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May 28, 1956
May 28, 1956

Table of Contents
May 28, 1956

Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Horse Racing
Boxing
Acknowledgments
The Outdoor Week
Yesterday
  • Hampered though they were by clothes and mores, Victorian women made a place for themselves in sports after a ringing denunciation of U.S. youth by Oliver Wendell Holmes

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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AN SI SPECIAL: THE INDIANAPOLIS "500" 14
An on-the-scene dispatch from ALFRED WRIGHT on the week's 10 fastest trial-heat qualifiers and a preview of the race itself; IN COLOR a dramatic four-page SPECTACLE capturing the highlights of the annual Brickyard classic

This is an article from the May 28, 1956 issue

THE GAUDY ONES 11
ROBERT CREAMER reports on the trade-happy Cardinals of 1956 and their pennant chances

PART II: THE ULTIMATE STORM 28
At the storm's height, WILLIAM A. ROBINSON pits his fate against the Roaring Forties' gale

GEORGIA TECH'S BIG TOP 54
It's an Aeck of a building (Designer Richard Aeck's basketball arena, that is). Pictured IN COLOR

ISLE OF THE MIGHTY BLUE FIN 56
Luxurious Cat Cay gears itself for its big tuna tournament of the year. By GORDON LEWIS

SAFE IN THE WILD 62
How? Instinct and natural camouflage. By DR. WILLIAM J. LONG, with photographs IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS

•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 19
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 23
•SCOREBOARD 33
•COMING EVENTS 35
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 47
•THE 19TH HOLE 69
•PAT ON THE BACK 72

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: How would you compare lacrosse to football? 4

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER records Fabius' glorious victory and the honorable defeat of Needles 36

•Boxing: MARTIN KANE digs under the news of the Robinson-Olson fight and reveals the Champ's strategy 37

•Football: HERMAN HICKMAN discourses on the significance of spring practice 39

•Motor Sports: PERCY KNAUTH describes the Cumberland SCCA, where a D Jaguar won and a Porsche stole the show 43

•Tip from the Top: EDDIE WILLIAMS says keep your hands alive 45

•Yesterday: Victorian ladies found a place in sports despite full skirts and bone corsets 68

Acknowledgments on page 40

COVER: BOB SWEIKERT

Photograph by Fred Lyon

Rugged Bob Sweikert is a racing driver who has thinning hair, friendly blue eyes and a desire to repeat his 1955 victory in next week's Indianapolis "500." No standpatter, in 1957 he'll venture abroad to see if a speedway leadfoot can also be a winning lightfoot on the unfamiliar and exacting Grand Prix circuit. For a preview of the 40th "500" and a look at the famed Brickyard, in color, turn to page 14.

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

PREVIEW: PATTERSON VS. JACKSON
The punches to watch for on your TV screen when the two heavyweight hopefuls meet June 8

DAVE SIME: A RECORD EVERY WEEK
The thoughts and actions of the dedicated Duke Blue Devil who may be the world's fastest human. By Roy Terrell