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Table of Contents

Nov. 21, 1955
Nov. 21, 1955

Table of Contents
Nov. 21, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Fabulous Hungarians
Skeeter
Mountaineer Football
Acknowledgments

Table of Contents

4 SCOREBOARD
15 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
28 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
71 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
78 COMING EVENTS
82 THE 19TH HOLE
88 PAT ON THE BACK

This is an article from the Nov. 21, 1955 issue

19 SPECTACLE: ALAN AMECHE'S FIRST PRO TOUCHDOWN
They said the Wisconsin All-America was too slow for the pros, but the first time he carried the ball for the Baltimore Colts he ran 79 yards to score. HY PESKIN'S camera records the event in four pages of COLOR

24 TO SAVE THE DEER HERDS: SHOOT MORE DEER
That is the radical theory that game biologists are trying to get across to hunters and conservationists. It is based on their findings that unless a herd is harvested to capacity—bucks, does and fawns—thousands of deer will perish of disease and starvation. A report by ED ZERN and REGINALD WELLS, plus a survey of the current season

34 HUNGARY, THE NEW WORLD POWER IN TRACK
For the first time, the full story of one of the most amazing sweeps in the history of running; the conquest of eight world records by a team of virtual unknowns from behind the Iron Curtain. DAVID MAYER, who saw them run, reports on their accomplishments

38 REJOICE FOR THE WHOOPERS
The whooping cranes are back in their winter range with a sizable increase in young. JOHN O'REILLY tells the good news and describes the long and arduous search for their nesting grounds

50 SKEETER TUNES UP
How should a skier get in shape for the coming season? The Olympic team's Skeeter Werner demonstrates, with the aid of four pages of pictures and 14 exercises devised by Ex-Champion DICK DURRANCE

54 A MOUNTAINEER DREAM IS OVER
The undefeated West Virginia coach and players went to Pittsburgh with dreams of a bowl game in January. JAMES ATWATER went along and here reports how Coach Art Lewis suffered through this unhappy ordeal

80 KING OF THE STARS
Charlie Cardenas of Havana is the world's greatest sailor of that high-strung boat, the Star. The reason: he tunes it like a violin and handles it like a virtuoso. By HENRY WALLACE, with a full-page picture IN COLOR by HY PESKIN

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Are the days of the horse numbered?

57 Hickman's Hunches: Still going strong, Hickman sticks his neck out once more with his list for this week's games

58 Basketball: ROY TERRELL looks over the new pro season and lists its brightest stars

60 Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER reports on the heart-warming surprise success of two Venezuelans at the Laurel International

62 Show Horses: ALICE HIGGINS presents the final reports on the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden and describes its great moments, dramatic or otherwise

66 Tip from the Top: BILL GORDON proffers some helpful hints on starting your back-swing

68 Sport in Art: Selections from the work of a great portrayer of horses, Sir Alfred Munnings. Three pages IN COLOR

COVER: SKEETER WERNER

Photograph by Jerry Cooke

Gladys (Skeeter) Werner started skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado at the age of 3, and in the 18 years since she has developed into a ranking star. Two months from now she will compete against the world's best women skiers (many of whom she beat at the Stowe International last year) at the 1956 Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, Skeeter is already limbering up with preseason exercises. Dressed in candy-striped Duofold ski underwear, she illustrates a program of 14, devised by former Olympic Racer Dick Durrance, shown on page 50.

Acknowledgments on page 61

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

PREVIEW: THE ARMY-NAVY GAME
All about America's No. 1 football classic, with scouting reports on the players, evaluations by Herman Hickman and four pages of photographs in color by Richard Meek

DOWN THE INLAND WATERWAY
Ezra Bowen offers the first compact, day-by-day guide to the great Atlantic route that links New York and Florida, with a foldout map in color by Joe Kaufman