Contents

March 27, 1961

18 The Facts about the Fixes
Basketball Editor Jeremiah Tax reveals details of the conspiracy behind the fixed games

22 Gamecocks in Dixieland
Robert H. Boyle describes last week's World Series of cockfighting, with drawings by John Groth

28 "The Floyd I Know I Am"
A week after the big fight, a reflective Floyd Patterson talks of its confusion and failures. By Gilbert Rogin

34 The Ogre Yields
Four men bet their lives they could make the first winter climb on the Eiger's forbidding North Wall

39 Success and Ned Irish
The boss of Madison Square Garden has earned vast unpopularity with his misuse of power

50 A "Dream" that May Come True
Miss X, a revolutionary auto designed by Italy's Pinin Farina, could be the car of the future

58 New Prize of the Salty Flats
In the social register of game fish, the scrappy permit is a coming dandy

66 My Life at Thirty-Love
Nora Johnson tells of a young girl's struggle to find peaceful coexistence with tennis

The departments

4 Coming Events
11 Scorecard
49 Charles Goren
50 Automobiles
57 Baseball
58 Fishing
62 Hockey
81 For the Record
82 Basketball's Week
83 19th Hole
84 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 81

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman

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Next week

Olympic Yachting Champion George O'Day demonstrates the lively art of handling a planing boat, the world's fastest sailing craft. The first installment of a two-part series.

From the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, Barbara Heilman brings a most unusual story of a youthful basketball player, a mission school, a perplexing problem.

The Masters, this year celebrating its 25th anniversary tournament, presents Arnold Palmer, Ken Venturi and Sam Snead, and asks its annual question—who will win?

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)