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April 28, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 17

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Bill Russell Cover - Sports Illustrated April 28, 1969

April 28, 1969
CHARACTER MOLDING II

April 28, 1969
•O. J. Simpson, USC's All-America back and pro football's No. 1 draft choice: "Money means everything to the ghetto kids, who don't have any. I want to do youth work. If I can show that I got...

April 28, 1969 | Gary Ronberg

April 28, 1969 | Frank Deford
Boston goes into the finals against Los Angeles graying with age, with no backup man for Russell and its best shooter ready to retire, but that was also the sad situation before the New York series

April 28, 1969 | William Leggett

April 28, 1969
The Kentucky Derby preview by Whitney Tower analyzes the late trials at Churchill Downs and Keeneland, weighs the chances of East vs. West—and maybe points to a winner.

April 28, 1969 | Pat Ryan
The Playboy Club gave him a card, Hertz rented him a sports car, banks cashed his checks, Chevrolet dealers pressed to meet him, a police chief was proud to shake his hand and a whole Ohio town...

April 28, 1969
No matter how you approach it—down 101 from Tillamook, Ore. or north from Depoe Bay Salishan comes as a shock. After miles of beer joints and tourist cabins, there—suddenly—is something worthy of...

April 28, 1969 | Dolly Connelly
John Gray, the man who built Salishan, started his business career back in 1948, seated on a nail keg in Portland, Ore., the 16th employee of a fledgling firm called Omark Industries. In five...

April 28, 1969 | Welby Van Horn
No teaching professional in tennis—or possibly in any sport—can boast the magnitude of success enjoyed by Welby Van Horn, who has been the pro at the Caribe Hilton Hotel and Tennis Club in San...

April 28, 1969
England's Lord Langford, a racehorse breeder and ex-steeplechase jockey, has a part in a film about Robin Hood. He plays a Norman cavalryman and provides his own horse. "I'm being paid five...

April 28, 1969 | Curry Kirkpatrick
With beauties, barbecues and balloons, the All-America Intercollegiate Invitation—the Double A, Double I—was almost a Roman pageant

April 28, 1969 | Garry Valk
Since SPORTS ILLUSTRATED readers are avid participants as well as watchers of games, we have often called upon experts to help us reveal the tricks of their trades—Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer...

April 28, 1969 | Wm. F. Reed Jr.
The NBA may scoff, but Indiana is one ABA team that can sneer right back. It has money and players

April 28, 1969 | Pat Ryan

April 28, 1969 | J. A. Maxtone Graham
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Gordon-Cumming of the Scots Guards stroked his heavy, curling mustache nervously. "I beg your pardon, sir," he said, "but there is another tenner here you have...

April 28, 1969
BASKETBALL—NBA: BOSTON won its 12th Eastern Division playoff title in the last 13 years, beating New York four games to two (page 24). The Celtics took the sixth and final game 106-105 on four...

April 28, 1969
20, 21—Walter Iooss Jr., Tony Triolo22—Walter Iooss Jr.23—Dick Raphael25—James Drake27—Don Uhrbrock28—Herb Scharfmon29—Sheedy & Long, Herb Scharfman30—Herb Scharfman32-Martin H. Mills-Black...

April 28, 1969
Pete Mundle, a 40-year-old mathematician from Santa Monica, Calif., ran the mile in 4:26.3 in San Diego recently, bettering his own indoor and outdoor U.S. senior (40 and over) marks. He also...

April 28, 1969 | Peter Carry
NATIONAL LEAGUE

April 28, 1969 | Peter Carry
Cubs' Vice-President John Holland and Manager Leo Durocher breathed a collective sigh of relief during the expansion draft last fall when Montreal plucked Bill Stoneman from the Chicago roster....

April 28, 1969
THE LINEUPSirs:I'm writing this letter to tell you how sorry I am for you. Last fall you predicted the Cardinals would beat the Tigers in the World Series. As a matter of fact, you had the Cards...

April 28, 1969 | Dolly Connelly
Back in the 1930s good mountain climbing gear was hard to find in this country. To make up for the lack Seattle City Engineer Lloyd Anderson and some Cascades Mountains climbing buddies pooled...