July 11, 1955
July 11, 1955

Table of Contents
July 11, 1955

Events & Discoveries
  • A sailplane pilot soars through a wide, noiseless world, forever searching for the free power to keep him there

  • Flapping and flopping for a thousand years in imitation of eagles, crows, beetles and fish, man finally found his way into the air. In sailplanes he now flies well and high with very little fuss and no feathers at all

  • By William F. Talbert

    The U.S. Davis Cup captain, a Wimbledon witness, reveals the young Cincinnatian finally capturing the world's most coveted tennis title

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Sporting Look
All-Star Preview
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Twenty years ago this week Helen Wills, then Mrs. Moody, won her seventh Wimbledon title by just managing to defeat her long-time court rival. Helen Jacobs, The victory was close enough to squeeze a rare public smile from "Little Miss Poker Face." Wills took the first set 6-3, lost the second 3-6 and was trailing 2-5 in the third, when she suddenly recaptured the power of her former, greater days and reeled off the final five straight games. Three years later Helen became the only woman in tennis history to take the Wimbledon title eight times.

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