Table Of Contents

October 21, 1956

COVER: MARYLAND DUCK HUNTER

One of a small but brave band of wildfowlers called body-booters because of the coverall boots they wear, Dr. John Chambers of Baltimore, Md. stands armpit deep in the icy waters of Chesapeake Bay, hopefully waiting for ducks to show up. A report on the waterfowl season is on page 40.

Acknowledgments on page 61

FOOTBALL'S FOURTH WEEK: THE OKLAHOMA POWERHOUSE 12
Not a man on the incredible Sooners has tasted defeat, and this just may be the best college football team ever. Here is a report on how they manhandled Texas and what happened to Army up in Michigan

SPECTACLE: MIAMI TURNS NIGHT INTO DAY 14
Four pages of photographs IN COLOR by JERRY COOKE with an account of Miami's victory over Maryland

AN SI SPECIAL: SAROYAN AND THE SERIES 28
The distinguished American novelist and playwright joins ROBERT CREAMER and ROBERT RIGER in presenting a unique account in words and sketches of the climactic baseball drama which is now history

PREVIEW: THE WATERFOWL SEASON 40
The birds are a-wing in the flyways, and here is the latest on where to get them and how. REGINALD WELLS supplies the information, plus an exclusive gallery of duck decoys from the Joel Barber collection

FOOTBALL AROUND THE COUNTRY 58
A weekly coast-to-coast roundup of collegians and pros, plus HERMAN HICKMAN's HUNCHES

NASHUA, LAUGHING MILLIONAIRE, POSES FOR HIS PICTURE 64
A happy, candid portrait of the retiring champion and his groom IN COLOR

THE VANDERBILT STORY: PART II: A CLOUDED VICTORY 67
Continuing the career of America's sportsman emeritus, GEORGE PLIMPTON recalls T.O.M. Sopwith's challenge for the America's Cup in 1934, the "protest race" and the subsequent revision of the racing rules

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 9

•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 19

•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 23

•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 46

•SCOREBOARD 50

•THE 19TH HOLE 76

•PAT ON THE BACK 80

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: What incident in your life made you realize you are not as young as you used to be? 4

•Golf: HERBERT WARREN WIND reviews the rules and decides clarification would be helpful 52

•Tip from the Top: GARDNER DICKINSON JR. points out the benefits of active footwork 54

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER watches Nashua's Gold Cup farewell and hails his successor, Bold Ruler 62

•Sporting Look: FRED R. SMITH has news for hunters: the safari look has come to America 78

NEXT WEEK: FOOTBALL'S FIFTH WEEK
As they near the season's mid-point, the gridiron giants move into some revealing sectional battles. The big question: can any team stop unbeaten Oklahoma? The oft-beaten Irish of Notre Dame aim to try. Herewith scouting reports on one of the year's epic contests

PHOTOWALTER BENNETT PHOTO

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)