Table of Contents

May 06, 1956

•AN SI SPECIAL: THE END OF AN ERA IN BOXING 24
Eight pages on the headline events of a momentous week in boxing, including an album of Rocky Marciano pictures, a CONVERSATION PIECE with the retired champion and his family by JOAN FLYNN DREYSPOOL and an account by MARTIN KANE of how the U.S. Government wound up its antimonopoly case against the IBC

•SPECTACLE: THE BOATINGEST CITY OF ALL 19
With Seattle's spring parade of yachts, 50,000 yachtsmen greet the season. By EMMETT WATSON

•ARE SHORTS TOO SHORT AT HAPPY KNOLL? 35
Opinion is strongly divided, as JOHN P. MARQUAND indicates, but all agree it's a hot potato

•PREVIEW: THE KENTUCKY DERBY 36
A salaam to an institution—and a venture on how the race will be run—by WHITNEY TOWER

•FIVE FERRARIS AND IL BELLO 42
Handsome Castellotti won a rain-soaked, accident-ridden Mille Miglia. By WILLIAM ROSPIGLIOSI

•CLASSIC DUEL OF SPEED AT THE DRAKE RELAYS 52
The sprinters took over at Des Moines last week. By ROY TERRELL

•GO, JUMBO, GO! 56
In dramatic watercolors JOHN GROTH depicts the cruel but colorful sports of ancient Asia

THE DEPARTMENTS

4 SCOREBOARD
15 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
59 THE OUTDOOR WEEK
70 THE 19th HOLE
71 COMING EVENTS
76 PAT ON THE BACK

9 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks the Masters tournament golfers: What did you want to be when you were a boy?

32 Boating: MORRIS ROSENFELD'S camera records the sudden end of a sailing duel between Corny Shields and Arthur Knapp

46 Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER sits in as the Red Sox finally trip the Yanks

49 Tip from the Top: MIKE SOUCHAK discourses on the crucial short putt

62 Sporting Look: Designer Bill Atkinson applies a slide rule to fashions and comes up with the best of cracker-barrel classics

Acknowledgments on page 71

COVER: NEEDLES AND ERB

Drawing by Robert Riger

The efficient combination—34-year-old Nebraska-born Jockey Dave Erb and 3-year-old Florida-bred Needles—captured the honors of the southern winter racing season. However, the happy moments in Florida now serve only as a prelude to what Needles' owners hope will be a victory in this week's 82nd Kentucky Derby. For more about the Derby and some special Riger drawings, turn to page 36.

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

JOHN P. MARQUAND AT THE DERBY
Taking temporary leave off Happy Knoll, America's foremost reporter off manners and mores heads south to Churchill Downs, accompanied by Whitney Tower for a full report on an American classic

CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: BABE ZAHARIAS
In a warmly human and enduring word portrait, Joan Flynn Dreyspool takes SI's readers into the home of an immortal figure in sports, the greatest woman athlete of our age

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