Publish date:

December 17, 1956 Table Of Contents

Author:
43375 - TOC Cover Image

Buy the Cover

Browse the Magazine

Jimmy Jemail's Hotbox

The Question: In the light of the Olympic Games, what sport do you think is the best body developer?

By Jimmy Jemail

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS Dec. 14 through Dec. 23

Down A Road Called Liberty

DOWN A ROAD CALLED LIBERTY

How Hungarian athletes in Melbourne approached Sports Illustrated to ask for help in coming to America—and how 35 made the decision for freedom

By Andre Laguerre/Chief SI Correspondent At The Olympics

SIXTH BEST JUMPER

Events & Discoveries

EVENTS & DISCOVERIES

THE FLAME DIES AT MELBOURNE, A SWEET AND BLOODY VICTORY FOR HUNGARY, THE ELEVEN BEST, ROCKY: HEAVYWEIGHT PLUS

Basketball

Animal Kingdom of the Cage

The Kansas Jayhawks, with Wilt Chamberlain, are basketball's rulers presumptive, as Wildcats, Bulldogs, Owls and others claw for runner-up

By Jeremiah Tax

Ski Preview

SKIERS AWAY!

By Ezra Bowen

LAURENTIAN HOLIDAY

French Canada's mountain ski complex—with places like the Lodge at Mont Tremblant—gives Americans a chance to enjoy a Continental vacation at home

NEW FACILITIES ACROSS THE NATION

BUCKLES AND BLENDS

Ski equipment for 1957 features quick-closing snaps for boots and bindings as well as some new ideas for blending metal, wood and plastic to produce an assortment of strong, lively downhill skis

The Sporting Look

SUNNY SKI STYLES

A riot of color and a smother of silk from overseas bring fashion news to America's 3.5 million skiers

By Jo Ahern

Baseball

THE SICK MAN OF BASEBALL

The minor leagues are dying out. The only thing that can save them is major league help. And at long last it seems to be forthcoming

By Robert Creamer

Motors

NASSAU LIGHTNING

In the Bahamas Race Week, darkness and confusion were enlivened by Stirling Moss, the man who made Nassau lightning

By Kenneth Rudeen

BOOKS UNDER THE TREE

For Christmas, there is a long, varied shelf of new sports books this year. Here are 19 of the best, including five from Sports Illustrated

By Fred R. Smith

Tip From The Top

for the average golfer

By Graham Ross

Olympic Medalists

OLYMPIC RESULTS: MELBOURNE'S MEDAL WINNERS

THE PROS

By Tex Maule

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Florida Keys

DOWN THE KEYS TO WONDERLAND

Nowhere in the world is there fishing to compare with that of the Florida Keys. Here, Sports Illustrated presents a special report on this fabled area, with a portrait gallery of the best fish and a new kind of fold-out map that tells all

By Reginald Wells

Footloose Sportsman

FOOTLOOSE SPORTSMAN

By Horace Sutton

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