Table of Contents

January 20, 1958

NATURE KEEPS A GRIM DATE AT SEA 10
It was clear and warm as holiday yachtsmen put to sea, but nature was brewing the fiercest January storm in history

BASKETBALL AT MIDSEASON

SPECTACLE: The versatility of Philadelphia's Neil Johnston IN COLOR 16
PREVIEW: The best pros from East and West meet in the All-Star classic 21
NEW STAR: The college scoring lead goes to Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson 22

BATTLES TO BE WON 28
A report on the annual NCAA convention in Philadelphia by ROY TERRELL

PUNCH, SKILL AND THE HEART 30
An appraisal of 36 top-ranked prizefighters. By GILBERT ROGIN

'NALU' AND THE ACAPULCO 38
She's the boat to beat in the West Coast's classic sailing race

ALL OUT FOR HOCKEY 46
Nearly all the kids in Toronto, it seems, are on skates. IN COLOR

I GOT THE HORSE RIGHT HERE 50
Ken Kling gives some of his handicapping theories. By WILLIAM LEGGETT

PART II: THE SAGA OF '99 PETE' 54
BILL MAULDIN continues the tale of his Caribbean flying adventure

THE DEPARTMENTS

•SCOREBOARD 5
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 6
•SNOW PATROL 8
•COMING EVENTS 9
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 24
•CARDS ON THE TABLE 42
•TIP FROM THE TOP 44
•BONNIE PRUDDEN 49
•THE 19TH HOLE 61
•PAT ON THE BACK 64

Acknowledgments on page 6

COVER: NEIL JOHNSTON

Photograph by Hy Peskin

Spare, lantern-jawed Johnston (No. 6) jockeys for rebound position as Philadelphia Teammate George Dempsey goes in for a lay-up. For more color action photographs and text on what makes Johnston a standout pro, see page 16. For a PREVIEW of next week's All-Star Game, see page 21.

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK

TAKE YOUR MARKS
A great track year, which may include a clash between the U.S. and U.S.S.R., is ahead, and the indoor season is here

PLUS

ANOTHER GOREN EXCLUSIVE: THE FIRST ANALYSIS OF THE WORLD'S MOST COMPLEX BRIDGE SYSTEM

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)