Table of Contents

October 14, 1956

THE WORLD SERIES: GREAT AMERICAN CLIFF-HANGER 18
This time it had everything: melodrama and suspense, high excitement and deep despair; a rout, a comeback, and then a fellow named Don Larsen. Here it is, in words and pictures

SPECTACLE: EAST GERMAN SPORTS FESTIVAL 34
Leipzig's big show, photographed by JOCHEN BLUME, was like nothing seen in Deutschland since the days of Adolf Hitler

PAR'S NEW DAUGHTERS 39
Our junior women golfers, HERBERT WARREN WIND finds, are full of joyful promise

THE GREAT MAMMOTH HUNT IN ARIZONA 52
The stirring drama of a hunt by prehistoric man 10,000 years ago is re-created by a distinguished authority, LINCOLN BARNETT, and a two-page painting IN COLOR by ERIC MOSE

FOOTBALL'S THIRD WEEK: NEWS & VIEWS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY 66
Reports on the week's top games, a national roundup, HERMAN HICKMAN'S column and HUNCHES

AN SI SPECIAL: BEGINNING: THE VANDERBILT STORY 75
For the first time the career of America's sportsman emeritus, sailor extraordinary and inventor of contract bridge, is reported in full. First of four parts, by GEORGE PLIMPTON

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 12
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 30
•SCOREBOARD 47
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 62
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 63
•THE 19TH HOLE 85
•PAT ON THE BACK 88
•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Do you think the U.S. Government, like many other governments, should subsidize our Olympic team? 6
•Tip from the Top: JOHN THOREN proffers some valuable advice on the smothered hook 50
•Horse Racing: ANDRE LAGUERRE reports the triumph of Ribot in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 61
•Sporting Look: A very handy cover, the blanket, is appearing in a new and surprising form this fall season 73

Acknowledgments on page 62

COVER: HAROLD S. VANDERBILT

The doyen of American sportsmen, who appears on the cover this week, is a many-sided and fascinating personality. Three times successful defender of the America's Cup, yachting's most exalted trophy, Vanderbilt also invented contract bridge, plays an exuberant game of tennis and is a sporting competitor without peer. For his exclusive story, turn to page 75.

TWO PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

THE WATERFOWL SEASON
A report from the nation's fly-ways, with maps, pictures and the Joel Barber duck decoys

SAROYAN AND RIGER
The great playwright's own Interpretation of the World Series, with highlight drawings

PLUS: FOOTBALL'S FOURTH WEEK: MIAMI-MARYLAND IN COLOR

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)