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Feb. 14, 1955
Feb. 14, 1955

Table of Contents
Feb. 14, 1955

Pat On The Back
  • A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

The Mile
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Soundtrack
  • THE EDITORS REFLECT ON THE THEATRICAL QUALITIES OF INDOOR TRACK, THE CAREER OF A "TREE-MENDOUS" PITCHER, AND A GAME THAT IS THE MOST FASCINATING—OR SILLIEST—IN THE WORLD

Preview
Tip From The Top
Skiing
Sporting Look
Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
Basketball
Motor Sports
Column Of The Week
Horses
Tennis
Under 21
  • At 16, Kathleen Walsh already has a fistful of medals for marksmanship—after only two years of competition. Today she looks like the coming pistol-shooting queen

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

CONTENTS

16 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it
19 SOUNDTRACK SI's editors report and reflect on the news
59 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners
61 COMING EVENTS

This is an article from the Feb. 14, 1955 issue Original Layout

8 THE RIOTOUS WANAMAKER MILE
Gunnar Nielsen set a new world record, but hardly anyone noticed for behind him Wes Santee and Fred Dwyer were wrestling each other down the stretch. An account in words and pictures by ROBERT CREAMER and SI photographers

14 GREAT DAY FOR ENGLAND
England's young cricketers retain the Ashes after a struggle—said the London Times—which should be written "in blood"

15 CRICKET FOR THE BASEBALL FAN
That famous former sportswriter, who once climbed into the ring with Dempsey to see what it was like, tries the same thing on Britain's national game—with results that surprise him. By PAUL GALLICO

22 THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW
The nation's No. 1 canine event—its history, its leading personalities, its problems and how the blue ribbons are awarded. An SI preview with text by REGINALD WELLS, a four-page foldout IN COLOR of champion dogs and a genealogical chart by ARTHUR SINGER

35 TROUT IN THE CLOUDS
At Lake Titicaca in the Andes, the summer season is in full swing and fishermen are getting a king's ransom in the biggest rainbow trout you ever saw. A picture report IN COLOR

40 A VISIT TO THE HALL OF FAME
JAMES T. FARRELL, distinguished author and lifelong baseball fan, takes his 14-year-old son on a nostalgic journey to the Cooperstown shrine

THE DEPARTMENTS

2 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it

4 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: As a former Olympian, what should the U.S. do to win the Olympics in 1956?

34 Tip from the Top: WILLIE HUNTER, of the Riviera Country Club, explains the pitch-and-run

44 Skiing: SIR ARNOLD LUNN has some advice for that vanishing species, the true amateur ski racer

45 Sporting Look: There's a new spark to parkas, as this report IN COLOR from Aspen, Colo. shows

47 Snow Patrol and Fisherman's Calendar: BILL WALLACE with the latest reports from ski country; and ED ZERN from the lakes, rivers and sea

52 Flying: SI's Sunday Pilot, BILL MAULDIN, finds his little Ercoupe is even more remarkable than he thought: it has a brain

54 Basketball: GERALD ASTOR presents a boy with a problem: 7-foot 3-inch Wade Halbrook of Oregon State College

55 Motor Sports: JOHN BENTLEY, shying from nothing, takes a Greyhound bus test to find out about his Reaction Time and other matters important to all drivers

56 Column of the Week: BILL LEE, of the Hartford Courant, pays tribute to an honest boxing man

56 Horses: ALBION HUGHES visits New Orleans' Old Fair Grounds and finds a bang-up season under way with some horses and jockeys worth noting

57 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT looks at our juniors, Jerry Moss and Mike Green, and finds their prospects pleasing

63 You Should Know: If you are taking up figure skating

64 Under 21: DUANE DECKER reports on a pistol princess, Kathleen Walsh of Arlington, Va.

66 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: The great Dane, Autopilot

Photograph by YLLA

As show dogs come, the magnificent great Dane Autopilot is something of a veteran. First shown in 1951, he finished his championship in three months and went on to win best-of-breed at the 1952 Westminster Dog Show. Since then he has won 50 best-of-breed ribbons and will be competing again next week at the 1955 Westminster Show (pp. 22-33). Autopilot is owned by Marydane Kennels, Wilton, Conn.

Acknowledgments on page 47

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE PRO FOOTBALL DRAFT
What's it like to be a pro football coach at the National League's annual drawing? How do you get the best college players against the stiffest competition? PIERS ANDERTON tells you, in an absorbing and personal story of the toughest 18 hours a big-league coach can face

THE DARTMOUTH CARNIVAL
That colorful collegiate winter frolic, as seen by the Big Green's distinguished alumnus, BUDD SCHULBERG

THE WORLD'S SMALLEST RACING CARS
They're specially built for the world's youngest—and cutest—drivers. An SI Spectacle IN COLOR

PLUS: THE BLUE ANGELS, THE NAVY'S UNMATCHED STUNT-FLYING FOURSOME, PHOTOGRAPHED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR NEW GRUMMAN COUGAR JETS AT 600-MPH SPEEDS