Table of Contents

September 25, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD
9 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
26 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
57 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
60 COMING EVENTS
61 THE 19TH HOLE
64 PAT ON THE BACK

AN SI BASEBALL SPECIAL
17 WORLD SERIES PREVIEW: THIS YEAR THE DODGERS?
Barring a Cleveland miracle, next week's World Series will rematch those old antagonists—Brooklyn and the Yankees. ROBERT CREAMER and ROY TERRELL tell you why Dodgerdom expects to win this time. Plus professionally detailed scouting reports to help you decide for yourself and a COLOR SPECTACLE of the Dodgers in action by HY PESKIN (page 13)

22 TARHEEL TRIUMPH IN THE OLD DOMINION
HERBERT WARREN WIND tells how the National Amateur Golf championship turned into Harvie Ward week in Richmond, Virginia

32 MIDWEST FOOTBALL PREVIEW
From Michigan to Iowa, the giants of the Great Lakes states will again display the best collegiate football in the U.S. Michigan and Ohio State are the hard-pressed favorites, HERMAN HICKMAN reports. HUNCHES for this week's games on page 33

34 THREE TOUCHDOWNS FOR HARVEY
The famous Ronnie Knox finally made his UCLA debut and lived right up to stepfather Harvey Knox's diapason promises. JAMES MURRAY files the story of a stepfather-and-son team to watch this season

46 TROUBLE IN THE BAR AT HAPPY KNOLL
Even if his hand does tremble, Old Ned's ears are still excellent and there are those at J. P. MARQUAND'S own country club who are loth to dismiss him

48 KINGS IN A CAULDRON
A witches' brew of tossing seas and unpredictable winds doesn't scare away determined anglers who go after 40-pound king salmon off Washington's coast. WILLIAM WORDEN tells the story, which is illustrated with a page IN COLOR

50 ROYAL SPORT IN ANCIENT EGYPT
The varied desert hunts and river fishing of the Pharaohs were recorded by meticulous artists as long as 3,000 years ago and their rich impressions are still preserved. Three pages of paintings IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Ty Cobb has been called the greatest ballplayer of all time. Whom would you pick?

38 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER anatomizes the resurgence of the Yankees after the Little Big Horn

40 Horses: WHITNEY TOWER takes in the turf racing at Atlantic City and makes a prediction on next week's Sysonby

42 Motor Sports: JOHN BENTLEY drive-tests MG's radically new A line, introduced this week, and likes it better than the T

44 Sporting Look: Corduroy is adding variety to the suburban man's wardrobe

55 Tip from the Top: JIM FOGERTEY of St. Louis' Sunset Country Club thinks golfers should take a warmup as ballplayers do

58 Yesterday: KYLE CRICHTON recalls the frenzy and suspense in Detroit during the last hectic days of the 1934 pennant race

COVER: WALTER ALSTON

Photograph by Mark Kauffman

Walter Alston, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers (see photographs in color, pages 13-16), is a big, tall, slope-shouldered man with an almost inaudible voice, an even temper, a quiet personality (SI, July 11) and an extraordinary gift for handling the talented but often temperamental men who play major league baseball. In this, his second season in the majors, he guided the Dodgers to the National League pennant and now enters his first World Series. For a preview of what Alston faces in the Series, with scouting reports on his Dodgers and the rival New York Yankees, turn to pages 17-21.

Acknowledgments on page 57

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE BIG FIGHT IN WORDS AND PICTURES
SI's team of boxing experts tells the "why" as well as the "what," with dramatic drawings that anatomize the action

THE CONQUERORS' OWN STORY OF KANCHENJUNGA
How the great Himalayan peak was scaled, by Climber George C. Band, plus first color photographs of the assault

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)