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ARBA Bulletin 1956 Vol. 1, No. 2 – Fall
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ARBA Bulletin 1956 Vol. 1, No. 2 – Fall

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1956

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TROPHIES, OLD and NEW
IN THE ABOVE PHOTO ARE SHOWN THE LARGE TALL CUPS OFFERED SOME YEARS BACK AS WELL AS THOSE OFFERED NOW. INCLUDED ARE THE CLOCK TROPHIES OFFERED BY THE A.R.B.A.
(See 1956 Awards on Page 10)
DON'T BE SHUT OUT Listed In 1957 YEAR BOOK
An American Rabbit Breeder’s Association Publication
FALL EDITION 1956
VOLUME ONE
NUMBER TWO
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A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
OUR SECRETARY James Blyth
PRESENTS - The A. R. B. A., It’s Accomplishments
Many of our members and a number of outsiders believe that the American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n should have accomplished more in the period of time the Association has been organized. However, our records show that we are improving the Association year by year. When one looks back a few years and sees the wonderful progress the American and the rabbit has made, we cannot help but realize that the American has done a great deal of good. Many who complained have only been with the raising of rabbits for a short time, therefore, have no idea what wonderful progress has been made. Some see fit to criticize the Officers of the American because things have not improved overnight. Every Officer and Director has worked and played a big part in the progress we have made over the years. The Officers and Directors as I know them are all good conscientious men and have always done their best to serve our members
as well as the rabbit breeders in general.
Many of our members have and are still obtaining a great deal of advertising for rabbits and rabbit meat. The job of promoting rabbits is everyone’s job who is interested in seeing more rabbits consumed as meat and better rabbits shown in our shows. Remember, each and everyone of you are a part of the A.R.B.A, and its success and the improvement of the rabbit industry depends not on a group of Officers but rather rests on the shoulders of each and every member. We can accomplish more with more help from the rabbit breeders in general. If you as a member will contact your rabbit raising friends and solicit their membership in the American, it will help. And you will be doing your part in making the raising of rabbits a real industry. By working together, we can do many of the things that most all of us want to see done.
Your Officers and Directors are depending on your help.

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION TO HOLD MEETING
For the past several years, your Officers have been in touch with the Federal Trade Commission relative to the revision of the Trade Practice Rules of the American Rabbit Industry. Our present trade practice rules are old and out-of-date. The Federal Trade Commission advised us that these would have to be revised and our Board of Directors met with one of the Commission’s attorneys sometime ago. However, nothing ever happened.
We have been advised that there will be a hearing on Fair Practice Rules for the rabbit industry. This hearing will be held in Pittsburgh, Penna., in January 1957. As yet, we do not know the exact date of the hearing other than it will be held in January and in Pittsburgh.
We are now cooperating with the Commission in attempting to give them a list of as many rabbit raisers as possible. We will furnish them with a list of all our members with their names and addresses. We have already written all of our chartered locals asking them to forward us a list of people who belong to their Association and are not members of the American.
These, too, will have to be contacted by the Commission and notified by the Commission.
No doubt, many of our members know that there are a number of unfair practices being carried on that cause many people interested in rabbits no end of trouble. These things must be placed on the Commission’s Unfair List.
This hearing does not only cover the American, but rather every rabbit raiser in the United States and all will be asked to subscribe to the rules after the Commission has once set them up. . .This hearing is very important to the rabbit breeders of the United States and as many as possible should make it a point to attend... There are a vast number of raisers who live in easy driving distance of Pittsburgh and these should be sure to attend. This is one thing that no one can do for you. If you are interested in Fair Practice Rules for the rabbit industry, please watch the Trade Magazines for further details. Remember - this hearing is the concern of every rabbit raiser whether they belong to any club or not.

A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
AMERICAN
RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION 4323 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh 17, Pa. EDITORIAL

CONTROVERSIAL
Just what do I think of Controversial Subjects? Just this, without them life would be rather dull.
The A.R.B.A, was Sired by “CONTROVERSIAL”. It’s Dam was “DIFFERENCE OF OPINION”. It’s offsprings “CONTROVERSIES”. That my friends has made the Raising of Rabbits. The Showing of Rabbits rather interesting.
Without Differences of Opinions (Controversies) The Raising of Rabbits, the showing of Rabbit also would be rather dull, so I for one don’t go along with the idea that “Nothing of a Controversial Nature should Appear Herein”.
This is the second issue I helped to create. The first one must have been rather dull reading, it started no arguments as far as I know, not even a discussion.
I sort of go along with the fellow who wrote me recently as follows. “CONTROVERSIES ARE HEALTHY”. Well anyway, I have said the A.R.B.A. itself has been controversial, that is why it and all it stands for has caused many arguments and I am quite positive that from them more good than harm has resulted. Does anyone want to dispute this statement?
In conclusion I wish to say, I may have taken an unfair advantage of those of you who feel that “Nothing of a Controversial Nature Should appear in this Bulletin”. But since I have kicked over the traces perhaps this whole argument amounts to this. Do we put a little life into this, or are we going along in our very dull merry way.
In order that there may be no argument as to who wrote this, I sign my Nom de plume.
Edw. H. Stahl
SHORTS By The Officers

The A.R.B.A Will Make History In The FIRST QUARTER Of 1957. Watch For It.
By All of Us.
As a Director of the American I am looking forward to a very successful year, much business was transacted at the Convention in St. Paul. I believe we will make great strides in the Commercial Department and Youth Division. Both of these Committees are very important and we need them to further the interest of the Rabbit Business. As a Director let me say we need your help, without it we cannot do as we would like to, so let’s make 1957 a banner year for the American.
Oscar F. Schultze
After all these years I finally had the pleasure of eating Domestic Rabbit meat at our convention at St. Paul. I am in full agreement with the individual who said. “Unless and until the National Convention serves rabbit meat at it’s banquets, they can’t claim Commercial ability to compete with other meats”. Whoever was responsible, my fedora (Made from Domestic Rabbit Fur) is off to them, for it was just like Mother Fehr served it to Indian Joe. (Appologies to Blyth) and our little indians, who by the way are now full grown.
John C. Fehr

I think the Bulletin is a very good thing, I am all for it, but think more members should take part in it, all of us would like to know what you would like in the bulletin, your ideas will help a lot. Another thing I would like to see is that each member get at least one member this coming year, register all rabbits you can this will help you and the ARBA as well. Now that the Youth Division comprising of 4-H and FFA members is in for renewed activities why not give at least one of this group a membership. The Guide Book, Year Book and Bulletin they will receive will not only create interest with these young folks but will enable them to get rabbit raising knowledge that will help them greatly.
Vern Ashton
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I believe that we should have a slogan for the A.R.B.A., also one for the Industry. A slogan should possess individuality, it identifies and advertises outstanding products, and makes Organizations famous. A slogan should be brief, believable, and pleasing. Some famous slogans, are. “Good to the last drop”, “Eventually why not now”, “Say it with flowers”, and thousands of others. I would like very much for every member to get busy and think up one or more good slogans and send them to me at 1707 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, Ill. Each member will be given credit for sending slogans that qualify for use.
Fred R. Applegate
Here is some information that inter--ests me as I hope it will interest you as a member of the ARBA and as a possible member of one or more of the affiliated Specialty Rabbit clubs. It may also interest the Officers of these clubs, I very sincerely hope it does.
In this bulletin you will find a membership application blank, and as you will note the name of each Specialty Club is listed together with the cost of membership in combination with the ARBA.
This has resulted in a total of 315 combinations from Jan. 1, 1955 to Dec. 30, 1955. And 233 combinations from Jan. 1, 1956 to Oct. 22, 1956 a total of 548 members received by the ARBA and turned over to the Specialty clubs in the period mentioned.
The question I ask is this. How many of the Specialty clubs have the following on their membership application blanks.
NOTE—Our Club is affiliated with the AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION Inc. and by sending $4.75 instead of $2.00 will become members of both Associations.
I hope all of you have because during 1957 we are going to hear the words “ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL”, repeated many times by various groups all interested in working together for the good of all.
Someone came up with an idea during the Convention at St. Paul that the ARBA supply the Specialty clubs with the ARBA’s Application blanks on one side and that of the Specialty club on the other. Who will be the first to write me that they are interested, perhaps something could be created for the benefit of all.
Edw. H. Stahl
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MINUTES OF MEETINGS - CONVENTION HELD AT ST. PAUL, MINN., OCTOBER 13-16, 1956
The first meeting of the American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n was called to order by President Leeuwenburg at 8:35 P.M., Sunday, October 14, 1956 at the Hotel St. Paul in the Continental Room. Meeting was delayed on account of the Smorgasbord until everyone was through eating.
The Secretary’s report and resolutions were passed out. The resolutions being passed out were not read at the first general meeting according the rules and by-laws of the American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n. These are to be voted upon at the second American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n meeting.
The purpose of the Secretary’s report is so you can compare it with the report of last year.
Regarding the Blair Trophy, this is to be awarded to the club who has the best year book. The first year it was presented to the Richmond Rabbit Club of Virginia, the second year it was awarded to the Progressive Rabbit Club and the winner, this third year, was the Roanoke Rabbit Breeders of Virginia. Mr. John T. McLain, President of the Club which is two years old received the trophy for the club. It was announced that Mrs. John T. McLain compiled the book.
It was announced the 1957 Convention will be held at Little Rock, Arkansas.
A letter from C. N. Farley was read wishing the Convention a lot of success.
President Leeuwenburg gave a report of the progress that was made during 1956. He then turned the meeting over to President-Elect, Mr. D. F.
Parker, who made a speech pertaining to objects of the ARBA. He then turned the meeting back over to President Leeuwenburg who gave the floor to Mr. George S. Templeton, United States Rabbit Experimental Station at Fontana, California. Mr. Templeton advised the members that he was retiring from his position with the Experimental Station. His talk lasted 15 minutes, so he advised those present.
Mr. Leeuwenburg then asked Mr. Sleeth how to get to the American Legion Hall for the banquet and smorgasbord for Monday and Tuesday nights, which was explained.
President Leeuwenburg then cautioned the members to obtain voting credentials and resolutions for the second American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n meeting to be held Monday, October 15, 1956.
A motion was made by James Blyth and Seconded by Marie Downing that the first annual American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n be adjourned until 1:30 P.M. Monday afternoon. Motion carried.
The second American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n meeting was called to order by President Leeuwenburg at the Lee Hall at the St. Paul Fairgrounds on Monday, October 15, 1956 at 2:00 P.M.
President Leeuwenburg explained how the voting would be counted -yellow cards for delegates and blue cards for individual members.
According to the rules and by-laws of the American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n, the following was done:
Resolution No. 1 was read and the Resolutions Committee recommenda-
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tions were given. There was no discussion. This resolution passed - 268 voting in favor, 7 against.
Resolution No. 2 was read and the Resolutions Committee recommendations were given. There was no discussion. This resolution was defeated -244 against it, 45 in favor of it. Resolution No. 3 was read and the recommendations of the Resolutions Committee given. President Leeuwenburg declared this resolution out of order. He explained he reasons for his action.
Resolution No. 4 was read and the recommendations of the Resolutions Committee given. There was no discussion. This resolution was defeated -265 against it, 19 in favor of it. Resolution No. 5 was read and the recommendations of the Resolutions Committee given. There was no discussion. This resolution was defeated -276 against it, 8 in favor of it. Resolution No. 6 was read and the recommendations of the Resolutions Committee given. There was a correction in the printing “25% of the year book advertising” instead of 20% year book advertising. Mr. Blyth was asked to give his exact amount of
money made. He gave the different items which he must pay. This resolution was defeated - 281 against it. 3 in favor of it.
Resolution No. 7 was read and the recommendations of the Resolutions Committee given. It was recommended this resolution be referred to the Standard Committee as it comes under their jurisdiction. It was so decided to do this.
Resolution No. 8 was read and the recommendations of the Resolutions Committee given. There was no discussion. This resolution was defeated -249 against it, 27 in favor of it Resoluton No. 9 was read and the recommendations of the Resolutions Committee given. This resolution was withdrawn by the request of Vern Ashton, President of the Lima Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Ass’n.
A voice in the audience move the second American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n meeting be adjourned. It was seconded by several members. Motion carried.
Meeting was adjourned until the 1957 Convention which will be held at Little Rock, Arkansas on October 19-22, 1957, incl.
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MINUTES BOARD OF directors meetings
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, OCTOBER 11-16, 1956
The first official Board of Directors meeting of the ARBA was called to order by President Leeuwenburg at the Hotel Lowry in the Colonial Room at 10:00 A. M., Thursday, October 11, 1956. The following members were present: Oscar Schultz, Harry Hurlburt, Ellis Murray, Dr. Max R. Andrews, James Blyth, Fred Applegate, Vern N. Ashton, John C. Fehr, Dick Parker, Edward H. Stahl, J. C. Lowit and Vince Hunter. Mr. Carl Kroboth, Director-elect, attended the meeting as a guest.
The Agenda which was a tentative one and were suggestions sent in by the Directors in answer to a letter sent out by Mr. Leeuwenburg. Mr. Blyth made a motion which was seconded by Mr. D. F. Parker that we adopt the agenda as set up. The motion was carried.
Mr. Blyth gave his Secretary’s report. Matters pertaining to the report were discussed and explained. A motion was made by Oscar Schultz and seconded by J. C. Lowit that we accept the Secretary’s report. Motion was carried.
Dr. Andrews gave the Treasurer’s report. A discussion was held pertaining to increase in charter fees and increase in price of booklets. Our obligation to the Pine Foundation Fund is complete. A motion was made by Mr. Blyth that Dr. Andrews be instructed to cash in bonds we have and purchase 15 Series F. Bonds. This motion was seconded by Dick Parker. Motion carried.
Other matters pertaining to the Treasurer’s report were discussed.
Mr. Blyth made a motion we accept the Treasurer’s report. Harry Hurlburt seconded the motion. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Murray that Dr. Andrews be instructed to pay the Board Members’ attending Hotel Room and Transportation expenses. The motion was seconded by Mr. Schultz. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Apple-gate that Dr. Andrews be instructed to pay all general expenses pertaining to the ARBA Convention. This was seconded by Ellis Murray and the motion was carried.
A report was given by the Membership Service Committee. A discussion was held about the Seal of Merit. Mr. Blyth made a motion this Seal of Merit be referred back to the Membership Service Committee for further
study and a more detailed report to be submitted at the next yearly Board meeting. This was seconded by Dr. Andrews and the motion was carried.
Regarding the Rabbitry Directory Card which was submitted by the Membership Service Committee, Mr. Blyth made a motion that this Rabbitry Directory Card be adopted with the request the Membership Service Committee provide a sample card. The motion was seconded by Mr. Apple-gate. The motion was carried.
The Membership Service Committee also submitted a Delinquent Report Notice. A motion was made by Dr. Andrews the suggestion of the delinquent member notices be adopted on a trial basis of 2„000. Motion was seconded by Oscar Schultz. Motion carried.
The Membership Service Committee submitted a suggestion on Acknowledgement of Memberships and Order Forms. A motion was made by Mr. Murray that the Committee should word the acknowledgement card and submit it to Mr. Blyth for his approval. Dr. Andrews seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The suggestion of the Membership-Service Committee of the Registration Application Form was rejected. Mr. Hurlburt made a motion that the Registration Application Form be rejected. John C. Fehr seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 A motion was made by Mr. Blyth and seconded by Mr. Lowit that we reconvene at 1:30 P.M. Motion carried.
The meeting was reconvened at 1:30-P.M. Those attending were: Oscar
Schultz, Harry Hurlburt, Ellis Murray, Dr. Max R. Andrews, James Blyth, Fred Applegate, Vern N. Ashton, John C. Fehr, Dick Parker, Edward H. Stahl, J. C. Lowit, Vincent Hunter and Carl Kroboth. This meeting was called to order by President Leeuwenburg.
The matter pertaining to the examining questions of judges which were to be revised had a motion made by Mr. Ellis Murray that the voting on the examining questions of judges be postponed until the last order of business. Mr. Lowit seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
There was a discussion regarding the awarding of trophies at a National Convention. After considerable discussion, Mr. Blyth made a motion that all rabbits that are eligible to be registered
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in order to win the ARBA trophy at a National Convention must be registered before the Convention. Fred Applegate seconded the motion. Motion carried.
A discussion was held pertaining to Judges Conferences. It was decided that only those conferences held at the National A.R.B.A. Convention should be counted. This matter was tabled.
There was a discussion pertaining to Public Relations and Publicity. These two items co-incide. Matters pertaining to these were discussed. Nothing was done on this.
The matter of the commercial rabbits was brought up and there was a thorough discussion on this. Mr. Blyth made a motion that the President appoint a committee consisting of 3 Board members to be located as near as possible to the largest rabbit production areas to investigate and recommend a plan of procedure for the betterment of the commercial rabbit growers. Mr. Applegate seconded the motion. Motion carried. With reference to this motion, President Leeeuwen-burg appointed Ellis Murray, J. C. Lowit and Vince Hunter to that committee.
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was brought up. After considerable discussion, Mr. Blyth made a motion that the Board of Directors go on record at this meeting disapproving the practices and policies of the buy-back concerns. Harry Hurlburt seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
Ellis Murray made a motion that we adjourn the meeting until Friday morning at 9:00 A.M. This was seconded by Mr. Blyth. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 5:00 P. M.
The second meeting of the Board of Directors of the ARBA was called to order by President Leeuwenburg at 9:00 A.M., Friday, October 12, 1956. The following members were present: Ellis Murray, Oscar Schultz, Harry Hurlburt, Fred Applegate, Edward H. Stahl, Dr. Max R. Andrews, James Blyth, Vern Ashton, Vince Hunter, J. C. Lowit, John C. Fehr, Dick Parker and Carl Kroboth, Director-elect.
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discussed, the general opinion being that these activities be continued.
There was further discussion pertaining to the bulletins. Mr. Parker made a motion we continue the issuing of three bulletins during 1957. Mr. Lowit seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There was a motion made by Mr. Blyth that the advertising Committee publish the bulletins and to obtain as much advertising as possible to help defray the cost of the bulletins. Dr. Andrews seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
Mr. Murray made a motion the bulletins be issued within the first quarter of 1957, the year book within the second quarter of 1957 and the bulletins each in the third and fourth quarter of 1957. Mr. Schultz seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Dr. Andrews then made a motion we remove the restriction “which specified that enough advertising be secured to finance it” from the last bulletin of 1956. Mr. Lowit seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Mr. Stahl made a motion to remove the advertising restrictions of the publication of the booklet “A Practical Beginning To Successful Rabbit Raising”. Mr. Hunter seconded the motion. Motion carried.
There was a suggestion to help the membership drive we give a rosette. Mr. Ashton made a motion we give a rosette ribbon to the winner of our commercial classes at all sanctioned ARBA shows. The winner must be a member of the ARBA to receive the award. Mr. Hunter seconded the motion. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Blyth and seconded by Mr. Hurlburt we adjourn the meeting and reconvene at 12:30 P.M. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 11:30 A.M.
The meeting reconvened at 12:30 P.M. It was called to order by Presi-
dent Leeuwenburg and the following members were present: Ellis Murray, Oscar Schultz, Harry Hurlburt, Fred Applegate, Edward H. Stahl, Dr. Max R. Andrews, James Blyth, Vern N. Ashton, Vince Hunter, J. C. Lowit, John C. Fehr, Dick Parker and Carl Kroboth.
Mr. Ashton made a motion we incorporate the following in our show rules: “Entries shall close on the dates posted on entry blank and in premium list”. Motion seconded by Mr. Apple-gate. There was a discussion on this. A vote was finally called for and the motion was carried, with Mr. Blyth dissenting.
The resolutions submitted to the Convention were discussed by the Board members.
The subject of the Knoxville Fancy Rabbit Club was brought up. After a discussion on this, Mr. Blyth made a motion we refuse granting a local specialty club charter to the Knoxville Fancy Rabbit Club. Mr. Applegate seconded the motion and the motion was carried.
The item pertaining to the exempting of the payment of fees during hostilities of which Mr. Swalwell who is in the service wishes to carry on his judges license, registrars license and membership, a motion was made by Mr. Murray that the Secretary of the ARBA write Mr. Swalwell the ruling exempting payment of fees during hostilities automatically ended at conclusion of hostilities. Mr. Schultz seconded the moton. Motion carried.
The question of judges examining questions came up again. Dr. Andrews made a motion we accept the judges examining questions as submitted to the Board. Mr. Hurlburt seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The subject of registration blanks came up. Mr. Applegate made a motion that when our present supply of registration blanks are exhausted and a
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new supply has to be printed, that the present form be revised so that they will have a place for every animal shown on the blank to show its grand champion certificate number. This includes the animal being registered. This motion was seconded by Mr. Blyth. After a discussion, the motion was defeated.
There was a report given by Vince Hunter pertaining to the committee of three appointed by President Leeuwenburg to investigate and recommend a plan of procedure for the betterment of the commercial rabbit growers. There was considerable discussion pertaining to this matter.
Mr. Parker made a motion which was seconded by Mr. Applegate the Officers and Directors of the American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n in executing session at St. Paul, Minn., October 12, 1956, formally approved and adopt this statement of intent of purpose as follows: “That the ARBA form a strong and representative commercial organization for the development and promotion of the commercial rabbit industry. That this commercial organization be an integral part of the American but that it be staffed and operated by commercial breeders as members of the American. To this end authorization and approval is given to a project to hold meetings at the commercial growers to find out what they need and desire in such an oranization that plans can be laid for necessary organizational procedure in the future”. This motion was carried.
A discussion pertaining to show rules was held. Mr. Blyth then made a motion the Board of Directors go on record that show rules under the AR BA jurisdiction be not subject to change by resolutions. Dr. Andrews seconded the motion. Motion was carried.
Mr. Schultz made a motion we adjourn the meeting. Mr. Lowit seconded the motion. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 4:45 P.M. and to be called to order by the President at a time and place set upon.

The third meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order on Sunday, October 14, 1956 at the Hotel St. Paul to decide where the next ARBA Convention is to be held. Those present were: Edward H. Stahl, Dick Parker, Fred Applegate, Harry Hurlburt, Oscar Schultz, Vince Hunter, Vern Ashton, Ellis Murray, James Blyth, Dr. Max R. Andrews, John C. Fehr and J. C. Lowit. It was called to order by President Leeuwenburg. It was decided to
hold the 1957 Convention at Little Rock, Arkansas.
The fourth meeting of the ARBA Board of Directors was called to order at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 16, 1956 at the Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota, by President Leeuwenburg. The following were present: Edward H. Stahl, Dick Parker, Fred Applegate, Harry Hurlburt, Oscar Schultz, Vince Hunter, Vern Ashton, Ellis Murray, James Blyth, Dr. Max R. Andrews and J. C. Lowit.
The subject pertaining to awarding a record on opposite sex of variety came up. Dr. Andrews made a motion we allow a record on leg on best opposite sex of variety. Harry Hurlburt seconded the motion. Motion carried. This is to be inserted as follows: “Best opposite of a variety shall count as a leg providing three or more exhibitors and not fewer than 5 entries, all other provisions are the same”.
A letter was read by Dr. Andrews from a member of the Budget Committee who was unable to attend the Convention.
The budget was then discussed by Dr. Andrews.
A motion was made by Mr. Blyth and seconded by Mr. Schultz that the advertising committee be allowed the sum of $150.00 for expenses. “Postage, Typing Etc.” Motion carried.
Mr. Lowit made a motion we grant the Advertising Committee the sum of $5500.00 for the 1957 advertising campaign. Motion seconded by Mr. Parker. Motion carried.
Mr. Blyth moved that all matters pertaining to Convention Expenses be set up under one account. Mr. Murray seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Mr. Hurlburt made a motion we allow the Commercial Committee $150. 00. This was seconded by Ed. Stahl. A discussion by Dr. Andrews was held and he was advised to obtain a bill before advancing money. Motion carried.
Mr. Parker moved we grant the Committee at Washington $10.00. This was seconded by Mr. Schultz. Motion carried.
Membership Service Committee budget was brought up. Mr. Hurlburt made a motion we give this committee $100.00. This was seconded by Mr. Lowit. Motion carried.
Regarding tht Standard Committee, Mr. Parker made a motion we allow $25.00 for this committee. Motion seconded by Mr. Applegate. Motion carried.
Dr. Andrews made a motion we allow the Youth Committee $500.00 for the publishing of a booklet. Mr. Mur-
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ray seconded the motion. Motion carried.
A discussion was held by Mr. Apple-gate who gave his reasons for the increase in money he wanted for the National Rabbit Week Committee.
Mr. Blyth made a motion we make no further increases but go along with the recommendations of the Budget Committee. Mr. Murray seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Mr. Applegate made a motion we accept the budget as agreed upon at this meeting. Mr. Blyth seconded the motion. Motion carried. The budget is $39,490.00.
There was a discussion by different members of the Board pertaining to the leaving of Vince Hunter from the Board of Directors. Also a nice tribute was made by Mr. Murray, Mr. Parker, Mr. Blyth, Mr. Applegate and the rest of the members of the Board to Pete Leeuwenburg. Mr. Leeuwenburg stated that he had no intention of leaving or quitting the ARBA.
A motion was made by Mr. Murray and seconded by Mr. Blyth that we adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M. Motion carried.
OFFICERS
PRESIDENT - Peter M. Leeuwenburg VICE PRES. - John C. Fehr
SECRETARY - James Blyth TREASURER - Dr. Max R. Andrews
Fred R. Applegate Vincent Hunter Dick F. Parker
DIRECTORS
Vern Ashton J. Cyril Lowit Oscar F. Schultze

Harry Hurlburt Ellis W. Murray Edw. H. Stahl
ARBA
CONVENTION TROPHY AWARDS
ARBA
Max R. Andrews. Chairman Constitution Committee
All Trophies sent to winners on November 6. If any failed to reach you contact me at once.
NEW ZEALANDS (292)
Best, Claire C. Barclay, Rte. 3, Waterloo, Iowa. Jr. White Doe.
Best Opposite, Claire C. Barclay, Rte. 3, Waterloo, Iowa, 6-8 White Buck. NEW ZEALAND REDS Best, Paul Markle, Nankin, Ohio. Jr. Red Doe.
Best Opposite, Al Meier, 3531 E. 140th St., Cleveland, Ohio. 6-8 Red Buck. DUTCH (280)
Best, E. C. Bickley, 1019 Perry St., Sandusky, Ohio. Sr. Blue Buck.
Best Opposite, L. W. Van Horne, 10413 E. 10th, Kansas City 22, Mo. Jr. Blue Doe.
CALIFORNIAN (177)
Best, Kay Dee Rabbitry, 1315 Muscatine Ave., Iowa City, Iowa. Jr. Doe, Blk & Wh.
Best Opposite, J. L. Bidwell, Rte. 1, Box 2, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Jr. Buck, Blk & Wh.
CHECKER GIANTS (148)
Best, Robert Moberly, 1610 S. Bunn St., Bloomington, Ill. 6-8 Black Doe.
Best Opposite, Robert Moberly, 1610 S. Bunp St., Bloomington, Ill. Sr. Black Buck.
FLEMISH GIANT (142)
Best, Lawrence Huitt, 3337 E. Carpenter Street, Springfield, I11. 6-8 Sandy
Doe.
Best Opposite, James Rowe, 200 N.
Main St., Portville, N. Y. Sr. White Buck.
ENGLISH SPOT (126)
Best, Mrs. Clyde N. Taylor, Box 68, Maryville, Tenn. Sr. Black Buck.
Best Opposite, Lou Slavens, 2011 S. Main St., Bloomington, I11. Jr. Black Doe.
REX (124)
Best, Richard Boynton, Locust St., Bloomington, I11. Sr. White Doe.
Best Opposite, Wayne Willman, 1900 Tuxedo Rd., Cleveland, Ohio. Jr. White Buck.
CHAMPAGNE D’ARGENT (115)
Best, LUCKY 7 RABBITRY, Walt Taylor, Box 71, North Branch Sta., New Jersey. 6-8 Buck.
Best Opposite, Elzo Sarchett, Muscatine, Iowa. Sr. Doe.
SATIN (102)
Best, W. R. Hill, 903 N. Tyler, Amarillo, Texas. Sr. White Doe.
Best Opposite, Jack Morris, Rte. 1, Morris, I11. Jr. White Buck.
AMERICAN CHINCHILLA (101) _________
Best, Wayne Jones, Macon, I11. 6-8 Doe. Best Opposite, Hiram C. Muir, Klondike Lane, Rte. 6, Box 528, Louisville, Ky. Sr. Buck.
POLISH (93)
Best, Mar-Cel Rabbitry, 216 Canal St., Brattleboro, Vt. Sr. White Buck.
Best Opposite, Mar-Cel Rabbitry, 216 Canal St., Brattleboro, Vt. Sr. White Doe.
The above breeds won Best and Best
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Opposite ARBA Trophies.
The following won Best of Breed only. ARBA Trophy.
SILVER MARTEN (73)
Best, Bares Rabbitry, 315 Wilson Ave., S. W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sr. Black Doe.
Best Opposite, Halendi Viking Rabbitry, R.R. No. 2, Box 150A. Davenport, Iowa. Sr. Blk.
GIANT CHINCHILLA (62)
Best, Melvin Geiling Sr., Mounted Rte. Trindle Rd., Carlisle, Pa. Sr. Doe.
Best Opposite, Ed. Leppard, Mounted Rte., Trindle Rd., Carlisle, Pa. Sr. Buck.
HAVANA (53)
Best, Bouma’s Rabbitry, R. R. No. 1, Franklin Grove, I11., Sr. Buck.
Best Opposite, Orland Bluhm, 305 May-wood Ave., Charles City, Iowa, Jr. Doe. ANGORA (53)
Best, Eugene Carpenter, 126 W. Water St., Piqua, Ohio. Sr. Doe.
Best Opposite, Lu & Clarence Lohse, 4039 North St., Anoka, Minn. Sr. Buck. STANDARD CHINCHILLA (35)
Best, Tommy Andrew, 74 Terrace Dr., Shavertown, Penna. Std. Buck.
Best Opposite, Wesley Kloos, North Branch Station, N. J. Jr. Std. Doe. BEVEREN (19)
Best, Clyde Merilatt, 7225 Knollwood Dr., Minneapolis 21, Minn. Sr. Buck. Best Opposite, The Rabbit Ranch, 1839 Gruber Ave., Ft. Wayne, Ind. Jr. Doe. HIMALAYAN (16)
Best, Edward J. Blum, 210 So. Oak Street, Normal, Illinois. Sr. Buck.
Best Opposite, Kenneth W. Fehrman, 1406 Wassau Ave., New London, Wisc. Jr. Doe.
TANS (15)
Best, Edward J. Blum, 201 S. Oak St., Normal, Illinois. Jr. Black Doe.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Coming To A Successful Conclusion.
Soon After January 1, 1957 the winners of the Cash Awards and the Plaque will be announced, and I take this opportunity to thank all who took part.
1957 HOW ABOUT? 1957
We ask all to help continue this the most successful MEMBER GETTER ever undertaken by the A.R.B.A.
THE DETAILS
WE SUPPLY FREE OF COST illustrated membership application blanks to insert in your outgoing mail or use in securing members by personal contact. CASH COMMISSION PAID. A cash commission of 50c is paid on each membership to all who take part in this drive. Commissions are paid by check quarterly to all who are credited with three or more members during
Best Opposite, Riblets Rabbitry, 422 E. Chestnut, Paxton, I11. Sr. Black Buck. SILVER FOX (12)
Best. Harold Graves, Toulon, I11. 6-8 Black Doe.
Best Opposite, Harold Graves, Toulon, I11. Jr. Black Buck.
CREME D’ARGENT (11)
Best, Roger Fitchorn, 1302 S. Bunn St., Bloomington, I11. Jr. Creme Doe.
Best Opposite, David Reid, R.F.D. 3, 6-8 Buck.
BEST NORMAL COLORED FUR (44)
Gordon & Betty Preston, 384 Grant St., Wilmington, Ohio. Jr. Champ. Doe. BEST NORMAL WHITE FUR (33) Harry Wellenkotter, P.O. Box 331, Jonesville, Wisconsin. 6-8 Doe. N.Z.W. BEST PERUVIAN CAVY (22)
Dr. C. E. Krumbiegel, 3937 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, Minn., Sr. Boar.
BEST AMERICAN CAVY
Hilbert Kaeding, 3526 N. Palmer St.,
Milwaukee, Wisc. Sr. Boar, White.
The following breeds did not have 10 or more exhibited in the breed, Silver, Belgian Hare and American Blue and White. No Abyssinian Cavy were exhibited.
Blue Viennas had 14 exhibited but were not eligible for trophy since they did not have 10 or more entered in 1955.
Youth Division 70: Commercial Meat Pen 6: Single Fryer Class 15: Fryer Fur 3: Wool 17.
NOTE:—The following was added to Grand Champion Certificates by the Board of Directors. “Best Opposite of a variety shall count as a leg, Providing three or more exhibitors and not fewer than five entries, all other provisions are the same.” The above changes are in effect as of January 1, 1957.
any quarter 3 Months) those who do not secure 3 members in any quarter will receive payment when a total of 3 members have been received. REMEMBER. In addition to the CASH COMMISSION paid. Additional CASH is awarded to those who send in the most members and the 1957 drive will scon be underway.
FURTHER DETAILS. The cost of membership is $3.00. The full amount must be sent to headquarters at Pittsburgh, Pa. where a record of members received is kept and full credit given to the person or firm whose name appears on the recommended line.
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Registrars & Judges — Breeders — Clubs Listings
Kenneth Avery,
BREEDERS LISTING
Madison Hill, Wellsville, N. Y Champagne & Dutch
JUDGES and REGISTRARS
S D Schertzer, 214 E. Second St., Kawanee, Ills. Registrar
C. A Morris. 1107 South Malcolm, Chanute, Kans. Registrar
Henry Paruszewski, Read Ave., Boxwood, Wilmington 66, Del. Judge & Registrar
T L. Owen, Route 10, Box 5528, Oklahoma City, Okla. Judge & Registrar
Kenneth Avery, Madison Hill, Wellsville, N. Y. Registrar
CLUB LISTING
Association Secretaries Name and Address
Baltimore County Rabbit & Cavy Breeders Mrs. Virginia Ebberts, 6613 Johnnycake Road,
Ass’n. Baltimore 7, Md.
Meets first Monday each month. Acme Hall, Hebbville, Md.
Ventura County Rabbit Breeders Ass’n. Elsie Byrne, Route No. 1, 4849 Leeds St.,
Santa Susana, Calif.
Meets Oak Park Club House, three miles east of Moorpark 4th Thursday of each month.
Smoky Valley Rabbit Breeders Ass’n. Mrs. Pearl Everett, 9040 Custer, Salina, Kansas
Meets first Friday each month, 129 Baker St., Salina, Kansas
Connecticut Commercial Rabbit Breeders Ass’n. Ed. Sweeney, 59 Meadow St., Winsted, Conn.
Olympic Rabbit Breeders Ass'n. Mrs. Nadine M. Smith, 13240 — 3rd. Ave. South
Seattle 88, Wash.
Meets 1st Friday every month at 8 P.M. Sunset Park Bldg., 137th & Des Moines
Cumberland County Rabbit Breeders Ass’n. Robert P. Miele, Route 1, Read Road,
South Winham, Maine.
Meets third Sunday of each month at Warren Memorial Library, Cumberland Mills, Maine.
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