18 Upset on Schedule
Jim Beatty made up for Herb Elliott's absence by running a surprising 3:58 mile at Modesto

22 Bravery at the Brickyard
The jamming around the corners was intense in the fastest of all Indianapolis "500s"

24 Fun, Games and Death
Three Americans on a crazy expedition cause a sensation in South America

28 East Meets West
Boisterous Japanese boxing fans cheered wildly in Tokyo, but a Mexican champ had backers, too

34 Return of the Redhead
Milwaukee's Schoendienst, back after a year's absence, wants to forget his illness

45 The Cats Squelch the Catcalls
Carleton Mitchell casts his ballot in the dispute between catamariners and conservatives

52 Spectacle: Holiday at Eton
Its playing fields are used for champagne picnics as parents descend on the old school

74 No Time to Spare
Despite sour looks from the management, some bowlers are taking their own sweet time

78 A Man May Be A Duck's Mother
Odd things are happening in the name of science on the marshes of northern Manitoba

The departments

10 Scorecard
14 Coming Events
17 Editorials
58 Boxing
63 Track
66 Chess
69 Charles Goren
70 Golf
73 Tip from the Top
74 Bowling
77 Fitness
88 Baseball's Week
90 For the Record
93 19th Hole
96 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 90

Cover: Red Schoendienst

Milwaukee's second baseman is more interested now in base hits than he is in his recent illness. James Murray reports in detail on a historic baseball comeback (see page 34).

Photograph by John G. Zimmerman


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