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January 07, 1957

1956 SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

MEET BOBBY MORROW OF TEXAS 6
He wins SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S third annual citation, in succession to Roger Bannister and Johnny Podres, for the manner in which he distilled long training and unique character into 41 seconds of blazing excellence at Melbourne. A report on the year, its great sportsmen and great moments by PAUL O'NEIL

16 PAGES OF OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS IN COLOR

ROGER BANNISTER VIEWS MELBOURNE IN RETROSPECT: A HUMAN STORY 24
With the tumult and the shouting over, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S special correspondent reflects on the achievements and failures of the 1956 Games and analyzes some of the lessons learned

THE GIANTS CHILL THE BEARS 18
Nearly everything was frozen but the red-hot New York Giants as they blazed to the pro football title

HUNGARIAN ATHLETES GET AN AMERICAN WELCOME 20
Just in time for Christmas, a plane bearing three dozen young, freedom-seekers touches down in the U.S.

TECH'S BRAIN WRECKS PITT 51
Wade Mitchell, Georgia Tech's scholarly quarterback, gave Pittsburgh a lesson in the Gator Bowl

CALCUTTAS AND COUNTRY CLUB FINANCES 56
Rising costs are forcing clubs to try many things in their search for new revenue. A national survey of costs and solutions by HERBERT WARREN WIND

THE DEPARTMENTS

•COMING EVENTS 4
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 14
•SCOREBOARD 43
•SNOW PATROL 54
•THE OUTDOOR WEEK 55
•THE 19TH HOLE 62
•PAT ON THE BACK 64

•Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Will the nation's colleges follow the Ivy League lead and de-emphasize football? 2

•Sporting Look: The fabrics are modern but the look is Newport, vintage 1930 52

•Tennis: WILLIAM F. TALBERT discusses the U.S. Davis Cup defeat at Adelaide, Australia 45

•Basketball: JEREMIAH TAX hails the tournaments of a scrambled and gaudy collegiate festival 46

•Horse Racing: WHITNEY TOWER goes to bat for the $2 bettor 49

•Tip from the Top: WILLIE KLEIN describes a novel method for lining up the target 61

Acknowledgments on page 54

COVER: BOBBY MORROW

Photograph by Phil Bath

The easy grin which Olympic Sprinter Bobby Morrow wears on this week's cover is well earned; turn to page 6 for the story of his selection as Sportsman of the Year and for descriptions of great moments of other athletes who also reached the heights and made sports history in 1956.

TWO PHOTOS

IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE:

SKIING: BEST SNOW IN THE U.S.
A report on Utah's deep powder, with five pages of photographs in color

DUCKS: BEST SHOOTING IN THE U.S.
A surprise visit to two great duck clubs, and late news from the flyways

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