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HORSESHOE COMPENDIUM

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     In September, 1920, Jackson entered a Mid-West Tournament at Omaha. First and second prizes had been advertised as $100 and $40. When the pitchers assembled, they complained about the lopsided setup of prizes. But Jackson insisted that the prizes remain as advertised, which they were. Cecil Freel, a lanky, six foot, five inch, 118 pound, 18-year-old youth from Murray, Iowa, provided a surprise and won every game, connecting with 65 ringers to defeat Jackson. Freel was really not in Jackson's class. It was just his day, and if any man ever was blue it was Jackson with his $40.
     After Davis won the world's championship from Mossman and Jackson, in 1927, no Iowa man ever won it again. A state championship tournament was held at the Des Moines Birdland courts in June, 1927. Jackson won and Mossman was absent, and at the State Fair the same year, Jackson kept his title although he lost two games to Mossman.

C.C. DAVIS
C. C. DAVIS

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