Table of Contents

December 12, 1955

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

17 SPECTACLE: LA QUEBRADA'S LEAPERS
Electrifying practitioners of a breathtaking sport, these Mexican high divers offer tourists a spectacular floor show. Four pages IN COLOR by TONI FRISSELL

21 MIAMI-IN-MEXICO
That's what HORACE SUTTON calls booming Acapulco, where new luxury hotels, dream cottages and fantastic, cliffside nightclubs are building up a golden resort by the blue Pacific's shore

22 BASKETBALL BOUNCES IN
As a rousing college football season neared its final act, the curtain went up on basketball across the nation. A preview of the winter's biggest sports show by ROY TERRELL with drawings by ROBERT RIGER of some of the leading characters

32 PART II: THE UNIVERSITY OF EIGHTH AVENUE
Completing his tour of Dr. Stillman's campus, the center of boxing in America, A. J. LIEBLING visits that renowned saloon, The Neutral Corner, where faculty members, graduates and undergraduates discuss the Sweet Science over Daffy and Heavy Wet

36 THE BADGERED DOG
That well-known sausage on four legs, the dachshund, has outlived the stigma of two World Wars to become one of the top dogs in America. REGINALD WELLS writes its story, RICHARD MEEK photographs it IN COLOR

52 STARLIGHT ON THE ALLEYS
Bowling's All-Star in Chicago epitomizes a shining new era of chromium-plated, neon-lighted splendor on the alleys. VICTOR KALMAN tells about it and discusses its brightest stars, who are presented in a gallery IN COLOR by RICHARD MEEK

62 CURLING: "BRITHERS A' "
'Tis a murky business, with its curious rules and the sweepers running down the ice—but this ancient Scottish sport, reports ANDREW CRICHTON, is winning many a new friend in North America. With a full page picture IN COLOR by JOE CLARK

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Do you agree that you should kill more deer to save the herd?

10 Tip from the Top: JOE BELFORE offers some healthy advice on the short pitch

41 Tennis: JAMES MURRAY and WHITNEY TOWER present a preview of that coming pro attraction: Gonzales vs. Trabert

43 Football: ALFRED WRIGHT tells about the cliff hangers that are making a great pro season

44 Boxing: BUDD SCHULBERG discusses Sugar Ray Robinson and his chances against Bobo Olson

60 Motor Sports: KENNETH RUDEEN tours motor racing's hot stove league: from Moss to Monza there's a lot cooking

64 Skiing: EZRA BOWEN takes stock of the newest in ski equipment

COVER: ALDWIN'S JEWELL AND ALDWIN'S ADELE

Photograph by Richard Meek

The two miniature dachshunds on this week's cover are owned by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Farnham of Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y. and are typical of the toy-size specimens of this breed which are more and more finding favor with the public as pets suitable for apartment living. Ten years ago these miniatures were seldom seen outside the kennels of experimental breeders. Today they are being bred in all three coat varieties of the dachshund—long, smooth and wire—but are not yet officially classified as a distinct variety. A report on the much maligned but now popular dachshund appears on page 36.

Acknowledgments on page 66

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

PREVIEW: A BUILDERS' YEAR IN SKIING
A survey of new lifts, slopes and trails, with special attention to the multiple installations at Stowe in Vermont. Photographs in color, a map and text by Ezra Bowen

A DISCOVERY: WILLIAM LONG'S WORLD OF NATURE
A half century ago Dr. William Long was America's favorite nature essayist, but some of his finest works were never published. SI presents the first in a notable series

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