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

The Wonderful World of Sport
  • 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
Sporting Look
Horse Racing
Motor Sports
Fisherman's Calendar
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Last Laugh


Though the fact was almost lost in the glare of publicity surrounding the celebrated "mile of the century," this summer's British Empire & Commonwealth Games were much more than a big track meet. Hundreds of fencers, boxers, wrestlers, cyclists, swimmers, oarsmen and lawn bowlers came to mountain-bordered Vancouver from all over the world. They met in friendly combat before the camera's eye—in school and civic gymnasiums, at a new pool, a new velodrome, a countryside rowing course, and on lovely flower-bordered turf—in a true carnival of amateur sport.

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

Women Fencers from Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Wales performed before attentive men judges in Lord Byng High School gymnasium.

Bicycle Racers from all parts of the Empire showed their form on specially built track with straightaways paralleling the grandstand and severe, 45° turns, banked 32 feet high for safety, like the sides of a giant saucer.

Lawn Bowlers from as far away as South Africa and Hong Kong, many in their 60s and 70s, assembled on the rose-bordered lawns of Vancouver's new Westminster Bowling Club to go through the paces of their favorite sport, which include easygoing bowling, a little walking and amiable conversation among the bowlers.