Clipped From Muskogee Times-Democrat
a EXdHNGGAME Playei% Take Desperate Chances. Crippled Man Started Game With Cane The original auto pOlo team, under \ tho management of Hoagland's Hippo- ! drome has been engaged by tho Okla- ' homa.Freo^taTe Fair officials to meet : at the fair, this week, it* old opponent, Canada, These two teams will engage dally in contests, one period each afternoon afternoon and two each evening. The dally scores gained by the aggregation will be blosely tabulated and the one having the highest number of point* at the end of the week will bo acclaimed acclaimed the champion of the fair tournament. tournament. It will be great sport to watch the progress of the two ancient rivals en? gaged in one of the most thrilling | games ever instituted. How th* Gam* Began Tou have seen auto polo perhaps; the especially constructed cars, with their exhausts wide open, tearing down the course toward each other, endeavoring, endeavoring, impossible, to avoid actual collision, collision, 'crashing through fences; skidding, skidding, tipping-.and then turning completely completely over,'-their drivers often barely escaping asfiuimedlate and horrible death. . ?. J 4 It Is Interesting to note the unusual: I manner In which auto polo was first conceived \ by .its originator, Ralph j Hanklnson, He was the owner of a Fordi Shortly after a slight injury, to His ankle. Which necessitated the carrying of a cane, he was driving along Gladstone boulevard in Chicago When- an empty can on the pavement . attracted -his attention. Guided by an 11 unknown-*npulse, he used his cane to skid the can along tho curbing. Then, in a flash, came the Idea of Auto Polo, with Its malletmen and drivers, its thrilling sport, and reckless abandon., Broke 1,600 Wheel* j The originality of the idea struck the sporting and amusement world like lightning^ and ever since race track drivers, "have been risking their lives to the amusement of an hitherto ennuled world. > The original American auto polo team and the Canadian team are not unknown unknown to each other. «Twtt.-years ago they they arranged an extensive tour together, together, presenting the tour throughout a great part of the universe, and breaking 1,500 wheels, bursting 641 tires, dcmolisbing 66 axles, and com- ! pletely wrecking six polo cars. And '. these same two teams, with their orlg- j. inal-dare-devil drivers will attend the .l -Muskogee Free State fair.