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February 14, 1955 Table Of Contents

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Pat On The Back

PAT ON THE BACK

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

Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: As a former Olympian, what should the United States do to win the Olympics in 1956?

By Jimmy Jemail

The Mile

THE RIOTOUS WANAMAKER MILE

Gunnar Nielsen won the famous Mile and set a new world record of 4:03.6 in doing it. But hardly anyone noticed, for behind him Wes Santee and Fred Dwyer were wrestling each other down the stretch

By Robert Creamer

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Soundtrack

SOUNDTRACK

THE EDITORS REFLECT ON THE THEATRICAL QUALITIES OF INDOOR TRACK, THE CAREER OF A "TREE-MENDOUS" PITCHER, AND A GAME THAT IS THE MOST FASCINATING—OR SILLIEST—IN THE WORLD

Preview

THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW

The nation's No. 1 canine event, which starts this Monday in New York, provides a comprehensive look at the big business of showing dogs for love, profit or sport

By Reginald Wells

Tip From The Top

Especially useful for high-handicap golfers

By Willie Hunter

TROUT IN THE CLOUDS

It is summer at Lake Titicaca in the Andes, time to catch a king's ransom in rainbows

Skiing

A RACING PROBLEM

Europe's first expert on the subject offers advice to aid a vanishing species: the true amateur skier

By Sir Arnold Lunn

Sporting Look

NEW SPARK TO PARKAS

Skiers at Aspen, Colorado are more colorful this winter than ever before

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

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

PLANE WITH A BRAIN

Greater love hath no man than SI's Sunday pilot for his Ercoupe. And, it would seem, with reason: like his old plow mare, it thinks

By Bill Mauldin

Basketball

A MATTER OF SIZE

Life is a problem when you're as tall as Wade Halbrook

By Gerald Astor

Motor Sports

HOW'S YOUR RT?

A Greyhound bus test gives answer—and more

By John Bentley

Column Of The Week

The Hartford Tourant

Columnist Bill Lee pays sincere tribute to Dinny McMahon of Connecticut, an honest boxing man

By Bill Lee

Horses

DOWN SOUTH

There's news from New Orleans

By Albion Hughes

Tennis

LIVELY JUNIORS

In the Davis Cup aftermath, they did fine

By William F. Talbert

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS February 11 through 20

YOU SHOULD KNOW: if you are taking up figure skating

By The Know-It-All

Under 21

PISTOL PRINCESS

At 16, Kathleen Walsh already has a fistful of medals for marksmanship—after only two years of competition. Today she looks like the coming pistol-shooting queen

By Duane Decker

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