CONTENTS

May 01, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners
11 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES SI's editors report and reflect on the news
14 SPECTACLE The Penn Relays photographed IN COLOR by MARK KAUFFMAN
24 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it
60 COMING EVENTS

20 NASHUA BEATS SUMMER TAN BY A NOSE
JOCKEY EDDIE ARCARO joins WHITNEY TOWER and HY PESKIN in a word and picture report of Nashua's victory in the big Derby prep

30 STRANGER ON THE BEACH
Playing baseball with six small boys on a chill day in St. Petersburg, JEROME WEIDMAN finds that the wonderful world of sport has its effect on a father's private crisis with his son

32 TENZING: TIGER OF EVEREST
In Part II of the four-part series, TENZING NORGAY describes his early expeditions and a great effort on Everest which failed but won him a great friend. As told to JAMES RAMSEY ULLMAN

34 BROOKLYN'S HAPPY STREAK
ROBERT CREAMER describes the Dodgers' record-breaking opening run and how it ended, while ROBERT RIGER diagrams some of the outstanding plays

38 WALTER ALSTON'S SCHOOL FOR BOYS
Superb pitching sparked Brooklyn's superb performance. DICK YOUNG here illustrates and explains the detailed data Manager Alston keeps on every pitch by his staff

46 HUNTING IN THE GRAND MANNER
Few hunts in the world are more exclusive than Spain's Monteria, led by Generalissimo Franco himself. SI's VIRGINIA KRAFT, who went along, tells how it is, with photographs IN COLOR by THOMAS McAVOY

THE DEPARTMENTS

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks (at the U.N.): Is your native sport as exciting as baseball and football?

42 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT reports on the River Oaks tournament and that retiring whiz. Dick Savitt

43 Bowling: VICTOR KALMAN checks up on personalities and progress in the ABC tournament at Fort Wayne

45 Tip from the Top: CLAUDE HARMON of Winged Foot Golf Club offers some advice on squaring the club face

55 Fisherman's Calendar: ED ZERN with the latest reports from the lakes, rivers and sea

58 Yesterday: Charles C. Pyle's Bunion Derby was one of the weirdest—and worst—races ever run

61 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

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

COVER: Relay Runner Tom Courtney

Photograph by MARK KAUFFMAN

Carrying the relay baton high, like a trophy, Tom Courtney, a 21-year-old senior at Fordham University and captain and star of Fordham's track team, drives along track at 1954 Penn Relays. A superb runner (he holds the IC4A indoor 1,000-yard record), Courtney has achieved his greatest fame as anchor man of Fordham's two-mile relay team, which holds world record for the event. For color photographs and a word report of the relay season, turn to page 14.

Acknowledgments on page 55

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

DERBY WEEK IN LOUISVILLE
Another SI preview, with four pages of color photographs of Derby horses, and what to see and where

TENZING: TIGER OF EVEREST-PART III
In which TENZING NORGAY for the first time tells his own story of who first stepped on Everest's summit

GALLICO ON CHANNEL BASS
An expert tells of high excitement to be had when these big fish gather in dense schools offshore

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