March 28, 1955
March 28, 1955

Table of Contents
March 28, 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

Table of Contents
Events & Discoveries
Golden Gloves
Athletes Vs. Altitude
  • At Mexico City, competitors in the Pan-American Games met an unexpected foe. In the rarefied air 7,600 feet above sea level, they are being felled by anoxia

Sport In Art
Big Business
Motor Sports
Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
Tip From The Top
  • By William F. Talbert

    There are signs that tennis may be breaking out of Forest Hills

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Twelve years ago this week Cornelius Warmerdam, competing in the Chicago Relays, set a new world indoor record for the pole vault. After the rest of the field dropped out, Warmerdam topped the 15-foot mark three times. When he completed the record vault (15 feet 8½ finches) the crowd of 14,000 watched the bar tremble, then steady and remain in place. A cheer went up while Warmerdam picked himself, grinning, out of the sawdust pit. The Flying Dutchman had broken his own record. The mark he set still stands.

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