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8 First Look Inside "Sceptre"
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED presents an exclusive cutaway drawing of the British America's Cup challenger

10 All-time Best All-round Man
In a stupendous sustained effort, America's Rafer Johnson earns track immortality

12 The Many Moods of Summer
A supple gymnast shows some Minneapolis kids the way to physical fitness

23 But Don't Go Near the Races
An editorial proving there are pitfalls worse than horse racing for the moralists to worry about

24 Works of Leafy Art
Artist Tomi Ungerer creates a delightfully whimsical world of fantasy out of a potpourri of leaves

28 Part I: The Heaven Below
Clare Boothe Luce explores and reports on the beautiful underwater world of the Bahamas

48 On the Road with the "Freaks"
A day-by-day look at the San Francisco Giants as they battled for a pennant far from home

54 The Playing Fields of Eden
In suburbia, the hardy—and that includes Author Jerome Weidman—can survive joyous sport

The departments

4 X-ray
5 Coming Events
6 Scoreboard
12 Wonderful World
18 Events & Discoveries
39 Boxing
40 Motor Sports
42 Bonnie Prudden
44 Sport in Art
46 Golf
48 Baseball
51 Charles Goren
52 Boating
61 19th Hole
64 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 61

Cover: Clare Boothe Luce

Having pictured herself previously as an underwater novice (SI, Sept. 9, 1957), former Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce, shown on the cover capturing a squirrelfish, begins on page 28 a new account of her advanced adventures in the heavenly underwater world.

Photograph by David Goodnow














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