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Table of Contents

Feb. 20, 1956
Feb. 20, 1956

Table of Contents
Feb. 20, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Mess In Washington
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Everglades
Everglades Tours
Swaps

Table of Contents

An SI Special

This is an article from the Feb. 20, 1956 issue Original Layout

18 BOOSTERISM EXPLODES AT THE U. OF WASHINGTON
Football and boosterism have long gone happily hand in hand at the University of Washington (as elsewhere) but last week they were just beginning to pick up the pieces after Coach Johnny Cherberg—who was fired as a loser—angrily broke silence about secret slush funds and other fascinating, seldom discussed aspects of the exaggerated will to win. A documentary report

17 'GOODBY, MR. MACK'
When death came to Connie Mack last week at 93 he was an American legend. SI retells the story of the last time Connie sat in a dugout and the affectionate farewells he drew from two generations of ballplayers

28 THE EVERGLADES: BIRD WATCHING'S PARADISE
In a comprehensive and colorful visit to Florida's spectacular sanctuary, JOHN O'REILLY introduces Barnie Parker, the park's puckish ranger; DAVID GOODNOW presents eight pages of rare bird photographs IN COLOR; and HORACE SUTTON rounds up the tours to take in Florida with the Audubon Society

46 HOT WORDS AT HAPPY KNOLL
In his first report in 1956 on his favorite country club, JOHN P. MARQUAND reveals an altercation in the bar involving the Old Guard, the Fair Deal and Old Ned—who, with several well-known members, appears at last in person in drawings by JOE KAUFMAN

52 KING AND QUEEN OF SHARKS
They are Bob and Dolly Dyer, their home is Australia, and what happens when they go out after tigers, whites, nurses and others has to be seen to be believed. COLES PHINIZY describes it, in words and pictures IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

4 SCOREBOARD
13 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
24 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
56 SNOW PATROL
57 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
58 COMING EVENTS
59 THE 19TH HOLE
64 PAT ON THE BACK

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: What sport not now included do you think deserves most to be added to the Olympic Games?

41 Horses: WHITNEY TOWER, visiting Swaps in his native California, reports on his racing prospects and those of other western track hopefuls

43 Basketball: ROY TERRELL proffers some news on Olympic selection, and a round-up of the week's games throughout the nation

44 Boxing: MARTIN KANE, having watched the Hurricane Follies, concludes that what boxing needs is some good fights

45 Tip from the Top: PALMER MAPLES has some novel advice on how a towel can help your right elbow

56 Ski Tip: SEPP RUSCHP describes the techniques of downhill racing and how to achieve them

COVER: GREAT WHITE HERON

Photograph by David Goodnow

Largest and most majestic of all the members of the heron family found in Florida, the great white heron inhabits only the southern tip of the state. There it feeds in shallow bays or flies with slow, powerful wing beats over the mangrove islands. Once nearly extinct, it has increased under protection. For more rare color pictures of Everglades birds see page 29.

Acknowledgments on page 58

PHOTO

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

BASEBALL: THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE BIG BUSINESS
Part I of a searching report by Robert Coughlan on the business side of the national game: how teams are made and all the risks and gambles that precede

A CALL TO ARMS ON THE BEAVERKILL
America's most sacred trout stream is being wantonly destroyed by private—and public—vandals; Sparse Grey Hackle tells the story and sounds the alarm to all true fishermen

PLUS: NASHUA'S FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON, PLUS AN INDIAN TIGER HUNT IN PICTURES BY THE LATE YLLA AND WORDS BY JOHN HUSTON