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February 14, 1955 | Volume 2, Issue 7

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Autopilot Cover - Sports Illustrated February 14, 1955

February 14, 1955 | Paul Gallico
England's young cricketers retain The Ashes after an uphill struggle with Australia

February 14, 1955 | Paul Gallico
An eminent American sportswriter now living abroad takes on the task of explaining Britain's national game so that it can be understood by an American bleacherite. His conclusion: "Hell, it's...

February 14, 1955
'HOOT MON' DOES IT AGAIN

February 14, 1955
THE EDITORS REFLECT ON THE THEATRICAL QUALITIES OF INDOOR TRACK, THE CAREER OF A "TREE-MENDOUS" PITCHER, AND A GAME THAT IS THE MOST FASCINATING—OR SILLIEST—IN THE WORLD

February 14, 1955
A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

February 14, 1955 | Reginald Wells
The nation's No. 1 canine event, which starts this Monday in New York, provides a comprehensive look at the big business of showing dogs for love, profit or sport

February 14, 1955 | Reginald Wells
When man first became interested in the breeding of dogs, it was generally thought that the wolf was the common ancestor of all canines. The best scientific evidence available, however, now...

February 14, 1955 | Reginald Wells
Seven pages in color: portraits of 18 show dog champions and a genealogy chart painted for SI by Arthur Singer, tracing origin of 119 breeds

February 14, 1955 | Willie Hunter
When the ball lies on the apron only a foot or so from the green, a sensible club to use sometimes is the famous "Texas wedge," the putter. However, when the ball is lying fairly well back on the...

February 14, 1955
It is summer at Lake Titicaca in the Andes, time to catch a king's ransom in rainbows

February 14, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
RALPH HILL, 5,000-Meter RunSecond, 1932"By creating more interest in events in which we are traditionally weak. College meets should schedule events more nearly parallel to the Olympics. Business...

February 14, 1955 | James T. Farrell
Novelist James T. Farrell finds baseball's shrine at Cooperstown not only a rich storehouse of mementos but a wonderful stimulus for the memories of great days on the diamond treasured by millions...

February 14, 1955 | Sir Arnold Lunn
Europe's first expert on the subject offers advice to aid a vanishing species: the true amateur skier

February 14, 1955
Skiers at Aspen, Colorado are more colorful this winter than ever before

February 14, 1955 | Compiled by Bill Wallace
A late roundup of snow conditions in America from a picked group of local skiers

February 14, 1955 | Compiled by Ed Zern
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

February 14, 1955
Cover—Ylla from Rapho-Guillumette2—right, Odhams Press6—drawing by Leslie Jacobs12, 13—Mark Kauffman, Richard Meek, Hy Peskin, Mark Kauffman (2)14, 15—David Potts (2), FPG, Combine...

February 14, 1955 | Bill Mauldin
Greater love hath no man than SI's Sunday pilot for his Ercoupe. And, it would seem, with reason: like his old plow mare, it thinks

February 14, 1955 | Bill Mauldin
Johnny Weissmuller, who dominated U.S. freestyle swimming in the 1920s and three times won Olympic titles, now occasionally loses a dash across his Los Angeles pool to Johnny Jr., who, at 14, is 6...

February 14, 1955 | Gerald Astor
Life is a problem when you're as tall as Wade Halbrook

February 14, 1955 | John Bentley
A Greyhound bus test gives answer—and more

February 14, 1955 | Bill Lee
Columnist Bill Lee pays sincere tribute to Dinny McMahon of Connecticut, an honest boxing man

February 14, 1955 | Albion Hughes
There's news from New Orleans

February 14, 1955 | William F. Talbert
In the Davis Cup aftermath, they did fine

February 14, 1955
RECORD BREAKERS

February 14, 1955 | Harry Phillips
One of the lasting pleasures of sport lies in the enjoyment of its equipment, in the proud care which owners give a well-balanced tennis racket, a pair of riding boots, or that favorite gun with...

February 14, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

February 14, 1955 | The Know-it-all
New popularityHistorically, the idea of making meaningful markings on ice originated on the canals of 15th century Holland. Americans took little interest in figure skating until the turn of the...

February 14, 1955 | Duane Decker
At 16, Kathleen Walsh already has a fistful of medals for marksmanship—after only two years of competition. Today she looks like the coming pistol-shooting queen

February 14, 1955
PUGILISM'S POLLUTIONSirs:I should like to join the thousands of readers of SI who have lauded your magazine for its courageous crusade FOR the game of boxing.

February 14, 1955 | Robert Creamer
Gunnar Nielsen won the famous Mile and set a new world record of 4:03.6 in doing it. But hardly anyone noticed, for behind him Wes Santee and Fred Dwyer were wrestling each other down the stretch