by Roy W. Smith published in 1946
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code of courtesy, honesty, consideration, kindness, earnest endeavor and fair play. The first and most important rule of this game is The Golden Rule. Unless we observe and practice this Rule we cannot be good sports. If the nations throughout the world would adopt this Rule, their political, ecomonic and moral ills would instantly and permanently disappear!

   Of course, we all have our faults, but we can strive to overcome and correct these by adopting more of the fine qualities that go to make up a good sport. We can learn to be tolerant of intolerance when and wherever we encounter it. We should not be too quick to judge others, lest we be judged. People, like books, must be studied in order to be evaluated. A book with a flashy cover does not always provide good reading; on the other hand, many of the world's finest volumes possess very plain covers. Displaying fine, clean sportsmanship on the playgrounds not only denotes good breeding, but is a sure way to win the high esteem and admiration of our associates. Winning a friendship means winning one of the greatest prizes that the world has to offer.

   Regardless of one's race, creed or color, his personal code of ethics should extend above and beyond the mere rules of the game. The poor sport is a spiritually bankrupt and lonely individual who is playing against himself in this game called Life. He cannot win at anything until he takes time out to learn the rules and ethics of the game.

   We must always remember that it isn't the victory that is so important, but it's the way we play the game that really counts!


   Horseshoe Pitching is not only one of the oldest and best established games in the world, but is regarded by all who are associated with it as being one of the cleanest and most healthful forms of recreation. Besides teaching one a perfect coordination of the muscles and mental faculties, it develops the powers of concentration and endurance.

   Physicians, who have studied the game, pronounce it to be conducive to long life and have found that very few players are ever troubled with appendicitis. Frank Jackson, many times a world champion and affectionately known as "The Grand Old Man of the Horseshoe Game," has stated; "Throughout the many years I have played the game, I have never known of a horseshoe pitcher to suffer from appendicitis." It is well worth knowing that a person