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May 9, 1955 Table Of Contents

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Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: As a rider, which do you consider the best track for horse racing in the country? The worst? (Asked of jockeys.)

By Jimmy Jemail

Events & Discoveries

EVENTS & DISCOVERIES

Horse race impromptu, Last round for Henry, Flies for the trout vote, Tennis temperament, All's well at Fenway Park, Society slugger, The Derby choice

Spectacle

MUSHROOM GOING UP

The balloon is an ancient and simple thing, but it is still so full of fun it is making new friends in Philadelphia

Ballooning

QUEEN & CLOWN OF THE AIR

With the invention of the balloon man first mastered the air. Then he spent the next 100 years trying to master the balloon

By Coles Phinizy

The Mille Miglia

1,000 MILES OF ITALY AT 98 MPH

That was Stirling Moss's speed in a gleaming Mercedes last weekend as he set a Mille Miglia record—and served notice the new Mercedes is loaded

By William Rospigliosi

The Wonderful World Of Sport

AN EIGHT PASSENGER HORSE

Wonder World Of Sport

ODE TO GRECIAN SPORTS

GOLF, GAMBLING & AUCTIONEERS

By James Murray

Preview

THE DERBY

The world's most colorful and famous horse race is the roaring climax to a week in which Kentucky goes all out for sentiment and living in a delirious mood

Derby

THE RACE STANDS ALONE AS A SPECTACLE OF TAUT DRAMA

By Whitney Tower

Fisherman's Calendar

FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR

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

Compiled by Ed Zern

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Boxing

IN THE CASE OF COCKELL VS. MARCIANO, SI'S BOXING MAN FORESEES NO RETURN OF BRITAIN'S ANCIENT GLORY

By Budd Schulberg

Horses

A SAD DAY FOR BOSTON DOGE; A BIG NEW YEAR, PERHAPS, FOR BELMONT; AND A THOUGHTFUL PICK FOR THE KENTUCKY DERBY

By Albion Hughes

Baseball

THE TIGERS WON SEVEN STRAIGHT TO BECOME KINGS FOR A DAY. BUT NEITHER DETROIT NOR ANYONE ELSE FORESAW CRAZY SUNDAY

By Robert Creamer

GONE ARE THE DAYS OF THE GALLUS-SNAPPING RUBE

Humorist Smith, in an analytical mood, consults the books and learns that ballplayers aren't the hicks he thought they were

By H. Allen Smith

Anniversary

ANNIVERSARY

Keep In The Pink

MUSCLE STRAIN

By William H. White

Tip From The Top

Useful for middle- and high-handicap golfers

By Tod Menefee

Yesterday

BYRON AND BEN IN TEXAS

Two of the finest golfers of all time began their careers as skinny kids battling each other for the caddies' championship of the Glen Garden Country Club back in Fort Worth, Texas

By Gene Gregston

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS May 6 through May 15

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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 its tallest headlines

Departments

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Harry Phillips