Sport: At Lake Placid

The beady eyes of the Japanese popped with disgust. Astonished Norwegians mopped their faces and unbuttoned their sweaters, too polite to mention the weather. The Swedes, disconsolate, nibbled brown beans, salt herring, oatmeal and knackebrod which they had carried all the way from Stockholm. An unprecedented thaw at Lake Placid, N. Y., had spoiled the ice, melted the snow, made practice for the Olympic Games, which begin Feb. 4, impossible. Undiscouraged by this dismal turn of events, the Olympic Committee announced the full schedule of events.*

Figure skaters were cheered by the dedication of Lake Placid's new $220,000 indoor rink, built...

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