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May 2, 1955 Table Of Contents

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Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: Is your native sport as exciting as baseball and football? (Asked at the United Nations.)

By Jimmy Jemail

Events & Discoveries

EVENTS & DISCOVERIES

The friendly game of baseball, A faraway look at the Derby, New words for a new song, Mickey Walker and Gertie Stein, Trotters' delight, Presidential foursome

Spectacle

BRINGING THE BATON

The Penn Relays, a homebred idea, have won a strong hold on fans who demand plenty of color and action

The Relays!

THE RELAYS!

Pole vaulters, shot-putters and discus throwers get their chance, but in the U.S. in the spring the focus of attention is on the durable legion of young runners who compete in THE RELAYS!

TINGLING SECONDS AND A FINAL LUNGE

That was the Wood Memorial last Saturday as Summer Tan and Nashua—two superb colts—galvanized race goers and millions of TV watchers with a mile-and-an-eighth duel that proved Nashua master by a neck

By Whitney Tower

Arcaro's Account

NASHUA—'THAT HORSE I RIDE...WOW!'

By Eddie Arcaro

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Wonderful World Of Sport

Stranger on a Beach

On a cold, windy beach off St. Petersburg in Florida, father Weidman plays a game of baseball with six small boys, misses an easy grounder and looks up to find himself face to face with a crisis in the form of a smiling stroller

By Jerome Weidman

Brooklyn's Streak

BROOKLYN'S HAPPY STREAK

The graying old Dodgers won their first 10 games of the season, set a big-league record and delighted their friends, playing so resourcefully that any one who has ever liked baseball just had to like the Dodgers

By Robert Creamer

Baseball

WALTER ALSTON'S SCHOOL FOR BOYS

The manager of the Dodgers, a former high school instructor and still a teacher at heart, gives his pitchers paper work

By Dick Young

Tennis

TONY TRABERT WAS THE WINNER AT RIVER OAKS, BUT ONCE AGAIN THE REAL SENSATION WAS THAT WEEKEND WHIZ, DICK SAVITT

By William F. Talbert

Bowling

VETERANS ROLL HAPPILY, SOME UNKNOWNS SENSATIONALLY, AND FORT WORTH HOLDS FORTH AT THE ABC IN FORT WAYNE

By Victor Kalman

Anniversary

ANNIVERSARY

Tip From The Top

For all golfers but particularly for high-and medium-handicap players

By Claude Harmon

Franco Hunt

HUNTING IN THE GRAND MANNER

Generalissimo Franco closed the big-game season by inviting Spain's aristocracy to a Monteria. Among the honored guests was SI's hunting reporter, who writes this firsthand account

By Virginia M. Kraft

Fisherman's Calendar

FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR

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

Compiled by Ed Zern

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Yesterday

BUNION DERBY

Promoter C.C. Pyle staged one of the zaniest events in sports history

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS April 29 through May 8

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Pat On The Back

A TENDERFOOT TRIUMPHS

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

Departments

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Harry Phillips