May 08, 1967
May 08, 1967

Table of Contents
May 8, 1967

  • Muhammad Ali predicted great demonstrations, but they were mild (left). And so were the induction proceedings in Houston, where a calm military led Ali down the corridor to the room where he would make his fateful decision to reject the draft call. Here—perhaps—was the eclipse of the prize ring's most colorful star

  • By Gwilym S. Brown

    At the Penn and Drake Relays last weekend, all sorts of runners turned in quarter-mile times just fractions off the world record, but it was Jim Ryun of Kansas who ran two of the most splendid races of all

American Chaos
Hussein Of Jordan
Pro Basketball
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


19 Taps for the Champ
It was a week of legal thrusts and searching soliloquies in Houston as Muhammad Ali chose, fate fully, not to serve

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26 The Relays and Old Reliable
Of all the blazing races run at the Perm and Drake Relays, Jim Ryun produced the most remarkable

28 Chaos in the American League
At times only a half game separated first place from sixth, and May loomed as the critical month

36 The Kentucky Derby
A portfolio of paintings by Paul Davis, plus Whitney Tower's last-minute review of the field

42 His Majesty, the Leadfoot
King Hussein of Jordan considers sports an important means of modernizing his country

54 The Waiting Made It Sweeter
Alex Hannum and Wilt Chamberlain began to build toward a pro basketball championship nearly four years ago

66 Two Toffs, a Lady and a Horse
A beautiful girl, a gentlemen's feud and a brave horse made the Epsom Derby of 1867 a race to be remembered

The departments

11 Scorecard
53 People
54 Pro Basketball
59 Fishing
62 Golf
64 Bridge
85 Baseball's Week
86 For the Record
87 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.

Credits on page 86


Next week

Buzzie Bavasi begins a four-part series (with Jack Olsen) on what it's like to be general manager of the Dodgers with a behind-the-scenes account of the Koufax-Drysdale holdout.

The derby report by Whitney Tower and a corps of photographers includes all the color surrounding horse racing's premier event and the strategy of the 93rd spring classic.

Lonely rivers in the Arctic are the fishing grounds for Duncan Barnes and Artist Francis Golden, who took a flying safari to the Northwest Territories in search of char.