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January 24, 1955 Table Of Contents

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Pat On The Back

PAT ON THE BACK

A salute to those who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: Are you in favor of unrestricted televising of college football games?

By Jimmy Jemail

Hockey

GORDON HOWE & COMPANY

The Detroit Red Wings moved into first place in the National Hockey League this week—as usual their key man is the quiet Saskatooner, the great Gordie Howe

By Herbert Warren Wind

AN INNOCENT AT RINKSIDE

Nobel Prize Novelist William Faulkner last week saw his first hockey game. He was SI's guest at Madison Square Garden, where Montreal played the new York Rangers. Afterward Faulkner recorded these vivid impressions of a scene he found "discorded and inconsequent...bizarre...almost beautiful"

By William Faulkner

Soundtrack

SOUNDTRACK

THE EDITORS EXAMINE 1955 ON ITS EARLY FORM, INCLUDING NEWS FROM WILLIE MAYS AND AN ESKIMO NAMED PUPPYGITWOK—AND SOME WORDS ABOUT COMMON SENSE AND COMMON HONESTY IN U.S. BOXING

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

A FIRST LOOK: WORLD'S MOST EXCLUSIVE GOLF COURSE

At his Camp David retreat, President Eisenhower pursues his favorite sport on a unique four-hole, one-green layout

By Herbert Warren Wind

Skiing

START THEM YOUNG

Free instruction combined with deep powder snow has produced a crop of coming champions in the West's small mountain towns

By Wolfgang Lert

Motor Sports

WANT TO TRY A ROAD TEST?

It sounds like fun—but in the touchy sports car world that new model may be hot in more ways than one

By John Bentley

A Place To Be

WINTER WASSAILLAND

From snowplanes in Wyoming to buffalo-skin parties in the Laurentians, resorts this year are offering skiers more than ever before—including even skiing

By Horace Sutton

Sporting Look

BLAZERS

You don't have to be a musical comedy man or own a yacht to follow this year's most versatile clothing revival—the blazer

Horseshoe Plantation

HUNTING AT HORSESHOE PLANTATION

Basketball

HALFWAY POINT IN PRO BASKETBALL

Fort Wayne's Pistons, guided by a referee-turned-coach, dominate professional basketball at midseason, and the National Basketball Association puts its best foot forward on the hardwood floor thanks to some shrewd, much-needed new rules

By Gerald Astor

Bridge

NONILLION-TO-ONE BRIDGE MYSTERY

Those were the odds one expert quoted after this hand (right) came up twice in two hours as the British won world bridge honors in New York last week. An SI reporter tells "howdunit" but not "who"

By David Mayer

SEASONED BRITONS HAD TO RALLY TO DEFEAT THE YOUNG AMERICANS

In winning title they ended four-year reign by the U.S.

MAIDS ON A MISSION

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS January 21 through 30

Snow Patrol

SNOW PATROL

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

Compiled by Bill Wallace

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

You Should Know

YOU SHOULD KNOW: if you're going to an Ice hockey game

By The Know-It-All

Tip From The Top

Especially for beginners but useful for golfers of all degrees of skill

By Joe Novak

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Harry Phillips

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS