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January 09, 1956 | Volume 4, Issue 2

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Bob Cousy Cover - Sports Illustrated January 09, 1956

January 09, 1956

January 09, 1956
Sportsman of the Year Johnny Podres, who had been turned down by Selective Service because of an ailing back, was reclassified 1-A after a new medical exam. Ready for his two-year hitch whenever...

January 09, 1956
Ancient Japan, with a snow-bunny population of some 8,500,000, counts skiing as its second most popular sport

January 09, 1956 | Ezra Bowen
A unique ski culture produces a slalom ace

January 09, 1956 | Harry Phillips
Christmas Came in many delightful ways to readers of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED this year, but it is doubtful if anywhere it brought more cheer than to the home of 12-year-old Kirk Williamson of...

January 09, 1956 | James Murray
Oklahoma, Georgia Tech and Mississippi won their bowl games but Michigan State's apple-eating Irishman won a war of nerves which led to an assistant coach's sin

January 09, 1956 | Jack Roberts
The so-called national football championship was getting to be a New Year's Day jinx until Oklahoma put an abrupt stop to such nonsense in the Orange Bowl last Monday. Only once since Texas...

January 09, 1956 | Lee Griggs
The traditional buildup of Sugar Bowl excitement began the day after Christmas with the arrival of the Pitt squad. Over all the folderol of greetings and parties loomed the figure of a...

January 09, 1956 | Tex Maule
Bumper to bumper they came, their headlights cutting through the prairie night and converging, like the spokes of a giant wheel, on Dallas. Thirty thousand were in town by Saturday, 45,000 by...

January 09, 1956
VISITORS FROM FAR AWAY

January 09, 1956 | Richard Gehman

January 09, 1956
Polo originated long ago in the royal courts of the Orient. As far back as the fifth century B.C. the kings of ancient Iran played it, and Persian art has recorded its old and honorable history...

January 09, 1956 | Compiled by Ed Zern
C—clear water; SH—slightly high; FG—fishing good; FF—fishing fair; FP—fishing poor; OG—outlook good; OF—outlook fair; OVG—outlook very good.

January 09, 1956 | H. Allen Smith
Humorist Smith, a lover of baseball records, collects some memorable performances you may have missed

January 09, 1956 | Roy Terrell

January 09, 1956
FOOTBALL

January 09, 1956
Willie Hartack, 23-year-old jockey who tops his profession in winning rides this year, cut short vacation when his Tropical Park leadership was threatened, returned to boot home five more winners...

January 09, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind

January 09, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind
BOB COUSY: PART IIThe coming of the modern game; its flaws and its delights; and Cousy's contribution to its rehabilitation

January 09, 1956
The American most responsible for the classic spectator look of American women at the world's resorts, Sydney Wragge, spends almost as much time on the golf courses and sailing the waters of the...

January 09, 1956
BASKETBALLNatl. Basketball Assn.

January 09, 1956
He shook hands with his friends and pulled a cigar from the starter's pocket and lost only his last race

January 09, 1956 | Friedl Pfeifer/Coach, U.S. Olympic Team
SKIS CHATTERING IN A TURN CAN LOSE YOU PRECIOUS SECONDS OR EVEN CONTROL. HERE IS SOME ADVICE, FOR NOVICES AND RACERS

January 09, 1956 | Compiled by Mort Lund
LS—depth of snow on lower slopes; US—depth of snow on upper slopes; TD—total snowfall during the week days; TW—total snowfall during the weekend; CD—crowd during the week; CW—crowd during the...

January 09, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
HAROLD SCHAFER, Bismarck, N. Dak.PresidentGold Seal Co."Good. They create lots of excitement and pleasure for millions of people. They furnish fans with coffee-cup conversation months before and...

January 09, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
Would you permit your husband or wife to take a pleasure cruise alone?

January 09, 1956
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

January 09, 1956
4—right, U.P.5—A.P. (2), Francis Miller-LIFE9—Waller Doran2, 12, 13—drawings by Ajay19—Dick Smith25—George Purvis28, 29—top, David Good-now; bottom, U.P.30—Tom Burnside34—Frank Lerner44, 45—Hy...

January 09, 1956
SIRS:I MADE MY NOMINEE FOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (BILLY JOE PATTON) KNOWN TO YOU LAST WEEK (19TH HOLE, Dec. 26). THUS WHEN I SAW JOHNNY PODRES ON YOUR COVER AS YOUR CHOICE I SAID "OH, NO!" THEN I...

January 09, 1956
News Commentator H. V. Kaltenborn and his wife Olga, photographed in the garden of their Manhattan home, have played tennis together all over the world since 1910. This winter the Kaltenborns have...

January 09, 1956 | Al Collins
On almost every golf course there are at least three or four holes where it is a distinct advantage to get the ball out a good, long distance from the tee. I am now 59 years old, and in recent...