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July 04, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 1

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Kippax Fearnought Cover - Sports Illustrated July 04, 1955

July 04, 1955
Weight men, runners and jumpers—the cream of the crop—put on 1955's greatest track and field carnival in Colorado

July 04, 1955 | Mary Snow
Blonde Gayle Dierks has never been able to compete in interscholastic track and field meets in her home state of Colorado because Colorado, like 47 other states, severely discourages such female...

July 04, 1955 | Paul O'Neil
Ever since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics unveiled its new state-suckled track and field team in Europe last spring, armies of sport fans have assumed that the "Russian Juggernaut" is...

July 04, 1955 | Dick Young

July 04, 1955 | Dick Young
The spitball was declared illegal in 1920 when a joint rules committee of the major leagues voted to bar pitchers from using "foreign substances" on the ball. The era of the hitters was being...

July 04, 1955 | Dick Young
How did Elwin Charles Roe get his picturesque nickname? Here is the answer as Roe tells it in his own words: "One day when I was three years old my Uncle Bathis (my daddy's only brother) asked me...

July 04, 1955 | Harry Phillips
Photographer Jerry Cooke took the portrait of Ch. Kippax Fearnought which is on our cover this week the morning after the great bulldog had won the best-in-show at the Westminster Kennel Club's...

July 04, 1955
SUMMER CALLS EAST & WEST

July 04, 1955 | Reginald Wells

July 04, 1955 | Reginald Wells
The perfect bulldog is of medium size, weighs between 40 and 50 pounds, and has an appearance suggesting great stability, vigor and strength. Its disposition should be equable and kind, but...

July 04, 1955 | Lydia Edes

July 04, 1955
, soft-striding Pitt speedster, rushed into early lead, outran country's top half-milers in 1:47.6 for new AAU record, became third runner to better 880-yard world mark this year in National AAU...

July 04, 1955 | Paul R. Walker
No minuscule detail of gun or ammunition can be overlooked by the rifleman out to set a new bench-rest record in accuracy

July 04, 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;...

July 04, 1955 | Budd Schulberg
It looks as if life is going to begin at 40 for Archie Moore. The "records" to the contrary, he's at least 39 now, and a 39-year-old fist fighter is something like a 60-year-old ballerina. Sure,...

July 04, 1955
On the eve of the Archie Moore-Bobo Olson affaire d'armes Mr. Blaise D'Antoni, wealthy figure in New Orleans' colorful boxing society (SI, June 27), made his debut as host to sports-loving New...

July 04, 1955 | Roy Terrell
Nearly every pennant-winning baseball team has one player who may be singled out as "the difference" between finishing first and second. In the case of the post-World War II Yankees, it was Joe...

July 04, 1955 | John Bentley
The last time I visited the little Dutch resort town of Zandvoort its scrubby dunes were a maze of concrete pillboxes, a tangle of barbed wire left by the departing Wehrmacht. But that was 10...

July 04, 1955 | Homer Herpel
When you are playing a chip shot from off the edge of the green, I think it is a sensible practice to visualize this kind of stroke as a close cousin to the putting stroke.

July 04, 1955 | Jack O'Brian
Journal American

July 04, 1955 | Whitney Tower
With a widespread consciousness among racing people that today's tracks must be improved to meet the exacting demands of horsemen and fans alike and that tomorrow's tracks must be "super" in every...

July 04, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
ROBERT SHERWOOD, New YorkAuthor and playwright"The Dodgers will be on top July 4 and will win the pennant. The Yankees may be on top but won't win. I've been a rabid Yankee fan since childhood...

July 04, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
Can polo be popularized? (Asked at Palm Beach and the Dominican Republic.)

July 04, 1955 | Robert H. Boyle

July 04, 1955 | Robert H. Boyle
On the following pages Artist Joe Kaufman presents a gallery of Founding Fathers, each one indulging in a favorite sport. See if you can identify man and sport, then check the key which appears on...

July 04, 1955 | Robert H. Boyle
1 Mad Anthony Wayne, billiard player.2 Patrick Henry, fisherman.3 George Washington, fox hunter.4 Benjamin Franklin, swimmer.5 The Marquis de Lafayette, fencer.6 Ethan Allen, deer hunter.7...

July 04, 1955
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July 04, 1955
10, 12—drawings by Ajay18—George Harris-Black Star19—Mark Kauffman20, 21—George Harris-Black Star22, 23—AP, Carroll Van Ark24—top, Mike Freeman-Miami Daily News; bottom, International, Bert Morgan...

July 04, 1955
SIRS:JOHN BENTLEY'S ACCOUNT OF LE MANS (SI, June 20) WAS SUPERIOR REPORTAGEKEN PURDYWILTON, CONN.

July 04, 1955
PAUL O'SHEAA 28-year-old New Yorker, Paul O'Shea, has always tinkered with cars and built the first one he ever drove by compounding a makeshift motor out of an old washing machine. He took up...

July 04, 1955

July 04, 1955
The Giants ended their worst Western trip since 1953 with a double-header drubbing in St. Louis, and Willie Mays still slumped. The Durocher lip buttoned on rumors this would be his last season...