Table of Contents

September 04, 1955

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

DAVIS CUP SPECIAL

FOREST HILLS AND BEYOND
Australian Team Captain HARRY HOPMAN tells how he brought his Aussies up to the mark for the Challenge Round, and some of the thoughts that went through his head as he watched the result (page 19). U.S. Team Captain WILLIAM F. TALBERT analyzes the Australian victory and the performance of the U.S. players, with some thoughts for the future (page 20). Plus an observant account of the play-by-play at Forest Hills by ALFRED WRIGHT (page 18)

13 SPECTACLE: AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL
Mark Kauffman's action photographs capture the strain and hope of top contenders as the season enters its last month

17 THE BATTLE ROYAL
The Indians, While Sox and Yankees have taken turns getting up to the top and falling down again all season long. Last week ROBERT CREAMER saw the Indians demonstrate just how it's done

30 BROTHERS UNDER THE SEA
Art, Fred and Don Pinder, with their cousin Charley, are the best underwater hunters in America. COLES PHINIZY and SI's color camera go along with them for an unusual documentary in words and eight pages of pictures

43 THE BUNKHOUSE KING OF THE POLO FIELD
His name is Cecil Smith, he's a Texas pony breeder, a 10-goal player and at 51 his greatness is unequaled at this fast, rough game.
By ROBERT SHAPLEN

54 PREVIEW: PRO FOOTBALL HITS THE CLOVER
Their years of feuding behind, the big-time teams have now come into their own and are looking forward to their finest year. ALFRED WRIGHT reports in detail on teams, players and prospects

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Is sailing as glamorous as it was in the days of the America's Cup?

26 Sporting Look: Here are the tweeds you need for sporting wear this fall and a report on where they come from. With two pages of pictures and samples IN COLOR

44 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND reports on the Women's National Amateur and its youthful winner, Pat Lesser

46 Tip from the Top: TOD MENEFEE discusses the importance of squaring the stance

47 Boxing: BUDD SCHULBERG, reviewing Archie Moore's long campaign to get a fight with Marciano, concludes that he is at least the Communications Champion of sport

62 Yesterday: No bicycling enthusiast will ever forget the ride of Mile-a-Minute Murphy

Acknowledgments on page 64

COVER: FRED AND ART PINDER

Photograph by Ed Fisher

It isn't often that a Pinder brother, much less two of them, is caught above water. Usually they are submerged 10 or more feet under, gliding over coral reefs with spear in hand and a hunter's glint in their eyes. There are three Pinders in all, and together the big, capable Miamians form the best spearfishing team in the United States. Beginning on page 30, Coles Phinizy tells how they got that way, and in eight pages of brilliant color Photographer Ed Fisher follows the Pinders on a watery safari off Abaco, the Bahamas.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

HERMAN HICKMAN'S ELEVEN BEST ELEVENS
Launching its full-scale coverage of 1955 college football, SI presents its football expert's choice of the top teams. With schedules, players and detailed commentaries

CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: BUD WILKINSON
Joan Flynn Dreyspool reports on the University of Oklahoma's great football coach, describing in his own words the tactics and philosophy which have built top teams

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