Contents

January 16, 1961

14 Clobbered for Culture
American hockey makes more friends than goals when it takes on the Russians

18 Carmen Descending
As Carmen Basilio nears the end of his career, he tries once again to regain center stage

20 Where the Swimmers Go
Pretty girls and handsome boys, who are also topflight swimmers, gather at Fort Lauderdale

26 Savers vs. Spoilers
Coles Phinizy reports from Alaska on the battle to preserve the land and the game

32 Basketball's Bruising Ballet
Six pages of color photographs capture the rugged grace of pros in action

44 Living High on the High Seas
Advice from one who knows about what to put in the galley before weighing anchor

50 The Invisible Champion
A rare and memorable portrait delineates the true form and substance of Floyd Patterson

The departments

8 Scorecard
11 Coming Events
40 Tennis
42 Track and Field
43 Pro Football
44 Food
46 College Basketball
49 Charles Goren
59 Basketball's Week
62 For the Record
63 19th Hole
66 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 62

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman

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Next week

After skiing the trails and walking the streets of Zermatt, Roy Terrell calls this tiny Swiss town the world's finest ski resort. And, says Terrell, it's going to be better.

The staid world of chess has been startled recently by the spectacular rise of youthful American masters, like 17-year-old Bobby Fischer. Robert Cantwell tells the story.

Bing Crosby's own tournament, the year's first big pro-am, has something for every golfer. In color, a preview of the men and scenes that make this show memorable.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)