Contents

December 06, 1954

25 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

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

77 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

79 COMING EVENTS

10 THE NEW KING OF THE MOUNTAINS
Umberto Maglioli is a 26-year-old Italian—handsome, a bit reserved, raised to be a doctor. Last week he drove his Ferrari from one end of Mexico to the other at an average speed of 107 mph. SI reports the Pan-American road race in words and pictures

16 NAVY LET GEORGE DO IT
The Army-Navy game was a classic. A scrappy Navy quarterback named George Welsh was the star. SI's HERMAN HICKMAN and MARK KAUFFMAN covered the game

32 FIRE ON THE ICE
No one who has ever seen the incomparable Maurice Richard, the idolized Rocket of Canadian ice hockey, will ever forget his brilliant, slashing, burning style of play. An intimate and dramatic portrait of one of the great athletes of our day, by HERBERT WARREN WIND

37 THE RETURN OF PADDY KINSELLA
A distinguished SI short story of tenderness and passion in a fighter returning to his native Ireland. By BRYAN MAcMAHON

42 AFRICA'S BIG GAME
The great beasts of the Dark Continent, roaming free and wild in the jungle and on the open plains, shown by the most sensitive and successful of animal photographers. A portfolio by YLLA, IN COLOR

51 MOTHER STANDS AT GUARD
She may have two children and a baby on the sidelines, but when she runs out on the grass for a game of field hockey, mother is a girl again. A look at an exciting, hard-driving, little-known sport, by SARAH PALFREY

56 SKIING IN AMERICA
An SI PREVIEW of winter's fastest-growing outdoor sport: What's new, where to go, how to get there, and how it all began. With 11 pages including photographs IN COLOR, a map, charts, the season's competitions, and text by JAMES LAUGHLIN

76 LETTER TO BIGGIE
An Open Letter from HERMAN HICKMAN to his old friend Biggie Munn, athletic director at Michigan State College, answering his protests in last week's SI about the controversial one-platoon football rule

THE DEPARTMENTS:

4 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered in it

Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: The president of the New York Touchdown Club says that the higher the scholastic standing of a college, the poorer the football team. Do you agree?

49 You Should Know: If you want to go on an African Safari

68 Tennis: BILLY TALBERT, off to Australia to captain the U.S. DAVIS CUP team, puts a HELP WANTED ad in SI and explains why

80 Fisherman's Calendar: by ED ZERN

82 Yesterday: Georges Carpentier, a gallant Galahad of boxing with brittle hands, was the toast of Europe, drew America's first million-dollar gate, but was no match for Jack Dempsey in the fight the Frenchman wanted more than any other to win

85 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: African Lion

Photograph by YLLA

To get a portrait of the brute on the cover, Photographer Ylla very sensibly reached for one of her most powerful telephoto lenses. The result, along with the striking color photographs shown on pages 42-48, is a rare view of animal life on the broad reaches of Central Africa, where man is still an oddity, and the laws of the jungle still prevail.

Acknowledgments on page 76

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

BASKETBALL FROM COAST TO COAST—AN SI PREVIEW
In the first of its regular reports on this vast sport now coming into season, SI scans the scene from east to west, reports on the opening games, looks ahead to games to come, the teams to watch, the players who will make the headlines in the college leagues. In text and pictures

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
The editors of SPORTING LOOK, UNDER 21 and You SHOULD KNOW put their heads together to help SI readers find gifts for sports-minded friends, relatives and loved ones.

SKIING IN EUROPE
The great resorts; the international competitions—where to go and what it costs, with a map, pictures, package deals and text by the grandfather of skiing, SIR ARNOLD LUNN

JOHN GROTH'S JAMAICA
SI's globe-trotting artist delivers the first of his reports on the Caribbean area—impressions in watercolor and words of white beaches, blue sea and cricket-playing natives

PLUS: KANSAS CITY'S DAZZLING HORSE SHOW, AND A PORTFOLIO OF COLT REVOLVERS, IN COLOR

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)