Table of Contents

April 16, 1956

•SPECTACLE: THE AGES OF BASEBALL 19
Rookies and veterans, a slugger's mighty arm, a catcher's gnarled hand, in pictures by MARK KAUFFMAN

•THE OLYMPIAN FIELDS OF MOSCOW 24
The official details and plans of the great new Russian sports center. By HORACE SUTTON

•AND THEN—ON THE FOURTH DAY—JACK BURKE TOOK CHARGE 28
HERBERT WARREN WIND tells the dramatic story of the Masters Ken Venturi almost won

•SPRING IN KENTUCKY 32
Eight pages IN COLOR of the race horse's homeland by RICHARD MEEK with text by WHITNEY TOWER

•CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: P. T. CHINN 41
The last of the great Kentucky colonels reminisces with GERALD HOLLAND on his lively life

•DOES A PORCUPINE THROW ITS QUILLS? 50
It's an old but still prickly question. Here is an eminent opinion by the late DR. WILLIAM J. LONG

•FAMILIES ON THE ALLEYS 58
Out of the city and into Suburbia, bowling grows apace.
By VICTOR KALMAN, with two pages IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS:

4 SCOREBOARD
15 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
54 THE OUTDOOR WEEK
67 COMING EVENTS
68 THE 19th HOLE
72 PAT ON THE BACK

8 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: What's wrong with your husband's golf?

12 Tip from the Top: SHELLEY MAYFIELD analyzes rights and wrongs in positioning the shoulder, arm and elbow

46 Boxing: MARTIN KANE checks in with Floyd Patterson and finds him still waiting, the victim of a cold war

49 Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT divulges some of his hopes as Davis Cup captain and comments on the pros' tournament

COVER: BARBARA ROMACK

Photograph by Fred Lyon

The charming young lady just finishing a golf swing on this week's cover is Miss Barbara Romack, of Sacramento, Calif. (see page 16). Despite her small physique (5 feet 4, 110 pounds) she is one of the biggest hitters in ladies' amateur golf. Barbara won her first tournament at the age of 16, has progressed steadily, and now, at 23, will try to help retain the Curtis Cup in England this June.

Acknowledgments on page 67

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE FISH AND THE LURE
As the age-old struggle is renewed, SI presents some unusual underwater action photos in color of fresh-water game fish

THE DAMNDEST YANKEE OF ALL
Billy Martin, peppery, pertinacious paragon of Casey Stengel's infield, holds still for a vivid word portrait by Paul O'Neil

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