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16 Preview: The America's Cup
Carleton Mitchell's report on the Final Trials, plus all you need to know to watch the races

26 Shadows in the Grass, Alas
That was the pattern at Forest Hills as an Australian took one title and Althea retired

36 Congress Blew the Whistle
And now, with passage of the Bonner Bill, there is encouragement for sanity on the water

40 Sporting Look: Fall Preview
America's top sportswear designers blend autumn's colorful fashions with the contemporary U.S. scene.

52 For Silver and Gold
A frantic scramble for both big league batting championships has enlivened an otherwise dull month

56 Exit Art, Laughing
Art Aragon is a card, all right, but Carmen Basilio had no trouble in trumping him. By James Murray

62 Car from Outer Space
The new General Motors "dream car" is strictly tailored to the missile age. By Kenneth Rudeen

68 A Shy Target on High
Noted hunter William A Fisher pursues the bighorn. Plus, in drawings, a gallery of prize mountain sheep

The departments

7 Scoreboard
12 X-ray
26 Wonderful World
31 Events & Discoveries
52 Baseball
55 Charles Goren
56 Boxing
61 Trotting
62 Automobiles
81 19th Hole
84 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 10

Cover: "Sceptre"

Sliding gracefully along under her red, white and blue spinnaker, England's Sceptre prepares to make her challenge for the historic America's Cup.

Photograph by Brian Seed














Next week

•The arrival of the new football season will be celebrated with a special issue devoted entirely to the nation's favorite autumn pastime. It will carry SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S annual scouting reports on 126 major U.S. college teams, along with plenty of entertainment for all a witty and penetrating article by a woman, of all people, on what football means to he and her sex; a discussion of the new point-after-touchdown rule; and Red Grange's first week's predictions of the coming games, to name just a few of the items.