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DR. JOHN OLIVER LA GORCE

Dec. 05, 1955
Dec. 05, 1955

Table of Contents
Dec. 5, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • The match race between Swaps and Nashua provided the biggest racing moment of 1955 and determined the year's top Thoroughbred

Horses
The Army Arrived By Land
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Boxing
  • BOXING 44

    SCORING A BOXING MATCH ADDS TO THE FUN AND CAN BE DONE, EVEN IN FRONT OF A TELEVISION SCREEN, IF YOU KNOW THE RULES

Fencing
  • FENCING 47

    AMERICA'S DIM HOPES FOR ITS FIRST OLYMPIC FENCING TITLE ARE BRIGHTENED CONSIDERABLY BY TWO DETERMINED NEW BLADES

Fisherman's Calendar
Sport In Art
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

DR. JOHN OLIVER LA GORCE

Two mountains, one mountain range, one lake, a small glacier, an arch, a meteorological station and one golf club have been named after Dr. John Oliver La Gorce of Washington, D.C., who is shown here with his famed collection of weapons. He is 75 years old and recently he celebrated his 50th anniversary with the National Geographic Society of which he is president. A lifelong fisherman of note, Dr. La Gorce once harpooned a 3,000-pound manta ray, and it is an unusual winter when he isn't bonefishing at Bimini. A pioneer auto racing driver in his salad days, he coaxed a 1903, chain-driven Thomas Flyer up to the then spanking speed of 70 mph to win a Baltimore road race.

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