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July 18, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 3

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Swaps Cover - Sports Illustrated July 18, 1955

July 18, 1955
The cream of the eastern class-racing fleet comes to Larchmont for eight straight days of competition

July 18, 1955 | James Poling
Every weekend of summer nearly half a million sailors turn out to race the handy one-design boats that have made big-time racing everybody's pastime

July 18, 1955 | David Mayer

July 18, 1955 | David Mayer
Where novice chess players—faced with a board like the one below—might exhaust another couple of dozen moves before a decision, Grandmasters can foresee inevitabilities far in advance. Here the...

July 18, 1955 | Harry Phillips
When Jim Murray filed the story in this issue which accompanies the four color pages on the Ellsworth Ranch—the childhood stamping ground of the distinguished Californian on SI's cover this...

July 18, 1955
THE SOVIET PEOPLE'S URGE TO PLAY MADE A GREAT IMPRESSION ON MAYER AND MCCOMBE. SOME OF THE SETTINGS MAY HAVE OLD-FASHIONED LOOK BUT THERE IS NOTHING BACKWARD IN THE THIRST FOR SPORTS AND RECREATION

July 18, 1955 | Hamilton H. Mann

July 18, 1955 | Hamilton H. Mann
The author prepared the family evening meals for years while daughter perfected swimming strokes. Now Shelley follows a top athlete's rigid diet of lean meats, green vegetables, few starches and...

July 18, 1955 | Hamilton H. Mann
The fee for this article has been paid to the Washington, D.C. AAU by the author, Hamilton Mann, to preserve his daughter's amateur standing.

July 18, 1955 | Bill Mauldin

July 18, 1955 | George Tichenor

July 18, 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 18, 1955

July 18, 1955 | Paul Richards
PART VI: BASE-RUNNING STRATEGY (CONT.)

July 18, 1955 | Robert Creamer
It is only right to give the devil his due, and while that may be too strong a term even for Dodger fans, it is wrong to wait any longer to allow them their proper and deserved gloat. The Giants...

July 18, 1955 | John Bentley
Now that the furor among press and public over the Le Mans disaster has subsided and officials have had time to consider sober action to prevent a recurrence of such fearful accidents, where does...

July 18, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
If you are an American golfer and you travel to Britain and in due course sit down behind a mild-and-bitter or a gin-and-French (or even a little White-and-Carr on the rocks) and talk things over...

July 18, 1955 | Gene Andersen
What the weekend golfer needs most is "weekend equipment." For all the good the standard complement of 14 clubs does the weekend golfer, at least five of these could be left in his locker. These...

July 18, 1955 | William F. Talbert
The impressive American victory at Wimbledon has left a lot of people feeling that right now Uncle Sam is safely up on top in the tennis world. It's easy to overlook the fact that most of the...

July 18, 1955
Thirty-two years ago this week, Bobby Jones started his career as an alltime great among golf champions by defeating Bobby Cruickshank in a memorable play-off for the United States Open title at...

July 18, 1955 | James Murray
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July 18, 1955
Rex Ellsworth's chief trainer describes for SI's James Murray a new, businesslike approach to racing that has made their stable the most sucessful on the Pacific Coast

July 18, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
FRANK C. BISHOP, Monterey, Calif.Owner, Laguna SecaRanch"What can be easier? Swaps, of course. That question has been settled. Swaps' superiority was clearly established in the Kentucky Derby. He...

July 18, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
Is Phil Wrigley right in refusing to install lights for night baseball at Wrigley Field?

July 18, 1955 | John Durant
Captain Matthew Webb, first conqueror of the English Channel, attempted to recoup his dwindling fortune by swimming the terrifying Whirlpool Rapids below Niagara Falls. He did not live to tell the...

July 18, 1955
[TV]TV[NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

July 18, 1955
2, 10, 11—drawings by Ajay17, 21—illustrations by Jack Kunz28—Mark Kauffman29-31—Robert Phillips36, 37—drawings by Tom Funk40—Hy Peskin45—James Coyne48—United Press57—Judd Gunderson-Los Angeles...

July 18, 1955
Sirs:As a charter subscriber to SI I have had many opportunities to compliment your fine writing staff but somehow I haven't written until now.

July 18, 1955
JOSÉ AGUEROThe 1955 collegiate tennis champion, José (Pepe) Aguero, 22, makes his home in Rio de Janeiro (he plays on Brazil's Davis Cup team) and attends college at Tulane. Pepe, who was taught...

July 18, 1955

July 18, 1955
Swaps, stretching his unbeaten string to eight—seven as a 3-year-old—and his earnings to $349,900 (Nashua has won $690,000) came within 4/5 second of the Hollywood Park track record for 1¼ miles...