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April 16, 1956 | Volume 4, Issue 16

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Barbara Romack Cover - Sports Illustrated April 16, 1956

April 16, 1956 | Harry Phillips
Miss Barbara Romack, on our cover this week, brings pleasantly to mind the growing role women play in the world of sport. Once man's last preserve, sport is now nearly as coeducational as the...

April 16, 1956 | Shelley Mayfield
Many average golfers I have watched defeat their purpose at the very beginning of the stroke: they address the ball with their shoulders level, the right raised as high as the left. If you think...

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April 16, 1956
Still puffing from the exertions of his fourth sub-four-minute mile (3:58.6), Australian John Landy startled an admiring Melbourne crowd with a statement that he thought his best Olympic distance...

April 16, 1956
Raw rookies, stars in their prime, veterans heavy with wisdom—all start fresh with a new season

April 16, 1956 | Horace Sutton
Here are the plans and details of the colossal new sports center now being built in Russia's capital. It may be the site of the 1964 games

April 16, 1956 | Horace Sutton
In Alexander Leydenfrost's drawing, based on official Soviet drawings and photographs, the view is across the main area of the new sports center toward Moscow. Across the river, linked to the area...

April 16, 1956 | Horace Sutton
Handball court stadium also provides for many other sports. Arena measures 264 by 132 feet, with provisions for 200-by-99-foot artificial rink and special entrance for automobiles directly into...

April 16, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind

April 16, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind
Virtually born with a spoon (of the golfing variety) in his hand, Venturi has been playing serious golf since 9. Father and mother are both golfing buffs, and recently his father left business to...

April 16, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind
Like Venturi, John Joseph Burke Jr. (Jackie to the public, Jack to his friends) has been a golfer since age of 7. When only 12 he shot a 69, first qualified for U.S. Open at 16, turned pro at 19....

April 16, 1956 | Whitney Tower
In all of America there are few localities that can match the Bluegrass country of Kentucky for springtime beauty and splendor. Across the rolling sweep of the hills of this rich and magnificent...

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RECORD BREAKERS

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Bill Nieder, big University of Kansas strongboy hailed as "new Parry O'Brien," gave strength to supporters' claims, tossed shotput 59 feet 9 inches at Texas Relays, breaking O'Brien's outdoor...

April 16, 1956
Play-ball time stirs youngest baseball generation as Little Leaguers rush the new season at Kings Point, N.Y.

April 16, 1956 | Gerald Holland

April 16, 1956 | Gerald Holland
P. T. Chinn did for the horse business in Kentucky what P. T. Barnum did for the circus. It's a moot question as to which came first, the traditional Kentucky colonel caricature or the Colonel...

April 16, 1956 | Gerald Holland
For real racing, the thing to do is to run down to Keeneland. It lasts only 10 days and you will see why, because racing has a social side in Lexington, and 10 days are about all a man of middle...

April 16, 1956 | Gerald Holland
Colonel Chinn owned and raced some important horses of his own: Sarazen, High Time, Black Maria, Silver Fox II, Bracadale, Calaris, In Memoriam, Time Exposure, among others. During his heyday, in...

April 16, 1956 | Martin Kane
Floyd Patterson, our most promising heavyweight, is still waiting for his big fight. The big question is: WHO'S FIGHTIN' WHO?

April 16, 1956 | William F. Talbert
Champions can be made as quickly as they can fade, says the reappointed U.S. Davis Cup captain in an informal TENNIS TALK

April 16, 1956 | Dr. William J. Long
Were you told in childhood, as I was told by my elders, that if you came too near a porcupine he might shoot quills at you? And did you wonder, as warily you walked around a porcupine at...

April 16, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver

April 16, 1956 | Victor Kalman
Father, mother, sister, brother are competing in all varieties of leagues from tots to colleges

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[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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[TV]TV [COLOR TV]COLOR TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHERE NOTED

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Cover-Fred Lyon-Rapho-Guillumette3—Martin Iger, Hy Peskin4—bottom, Hy Peskin, United Press6—Alfred Eisenstaedt, United Press (2), Associated Press7—Fabian Baorach, Les F. Ordeman-Oregon...

April 16, 1956
Sirs:The article on Babe McCoy of the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium (SI, April 2) was appreciated. This fat oaf has been getting away with murder in southern California for many years. He has...

April 16, 1956
DANIEL E. POMEROYDaniel E. Pomeroy of Sea Island, Ga. is a fine example of a businessman who has made notable contributions to sport. Shown receiving a buss on the cheek from Golfer Betty Dodd...

April 16, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
THE DUCHESS OF WINDSORParis and New YorkNot a thing. The Duke has never played a better game. He divides his leisure time between golf and gardening and is entirely relaxed when playing. David is...

April 16, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
Who will win in your league next year? (Asked of wives of major league managers.)