Table of Contents

November 28, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD
13 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
26 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
67 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
69 COMING EVENTS
70 THE 19TH HOLE
74 PAT ON THE BACK

AN SI SPECIAL

34 THE INLAND WATERWAY
A day-by-day sailor's guide by EZRA BOWEN to the East Coast's famous sea road to the South, with markers and hazards, the best stopover points, with details on repair yards, restaurants and recreation, and a three-page map by JOSEPH KAUFMAN

17 SPECTACLE: WEST POINT FOOTBALL
Autumn is the time of year when future generals turn their thoughts to football and beating Navy in the annual classic. RICHARD MEEK captures the feeling IN COLOR of what it is like to be at The Point before and during a game

21 ARMY-NAVY PREVIEW
With the Cadets and Midshipmen at ready arms for their 56th meeting, HERMAN HICKMAN casts an expert's eye on the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams, SI presents another of its scouting reports and ROBERT RIGER'S drawings show the key plays

32 PRO FOOTBALL IS PLENTY ROUGH
The tough game played by the pros has come in for a lot of criticism this season. But the pros themselves, says Don Paul, veteran linebacker of the Los Angeles Rams, make a careful distinction between what's rough and what's dirty. By MELVIN DURSLAG

46 GAMES OF THE WEEK
As the Big Ten closed its books for the season, Ohio State took the title and thereby knocked Michigan out of the Rose Bowl. In the Far West UCLA licked Southern California, proving it is thoroughly entitled to defend the honor of the West at Pasadena. In the East, Yale broke Harvard's victory siring in the Iviest of classics. Eye-witness reports by JAMES ATWATER, JAMES MURRAY and ALFRED WRIGHT

54 SWIM SUITS BY THE WEST
Hollywood glamour, high style and scientific thoroughness have made the West Coast's bathing-suit industry the best in the world. A SPORTING LOOK, with three pages of photographs IN COLOR by BOB LANDRY

62 THE DUCK SEASON: AN UP-TO-THE-MINUTE REPORT
SI's crew of duck watchers send in their communiques from the nation's four great flyways: where best to get them, when and how. With two pages of duck heads IN COLOR by ARTHUR SINGER

THE DEPARTMENTS:

8 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Soccer draws more than 100,000 a game in Europe but hardly draws at all in the U.S. Why?

10 Tip from the Top: WILLIE HUNTER has some helpful advice on that pesky business of chipping from traps

52 Hickman's Hunches: SI's football expert makes his final picks for the season's windup games this week

68 Hockey: WHITNEY TOWER has a talk with Coach Phil Watson to discover why the New York Rangers are the surprise team of the National Hockey League

COVER: DON HOLLEDER

Photograph by Richard Meek

Army's Don Holleder was picked to grace this week's cover not just because he wears a gold helmet and a confident grin with easy assurance. It was because this tall, rugged young man from Webster, N.Y. has been operating under more pressure all season than any other quarterback in college football. An All-America end last year, with all the ability to excel at his position, he was asked to switch to a new—and even tougher—job in his senior year. This weekend, before 100,000 people at Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium, he will be asked to face his biggest test—Navy and its veteran, brilliant quarterback, George Welsh. For a preview of the 56th Army-Navy game, with a scouting report on both teams, see page 21.

Acknowledgments on page 69

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE UNIVERSITY OF EIGHTH AVENUE
A distinguished boxing writer and historian, A.J. Liebling, paints a brilliant word picture of the heart of boxing in America: Stillman's Gym. First of two parts

HORSES OF THE YEAR
Nashua, Swaps and other leaders of a colorful season parade through a report by Whitney Tower, plus four pages of the historic match race photographed in color by Mark Kauffman

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)