24 Archer Grabs the Giveaway Masters
George Archer wound up with the famous green jacket but not before a lot of other pros tried it on for size

30 Red-hot Tune for the Kings
Inspired by Coach Red Kelly, Los Angeles battled past Oakland in an early Stanley Cup showdown

32 Leading Man: Wondrous Willie
Acting a new part, Willie Mays is batting first. He is 1) superb, and 2) missed sorely in his old slugging spot

36 The Greatest Showman on Earth
Roy Hofheinz runs the Astrodome, owns Astroworld, the Astros, half a circus and a 57-inch waistline

50 Life with the Blob
A famed Santa Barbara novelist tells what the offshore oil slick has done to wildlife—and the human spirit

64 Jeans and a Dash of Tonic
America's classic cowboy pants have moved out of Haight-Ashbury and into the bôites

78 This Riotous Isle
A wave of violence in and around soccer is tarnishing England's reputation as a citadel of fair play

The departments

10 Scorecard
64 Sporting Look
66 Basketball
72 Harness Racing
97 For the Record
98 Baseball's Week
100 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Tony Triolo

Credits on page 97


Next week

The hot corner is in the possession of a hot crew of rookies. Some are shown in color photographs, and William Leggett examines these and others in a crisp essay.

The best teacher in tennis is, by more or less unanimous vote, Welby Van Horn. He tells how he helped Charlie Pasarell (U.S. No. 1 in 1968) and many other champions get started.

One man-conglomerate is an apt term for Charles Engelhard, who rules a vast economic empire and has become one of horse racing's principal owners in just eight years.