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May 19, 1969 | Volume 30, Issue 20

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Walter Alston Cover - Sports Illustrated May 19, 1969

May 19, 1969

May 19, 1969
•Lew Alcindor, appearing at UCLA's basketball banquet wearing a beard, a la Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain: "I guess you're wondering about the beard. The reason it's there is because you need...

May 19, 1969 | Hugh D. Whall
Because Harvard suffered its first defeat in 35 college starts, ill-wishers pretended last week that the invincible Crimson crew was finished. At the Eastern sprints the Harvards showed how silly...

May 19, 1969 | Mark Mulvoy
The golfers on the pro tour are not really lonesome for him, but Jack Nicklaus' rivals are wondering what went wrong. In the last two months he has earned only $5,259 and he has not won a major...

May 19, 1969
Bearding the Establishment is the fashion these days, and three stars with hair-trigger tempers are going along with the hair-raising trend—burned and barbed in rebellion. But their close and...

May 19, 1969 | William Leggett

May 19, 1969
Indy heroics begin with the race for the pole position, reported by Kim Chapin. The huge enterprise that is the 500 has a number of unsung heroes, too—shown in color.

May 19, 1969 | Clive Graham
Along a quiet Suffolk, England country lane, Newmarket horses ride out to early work on the Heath. From the opening meeting of its flat-racing season in April to the weeklong Tattersall bloodstock...

May 19, 1969 | Garry Valk
Professional newsmen who are dedicated to their craft are often fortunate enough to be devoted to the particular matter at hand. And when that does happen you can expect the kind of shining result...

May 19, 1969 | Jack Olsen

May 19, 1969 | Jack Olsen
Were the deaths of Julie Helgeson and Michele Koons murder? Jack Olsen answers that question and others in his concluding chapter.

May 19, 1969
The bald eagle may be on the verge of extinction due to DDT, and the one depicted on the jacket of a new record is shedding a tear—not, presumably, over its fate, but over that of America....

May 19, 1969 | Roy Blount Jr.
Whatever it is, nobody ever seems to get it right or to be aware that Oakland's first baseman is one of the game's best unknown players

May 19, 1969 | Frank Graham
Shotgun shells loaded with lead are fatal to ducks in more ways than one, and the industry is trying to come up with a substitute metal

May 19, 1969 | Whitney Tower
Still buzzing about a Kentucky Derby that was one of the best contests in years, racing buffs happily may contemplate an even better Preakness. Three of the first five Derby finishers are...

May 19, 1969 | Pat Ryan

May 19, 1969
BASKETBALL—ABA: "We have the momentum now. I feel like a hen sitting on a good batch of eggs," said OAKLAND's Coach Ales Hannum, and the Oaks went on to hatch a 135-131 overtime victory in the...

May 19, 1969
Jamie Pressly, a senior at the University of Florida, upset top-seeded teammate Armi Neely 7-5, 6-4 and another teammate, 1968 National Interscholastic champion Charlie Owens, 7-5, 6-2 in winning...

May 19, 1969
4—John Markiewicz, London Daily Express25—Sheedy & Long26—UPI27—AP (2)28-30—Herb Scharfman44, 45—AP (2), C. George Ostrom47—map by Don Moss48, 55—AP62—Joseph Consentino 20th...

May 19, 1969 | Peter Carry

May 19, 1969 | Peter Carry
When Pilot Manager Joe Schultz, who had coached St. Louis' top base stealers Lou Brock and Curt Flood for the past five seasons, first assembled his expansion team at spring training, most of the...

May 19, 1969
AND STILL CHAMPIONSirs:Congratulations on your fine article, The Art of Ali (May 5), which shows the real art of boxing. The great photographs by Phillip Leonian catch the one and only Cassius...