20 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

23 SPECTACLE A high school football weekend, IN COLOR

27 SOUNDTRACK SI's editors report and reflect on the news

71 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

73 COMING EVENTS

12 MARTINEZ & THE $20,000 FIX THAT FAILED
A new chapter in the long story of boxing's dirty business, told for the first time

14 THE BOXING GUILD & THE $100 RECEIPTS
Some interesting practices of the fight business get an airing. A report in words and revealing photostats

16 GAMES OF THE WEEK
Surprising Arkansas finally loses one to S.M.U. as the 1954 football season begins to sort itself out. Hickman's hunches for this week

22 THE MIGHTY ORPHANS OF MOOSEHEART
From a children's home in Illinois comes one of the best high school football teams in the U.S. By JAMES POLING with photographs by ARTHUR SHAY

30 THE REDS PUT THEIR STAMP ON SPORTS
And vice versa, a collector finds. Some samples from the Iron Curtain countries, described by IRA SEEBACHER

34 TITTLE OF THE 49ERS
This tall Texan may be the most valuable man in professional football. By WILLIAM WORDEN with photographs by FRED LYON and MARK KAUFFMAN

55 NO. 44: PORTRAIT OF A HALFBACK
The life and times of a journeyman football player at the University of Michigan. By GILBERT MILLSTEIN with drawings by ARTHUR SHILSTONE

59 CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR SPORTS LOVERS
SI visited country stores and custom shops to make up a gift list for its readers. Every present photographed IN COLOR

63 HOW RED BLAIK BROUGHT ARMY BACK TO POWER
A report on the Cadets' resurrection from the 1951 cribbing grave. By BOOTON HERNDON. Plus a PREVIEW of the Army-Navy game, with authentic SCOUTING REPORTS on both teams, names and numbers for televiewers, and an evaluation by HERMAN HICKMAN

70 HERE COMES BASEBALL'S TAP DAY
On Monday the major leagues gel their annual chance to pick up loose minor leaguers. It's a headache

THE GREAT OUTDOORS:

36 Killing Predators Isn't the Answer. A famed ecologist, DURWARD L. ALLEN, takes issue with Edmund Gilligan in presenting the game-management case
45 Country Full of Deer. CHARLES C. NIEHUIS visits Arizona's Kaibab forest. With a photograph by the author IN COLOR
50 Venison Is Great Eating. It needn't be tough if it is cooked right. HARRY BOTSFORD tells you how

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Under 21: An Oregon girl gets her first pheasant. By DUANE DECKER
4 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Are horsewomen lacking in tenderness?
6 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
40 A Place to Be: HORACE SUTTON reports on the Caribbean. IN COLOR
75 Sporting Look: Good weather for sweaters
80 The 19th Hole: The readers take over. With a special letter on page 84 from a visiting Hollander who recently saw his first football game

COVER: Y.A. Tittle of the 49ers

Photograph by FRED LYON

The man in the mask on SI's cover had a good day last Saturday, even though his team did not. The 49ers were beaten 48-7 by the Detroit Lions, but Quarterback Tittle (see page 34) completed 11 of 25 passes. Y.A.'s plastic mask is designed to protect his nose and teeth; the leather-covered metal handle is a special innovation to guard his cheekbone, crushed by a knee last year

Acknowledgments on page 58

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

HOW BOXING TAKES CARE OF ITS OWN: THE $500,000 BEAU JACK NEVER GOT
In 27 bouts a Georgia shoeshine boy earned a half million dollars. Who got it? Today he is living in poverty. Now BEAU JACK, assisted by CHARLES SAMUELS, tells what he knows

A LOT FROM A LITTLE
That's what Columbia gets from Lou. Even when he loses the alums love him. A portrait by WILLIAM PETERS

LOVE SETS AND DIRTY SHIRTS
Sid Wood and Don Budge run a tennis club and a laundry. This curious combination is described by SAM BOAL

SAILORS CALL THEM STINK-POTS
But power boats, from outboards to the Slo-Mo-Shun, are growing in popularity. A report on the 1954 season by ROBERT N. BAVIER Jr. and W. MELVIN CROOK

PLUS: VINTAGE CARS, CAVE-EXPLORING AND THE RIVIERA, ALL IN FOUR-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS

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