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Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: What should the major leagues do to help save the minors?

By Jimmy Jemail

THE GOALIE

SOCCER IN WORDS AND PICTURES

By Jacques Tati

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

Baseball

FORGET SOMETHING, BOYS?

The desperate plight of the minor leagues was a backdrop last week for the annual major league meeting in New York. But the rulers of baseball dealt with trivia, ignored the minors and went home

By Roger Kahn

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Spectacle

MONGOOSE v COBRA

Mongoose and king cobra—legendary enemies—square off in their classic and rarely photographed encounter near Mysore, India. Here the mongoose, master of the quick dart, dances and feints to make the cobra strike—and miss. Then the little snake-hater himself will strike. Photographs on the following pages show what happened

Soundtrack

SOUNDTRACK

THE EDITORS TAKE NOTE OF A WEEK IN WHICH JAMES D. NORRIS SAID "ABSURD," MAX SCHMELING REMEMBERED AN UNEXPECTEDLY HARD FIGHT AND A VETERAN SPORTSWRITER REMEMBERED THE NAME NORRIS

Weight Lifting

THINK AND LIFT

The art of weight lifting, according to champions, requires powerful thought. without it, the lifter's power is directionless; but if his thinking is right, he'll feel as though he were alone in a void, and he may never notice the weight as he lifts

By Ezra Bowen

"LET'S FACE IT, HARRY—THE PROBLEMS ARE YOURS"

Last week Harry Hopman, captain of Australia's Davis Cup team, predicted a clear-cut victory for his side. Now the U.S. captain replies—with some different opinions

By William F. Talbert

Davis Cup Preview

THE DAVIS CUP

Summery, tennis-minded Australia is the setting for one of the liveliest Challenge Round duels in history. This time the U.S. team means business

By Whitney Tower

TENNIS AT ITS BEST

The history of Davis Cup Challenge Round matches is one of brilliance by some of the sport's greatest performers

Tip From The Top

TIP FROM THE TOP

especially for golfers over forty but useful for golfers of all ages

By Gene Sarazen

Boating

FLEECY FROSTBITERS

Serious sailors bundle up in windproofs and fleece-lined boots and race their one-design dinghies all winter long

By Robert N. Bavier Jr.

Sporting Look

SLIMMER SWIMMERS

It takes more art than artifice to reshape what's seashape. Here are seven new ways

Bowling

STRIKES, SPLITS AND SPARES

Greats and near-greats in Chicago bowling provide high scores and a few thrills for the game's TV fans

By Victor Kalman

Column Of The Week

The New York Time

By Arthur Daley

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Motor Sports

PUREBRED AND EAGER

The Arnolt-Bristol combines the engine-building talents of a British aircraft firm with the style of an Italian designer to produce a high-quality, all-round sports car

By John Bentley

Under 21

ONE-SHOT PAUL GETS HIS DEER

On his first day of deer hunting, with his very first shot, Paul Ward Jr. got the biggest thrill of his life

By Duane Decker

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS December 17 through 26

Snow Patrol

SNOW PATROL

A late roundup of snow conditions in America from a picked group of local skiers

Compiled by Bill Wallace

Fisherman's Calendar

FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR

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

Compiled by Ed Zern

Yesterday

CULBERTSON'S COUP

The great bridge match between Ely Culbertson and Sidney Lenz was a fabulous show which helped the Culbertson system to victory in the bidding war

By H. Allen Smith

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