Table of Contents

August 07, 1955

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

An SI Special
18 BEN HOGAN'S SECRET
The master of modern golf has finally explained how he met and solved the golfing crisis of his life—a violent hook. HERBERT WARREN WIND comments on the secret with diagrams

13 SPECTACLE: THE GOLD CUP
The world's fastest speedboat race is stopped IN COLOR by BURT GLINN, and the builder of the fastest raceboats, Ted Jones, is caught in a word picture by EZRA BOWEN and ROBERT SCHULMAN

28 THE DOG AND THE KIT BOAT
Life is grim for Neptune, the Chesapeake retriever, the day the kit boat arrives, but Writer RICHARD AUSTIN SMITH sees it through and things end merrily in this dog-told tale

30 BALL TEAM ON THE ROAD
The camera of MARK KAUFFMAN follows the Cincinnati Redlegs on a 12-day road trip, peering behind the glamour of the ball park

38 QUEEN OF THE SALMON RIVERS
Conservationist and Novelist WALLACE STEGNER visits Norway's beautiful and exclusive Lærdal, where the salmon and sea trout have gorged on flies for over 100 years

48 THE LONGBOW IS BACK
Archery is enjoying a 20th century boom. Four million Americans, reports REGINALD WELLS, are pulling the longbow, from "plinkers" to big-game hunters

52 ARE WE LOSING THE OLYMPIC IDEAL?
DR. CHARLES A. BUCHER, NYU professor, thinks we are and offers five principles for reviving the spirit of the games. With four pages of Russian posters and insignia IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks big-league stars: Who's the toughest pitcher you ever faced?

42 Column of the Week: H. G. SALSINGER of the Detroit News warns those who would build a modern race track. It takes money

43 Inside Baseball: PAUL RICHARDS discusses the pitchers. Manipulate your staff right and you win pennants

43 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT scans the Davis Cup picture. Both sides are hurt and nobody takes anything for granted

44 Motor Sports: JOHN BENTLEY becomes first journalist to road-test the D-type works Jaguar. Conclusion: it's dynamite

45 Tip from the Top: JACKSON BRADLEY of Houston's River Oaks Country Club says whistle if it will relax you

62 Yesterday: WALT SIBLEY recalls that the good old summertime wasn't always a glass of lemon phosphate

COVER: ANN MARSTON

Photograph by John Zimmerman

Sixteen-year-old Ann Marston, who won the National Women's Free Style Archery championship last week, is an old hand at winning competitions (she has held at least one national archery title every year for five years). When she was 10½ months old Ann won a baby contest held on the surprising criteria of looks and build. The ensuing 16 years have admirably borne out the judges' early hopes and predictions. So much so, in fact, that Ann has now set her sights for Hollywood and a dramatic career. But her first love, she confesses, is archery—just as it is for the millions of other U.S. bowmen about whom SI reports in an article on page 48.

Acknowledgments on page 64

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

IS PROSPERITY MAKING THE U.S. A NATION OF SOFTIES?
The full story of the report which shocked President Eisenhower and the nation's leading sports figures: the physical deterioration of U.S. youth. By Robert H. Boyle

A GOLDEN YEAR OF SPORT
For SI's first anniversary, an 18-page supplement including eight pages in color, an anthology of memorable moments and a review of the year by Gerald Holland

PLUS: ANOTHER REPORT FROM HAPPY KNOLL BY J. P. MARQUAND

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)