Table of Contents

January 16, 1956

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

13 SPECTACLE: THE CROSBY TOURNAMENT
A camera report IN COLOR of some of the wonderful topography and wonderful trouble that await golfers in this week's West Coast invitational

17 HOST: BING CROSBY
A salute to a renowned entertainer and sportsman whose personally-paid-for little golf tournament has burgeoned into one of the annual high points of the winter season

18 DETROIT IS STIRRING
The hotted-up 1956 Chevrolet Corvette, GM's response to the rush of the Ford Thunderbird, gets a road-test analysis by JOHN FITCH and KENNETH RUDEEN, who tell why they consider it the most significant new car of the year

28 PART II: BOB COUSY, THE MAN AND THE GAME
Boy and man, the great Celtic star has always dedicated his extraordinary skill to remedying basketball's flaws and enhancing its manifold delights. HERBERT WARREN WIND concludes his series

33 TEN WEEKS OF SPLINTERS
Indoor track explodes into action this week and ROBERT CREAMER previews the season and the stars to watch for

48 THE BIGGEST BIRD WATCH
Eight thousand strong, bird lovers turned out from coast to coast for the year's record-breaking Audubon Society Christmas Count. JOHN O'REILLY summarizes the great event, and ROGER TORY PETERSON presents a portfolio of his choicest birds

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Would you permit your husband or wife to take a pleasure cruise alone?

37 Column of the Week: DAN PARKER of the New York Daily Mirror records the obituary of the International Boxing Guild and the role played by James D. Norris in its demise

40 Tip from the Top: SHELLEY MAYFIELD points out the importance of the left heel in the backswing

41 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND yields to JAMES MURRAY for a report on the Los Angeles Open

42 Football: HERMAN HICKMAN analyzes that classic of the bowl games, Oklahoma's victory over Maryland

44 Chess: ROBERT CANTWELL peers behind the closed doors of the National Intercollegiate matches and observes some interesting young players

46 Snow Patrol: MORT LUND rounds up snow conditions at resorts all over

46 Ski Tip: FRIEDL PFEIFER, U.S. Olympic team coach, discusses the problems of running from one type of snow to another

59 Yesterday: Hobey Baker, Princeton's legendary hockey player, was an immortal example of a sportsman

COVER: MIKE SOUCHAK

Photograph by Fred Lyon

Mike Souchak, shown here as he plays a nice short iron to one of the greens flanking Carmel Bay at California's beautiful Pebble Beach, was one of the great stars on the 1955 winter circuit. This weekend he and other ranking figures of the links will be playing in happy concord with leading celebrities of the stage, screen and TV. The occasion? The annual Bing Crosby tournament. The place? Pebble Beach, among others—and for some striking pictures of that lovely course, and details on the tournament itself, see pages 13 through 17.

Acknowledgments on page 60

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: ROCKY MARCIANO
Not a ringside story, but a warmly human word portrait by Joan Flynn Dreyspool of the dynamic heavyweight champion at home

SWIMMING: THE NEW HAVEN WATERWORKS
Alfred Wright examines the winter rivalry in the nation's pools, with a long look at Bob Kiphuth and his Yale Boys

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)