CONTENTS

September 19, 1954

14 SOUNDTRACK Peru Over Panhandle...Pepper Slides Again...Pistols at Turin

16 SPECTACLE Rodeo rough riders at the Calgary Stampede, IN COLOR

23 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

65 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

67 COMING EVENTS

10 TWILIGHT OF THE BASEBALL GODS
How the Indians blew the champions down, while Leo's Giants hung from the cliff. By ROGER KAHN

28 PRO FOOTBALL TUNES UP ACROSS THE U.S.
Games in Dallas and Los Angeles last week underlined the bruising strength of the Lions, Rams and 49ers

30 1954's MINOR LEAGUE HEROES
One man hit 72 homers, a pitcher struck out 330 balters, and Branch Rickey's farm clubs dazzled their opponents

31 A SHORT STORY: "BROOKLYNS LOSE"
How it looks and feels when the Dodgers strike out, brilliantly depicted by WILLIAM HEUMAN

34 THE REAL BOSS OF THE YANKEES
It is not Casey Stengel but a poker-faced business-and-baseball man named George Weiss. By ROBERT SHAPLEN

43 OUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS A FAILURE
The most sports-minded nation in the world is doing a poor job in its schools. A special report by ARTHUR MORSE

48 FOOTBALL IN THE GREAT MIDWEST
In the first of his regional reports HERMAN HICKMAN turns a trained eye on the American heartland. He also picks Saturday's winners

53 THE GENTLE ART OF SWORDPLAY
Paul Gallico returns to sports with a brief for fencing as a diversion for all ages. With three pages of photographs IN COLOR

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

39 Here Come the Cranes. A travel report on some very rare birds. By JOHN O'REILLY

40 One Fish's Poison is another's hope for survival. By CHARLES L. CADIEUX

41 You Should Know: if you plan a hike through the autumn woods

68 The Fisherman's Calendar. Compiled by ED ZERN

THE COLUMNISTS:

45 Column of the Week: JAMES RESTON finds New Yorkers more worried about Stengel than Dulles

47 Robert N. Bavier Jr. reports from New Orleans on the Mallory Cup

52 Albion Hughes introduces the mysterious owner of Never Say Die

62 Herbert Warren Wind takes a hard look at a new pro named Frank Stranahan

64 Red Smith says the Braves have been jobbed by the rules

69 Bill Talbert analyzes Forest Hills and looks ahead to the Davis Cup

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Hot Box: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Should pitchers throw the "duster"?

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

6 Under 21: Duane Decker finds the slingshot has gained new status

58 Sporting Look: Some new fall fabrics that are light as a falling leaf

60 A Place to Be: Greenbrier in autumn is one of the best. By HORACE SUTTON

70 Yesterday: Freedom from sports in Peking, described by MARIA YEN

73 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

76 Last Laugh: The cartoonists have their inning

COVER: Flag for a Steer
Calgary, Alberta

Photograph by HY PESKIN

Few rodeos on the North American circuit are more colorful than the Calgary Stampede (see pp. 16-22) and few rodeo events are as spectacular as steer decorating in which the rider leaps from his mount to slip a tiny flag over the steer's horns while an outrider keeps the animal from swerving.

Acknowledgments on page 63

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE TRUE SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME
The president of the Fighting Irish, Father Theodore Hesburgh, analyzes it in words and Mark Kauffman captures it IN COLOR

SOMETHING FOR THE GIRLS...
Advice, that is from Gorgeous Gussie Moran, on the perils of pro tennis

FOOTBALL: THE WONDERFUL WEST
In his second regional survey Herman Hickman sweeps on to the Pacific

THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
The real story of the big fight as only Budd Schulberg can report it

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)