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Events & Discoveries

EVENTS & DISCOVERIES

SPORT'S MERRY FLAME ON THE YULE LOG, TCU'S VERY IMPORTANT ANKLE, A THOUGHT ON SOCCER FOR SPRING, PENGUINS ARE SO PECULIAR, HUZZAHS FOR JULIE HELFAND, SOME SPORTING PRINCE

Spectacle

ICE-SKATING TIME

Christmas brings shiny new blades by the tens of thousands to be tried out on city rinks and the country's lakes and ponds

The Art of Skating

It gives man his best illusion of grace, but it was not mastered until an American, Jackson Haines, borrowed a bit from the ballet

By Gerald Holland

Preview

THE DAY OF THE BOWLS IS HERE

New Year's Day brings coast-to-coast football at its finest. Here is how it started. Also Hickman's Hunches and eight pages of expert scouting reports

By Alfred Wright

Bowls

ORANGE BOWL

SUGAR BOWL

COTTON BOWL

ROSE BOWL

Hickman's Hunches

HICKMAN'S HUNCHES ON THE BOWL GAMES

By Herman Hickman

NASHUA IS SOLD BY MAIL

In an unprecedented sealed-bid sale 1955's Horse of the Year last week brought the purchase price of all time

By Mary Jane Gallaher

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Sporting Look

CHRISTMAS SAIL

In the Virgin Islands, it's a holiday rite

Golf

A LITERARY REVERIE PROMPTED BY 'SINCERELY, WILLIS WAYDE' PEOPLES AN IMAGINARY CLUB WITH SOME UNUSUAL PLAYERS

By Herbert Warren Wind

Tip From The Top

For the average week-end golfer

By John Battini

Basketball

DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE HEIGHT ADVANTAGE, BASKETBALL'S NEW 12-FOOT-WIDE FOUL LANE PASSES THE FIRST BIG TEST—IT WORKS

By Roy Terrell

Bowling

IN THE INCREDIBLE FINALE OF THE ALL-STAR AT CHICAGO THE ISSUE WAS IN DOUBT UNTIL THE LAST ROLL OF THE LAST GAME

By Victor Kalman

This Is Cortina

THIS IS CORTINA

A toylike village in a milky bowl of snow, the site of the Winter Olympics is boiling with preparations for its biggest sports—and tourist—day

By Horace Sutton

Snow Patrol

SNOW PATROL

Compiled by Mort Lund

Ski Tip

A WARNING ON THE SCHUSS: IT'S NOT FOR BEGINNERS—AND EXPERTS SHOULD LEARN TO USE EDGES TO KEEP THEIR SKIS FROM WANDERING

By Friedl Pfeifer/Coach, U.S. Olympic Team

Fisherman's Calendar

FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR

Compiled By Ed Zern

Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: Would you accept Nashua as a Christmas present? (Asked at Miami Beach, Fla.)

By Jimmy Jemail

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS December 23 through January 1

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19th HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Pat On The Back

PAT ON THE BACK

Departments

MEMO FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Harry Phillips

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS