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May 23, 1955 | Volume 2, Issue 21

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Zale Parry Cover - Sports Illustrated May 23, 1955

May 23, 1955 | Harry Phillips
The late Wilbur Shaw, who won the Indianapolis "500" three times and was president of the Speedway when he died, said: "When the starting flag goes down, you become an integral part of a tornado,...

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May 23, 1955
A $75 million sports center with a 100,000-seat stadium is going up in Moscow as bait for the 1960 or 1964 Olympics—perhaps the most peace-loving news to come out of Moscow all week.

May 23, 1955
Fiercely partisan Britons crowd the Thames as Oxford and Cambridge meet for their great traditional race

May 23, 1955
Most Britons who so cheerfully put up a few bob on the outcome of the boat race were not prepared to back a native son seeking the world's heavyweight title at San Francisco, even at 6-1 odds....

May 23, 1955 | Andre Laguerre
It's Cup Final day (soccer) at London's great stadium, with the Queen and the Duke among the 100,000 singing hymns and cheering as a 'lucky' Newcastle United team upsets favored Manchester City 3-1

May 23, 1955 | Andre Laguerre
Two of the top English soccer teams, Sunderland and Huddersfield, and a crack German eleven from Nuremberg are currently touring the U.S. and playing local and all-star teams in New York,...

May 23, 1955
RITES OF SPRING: BASEBALL STYLE

May 23, 1955 | Robert Shaplen

May 23, 1955 | Robert Shaplen
"AT THE GASHOUSE"In St. Louis Durocher found a new friend, Branch Rickey, and some kindred spirits among members of the Gashouse Gang.

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May 23, 1955 | Sparse Grey Hackle

May 23, 1955 | Compiled by ED ZERN
SO—season opened (or opens); SC—season closed (or closes); C—clear water; D—water dirty or roily; M—water muddy.N—water at normal height; SH—slightly high; H—high; VH—very high; L—low; R—rising;...

May 23, 1955
10—drawings by Roy Doty14-16—drawings by Ajay21—Odhams Press Ltd.22—Combine23, 24—Fox Photos-London25—Reuterphoto-European, Fox Photos-London, Kemsley26, 27—top, I.N.P.; bottom, U.P., A.P., I.N.P,...

May 23, 1955 | Robert Creamer
In Yankee stadium where the New York Yankees were about to play the second and final game of a brief but possibly significant early season series with the Cleveland Indians, a well-dressed man in...

May 23, 1955
Seven years ago this week Mel Patton became the undisputed World's Fastest Human when he won a special 100-yard race in the West Coast Relays at Fresno, Calif. in 9.3 seconds, one tenth of a...

May 23, 1955 | Paul Richards
PART II: THE BUNT AND SQUEEZE

May 23, 1955 | Paul Richards
In next week's analysis of baseball strategy, Paul Richards discusses one of the game's most effective and controversial moves.

May 23, 1955 | John Bentley
Into the bustling, rain-soaked railroad junction town of Cumberland, Md. (pop. 37,000) there descended last weekend an automotive avalanche unparalleled in the postwar history of American sports...

May 23, 1955 | Herman Hickman
A great champion of a great sport—eating, that is—hurls defiance at Emily Post

May 23, 1955
New golf fashions for women are both practical and feminine; dresses and culottes seesaw between above-and-below knee, meet all regulations

May 23, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
DR. BLAKE R. VANLEER, AtlantaPresidentGeorgia Tech"That wasn't so when I was a student at Purdue. It wasn't true when I served on the faculties of the Universities of California, Florida and North...

May 23, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
"What frightens you most?" (Asked of adventurers and explorers.)

May 23, 1955 | Gene Littler
All golfers who want to improve their game are faced with a difficult problem: since it is impossible to work on all the phases of a swing, what are the key phases to concentrate on?

May 23, 1955
Among the greatest of modern man's examples of the ancient and honorable sport of horse racing are three great turf classics of Europe—the Derby, St. Leger and Grand Prix. The tradition behind...

May 23, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

May 23, 1955
Sirs: Yesterday when I was having my Porsche worked over at Ecurie Von Neumann, the talk was of the Mille Miglia. It was lamented that only the big car results were known and the standings of the...

May 23, 1955
Rosalia (Zale) Parry, one of the world's foremost women skin divers, might never have donned breathing apparatus had she not fallen in love. At 22, good-looking Zale holds the world skin-diving...