BASEBALL: GLOOM HERE—JOY THERE 16
With one quarter of the 1957 season in the books, it is time to check the pennant contenders—and note a few surprises.
By ROY TERRELL

SPECTACLE: THE QUEEN'S PLATE 20
Canada's ancient and elegant horse race IN COLOR by DAN WEINER, and THE FOOTLOOSE SPORTSMAN in Toronto by HORACE SUTTON

SAM WINS A DUEL IN THE SUN 34
A fiercely exultant old pro who had long scented the laurels at last won the fastest, biggest "500" ever raced.
By KENNETH RUDEEN

PREVIEW: THE U.S. OPEN 39
An orientation to the year's premier golf tournament and the course on which it will be played. Plus "The Age of Vardon" by HERBERT WARREN WIND

THE WINNERS! 49
Sydney Wragge and Bill Atkinson take top honors in the annual American Sportswear Design Awards. Jo AHERN discusses their work

HOW YOU CAN PLAY BETTER TENNIS 53
Davis Cup Captain WILLIAM F. TALBERT, with the help of J. DONALD BUDGE and drawings by ED VEBELL, shows the way the game should be played

THE UPPER CRUST 74
If it's mountains you want, says that distinguished climber and writer, JAMES RAMSEY ULLMAN, America has some of the best of all

THE DEPARTMENTS

•SCOREBOARD 10
•BASEBALL X-RAY 12
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 13
•COMING EVENTS 14
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 26
•WONDERFUL WORLD 30
•SPORT IN ART 66
•TIP FROM THE TOP 72
•HOTBOX 82
•THE 19TH HOLE 84
•PAT ON THE BACK 88

Acknowledgments on page 13

COVER: CARY MIDDLECOFF

Photograph by John G. Zimmerman

Approximately 150 of the nation's foremost golfers will descend on Toledo next week for the express purpose of wresting the National Open golf crown from the head of defending champion Cary Middlecoff. For a PREVIEW of what they will encounter, see page 39.

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK

EDDIE ARCARO ON THE ART OF RACE RIDING
One of the greatest athletes of our time collaborates with Editor Whitney Tower and Artist Robert Riger in a five-part series

PLUS: A CONGRESSMAN PRESENTS HIS PROGRAM: 'A SQUARE DEAL FOR SPORTS'

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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)