Table of Contents

October 02, 1955

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

46 THE CONQUEST OF KANCHENJUNGA
More dangerous even than Everest, the world's most difficult mountain at last was vanquished by a nine-man British group. GEORGE BAND, member of the first of two teams to reach the summit, describes the arduous victory, with four pages of color pictures shown for the first time

15 SPECTACLE: AUTUMN IN INDIANA
The color and mood of the North American fall in photographs by RICHARD MEEK and the words of PAUL O'NEIL

20 MARYLAND STOPS THE KNOXES
The tough Terrapins took charge in the nation's No. 1 football game last Saturday. A report by JAMES MURRAY, who watched the game at Harvey Knox's elbow, with photographs by MARK KAUFFMAN

35 THE SERIES STAR IN THE DARK-BLUE SUIT
His name is Bill Summers and he is chief umpire in this World Series. Chances are you will want to slay him at some point but he's used to that, as this report by WILLIAM SLOCUM shows

36 A CHAMPION PROVES HIS GREATNESS
In defeating Archie Moore, his most dangerous opponent, Rocky Marciano proved his right to rank with the alltime greats. BUDD SCHULBERG recapitulates a memorable battle and Artist ROBERT RIGER defines its most dramatic moments

40 SOUTHWESTERN FOOTBALL PREVIEW
Down here where the tall teams grow, the conferences are a law unto themselves. HERMAN HICKMAN looks them over, tells of the touted ones and those which may surprise you and gives his HUNCHES for this week's games on page 41

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Tip from the Top: CARY MIDDLECOFF offers some sound advice on the punch shot

8 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Do race horses have intelligence?

42 Pro Football: NORMAN NICHOLSON tells about the big tough boys in their season's opener and that little tough boy, Doak Walker

43 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER watches Bill Rigney as he gets his big news from the Polo Grounds and Leo Durocher as he says farewell

44 Horses: WHITNEY TOWER reports on a fine horse and his fine trainer: High Gun and Max Hirsch, winners of the Sysonby

56 Yesterday: The story of William Wambsganss and the only unassisted triple play in the history of the World Series

Acknowledgments on page 45

COVER: DOAK WALKER

Photograph by Hy Peskin

As an undergraduate at Southern Methodist University seven years ago, Doak Walker was the most celebrated football player in the U.S. In the years since, the marvelous talents that made him a perennial All-America and the first junior ever to win the Heisman Trophy have been under exclusive contract to the professional Detroit Lions, where they haven't diminished a whit. Walker has made the all-league team four times. By place-kicking, catching passes and running he has averaged 87 points a year. Walker is a small man by pro standards, but as the 1955 season got under way he asked no quarter and gave none (see page 42).

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

ALL ABOUT THE WORLD SERIES
The annual drama, in words by Robert Creamer and photographs by Mark Kauffman and Hy Peskin

A PREVIEW OF THE GAME BIRD SEASON
Where and how to find, hunt, kill and cook the best of the upland birds, with six pages of photographs and paintings in color

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