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HORSESHOE COMPENDIUM

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
     Horseshoe pitching has finally reached into the nation's capital and found ready workers, promoters, and a fine public. Prior to 1929 the game was virtually unknown in the city, but the Washington Evening Star sponsored a huge tournament which drew more than 5,000 entries. One of the divisions of the meet was for legislators, and the final match between Senator McMillen and Senator Hiram Johnson was broadcast over a national hook-up.
     The Evening Star has sponsored tournaments yearly since that time, and horseshoes has prospered accordingly. Sports writer Rod Thomas has continually boosted the game, while in Harry M. Woodfield, 734 19th St., N.E., the sport has a highly energetic leader.
     In 1939 the city built 12 new courts within sight of the White House, and they were dedicated by a visit from the Canadian team from Toronto. The dedication was attended by many prominent political and social figures. The visiting team was royally entertained by Senator Ernest Lundeen of Minnesota.
     The District of Columbia promises to have its best season in 1940.
     Winners in past tournaments are as follows:
     1929 Charles A. Fort
     1930 Harry Saunders
     1931 John Gourvenac
     1932 Hubbard Quantrille
     1933 Harry Saunders
     1934 Harry Saunders
     1935 William V. Moore
     1936 William V. Moore
     1937 Harry Saunders
     1938 Irwin Carlberg
     1939 Irwin Carlberg
          METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIP
     1929 Millard Peake, Maryland
     1030 Harry Saunders, Washington, D. C.
     1931 Harry Saunders, Washington, D. C.
     1932 Clayton C. Henson, Virginia
     1933 Clayton C. Henson, Virginia
     1934 Clayton C. Henson, Virginia
     1935 Raymond L. Frye, Virginia
     1936 William V. Moore, Washington, D. C.
     1937 Raymond L. Frye, Virginia
     1937 Harry Saunders, Washington, D. C.
     1938 Clayton C. Henson, Virginia

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