CONTENTS

March 14, 1955

12 SOUNDTRACK SI's editors report and reflect on the news
15 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it
60 COMING EVENTS
23 SPECTACLE Olympic Skiing Candidates IN COLOR
61 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners

8 LOOK OUT! HERE COMES CASEY
Due warning from St. Petersburg that Manager Casey Stengel is out to win another championship. In words by ALFRED WRIGHT (and Casey Stengel); in pictures by MARK KAUFFMAN

22 AN OLYMPIC SKIING GALLERY
Close-ups IN COLOR by JOERN GERDTS and HY PESKIN of some of the younger hopefuls of 1956, with an introduction to the cast by WILLIAM JOHNSON

28 EYES ON THE BUZZER
Presenting the best unknown college basketball player in America, the man all the pros want: Mr. Buzz Wilkinson of the University of Virginia. By BOOTON HERNDON

32 KEEP IN THE PINK
A new SI health feature for athletes and would-be athletes, to help them get in shape and keep in shape—beginning this week with some expert advice on SORE MUSCLES

36 THE WARIEST BIRD IN THE FOREST
He's as vain as he is handsome, and as stupid as he is quick—in fact, there's no more exasperating and rewarding bird than the wild turkey gobbler. An unusual hunting story by JOHN CURTIS BUSH with EMMETT GOWEN, and a full-page photograph IN COLOR by BERN KEATING

42 THE TEWKSBURY FOOT BASSETS
The name sounds fancy, but this is a pack that welcomes everybody to its weekly hunts. A lively reportage of walking (or running) to hounds by COLES PHINIZY, with four pages of photographs IN COLOR by JERRY COOKE

50 THE RUSSIANS TAKE A LICKING
Canada's bruising, undiplomatic hockey team wins eight straight to transfer the world crown from Moscow to British Columbia. A report from Europe by DENIS FODOR

56 TRAINING TWO-YEAR-OLDS AT HIALEAH
Bloodlines are important, but even the well-bred two-year-old colt and filly need schooling before they graduate to racing. The Hialeah curriculum in words and pictures by WHITNEY TOWER and MARK KAUFFMAN

THE DEPARTMENTS

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

4 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Which has a greater element of danger, automobile racing or motorboat racing?

39 You Should Know: If you want to take up fly tying

41 Tip from the Top: JIM BROWNING, pro at the Weston, Mass. Golf Club, with some advice on cocking the wrists

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

52 Motor Sports: JOHN BENTLEY lines up next week's starters at Sebring, America's only Grand Prix event

53 Bowling: VICTOR KALMAN with a cheer for the ladies and their doubles championship

54 Horses: ALBION HUGHES with a salute to the New England spirit at the freezing opening of Lincoln Downs

63 Under 21: DUANE DECKER gives the sandlotters advice on the selection and care of the fielder's friend, his trusty baseball glove

66 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

COVER: Young Skier Buddy Werner

Photograph by JOERN GERDTS

Last winter, 18-year-old Wallace (Buddy) Werner of Steamboat Springs, Col. made the long jump from 1952 National Junior Champion to a berth on the U.S. team at the world championships in Sweden. A twisted ankle took Buddy out of that meet, but his earlier win in Norway's Holmenkollen downhill against the world's best alpine skiers marked him as a man to watch. This week and next, Buddy races for a berth on the U.S. Olympic team (see pp. 22-27).

Acknowledgments on page 62

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

GIANTS VS. INDIANS
It sounds like the World Series all over again—but that's only part of the spring baseball story out of Arizona. ROBERT CREAMER will round it all up in words—players, training drill, and exhibitions—with HY PESKIN taking the pictures.

DIAMOND SCREWBALL
Al Schacht was a fixture of the game, as player and as comic, for four decades. Out of his rich recollection he brings back men whose names will live as long as baseball is played, and which SI presents here in excerpts from his forthcoming book.

PARRY O'BRIEN
With the four-minute mile, the crossing of the 60-foot line in shot-putting is one of the great achievements of sports. A personable young Irishman from California is the only man to do it so far—and JOEL SAYRE tells how the feat was accomplished.

PLUS: GRAND PRIX RACE AT SEBRING AND CHARGING RHINOS IN COLOR

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)