Sport: At Lake Placid

The prelude to the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N. Y. was a month of slush and a series of mishaps on the Mt. Van Hoevenberg bob-sled run. Most calamitous of the accidents was last week's in which four members of the German squad, practicing on their round-runnered Deutschland II, jumped the slide at Shady Corner, going 65 m.p.h., and plunged into an 85-ft. gully. Steersman Fritz Grau, 37-year-old Berlin radio manufacturer, and his crew of three were hospitalized for sprained backs, concussions, lacerations, fractured skulls, broken wrists and shoulders.

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