CONTENTS

October 04, 1954

23 SOUNDTRACK Autumn Madness in Texas...Dempsey to Firpo...Bangkok Affair

20 SPECTACLE Race for the Little Brown Jug—pacing's Kentucky Derby

26 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORTS As the camera sees it

65 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

67 COMING EVENTS

14 BASEBALL—THE VIVID SEASON OF '54
Roger Kahn draws together some of the unforgettable moments, sifts the impersonal testimony of the Official Scorer—and nine big leaguers list the key games, men and moves of the year for SI

28 TREASURE HUNTER OF THE DEEP
The wonderful underwater world of Diver Art McKee, by COLES PHINIZY, with photographs IN COLOR by PETER STACKPOLE

35 MY LIFE AS A SPORTS WIDOW
Cornelia Otis Skinner, the celebrated actress and essayist, married a sportsman and has had to share him with ducks, hounds and foxes

36 HOW GOOD IS THE FORD THUNDERBIRD?
John Bentley puts America's newest sports car through a rigorous test at the proving grounds in Detroit

56-63 FOOTBALL FROM SOUTH BEND TO THE SOLID SOUTH
Notre Dame beats Texas in SI's Game of the Week, photographed by HY PESKIN, and HERMAN HICKMAN reports from Memphis that the South nevertheless is solid and fast and tricky, too. Hickman's Hunches on p. 59

74 MY FIRST WORLD SERIES
James T. Farrell, the creator of Studs Lonigan, recalls the unforgettable moment when the White Sox met the Giants

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

45 Of Fish and Fishermen. Novelist JOHN STEINBECK takes an intercontinental look at both
46 The Possums Aren't Playing. Instead, they're moving north in a mighty serious manner. By JOHN O'REILLY
49 A Portfolio of Notable Sportsmen.
Some of America's top businessmen take to the woods and streams. IN COLOR
53 The Fisherman's Calendar. Compiled by ED ZERN

THE COLUMNISTS:

41 Victor Kalman reports on bowling's "big bonanza"
64 Red Smith notes the return of a hardy perennial
54 Column of the Week: LYALL SMITH spots some double-talk in pro football
68 Albion Hughes salutes Willie Hartack, conqueror of the U.N.
73 Herbert Warren Wind surveys the 1954 golf season

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Is TV ruining the minor leagues?
4 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
6 Under 21: DUANE DECKER introduces the batboy for the Indians
9 Sportsman: The many lives and games Of Ernest Hemingway
39 You Should Know: If you plan to take up bowling
69 Sporting Look: High-pockets fashions for Western vacations
71 Health: How New York models keep in trim, in text and pictures
77 The 19th Hole: The readers take over
80 Last Laugh: The cartoonists have their innings

COVER: A pretty "cowgirl" in Estes Park

Photograph by CARL IWASAKI

When she's not doing commercials before a television camera, Joyce Sellers of Colorado Springs can usually be found on a Rocky Mountain riding trail. And when she rides, she wears a favorite Western get-up: high-Pocketed pants and an embroidered shirt (see pp. 69-70).

Acknowledgements on page 64

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

ALL ABOUT THE WORLD SERIES
The heroes, the goats, the critical plays, the moments of agony and ecstasy, brought to you by an SI team of writers and photographers

PLUS: HICKMAN ON EASTERN FOOTBALL AND A NEW COLUMN BY BILL MAULDIN

LIGHT ON PRO FOOTBALL
A warning from Cleveland's OTTO GRAHAM; photographs IN COLOR by MARK KAUFFMAN

FOXHOUNDS ON TRIAL
In the cool Missouri dawn the dogs prove their mettle. Photographs by HY PESKIN

OWLS! AWAKE AND SING!
A lyrical description by MARTIN KANE of the music men march, pass and kick by

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)