2—top right, A.P.
6—Frederick A. Meyer, D. M. Logan, Cerro-Vera
18, 19—Ed Fisher and Jerry Greenberg (2), Combine, European
20—A.P., I.N.P., U.P.
21-24—Ylla from Rapho-Guillumette
25-27—drawings by Ajay
33—Mark Kauffman except bottom left, ¬© Arnold Newman
39—I.N.P. except top middle, U.P.
43—U.P., drawings by Tony Ravielli
52, 53—Robert Halmi
56-Blank & Stoller, Ltd.
65—drawings by Leslie Jacobs
68—top, text ¬© 1954 Don Sauers, drawings ¬© 1954 Eldon Dedini; bottom right, The Bettmann Archive
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Dec. 20, 1954
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
Mongoose and king cobra—legendary enemies—square off in their classic and rarely photographed encounter near Mysore, India. Here the mongoose, master of the quick dart, dances and feints to make the cobra strike—and miss. Then the little snake-hater himself will strike. Photographs on the following pages show what happened
- SOUNDTRACK 25
THE EDITORS TAKE NOTE OF A WEEK IN WHICH JAMES D. NORRIS SAID "ABSURD," MAX SCHMELING REMEMBERED AN UNEXPECTEDLY HARD FIGHT AND A VETERAN SPORTSWRITER REMEMBERED THE NAME NORRIS
- By William F. Talbert
Last week Harry Hopman, captain of Australia's Davis Cup team, predicted a clear-cut victory for his side. Now the U.S. captain replies—with some different opinions
The history of Davis Cup Challenge Round matches is one of brilliance by some of the sport's greatest performers
It takes more art than artifice to reshape what's seashape. Here are seven new ways