Six years ago this week aging Boy Wonder Willie Hoppe, sport's longest-reigning champion, kept his world's three-cushion billiard title in a playoff against Mexico's Joe Chamaco in Chicago. Until his official retirement two years later, in 1952, Hoppe held one or more major billiard titles for each year, beginning with his first championship in 1906 at the age of 18. Now 68, the grand old man of billiards came out of retirement this week to challenge Otto Reiselt in a three-day exhibition in Philadelphia.
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Feb. 27, 1956
QUAIL, BRIDGE, GOLF AND IKE, SEATTLE: NEW FACES, THE AAU AND WES SANTEE, SWEET SIXTEEN ON FIGURE SKATES, SPRING COMES EARLY FOR DOGS, THE WANDERLUST OF THE GROSBEAK
In Cooch Behar, the grand-style tiger hunt of legend carries on unchanged in pomp and ceremony and as luxuriously as ever
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The fashions in dogs were not the only news at the Westminster. A surprising number of male bipeds with doggy connections managed to look pretty doggy themselves in various choices of head coverings
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