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30 years ago
IRON MOUNTAIN–Two Austrians swept top honors at the Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Classic over the weekend. Werner Schuster, 20, finished first Sunday after teammate Markus Steiner, 20, won Saturday’s competition. Schuster had the longest jump in the tournament, 389 feet, in a competition Sunday that was shortened to one round because of high winds. Steiner outdid the field Saturday with jumps of 387 and 371 feet. Lorenz Wegscheider, 27, of West Germany was injured in a spill Sunday and was reported in stable condition today at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokesman said. The top American jumper was Mark Konopacke, 26, of Kingsford, a member of the U.S. Ski Team. He placed fifth Saturday with jumps of 367 and 358 feet. He was sixth Sunday. An average of 13,500 spectators showed up each day to watch the jumpers from seven states and seven foreign countries compete in the two-day annual event.
60 years ago
MARQUETTE–Four persons from Marquette will attend the 37th annual meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Assn. in Chicago Feb. 25-27. They are Howard Lamb, director of the Upper Peninsula Child Guidance Clinic; Dr. Elizabeth D. Cane, psychiatrist for the clinic; Donald Pascoe, psychiatric social worker for the clinic, and Dr. Jean Pearman of the Northern Michigan College faculty. Among topics to be covered at the scientific sessions and workshops will be problems of adolescence, childhood psychoses, brain damage, the impact of segregation on child development, adult therapy, and proposed legislative measures related to juvenile delinquency. The association is a national professional organization which brings together the key disciplines involved in the team approach to prevention and treatment of behavior problems and related training and research. The word “orthopsychiatry” was coined to express straightmindedness through therapeutic activity for the prevention of mental disorders and anti-social behavior.