It is the December 1959 issue of Liberty magazine. I had never heard of this magazine before. It boasts itself as "Canada's young family magazine." If so, articles like "How I Reformed My Husband," "My Hidden Husband" and the heavy bombardment of beer advertisements suggest otherwise, or at the least are VERY progressive for 1959.
Of course, Jean Beliveau on the cover is what caught they eye of Auntie Arlene. Little did she know what a great find it was.
Inside is a Tom Alderman article entitled "Are Hockey's Roughnecks Turning Sissy?" Here's a look:
The article laments the increasingly common and unsportsmanlike antics of hockey players of the day. Players who resort to stick fighting and yapping. Alderman seems to really have it out for Ted Lindsay for tainting the game with such tactics rather than just manning up and dropping the gloves, just like the old days. And not enough of them actually know how to fight worth a lick, anyway. Not like Eddie Shore or Gordie Howe. Old time hockey, ya' know?
Hey wait a minute. That's what they said back then? That's what my dad told me 25 years after that. And that's what I've been telling people another 25 years later after that.
The more things change, the more things stay the same.
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