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HORSESHOE PITCHING ---- HOW TO PLAY THE GAME      33



FOR SINGLE COURT

1. Required area-10'x50'.
2. Two stakes-1" diameter iron rod by 36" long.
3. Two Pitchers Boxes 6'x6.
4. Blue or Potter's clay in boxes 8" deep.
5. Stakes placed 40 feet apart, at point of entering ground 10"
    above level of box with a 2" lean toward each other.

FOR BATTERY OF COURTS
1. Courts should be arranged in batteries of four courts each.
2. There should be additional space between each group of four
    courts to give identity to each group.
3. Required area of four courts 40'x50'.
4. Distance between adjacent courts--10 feet measuring from
    stake to stake.
5. A fence made of 2"x4" stock or 2" galvanized iron pipe and 2'
    high surrounding the courts within 5' to 10' , will help to keep spectators off
    courts and will furnish seats as well.

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE USE AND
CARE OF HORSESHOE COURTS
1. Each player should feel it his responsibility to help keep the courts in excellent
    condition.
2. The courts can be kept in excellent condition if the limited
    care that caretakers can give to the courts is supplemented by each player doing
    his little bit.
3. Players are asked to avoid stepping on the clay within 18 inches
    of the stake, so that the clay in the immediate area of the stake can be kept in
    good condition.
4. The clay should be kept in soft putty-like condition. 18 inches
    around the stake and level with the top of the "pitcher's" box.
5. The clay should be sprinkled with about one pail of water
    about noon each day during hot weather.
6. It is possible for the clay to get too wet so that it will be
    sticky. This should be avoided.
7. Do not allow the clay to get hard or in a powder-like condition.
8. Keep a wet gunny sack, rubberoid roofing or similar protection
    over the area around the stake when, the courts are not
    in use.
9. All foreign material, such as stones, sticks, etc. must be kept
    out of the clay.
10. The stake must be kept ten inches above the level of the Pitcher's box.
11. The stakes must be kept in a firm position and inclined two
    inches toward each other.
12. After playing three 50-point games, players must surrender
    court to others who have been waiting to play.