Sport: Babes in Iceland

Both of them had crossed the Atlantic with European titles on their minds. In Prague's Winter Sports Stadium last week, Canada's 19-year-old Barbara Ann Scott had hers to defend, and New Jersey's 18-year-old Dick Button had his to win.

Just as the music was beginning and Barbara Ann was set to flash onto the ice, the loudspeaker screeched. The racket might have unnerved a lesser competitor. Cool and calm in silver-braided chiffon, Barbara Ann waited easily, then, at the first musical note, was off with a sparkle of skates. When the last strain of Babes in Toyland had crackled away, and seven...

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