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The Beaver, Vol. I, No. 4, January 1921 by Company

It is planned to bring the victorious rinks together in an H


style="text-align: justify;"> Hoot Mon! Th' Roarin' Game is on Wi' Lads o' the H.B.C.

_Land, Retail and Wholesale Departments at Winnipeg Get Away to Fast Start--Some Already Displaying Mid Season Form_

By OUT TURN

At Winnipeg, the respective Curling Associations of the Land Department, Retail Store and Wholesale Depot are making up for lost time, the season having started late. Extent of the enthusiasm displayed in the Company's Winnipeg establishments for the grand old game is indicated by the hundred and ten yelling, sweeping adherents who turn out once and twice a week. Ice has been good and the weather just cold enough to induce lively work behind every skip. It is to be noted that more rocks are getting across the "hog" than the first part of last season.

[Illustration: "_Meet Me Face to Face_"]

If ice holds after present schedules are completed, it is planned to bring the victorious rinks together in an H.B.C. "bon spiel" for a decision on the Company Curling Championship for Winnipeg.

[Illustration: "_Draw Weight, We'll Sweep It!_"]

Sketched are two well-known "skips" heading land department rinks and one "skip" who cuts a lot of ice in wholesale circles. Our staff artist caught him as he was shooting his first rock of the season,

using the follow-through system. He is usually more dignified than as portrayed (on next page) and the editor remarks a terrific shift of latitude here as this arctic "skip" was but lately a strutting Toreador. The two land department "skips" pictured on this page wear no disguise and need no introduction but we'll give a Made beaver to anyone who'll guess their identity.

It is of course too early to make predictions as to probable winners in the various departmental associations. We cannot get any sort of a prognostication from our usually very opinionated Sporting Editor. For next issue, he promises to analyze the performance of the leading rinks and tell Messrs. Harman, Vesey and Sparling exactly what their respective chances are.

On the following page is the standing of the rinks as at 10th January:

[Illustration: _Wholesale Boys! "Do You Know Him?"_

--!!! _Sweep Her-Up--She'll Never Reach_]

H.B.C. CURLING ASSOCIATIONS.

Winnipeg, 1921

_Land Department_

------------------------------------- |Games | | | SKIP |Played|Won|Lost|Standing ------------+------+---+----+-------- Harman | 4 | 3 | 1 | .750 McDill | 4 | 2 | 2 | .500 Bellingham | 4 | 1 | 2 | .250 Joslyn | 4 | 1 | 2 | .250 -------------------------------------


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