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December 06, 1954 | Volume 1, Issue 17

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December 06, 1954 | John Bentley

December 06, 1954 | John Bentley
From the jungles of southern Mexico the world's longest, most dangerous race course runs 1,908 miles to the U.S. border. For the first 1,200 miles it winds through 3,000 curves, clinging to sheer...

December 06, 1954 | Herman Hickman
George Welsh, a scrappy Navy quarterback, was the big hero of a game that SI's Herman Hickman calls "the best I ever saw." The 100,000 spectators and the 35 million televiewers were inclined to agree

December 06, 1954 | Herman Hickman
GEORGE WELSH, QBThrew two scoring passes against Penn. Then proved he could run in Duke game with 46-yard romp that got middies rolling to impressive victory.

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December 06, 1954
GIRLS IN THE ROSE BOWL Set for the Rose Bowl at Pasadena on New Year's Day are football teams from Southern California and Ohio State. Also heading for the Bowl are two other squads, admittedly...

December 06, 1954 | Harry Phillips
Nowhere that we know of is the wide sweep of sport more closely watched than in a large running file called the "Futures Book"—which is to SI's editorial department what a master timetable is to a...

December 06, 1954 | Herbert Warren Wind

December 06, 1954 | Bryan MacMahon

December 06, 1954
Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

December 06, 1954 | Russell Barnett Aitken
Answering one of the oldest calls known to man, the challenge to hunt huge and dangerous animals, a small army of tourists will soon be trekking to Africa. Most of them will be starry-eyed...

December 06, 1954 | The Know-It-All
The new safariSafaris nowadays aren't as rugged as they used to be, and for most of us they still represent the kind of dream which we would like to fulfill if only Uncle Oscar or Aunt Hettie...

December 06, 1954 | Sarah Palfrey

December 06, 1954 | James Laughlin

December 06, 1954 | James Laughlin
Skiing in Europe A look at European skiing in 1955 by Sir Arnold Lund, who tied on his first ski in 1898

December 06, 1954 | James Laughlin
Ski stores throughout the West and Midwest report that their fastest selling items are release bindings—special attachments that hold the boot firmly to the ski, but release under the pressure of...

December 06, 1954 | James Laughlin
Most exciting skis to come out in past 20 years are radical Head Skis, called cheaters by pros because of their turning ease. Tops and bottoms are made of plastic-covered aluminum alloy (see...

December 06, 1954 | James Laughlin
[Double Chair]GROUSE MTN. [Double Chair]MT. BAKER [Chair]BANFF [T or J Bar]WHITEFISH [Aerial Tramway]MT.HOOD [Chair]SUN VALLEY [Chair]JACKSON [Chair]TERRY PEAK [Double Chair]SQUAW VALLEY [Double...

December 06, 1954 | Jimmy Jemail
TED STANDISH, Wantagh, N.Y.Advertising Manager"Yes. Columbia is an example. The emphasis is on education. If that were not true, Lou Little would have been fired long ago. He does wonders with...

December 06, 1954 | William F. Talbert
Departing for Australia, the U.S. Davis Cup team captain leaves an ad with SI which expresses some of his concern about the present tennis situation in America

December 06, 1954 | Herman Hickman
Last week Biggie Munn, athletic director of Michigan State College, blasted the one-platoon rules change in football for SI's readers. Now an old friend answers him

December 06, 1954
4—Sidney Supnick, Associated Press5—bottom, Henry F. Zeman-Grand Rapids Press10—Roberto Ochoa11—Robert Flora—Behner & Associates12—map by Matt Greene13—Foto Mayo (2), Juan Guzman14—Juan...

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December 06, 1954
Ivy League—Cornell (4-2) and Yale (4-2)Southeastern—Mississippi (5-1-0)Atlantic Coast—Duke (4-0-0)Southern—West Virginia (3-0-0)Southwest—Arkansas (5-1-0)Border—Texas Tech(4-0-0)Big Ten—Ohio State...

December 06, 1954
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO: ALL TIMES ARE E.S.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

December 06, 1954 | Compiled by Ed Zern
A digest of last-minute reports from fishermen and other unreliable sources

December 06, 1954 | Paul O'Neil
A jaunty Frenchman helped glamorize the 20s with a pair of boxing gloves on his brittle hands and gallantry in his heart. But Georges Carpentier was too small to live the dream which idolizing...

December 06, 1954
Sirs:I am a duck hunter and greatly admire your cover on the Nov. 15 issue. Would it be possible to buy a copy of the print suitable for framing. Usually it is the mallard or pintail that is...