Table of Contents

September 15, 1957

BIG NEWS IN CONTRACT BRIDGE 14
CHARLES GOREN, introduced by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM, joins SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S staff and presents his 10 new commandments of bidding

THE VELVET HAND 18
It is Carmen Basilio's left, and it should beat Robinson; says MARTIN KANE

SPECTACLE: MUDLARK IN BLIGHTY 22
Uphill and down with England's hardy trials drivers. IN COLOR

A CHAMPION IS ON THE WAY 37
WHITNEY TOWER scouts tomorrow's racing heroes, today's 2-year-olds

NATIONAL SINGLES CHAMPIONS, 1957 45
Althea Gibson accommodated history—Malcolm Anderson made it

END OF AN AREA 46
The Dodgers may be dead now, but "wait till next year." By DICK YOUNG

ONE MAN'S ARSENAL 54
On the eve of the hunting season ED ZERN picks 10 best guns

PART II: GOD'S LITTLE UNDERWATER ACRE 58
CLARE BOOTHE LUCE concludes her odyssey of discovery in a colorful new world

POUR LE SPORT 67
A fashion scoop from Paris: boutique clothes with a SPORTING LOOK

BONNIE PRUDDEN'S FUN & FITNESS COURSE 72
In the seventh of her series, she presents EXERCISES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

THE DEPARTMENTS

•SCOREBOARD 5
•BASEBALL X-RAY 9
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 10
•FROM THE FLYWAYS 10
•COMING EVENTS 11
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 27
•WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 31
•TIP FROM THE TOP 71
•HOTBOX 81
•THE 19TH HOLE 82
•PAT ON THE BACK 84

Acknowledgments on page 10

COVER: CARMEN BASILIO

Photograph by Hy Peskin

Carmen Basilio, the best welterweight in the world, challenges Ray Robinson for his middleweight title on September 23, in what promises to be the year's best fight. For a preview of it, plus Robert Riger's illustrations of the strategy with which Basilio expects to win, see page 18.

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