Table of Contents

June 03, 1956

DAVE SIME: SUPERMAN IN SPIKES 9
Why Duke's great sprinter is the winter book favorite for two Olympic titles. By ROY TERRELL

SPECTACLE: BLUE JAY VERSUS OWL 12
Nature's enemies clash in near battle. By JOHN O'REILLY, pictured IN COLOR by DAVID GOODNOW

THE BIGGEST ELEPHANT EVER SHOT 28
A record giant, he was tracked down by JOSÉ FÉNYK√ñVI who describes the hunt for the first time

PREVIEW: THE PATTERSON-JACKSON FIGHT 32
MARTIN KANE picks Patterson by a knockout. With drawings by ROBERT RIGER

THE FATHER OF THE FLY ROD 78
Hiram Leonard set a world standard for rodmaking 75 years ago. By SPARSE GREY HACKLE

THE DEPARTMENTS

•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 17
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 21
•SCOREBOARD 36
•COMING EVENTS 39
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 54
•THE 19TH HOLE 82
•PAT ON THE BACK 84

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: If all the countries in the world were organized into a sports league, which sport should be chosen? 4

•Baseball: ROBERT CREAMER explains why the Indians are the perennial bridesmaids 40

•Tip from the Top: GEORGE CORCORAN points out the advantages of a wider stance for women 47

•Sea Test: ROBERT N. BAVIER JR. tries out a new version of the all-popular outboard runabout 48

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER takes a look at the betting picture and offers some advice 50

•Dogs: ALICE HIGGINS describes the brilliant Morris and Essex show and its upset winner 52

•Sporting Look: JO AHERN reports the first annual Sportswear Design Awards and tells about the winners: Claire McCardell and Rudi Gernreich 58

•Sport in Art: The second in SI's series of private club collections: The University Club of Washington, D.C. in three pages IN COLOR 70

Acknowledgments on page 46

COVER: FLOYD PATTERSON

Photograph by Mark Kauffman

Placid Floyd Patterson (SI, Jan. 30, 1956) is very likely the most dangerous fighter in the heavyweight division since the retirement of Rocky Marciano. Just turned 21 in January, he expects to knock out Hurricane Jackson, ranked No. 2, in their June 8 fight and then go on to become the youngest ever to win the title. For a preview of this important elimination fight at Madison Square Garden, see page 32.

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

PREVIEW: THE U.S. OPEN
Herbert Warren Wind reviews the details of the classic; with maps of the course and a look at Old Pro Sam Snead

THE AMERICAN LEAGUE IS THROUGH
So says James Murray, formulator of Murray's Law, which holds that in baseball's historic cycle this is the National's era

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)