14 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES SI's editors report and reflect on the news
17 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it
66 COMING EVENTS
67 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners
10 THE MAHARAJA BAGS A TIGER
The Maharaja of Mysore personally takes a hand in the extermination of a marauding beast. The exciting story of a crack-shot prince and the terror of the jungle, told in exclusive photographs by YLLA
17 THE BIG SURPRISE OF 1955
Cinderella team from the University of San Francisco dethrones mighty La Salle and takes home the NCAA basketball title. HY PESKIN'S pictures and a special report on the Kansas City finals
22 A RIOT FOR ROCKET
Just when the Montreal Canadiens were on the verge of winning the National Hockey League championship, Star Forward Maurice (Rocket) Richard was banned for the season. SI brings pictures of the resulting riots which turned the city of Montreal topsy-turvy
24 FAME AND HEARTBREAK IN THE GOLDEN GLOVES
In a floodlit triple ring in Chicago, the young hopefuls of boxing's greatest amateur tournament are battling it out for the championships which may mean their fortune. The story of the long, long grind which has produced, some of boxing's finest champions, by LEE GRIGGS
30 IS THIS A SPORT?
Maybe the point is debatable—but there is no doubt that square dancing, which has caught up some 30 million Americans in its giddy whirl, has action and beauty which are all its own. For proof, see this picture IN COLOR by HY PESKIN
33 ATHLETES VS. ALTITUDE
At the Pan-American Games in Mexico City, the American and other teams found themselves faced with another enemy than time and distance—the rarefied air of Mexico City's 7,600-foot altitude. How it affected them, and why, is told here in words, pictures and anatomical drawings and diagrams by ARTHUR LIDOV and PAUL PECK
42 THIRTY THOUSAND BOWLERS
And they're all advancing on the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where the American Bowling Congress annual tournament is getting underway—as detailed here by VICTOR KALMAN
46 SPEARING SHARKS IN MEXICO
In the combers at Coyuca, rolling majestically onto the broad white beach, lurk killer sharks. The natives fight them in the old-fashioned way, with harpoons. TONI FRISSELL'S camera has caught the thrilling beauty of this strange battle in three pages of pictures IN COLOR
50 DEER AMONG THE AMMO
Out in Oklahoma, in a U.S. Navy ammunition depot, a game-loving civilian has built a beautiful wildlife preserve. An unusual outdoors story of an enterprising man, by CLYDE CARLEY
56 BIG BUSINESS AT VERO BEACH
There's a lot more to spring training than meets the eye: the care and feeding of players, the purchasing of equipment, the running of the whole complicated effort to build winning teams. Here's how it works with the Dodgers, the White Sox and the Redlegs
2 Pat on the Back: Praise for those not already smothered with it
4 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Is there such a thing as a 100% honest golfer?
38 Sport in Art: Games of America's Indians, in the sensitive paintings of Seth Eastman. Three pages IN COLOR
54 Horses: ALBION HUGHES discusses Bowie, and New York's hoped-for new look
60 Boating: ROBERT N. BAVIER JR. sums up the winter activities of those southern queens, Hoot Mon and Finisterre
61 Motor Sports: JOHN BENTLEY tells the personal story of what can happen to a race driver in the Florida Grand Prix
64 Snow Patrol & Fisherman's Calendar: BILL WALLACE with the latest reports from ski country; and ED ZERN from the lakes, rivers and sea
69 Tip from the Top: GEORGE AULBACH, of Houston's Golfcrest Country Club, gives some advice on the spot on the ball
70 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT sees indications that tennis may be breaking out of Forest Hills
73 You Should Know: About the etiquette of golf
74 The 19th Hole: The readers take over
COVER: Steve Nagy
Photograph by RICHARD MEEK
Winner of two American Bowling Congress gold medals in 1952 and co-holder of the alltime doubles record, colorful U.S. Champion Steve Nagy of Cleveland goes after new laurels in the 52nd ABC championships opening this week in Fort Wayne, Ind. (page 42). One of the oldest (41) match-game champions in bowling history, he is enjoying his best year.
Acknowledgments on page 64
IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE
In two weeks of Olympic-style events in Mexico's high, thin air, Americans are sweeping the field against the Western Hemisphere's top athletes. DAVID RICHARDSON rounds up the story, with pictures by MARK KAUFFMAN and GEORGE SILK.
PREVIEW: THE MASTERS'
What makes a golf tournament grow into a classic? Here is the story of the Augusta Masters': the men who made it, the course, the champions who will be playing there next week. With map, pictures and text by HERBERT WARREN WIND.
GENIUS WITH A CUE
Willie Mosconi probably is the greatest pool player who ever lived: winner of 11 world titles, half of the game's alltime records, and he seems likely to beat the longevity record as well. A portrait of a great career by ROBERT COUGHLIN.
PLUS: BILL MAULDIN ON FLYING OVER WATER; AND A ROAD TEST OF THE CHRYSLER 300