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December 23, 1957

TWO MAGAZINES IN ONE IN A SPECIAL HOLIDAY ISSUE

The Sportsman of the Year and the Silver Anniversary All-America are only two of many editorial bonuses that distinguish our second annual double issue—Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 rolled into one. Our next issue, pretty special too, will be dated Jan. 6.

THE SPORTING YEAR MAKES A COLORFUL EXIT 10-19

Pro football's biggest season heads for a grand climax. By TEX MAULE 10
To college football coaches the runout is just part of the game 12
In Nassau's hot Speed Week two girls and a boy stole the limelight 14
At North Carolina's Whalehead Club hunters find a goose heaven 16
Lou Fontinato, Don Carter and West Coast football made news last week 18

THE SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR 20
For the first time IN COLOR, the Sportsman's award; The Man himself, portrayed by PAUL O'NEIL; and a gallery of staff and readers' nominees

A SPECIAL BOWL DAY FOOTBALL PACKAGE 36-53

HERMAN HICKMAN reviews the season and offers his bowl HUNCHES 36
Miami's Orange Bowl festivities photographed IN COLOR by JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN 38
SCOUTING REPORTS on the rivals in the five major bowls 43

NEW BRIDGE QUIZ 54
CHARLES GOREN presents a year-end test to sharpen your game for 1958

BEST IN SHOW 56
A Christmas fable for dog lovers and everybody by FRED GWYNNE

FLIP-TOP ZOO 61
A brand-new cutout pastime for young and old. Designed by JEROME KUHL

THE SILVER ANNIVERSARY ALL-AMERICA 71
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED confers its annual achievement awards on 25 senior football lettermen of 25 seasons ago. By JOHN TIBBY

A RARE BIRD—AND A GROANING BOARD 88
The wild turkey IN COLOR; how to cook him, in detail—and for New Year's a full-dress TV party for your favorite bowl games

REVOLUTION IN SKIING: PART III 94
WILLY SCHAEFFLER and ROBERT RIGER complete your shortswing course

POWDER SNOW IN THE OBERLAND 106
TONI FRISSELL and ROBERT WERNICK show the beauty of skiing's heartland

THE WORLD OF SINGING SKIES 110
A literary testament from a great sportsman-author, the late LORD DUNSANY

BOTHWELL'S BANSHEES 120
A Californian's collection of vintage racing cars. Two pages IN COLOR

THE DEPARTMENTS

•SCOREBOARD 4
•SNOW PATROL 6
•COMING EVENTS 9
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 32
•TIP FROM THE TOP 125
•THE 19TH HOLE 126
•PAT ON THE BACK 12

Acknowledgments On page 6

PHOTO

IN OUR JAN. 6 ISSUE

Sports Illustrated South—a 6,000-mile vacation sweep from Maui to Martinique, with tourist ratings by Horace Sutton and eight pages in color

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)