Sport: Timber!

The pro hockey season came in like a lamb. For almost a month the National Hockey League played before unfilled houses as though every man's heart was set on winning the Lady Byng Trophy (hockey's award for gentlemanly conduct). Last week in Chicago Stadium, hot-tempered Defenseman Kenny Reardon of the Montreal Canadiens put an end to all that.

When a fan heckled him as he skated close to the boards, Kenny unhesitatingly conked him on the head with a hockey stick. As the blood streamed, another spectator jumped onto the ice fighting mad but was lugged back before he reached Reardon. Other...

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