CONTENTS

February 21, 1955

14 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it
19 SPECTACLE The smallest sports cars in the world IN COLOR
23 SOUNDTRACK SI's editors report and reflect on the news
55 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners
57 COMING EVENTS

8 U.S. COLLEGES TAKE TO THE ICE
College ice hockey is having a big boom as far west as the Rockies, and some of the smaller colleges are taking the play away from the Ivy League. A report by WHITNEY TOWER

12 TOURNAMENT TIME APPROACHES
Basketball is heading into the home stretch. SI presents a gallery of some of the top collegiate stars, including San Francisco's fabulous Bill Russell

26 PAY-OFF FOR THE PROS
For 16 grueling hours in a smoke-filled hotel room, the coaches and owners of the National Football League parcel out among themselves the pick of the college crop. An inside story by PIERS ANDERTON

28 THE SPORT THAT'S MOSTEST
It's a product of the supersonic age, so fast and so exact that a sneeze can cost a life—close acrobatic flying in jet airplanes. Here are its outstanding practitioners: the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels

40 THE DARTMOUTH WINTER CARNIVAL
A distinguished alumnus pays a visit to a famous frolic which has memories both happy and sad for him—and finds vigor and hope in a generation which is anything but disenchanted. A report and a reverie by BUDD SCHULBERG

THE DEPARTMENTS

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

2 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Should women hunt?

4 Health: How do you wake up?

34 Nature: JOHN O'REILLY discusses that harbinger of spring, the robin

38 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT reveals all the things a nonplaying Davis Cup team captain has to do

42 Sporting Look: New fashions in America's Caribbean "Riviera"

47 Tip from the Top: BILL GORDON, of Tam O'Shanter, points out the importance of a proper grip

48 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND writes about Gene Littler, a gentle giant of the links who may yet be the best of all

49 Boating: ROBERT N. BAVIER JR. takes respectful note of an up-and-coming regatta in Southern California

50 Track: HERMAN HICKMAN, an old weight man, extols the virtues of the shot-put in general and Parry O'Brien in particular; plus a report on the dramatic victory of Fred Dwyer, the giant killer, in the Baxter Mile

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

59 Skiing: EZRA BOWEN goes into a difficult situation—the East-West ruckus in the NSA

61 Yesterday: It was Parson Weems who cooked up the legend about George Washington throwing a silver dollar across the Rappahannock; and Walter Johnson who proved it could be done

62 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: Betty di Bugnano in Jamaica

Photograph by PHILIP O. STEARNS

It's a well-known quality of the islands of the Caribbean that once they work their charm on visitors they won't let them go. Betty di Bugnano, once a top New York model, more recently of Rome, is so in love with Jamaica that she is starting a sports-clothes business there. In a French bathing suit of Paisley cotton, she's photographed at sunset at Montego Bay's Round Hill. For more pictures from America's Riviera, see pages 42-46.

Acknowledgments on page 58

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

HOW DANGEROUS IS WINTER BASEBALL?
Willie Mays got sick of baseball and Rube Gomez injured his pitching arm on the Caribbean circuit. Was it worth the risk to their major league play? A report with photographs by MARK KAUFFMAN

PRO BASKETBALL—FAST AND FLASHY
The inimitable spectacle of the shooting, jumping stars of the Minneapolis Lakers and New York Knicks IN COLOR by HY PESKIN

GOLF'S GREEN PASTURES
Among the real beauty spots of America are its golf courses—expertly designed, carefully landscaped in settings of natural loveliness. SI presents a portfolio of some outstanding courses IN COLOR

BIG-LEAGUE BASEBALL SCHOOLS
JAMES T. FARRELL tells how the young hopefuls prepare for the majors in Florida's baseball schools.

PLUS: VANDERBILT STABLES—PAINTINGS IN COLOR; AND FISHING THROUGH THE ICE BY SIGURD OLSON

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)