Jan. 23, 1961
Jan. 23, 1961

Table of Contents
Jan. 23, 1961

Ski Machine
Kiwi And Kid
  • By Arlie W. Schardt

    A continent apart, two natural phenomena detonated the indoor track and field season. At Portland, Ore. a New Zealand Olympic winner cut 12 seconds off the indoor two-mile record, while at Boston, in another two-mile, a 17-year-old Canadian schoolboy upset a veteran field

Desert Debacle
Oldest Freshman
The Crosby
Motor Sports
College Basketball
Bobby Fischer
  • The best young chess players in the world are Americans, and the best American is 17-year-old Bobby Fischer. Most experts believe he will soon become the best player alive. A few think he is likely to be the best who ever lived. Now a four-time U.S. champion and the youngest Grand Master in history, Fischer plays a daring, sometimes wild game. With it he may break Russia's long monopoly of the chess championship of the world

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


8 The Kiwi and the Kid
A New Zealand Olympian and a Canadian youngster detonate the indoor track season

This is an article from the Jan. 23, 1961 issue

12 Debacle in the Desert
A confused start and some well-meaning subterfuge made a shambles of motorcycling's big event

16 Like a Champion
Lightly regarded Paul Pender won a rough and bloody fight, and new respect. By Gilbert Rogin

20 New Day for an Ancient Village
Once a quiet way station for mountaineers, Zermatt has become the world's No. 1 ski resort

28 The Oldest Freshman
Long distance runner Fred Norris went from an English mine to a Louisiana college—at 39

38 Bing and the Crosby
It is called the National Pro-Am now but still bears the inimitable Crosby stamp. In color

54 The Genius from Brooklyn
From a wild kid, Bobby Fischer is growing into the man who may break Russia's chess monopoly

The departments

4 Coming Events
5 Scorecard
44 Motor Sports
46 College Basketball
48 Boating
50 Charles Goren
53 Fitness
61 Basketball's Week
62 For the Record
63 19th Hole
64 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 62

Cover photograph by Jon Brenneis


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