THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

January 24, 1955

MIDSUMMER MADNESS IS AN OLD STORY BUT PEOPLE LIKEWISE DO STRANGE THINGS IN WINTER; HEREWITH THREE PAGES OF EXAMPLES...

ITEM NO. 1
The hand proferring a dead fish above belongs to a skin diver named Richard Ferg who prowled under the ice off a Connecticut lake to see what it was like. He found it cold, dark and very dangerous

ITEM NO. 2
Nervy divers plummet 100 feet for world title and $500 cash

It comes gently, but winter does come to Panama City, Panama, and with it bold divers to compete at dizzy heights for the world's professional high-diving title. As the present champion, Don Hopka, flashed downward from 100 feet in a gainer, both the pool and the $500 first prize seemed very small.

ITEM NO. 3
English wags unite to rescue women from pitfalls and pratfalls of skiing

Some men cloak their madder moments in a righteous cause, and that is why a squad of English collegians suddenly appeared wearing black ties, dress shirts and tuxedos on the ski slopes of Zurs, Austria. They had banded together to rescue "fallen women," and a ski slope seemed the perfect place. Why the tuxedos? To give skiing a much-needed touch of elegance. Down the mountain they sped like gaunt and giddy penguins.

At the bottom they rescued a comely vacationer, Jacqueline Popper. She had not fallen, but any minute, figured the collegians, in such cold weather and such a skimpy chiffon dress, Jacqueline might be frozen stiffer than a Yule log.

THREE PHOTOS PHOTOCLAIMING THEY RESCUED HER. COLLEGIANS TOAST MISS POPPER WITH CHAMPAGNE

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)