EXERCISEºRECREATIONºSPORT


SCIENCE AT THE STAKE

by Roy W. Smith published in 1946
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   Any person desiring to improve his health and lengthen his span of life should take up the game at once. As a scientific recreation and health builder, the sport has few equals and no superiors. Abundant health is a person's greatest blessing. A strong and healthy people are a nation's greatest asset. PITCH HORSESHOES FOR HEALTH AND HELP BUILD A STRONGER NATION!

HOW TO CURE YOURSELF FROM "THE BITE
OF THE HORSESHOE BUG"

   Always stamp your feet, wave your arms or bang your shoes together while your opponent is pitching. Be sure to always step well over the foul line when delivering and then walk ahead or step in front of your opponent. Delay the game by arguing with everyone including the spectators. Don't be bashful about criticizing and instructing your opponent and the court officials. Always alibi your poor playing and brag long and loudly about your good pitching. Count all short ringers and doubtful points for yourself BAT discount them for the other guy. Never give anyone else credit for anything. Duck all responsibility in helping to improve the game and keeping the courts in good condition. Always try to ride free by letting others pay all club dues and expenses. If you chew tobacco, spit often and copiously into the pitching boxes. Never fail to be rude and overbearing. Such conduct will make you the center of attraction for a short time, at least. After that you won't be so greatly concerned about the game because the coroner will be bending attentively over you!

THE OHIO METHOD OF SCORING
(The Non-Cancel or Total-Point System)

   A regulation game consists of the pitching of either fifty (50) or eighty (80) shoes in all contests, to be determined by State Officers or local authorities to fit conditions and the element of time.
   First Pitch alternates, as it evens up advantage of pitching against iron.
   Winner of games, and final tournament standing governed by most total points.

   Score All Points Earned, in Figures Only, as follows:
No Score .......................................................................- -
Points .......................................................................1 or 2
Ringer ....................................................................... 3
Ringer and Point ....................................................................... 4
Double Ringer ....................................................................... 6

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