Sport: Boston Shark

George Franklin Slosson, recovering at 90 from a spell of pneumonia and nervous prostration, has been a little off his billiard game lately. His high runs have been down around 60. In a week or so he expects to be shooting runs of 100 again.

Winner of his sixth and last world championship 38 years ago, Slosson leaves his home for Boston's 20th Century billiard parlor every noon. He wears a long-sleeved sweater and limits himself to 200 points a day. As soon as he feels he is back in shape, he plans to...

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