18 A Sport for Gentlemen
At Washington and Lee, football is a game that wins though it is played just for fun

24 Is the Helmet to Blame?
The 1961 football season has produced an alarming number of deaths from injuries to the head and neck

26 The Mystery of the Walleyes
When the Susquehanna River suddenly flowed poison, Pennsylvania conservationists took action

28 A Champion's Secret Thoughts
Phil Hill, America's first racing driving champion, writes his own candid and revelatory self-portrait

37 Hot Nights on Cold Ice
A closeup look at the contenders in what may be the best pro hockey season in years

44 New Fun with Old Designs
In their own private revolt against the space age, sailors are bringing back the boats that grandpa used to love

66 A Silence in the Sky
In a remarkable first-person story, Roy Terrell relates his introduction to the delightful sport of soaring

The departments

8 Scorecard
48 Football's Week
53 Horse Racing
56 Sporting Look
58 Hunting
62 Pro Football
81 For the Record
82 19th Hole
84 Pat on the Back

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman

Acknowledgments on page 81


Next week

The powers of the Big Ten battle for a trip to the Rose Bowl. Two crucial games, Iowa vs. Ohio State and Minnesota vs. Michigan State, are covered in words and color.

A 66-year-old left-handed surgeon from Dallas is, surprisingly, still an active polo player and, even more surprisingly, still a first-class one. Meet the lively Dr. Raworth Williams.

In December Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson fights unknown Tom McNeeley. Martin Kane describes his good points (a violent nature) and bad points (no punch).