Sport: Grand American, Sep. 2, 1935

For five days at Vandalia, Ohio last week 700 of the ablest trapshooters in the U. S. stood on a mile-long firing line and blasted away at clay pigeons. When it was over, 1,000,000 shells, worth $32,000, had been fired, eleven carloads of targets had been broken and from the lists of scores compiled by a staff of specially trained accountants there emerged the winners of half a dozen championships.

┬ÂNorth American Clay Target Champion was Joe Hiestand, 28-year-old farmer of Hillsboro, Ohio, who, when he broke 199 out of the first 200 birds,...

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