May 14, 1962
May 14, 1962

Table of Contents
May 14, 1962

Point Of Fact
Big Smile
Power Kids
Gene Littler
Biggest Daddy
Mrs. Payson
  • Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson, the lady wearing the hat and the cheer in the picture below, has used this mixture for a lifetime of fun and service. Standing with her is Mrs. Casey Stengel, whose husband manages the New York Mets, a baseball team Mrs. Payson bought for her home town. In the following pages is the story of this gregarious and generous grandmother whose life and family have been such a vital part of the American sporting scene from horses to heavyweights for more than three generations

Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


18 "Today I Have the Big Smile"
Argentine Trainer Horatio Luro talking—but even Bill Hartack smiled after Decidedly won the Derby

This is an article from the May 14, 1962 issue

22 A Win for Art and Broccoli
Eder Jofre of Brazil, vegetarian and artist, retains the world bantamweight championship with a 10-round TKO

24 Russia Reaches for the Cup
John Lovesey reports from The Netherlands as the U.S.S.R. makes its first try at the world tennis trophy

26 The Power Kids of Heber City
When a Hungarian refugee teacher wandered into a small Utah town, it was transformed amazingly

30 Noise from the Quiet Man
U.S. Open Champion Gene Littler has gone his taciturn way, attracting small crowds but achieving big things

42 Design for Sport
A unique venture by New York's Museum of Modern Art and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED reveals the beauties of sport's tools

63 The Biggest Daddy of All
Adios, the greatest of standardbred sires, has produced an unequaled number of harness racing champions

82 Blend of Sport and Cash
Alfred Wright provides the introduction to Mrs. Charles Payson, sports fan first, lady of great wealth second

The departments

7 Scorecard
71 Boating
72 Boxing
74 Track
76 Fishing
97 For the Record
98 Baseball's Week
100 19th Hole

Acknowledgments on page 97

Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman


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