SI Vault
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

December 26, 1955 | Volume 3, Issue 26

Previous Previous
Jim Swink Cover - Sports Illustrated December 26, 1955

December 26, 1955
Christmas brings shiny new blades by the tens of thousands to be tried out on city rinks and the country's lakes and ponds

December 26, 1955 | Gerald Holland
It gives man his best illusion of grace, but it was not mastered until an American, Jackson Haines, borrowed a bit from the ballet

December 26, 1955 | Alfred Wright

December 26, 1955 | Alfred Wright
Each of the four men opposite coaches a football team appearing in one of the bowl games and thus qualifies as a leader in this hazardous and worrisome trade where wrinkles and gray hair come...

December 26, 1955

December 26, 1955
MARYLAND

December 26, 1955 | Harry Phillips
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED announces its second Sportsman of the Year in next week's issue. Already the event has tradition, for readers have sent us a yearful of candidates, from Paul Anderson and Juan...

December 26, 1955

December 26, 1955
GEORGIA TECH

December 26, 1955
AT DALLAS, TEXAS...

December 26, 1955
TEXAS CHRISTIAN

December 26, 1955

December 26, 1955
UCLA

December 26, 1955 | Herman Hickman
Maryland vs. Oklahoma. Both teams undefeated and Oklahoma untested. Awesome offensive strength, abetted by speed to burn, makes Sooners a solid favorite, but my hunch is it will be close, with the...

December 26, 1955 | Joel Sayre

December 26, 1955 | Mary Jane Gallaher
In an unprecedented sealed-bid sale 1955's Horse of the Year last week brought the purchase price of all time

December 26, 1955
RUB-A-DUB DUB

December 26, 1955
In the Virgin Islands, it's a holiday rite

December 26, 1955

December 26, 1955
EAST

December 26, 1955
MEN'S SINGLES

December 26, 1955 | Collected by Reginald Wells

December 26, 1955 | Collected by Reginald Wells
For the past 66 years E. Joseph Inc. of the Washington Market in New York City, dealing in "Wild Game from the World Over," has been one of the main suppliers of exotic foods to U.S. gourmets....

December 26, 1955 | Herbert Warren Wind
One of the many enjoyable aspects of J. P. Marquand's novel Sincerely, Willis Wayde, which I was rereading the other day, is the amount of golf that has made its way into the narrative, probably...

December 26, 1955 | John Battini
Every golfer has his own special style of putting. I have used my style for 30 years now and I intend to continue with it, even though many people tell me it isn't "modern." This modern style they...

December 26, 1955 | Roy Terrell
One sunday morning in the mid-1930s a startled nation of comic strip readers, nurtured on the gentle antics of Little Orphan Annie and Andy Gump and Moon Mullins and as yet untoughened by the...

December 26, 1955 | Victor Kalman
There is a spot on his shoe that Bill Lillard of Chicago will remember as long as he lives. He was gazing at it, afraid to look up, when Veteran Joe Wilman rolled the final ball of the 1955-56...

December 26, 1955 | Horace Sutton

December 26, 1955 | Horace Sutton
You will need to travel light (66 pounds if you fly first class) but warm. Every event of the Winter Olympics takes place out of doors, some at night, and you will be standing or sitting, not...

December 26, 1955 | Friedl Pfeifer/Coach, U.S. Olympic Team
The straight downhill run, or schuss, is one of the greatest thrills of skiing. But schussing requires a much higher degree of skill than the beginner possesses, and it should be avoided by him...

December 26, 1955 | Compiled by MORT LUND
LS—depth of snow on lower slopes; US—depth of snow on upper slopes; TD—total snowfall during the week days; TW—total snowfall during the weekend; CD—crowd during the week; CW—crowd during the...

December 26, 1955 | Compiled By ED ZERN
C—clear water; SH—slightly high; FG—fishing good; FF—fishing fair; FP—fishing poor; OG—outlook good; OF—outlook fair; OVG—outlook very good.

December 26, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
ROY COLLINSGovernor of Florida"Yes. By executive order, I would proclaim him the official Florida State Horse. Isn't it right that the fastest-growing state be represented by the fastest horse?...

December 26, 1955 | Jimmy Jemail
A SPECIAL JIMMY JEMAIL QUESTION ADDRESSED TO MEMBERS OF THE BROWN AND WASHINGTON STATE ROSE BOWL TEAMS OF 40 YEARS AGO:

December 26, 1955
[TV]TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO

December 26, 1955
9—drawing by Ajay14—Kosti Ruohomaa-Black Star16—left, Los Angeles Times17—Leon Trice, I.N.P.19, 21, 23, 25—drawings by Martin Nathan27—Hy Peskin, Larry Grove, A. Y. Owen, John G. Zimmerman30—J. C....

December 26, 1955
Sirs:If SI's Sportsman of the Year is to be judged on courage, skill and sincerity, then please let me nominate Carmen Basilio, world's welterweight champion. He has exhibited all of these...

December 26, 1955
MOSE BUSH HILLMose Bush Hill, 12, of Waco, Ky. proudly pours milk into the silver bowl awarded to his 2-year-old Walker Hound, Little Baby Hill, winner of the Chase Futurity in the National...

December 26, 1955

December 26, 1955
President Eisenhower's physicians, as the press duly reported, recommended a southern vacation. Under Dr. Paul Dudley White's plan it will likely include putting and chipping about a golf course,...