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.
Table of Contents
Dec. 5, 1955
ARMY'S QUARTERBACK AND HOW HE FEELS, THE COACH AS DAMOCLES, A TORCH FLAMES IN TEXAS, STERN WORDS ON RABBITS IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS, CRAZY, MIXED-UP WOOLLY BEARS, FISHERMEN'S PARADISE
The match race between Swaps and Nashua provided the biggest racing moment of 1955 and determined the year's top Thoroughbred
This season provides an irresistible galaxy of Christmas gifts never before available, all designed to make fun more fun. Eighty are on these pages
A happy blending of two worlds creates an outstanding art exhibition