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Oct. 18, 1954
Oct. 18, 1954

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Oct. 18, 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

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  • New York crowds have been jostling into Madison Square Garden night after night this month to have their spines chilled at biggest and most important of U.S. rodeos. This fall, as always, the best of Western cowboys have come East—for tough animals and tougher men nothing tops the big-town roundup

Soundtrack
Spectacle
Belmont Futurity
The Queen
Football Nuisance
Sailing
McDonald On Gordon
Motor Sports
Under 21
Golf
Tennis
Football
Health
  • In this Saturday's game the average player, who can expect one injury each season, faces his biggest risk of being knocked out of action

Column Of The Week
Acknowledgments
Fisherman's Calendar
Bowling
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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14 SOUNDTRACK Snavely in Paradise...Beware Green...Soccer in Moscow

This is an article from the Oct. 18, 1954 issue Original Layout

17 SPECTACLE Riding the surf in Hawaii, IN COLOR by HY PESKIN

21 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

73 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

75 COMING EVENTS

10 A KNICKERBOCKER BUCKAROO
Madison Square Garden is a long way from the old Wild West but its rodeo is the biggest and, bustingest. Told in words and pictures by PAUL O'NEIL and HY PESKIN

26 NASHUA: A HORSE TO WATCH
His dashing victory in the Belmont Futurity makes him the top two-year-old. Story and analysis by WHITNEY TOWER and ALBION HUGHES

29 THE QUEEN WHO LOVES THE SPORT OF KINGS
Elizabeth II has become one of Europe's most important stable owners, and on Nov. 3 she invades the U.S.
By ANDRE LAGUERRE

32 TIGER CUBS' BUILD-UP
A photographic report on how Princeton goes about training freshmen football players

34 "COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS AN INFERNAL NUISANCE"
ROBERT M. HUTCHINS, who helped abolish football at the University of Chicago, tells why he has not changed his mind

37 A BOOM YEAR FOR AMERICAN SAILORS
The 1954 season, with its thrills, upsets and heartbreaks, reviewed by ROBERT N. BAVIER JR.

49 SI'S SECOND SHORT STORY: "GORM"
The fable of a football god who let his school down but achieved immortality elsewhere. By WILL STANTON

52 THE NEW PORSCHE ON TRIAL
JOHN BENTLEY puts this fast European sports car through another exhaustive SI road test.

60 THE HOCKEY WARS RESUME
SI offers a preview of the new season—and of the traditional scoring duel between Howe and Richard

62 FOOTBALL: WISCONSIN AND THE MEN IN THE MIDDLE
How the Badgers milled to beat Rice, reported by HERMAN HICKMAN and HY PESKIN. Also: Hickman's Hunches and his analysis of two platoon football on p. 64, and beginning on p. 65 a portfolio of great Midwestern stars, photographed IN COLOR by MARK KAUFFMAN

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

41 Found: Theodore Gordon's Fly Box. The kit actually used by the father of American fly-fishing, photographed IN COLOR by RICHARD MEEK, with text by JOHN McDONALD
45 The Shark That Won't Give Up. Fighting the makos off Montauk. By CHUCK MEYER
48 Elk Down East. JAMES B. TREFETHEN finds them plentiful but expensive
76 The Fisherman's Calendar. Compiled by ED ZERN

THE COLUMNISTS:

57 Herbert Warren Wind tells how four pros tried to match Bob Jones' greatest putt
58 Bill Talbert reports on the Davis Cup matches in Mexico and looks ahead to Australia
64 Herman Hickman discovers the whereabouts of the lost platoon
71 Column of the Week: MEYER BERGER discovers a non-waving flag waver
77 Victor Kalman describes the big moment of an unknown bowler

THE DEPARTMENTS:

4 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Are the coaches taking football away from the players?
6 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
54 Under 21: DUANE DECKER interviews the young queen of the trick riders
55 You Should Know: If you are going to take up horseback riding
69 Health: Football injuries and new types of protective gear
78 Sporting Look: What they wear on football weekends
80 Yesterday: The day STANLEY KETCHEL tried to knock out JACK JOHNSON
83 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: Great racing isn't always on the flat

Photograph by HY PESKIN

Steeplechase racing in America has never sent the track's patrons flocking" to the pari-mutuel windows. The sport, however, has a natural beauty and a thrilling breakneck quality known to few other outdoor spectacles. SI's Hy Peskin recently caught two strong jumpers literally giving Belmont Park patrons a run—and a jump—for their money.

Acknowledgments on page 72

PHOTOHY PESKIN

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE RUSSIAN "AMATEURS"
An eye-opening report by Don Canham, Michigan track coach, with four pages IN COLOR of Soviet athletes in action

THE DIRT-TRACK RACERS
A report on next Sunday's AAA meet at Sacramento, plus a short close-up of Champion Jim Bryan and a review of the season

PHEASANTS AND FOXES

EDMUND GILLIGAN offers a provocative report on their war in North Dakota
Three cameramen—PETER BARRETT, JOE COUDERT, ROBERT KEAGLE—photograph a pheasant shoot IN COLOR
HARRY BOTSFOBD tells the secrets of cooking upland birds
REGINALD WELLS and TONI FRISSELL go, cub hunting with the Cheshire Foxhounds

PLUS: A DEFINITIVE ARTICLE ON BOWLING BY VICTOR KALMAN