Table of Contents

September 11, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD
13 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
50 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
68 COMING EVENTS
69 THE 19TH HOLE
72 PAT ON THE BACK

16 SPECTACLE: RIDE, RANCHEROS!
An annual festival brings sportsman riders from 36 states to southern California for a revival of an old Spanish colonial idea. Photographer BOB LANDRY reports the event IN COLOR. Text by BARRON BESHOAR

22 NASHUA & ARCARO: FIRST ALL THE WAY
Swaps and Nashua met in the great Match Race of 1955—and for Swaps rooters the result was like a sudden chilling downpour from blue skies. WHITNEY TOWER tells the story of the race and judges the ensuing argument. With drawings by Artist C. W. ANDERSON and photographs by MARK KAUFFMAN and HY PESKIN

27 MR. FITZ'S STORY
Nashua's famed trainer, SUNNY JIM FITZSIMMONS, gives his own account of how Nashua was trained for the race

30 THE ELEVEN BEST ELEVENS
Straight from September's practice fields, HERMAN HICKMAN sends his pick of the nation's top college football teams. With player reports, schedules and coaches' comments

36 CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: BUD WILKINSON
The country's most successful teacher of football discourses with JOAN FLYNN DREYSPOOL on the problems, philosophy and fun of his rewarding job

40 BOBBY JONES'S GRAND SLAM
As the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship opens, HERBERT WARREN WIND looks back 25 years to another Amateur which climaxed the remarkable achievement of a remarkable man—and Bobby Jones adds his own comments in two pages of album pictures

52 DOGS STRANGE AND RARE
Affenpinschers, Lhasa apsos, Brussels griffons and the Mexican hairless are among dogdom's most unusual members. With four pages of pictures IN COLOR

62 POLO AT WINDSOR
The Duke was on the playing field, the Queen was in the stands, and everybody had a royal time at the Ascot Week tournament

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: What should be done to stop the falling off in attendance at baseball games?

46 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER listens to Charley Dressen tell a story about Billy Martin's temper and what Chuck thinks of the American League pennant contenders

49 Keep in the Pink: How to take care of that all-too-common injury, a sprained ankle

61 Tip from the Top: PETER THOMSON points out the importance of the position of the head

66 Matchwit Puzzle: Si's specialty: the duet with the dictionary

COVER: BUD WILKINSON

Photograph by A. Y. Owen

If Bud Wilkinson continues to win football games at his present rate—a shade better than nine wins for every loss—he can retire from the game with the most successful record ever compiled. In seven years at the University of Oklahoma his teams have won an astounding 73 games, have produced 18 All-Americas, have never lost in their conference and have taken four out of five bowl games. This year Herman Hickman feels that the Sooners have the best chance among the top Eleven Elevens to go undefeated (page 30). Wilkinson has no comment about that, but he does have plenty to say about football in an SI CONVERSATION PIECE (page 36)

Acknowledgments on page 68

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: ARCHIE MOORE
The old master's strategy for beating Rocky Marciano, explained in words by Archie himself and In illustrations designed to help the viewer follow the fight

FOOTBALL IN THE FAR WEST
In the first of a series of regional reports, Herman Hickman telegraphs an up-to-the minute evaluation of the teams. Plus a UCLA-MARYLAND preview IN COLOR

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)