18 Joys of a June Week
Army and Navy celebrate graduation time with fun and games and several thousand pretty guests

24 New Era at Indy
On its 50th anniversary, a dramatic "500" sees a ninth-place intruder carry the flag of change

26 Red China Trains by the Numbers
A mammoth athletic program is under way in China and even the Russians are beginning to worry

32 Carry Back Fails at Belmont
A long shot named Sherluck ruined Jack Price's hopes for a Triple Crown winner

38 A Real Monster of a Golf Course
Oakland Hills, site of the 1961 U.S. Open, stymied the country's best before, and it could defeat them again

52 Le Mans: French Carnival of Speed
In eight pages of striking color, the drama, intensity and festivities of the 24-hour Grand Prix of Endurance

72 Over the Fence Is Out
Two funny and fascinating stories of a wildly normal boyhood, dealing with baseball and trout

The departments

4 Coming Events
11 Scorecard
60 Baseball
65 Golf
68 Tennis
70 Track
84 Baseball's Week
86 For the Record
88 19th Hole
96 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 86

Cover photograph by John C. Zimmerman


Next week

Old Archie Moore, 25 years a professional, fights a return match with Giulio Rinaldi, the young Italian who defeated him last October. Gilbert Rogin covers the bout.

Four pages of color on a historic regatta, a close-up look at the nation's top crews and a penetrating essay on the why of it all mark the mid-June explosion of rowing.

Earl Young, a Californian with a Texas jack rabbit's speed, heads a formidable list of U.S. quarter milers. At the climax of the track season, a report by Roy Terrell.