Our holiday issue is replete with special features. The college bowl games are carefully scouted: Charles Goren presents another bridge quiz; and Robert Coughlan introduces the Democratic Party's most distinguished consort. Perhaps our most notable "special," however, is a 40-page examination, in prose and in dramatic color photography, of sportsmen and sportswomen in the U.S. and throughout the world—-past and present. Alexander Eliot tells the fantastic story of Heracles, and Barbara Heilman introduces a modern earth-shaker named B. E. Bensinger. The delights of our color camera report are, we hope, epitomized by the lovely French girl who graces our cover (below).