Table of Contents

November 26, 1956

FIRST OLYMPIC PICTURES: SPIRIT OF MELBOURNE 30
On the eve of the Games' first events, the athletes of many nations get acquainted

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH 14
That's Saturday afternoon's TV football drama—as described by JAMES MURRAY and illustrated by JOE KAUFMAN. Plus a roundup of football's ninth week and HICKMAN'S HUNCHES

SPECTACLE: FOOTBALL A LA UCLA 20
A demonstration IN COLOR that everybody can and does get into the act

PREVIEW: OLD ARCHIE VS. YOUNG FLOYD 34
Martin Kane studies the evidence and picks Patterson to win the heavyweight championship next week

SAFARI IN TOYLAND 48
An expedition in pictures into a Christmas jungle of stuffed animals, plus one boy's trophy room

A BOATING BONANZA 53
Presenting a roundup in words and drawings of the newest and best in the booming powerboating field

MARYLAND HUNT MEETING 66
In an unusual aerial photograph IN COLOR, TONI FRISSELL catches the beauty of a traditional fox hunt

THE MYSTERIOUS MENTOR OF MELBOURNE 80
His name—FRANZ STAMPFL—means world records. TERRY O'CONNOR reveals this famous bid little-known coach

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 10
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 25
•THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 29
•SCOREBOARD 39
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 72
•THE 19TH HOLE 86
•PAT ON THE BACK 88

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Are women at a handicap competing against men in a horse show? 5

•Tip from the Top: BEVERLY HANSON points out the importance of flexing the knees 47

•Pro Football: TEX MAULE rounds up the week's games 64

•Horses: ALICE HIGGINS spans the continent to report on the New York and San Francisco shows 70

•Track: IN COLOR, the ruggedly beautiful struggle of cross-country running 77

Acknowledgments on page 64

COVER: USC CARD STUNT

Photograph by Ernst Haas

A unique custom of West Coast football will be on the nation's TV screens this Saturday when USC and UCLA perform their animated card stunts. This week's cover shows USC greeting the TV audience at last year's game. For a story on the back-stage complex of TV's Game of the Week, turn to page 14.

TWO PHOTOS

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED AT MELBOURNE

DEC. 3 TEN PAGES OF WORDS AND PICTURES ON THE OPENING CEREMONIES AND THE FIRST EVENTS
Also a football double-header: a close look at the N.Y. Giants' old pro, Charley Conerly, facing the Chicago Bears, plus a five-page preview of the Army-Navy game

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)