Table of Contents

June 17, 1956

THE MANTLE OF RUTH 11
At 24, Mickey Mantle finally gains Ruthian stature. A report by ROBERT CREAMER

SPECTACLE: PARIS RACE WEEK 16
Liberté, égalité and elegance are watchwords as the racing crowds descend on Auteuil and Longchamp

FOOTBALL: HOW THE COLLEGES HARVEST THEIR CROP 28
High schools are the fertile fields, and BOOTON HERNDON tells how their stars are wooed and won

HOW TO PRINT YOUR FISH 52
This strange and ancient Japanese art records your catch in beauty and detail. By ELAINE ST. MAUR

THE 'FINISTERRE' REVOLUTION 56
Ezra Bowen tells how the amazing Bermuda Race favorite is changing the face of ocean racing

THE DEPARTMENTS

•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 21
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 25
•SCOREBOARD 33
•COMING EVENTS 35
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 51
•THE 19TH HOLE 74
•PAT ON THE BACK 76

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Do women have qualities that make them the equal of men in big-game fishing? 4

•Tip from the Top: JACK BURKE advises you to raise your eyes to the clouds 36

•Boxing: MARTIN KANE tells how Floyd Patterson beat Hurricane Jackson, at some cost 41

•Track & Field: ROY TERRELL analyzes the first of California's three pre-Olympic weekends 47

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER surveys the Belmont Stakes and discusses speed and stamina 49

•Yesterday: BABE DAHLGREN recalls the day when the great Lou Gehrig, fatally ill, turned over the Yankees' first base spot to him 66

•Sporting Look: The merchant golf pros of today have learned there's more in selling clothes than in selling clubs 68

Acknowledgments on page 50

COVER: MICKEY MANTLE

Photograph by Hy Peskin

Alert baseball fans first heard of Mickey Charles Mantle when he was only an 18-year-old shortstop with Joplin, Mo. This, they were told, is the next great baseball player. In the majors a series of ailments and accidents delayed Mantle's rise to that exalted level, but now the abundance of hits, and especially home runs, springing from his bat make it seem all so true. By now he seems ready to accept the responsibility of being the new Babe Ruth (see page 11).

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

A LOOK AT THE LEFTIES
Warren Spahn, the decade's most successful southpaw, symbolizes the promise and problems, past and present, of the left-handed pitcher

THE U.S. OPEN
From Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., Herbert Warren Wind reports the hope and heartbreak of golf's great drama

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)