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.
January 24, 1955
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.