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Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: As a college athletic director, what is your biggest headache? (Asked at the Eastern Colleges Athletic Conference.)

By Jimmy Jemail

American League

AMERICAN LEAGUE? PHOOEY!

So says SI Correspondent James Murray, emboldened by the booming bats of the Nationals in a week of 132 home runs. The formulator of Murray's Law, which sees baseball history as a series of recurrent cycles, Murray is no junior circuit upstart but a deadly serious fan who (in the days before his current disenchantment) named his oldest son for Ted Williams. Fan Murray is fully prepared to defend his stand all summer long, if need be, against all serious dissenters. His only request is that all letter writers include, as prima-facie evidence of their true qualifications and earnestness of purpose, either the used stub of a big league admission ticket or the tuning knob of their TV set

By James Murray

Spectacle

WHITE WATER'S WRATH

Racers in frail kayaks test their nerve against the challenge of the Arkansas

By Robert Ajemian

Events & Discoveries

EVENTS & DISCOVERIES

THE JOLLY ROGER AT THE PEAK, TELEVISION GIRDS FOR ROCHESTER, YOUNG ENGLISHMAN'S DAY AT TROON, ON THE HUMBLING OF HIGH MOUNTAINS, CARBO IN THE SOUTH

The Wonderful World Of Sport

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Preview

SAM AND THE OPEN

One of golf's alltime great players, Sam Snead, the magnetic man from the mountains, has won every major championship except—tragically—'the big one,' the National Open

By Herbert Warren Wind

Indianapolis "500"

PAT'S "500" SAW SOME AWFUL TANGLES

It was a great Memorial Day for that Irishman named Flaherty, who conquered the Indianapolis Speedway. For others it was a day of unaccountable blowouts and spins

By Alfred Wright

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS June 8 through June 17

Tennis

LADIES FIRST

Stars that are and stars-to-be confidently defend U.S. prospects of maintaining our ladies first

By William F. Talbert

Horse Racing

MR. HANDICAPPER

A pound of lead is worth a neck and can turn victory into defeat. So horsemen will always keep crying to Mr. Handicapper

By Whitney Tower

Baseball

THE RHUBARB

Baseball is mainly about bats, balls and base hits but another old and honorable facet of the game is the rhubarb

By Robert Creamer

X-Ray

X-RAY

Tip From The Top

for all golfers except low-handicap players

By Charles McKenna

Nature

NUMBERS 30 & 31

Clear bugles on the Mississippi as Crip and Josephine proudly herald numbers 30 & 31

By John O'Reilly

The Outdoor Week

THE OUTDOOR WEEK

Based on regular weekly dispatches from SI bureaus and special correspondents in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and overseas; and on reports from fish and game commissions of the 48 states Alaska

Edited by Ed Zern

Boxing

HOLLYWOOD HOKUM

SI's columnist emeritus reviews the movie made from his book and decides that 'The Harder They Fall' fell prey to Hollywood hokum

By Budd Schulberg

Horses

SWEDISH OVERTURE

American horsemen rise above the machine age to take part in the Equestrian Olympics, Melbourne's Swedish Overture

By Alice Higgins

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

SCOREBOARD

...THESE FACES IN THE CROWD...

FOCUS ON THE DEED

FOR THE RECORD