Sport: Maestro of Mass

Lank, tonsured Charlie ("Show me a shot I can't make") Peterson has spent 51 of his 64 years learning, loving, mastering the art of billiards, and bringing the masse to the masses. Now he is bringing it to the services.

Since Pearl Harbor, 344 Army camps have witnessed the cue work of billiards' No. 1 trick-shot Svengali. Peterson has peregrinated 75,000 miles, given 1,239 exhibitions, walked goo miles around tables making 92,000 fancy shots for his uniformed audiences.

To a line of facile patter Charlie clicks rabbits out of his green felt hat, has...