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 Cover - Sports Illustrated August 23, 1954

August 23, 1954

August 23, 1954
How do we learnOn Penobscot BayThe New York Yacht Club'sCruising our way?Whiskies and gins,The gourmet's pride,Come hobbling in

August 23, 1954
The faithful pause on an ivy-clad balcony to look down on the decorous garden shrine of world tennis

August 23, 1954
THE BIG MONEY GOLFERBob Toski, who can't tolerate a hat but suffers from migraine when he plays golf bareheaded, and Earl Stewart Jr., who suffers loneliness when he plays without his 7-year-old...

August 23, 1954 | Jimmy Jemail
The Answers:

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August 23, 1954 | Robert Creamer

August 23, 1954 | H.H.S. Phillips Jr.
Last week, even though you were starting with Vol. 1, No. 1, you found yourself right in the middle of the story. And this week you take it from there.

August 23, 1954 | Marjorie Osterman
To look at my husband, a thoroughly respectable member of the New York Stock Exchange, you would never guess that he could lead a double life. Ostensibly a member of the firm of Osterman &...

August 23, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
The top tournament for American golfers who work for a living and play their golf on the side takes place next week at the Country Club of Detroit, with a field of 200 including the golfer of the...

August 23, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
events54th Amateur Championship of the United States Golf Assn.

August 23, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind
Billy Joe Patton, 32, lumber salesman from Morganton, N.C., is a long hitter who frequently visits the woods off the tees. Top amateur in 1954 Masters and Open, Patton's insouciant banter and...

August 23, 1954
When the first official Amateur was played at the Newport Golf Club in 1895, there were 32 contestants in the field but only two or three golfers, and it was almost a foregone conclusion that the...

August 23, 1954
Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

August 23, 1954
The Country Club of Detroit occupies a tract of land, some 300 yards from Lake St. Clair, which is as flat as an airfield. On only two of the holes—the 9th and the 18th where the greens are...

August 23, 1954
WILLIAM CLAY FORDFord Motor Co.

August 23, 1954 | Coles Phinizy
Billy Joe Patton, the North Carolina lumberman, has proved it is possible to play good golf and still have a good time

August 23, 1954 | John Durant
A discussion of various means of toting a load in relative comfort

August 23, 1954
Four teen-agers explore a mountain and pitch camp in its towering crater

August 23, 1954 | Hart Stilwell
An alligator gar often grows longer than six feet and has a titan's strength. Pistol-packing fishermen find them an unusual challenge on light bass tackle

August 23, 1954 | The Know-It-All
Lots of companyThere are about five and one-half billion breeding land birds of some 600 species in the U.S. at this time of the year, and you will have the company of about two million Americans...

August 23, 1954
TO MILLIONS OF WEEPING, SNEEZING AMERICANS IT IS OPEN SEASON FOR HAY FEVER

August 23, 1954
"Is there any cure for hay fever?" a patient of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes once asked.

August 23, 1954 | John Bentley
At Columbus 160 racers saw Jim Kimberly win U.S. title

August 23, 1954 | John Bentley
THE SPEED MERCHANTFor this amateur mechanic, tinkering with automobiles was a relaxing hobby after the grinding competition in which he won fame as a tennis player. Possessing tremendous speed and...

August 23, 1954
A pretty diving champion develops her graceful form on a springy trampoline

August 23, 1954 | Budd Schulberg
At 37 the world's light-heavyweight champion fights for the first time in Madison Square Garden

August 23, 1954 | Budd Schulberg
IMMORTALITY AND BOOSThough battered and bloody, Henry Armstrong (right) took the lightweight championship away from Lou Ambers 16 years ago this week and became the only fighter to hold three...

August 23, 1954
People who claim to have discovered a magic formula for the art of winning horse races are never taken very seriously—especially around a race track. But at Saratoga last week the betting gentry,...

August 23, 1954 | Red Smith
Mr. Rickey's retirement will be a loss to the baseball world

August 23, 1954 | Red Smith
Trion, a yacht recently designed by Physicist H. M. Barkla of St. Andrew's University, Scotland, has three hulls and four revolving booms to catch wind from all sides. Barkla thinks his "triscaph"...

August 23, 1954
All summer long the waters off Long Island are filled with sailboats of all sizes, from the modest do-it-yourself to the majestic racing yacht

August 23, 1954 | William F. Talbert
With Jack Kramer's coaching they may retrieve the Davis Cup

August 23, 1954 | Ray Terrell
A tip from the horse's mouth may not be much good if the horse is neurotic. Ray Terrell warns the $2 better that the day is coming when he'll need to study Freud as well as racing forms.

August 23, 1954
4-top left, Ernest Stout; right, Richard Meek; Myrton S. Wood12-Illustration by Ajay19-top, Richard A. Meek, United Press, Associated Press20-Associated Press21-Associated Press, United Press;...

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August 23, 1954 | Joe Estes

August 23, 1954
[TELEVISED EVENTS]TELEVISED EVENTS: ALL TIMES GIVEN ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

August 23, 1954 | COMPILED BY ED ZERN
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

August 23, 1954
Bermuda shorts are going west. Once exclusive with Eastern college students, walking shorts last year began to appear on campuses in the South and Midwest and this fall are moving in on Levi...

August 23, 1954
In a great bare-fisted battle Sullivan and Kilrain fought 75 grueling rounds

August 23, 1954
"Your shot, I believe."