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HORSESHOE PITCHING ---- HOW TO PLAY THE GAME      45

     On payment of the fees stipulated, the individual or organization shall receive a certificate of membership or charter denoting their affiliation with the National Body and granting the privilege of membership as contained in this Constitution and By-Laws. By vote of the convention at St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 27, 1928, the words "for one year from date annual dues are received" were added after words "National Body" in the last sentence in Section One, Article IV of the Constitution.
     Sec 2. The Constitution and By-Laws, as adobpted shall be published by this Association in booklet form. This booklet also to contain statistics covering tournaments and other information of interest and necessary to those conducting tournaments.
     Sec. 3. No National Tournament games shall be played in rain or on the Sabbath Day.
     Sec. 5. No person shall be eligible to take part in a National Tournament until the entry and guarantee fees have been paid or deposited. The entry fee shall be not less than five ($5) dollars covering male entries, and two ($2) dollars for female entries, The forfeit guarantee shall not be less than five ($5) dollars for each entry. The amount deposited as a forfeit guarantee shall be returned the depositor as his or her schedule is completed. Failure to complete will be cause for forfeiture of the amount.
Article V.
     Section 1 State Associations shall be organized under the National Body and known as (Name of State) Division of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America.
     Sec. 2. Chartered State Associations are granted authority to organize and develop the advancement of the horseshoe game in their territory to permit and foster the affiliating with their organization all clubs, leagues or associations within their State, thus becoming by their affiliation with the State Organization a part of the National Body and entitled to representation in accordance with provisions of Article II, Section 2.
     Sec. 3. State Associations and their affiliated members must comply with this Constitution, its By-Laws and Rules.
     Sec. 4. The officials of organizations affiliated with the National Body shall be governed the same as National Officers and perform their duties in accordance with this Constitution and By-Laws.
Article VI.
     Section 1. Not less than two National Tournaments and conventions shall be held each year : one in the southern section where warmth permits in the winter season, and one in the northern section in its summer season. The winter season tournaments are to be held between January 1st and March 15th of each year; the summer season tournaments between July 1st and October 1st of each year. The exact dates of authorized National Tournaments shall be furnished the Secretary by those awarded the privilege of holding the tournament at least sixty (GO) days prior to the date of starting.
     Sec. 2 The winner of an authorized National Tournament shall be declared the Champion Horseshoe Pitcher of the World and shall hold said title until the next authorized tournament at which time he will have the privilege of again contesting for the title on the same basis as other entries.
     Sec. 3. A ladies' tournament may be held in connection with the men's tournament and the winter shall be declared The Champion Lady Horseshoe Pitcher of the World and shall hold said title until the next authorized National Tournament as aforesaid.
     Sec. 4. The assembly of delegates in convention shall award the privilege of conducting a subsequent tournament by a two-thirds vote. In case no bid is received at the convention, the Executive Committee has authority to make award. A city or organization, desiring to hold a National Tournament, shall have its bid in the hands of the Secretary at the first session of delegates assembled in convention.
     Sec. 5. No sealed bid will be considered by the assembly of delegates unless the following articles are clearly defined:
     (a) State facilities available for conducting a tournament.
     (b) Amount of cash prizes.
     (c) Amount of trophy prizes.
     (d) Miscellaneous advantages.
     See. 6. This Association may conduct the National Tournament under its