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CONTENTS

Nov. 29, 1954
Nov. 29, 1954

Table of Contents
Nov. 29, 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

Bladder-Ball
  • Yale undergraduates, grunting up and down the sacred sod of old campus, revive a tradition of the '90s with "First Annual Bladder-Ball Contest"

Glory Day In Columbus, Ohio
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Spectacle
  • Underground explorers enter the dark mouth of a Kentucky cave. A tortuous and dangerous descent lies ahead, but spelunkers find the perils justified by the exotic scenery

Soundtrack
  • THE EDITORS POINT TO ONE EFFECT OF POLITE CARTELS IN THE BOWL BUSINESS AND REGISTER DISSENT ON A BOXING-REFORM ALTERNATIVE, BUT THEY ARE CHEERED BY A BAD FIGHT AND A BACK-TALKING COACH

A Call To Arms
Sport In Art
  • It was a purposeful part of the traditional preparations for Thanksgiving among Americans of the last century—and in some rural areas it still is

Sporting Look
Weidman
Golf
Army-Navy Soccer
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
Health
Yesterday
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

CONTENTS

14 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

This is an article from the Nov. 29, 1954 issue

21 SPECTACLE A trip through the eerie beauty of Cathedral Cave, Ky. IN COLOR

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

77 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

79 COMING EVENTS

4 THE PUSHING ELIS
An old game is exhaustingly revived on the Yale campus

10 THE BIG FOOTBALL SATURDAY
It was glory day for Ohio State, UCLA and Harvard, among others. SI covers the big games in words and pictures. Hickman's hunches: page 64

18 "MAYBE SOMEBODY DID ROB ME, BUT I DON'T KNOW WHO"
The shocking story of Beau Jack, the Georgia shoeshine boy who fought his way to a title, earned half a million dollars, and wound up with next to nothing. As told to CHARLES SAMUELS

31 A CALL TO ARMS
SI's boxing expert started something when he announced the foundation of his Association for the Protection of the Poor Put-upon Fight Fan. Here's more on the subject, by BUDD SCHULBERG

35 THUMBS DOWN ON THE ONE PLATOON
Michigan State's athletic director fires the opening blast in a debate with Herman Hickman on that famous rules change. By CLARENCE L. (BIGGIE) MUNN

38 FISHING BY CYBERNETICS
Electronic calculators have won another round. Out in San Francisco they tell this man when and where to go fishing—and they're right. By FRANK CAMERON

52 COLUMBIA GETS A LOT WITH A LITTLE
The story of Lou Little, who's coached Columbia for a quarter-century through good times and catastrophes, and still thinks that the main reason a boy goes to college is to get an education. By WILLIAM PETERS

56 FINTAILED BRUTES AND BUZZING HORNETS
The fast—and fast-growing—sport of powerboating had one of its liveliest seasons yet in 1954. The year in review, by MELVIN CROOK

58 LOVE SETS AND DIRTY SHIRTS
Whatever happened to Sid Wood and Don Budge when they quit tennis? Well, they're doing fine—in a totally different field. By SAM BOAL

65 GENEVIEVE RIDES AGAIN
A bevy of ancient beauties chugs down the high road from Edinburgh to Chichester. Something for lovers of autos both old and new, IN COLOR

70 ARMY AND NAVY TIE!
It was one of the week's best-kept secrets, but Army and Navy had at each other last week in a booming game known as soccer. GERALD HOLLAND breaks the story

74 A ROOKIE'S DRAMATIC DEBUT
Goalie Charlie Hodge of Montreal's farm system u-as in the stands, not even suited up, when his big chance came. A dramatic last-week story in pictures by HY PESKIN

THE COLUMNISTS:

37 Hart Stilwell tells about an old but surprising method of hunting deer still practiced in the mesquite belt of Texas
49 Jerome Weidman, plagued like all visitors to the Big City by the parking problem, finds there is a solution—at a price
69 Herbert Warren Wind engages in decorous debate with a colleague in Britain on the merits and demerits of the U.S. golfing scene

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
33 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: It has been said that boxing cannot exist unless it does business with the underworld. What do you think?
41 Sport in Art: Charles Deas portrayed the old Thanksgiving tradition of the turkey shoot
44 Sporting Look: What they wear for swimming and sunning on the Riviera
80 Fisherman's Calendar: by ED ZERN
82 Yesterday: The first Stanford-California football game was a surprise to everyone, including Manager Herbert Hoover
85 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: 1900 Peugeot

Photograph by BOB ISEAR

It sounds like a used car salesman's spiel but this 54-year-old auto has known but two owners—a French country doctor who drove it only four years and H.E.F. Parkinson of Eastbourne, Sussex, to whom the doctor gave it in 1947. Now the Peugeot rolls proudly past the stands at the Anglo-American vintage car rally (see pages 69-72), carrying three generations of Parkinsons.

Acknowledgments on page 80

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE TOUGHEST ROAD RACE IN THE WORLD
From the Guatemalan border to the Rio Grande, Mexico's Pan-American race covers 1,908 twisting, tortured miles of highway through steaming jungles, burning desert and over mountain passes two miles high. SI's Motor Sports Columnist JOHN BENTLEY is with the racers all the way, and will report their success, failure and—sometimes—death in words and pictures

BIG GAME IN AFRICA
The most sensitive and successful animal photographer of all, YLLA, presents one of her most beautiful stories: the great wild animals of Africa in their native habitat. IN COLOR

THE RETURN OF PADDY KINSELLA
A distinguished SI short story of tenderness and passion by the rising Irish master, BRYAN MACMAHON

SKIING IN AMERICA-AN SI PREVIEW
What's new, where to go, how to get there, and how it all began. A round-up with 12 pages of photographs IN COLOR, a map, charts, and text by JAMES LAUGHLIN

PLUS: ARMY-NAVY FOOTBALL AND THE STORY OF CANADA'S GREATEST HOCKEY PLAYER