Contents

February 17, 1969

12 Whitewash in Kentucky
The main issue in the Derby scandal is ducked again. Elsewhere, a likely 1969 winner pops up and a lady debuts

16 The Big Leagues Select a Fan
Baseball finally named a commissioner and—surprise—this one, Bowie Kuhn, knows the game and likes it

18 A New Generation of Heroes
A group of brash kids to whom a $25,000 putt means nothing are making inroads on golf's established stars

22 On Top with No Place to Go
Tom Gola's La Salle Explorers are No. 1 in the East. They are also on probation and will miss the big tournaments

28 Snarling Tractors and No Tallyho
Fox hunting on snowmobiles may not be sporting, but a lot of people do it on a cold day in Minnesota

34 Les Girls in Des Moines
They play basketball, so prettily and with so much verve that, come tournament time, they outdraw the boys

40 A Stable Full of Dreams
These are the days when grooms look at the young trotters on Joe O'Brien's farm and see Hambletonian winners

58 Pretend He's Your Sister
A New Jersey surgeon caters to the needs of over privileged boys with a fist-flailing class in aggression

The departments

7 Scorecard
49 People
50 Winter Sports
52 Track
55 Tennis
69 For the Record
70 Basketball's Week
72 19th Hole

Credits on page 69

Cover photograph by Sheedy & Long

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Next week

A blistering race, pro basketball's finest in years, is drawing big crowds as surprising New York and Baltimore battle Boston and Philadelphia. A report in pictures and text.

Pope of skiing is a 64-year-old Austrian professor named Stefan Kruckenhauser. Having invented Wedeln, he is now telling the world to forget the fancy stuff and ski like a kid.

A Tarpon's life is pretty much a secret of the ocean deeps, but the known habits of this sleek wanderer are depicted in color—and in amazing detail—by Artist Stanley Meltzoff.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)