Outlawed players cut each other's hair as best they could. A professional barber came out of the stands to lend a hand. Several players chose to sit out the game rather than suffer the indignity of it all. Two players showed up for the next game with what might be called crew cuts with sideburns rampant.
The Legion would appear to be out of step.
THE HIGH PRICE OF FISH
There is now on the market, or about to be, a high-modulus carbon fiber fishing rod which, as you might expect, is not made of fiber-glass epoxy but of high-modulus carbon fibers. And not, by any means, of split bamboo.
The material is a by-product of the moon shots and associated enterprises, developed for use in structural members and panels on the manned orbiting space laboratory being built for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The rod's distributors, the Garcia Corporation, hold that it is twice as strong as, longer lasting than, and has faster response than any other on the market.
The catch: experimental handmade samples will set you back $1,500. Or you could cut yourself a green alder limb until the price drops.
THE STATE AND THE PLATE
For a mere $9, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as eager to make a buck as any other state, will sell you the right to have your initials or some personal message on your automobile license plates. No profanity or obscenity, please, and no mention of liquor or drugs. One gentleman had his plates recalled a couple of years ago. They read LSD and the Registry of Motor Vehicles thought it was a bit much.
Some officials of the Boston Celtics have been carrying a number—CELTICS 1 and variations thereof—for 10 years, or since they were in their heyday. Baseball official Joe Cronin was granted plates HF when he was elected to the Hall of Fame. When he was named president of the American League, Cronin had his plates changed to PAL.
Eddie Shore, onetime Boston Bruins star and also a Hall-of-Famer, required passage of a legislative act before he could sport plates proclaiming him MR HOCKEY.