Skiing: The Comma & the Fullback

A fellow who claims to know about such things estimates that of the 425,-000 girl babies born in France in 1963, at least 10,000 were named Brigitte. (Frenchmen are wishful thinkers too.) But fashions in names change as fast as fashions in frocks, and the favorites now are Marielle and Christine—which ought to send a shudder through every haute couture salon in Paris.

Marielle and Christine Goitschel believe in long Johns, stretch pants, and woolly sweaters. Naturally. They spend most of their time in places where the snow is 6 ft. deep and the temperature is 15°. Marielle is 19,...

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