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July 02, 1956 | Volume 5, Issue 1

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Bobby Morrow Cover - Sports Illustrated July 02, 1956

July 02, 1956
ROUGHEST RACE TO BERMUDA

July 02, 1956

July 02, 1956
•Jolly Roger at Half Mast Pittsburgh Pirate Manager Bobby Bragan, philosophizing on his team's eight-game losing streak, during which they dropped from first to fifth place in the National League:...

July 02, 1956

July 02, 1956
Althea Gibson was born August 25, 1927 in the tiny town of Silver, S.C. (pop. 50). A big and active baby (8 pounds plus), she grew into a gangling girl in New York's teeming Harlem district, where...

July 02, 1956 | William F. Talbert
One of the incongruities of world tennis is that while the dashing Aussies—under the relentless direction and inspiration of Harry Hopman—have dominated Davis Cup competition in recent years, they...

July 02, 1956 | William F. Talbert
As Wimbledon opened this week, Billy Hill—biggest of London's legal bookmakers—quoted these odds on the men's and women's singles:

July 02, 1956 | Dorothy Stull

July 02, 1956 | Dorothy Stull
1. Join in family sports and generally encourage fitness in your children.

July 02, 1956
RECORD BREAKERS

July 02, 1956
Gordon Pirie, a 26-year-old British paint salesman in Norway on holiday, found time to outrun Russia's Vladimir Kuts in world record 13:36.8 for 5,000 meters at Bergen, equaled 7:55.6 mark for...

July 02, 1956
Making like a fighter, Chicago's Dave Philley commits the unpardonable sin (left) of leading with his right as he sets out after New York's Bob Grim, who artfully dodges haymaker (right), which...

July 02, 1956
AUTO RACING

July 02, 1956
FRIDAY, JUNE 29

July 02, 1956 | Reginald Wells
They can't be wrong—and they aren't—about the beauties of the American wilderness. Here are some tips on the nation's campsites and what to know to enjoy them

July 02, 1956 | Reginald Wells
For some among the younger set of the nation's 50 million outdoor enthusiasts, these days are very special, for summer means a trip to camp for them. It is the time of shining faces and hopeful...

July 02, 1956 | Reginald Wells
Latest Ozark tent of boatsail drill is ropeless and sells for $89.50 with carrying case. Made by Porta, Canton, Mass.

July 02, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
CARY MIDDLECOFFMemphisWinner of the 1956 OpenOn a golf course like this one [Oak Hill in Rochester] the rule is okay, but I don't like it on courses where they have too many out-of-bounds, say...

July 02, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
How do you feel about dogs? (Asked of postmen.)

July 02, 1956
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July 02, 1956 | Dorothy Stull
Fishhooks. It sounds brutal, but the thing to do if you get a fishhook caught in your flesh is to push the barbed end through your skin and cut off the barb. Then pull the debarbed hook out the...

July 02, 1956 | Dorothy Stull
MOSQUITOHORNETWASPTICKHONEY BEECORAL SNAKEWATER MACCASINCOPPERHEADRATTLESNAKEFLY AMANITAFETID RUSSULADESTROYING ANGELJACK-O'-LANTERNEMETIC RUSSULAGREEN SPOREDDEADLY AMANITAPOISON OAK...

July 02, 1956 | Albert Rosenfeld

July 02, 1956 | Dick Young
In the cubicle adjoining the manager's office at Ebbets Field there is room only for three lockers, the stools in front of them, a small couch and considerable cogitation. The three lockers belong...

July 02, 1956 | Dick Young
Will Harridge, the pleasant, gray-haired baseball fan who earns his living as president of the American League, struck a blow for fun and color the other day when he turned down Baltimore Manager...

July 02, 1956
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July 02, 1956 | Ezra Bowen

July 02, 1956 | Harry Phillips
It has long been a common practice for newspapers to do what they can for readers sizzling in summer heat by printing a picture of polar bears splashing in their pool at the local zoo. Next week,...

July 02, 1956
For thousands of spectators it was a colorful sporting weekend. For Carroll Shelby, the lean Texan who affects bibbed overalls, it was a victorious weekend. But for Millionnaire Sportsman Briggs...

July 02, 1956
5—drawings by Ajay7—George Silk-Life16, 18—drawings by Ajay19, 20—European22—U.P.23—John Mussina27—European, Richard Meek, U.P., A.P., I.N.P.28—Bill Young-San Francisco Chronicle, I.N.P., A.P.,...

July 02, 1956
CLASSES F & G PRODUCTION: 1, C. A. Haas, Porsche 1300, 66.3 mph; 2, R. Ballenger, Porsche 1300; 3, P. Bunn, Porsche 1300. Class G—l, W. Wuesthoff, Alfa Romeo Giulietta; 2, S. Lange, Alfa Romeo...

July 02, 1956 | Sam Snead
Being tense ruins more golf shots for more players than any other thing. When a golfer is all tightened up he doesn't have a chance of swinging correctly at the ball. These unrelaxed golfers...

July 02, 1956 | Whitney Tower
So Enormous is the scope of American racing that most of us probably tend to forget about the horses and race tracks which are not habitués of the headlines. Rolling along with the tide of public...

July 02, 1956 | Gordon Cobbledick
A question: Is Cleveland disinterested in the 1959 Pan-American Games or is it simply another case of

July 02, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
In trout streams the May fly's life is short but can be fun, no mercy without a stamp in Louisiana, and in Oregon two lads bottle toward degrees

July 02, 1956
A new-born antelope kid freezes as Rod Canutt and Jim Yoakum approach it on Drake Flat near Plush, Ore., and Canutt calms the youngster before taking it to their cabin. Both men are graduate...

July 02, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
Among last week's notable catches: by Pablo Libero of Honolulu, a 796-pound BLUE MARLIN, the second such fish recognized from Pacific waters and just confirmed by IGFA as a new world record; a...

July 02, 1956 | Martin Kane
The rev. Willie M. Calhoun, pastor of the West Oakland Baptist Church, Atlanta, sat at Madison Square Garden ringside a few nights ago and for the first time saw his son, Herman, fight. In the...

July 02, 1956
Bobby Joe Morrow (see cover) is a 20-year-old farm boy from south Texas who would rather drive a chugging tractor across a cotton field than roar down the highways in a high-powered car. Yet in...

July 02, 1956 | Roy Terrell

July 02, 1956 | John Durant
George Washington, an enthusiastic fox hunter, was the first of a long line of sports-loving U.S. Presidents

July 02, 1956
Sirs:A suggestion:

July 02, 1956
JANE FERRIS AULLAs athletic instructor at the Los Angeles A.C., a family club, this pretty blonde swimming specialist has also proved to be outstandingly successful at conducting calisthenics...

July 02, 1956
A muscle pulled two weeks ago could prevent Dave Sime, one of the most sensational dashmen of our era, from ever getting to compete in the Olympics in November.

July 02, 1956
1. ADDUCTOR LONGUS2. ADDUCTOR BREVIS3. ADDUCTOR MAGNUS4. SARTORIUS5. VASTUS MEDIALIS6. RECTUS FEMORIS7. VASTUS LATERALIS8. PUBIC BONE9. FEMUR