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January 3, 1955 Table Of Contents

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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: As captain in a Rose Bowl game, do you believe that the Ivy League decision to ban spring football practice and postseason bowl games is good for football?

By Jimmy Jemail

Sportsman

1954 & Its Sportsman: Roger Bannister

The year brought shining performances in a host of sports, but the electrifying running of history's first four-minute miler—a man of no fanfare—made him year's pre-eminent man of sport

By Gerald Holland

Soundtrack

SOUNDTRACK

THE EDITORS LISTEN TO AN AMERICAN GENERAL ON THE SUBJECT OF RUSSIAN RIFLEMEN, EXPLORE THE BAROQUE GOLF SITUATION IN LOS ANGELES AND TALK TO A JUSTIFIABLY IMMODEST BASKETBALL COACH

Spectacle

SPECTACLE

Hunting Dogs

HUNTING DOGS HAVE THEIR DAY

Field trials are a fast-growing sport which thrives on the true hunter's love for the out of doors and the eternal fascination of training an animal

By Reginald Wells

Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands

By John Groth

THE BIG SLEEP

When animals hibernate they enter a nether-world existence wherein their bodies practically cease to function. Herewith an informed look at what happens underground during winter's meanest weather

By John O'Reilly

Sporting Look

A SKIER'S BEST FRIEND

No skier is better than the boots he wears. Here's what to look for in a pair that you want to last you many a snowy season

100 MPH AND UP

Europe's latest model sports cars offer the American enthusiast speed, stamina and beauty in a wide variety of colorful models

By John Bentley

OTTO'S BIG GOODBY

Flashing through his last league game, Otto Graham of the Cleveland Browns beats a jinx and the Detroit Lions for the league title, then retires to the quiet life of a salesman

By Martin Kane

THE CUP COMES HOME

Determined American tennis players finally end the Australian domination

Horse Racing

WINTER WORKERS

The South and West offer employment for thoroughbreds who used to get some rest

By Albion Hughes

Column Of The Week

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION

For 87 Years the South's Standard Newspaper

By Furman Bisher

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Bowling

THE ALL-STAR: I

With the annual contest about to begin, SI's columnist looks first to the ladies

By Victor Kalman

TIP FROM THE TOP

For golfers of all degrees of skill

By Claude Harmon

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS December 31 through January 9

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

GREAT RUN: WRONG WAY

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