Sport: Can She Cook?

The judges, of course, did not let beauty sway them. Ottawa's pretty, blue-eyed, 18-year-old Barbara Ann Scott could skate too. Last week at Davos Platz, Switzerland, against 19 competitors from seven nations, she did her graceful spirals and jumps and double loops, topping it off with a cruncher: the one-foot axel and double salchow.

In one free-skating event, a judge gave her a mark of six—a rare, perfect score. Barbara Ann won the European figure-skating crown easily over Boston's Gretchen Merrill. Canadians were not surprised: Barbara Ann had already been voted Canada's outstanding athlete, the first time a girl was ever so...

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