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Chicago’s old Stadium was notorious for the debris that rained down on the ice from fun-loving fans in the gallery seats, coins and shoes and playing cards, paper airplanes and novels, fruit and emptied bottles. The Black Hawks did their best to curtail the bombarding over the years, with pleas (above, from January of 1935) and threats and, sometimes, rewards. Below, calm before they storm, high-altitude fans in February of 1942 play some pre-game pinochle with a deck or two of possible future projectiles.

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