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July 22, 1956

CASEY PUTS IT ON ICE 6
The American League pennant race is over.
By ROBERT CREAMER

SPECTACLE: THE MACKINAC RACE 10
Midwestern yachtsmen head out on the world's longest fresh-water race.
Photographed by TONI FRISSELL

ARE WOMEN PEOPLE AT HAPPY KNOLL? 26
In his latest inquiry, JOHN P. MARQUAND finds a determined one who is determined to know why not

GOLF AND THE WOMEN 29
On the eve of the Women's National Open, HERBERT WARREN WIND bridges the gap between Happy Knoll and the pros, and BETTY HICKS offers a frank appraisal of the feminine stars, many of whom are shown IN COLOR

ROBERT FROST GOES TO THE ALL-STAR GAME 51
America's greatest living poet—an old pitcher himself—writes a guest baseball column

CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: MARTY MARION 54
The Sox manager talks with JOAN FLYNN DREYSPOOL and denies in the face of defeat he is "defeatist"

THE DEPARTMENTS

•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 15
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 19
•SCOREBOARD 38
•COMING EVENTS 40
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 48
•THE 19TH HOLE 64
•PAT ON THE BACK 68

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Would you like to see Ruth's home-run record broken? 4

•Track & Field: GWILYM BROWN tells how Johnson won the decathlon and Richards got confused 41

•Harness Racing: JEREMIAH TAX describes the erratic behavior of pacing's champion, Adios Harry 42

•Horses: ALICE HIGGINS reveals brutal methods long used on Tennessee Walking Horses 44

•Boxing: GILBERT ROGIN describes St. Nicholas Arena, America's oldest operating fight club 46

•Sporting Look: Formal evening plumage for men and women is brighter than ever 56

•Tip from the Top: BILL SHIELDS warns against driving down on the ball 58

•Column of the Week: Disillusioned survey of a famous athlete's fan mail.
By ROGER BANNISTER 63

Acknowledgments on page 65

COVER: ADIOS HARRY

Photograph by Mark Kauffman

Every time he goes to the post this season, Adios Harry is a reasonable bet to establish another world record. At the moment he holds 12, including a remarkable 1:55 for the mile. Harry is also the most erratic champion the sport of harness racing has ever seen and a constant problem to his driver, Luther Lyons. For the reasons why, see page 42.

THREE PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE BRAVES
Powered by Joe Adcock and inspired by a new and cheerful Fred Haney (right), Milwaukee surged into first place in the National League last week. Can they stay there? Roy Terrell tells how—and how long

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