Canada: In Public

A painful hush gripped the crowd of 12,500. On the ice of Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens the impossible had happened. Olympic Champion Barbara Ann Scott, at the end of the opening number of her first performance since she returned from Europe, had slipped and fallen, duff-first, on the ice. Until that night last week, peerless Barbara Ann had never taken a tumble in public. She picked herself up, got an ovation from the crowd, skated away. Said the Ottawa Journal soothingly: "It didn't matter a bit."


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