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August 20, 1956 | Volume 5, Issue 8

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated August 20, 1956

August 20, 1956

August 20, 1956
•Water TicketsNew Jersey took note of the ever-increasing small boat traffic problem (SI, July 23), stationed a uniformed inspector of the State Department of Navigation at crowded Lake Hopatcong...

August 20, 1956
DOWN IN A HEAVY CHOPThrough the foam-capped Pacific waters off Long Beach, Calif., Skipper George Walker and Crewman Wendell Walker drive their tiny Snipe to windward during the national...

August 20, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
DICK CHEWNINGWhittier, Calif.Companyvice-presidentIf horse racing is regarded as a sport, and I assume it is, that's it. Why? Because there's no sportsmanship in the pastime. The spectators are...

August 20, 1956 | Jimmy Jemail
Was there a time in the service when athletic training was of great value to you ?

August 20, 1956
There has never been a major league ballplayer like Ted Williams. No one has ever, for so long, attracted so much adulation for his prowess while earning so much censure for his personal gestures...

August 20, 1956
Two daring managerial gambles on the same night, both involving the dilemma: "to walk, or not to walk..." had totally different endings last week.

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

August 20, 1956 | Whitney Tower

August 20, 1956 | James Murray

August 20, 1956 | James Murray
Statements such as those made here are not lightly undertaken. JAMES MURRAY, however, speaks with the authority and passion of a fan of many years' standing (SI, June 11). His opinions in this...

August 20, 1956
The Minneapolis Millers took a shellacking in their new stadium (opposite page) when it opened last year (Wichita, 5-3), but the spectators didn't. Clear, colorful and cantilevered, the structure...

August 20, 1956 | Harry Phillips
Some people travel for the fun of traveling and some to reach the place they have to get to. Some travel because they enjoy what they find when they get there.

August 20, 1956 | Paul O'Neil
It's funny, the sort of thing that catches your eye when you've been away for a long time," said Foreign Correspondent—and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's Bonn correspondent—Jim Bell in New York the other...

August 20, 1956 | Gerald Holland
The following thesis, "The Age of Sport, 1954-2004 A.D.," is hereby submitted as evidence of research completed for the degree Master of Sporting Sciences (M.S.S.).

August 20, 1956
News in campus fashions comes in twos for fall, as girl collegians not only follow male fashions but catch up

August 20, 1956 | Betsy Rawls
An exceedingly high percentage of the women who play golf are slicers. They slice chiefly because they bring the club back with an incorrect shoulder turn. As they near the top of the backswing,...

August 20, 1956 | Ezra Bowen

August 20, 1956 | Sidney L. James/Managing Editor
When America's new national sports weekly appeared for the first time, just two years ago this week, it could not conceal its excitement at all that was going on in the world into which it was...

August 20, 1956 | John P. Marquand

August 20, 1956
RECORD BREAKERS

August 20, 1956
Larry Jansen, 36-year-old right-hander who won 23 games for Giants in 1951, returned from sea-son-and-a-half stint with Seattle Rainiers, pitched Cincinnati to 8-1 victory over Braves in first...

August 20, 1956
Plummeting over Moscow's Tushino Airfield, Soviet parachutist falls free of airplane in third annual world championship, won by Czechoslovakia. Young United States team finished sixth.

August 20, 1956
AUTO RACINGTim Flock, Atlanta, Road America 250-mile race, with 71:485 mph speed, in 1956 Mercury, Elkhart Lake, Wis.

August 20, 1956 | Jeremiah Tax
Four days before the 31st trotting of the Hambletonian last week, a lean, earnest young man named Ned Bower was out on the track at Goshen, N.Y. for a mile workout behind his colt, The Intruder....

August 20, 1956 | Coles Phinizy
A the swimming trials in Detroit last week to pick our 1956 Olympic team, almost every winner came into the finish breaking some sort of record. Between them, the men and women set six new...

August 20, 1956

August 20, 1956 | Edited by Thomas H. Lineaweaver
Out for swordfish (right), a harpooneer found a fox terrier name of Shakespeare and, as the Bard wrote, "From the rude sea's enrag'd and foamy mouth/Did I redeem; a wrack past hope he was"

August 20, 1956 | Kenneth Rudeen
The way I figure it," drawled Lee Petty, a grizzled veteran of the stock car racing circuits, before the start of an extraordinary event last weekend, "this race will be won by the driver who can...

August 20, 1956
4, 16, 18—drawings by Ajay24—U.P.27, 28—Richard Meek29—Bob Landry, Richard Meek30—Richard Meek31—Richard Meek, Paul Dorsey32—Richard Meek, Jack Clark37—Duff Johnston38, 39—Mark Kouffman40—Duff...

August 20, 1956 | Russell Hoban

August 20, 1956
VIVA EL TORO Sirs: Two years of "the best in sports reporting" by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has finally induced me to write—you're great!

August 20, 1956
Piquant, puzzled or pleased (top to bottom, left), tall 24-year-old Toni Woolworth, of New Canaan, Conn., is one of the most attractive and charming of the topflight young lady golfers. Her...