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ONE TO CARE ABOUT

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

ONE TO CARE ABOUT

In Kentucky it's called the Derby; in London, the Darby; in "Joisey," the Doiby. In reality it is only one of 27 derbies run in North America, only one of 39 races with a value of $100,000, only one of 33,000 races run each year. But somehow the Kentucky Derby is the one horse race that Americans who do not normally care about horse racing talk about, think about and care about. It has been run since 1875 at a ramshackle track named Churchill Downs, and it appeals to Hollywood dolls, political would-bes and society's butterflies. Without plastic facades or Instant Hurry-Up it has kept up with the times without being crushed by commercialism's march. It has maintained grace and charm, those very elements which Artist Morton Roberts reflects with his brush and in his own words on the next four pages.

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

IN THE PADDOCK
It was a hot day; the paddock was sheltered, cool and dark. Its colors were deep and rich in contrast to the silkiness of the horses, nervous as they went by

DOWN TO THE FINISH LINE
In the golden glow of the afternoon—a beautiful day, hot and still—the stands at Churchill Downs pulsated with color and intense excitement. To me the scene had a theatrical quality

WOMAN IN YELLOW
I saw ladies with elegance of taste and style. I was impressed with the color of the sky—and the clear contrast of the lightness of the silk against it

FIVE ILLUSTRATIONSMORTON ROBERTS