THE CLUB GETS TWO NEW MEMBERS
Ron Delany of Dublin, followed by Gunnar Nielsen of Copenhagen, seems to break the mile barrier with a smile as they finish in 3:59 and 3:59.1 at Compton (Calif.) Invitational Meet last week, thus proving that Irishmen and Danes, as well as Englishmen, Australians and Hungarians—if no Americans yet—can run the mile In less than four minutes' time
THE MIRACLE IN NEW ORLEANS
Snug under Mama's protective wing, the first-born chick peeked out upon a new world to make a picture man had never seen before. Naturalists and journalists spent days and nights on a nearby rooftop at the New Orleans zoo to record this rare event in natural history—the hatching of a pair of near-extinct whooping cranes. For an egg-to-peep eyewitness description by SI's John O'Reilly, turn to page 52.
June 10, 1956
JOE SCHERSCHEL (RIGHT) MAKES HISTORY WITH HIS CAMERA
ROCKY'S MAMA SEES THE PITCH
Whenever Rocky Marciano fought, Mama went to church and prayed. She always said, 'When he quits, I looka the pitch'.' The other day the Walcott and Moore fights were run off for the Marchegiano family in the living room of Mama's Brockton home. Joan Flynn Dreyspool and Photographer Fons Iannelli recorded Mama's reactions
ROCKY'S BROTHER PETER HELPS PAPA PREPARE FILM CLIPS
"SON OF A GUN, THAT WALCOTT! HE REALLY WANTS TO WIN FIGHT"
"MY POOR ROCKY...HE [WALCOTT] REALLY WANTS TO GET HIM!"
"I THINK I BETTER HAVE HANDKERCHIEF, I AM GOIN' TO CRY NOW"
"OH OH, MAMMA MIA, HOW QUICK ROCKY GETS UP...GOD BLESS!"
"I WANT MY ROCKY TO WIN, BUT I FEEL BAD FOR THE OTHER ONE TOO"
WHAT BIG PUNCHES!...GIVE IT TO HIM ROCKY, GIVE IT TO HIM!"
"I KNOW HOW IT COME OUT, BUT WHAT HE HAVE TO GO THROUGH!"
"WHAT A BIG GIANT! THAT ARCHIE MOORE LOOK LIKE A LION"
"MAMMA MIA, WHAT ROUND DOES ROCKY KNOCK HIM OUT?"
"I ENJOY HE WIN, BUT I WISH MY SON NEVER FIGHT AGAIN"