Table of Contents

May 15, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD
13 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
28 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
68 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
72 COMING EVENTS
73 THE 19TH HOLE
76 PAT ON THE BACK

17 SPECTACLE: YACHTS ON THE WAYS
A handsome selection of ocean-going racers IN COLOR by JERRY COOKE and RONNY JAQUES plus a new look at the cost of boating by EZRA BOWEN

22 THE 81st KENTUCKY DERBY
WILLIAM FAULKNER turns his prize-winning pen to horse racing and the Derby while WHITNEY TOWER reports the play by play

34 SUBURBIA'S DREAMBOAT COMES OF AGE
Namely, the station wagon, which has worked its way up to a firmly established position as a sporting and utility car. By JOHN BENTLEY

38 TENZING: TIGER OF EVEREST
In the last of the series, Tenzing reveals the troubles of fame, and describes his life today. As told to JAMES RAMSEY ULLMAN

48 SWIMMING POOLS, THE NATION'S DUNK
A light-hearted survey by HORACE SUTTON

56 FINE FEATHERS AND FANCY HOUSING
The pageant of birds' changing plumage in words and paintings by ROBERT CUSHMAN MURPHY and ARTHUR SINGER; and the heart-warming story of a unique wildfowl sanctuary in England by FARLEY MOWAT

THE DEPARTMENTS

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Do you agree with Nat Fleischer, editor of The Ring magazine, that Jack Johnson was the greatest heavyweight of all time?

40 Health: WILLIAM H WHITE reports on the taxing job of boxing's patch-up men

44 Boxing: BUDD SCHULBERG writes about the sorry business of hand-picking opponents for champions like Marciano

52 Inside Baseball: PAUL RICHARDS, Manager of the Baltimore Orioles, starts his series on strategy by discussing signals

54 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER points out that the Pirates are an exciting and potentially great new team

69 Tip from the Top: HARRY PEZZULLO of the Mission Hills Country Club, North-brook, Ill. discusses gauging the trap shot

70 The Matchwit Puzzle: The duet with the dictionary

COVER: TREEFUL OF BIRDS

Painting by Arthur Singer

This mythical tree crowded with real birds is an artist's salute to the fresh look of spring now on view in our woods and back yards. No bird watcher will ever see all these species in one place, of course, and to aid in identifying them we show a key to the tree's 60 inhabitants on page 66. For a closer look at returning spring favorites, see What the Well-Dressed Bird Will Wear on page 56.

Acknowledgments on page 68

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE NINE LIVES OF LEO DUROCHER
Beginning a three-part series by Robert Shaplen on the mercurial career of the Giants' manager

HUNTING THE ALASKAN BROWN BEAR
Hy Peskin documents a wilderness search for America's most dangerous animal

A TRUMPET CALL TO TRENCHERMEN
Herman Hickman, champion of gourmandise, calls upon all brave men to tuck In their napkins

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)