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Schoenfeld, Clay (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 48, Number 5 (Feb. 1947)

It's Winter Carnival time!,   p. 12

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  COME THE FIRST WEEK in February, 1947,
and the University of Wisconsin campus will re-
semble a miniature Sun Valley, what with the
annual Winter Carnival in full swing with its tra-
ditional ski meet, snow ball, ice sculpturing, skat-
ing follies, boating, and plaid shirts.
  Feb. 1 through 8 are the dates this year. In charge of
the Carnival is the Hoofers Club of the Wisconsin Union.
  Crack skiiers from seven states will converge on Madison
Feb. 1 and 2 for the Hoofers' 15th annual ski meet, which
will nnin fhli Wint-r Carnival calendar. The event is an
  The meet opens at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon with a
cross-country race over an eight-mile course from  the
Memorial Union to Shorewood and back. Sunday morning
at 10:30 is the time set for the slalom contest on the flag-
marked Hoofer course on a long hill near Cross Plains.
Then Sunday afternoon at 2 comes the headline meet, the
ski jump at Muir Knoll on the campus. Between 80 and 100
jumpers will attempt to break the 112-foot Muir Knoll
record set in 1940. Snow or no snow, the jump will be held.
  The week following the ski meet will be full of Carnival
events on the campus. Plaid shirts will be the official garb.
of the season, and organized houses will decorate their
HERSHEY, PA.'S ICE FOLLIES have nothing on the University of Wiscon-
sin campus when Winter Carnival rolls around. This year as every
February for the past 14 will see figure skaters, ski jumpers, ice sculp-
tors, and plaid shirt wearers taking the spotlight at Madison.

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