Sport: The Secret of Shady Corner

When the weather is right, any Lake Placid winter tourist can buy the thrill of a lifetime—a ride down Mt. Van Hoeven-berg's famed bobsled run. He only has to lay down $1.50 and sign a waiver relieving the State of New York* of all responsibility. Since nobody on the tourist runs is out for the record and the rear crewman rides hard on the brake, the passenger is safe enough. In competition it's different.

Last week, with the two-man and four-man bobsled championships of the world to be decided, the tourists were kept on the...

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