Sport: Billiards

The three best amateur 18.2 balkline billiard players live in Europe. Like billiard balls, two are light, one dark. The dark one, Edmond Soussa, 33, is the youngest. A full-blooded Egyptian, he was born in Cairo, now makes his living in Paris as an interior decorator. He plays a careless, temperamental game. Says he: "I hate billiards and play it only for my country."

Both of the others are government officials. Gustave Van Belle, Commissioner of Roads & Bridges in Flanders, is a slim, diffident man with thin legs and a reddish face. He...

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