Table of Contents

January 02, 1956

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

A SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL

18 1955: THE YEAR, THE MOMENT AND JOHNNY PODRES
There was no Roger Bannister in 1955, towering above the crowd like an Everest, but there was a yellow-haired left-hander from the Adirondacks named Podres. ROBERT CREAMER tells his story, while ALFRED WRIGHT reassembles the year in sport. With pictures from SI's album and drawings by ROBERT RIGER

13 SPECTACLE: REPORT FROM UNDERGROUND
A photographic report by ROBERT HALMI on the penetration of Kentucky's Crystal Cave, an underground system announced this week as the world's longest

17 CRAWLING AFTER FLOYD COLLINS
The cave which drew Floyd Collins to his death 39 years ago has proved a seemingly endless labyrinth. How he found it, how the legend grew and how the labyrinth is now taxing the endurance of cave men is told by COLES PHINIZY

28 CARS OF THE GOLDEN AGE
Out of the junk yards and onto the roads, the sleek and luxurious automobiles of yesteryear are emerging in ever-increasing numbers as the classic car hobby catches on. KENNETH RUDEEN reports on this wondrous occupation, with eight pages of memorable photographs IN COLOR

44 WHAT TO DO AFTER A HEART ATTACK? EXERCISE!
Dr. Paul Dudley White prescribed exercise for the President, and more and more doctors are realizing that it is a potent factor in getting over a heart attack. DOROTHY STULL presents this considered report that offers new hope for heart sufferers

THE DEPARTMENTS:

4 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks members of the Brown and Washington State Rose Bowl squads of 40 years ago: How have you changed through the years?

48 Tip from the Top: BILL ZONKER has some good advice on body control: put yourself inside a barrel

49 Football: How the pros finally learned about Sid Gillman and his Rams. By JAMES MURRAY

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

56 Ski Tip: FRIEDL PFEIFER, U.S. Olympic team coach, offers some helpful explanations on overcoming fear in the fall line

58 Yesterday: Four boys in an iceboat take on the crack train of the Hudson River Valley—and win. By THOMAS B. HALLOCK

Acknowledgements on page 60

COVER: JOHNNY PODRES

Photograph by Richard Meek

After his heroic performance in the 1955 World Series, Johnny Podres grew just a little gun shy under the barrage of honors and extravagant praise that followed. As a result, when Photographer Dick Meek received the assignment to photograph SI's Sportsman of the Year (see page 19) in color, he found Podres a tough man to pin down. Meek finally drove to Witherbee, N.Y., Johnny's home town, and in that atmosphere found Podres to be a genial, affable and perfectly cooperative subject. The result, after Johnny put on his Brooklyn Dodger cap, shirt and sweatshirt, is the warm, smiling portrait on this week's cover.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE BOWL GAMES
The climactic contests of the season reported from the scene by SI's correspondents

BASKETBALL: THE MAN AND THE GAME
Herbert Warren Wind finds in Bob Cousy, the great Celtic star, the player who more than any other in history conveys the intrinsic excitement, skill and brilliance that has made basketball a world favorite

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)