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

32 THE UNIVERSITYOF EIGHTH AVENUE
A. J. LIEBLING, one of boxing's greatest chroniclers and most knowledgeablehistorians, in his own unique fashion tours the shadowy halls of that memorableinstitution, the center of boxing in America: Stillman's Gym. First of twoparts

17 SPECTACLE:RACE OF THE YEAR
Among the 30,000 or so Thoroughbred races of 1955 one will long be remembered,even by people who do not consider themselves racing fans. MARK KAUFFMAN'Sphotographs IN COLOR recapture the tingle of the match race between Swaps andNashua

21 HORSES OF THEYEAR
Nashua's victory in the match race made him the clear favorite for Horse of theYear. WHITNEY TOWER analyzes the annual honors list of "The MorningTelegraph" and "Daily Racing Form"

22 THE ARMYARRIVED BY LAND
That was the Philadelphia Story last week—that and the vindication of CoachEarl Blaik in picking Don Holleder as his quarterback. An account of theArmy-Navy game by ALFRED WRIGHT with photographs by HY PESKIN and a drawing ofdressing-room jubilation by JOHN GROTH

49 WE WANT TOWIN, BUT...
Too many victories on the football field brought Hamilton College, a smallinstitution emphasizing education, the stigma of emulating its big-time bigbrothers. President ROBERT W. MCEWEN discusses this unusual problem and whatcan be done about it

52 A SPORTSMAN'SCHRISTMAS GIFTS
Four pages IN COLOR of thoughtful presents for the sports lover, from skis toskin-diving masks, plus a choice list of Christmas books

60 AMBUSH IN THECOLISEUM
How Southern California's martyrs turned on the lions from Notre Dame andenacted the upset of the week. By JAMES MURRAY

62 ARTISTS ANDSPORTS
A selection of paintings IN COLOR from SI's touring art show proves that thehappy blending of the creative spirit and a human love of sport can create itsown imaginative world

THEDEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMYJEMAIL asks: Which make the best officers, those who finish near the top oftheir college classes or athletes?

10 Tip from theTop: CHUCK CONGDON, of the Tacoma (Wash.) Country and Golf Club, gives goodadvice on the importance of a coordinated swing

44 Boxing: MARTINKANE makes every fan his own fight referee by explaining how to score about

47 Fencing: COLESPHINIZY introduces a young couple who may carry America's hopes in the Olympicswordplay: Louise (see cover) and Dick Dyer

64 Yesterday:Eighteen years ago, Ray Morrison's hidden ball trick confounded fans andplayers at the Vanderbilt-LSU game

COVER: LOUISEDYER

Photograph byMark Kauffman

Very fewAmericans could do more than guess wildly how many gold medals the UnitedStates has ever won in 60 years of Olympic fencing. The total happens to benone. While few may be aware of this, and possibly few care, it is a matter ofconcern for a 24-year-old blonde Philadelphian, Louise Dyer. Louise is now thesecond-ranked woman fencer in the U.S. Her husband, Dick Dyer, is thefirst-ranked saber man, and while some very talented European blades will bestanding in their way, as pointed out on page 47, the Dyers are determined tobring the U.S. its first gold medal at Melbourne.

Acknowledgmentson page 66

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

PREVIEW FROM ALL OVER: COLLEGE BASKETBALL
As the new season starts, SI correspondents report from coast to coast andborder to border on the teams and players to watch

PART II: THE UNIVERSITY OF EIGHTH AVENUE
A. J. Liebling concludes his essay on the center of boxing in America with anoff-campus ramble through that notable saloon, the Neutral Corner

PHOTO
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)