July 06, 1959
July 06, 1959

Table of Contents
July 6, 1959

Craft for Kids
Big Fight
  • One of our European correspondents joins Sweden's No. 1 boxing fan in Goteborg, stays with him during the trials and triumphs of his trip to Yankee Stadium and watches his generous reaction to victory in a new country

Events & Discoveries
Stars Of The Show
  • By William F. Talbert

    The pro tennis troupe winds up its U.S. tour at Forest Hills amid apathy. The author suggests a future remedy

Honolulu Racer
  • The fleet that runs west to the Hawaiian Islands this July 4 in the Transpacific race will have to match the speed of a rejuvenated racer named 'Nam Sang,' a thoroughly mechanized marvel which, if engineering makes a winner, ought to sail away from the fleet like a ballistic missile.

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


12 America Loses the Big Crown
Ingemar Johansson, undefeated European champion, takes the heavyweight title to Sweden

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20 Mr. Anderberg's Odyssey
Sweden's No. 1 sports fan travels 3,000 miles to victory, and our man is right with him

22 Spectacle: Rodeo's Rough Riders
The cowboys' battle against broncos and Brahma bulls, photographed in color by David Goodnow

28 Welcome to the Ingo Era
Johansson's detonating right has changed the weather horizons of boxing itself

34 The Stars of the Show
Roy Terrell looks ahead to the All-Star Game, and Walter Bingham introduces Jimmie Dykes

44 The Kramer Cast Needs a Plot
Jack Kramer's touring tennis pros wind up their U.S. tour at Forest Hills amid apathy

48 Mechanized Marvel of the Sea
She's Nam Sang, a favorite in the Honolulu yacht race. Drawings and color—and Carleton Mitchell

62 Adventure with a New Lone Eagle
Beginning a flight with the modern Lindbergh, Max Conrad, and the log of his record journey

The departments

7 Scoreboard
8 Baseball's Week
10 Coming Events
28 Events & Discoveries
42 Food
44 Tennis
46 Charles Goren
57 Boating
58 Golf
69 19th Hole
72 Pat on the Back

Cover: The big fight

The only picture in full color of Ingemar Johansson's astonishing victory that you will see this week shows the power that buckled Floyd Patterson's sturdy legs and took the heavyweight title to Sweden.

Photograph by Hy Peskin

Acknowledgments on page 7


Next week

•A powerful rebuttal is ready for those who denigrate the teen-ager, for you will find her in all her charm getting ready to upset the Australian swimmers in the '60 Olympics.

•From Hollywood Park in California, Whitney Tower pinpoints where a dollar at a race track really goes and explains the intricacies and operations of the administration.

•Two great sporting classics, Wimbledon and the British Open golf, will be reported from the other side by John Metcalf and Henry Longhurst, distinguished English writers.