Aug. 16, 1971
Aug. 16, 1971

Table of Contents
Aug. 16, 1971

Equine Killer
Horse Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


14 Half Ton, but All Race
It was a revolutionary sort of competition held off the Milwaukee shore last week. The fastest boat won

This is an article from the Aug. 16, 1971 issue Original Layout

18 !Marathon Sí, Basketball No!
Frank Shorter won two races at the Pan-Am Games, but the U.S. cage team lost in a close shave

20 Grim Struggle with a Killer
A team of microbe fighters, armed with a serum first developed in a dead jackass, forestall an equine disaster

24 It's How You Play the Game
Winning isn't everything to Coach Tommy Prothro of the Rams, so why worry about a preseason loss to Dallas?

26 Ballet off the Boards
U.S. girl divers demonstrate the exacting blend of precision and grace that makes them champions

34 Bart and the Mechanical Marlin
Hawaii's most controversial charter-boat captain shows a newfound humility for the sake of science

70 In Defense of the Sweet Science
J. P. Heinz routs boxing's detractors with an eloquent review of the sport's traditions

The departments

11 Scorecard
56 People
58 Baseball's Week
60 Golf
65 Pro Tennis
68 Horse Racing
87 For the Record
88 19th Hole

Credits on page 87

Cover photograph by Walter Iooss Jr.


Next week

Stalking a killer through open seas, a unique hunting party lands some fascinating him of that elusive man-eater, the great white shark. James Lipscomb describes the quest.

Go north, young men was the rallying cry for a bunch of promising college stars, including Joe Theismann and Steve Worster, who spurned the NFL to play up in Canada.

Long gone on motors, Actor Steve McQueen makes his great escape from the problems of Hollywood and home by blasting across the California desert on his beloved dirt bike.