CONTENTS

November 08, 1954

14 SOUNDTRACK Visiting Lou Little...The A's...The Astounding Willie

16 SPECTACLE The wild Highland games of Scotland IN COLOR

21 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT An SI staff writer falls 4,200 feet without a parachute, and lives to tell about it

65 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

67 COMING EVENTS

10 THE PROS COME MARCHING IN
The colleges have declared cold war on pro football, but the pro game is drawing the crowds. A report in words and pictures by ROGER KAHN and MARK KAUFFMAN

26 I TAUGHT BUD WILKINSON TO PLAY FOOTBALL
Golfer PATTY BERG recalls the great days of the "50th Street Tigers." She was quarterback and the Oklahoma coach was an aspiring tackle

32 THE HANDICAP THAT NOBODY COUNTS
Betty Meckley has won a lot of tournaments in spite of the fact that a back brace forced her to invent a new swing. By EDWARD LOCKETT

33 LIFT A STEIN TO GOLF
A New Yorker has assembled an unusual collection of links mementos, all useful at the 19th hole. IN COLOR

36 THE AIRPLANE THEY SAID WAS TOO SAFE
MR. BILL MAULDIN, the tyro pilot, testifies for the Ercoupe, a plane that will do almost anything except kill you

40 THE STRENUOUS LIFE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT
An account of the hot pursuits of a great president by ELTING E. MORISON, with some photographs from the Harvard collection

43 THE GOLDEN BATHTUB FLIPS
There are relatively few crashes in sports car races these days, but when they do occur they are spectacular. IN COLOR

50 CHRISTY RING OF CORK
The Babe Ruth of hurling performed in the Polo Grounds last Sunday and showed New Yorkers why the Irish call him that

52 GAME OF THE WEEK
The University of Cincinnati downs College of the Pacific and shows why it is still unbeaten. By HERMAN HICKMAN

60 POLO AS SHE'S SELDOM SEEN
PETER HURD'S San Patricio snake-killers are the terror of the Southwest. With a painting IN COLOR by the author

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

46 The Quest of the Striper. Bass fishermen work the surf day and night
54 The Veteran Hunter is a Menace. That's the conclusion of a Maine woods detective who has investigated 250 hunting accidents. By LEW DIETZ, with an accompanying Sporting Look IN COLOR
68 The Fisherman's Calendar. Compiled by ED ZERN

THE COLUMNISTS:

48 Herbert Warren Wind pays tribute to the last of the great Scots
53 Herman Hickman goes out on that hunch-ridden limb again
64 Albion Hughes reports on Summer Tan's victory in the Garden State
72 John O'Reilly introduces you to some of those leaves you've been raking

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Hot Box: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Do you agree with Dr. Hutchins oh football?
4 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
5 Under 21: DUANE DECKER meets a bright young hockey star
30 Health: The medicine man of the Stanford Indians
57 Sporting Look: Clothes and colors that are safe in the woods
69 Yesterday: The day little Centre beat mighty Harvard 6-0 by TOM SILER
74 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

Cover: Surf casting at Montauk Point, Long Island

Photograph by RICHARD MEEK

In the fall, big striped bass feed close to Montauk's rocky shoreline, where hardy casters like Bob Sylvester endure the surf's bitter lash. The fishing is far more serious than in the easy days of summer vacations and continues into nights when frost is already in the air (see page 46).

Acknowledgments on page 64

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

HOW ROBERT CHRISTENBERRY HAS 'CLEANED UP' BOXING
When New York's commissioner took office he declared war on hoodlums. So far he has inflicted few casualties. A no-progress report by DAN PARKER

DETROIT'S ROARING LIONS
The pro champions and their little-known coach. By TOMMY DEVINE

THE LADY AND THE RACETRACK
A U.S. woman has put new life into racing in Mexico. A word portrait by DICKSON JAY HARTWELL

ANY SCORE FOR SLIPPERY ROCK?
A report in words by ROBERT CREAMER and pictures by JERRY COOKE on everybody's other alma mater

PLUS: A SIX-PAGE FOLDOUT IN FULL COLOR ON U.S. DUCKS AND DUCK FLYWAYS

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)