"Rasslin' Fan Seeks to Sell Brooklan Span"
Si Cyrus, from Bucyrus; O.P. Dildok, of Popelika, Ala., and Flash Watchers, of Bauby's Corner-three wide spots in the road, where they turn off the radio and turn out the lights at nine thutty, met by chance at the Coney Velodrome last night.
"I swan," said Si.
"Bigosh," 'jaculated O.P.
"Geerusalem," cried Flash.
"I saw these self-same acts three years ago," whispered Si. "Same here," muttered O.P. "Old stuff," muttered Flash, as he switched the toothpick in his mouth, hitched at his flannels and hemmed and hawed a bit.
A bit more of hemmin' and hawin' and then Flash volunteered:
"Slickers used to come down to Bauby's Corner and take us guys for a hustle at pool, but I guess if they fall for this stuff here there's no reason why I can't sell someone down-this-a-way a bit of Brooklyn Bridge."
"That slicker's got somethin' there," said Si. "Guess I'll get rid of a few lots in Central Park to the crowd on the Boardwalk."
O.P., in dulcet tones, said:
'Suhs, befo' you all leave on your most worthy missions, may I offer you, suhs, a mint julep? Kunnel Taliaffero Ginsberg, down yonder on the avenue, makes one like Massa Riddle. By the way, could I sell you some of the water rights in the Tennessee Valley?"
Thereupon a beautiful if sudden friendship ended as quickly as it began. In separate directions went Si, O.P. and Flash.
They had been witnessing a rasslin' show that offered the old act, with variations, that once wowed 'em from coast to coast and from the St. Lawrence to the Rio Grande--once but no more.
Alan Eustace won over Cliff Olson in seven minutes by disqualification; Gino Garibaldi pinned Frank Bronowicz in 23 minutes and Emil Dusek and Gino Vagnone drew; Yvon Robert tossed Rudy Dusek in 21 minutes; Ernie Dusek threw Abe Coleman in 18:20.