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February 16, 1959 | Volume 10, Issue 7

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Johnny Longden Cover - Sports Illustrated February 16, 1959

February 16, 1959
All time are E.S.T.

February 16, 1959 | Kenneth Rudeen

February 16, 1959 | Kenneth Rudeen
SUNDAY: Flying mile beach runs for experimental (i.e., highly modified) cars and pickup trucks; finals of $5,000 Pure Oil Co. economy run, at Daytona International Speedway (preliminary...

February 16, 1959
At one time a noble and noisy fight arena, Madison Square Garden is now a mausoleum inhabited by a lonely crowd

February 16, 1959

February 16, 1959
Don Bragg, nursing a novel suspicion of what might have jogged the-pole-vault bar: "It might have been the religious medal I was wearing."

February 16, 1959
Dave Sime, the handsome young U.S. champion sprinter shown at the right with his pretty wife, is neither soft nor lazy. He has therefore more reason than most to resent a charge that American...

February 16, 1959
High in the rigging a sailor clears a halyard on 'Ondine' as she beats up to Rio in winter's longest race. For more balmy weather, more salt spray south of the equator

February 16, 1959
•Bill Cox, past master of the popular Lightning class, begins a comprehensive two-part article on the rigging and sailing of small sailboats. Illustrated by Anthony Ravielli.

February 16, 1959
Such ordinary Saturday matinee diversions as Old Yeller, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness and The Perfect Furlough may be attractive enough for most out-of-town towns, but they were relegated to...

February 16, 1959
For eight weeks a goodly portion of the English-speaking peoples of the earth have been concentrating their gaze, almost to the point of world-forgetful-ness, on the struggles of England and...

February 16, 1959
The huge, ornate rosewood and mahogany billiard tables of another day are largely gone from the world and with them the precise and gentlemanly game that was once played on their smooth felt...

February 16, 1959 | Harry Phillips
This time of year brings the height of the award season, and SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has been happy to be right in the thick of it. So I've had occasion lately to mention some pleasant developments at...

February 16, 1959 | William F. Talbert
U.S. youngsters are again showing the kind of zest for tennis that produced the greats of yesterday. The former Davis Cup Captain here previews some prospective champions of tomorrow

February 16, 1959 | James Murray
Although injury and age have tried to slow him down, 49-year-old Jockey Johnny Longden continues on his winning ways

February 16, 1959 | John O'Reilly

February 16, 1959 | Willy Schaeffler/Ski Coach, University Of Denver
SHORTSWING ON STEEP, ICY SLOPES

February 16, 1959 | Robert Ball
The Alpine sun turned the ski run to icy hardness and set the stage for triumph and disaster

February 16, 1959 | Fred R. Smith
Alexander shields has spent the last 10 years setting tradition on its ear—and in a world for which he was never made. As the son of a California ship-owning family, he was slated for a diplomatic...

February 16, 1959 | Mary Frost Mabon
As a short interlude between sessions of serious bridge, this hostess plans a simple but delightful meal

February 16, 1959 | Morgan Jones
Players experiencing trouble with their chips and pitches usually create their difficulty with improper movement of the hands and the clubhead through the ball. The clubhead must contact the ball...

February 16, 1959 | Charles Goren
When a good golfer starts missing the fairway with his drives and finding the traps with his approaches, he does not waste time seeking locker-room sympathy. Instead, he consults his pro.

February 16, 1959 | Finis Farr

February 16, 1959 | Finis Farr
In preparing the story of Foxhall Keene, Mr. Farr drew on material in Full Tilt, Keene's biography written by Alden Hatch, and on contemporary accounts. Many of the pictures were graciously...

February 16, 1959 | Finis Farr
Motor racing and the Vanderbilt Cup; Sysonby, greatest of horses; Master of Meadow Brook; the great days of polo; old age and a sportsman's epitaph.

February 16, 1959
Sirs:The conflicting opinions of Avery Brundage and Jim Elliott on whether or not America is becoming a second-class track power (, SI, Feb. 2) interested me. Both men made good points, but I'm...

February 16, 1959
'Something for the whole family'

February 16, 1959 | Mervin Hyman
THE MIDWEST

February 16, 1959
4—Morris Rosenfeld8—U.P.I.9—Fred Lyon from Rapho-Guillumerre, U.P.I., David Batchelder, U.P.I., Foto Max, John G. Hemmer, A.P.14—NASCAR15—T. Taylor Warren-NASCAR21-24—drawings by Ajay26—Thad W....

February 16, 1959
Chris Von Saltza, of Los Gatos, Calif., in Australia for national titles meet this week, broke Aussie 200-meter backstroke record with time of 2:39.7 in a warmup-meet thrash in Brisbane.

February 16, 1959
BOATING—BENJAMIN B. DUPONT, Pine Orchard, Conn., skippered yawl Rhubarb to victory in 184-mile Miami-to-Nassau yacht race. Runner-up: Bus Mosbacher, White Plains, N. Y., in yawl Callooh. Three...