Table of Contents

July 17, 1955

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

Two SI Specials:

18 BLACK & WHITE & RED ALL OVER
Russia won the U.S.-Russian chess matches in Moscow, but not before America's Reshevsky scored a stunning victory over the Soviet's Botvinnik. A firsthand report by DAVID MAYER, with photographs by LEONARD McCOMBE, including a six-page informal gallery of Soviet citizens at games and recreations

32 ACROSS AMERICA WITH THE POWDER PUFFS
SI's Sunday pilot BILL MAULDIN accompanies the fast-flying girls of the Ninety-nines in their ninth transcontinental race

13 SPECTACLE: CLASS BOATS TAKE OVER
The trim little day sailers of American rivers, lakes and sounds have made big-time racing a little man's pastime. With four pages of the Larchmont Race Week IN COLOR by MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE, 16 drawings, and text by JAMES POLING

28 A CHAMPION LIVES IN MY HOUSE
The father of Shelley Mann tells about his 12-year campaign to transform a limping child into the nation's top woman swimmer. By HAMILTON H. MANN

34 WILDERNESS CAMPSITE
Do you know the pleasures of camping out in a well-run state park? GEORGE TICHENOR gives you Forked Lake, in New York's Adirondack Mountains, and TED TRUEBLOOD follows with helpful camping hints

52 AT HOME WITH SWAPS IN CALIFORNIA
The remarkable Ellsworth ranch, in words by JAMES MURRAY and four pages of photographs IN COLOR by BOB LANDRY plus a CONVERSATION PIECE with Trainer Meshach Tenney

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: In a match race between Swaps and Nashua, which horse would win?

40 Inside Baseball: PAUL RICHARDS continues his discussion of base-running strategy

41 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER brings the indestructible Giant fans face to face with the grim truth: their team is through

43 Motor Sports: JOHN BENTLEY clarifies the muddled European racing situation resulting from the French Grand Prix "cancellation"

44 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND discusses some of the reasons behind Great Britain's international golf failures

45 Tip from the Top: GENE ANDERSEN gives some very helpful advice on club selection

47 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT sizes up the U.S. Davis Cup situation and issues a clarion call for good new—or old—players

62 Yesterday: How Captain Matthew Webb, first conqueror of the English Channel, met death in Niagara's Whirlpool Rapids

Acknowledgments on page 64

COVER: SWAPS

Photograph by Bob Landry

When Swaps romped home to take the Kentucky Derby last spring, long-suffering California horsemen began to crow that their time for national recognition had finally come. Nothing Swaps has done since the Derby has dampened their enthusiasm. Running under wraps most of the time, Swaps has left his competition far behind in eight straight races, and Californians are comparing him with Man o' War. But the most interesting thing about Swaps, perhaps, is his home life, which in Kentucky would be described as underprivileged. James Murray and Swaps's trainer Mish Tenney, aided by four full pages of color, report it in detail on pages 52-59.

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

OLYMPIC LABORS DOWN UNDER
A report by Coles Phinizy on how Melbourne is coping with the huge job of preparing for the 1956 games

HOW TO CLIMB THE MATTERHORN
All about the fun and fashions to be enjoyed around the great Swiss mountain climbers' Mecca

THE PINKY IN THE RED SOX TOE
Until Mike Higgins took over, Boston was just another team. Al Hirshberg tells how Pinky made them hot

PLUS: BREAKAGE AT HAPPY KNOLL, ANOTHER STORY IN THE DELIGHTFUL SERIES BY J. P. MARQUAND

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