Button Wins 3rd World Ice Crown

Dick Button captured his third straight world's figure skating championship in London last night, displaying practically perfect form in an exhibition which many observers termed "amazing."

Button piled up a total of 594.76 points out of a possible 613.2 in last night's free skating division. This, combined with Monday's compulsory figure totals, gave him a total score of 1419.47 points. Ede Kiraly of Hungary, European champion, finished second with 1344.92 points.

Judge Harry Meistrup of Denmark gave Button a perfect score on execution, the only perfect mark of the competition.

Button, a sophomore, lives in Lowell House and is a member of the Student Council.