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December 23, 1957 | Volume 7, Issue 26

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Stan Musial Cover - Sports Illustrated December 23, 1957

December 23, 1957 | Tex Maule
The Lions and 49ers survived and the Colts died as professional football's friskiest season races to a playoff for the Western title

December 23, 1957 | Robert Wernick
Powder snow and posh hotels beckon winter travelers to Switzerland's Bernese Oberland

December 23, 1957 | Lord Dunsany

December 23, 1957 | Lord Dunsany
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany, was a man of commanding stature, fiery temperament, and a soul as gentle as the elves and leprechauns in which he firmly believed. He saw...

December 23, 1957 | Harry Phillips
To all of you—A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It's never been more of a pleasure to say it, and for one reason, because it gives me a chance to tell you of some of the things to come in...

December 23, 1957
Football coaching's winter rite—contract jumping—is now at its frenetic height

December 23, 1957
CALIFORNIAN LINDLEY BOTHWELL OWNS AND RACES FINE OLD CARS THAT KINDLE NOSTALGIC MEMORIES OF A LUSTY TIME

December 23, 1957 | Dow Finsterwald
Golf is not a reflex action, but the nearer you can get your game to it, the better. In the actual striking of the ball, very little extra thought is needed to supplement the plan you've...

December 23, 1957
DAVIS CUP: THE SPORTING THINGSirs:According to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and Bill Talbert, the U.S. Davis Cup team is about to be defeated in Australia, because three U.S. players refused to join the...

December 23, 1957
Traditional enemies on the gridiron, Annapolis and West Point got together recently in the persons of their superintendents—Rear Admiral William R. Smedberg III and Lieutenant General Garrison...

December 23, 1957
Two heavy-footed girls and a fuzzy-cheeked boy stole the stage in Nassau's Speed Week

December 23, 1957
Each year as cold winds whip down the Atlantic Coast tens of thousands of Canada geese drop into the waters of Currituck Sound along the isolated shores at Corolla, N.C. Here, on a strip of sand...

December 23, 1957
The ungentle athlete (right) who is testing the strength of Madison Square Garden's sideboards with a Chicago Black Hawk is Lou Fontinato of the New York Rangers. He serves the pony-weight Rangers...

December 23, 1957
In the prize money last week was World Champion Bowler Don Carter (above), who won $5,000 and the World Invitational Match Game Bowling Championship in Chicago's Coliseum before a national TV...

December 23, 1957
A Symbol and a Word

December 23, 1957 | Paul O'Neil
Deep in their inner fiber Americans still remember the vanished frontier, and measure their heroes against its hard and simple attitudes; the leathery "old pro" rather than the dashing amateur is...

December 23, 1957 | Paul O'Neil
Mickey Mantle's curse is comparison. Critics used to complain that he wasn't as good as Joe DiMaggio, his predecessor as bell cow of the New York Yankees. This year Mantle saved the Yanks with his...

December 23, 1957 | Paul O'Neil
Seldom in sports history have two careers so closely paralleled and duplicated one another as those of the National League's Sportsman of the Year Musial and the American League's stormy genius...

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•Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State football coach: "In our first three games this season we didn't have a single fumble. In our fourth, the Purdue game, we fumbled 10 times. That shows you what an...

December 23, 1957 | Herman Hickman
The old football soothsayer reviews a season in which the unexpected was the rule and brings on some coaching friends to help figure out what happened

December 23, 1957 | Herman Hickman
ARIZONA STATEAUBURNIOWAMICHIGAN STATEMISSISSIPPINAVYNOTRE DAMEOHIO STATEOKLAHOMARICETEXAS

December 23, 1957
Miami sparkles and swells and toots like a calliope at this time of year with its annual Orange Bowl extravaganza—a fine and final tribute to King Football

December 23, 1957
Jack Dempsey, hard-hitting old heavyweight champ who still packs wallop for fans who remember when The Game was more of a sport, has been voted James J. Walker Memorial Award for "long and...

December 23, 1957
MEN'S SINGLES

December 23, 1957
FOOTBALL

December 23, 1957
Here is your TV screen for the bowl games. Save this chart and the scouting reports following for use during the games

December 23, 1957 | Herman Hickman
TENNESSEE vs. TEXAS A&M (Dec. 28). Both accent rugged defenses and power running. Vols have no one to match Aggie Back John Crow and will be outweighed some 15 pounds to the man up front....

December 23, 1957
OKLAHOMA

December 23, 1957
OHIO STATE

December 23, 1957
NAVY

December 23, 1957
BOXING

December 23, 1957
MISSISSIPPI

December 23, 1957
TEXAS A&M

December 23, 1957 | Charles Goren

December 23, 1957 | Fred Gwynne
This fable in words and drawings by the talented TV actor FRED GWYNNE is dedicated to all dogs who feel they have been misjudged in the show ring. But humans can learn a lesson from it, too

December 23, 1957
Two years ago Loveland Basin was just a place with a lot of snow and a couple of rope tows snuggled up against the east side of the Continental Divide.

December 23, 1957
4—A.P. (2), Rocco Morabito-Jacksonville Journal, European, D. D. Schroeder5—Bob Bourdon, Max Peter Haas6—Jim Katzel12, 13—A.P. (4), U.P. (2)18—I.N.P. (2), Richard Meek19—U.P., A.P.21—Richard...

December 23, 1957
Here's a brand new idea in home fun: cutting out and pasting up bears, lions, tigers, moose and what have you on flip-top cigaret boxes. It's easy to do, it's lots of fun, and it's a wonderful way...

December 23, 1957
Twenty-five years ago this month a college football season had just come to an end and the seniors who had won football letters were getting ready, come their graduation, to launch out on lifetime...

December 23, 1957
Twenty-five men of achievement surveyed the career achievements of football seniors of 25 years ago

December 23, 1957 | John Tibby
It was a time of change at home and abroad, of diplomas in hand and work ahead, just 9,000 days and nights ago

December 23, 1957 | John Tibby
WILLIAM J. GILBANEBrownConstruction company executive, Providence

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December 23, 1957
A determined biologist mastered the art of wildlife photography to capture the color of America's first holiday bird

December 23, 1957
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December 23, 1957 | Charlotte Adams
The most elusive game bird, photographed on the preceding pages, makes one of the most festive of holiday meals. Here's how to do him justice

December 23, 1957
If you and your friends want to relax and watch the bowl games on New Year's Day, make it easy and comfortable for them (and for you). Mrs. William F. Talbert, wife of our Davis Cup team captain,...

December 23, 1957 | Willy Schaeffler
The graceful turns shown in this final chapter on the Austrian shortswing as taught by Willy Schaeffler are the culmination of all the lessons learned in Parts One and Two. They are the most...

December 23, 1957 | Jimmy Jemail
MRS. WILLIAM A. SWIACKIWife of former Columbia endI certainly would. My husband's career at Columbia University, plus pro football with the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions, was a stepping...

December 23, 1957 | Geoffrey Raphael
English Jockey Sir Gordon Richards rode 12 consecutive winners and set two world records which have never been bettered