Table of Contents

March 12, 1956

An SI Special

36 A NEW SI WEEKLY FEATURE: THE OUTDOOR WEEK
For the hunter, fisherman and lover of outdoor sports in general, here are the up-to-the-minute reports from field and stream and camping ground, based on weekly dispatches from SI correspondents in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and overseas, and the FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR plus pictures and news items of special and current interest. THE OUTDOOR WEEK, something entirely new in its field, is edited by ED ZERN and TOM LINEAWEAVER

17 SPECTACLE: THE GHOSTS OF SINDELFINGEN
The color camera of DAVID DOUGLAS DUNCAN captures fleeting visions of the strangely beautiful apparitions which haunt an ancient German town

21 THE MAGIC OF MERCEDES
For 60 years the automobiles of Daimler and Benz have been creating and dispensing that sense of glory and adventure, of temperament and valor, on the highway or the race course which makes the sports car the exciting vehicle it is. Here is the story of their great tradition

22 WES SANTEE'S OVERWHELMING SATURDAY
March 3, 1956 will be remembered in track history as the day Wes Santee won the Columbian Mile with the help of the Appellate Division of the New York courts. ROY TERRELL recounts the latest chapter in Santee's run-sheep-run with the AAU

26 MANO A MANO IN MARACAY
The great Dominguin, the great Girón—and a ghost—met in a Venezuelan bull ring last week to determine who is the greatest matador in the world. RAFAEL DELGADO LOZANO and MARK KAUFFMAN report the rousing result in words and pictures

33 LOUIE RADZIENDA'S BIG QUESTION
Will Governor Stratton appoint him to a third term on the Illinois boxing commission or not? After seven months as NBA president, Radzienda has cause for worry. A report by JACK MABLEY and a desk portrait by ARTHUR SHAY

44 THE AFGHAN: DARING AND A DANDY
He may seem a sissy with his long hair and Oriental topknot, but the Afghan hound is a dog combining unusual qualities of courage, dignity and grace. ALICE HIGGINS visits him at home, and SI presents drawings which show what makes the Afghan the swivel-hipped speedster he is

48 THE GHOSTS COME TO LIFE
Turning his camera on the reborn Mercedes factory, DAVID DOUGLAS DUNCAN shows the thoroughbreds of the sports car world in gleaming color, while KENNETH RUDEEN tells of the company's postwar boom, and factory diagrams dissect the greatest Mercedes of all: the 300SL

60 CHICKENS IN THE ROUGH
That's what fighting cocks are when they go after each other. JOHN O'REILLY describes this ancient and often-discredited sport, and MARK KAUFFMAN shows its exciting action in brilliant color pictures

THE DEPARTMENTS:

4 SCOREBOARD
13 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
39 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
56 SNOW PATROL
64 COMING EVENTS
65 THE 19th HOLE
68 PAT ON THE BACK

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Would Los Angeles support major league baseball?

40 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER tells about the bright hope in the Boston Red Sox camp this spring—a hope that's spelled T-E-D

42 Horse Racing: JAMES MURRAY reports a strange duality from California; while Terrang does the winning, all eyes are on Like Magic

46 Tip from the Top: DENNY LAVENDER points out the importance of the hands and the line of the shoulders

56 Ski Tip: FRIEDL PFEIFER, U.S. Olympic team coach, reminds that now is the time to check skis and bindings so that you can finish a trouble-free season

COVER: CH. TAEJON OF CROWN CREST

Photograph by Jerry Cooke

The champion Afghan shown on this week's cover is the recipient of 19 best-in-show awards, a record for the breed. Taejon has, in addition, gathered 72 best-of-breeds and 49 best-in-groups. These winnings have had the effect of consolidating the prestige of this hound dog, which was pioneered in the U.S. by the great Rudiki of Prides Hill. A report on the Afghan's winning ways in the home can be found on page 44.

Acknowledgments on page 64

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

•BASEBALL: The World Champion Dodgers go into action in the first games of 1956

•BASKETBALL: The great Dayton team in color and a roundup of the college season

•HOCKEY: An analysis of the season and a forecast of the Stanl√®y Cup playoffs

•HORSE RACING: A look at some women owners, whose big year this may be

•FISHING: The fabulous Cabo Blanco club, reported in words and color pictures

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)