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ARBA Bulletin 1959 Vol. 1, No. 10 – February-March
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VOLUME ONE
NUMBER TEN
1959 AMERICAN RABBIT FRYER PRODUCTION CONTEST
By E. W. Murray
The 1959 American Rabbit Fryer Contest will be held at the United States Rabbit Experiment Station, Fontana, California starting March 8th and will end May 21st.
This years contest will again be sponsored by the Council of California A.R.B.A. Rabbit Clubs. Mr. William F. Howard is manager and secretary. Mr. Howard has spent over 25 years in the Rabbit industry. He is employed by a large Milling Company as a Rabbit specialist. When it comes to rabbit management no better man could have been qualified to handle this contest.
You may enter 3 Doe’s and the entry fee is $5.00 per doe. Your entry must be postmarked not later than February 27th, 1959. Ship your rabbits to the Contest Manager, U. S. Rabbit Experiment Station, Fontana, California.
Judging Rules Live Weight, 40 points Feed conversion, 30 points Healthy Appearance—Meat Type, 10 points
Dress-out percentage, 20 points.
THE VOICE OF THE AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
Photo by Small Stock
TOP: Jim Blyth and John Fehr present plaques to Ed Steinkuhler and P. A. “Pop” Boden, as President Parker looks on. BOTTOM: Elected officers of the newly organized ARBA Commercial Department, from L to R: Fred Applegate, treasurer; Lirten Jones, president; Otto Richter, vice-president: Tommy Andrew, secretary.
Awards
$150.00 for 1st place
70.00 for 2nd place
40.00 for 3rd place
25.00 for 4th place
10.00 for 5th place
5.00—6th thru 10th place $10.00 highest live weight
10.00 Best feed conversion
10.00 Best Dress-out percentage
15.00 for litter from out of state that places highest in points
10.00 for litter from out of state that places 2nd highest in points.
For further information write Secretary-Manager
William F. Howard 232 North Mayflower Ave. Monrovia, Calif.
FAITHFUL FEW
Mark Youngs was the recipient recently of the Special 25-50 “One of the Faithful Few” A.R.B.A. Card & Button. This one of the most ornate cards per both sides and space prohibits going into description and quoting of the printing thereon, but what pleased Mark the most was it arrived in an envelope corner carded: Edward Stahl, along with it was a Gold Embossed Thank you—card signed Oscar Schultze and the membership card itself was signed by Old Sage of Rabbitdom himself, John C. Fehr.
In Rabbit Hopps, Stumps and Nose-Wiggles
Am. Cavy Club Announcement
The American Cavy Club long inactive is to be re-organized and again become active, become an ARBA affiliate we hope. The task of bringing this one great organization back will be undertaken by Mrs. Muriel Reid, Route #1, Lockport, Ills.
There are many Cavy enthusiasts who will be interested in a real live Cavy Club and we suggest that you get in touch with Mrs. Reid, who by the way is the Wife of Don Reid who has been identified with rabbits for many years, is one of the real old timers in fact. We hope to report in a later issue that the American Cavy Club is a going institution.
ARBA
_ An American Rabbit Breeder's Association Publication
February First-1959 Edition March
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Page Two
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
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FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Page Three
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, post-
ers, 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 $4.00 PER YEAR
YES, YOU
If You Are A CHAIRMAN Of A Regular Or Special Committee
A State Representative at Large You Can Help To Make This Bulletin. “THE VOICE OF THE ARBA”
Send All Items To
Edw. H. Stahl, Hickman Mills 34, Mo. READ FUTURE POLICY
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 10, 1959
JAMES BLYTH, Secretary 4323-BN Murray Avenue Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
EDITORIAL COMMENT
By EDWARD H. STAHL
THIS BULLETIN—Its Purpose and Future Policy
ITEMS OF INTEREST
In each issue of this bulletin published to date there appeared the following:
WANTED—Items of Interest
1. Keep them short
2. Must be on general interest
3. Names of writers must appear on all articles
4. Give sources of information if quoting
5. Must positively be exclusive for this publication
The response to the above has been very good, the articles well written and of general interest, however few have been published. First, because the number of pages being limited to 16 were not enough to do so; second, because items that dealt directly with the activities of the ARBA had to be given preference.
ITS PURPOSE
During 1957 we conducted a contest to select a slogan for this bulletin, 18 of them were suggested and a vote taken. The result was the selection of “The Voice of the American Rabbit Breeders Association,” as our slogan which now appears under the title on the cover page. If the slogan is to mean anything, namely “The Voice of the ARBA” would indicate that which appears herein be concerned directly with the activities and functions of our organization.
FUTURE POLICY
In this issue will be found committee appointments for both the regular standing committees, and the special committees as well, each headed by a chairman to whom we will look to supply the material to appear in future bulletins.
Herein also appear the appointments of State Representatives, and from them, especially the representatives at
SPECIAL NOTICE
large, we hope to receive items of interest pertaining to the ARBA and the activities in its behalf in their states.
This does not by any means shut out the members who wish to present their views on anything pertaining to the ARBA who by this means may wish to present something that they want the ARBA members to know about.
We have received numerous suggestions as to how this bulletin and its contents may be improved. One suggestion is that letters to the Editor be published. When space permits this will be done.
A NEW EXPERIENCE
Gathering the material for this bulletin has been a new experience for me. Having been interested and identified with the publishing of rabbit magazines since 1916 and in so doing my ideas were more or less along the usual lines for such publications. From what I have noted the publishing of an associations bulletin and what it is to contain is entirely different. The above axplained purpose and future policy has been approved by, President, Dick F. Parker. Secretary, James Blyth, the Chairman and members of the bulletin committee.
SUMMARY
As far as this bulletin is concerned, we could for the sake of comparison quote that famous baseball phrase, “No Hits, No Runs, No Errors,” with, “A Few Hits, No Runs, Plenty Errors.” In the lingo of baseball I may state, that I have been put in as a “Pinch Hitter,” as far as getting out this bulletin is concerned, soon, at least during 1959, I hope some regular can take over. Manager, James Blyth is now in contact with several. Yes, I too would, “like to go fishing instead of wishing.”
A Special Feature
EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE REPORT-1958 Compiled and Presented by Harry G. Herrlein and Dr. Charles A.
Slanatz, Ph.D.
Read every word, it deals with a subject that is very important to all
rabbit breeders.
VICE PRESIDENT JOHN C. FEHR 1302 Woodlawn Ave. Indianapolis 3, Ind.
ARBA
OFFICERS
DIRECTORS
SECRETARY JAMES BLYTH 4323 Murray Avenue Pittsburgh 17. Pa.
VERN ASHTON 1626 Oakland Parkway Lima, Ohio
BENNY F. HILL 1603 N. Roberts Amarillo, Texas
J. CYRIL LOWIT Route 2. Box 160 Troutdale, Oreg.
TREASURER DR. MAX R. ANDREWS 1117½ So. Clinton Ft. Wayne 2, Ind.
OFFICERS FOR 1959
PRESIDENT DICK F. PARKER 4901 South Fifth Ave. Birmingham 6, Ala.
TOMMY ANDREW 74 Terrace Drive Shavertown, Pa.
FRED R. APPLEGATE 1707 E. Carpenter St. Springfield. Ill.
J. E. ROWE 200 N. Main St. Portville, N. Y.
OSCAR F. SCHULTZE Westport Avenue Norwalk. Conn.
EDWARD H. STAHL 4601 East 95th St. Kansas City 34. Mo.
ELLIS W. MURRAY 1714 West 106th St. Los Angeles 47. Calif.
Page Four
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
OFFICE OF
DICK F. PARKER. PRESIDENT BIRMINGHAM 12. ALA.
Appointments For 1959
OFFICIALLY APPOINTED JANUARY 1. 1959
STANDING COMMITTEES
Starting in a new calendar year, we recognize the responsibility of always endeavoring to outline our work that it will be, first of benefit to all Rabbit Breeders, second, profitable and beneficial, and third, a fair deal for all A.R.B.A, members.
In the beginning of last year we presented to you what we thought, at that time, to be the best plan or program that could be devised for the benefit of the American Rabbit Breeders Association and our members. The confidence we had in our 1958 leaders has been proved; we obtained results far in excess of our expectations. This has been due in a large degree to the efforts you have put forth and the confidence you have maintained in your elective officers.
While the 1959 program requires very little addition to what was accomplished in 1958, we feel that our organization, in working under a full and hard program for the past year, will be very enthusiastic in accomplishing a much better showing in 1959.
I think that in the future The American Rabbit Breeders Association will offer outstanding opportunities to all our members, as well as all other Rabbit Breeders, of the United States, and that our membership will continue to grow. By doing this I feel that the officers of ARBA will be fulfilling part of our obligations, to our membership.
In 1958 we gave you the ARBA Youth Rabbit Club. This branch of our organization has shown a substantial growth in the first full year of operation. We predict that in the near future our Youth Club will be the means of developing many Adult members for the Parent body. Now for 1959 we have organized another branch, the American Commercial Rabbit Department, that should offer great and profitable opportunity to every rabbit Breeder, who is interested in raising Rabbits for commercial purposes, either Meat, Fur or Laboratory use. If you are interested, and want to learn more about these two new projects, write to our Secretary, James Blyth in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he will instruct you how to proceed.
It has been said that “An individual’s growth is directly related to the individual’s skill and the effort he employs.” We believe this to be true and during the year 1959, we will endeavor to provide more plans, to improve your Rabbits, so that the objectives you have in mind can be attained.
In this connection, we think that each individual Breeder should pre-
pare for the future by first improving their judgement, organization ability, perseverance, agressiveness and fair dealings. We all should practice self-management and self-control, doing the job that should be done and be able to direct our own emotions. When we recognize an effort is being made to improve, these qualities will become useful and no doubt will mean the difference between success and failure.
Whether or not we accomplish our objective in 1959, will be determined by the amount of effort put forth and the earnestness with which we go about our tasks. I think that the results we obtained in 1958 should give each and everyone the necessary enthusiasm with which to enter the new year with the purpose of accomplishing the goal to which we are all working, that is—more opportunities for our members and a higher standard of perfection for our Rabbits.
In 1958 we had a substantial increase in membership. This was due to the interest and hard work of our members. In 1959 it will be our objective to sell “The American Rabbit Breeders Association” to one thousand (1000) new members. This should not be a very difficult task, when we know there are hundreds of thousands of people raising Domestic Rabbits, in the United States, who need to know more about what they are trying to accomplish, and when they become members of our organization, we can help them.
To the workers of 1958, I salute you and thank you for a very fine job that you did and we predict that the year 1959 will bring additional growth to A.R.B.A. We hope that the expansion of our association will be accelerated to the extent that the members who have dedicated themselves to doing an outstanding job will be able to pursue a more profitable future.
As President, I wish for each of you the most outstanding year in 1959 and a year for more Good Rabbits. If this is done, we will say at the end of 1959, our program was a success and “A Good Job Was Done By All.”
“LET’S SELL THE AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION IN 1959.”
Sincerely yours,
President.
ADVERTISING & PROMOTION
Edw. H. Stahl, Chr. Missouri
John C. Fehr, Indiana
Eugene Carpenter, Ohio
James Blyth, Pennsylvania
J. C. Lowit, Oregon
BUDGET COMMITTEE
Chas. O. Lewis, Chr. New York
Max R. Andrews, Indiana
Raymond Mullet, Massachusetts
COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT
Tommy Andrew, Chr. Pennsylvania
Fred R. Applegate, Illinois
Tom Ayers, Illinois
George Bayliss, California
Robert Dubbell, Arkansas
W. E. Farmer, Alabama
Myrtle Gillis, New York
Lirten Jones, Illinois
Dan Law, Oregon
John T. McLain, Virginia
Carl F. Nagel, Pennsylvania
Oren Reynolds, Illinois
Otto Richter, Indiana
CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE
Mrs. Edna Blyth, Chr. Pennsylvania
Mrs. Dick F. Parker, Alabama
Ray Gentry, Mississippi
CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE
Max R. Andrews, Chr. Indiana
Robert L. Riggs, Pennsylvania
Al. Roerdanze, Ohio
ELECTION COMMITTEE
Ward Hatcher, Chr. Missouri
Glenn Blacksher, Missouri
Paul Myers, Missouri
Wm. Pryor, Missouri
Geo. Randolph, Missouri
COMMITTEE AT WASHINGTON
Millard Hess, Chr. D. C.
Horrace Curtis, Virginia
Frank S. Deane, Virginia
MEMBERSHIP SERVICE
COMMITTEE
James Blyth, Chr. Pennsylvania
Max R. Andrews, Indiana
D. F. Parker, Alabama
Jack E. Rowe, New York
Edward H. Stahl, Missouri
PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
Fred R. Applegate, Chr. Illinois
Marvin F. Carley, Vermont
Mrs. S. N. Gates, Kansas
Joe H. Godsey, Tennessee
Mary Oleen, California
Max V. Vaughn, Washington
RESOLUTION COMMITTEE
Carl Kroboth, Chr. Kentucky
E. C. Bickley, Ohio
Chas. A. Wade, Arkansas
Continued to next page
A Personal Message
from the President
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Page Five
Having felt that advertising in the A.R.B.A. Guide Book the most important of all rabbit advertising, it will be of a great advantage to all those who take a part in the rabbit business. I have A.R.B.A. Guide Books back to the year 1919. All these books I cher-rish very greatly and refer to back issues time and time again. The A.R.B.A. Guide Book carries a host of writers, experts in their field and know that most of our members feel the same as I do about this book. Many have all the back numbers and refer to them as often as I do. The Committees in planning the guide book over the years have at all times tried their best to cover the rabbit from the nest box to the table and filled in along the line with the different improvements over the years. The Guide Book is not like a magazine or bulletin that is read and then put on the pile, but rather something is kept year after year and referred to many times. That is the reason I feel it is the most important advertising medium.
Year after year, day after day, people who are interested enough to spend time and money on rabbits and interested enough to join your Association are reading and consulting this reference book on rabbits. Copies will be mailed to all 49 State Agricultural Agents as well as to all public libraries who request a copy of which there are many. We get more requests for copies of this guide book from educational agencies than any other literature we publish. The rabbit magazine Publishers over the years have been high in their praises of this book.
Please refer to page 14 of this bulletin which contains a contract for advertising in the guide book. Note also the subjects this new book will deal with. Note the beneficial advertising it will be to the various services you have to offer the rabbit raiser. This too will be found on page 14 of this bulletin. Read carefully the articles that will appear in this book and you will realize why I say the book will
be referred to many times over many years to come. Also read the first column on page 14. We are sure you have one of the services to offer and know of no way of getting it before the real rabbit raisers than by advertising in the new guide book.
I am sure you want to advertise in this book because it will bring results for a long time to come. May we have your ad by return mail?
Thanks for your cooperation. We know it will help you to help us.
Secretary
STANDING COMMITTEES
STANDARDS COMMITTEE
Vern N. Ashton, Chr. Ohio George Bayliss, California
Ed. Beamer, Ohio
Ray Gentry, Mississippi
J. Cyril Lowit, Oregon
D. F. Parker, Alabama
Harold McGovney, Oklahoma
Oscar F. Schultze, Connecticut YOUTH COMMITTEE
Benny F. Hill, Chr. Texas
Daisy Valouch, Oklahoma
Harry Parmenter, New York
Roy Armstrong, California
Robert Rice, Colorado
Clifford Kolb, Ohio
CAVY COMMITTEE
E. R. Parks, Chr. Arizona
Howard Norwood, Alabama
A. E. Sautters, Ohio
L. L. Smith, California
THE DOE'S NIPPLES
In checking I find some does have more nipples than others. If you have a doe that is not taking care of her young it may pay you to examine the doe. It may be she does not have nipples enough to take care of her litter. If you find this is the trouble don’t sell her to someone else. Make a roast out of her.—Vern Ashton.
LIST OF
SPECIAL COMMITTEES FOR 1959
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Harry G. Herrlein, Chr. New York Vern N. Ashton, Ohio
James Blyth, Pennsylvania
John C. Fehr, Indiana
Oscar F. Schultze, Connecticut
Edw. H. Stahl, Missouri
ADVERTISING COMMITTEE
James Bunt, California
R. G. Weston, Colorado
Orlan Onkst California
BULLETIN COMMITTEE
John C. Fehr, Chr. Indiana
Harry G. Herrlein, New York
Edw. H. Stahl, Missouri
Walter N. Mann, Indiana
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Harry G. Herrlein, Chr. Robt. W. Dubbell, James Blyth,
Vern N. Ashton,
Dr. Robert Casady,
Dr. Chas. Slenetz, Prof. Roscoe Cuozzo,
New York Arkansas Pennsylvania Ohio
California New York Maine
GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE
Oscar F. Schultze, Chr. Connecticut Rev. Wayne Willman, Ohio
Fred R. Applegate, Illinois
LABORATORY COMMITTEE Tommy Andrew, Chr. Pennsylvania Harry Hurlburt, New York
Dr. Robt. Casady, California
Walter W. May, Texas
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE COMMITTEE
Wm. E. Herdlinger, Chr.,Missouri J. Cyril Lowit, Oregon
Marie Downing, Ohio
Vincent H. Hunter, Washington
ORGANIZATIONAL SURVEY COMMITTEE
Ellis W. Murray, Chr. California Jas. E. Butler, Texas
Ray Gentry, Mississippi
Sam Gerardi, Pennsylvania
Ray Grables, Michigan
John Long, California
John T. McLain, Virginia
NEW GUIDE BOOK NOTICE ALL MEMBERS
THE 1959-60 EDITION OF THE NEW GUIDE BOOK IS IN THE MAKING AND SHOULD BE ON ITS WAY TO ALL MEMBERS BY THE TIME THIS BULLETIN REACHES YOU AGAIN.
PLEASE BE PATIENT. THIS BOOK WILL BE WELL WORTH WAITING
SHOW RULES COMMITTEE
J. Cyril Lowit, Chr. Oregon
Carl Kroboth, Kentucky
Ed Beamer, Ohio
John C. Fehr, Advisor, Indiana
SHOW PLANNING COMMITTEE J. Cyril Lowit, Chr. Oregon
Dorothy Bayliss, California
Lynn Eastham, Texas
Jas. Blyth, Advisor, Pennsylvania
FOR.
YEAR BOOK COMMITTEE
Jas. Blyth, Chr. Pennsylvania
James Blyth, Secretary Walter E. Rawsthorne, Pennsylvania
Robert L. Riggs Pennsylvania
Secretary's Message
By James
Page Six
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
LIST OF STATE REPRESENTATIVES FOR 1959
Alabama Virgil E. Spearman, Rt. 2, Box 408, Birmingham 9.
Arizona E. R. Parks, Rt. 2, Box 208, Glendale
Alaska Nobel E. Largen, Box 148, Fairbanks
Arkansas John R. Case, 1500 Willow St., North Little Rock
Donald Cox, PO Box 94, Paragould
California C. E. Lewis, At Large, PO Box 174, Lincoln Acres
N. E. Hamilton. 21214 So. Figueroe St., Torrance Fred Creamer, 9404 Enger St., Bakersfield Joe S. Lutes, 12782 Hazel St., Garden Grove Porter Powers, 21080 Laguna Canyon, Laguna Beach Robert E. Sprague, 3317 42nd St., Sacramento Canada Gordon Ash, 3248 Glasgow, Victoria, B.C.
Mrs. Florence Yates, At Large, 542 Merten St., Toronto E. Vaugeis, 652 Grendville Rd., Vancouver, B. C.
Colorado Art Nelson, At Large, 1806 Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Spr.
G. R. Barnes, Rt. 2, Box 171, Arvado Geo. R. Bermecker, 1429 Grand Ave., Grand Junction L. A. Hambrick, 413 Park Drive, Pueblo Connecticut Ralph Mosher, 608 Kennedy Rd., Windsor
Victor T. Sweetland, Chestnut Hill Rd., Norwalk Delaware Henry Paruszewski, Read Road, Wilmington
Dist. of Columbia Millard Hess, 5404 Nacomb St. NW, Washington
Florida Mrs. Oreen Hoblitzell, Rt. 6, Box 511, Tampa 10
Alven Evans, 6006 Temple Rd., Jacksonville Georgia Cliff F. Simpkins, At Large. 5261 Mercer Rd., Decatur
Raymond Blackmon, 620 Bohler Ave., Augusta John D. McCombs, Rt. 2, Athens Idaho Geo. F. Baxter, 113 Broadway, Buhl
Luther N. Robinson, RFD 1, So., Pacatello Illinois Wm. T. Robinson, At Large, 317 Chestnut, Anna
T. H. Ayers, 2912 Hoover Ave., Springfield Roger Fitchorn, 1302 Bunn St.. Bloomington Lirten Jones, 2903 West 31st, Zion Ted Wengert, 2830 Kinsey St., Rockford Indiana Lester C. Wells, At Large, PO Box 13, Oaklandon
S. H. Cole, 726 S. Bowling, Jeffersonville Otto Richter, 221 So. Grand, Ft. Wayne Jack L. Thrasher, 221 So. Grand, Evansville Iowa Wayne D. Fuller, At Large, 108 So. 11th St., Clarinda
Francis Bennet, 3023 East 2nd St., Sioux City William Neild, 415 Lindon Ave., Waterloo Kansas S. N. Gates, At Large, 4244 Pearl St., Kansas City
Harold Fulton, 530 S. Broadway, Salina Chas. O. Kauffman, 212 West 11th St., Hutchinson Kentucky M. E. Haggard, Versailles Rd., Lexington
Edw. T. Toebbe, Rt. 10, Box 304, Louisville Louisiana Glendon King, 4305 Greenwood Blv., Shreveport
J. G. Leger, Rt. 3, Box 157D, Lake Charles Maine Rosoe Cuozzo, University of Maine, Orono
Clyde Hulit, 53 Longley Rd., Westbrook Maryland Louis C. Helm, 3609 Buckingham Rd., Baltimore
Martin L. Weller, 617 Chestnut St., Hagerstown Massachusetts C. C. Clemons, 599 Lampblack Rd., Greenfield
Raymond S. Mullett, 75 Lake Ave., Leicester Michigan Thos. W. Atkinson, 5055 Haughey Ave., Grand Rapids
Ray J. Grables, 2545 Massens Un. Lake, Pontiac Minnesota Mrs. Doris Leibel, Rt. 1, St. Paul 11
William Chance, St. Joseph
Mississippi Ray Gentry, 141 Sunset Drive, Jackson
Missouri R. J. Bernhardt, At Large, 135 Williams St., St. Louis
Harry Coles, 1200 N. Brown St., Springfield Wm. E. Herdlinger, P.O. Box 515, Kansas City H. L. Paden, 3404 So. 17th St., St. Joseph Montana Chas. Brodock, Box 175 Egly Rt., Fort Benton
J. O. Malstrom, 914 So. Church St., Bozeman
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Three- and six-compartment hutches Wire mesh floors with metal pans for easy cleaning.
Write for illustrated description and prices.
Also manufacturers of exhibition coops for shows.
KEIPPER COOPING CO.
3245 W. Burnham Street MILWAUKEE 15, WIS.
ARBA SURVEY COMMITTEE
By Ellis W. Murray. Chairman
All of you who belong to our association no doubt belong to some other organization. This writer does and for 26 years I have proudly worn the emblem of a certain organization. Clubs, lodges, unions all have membership buttons showing the world that the wearer is affiliated with some organization.
This past year the A.R.B.A. OUR ASSOCIATION has made it possible for all members to wear a very beautiful button of our official emblem. These buttons come in four colors or metals, the bronze shows the wearer to be a member up to 5 years, the sterling silver up to 10 years, the gold over 10 and up to 25 years, and another 25 years and over.
I am proud of my button, it has numeral 25 (see illustration above) wear it everywhere I go. It tells the world that I am a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
I am proud of the association and want everyone to know it, I am not the only one.
At the opening session of the convention at Springfield, Ill. last fall, Edw. H. Stahl when called upon to say a few words said something like this Quote.
“I am very proud to wear this button which signifies that I have been a member of the A.R.B.A, for more than 25 years. There are among you those who can wear the 5 year button, others the 10-25 year button and to you I say, you have something very wonderful to look forward to, to the time when you too, together with the few among you that are still with us can proudly wear this 25 years and over badge of The Faithful Few.
INTRODUCING
J. E. (Jack) Rowe. Portville, N. Y. Newly elected member ARBA Board of Directors. Publicity Chairman, 1959 ARBA Convention.
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COMING CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS
AS REPORTED BY Jack Rowe, Publicity Chairman THE EVENT—The 36th A.R.B.A. Convention
THE TIME—October 23 to 27 inclusive THE PLACE—Buffalo, N. Y.
JUDGES—Selection by Specialty Clubs will be considered. Send First, Second and Third choices to, George Berl, 5 Mile Line Road, Penfield, N.Y.
•FIRST ARBA MEETING — Sunday Evening 7:00 P.M. in order that any Specialty Club or Group can plan a “Get Together” after the meeting. HOTELS—The Midtown Hotels, of which there are four. Headquarters, Hotel Stuyvesant. Others are: Sheraton, Lenox, and Westbrook. MAKE RESERVATION EARLY.
INTRODUCING
Tommy Andrew. Shavertown, Pa. Newly Elected member ARBA Board of Directors. Chairman. ARBA Commercial Rabbit Department.
Nebraska Earl Daubert, 6229 S. 43rd St., Omaha
Chas. R. Kelley, Rt. 1, North Platte Nevada Manuel de Brage, PO Box 453, Fallon
New Hampshire Jas. Jackson, Rt. 1, Derry
New Jersey Mrs. P. F. Benedict, 39 Oakley Ave., Summit
Geo. L. White, 335 Johnson Ave., Trenton New Mexico Wm. E. Mathews, At Large, 309 LaGuayra, Albuquerque
Carl Deutschman, 822 5th Street, Las Vegas Clyde W. Rossaw, 114 So. Union, Roswell New York Howard Bartow, 38 Sherman Ave., Merrick
Fred Johanson, Rt. 1, Cazenovia Harry Parmenter, Rt. 1, Horseheads Edw. Sturm, 410 So. Union St., Olean
North Carolina W. R. Caudell, At Large, 401 So. Summit St., Charlotte
R. T. Keenen, 19 Brotherton St., West Ashville G. F. Riley, Rt. 1, Box 343, Durham
North Dakota Gerald N. Ralston, 314 1st Ave., Devils Lake
Ohio Wm. Prescott, At Large, 38580 Detroit Rd., Avon
S. L. Hinaman, MR 1, Smelter Rd., Marion Harold Baxter, 6473 Hamilton Rd., Hamilton John S. Ritz, 2950 Harmont Ave. NE, Canton Omer B. Stickley, Rt. 2, Urbana
Oklahoma Harold McGovney, At Large, 1018 Elwood, Tulsa
C. B. Allen, 200 East Burney, Madill
C. L. Teufel, 136 Kingston Rd., Ponca City Al F. Valouch, 425 So. West Ave., Bethany
Oregon Burt Searl, Rt. 2, Box 37, Molalla
Pennsylvania W. H. Kennedy, At Large, 222 Soose Rd., Pittsburgh 9
Alton Briggs, 1927 1st St., Altoona Earl C. Arnold, 532 Washington St., Allentown Sam Gerardi, 300 Walnut St., Warren Rhode Island Arnold J. Collison, 43 Townsend St., West Barrington
South Carolina W. Parks Farrow, 913 Lake Ave., North Augusta
M. L. Love, P.O. Box 1250, Florence South Dakota R. V. Knochenmus, Rt. 3, Box 230, Sioux City
Robert D. Roe, 1103 Blaine Ave., Rapid City Tennessee Jas. L. Vaughters, At Large, 1872 Valley Blvd., Memphis
Joe H. Godsey, 145 Goodson Ave., Chattanooga E. P. Shaub, 836 Inverness Ave., Nashville Texas Jas. F. Butler, At Large, 1028 Drexel Ave., San Antonio
W. L. Evans, 701 West Texas, Denison Howard E. Galloway, Rt. 7, Box 295, Lubbock
D. E. Geddis, 5025 Avenue R½, Galveston R. B. Hopkins, 5909 Midway, Ft. Worth Chas. A. O’Dell, PO Box 1948, Amarillo
C. E. Ogg, Rt. 3, Box 64, Orange Byron Wilson, 825 Lilius St., Abilene Utah Geo. Scott, 7051 7th, East Rt. 2, Sandy
Vermont Marvin F. Carley, 216 Canal St., Brattleboro
Virginia J. E. Halloway, 4402 Richeson, Richmond
John T. McLain, 2742 Center Ave., Roanoke Washington Barbara Lang, Box 334, Oak Harbor
Margaret Hopf, Rt. 6, Spokane
West Virginia Geo. Camp, 3833 Green Valley Rd., Huntington
Lee R. Martin, PO Box 42, Morgantown Wisconsin Marvin Kroening, Rt. 5, Mansfield
Henry Schaar, 8350 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee Wyoming Richard E. Bullock, Box 62, Bairoil
Cuba Jose Luis Lainz, PO Box 802, Havana
Hawaii Frank Masser, 2933 Booth St., Honolulu
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A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE REPORT - 1958
pings of an individual animal. The droppings of each animal were examined individually by the flotation method, presented here in full:
FLOTATION METHOD FOR DETECTION OF COCCIDIAL OOCYSTS IN RABBIT FECAL MATERIAL.
Since the ARBA Educational and Research Committee was created by President Dick Parker, the committee chose as its first assignment, studies to determine the cause and possible prevention of acute coccidiosis, sometimes referred to as “mucoid enteritis”. Whether coccidiosis-free rabbits could be developed and maintained as such, was heretofore pure conjecture. Today, with the data accumulated during the past two years of laboratory and field observations, it is indicated that it can be done. While the encouraging results obtained so far have been purely exploratory, the disease is now better understood and will serve as a guide in further studies.
Some eight or ten months of exploratory work was not without trial and error. Studies could not begin without suitable material (coccidiosis-free rabbits) for comparison. A program was prepared and followed which revealed that new born rabbits are free of coccidial oocysts before the first nursing from contaminated teats and fur; that new born rabbits do not nurse before 18 hours after birth; that new born young, taken before they are 18 hours old can be hand-fed, reared and maintained coccidiosis-free and that adult rabbits 18 months or older, have fewer coccidial oocysts in their droppings than younger animals. The first few coccidiosis-free rabbits were developed from young taken from the nest a few hours after birth and hand-fed at 4 hour intervals around the clock until three weeks of age. While this procedure was impractical and could hardly be followed in large scale production, a more realistic approach was explored. With the knowledge that the droppings of older adult rabbits contained fewer coccidial oocysts, only 18 month old Does were selected for use in further studies.
Prevailing research literature provided no effective therapeutic weapon (medication) known to eliminate coccidia infestation in the rabbit. Some published studies indicated the use of sulfa drugs added to their feed or drinking water would slow down or temporarily arrest the sporulation (reproduction cycle) of oocysts. Of the various sulfa derivatives, sulfaquinoxaline, being less toxic, was chosen for use. It was therefore theorized that by feeding parent Does a tolerable level of sulfaquinoxaline in their drinking water daily during gestation and until young reached weaning agge, the hand feeding approach could be by-passed and the development of coccidiosis-free young rabbits could become a practical reality. Of the several Does chosen, which showed their fecal material (droppings) to contain less than 10 coccidial oocysts per microscopic field, some had to be eliminated because of the presence of sporulating oocysts after sulfaquinoxaline treatment. Only those were retained which gave negative readings or showed complete absence of oocysts in their droppings. They were maintained in outdoor, insect-proof (vector-free) hutches, screened
off and protected against invasion by any insect life contamination, usually associated with the spread of the disease. Coccidiosis-free rabbits were thereby successfully developed and reared to maturity in insect-proof quarters. This demonstrated that sulfaquinoxaline, when fed in their drinking water, creates a coccidiostatic condition (arresting action of oocyst reproduction) in the parent animal to provide coccidiocis-free young before weaning.
While the foregoing is a brief resume of procedure, space will hardly permit the minute details involved to reach this objective. The fecal material (droppings) of every rabbit in this work was examined every week and the findings plotted and charted. This provided data which could follow the effectiveness of treatment and seasonal influence, if any, on the behavior of the disease. All animals were maintained on solid wood floors, bedded down with agricultural peat moss. Their feed consisted of pelleted antibotic-free Rockland Rabbit Ration. They were fed no hay or any other food at any time. Their quarters were cleaned weekly and washed down with a 10% solution of clorox in 140° water. Attendants handling the animals wore freshly laundered outer clothing at cleaning time and/or when animals were exposed to breeding. Attendants’ hands were thoroughly scrubbed before each animal was touched. The droppings of each animal were gathered with forceps, placed in paper envelopes, numbered and sealed. Forceps were sterilized after each use. Each envelope contained the fresh drop-
Approximately 5 to 10 grams of fecal material are prepared by mixing thoroughly in 10 to 30 ,ml. of tap water and filtering through a coarse filter. The filtrate (10 to 20 ml.) is poured in a 100 ml. Erlenmeyer flask and saturated sodium chloride solution is added to within a few millimeters of the top of the flask. Four to six hours later a suitable loop (5 mm.) is used to transfer some of the surface film in which the oocysts are concentrated, to a glass slide for microscopic examination. Examinations of surface film are made for sporulated and non-sporula-ted oocysts. An average count of several oocysts per low power microscopic field is considered a light or early infestation.
As a guide to the stage of' coccidial infestation the following arbitrary counts pmf are suggested:
1 to 10 oocysts per microscopic
field low
10 to 50 oocysts per microscopic
field ................. moderate
50 and higher oocysts per
microscopic field severe
Up to this stage, we reached a point in our studies which provided material (coccidia-free rabbits) with which to explore the relationship, if any, between acute coccidiosis and “mucoid enteritis”. That some degree of con-Continued to next page
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fusion prevails, is manifested by the impression that “mucoid enteritis” is a separate disease entity and not actually acute coccidiosis. The suspicion that acute coccidiosis and “mucoid enteritis” is one and the same, is based entirely upon the gross symptomatic characteristic (noticeable to the naked eye), its course and progressiveness. Similarly, in both instances, animals in the 4 to 8 week age range, which are heavily infected, became rapidly emaciated and mild diarrhea reaches profuse proportions within a few hours before mortality sets in. In the absence of conclusive proof that “mucoid enteritis” is caused by some type of bacteria, virus or a species of protozoa other than coccidial oocysts, it became necessary to provide coccidiosis-free rabbits as a point of beginning to explore this angle.
Emaciated rabbits in the 4 to 8 week age range, with profuse diarrhea, typifying a so-called “mucoid enteritis” condition were isolated. Some were destroyed for autopsy but for the presence of coccidia oocyst this examination failed to uncover the causative agent. The loose stools of survivors were also thoroughly examined which gave no reason to suspect anything specific as to cause the condition. A heavy suspension of cultures from the loose stools from infected animals, made free of coccidial oocysts, was prepared and fed to several coccidiosis-free, six week old rabbits and repeated after 72 hours. The coccidiosis-free rabbits failed to produce the gross symptoms usually associated with "mucoid enteritis". This demonstrates that it is safe to presume, that profuse diarrhea and associated gross symptoms are caused by an advance stage of coccidial infestation and not by “mucoid enteritis” bacteria. In the preparation of the heavy suspension of cultures from the loose stools which was fed to the coc-cidia-free rabbits, active bacteria was still present. Therefore, if “mucoid enteritis” is caused by a bacteria or an organism other than coccidial oocysts, the coccidiosis-free rabbits should have developed the same condition as that associated with “mucoid enetritis.”
The foregoing may be a little difficult to understand by some, yet in the eyes of those in research, the results obtained from these studies are considered a major accomplishment.
We now have a known method by which the incidence level of coccidial infestation of each rabbit can be determined, by the following the procedure and method herein mentioned. To those of you who are experiencing losses of young rabbits in the 3 to 10 week age range, in all probability their parent Doe is heavily infested with coccidial oocysts and might best be disposed of. A low, tolerable incidence of coccidiosis in any colony of rabbits, would therefore indicate a low mortality in the 3 to 10 week age range. Accordingly, it would seem desirable and worthwhile to examine your breeding stock by following the aforementioned procedure and dispose of those which give a reading above 10 oocysts per microscopic field. Inquire of your local veterinarian whether he is equipped
to conduct this determination. A colony of breeding rabbits with a known incidence of 10 or less oocysts per microscopic field will reflect in lowered infant mortality provided their physical
resistance is not lowered by reason of inadequate or faulty nutrition. Respectfully submitted Harry G. Herrlein Dr. Charles A. Slanetz, Ph.D.
FROM THE EDITORIAL PAGES OF THE TRADE'S MAGAZINES
One of the greatest things in the world is teamwork. I see more signs of better teamwork and honest cooperation in the ARBA and the rabbit industry than I’ve ever seen. Why not make teamwork our keynote in 1959, I can’t think of a better objective.
Vincent H. Hunter,
Small Stock Magazine.
Have we tried to bring sunshine to someone whose days were cloudy? Did we visit that sick friend and bring a lot of cheerfulness or have we passed them all by feeling it was no concern of ours? Let us resolve to do all the good things this year that we have neglected to do last year and honestly pull our share of the load and you will be suprised how you will be rewarded. Every good deed has its reward usually many times over in ways that are least expected. Try it this year and next and next; it’s good medicine for both, body and soul.
G. A. Kremers,
American Small Stock Farmer
It was our great pleasure and privilege to attend the banquet of the Council of California ARBA Rabbit Clubs. It was also our pleasure to briefly view the show held at the Los Angeles County Fair Grounds at Pomina on Saturday and Sunday, November 29-30. Excellent quality was shown with some 700 or more rabbits on display. Frank H. Hollmann, American Rabbit Journal.
If we are ever to go places with our rabbit products we will need to get behind some organized group where we can pool funds and efforts. This business of sticking our chests out and strutting about, all the while claiming to be wonderful individualists, will never accomplish anything more for us than has ever been done. The sooner we learn to work together for our mutual welfare, the better off we will be.
A. J. Lindgren,
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A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL RABBIT DEPARTMENT
By Lirten Jones, President
NATIONAL
The 35th Annual American Rabbit Breeders Association Convention was held October 11-14, 1958 at Springfield, Illinois. At this Convention a new department of the American Rabbit Breeders Association was formed. I was given the great honor of being elected President. Otto Richter of Indiana was elected Vice-President. Fred R. Applegate of Illinois was elected Treasurer. Tommy Andrew of Penna. was elected Secretary. Directors elected are: Tom Ayers of Illinois, Bob Dubbell of Arkansas and W. E. Farmer of Alabama.
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Many breeders for several years have been asking the question, “What has the A.R.B.A, been doing for the Commercial Breeders?” So, through the efforts of many commercial breeders and cooperation of the Executive Board of the A.R.B.A., a new Commercial Dept, of the A.R.B.A, was formed. All of the officers and directors of the A.R.B.A, and most of the officers and directors of the Illinois Rabbit Breeders Assoc., who were sponsors of the National Convention, are members of this new Commercial Dept.
Due to the fact that most of the elected officers are from the Middle West, the Executive Board is trying to get breeders from all parts of the country on the different committees that are being formed. In the next issue of the A.R.B.A. Bulletin, names of all members of these committees will be given.
The duties of these committees is to gather information pertaining to their phase of the commercial rabbit industry. This information will be gathered and filed in the office of our Secretary Tommy Andrew, 74 Terrace Drive, Shavertown, Penna. He in turn will then be able to send out this information to our members.
The American Commercial Rabbit Department will not be any different than any other organization. It will be no better than what the membership makes it. This Department is just being organized so we are not ready to send out the much needed and wanted information as yet. When the information is ready we will let you know through the A.R.B.A. Bulletin and the trade magazines.
Tommy Andrew, Secretary, is sending out a questionnaire to all members as to what they want from this department. This information will help the Executive Board and all the committees in their program of progress.
To those of you who do not belong, send $6.00 to Secretary Tommy Andrew, 74 Terrace Drive, Shavertown, Pennsylvania; this covers $4.00 to extend your A.R.B.A, dues one year and $2.00 to the American Commercial Rabbit Department. As the American Commercial Rabbit Department progresses, the A.R.B.A, prospers just that much more; and as the A.R.B.A, and the A C. R.D. progresses, so does each and every member prosper.
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A MESSAGE FROM Sharon Maloti, President, ARBA Youth Rabbit Club, 412 58th Street N W„ Bradenton, Florida
Little did I realize when I started to raise and show rabbits in Manatee Co., Florida for 4H project in 1954 that by 1958 there would be a Youth Club started by the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc. of which we should be especially proud to belong to such a grand body of people.
I was very happy to find the ARBA Youth Rabbit Club had been organized and one of the first few Youth to send their membership. Little did I think that the second year I would be president of this wonderful group.
This unit has been established for US and in order for it to be the success expected by the American Rabbit Breeders, Inc., we, as members, have got to put our shoulders to the wheel and PUSH.
1. We WANT and MUST have more members. Each member get at least one new MEMBER and encourage renewals.
2. WORK in the locality in which you live. Encourage all local, State, and Specialty Clubs as well as County Fairs to have a place for the ARBA Youth Rabbit Club members to enter their rabbits in their show. This can be done through the Youth Division sanctions.
3. ENCOURAGE the raising of one of the many standard breeds of rabbits that are prominent in your area. Select your preference of breed and stay with them.
4. Encourage the recommendation of ALL judging be done by a licensed ARBA Judge and the following of the ARBA “Standard of Perfection.”
This will educate the youth on necessary requirements for raising a more superior rabbit.
If I can be of assistance to you write me. Remember we MUST work in har-
MISS BETTYE GARDNER
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mony and do OUR part; that, alone, will assure SUCCESS for the ARBA Youth Rabbit Club.
Successfully yours,
Sharon.
YOUTH FACTS AND FIGURES
By Benny F. Hill, Chairman ARBA Youth Committee It has been the goal of the Youth Committee to furnish a news bulletin, periodically, to all of our members, to keep them abreast with activities of all kinds.
We feel that we are fortunate that we now have the opportunity to use this ARBA bulletin as a means carrying our Youth news to all our members and the rabbit world as well. Send all items of interest pertaining to your local clubs, your shows, and
pictures to Mrs. Valouch or myself and you can help make our part of this bulletin more interesting for you.
Our new President, Sharon Malott is very enthused and has many plans to add to the growth and benefit of the club for the coming year. The Junior local club in Sharon’s area has over fifty members and she is assisted by “Little” Tommy Andrews with this work. L. J. Taylor is the adult leader.
The scrapbook for Youth, that will be displayed at the Buffalo Convention will be compiled and edited by Jane Booth. This is the same Janie who won the Junior Judging contest in a class of 18 at Springfield. Give her a helping hand with articles and pictures.
Our club has grown to over 250 members in the period of one year. Considering this was started from scratch, we feel that we are off to a good start and are looking forward to greater and more beneficial things in 1959.
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FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
MEMBERSHIP FACTS AND FIGURES
Members Received From The National Advertising Campaign And Membership Drive Membership
National Adv. Drive
1957 1958 — 1957 1958
Jan. 43 83 166 175
Feb. 46 98 136 125
Mar. 66 107 106 156
April 68 101 83 142
May 71 93 100 103
June 48 76 80 84
July 47 66 76 77
Aug. 46 59 71 57
Sept. 58 85 86 91
Oct. 32 55 63 77
Nov. 79 58 64 72
Dec. TOTALS 40 S 644 85 966 78 1109 86 1245
Dear Member
The Board of Directors of The A.R.B.A, saw fit to continue the Membership Drive for 1959 in much the same manner that we had in 1958 with the following exception.
Credit will not be given to either individuals, firms or clubs on renewals or for those who have not been out for one year or longer.
This means that we all will have to more than double our efforts during the coming year and go after new members.
We know that all will agree we must have these new members if the American is to move forward in 1959.
There has been a slight increase in the annual dues of the A.R.B.A, with prices on paper stock, printed matter, postage, etc. This raise in dues is no more than fair to help offset the additional expense.
The American is the parent organization of our present day rabbit industry and we feel sure that you will want to continue your membership in this fine Association.
The new Guide Book will soon be off the press along with the next issue of our outstanding Bulletin and don't forget the new Commercial Department is in full swing. All of these make good talking points when soliciting new members.
By renewing your membership you yourself will benefit and also you will be helping to build a stronger Association.
We respectfully ask that you use one of the below blanks to renew your membership and hand the other to a friend you feel may be interested in joining the American.
Yours very truly,
Bill Herdlinger, Chairman, Membership Drive Committee
STANDINGS
THE 1958 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE ENDING DECEMBER 31. 1958
BY INDIVIDUALS AND FIRMS
Edward H. Stahl 62
Coleman Glick, Calif 46
Wm. Herdlinger, Mo. 28
Mary Zampatti, Calif. 24
John C. Fehr, Ind..... 18
Melvin E. Behrens, N. Y. 15
Marvin F. Carley, Vt. 15
Tommy Andrews, Pa. 14
A. F. Valouch, Okla. 14
Bob Madsen, Ill................... 11
Beacon Milling Co., N. Y. 11
N. E. Hamilton, Calif. 10
C. F. Simpkins, Ga. 10
E. R. Parks, Ariz. 9
BY CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Clarinda R.B. Ass’n, Iowa 30
Vancouver Island R.B., Canada 14
Cen Tex R.B. Ass’n, Texas .........14
Badger State R.B. Ass’n, Wisc......13
Lake Shore R.B. Ass’n, Ill.........12
Gulf Coast R.B. Ass’n, Texas ......11
York Co. R.B. Ass’n, Pa............10
San Antonio R.B. Ass’n, Texas .....10
Spoon River R.B. Ass’n, Ill........10
Cal-Bra-Hill R.B. Ass’n, Mich...... 9
Finger Lakes R.B. Ass’n, N. Y..... 9
B.C. R.B. Ass’n, Canada ........... 9
South Florida R.B. Ass’n .......... 9
WATCH TEXAS Got To Go Some
Jim Butler of Texas told me at the Springfield Conven that Texas would have more members than Ohio by 1960. I told Jim that Ohio would not be standing still. What do you say Ohio Breeders. Are we going to let Texas show us up, I say no. Let’s each of us try to get one new member.
Signed, Vern N. Ashton
NOTE—1958 Membership, OHIO 446— TEXAS 332.
DO NOT DELAY - RENEW OR JOIN US TODAY DO NOT DELAY - RENEW OR JOIN US TODAY
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION American Rabbit Breeders
Association, Inc.
JAMES BLYTH, Secretary
4323 Murray Ave. DATE..............
Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
T hereby make application for membership in the AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION.
I enclose $4.00 for a one year membership which entitles me to a copy of the Official Guide Rook, Year Book Bulletins. and other benefits and privileges of this Association. Husband and Wife Combination Membership—$6.00
( ) New ( ) Renewal
Name .........................Address ..............
City . .......................State..................
Use The Above Blank To Join or Renew
JOIN THE 1959 MEMBERSHIP MARCH
Get a fellow breeder to join Put Your Name On The Recommended Line
Got A Supply Of Membership Application Blanks from Secretary James Blyth. Paid For Each Member When Your Name appears The 10 Getting The Most Members During
on the RECOMMENDED LINE. Additional Cash Prizes To
READ THIS CREDIT FOR MEMBERSHIPS GIVEN only when name appears on recommended line
A COMPARISON
To the left is shown the increase in membership in 1958 over 1957, in both the advertising plan, and the membership drive, while the members secured by advertising are considered new members. It is estimated that 25% of the members secured on the drive are renewals. Figuring on this basis approximately 934 were new members, add them to the 966 receivd from advertising and we have received from these efforts a total of 1900 members.
NOTE: The above figures are given for the purpose of comparing the effects that the raise in membership to $4.00 will have on both the advertising and membership drive during 1959.
AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL A.R.B.A. MEMBERS
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
JAMES BLYTH, Secretary
4323 Murray Ave. DATE...............
Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
T hereby make application for membership in the AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION.
I enclose $4.00 for a one year membership which entities me to a copy of the Official Guide Book, Year Book Bulletins. and other benefits and privileges of this Association. Husband and Wife Combination Membership—$6.00
( ) New ( ) Renewal
Name ........................Address .............
City ........................State .................
Recommended by .....................................
American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc.
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Page Thirteen
JUDGES and REGISTRARS
ONE INCH SPACE $3.50 PER INSERTION
Who Desire to Assist You and Serve You Register Your Rabbits — Judge Your Shows
F. E. BAUGHMAN
1825 CRYSTAL DRIVE FINDLAY, OHIO Registrar
JIM BLYTH
Judge
Rabbits & Cavies
Licensed A.R.B.A.
4323 Murray Ave. Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
LOUIS S. HEIM
3609 BUCKINGHAM RD. BALTIMORE 7, MD. Registrar
JOHN LONG
1019 EAST MAYFAIR ORANGE, CALIF.
Registrar
LOOK
For The Little Black . . . Dots
ON PAGE 14
ED BEAMER
16358 BROADWAY MAPLE HEIGHTS, OHIO Judge and Registrar
THOMAS COATOM
213 SOUTH STREET WATTSBURGH, PA. Judge and Registrar
CARLDON GADDIS
R.R. NO. 2 WINCHESTER, IND. Judge and Registrar
W. H. KENNEDY
222 SOOSE ROAD PITTSBURGH 9, PA. Judge and Registrar
E. W. MURRAY
1714 WEST 106TH ST. LOS ANGELES 47, CALIF.
Registrar
LESTER C. WELLS
P. O. BOX 13 OAKLANDON, IND. Judge and Registrar
If you are a raiser of rabbits, Cavies or other Small Stock, Feed Mfg. or Dealer, Dealer in Supplies and Equipment, A Publisher of Books or Magazine, A Judge or Registrar, Clubs and Associations—WE NEED YOUR ADVERTISING SUPPORT. See Closing Date and Contract on Page 14. Dick F. Parker, President
DICK F. PARKER President, ARBA
NOW DEVOTING MY ENTIRE TIME
TO THE BUILDING OF A BIGGER AND BETTER
A. R. B. A.
Open For Show Judging Engagements JUDGE
DICK F. PARKER
4901 — 5th Avenue, So. Birmingham 12 Alabama
TOMMY ANDREW
74 TERRACE DRIVE SHAVERTOWN, PA. Judge and Registrar
WALTER R. CAUDELL
401 SOUTH SUMMIT AVE. CHARLOTTE 8, N.C Judge and Registrar
WILLIAM DINGMAN
RT. 3, BOX 499 TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. Judge and Registrar
RAY J. GRABLES
527 SUNSET DR., RT. 2 MILFORD, MICH.
Judge and Registrar
MARVIN H. LANGELAND
2730 APPLELANE AVE. KALAMAZOO, MICH. Judge and Registrar
W. L. PATTON
69 Godby St.,
LOGAN, W. VA. Registrar
OSCAR F. SCHULTZE
WESTPORT AVE. NORWALK, CONN. Judge and Registrar
ROBERT W. SCOTT
R.D. NO. 1, BOX 162 RIVERSIDE, N.J. Judge and Registrar
C. F. SIMPKINS
4191 MERCER ROAD DECATUR, GEORGIA Judge and Registrar
Page Fourteen
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
NOW IN PREPARATION 1 0,000 COPIES
A MONUMENTAL REFERENCE BOOK Written By
AMERICA'S LEADING AUTHORITIES Be a part of it — Support it by an Advertisement
TO YOU__________
• THE RABBIT RAISER Increases your breeding stock sales by offering them to beginners, new members who are buying, as well as to breeders who wish to add to their herd.
• THE FEED MFG. & DEALER This Book is the Rabbit Breeders “Ready Reference Guide” and one of your best opportunities to keep your feeders before breeders constantly.
• THE EQUIPMENT DEALER Those who offer Hutches, Feeders, Crocks, etc. Here you will find additional outlets for your goods.
• THE EARTHWORM PRODUCER Rabbit raisers in increasing numbers are adding earthworms, you can reach them by an advertisement in this book.
• THE MAGAZINES Here you can reach prospective subscribers at low cost, persons who will patronize your advertisers.
• THE JUDGE & REGISTRAR Keep your name constantly before the ARBA members, Clubs and Associations who have use for your services.
• CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS To the local Clubs an opportunity to publicize your Club, give breeders in your locality a chance to attend your meetings and join. To the Specialty Clubs and others is presented an opportunity to secure members. Breeders of your favorite breed. The Clubs that grow are those that ADVERTISE.
CONSISTENCY IN ADVERTISING BY THE A.R.B.A., BY THE RABBIT RAISER, THE FEED MANUFACTURER, THE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER, THE MAGAZINES, CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS, JUDGES AND REGISTRARS, ETC., IN A LARGE MEASURE RESPONSIBLE IN KEEPING OUR INDUSTRY GOING.
A 3 YEAR OUTSTANDING ADVERTISING BUY
1959 - 1961
GUIDE BOOK
American Rabbit Breeders Ass'n. PARTIAL LIST OF CONTENTS
• HISTORY 1911 - 1958.
• INTRODUCTION The American Rabbit Industry.
• RAISING BETTER RABBITS Purchasing Stock, Breeds, Housing, Types of Hutches, Feeding, Breeding, Etc.
• BREEDS OF RABBITS Their History and Origin of all Recognized Breeds.
• COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION Producing, Packaging, (Tray Pack and Freezing) Marketing. The Processors Viewpoint. The Importance of Type in Commercial Fryer Production. PALPATING. To Determine Pregnancy. Sexing very Young Rabbits.
• TOYS AND NOVELTIES.
• U. S. GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES
Experiment and Research.
• U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. Rabbit Fur.
• IDEAS-SUGGESTIONS How To Build a Profitable Rabbit Business. Selling Rabbitry Supplies, Equipment, Books
etc.
• CARE AND TREATMENT OF RABBITS.
• EARTHWORMS. COMPOSTING RABBIT WASTE.
• OUR JUDGING SYSTEM.
• RABBIT REGISTRATION Its Value.
• LICENSED JUDGES AND REGISTRARS.
• ASSOCIATIONS Specialty, State and Local.
• SPECIAL Items by Chairmen of the various committees. Advertising, Commercial, Fur-Wool, Membership Service, Organizational Survey, Publicity, Research, Youth. PLUS Many more Special Features never before published. Many illustrations on Subjects pertaining to Rabbits in all its branches.
Advertising Rates
1959 - 1961 GUIDE BOOK
JUDGES & REGISTRARS __________ $ 3.50
(¾x2⅛ inches)
⅛ Page - 2x2⅛ Inches ..... $ 9.50
¼ Page - 2x4½ Inches .... $17.50
¼ Page - 2¼x4 Inches .... $17.50
1/3 Page - 2½ x4½ Inches ..... $22.50
½ Page - 4x4½ Inches ......... $32.50
Full Page 4½x7½ Inches ....... $60.00
Special Position Inside Covers . $75.00 SEND TO:
JAMES BLYTH, Secretary 4323 Murray Ave„ Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
ADVERTISING ORDER - 1959 - 1961 A.R.B.A. GUIDE BOOK
PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION INC.
James Blyth, Secretary DATE
You are hereby authorized to insert the advertisement of the undersigned (copy inclosed) in the 1959-61 ARBA GUIDE BOOK. Payment to be made for space used as indicated below.
SPACE WANTED ( ) Judges & Registrars $3.50 ( ) ⅛ Page $9.50 ( ) ¼ Page
$17.50 ( ) ⅓ Page $22.50 ( ) ½ Page $32.50 ( ) Full Page $60.00.
□ Inclosed $ □ Send Statement (Bill) with chocking copy.
CLOSING DATE Authorized by 1959-1961 GUIDE BOOK Name
Closing Date Address
APRIL 1, 1959 city
State
THE NEW
AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N.
Official GUIDE BOOK
FEBRUARY-MARCH, 1959
A R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Page Fifteen
2-way help for rabbit raisers
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For top condition, be sure your feed is absolutely consistent. Rockland Rabbit Ration is the preferred feed of researchers and breeders. The precision blending of Rockland Rabbit Ration assures high available protein to promote rapid growth, higher livability, low-cost feed conversion and greater yield per doe. Rigid laboratory controls and routine assays keep Rockland Rabbit Ration free from antibiotic activity, pathogenic organisms (when manufactured), stilbcstrol contamination and abnormal estrogen activity. There is no variation from ounce to ounce in a uniform Rockland Laboratory Animal Stock Diet.
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EARTHWORMS & RABBITS
Instruction Book $1.25
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1000 Hybrid Breeders S7.00
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