Table of Contents

December 26, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD
7 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
32 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
57 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
60 COMING EVENTS
61 THE 19TH HOLE
64 PAT ON THE BACK

An SI New Year special:

16 PREVIEWING THE JANUARY 2 FOOTBALL BOWLS
New Year's brings coast-to-coast football at its finest. ALFRED WRIGHT and ROY TERRELL collaborate in a summary of how it started, with eight pages of expert scouting reports and HICKMAN'S HUNCHES

11 SPECTACLE: ICE-SKATING TIME
A holiday preoccupation, both in town and country, photographed in four pages of COLOR

15 THE ART OF SKATING
GERALD HOLLAND extemporizes on one of the great attractions of skating—it gives awkward man his best illusion of grace

29 RED SANDERS, THE ONE-WING FLYER
UCLA's great coach is not only the nation's leading exponent of the single wing, he has also climbed in local esteem from total anonymity to winning a Los Angeles popularity contest. JOEL SAYRE tells his story

30 NASHUA IS SOLD BY MAIL
1955's headlined Horse of the Year last week fetched $1,251,200, the biggest price of all time. A report on the auction and Nashua's new owner by MARY JANE GALLAHER and WHITNEY TOWER

40 A CHRISTMAS CHOICE OF FAIR AND FANCY GAME
Here are the favorite recipes of some of the world's leading sportsmen, including President Eisenhower, Ernest Hemingway and King Feisal of Iraq. REGINALD WELLS presents them, with illustrations by JOE KAUFMAN, for those who seek an exciting and edifying experience in eating—or just reading

50 CORTINA D'AMPEZZO: WINTER'S OLYMPIA
A toylike village in a bowl of snow, the site of the Winter Olympics is being transformed for its biggest sports and tourist event ever. HORACE SUTTON reports on it, and JERRY COOKE shows some of its sights in four pages of photographs IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

36 Sporting Look: Virgin Islands yachtsmen have their own way of celebrating Christmas: with a sail and a supper in some quiet island cove. With two pages IN COLOR

44 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND indulges in a reverie about a literary country club and some famous people who might have played there

45 Tip from the Top: JOHN BATTINI offers some advice on putting with the wrist

46 Basketball: ROY TERRELL reviews the college scene from coast to coast and proffers some remarks from coaches about that new 12-foot lane

47 Bowling: VICTOR KALMAN checks in from Chicago with comments on the winning of the All-Star

56 Snow Patrol: MORT LUND rounds up conditions in resorts all over

56 Ski Tip: FRIEDL PFEIFER, U.S. Olympic team coach, warns of perils and pratfalls in over-zealous schussing

58 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL, full of holiday good will, asks: Would you accept Nashua as a Christmas gift?

Acknowledgments on page 60

COVER: JIM SWINK

Photograph by Hy Peskin

A heroic figure to all good Texans is the clean-cut and confident-looking young man in the purple jersey on this week's cover: All-America Halfback Jim Swink of TCU. But to football fans from Mississippi the big No. 23 just means trouble: Swink is the player Ole Miss must stop on January 2 in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas—and this is something no other team has been able to do all season. Only a junior, the 185-pounder led the nation with 20 touchdowns and 125 points and may be the most dangerous runner in Southwest Conference history. For a preview of the Cotton and other bowl games, including eight pages of scouting reports, turn to page 16.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
SI presents the sportsman who provided 1955's most memorable moment, and SI writers, artists and photographers join in reviewing what was by all odds a memorable year

EIGHT PAGES OF CLASSIC CARS IN COLOR
A collector's collection of the fine, fast machines of yesteryear, photographed with their proud owners and described by Kenneth Rudeen

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