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July 04, 1955
July 04, 1955

Table of Contents
July 4, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Brave Bulls
  • Once scorned by decent society as the associate of rogues and vagabonds, the tough-looking bulldog—considered by many to be the most courageous of all quadrupeds—is enjoying a new wave of popularity and interest, thanks in part to a magnificent specimen called Kippax Fearnought

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4 SCOREBOARD
9 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
22 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
48 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
68 COMING EVENTS
69 THE 19TH HOLE
72 PAT ON THE BACK

This is an article from the July 4, 1955 issue

An SI Special:

18 CONVERSATION PIECE: PREACHER ROE'S 'MONEY' PITCH
The great Brooklyn pitcher tells for the first time how he threw the outlawed spitball and got away with it for seven years. Says Roe: "I couldn't have lasted without the wet one"

13 SPECTACLE: AAU TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS IN COLORADO
U.S. Olympic potential flexes its muscles at Boulder, photographed by RICHARD MEEK and reported by PAUL O'NEIL

28 THE BRAVE BULL BECOMES TOP DOG
Bulldogs once kept company with the lower elements. They're going society now, REGINALD WELLS reports in a factual roundup about one of our most courageous breeds. Plus a gallery of bulldog portraits

32 WINDJAMMING ROUND THE WORLD
Tales of the South Pacific and diverse seas from the diary of LYDIA EDES, crew member for 18 months on the brigantine Yankee. With eight pages of photographs IN COLOR

44 THE WORLD'S FUSSIEST SHOOTERS
Bench rest shooting, riflemen's strangest and most exacting art, is being challenged by two young lads. By Expert PAUL R. WALKER

63 YESTERDAY: SPORTS OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS
Artist JOE KAUFMAN and Writer ROBERT H. BOYLE dip into history and come up with the lighter side of life in Revolutionary times

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Will the baseball axiom that the team leading the league on July 4 goes on to win the pennant hold true this year?

50 Boxing: BUDD SCHULBERG finds Archie Moore an excellent opponent for Rocky Marciano but is constrained to pick the latter

52 Baseball: ROY TERRELL visits the Red Sox and notes a renaissance in Boston with Williams as prime mover

54 Motor Sports: JOHN BENTLEY reports on '.he Dutch Grand Prix and the continued success of Fangio and Moss

55 Tip from the Top: HOMER HERPEL of the Algonquin Golf Club in Webster Groves, Mo. discusses chip shots from the edge of the green

56 Column of the Week: JACK O'BRIAN of the New York Journal-American reviews without favor a Jimmy Powers fight telecast

57 Horses: WHITNEY TOWER takes a look at the Delaware and Monmouth tracks. They're pretty and comfortable and have the best July 4 races

Acknowledgments on page 68

COVER: CH. KIPPAX FEARNOUGHT

Photograph by Jerry Cooke

When Bulldog Kippax Fearnought waddled into the arena of the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden and lined up for the final judging next to an Afghan hound and a springer spaniel, he looked like an out-of-place Mack truck parked between a Thunderbird and an MG. But it took Judge Albert E. Van Court just 20 minutes to decide that this was the best bulldog he had ever seen. The first of his breed to win the nation's top dog award in 42 years, Kippax has since retired to stud. A report on this ancient and much misunderstood breed appears on page 28.

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

BASEBALL'S ALL-STAR GAME
Its history and prospects, examined by Red Smith, plus four pages .of stars in color

A BRAND NEW TROUT FOR FLY FISHERMEN
Gilbert Paust tells the exciting story of the creation of a hybrid called the Wendigo

ALAS! THERE'S A DEFICIT AT HAPPY KNOLL
J. P. Marquand, impersonating an anguished director, writes an appeal for contributions