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August 15, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 7

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August 15, 1955

August 15, 1955
Scott Frost repaid the confidence of the handicappers by trotting to victory in the Hambletonian with two consecutive near-record heats. Then his owner sent a rose from the winner's wreath to...

August 15, 1955
A sparkling crop of young women, many still in their teens, could play a vital role in our bid for Olympic supremacy

August 15, 1955 | Lee Griggs
A swimming GI took over reluctantly as head coach of the Walter Reed Swim Club, applied low-pressure psychology and high-pressure training to make national champions of his hard-working youngsters

August 15, 1955 | Harry Phillips
This Sunday night on Ed Sullivan's nationally televised Toast of the Town program some of the brightest figures in sport will gather in a salute to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED on its first anniversary....

August 15, 1955 | Paul O'Neil

August 15, 1955 | Paul O'Neil
Driver Lee Schoenith of Gale V, shown here before the race with Teammate Wild Bill Cantrell of Gale IV, was troubled by his boat's performance in trial runs. He also complained wryly that while he...

August 15, 1955
TROTTING'S CLASSICIn the Hambletonian, classic of the trotting year, the field pounds around the first turn at elm-circled Good Time Park in Goshen, N.Y. Here, in second heat, Leopold Hanover...

August 15, 1955 | Robert H. Boyle

August 15, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
"Physical education is as important as mental education. Provide physical education leadership emphasizing participation, not spectator sports. Return to amateur principles. Take educational...

August 15, 1955 | Gerald Holland

August 15, 1955 | Gerald Holland
Roger Bannister beats John Landy in thrilling 3:58.8 mile at Vancouver.

August 15, 1955 | Sidney L. James
It sometimes seems that sports is a performance especially designed for photography. Certainly the spectator rarely sees sports as vividly as the camera, and never in the same richness of detail....

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SPORTING LOOK IN ITS FIRST YEAR WENT FROM THE SLOPES OF ASPEN TO THE BEACHES OF CALIFORNIA, FROM THE TOP OF THE MATTERHORN TO THE TOE OF ITALY. IT FOUND THAT THE FASHIONS OF SPORT WERE AS MUCH A...

August 15, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
Douglas Michael Ford, the newly crowned PGA champion and winner of Tarn O'Shanter's All-American last Sunday, is certainly the fastest golfer in captivity today, and may well be the most rapid man...

August 15, 1955 | Gene Littler
Good putting, no different from the other shots in golf, is the result of the player's having a technically correct stroke and the confidence in that stroke to execute it without "second-guessing"...

August 15, 1955 | Herman Hickman
Gasping through a temperature that was nearly 100° in the shade—and there wasn't any shade—on the Northwestern practice field at Evanston last week was the latest batch of new blood for the pros....

August 15, 1955 | Jeremiah Tax
Out in the pleasantly rolling Orange County countryside, the prize crops of lettuce and celery—on which the area's black-dirt farmers depend for their livelihood—were shriveling under a...

August 15, 1955 | Robert Creamer
Things have never been hotter in the American League than they were last week, and the heat was playing tricks on everybody. What had started out to be a taut and exacting drama, replete with...

August 15, 1955
Forty-one years ago this week, in an opening Davis Cup match, Maurice McLoughlin (above), for the U.S., edged out Norman Brookes of Australia in one of tennis history's most memorable sets....

August 15, 1955 | William F. Talbert
At first a major concern, Trabert's injury now is just a minor part of the continuing Davis Cup nightmare

August 15, 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;...

August 15, 1955 | J. P. Marquand

August 15, 1955 | Thomas Dozier
Of the great Spanish matadors, only Juan Belmonte is alive today. He's a prosperous rancher now and still an amazingly skillful fighter of bulls

August 15, 1955 | Erwin A. Bauer
Admirers of the swashbuckling fighter are invading Manitoba's wilderness in their ever-widening search for the fish once scornfully called "snake"

August 15, 1955 | Sidney L. James/Managing Editor
AUGUST 12, 1955

August 15, 1955 | Dolly Connelly
In 1906, when most women were kitchenbound, these brave girls defied custom and Mt. Baker

August 15, 1955
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August 15, 1955
2—drawings by John Suzuki12-14—drawings by Ajay19—Hank Walker-LIFE20-23—Burt Glinn-Magnum26, 27—top, Ralph Morse-LIFE (2), Francis Miller-LIFE, Ralph Morse; bottom, I.N.P., Ralph Morse, Mark...

August 15, 1955
Sirs:SI's conversation with Mr. Williams (Aug. 1) was a memorable one. I suppose more has been written about this man than about the atom bomb, but this was the Ted Williams story. It is...

August 15, 1955
A 67-year-old great-grandmother, Mrs. Emma Gatewood of Gallipolis, Ohio, is determined to be the first woman to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, 2,050 miles of mountain footpath...