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Dreams of Glory

May 02, 1960
May 02, 1960

Table of Contents
May 2, 1960

Rocks
New Season
Deadly Spray
The Derby
Fitness From The Cradle
  • The week of May 1 to 7 has been designated by President Eisenhower as National Youth Fitness Week, and the happy family shown at right is making its own special and significant contribution to it. They have been chosen by Sports Illustrated and Bonnie Prudden to introduce a new program that will help American parents to build a fit generation of children right in their own home—from babyhood on

Shooting
Water Polo
Sporting Hollywood
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Dreams of Glory

"If my parole comes through, I'd like to play for your team," wrote one man. Said another: "I'm not fast and I don't have much ability, but I try like hell." So ran dozens of earnest entreaties to the new American Football League's Los Angeles Chargers, an embryonic team still looking for players. On the chance—the very off chance—that some of the wishing might make it so, the Chargers held a tryout open to all comers. Those who came included a piano tuner, an undertaker and a watchmaker. They came in everything from old jerseys to B.V.D.'s. And they came in a splendid assortment of 207 shapes and sizes. Sadly, only three were kept. But happily, each had the opportunity, however brief, to make like a pro and fulfill a long-smoldering dream of glory.

This is an article from the May 2, 1960 issue Original Layout

IN A RICH VARIETY OF OLD SHIRTS (AND SHORTS), CHARGER CANDIDATES AWAIT TURN IN BLOCKING EXAMINATION. WOULD-BE PROS CAME FROM ALL OVER U.S., PAID THEIR OWN EXPENSES, SPENT FOUR DAYS DISPLAYING TALENTS ON BURBANK, CALIF. PLAYGROUND

STRAINING MIGHTILY, TWO HOPEFUL LINEMEN, ONE TALL, ONE SHORT, LUMBER DOWN TRACK AS COACHES CLOCK THEIR TIME. ALL AT CAMP RECEIVED CARDS TO PROVE THEY TRIED OUT FOR TEAM

Irate Watchmaker Chet Hamlett, piqued by taxing calisthenics, eased his 300 pounds through 50-yard sprint trial at a slow trot, grunted: "I thought we was here to play football."

THREE PHOTOSPHIL BATH