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March 7, 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: Should a race-horse owner run his horse for experience and not to win?

By Jimmy Jemail

GUIDE TO: THE GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE

Baseball 1955 began this week in Florida and Arizona when all 16 major league teams started spring training. Here SI's Robert Creamer and Horace Sutton present a map of Grapefruit League country and a guide to the multitude of things to do there, plus a schedule of games for the first 10 days

Golf Circuit

5,000 MILES OF SUN-TANNED GOLF

The game's winter circuit—1,000 holes of pressure golf reaching from California to Augusta—is now at the halfway mark. This year's tour is notable for record purses, record scores and family-style caravan life

By Herbert Warren Wind

WINNING PROBLEM CHILD

Nashua, a speedy but temperamental bay, wins the wealthy Flamingo Stakes to set himself up as the potential star of the 3-year-olds—if he keeps his mind on the job ahead

By Whitney Tower

Soundtrack

SOUNDTRACK

THE EDITORS FIND COLE PORTER AND A CZECH GIRL BEATING THE SAME TEMPO, TUNE IN ON A VERBAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN MARCIANO AND COCKELL AND GRANT LEAVE OF ABSENCE TO A TENNIS QUEEN

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Tip From The Top

For golfers of all degrees of skill, including more advanced players

By Tommy Armour

Tennis

THE NEW TONY TRABERT

Winning the National Indoor, he showed the attitude of greatness

By William F. Talbert

Rickey

MR. RICKEY and THE GAME

By Gerald Holland

Sporting Look

MID-WINTER REGATTA

Daytona

DAYTONA'S ROARING WEEK

For eight speed-filled days, cars of every description chased the elusive goal of speed in the annual NASCAR classic of 1955. It was a week of records, wrecks, a flaming death and a final anticlimax

By John Bentley

THE CLASSIC SANDS

Daytona's history spans the lifetime of the U.S. automobile

By Horace Sutton

Basketball

SAMMY'S GOLDEN RULE

It has made the little College of Idaho a basketball powerhouse

By Gerald Astor

Skiing

WHO'S SCHATZI?

California's best beloved skier, that's who

By Wolfgang Lert

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

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS March 4 through March 13

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