Sport: Practice Session

Leading U. S. male & female figure skaters last week sliced up many an ice rink by etching queer patterns over & over again. Next week, their practice done, they will troop into Manhattan's Madison Square Garden, cut fine figures before critical judges who will pick an Olympic team to represent the U. S. in Germany in February.

Among the most faithful practitioners was comely, long-legged, 24-year-old Maribel Yerxa Vinson. Fastened to double-runners when a tot of 3, she soon mastered the school figures, won her first national women's championship at 16. Since then,...

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