June 15, 1959
June 15, 1959

Table of Contents
June 15, 1959

What To Call Him?
Boxing's Dirty Business
  • The great slump ended when Mickey Mantle stopped playing ball like an $80,000-a-year resident of Easy Street. His blazing bat and fiery base running woke up the Yankees

Wonderful World Of Sport
Agony And Upsets
Field Dogs
  • Pictured on these pages in the poses characteristic of their performances in the field are the 22 most popular sporting dogs in America today. Each is an expert in his particular phase of hunting, but, like any expert, each must be trained to use his instinctive abilities with maximum efficiency. In this issue Sports Illustrated begins a four-part series that will teach you how to train your dog to hunt in the field

Horse Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


'They found what they wanted'

This week telegrams from all over the world are pouring into the lap of the chatty and ceaselessly curious man shown above. C. A. Bach, founder in 1924 of the first photo-journalism course in the country, is retiring after 35 years at Los Angeles' John C. Fremont High School.

This is an article from the June 15, 1959 issue Original Layout

Bach ran his classes as if he were directing an operating news service. One of the results was a new approach to sports photography. Assigning a student crew to a basketball game, Bach would order them not to bring back a single picture with the basket in it, but to look for the unexpected. Using Los Angeles' sports arenas as his studio, he drilled into his graduates the fine, fast sense of timing that put many of them into the ranks of the world's great news and sports photographers (and 146 of them into the services as wartime photographers). All have their personal recollections. The Los Angeles Times' Art Rogers remembers the German camera Bach somehow wangled for him during the Depression. LIFE'S Mark Kauffman recalls the sensational day a picture Bach assigned him to take made the cover of LIFE. Says SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S John G. Zimmerman: "He was a marvelous teacher and a wonderful friend." But all C. A. will admit is that "a lot of talented kids found out here what they wanted."