CONTENTS

January 17, 1955

20 SOUNDTRACK The editors report and reflect on the news

31 SPECTACLE The bullfight in eight pages of COLOR by MARK KAUFFMAN

59 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

61 COMING EVENTS

8 BOXING GETS A RACKET BUSTER
Neiu York Boxing Commissioner Helfand's first week in office and samples of the way his task was appraised by leading sportswriters

11 HOW THE I.B.C. RUNS BOXING
What the shouting is all about, by ROBERT COUGHLAN

14 THE SMASHING SPORT OF SQUASH
RICHARD MEEK'S camera catches G. Diehl Mateer's victory over Pakistan's Azam Khan in the U.S. Open Championship

18 "GIVE ME A 'B' FOR BRADLEY"
A picture report on a fascinating sidelines manifestation—girl cheerleaders at work. Photographs by HY PESKIN

24 FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS
The causeway linking Florida with Key West is a 100-mile-long fishing pier. By GORDON LEWIS

26 A SUPERMARKET FOR MOTORBOATS
A glimpse of the wonders awaiting power boat fans at the National and other 1955 shows. By A. C. SPECTORSKY

30 DEATH AND GLORY IN THE BULL RING
Only the brave—men and bulls alike—can make the ancient Spanish sport a thing of tragic art. A perceptive essay by JOHN STANTON with eight pages of magnificent photographs IN COLOR by MARK KAUFFMAN and drawings by ROBERT RIGER

54 FIGHTING FOR ALMA MATER
Collegiate boxers from Louisiana State and Maryland put on a rousing performance in a phase of the sport that deserves encouragement

63 A CONDITIONING PROGRAM FOR MEN IN MIDDLE AGE
Professor Thomas K. Cureton offers a program of exercises calculated to keep you young as you grow old. By WILLIAM H. WHITE

THE DEPARTMENTS:

2 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
4 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Do the rules permit the calling of too many fouls in basketball?
44 Hunting: A reminiscence of the great wildfowling in New England by JAMES B. TREFETHEN
45 Sport in Art: The genteel sports of Old Japan IN COLOR
51 Tip from the Top: JOHNNY REVOLTA corrects some common chip-shot faults
52 Sporting Look: The new race track fashions at Santa Anita
56 Bowling: Some notes on Andy Varipapa and the All-Star by VICTOR KALMAN
58 Under 21: The Spaldings and their wonderful whacking machines. By DUANE DECKER
62 Snow Patrol & Fisherman's Calendar: To the mountains with BILL WALLACE, to the water with ED ZERN
66 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

Acknowledgments on page 62

COVER: Bullfight in Tijuana

Photograph by MARK KAUFFMAN

When the color camera of Mark Kauffman caught this dramatic picture of Rafael Rodriguez, the young Mexican bullfighter was taking the bull past him in a right-handed muleta pass—and life and death were balanced on a raging animal's horns. For more color pictures of the most wonderful and terrible drama I in the world of sports, taken in Mexico's Tijuana bull ring, see pages 31-38.

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE HOWE OF HOCKEY—IN WORDS AND COLOR
A portrait of Gordie Howe and a midseason report on the professional race by HERBERT WARREN WIND, with four pages of spectacular photographs IN COLOR by HY PESKIN.

BASKETBALL AT ITS BEST
The Ft. Wayne Pistons play the old peach-basket game with unbelievable skill. 'A look at the season to date and a preview of the All-Star.

THOSE COLORFUL SWEDES
The great Swedish gymnastic team, now visiting the U.S., in four pages of pictures. IN COLOR.

THE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP
The urbane struggle for the world title is on in New York now. A special SI report in words and pictures.

PLUS: ANOTHER CHAPTER IN SI'S CONTINUING EXAMINATION OF BOXING IN THE U.S.

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)