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May 23, 1955
May 23, 1955

Table of Contents
May 23, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Cup Final
  • It's Cup Final day (soccer) at London's great stadium, with the Queen and the Duke among the 100,000 singing hymns and cheering as a 'lucky' Newcastle United team upsets favored Manchester City 3-1

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Bear Hunt
Anniversary
Trencherman
Sporting Look
  • New golf fashions for women are both practical and feminine; dresses and culottes seesaw between above-and-below knee, meet all regulations

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Table of Contents

4 SCOREBOARD
13 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
26 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
46 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
76 COMING EVENTS
77 THE 19TH HOLE
80 PAT ON THE BACK

This is an article from the May 23, 1955 issue

THE NINE LIVES OF LEO DUROCHER
Fighting, gambling, living to win, the Giants' colorful manager personifies one of the most extraordinary careers in American sports. Part One of a three-part series by ROBERT SHAPLEN

17 SPECTACLE: OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACE
The first of England's annual sporting classics attracts the posh and the public to Thames-side. IN COLOR by JERRY COOKE

22 WEMBLEY'S BIG AFTERNOON
Cup Final Day at London's Wembley Stadium has about everything including the Queen and football. A report by ANDRE LAGUERRE

34 HUNTING ALASKA'S GREAT BEAR
A picture story of the thrilling and exhausting search for America's largest game animal, including four pages IN COLOR by HY PESKIN

43 DRY-FLY TEMPLE ON THE BEAVERKILL
Trout and tradition are the sacred pillars of that rare old place, the Brooklyn Fly Fishers Club, here memorialized by SPARSE GREY HACKLE

55 TRENCHERMEN, TUCK IN!
A great champion of a great sport—eating, that is—hurls defiance at Emily Post on the subject of napkins. By HERMAN HICKMAN

THE DEPARTMENTS

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: CCNY President Buell G. Gallagher says: "All big-time college sports are subsidized. Players go to the highest bidder?" Do you agree?

49 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER finds a dim portent for the Yankees in an Indian's bunt

51 Inside Baseball: PAUL RICHARDS, manager of the Orioles, analyzes close-in play

53 Motor Sports: JOHN BENTLEY reports on the record-setting Cumberland Classic

58 Sporting Look: New golf costumes for women combine action with femininity

60 Tip from the Top: GENE LITTLER gives some advice on the hit-through

62 Sport in Art: Europe's great horse racing classics shine in old paintings

Acknowledgments on page 46

COVER: ZALE PARRY

Photograph by Bob Landry

Beautiful Zale Parry (see page 80) had no idea of becoming a skin diver until she fell in love with one. Husky Parry Bivens, an aquatic engineer, spent most of his time under water off the California coast, so Zale strapped on an air lung and went down to be with him. Entranced with the depths, she took up deep diving in earnest, set a world record for women by going down 209 feet. In August she and Bivens will surface and get married.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

MEMORIAL DAY AT INDIANAPOLIS
An SI Preview of the big cars' day, with map, cutaway drawing and a gallery of top drivers

THE NINE LIVES OF LEO DUROCHER: PART II
Coach at Annapolis; the rowdy Gashouse Gang; the Dodgers, and his first pennant. By Robert Shaplen

THE GUN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
The faithful old lever-action rifle gets a new lease on life. With three pages of guns IN COLOR