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8 The Challenger from Cut 'N Shoot
The tall tale of Roy Harris, who comes from the fightin'est, feudin'est clan in Texas

12 Spectacle: Skiing in the Andes
The winter season in Chile is at its peak. In color, superlative sport; plus (page 44) where to go

21 A Most Unhappy Season
When Peter Collins was added to the road race death list new soul-searching was in order

24 Ty Gives a Tip: What Was It?
Ty Cobb had a mighty secret confab with Mickey Mantle. Here is a version of what was said

26 Miracle Mile in Dublin
How a magic shovel helped Ireland get a track; and an eyewitness report of the great race

30 The Man with All the Alibis
Roy Terrell takes a sympathetic and amusing look at baseball's colorful Rocky Nelson

38 The Precise World of Small Arms
On the eve of the U.S. small-bore championships, Coles Phinizy draws a bead on the man to beat

52 Part II: The Heaven Below
Ex-Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce concludes her undersea adventures on a lovely Bahama reef

The departments

4 X-ray
4 Coming Events
5 Scoreboard
17 Events & Discoveries
22 Wonderful World
38 Shooting
42 Boxing
44 Footloose Sportsman
47 Charles Goren
48 Sporting Look
65 19th Hole
68 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 6

Cover: Roy Harris

If the handsome young Texan beats Floyd Patterson in their big fight next week, boxing may see its finest revival since the good old days of Jack Dempsey. (See pages 8 and 42.)

Photograph by John G. Zimmerman














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