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U.S. Olympic Winner Does All Right
“Inside Dope” On Olympic Cresta Sledding
Dick Button of Englewood, N.J., was nicely rewarded following his victory for the U.S. in the Olympic Men's Figure Skating event at St. Moritz. At left, movie star Paulette Goddard game him a big kiss, and so did Miss Gretchen Merrill, right, of Boston. Center photo shows Dick in action.
1. N- St. Moritz Winter Olympics U.S. contestants Martin and Hendricks demonstrate saw-tooth spikes in shoes, used for braking. 2. Cresta sled weighs 100 Ibs., is all steel, with sliding seat. Runners have grooves at rear which slow up speed when rider shifts weight. 3. Down the chute a mile a minute.
Radiophotos show: 1. Last of a score of runners who carried torch 1500 miles from Mt. Olympus, Greece, to London, reaches Empire Stadium. 2. Rounding giant track. 3. Lighting flame to signal opening of 14th Olympiad. 4. American athletes, favored to win classic contest, in opening parade.
Official Judges' photo of the breath-taking finish of the 100-meter dash at Olympic Games in London shows Harrison Dillard of Cleveland (lower right) breaking the tape. Bottom to top are: Dillard; Bailey, 6th and McCorquodale, 4th, of Great Britain; LaBeach, Panama, 3rd; Ewell, Lancaster, Pa., 2nd, and Patton, Los Angeles,
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Home Town Welcomes World Skating Queen
Ottawa, Canada, tuned out en masse to welcome home Barbara Ann Scott, the charming 19-year-old skater who not only won the Olympic Women's Figure Skating event, but also defeated all comers in contests for the ·European· and "World" Championships held abroad recently.