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Dec. 13, 1954
Dec. 13, 1954

Table of Contents
Dec. 13, 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

Soundtrack
Basketball
Spectacle
  • High-stepping parade horses, wearing $10,000 in saddles and silver, highlight the 56th staging of the American Royal Horse Show & Livestock exhibition in Kansas City, Mo.

Deer Hunt
John Groth's Jamaica
Golf
Under 21
You Should Know
Bowling
Football
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
Yesterday
  • Currently celebrating his 80th birthday, Churchill, dean of world's statesmen, looks back on a full and varied sports career, including "30 years of polo."

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

CONTENTS

17 SOUNDTRACK An editorial, plus other reports and reflections on the news

This is an article from the Dec. 13, 1954 issue Original Layout

25 SPECTACLE The Kansas City Horse Show IN COLOR

69 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

71 COMING EVENTS

10 NORRIS AND BOXING'S DIRTY BUSINESS
The testimony of Heavyweight Harry Thomas reveals that the man who now dominates U.S. fight promotion is a man who has himself fixed fights

18 HERE COMES COLLEGE BASKETBALL
A picture report on three of last week's top games plus a season preview by ROGER KAHN

30 HOSTILE GALLERIES? HOOEY! SAYS HARRY HOPMAN
On the eve of the Davis Cup Challenge Round, the Australian captain ridicules charges that bad spectator sportsmanship handicaps the U.S. team and predicts the Aussies will win again

34 A DEER STALK IN THE APOSTLE ISLANDS
Some forty hunters set out after the 400 deer on tiny Rock Island. They got a number of surprises as well as 34 deer

38 JOHN GROTH'S JAMAICA
One of America's foremost artists paints the white beaches, the blue sea and the cricket-playing natives of the British Caribbean playground. Six pages IN COLOR

46 SOME WONDERFUL GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS
The editors of SPORTING LOOK, YOU SHOULD KNOW and UNDER 21 have assembled a six-page sampler which includes the Christmas wants of 125 famous sportsmen; a review of the year's best sports books; toymakers' tidbits for the younger set; and what to look for in buying a gift camera

52 SAM COLT'S AMAZING "PEACEMAKER" REVOLVERS
There is a hot, new collecting craze for these colorful old Colts. PAUL R. WALKER reports on the revolvers and their maker and SID LATHAM offers four pages of photographs IN COLOR of the most famous models

57 SKIING IN EUROPE
A comprehensive report, with a map IN COLOR, on the many fine ski areas in the Alps and elsewhere by the man who practically invented alpine racing, SIR ARNOLD LUNN

64 HARVARD VS. YALE TEN TIMES
Thanks to intramural football, the old rivals played ten games in one day. A picture report

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL'S question: Otto Graham of the Cleveland Browns wrote in SI in October that football is getting too vicious. On the basis of the season's games, do you agree?
45 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND pays a moving tribute to "a very fine and enjoyable man"—the late Bob Harlow
66 Bowling: The Strohs have done it again. VICTOR KALMAN tells when and how
67 Football: HERMAN HICKMAN takes a modest bow on his record as a prophet
68 Snow Patrol: A report on ski conditions at U.S. resorts compiled by BILL WALLACE
72 Fisherman's Calendar: Compiled by ED ZERN
74 Yesterday: Sir Winston Churchill is 80 but he is still a sportsman. A look back at an active life that includes 30 years of polo
77 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: Parade Division

Photograph by HANS KNOPF

Kansas City's gaudy American Royal Horse Show (pages 25-28) differs from New York's National as much as the wide-open prairies do from the asphalt jungle of the big city. Among the American Royal's points of departure: the colorful Parade Division where the emphasis is on saddlery and costumes. In this division Hans Knopf caught 12-year-old Evalee Geisler sitting very pretty on Little Brown Jug.

Acknowledgments on page 72

PHOTO

NEXT WEEK: IT'S SUMMER IN THE WINTERTIME

IN BLISTERING AUSTRALIA
...the U.S. Davis Cup team is about to meet the Champion Aussies. Pictures of the top stars IN COLOR and a late report from Captain Bill Talbert.

ON THE CALIFORNIA COAST
...the new fashions in bathing suits are on display. For the first time in years they have different lines. The pretty girls who wear them look better than ever.

IN HOT AND HUMID INDIA
...one of the great life and death struggles of the animal world is joined when a mongoose fights a cobra. A never-before sequence by Ylla IN COLOR.

PLUS:
BRIDGE MATCH OF THE CENTURY BY H. ALLEN SMITH, A REPORT ON GOOSE AND DUCK COOKERY BY HARRY BOTSFORD, AND THE MAJOR LEAGUE MEETINGS BY ROGER KAHN