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HORSESHOE PITCHING ---- HOW TO PLAY THE GAME      13

is written about the game in this state. There are active clubs in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Eustis, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Miami, Tampa and other places. The Sunshine Pleasure Club at St Petersburg, the Sunshine City, organized in 1909 with Samuel E. Clement, of Pennsylvania, as its president is as far as is known, the oldest horseshoe pitching club in existence. Mr. Clement, nearly 90 years of age, keeps his youth renewed now by pitching quoits nearly every day. The club has a number of hundred members every year, representing some thirty-five or more states and Canada. Its officers for 1929 are: President, Dr. IT J. Kocher, St. Petersburg; First Vice President, W. L. Ogden, St Petersburg; Second Vice President, Thos. E. Webb, St. Petersburg; Third Vice President, O. A. Beaver, St. Petersburg; Fourth Vice President, Mrs. Mayme Francisco, St. Petersburg; Secretary, Clyde Anderson, Sand Creek, Mich.; Treasurer, W. J. Seas, St. Petersburg.
     There is also a horseshoe club at Bradenton, of which C. C Davis who has been National Champion a number of times, is manager.
At present there is no State Horseshoe Pitchers' Association in Florida although one was organized a number of years ago. As most of those active in the game live in the north and are only in the state a few months in the winter, it is difficult to sustain a state association.
     Mr. H. L. Ermatinger, President of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, lives at 849 Fourth St. North St. Petersburg, and W. J. Seas the treasurer of the National is a resident of St. Petersburg. D. D. Cottrell, the National Secretary, whose home is at North Cohocton N. Y., spends a number of months each winter in St. Petersburg:. Large numbers of the greatest boosters of the game spend their winters in this state where the weather is like a balmy June day in the North nearly all the time and horseshoe pitching is a continual enjoyment and daily pleasure.
     INDIANA-The game is played in a great many small towns in the state but there are few clubs and no state association has been organized. The first real state tournament, was held at Gleason Field, Gary, July 4, 1919. No other state tournaments have been held recently, there are horseshoe clubs in Indianapolis and some of the smaller cities and towns. New Albany across the river from Louisville, has quite a progressive and active club that enjoys competing frequently in tournaments with the large number of horseshoe pitchers in that Kentucky city. Jimmy Risk, of Montpelier, has been a strong contender for the World's Championship in. a number of National Tournaments. Abner Whipple, of Connorsville, and Frank Witmar, of Wakarusa, have also played in the National Tournaments.
     IOWA-- This state is the home of Frank Jackson at Lamoni, who was the first World's Champion horseshoe pitcher, having won this honor at Bronson, Kansas, in 1909 and continued to hold it against all competition until 1919 when he did not defend his title at the tournament held in St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 22 to 26, that year. He regained the championship at St. Petersburg, Fla., in Feb., 1926. Putt Mossman, who won his first World's Championship honors at Minneapolis Minn., in September, 1924, and successfully defended his title at Lake Worth Fla., in February, 1925. also lives in this state at Eldora. Frank Lundin, who won the World's Championship at the National Tournament in Des Moines, Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, 1922, was a resident of New London, Iowa. There are horseshoe clubs at Adair, Boone Des Moines, Keokuk and quite a good many other places. Although there is no state association affiliated with the National As-sociation, a state tournament is usually held at the State Fair at Des Moines and a State Championship won.
     KANSAS-The first National Association under the name of the Grand League of American Horseshoe Pitchers Association was organized in Kansas City, Kans., May 16, 1914, and most of the rules laid down then for the government of the game have been continued with very few changes. There are a few clubs in the state, especially at Garden City, Topeka and Wichita, and a few other places, but no state organization. Bert Duryee, Wichita, Kans., who has competed in a number of National Tournaments both to the credit of him-