Table of Contents

August 18, 1957

THE CHAMP MEETS A VEEP 10
MARTIN KANE previews the heavyweight fight in Seattle, where Floyd Patterson defends his title against a businessman from Georgia

SPECTACLE: SAILING THE BIG SCOWS 14
They're brutal, fast and no place for children. In text and COLOR

PREVIEW: THE HAMBLETONIAN 30
Trotting's top prize is offered in a new, Mardi Gras setting. By JEREMIAH TAX

ALL ABOUT WATER SKIING 37
Eight pages of instruction by National Champion BRUCE PARKER, plus MRS. YUL BRYNNER'S own story of The King and I on Skis

TROUBLE IN DETROIT 46
The disappointing showing by the Tigers is analyzed by ROBERT CREAMER

A SUMMER'S DREAM: AWAY FROM IT ALL 52
An Idaho retreat is warmly depicted IN COLOR by JOERN GERDTS

DOMINION DELUGE 55
A big red Maserati poured it on at Virginia Raceway's inaugural

PART I: THE LITTLE LEAGUE 56
KENNETH RUDEEN begins his nationwide appraisal of a burning issue

BONNIE PRUDDEN'S FUN & FITNESS COURSE 63
In the third of her series, she presents THE KNEE-TO-NOSE KICK

THE DEPARTMENTS

•SCOREBOARD 5
•BASEBALL X-RAY 6
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 7
•COMING EVENTS 8
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 19
•WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 23
•TIP FROM THE TOP 64
•HOTBOX 65
•THE 19TH HOLE 66
•PAT ON THE BACK 68

COVER: JOHNNY SIMPSON and HICKORY SMOKE

Photograph by John G. Zimmerman

At 36, slender, South Carolina-born Johnny Simpson has brought to the races the finest new pacer seen in many a season, Torpid. On Hambletonian Day, August 27, he will try to prove that in Hickory Smoke he also has the best 3-year-old trotter. For an analysis of the race, turn to page 30.

Acknowledgements on page 8

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK

ENIGMATIC BOSS OF THE REDBIRDS
A portrait of Fred Hutchinson of St. Louis by his former battery mate, Emmett Watson

PLUS: A TOUR OF THE ADRIATIC WITH HORACE SUTTON; AND PART TWO OF THE LITTLE LEAGUE

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)