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July 23, 1956 | Volume 5, Issue 4

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Luther Lyons Cover - Sports Illustrated July 23, 1956

July 23, 1956
Set off against the skyscrapers of Chicago's famed downtown Loop district, 19 yachts from a field that annually averages more than 50 boats head out on the 333-mile race to Mackinac Island. The...

July 23, 1956

July 23, 1956
•Quotes of the Week California Governor Goodie Knight, after Southern Cal and California were penalized for overdiligent football practices: "This whole ivory-tower business raises the hackles on...

July 23, 1956
NEW KENTUCKY HOMEFresh from a storm-tossing outside New York and casual as any veteran traveler in from overseas, the $650,000 Irish stallion My Babu steps jauntily from his private plane to meet...

July 23, 1956 | Harry Phillips
It's a somewhat special woman's world which Betty Hicks describes in this issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED as she brings her own wide personal experience to bear on the subject of professional women...

July 23, 1956 | John P. Marquand

July 23, 1956 | Herbert Warren Wind
The fair sex has come so far on the fairway that today there are dozens of women pros and, of necessity, an annual National Women's Open championship

July 23, 1956 | Betty Hicks

July 23, 1956 | Betty Hicks
On the eve of the 11th National Women's Open championship, which will be held in Duluth, July 26-28, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED presents a color gallery on the following four pages of some of the stars...

July 23, 1956
Portuguese windjammer Sagres, square-rigged sails billowing from her tall masts, heads into the English Channel at Torquay on way to Lisbon at the start of 80-mile International Training Ship race...

July 23, 1956
RECORD BREAKERS

July 23, 1956
Major General Garrison (Gar) Davidson, onetime Army football star and, at 29, its youngest head coach (from 1933 to 1937), returned to old West Point stamping grounds, this time as Superintendent...

July 23, 1956
AUTO RACING

July 23, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
TED WILLIAMSBoston Red Sox OutfielderI think Babe Ruth's record is a sort of shrine to a great slugger who some say is the greatest player of all time. But don't get me wrong. I'm not against...

July 23, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
What is the appeal of the sports car and what is its future in American life? (postponed from this week.)

July 23, 1956
[TV]TV [COLOR TV]COLOR TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO:ALL TIMES E.D.T. EXCEPT WHERE NOTED.

July 23, 1956 | Gwilym Brown
Bob Richards took third in the decathlon, then got thoroughly confused, but nothing was as simple as

July 23, 1956 | Jeremiah Tax
The world's fastest pacer has won six times this year, but last week he was once again the unpredictable

July 23, 1956 | Alice Higgins
A favorite show horse is often tortured to make him look good, and the time has now come to end this

July 23, 1956 | Gilbert Rogin

July 23, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
Across the nation beaches are going commercial, in Maine a tradition is at last broken on a famous salmon pool, in Ontario a moose head wiggles its ears

July 23, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
On Friday the 13th of July another effort to raise a whooping crane in captivity failed. The second of two chicks died six weeks after it was hatched at New Orleans' Audubon Park Zoo. When the...

July 23, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
Among last week's notable catches: by Victor Peterson of Tacoma, Washington, a 64-pound CHINOOK SALMON on 15-pound-test line in Puget Sound near Anderson Island for the largest chinook from those...

July 23, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
When a swan sails too close to a Canadian goose family an altercation like the one above is certain to develop. The goose hustles her young toward safety, and the gander goes on heroic offensive....

July 23, 1956 | Edited by Ed Zern and Tom Lineaweaver
A specimen of New Hampshire's rare Lake Sunapee golden trout is touched up by Bernard Corson before being shipped to the august Smithsonian Institution as the first of its species to be so honored.

July 23, 1956 | Robert Frost
The All-Star Game is an All-American affair. Appropriately, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED invited America's greatest living poet to sit in the grandstand as guest columnist. Herewith, his impressions, which...

July 23, 1956 | Joan Flynn Dreyspool

July 23, 1956
It was probably inevitable. The golfer who just made a sartorial splash on the golf course in a pair of red plaid slacks would not be a man to give up his new freedom of plumage overnight. This...

July 23, 1956 | Bill Shields
Bobby Jones played our course 32 years ago, played it for 10 days. I've watched all the great golfers from Alec Smith to Dr. Middlecoff, but I learned more from watching Jones than any other...

July 23, 1956 | Robert Creamer
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July 23, 1956 | Robert Creamer
Most of the excitement of pennant chasing in 1956 has been supplied by the tense National League race. At the halfway point the Milwaukee Braves unscrambled the standings momentarily to gain the...

July 23, 1956 | Roger Bannister
It is sometimes overlooked that the penny post made fan mail possible. It is unlikely, for example, that Byron was greatly troubled by autograph hunters when he awoke to find himself famous on the...

July 23, 1956 | Ajay
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July 23, 1956
Sirs: I was distressed to read your description of the first "politathlon" (E & D, July 2), and I was the more disturbed when I saw that you had continued the subject the following week. The...

July 23, 1956
2—drawings by Roy Doty3—Marvin Newman, Hy Peskin8—Richord Meek16, 18—drawings by Ajay20, 21—top, Morris Rosenfeld; Paul Schutzer-LIFE, Hy Peskin26—drawing by Jan Balet30—U.P.31, 32, 37—Hy...

July 23, 1956
This pretty blonde high school junior from Ridgewood, N.J. has her bright blue eyes focused firmly on the Olympic Games. Carin, who learned to swim at the age of 6 as a "safety precaution," won...

July 23, 1956
X-Ray was introduced to give readers significant baseball statistics which are not readily available. At midseason, an X-RAY summary tells this story: the Braves and White Sox won the most games...