An SI Special
22 THE DODGERS' PROBLEM: HOW TO DO IT AGAIN
At their informal board meetings in Florida, ROBERT CREAMER listens in while the World Champions ponder their pitching and other matters, and HY PESKIN catches them with their hair—and their pants—down

17 SPECTACLE: THE HIGH AND HANDSOME DAYTONS
The favorites in basketball's National Invitation Tournament strut their stuff in spectacular action before the color camera

21 BASKETBALL'S TOURNAMENT TIME
It's time to crown the best college teams in the country. ROY TERRELL tells why San Francisco and Dayton are the favorites

30 THE YEAR THE RED WINGS LOST THE PENNANT
On the eve of the Stanley Cup playoffs, HERBERT WARREN WIND reviews the National Hockey League season

34 SPRING SIGNS AT BAHIA MAR
At the world's largest marina, RICHARD MEEK captures the spirit of the budding season in a two-page photograph IN COLOR

37 BOHLKE'S WONDERFUL LANDING FIELD
At this lively little airport, nobody has heard of a slump in private flying. BILL MAULDIN tells of his home field and its amiable owner

48 BLUE CHIP CLUB FOR BLACK MARLIN
Peru's Cabo Blanco is the place; GEORGE WELLER and CORNELL CAPA visit it in words and pictures

THE DEPARTMENTS:

4 SCOREBOARD
13 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
26 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
57 THE OUTDOOR WEEK
62 SNOW PATROL
63 COMING EVENTS
64 THE 19th HOLE
68 PAT ON THE BACK

8 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL, through another reporter, puts a question in Japan: Why do you like the New York Yankees?

10 Tip from the Top: JIMMY D'ANGELO suggests that golfers cultivate a lob to reduce the percentage of error on their pitch to the green

40 Baseball: JAMES MURRAY pays a call on the Giants and Indians in Arizona and concludes heroics are in order if either is to overhaul the Dodgers or Yankees

42 Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER scans the distaff side of stables and notes that, among horse owners, this could be the ladies' year

44 Bowling: VICTOR KALMAN likewise has some comments on ladies in the game—notably the winners of the recent women's doubles

60 Yesterday: The first formal ski competitions ever were held in California. The responsible party: a transplanted Norwegian named Thomson

Acknowledgments On page 63

COVER: ALFRED GLASSELL JR., BLACK MARLIN CHAMPION

Photograph by Cornell Capa

Posed against Peru's bleak Cabo Blanco coast, Alfred C. Glassell Jr. of Houston has good reason to be just one-third as proud of the 500-pound black marlin he is shown with here as he was of another he caught in 1953. That one weighed 1,560 pounds and set a new world's record For more on marlin at Cabo Blanco, see page 48.

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE AMATEUR BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN
A pretty Czech skater tells for first time in precise detail how it was to be a state-subsidized amateur under the Reds

TITLE FIGHT IN CHICAGO
Johnny Saxton and Blinky Palermo, first citizens of boxing's dirty business world, will be scrutinized by ringsiders in Chicago, U.S. video fans and SI in a go with Champ Basilio

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