10 It's "Weatherly" vs. "Gretel"
An America's Cup defender is chosen and Carleton Mitchell brings back pictures and words from a sail on Gretel

18 The Bookies Close Up Shop
Attorney General Kennedy's antigambling laws have shut the horse parlors and cut betting on other sports

22 Boom Beach on the Pacific
A seaside explosion in southern California has produced a community like nowhere else on earth

34 Golf Gets a Little Ben
A determination that reminds her foes of Hogan has resulted in a big year for tiny Clifford Ann Creed

38 Two Freckle-faced Redheads
Tennis Champion Don Budge tells how he won the Grand Slam in 1938 and predicts Rod Laver will duplicate his feat

42 Organization Miler's Chase
Helped by his Los Angeles Track Club teammates, Jim Beatty ran two superb miles but missed a world record

52 The Great Cowboy Race
They rode from Chadron, Neb. to the Chicago World's Fair, and the whole world followed their progress

The departments

7 Scorecard
38 Tennis
42 Track
44 Bridge
48 Horse Racing
50 Golf
61 Baseball's Week
62 For the Record
63 19th Hole

Acknowledgments on page 62

Cover painting by Jerome Martin


Next week

Pro football, more popular now than ever before, begins the 1962 season next week. In a special section, Tex Maule reports on Cleveland's controversial coach, Paul Brown, who may have his finest team in years. Detroit's star kicker, Yale Lary, reveals the intricate ways of a pro punter and, in 13 pages of scouting reports. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the 22 NFL and AFL teams. But all is not football. There will be an article on North Carolina's lovely Pinehurst, site of this year's U.S. Amateur golf championship and, in color, the best of this fall's spectator sportswear; as well as the regular weekly features and columns.