Table of Contents

January 09, 1956

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

An SI special
42 BOB COUSY: BASKETBALL'S CREATIVE GENIUS
The great star of Boston's Celtics is more than an agile wizard; he is a dedicated personality who is leading the game out of one of its periodic wildernesses. HERBERT WARREN WIND examines the man and the game in the first of two parts

15 SPECTACLE: LAND OF THE RISING SKI
In Japan, some 8,500,000 devotees sally forth each winter to the snowy slopes on which Chiharu I gaya became a champion. EZRA BOWEN tells the story, with four pages IN COLOR
by BOB GOLDBERG

20 FOOTBALL'S ANNUAL APOTHEOSIS—THE BOWL GAMES
SI correspondents report the final football strife of the season as champion met champion in the Orange, Sugar, Cotton and Rose bowls

30 CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: HARVEY SCHUR
At 15, this Scarsdale, N.Y. boy is already an accomplished big-game hunter with more trophies, as RICHARD GEHMAN reports, than his parents know what to do with. With a full-page portrait IN COLOR

36 SOME BASEBALL STATISTICS, ANYONE?
This is the time of the year when players, performances, putouts and pratfalls come under the analyst's searching eye. H. ALLEN SMITH gets into the act with a few offbeat items you may have missed

38 THE TOURNAMENTS AND THE MAN WHO
There were a score of basketball tournaments last week, but the Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden had the one and only Bill Russell. ROY TERRELL'S roundup of the holiday tournaments reports the awe in which Russell left a once skeptical East

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Are bowl games good or bad for football?

9 Tip from the Top: AL COLLINS tells of his experiences with longer-shafted drivers

34 Sport in Art: The ancient game of polo flourished in medieval Persia, as this contemporary painting IN COLOR shows

47 Sporting Look: Creator of the classic spectator look of American women in the world's resorts, Sydney Wragge is a sportsman himself. With four pages of the Wragge Look IN COLOR

55 Yesterday: Chase Me, a remarkable horse, runs his greatest race

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

59 Ski Tip: FRIEDL PFEIFER, U.S. Olympic team coach, advises novices and experts on how to keep their skis from chattering on turns

Acknowledgments on page 60

COVER: BOB COUSY

Photograph by Hy Peskin

The man on the cover, seemingly defying the laws of gravity and centrifugal force as he flanks two would-be blockers, is Bob Cousy, acknowledged by just about everyone to be the finest of all modern basketball players. Cousy's style, as this photograph shows, is based on an extraordinary fluidity of movement, an ability to change his mind and his motion at the last split second and thus confound the opposition with unexpected moves. The story of this extraordinary star and his contributions to his game is told on page 42.

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

SPECTACLE: THE BING CROSBY INVITATIONAL
At California's Monterey Peninsula, winter golf's most colorful tournament pits the touring stars against some of the most spectacular holes in golf

THE ANNUAL AUDUBON BIRD COUNT
John O'Reilly reports the biggest event of the bird watcher's year. With four pages of paintings in color by Roger Tory Peterson

PLUS: PART II OF BOB COUSY, BASKETBALL'S GENIUS; AND A PREVIEW OF THE INDOOR TRACK SEASON

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