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December 25, 1961 | Volume 15, Issue 26

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Francine Breaud Cover - Sports Illustrated December 25, 1961

December 25, 1961
BASEBALL—ARIZONA WINTER INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE ended in a first-place tie between Baltimore and San Francisco, both with 32-17 records. NEW YORK METS bought Los Angeles Infielder Charlie Neal for a...

December 25, 1961
Lithona Rozier, 19, of Jacksonville, a freshman at the U. of Georgia, will reign as Gator Bowl Queen Saturday in her home town. Brunette and 5 feet 9, Lithona is studying dental hygiene; she...

December 25, 1961
30—Jerry Cooke34, 35—Mark Kauffman36, 37—Ted Polumbaum38, 39—Terrence Spencer40—Ara Güler41—Yves Debraine42, 43—David Moore63—Richard Rutledge64-68—Sam Shaw69—Philippe Halsman70—Frances...

December 25, 1961
SHAME OF WINNINGSirs:After reading Agony Instead of Roses (Dec. 11), I wonder if we could get the Ohio State faculty to read about the Silver Goalpost winners in the same issue (Silver Anniversary...

December 25, 1961
THE ROYAL PHILOSOPHY

December 25, 1961
•G. Robert Nail; Houston bridge expert, after playing eight hours a day for 16 consecutive days in national tournaments: "It took a lot of sleeping pills to get through this tournament; if I...

December 25, 1961 | Roy Terrell

December 25, 1961 | Tex Maule
New York and Cleveland traded touchdowns, but in the end it was the Giants who proved they were the best pro team in the East

December 25, 1961 | Alfred Wright

December 25, 1961 | Barbara Heilman
The way of the world with a game is mirrored in all its astonishing variety in the following 40 pages. First, Barbara Heilman tells the very American story of Benjamin Edward Bensinger, Chicago...

December 25, 1961
Our first issue of the new year will be on sale January 4 and will, as always, pay tribute to the outstanding sportsman of the year just past. In addition, it will present some of the...

December 25, 1961
The games men play change magically from nation to nation, but each has its moments of beauty and high excitement, as the pictures below and on the next eight pages disclose. Here, for example, a...

December 25, 1961 | Alexander Eliot
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December 25, 1961
The girl smiling from this week's cover is Francine Bréaud, who won her first skiing title in France 10 years ago. Kikuko Inoue, delicately poised at right, took a first in the Japan Equestrian...

December 25, 1961 | Charles Goren
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December 25, 1961 | Walter Bingham
It is midday, but the shades are drawn and the room is in darkness, except for the eerie blue light of a television set. Gradually, as our eyes adjust to the gloom, we see the figure of a man...

December 25, 1961
In Dallas, third-ranked Texas, with its elusive backs, meets fourth-ranked Mississippi, a strong passing team, in what should be the best game of New Year's Day

December 25, 1961
LSU, conqueror of Mississippi, tests its methodical attack in Miami against the balanced running and passing of the Big Eight champion, Colorado

December 25, 1961
The nation's top team, Alabama, unbeaten, untied and, in its last five games, unscored on, faces twice-beaten Arkansas in New Orleans

December 25, 1961 | Maury Allen
A college basketball quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans and armchair experts

December 25, 1961
Minnesota attempts to make up for last year's Rose Bowl loss when it faces the single-wing running attack of UCLA in Pasadena

December 25, 1961
Penn State matches its flash and daring against the conservative tactics of Georgia Tech in Jacksonville on December 30

December 25, 1961 | Robert Coughlan
Granted that Mary Endicott Peabody Tree is an authentic Great Beauty, and that anyone who marries such a woman accepts the risk of becoming a consort. Granted that it was news when President...

December 25, 1961 | Robert Coughlan
This most easterly, most English and once most sedate of Caribbean islands is now a bustling place. But even though signs of the tourist boom do show on the lovely Barbadian landscape, the island...

December 25, 1961 | Parke Cummings
Don't laugh. It's a delightful sport for anyone who could use some light, pleasant exercise

December 25, 1961 | Mervin Hyman
THE EAST