Table of Contents

June 19, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD
9 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
64 COMING EVENTS
65 THE 19TH HOLE
68 PAT ON THE BACK

SI proudly presents

26 ROGER BANNISTER'S OWN STORY
The first of two parts from the youthful autobiography of the greatest miler in history

40 WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT LE MANS
Two eyewitnesses, JOHN BENTLEY and STANLEY KARNOW, report the race and the tragedy

13 SPECTACLE: YALE-HARVARD CREW RACE
The oldest collegiate sporting event in the U.S. photographed IN COLOR by RICHARD MEEK

18 JIM MORRIS' GARDEN PARTY
Madison Square Garden formally falls under the control of hockey and boxing tycoon Jim Norris. By MARTIN KANE

22 FAMILY NIGHT IN SYRACUSE
A varied gathering of notables watches a momentous battle between a champ and a challenger in upstate New York, which is reported in detail by BUDD SCHULBERG

28 THE U.S. OPEN: A PREVIEW
Top golf architect ROBERT TRENT JONES tells what he did to strengthen the course; HERBERT WARREN WIND analyzes "The Age of Hogan"; Ben Hogan himself speaks his mind in an interview with JOAN FLYNN DREYSPOOL; and SI presents a gallery of photographs of leading golfers IN COLOR

52 COLOR IN THE DUST
For those who think marbles are a forgotten pleasure, a nostalgic reminder and an up-to-date report, with a page of famous types IN COLOR

60 ARCHIE MOORE VS. AVOIRDUPOIS
Before he even steps into the ring against Bobo Olson next week, the aging champ must win a battle against his own body. By WILLIAM H. WHITE

THE DEPARTMENTS:

7 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: What is the basic appeal behind professional wrestling?

39 Tip from the Top: ED FURGOL discusses the importance of correct footwork

44 Horses: JAMES MURRAY and WHITNEY TOWER watch Swaps and Nashua race down the stretch at Hollywood and Belmont; plus the latest on the match race

57 Fishing: JAMES SHEPLEY goes after the baby tarpon. With a full page IN COLOR

59 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT, poised for Wimbledon, looks over the top contenders

62 Yesterday: When a future statesman, Averell Harriman, coached Yale's crew to a much-needed victory over Harvard

COVER: ED FURGOL

Photograph by Richard Meek

U.S. Open golf champion Ed Furgol will be in San Francisco this week defending his title in the 55th Open championship, previewed on pages 28-39. The 36-year-old Furgol, whose unorthodox swing is the result of a childhood accident that left him with a crippled arm, showed last weekend that he is near the top of his game by taking individual honors in the Canada Cup competition. A leader in golf's Middle Guard (see color photographs on pages 33-36), Furgol is attempting to end the Age of Hogan and become only the sixth person to succeed himself as Open champion.

Acknowledgments on page 64

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

J. P. MARQUAND AT HAPPY KNOLL
The first of a series of delightful letters on the pleasures and problems of a country club

BASEBALL'S MIGHTIEST SLUGGERS IN COLOR
Big Klu, Stan the Man, Wonderful Willie and The Duke, in words and pictures

OUTBOARDERS: FOUR MILLION STRONG
All about the motor and the boats that have given Americans a new vacation pastime

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