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tournaments each year, attend the national tournaments each year, assist in amending the. national rules, and take part in all matters concerning the game.
    State associations should make arrangements with state fair associations, newspapers and other individuals to hold a state tournament each year.
    They should devise ways and means to raise funds to carry out all their plans. Should furnish entry blanks for state tournaments, send out circulars and all information necessary to all the known horseshoe pitchers in their state.
    They should get together and make bids for a national tournament to be held in some suitable city within their state, and get the necessary support to carry out the some.
    State associations should encourage the organization of horseshoe clubs and assist in their organization.
    They should draw up a suitable constitution and by-laws to govern their association; also should take out incorporation papers under the laws of their respective state.
    Any information in the organization of a state association will be furnished by A. L. Headlough, secretary of the Buckeye Horseshoe Association, headquarters, 57 South Broadway, Akron, O , or B. G. Leighton, secretary Minnesota State Horseshoe Pitchers' Association, headquarters, 327 City Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.; Geo. E. Krimbill, secretary California State Horseshoe Pitchers' Association, headquarters, 2025 10. Second St. Long Beach Cal.
    In states where there are no horseshoe clubs it is not necessary that there be horseshoe clubs to organize a state association.
    Get together all those interested, either in person or by mail, and come to an agreement on a state association. The president and secretary should, if possible, live in the same city or town, but it is not necessary.
    The names and addresses of all the known horseshoe pitchers in a state will be furnished to any one interested in the organization of a state association by writing to the above addresses, as will also a copy of the stationery necessary for such an association, and all details.

By George May, National Champion of the
United States
    It isn't luck that makes a good horseshoe pitcher. The old adage that a horseshoe is a lucky omen applies only to the kind that are rusty and full of bent nails.
    I became champion in this sport popularly known as barn-yard golf by hard work and almost constant, practice; just as the champions of any other sport have to do.