CONTENTS

November 01, 1954

17 SPECTACLE Hot-rod racing on the Bonneville salt flats, IN COLOR

22 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

26 SOUNDTRACK Moan in Maine...$1,000 Side Bet...A Ring, a Wrangle, a Record

69 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

71 COMING EVENTS

10 BOXING'S DIRTY BUSINESS MUST BE CLEANED UP NOW
The Gavilan-Saxton fight was not just a local fraud against Philadelphia. It was—and is—a national scandal that demands action on the national level. By BUDD SCHULBERG

12 FOOTBALL AT MIDSEASON: FIVE GREAT GAMES
An evaluation of the 1954 gridiron wars by HERMAN HICKMAN, plus picture and text reports on the Arkansas-Mississippi, U.S.C.-California, Utah-Wyoming, Wisconsin-Ohio State and Yale-Colgate games. Hickman's Hunches on p. 55

16 SOUPED-UP AND HOT: STOCK CARS, MIDGETS AND HOT RODS
A review of the NASCAR and AAA seasons by JOHN BENTLEY, with a table of top races and photographs IN COLOR by PHIL BATH

29 A DAY AT THE RACES IN EAST BERLIN
The old Hoppegarten isn't what it used to be, what with porcelain, defecting jockeys and Red protocol

32 THE LADY WHO WON TOO OFTEN
Beautiful Josephine Abercrombie wearied of horse-show victories and started a racing stable. A word portrait by HELEN MARKEL with photographs IN COLOR by IRA HAAS and a-preview-of the 1954 National Horse Show

42 NASHUA'S GREAT SIRE AND MR. FITZ
The story of Nasrullah and Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, by WHITNEY TOWER, with a COLOR portrait of Nashua by HY PESKIN

53 THE 49ERS UPSET THE LIONS
The professional champions bow for the first time in 11 games

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

46 Bugling for Elk in Idaho. A report by TED TRUEBLOOD on musical hunting, with photographs IN COLOR
72 The Fisherman's Calendar. Compiled by ED ZERN

THE COLUMNISTS:

56 John Bentley takes to the road in the New Lancia Gran Turismo
58 Column of the Week. DAN PARKER has his say about boxing's hoodlums
65 Bill Talbert becomes the subject rather than the author of a tennis column
67 Albion Hughes sizes up the world's richest race at Garden State
75 Victor Kalman discovers the news of Mort Lindsey's death was exaggerated

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Do you want your boy to play football?
5 Health: Princeton's Joe Brown designs some new playground devices
6 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
39 Sport in Art: Boxers in bronze by MAHONRI YOUNG, photographed IN COLOR
51 You Should Know: If you are taking a hunting trip
62 Sporting Look: Four pretty girls and a red Ferrari model coveralls
73 Under 21: Trapping hasn't changed since Dan'l Boone's day
76 Yesterday: The great Dorando-Hayes race
78 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: Owen Field, Norman, Okla.

Photograph by JERRY COOKE

At the University of Oklahoma, where this week's cover was photographed, they grow their players big and fast, and their followers come out—rain or shine—to root them home. All around the country this week and for the rest of the fall, this panorama will repeat itself, with enthusiasm mounting as each team, with its droves of loyal fans, goes through that uniquely American fall phenomenon—the Big Game.

Acknowledgments on page 65

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

I TAUGHT BUD WILKINSON HOW TO PLAY FOOTBALL
Golfer Patty Berg recalls the days when she was quarterback of a sandlot team in Minneapolis and the Oklahoma coach was an aspiring tackle

A HOT YEAR FOR THE PROS
The professional teams are in a wide-open race; SI photographers and reporters cover the week's top games from coast to coast

HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE WOODS
What a deer hunter wears may mean life or death; an article on accidents with photographs IN COLOR of recommended gear

PLUS: THE COLLEGE GAME OF THE WEEK AND A FLYING COLUMN BY BILL MAULDIN

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)