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July 08, 1956

AN SI SPECIAL: ALL-STAR PREVIEW 10
Whether you are in the stadium or at your TV set, the men on SI's cover and their teammates will be the men to watch this Tuesday. Here are their vital statistics: where they play, how they play, their prospects in the annual July classic, plus a critique by Robert Creamer

OLYMPIANS ARE YOUR NEIGHBORS 6
U.S. athletes from all over fought out the Olympic track and field trials.
By ROY TERRELL

SPECTACLE: ALL-STAR ATTITUDES 14
Some great and colorful moments in the season so far.
Photographed by RICHARD MEEK

CONVERSATION PIECE: STAN MUSIAL 19
A great hitting technician talks to JOAN FLYNN DREYSPOOL about his life and how he got that way

THE LAMENT OF A TRUSTING WIFE 28
The moving story of a champion's rise and fall, told by Johnny Bratton's wife, JOANNE JACKSON BRATTON

THE WHITE GIANT OF THE ICY NORTH 50
In words and COLOR pictures, the excitement of a polar bear hunt.
By WILLIAM A. FISHER and ROBERT HALMI

THE DEPARTMENTS

•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 20
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 24
•SCOREBOARD 32
•COMING EVENTS 34
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 48
•THE 19TH HOLE 65
•PAT ON THE BACK 68

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks postmen: How do you feel about dogs? 3

•Boating: MORT LUND, by Onondaga's uncertain waters, surveys the Olympic Rowing Trials 35

•Motor Sports: STANLEY KARNOW reports on the French Grand Prix and the return of the Bugatti 37

•Golf: HENRY LONGHURST writes from England on how Ben Hogan swept through the Canada Cup 39

•Tip from the Top: GRAHAM ROSS discusses the matter of the left-hand grip 41

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER visits Delaware Park and reminds us that fillies also count 42

Acknowledgments on page 36

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

CINCINNATI: THERE THEY GO!
Nobody hits the ball like the Redlegs. In words and pictures, here is the story of the musclemen who found themselves

BE HAPPY, GO HEALTHY WITH BONNIE
Perched on her desktop (right) or running through her outdoor training ground, Bonnie Prudden has put fun into the fight for fitness

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)