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CONTENTS

Dec. 27, 1954
Dec. 27, 1954

Table of Contents
Dec. 27, 1954

Pat On The Back
Bowl Preview
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Soundtrack
Golf
Tip From The Top
Sporting Look
Health
  • Of the thousands who start down a snow-covered slope, some will land in a doctor's office. But most often, it's the careless skier who becomes the injured skier.

Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
Sport In Art
Scouting Reports
Under 21
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

CONTENTS

14 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it

This is an article from the Dec. 27, 1954 issue

17 SOUNDTRACK The editors report and reflect on the news

58 COMING EVENTS

59 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

10 QUEENS, CROWDS—AND FOOTBALL
A preview of New Year's Day excitement in the Rose, Sugar, Cotton and Orange Bowls with scouting reports you'll want to save for Jan. 1—plus Hickman's Hunches

6 PEEKABOO WAR IN THE WOODS
An unending contest of human ingenuities goes on between game wardens and citizens impatient of the game laws. A battle report by COLES PHINIZY

20 A PRINCELY BOAR HUNT IN BAVARIA
The fierce tuskers are brought to bay in the grand manner. By CHARLES THAYER, with illustrations IN COLOR by HANS LISKA

24 BOBO OLSON FIGHTS STRICTLY FOR LOOT
The Fighter of the Year says he and his manager, Sid Flaherty, will meet "the devil himself" if he pays enough. ROBERT SHAPLEN introduces Bobo and Sid and expresses some concern at their new alliance with James Norris Jr.

30 IN PHILADELPHIA NEARLY EVERYBODY LIKES GOLA
Most people, in fact, think he's the best college basketball player. A word-picture of Gola and his coach, Ken Loeffler, by MILT GROSS, with a full-page photograph IN COLOR

34 IN THE PARSENN SKIING IS ALL THAT COUNTS
Five pages of photographs IN COLOR by TONI FRISSELL of the finest ski area anywhere, a fabulous world of frosted gingerbread houses and swift and exciting trails. Plus a SPORTING Look report on what to take on a European ski jaunt, a map of the Parsenn, and some tips on avoiding injury on any slope, foreign or domestic

45 FAREWELL TO A SPORTSMAN
Last week Fred Miller, Milwaukee brewer and Notre Dame's No. 1 fan, was killed in an airplane crash. ERNEST HAVEMANN pays him a deserved tribute

46 A CHRISTMAS FEATURE: SPORT IN STAINED GLASS
At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York a bay is devoted to sport scenes IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Should football coaches be sent to the stands?
4 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
28 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND reveals some of the off-course pursuits of big-name pros
29 Tip from the Top: TOMMY ARMOUR offers some advice on checking the hands
43 Snow Patrol & Fisherman's Calendar: BILL WALLACE and ED ZERN offer a holiday report on the slopes and streams
61 Under 21: DUANE DECKER speaks up for the half-forgotten snowshoe
66 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: Klosters

Photograph by TONI FRISSELL

Arriving in the Swiss village of Klosters, which snuggles against the massive snow trap known as the Parsenn, Photographer Toni Frissell was delighted to find the town covered by a blanket of new snow. An ardent skier, Miss Frissell took a cable car up into the Parsenn, found more new snow and a host of fellow skiers whom she photographed in color (pp. 34-39). Then she buckled down to the serious but happy business of trying out some of the famous runs herself.

Acknowledgments on page 43

PHOTO

NEXT WEEK: THE SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

In its first New Year's issue SI presents the sportsman who, in the opinion of the editors, did most to make the world of sport wonderful in 1954. In addition to his intimate portrait of SI's choice, GERALD HOLLAND
reviews the major events of the past 12 months and Artist JOE KAUFMAN says Happy New Year '55 in caricature to 54 other personalities who helped make '54 a notable sports year.

PLUS

JAI ALAI
Photographed by Mark Kauffman
Text by Octavus Roy Cohen

16 EUROPEAN SPORTS CARS
Photographed by Pierre Boulat
Text by John Bentley

THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
Text and paintings by John Groth

ALL IN COLOR