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May 09, 1955
May 09, 1955

Table of Contents
May 9, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • The balloon is an ancient and simple thing, but it is still so full of fun it is making new friends in Philadelphia

Ballooning
The Mille Miglia
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Preview
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
Baseball
Anniversary
Yesterday
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back
  • A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not its tallest headlines

CONTENTS

4 SCOREBOARD and Week's Winners
13 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES SI's editors report and reflect on the news
17 SPECTACLE The strange and beautiful world of free balloons IN COLOR
26 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT As the camera sees it
72 COMING EVENTS

This is an article from the May 9, 1955 issue

21 QUEEN AND CLOWN OF THE AIR
After centuries of trying to travel aloft, man finally got there in the balloon before finding better ways. Even so, as COLES PHINIZY explains in this article, the balloon still defies man

22 1,000 MILES OF ITALY AT 98 MPH
That was Stirling Moss's speed in a gleaming Mercedes last weekend as he set a Mille Miglia record—and served notice that the new Mercedes is loaded. An on-the-spot report by WILLIAM ROSPIGLIOSI

31 GOLF, GAMBLING & AUCTIONEERS
When the touring golf pros reached Las Vegas, they found celebrities and millionaires on hand ready to gamble on them in the richest Calcutta pool on record. JAMES MURRAY brings an on-the-scene report

32 THE KENTUCKY DERBY IN PREVIEW
This week horsedom's biggest blanket of roses will be awarded to a three-year-old in Kentucky. WHITNEY TOWER presents an advance estimate of the leading contenders with four pages IN COLOR of the nation's top colts

36 LACROSSE-OR HOW TO PLAY REALLY ROUGH
The Indians gave this bone-cracking, nerve-tingling game to the white man—and it's worth watching, as BOOTON HERNDON reports

37 TENZING: TIGER OF EVEREST
In Part III of the series by TENZING NORGAY and JAMES RAMSEY ULLMAN, the great Sherpa climber for the first time gives his answer to the question: who first reached the top of Everest?

41 FISHING FOR CHANNEL BASS
When they school off North Carolina, the water is red with their crowding bodies and the fishing is terrific. By PAUL GALLICO

54 THE RUBE IS NO MORE
Ballplayers today are not the hicks of yesteryear, says H. ALLEN SMITH, after personally investigating their origins

THE DEPARTMENTS

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks leading jockeys: Which is the best track in the country? The worst?

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

48 Boxing: BUDD SCHULBERG comes to certain conclusions about Don Cockell's chances against Rocky Marciano

51 Horses: ALBION HUGHES on Boston Doge, Belmont and the Derby prospects

52 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER on the Tigers, Al Kaline and baseball's real-gone Sunday

68 Keep in the Pink: Ways and means of avoiding and alleviating muscle strains

69 Tip from the Top: TOB MENEFEE lectures on left side control

70 Yesterday: Few people know about the prophetic first match between Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson

73 The 19th Hole: The readers take over

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

Acknowledgments on page 45

COVER: Balloonists over Pennsylvania

Photograph by CURT GUNTHER

The sport of ballooning, here being enjoyed to its fullest by members of the Balloon Club of America, is one of the few participant sports which are in some danger of dying. The diehards in this particular instance are dangling a good 4,000 feet above the eastern Pennsylvania town of Valley Forge, where another diehard, George Washington, defied the British at about the same time the first balloonists were defying the law of gravity. For more on ballooning, past and present, turn to page 16.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

WILLIAM FAULKNER AT THE DERBY
The Pulitzer Prizewinner's eye-witness report

INSIDE BASEBALL
Introducing the last word in baseball strategy by Oriole Manager PAUL RICHARDS

HOW BIRDS CHANGE COLOR
Paintings by ARTHUR SINGER plus an article by FARLEY MOWAT

TENZING: TIGER OF EVEREST—PART IV