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June 20, 1955 | Volume 2, Issue 25

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Ed Furgol Cover - Sports Illustrated June 20, 1955

June 20, 1955
Each year the third week in June produces both America's oldest rowing classic and the battle for national crew honors

June 20, 1955 | Lee Griggs
In rowing's big week, Penn and Cornell are favorites in the transplanted Poughkeepsie Regatta at Syracuse; one day earlier Yale meets Harvard in the 90th renewal of their four-mile rowing classic...

June 20, 1955 | Martin Kane

June 20, 1955 | Martin Kane
SIDNEY J. WEINBERGPartner with Goldman, Sachs and Company, investment bankers, Weinberg is a former governor of the New York Stock Exchange and a director of such companies as Cluett, Peabody...

June 20, 1955 | Martin Kane
Some have estimated the wealth of James Dougan Norris at a quarter of a billion dollars. That is a good $50 million more than the presumptive value of the fabulous estate left only three years ago...

June 20, 1955 | Budd Schulberg
In a bloody and courageous battle a thwarted champion had his day

June 20, 1955 | Roger Bannister

June 20, 1955 | Roger Bannister
Roger Bannister, who last week was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II, has just finished his autobiography (from which this two-part series was excerpted)....

June 20, 1955 | Roger Bannister
"The decision to 'break away' results from a mixture of confidence and lack of it. The 'breaker' is confident to the extent that he suddenly decides the speed has become slower than he can himself...

June 20, 1955 | Roger Bannister
"My ideal athlete is first and foremost a human being who runs his sport and does not allow it to run him. He is not a race horse or a professional strong man. He drinks beer, he might smoke, and...

June 20, 1955 | Roger Bannister
"There is no established technique for running. It was thousands of years from the time when cavemen attempted to draw running movements, before the cinema camera accurately analyzed the relation...

June 20, 1955 | Roger Bannister
Failure and disappointment in the 1952 Olympics; reflections and a comeback; the first four-minute mile; Landy of Australia, and the Mile of the Century

June 20, 1955 | Robert Trent Jones
Golf's foremost architect tells how he landscaped a tough but outdated course into a battleground worthy of the champions of today and their modern weapons

June 20, 1955 | Robert Trent Jones
EVENT—The 55th United States Open Golf Championship

June 20, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
The winner of the 55th National Open Championship this weekend could very possibly be Ben Hogan. It is almost a simple matter of presence. Over the past eight years, regardless of how muddy other...

June 20, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
Willie Anderson, a tight-lipped Scotish emigré, was the first player to dominate the Open. Anderson won the title in 1901-'03-'04-'05. along with Jones and Hogan, he stands as the only four-time...

June 20, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
Bobby Jones captured his first Open in 1923 and thereafter, with the exception of 1927 when he tied for 11th, never finished lower than second. Bobby twice (1925, 1928) lost after a play-off,...

June 20, 1955
Of the 15 sartorially vivid golfers shown in color on the following four pages, all but Peter Thomson, an Australian who chose not to enter, will be serious contenders for the U.S. Open title in...

June 20, 1955 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool

June 20, 1955 | Ed Furgol
One very important part of the swing that is often overlooked by players who are striving to become better golfers is correct footwork. There is a temptation in golf, as in nearly every sport, to...

June 20, 1955

June 20, 1955 | John Bentley
Along the shallow "W" formed by the road between the tricky White House turn and the pits of the sunlit Le Mans race course, four dots detached themselves from the landscape and breasted the...

June 20, 1955 | John Bentley
Tragic crash scene of this year's Le Mans race can be spotted on this picture from last week's color spectacle (SI, June 13). Explosion star indicates point near starting line where Driver...

June 20, 1955 | Stanley Karnow
It was an ideal day for a race, comfortably warm with fluffy clouds floating across the blue French sky. A crowd of 300,000 filled the long straightaway grandstands on either side of the narrow...

June 20, 1955
Their two brilliant victories behind them, Swaps and Nashua emerged this week as the two most talked-about horses since Native Dancer and Tom Fool. A match race between the two champions became a...

June 20, 1955 | Whitney Tower
Nashua's victory in the mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes accounted for neither world nor track record time. But William Woodward's powerful colt simply couldn't let this 87th Belmont Day slip by...

June 20, 1955 | James Murray
For the 51,120 fans who crammed Hollywood Park to its lush confines, the seventh race last Saturday was an eye-popping exhibition. There were six horses entered, but the eyes—and the money—of the...

June 20, 1955 | Reginald Wells
It flashes still the country over, despite television, Davy Crockett and Outer Space as kids knuckle down for marbles

June 20, 1955 | James Shepley
Miniature tarpon are born hell raisers. Hook one and he's up in the air, under the boat, jumping in the bushes—fishing's great show-off

June 20, 1955 | William F. Talbert
The conservative British Call them merely "The Championships," as if they were in an all-inclusive class by themselves, and actually they are. More informally, they are known as the Wimbledon...

June 20, 1955 | Harry Phillips
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED each week brings the news of the important events of sport as seen through the eyes of trained observers and written in the words of skilled reporters. In this issue, for...

June 20, 1955 | William H. White
Before stepping into the ring next Wednesday night to fight a rugged Bobo Olson, the world's light heavyweight champion must first win a battle to knock off nearly 22 pounds of fat

June 20, 1955 | William Lowe
At a low point in Yale rowing, a future statesman helped to coach the Elis to victory over Harvard

June 20, 1955
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June 20, 1955
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June 20, 1955
Sirs:Billy Talbert's recent comments on Jack Kramer's suggestion of open tennis tournaments (SI, June 6) contained the statement: "Jack's open tournament would be no more than a glorified touring...

June 20, 1955
JAMES I. EASTAt 86, Jim East has doubtless made more holes in one (133) than any other golfer. Most (118) have been scored on a "pitch and putt" course, Presidio Hills in San Diego where Jim...

June 20, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
SHELDON TANNEN, New YorkRestaurateur"Pro wrestling is a hippodrome, with the grunts and groans of the wrestlers and the shrieks of the spectators to give it stark reality. It's a great show that...

June 20, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
Race tracks in France are experimenting with women jockeys. Would you bet on a girl jockey?

June 20, 1955

June 20, 1955
Swaps and Nashua made it dramatically clear that their two-horse match race (planned for Chicago next August and reported last week in SI) would be one of the most exciting in turf history—Nashua...