Sport: Three-Cushion

Players who have done well at pool or straight billiards often take up three-cushion, find it the most satisfying because it is the hardest. Curly-haired, florid Johnny Layton was the best pocket billiard player in the world before he decided that knocking balls into pockets was dull compared to pure cueing. When he won his first championship he went home to Sedalia, Mo., where he had become proficient during long sleepy days when, if you were not playing pool at the smoke house, there was nothing to...

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