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October 17, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 16

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated October 17, 1955

October 17, 1955
Johnny comes marching home, Air Force tradition takes off, Horse of a button-down collar, Death in the dusk, Subway alumni in Crystal Ballroom, Thumbs down on Greasy Thumb

October 17, 1955
Tony Trabert has made up his mind to turn pro (see page 30). Strong probability: Aussie whiz kids Lew Hoad and Ken Rose-wall will announce similar decisions soon.

October 17, 1955
The blazered bandsmen of Old Nassau symbolize 80-odd years of tradition on a field where football is more than a game

October 17, 1955 | A. Whitney Griswold

October 17, 1955 | James Murray

October 17, 1955
Having lost to the Cadets in all five of their previous games, Michigan took drastic revenge 26-2, moving a step closer to the Rose Bowl and knocking unbeaten Army out of First Ten. Halfback Terry...

October 17, 1955
GOLF'S THEIR GAME

October 17, 1955 | William F. Talbert
The world's best amateur has turned pro and U. S. tennis is on the spot. Here our Davis Cup captain looks at the future and comments on some good prospects

October 17, 1955
When a Bangkok girl gives her boy friend this advice, she may be trying to build him up—not let him down

October 17, 1955 | Herman Hickman
Yale's former coach differs with Yale's president (see page 19) on the care and training of Ivy, but he concedes that there is still plenty of hot competition among his old friends in Yankeeland

October 17, 1955 | Herman Hickman
•Michigan State vs. Notre Dame. Surprising Spartans swamped Stanford after out-statisticking Michigan previous week. Toughest test to date for unscored-on Irish. Still, NOTRE DAME.

October 17, 1955 | Ed Furgol
When average golfers attend a major tournament, they are often struck by how long the top pros hit their shots and yet how easily they seem to swing at the ball. It takes effort to hit a golf...

October 17, 1955

October 17, 1955
EAST

October 17, 1955 | John Kobler
A lifetime spent at chess has brought to Sammy Reshevsky, once a boy wonder, pre-eminence in the purest intellectual contest of all

October 17, 1955 | Eric Bennett
As they have since the 12th century, picturesquely uniformed English sportsmen carry on one of the least-known but most ancient forms of hunting with hounds

October 17, 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;...

October 17, 1955
8—Walter Daran12, 13—drawings by Ajay19, 40—Fons Iannelli24, 25—Hans Knopf-Pix26, 27—top, Tom Burnside; bottom, Hans Knopf-Pix28—Robert Halmi29—Bob Lackenbach30—top, Max Peter Haas; bottom, Samuel...

October 17, 1955 | Robert Creamer
It was only last week the Dodgers finally beat the Yanks and won the Series. But in Brooklyn that grand day is already a part of history

October 17, 1955 | Robert Creamer
In the last half of the sixth inning of the seventh game, with the Dodgers leading 2-0, McDougald on first and Martin on second, no one out and Berra at bat with a count of one ball and no...

October 17, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
TEX McCRARY, Manhasset, N.Y.Radio and TV personality"No. Golf is like mountain climbing. You are playing against yourself. Unlike mountain climbing, I never knew a golfer who worked up a good...

October 17, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
Professional baseball took most of the interest from college baseball. Will professional football do the same to college football?

October 17, 1955
TV[TV] NETWORK RADIO[NETWORK RADIO]: ALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

October 17, 1955
Sirs:It's all over. The tumult and the shouting have died, the heroes are preening themselves in home-town celebrations and the little men who write the record books are sharpening their quills to...

October 17, 1955
BILL GOLDBECKBill Goldbeck, 57, celebrates this month his 25th anniversary as the professional at the Mount Kisco, N.Y. Country Club. Although never a Hogan when it came to tournaments, Bill's...

October 17, 1955 | Harry Phillips
Certainly one of the best things SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has brought to the enjoyment of sports is the number of new names it has added to the roster of fine sportswriters," reader Ralph Cautley write...