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August 29, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 9

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Tony Trabert Cover - Sports Illustrated August 29, 1955

August 29, 1955
The West Side Tennis Club of Forest Hills, N.Y. is America's answer to Wimbledon. Court history will unroll there this week

August 29, 1955 | William F. Talbert
So says the U.S. team captain in analyzing the players and their chances in the Davis Cup Challenge Round. But he concedes that both sides have problems, and that it will be a tense struggle

August 29, 1955 | William F. Talbert
Defending champion: United StatesChallengers: Starting field of 34 nations: 24 in European zone, 7 in American zone, 3 in Eastern zoneChallenge Round: Australia vs. U.S., West Side Tennis Club...

August 29, 1955 | Don Connery

August 29, 1955 | Don Connery
Time and Place: Chicago's Washington Park on Wednesday, August 31 at 5:17 p.m., CBS radio and TV air time 5:00 p.m., C.D.T.

August 29, 1955 | Harry Phillips
During the past 20 years the development of equipment like snug-fitting diving masks, rubber flippers and mechanical air lungs has made skin diving a flourishing sport and turned underwater...

August 29, 1955
IT'S ALL IN THE FAMILY

August 29, 1955 | Robert Gordon Menzies

August 29, 1955 | Whitney Tower

August 29, 1955 | Ezra Bowen
Split-second starts, delicate balance and a wizard's touch with an outboard motor have won two national hydroplane championships for young Don Baldaccini

August 29, 1955
A boyhood in Le Havre watching big ships and little fishing smacks in the great harbor probably sowed the seed that later blossomed in the late Raoul Dufy as a full-blown romance with boats. He...

August 29, 1955
She's small and she's pert, and in the family of class-boats she's coming right along. Her name is the Blue Jay and she's like a scaled-down Lightning. Light, fast and safe, the Jay has everything...

August 29, 1955
LENGTH OVERALL: 13 FT. G IN.; BEAM: 5 FT. 2 IN.; WEIGHT: 275 LBS.RACING COMPLEMENT: SKIPPER AND ONE OR TWO CREW MEMBERSCUSTOM BUILT: $695; SAILS: $75-$125; SPINNAKER RIG: $80

August 29, 1955 | Robert Creamer
Willie Mays declined to run after a ball last week and in so doing (or not doing) stirred up a nice little hornets' nest.

August 29, 1955

August 29, 1955 | John Bentley
Of the 20-odd makes of cars that competed in this year's Le Mans 24-hour hassle, only three were in the original spirit of this classic—that is, true production-type machines available to the...

August 29, 1955
Twenty years ago this week, incomparable Glenna Collett Vare won her sixth United States championship, a feat unparalleled before or since. On the 34th hole at Minneapolis' Interlachen Country...

August 29, 1955 | Julius Boros
Early in every golfer's lifelong tussle with the game he learns that there's a vast difference between 1) keeping your head down so that you have your eye on the ball at impact and 2) keeping your...

August 29, 1955 | Dick Cullum
A TALE OF TWO PROMISING LADS AND THEIR WANDERINGS IN THE WORLD OF PROSPECTING COACHES

August 29, 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 29, 1955 | Edmund Ware Smith

August 29, 1955 | Edmund Ware Smith
Writer Smith, who spends a long summer each year with his wife at the log-cabin camp he built himself on remote Shin Pond, Me. (accessible only by air), is a sensitive reporter on the wilderness...

August 29, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

August 29, 1955
10, 11—drawings by Ajay17—Wide World18—U.P., Richard Meek19—U.P., George Silk—LIFE21—Walter Daran22, 23—top, U.P., Bob Landry; bottom, Fred Kuehn Studios, A.P., Arthur Siegel, U.P.28—Brown...

August 29, 1955 | Reginald Wells
Product of the gentle South and famed for its "rocking chair" ride, the Tennessee Walking Horse is becoming one of the nation's favorite pleasure mounts, especially for amateur riders

August 29, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
HELEN JACOBS, New YorkU.S. and Wimbledon champion"Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling in the 1936 Wimbledon. Neither of us had won that title and we battled for three hours. The match meant so much to us...

August 29, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
Is sailing as glamorous as it was in the days of the America's Cup?

August 29, 1955 | Robert L. Slevin
The once great Ruth, eyes and bat failing in 1935, for a day showed fans he was still Sultan of Swat

August 29, 1955
Sirs:I read with interest Mr. Boyle's article (SI, Aug. 15) and the accompanying comments offered by various people in public life.

August 29, 1955
Dan Murphy, 21, shown instructing Mrs. C. L. Christiansen of Brooklyn on Lake George, N.Y., has made a profitable business of water skiing instruction in four short years. Now a senior at the...

August 29, 1955

August 29, 1955
Swaps's handy victory in the American Derby sent his match race odds in the Caliente future book down to 2 to 5 (i.e., a return of only $2 for every $5 wagered), placed Nashua at 9 to 5....