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ARBA Bulletin 1960 Vol. 1, No. 12 – January-March
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ARBA Bulletin 1960 Vol. 1, No. 12 – January-March

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1960

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VOLUME ONE
NUMBER TWELVE
THE VOICE OF THE AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
CIRCULATION THIS ISSUE 10,000 COPIES
"AT TIME OF AWARD"
Mrs. P. F. Benedict
In the year between the St. Paul and the Little Rock conventions, the American added a restriction to the awarding of their Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex trophies. It reads “All rabbits that are eligible to register must be registered at time of award.”
This requirement may, justifiably, be interpreted in two ways, for, according to the dictionary, the word “award” has two quite differant meanings. It may be defined as 1 - judgement, 2 - prize. “At time of award” could therefore mean either the time at which the rabbit was judged Best of Breet or Best Opposite Sex, or the time at which the prize was given.
In the interval between the judging and the actual going out of the trophies, a number of breeders had their prize wining rabbits registered, believing that was the intention of the ruling.
If we ask ourselves why the Amer-can imposed this restriction, the first answer that comes to mind is to increase the number of registrations. If a breeder could wait until his rabbit had won, the increased number of registrations would be negligible. If, however, a rabbit had to be registered before it was judged, many hopeful breeders would have not only one, but probably a number of their best animals registered before they went on the table.
In order to avoid confusion, this ruling should be clarified. It might read something like this: “In order to receive the A.R.B.A. Special Awards for Best Breed and Best Opposite Sex, rabbits that are eligible to register must have been registered before they are judged.
INTERESTING PERSONALITIES, KNOW THEM?
Photo by Small Stock Magazine
"500 Rabbits in a research laboratory are helping science determine why some people become ill with TB while others do not. Your Christmas Seal contribution will help buy test tubes, chemicals, slides. . . yes. . . even the carrots for these 500 rabbits. Christmas Seal dollars also provide other services. . . health education, rehabilitation,
and discovery of unsuspected TB through chest X-rays or tuberculin tests.”
Note: The above data appeared on a leaflet issues by the Oregon Tuberculosis and Health Association and sent to us by J. Cyril Lowit. While Christmas is past there will be many more to come.
ARBA
An American Rabbit Breeder's Association Publication
1960 - FIRST QUARTER EDITION . 1960
JANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH
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A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
JANUARY-MARCH. 1960
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Vancouver Island Rabbit Breeders Association Meet 2nd Friday of every month Secretary - Mrs. P. Rowe 139 Sims Ave. Victoria, B. C.
Mrs. W. F. Emery—Rex, R. Satin Lagoon Post Office, B.C.
Mrs. H. Forster—W. Rex 1540 Broadmead, Victorie B.C.
Mrs. R. Douglas—R.N.Z., W. Rex 836 Hockley, Victoria B.C.
Mrs. Betty Ash—Cal., W. Rex 3248 Glasgow Ave., Victoria B.C. Maple Tree Rabbitry—Rex, WNZ Lagoon Post Office, B.C.
C. Bates—Dutch, English 6549 Lockside, Sidney B.C.
W. Christensen—R. Satin, W. Rex 462 Goward, Royal Oak, B.C.
T. Elgin—W.N.Z., Champ, Cal.
4814 Townsend, Royal Oak, B.C.
H. Petersen—Chec. Giants, W.N.Z., Hav. Rex
1253 Hastings, Victoria B.C.
G. A. Ash—Champ. Registrar
3248 Glasgow, Victoria B.C.
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JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
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, 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 $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. SEE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
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Closing Date Next Edition
APRIL 15, 1960
JAMES BLYTH, Secretary 4323-B Murray Avenue Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
EDITORIAL COMMENT
By EDWARD H. STAHL
ARBA PASSING THE HALF CENTURY MARK ARBA
This was written on January 10, 1960 just 50 years from the date when a small group of people interested in rabbit raising met at the home of the Gibson Brothers in Detroit, Michigan and organized “The National Pet Stock Association”, now known as “The American Rabbit Breeders Association”.
As we enter into this, our Golden Anniversary Year, we salute the early pioneers and those who followed, who so admirably and with patience built what most of us, in fact all of us should consider an industry.
It is heartening indeed to see the splendid response from many of our members expressing their pleasure for services rendered. Expressions of appreciation for the “Golden Anniversary Guide Book”, and the recent Year Book. We hope that this bulletin, the first of three to be published during 1960 and again the Year Book to follow will meet with the approval of our old and new members alike.
Now let us look forward to a second half century of progress, Especially to the months just ahead. In an organization of this nature members are most important. If we concentrate on getting members as we should there is no good reason why we cannot make gains in this respect during 1960 as we have done for several years.
It has been suggested numerous times, that, “If each member would get only one member, our membership would double”, this of course is not
possible and should not be expected. A more practical suggestion would be that if, “All Officers, All members of committees, All State Representatives etc.” would get but one member there would be a very substantial increase in membership.
There is an old saying, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link”, and apparently there are many weak links within the ARBA chain which should be made stronger. Our State Representatives, most of them, if not all, are anxious and willing to serve, those who do use their own ideas, by doing so show their determination and resourcefulness.
Speaking of resolutions, some expressed their disappointment at Syracuse because there were no resolutions presented. Others felt that things were going so well that all were satisfied. The fact that there were differences of opinions would indicate the necessity of resolutions, there is always room for improvements ;
It has taken 50 years to bring the ARBA to a point where it can make faster progress in the future. In addition to our State Representatives we have our Local Clubs, State and Specialty Clubs, Committees and most important, our members. All working in unison can achieve that which we al hope for, to the members may we say, inspired by your loyalty and help we look to 1960 and the years to follow with renewed hope that all is well.
A Special Announcement
Now that the work in The American Rabbit Breeders Association is getting to be more than one or two of the Officers can handle and do a good job, and now that we have one of the members in the position of Vice President, I am going to divide up the important work with him. After this date, Mr. Edward H. Stahl, Vice President, will have the supervision of the State Representatives. This had been one department of our association that has not had the proper attention due to the fact that both your President and Secretary has had too much on their hands.
It has been said that one man can’t run the ARBA. This has been well known to me for some time, in fact, I have not tried to do it all, but have given each of the Directors work to do, that I thought could master the job. I tried to take the jobs that would take lots of letter writing and the jobs that would require lots of visiting, because I have the time on my hands, that is I thought I had that much time, but I find that it is too much to do the kind of job that I always want, so now that we have the able assistance of Mr. Stahl, and he states that he will have the time to handle the State Representatives, I am turning it over to him. In the future all the State Representatives will write to Mr. Edward Stahl. Hickman Mills, Missouri, he will be the one for you to receive your instructions and information from.
Mr. Stahl knows every angle of the American Rabbit wreeders Association's business and is well versed on any subject pertaining to Domestic Rabbits and the work of our Organization. January 25th, 1960
President
PRESIDENT DICK F. PARKER 4901 South Fifth Ave. Birmingham 6, Ala.
TOMMY ANDREW 74 Terrace Drive Shavertown, Pa.
VICE PRESIDENT EDWARD H. STAHL 4601 East 95th St. Kansas City 34, Mo.
FRED R. APPLEGATE? 1707 E. Carpenter St. Springfield, Ill.

VERN ASHTON 1626 Oakland Parkway Lima, Ohio
OFFICERS
DIRECTORS
SECRETARY JAMES BLYTH 4323 Murray Avenue Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
RAY GENTRY Box 6504, Leavell Woods Jackson. Miss.
BENNY F. HILL 1603 N. Roberts Amarillo, Texas
OFFICERS FOR 1960
TREASURER DR. MAX R. ANDREWS 1117½ So. Clinton Ft. Wayne 2, Ind.
ELLIS W. MURRAY 1714 West 106th St. Los Angeles 47, Calif.
OREN R. REYNOLDS 343 S. MacArthur Road Decatur, Ill.
J. E. ROWE 200 N. Main St. Portville, N. Y.
OSCAR F. SCHULTZE Westport Avenue Norwalk, Conn.
PAGE FOUR
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
In March of 1958 I was happy to inform you that the A. R. B. A. Youth Rabbit Club was a reality, again at this writing I am proud to inform you that this part of our organization is making great headway.
Now I have another agreeable and happy lot of information for you — information that I know will please every member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association regardless of which side you are on either Fancy or Commercial—and here it is — The American Rabbit Breeders Association, in 1958, organized the American Commercial Rabbit Department. This Department is to operate by the rules set out in the A. R. B. A. constitution and by-law. Mr. Tommy Andrew, ARBA Director, has been appointed Chairman of this new Commercial Department by the ARBA Board of Directors, and with him are twelve of our outstanding members—on the Commercial Committee— who are working very hard to make a success. This entire committee is now working on and formulating plans for the working of this Department that will be of value to every Rabbit Breeder in this country.
Let it be emphasized that the past few years have afforded us many delightful and enriching experiences. The different assignments have given us the opportunity to learn some things about the aims and purpose of what we need to do in our Great Interprise that will be profitable to all our members. Now that we have at last the Commercial Department working, and with the promising outlook of a greater opportunity for all our members, I feel sure that we will all be agreeable surprised at the benefits we will receive from this part of our organization. The ARBA Officers and the entire Commercial Committee is very much concerned with the possibilities of this new department of A. R. B. A. and what they can afford our members. In order to preceed intelligently it appears that we might first define some of the economy and then characterize the major projects that will be untilized to bring Greater Opportunities for those interested in the Commercial side of our business.
1. An economy controlled by the action of Rabbit Breeders who have had years of experience in the Commercial field.
2. Material Resources developed by experienced and well trained Rabbit Breeders.
3. The Freedom of all Rabbit Breeders to benefit by our Commercial Department with Servitude of none.
4. To create markets for Domestic Rabbit Meat, Furs and all By-products made from Rabbits.
5. To disseminate information to our Members regarding raising Rabbits for Commercial purposes, housing, feeding and the selection of the proper kind of Rabbits for Commercial breeding. To show and demonstrate the proper methods in processing, packaging, freezing and marketing.
These concepts will make possible a better Rabbit business for the Breeders of this Country. In accordance with the provisions of this Department the A. R. B. A. Commercial Committee has laid the foundation upon which to build the Commercial Department and an economy which we will come to know as the American Way. This American Way Commercial Department will become commonplace in all our thinking. We are prone now to accept it as a permanent part of the Rabbit business. It is significant and should be recognized that the American Way is an ideal to be be pursued. Every achievement towards its goal makes us nearer out point of perfection—throws off another shackle—reveals another evidence of what A. R. B. A. can do for its membership.
A Commercial Department has been part of our By-Laws for some years but it has not made much headway of being advanced until now. This is your business and mine and now that we have a hard working committee who are willing to and going to make a success in their undertaking it will behove all of us to put our shoulder to the wheel and help make this Department one of the best in A. R. B. A. Director Tommy Andrew and his hard working committee have been very busy writing up additional rules and regulations, acceptable to the ARBA Board of Directors, that will govern this part of A. R. B. A. The A. R. B. A. Board of Directors will back this committee in its undertaking, as it is part of the Boards responsible to see that every Department of A. R. B. A. is working properly and according with our laws.
As President of A. R. B. A., I urge each of you who are interested in the future of the Commercial Rabbit to join this Department give it your support and help with the further advancement of our American Way.
For further information regarding this Department of A. R. B. A. write Director Tommy Andrew, Chairman, 74 Terrace Drive, Shavertown, Penna., he will be glad to supply you with full details.
Yours for a BIGGER and BETTER American Rabbit Breeders Association, I am,
Sincerely yours.
Dick F. Parker, President.
AMERICAN RABBIT
BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
OFFICE OF
DICK F. PARKER, PRESIDENT
BIRMINGHAM 9, ALA.
Appointments For 1960
OFFICIALLY APPOINTED
JANUARY 1, 1960
STANDING COMMITTEES
ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION
Edward H. Stahl, Chr. Missouri
J. C. Lowit Oregon
James Bunt California
Max R. Andrews Indiana
James Blyth Pennsylvania
BUDGET COMMITTEE
Chas. O. Lewis New York
Raymond Mullet Massachusetts
Max R. Andrews Indiana
CAVY COMMITTEE
Mrs. Muriel Ried, Chr. Illinois
Tom Coatoam Pennsylvania
Don Ried Illinois
Robert Scott New Jersey
COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT
Tommy Andrew, Chr. Pennsylvania
Thomas Ayers Illinois
Robert Dubbell Arkansas
Myrtle Gillis New York
W. G. Hartwell Maine
Lirten Jones Illinois
Dan Law Oregon
John T. McLain Virginia
Carl F. Fagel Pennsylvania
Oren Reynolds Illinois
Otto Richter Indiana
Ted Wengert Illinois
Bertha Fix California
COMMITTEE AT WASHINGTON
Millard Hess, Chr. D. C.
Horace M. Curtis Virginia
Wm. J. Franklin Virginia
CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE
Max R. Andrews, Chr. Indiana
Robert L. Riggs Pennsylvania
Al. Roerdanz Ohio
CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE
Mrs. Edna Blyth, Chr. Pennsylvania
Mrs. James Butler Texas
Mrs. D. F. Parker Alabama
Mrs. Louise Rowe New York
Ray Gentry Mississippi
ELECTION COMMITTEE
Ward Hatcher, Chr. Missouri
Glen Blacksher Missouri
Harry Coles Missouri
S. S. Perry Missouri
George Rudolph Missouri
MEMBERSHIP SERVICE
COMMITTEE
James Blyth, Chr. Pennsylvania
Max R. Andrews Indiana
Ray Gentry Mississippi
Jack E. Rowe New York
Edward H. Stahl Missouri
(Continued on next page)
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE FIVE
PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
Fred R. Applegate, Chr. Illinois Marvin F. Carley Vermont
Mrs. S. N. Gates Kansas
Joe H. Godsey Tennessee
Max V. Vaughn Oregon
RESOLUTION COMMITTEE
Ellis W. Murry, Chr. California E. C. Bickley Ohio
James F. Butler Texas
Marvin F. Carey Vermont
Ray Gentry Mississippi
Don Reid Illinois
STANDARDS COMMITTEE
Vern Ashton, Chr. Ohio
Wesley W. Dixon California
Ray Gentry Mississippi
J. Cyril Lowit Oregon
Harold McGovney Oklahoma
Ray Mullett Mass.
Oscar F. Schultze Conn.
D. F. Parker Alabama
YOUTH COMMITTEE
Benney F. Hill, Chr. Texas Mrs. H. G. McCaskell Oklahoma Roy Armstrong California
Harry Parmenter New York L. J. Taylor Florida
1958 SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS 1958 The Late John C. Fehr’s “Second from Right" LAST CONVENTION
SPECIAL COMMITTEES FOR 1960
ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Harry G. Herrlein, Chr. New York Vern N. Ashton Ohio
James Blyth Pennsylvania
Oscar F. Schultze Conn.
Edward H. Stahl Missouri
ADVERTISING COMITTEE
James Bunt, Chr. California
Mrs. Kay Hinaman Ohio
Eugene Carpenter Ohio
BULLETIN COMMITTEE:
Walter Mann, Chr. Indiana
Harry G. Herrlein New York
James Blyth Pennsylvania
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH COMMITTEE:
Harry G. Herrlein, Chr. New York Robert W. Dubbell Arkansas James Blyth Pennsylvania
Vern N. Ashton Ohio
Dr. Robert B. Casady California Dr. Chas. A. Slanetz New York Prof. Roscoe Cuozzo Maine
GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE:
Oscar F. Schultze, Chr. Conn. Clyde Hulit Maine
Pete Gasparini New York
LABORATORY COMMITTEE:
Harry Hurlbert, Chr. New York Dr. Robt. B. Casady California Millard Hess D. C.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE COMMITTEE:
Edw. H. Stahl, Chr. Missouri
Coleman Glick, Co-Chr. California Melvin Behrens, New York
Tommy Andrew Penn.
W. T. Robinson Illinois
Marvin F. Carley, Vermont
N. E. Mamilton, California
ORGANIZATIONAL SURVEY COMMITTEE:
J. E. Rowe, Chr. New York
James F. Butler Texas
Ray Gentry Mississippi
John Long California
Ray Grables Michigan
John T. McLain Virginia
SHOW RULES COMMITTEE:
J. Cyril Lowit, Chr. Oregon Carl Kroboth Kentucky
Ed Beamer Ohio
Ray Gentry Mississippi
SHOW PLANNING COMMITTE:
Oren Reynolds, Chr. Illinois
James Blyth Pennsylvania
Don Guthrie Iowa
Joe Lutes California
William T. Robinson Illinois
COLOR BOOK COMMITTEE:
James Blyth, Chr. Pennsylvania
Walter E. Rawsthrone Pennsylvania Robert L. Riggs Pennsylvania
William H. Kennedy Pennsylvania
Secretary's Message
James (Blyth
Income Disbursements
Memberships 4,812.54 Secretary’s Salary 1,500.00
Cartons 193.79 Office Salaries 840.00
Badges 239.75 Specialty Club Commissions ... 123.50
Specialty Club Charters 65.00 Specialty Club Dues 134.50
Grand Champions 72.00 postage 851.29
Charters 690.00 Registrar/Judges Exam Fees , 23.75
Judges Books 16.75 Office Fixtures 23.35
Judges Licenses 439.00 Office Supplies & Printing 705.58
Pedigree Books . 78.25 Telephone & Telegraph 274.28
Rabbitries 21.00 Bank Charges 39.60
Registrars Licenses 369.00 Unemployment Compensation 33.11
Registration Blanks 1,585.00 N.S.F. Checks 22.75
Transfers 13.00 Building Expense 40 00
Standards 105.50 Express 50.00
Misc. & Advertising 2,555.09 Withholding Taxes & S.S 348.31
Specialty Club Comb 148.50 Bookkeeping Service 210.00
Accounts Receivable 10.00 Refunds 62.00
Supplies 34.80 Sales Tax 2.24
Booklets 634.15 Membership Contest 135.00
Withholding Taxes & S.S. .. 272.50 Remitted to Treasurer .7,082.36
Show Sanctions Non-Members 144.00 2.00 Total Disbursements 12,501.62
Total Income 12,501.62 James Blyth, Secretary
THE AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N 4323 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
Second Quarter Report - Oct. 1, 1959 to Dec. 31, 1959
Oren R. Reynolds Newly Elected Member
Of The A.R.B.A. Board of Directors
PAGE SIX
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT REPORT
By Tommy Andrew, Chairman, 74 Terrace Drive, Shaveriown, Pa.
We find the newly formed American Commercial Rabbit Department moving along in fine shape at this reporting. Sales are reported tending to be more brisk as a result of the many supplies the A.C.R.D. is making available to its membership. Renewals coming in indicate that this Dept, is just what the membership wanted.
Many fine projects have been accomplished as a result of this department or at its instigation. The Educational Research Dept, has issued several fine reports from the nucleus we have made available.
Recently a large pathologist in the mid-west contacted us for a possible source of supply for in-bred rabbits. This would require the off spring of 22 brother-sister matings, or 8 parent offspring matings to produce a homogeneous strain of animals. This inquirer was willing to pay as high as five dollars and more per animal for stock to meet his requirement. It was quite a task to obtain a source for said supplier. Most breeders are unable to maintain a strain much past 13 or 14 brother-sister matings.
Contracts are all made for a display booth for the commercial demonstrations at the Fort Worth National Convention. Many features that have proved popular in the past shows plus many new features are being planned. These educational demonstrations cover all phases of the rabbit industry and are an ideal manner in which to exchange many ideas as well as to help bring uniformity in presenting our wares.
A tremendous amount of correspondence takes place in this office. At times it seems we never shall get caught up. Therefore, we trust you, the members, will be patient with us. We will answer every bit of correspondence if you are patient. Then every once in awhile a bit of sunshine comes along in the form of someone who realizes the amount of work involved in getting a commercial program started and it all seems worthwhile once again. We do vainly wish that everyone would look at it in the light of those who write offering to do what they can rather than what are you going to do for me.
Your A.C.R.D. boasts of over 450 members and the renewals are over the 70 mark. A year ago there were some who said this is another department that would not last. Now, they are getting on the bandwagon. We still need many many more and the only regret we have is that more of the Judges and Registrars are not members of the A.C.R.D. The Judges are the last to turn down a fee for judging the rabbits as commercial rabbits therefore they should be the first to get in the Department to promote them commercially.
Some of the promotions your A.C. R.D. planned at the last convention are now in the hands of the printers and others who are to make them up. We have a sheet listing many of the supplies and services we furnish to members that is yours for the asking. These items are for the members of the A.C.R.D. in that they are helping to foot the bill. A roster of our membership, up to the Convention, is free for the asking to our members also, if they send along a stamp to help pay for the postage.
The American Commercial Rabbit Department has made a policy never to let a member down in finding the answer to a problem, if an answer is to be had.
The A.C.R.D. is supporting the American Rabbit Fryer Production Contest being held at Fontana, California this month. Much valued good comes from this promotion. Valued statistics to the commercial breeders on feeding programs and other pertinent information. We can think of no better able person to compile these figures than the persons at Fontana under the direction of Dr. Robert Casady, Director of the Station.
Many have asked us why we did not have a booth at Syracuse. The only reason we can state is that some folks still do not realize we are a DEPARTMENT of the AMERICAN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION, Inc. However, you will see us in full operating force at Forth Worth, Texas in October. Start now to bolster your A.C.R.D. by sending something especially for the A.C. R.D. at the next national convention.
Copy of our Rules & Regulations may be had for the asking.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
R. S. Satterwhite, President R. Gregore, Vice President
Constance Smith. Sec’y-Treas. 239 East Mohave Road Tucson, Arizona
GOLDEN WEST RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOC.
Meets 2nd Friday of Each Month
Honold’s Hut,
10781 Garden Grove Blvd.,
Garden Grove, Calif.
Visitors Always Welcome
Joe S. Lutes, Sec.,
12782 Hazel St.,
Garden Grove, Calif.
Compliments Of The
ORANGE EMPIRE RABBIT SHOWMAN'S ASSOCIATION
Meets every 3rd Saturday of Month at Orange, Calif.
Carol F. Powers, Secretary 21080 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, California
GET READY FOR THIS 1960 OUTSTANDING EVENT OCTOBER 10 TO 13 INCLUSIVE
THE 37TH ANNUAL A.R.B.A. CONVENTION, FORT WORTH, TEXAS
AMERICAN RABBIT JOURNAL
FRANK H. HOLLMANN, Editor
Combine with Angora Rabbit Magazine Leading Trade Magazine Of The Commercial Rabbit Industry
(Est. 1931)
$1 FOR ONE YEAR $2 FOR THREE YEARS
Canada and other Foreign Countries 50c a year extra.
Articles on Markets & Marketing, Hutch Construction Rabbitry Management, Experiment Stations, Butchering, New Ideas, Rabbit Diseases and Much More.
Written by Practicing Commercial Breeders for Your Information. Especially for breeders who must make money with Rabbits.
AMERICAN RABBIT JOURNAL
DEPT. B, WARRENTON, MISSOURI
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE SEVEN
INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ARBA YOUTH RABBIT CLUB
Originally Written By Mrs. Daisye Valough
The Youth rabbit program as outlined here is an ARBA project and is governed by rules and regulations of this organization. Through the efforts of this parent body, with assistance of the local and state organizations, the Specialty Clubs, and individual breeders, our many plans and goals will materialize. Indeed, much of our progress and accomplishments depends on YOU, the individual, interested in the results and happiness you will obtain in working with young people, and the many things you can do for them.
For this National Youth Club to prosper and gain many new members it is first necessary for interests to be created in the various local areas. With the cooperation of the National ARBA Club and the local rabbit clubs many things can be accomplished. To gain and preserve interest in your locality, it is necessary that your youth breeders be organized into a local Youth Club. Through this channel, the Youth Leaders will be in a position to work with a large number of youngsters. It will give the members the opportunity to participate with other Youth in a competitive and business like manner, in club work, in the shows etc. The chance to engage in competition and in “taking part” in club affairs will maintain interest. With the local members being members of the ARBA Youth Rabbit Club will have many privileges and benefits for their advantage.
The Leader of the Local Youth Club is in reality the promoter and organizer. This person should definitely be an ARBA member because of the impor-
commend a regular established feeding and breeding program and impress the importance of carrying this out.
It is a must that members keep an accurate set of records. This to include production of individual breeders, with use of hutch cards, records of rabbits sold (including those used for home use) and an account of all purchases etc.
Benefits to Members
Members of the ARBA Youth Rabbit Club may register their rabbits in the American Rabbit Breeders Association for the regular $2.00 fee. The registrar doing this registration shall place the Youths membership number on the form in the place designated for ARBA number.
The ARBA Youth Rabbit Club has made provision for regular show sanctions for Youth or Junior shows. The winners of Best of Breed in the six breeds with the largest entry are a-warded the Special ARBA ribbons. The sanction also provides for Junior Grand Champion legs. These are issued to the Youth show on the same basis and rules as the regular ARBA adult show. The Junior Grand Champion legs are issued to all Youths showing in a sanctioned Youth show, however, only members of this club are awarded the Special ARBA ribbons.
Members are provided with the ARBA Youth Rabbit Club Guide book, which includes many helpful hints for beginners, the constitution and bylaws, and other information. Quarterly news reports are to be sent to members beginning Aug. 1, 1958. These bulletins will be sent to Youth members, free.
Many very fine special premiums are being prepared for the Youth part of the ARBA convention to be held in October. The special premiums placed by the Youth Committee will be for members of the Youth Club only. In addition to this, there will be the very popular Junior Judging contest, the Youth club meeting, the Club will have a booth, and many other attractions.
As time and opportunity permits many, many new projects will be added that will create more opportunity and interest in this club. We welcome your support and also your suggestions on how we may improve.
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YOUTH DEPARTMENT
The Youth Rabbit Breeders are now being accepted as a part of almost every local club and show in the country. Unfortunately this condition did not exist several years ago. We feel that this interest has been stimulated thru the efforts of the ARBA Youth Committee. These ideas as formulated by the Committee have proved successful only because the work of the many adults who have worked so hard as Leaders, helping the Youth in their local areas.
The ARBA Youth Rabbit Club show sanctions are a nice attraction for all Youth shows. This sanction provides 6 special ARBA ribbons and now includes the Youth sweepstakes, with trophys given to those accumulating the most display points during the year. The show sanction cost $1.50. For this or other information write to Gerry Mc-Caskell, Secretary, Rt. 1, Box 66, Broken Arrow, Okla.
Benny F. Hill, Chairman, A.R.B.A. Youth Committee
Elected officers for 1960
President: Tom Lear, Ohio Vice Pres.: Mike Bobo, Texas Directors: Jesse McMillan, Okla.
Rick Morenchar, Ohio Jane Booth, Mich.
Linda Lively, Texas Lloyd Gardner, Ky. William Largen, Alaska
------ FRED HUTCHINSON----------
Cincinnati, Ohio Another of the Older Members, Registrar and Judge and a real Asset to the A.R.B.A. Passed away on
MONDAY JANUARY 11, 1960
tance of having a Leader with a good knowledge of ARBA rules and regulations as well as an understanding of the standards of the breeds of rabbits being raised. A person interested in being a leader that is not on ARBA member should join for the reason of securing the Guide Books, Standard of Perfection and other information pertinent to teaching the correct procedure of the various breeds, show rules etc.
The Leader should encourage breeds that would be practical in his own area, considering popularity, market, shows, laboratory uses etc. Quality should be stressed before quantity. Make a special effort to help new members obtain good breeding stock. Re-
Robert Byrne
1110 W. Harrison Ave
Clarksville, Ind.
E. W. Bowsklll 3409 Taylor Blvd. Louisville, Ky.
Gardner’s Viewcrest Rabbitry RR #1 Box 359 Falrdale, Ky.
Mr. & Mrs. Gorthlngton Gould
2724 Bank St.
Louisville, Ky.
Hall’s Rabbitry R #3 Box 43 Fairdale, Ky.
Al Henry 1262 Helck Louisville, Ky.
Herb Kemper 2501 W. Oak St. Louisville, Ky.
Manion’s Rabbitry 4822 Westside Dr. Louisville, Ky.
Glenn C. Newlon 407 E. Market St. Salem, Ind.
Harold C. Quick 4619 South 1st St. Louisville, Ky.
E. N. Schuhmann 4825 So. 3rd St. Louisville, Ky.
Edward T. Toebbe ARBA Judge & Reg. Rt. 10, Box 304 Louisville, Ky.
ON RIGHT
A Group of 4-H Members Interested In Rabbit Raising Projects.
Phote by Small
Stock magazine
FALLS CITIES RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
1715 West Lee Street Louisville, Kentucky
Gilbert G. Herblg. Sec.. 4724 S. Rutland Ave.
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JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
50ih YEAR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE STAMP Submitted by, Fred R. Applagate, Chairman Publicity Committee 1707 E. Carpenter St. Springfield, Ills.
As I have mentioned before I had ings set up through Senator Everett Dirkson, of Illinois, for Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield to pre-nt the request for a 50th YEAR OLDEN ANNIVERSARY COMMEM-ORATIVE STAMP, honoring the Rab-bit Industry, the Stamp Advisorary committee when they picked and ap-roved the Stamps for 1961. The out-come of the request was that this stamp e issued for the First Day sale to be February 27, 1961.
When my request Dated July 21,
957, for this stamp was presented to he Postmaster General by Senator Dirkson, July 25, 1957, he advised Sen-tor Dirkson, under Date of July 31, hat the Stamp Advisorary Committee was then working on the stamps for
958, and 1959. for his approval. BUT hat MY PROPOSAL for Our 50 Year Commemorative Stamp for 1961 would be presented to them for their approval. I have a copy of his letter Senator Dirkson dated July 31, and signed Sincerely, Arthur E. Summerfield, the Postmaster General. In my 50th Golden Anniversary Commemorative Stamp File. BUT since the change in the accepted dates the A.R.B.A., or rather the N.P.S.A. as organized, IT IS GOING TO TAKE THE COMBINED EFFORT OF EVERY OFFICER. CLUB, and INDIVIDUAL BREEDER TO GET THIS THROUGH.
It is necessary in order to get a stamp such as this started many months ahead of when it is to be placed on sale. It must first be approved by the STAMP ADVISORARY COMMITTEE, then after it is approved, they most generally make up the design for the stamp, most of them are artists, then it must be printed and distributed so that it will have its first days sale on the date of the anniversary being honored.
The Stamp Advisorary Committee has already picked out and approved the Stamp Program for 1960, and have announced the same. Which is as follows;
Jan. 20—4ȼ “American Credo” — “Observe good faith and justice toward all Nations”, George Washington. 1st days sale Mt. Vernon, Va. 120 million to be printed.
4ȼ “American Credo” “I have sworn eternal hostility against every form of tyranny” Thomas Jefferson, 120 Million to be printed.
4ȼ “American Credo” “Fear to do ill, and you need fear nought else”. Benjamin Franklin. 120 Million.
4ȼ “American Credo” “Give me liberty or give me death” Patrick Henry, 120 Million.
4ȼ “American Credo” “And this be our motto, in God we trust” Francis Scott Keys, 120 Million.
4ȼ “American Credo” “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves”, Abraham Lincoln, 120 Million.
February 1 — 1Oȼ Inter-American Conference, Washington, D.C.
February 8 — 4ȼ Boy Scouts of America Commemorative, Washington
13, D.C., 120 Million (Red, Klake, & Blue).
February 18 — 4ȼ Winter Olympic Games Commemorative.
March 7 — 4ȼ & 8ȼ Thmoas G. Masaryk, “Champion of Liberty” stamps-Washington 13, D.C. 120 Million, 4ȼ and 40 million 8ȼ, colors to be announced later.
April 18 — 4ȼ Water Conservation Stamp. Washington, D.C.
April 22 — 25ȼ International Air Mail (Abraham Lincoln) San Francisco, 1, Calif. unlimited printing (Black and Maroon).
June 10 — 10ȼ International Air Mail (Liberty Bell) Miami 31, Florida. Unlimited printing. (Black and Green).
June 17 — 1¼ȼ Palace of Governors, Santa Fe. N.M.
July 4 — 4ȼ Star Flag, Commemorative.
July 19 — 4ȼ Pony Express Commemorative, Sacremento, Calif.
August 28 — Employ the Physically Handicapped, Commemorative, New York, N.Y.
August 29 — Fifth World Foreign Congress Commemorative, Seattle, Washington.
November 4 — 4ȼ Camp Fire Girls Commemorative.
I have had Senator Dirkson working on getting this changed to this year, and you know that he has great influence with this Administration. And Postmaser General Summerfield wrote him that it was too late to get it changed.
So the only POSSIBLE WAY we have of getting this through, is for every OFFICER, CLUB, and INDIVIDUAL BREEDER, to write their U.S. SENATORS, and REPRESENTATIVES, urge-THEM TO WRITE STRONG LETTERS to Postmaster Gen-
NEW ZEALAND AND FLEMISH GIANTS
GOOD QUALITY STOCK, REASONABLY PRICED PEDIGREES FURNISHED WITH PURCHASE BUY FROM
A SMALL BUT GROWING RABBITRY
Write: Richard A. Hopkins RD #2
Mt. Morris, New York
eral Summerfield, urging that a 50 YEAR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE STAMP, HONORING THE RABBIT INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES BE ISSUED BEFORE THE ARBA CONVENTION AT FT. WORTH, AND THAT THE FIRST DAY SALES FOR THIS STAMP BE AT FT. WORTH, THE FIRST DAY OF THE CONVENTION, OCTOBER 10.
I STRONGLY FEEL THAT A 50 YEAR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE STAMP, HONORING and PUBLICIZING the RABBIT INDUSTRY, would be the MOST OUTSTANDING and EFFECTUAL PUBLICITY and ADVERTISING the INDUSTRY HAS EVER HAD, or will have until the year for the 100 YEAR COMMEMORATIVE STAMP can be issued. COME ON, EVERY OFFICER, CLUB and INDIVIDUAL BREEDER, RABBIT MAGAZINE, and FEED COMPANY FLOOD EVERY SENATOR & REPRESENTATIVE WITH SUCH A VOUMN OF MAIL ABOUT THIS THAT THEY WILL REALIZE AS NEVER BEFORE THE MAGNA-TUDE OF THE RABBIT INDUSTY.
SOUTH FLORIDA RABBIT BREEDERS ASS’N
TAMPA, FLORIDA Mrs. Oreen Hoblitzell, sec'y Rt 6 Box 511, Tampa 10, Florida
Oscar F. Schultz, Westport Ave., Norwalk, Conn.
Carl Lentz, Rt. 1 Box 13, Limona, Fla.
Hobby's Rabbitry, Rt. 6 Box 511, Tampa 10, Fla.
Bill Modlin, Rt. 1 Box 29H, Valrico, Fla.
Harold Worthen, Rt. 6 Box 509, Tampa 10, Fla.
Herrmanns Processing, Rt. 6 Box 211, Tampa 10, Fla.
J. D. Rayburn, Rt. 1 Box 350A, Seffner, Fla.
Sam P. Jones, 3814 40th St., Tampa 10, Fla.
John Rahn, P.O. Box 964, Inverness, Fla.
Mrs. Fred Smith, Rt. 6 Box 590A, Tampa 10, Fla.
Hodges Rabbitry, Rt. 3 Box 660, Lakeland, Fla.
Kens Royal Red Processing, P.O. Box 606, Bradenton, Fla.
Rundles Rabbitry, Rt. 2, Box 1092, Tampa 5, Fla.
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NATIONAL DOMESTIC RABBIT WEEK
By
Fred R. Applegate. Chairman
I have recipes and 2 inch mats made on proper screen for use in Newspapers, for Clubs to use in Articles Publicizing N.D.R.W., these are free to A.R.B.A. Clubs and Members, who will write articles for publication in their local Newspapers, telling and acquainting the consumer Public with the desirability of DOMESTIC RABBIT MEAT, and the by-products of the Domestic Rabbit.
Rememer N.D.R.W. for 1960 is May 15th thru the 21st. Get your publicity started, getting the Consumers educated to the point that they will be looking forward to May 15-21. Get your committee’s appointed and working. Get Radio and TV Time allotted to you. And have your Committee that is to handle this part of your N.D.R.W. Program to have their Radio and TV Publicity planned to the most minute detail, so there will be no chance of FAILURE.
HINTS FOR RADIO PUBLICITY
1st—Spot Announcements of N.D.R.W.
2nd—Speach by some Prominent Civic Leader, or Breeder.
3rd—Round-table broadcast, is an entertaining and effective way to PUBLICIZE any event or subject.
4th—No. 3 can consist of open discussions by several people around the microphone, either with or without script, on the value of DOMESTIC RABBIT MEAT, also on rabbit by prducts.
5th—Quiz. in which an interrogator asks questions of several people, this can also be with or without script.
6th—Musical portion of the program, this gets the listeners or audience in a receptive mood.
GULF COAST RABBIT PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
PALMETTO, FLORIDA
Meets 1st Sunday in Month. Visitors Welcomed
Mrs. Kay Malott, Secretary 412 58th St., N.W., Bradenton, Fla.
ELGIN RABBIT CLUB
Frank Pecoraro.l7W. 522 W. Lake St. Addison, Ill.........N.Z.R. & NZW.
John Buehler ............... Route 2
DeKalb, Ill. .......... NZW.. Cal.,
Champagne, D’Argent
Dale Fulwider .... ON087 NepH Ave. Wheaton, Ill...........,...... NZW.
Mrs. Lee Miskey ...... R.R. 3 Box 20
Elgin, Ill. ... Creme D’Argent, NZW.
James Curico ........ 1829 39th Ave.
Melrose Park. Ill......NZW.. NZR.,
White Rex, Silver Fox
Wonder Ranch Rabbitry
(George Buttell) . . 251 Partlett Place
Elgin, Ill......... Satins all Colors
Charles Nash.1201 W. Lincoln HlWay DeKalb, Ill.....Giant Chins., NZW.
George A. Nickels ........... Box 94
Sugar Grove, Ill........ Golden Pal.
Lynx. Palominos, NZR
BIOGRAPHY
Harry Hurlburt
HARRY HURLBURT Harry as his many friends call him first became interested in rabbit raising in 1914 and as the came with many who started raising rabbits in the early days his first rabbits were Belgian Hares raised on shares and suppled by Frank Hackett, Gilbertsville, N.Y. From a small beginning his hear multiplied as rabbits will and were disposed of during the lator part of World War I when he entered the service of the U. S. Navy.
Harry again took up rabbit raising after his discharge from the service, in Las Animas Colo, in 1922, lator moving to Fowler, Colo, where he formed a partnership with Stanley Larkin, carrying on the business as Larkin & Hurlburt Fur Farm, at that time one of the largest rabbitries in the west. Their herd consisted of New Zealand Whites and Reds, Standard Chinchillas, White Flemish Giants, White Beverens and Black Dutch. This business was carried on until the ’30s when Harry East and formed the Hurlburt’s Rabbitry and originated the Empire Strain of New Zealand Whites, a strain that had made quite a name for themselves in the show rooms all over America.
He joined the American Rabbit Breeders Association while in Las Animas, Colo, in 1925 and has been its booster and supporter ever since.
Rabbits and other small animals has been his main interest for years, one of the few whose livelihood and support depended on this enterprise; Is an ARBA Judge and Registrar; having Judged shows all over America; is one of the few Eastern Judges selected to judge at the great Los Angeles county Fair show; for years the largest rabbit show in point of entries with the exception of convention shows.
Harry Hurlburt is a former director of the ARBA and at the recent convention at Syracuse was honored with the presentation of a plague and scroll by his many friends in recognition of his contribution and outstanding work in behalf of the rabbit industry.
Harry has had his ups and downs, has taken them in stride and says, “during these years I have made many fine friends in the rabbit industry. As for the future, it looks as if many more people will be raising many more rabbits”. --------------—o---------------
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
University of Connecticut, Storrs. Conn, reports receiving an urgent request for rabbits from a farmer in Honduras who raises 1000 heads of lettuce with the aid of a U S. agricultural agent. The farmer neds the rabbits because none of his neighbors will eat the lettuce. The above sent by J. B. Manuel.
NEW ENGLAND HOMESTEAD
The New England Homstead in their October 10, 1959 issue reports under the heading of “New Members”, the following.
RABBITS
American Rabbit Breeders Association 1.568. This information is
pretty accurate. Most important is that 65 animals of all sorts, breeds and verieties were listed and Rabbits in 5th place.
"For Show, Fur and Meat New Zealands Can't Be Beat"
Raise
New Zealands, Whites and Reds
America's Favorite Commercial and Show Breed
Join America s Largest Specialty Club, The American Federation of New Zealand Rabbit Breeders. Dues are $2.00 per year, including Guide Book and Standards.
For Meat, Fur and Show Raise New Zealand Rabbits
Send 10ȼ for descriptive folder. Walter N. Mann, Secretary 811 E. Prospect Street Indianapolis 3, Indiana
New Zealand White, America’s Outstanding Commercial and Show Rabbit
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MORGAN COUNTY RABBIT ASSOCIATION
Members
Dale Larson, Fort Morgan, Colo. Rt. 2
Kenneth Dorn, North Star Rt.,
Ft. Morgan, Colo.
John Yearous, 202 South Deuel St., Fort Morgan, Colo.
H. S. Holeman, Rt. 2,
Fort Morgan, Colo.
Jack French, 723 Lincoln St.,
Fort Morgan, Colo.
Dale Graham, 727 Lincoln St.,
Fort Morgan, Colo.
John Barton, Weldona, Colo.
NORTHERN COLORADO RABBIT BREEDERS CLUB
Rice Bros.
1090 W. Bellview, Littleton, Colo.
Pat & Darrell's Rabbitry 7051 Holly, Derby, Colo.
Wares Rabbitry Rt. 2, Box 260, Ft. Collins, Colo.
Felher Bros.
Box 423, Windsor, Colo.
Mr. & Mrs. Lew Spence P.O. Box, Laporte, Colo.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert (Bob) Shoptaw
BIOGRAPHY
BOB SHOPTAW
and his good wife may truly be classed as two of the “faithful few” both locally and nationally. Bob at 79 (now retired) is still active in the Marion County Rabbit Breeders Association (Indiana) a number of National Specialty Clubs, but his annual vacation is at the ARBA Convention which he and his good wife have not missed for a number of years.
On a number of accasions we have heard our younger say, — Who is that nice old couple over there? Why thats Bob Shoptaw and his wife this would not be a real convention if these real “old timers” were not here.
Bob has been a member of the ARBA for over 25 years, in fact he was a member of the National Pet Stock Association now the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Although he has been a faithful booster and breeder of New Zealands both reds and whites he is also interested in Californians, his first New Zealand Red was reigstered in 1921 with the American Federation of New Zealand Rabbit Breeders who at that time had their own registeration system. Bob has been a judge since 1941 and is very proud of the fact that his application was signed by James Blyth, John Fehr and Vern Ashton. He is especially proud of a letter dated February 9, 1940 signed by A. Weygandt, Secretary, Quote
“Dear Mr. Shoptaw:
President Fehr advises me he has appointed you as organizer and State Representative for the A.R. & C. B. A. if I can help you in any way, do not fail to call on me at any time for we need more men like you to biuld up the American.”
A. Weygandt, Sec’y
Bob had a nice little house in the rear of his home which he has turned into a Club Room and meeting plate of the Marion County Rabbit Breeders Ass’n this is really something to behold. He has newspapers, magazines and clippings and pictures all over the walls, dating back 25 and 35 years. It will pay any rabbit breeder driving through Indianapolis to stop off and drop in on Bob.
(Ed. Note)—At the first “old timers party” which was held at the Syracuse Comvention, Bob Shoptaw was honored with a plague and a life membership in the ARBA Those present will never forget the appreciation shown in this kind old timers face and the words that he spoke.
A THANK YOU
May 18, 1959
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many wonderful friends for all the hundred’s of beautiful Get-Well Cards and Gifts sent to Mrs. Shoptaw, from all over the United States, during her operations at the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana. She is home now and progressing slowing after her three eye operations.
Thanks Again Rabbit Friends.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert (Bob) Shoptaw
Join The
REX RABBIT CLUB
RAISE REX RABBITS FOR FUR - FOOD - FANCY MEMBERSHIP DUES - $2 PER YEAR Dues include a subscription to the American Small Stock Farmer
MRS. P. F. BENEDICT - Sec’y-Treas., 39 C Oakley Ave., Summit, N. J.
Bunny Ranch
P.O. Box 127, Ingalls, Ind.
Mr. & Mrs. Hicks
1801 So. Arlington Ave., Indpls, Ind.
Mr. & Mrs. Weichel
3020 W. 61st St., Indpls., Ind.
Worth's Rabbitry
6543 E. Raymond, Indpls., Ind.
Beck's Rabbitry
707 So. Biltmone Ave., Indpls., Ind. Edward Burbridge
39 No. Galeston, Indpls., Ind.
John McWethy
6625 E. 11th St., Indpls., Ind.
Mr. & Mrs. Offie Gaskins
1720 Victor. Indpls., Ind.
Fitch's Rabbitry
6432 W. Jackson, Indpls.. Ind.
R. C. Shoptaw
819 So. Roena, Indpls., Ind.
P-K Rabbitry
R. R. 2. Mooresville, Ind.
FLORIDA STATE DUTCH RABBIT CLUB
Meeting Fourth Sunday of Each Month at Ruskin Agricultural Center, Ruskin, Florida.
Ideal Rabbit for Warm Climates
Will Ship To All Islands. F.O.B.
Mrs. Martha Vrooman, Secretary 1402 12th St., Palmetto, Fla.
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50%
AFFILIATED
CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
With 50% or More A.R.B.A. Membership
100%
50 PERCENT PLUS KANSAS Kay Valley Rabbit Club Donald Turner, Sec’y 4909 Blue
Kansas City 4, Kansas
MISSOURI
Midwest R.B. Ass’n W. E. Molen, Sec’y 920 W. 32nd. Terrace
Kansas City 11. Mo.
PENNSYLVANIA Tri-State R.C. Inc.
Mabel V. Brucker, Sec’y Route 2, Box 251 West Middlesex, Pa.
NOTICE TO ALL CLUB SECRETARIES-WANTED: A list of all clubs with 50% and over ARBA members. Send this information to Edw. H. Stahl, Hickman Mills 34, Mo.
GET ARBA membership application blanks from Secretary James Blyth.
GET READY FOR THIS OUTSTANDING 1960 EVENT OCTOBER 10 TO 13 INCLUSIVE THE 37TH ANNUAL A.R.B.A. CONVENTION, FORT WORTH, TEXAS
FINGER LAKES
RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
Michael Alessio—President Glenn Rizzo—Secretary Lone Maple Rabbitry. Red New Zealand White, 643 Border City Road, Geneva, New York
Richard Burtless, White New Zealand, Port Byron, New York.
Mike Aleesio, Satins, 119 E. Elisha St., Waterloo, New York Harry Jessmer, New Zealand Reds, 206 Curlew St., Rochester, New York Maryland Hyland Rabbitry, Champagnes, James Marland, RD #2, Cazenovia, New York Steve Underwood, New Zealand White, Branchport, New York Al’s Rabbitry, Al Woehr, Prop. Champagnes, Polish, New Zealand Red Black and Chocolate Martens 206 Curlew Street Rochester, New York
RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE
By Ellis W. Murray, Chairman
As most of the members knows there were no resolutions at the 1959 convention. Surely we don’t all feel that our organization is perfect or that it can’t be improved. It is a simple matter to present a resolution. Set forth your idea on a large piece of paper and then ask your fellow members of the A.R. B.A. to sign it. It will require 25 signers. Foreward the signed resolution to the chairman of the resolutions committee. Your resolution must reach the chairman not later than July 1st 1960. The resolutions must appear in print 60 days prior to the convention; this means they will this year be in the August issue of the A.R.B.A. Bulletin. Don’t wait until the last minute start geeting the resolutions in early.
It is predicted that the 1960 convention in Ft. Worth will have a large attendance your idea may be adopted and help the A.R.B.A, become a better association. Send all resolutions to my address 1714 West 106th. St. Los Angeles 47. Calif.
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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE AT WASHINGTON
By Millard H. Hess, Chairman
Conferred with an official of the Federal Trade Commission regarding proposed advertising material of a rabbit breeder.
Several contacts have been made with persons in the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding their work in Washington relating to rabbits. Other than for the general research of fur, including rabbit, nothing is done other than answering inquiries, and most of that is by form letter by the Publication Branch, Agricultural Research Service.
I have been told that the Department is planning to have rabbits included in the 1965 census.
Our local club, National Capital Rabbit Breeders Association has made plans to place the ARBA Official Guide and Templeton’s book Domestic Rabbit Production in the Washington Public Library and the branch in the area where the club holds its regular meetings.
BOOKS MEAN KNOWLEDGE
In Rabbit and Cavy Raising
RAISING SMALL STOCK — Rabbits. Cavies, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Price .35
RABBIT DISEASES, Prevention........35
GUINEA PIGS, Raising, Care ... .50
RAISING RABBITS FOR PROFIT—48 Paget, Illustrated.............................75
I CHOSE RABBITS—By Stahl, 96 Pages, Illustrated ..................... . .$1.50
ALL ABOVE BOOKS $3.45 VALUE — FOR $2.25 STAHL'S ILLUSTRATED HUTCH PLANS, 50ȼ ROCKLAND HUTCH PLANS, 75ȼ BOTH PLANS — PRICE $1.00
THERE'S MONEY IN EARTHWORM CULTURE
Raise Under Hutches. BOOKLET 32 Pages Illustrated Bed & Pit methods. Inexpensive to raise. Markets, Profits.
PRICE 36 CENTS
Interesting-Profitable
BOOK 128 Pages Illustrated Earthworms and Rabbits. Everything you need to know.
PRICE $2.00
Both Booklet & Book. $2.10
MAKE RABBITS PAY "THE TASTYLEAN" WAY (Formerly "Old Plantation Rabbit Sausage)
A 6 lb. Rabbit (Live Weight) makes 8 lbs. of "TASTYLEAN". MAKE IT — TRY IT — 3 WAYS TO MARKET GIVEN Easy to make. Everyone a Possible Customer.
FORMULA AND SPECIAL SEASONING TO MAKE 10 POUNDS
SEND FOR PRICE $1.00
FREE FOLDER RABBIT FACTS
------ASSOCIATED RABBITRIES------
HICKMAN MILLS 34-B MISSOURI
VAN WERT COUNTY RABBIT BREEDERS ASS’N VAN WERT, OHIO
Ed Etzler - New Zealand, Rex Gale Gause - Champ, Polish
RR #1, Van Wert, Ohio Rt. 1, Rockford, Ohio
Chet Green - New Zealand White Ed Huston - Champ, Rex
Rt. 1, Venedocia, Ohio Rt. Venedocia, Ohio
Dick Standford
H. E. Weddle - Polish, Rex
Rt. 1, Rockford, Ohio
723 Cable St., Van Wert, Ohio
Kennie Schaffer - New Zealand,
Mrs. E. H. Pierce Californians
Rt. 1, Scott, Ohio Rt. 1, Van Wert, Ohio
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JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
JUDGES and REGISTRARS
Who Desire to Assist You and Serve You Register Your Rabbits — Judge Your Shows
REGISTRATION CONTEST STANDINGS Started November I, 1959 - Ends October 1, 1960 THE FOLLOWING REGISTRATIONS RECORDER TO JANUARY 18, 1960
AWARDS:—First, A Cup and $30.00 in Cash. - Second $25.00, - Third $20.00, -Fourth $15.00, - Fifth $10.00 - Two Prizes Will Be Paid in case of a tie in any of the above awards.
AWARDS WILL BE MADE AT THE FORTH WORTH CONVENTION
J. HOWARD ENGLE
2244 NORTH MAIN STREET TULSA, OKLAHOMA Judge and Registrar
A. L. "GUS" FISHER
RD NO. 2
LITTLE VALLEY, N.Y. Judge and Registrar
CARLDON GADDIS
R.R. NO. 2 WINCHESTER, IND. Judge and Registrar
PETER GASPARINI
44 HIGHLAND ST., NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y Judge & Registrar
RAY J. GRABLES
527 SUNSET DR., RT. 2 MILFORD, MICH.
Judge and Registrar
C. B. GROFF
127 VALLEY DR., FAIRVIEW, N. MEX. Registrar
M. E. HAGGARD
VERSAILLES ROAD, RR #2 LEXINGTON, OHIO Registrar
RALPH C. HICKEY
ROUTE 1, BOX 91, ZION, ILL. Registrar
R. B. "HOP" HOPKINS
5909 MIDWAY FORT WORTH, TEXAS Phone 4-0198 Judge and Registrar
Glen S. Davis Iowa 28 Thomas Ayres, Ill. 17
Ted Wengert, Illinois 25 Ivan Miller, Ill. .17
Silas N. Gates Kansas 21 Roger Fitchorn, Ill. .16
Ray Grables, Michigan 21 Lyle Bogart, Ill .16
William Gass. California . 21 Eugene Henry, Conn. . 16
John Hastings, Tenn. 21 D. E. Geddes, Eex. Marvin Carley, Vermont 15 14
John Anselmo, Mass. 19
Ray Gentry, Miss 19
George Morehead, N.Y 19 Claire Barclay, Iowa 14
Claude Bennett, Ind. 18 Charles A. Henry, Mass. 13
JOHN V. ANSELMO
1696 NORTH MAIN ST., FALL RIVER, MASS. PHONE—OSBORNE 61143 Registrar
JIM BLYTH
JUDGE
RABBITS & CAVIES
Licensed A.R.B.A.
4323 Murray Ave. PITTSBURGH 17, PA.
VERN N. ASHTON
1626 OAKLAND PARKWAY LIMA, OHIO Judge and Registrar
ED BEAMER
16358 BROADWAY MAPLE HEIGHTS, OHIO Judge and Registrar
GEORGE CAMP
3853 GREEN VALLEY ROAD, HUNTINGTON 5, W. VA. Judge & Registrar
WALTER R. CAUDELL
401 SOUTH SUMMIT AVE. CHARLOTTE 8, N.C. Judge and Registrar
ROBERT H. BELL
845 NORTH DELAWARE AVE.. TULSA 10, OKLA. Registrar
CLAUDE H. BENNETT
1136 4TH AVENUE TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA Judge & Registrar
CLYDE J. CLARK
202 WILLIS AVE, YOAKUM, TEXAS Registrar
DARRELL S. BISHOP
BOX 218,
BLOOMINGDALE, INDIANA Registrar
JOE CRAWFORD
7307 N. HOLMES, KANSAS CITY 18, MO. Judge & Registrar
AL BJORKEN
BUZZ HOLLOW RD. MONROE, CONN.
Judge and Registrar
L. A. DUNLAP
CORBIN, KANSAS Judge & Registrar
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE THIRTEEN
ATTENTION
JUDGES and REGISTRARS: Your Listing Here $3.50. Closing Date for Next Issue April 15.1960
HARRY HURLBURT
BAINBRIDGE, N.Y. Judge & Registrar
C. JAY MILLER
ROUTE 2, BOX 1, KALONA, IOWA Registrar
FLOYD M. SCHUCK
RR No. 2, BUCYRUS, OHIO Judge & Registrar
OLIVER F. C. KEENE
269 CHERYL DRIVE, W., SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Registrar
R. A. NOBLE
27 PARK STREET RUTLAND, VERMONT Registrar
ROBERT W. SCOTT
R D. NO. 1, BOX 162 RIVERSIDE, N.J. Judge and Registrar
W. H. KENNEDY
222 SOOSE ROAD PITTSBURGH 9, PA. Judge and Registrar
G. J. LEGER
ROUTE 3, BOX 157-D, LAKE CHARLES, LA. Judge & Registrar
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
Rt. 2, Box 439
Birmingham 9 Alabama
DORIS LEIBEL
RT. 1,
ST. PAUL 11, MINN. Judge & Registrar
HENRY PARUSZEWSKI
READ AVENUE, BOXWOOD, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE Judge & Registrar
W. A. SELDON
P. O. BOX 166, PROVO, UTAH Registrar
C. E. LEWIS
P.O. BOX 174 LINCOLN ACRES, CALIF. Judge and Registrar
W. L. PATTON
69 Godby St.,
LOGAN, W. VA. Judge & Registrar
C. F. SIMPKINS
4191 MERCER ROAD DECATUR, GEORGIA Judge and Registrar
W. H. SMITH
SMOKY RV. ROAD RT. 2 BOX 1852,
STRAWBERRY PLAINS, TENN. Judge & Registrar
JOHN PHILLIPS
20300 CRESCENT DRIVE, SUNNYVALE, CALIF. Registrar
JOHN LONG
1019 EAST MAYFAIR ORANGE, CALIF.
Registrar
RALPH S. LOWELL
129 FORT HILL ST. HINGHAM, MASS.
Rabbit & Cavy Judge & Registrar
MARSHEL PRESTON
RT. 4
GREENSBURG, IND. Registrar
WILLIAM E. STROUD
103 NOKOMIS STREET DANVILLE, KY. Registrar
A. E. YORK
5226 COURT Q, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Judge & Registrar
O. D. WHITE
1813 24TH DRIVE DES MOINES, IOWA Registrar
W. E. MATTHEWS
309 LAGUAYRA, N.E. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Registrar
PAGE FOURTEEN
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
MEMBERSHIP FACTS AND FIGURES
Members Received From The National Advertising Campaign And Membership Drive
National Advertising Membership Drive
1958 1959 1958 1959
Jan. 83 96 175 38
Feb. 98 63 125 38
Mar. 107 79 156 62
April 101 71 142 57
May 93 54 103 48
June 76 49 84 40
July 66 48 77 38
Aug. 59 33 57 40
Sept. 85 42 91 37
Oct. 55 49 77 37
Nov. 58 38 72 36
Dec. 85 56 86 42
TOTALS 966 678 1245 513
513 FOR 1959
Lets Double This In 1960 WITH YOUR HELP Its a Cinch Fill in Blank On News Page For Supply of Application Blanks.
A COMPARISON
To the left is shown the increase in membership in 1959 over 1958, in both the advertising plan, and the membership drive. The decrease in members on the advertising plan can be attributed to the increase in the cost of membership, the considerable drop in members secured on the membership drive is mostly because that only new members were credited to this drive during 1959 as compared with credits being given in 1958 on all members secured new and renewals. Our membership drive for 1960 now well underway should double the members secured in 1959 if more of our members and clubs will perticipate. We now have 25,000 new membership applications to send to those who will ask for them.
SUMMARY
What The A.R.B.A. Advertising Plan Means
ADVERTISING. Builds, Creates, Inspires. It is said by those in position to know. “That without it, the American Rabbit Breeders Association. The industry and all connected with it directly and indirectly, would go into reverse”. This shall not, must not happen.
ADVERTISING WILL PREVENT IT. Edw. H. Stahl
A.R.B.A.
MEMBERSHIP
BUTTONS
BRONZE up to 3 year
MEMBERSHIP PRICE $1.25
STERLING SILVER
3 to 10 Year Membership $2.00
10 K GOLD
10 to 25 Year Membership $5.00
10 K GOLD
Over 25 Year Membership $5.00
SHOW YOUR A.R.B.A. AFFILIATION BY WFARING ONE OF THESE BUTTONS. When Ordering, State Number Of Years You Have Been An ARBA Member.
JAMES BLYTH, Secretary 4323-B Murray Ave. Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
Galveston County Rabbit Breeders Assn.
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Runge Park, Arcadia, Texas
Mrs. Myrtle Geddes, Sec'y.
P. O. Box 415,
Arcadia, Texas
ROANOKE RABBIT BREEDERS CLUB
Promoting the Fancy and Commercial Meets 7:30 P.M.
4th Saturday of each month Everyone invited Contact Secretary for meeting place
L. W. Plunkett, Secretary Telephone DU 9-3536 Route 3, Box 251 E, Salem, Va.
GET READY FOR THIS OUTSTANDING 1960 EVENT OCTOBER 10 TO 13 INCLUSIVE THE 37TH ANNUAL A.R.B.A. CONVENTION, FORT WORTH, TEXAS
All-Metal Hutches
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.
HAROLD THAYER
1320 West 34th St.
ARTHUR HEBERLEIN 3051 West 32nd St.
MIKE MANTACH 3020 Marvin Ave.
TOLAND RABBITRY 2615 Glendale E. W. ZIMMERLEY 1418 West 31st St.
CHAS. STANFORD 1957 West 34th St.
FRANK SKOTNICKI
212 Rice Ave., Lake City, Pa. MERLIN LAMB
71 Division St., North East, Pa.
ERIE RABBIT CLUB
ERIE, PA.
Arthur Heberlein 3051 WEST 32 ST.
ERIE, PA.
TO THE A.R.B.A.
IT MEANS. By advertising in publications reaching millions of readers, the fact that we have here in America. The Worlds largest rabbit organization. IT MEANS. That it creates breeders of rabbits. Potential producers of rabbits for commercial use and breeding purposes.
IT MEANS. That directly and indirectly it creates members of Local, State and Specialty Rabbit Clubs.
IT MEANS. Last, but by no means least, members for the A.R.B.A. And for more than 12 years has been the means, by which its membership has been kept up.
TO THE RABBIT INDUSTRY IT MEANS. New rabbit breeders, to replace those who for one reason or another discontinue their rabbit raising activities.
IT MEANS. A helping hand to those within the industry who are interested in progress. To those who have goods and services to offer.
IT MEANS. Customers for feed and equipment concerns. For the dealers in books, supplies etc.
IT MEANS. Last, but by no means least. Subcribers and Advertisers for the Industries Magazines, who for more than 12 years have kept their subscription list up.
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE FIFTEEN
A.R.B.A.
BREEDERS
and
SHOW ROOM SUPPLIES
ELECTROTYPE — To
Print Emblem on Your Printed Matter
TWO SIZES ¾ Inch $1.60 Our Emblem 1¼ Inch $1.76
EMBLEM SLEEVE & BACK PATCH
Embroidered - 4 Colors 3¾ Inch $1.25 — 7⅜ Inch $2.25 Show Your A.R.B.A. Affiliation By Know Your RABBIT INDUSTRY and - - - -
Get the RABBIT INDUSTRY to KNOW YOU - - - -
REMEMBER: When you can say ‘‘I am a member of the A.R.B.A.” you not only re ceive the many services of this the greatest organization of rabbit breeders in the world, but you are doing your part to help build THE AMERICAN RABBIT INDUSTRY.
Eat DOMESTIC
RABBIT
NO WASTE
---TENDER WHITE MEAT
OUR SLOGAN — Electrotype, Size as Shown - $1.50
RUBBER STAMP — Stamps It on Everything - $1.50
Using Above Emblem And 8logan BEGINNERS BOOKLET - 200,000 Sold. 48 Pages, Illustrated — Copy 26c
12 - $1.00 25 - $1.75 50 - $3.00 PEDIGREE BOOK — 25 Original Nicely Decorated and 25 Duplicates PRICE $1.50
JUDGES REPORT BOOK — Used at Most Shows for Judging Remarks and other Information
PRICE $1.25
COOKING RECIPES — Four Pages of Tested and Proven Recipes. How to Prepare and Cook. Copy 10c
25 - 35c 50 - 65c 100 - $1.00
MEAT POSTERS In three attractive colors to call attention to the high food value of Domestic Rabbits
Copy 16c, 12 - $1.00 25 - $1.75 50 - $3.00 METAL SIGN — ‘‘EAT RABBIT MEAT” A cast aluminum sign In color, and polished. Suitable for car bumper, mail box, etc. PRICE $1.50 each
1955 — I960
BOOK OF STANDARDS
Of All Recognized Breeds Of RABBITS and CAVIES 104 Pages - 37 Illustrations PRICE $2.00
MEAT CARTONS Sell Your Fryers In A Carton With The A.R.B.A.
Emblem
SAMPLE CARTON 15c 25 - $2.25 50 - $3.75 100 - $6.25 500 - $25.00 ALL ITEMS OFFERED SENT POSTPAID
Order From
WATERLOO RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
WATERLOO, IOWA
Bill Nield • President Billie Kleppe - Secretary
WESTERN MICHIGAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N
Anna Renton, Secretary 2906 Kalamazoo, S.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
COMPLIMENTS OF
STATE LINE RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N
LOCATED IN FULTON COUNTY, OHIO LENAWEE COUNTY, MICH.
MEETINGS 2nd Saturday Evening of month at members homes
Janet Ery, Secretary-Treasurer 2214 W. M-50 Tecumseh, Michigan
VISITORS WELCOMED
EMPIRE STATE RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
Meeting 1st Saturday of Every Month at 8 o’clock P.M. Meeting place - Messenger’s Bay, New York
Fred Johansen, President Vernon Coon, Secretary
HERE IS
YOUR GUIDE
TO
SUCCESSFUL RABBIT RAISING
A.R.B.A. Members Show Guide Book To Your Rabbit Raising Friends — Take Part In Our
Membership Drive
The Chips Are Down!
OUR membership UP to keep it that way much depends
ON YOU!
WE ASK YOUR HELP IN CONTINUING THE BIGGEST membership drive ever undertaken by the AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASS’N. WE SUPPLY FREE OF COST illustrated membership application blanks to insert in your outgoing mail or use in securing members by personal contact.
CASH COMMISSION PAID. A cash commission of 50c is paid on each membership to all who take part in this drive. Commissions are paid by check in January of each year to all who are credited with 3 or more members during the year.
CASH AWARDS. In addition to the commissions paid, $150.00 will be awarded. $75.00 to individuals and firms, $75.00 to clubs and associations.
EACH WILL RECEIVE. For 1st award $25.00 -2nd $20.00 - 3rd $15.00 - 4th $10.00 - 5th $5.00. Commissions and cash awards paid on new members only.
FURTHER DETAILS. The cost of membership is $4.00. The full amount must be sent to headquarters at Pittsburgh, Pa. where a record of members received is kept and full credit given to the person or firm whose name appears on the recommended line.
FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING
How many blanks can you use
(Order One Year’s Supply Only)
JAMES BLYTH, SECRETARY, Dept. 5, 4323-B Murray Ave., Pittsburgh 17, Penna.
Get A Supply Of Application Blanks Fill Out Your Request On Right
Name ....................................
Address .................................
City State
Mail to: JAMES BLYTH, Secretary
4323 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
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A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
A.R.B.A. TROPHY AWARDS
The THOPHY AWARDS of the 1959 convention held at Syracuse, N.Y. have not as yet been completed. We still do not have the information regarding the winners of the Most Registered Rabbits, and the Second Most Registered Rabbits. The complete list of winners will appear in the next issue of this bulletin.
The folowing are the awards of the 1958 convention held at Springfield Ills, these were to appear in the April-May 1959 bulletin which was not published, while they appear late, it is “better late than never’’ as the saying goes. Max R. Andrews, Treasurer. ARBA.
I wish to thank the breeders for their cooperation in using registration entry numbers where necessary.
In checking with Mr. Howard Morris we found only a few breeders failed to state that they were members of American Rabbit Breeders Ass’n.
One word on the Most Registered Rabbits entered. You sure showed that you wish the trophies offered next year on the award, and they will. This year 15 head was top. next 14 and a third had 13 head, in fact, their were numerous breeders that had any where from 4 head to 10 head.
All trophies have been sent to the winners and if you have any complaint please contact me and again IT PAYS TO REGISTER YOUR RABBIT.
Max R. Andrews, Treas. ARBA.
ILLINOIS AMERICAN CHECKERED GIANT RABBIT CLUB
The State's most active Specialty Club. For information on stock or membership write:
Marshall Hazard, Secretary 1139 1 st Avenue Ottawa, Illinois
TIBBAR
RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N of CHICAGOLAND
Sec'y-Treas.
RICHARD N. Kojder,
108 N. Hill St.,
Willow Springs, III.
COMPLIMENTS OF
COUNCIL BLUFFS RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
R. F. Jolliff, Sec-Treas. Phone 3-2601 Write • 1020 Filmore Street
Meetings held First Wednesday of each month at the Council Bluffs Labor Temple, 530 4th St.
Visitors Always Welcomed.
CLARINDA RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
Meetings 3rd Tuesday each month James J. Walter, Sec’y Wayne D. Fuller, N.Z. Reds Waterworks, Clarinda, Iowa Earl Murren. Checkered Giants 615 S. 12th St., Clarinda, Iowa Robert Wallace, Checkered Giants, State School, Glenwood, Iowa James J. Walter, Ch. Giants &
NZ Reds
323 E. Willow, Clarinda. Iowa Earl Sprague, Ch. Giants.
Rt. #1 Box 96, Clarinda, Iowa Floyd Rector, Champagnes Shambaugh, Iowa Roger Gross, Ch. Giants Star Route, Atlantic, Iowa Walter Wegman, N.Z. Reds Rt. #2, Coin, Iowa Ivan Peterman, Champagnes,
N.Z. Whites
623 S. 12th, Clarinda, Iowa
OUR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
1910 50 1960
YEARS OF SERVICE
New Zealand Red BOB. Eastview Rabbitry Sr. Buck
New Zealand Red B OPP. George Krueger 6-8 Doe
New Zealand White B.O.B. Randolph Bagby Jr. Doe
New Zealand White B. OPP. Windwood Farm Sr. Buck
American Dutch B.O.B. L. W. Van Horne Jr. Buck Black
American Dutch B. OPP. Earle’s Rabbitry Jr. Doe Black
Satin B.O.B. Van Winsen’s Rabbitry Sr. Doe White
Satin B OPP. Mrs. C. B. Allen 6-8 Buck White
Californian B.O.B. Alfred E. Poths Sr. Doe
Californian B. OPP. Fisher’s Kansas City Sr. Buck
Champague De’Argent BOB. Francis P. Bennett 6-8 Doe
Champagne De’Argent B OPP. Cleer’s Rabbitry Jr. Buck Chocolate
English Spot BOB. L. V. Slavens Sr. Doe
English Spot Rex B OPP. BOB. Freddie Miller Walter Grunnett Sr. Buck Sr. Doe Black White
Rex B OPP. Anderson’s Rabbitry Jr. Buck Castor
Checker Giant BOB. Hans Sorensen 6-8 Doe Blue
Checker Giant B OPP. Robt. Moberly Sr. Buck Blue
Polish BOB. Cushing Bros. Sr. Doe Black
Polish B OPP. Cook’s Rabbitry Sr. Buck Blue Eyed
American Chinchilla BOB. Wayne Jones Sr. Doe
American Chinchilla B OPP. A. D. Kaufman Sr. Buck Blue
Silver Marten BOB. L & W Rabbitry Sr. Doe
Silver Marten B OPP. (Not Member of ARBA) Sr. Buck
Havana B.O.B. K. O. Engler Sr. Doe Sandy
Flemish Giant BOB. Lawrence Huitt Sr. Doe
Flemish Giant B OPP. Don Reid Jr. Buck Sandy
Giant Chinchilla BOB. Herbert Koehler 6-8 Doe
Standard Chinchilla BOB. Jess Anderson Sr. Doe
Angora B.O.B. Mrs. Anna Renton Sr. Doe White
Himalayan B.O.B. Don Lovejoy Jr. Doe Black
Tans BOB. Robt. Bridges Jr. Doe
Beveren B.O.B. Beveren Rabbitry Jr. Doe White
Silver Fox BOB. C. L. Clason 6-8 Doe Black
Creme De Argent B.O.B. Mrs. Jack Morris 6-8 Doe
Belgian Hare BOB. Harold Trethaway Sr. Doe R. Red
American Blue & White B.O.B. B & M Rabbitry 6-8 Doe White
American Cavy BOB. Willetts Bam Sr. Sow Black
Peruvian Cavy BOB. Bedford Brook Rabbitry Sr. Boar Black
Best Normal White Fur BOB. Van’s Rabbitry Sr. Doe
Best Normal Colored Fur BOB. Phil Macy 6-8 Doe
Most Registered Rabbits Geo. Kruger 15 Head
2nd. Most Registered Rabbits Boumas Rabbitry 14 Head
Single Fryer Class Barclay's Rabbitry
Educational Meat Pen Paul Stam
Youth Judging Trophy Won by Janie Booth.
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE SEVENTEEN
WATCH THIS SPACE SECOND 1960 QUARTERLY BULLETIN
Closing Dale April 15-Mailing Date May 15
CONTENTS
Editorial Comment, A Personal Message by the President. By the Secretary. Quarterly Report of the secretary, of the Treasurer.
Report of Chairman of Committees, Special page of the Youth Rabbit Club and its Activities. Advertising activities. Membership Drive activities and progress. List of the Top Ten, Individuals and Clubs. Facts and Figures.
The Ten Leaders in Registrations. Listing of Local Clubs with 50 to 100% ARBA Membership.
Biography of the Faithfuls. Special Shorts from the pages of the Rabbit Magazines.
Other items pertaining to the functions and activities of the ARBA directly and indirectly. Notice for nomination requirements for candidates seeking office.
WHITE BEAR RABBIT CLUB
WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINN.
Secretary—Dorothy Otterholt 6844 Lakeview Dr. Circle Pines, Minn.
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Euerle Route 2, Box 12 Newport, Minn.
Mr. & Mrs. James Luenzo 2668 Brand Street St. Paul, Minn.
Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Otterholt 6849 Lakeview Dr.
Circle Pines, Minn.
Mrs. Clifford Connett 3968 Centerville Road St. Paul 10, Minn.
John Donner 7021 Lakeview Dr.
Circle Pines, Minn.
Hugh & Liz. Fleckner 1375 Bibeau Road White Bear Lake, Minn.
MAHONING COUNTY RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N
CANFIELD, OHIO
Adeline Morris Sec.-Treas.
Eugene & Adeline Morris,
Poland, Ohio Lester & Mary Libbee, Youngstown, Ohio Don & Kitty Kent, Poland, Ohio Bennie & Evelyn Matthews, Youngstown, Ohio Helen Bennett, Hubbard, Ohio Russ Williams, Hubbard, Ohio Ray Morris, Poland, Ohio
PITTSBURG RABBIT CLUB
VISIT OUR SUMMER SHOW & EXHIBIT
May 15, 1960 South Park
Write
WALTER RAWSTHORNE 8th & Penn Aves., Pittsburgh, Pa.
THE PORTSMOUTH RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N
HAS OUTSTANDING STOCK IN REX (ALL COLORS) WHITE NEW ZEALAND. DUTCH CALI FORNIANS, CHINS. PLEASE WRITE SECRETARY
HARRY RICE ROUTE No. 1 PORTSMOUTH, OHIO
Here's Your Guide To Successful Rabbit Raising
A MONUMENTAL REFERENCE BOOK BY AMERICAS LEADING AUTHORITIES ON RABBITS AND CAVIES
PARTIAL LIST OF CONTENTS (Golden Anniversary Edition)
A.R.B.A. History — Biography Of Officers — Sharing Knowledge With Others — Rabbits as a Hobby — As a Business — Rabbit Husbandry for the Beginner —
Choice of Breeds, Housing, Feeding, Breeding, Etc. —
27 Breeds of Rabbits with Description and Illustrations of each — Sexing When Young — U. S. Rabbit Experiment Station, Federal Government and Dept, of Agricultural Research — Palpating — Registration System —
Its Value — Judges and Registrars — Standard and Registration Weights — Rabbits as a Commercial Factor — Processing, Packaging, Marketing — Toys and Novelties — Raising Rabbits, Farmers Bulletin No.
2131 — Recipes — Angora Wool — Three Profits from Rabbits — Earthworms and Rabbits — Successful Advertising — Breeding Stock Sales by Mail — Guinea Pigs, Complete Instructions How to Raise and Care —
Rabbit Ailments. ABOVE ARE ONLY THE HEADINGS, COMPLETE DETAILS FOLLOW EACH IN THIS BOOK.
Above is but a brief summary of book's contents
A Book of 232 Pages With 194 Illustrations
OPINIONS OF MEMBERS
I want to compliment the A.R.B.A, on the “Golden Anniversary Guide Book. It is superb.”—T. A. Loveland. “The New Guide Book is the best one yet.”—Irvin A. Reinhart. “Guide Book is certainly a credit to the A.R.B.A.”—Elizabeth Collins. “A book that brings Rabbit Raising Knowledge to all.”—Louis S. Heim. “Rabbit Husbandry for the Beginner, is worth a young fortune to the beginner. The book is full of valuable information and worth at least three memberships in the A.R.B.A.”—O. S. Hartnell.
ALSO YEAR BOOK
YEAR BOOK — Lists All Members. All Clubs, All A.R.B.A. Activities. Sent Yearly to All Members FREE.
THE INDUSTRY’S MAGAZINES
FREE to all MEMBERS
“The most valuable book published by the A.R.B.A.”—Vincent H. Hunter, Editor SMALL STOCK MAGAZINE. “A masterpiece for the information it contains.”—Gerhard A. Kremers, Publisher, AMERICAN SMALL STOCK FARMER. “A wealth of information every rabbit breeder needs”—Martin McGowan, Jr. Publisher, NATIONAL RABBIT RAISER. “By far the best that has been issued so far”—Frank H. Hollmann, Editor AMERICAN RABBIT JOURNAL. "A helping hand for the fancier and commercial breeder"—Mrs. P. F. Benedict, Editor JERSEY RABBIT JOUR-NAL. "A fountain of knowledge by experienced breeders”—William F. Croft, Editor CANADIAN RABBIT BREEDER.
WE INVITE YOU TO SHARE OUR FRIENDSHIP TO TAKE PART IN OUR ACTIVITIES
DO NOT DELAY — JOIN US TODAY (You Need Not Be a Breeder to Join)
A Year’s Membership Includes Guide Book—Bulletins—Year Book and Membership Card—All For $4.00 Man and Wife Membership $6.00 —Use Application on Right
Send Application To
James Blyth. Secretary
4323-B Murray Ave. Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
PAGE EIGHTEEN
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
JANUARY-MARCH, 1960
REPORT OF THE
Advertising and Promotion Committee American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc.
Fiscal Year
JULY 1, 1959 TO JUNE 30, 1959 PERIODICALS USED — Farm, Outdoor, Mechanics, Hobby, Poultry,
and Similar Magazines NATIONAL ADVERTISING
RECEIPTS - CREDITS
MEMBERS
739 at $4.00 Each $2956.00
($3.00 Memberships, January to June 30, 1959 not included)
EXPENSE TOTAL 673.64
CREDIT BALANCE $2282.36
1959 Budget $5500.00
Spent 5319.87
Not Used $180.13
EXPENDITURES - DEBITS
PAID TO CONTESTANTS OF
Membership Drive ....... $ 150.00
COMMISSION PAID TO MAILERS
Of Application Blanks .. 473.00
4000 Application Blanks 50.64
EXPENSE TOTAL $ 673.64
FINAL STANDINGS The 1959 Membership Drive ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1959 BY INDIVIDUALS AND FIRMS
Coleman Glick Calif..............85
Edward H. Stahl, Missouri .......35
Melvin E. Behrens, N.Y. 26
Tommy Andrew, Penna. 13
W. T. Robinson, Ill...............8
Marvin F. Carley, Vermont ........7
N. E. Hamilton, Calif. 7
Mary Zampatti, Calif. 4
W. O. Fowler .....................4
Ethyl Coles, Missouri ............4
BY CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Clarinda R.B. Tss’n, Iowa .......15
South Florida R.B. Ass’n, Fla....11
San Antonio R.B. Ass’n, Texas ...10
Cen-Tex R.B. Ass’n, Texas ....... 7
Badger R.B. Ass’n, Wisc. .........6
So’ Arizona R. B. Ass’n, Ariz.....5
Town & Country, R.B. Ass’n, Tex.. 5
Gulf Coast R.B. Ass’n, Fla. 3
Northern Colo. R.B. Ass’n, .......3
Southwest Texas R.B.A. Texas .....3
Council Bluffs R.B. Ass’n, And Savannah Valley R.B.A. 3 Each
ESSEX COUNTY RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N
MASSACHUSETTS
President - C. A. Henry
49 Auburn St., Saugus, Mass.
Vice Pres. - O. A. Eisenhaur 20 Sunnyside Ave., Saugus. Mass. Secretary - Mildred E. Hulbert Town Farm Road, Ipswich, Mass. Treasurer - Tom Adams
449 Western Ave., Lynn, Mass.
Board of Directors
Walter Hulbert, Jr. Henry Titus Alfred Handy
Caroline Tarbox William Sullivan
COMPARED WITH PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR
Decrease in Memberships 484, Decrease in Receipts $713.00
COMBINING THE RESULTS OF THE
Advertising Plan and The Membership Drive RECEIPTS TOTAL, $11,210.07—EXPENSE TOTAL, $8,664.59--CREDIT BALANCE $2545.48 CREDIT BALANCE Increase Over Previous Year $314.78
ADVERTISING - Rabbit Magazines
(1959 Budget $1100.00)
PUBLICATIONS—Small Stock Magazine, American Small Stock Farmer, National Rabbit Raiser, American Rabbit Journal BUDGET $1100.00
Spent 1040.52
Not Used $ 59.48
NOTE—The above compiled from Monthly Records and Quarterly Reports supplied by James Blyth, Secretary, and Dr. Max R. Andrews, Treasurer.
Edw. H. Stahl, Chairman Adevrtising - Promotion
MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE: John C. Fehr, James Blyth,
J. Cyril Lowit, James Bunt.
CC—ALL OFFICERS
COMPLIMENTS
WORCESTER COUNTY RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N
E. Clarence Stevens, Sec.-Treas. 378 Reservoir St., Holden, Mass.
Michigan A.R.B.A. members are invited to join
MICHIGAN STATE RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
Karl F. Schmidt, Secretary Route #5
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
FOR GOOD QUALITY STOCK INQUIRE WINNEBAGO FOREST RABBIT CLUB, Inc.
Stuart L. Henderson, Sec'y 1204 W. Locust St., Beividere, Illinois
Ted Wengert, Pres. Earle D. Hough, Treas.
2830 Kinsey St. 6121 No. 2nd St.
Rockford, Illinois Rockford, Illinois
RECEIPTS - CREDITS MEMBERS 820—$3.00 & $4.00 Memberships Booklets to Inquiries Orders from Adv. in Booklet Advertising Sold for Booklet $2715.00 3242.07 72.00 2225.00 EXPENDITURES - DEBITS ADVERTISING $5319.87 Mailing Booklets (Postage). 623.48 Printing—25,000 Booklets 2000.00 PRODUCTION COSTS Typing, Copying, Postage, Misc 47.00
(25,000 Copies) (One Edition)
RECEIPTS TOTAL EXPENSE TOTAL $8,254.07 7990.95
EXPENSE TOTAL PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR, $7990.95
CREDIT BALANCE $ 263.12 Debit . $ 147.19 RECEIPTS, Increase over ADVERTISING, Expenditures, Previous Year Over Previous Year . $ 595.63 Membership, $135.00; Booklets, $181.10 TOTAL INCREASE $316.10 MEMBERSHIPS, Previous Fiscal Year 860—This Year 820, A Loss of 40 Members
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New Betty Crocker Recipe Folder — yours to promote more rabbit sales
Betty Crocker joins the “eat-more-rabbit” move with a new folder of delicious ways to prepare rabbit dinners. Roasted, fried, sauteed — this new folder shows you and your customers how.
For example: Betty Crocker says — if you prefer roast rabbit, truss the forelegs back and the hind legs forward. Place bacon strips over the shoulders and back. Baste with ¼ cup of butter and ½ cup of boiling water to keep the meat tender, succulent and sweet.
Offer this new folder to your customers... and they’ll be back for “seconds” faster. For free copies write Rabbit Dept., c/o the address at right.
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So see your nearby Larro Sure Feed dealer soon for a supply of Larro SureRabbit.
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PITTSBURGH 17,
PENNSYLVANIA
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