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MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

Sept. 27, 1954
Sept. 27, 1954

Table of Contents
Sept. 27, 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

A Preview
The True Spirit
  • By Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Ph.B., S.T.D.

    "It takes some doing to conduct intercollegiate athletics in a collegiate framework," says the president of the most famous football university in the nation. Here Father Hesburgh tells the story of "how we try to do it at Notre Dame," and Photographer Mark Kauffman presents a four-page color portfolio starring the Irish's veteran quarterback, Ralph Guglielmi, and introducing the new Notre Dame coach, 26-year-old Terry Brennan

Soundtrack
The Wonderful World of Sport
Health
  • He rides, flies and sails for sport. Now his upset stomach can enjoy the trip thanks to a number of new potions which take the burps out of the bumps

Under 21
Golf
Sporting Look
Nature
Baseball
Horse Racing
Motor Sports
Fisherman's Calendar
Bowling
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Last Laugh

MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

By H.H.S. Phillips Jr.

Usually when dad takes his kid to the ball game, it's a holiday occasion, garnished with a death-defying sequence of peanuts, cracker jack, hot dogs and soda pop. The old man may even indulge temporarily in the paternal prerogative of explaining the game, until a high-pitched counterbarrage of facts and figures straightens him out on who's in charge here.

This is an article from the Sept. 27, 1954 issue

But when SI Photographer Hy Peskin goes to the park, it's usually on an assignment; and when his son Evan comes along, it's with a camera and a set of shooting orders from dad. Young Evan has been known to gobble a quick hot dog between innings, and he leans toward the Dodgers, a partiality which he somewhat equalizes by wearing a Giant cap around the house. But inside the park, he's all business.

How well he has learned the business, his pictures say for themselves. The two shown here, which appeared in "Spectacle" in our September 13th issue, came out of his trips to Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds over the Labor Day weekend. In last week's issue young Evan had two more pictures which you may remember showing Larry Doby making it to third on a headfirst slide.

Evan has been covering stories with his father for five years. He broke into LIFE about a year ago with a shot of Junior Gilliam, followed a week later with one of a rearing Native Dancer, and for good measure came up about the same time with a cover on This Week.

When he's on the job, his slightly unprofessional appearance is against him. After his last Yankee Stadium game Evan scrambled to the hood of an immaculate convertible to get pictures of players being mobbed as they left the clubhouse. A policeman shouted, "Hey, get off there! That's somebody's car." "It's mine," returned Evan, with a true news photographer's coolness.

SI has already hailed some pretty precocious talent, like Tennis Player Earl Buckholz Jr., 13; Diver Marion Park, 14; Trapshooters Vern Grimsley and John Lilly, 13; and Outboard Racer Tommy Makinen, 8, and will doubtless have good reason to honor many more of the younger set in all the weeks and years to come. I imagine a sense of the fitness of things would prevent our editors from saluting the young man whose pictures they used. But perhaps it is not out of place if I offer my own "pat on the back" to 11-year-old sports photographer Evan Peskin.

PHOTOANDY CAREY TRIES—IN VAINPHOTOHY AND EVAN PESKINPHOTOSECONDS AFTER THOMPSON GRAND-SLAMMED BROOKLYN