Table of Contents

February 13, 1956

An SI Special
20 THE LESSONS OF CORTINA—AND THE BEAU OF CORTINA
The Russians won, and their victory is recorded and interpreted in a majorstory by ANDRE LAGUERRE. The Winter Games also had their triumphant individualhero—a dashing Austrian skier who may go down in history as the Li'l Abner ofthe Tyrol. WILLIAM ROSPIGLIOSI tells the story of Toni Sailer

15 SPECTACLE:INDOOR TRACK AT THE GARDEN
The peak of the indoor season is now. HY PESKIN'S photographs IN COLOR catchthe grace and excitement of a New York Athletic Club meet in Madison SquareGarden

19 JOE YANCEY ANDTHE PIONEERS
The unpaid coach of an athletic club without a clubhouse, gym or sports field,this mild-mannered, idealistic man has made the New York Pioneer Clubworld-famous in track and field. JAMES POLING tells his story

30 CONVERSATIONPIECE: SUBJECT: DICK IRVIN
Looking down a million miles of traveling and 30 years, a grand old man ofhockey talks to WHITNEY TOWER about the sport to which he has been dedicatedsince boyhood. It is a mean and bitter game, he says, but a wonderful one. Witha full-page portrait IN COLOR by ARCHIE LIEBERMAN

46 NEVADA'S WINTERGAMBOL
Only 30 miles from the click of dice and roulette wheels, snow bunnies andexperts mix in the fun and competition of the University of Nevada's WinterCarnival. It's an idea that's spreading in the West, and with good reason—asthese four pages IN COLOR by FRED LYON clearly show

THEDEPARTMENTS:

4 SCOREBOARD
11 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
36 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
45 SNOW PATROL
57 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
60 COMING EVENTS
61 THE 19TH HOLE
64 PAT ON THE BACK

6 Hotbox: JIMMYJEMAIL asks: Which sells more newspapers, the front page or the sportspage?'

8 Tip from theTop: JOHN THOREN tells how to hit from the "waiter's position"

34 Sporting Look:The Mexican wedding shirt is the latest inspiration of California's designers,as this assortment of sports shirts IN COLOR shows

45 Ski Tip: SEPPRUSCHP advises beginners, intermediates and experts on how to enjoy skiing indeep powder

52 Show Dogs:ALICE HIGGINS previews the Westminster, the climax of the dog fancier'sseason

54 Basketball: ROYTERRELL pays tribute to the astonishing records of the little men and rounds upthe week's highlights across the nation

56 Bowling: VICTORKALMAN discusses bowling's occupational ailments in general and the Budweisers'injury-ridden heroes in particular

COVER: RELAYRUNNERS

Photograph by HyPeskin

The lifeblood ofindoor track is the relay runner, the nearly anonymous athlete who competes forthe glory of his team and for sheer fun. One such valued but unsung track manis Charles (Chick) Maute of Seton Hall, shown here leading the field around thefirst jampacked turn of a one-mile relay at last year's NYAC meet. For morecolor shots of indoor track, turn to page 15.

Acknowledgments onpage 60

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE MESS IN (THE STATE OF) WASHINGTON
Football pride runs high in the Great Northwest, and Huskies supporters, achingfor a winner, now find themselves involved in the year's noisiest pigskinuproar. An illuminating SI report on the firing of Coach Johnny Cherberg

THE BIRDS OF THE EVERGLADES
John O'Reilly takes you into one of America's richest bird sanctuaries, DavidGoodnow shows you its prize species in eight pages of color and Horace Suttonrounds up the Audubon bird tours in the area

PLUS: THE FIRST HAPPY KNOLL STORY OF THE 1956 SEASON,WITH PORTRAITS OF SOME FAVORITE CHARACTERS BY JOE KAUFMAN

PHOTO

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