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Pat On The Back

PAT ON THE BACK

Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: The President of the New York Touchdown Club says that the higher the scholastic standing of a college, the poorer the football team. Do you agree?

By Jimmy Jemail

Road Race

New king of the mountains

Umberto Maglioli, a handsome 26-year-old Italian, sweeps his big red Ferrari from one end of Mexico to the other—averaging 107 mph—to win the world's toughest road race

By John Bentley

The Army-Navy Game

NAVY LET GEORGE DO IT AND HE DID

George Welsh, a scrappy Navy quarterback, was the big hero of a game that SI's Herman Hickman calls "the best I ever saw." The 100,000 spectators and the 35 million televiewers were inclined to agree

By Herman Hickman

Soundtrack

SOUNDTRACK

THE EDITORS AGREE WITH BING CROSBY ON A BOWL GAME THAT WON'T TAKE PLACE, MARVEL AT AN ENGLISHWOMAN, APPLAUD A BULLFIGHTER; AND OFFER SALUTE TO A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATHLETE DYING YOUNG

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Fire On Ice

Fire on the Ice

Burning intensity, a champion's spirit, the pride of a man who knows the glory and loneliness of supremacy—these are the qualities which make Maurice Richard, the idolized Rocket of Canada, one of the great athletes of our time and perhaps the greatest player ice hockey has ever known

By Herbert Warren Wind

AFRICA'S BIG GAME

By Russell Barnett Aitken

You Should Know

YOU SHOULD KNOW: about an African safari

By The Know-It-All

Tennis

HELP WANTED MALE

Departing for Australia, the U.S. Davis Cup team captain leaves an ad with SI which expresses some of his concern about the present tennis situation in America

By William F. Talbert

LETTER TO BIGGIE

Last week Biggie Munn, athletic director of Michigan State College, blasted the one-platoon rules change in football for SI's readers. Now an old friend answers him

By Herman Hickman

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS December 3 through 9

Fisherman's Calendar

FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR

A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

Compiled by Ed Zern

Yesterday

GALLIC GALAHAD

A jaunty Frenchman helped glamorize the 20s with a pair of boxing gloves on his brittle hands and gallantry in his heart. But Georges Carpentier was too small to live the dream which idolizing millions created: he couldn't dethrone Jack Dempsey

By Paul O'Neil

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Harry Phillips

SCOREBOARD

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS