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for information to all who ask for it. At the present writing State associations are in the making in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Kansas, all through the efforts of the Buckeye association.
    The association constructed 24 horseshoe court on the grounds formerly the tennis courts of the University Club at Akron; a County and City League was organized; trophy cups were donated by Mayor Carl Beck, former Mayor J. S. Myers, The Akron Realty Co., and Gene Trodo. Both leagues played over a season of 8 and 10 weeks, several of the best horseshoe pitchers in the county and city entering the leagues. The county league was composed of four teams, four men on a team, and the city league, ten two-man teams. Both leagues played the season successfully. the county league not missing a scheduled date. All the games were of 50 points each, and each man playing each man. at each meeting. All the games were played on Saturday afternoons.
    The national tournament being awarded to Akron, the association took hold to make it a real success. Committees were appointed, regular meetings held, and all details completed. On June 15, the tournament was approved by the Akron Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants' Association. A campaign to raise funds to finance the tournament was carried out, support being given by the Rubber industries and other commercial business in the city. The athletic field of the Goodyear Rubber Co. was selected to be the place to play off the greatest national tournament ever held in the history of the game, the above company offering to construct the grounds and all details, the use of their club house for headquarters and convention during the week. A prize list to the amount of $681.00 was offered, including three medals, twelve trophy cups, two pair horseshoes, and over $1000 in cash. The tournament was given publicity throughout country, entries coming as far as California. All details of the national tournament being carried out, a State tournament at the State Fair in Columbus was planned. After receiving the co-operation of the Fair Board who contributed $250 for prizes, it was decided to hold the State meet on September 3 and 4. Medals being contributed by the Scripps-McRae newspapers and trophies by business men of Columbus, the State meet looks to be one of the most successful in the history of the game in Ohio. Several boosters for the game in Ohio are Fred Reinke of Akron. Vincent Stevens of Lancaster, W. W. Henry of Lisbon, M. M. McCoullough of Lorain, Judge Marshall of Piqua, Martin Delinbaugh of Dover, Wm. Yocum ZanesviIle. Frank Eachus of Gallipolis, C. E. Dickeson of Wellington. Edward Manncom of Niles, and J. W. Walter of Wooster. Several horseshoe clubs are organized in Ohio on good sound footing. The game has a good hold and 1921 looks to be the banner year for the game. There will be no less than 25 horseshoe clubs in the State by that time. The Buckeye up to this writing is affiliated with about 30,000 horseshoe pitchers in