a roll of you-know-what

Bad Enough: Fans in the second gallery of Chicago's Stadium prepare for take-off in February of 1942.

Bad Enough: Fans in the second gallery of Chicago’s Stadium prepare for take-off in February of 1942.

There seems to have been a little of the old playoff fever in the crowd at Chicago on Thursday. Spectators were pelting stuff down on the ice from the second gallery and one of these missiles struck Marcel Dheere on the head and opened his scalp for six stitches. The wire story said he was hit by a roll of paper, which left you wondering if a brick or a flatiron was wrapped up in the paper. It now develops that it was a roll of you-know-what stolen from one of the ‘rest rooms’ with the wooden plug intact.

“It’s terrible out there when they get that way and we’re going to complain to the league,” Tommy Gorman said yesterday. “They’ve got to give visiting teams more protection. Even when I was managing the Hawks it was bad enough, though they were only throwing turnips and frozen fish and stuff like that then.”

• Dink Carroll, Montreal Gazette, February 20, 1943