Togo And Dusek Meet At Armory

The Evening Independent – October 11, 1950

Japanese hocus-pocus takes over at the N. Worth Gable armory tonight when The Great Togo takes on Danny (Riot Squad) Dusek in the feature match of the national guard wrestling program.

Touted as a master of the “grunt and groan” business in its truer refinements, Togo also brings to local mats some of that showmanship that pervades Eastern and Midwestern wrestling cards.  That bout is a no time limit, one-fall affair.

Along those lines, Hata, Togo’s manager and servant will precede the Oriental grappler into the ring and run through ceremonials while preparing the rings with purifying salts.  Salt is purported to prevent infection from wounds, as developed from the ancient Sumo wrestling in Japan.

The Green Hornet, unmasked but unseen last week, meets Dick Trout, Boston, in a one-fall, 30-minute bout to open the wrestling at 8:30 o’clock.

An Australian tag team match pitting Hal Keene, a newcomer from St. Louis, and Bobby Orton against Rube (Killer) Wright and Tommy Bell, Atlanta, Ga., is scheduled for the semifinal match.  It will go three falls, with no time limit.

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