13 SOUNDTRACK Mr. Johnson...The Epizootics...And a Bird Dog

17 SPECTACLE Pheasant hunting photographed IN COLOR

21 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

69 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

71 COMING EVENTS

10 RUSSIA WILL WIN THE 1956 OLYMPICS...
...unless we act now, warns DON CANHAM, Michigan track coach who has studied the Soviet athletes at first hand. With photographs of last week's meet in London by LARRY BURROWS and a four-page portfolio of Russian stars, IN COLOR

27 WINNING COMBINATION: AMECHE AND WILLIAMSON
Wisconsin's coach has come a long way this season by playing the right horse. A word-portrait by BOOTON HERNDON

32 THE FIRST SCENT OF FOX
It's cub-hunting time for the Cheshire Fox Hounds, the country's best. Described in words by REGINALD WELLS and in photographs by TONI FRISSELL

45 THE NEW LOOK IN BOWLING
The pin boys are on their way out, but millions of bowlers are on their way in. A six-page report by VICTOR KALMAN

54 GAME OF THE WEEK: PENN STATE GETS ITS COMEUPPANCE
The West Virginia upset of the Nittany Lions is reported by DON A. SCHANCE and MARK KAUFFMAN. Other upsets and Hickman's Hunches on p. 55

57 CHAMPION DRIVER OF THE TOUGH TRACKS
Jimmy Bryan cinched the 1954 racing title at Sacramento Sunday. With a review of the AAA season by JOHN BENTLEY

24 LITTLE MAN, BIG OCEAN
William Willis set out for a 6,000-mile voyage to Samoa on a raft with a cat and a parrot. Willis and the cat made it last week

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

16 Pheasants vs. Foxes. A North Dakota conservationist challenges the "balance of nature" theory. By EDMUND GILLIGAN, with four pages of pheasant-hunting photographs In COLOR and, on pp. 74-75, some recipes for cooking upland birds, prepared by HARRY BOTSFORD
72 The Fisherman's Calendar. Compiled by ED ZERN

THE COLUMNISTS:

29 Jerome Weidman learns about betting from his seven-year-old son
66 Red Smith reminisces about the great days of Mr. Mack
53 Herman Hickman describes General Neyland's astonishing brood

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Does All-America or Phi Beta Kappa help a man more?
31 Under 21: DUANE DECKER interviews a lazy young inventor
38 A Place to Be: HORACE SUTTON takes a look at football stadia. IN COLOR
42 Sporting Look: The ubiquitous sports jacket IN COLOR
51 You Should Know: If you're going to take up hunting
77 Yesterday: Illinois was an underdog but there was a fellow named Grange
79 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: English Setter—A job well done

Photograph by GEORGE SILK

Few sportsmen—or photographers—can resist the expression of pride and accomplishment in the eyes of a good bird dog about to deliver his first prize of the new season. Combining this with the full plumed elegance of a Chinese ring-neck pheasant and the matching blaze of October-colored cover, Photographer George Silk here captures the high-point of the hunt for both dog and man.

Acknowledgments on page 68

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

HERMAN HICKMAN SURVEYS FOOTBALL AT MIDSEASON
An evaluation of the conference races from coast to coast, plus SI coverage of five GAMES OF THE WEEK: Arkansas vs. Mississippi, Wisconsin vs. Ohio State, Utah vs. Wyoming, Yale vs. Colgate, and California vs. Southern California

OUR PRETTIEST HORSEWOMEN
A gallery of stars IN COLOR with a word-portrait of Josephine Abercrombie and a preview of the National Horse Show

HOT RODS AT BONNEVILLE
A review of the hot rod, stock and midget seasons with racers on the flats, IN COLOR

BUGLING FOR ELK
The Idaho hills are full of music and good hunting. By TED TRUEBLOOD, with photographs IN COLOR

PLUS: ANOTHER SPORTS-CAR ROAD TEST BY JOHN BENTLEY

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)