Sport: Balanced Bruins

Though baseball is popularly supposed to be America's sweetheart, most popular U. S. sport is basketball, which last year drew some 95,000,000 paying customers.

Ninth in the affections of U. S. sports fans* is hockey, a magnificent spectacle, like polo, of trial and error. Its followers are few (6,000,000) but frenetic. Of these, not more than 20% get excited about hockey's one major league (the National Hockey League).

Last week New York Ranger Coach Frank Boucher had some hot words for these million-odd rink-siders. Few of them, said he, knew what the world's fastest...

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