Table of Contents

August 14, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD
11 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
24 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
63 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
80 COMING EVENTS
81 THE 19TH HOLE
84 PAT ON THE BACK

Two SI Specials

30 THE REPORT THAT SHOCKED THE PRESIDENT
SI Writer ROBERT H. BOYLE reveals for the first lime the full story behind Ike's conference of athletes on America's physical unfitness, and 41 give their opinions on the subject

34 THE GOLDEN YEAR
SI celebrates its first eventful twelvemonth in the Wonderful World of Sport with a review by GERALD HOLLAND and flashback word and picture samples from the magazine's first year

15 SPECTACLE: U.S. WATER BABIES
A new generation of speedy young ladies are cutting a swath for themselves in the water, as MARK KAUFFMAN'S camera records IN COLOR

20 DETROIT STEALS SEATTLE'S PRIDE
The Gold Cup is the crown of speedboating, and PAUL O'NEIL describes from Seattle how the Motor City finally took it home. Photographs by BURT GLINN

64 A NEW CRISIS AT HAPPY KNOLL
J. P. MARQUAND'S faithful correspondent, Roger Horlick, worriedly reports that trouble brews with the club pro, whose wife has big ideas

66 AN AFTERNOON WITH BELMONTE
At 63, the last of Spain's master bullfighters is still in rugged good health and a marvelous performer on his Andalusian ranch, where THOMAS DOZIER visited him

68 PROMISED LAND OF PIKE
Once scorned as a "snake," the lowly pike is attracting a growing coterie of admirers. ERWIN A. BAUER describes the place to catch them: Manitoba. With three pages IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

54 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND catches up with Doug Ford, the rapid golfing man, and finds him unique among the precise pros

55 Tip from the Top: GENE LITTLER of Palm Springs, Calif, addresses the inconsistent putters

56 Football: HERMAN HICKMAN pries open the door on the new season with a pregame look at the College All-Stars

58 Horses: JEREMIAH TAX reports on the Hambletonian, where he found Scott Frost, three joes and a dog with an odd appetite

60 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER on the strange ways of the American League pennant race

62 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT, with medical assists from PAUL PECK and WILLIAM H. WHITE, looks over Tony Trabert's shoulder. It's on the mend

78 Yesterday: The girls defied custom, bloomers and billowing skirts and climbed Mt. Baker

COVER: SI'S FIRST

Photograph by Mark Kauffman

In the 52 weeks since SI first hit U.S. newsstands with this picture of night baseball in Milwaukee, a whole wide world of sports has unfolded on its cover page. From baseball (7) to ballooning (1), some 30 different sports (depending on whether a horn-tootling bandsman comes under the category of music or football) have been represented—and by next year the figure will be far higher. For sports, as SI has proved in its first year of publication, is as broad and variegated as life itself; and from the lonely fisherman on the beach to the rain-soaked crowd of an autumn stadium, the face it shows is always colorful, always new.

Acknowledgments on page 80

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

A BASEBALL PACKAGE

BROOKLYN'S BIG BOMB
Robert Creamer tells the story of Don Newcombe, who has been exploding from pitcher's mound and batter's box all season

THAT AMERICAN LEAGUE RACE
Boston suspects the Red Sox are 1955's team of destiny. Chicago, Cleveland, New York and Detroit have contrary views. An American League battle report in words and pictures

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)