CONTENTS

April 18, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners
13 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES The editors report and reflect on the news
17 SPECTACLE Winners and losers in the green aisles of Augusta's Masters Tournament. Photographs by JAY LEVITON
28 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it
72 COMING EVENTS

20 RED SMITH ON AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL
With the eight American League teams getting into pennant action this week, SI's oracle peers over his spectacles and, not too solemnly, offers his considered opinion as to just how things may go in the league this year

24 THE EIGHT AMERICAN LEAGUE TEAMS: A PREVIEW
Although everyone seems to be dismissing the Red Sox, Tigers, Senators, Orioles and Athletics as factors in the American League race, ROBERT CREAMER reveals that they are actually the key to the pennant. For the younger set, SI presents on pages 21 and 22 a choice selection of American League stars IN COLOR

34 SET 'EM UP IN EXECUTIVE ALLEY!
America has about 20 million bowlers. Some of their best games are being rolled in country clubs where businessmen, socialites and politicians keep the pins flying. A discovery by VICTOR KALMAN

37 A QUARTER HORSE CUTS OUT HIS CALF
Cutting cattle out of a herd is a fast rodeo-paced sport which has grown out of old-time ranch work in the West. HY PESKIN's spectacular pictures capture its dust-flying action IN COLOR

54 THE WONDERFUL WOO OF THE SAGE GROUSE
Signs of spring come in many ways to the West, but none is stranger than the nuptial pageant of these pompous birds, now gathered at traditional prairie mating grounds where the cock birds are strutting. IN COLOR

58 THE DOC SHOWS THE MASTERS HOW
The Sneads, Hogans and Burkes drew the early crowds at the Masters Tournament. Then Cary Middlecoff got hot, and the onetime Memphis dentist—fidgeting and frowning—ran away from the field. An account from Augusta by HERBERT WARREN WIND with photographs by JAY LEVITON

THE DEPARTMENTS

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Women are not permitted to compete in national and international fishing tournaments. Should they be?

41 Horses: ALBION HUGHES turns the spotlight on up-and-down Willie Hartack

44 Fishing: HART STILWELL has good news for anglers about "fished out" lakes

46 Wrestling: MARTIN KANE examines the amateur sport, where they don't groan

51 Column of the Week: AUSTEN LAKE goes behind the scenes at the DeMarco-Saxton fight and finds Frankie Carbo

57 Fisherman's Calendar: Ed ZERN offers expanded coverage as the season opens

65 Tip from the Top: JULIUS BOROS of North Carolina's Mid Pines Club suggests a method for achieving backspin

70 Matchwit: The crossword puzzle that provides a duet with the dictionary

73 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

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

COVER: Al Rosen

Photograph by HY PESKIN

Among the more disturbing sights facing American League pitchers this season is powerful Al Rosen, his bat cocked menacingly and his eye on the pitch. Rosen, shown in batting practice in spring training (the catcher is Cleveland Coach Bill Lobe), is one of the reasons why the Indians expect to win the pennant again (see American League preview, pages 20-27).

Acknowledgments on page 57

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE EPIC OF TENZING
In one of the most fascinating stories ever written the great Sherpa, assisted by JAMES RAMSEY ULLMAN, tells his own story of the conquest of Everest

OPENING IN K.C.
Baseball has returned to K.C., and SI's GERALD HOLLAND is there to report on the festival and the game itself as the Athletics bow to their new home town

FISH WITH THE EXPERTS
SI presents a selection of great trout flies IN COLOR chosen by SPARSE GREY HACKLE, TED JANES, DAVE COSTELLO and TED TRUEBLOOD, plus a line on the new lines

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)