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26 Million Magazines Later

26 MILLION MAGAZINES LATER

By Sidney L. James/Managing Editor

Events & Discoveries

EVENTS & DISCOVERIES

The significance of 1941, Too many mollycoddles?, Hurricane Tommy, The uninvited cat, Courageous Babe Didrikson, Skin diving and good common sense

Spectacle

U.S. WATER BABIES

A sparkling crop of young women, many still in their teens, could play a vital role in our bid for Olympic supremacy

STAN TINKHAM'S TEEN-AGERS

A swimming GI took over reluctantly as head coach of the Walter Reed Swim Club, applied low-pressure psychology and high-pressure training to make national champions of his hard-working youngsters

By Lee Griggs

The Gold Cup Race

DETROIT STEALS SEATTLE'S PRIDE

Joe Schoenith's 'Gale V' won speedboating's prized Gold Cup last Sunday—not because she was the fastest boat in the race but because the Detroiters hatched a plan to beat all rivals

By Paul O'Neil

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Physical Fitness

THE REPORT THAT SHOCKED THE PRESIDENT

It came from two physical fitness experts who tested U.S. and European youngsters, and it shows that the U.S. is rapidly becoming the softest nation in the world

By Robert H. Boyle

A Hotbox Special

JIMMY JEMAIL ASKS: President Eisenhower, at an extraordinary luncheon recently, expressed his concern about the lack of participation in sports by American youth. How would you remedy this?

By Jimmy Jemail

THE GOLDEN YEAR

When Sports Illustrated began publication one year ago this week, it surveyed the world of sport it was entering and declared it to be in a new golden age. "Granted," wrote Gerald Holland at that time, "it cannot yet match—man for man, woman for woman—all the super-stars of the 1920s and before. Still, for world-wide interest and participation, for huge crowds and vast audiences, for smashed records and astonishing performances by outsiders and underdogs, this new golden age in scores of ways outstrips and outdazzles them all." Now, at the completion of the first year of publication, Holland takes a look back and a look around to see whether the thesis has stood the test of 12 months' time

By Gerald Holland

NEW PATTERNS OF SPORT

By Sidney L. James

SI Sampler

AN SI SAMPLER

A selection of memorable writing from the new national weekly which also recalls some highlights of a golden year in sports

Sporting Look

BRIGHT PLUMAGE

Golf

IN THE PGA DOUG FORD, THE SUMMER'S HOTTEST GOLFER, PROVED SPEED AND HUNGER ARE A WINNING COMBINATION

By Herbert Warren Wind

Tip From The Top

especially for golfers who have always been inconsistent putters

By Gene Littler

Football

SI'S PIGSKIN EXPERT LAUNCHES HIS 1955 COVERAGE WITH A LOOK AT THE COLLEGE ALL-STARS AS THEY GET READY FOR THE PROS

By Herman Hickman

Horses

HAMBLETONIAN DAY IN GOSHEN BROUGHT OUT A SWELTERING CROWD, A GREAT TROTTER AND A DOG WITH AN ODD APPETITE

By Jeremiah Tax

Baseball

RED SOX TAKE REDCOATS 181 YEARS, SEVEN MONTHS, THREE WEEKS AND NINE INNINGS AFTER A CERTAIN FAMOUS TEA PARTY

By Robert Creamer

Anniversary

ANNIVERSARY

Tennis

TONY'S TROUBLE

At first a major concern, Trabert's injury now is just a minor part of the continuing Davis Cup nightmare

By William F. Talbert

Fisherman's Calendar

FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR

Compiled by Ed Zern

Belmonte

THE ONE WHO LIVED

Of the great Spanish matadors, only Juan Belmonte is alive today. He's a prosperous rancher now and still an amazingly skillful fighter of bulls

By Thomas Dozier

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS August 12 through August 21

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Pat On The Back

MRS. EMMA GATEWOOD

Departments

MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Harry Phillips

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS