Oct. 12, 1959
Oct. 12, 1959

Table of Contents
Oct. 12, 1959

World Series
Thundering Herd
Pro Football
Horse Show
How To Beat Snead
  • A hacker named Harry settles down in his den and, aided by a bottle of brandy and a clear memory of his best strokes, faces Ol' Sam on TV—and licks him. You can try the same thing Saturday, when Sam meets Gary Player in the first match of the 1959-60 All-Star series (ABC-TV, 5 p.m. E.D.T.)

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


14 The World Series—1959
Word reports from Chicago and Los Angeles, plus photographs in color and black and white

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22 Death in the Deep
Man's never-ending desire for the breath of life reaps tragic reward

24 Thunder from the Herd
USC beats Ohio State, and the once formidable victory cry is heard again on the Trojan campus

37 A Cotton-pickin' Team with Heart
The perpetual losers of Adamsville High offer a refreshing antidote to pride and self-pity

38 Spectacle: Siberian Indian Summer
Far from madding politics, a bountiful harvest of camaraderie and sport is photographed in color

44 Derring-do Downs Pentathloneers
Hazard and heartbreak keynote a sport that might have been dreamed by Waller Mitty

60 Preview: The 1959 Duck Season
There is a miracle of plenty in California, fine new gear for everyone but also rebellion abrewing

72 Chevy Puts Its Power in the Back
Nick Thimmesch takes a lest ride in the first rear-engine car to come out of Detroit

80 How to Beat Sam Snead
It's easy if you have a good memory and a TV set. A brand-new game, with drawings by Robert Osborn

The departments

9 Scoreboard
10 Football's Third Week
12 Coming Events
31 Events & Discoveries
44 Wonderful World
53 Pro Football
71 Horse Show
72 Automobiles
75 Tip from the Top
76 Charles Goren
93 19th Hole
96 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 9

Cover: Swarming ducks

The lively flight rising in the dawn of a new season is a breathtaking—but in 1959 somewhat disturbing—sight for sportsmen. For a special, duck preview, see page 60.

Photograph by Toni Frissell


Next week

•Lime Rock comes of age. John Fitch and Kenneth Rudeen take you over the raceway where safety experiments are being made that may be useful to drivers everywhere.

•Football's fourth week: reports on the top college and professional games plus four pages in color of unusual football action as seen from the player's own point of view.

•Banding birds is a growing hobby. The bands provide a record of where birds go and how they live. Gilbert Cant tells what this means both to sportsmen and naturalists.