The Winter Olympics
12 U.S. skiers go tumbling down in a wave of calamity
18 But our girl skaters win a harvest of gold and silver
22 The Shoe Was Not in the Saddle
While regular Jockey Willie Shoemaker watched on TV, Damascus lost the Strub to a long shot
24 St. Bona is a Bonny Surprise
Undaunted and underrated, a five-man band of Indians ambushes all enemy forces
26 For Ali, a Time to Preach
Whether you regard him as the champion or not, Muhammad Ali, giving sermons now, is as vital as ever
32 Variations on an Isosceles Theme
Architect Charles Brewer designs vacation houses with a new kind of roof geometry based on triangular panels
36 Staying on Top of the World
Skiing may be fine sport, but if a man really needs to get somewhere in snow a pair of bear-paws is the thing
50 Dr. Beauty Buys a Beast
A Hollywood plastic surgeon, whose vocation is the female profile, is finding his fun with Thoroughbreds
63 For the Record
64 Basketball's Week
66 19th Hole
Credits on page 63
Cover photograph by John G. Zimmerman
Minnesota admires its new hockey team, the North Stars, but drives Coach Wren Blair to distraction with its low-key, purist approach to the game. Mark Mulvoy reports.
A wild one of stock-car racing, Carolinian Curtis Turner speaks candidly to Kim Chapin of life on the tracks and of his legendary partying, moonshine hauling and flying.
Pacing prodigies from New Zealand, led by Cardigan Bay, have won $3 million in U.S. purses in the last few seasons, and American horsemen are searching for more.