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12      HORSESHOE PITCHING ---- HOW TO PLAY THE GAME

represents Wisconsin in the next National Tournament. If the champion cannot go this $50 is paid to the winner of the second prize if he goes to the National Tournament, and if neither of these men can represent the state, the money is given to the winner of the third prize if he can go. If all states would put this provision in the awarding of their prize money the National Tournament would be what it is intended to be, viz: a contest between the champions of all the states.
     Harvey Elmerson was a worthy representative of Wisconsin at the National Tournament held in St. Petersburg, Fla., in February, 1928 winning the fourth prize of $150, and it is expected that he will again honor his state by entering the National Tournament held in St. Petersburg in February, 1929.
     There are horseshoe pitching clubs in many cities and villages in the state, but Milwaukee probably has the finest courts in the state, or possibly in any city in the North. The city authorities have built in Washington Park, 24 clay courts, electrically lighted, for pitching at night. The pitching box on each of these courts is paved with brick except for the clay area. Between the pitching boxes it is paved with asphalt for the men to walk on. There are about 800 players using these courts each week. The other parks in the city have similar, although not quite as extensive equipment for horseshoe pitching.
     Probably no city in the North has done more toward helping the sport and encouraging horseshoe pitching than Milwaukee. The Washington Park Horseshoe Club claims to be the largest club in the Northwest. It publishes a booklet containing a list of its members and a copy of its court rules. These rules are worthy of adoption by other clubs. The present officers of the Wisconsin State Horseshoe Pitchers Association are: President, A. J. Klement, 570 71st Ave., West Allis, Wis.; Vice President, Seymour Johnson, R. D. 6 Madison, Wis. ; Secretary-Treasurer, C. A. Dussault, 890 74th Ave., West Allis, Wis.

OTHER STATES

     ARIZONA-There is a large horseshoe pitching- club at Glen- dale of which S. V. Pullins is the president. He is also champion of the state.
     At Phoenix there is a horseshoe club, of which A. F. King, formerly of Akron, O., is the manager. Mr. King has been interested in the game and has been one of its biggest boosters for a good many years. He has spent a number of winters in Florida where he has acted as head scorekeeper in a number of National Tournaments. Since going to Arizona he has organized this club at Phoenix and put in four fine courts on the City Hall grounds in the heart of the city. The courts are of ornamental design with green grass centers, gray gravel walks and plank platforms for the pitchers to stand on. He has installed a scoring system by putting in four sets of billiard buttons, such as are used over billiard tables, about 16 inches back of the foul line where the player can tally up his score without any trouble. This may be an idea that may be worked out for scoring by other clubs.
     COLORADO-In Denver there is a horseshoe club, of which A. S. Bonar is president, L. E. Cooper, vice president and T. C. Clay- berg, 125 Lowel Blvd., is secretary-treasurer. There is also a club at Fort Collins, of which F. T. Wood is president. E. A. Tabler is president of the club in New Castle. Pueblo also has a club, of which W. F. O'Neil, 116 Broadway is secretary. There are a few other places in the state where the game has good boosters but small clubs if any.
     CONNECTICUT-There are a few players in each of the following places: Forestville, Highwood, Lebanon, New Haven, North Haven, Oneco, Storrs and Windsorville, but no organized clubs as far as the writer knows.
     DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-There are quite a good many horse shoe players connected with the different government departments. There is a horseshoe pitching club organized in the Bureau of Census, Department of Commerce, of which Ira E. Widmeyer is secretary and treasurer.
     FLORIDA-In 1907 the winter visitors to this state began pitching horseshoes for amusement. In the article on "The History of Horseshoe Pitching", printed elsewhere in this book, quite a, little