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Aug. 29, 1955
Aug. 29, 1955

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Aug. 29, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Preview
  • By William F. Talbert

    So says the U.S. team captain in analyzing the players and their chances in the Davis Cup Challenge Round. But he concedes that both sides have problems, and that it will be a tense struggle

Match Race
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Davis Cup Preview
Conversation Piece
Sport In Art
Anniversary
Mr. Smith Meets The President
Acknowledgments
Walking Horses
Yesterday
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Table of Contents

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

This is an article from the Aug. 29, 1955 issue

SI TENNIS SPECIAL

DAVIS CUP PREVIEW:
U.S. Team Captain WILLIAM F. TALBERT analyzes the players in this week's Challenge Round and selects the Americans (page 17). So does Tony Trabert in a revealing CONVERSATION PIECE by WHITNEY TOWER (page 31). Win or lose, sportsmanship is the thing, writes ROBERT GORDON MENZIES in a delightfully reminiscent essay covering 50 years of international tennis (page 28). Plus a four-page SPECTACLE of the magnificent stadium and clubhouse at Forest Hills IN COLOR (page 13).

18 ...AND NOW THE MATCH RACE
Swaps, the golden horse from the Golden West, handily won the American Derby last Saturday, and Owner Rex Ellsworth proclaimed: "One of these days we'll have to turn him loose." The chance will come August 31 in the match race with Nashua

32 MAN TO BEAT AT DEVIL'S LAKE
Youthful Don Baldaccini, reports EZRA BOWEN, looks like a winner again at the APBA national stock outboard races in Oregon this week

34 DUFY AT THE SEA
The late RAOUL DUFY, great French impressionist, records in sun-bright watercolors his enchantment with the beauty of the great regattas in Europe's chic resorts

46 MR. SMITH MEETS THE PRESIDENT
Average Citizen EDMUND WARE SMITH receives an invitation to an unusual backwoods meal. Guest of honor? A man by the name of Eisenhower

56 WORLD'S GREATEST PLEASURE HORSE
The gentle Tennessee Walking Horse with his "rocking chair" ride is fast becoming one of the nation's favorite pleasure mounts. REGINALD WELLS tells all about it, and the greatest of them all, Midnight Sun, is portrayed IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks the world's best tennis players: Who was your toughest opponent?

37 Boating: In the family of class boats the perky Blue Jay is coming along so fast that Dad now vies with Junior for its use

39 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER warns that a minor incident in an unimportant game could have a lasting significance in the life of Willie Mays

41 Motors: JOHN BENTLEY road-tests the new Triumph TR2 and pronounces it fit for double duty

43 Tip from the Top: JULIUS BOROS, pro at Southern Pines, N.C., sees bad trouble in bobbing heads

44 Column of the Week: DICK CULLUM of the Minneapolis Morning Tribune overhears two well-proselyted high school hopefuls

63 Yesterday: ROBERT L. SLEVIN recounts Babe Ruth's last great day at bat on an unlikely afternoon in 1935

Acknowledgments on page 52

COVER: TONY TRABERT

Photograph by Arnold Newman

Upon returning from a hitch in the U.S. Navy in 1953, Tony Trabert, already a highly talented tennis player, set an ambitious goal for himself: to become the world's foremost amateur star. This year, with both the French and Wimbledon titles tucked away, the 25-year-old Cincinnati youth is very close to his goal. In the CONVERSATION PIECE on page 31 he says he is confident of achieving it this weekend at Forest Hills, where, as No. 1 man on the U.S. Davis Cup team, he will lead in defending the cup against the challenge of the Australian squad.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

PRO FOOTBALL PREVIEW
On the eve of the new season Alfred Wright Journeys among the behemoths, from the world champion Cleveland Browns to the not-so-weak Baltimore Colts

UNDERSEA WITH THE PINDERS
Coles Phinizy follows Florida's Pinder brothers, the U.S.'s top spearfishermen, from Key West to the Bahamas—under water. With eight pages in color