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Aug. 13, 1956
Aug. 13, 1956

Table of Contents
Aug. 13, 1956

Brooklyn's Money Men
Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Wonderful World Of Sport
Boating
Horses
Acknowledgments
X-Ray
Sports Of The Presidents
  • From the age of 9 Ulysses S. Grant's passion for horses was excelled only by his genius at breaking, riding and driving the most fractious of them

Mr. Caper
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

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BROOKLYN'S MONEY MEN COME THROUGH 6
There is an old saying in sports that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Against Milwaukee, the aging Dodgers proved they are still the toughest of all.
By ROY TERRELL

This is an article from the Aug. 13, 1956 issue

SPECTACLE: FRANCE'S MAD BICYCLE RACE 10
There's only one synonym for the annual Tour de France—"War!" Photographed by JOHN SADOVY and described by WILLIAM McHALE

THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CRISIS: PART II 26
In the concluding article on the game's troubles, HERMAN HICKMAN gives the alumni's views, sums up the findings of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S nationwide survey and presents nine points for a solution

SMOOTH PACK TRIP THROUGH THE ROUGH ROCKIES 30
A memorable jaunt into the lush Wyoming wilderness is captured IN COLOR and words by Photographer TONI FRISSELL

THE DEPARTMENTS

•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 15
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 19
•SCOREBOARD 39
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 57
•THE 19TH HOLE 66
•PAT ON THE BACK 68

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks men and women: How do you feel about mixed foursomes in golf? 3

•Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT on the U.S. win over Mexico in the American Zone Davis Cup finals 41

•Boating: EZRA BOWEN previews Olympic, sailing and JOHN WILDS interviews Racer Gene Walet 42

•Horse Racing: Newspaperman PAT LYNCH voices a complaint against telemeter obsession 48

•Travel: HORACE SUTTON leads a scenic tour of Holland via her extensive network of canals 50

•Tip from the Top: BUD HOLSCHER advises on developing a freer, better body turn 53

•Horses: ALICE HIGGINS describes the National Morgan Show and its Massachusetts winners 54

•Sports of the Presidents: JOHN DURANT recounts the exploits of horseman Ulysses S. Grant 64

Acknowledgments on page 52

COVER: THE 5.5s

Photograph by John G. Zimmerman

As the U.S. Olympic sailing tryouts end this week, the 5.5-Meter class is producing a double dose of excitement. Skippers like Herman Whiton, owner of Pathfinder (cover left), and Pierre and Edward DuPont (right) are battling for a spot on the team; and the tryouts will also indicate which designer of these fine-lined sloops was most, successful. For more on Olympic sailing, and an interview with Racer Gene Walet, see page 42.

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