ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW 12
The L.A. Open launches the 1958 winter tour. By HERBERT WARREN WIND

HOT ICE AND FLYING SAILS 24
In text and IN COLOR, the whizbang story of high-speed iceboating

CONVERSATION PIECE: SPORTSMAN BING CROSBY 28
Joan Flynn Dreyspool talks with Bing on his favorite offstage subject

CINDERELLA SNEAKERS 34
The durable footwear of all our youths has grown up in bright colors

SNOW AND SOPHISTICATION 36
For skiing plus nightlife, there's no place like Aspen. IN COLOR

THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE LOST 42
In a week of holiday football, no game thrilled like the Rose Bowl

SWEATING IT OUT IN THE CHESS BOWL 44
No crowds, but intense concentration, marked the college championships. By ROBERT CANTWELL

THE ODYSSEY OF VICTOR SEIXAS 46
Herbert Warren Wind pays tribute to a gallant tennis veteran

PART I: THE SAGA OF '99 PETE' 52
The frolicsome story of an adventurous airplane journey by BILL MAULDIN

THE DEPARTMENTS

•SCOREBOARD 5
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 7
•FROM THE FLYWAYS 7
•SNOW PATROL 8
•COMING EVENTS 9
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 16
•WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 20
•BONNIE PRUDDEN 41
•CARDS ON THE TABLE 48
•THE 19TH HOLE 61
•PAT ON THE BACK 64

Acknowledgments On page 7

COVER: BILL MAULDIN AND SONS

Photograph by George Moffett

From left (in the "brain bucket"), David, Bill and Andy, here photographed by the fourth member of their crew in 99 Pete, co-pilot and friend George Moffett. 99 Pete, of course, is an airplane; and for details of the Mauldins' Caribbean adventures in and with it, turn to page 52.

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK

THE PROBLEMS OF COLLEGE ATHLETICS
A report from Philadelphia, where the National Collegiate Athletic Association is meeting 2,000 strong to find solutions to urgent matters

PLUS

FOR THE FIRST TIME—SCOUTING REPORTS ON 36 LEADING BOXERS IN THE SIX HEAVIEST DIVISIONS

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)