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

  • 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
  • Color photographs by Mark Kauffman show what it is like to stand up against Robin Roberts

The Wonderful World Of Sport
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
Horse Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Last Laugh


Yachtsmen of the Off Soundings Club are as serious a crew of sailors as ply the waters of the Eastern seaboard. The June regatta on Long Island Sound attracted the tiny 19-foot transatlantic veteran Sopranino, the winning 55-foot cutter Nimrod V, so many others—201—that a landlubber with a giant stride could almost have walked dry-shod from New London to Montauk across their decks. Club members race the triangular New London-Montauk-Shelter Island course in June and again in September at the close of the Eastern sailing season. Their working clothes, faded by sun and spray, are of hardy khaki and denim, as colorful and as trim as their boats. But each two-day race allows ample time in the evening for hoisting the cocktail flag. When all sails are furled, fancier gear, ranging from checkerboard sweaters to firemen's shirts, brightens the deck.

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

WORKING SHORTS: Wives have a penchant for shorts and white sneakers. Audrey Geyer, aboard Nimrod V, winner of the June race, wears pink shorts and jacket over navy-blue crew shirt.

PLAYING SHORTS: For boat hopping, Lynn Miller wears pink linen Bermuda shorts and dyed-to-match cashmere sweater, plus a blue cotton jacket for extra warmth against evening mists.

Sundown clothes are sometimes more colorful than sailing clothes. Chuck Brewer awaits the announcement of race results at the Shelter Island Yacht Club in a hand-knit checkerboard sweater, African-print cap.

Brass-buttoned shirt of red wool is Kelso Davis' favorite for cool sailing days. Actually this is a shirt he acquired as a volunteer fireman in Kent, Conn. Here Davis brings the Aetna into anchorage at Lake Montauk, L.I.

High-water jeans with red plaid cuffs are worn for hosing down the boat deck at Burr's Dock.

Checked shorts are worn with tailored shirt by Phyllis Schutt on the deck of the Egret.

Red flannel trousers make it easy for anyone to recognize Commodore Mel Southworth (left) shown talking with Commodore G. W. Blunt White at New London.