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


Osvaldo Suarez of Argentina got married, joined 1,150 competitors from 39 nations in trek to S√£o Paulo, Brazil, plodded through city's annual cross-town marathon to win his third consecutive title, collapsed into bride's arms, then took off on honeymoon.

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

Gerald Grayson (called Puddin' after his favorite dessert), 12-year-old tailback who has already been offered a college scholarship, scored four TDs, ran 261 yards for his McKeesport (Pa.) Little Tigers in 56-0 Milk Bowl win over Houston.

Tom Tretheway, 16, junior at Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) H.S. and son of U.S. Steel metallurgist, swimming in 25-yard pool, set interscholastic 100-yard breaststroke record of 1:03.4 in dual meet with Clairton H.S., lowered it by 1/10 second a week later.

Charles (Cyc, for Cyclone) Ferries, Denver U. sophomore, swirled flawlessly down mile-long giant slalom course in 1:26[4/5] to beat rusty but strongly favored Buddy Werner by nearly a second, win featured race of annual Snow Cup, at Alta, Utah.

Rafer Johnson, Olympic decathlon winner and record breaker at Rome, SI's Sportsman of the Year for 1958, was given World's Greatest Athlete Award at annual dinner of Maryland Professional Baseball Players Association, held in Baltimore.

Ken Robinson, 6-foot 1½-inch senior at Midway H.S., Cassatt, S.C., who averages 20 points a game, hit a fantastic 48 of 54 floor shots, added 12 fouls as Midway overwhelmed Ruby, 130-30, said as expected: "I couldn't have done it without my buddies."