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June 11, 1956 | Volume 4, Issue 24

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Sam Snead Cover - Sports Illustrated June 11, 1956

June 11, 1956 | James Murray

June 11, 1956 | Robert Ajemian
Racers in frail kayaks test their nerve against the challenge of the Arkansas

June 11, 1956

June 11, 1956
•Solar FireThe Greek sun, shining down on the ancient plains of Olympia, was caught and concentrated by a burning glass to light the torch which will signalize the opening of the Equestrian...

June 11, 1956
THE CLUB GETS TWO NEW MEMBERS

June 11, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind

June 11, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind
One of the country's most spirited homes of golf, the Oak Hill Country Club was host to the 1949 U.S. Amateur Championship. Finding the week of tournament play a thoroughly pleasant experience,...

June 11, 1956
THE YEAR OF THE SLUGGERThe shades of Ruth are rising fast, and here is the story behind the season's booming bats and a look at that golden hitter, Mickey Mantle

June 11, 1956 | Alfred Wright

June 11, 1956
RECORD BREAKERS

June 11, 1956
Cricketer Len Hutton, Pudsey's "Our Len" and first professional to captain England before he retired last January because of ill health, got just reward for 21-year career as outstanding batsman:...

June 11, 1956
Hunched-Over cyclists get vocal encouragement from enthusiastic clerics along the way as they pedal between Campobasso and Salerno in the 152-kilometer Giro D'Italia won by Miguel Poblet (shown in...

June 11, 1956
AUTO RACINGCarroll Shelby, Dallas, 100-m. sports car race, with 84.1 mph avg. speed, in Ferrari Monza, Ft. Worth.

June 11, 1956
[TV]TV [COLOR TV]COLOR TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES E.D.T. EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE NOTED.

June 11, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
COMMANDER JOHN S. MERRIMANU.S. Coast Guard Academy; President New England ACThe national debt. We are a government institution. The national debt is so enormous that we don't get enough money for...

June 11, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
Do women have qualities that make them the equal of men in big-game fishing?

June 11, 1956 | William F. Talbert
Stars that are and stars-to-be confidently defend U.S. prospects of maintaining our ladies first

June 11, 1956 | Whitney Tower
A pound of lead is worth a neck and can turn victory into defeat. So horsemen will always keep crying to Mr. Handicapper

June 11, 1956 | Whitney Tower
Assuming that the best horses in America could be assembled for a 1¼-mile race over a dirt track, the weights might be assigned as follows: Swaps 130, Nashua 129, Social Outcast 123, Bobby Brocato...

June 11, 1956 | Robert Creamer
Baseball is mainly about bats, balls and base hits but another old and honorable facet of the game is the rhubarb

June 11, 1956 | Robert Creamer
Here is a new baseball feature. Each week HIGHLIGHT will bring you to the middle of the diamond for a quick, probing look at the week's most significant baseball news, whether it be a sudden...

June 11, 1956 | Robert Creamer
The word "rhubarb," meaning in baseball a fight or argument, is of recent origin. In 1938 a Brooklyn Dodger fan shot and killed a New York Giant fan in a barroom argument over baseball. A...

June 11, 1956
[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

June 11, 1956 | Charles McKenna
It's a rare day when you'll see an average golfer practicing approach shots, chip shots or trap shots. And that is one of the many reasons why his game doesn't improve. If he does deign to...

June 11, 1956 | John O'Reilly
Clear bugles on the Mississippi as Crip and Josephine proudly herald numbers 30 & 31

June 11, 1956 | John O'Reilly
At dawn Sunday the younger and smaller of the two whooping crane chicks was missing. Ten zoo employees slashed the undergrowth with scythes and crawled through the grass in a vain search. George...

June 11, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern
Based on regular weekly dispatches from SI bureaus and special correspondents in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and overseas; and on reports from fish and game commissions of the 48 states Alaska

June 11, 1956 | Budd Schulberg
SI's columnist emeritus reviews the movie made from his book and decides that 'The Harder They Fall' fell prey to Hollywood hokum

June 11, 1956 | Alice Higgins

June 11, 1956
3—bottom, Hy Peskin, Richard Meek8—drawings by Ajay14—Morris Photo Shop15-18—Margaret Durrance from Rapho-Guillumette20, 22—drawings by Ajay23—A.P.24, 25—Joe Scherschel-LIFE32—William...

June 11, 1956
Sirs:With its story on the admission of Texas Tech to the Southwest Conference (E & D, May 28), SI stamps itself as a sectional magazine, catering to the effete East and the middle-class...

June 11, 1956 | Harry Phillips
One of the traditional attractions of baseball is the way statistics can tell the story, and one of the attractive traditions of fishing is the temptation to tell the story without them.

June 11, 1956
BONTHRON & BONTHRONAnother Bonthron runs for Princeton these days. Sophomore Jimmy, 19, has won his two-mile specialty against Columbia, placed in other meets. Father Bill (Princeton, '34),...