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May 20, 1956

ANOTHER BIG WEEKEND 11
It hardly seemed possible, but for the second straight week athletes everywhere outdid themselves. Herewith a brief summary and a report on two remarkable pitching performances—one of them Carl Erskine's no-hitter

A MAN CONQUERS HIMSELF 12
It has been many years since a visiting sportsman captured the cheers and affection of the U.S. public as thoroughly as Australia's John Landy during his fortnight in California. PAUL O'NEIL tells you about it—and about this most thoughtful and dedicated of runners

SPECTACLE: BRONCO ON THE HILL 14
California's daring motorcyclist IN COLOR by HY PESKIN with a treatise on the art by ART ROSENBAUM

PART I: THE ULTIMATE STORM 30
A man and his ship fight for survival in a Roaring Forties gale. A sea classic by WILLIAM A. ROBINSON

THE DOGS' DOG SHOW 59
In four pages of color pictures, JERRY COOKE shows why the Morris and Essex is a canine favorite

THE KOON KREEK KIDS 66
They may all be Texas oil millionaires, but in their hearts they're just "brim" fishermen. By HELEN MARKEL

THE DEPARTMENTS

•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 19
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 23
•SCOREBOARD 36
•COMING EVENTS 38
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 63
•THE 19TH HOLE 72
•PAT ON THE BACK 76

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Would you go to see jai alai if there were no pari-mutuel betting? 4

•Boxing: MARTIN KANE adds another exciting episode to boxing's big serial story—"Floyd Patterson's Triumph" or "How the IBC signed Him Up After All" 40

•Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER weighs the Cincinnati Reds and the western threat in the National League. Also X-RAY—the truest analysis of current baseball form 44

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER discusses this week's Preakness and decides that Derby Winner Needles may need all his usual racing luck if he is to beat Fabius at the shorter distance 46

•Boating: EZRA BOWEN reports on the Cornell crew's victory in the eastern sprint championships, and speculates on the upcoming Olympic tryouts 49

•Tip from the Top: JOHNNY PALMER with some useful hints on how to simplify putting 50

COVER: JOHN LANDY

For a handful of runners, the four-minute mile is now the new standard. But for the smiling young man with the picture stride and the green emblem of Australia on his chest who graces this week's cover, it will always be peculiarly his own; John Landy has now been under the magic mark six times. For Paul O'Neil's account of how Landy got that way, and of his most recent race in Fresno, Calif., see page 12.

Photograph by Mark Kauffman

Acknowledgments on page 55

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

PREVIEW: THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
New cars and new faces heighten the brickyard's classic drama. Here they are, including that Italian sensation, the Ferrari

FRED HUTCHINSON'S ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
People laughed when Frank Lane told SI they'd finish third this year. But they're the surprise team of the National League

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)