European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 6 1968, Page 12

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 6, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseCurler gets ready to let the Stone slide at rink. Player anxiously follows Stone s track. Frantic Brush action is key to Victory in Curling. By George Ebert staff writer Paradise like anyone else a r Canadian would probably plead in if asked to describe Paradise than to assure you Worth Iti weight in Pink Clouds would have an ice people in the world get As Modi no stable mileage out of a Sheet of ice the canadians. Evidence of this sounds at the Canadian armed forces j Wing base near so Ellingen. on a Date May mean taking the family out May in in the same thing. Or it could night s hockey match s the ladies Curling championships Ora hot Battle in the Broom Bau league. Even such non icy exotica As log saw ing crops up on the Winter slate As both men and women compete. So it in t unusual that when Merna indians stage a base wide Wing dog fhe cavernous8 Schwarzwald Arena Nissan formed into a virtual rom Birciw Maximus alive around the clock with boisterous men pretty stocking capped women and colourfully bundled , unknown to most Ameri cans is a variant of hockey that offerrall the Grace of a Hippopotamus playing hopscotch. Ten men in Tennis shoes slips a photos by Scott Gates and slide Over the ice while whaling away at a Melon sized Black rubber Ball with Long handled paddles better de signed for scraping ice off windows than players off the ice. More often than not the performers wind up just one pratfalls from glory As they try to sock the Ball past the goalie. Lurling is a kind of Stuckless shuffle Board More suited to giants legalized organized Rock it rowing. For the 40-Pound Granite Stone i called the Rock and is moved from one end of the court toward the target at the other end by sliding it across the ice surface. The act of sending the Rock scudding finds a player gripping the monstrous missile by its handle planting one footing a built in indentation and shoving off with a Forward movement that Send the player As Well As the Rock slithering Forward. The Rock gradually slows with its path being cleared of ice slivers Frozen particles and old cigarette Butts by two frantically sweeping teammates who Stop sweeping Only if they think the Rock has enough impel is to halt on target or Knock a Well placed opponent s Rock out of scoring position. The opposition May also get into the Broom act when the Rock passes a cer Tain Point As they try to help it slide past the target. No put Frau Ever turned in a Moreyn Frketic Day at the working end of a Broom. The Center of the target incidentally is called the Button which May have riven Rise to the phrase right on ice hockey with a puck is familiar Topmost but when played with a red Tennis Ball the game takes on a quaintness that Way a safer but which is no less violent. Tin s owner was spread Eagle before Mouth. Brooms blur As Curling Stone nears Button but who helps or slows it in t Clear. Page 12 defender of Button appears ready to swat Stone As it nears scoring area. The stars and stripes Kiuru of these pc Tutor Puu Ising exhibitions pack the House nightly at 4 Simk reaffirming that for canadians s the ice that takes the cuke. Brooms Fly Ball blurs As canadians Battle it out in hot game of Broomall in base gym at 4 Wing base. Girls Battle in Ball hockey. saturday a i 6, 1968 Canadian girls engage in log sawing contest stoutly insist such labors Are Good fun. The stars and stripes Page 13

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