4 SCOREBOARD
15 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
26 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
62 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
64 COMING EVENTS
65 THE 19TH HOLE
68 PAT ON THE BACK

SI presents a literary discovery:

32 NEW NATURE ESSAYS BY DR. WILLIAM J. LONG
One of America's great naturalists and outdoor writers, virtually unpublished for more than a generation, appears posthumously in the first of a series of newly discovered works, Learning from the Fox. With illustrations by ARTHUR SINGER

19 SPECTACLE: BASKETBALL FEVER
A happy documentary IN COLOR photographs by MARK KAUFFMAN of the way basketball, just now, takes over with the high school set

23 THE HOOSIER MADNESS
Annually it seizes Indiana—a statewide mania for basketball. How it affects the high schools, the citizenry and one particular town at the height of the season is told by CHARLES W. WHITE

24 THE MAN ON HIS BACK WAS BOBO OLSON
Tradition insists "they never come back," but it was Bobo Olson—not Sugar Ray Robinson—who lay on the canvas for an awfully final count of 10. A ringside report in words and pictures by BUDD SCHULBERG and HY PESKIN

48 SKIING: A BUILDERS' YEAR
All over the nation new lifts are going up, new trails are being cut as resorts blossom like flowers in the snow. EZRA BOWEN reports on Stowe, Vt. as an outstanding example of how a skiing center grew and lists pertinent data on other resorts across the nation. With two pages IN COLOR by TONI FRISSELL

55 SPORTING ART: THE RACQUET CLUB
As the first in a series on notable collections of sporting paintings, SI presents the magnificent works which decorate New York's exclusive Racquet Club. With four pages of reproductions IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Would you take a coaching job at a college that had de-emphasized athletics as the once-mighty University of Pennsylvania has done?

8 Tip from the Top: CARY MIDDLECOFF gives some sound advice on how to hit the green

38 Motor Sports: KENNETH RUDEEN wires in a report from Nassau on the big Race Week in the Bahamas

40 Horses: ALICE HIGGINS finds color and excitement at a different kind of horse show, the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago

41 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER tells of the bright young executives who might save the minor leagues, if the majors give them any encouragement

43 Tennis: WHITNEY TOWER watches the opening matches of Jack Kramer's pro tour and listens in as a thoughtful Pancho Gonzales talks about himself

44 Basketball: ROY TERRELL scans the college scene from coast to coast and confirms that there's plenty of action—including the downfall of an old favorite named Kentucky

54 Snow Patrol: SI launches this season's series of weekly reports on snow conditions all over and introduces a new and helpful feature, the SKI TIP

59 Yesterday: In ancient Rome, the greatest sport of all was to watch the mortal combat of the gladiators. By MORTON M. HUNT

61 Column of the Week: FURMAN BISHER of the Atlanta Constitution advises Georgia's Governor Marvin H. Griffin that politicians ought to stick to politics

Acknowledgments on page 64

COVER: STOWE SKIERS

Photograph by Ormond Gigli

The skiing holiday in America, once a clubby affair confined to a few grim amateurs and a scattering of boisterous, muffler-wrapped snow bunnies, has grown into a colorful institution in which some 2½ million people indulge each year. Nowhere has this growth and change been more apparent than in Stowe, Vt., where Holiday Skiers Billy Andre of Montclair, N.J. and Josephine Thaler of Kitzbuhel, Austria are pictured at the head of the Mt. Mansfield trails. For the story of Stowe and the men who changed it from a tiny farm village into the biggest ski resort in the East, plus a report on new ski facilities built in America this year, turn to page 48.

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

PREVIEW: THE BOWL GAMES
For the millions who will see them live and on TV, a guide to the bowl games. Scouting reports on the eight teams competing in the Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Rose Bowl, a gallery of bowl coaches in color and an intimate word picture of UCLA's great Red Sanders by Joel Sayre

CHRISTMAS RECIPES FOR SPORTSMEN
President Eisenhower, Ernest Hemingway, King Feisal of Iraq and other famous sporting figures present their favorite recipes for an exotic and unusual Christmas table

PLUS: A REPORT ON CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, SITE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS, WITH FOUR PAGES IN COLOR BY JERRY COOKE AND TEXT BY HORACE SUTTON

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