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12 The Sad, Bad Giants
Ulcers, a batting slump and a disturbing wind have turned San Francisco's heroes into bums

18 The Slam That Failed
Herbert Warren Wind tells of St. Andrews and Arnold Palmer's fine try at the British Open

22 The Kids Are In
Children were back at Goshen this season after being excluded for a year

32 The Eclipse of Mr. K
America's incomparable Rafer Johnson shattered Vasily Kuznetsov's decathlon world record

40 Beauty on the Bars
Canada's champion gymnast, lovely Ernie Russell, should be the prettiest athlete in Rome

46 Flotsam for a Family
Beachcombing on a Texas island, the Gene Frenches have a grand time and turn a profit

54 Fast Finish at 17
Arlie Schardt introduces a bright, young swimming star, Bob Bennett of California

66 Bloomerland Revisited
A hilarious look at that venerable midsummer institution, the children's camps

The departments

6 Scorecard
8 Coming Events
10 Editorial
52 Rowing
54 Swimming
56 Charles Goren
59 Polo
60 Archery
61 Tip from the Top
72 For the Record
73 Baseball's Week
74 19th Hole
76 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 72

Cover: Candlestick Park

Candlestick Park may look beautiful at sunset, but the team that plays there, the star-studded San Francisco Giants, has been performing like baseball's sad sacks.

Photograph by John G. Zimmerman














Next week

•The bright hulls and shifting colors of the sky and sea at the annual Southern California Regatta are captured in a series of paintings by Artist-Sailor Henry Koehler.

•Dressage is the horse world's most esoteric sport, and California's Trish Galvin is its best amateur. Alice Higgins reports how the 21-year-old beauty got to the top.

•Every year hundreds of tenderfooted humans push boldly into the darkness of the Quetico-Superior wilderness, home of the wolf and the bobcat. Jack Olsen tells why.