Table of Contents

July 10, 1955

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

Some SI Baseball Specials:

32 CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: WALTER ALSTON
The Dodger manager talks—at length—to JOAN FLYNN DREYSPOOL. Plus revealing comments on Alston by his family and some Dodger stars

49 THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT
Camay's knee, of course. A report by WILLIAM H. WHITE with drawings by PAUL PECK

50 PREVIEW: THE ALL-STAR GAME AT MILWAUKEE
It's not exactly baseball, writes RED SMITH. Also: a run-down on the starters and four pages of photographs IN COLOR of American League stars by HY PESKIN

13 SPECTACLE: SOARING
The graceful art of soaring IN COLOR by VICTOR BALDWIN, with a short history of man's frantic efforts to get motorless craft off the ground by COLES PHINIZY

18 WIMBLEDON'S WINNERS
An evaluation of U.S. Davis Cup star Tony Trabert by WILLIAM TALBERT and a vivid account of the match for the women's title by FRED TUPPER

28 SQUAW VALLEY'S MILLION-DOLLAR COUP
California's Squaw Valley, well-known to ski enthusiasts, was recently selected as the site for the 1960 winter Olympics. Alexander Cushing, who made it possible, pauses for a word portrait by DAVID HULBURD

35 HAPPY KNOLL RUNS A DEFICIT
Novelist-of-manners J. P. MARQUAND has a new letter from Happy Knoll. The embarrassing matter of finances can become downright uncomfortable when a member welshes on his fair share

36 A GREAT NEW TROUT IS BORN
In Canada this summer fly-fishermen are going after an exciting new trout, the wendigo. GILBERT PAUST explains how it was crossbred from the famous brook and lake trout and combines some of the best features of each

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks in Palm Beach and the Dominican Republic: Can polo be popularized?

40 Fishing: HARRY BOTSFORD, the outdoor gourmet, calls for an end of fried fish and touts six succulent recipes

41 Boxing: BUDD SCHULBERG marvels at the redoubtable Mr. Carter whose ups and downs must be seen to be believed

43 Tip from the Top: PETER THOMSON, British Open champion in 1954, discusses the critical start of the golf swing

44 Boating: ROBERT N. BAVIER drive tests the Roberts Weekender, current sensation in outboard cruiser circles. With cutaway drawing

46 Sporting Look: At Wimbledon this year the tennis clothes were as pretty as the play

62 Yesterday: Ancient, honored and already an immortal, Ty Cobb had his biggest day in baseball twenty years after he broke in

Acknowledgments on page 64

COVER: YOGI BERRA

Photograph by Mark Kauffman

When the man in the iron mask on this week's cover first arrived in the big leagues, he was a clumsy catcher who couldn't throw and a hitter with power but a predilection for swinging at pitches out of the reach of mortal man. It was, in fact, quite debatable whether he would last very long. The debate is now over. When the 1955 All-Star Game begins, the starting American League catcher, for the sixth straight year, will be Mr. Lawrence Berra, the current Pride of the Yankees. A preview of this baseball classic by Red Smith, with four pages of pictures in color plus the starting line-ups, begins on page 50.

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

HOW MY DAUGHTER BECAME A SWIMMING CHAMPION
Hamilton Mann tells an inspiring and sometimes harrowing story of Shelley's rise to fame

AT HOME WITH SWAPS IN CALIFORNIA
Kentucky was never like this. A report by James Murray with photographs in color by Robert Landry

RACE WEEK COMES TO LARCHMONT
Long Island Sound's great yachting festival, photographed in color by Margaret Bourke-White

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)