Table of Contents

January 23, 1956

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

13 SPECTACLE: THE COLOSSAL CANADIENS
The top team in a land where hockey is the national sport, these hard-hitting giants of the ice are currently the sweetest of sights to Canadian eyes. Four pages IN COLOR by HY PESKIN

17 THE MARVELS FROM MONTREAL
A rookie coach and two stars named Maurice and Jean are the triple threat of Les Canadiens. WHITNEY TOWER takes a close-in look at the reasons why this team is the favorite in the National League race

18 BOB KIPHUTH AND HIS UNSINKABLE YALES
Last week the Yale swimming team won its 131st dual meet in a row. ALFRED WRIGHT takes you to the event—and backstage to meet Coach Kiphuth, the most successful conditioner of athletes for miles around

28 CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: ROCKY MARCIANO
The heavyweight champion is visited at his home in Brockton, Mass. by JOAN FLYNN DREYSPOOL for an intimate word picture of his warm family life, his relatives, friends—and thoughts on his career

33 THE MUSKRAT: ROGUE OF THE MARSHES
As the second of its series on nature subjects by the late DR. WILLIAM J. LONG, SI proudly presents the story of Musquash, the light-fingered swampland marauder

48 HOW TIMBERLINE OVERCAME LAST YEAR'S SCANDAL
The first full account of the near-death of Mt. Hood's great lodge and its recovery under the enterprising new management of a young social worker. IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Will the western colleges follow the lead of the Ivy group and de-emphasize athletics?

39 Boxing: MARTIN KANE travels to Toronto for an exhibition of Empire fisticuffs and concludes that Marciano can rest easy

40 Tip from the Top: HAROLD SARGENT points out the importance of holding the left arm straight

41 Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND yields to RICHARD POLLARD for a report on the star-studded Bing Crosby tournament

42 Football: SI correspondents examine the recent freshman season and find the "haves" have more stars on the way

45 Basketball: ROY TERRELL discusses San Francisco's loss of K. C. Jones and summarizes the week's events elsewhere

50 Sporting Look: This year Oriental fashions are bursting on the American scene with dramatic effect, as this two-page picture IN COLOR shows

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

55 Ski Tip: FRIEDL PFEIFER, U.S. Olympic team coach, proffers some timely reminders of etiquette on slope and trail

COVER: JEAN BELIVEAU

Photograph by Hy Peskin

As a youngster in Victoriaville, Quebec, the dark-haired debonair young French Canadian on this week's cover displayed an aptitude for baseball and hockey. Handsome, easy-going Jean Beliveau finally chose hockey, and today the 24-year-old center of the Montreal Canadiens is fulfilling all the expectations of experts who envisioned him as one of those rare skating phenomenons which turn up on the hockey scene once in a decade. For four pages of color photographs of Les Canadiens, the season's best hockey team, turn to page 13, and for more about Jean Beliveau and his illustrious teammates, see page 17.

Acknowledgments on page 60

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

PREVIEW: THE WINTER OLYMPICS
Fifteen pages, eight of them in full color, of the contestants, the events, the trails, runs, rinks, and jumps; plus a word portrait of Avery Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee

THE NEXT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
It is now possible to spot the man: a skillful 21-year-old boxer whose punches "leave you for dead." He may meet Rocky Marciano later this year. Paul O'Neil takes you to meet him now

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)