decibels of the Week...Ike's Fishing...An Unathletic Girl

16 SPECTACLE What it's like to bat against Robin Roberts, IN COLOR

21 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

57 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

59 COMING EVENTS

10 CHAMPIONSHIP DUEL UNDER DETROIT'S ELMS
The story of the 54th U.S. Amateur Golf tournament in words by HERBERT WARREN WIND and pictures by RICHARD MEEK

26 THE POODLE HAS HIS DAY
One of the oldest known dogs is becoming one of the most popular. By ALICE WAGNER, with photographs IN COLOR by MARK KAUFFMAN

32 WHY RONNIE KNOX QUIT CALIFORNIA
An admittedly partisan account of the football controversy of the year, by Ronnie's stepfather, HARVEY KNOX

43 E PLURIBUS NOONAN
Just before the big game the Little League coach got sick but Mrs. Noonan was ready. By JEROME WEIDMAN

45 THE QUIET CHIEF OF THE RAGING INDIANS
Mr. Al Lopez is a gentleman all the way and his ball club is most of the way to a pennant. By ERNEST HAVEMANN

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

48 The Too-friendly Quail. Pen-reared birds like girls, dogs and hunters, by HART STILWELL

49 Painter of Woods and Water. Winslow Homer was one of our great sporting artists, IN COLOR

53 Attar of Squid. You can perfume a fish right into your hands, by TED JANES

54 The Fisherman's Calendar. Compiled by ED ZERN

THE COLUMNISTS:

36 Herman Hickman explains football's Split T for you and Cousin Albert.

38 John Bentley invites the Sports Car Club of America to subsidize drivers

55 Red Smith considers the case of Birdie Tebbetts, the painfully honest manager

56 Albion Hughes comments on Andy Crevolin's tape-recorded admissions

62 Victor Kalman finds good bowling and a big chance for the U.S. in Helsinki

67 Column of the Week: Jimmy Cannon visits Rocky Marciano at training camp

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Hot Box: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Are modern baseball players sissies?

4 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it

6 Sportsman: Ike Eisenhower, the Kansas Cyclone

37 Health: Breakfast would be a great thing if Mom would get up and get it

39 Sporting Look: How to be well-dressed when you're all at sea. IN COLOR

41 Under 21: The ball boy at Forest Hills works hard but it's worth it

60 Yesterday: The day Queen Helen walked off the court

63 You Should Know: If you're going to take up archery

65 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

68 Last Laugh: The cartoonists have their inning

Acknowledgments on page 44

COVER: Yacht racing
Long Island Sound

Photograph by RICHARD MEEK

Every summer weekend Skipper Gib Wolfe drives his family 250 miles from Schenectady, N.Y., to Mystic, Conn. to sail their white-hulled beauty, the 45-foot sloop White Lie. Sometimes Wolfe races, sometimes he just sails. This time, with a fresh breeze filling the canvas, he is on a close reach in a regatta of the Off Soundings Club. For more Off Soundings pictures see pages 39-40.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

HERMAN HICKMAN SELECTS THE TOP FOOTBALL TEAMS
For the past fortnight SI's football expert has been touring the U.S. Now he is ready to name his "11 elevens"—the best in the U.S. as of Sept. 13

GIANT AMONG GIANTS
A portrait of Johnny Antonelli by DAN PARKER

THE HIMALAYAN SWEEPSTAKES
The biggest mountain climb year in history is described by Dr. Charles Houston who led the U.S. K-2 expedition in 1953, with an eight-page supplement IN COLOR

BASEBALL IN THE STRETCH
The spectacle of the National and American League leaders in their pennant drives, in action pictures by HY PESKIN and others

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)