Sport: Five Little Pretenders

When vivacious Maribel Vinson, nine-time U. S. figure-skating champion, renounced her amateur status last autumn to tour the U. S. in a skating extravaganza called Gay Blades, the field she had overshadowed for so many years blossomed with new enthusiasm.

Of the large group of youngsters who had been training with diligence and determination during her reign, five little pretenders-to-the-throne met last week at Ardmore, Pa. to vie for her crown. On the navy-blue ice of the Philadelphia Skating Club's elegant new rink, the five little ladies, all under 21, traced out their prescribed...

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