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Leffler, Virginia E. (ed.) / Reflections from a warming house window
([2001?])

The 1940s,   pp. 191-226


Page 226

REFLECTIONS FROM A WARMING HOUSE WINDOW
WEDNESDAY,
JANUARY 11, 1950
GOOSE
ISLAND
RINK OPEN
FOR
SKATING
The Goose Island ice skating rink
was opened this afternoon and will
remain open during regular hours as
long as weather permits, it was
announced by Leonard (Hans)
Wagner, custodian.
The rink was flooded Wednesday
morning to provide a smooth skating
surface and other preparations were
completed to put the site in the best
possible condition. Plans to provide
music for skaters will depend upon
continued cold weather, it was
announced.
Unseasonable weather up to now
has prevented continued use of the
rink this winter. A few skaters took
advantage of the Goose Island ice
Christmas day and it was opened
again last Sunday for the afternoon
and evening. High temperatures
ruined the rink Monday.
SATURDAY,
JANUARY 21, 1950
SKATING IN FULL SWING
Typical January temperatures have    From left are: Judy Peterson, Betty
brought out skaters in great numbers  Hartwick, Delores Clark, Lucille
to rinks and ponds throughout         Rinehart, Gail Osterhus, all 14 years
Southern Wisconsin. Dressed in gay    old. They are 8th and 9th graders at
attire, skaters at Goose Island rink  junior high school.
watch as Jerry Lamb, 14, ties a shoe
skate string for Delores Clark, 14.
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