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ARBA Bulletin 1958 Vol. 1, No. 4 - February-March
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VOLUME ONE
NUMBER FOUR
THE VOICE OF THE AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SUPER SALESMEN
By Wm. E. Herdlinger
Every service organization in the United States today employs a sales staff.
The A.R.B.A, being a service organization is no exception.
The American has a staff of 320 Super salesmen at the disposal of each member.
These salesmen we refer to are the pages of your guide book.
Everyone agrees that to survive we must have many new members. Without this new blood the A.R.B.A, would surely die a slow death and sooner or later would cease to exist.
No member wants this to happen but the burden to increase our membership does not solely rest on the shoulders of the officers and directors, rather it is the responsibility of the entire present day membership to carry its share of the load.
If every member of the American would put his staff of salesmen to work and obtain just three new members during the coming year we could boost our roster to approximately 20,000 members at the end of 1958.
The easy way to convince a breeder that he should join the A.R.B.A, is to show him the guide book — let him examine it and note the wealth of rabbit raising information it contains and allow these 320 super salesmen to speak for themselves.
Remember this one thing your staff of super salesmen demand no salary, or commission, no vacation pay, no hospitalization plan or retirement benefits
and if properly managed can build the A.R.B.A, membership without costing you anything other than a few minutes of your time.
This is not just so much“ small talk”; it’s a proven fact your guide book is
made up of 320 super dynamatic power packed members getting salesmen.
Try taking your sales staff off the book shelf—turn “em” loose. Who knows you may be fooled the writer could just be telling the truth.
LEWIS S. J. GRIFFIN
Lewis “LEW", Griffin, Member A.R.B.A. Board of Directors 1925 to 1931, and 1934 to 1950. Secretary 1943-44. His kindly smile and hand shake will be remembered always by all who knew him.
An American Rabbit Breeder's Association Publication
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FEBRUARY-MARCH. 1958
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE TWO
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RALSTON PURINA COMPANY • St Louis 2, Mo

Carl P. Kroboth
A.R.B.A. JUDGE 107 WESTWOOD DRIVE LEXINGTON, KY.
BREEDER OF FINE WHITE and RED NEW ZEALANDS
For Outstanding
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• CALIFORNIANS
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BENNY F. HILL
JUDGE — REGISTRAR 1603 N. ROBERTS AMARILLO TEXAS
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1958 A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE THREE
A Personal Message
from the President
During the Board meeting, in Little Rock, it was voted by the Directors, to have six issues of the A.R.B. Bulletin each year, starting this year. The Board feels that through this medium the Officers and Committeemen will have a better avenue for the dissemination of FACTS and IDEAS that will be of benefit to all our members.
Every other month during 1958 you will receive a bulletin. Through this channel you will receive the important news that has come to the attention of both your officers and fellow members. You will get this news FIRST HAND, and each Member will be getting it at the same time. There will be times when there are important matters that should be brought to the attention of our Membership, as quickly as possible, so, when this comes up, you will find the item in the next issue of the ARBA Bulletin.
Why did you join our Association? Who do you look to for news items, that will help you grow better rabbits? Don't you think that you as a Member is entitled to receive all the news of your Association activities as soon as it can be sent you? We feel that way too, and we are going to do just that, through this Bulletin. Our Membership now will all be informed alike, and at the same time. When those responsible for the issuing of the Bulletin, are informed that the Board of Directors has decided on a new plan or a change, affecting any part of our organization, they will see that the change is printed in the next issue.
Not only will the Bulletin carry news of and by the Officers and Committees, but it will also print any important news sent in by a Member, if the item will be of benefit to our Members. During 1958 at least 12,000 of our Bulletins will be mailed to Non-Members and to the Advertisers, who have asked for information regarding our Association or the raising of Rabbits as well as Cavies.
By no means will the Bulletin stop the publication of all the other ARBA books. As to date we have not discontinued any of them. In fact, while the Board was in session, in Little Rock, I had one of our Members, Mr. Walter Rawsthorne, President of The Raws-thorne Cadillac Company, in Pittsburgh,
Penn., come before the Board and give us an outline of a new Guide Book and the cost of Colored Plates (Pictures) of book. Mr. Rawsthorne has promised to work on this book and make a report at each Rabbit, which could be used in this an early date. A Guide Book of this kind would cost lots of money, but I feel regardless of the cost, it would be of benefit to all beginners, as well as our old Members. We hope to be able to give you more information, on this Guide Book, in the very near future.
In this Bulletin you will find all changes that will be made in the Show Rules, in the Standard of Perfection, of any new Breed or Variety, and the entire Membership will receive these changes at the same time. Through this information, to the Judges and Registrars, all of them will be working under the same Standards, as all will receive any change, at the same time.
There is another good thing about the publishing of this Bulletin, it will be a big saving on Postage for our Association. Each time there is a general letter mailed to the Membership, it cost the organization about $250.00, here the Bulletin will cut this cost down, and too, it will save our Secretary’s office lots of time.
Elsewhere, in this Bulletin, you will find all Committee appointments for 1958, both Standing and Special Committees, also there will be the list of State Representatives appointed to act in each State. I urge each of you to read the list of all the appointments so that you can see who is to be responsible for each part of our work. Learn who your State Representative is going to be, so that you will know who to call on for help and information.
Last but not least, this Bulletin will make a big success if it has your support, so get busy, when you learn of something that will be of benefit, to our Membership, write an article on it, and send it to Mr. Edward H. Stahl, Hickman Mills, Missouri, he will publish it if he sees that it can be of help to our Members. Let’s not miss this opportunity of helping our fellow Members, by giving them benefit of our experiences.
I wish for all of you, a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Sincerely yours,
Dick F. Parker, President
LATE FLASHES
— As We Go To Press
January 4, 1958
On January 4, 1958 John C. Fehr passed his 84th milestone, more than half of them (45) devoted to the interest of Rabbit Raising, Clubs and Association activities and the industry in general.
A Good Record
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Gates, members of the Progressive Rabbit Club, of Kansas City, Kansas, have attended 46 consecutive meetings of this club and in addition attended 22 meetings of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Gates has just completed a two year term as Secretary and proved to be one of the best. In addition, is the Editor of the American Chinchilla Rabbit Breeders Association’s Bulletin, and a very good one too.
100% Clubs
Are there any Local Clubs who can boast of a 100% ARBA membership? Those close to it are, the San Antonio Rabbit Breeders Association (Texas), and in Virginia there are, the Virginia Peninsula Rabbit Breeders Association, and the Tidewater, Roanoke and Richmond Clubs. Will clubs having 50% or more ARBA members report so we can give special mention.
It Can Be Done
Most of us have read or heard about the poem that contains the following lines, “It Could Not Be Done But He Did It.” This can be applied to Wm. E. Herdlinger who beat Ed Stahl in the 1957 membership drive 62 to 59. Here is a case where one man had the opportunity to get members, and the other one made his own opportunities, both methods proving very effective. Bill says (See Cover Page) “If every member put his staff of 320 Super salesmen to work and obtain just three members during the coming year we could boost our roster to 20,000 members by the end of 1958.” Ed replies, “You’re dreaming Bill, I would be more than pleased if each member who has a wife threw in an extra two bucks and made his a ‘Husband and Wife’ membership.” It’s just a suggestion that some have already taken seriously. When the next membership list is published let’s have many more Mr. and Mrs. listed.
Slogan Contest
In the Spring 1957 bulletin there appeared 18 suggestions for a slogan for this bulletin. The interest taken in the voting was very disappointing, all told only 38 members taking part. There were 16 votes for Number 16. The next highest, Number 11, receiving 5 votes. The adopted slogan, therefore, is “The Voice of the American Rabbit Breeders Association.”
PRESIDENT DICK F. PARKER 4001 South Fifth Ave. Birmingham 6, Ala.
FRED R. APPLEGATE 1707 E. Carpenter St. Springfield. Ill.
VICE PRESIDENT JOHN C. FEHR 1302 Woodlawn Ave. Indianapolis 3, Ind.
ARBA
OFFICERS
DIRECTORS
SECRETARY TREASURER
JAMES BLYTH DR. MAX It. ANDREWS 4323 Murray Avenue 1117½ So. Clinton
Pittsburgh 17. Pa. Ft. Wayne 2, Ind.
VERN ASHTON 1626 Oakland Parkway Lima, Ohio
BENNY F. HILL 1603 N. Roberts Amarillo, Texas
CARL P. KROBOTH 107 Westwood Dr. Lexington. Ky.
J. CYRIL LOWIT Route 2. Box 160 Troutdale, Oreg.
ELLIS W. MURRAY 1714 West 106th St. Los Angeles 47, Calif.
HARRY HURLBURT OSCAR F. SCHULTZE EDWARD H. STAHL Bainbrldge. N. Y. Westport Avenue Hickman Mills, Mo.
Norwalk, Conn.
FEBRUARY-MARCH. 1958
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE FOUR
PUBLISHED BY AMERICAN
RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION 4323 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh 17. Pa.
OBJECTS
“To maintain a registration and recording system — afford memberships to persons interested in breeding and marketing of rabbits and allied products — promote and conduct public and private exhibitions — provide judging systems — license its official judges and registrars — make and revise official standards — organize and assist local, County and state associations and specialty clubs — maintain information bureaus — furnish at cost, bulletins, guide books, booklets, posters, placards, supplies and textbooks to members and to the public — investigate markets — assist in securing legislation and publicity — hold annual conventions and meetings of its members and board of directors.
MEMBERSHIP FEE $3.00 PER YEAR
WANTED — Items Of Interest
Please observe the following when contributing articles.
1. Keep them short.
2. Must be on general interest.
3. Name of writer must appear with all articles.
4. Give sources of information if quoting.
5. Must positively be exclusive for this publication.
ADDRESS All comments, suggestions and articles pertaining to this bulletin to: Edw. H. Stahl,
Hickman Mills 34, Missouri
EDITORIAL COMMENT- By EDW. H. STAHL
ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION ACTIVITIES FOR 1958
ADDRESS All communications concerning business matters, advertising, renewals, new membership applications, non-receipt of bulletin, changes of address, etc., to: James Blyth, Secretary,
4323-BN Murray Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.
The year 1957 has passed into history. It has been, a great year in many respects, and as usually is the case, there were some disappointments too, as for instance, the contemplated three bulletins and a year book did not materialize, circumstances beyond our control preventing it. We can, if we will, profit by past mistakes and with this in mind the committee recommended something new for 1958. With the assistance of the officers and the support of the members we hope to succeed. The recommendations were as follows:
BULLETIN — YEAR BOOK PLAN Provides For Publishing A Bulletin Every Two Months, Plus Year Book
PUBLICATION DATES BULLETIN YEAR BOOK
BULLETIN
FIRST ISSUE — Feb. 1 SECOND ISSUE — April 1 THIRD ISSUE — June FOURTH ISSUE — August 1 FIFTH ISSUE—Oct. 1 SIXTH ISSUE — Dec. 1
DEADLINE—Printer Material, Advertising, Etc., 5th, Of Month Preceding Publication Date.
To be financed as far as possible, by advertising to be solicited in a limited way by the present method, contacting only general advertisers.
ADVANTAGES—The practical aspect of this proposal is, that 12,000 to 15,000 copies of the bulletin will be available during 1958 in addition to those sent to members. These are to be sent as follow-ups to those who answer our advertisements, where they will be effective in getting new members, a successfully demonstrated method.
YEAR BOOK—To be issued as a supplement to one of the above issues of the bulletin. To contain a list of all members in good standing at the time it goes to press.
In addition to the above, there will
be a continuation of the idea tried out in 1957, namely, the sub-committee idea, each with a chairman for the different catagories in which the Advertising and Promotion committee takes part. For instance:
ADVERTISING — Here we have a chairman, James Bunt, perhaps the best qualified Advertising Counselor within the rabbit industry, who knows the WHY and the WHEREFORES of rabbit sales by advertising.
BULLETIN—The chairman is none other than the old standby, John C. Fehr, who feels that only by the bulletin method can the A.R.B.A, contact its members, give them the kind of information as to the organization’s activities that cannot be had in any other way as the material in this issue indicated.
YEAR BOOK—Here we have our Secretary, James Blyth, as chairman. The man who once a year gets the entire membership ready for publication. If Jim were to add anything to this it would no doubt be as follows: “Renew your membership promptly, it is the only assurance there is that your name will appear.”
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE—Last but by no means least, we have as chairman a newcomer in the person of Wm. E. Herdlinger, who in the past year has demonstrated his member-getting ability as will be noted in this bulletin. All Local Clubs are now aware of the fact that a new membership drive has been created for them. The details have been sent to all clubs by Secretary James Blyth. All clubs should take part and get a share of the $75.00 that will be awarded to those who get the most new members. A list of the leaders will appear in the next issue of this bulletin. The membership drive of the past will be continued; individuals and firms taking part. Be sure to keep the membership application blanks going out in your mail.
Advertising Rates
1 Inch, Judges & Registrars only $ 3.50
2 Inches — Single or double col. $ 7.00
3 Inches ” ” ” ” $10.50
4 Inches ” ” ” ” $14.00
6 Inches ” ” ” ” $21.00
¼ page, 3¾x4¾ inches $23.50
½ page, 4¾x7¼ inches $46.50
Full page, 7¼x9¾ inches $90.00
SPECIAL POSITION INSIDE COVER PAGES $100.00
Closing Date Next Edition
MARCH 1, 1958
JAMES BLYTH, Secretary 4323-BN Murray Avenue Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE - Final Standing For 1957
12 Local Clubs are now taking part in the 1958 drive. We want many more.
Members secured by the membership drive for the past 4 years follow. 1954-993. 1955-1073. 1956-1109. 1957-1109.
Wm. E. Herdlinger, Mo. 62
Fred R. Applegate, Ill. 37
John T. McLain, Va. 16
Mack Rayl, N. C. 12
Harry Hurlburt, N. Y. 12
Beacon Milling Co., N. Y. 11
Charles A. Henry, Mass. 9
Bob Madsen, Ill. 8
G. G. Ouldhouse, Mont. 8
W. T. Robinson, Ill. 8
Edw. H. Stahl, Mo. 59
Clarinda R.B.A., Iowa 20
Melvin E. Behrens, N. Y. 14
Gulf Coast R.B.A., Texas 12
Des Moines R.B.A., Iowa 11
John C. Fehr, Ind. 10
San Antonio R.B.A., Texas 9
Ethyl Coles, Mo. 8
G. R. Barnes, Colo. 8
Morris L. Hancock, Va. 8
FEBRUARY-MARCH. 1958 A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE FIVE
This is the New Year or might I say, not too old yet. Being a new year, we are trying something new too. It is a pleasure to mail this first 1958 issue of our bulletin to you. As you will note it carries something that has not been published before and something that should be of interest to every member. Because it is your association and we are trying to bring to our members just what is being done and what is being planned within the scope of what our finances will permit.
Generals, Majors, Colonels, Captains, etc. cannot win a war alone. They can plan and show leadership, but the soldier plays a major part. The A.R.B.A, has its Officers who are the Generals, etc. Chairman of committees who are the Captains and the members thereof the Sargents. Each state has from one to four Special Appointed Representatives all ready and willing to do their part, but without the members support of any project, nothing is gained and the efforts put forth by the leaders are lost or wasted.
We must work together to accomplish our end—a greater rabbit industry and fancy. There are a number of simple ways that you as an individual can help greatly. Number one, by answering all
Little Rock, 1957
The first meeting of the ARBA Board of Directors meeting was called to order by President Dick F. Parker, Thursday Morning, October 17, 1957, at 10 A.M. in the Marion Hotel, Parlor A, Little Rock, Ark. The following were present: Oscar Schultze, Ed Stahl, Carl Kroboth, Vern Ashton, James Blyth, John Fehr, Dr. M. R. Andrews, Benny Hill, Ellis Murray, Fred Applegate and J. C. Lowit. Harry Hurlburt did not attend on account of sickness.
President Parker greeted all the Board members. He mentioned there was a wide increase in finances and an increase in membership. He then called for various reports.
Secretary James Blyth gave his report of various items in detail which were discussed by the Board members. There was a discussion about the various charters and the 50 cents per member charge. The charters were holding their own and the 50 cent per member did not affect the charters in any manner.
President Parker gave a report on the condition of the office when he visited it and said the Secretary was to be congratulated on the way the office was conducted. A rising vote of thanks was given by the Board to the Secretary.
A motion was made and seconded that the Secretary’s report be accepted in its entirety. Motion carried.
The Treasurer, Dr. Max R. Andrews, made his report which he passed out to
correspondence as promptly as possible. I know many of you have regular jobs which you must earn your living and arrive home after the day’s toil is finished played out. But it only takes a few minutes of your time to answer inquiries, and this promptness puts the industry as a whole in a better light to the beginner or the person who has written you.
Help your fellow breeder. Many times his failures or successes may depend on your advice or council. Sometimes you you too can learn something by trying to help the beginner with his problem.
Talk rabbits as a food everywhere and all the time. You will find this pays off and in time you will find that everyday in every way the industry is getting better and better.
We of today are pioneering an industry. We are bound to get setbacks, but the last few years are holding our own. We must go ahead this year and this can be accomplished only by all of us working together with one common goal in view—a greater and better industry and fancy.
We hope you will enjoy this bulletin and that you will be anxiously awaiting the next edition.
Meeting of Board of Directors
the Board members. The first report was the Auditor’s report which was followed by a combined report of the Treasurer and Secretary (July 1, 1956 to June 30, 1957) which showed what the Secretary’s commission and expenses were for the year. A list of the bonds owned by the Association was presented to each Board member. There were 15 bonds worth $5400.00 A motion was made and seconded that the Secretary when he gets back to Pittsburgh find out what the balance carried in the open account of the ARBA as to the bank service charge. Motion carried.
A report of the worth of the ARBA was passed out by the treasurer. A discussion of the various items was held. A motion was made and seconded that we accept the Treasurer’s report in its entirety. Motion carried.
A motion was made and seconded that we accept the Treasurer’s yearly report. Motion carried. Meeting recessed for 5 minutes.
Mr. Harry Herrlein, Chairman of the Education Research Committee, addressed the meeting at the request of the President. The report consisted of his findings and recommendations of the various workings of the ARBA. He gave a very nice report.
Meeting adjourned at 12:00 to be reconvened at 1:15 P.M.
Meeting reconvened at 1:15 P.M. Those attending were: Oscar Schultze, Ed
Stahl, Carl Kroboth, Vern Ashton, James Blyth, John Fehr, D. M. R. Andrews, Benny Hill, Ellis Murray, Fred Applegate and J. C. Lowit. This meeting was called to order by President Dick F. Parker.
A motion was made and seconded that the Treasurer pay the expenses of the meeting. Motion carried.
The budget of the ARBA was then discussed in detail.
The subject of National Advertising was discussed. A motion was made and seconded that we allow the National Advertising $5500.00 for the year 1958. Motion was carried.
The Election Committee budget was then discussed. A motion was made and seconded that we allow this committee $15.00 instead of the $10.00. Motion carried.
The budget for the Commercial Committee was then discussed and a motion was made and seconded that this Committee’s budget remain at $150.00. Motion carried.
Regarding the Membership Committee’s budget, a motion was made and seconded that the suggested budget of $75.00 be allowed. Motion carried.
The Standard Committee’s budget was passed as being alright.
On the Youth Committee budget, a motion was made and seconded that the Youth Committee be allowed $500.-00, same as last year. Motion carried.
Regarding the National Rabbit Week and Publicity Committee, a motion was made and seconded that we allow $200.00 on each committee. Motion carried.
A motion was made and seconded that the budget as amended by the Board be accepted. Motion carried.
There was a discussion pertaining to the Registrar’s examination questions came up. A list of questions were presented and passed by the Board. A motion was made and seconded that the registrar’s examination questions as proposed by the Standard Committee be accepted. Motion carried.
The status of the Missouri State Association was discussed but no action taken.
Matters pertaining to the show rules were discussed.
The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M. to recovene at 8:00 A.M., Friday morning, October 18, 1957.
The second meeting of the ARBA Board of Directors was called to order by President Dick F. Parker, Friday morning, October 18, 1957, at 8:00 A.M. at the Marion Hotel, Parlor A, Little Rock, Arkansas, with the following present: Dr. Max R. Andrews, Oscar Schultze, Vern Ashton, Benny Hill, Fred Applegate, James Blyth, Carl Kroboth, Ellis Murray, J. C. Lowit, Ed Stahl and John Fehr. Harry Hurlburt was not present on account of sickness.
The Advertising and Promotional Program was next on the agenda. A thorough discussion by the Board members was held. The items of the Bulletin, Year Book, Guide Book which come under the Advertising and Promotional Committee were discussed.
A motion was moved and seconded that a bi-monthly bulletin be issued, one issue to contain a membership list, thus this would do away with the year book. Motion carried.
Secretary's Message
James
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1958
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE SIX
LITTLE ROCK Continued
A motion was moved and seconded that we get out a new guide book. This motion was carried.
The booklet “A Practical Beginning To Successful Rabbit Raising” was then brought up for discussion. Through the tabulations of the various mediums of advertising, it was noted that it pays to advertise. There are 32 advertisements on a TF Basis.
Codifying and compiling the Constitution and By-Laws was next on the agenda. Dr. Andrews is Chairman of this Committee with Roscoe Cuozzo as Co-Chairman. Louis S. Heim, Robert Riggs, Robert Sprague and Ray Mullett are members of this committee. It was agreed that the first six articles under the Constitution were alright as worded. It was put to a motion and seconded that the first 6 articles under part 8 of the Constitution and By-Laws be accepted. Motion carried.
Under the Duties of the President, a motion was made and seconded that we adopt the suggestion that the President be “Exofficio member of all Committees.” Motion carried. The duties of the Vice President were agreed to be in order.
Under the Secretary’s duties, a motion was made and seconded that we adopt the suggestion that he “pay all petty accounts.” Motion carried. A motion was made and seconded that all property of the Association be insured and be approved by the Board of Directors. Motion carried.
Under Treasurer’s duties, a motion was made and seconded that section 4 be accepted as written with the deletion of the 4 words “given in triplicate, also.” Motion carried.
A motion was moved and seconded that we accept Section 5 (Board of Directors). Motion carried.
On Section 6, a motion was moved and seconded that we accept this section in its entirety. Motion carried.
All of the above sections pertain to the Constitution and By-Laws of the ARBA.
The Youth Committee Policy was next discussed by its Chairman, Mr. Benny F. Hill.
The Commercial policy was next on the agenda.
Mr. Vincent Hunter, who was Chairman of the Committee which was selected at the St. Paul Convention and consisted of Mr. Hunter, Mr. Lowit and Mr. Murray, gave his report. This report was the combined report of the 3 members of this committee which was only on he West Coast and did not cover the entire country. It was the opinion of this committee that we must do something for the commercial man.
Meeting was adjourned at 12:15 P.M. to reconvene at 1:30 P.M.
The meeting reconvened at 1:30 P.M. with the following present: Oscar Schultze, Ed Stahl, Carl Kroboth, Vern Ashton, James Blyth, John Fehr, Dr. M. R. Andrews, Benny Hill, Ellie Murray, Fred Applegate and J. C. Lowit. It was called to order by President D. F. Parker.
Mr. Hunter continued his discussion.
He outlined a sketch of what might be done. He gave a very nice report.
Mr. Bob Dubbell of the Pelphrey Company was presented to the Board members and gave a discussion of what we must do to increase the consumption of domestic rabbit meat. He explained the work they were carrying on toward this objective in the United States.
The Board gave both Mr. Hunter and Mr. Dubbell a rising vote of thanks for their very fine reports.
The resolutions which were to be voted upon by the membership in general was discussed in detail.
Regarding the Charles A. Pine Fund, a motion was made and seconded that we discontinue the Charles A. Pine Fund effective December 31, 1957. Motion
carried. A motion was moved and seconded that the balance of the money left in the Pine Fund be forwarded to the Kansas State College for that particular purpose. Motion carried.
Mr. Walter Rawsthorne of Pittsburgh, at the request of the President, presented a proposed book which he thinks might be helpful to rabbit raisers. It contains commercial drawings of different rabbits and a short history of same. A motion was made and seconded that we accept the copy of the book which Mr. Rawsthorne presented. Motion carried.
A motion was moved and seconded that we grant A. E. “Pop” Sautters an honorary life membership card with full voting power. Motion carried. This was for the fine and faithful work which Mr. Sautters has performed for the ARBA.
Various other items were presented. Delinquent notices were discussed and found to be doing alright. Application blanks were presented by Ed Stahl which were to be given to the local clubs. A motion was made and seconded the ARBA allow $150.00 prize for membership drive. This is to continue
until recinded by the Board. Motion carried.
A report was given by Mr. Oscar Schultze, Chairman of the Grievance Committee.
The meeting adjourned at 5:45 and to reconvene Sunday afternoon, October 20, 1957, at 1:00 P.M., at the Show room for receiving bids for the next convention. Motion carried.
A short meeting of the Board of Directors was held right after the 2nd general meeting of the ARBA on October 21, 1957. All Board members were present but Harry Hurlburt who was not present on account of illness.
The Pine Research Fund was again discussed. It was noted that the balance of the money in the Treasury for this Fund was to be turned over to the Treasurer, Dr. Max R. Andrews, the first of the year. Money is to go back to the Research Committee. The budget will be set up to whatever Claire Barclay turns over to the Treasurer for the Research Committee. Motion was made and seconded. Motion carried.
Regarding the Commercial Committee, a questionnaire is to be gotten out to the membership in general. It was agreed that the Commercial Committee gave a good report and the Board of Directors is to decide what to do. A motion was made and seconded a new committee be named to put out a questionnaire to the entire membership of the Association. Motion carried.
A motion was moved and seconded the Board recommend the Association or Club in charge of a National Convention should have the Specialty Club poll their membership as to who they wish to judge at National Convention Show and the Committee putting on the Convention is to be governed by this poll to the best of their ability. Motion carried.
A motion was moved and seconded the meeting be adjourned. Motion carried.
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General Membership Meeting
The first general membership meeting of the ARBA was called to order October 19, 1957 in the Hotel Marion, Banquet Hall, at Little Rock, Arkansas, at 8:00 P.M., President Dick F. Parker presiding. The meeting was opened with a dedication by Rev. Wayne Will-man.
President Parker introduced the Board members who gave a short talk. Miss Dolnick of the United States Department of Agriculture was then introduced to the membership. She gave a short discussion on fur. Messrs. Harry Herrlein, Bob Dubbell and Tommy Andrew were presnted and each gave a short talk on their various committees and businesses.
A watch and scroll were presented to Dr. Max R. Andrews by various members of the ARBA for his excellent work as Treasurer of the Association.
The resolutions were passed out and those present were instructed to read them carefully so they would be ready to vote on them at the next general meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 10:10 P.M.
The banquet was held in the Banquet Hall of the Hotel Marion at Little Rock, Ark., Sunday, October 20, 1957.
After the banquet, the program was opened by Charles A. Wade. The Board Members and their wives were introduced to those in attendance. Roll call of States was made and number of representatives counted. There were 10 States who did not have any representatives present, but Canada was represented.
The Blair Trophy was then given to the winner of the Scrapbook who was the Progressive Rabbit Breeders Club of Kansas. These people won the Trophy two years ago. The runnersup were: Roanoke R.B. Club, Roanoke, Va.; Council Bluffs R.B. Ass’n, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Columbus R.B. Club of Columbus, Ohio; Three Corner Rabbit Club of Kansas.
Various prizes were offered and drawings were made.
A Plaque and scroll were presented to Oscar Schultze who thanked all those who contributed towards it. This was presented for his years of service to the ARBA.
Members of the Little Rock Club were introduced, also the various Committee Chairmen of the Little Rock Convention.
Benny F. Hill, Chairman of the Youth Committee, made a presentation to the winner in the Youth Division, Mr. Mike Eich, for his judging in the Junior Youth Division.
It was announced that the next Convention will be held at Springfield, Illinois.
The second general meeting of the membership of the ARBA was called to order by President D. F. Parker October 21, 1957 at 1:15 P.M. at the G. Burton Collesium at Little Rock, Arkansas, for the purpose of passing on the resolutions.
Resolution Number 1 — This resolution was read and discussed. A motion was moved and seconded to have the resolution amended to read — THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that when any chartered
club becomes inactive, and/or has a minority, etc. Motion carried by a vote of 258 for. A motion was made by Dr. DeCastro to amend and add the words and/or to read “ . . . the Board of Directors after careful investigation shall grant a charter to a new association that is active and/or has a majority of members.” This was seconded by Mr. Ellis Murray. This motion was passed 244 for this motion and 21 against. The resolution as amended was passed by a vote of 223 for and 49 against.
Resolution Number 2 — Mr. Ellis Murray, Chairman of the Organizational Survey Committee, withdrew this resolution with the consent of his Committee.
Resolution Number 3 — Motion was
moved and seconded to have this resolution referred back to the Organizational Survey Committee to be re-written and referred back at the next Convention. This resolution referred back to the Committee.
Resolution Number 4 — This resolution was discussed and put to a vote. This was passed by a vote of 158 for the resolution and 1 against.
Resolution Number 5 — This resolution was withdrawn by the Chairman of the Organizational Survey Committee with the consent of his Committee.
Resolution Number 6 — This resolution was discussed and put to a vote. It was defeated by a vote of 259 against and 6 for.
Resolution Number 7 — This resolution was discussed and put to a vote. It was defeated by a vote of 217 against and 43 for.
Resolution Number 8 — This resolution was discussed and put to a vote. It was defeated by a vote of 252 against and 14 for.
Resolution Number 9 This resolution was discussed and put to a vote. It was defeated by a vote of 228 against and 32 for.
Resolution Number 10 — This resolution was discussed and put to a vote. It was defeated by a vote of 248 against and 12 for.
Meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.
DICK F. PARKER President, ARBA
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Report on ARBA
NEW ZEALAND WHITE (268)
Best of Breed, N. E. Hamilton.
Best Opp. Sex, Harry Rice.
NEW ZEALAND RED (90)
Best of Breed, Design Rabbitry.
Best Opp. Sex, H. D. Torian.
DUTCH (263)
Best of Breed, Eastview Rabbitry.
Best Opp. Sex, Bickley’s Bunnyland. SATIN (261)
Best of Breed, R. K. Yoder.
Best Opp. Sex, C. B. Allen. CALIFORNIAN (214)
Best of Breed, J. L. Bidwell.
Best Opp. Sex, Paul F. Hanks. CHAMPAGNE DE ARGENT (169)
Best of Breed, Oren R. Reynolds.
Best Opp. Sex, Oren R. Reynolds. ENGLISH SPOT (159)
Best of Breed, Fred Miller.
Best Opp. Sex, E & K Cook Rabbitry. REX (141)
Best of Breed, R. E. Mayer.
Best Opp. Sex, R. E. Mayer.
CHECKER GIANT (115)
Best of Breed, Joe H. Gognat.
Best Opp. Sex, Mrs. R. M. Scott.
POLISH (109)
Best of Breed, Rollingwood Rabbitry. Best Opp. Sex, Elwin C. Shepherd. AMERICAN CHINCHILLA (89)
Best of Breed, Clyde Goodpasture.
Best Opp. Sex, H. G. Wells.
SILVER MARTIN (85)
Best of Breed, Halendi Viking Rabbitry. HAVANA (72)
Best, Lee Stamm.
FLEMISH GIANT (67)
Best of Breed, Bert F. Tait.
Best Opp. Sex, John T. Coon.
GIANT CHINCHILLA (57)
Best of Breed, Dr. Alfred DeCastro. STANDARD CHINCHILLA (43)
Best of Breed, Wesley Kloos.
ANGORA (43)
Best of Breed, Clarence Lohse. HIMALAYAN (32)
Best of Breed, Earle’s Rabbitry.
TANS (30)
Best of Breed, Roy E. Riblet.
BEVEREN (28)
Best of Breed, The Rabbit Ranch. SILVER FOX (18)
Best of Breed, Harold Graves.
CREME D'ARGENT (17)
Best of Breed, Roger Fitchorn.
BELGIAN HARE (13)
Best of Breed. Harold H. Trethaway AMERICAN BLUE & WHITE (10)
Best of Breed, Wm. Prescott.
BEST AMERICAN CAVY (40)
Vincent Hunter.
BEST PERUVIAN CAVY (19)
Triple C. Rabbitry.
BEST ABYSSIMAN CAVY (6)
NOT ENOUGH EXHIBITED FOR AWARD.
BEST NORMAL WHITE FUR
N. E. Hamilton, NZW.
BEST NORMAL COLORED FUR (40) David Paul, NZR.
SILVER (3)
NOT ENOUGH EXHIBITED FOR AWARD.
BLUE VIENNA (3)
NOT ENOUGH EXHIBITED FOR AWARD.
1st. MOST REGISTERED RABBITS
Dr. Max R. Andrews.
Trophy Awards
2nd, MOST REGISTERED RABBITS Wesley Kloos.
YOUTH
CALIFORNIAN
Best and Best Opp., Abby Klopfenstein. DUTCH
Best and Best Opp., Michael Eich.
NEW ZEALAND RED
Best and Best Opp., Paul Gardner.
NEW ZEALAND WHITE
Best, Michael Eich.
Best Opp., Galen Brinsaw.
SATIN
Best, Rickey Tyson.
Judging Award, Michael Eich.
You would help a great deal if you would enter rabbits under registration number instead of private ear number.
After writing each breeder that won with 6-8 or Senior I found all rabbits were registered.
I understand it is easier to remember private ear number than registration, however, ARBA offered two prizes on most registered rabbits entered and the registrations on entry blank is the way we check, while I won 1st, for most registered rabbits entered, it might have been a different picture if all rabbits entered were entered under reigistration number instead of private ear number.
Please help by entering under registration number.
If any winner has any trouble with trophy, please write me.
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THE A.R.B.A. REPRESENTATIVES FOR 1958
Hawaii Frank Masser, 2933 Booth St., Honolulu, T. H.
Alabama V. E. Spearman, New Address
Arizona E. R. Parks, Rt. 2, Box 208, Glendale
Arkansas John R. Case, 1500 Willow Street, North Little Rock
California 1. C. E. Lewis, PO Box 174, Lincoln Acres
2. Robert E. Sprague, 3317 42nd St., Sacramento
3. Orlan Onskt, 8116 E. Telegraph Rd., Rivera
4. Fred Creamer, 9704 Enger St., Bakersfield
Canada 1. Mrs. Florence Yates, 542 Merten St., Toronto
2. E. Vaugeois, 652 Grandville Rd., Vancouver, B. C.
Colorado 1. Arthur Nelson—Middle, 1806 Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs
2. Geo. R. Bermecker—West, 1429 Grand Ave., Grand Junction
3. G. R. Barnes—North, Rt. 2, Box 171, Arvada
Connecticut Ralph Mosher, 658 Kennedy Rd., Windsor
Delaware Henry Parwszewski, Read Ave. Boxwood, Wilmington
Dist. of Columbia Millard H. Hess, 5404 McComb St. N.W., Washington
Florida 1. Mrs. Oreen Hoblitzell—South, Rt. 6, Box 609E, Tampa 4
2. Alven Evans—North, 6006 Temple Rd., Jacksonville
Georgia C. F. Simpkins, 5261 Mercer Rd., Decatur
Idaho Luther N. Robinson, Rt. 1, South Pocatello
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Chas. O. Lewis, Chr., New York
Max R. Andrews, Indiana
Raymond S. Mullett, Massachusetts
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Tommy Andrew, Chr. Pennsylvania
Dan Law, Oregon
Lirten Jones Illinois
Oren Reynolds, Illinois
CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE
Mrs. Edna Blyth, Chr. Pennsylvania
Mrs. D. F. Parker, Alabama
Ray Gentry, Mississippi
COMMITTEE AT WASHINGTON
Ralph N. Neumann, Chr., Maryland
Millard H. Hess, D. C.
Horace Curtis, Virginia
Frank S. Deane, Virginia
CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE
Max R. Andrews, Chr. Indiana
Robert L. Riggs, Pennsylvania
Al Roerdanz, Ohio
ELECTION COMMITTEE
Ward Hatcher, Chr. Missouri
Glenn Blacksher, Missouri
Dr. Frank Hayes, Missouri
George Rudolph, Missouri
Dr. H. Jones, Missouri
MEMBERSHIP SERVICE
COMMITTEE
James Blyth, Chr. Pennsylvania
Tommy Andrew, Pennsylvania
Edw. H. Stahl, Missouri
Max R. Andrews, Indiana
D. F. Parker Alabama
PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
Fred R. Applegate, Chr. Illinois
Marvin F. Carley, Vermont
L. L. Walker, N. Carolina
Max U. Vaughn, Washington
Mrs. Alma Ogg, Texas
William Howard, California
RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE
Carl P. Kroboth, Chr., Kentucky
E. C. Bickley, Ohio
Chas. A. Wade, Arkansas
STANDARDS COMMITTEE
Vern N. Ashton, Chr. Ohio
George Bayliss, California
Ed. Beamer, Ohio
Ray Gentry, Mississippi
Harold McGovney, Oklahoma
J. C. Lowit, Oregon
Oscar Schultze, Connecticut
D. F. Parker, Alabama
YOUTH COMMITTEE
Benny F. Hill, Chr., Texas
Ivan Miller, Illinois
Daisye Valouch, Oklahoma
N. E. Hamilton, California
L. J. Taylor, Florida
Illinois 1. W. T. Robinson—South, 417 Chestnut St., Anna
2. Roger Fitchorn—Middle, 1302 S. Bunn St., Bloomington
3. Ted Wengert—North, 2830 Kinsey St., Rockford
Indiana 1. Lester C. Wells—South, P.O. Box 13, Oaklandon
2. Otto Richter—North, 3702 Abbott St., Ft. Wayne
Iowa 1. William Neild—East, 415 Linden Ave., Waterloo
2. Wayne D. Fuller—West, 108 So. 11th St., Clarinda
Kansas 1. S. N. Gates—North, 4244 Pearl, Kansas City
2. Harold Fulton—South, 530 So. Broadway, Salina
Kentucky 1. M. E. Haggard—East, Versailles Rd., Lexington
2. Edw. T. Toebbe—West, Rt. 10, Box 304, Louisville
Louisiana 1. Glendon King—North, 4305 Greenwood Blvd., Shreveport
2. J. G. Leger—South—Rt. 3, Box 157D, Lake Charles
Maine Clyde Hulit, 53 Longely Rd., Westbrook
Maryland Lou Heim, 3609 Buckingham Rd., Baltimore
Massachusetts Raymond S. Mullett, 76 Lake Ave., Liecester
Michigan Ray J. Grables, 2545 Massene-Union Lake, Pontiac
Minnesota William Chance, St. Joseph
Mississippi Ray Gentry, 141 Sunset Dr., Jackson
Missouri 1. W. E. Herdlinger—North, 8455 Wayne St., Kansas City
2. Harry Coles—South, 1200 Brown Ave., Springfield
Montana J. O. Malstrom, 914 So. Church, Bozeman
Nebraska Earl Daubert, 6229 So. 43rd St., Omaha
New Hampshire James Jackson, RFD #1, Derry
New Jersey Mrs. P. F. Benedict, 39 Oakley Ave., Summit
New Mexico 1. W. E. Mathews—North, 309 Laguavra, Albuquerque
2. Clyde W. Rossaw—South, 104 So. Union Ave., Roswell
New York 1. J. E. Rowe—West, 200 N. Main St., Portville
2. Clinton A. Gibbs—East, Mannsville
3. Howard Bartow—South, 38 Sherman Ave., Merrick
North Carolina 1. W. R. Caudell—West, 401 So. Summit Ave., Charlotte
2. Mack L. Rayl, Rt. 3, Hillsboro
Ohio 1. Jerry Leisenring—West, P.O. Box 762, Fostoria
2. Dallas Marshall—East, Rt. 3, Xenia
Oklahoma 1. C. L. Teufel—North, 136 Kingston Rd., Fonca City
2. T. L. Owens—South, Rt. 10, Box 552B, Oklahoma City
Oregon Burt Searle, Rt. 2, Box 371, Molalla
Pennsylvania 1. Charles H. Clater—East, 329 Liberty St., Bethlehem
2. W. H. Kennedy—So. West
3. O. J. McCollough—No. West, P.O. Box 76, Derrick City
Rhode Island Arnold Collison, 43 Townsend St., West Barrington
So. Carolina 1. W. Parks Farrow—West, 913 Lake Ave., North Augusta
2. M. L. Love—East, P.O. Box 1250, Florence
So. Dakota D. B. Huetson, 226 High St., Vermillion
Tennessee 1. Joe H. Godsey—East, 145 Goodson Ave.. Chattanooga
2. James L. Vaughters—West, 1872 Valley Blvd., Memphis
Texas 1. Charles O’Dell—No. West. Box 1948, Amarillo
2. J. F. Butler—So. West, 1028 Drexel Ave., San Antonio
3. R. B. Hopkins—No. East, 5909 Midway, Fort Worth
4. C. E. Ogg, Rt. 3, Box 64, Orange
Utah Geo. Scott, 7951 7th East, Rt. 2, Sandy
Vermont Marvin F. Carley, 216 Canal St., Brattleboro
Virginia John T. McLain, 2742 Center Ave., Roanoke
Washington 1. J. R. Shy—West, Rt. 1. Box 1048, Redmond
2. Mrs. Margaret Hopf—East, Rt. 6, Spokane
West Virginia 1. George Camp—South, 3853 Green Valley Rd., Huntington
2. Lee R. Martin—North, P.O. Box 42, Morgantown
Wisconsin 1. Marvin Kroening—North. Rt. 5, Mansfield
2. Henry Schaar—South, 8350 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee
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COMMITTEES Continued
Youth Division Organized
Benny F. Hill. Chairman
This committee has been increased to nine members for 1958 which makes it one of the largest committees and with giant responsibility. The Youth Division will be expanded this year as never before. Great strides are planned to give the Youth their proper recognition in the ARBA. To best organize this group so that they may stand out and be recognized we have formed the ARBA Youth Division Specialty Club for those rabbit raisers from 10 to 20. This, we feel, will give greater opportunity for advancement and encouragement whether it be club activity, in the show room or being recognized as a breeder.
Membership is $1.50 a year which includes many benefits. Secretary for this Specialty Club is Mrs. Daisye Valouch, 425 S.W. Ave., Bethany, Okla. All other officers will be made up of Youth members.
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Howard Norwood. Alabama
L. L. Smith California
A. E. Sautters, Ohio
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INCOME
ASSETS
Bank Balance Ft. Wayne National Bank June 30, 1956 $ 7,906.79
Bank Balance Peoples 1st Natl. Bank & Trust Co., Pgh,, Pa. July 1, 1956 250.00
Memberships 14,103.50
Cartons 1,086.55
Badges 484.33
Specialty Club Charters 170.00
Grand Champions 341.00
Charters 2,942 00
Judges Books 182 25
Judges License 1,134.00
Pedigree Books 266.60
Rabbitries 55.00
Registrar’s License 1,090.00
Registration Blanks 4,989.00
Transfers 38.25
Standards 476.00
Specialty Club Combinations 598.00
Accounts Receivable (26.00)
Miscellaneous 303.80
Supplies 217.40
Booklets 2.144.58
Withholding Tax and Social Security 785.97
Show Sanctions 921.00
Non-Members -0-
J. Blyth, Advertising 3,131.32
Ed Stahl, Practical Beginner 1,11499
Membership Drive 86.00
Motion Picture 112.50
Pine Fund 388.40
Rent, J. Blyth 679.21
Refund on Bonds 100.00
Refund Commercial Department 1.97
Refund Pitney Bowes 8.53
Total Cash $46,082.94
DISBURSEMENTS
Secretary’s Commission $10,803.26
Specialty Club Commissions 441.50
Combination Memberships 603 01
Advertising 25.75
Postage 3,194 26
Printing & Stationery 97.44
Printing such as envelopes, letterheads, judges sheets, membership
blanks, etc. 1,605.15
Registrar & Judge Exam Fee 125 00
Office Repairs—Furniture & Fixtures 39.90
Office Supplies 654 20
Telephone and Telegraph 728 15
Bank Service Charts 168.19
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Unemployment Compensation 140.73
NSF Checks 112.75
Express 97.55
Insurance 100.71
Building Expense 372.12
Withholding Taxes and Social Security 763.02
Refunds 118.25
Membership Contest 416.00
Miscellaneous 35.47
Pennsylvania Sales Tax 12.51
Kansas State College 1,500.00
National Rabbit Magazine 3,898.77
Rabbit Journal Advertising 1,140.55
Catalog Adv. Specialty Clubs 32.50
Cuts for general use and publications 81.19
Meat cartons 1,043.47
National Rabbit Week & Publicity Committee 217.02
President Expense 139.04
President Expense Dick Parker 184.55
Meat Posters 92.70
Emblems — Coat 412.00
Gas, Light & Water 556.21
Taxes 339.43
Trophies 824.15
Auditor 165.00
Membership Awards 80.00
Attorney 50.00
Convention Expense—Officers, Badges, Stenographies, Ad & Booth 2,190.08
Practical Beginner 850.00
Bulletins & Year Book 2,528.00
Ribbons — Special for Shows 105.43
Ed Stahl, typing, drawings and bills for ads, etc., Bulletin, Year Book & Booklet, Adv. Promotion 127.05
Film Expense (Guthrie) 22.38
Postage Service 187.41
Express — Trophies 72.96
Commercial Department 25.00
Compiling Committee 25.00
Total Expense $37,604.81
Total Cash $46,082.94
Total Expense 37,604.81
Less Peoples 1st Nat’l. Bank Pgh., Pa. $ 8.478.13 250.00
Balance in Fort Wayne Nat’l. Bank $ 8,228.13
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FINANCIAL STATEMENT A.R.B.A
June 30, 1957
ASSETS Real Estate $13,260.00
(15) U. S. Government Bonds, Series F. $500.00 each 5,430.00
Furniture and Office Equipment 773.82
Supplies, Stationery (per list) etc 4,996.37
Motion Picture Film 661.52
Working Cash Balance held by Secretary 250.00
Cash in Bank Treasurer .. 8,228.13
Total Assets $33,599.84
LIABILITIES Chas. Pine Fund $ 85.40 Membership Drive 6.00 Sanction Show 1,001.27 Building Maintenance Fund 1,669.85 Total Liabilities $2,762.52 2762.52
Total Net Worth $30,837.32
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STANDARD FOR THE LYNX PALOMINO
TYPE
The Palomino rabbit should exemplify meat producing qualities. It should be well balanced, medium length, with well rounded hips, loin section and shoulders. Shoulders to be well balanced and to conform with the body. Head broad and full in proportion with body, set close upon the body. Ears of medium thickness, carried erect and well set upon the head.
WEIGHT AND CONDITION: Ideal weight—Senior bucks 9 pounds. Senior does 10 pounds, Coat smooth and glossy. Flesh firm and solid over entire body.
Points—30.
FUR
Coat should be thick and dense, not harsh or wiry, or too fine or silky. Undercoat to be soft and dense. The coat should be set tight in the pelt without breaks due to moult, free from mats or stains, over back, sides, chest and flanks. Guard hairs to be glossy.
FAULTS: White Hairs.
DISQUALIFICATIONS: For patch of white hairs.
Points—25.
COLOR
Color to resemble that of the Lynx. Intermediate or ring color as bright an orange as possible, clearly defined over white undercoat. Fur lightly and evenly tipped with lilac, not hiding the orange but giving a silvery sheen. Belly white to skin.
Points—25.
HEAD
Should be wide and full enough to balance with the body. Face and jaws conforming, a slight curve from nose to eyes. More massive head on bucks.
Points—5.
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EARS
Full ears, to be carried erect, to balance with and in proportion to head and body.
Points—5.
EYES
Bright and bold, expressive, color to be brown or hazel.
DISQUALIFICATIONS: Any other color.
Points—3.
FEET AND LEGS
Front legs to have medium bone. Toenails to be dark in color. Heavier bone is wanted on hind legs.
DISQUALIFICATIONS: White toenails.
Points—5.
TAIL
Straight, and to conform to size of body, well furred.
Faults: Crooks or twists of any kind.
Points—2.
SHOW ROOM CLASSES
Senior Does—9-11 pounds.
Senior Bucks—8-10 pounds.
Intermediates—(6-8) Bucks and Does, not over 9 pounds.
Juniors—Bucks and Does, not over 8 pounds.
Eliminating for over or under weight does not disqualify. Animal may be shown in Fur Class if entered.
SCHEDULE OF POINTS
Type 30 Ears 5
Fur 25 Eyes ... 3
Color 25 Feet & Legs ... 5
Head .... 5 Tail 2
Total Points 100
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Harold H. Trethaway
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Statement of Approximate Worth as of June 30, 1957
Land Building, Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. $ 4,500.00
Cost — May 1948 Less depreciation 3% per annum from June 1948 to June 30, 1957 $12,000.00
9 years @ $360.00 per year 3,240.00 8,760.00
13,260.00
Improvements to Building since purchase:
Bathroom (1953) $1,085.90
Less 5% depreciation per annum from June 1953 to June 30, 1957 4 years at $54.30 per year 217.20 868.70
Kitchen (1953) Less 5% depreciation per annum 600.35
from June 1953 to June 30, 1957 4 years at $30.02 per year 120.08 480.27
Asphalt Flooring in office (1952) Less 20% depreciation per annum 407.50
from January 1952 to January 1957 5 years at $81.50 per year 407.50
Roof & Spouting (1952) Less 10% depreciation per annum from July 1952 to June 30, 1957 335.00
5 years at $33.50 per year 167.50 167.50
Water Heater (1953) 102.69
Less 5% depreciation per annum from September 1953 to June 30,
1957—3-3/4 years at $5.13 per yr. 19.24 83.45
Gas Furnace (1951) 1,000.00
Less depreciation 5% per annum from January 1951 to June 30, 1957 6-1/2 years at $50.00 per year 325.00 675.00
2,274.92 $15,534.92
Furniture & Equipment—cost (Per list) 5,245.70
Less composite rate of 10% per annum since June 1948 to June 30, 1957 9 years @ $492.57 per year on cost of
equipment bought to end of June 30, 1956 $4433.13 and 10% on mimeograph & stand purchased April 1956 for $270.00 or 1 yr.
3 months depreciation at rate of $27.00
or $33.75 and 10% for 1 year on mimeograph scope purchased in 1956 at $50.00 or $5.00
depreciation making total depreciation on all
above. 4,471.88 773.82
Supplies & Stationery (per list) cost 4,996.37
Motion Picture (1948) 6,615.20
10% depreciation per annum since 1948
to June 30, 1957—9 years at $66.52 per yr. 5,953.78 661.52
Working cash balance held in
bank by Secretary 250.00
Total 22,216.63
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