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February 20, 1956 | Volume 4, Issue 8

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February 20, 1956

February 20, 1956
U.S. Olympic officials, back from Cortina and looking ahead to the Summer Games at Melbourne next November, tend to agree that, regardless of skill, many American athletes at the Winter Games did...

February 20, 1956
Connie Mack was born six months before the battle of Gettysburg. He was managing a major league club before Babe Ruth was born and he was still managing one after Babe Ruth died. When death came...

February 20, 1956

February 20, 1956
Seattle's No. 1 booster and Washington football's leading sugar daddy appeared on TV and radio last Sunday night to describe himself to the city he loves. He also told of the Greater Washington...

February 20, 1956
OLYMPIC FASHION MEDALISTS

February 20, 1956 | John O'Reilly

February 20, 1956 | John O'Reilly
There is rare merit to David Goodnow's photographs of birds in the Everglades which appear on the following eight pages. Few sanctuaries in the world can boast of the beauty and variety of wild...

February 20, 1956 | Horace Sutton
How to find your favorite birds, how much it costs, how long it takes: the Audubon Society shows you with its EVERGLADES TOURS

February 20, 1956
Carin Cone, 15-year-old Ridgewood, N.J. backstroker, brightened U.S. Olympic hopes as she tied the 150-yard American backstroke record (1:48.2) set when she was a baby; at New Haven. Carin is...

February 20, 1956
Lunging Dave Sime gets foot across finish first but George Sydnor got win in NYAC dash.

February 20, 1956
RECORD BREAKERSNYAC meet at Madison Square Garden produced two new world's indoor records and one tie. Lieut. Parry O'Brien bettered his own mark by 3½ inches in 16-pound shotput with heave of 59...

February 20, 1956 | Whitney Tower
Horses east and west are readying for an exciting year. Here SI's expert reports from California on SWAPS & CO.

February 20, 1956 | Roy Terrell
News that a college all-star team would enter the Olympic basketball trials failed to slow the race for a place in THE TOURNAMENTS

February 20, 1956 | Roy Terrell
EAST

February 20, 1956 | Martin Kane
If all boxing needs is good fights, the IBC would do well to promote some instead of sponsoring such burlesques as the HURRICANE FOLLIES

February 20, 1956 | Palmer Maples
It's been my experience that it is not beneficial to point out all his faults to a golfer but to try to isolate a key error he is making. If we can correct that one, we usually correct at the same...

February 20, 1956 | John P. Marquand

February 20, 1956 | John P. Marquand
In this issue, for the first time, some of Happy Knoll's best-known characters appear, so to speak, in person. Artist Joe Kaufman, in close collaboration with John P. Marquand, their creator, has...

February 20, 1956
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

February 20, 1956 | Coles Phinizy
At the rate fishing records are now broken, in the L next year there should be around four dozen record-size fish pulled from the salt waters of the world. Many of these record fish will be...

February 20, 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...

February 20, 1956 | Sepp Ruschp/President, Mt. Mansfield Co., Inc.
If you like to ski fast, are in good condition and have reached an advanced level of technique, there is no reason why you should not try downhill racing. In fact, there is good reason why you...

February 20, 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.

February 20, 1956
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

February 20, 1956
2—A.P. (2), I.N.P., Mark Kauffman, Jaime Pato5—A.P. (2), Leonard McCombe, U.P., Bob East-Gilloon, A.P.8—drawings by James Caraway14-16—drawings by Ajay18—Forde Photographers19—Seattle...

February 20, 1956
Sirs: Your report on the Winter Games was excellent, wonderful reading in all three issues. Now is the time to face the questions raised by the results. Why, with a country full of sports-loving...

February 20, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
HARRY S. TRUMANFormer U.S. President"Officials say that the Olympics are full and complete. Adding new games may make them unwieldy. For every game added, a game should be dropped. Too bad...

February 20, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
Will subscription television hurt or help sports?

February 20, 1956
As befits a young and attractive Kentucky matron, Mrs. P. A. B. Widener III of Lexington is a fine horsewoman. But, although she lives more than 500 miles from the ocean, it is at deep-sea fishing...

February 20, 1956 | Harry Phillips
Since when is croquet a sport?" asks Mr. Mike Kenny of Detroit. "A couple of weeks ago it was bird watching. I'm almost afraid to buy the next issue."