Table of Contents

January 27, 1958

THEY'RE OFF! 10
Indoor track, a circus with a purpose, gets under way. By TEX MAULE

THE UP-AND-DOWN RANGERS 16
New York's scatter-fortuned icemen try to hang on. By KENNETH RUDEEN SPECTACLE: Hy Peskin trains his COLOR camera on the acrobatic Rangers

WAY UP BUT NOT SHOOK UP 32
That's Willie Shoemaker, whose riding magic is explained by JOE HIRSCH

THOSE FINE ITALIAN HANDS 40
CHARLES GOREN introduces Italy's complex but successful bidding system

A STRUGGLE TO THE SUMMIT 44
West Virginia's basketball team is finally No. 1. By JEREMIAH TAX

NOW: KICK, PASS OR RUN? 45
HERMAN HICKMAN looks this way and that way at football's new rules

TO THE NOBLE STAG 48
The elegance and drama of the traditional French hunt IN COLOR

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

THE DEPARTMENTS

•SCOREBOARD 3
•COMING EVENTS 7
•SNOW PATROL 8
•FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR 9
•EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 21
•WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT 25
•TIP FROM THE TOP 39
•BONNIE PRUDDEN 47
•THE 19TH HOLE 65
•PAT ON THE BACK 68

Acknowledgments on page 9

COVER: WILLIE SHOEMAKER

Photograph by Jerry Cooke

West Coast racing fans were the first to discover the logical successor to Eddie Arcaro as America's greatest active jockey, and today most of the sport's fans from California to New York are in full agreement. For an intimate word picture of Willie Shoemaker, see page 32.

TWO PHOTOS

NEXT WEEK

THE MAN WHO MUST BE DIFFERENT

The sensitive story of a desperately sensitive man—Bill Russell of the Celtics, who is the biggest attraction on the professional basketball circuit

PLUS

THE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS: THE U.S. TRIES TO BREAK THE AUSTRIAN HOLD ON THE TITLE

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)