EMMA FOCHT, Dayton, Ohio
Promoter/Organizer: Emma Focht of Dayton,Ohio was one of the outstanding personalities in Ohio and perhaps the entire NHPA. She began her career in horseshoes in 1946 when she and her husband Paul (also a Hall of Fame inductee) attended their first state tournament. In the tree years following, 1947-1949, she was Ohio Assistant State Statistician and in 1950-1970 was the State Statistician. She also served as Ohio State Secretary for 18 years. She was the first one to use a calculator during a tournament in Ohio and ran a calculator at the World Tournament from 1960-1969. She developed a percentage book starting with 20 shoes to 130 shoes, 50% and up. She is also responsible for making a percentage book starting with 20 shoes up to 800 shoes. a book that started with 25 percentage when no calculators were available.