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ARBA Bulletin 1960 Vol. 2, No. 1 - April-June
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OUR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
1910 50 1960
YEARS OF SERVICE
VOLUME TWO
NUMBER ONE
RESOLUTIONS
By
E. W. Murray Chairman Resolution Committee
As you all know the laws of our country are made by the Senators and Representatives. These laws are enforced and put into effect by the Executive branch of our government. Amendments to our constitution and by-laws are made by resolution. These resolutions should come from the membership or the Organizational Survey committee. After they are voted on by the Delegates at the convention; those that are approved are made a part of the constitution and by-laws. They are put into effect and enforced by the Board of Directors.
In my 34 years in the American I have seen as many as 78 resolutions. To me this was a very good sign. It showed that 78 of the members along with 1950 others who signed the resolutions were interested in improving our association or correcting some part that was not to their liking or to the best interests of the A.R.B.A.
Last year there was not one Resolution. Has our association become perfect? Are we all satisfied with the way it operates? Many of you have ideas that you voice to your fellow breeders but that is as far as it goes. Some of these ideas I am sure would be beneficial to the A.R.B.A. Jot down your idea and get 25 of your fellow members of the A.R.B.A. to sign it. Sent it to the Resolutions committee. We will be pleased to present it to the Delegates at the coming Fort Worth Convention for consideration. Remember the adage “nothing ventured nothing gained”. Or “it is better to try and fail, than not to try at all”.
Send all resolutions to E.W. Murray, 1714 West 106 Street, Los Angeles 47, California
THE VOICE OF THE AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
CIRCULATION THIS ISSUE 10,000 COPIES
GOING BACK TO 1920 WE FIND JUDGE REED STORMS JUDGING A TABLE SHOW SO POPULAR IN THAT PERIOD.
An American Rabbit Breeder's Association Publication
ARBA
1960 — SECOND QUARTER EDITION — 1960
APRIL — MAY — JUNE
ARBA
PAGE TWO
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
Thomas Coatoam, Jr.
ARBA Judge & Registrar Rabbits and Cavies
Raiser of
Palominos Satins Rex American Cavies Laboratory Animals
213 South St. Wattsburg 6, Pa.
"New 1960-1965 Standards of Perfection book will be ready for distribution July 1st. Cloth cover $3.00. paper cover $2.00 order yours now."
EMPIRE STATE RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
Canastota, New York
James Marland. RFD #2, Cazenovia. N.Y.—Champagne D’Argent Vernon L. Coon, RFD #2, Box 365, Canastota, N.Y. New Zealand White Russell Miller, RFD #3. Cazenovia. N.Y. New Zealand White Kenneth Cole, RFD #1, Warners. N.Y.— New Zealand White Fred Johansen, 444 E. Canal St., Canastota, N.Y.—Palominos Kenneth A. Palmer, RFD #1, Erieville. N.Y. -New Zealand Red Frank Philipp, 226 W. Walnut St.,
Oneida. N.Y. -Checkered Giants Sam Catalano. 309 North St..
Oneida. N.Y. Checkered Giants Robert W. Stone, E. Lake Rd., Erieville, N.Y.—New Zealand White
TARHEEL RABBITRY & WORM HATCHERY
Robert F. Thomas, Manager
319 South Vance Street Gastonia, North Carolina
Our 38 page book "THE PERFECT COMBINATION" explains how to combine Rabbits & Domesticated Earthworms, and also how we produce $100.00 worth of worms under every hole in our rabbitry annually. Only 50c postpaid BROWN-NOSE Hybrids, KINGSIZE of the hybrid family shipped $4.00 per thousand postpaid. Write for free circular.
Dr. Max R. Andrews
Sandy Flemish New Zealand White
1117½ S. Clinton Street FORT WAYNE, IND.
MARYLAND STATE R.B.A.
Meets 4th Thursday, Monthly, 8 PM., Y.M.C.A., 35th & Alameda, Baltimore 18 L. S. Heim. Secty. For Breeding Stock of Quality Lab., Meat
Tom Ridgaway — N.Z.W.
Hampstead, Md.
A. L. Pisani — N.Z.W., N.Z.R.
Hampstead. Md.
I. J. Baginski — N.Z.W.
9204 Harford Rd.. Baltimore 14. Md.
B. W. Zulau F. — N.Z.W.. Calif.
Regwood Rd.. Hyde. Md.
Roland Harrison — Meat
3430 Glenhurst Rd.. Baltimore 20. Md.
Howard C. Roday — Californians
1919 Maxwell Ave.. Baltimore 22. Md.
Earle O. Edmonds — N.Z.W.
Box 523. Rt. #2. Arnold. Md.
Louis S. Heim — Sandy Flemish 3609 Buckingham Rd.. Baltimore 7. Md.
Burton Schneider N.Z.W.
Harford Rd.. Glen Arm. Md.
Herbert Colburn — N.Z.W.
Star Route. Manor Lane Ellicott City, Md.
Archie L. Hicks — N.Z.W.
Box 240, Generals Highway Annapolis, Md.
Allen H. Christy — N.Z.W.. N.Z.R.
Rt. #1. Box 117, White Marsh. Md.
COMPLIMENTS
WILLIAMS COUNTY R.B.A.
Meets 3rd Thursday of Each Month President: Charles Harriet, Pioneer. Ohio Secretary: Leona Kintner, Edon, Ohio
Rockland: the Preferred Rabbit Ration
Complete nutrition for higher livability . . . low cost feed conversion . . . greater yield per Doe. Rockland Rabbit Ration, formulated by one of America’s leading rabbit authorities, has a consistent record of producing top quality meat, high grade pelts, and show winners ! You can’t provide a better ration . . . Rockland Rabbit Ration is preferred by those who know.
A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co.
DECATUR, ILLINOIS
FREE BOOKLET "Rabbits and Guinea Pigs; How To Raise Them Successfully"
Please send me my FREE copy of “Rabbits and Guinea Pigs; How To Raise Them Successfully” by return mail.
NAME _________________________________
ADDRESS_______________________________
CITY_______________________ STATE_____
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE THREE
EDITORIAL COMMENT - By
By EDWARD H. STAHL
THE A.R.B.A. STATE REPRESENTATIVES
PUBLISHED BY AMERICAN
RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
4323 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
TO THE EDITOR
AIN'T IT THE TRUTH They find fault with the editor,
And say he should be shot;
That columns are as peppy As a cemetery lot.
They say he shows poor judgement, The jokes, they say are stale,
On upper floors they holler,
On lower floors they wail.
But when the Bulletin's issued,
We say it with a smile If someone doesn’t get one You can hear him yell a mile.
Ellis Murray
In this years first quarterly edition of this bulletin there appeared a special announcement by President, Dick F. Parker regarding the supervision of the state representatives and considerable progress has been made in this respect.
Numerous suggestions have been received regarding the duties of these representatives, some of them from the appointees themselves, some from others interested in furthering the interests of the A.R.B.A, as well as the Industry.
The following are but a few of the suggestions that have been made. From them we hope to compile short, simple, instructions for the guidance of those who represent the A.R.B.A, within their states.
Contact has been made with all appointees, and we hope in the months to come much will be accomplished. If there are others who have suggestions please write. We hope to have all the details ready for publication In the next issue of tills bulletin.
Edw. H. Stahl
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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.
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JULY 15, 1960
JAMES BLYTH, Secretary 4323-B Murray Avenue Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
Number One:—First, to be a good State Representative, he should first study and have a good working knowledge and the basic operations of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. This should include as much of the Standard, Constitution and By-Laws, Show Rules, and any other pertinent information that will come up from time to time.
Number Two:—A good Slate Representative should be in a position to attend as many meetings, shows and gatherings as possible in his State.
Number Three:—Wherever possible, he should attend Conventions, out of State gatherings, such as Specialty Breed Shows, and other such functions, so that he can bring back to his State as much late information as possible.
Number Four:—He should attend as many rabbit Show Banquets In his State as possible, and should work with the Banquet Sponsors, so that he is given a few minutes time at each Banquet in which to introduce himself, say a few words about the American, and invite any ques-
tions or information that might be wanted by the breeders in attendance, and give a little pep talk on the American.
Number Five:—He should endeavor at all times to sell American Memberships while at the Shows, and attending Club Meetings, and should try and make all of the Clubs in his State as near as possible one hundred percent ARBA Members.
Number Six:—He should see that all members and breeders and Clubs of the State are using as many Facilities of the American as possible, and he should continually call to their attention that our Home Office Is for their use.
Number Seven:—Registration should be an important part of the operations of a good State Representative. If he is not a registrar, he should work with his registrars and judges, and see that they keep pushing the registration forward as much as possible. Also, to see that all shows comply with our latest Show Rules, that a registrar must be on duty at each show with blanks on hand.
COMMITTEE AT WASHINGTON By Millard Hess, Chairman
In an effort to answer inquiries regarding the census of rabbits, contacts have been made with officials of the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rabbits were not included in the 1959 census and the latest information indicates that they may not be included in 1964 even though some persons in Agriculture earlier thought they might. The Bee industry was not included in the 1959 census and it is not likely that they or rabbits will be included in the future.
Your Committee is of the opinion that if the rabbit industry wants to know what the rabbit population is, it is up to the local and State Associations to make estimates for their area and report to Commercial Department, as we understand is being done in California.
The Agricultural appropriations bill has not yet been reported out of the
House of Representatives. It is understood that the amount in the bill for rabbit research is about the same as last year.
The demand for laboratory stock in Washington area is exceeding the present production.
RAY GENTRY
RAY GENTRY appointed to the ARBA Board of Directors for the unexpired Term of Edw. H. Stahl, who was ap-pointed Vice-President
PRESIDENT DICK F. PARKER 4901 South Fifth Ave. Birmingham 6, Ala.
OFFICERS FOR 1960
VICE PRESIDENT EDWARD H. STAHL 4601 East 95th St. Kansas City 34, Mo.
ARBA
OFFICERS
DIRECTORS
SECRETARY JAMES BLYTH 4323 Murray Avenue Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
FRED R. APPLEGATE 1707 E. Carpenter St. Springfield, Ill.
OREN R. REYNOLDS 3438 MacArthur Road Decatur, Ill.
TREASURER DR. MAX R. ANDREWS 1117½ So. Clinton Ft. Wayne 2, Ind.
TOMMY ANDREW 74 Terrace Drive Shavertown, Pa.
VERN ASHTON 1626 Oakland Parkway Lima, Ohio
RAY GENTRY Box 6504, Leavell Woods Jackson. Miss.
BENNY F. HILL 1603 N. Roberts Amarillo, Texas
ELLIS W. MURRAY 1714 West 106th St. Los Angeles 47, Calif.
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
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
The officers of your association are elected by the membership because of the fact the members have confidence in their ability as leaders. Very seldom has this confidence been lost, due to the efforts put forth by the officers. All the A.R.B.A. Officers are confident of themselves. They are working daily to improve their work in order it may benefit all of the members. Without self-confidence on the part of the Officers, there would be little done that would be of benefit to the membership. The Officers are not working for their own good, but for the good they can do for others.
When our members have self-confidence in themselves, and what they are trying to accomplish, they will then learn how easy it is to go forward. Having self confidence will give you a better understanding of your fellow Rabbit Breeder. When you have confidence in the people you are dealing with, in your daily life, you will soon learn that your thoughts, about your fellow Breeder will change. You will be grateful of the fact that you can say a good word about the other Breeders and the stock they are raising, and will be at all times ready to give him a hand.
Self Confidence — is the passport to a better way of life, a better understanding of yourself. Self Confidence is within reach of you and every other Rabbit Breeder, but it can never become a part of you if you just sit around envying the other Rabbit Breeder that has it. Developing self confidence is strickly a do it yourself job, and can be gained by all if we only think.
Condition your mind, remind yourself every hour of the day that you have all the resources it takes to give you this confidence. Since these qualities grow in you only through constant use, the best remedy is to put yourself in places that will bring out
the man you want to be and are capable of being. Make it a practice to think in a positive manner, forget your failures of the past, and think of the future. Every minute you think of the things that have past is just that much energy and time taken from what you would be in the future. Never lose sight of the fact that you are advertising yourself, and what the outcome will be depends upon you and you alone.
Remember at all times that strong thoughts sometimes express themselves in strong actions. Think of the things you must do, and your actions will follow your thoughts, which will bring you success.
When we are unable to think of something that you would like to do for the future, it is because we do not know what we want to do. Make up your mind about what you want out of life, what you want to think of your fellow man. Think on this subject until you have it clearly in your mind, it will work out for you.
Expect big things of yourself, clear out of your mind every doubt that you can’t accomplish them. Don’t sit down and wish that they would happen, make them happen. You will find ideas of all kinds coming forth to help you succeed in your rightful thinking.
Picture yourself as one of the Greatest Rabbit Breeders in your vicinity. If you hold this thought steadfast in your mind, who knows one day — maybe not tomorrow, but one day soon — you too will be just what you wanted to be — one of the Greatest Rabbit Breeders in the Country.
Have Confidence in yourself, by having confidence in others.
President
American Rabbit Breeders Association
IT'S LATER THAN YOU THINK
Have you sent in your ad for the 1960 ARBA Convention and Show catalog? Time is fast running out—less than two months until the deadline of July 15. If you are looking for National coverage at a small cost then this is your opportunity.
Since October 1958 at Springfield when Texas was given the 1960 Convention, much has been done toward producing a catalog that will be an asset to the American Rabbit Breeders Association on its 50th anniversary.
Many personal solicitations were made at the 1958 convention in Spring-field and the 1959 convention in Syracuse. Clubs and Livestock Shows in Texas have been visited regularly since last October, but our main source of contact has been through hundreds of letters to Local Clubs, State and National Specialty Clubs, State Associations and State and County Fairs as well as all licensed Judges and Registrars. We have written feed and equipment manufacturers trophy and novelty
dealers and many other concerns allied with the rabbit industry. Despite all of this we still have not reached many of the thousands who will receive this ARBA Bulletin. To these we extend a special invitation to be among the hundreds who will receive a Golden Anniversary Souvenir Catalog, with permanent type cover of simulated leather, by sending us an ad. Prices are: full page $40.00; ½ page $22.50; ¼ page $12.50; ⅛ page $7.50 and judge and registrar listing is $5.00. The address is Texas Rabbit Breeders Association Inc., W. D. Parsons, Advertising and Catalog Chairman, 4000 Beverly Drive, Waco, Texas.
We urge the National Specialty Clubs and others wishing booth space, as well as ads, to send in their contracts at once. Judges and Registrars should realize it is a real honor to have a listing in the 50th Anniversary Catalog.
Be looking for you in Fort Worth, October 10-13, 1960.
W. D. PARSONS Advertising Chairman
HEADQUARTERS HOTEL FORT WORTH, TEXAS
“New 1960-1965 Standards of Perfection book will be ready for distribution July 1st. Cloth cover $3.00, paper cover $2.00 order yours now.”
IN MEMORIAL
Of Our Members Who Have Passed Away
W. L. Styles, Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 19, 1960; Fred Hutchison, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1960; E. H. Pierce, Scott, Ohio. Date not given; W. B. Garland, Canton, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1960.
Loring J. Taylor, Bradenton. Fla.; Mrs. Hanna K. Behrens, Neb. Feb. 15th.; Dorothea, Willey, Michigan, April 19, 1960.
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE FIVE
Education in the fundamentals of Successful Rabbit Raising is one of our foremost things today. Were we confronted with a great demand for com-merical rabbits, we are in no position to supply this demand. This has been proven many times when there has been a spurt in the demand. We do not in many cases follow the many leads that would sell more rabbits for us by answering our correspondence promptly. Reading all magazines and literature that comes into our hands would help greatly. I sure would like to read more articles on successful rabbit raising but my time is limited. However much time is spent reading. None of us knows it all and we can benefit by reading as long as life lasts. This bulletin is for your use and it is published by the association to help all of us. There are many things in these pages that will help to keep you informed and help to keep you up-to-date on what is going on in the rabbit business and the activities of the A.R.B.A. We urge you to read every word of this bulletin and hope that it will better fit you to produce and sell more and better rabbits.
Recently I went into a tavern with a friend. We wanted to talk over a little refreshment. However, the television set was blaring and one could not hear the other talk. I looked along the bar and could see no one who was watching the television. Mentioning to the bar keep why the set was on and no one listening to it, he said watch what happens when he shuts if off, which he did. At once there was a wild cry — why was the television shut off? Many said they were watching it. I had observed all these and knew that none was watching the picture. Many of our members want this bulletin to continue, at least they have expressed themselves in this manner. Yet, how many are like those at the tavern — not reading and getting the most out of something that is published for their benefit.
Some ask us has the combination of husband wife membership been discontinued. Yet on our membership application blanks in every bulletin so far
NOTICE
NOTICE Candidates For Election Must File Petition As provided for in the A.R.B.A. Constitution. Article VI Section 3, which stated
Any member in good standing of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, wishing to become a candidate for any office of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, shall write the Secretary for a nominating petition, which the
published this combination has been advertised, as well as in the trade magazines. Our dues have been $4.00 per year and the combination husband and wife membership has been $6.00. Yet some married couples send us $4.00 each They know this law is effective still they want to pay the straight membership fee. We know that some of these people want to help the association by so doing. But the other who want to know the correct membership fee should read this bulletin and keep posted. Some of our judges and degistrars do not know the husband and wife combination membership fee has been in force since January 1, 1951. The question is why these things are not known. There can only be one answer, these folks do not read. They are like the people at the bar who wanted the television picture on yet were not watching it. Our members want the bulletin yet some of them do not read it.
Many people fail in the business of raising rabbits because they do not seek knowledge. It is not the fault of rabbits or the business but rather our own lack of education on the proper methods of raising, processing and selling rabbits. The publishing of this bulletin is a great deal of extra work for the committee who handles this as well as this office which plays a major part of seeing that the bulletin get to you. We hope you will read it from cover to cover. Comment on its contents. Let us know the type of articles you would like best. Support the bulletin with advertising when you have something to sell. Because it reaches all of our members, and more than 4000 are sent to prospects who answer our advertisements. And when you get your copy, read it all. The part you do not read may save you money and make you a more successful rabbit raiser.
Secretary
A.R.B.A. MEMBERSHIP BY STATES
State 1958 1959
Alaska 7 12
Alabama 51 50
Arizona 32 36
Arkansas 56 48
California 279 315
Canada 141
Colorado 95 93
Connecticut 68 87
Delaware 5 12
Washington, D.C. 7 5
Florida 117 112
Georgia 57 86
Hawaii 6
Idaho 17 23
Illinois 410 396
Indiana 280 253
Iowa 174 161
Kansas 108 103
Kentucky 64 67
Louisiana 34 44
Maine 33 38
Maryland 59 54
Massachusetts 125 120
Michigan 243 220
Minnesota 81 87
Mississippi 28 13
Missouri 205 149
Montana 56 51
Nebraska 55 32
Nevada 2 4
New Hampshire 24 24
New Jersey 86 84
New Mexico 30 34
New York 287 261
North Carolina 71 70
North Dakota 5 7
Ohio 446 474
Oklahoma 87 100
Oregon 74 70
Pennsylvania 324 289
Rhode Island 19 14
South Carolina 28 26
South Dakota 22 17
Tennessee 80 73
Texas 332 326
Utah 42 25
Vermont 26 33
Virginia 74 69
Washington 79 84
West Virginia 47 45
Wisconsin 132 127
Wyoming 6 8
Foreign 121 33
Not Classified 236
TOTALS 5190 5347
TOTAL MEMBERS 1958 5190
YEARS INCREASE 157
ABOVE TABULATION COMPILED BY OSCAR F. SCHULTZE
CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION
Secretary shall supply. These requests shall reach the Secretary not later than June 1st of each year. The nominating petition shall carry the member’s name and office he decides to be a candidate for and shall carry the signature of 25 members of the American Rabbit Breeders Association in good standing. When the petition is filed before the 1st of June with the Secretary, the Secretary shall then place the member’s
name who appears on the petition on the election ballot. These election ballots shall be mailed out and returned to the Election Committee. After the final count is in, the Election Committee shall advise the Secretary as to their findings, and the highest for each office shall be declared duly elected.
To be Elected for the 1961 Term are.
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and 5 Directors
PAGE SIX
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
Cowtown, U.S.A.
“Shake Brother”, when you swing out of your saddle and drop your reins in old Cowtown you’ll always find a welcome as friendly as the man whose name is inscribed on the city’s magnificent cultural center—Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum and Auditorium. This is Fort Worth’s town hall deluxe, where all the citizens and guests from out of town meet on common ground to attend circuses, industrial shows, opera ballet, pageants, concerts, roadshow, basketball games, golden gloves, rodeos and this stupendous 1960 convention of the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
“Where the west begins” high heeled boots, the smell of saddle leather . . . spurs that jingle, “Howdy, shake brother . . . mighty proud to see you” . . . That’s the friendly spirit of Fort Worth, not only at show time but all the time—on the streets, in the homes, in the restaurants, and in the lobbies of such hotels as The Texas, The Hilton, The Westbrook, The Worth and Western Hills. This western spirit of friendliness never wears out, for yearly we host an average of 70,000 delegates to 450 conventions. We have hospitality plus. Ask the visitor who has been here. The smell of choice prime beef barbecuing over live coals of hickory, mesquite or charcoal is an aromatic aroma capable of producing the most nostalgic delight your smeller has ever had the privilege of indulging. Things like this is what makes Fort Worth tick. Because it stands at the Gateway to the West it always has felt an affinity to nature. We boast a total of sixty-four parks covering an area of nearly 5,000 acres, most of them as virgin and natural as when they were fashioned by nature’s hand. Trinity, Forest and Rock Springs Parks, inter-linking with the heart of the city, provide a lovely woodland wonder cut through by the waters of the Trinity River. Miles of scenic drives ... a Botanic Garden famed from coast- to-coast, aquarium, and zoo teamed up with Lake Worth, Eagle Mountain, Grapevine, Arlington and Benbrook lakes all go to help the cattle, grain, and oil make the rich corpuscles that are the bloodstream of Fort Worth nicknamed “Cowtown U. S. A.”
When you approach Cowtown, day or night about the first thing that you see is the skyline not too different from that of any other city of over four hundred thousand. The thing that stands out most on the skyline is the giant clock atop the Continental National Bank. It will keep you on time almost anywhere in town. But the thing that will always help you find your way back to the show barns is the tower
Your Host 1960
that is the memorial to that great humorist Will Rogers. It stands between the auditorium and the coliseum and towers high enough that it can be seen from most of the highways coming into town and from all the freeways. So if you go someplace and then want to get back to the barns—just look for the tower. On these same grounds for the folks stands the art center and the children’s museum—so if you get tired of the show and want to get away for awhile go to the art center or take the kids to the museum. The parks and the zoo are within easy walking distance and are very restful.
Our theme at this convention will be friendliness, hospitality, and the very best in entertainment. We have been offered some of the top TV stars and would have them at the banquet but the price is so high that if we did, the charge per plate would be outrageous. It is our hope to give you the very best that we can get hold of and in keeping with our policy as easy on the pocket-book also.
It is our plan to have benches in front of each of the judging tables where the sweaters can sweat it out in comfort. Then there will be the lounge area about the lunch counter where the hospitality will reign supreme here
and at the hotel and anywhere else you happen to be. I know that it is a long way to Texas and that there are a lot of folks who will feel that it is too far but why not get behind Mr. Applegate’s train and come on down. If you have never ridden on a convention special then you haven’t lived. I have arrangements that if the train crowd is large enough we will have a bus to take care of the transportation locally. Also if there is enough to make an impression, then there will be TV and Radio coverage, we get excellent cooperation from our local stations.
Yes Sir, podner, if you want ‘outstretched hands’ and ‘welcome smiles’ then get on down to Cowtown next fall and know what it is to feel the warm hospitality of Cowtown. We will greet you with, “Shake Brother, mighty proud to know you.” So saddle up and ride on down to the Lone Star State and see old Cowtown. Light and sit a spell . . . Bueno, Basta por hoy, hasta la vista, hasta el octubre, amigos.
R. B. HOPKINS
General Manager
INDIANAPOLIS RABBIT
FANCIERS
100% ARBA
Meetings once a month New members welcome Kelly F. Collins, Sec.
5229 E. 42nd St.. Indpls., Ind.
Lester C. Wells, Pres.
Box 13, Oaklandon, Indiana
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 51 1, 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.
37th ANNUAL A.R.B.A.
CONVENTION & SHOW

APRIL-JUNE, 1960
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE SEVEN
ARBA YOUTH DEPARTMENT
There are numerous ways that the Youth in your area may benefit by being a member of the ARBA Youth Rabbit Club. We are doing everything possible, within our budget, to create and maintain interest and participation.
Remember please, The Youth Rabbit Club was formed in order to separate the Youth breeders from the adults, thus giving the Youth greater opportunity for achievement, recognition, and advancement. By this method rabbit breeding and showing has become more interesting and worthwhile for a greater number of Youth rabbit breeders.
The ARBA Youth Rabbit Club provides, among other activities:
1. Membership for all Youth from ages 9 thru and including age 18. Membership is $1.50 per year, and members receive many benefits.
2. Show sanctions are available for all Youth shows. This provides for 6 special ARBA ribbons and Junior grandchampion legs.
3. The Youth club will assist in forming of local Youth clubs and these clubs may receive affiliation certificates.
4. All sanctioned shows are also sweepstake shows, with members accumulating points. Ten trophies are a-warded each year to the Youths with the highest number of points.
5. The Queen contest is becoming a big event. East state electing a state queen may send this girl to the National Convention to participate in the ARBA Rabbit Queen contest. This is probably the highest honor any Youth club member can attain.
I would like to mention that the National Satin show made provision for Junior Division this year, and it was a grand show in itself. It is my opinion that all National Breed shows or any show of any kind should include a Junior show in conjunction with the adult show. Also that all junior shows should be sanctioned. The special ribbons and legs are worth much more than the $1.50 to the Youth members.
Mr. J. B. Marshall, 2490 Gladys, Beaumont, Texas will be the Breed Chairman for the Youth Division at Ft. Worth. We urge you to send him special or trophies to help make this a big show.
Send all memberships and inquiries to the Youth club Secy., Mrs. Gerry McCaskell, Rt. 1, Box 66, Broken Arrow, Okla.
On states and memberships:
Tefas has 78 paid members; Ohio, 38; Oklahoma, 32; New York, 31; Florida, 20.
Election of Officers for 1960
President, Tom Lear, Ohio; Vice President, Mike Bobo, Texas. The six directors are: Jesse McMillan, Oklahoma; Rick Maruschek, Ohio; Jane Booth, Michigan; Linda Lively, Texas; William Largen, Alaska; Lloyd Gardener, Kentucky.
We have three new Youth affiliated clubs since the first of 1960 which brings the number of Youth affiliated clubs to 13.
By BENNY F. HILL. Chairman
The new ones are: Junior Rabbit Breeders Ass’n., Elyra, Ohio; Torrance Area Pre-Junior Rabbit Club, Torrance, California; Papoose Bunny Raisers, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
RICK MARUSCHAK Director
Youth Rabbit Club
A.R.B.A. YOUTH CLUB NEWS
By RICK MARUSCHAK Youth Club Director
“1960” will undoubtedly bring many new members into the A.R.B.A. Youth Club. Also there will be more enthusiasm than ever before, the reason for this being the NATIONAL YOUTH SWEEPSTAKES. As many of you already know, trophies are to be awarded for those A.R.B.A. Youth Club members accumulating the most display points at A.R.B.A. Youth Club sanctioned shows during “1960”.
I know that here in Lake County there have been very few Youth Club sanctioned shows, so I as an A.R.B.A. Youth Club member and Director advise the following steps which I myself am following:
1. Let’s work on new members, the more we get the more competition we will have at Youth Club sanctioned shows. Plus this will enable more local Youth Clubs to be formed, which require at leastsev-en A.R.B.A. Youth Club members.
2. Each member should work and encourage local, state, and Specialty Clubs to make provisions for A.R.B.A. Youth Club members to show their rabbits. Also let’s not forget those County Fairs which are equally important. Let’s get every show YOUTH SANCTIONED that’s possible.
3. Be sure all judging is done by A.R.B.A. Judges only.
If these steps are carried out by each member, I am sure there will be many more Youth Club sanctioned shows, plus the A.R.B.A. Youth Club members that make them possible.
I’d like to make a brief comment about the “NATIONAL YOUTH SWEEPSTAKES”. As far as I can see there is going to be a big race between two states in particular, those being OHIO and TEXAS. True Texas does out-number Ohio by having more Youth Club members BUT Ohio isn’t going to take any back seat in Sweep-stakes race.
I am sure if you have any questions or problems, contact your President, Tom Lear or any one of the Board of Directors, they are always more than willing to help at all times.
NOW we are all going to put out that extra effort and give the A.R.B.A. Youth Club a push like it never had before. LET’S DO IT NOW, KIDS, IN “1960”. After all we are the future rabbit breeders of TOMORROW.
Best of luck in promoting the rabbit INDUSTRY (ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUTH) and let’s show those rabbits!
RUSSELL MARTIN
Member PaPoose Bunny Raisers A.R.B.A. Youth Club. With Trophies won in Youth Division All Satin Show April 1960, Broken Bow, Okla.
PAGE EIGHT
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
How To Judge The Commercial Classes
By Judge Ted Wengert
Submilled By The A.R.B.A. Commercial Department. Tommy Andrew. Secretary
Judge Ted Wengert, of Rockford, Illinois who judged the commercial classes at the Springfield Convention in 1958, demonstrated and lectured on the proper manner to judge the commercial rabbit at the recent Judge’s Conference held at the Syracuse Convention in 1959. We herewith present his remarks delivered at this session.
As the various rabbits were brought before the conference for remarks in vaious fancy carrying cases of all descriptions it was brought to the attention of those in attendance by Judge Wengert that everyone would readily recognize the MEAT RABBITS in that they were brought up in the more commonly seen wire bound crate.
Judge Wengert quotes, “It is an honor for me to present the meat class judging. Having judged these classes last year I feel I am qualified to talk on this technique. Some people may ask how I have learned this without producing on a commercial scale. Well, I have watched many of my friends and processors slaughtering rabbits. I have learned by practicing with the butcher.
I have kept records. Records on live weight in comparison to dress out. I have been correct in 87% of my judging of live weight in comparison to dress out percentage.
One difficult spot for most judges — and I have hit this trouble 54% of the time — is the trouble of spotting spotted liver or yellow fat. You can determine yellow fat by blowing over the shoulders of the rabbit. One can, by working on it, determine this condition each time it occurs.
Let’s take 3 little rabbits as an example, first, going over them with your hands. Determine whether their stomachs are loaded with feed and water. Now, this is the way I do it. I take each one on a 30% basis. I first check and feel the stomach after going over the rabbit generally. It doesn’t do any good to run your hand over that hip. You must feel the thickness of the meat, how it follows down, to the bone, over the hip and to the little tail bones. You want to get the thickness of that meat. Be careful, you can make it seem thick the way you spread it. You’ve got to follow up to the back, to the loin. Your two fingers will tell you what you have on the back. Check the meat on the bottom part of the leg. Check whether its just a cord you hang them up with or whether it has meat over the bone.
Follow through with your fingers and not your eyes. Check the loin and get down — see the depth of the meat, then how far up to the ribs. Feel the thickness of the loin. Check whether it has good distribution of fat or not. Get the width of the ribs. How far down does the meat go. How much meat is on the lower ribs, legs and neck. Your thumb will tell you whether it has a long neck, — shallow or meat on it.
You go over the rabbit completely. Write down the points. Say we give this one 27 points. Now, the next one we might not able to argue about. It be a longer rabbit, therefore it weighs more. Of course you have weighed all the rabbits the first thing. My thumb tells me on this one that he has two big bones that stick up uncovered with meat. I know just what he will look like when dressed out. He is much deeper in rib spread. I rate him a 26.
The third one — is off from all in weight, but thickness of meat is there. You got to have that meat from loin back. There is where they carry the meat, to the legs. You got to have width with depth. You must have room for the heart and lungs. I rate him 28.
Now, we add together and get the total. We take all the pens right through. Suppose we get a tie or even four of the pens tied. Each with the same total. I use UNIFORMITY to break the tie. My list tells me uniformity in weight. Now, uniformity doesn’t only mean weight, but uniformity in meat quality, all the way through. We have ten points left — these to be used when I find myself in a tie. So, I judge condition of fur and uniformity. I give the first about 8 points because one is not in good fur. All the next would be 28 yet, because it did not have uniformity — the first pen would win.
I’d like to stress — after they are judged. I’m interested in the carcass dressed. I like to see them dressed properly. Each should be dressed alike. Don’t leave an ounce on one and not on the other.
The dressed carcass must have a nice white meat and not an overabundance of fat. The housewife doesn’t want fat. It must have a good distribution of fat — two little strips over the shoulder.
The kidneys should be so you can see a nice healthy color. The same with the lungs. Not mottled or spotted. They won’t hurt in eating, but to the housewife they’re out. They don’t look nice. They should be set way down.
Judges, we must make more stress on meat pens. We should all judge them the same. We must have a standard. Are we doing it right?
Blow under the fur. A yellow cast to the skin they will have yellow fat. They’re just as good eating, but it’s the housewife you must think of and it sells when its white fat.”
This demonstration was considered the finest ever given on the proper manner of judging the commercial classes and the secretary of the American commercial Rabbit Department, Judge Tommy Andrew, of Pennsylvania, summed the talk up with the necessity of the importance of looking for a better fur. However, this is material for another article in the near future.
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PAGE NINE
AMERICAN RABBIT FRYER PRODUCTION CONTEST YESTERDAY. TODAY AND TOMORROW
By COLEMAN GLICK
THE AMERICAN COMMERCIAL RABBIT DEPT. HAS PROGRESSED
YESTERDAY
Or to be exact in 1954 at a regular club meeting of the Golden West Rabbit Breeders, after reviewing a picture of a production contest in poultry one of the members suggested we have a similar contest for rabbit production and after some discussion, the decision was to invite some other clubs to participate, and proceed.
Result—the idea for the rabbit of tomorrow, all was well. But the equipment to house the rabbits, for that we need a miracle. So an angel appeared, the Glick Mfg. Co. furnished a building, hutches, water system, nest boxes and feeders all complete as a loan, and erected it on the grounds of Knotts Berry Farm in Buenna Park, California, to be auctioned off to the public as a used rabbitry after the contest, and so it was.
The contest was a success. The rabbit of tomorrow was to be a permanent institution and it well may have been, had not the gent with the cloven hoof and horns created a clique in the group and thus the rabbit of tomorrow was doomed to die.
The idea lived on—and when the council of California A.R.B.A. Clubs was born the idea of a Fryer Production
Contest was revived. The idea yes, but the name, Rabbit of Tomorrow had too many bad memories and was not to be used, so it is to be the American Rabbit Fryer Production Contest.
Again the angel appeared to furnish the housing and equipment, to be paid for when the contest, through its own action gets the necessary funds. The location was obtained from the U. S. Government Department of Agriculture on the premises of the U.S. Rabbit Experiment Station in Fontana, California.
TODAY
We have a fully modern all steel Glick rabbitry already paid for, and this contest is the biggest and most successful of all the contests held. TOMORROW
We hope to have this idea spread to other states that will hold similar contests and the Council of California A.R.B.A. Clubs will be glad to help in anyway possible. Can you imagine Fryer Production Contests held at many places and maybe a national contest to decide the champion of chapters, Florida, Texas, Iowa and many more. It will build the commercial rabbit industries to greater proportions, maybe as much as the Modern Equipment did.
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The American Commercial Rabbit Dept, was one year old at the A.R.B.A. Convention at Syracuse, New York, where a full report was given by Secretary Tommy Andrew, of the progress of the department in its first year.
The American Commercial Rabbit Dept, is like any other organization; its progress and success is no better than its members make it. The special committees that have been set up within the department have done a very fine job in helping the progress of this department.
Tommy Andrew has worked very hard, many long hours in compiling all of this information together. He is also doing an outstanding job of getting information out to the members of the A.C.R.D.
There are many projects that the Executive Board and the committees are working on. As these projects are ready they will be presented to the members. Some of these projects are Nutrition, Rabbit Husbandry, Packaging, advertising supplies, etc.
If you have any questions or suggestions please send them in to the Secretary Tommy Andrew, 74 Terrace Drive, Shavertown, Penna.
I wish to thank each and every member for the support which made this department a success.
With the help of each member, there should not be any questions of the American Commercial Rabbit Department’s continued progress and success.
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PAGE TEN
The Kansas One-Day School for Rabbit Breeders was held at Umberger Hall, Kansas State University, Man-hatten, Kansas, April 2n.
DEAN A. D. WEBBER
Dean A. D. Webber, KSU School of Agriculture welcomed the group. He Commented on the fact that the College was established in 1863, and was the first Land Grant College. Also Kansas has the oldest extension department.
PROF. WALTER H. SMITH
Professor Walter H. Smith, Department of Animal Husbandry gave a very informative talk on genetics. He discussed inhertitance and animal breeding plans.
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A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
DR. ROBERT B. CASADY
Dr. Robert B. Casady, Sup’t USDA Experimental Station, Fontana, Calif, was the featured speaker and discussed the work at the Station. They have worked on diseases and parasites, also done research and experimentation on water and feeding problems. Water experiments have been conducted in relation to enteritis problems, giving different quantities of water, etc. He remarked that the Japanese gave rabbits no water at all, they get it from fresh fruits and vegetables. Many commercial breeders demand 150# of fryers from a doe. Some breed every 30 days, but the station favors a 6 week breeding period as giving them best results.
Also they advocate that a man and wife can care for 600 does on a 40 hour week, however, they must make use of all the labor-saving devises possible.
CLARINDA RABBIT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
Meetings 3rd Tuesday each month James J. Walter, Sec'y Wayne D. Fuller, N.Z. Reds Waterworks, Clarinda, Iowa Karl Murren, Checkered Giants 616 S. 12th St., Clarinda, Iowa Robert Wallace, Checkered Giants, State School, Glenwood, Iowa James J. Walter, Ch. Giants &
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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,
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APRIL-JUNE, 1960
PROF. M. J. TWIEHAUS
Professor M. J. Twiehaus, Head of Dept, of Pathology showed slides on mucoid entertis and eye infections and explained each.
PROF. B. A. KOCK
Professor B. A. Kock, Dept, of Animal Husbandry discussed feed and nutrition and explained a fine chart on nutrients and different grain-feeds.
An interesting tour of Dykstra Veterinary Hospital School of Veterinary Medicine completed the School.
Fred Lindenmeyer, Salina was master of ceremonies and Mrs. Loren Hargadine was on the committee for planning the school.
The Second Quarterly meeting of the Kansas State Rabbit Breeders Association was held after the school.
The attendance was held down due to the very inclement weather, but it was a very educational day, and certainly those who did not attend, missed some very fine talks.
EMPIRE DUTCH RABBIT CLUB
You Can’t Beat The Dutch Rabbit D. L. Cruts, Sec’y
2310 Howebert, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Notice
MIDWEST RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N.
We Have A Market For Our Members
OUR MEETINGS OUR FALL SHOW
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3601 East 63rd St. Place of Show
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Kansas City 11, Mo.
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY RABBIT SCHOOL
Reported by Mrs. S. N. Gates
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
PAGE ELEVEN
Observations On Some Common Ailments Of Our Domestic Rabbit
CHARLES A. SLANETZ. Ph. D.
College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University. N. Y.
Our observations on some common ailments of the domestic rabbit during the past thirty years reveal unexpected changes in that period and call for an evaluation in the light of our present state of scientific knowledge. Rather than go into detailed technical descriptions of these ailments, we plan to briefly give the basic information and then consider phases relative to the condition and what they signify in a practical way.
Cocciliosis, enteritis, respiratory infections, ear mange, sore hocks, abscesses and myxomatosis are to be discussed in this report.
Coccidiosis: Coccidiosis is one of the most serious ailments of both domestic and wild rabbits and it is responsible for losses in young animals. The organisms of coccidiosis are called coccidia, belong to the protozoan group, and are found in about all normal rabbits. In adult animals clinical signs may not be evident, but many rabbits are healthy carriers of the organism and thus transmit the infestation to their young through droppings. Usually very old animals stop excreting coccidial oocysts or do so intermittently. These Does should be considered for production of coccidiosis-free stock. Diagnosis of the ailment is made by microscopic examination of intestinal material, or liver nodule, bile, or intestinal mucosa for the liver form. There is at present no effective treatment. Work is in progress to produce a stock of coccidiosis free rabbits. It is well to note that during the past ten years there has been
a steady increase in liver coccidiosis. A Western rabbit meat packer reports a five fold increase in liver coccidiosis within the 1955-1960 period.
What explanation can be given for the change in clinical coccidial infestation? It appears that the use of sulfa derivatives, anti-biotics or other additives in rabbit feeds has failed to control or reduce the incidence of coccidiosis. In some instances the use of additives in low protein quality feeds was considered a corrective measure or a substitute for high quality rations. Raising young stock on wire mesh floors fails to prevent coccidial infestation. Smetana’s classical study of rabbit coccidiosis shows among other things that ingestion of large numbers of coccidial oocysts results in a fatal outcome in young animals. Hence good hygiene and proper husbandry practices should prove helpful to control coccidiosis on young rabbits. The clinical picture of coccidiosis ranges from a mild catarrhal condition to a severe enteritis. In our expreience good nutrition helps to reduce mortality and morbidity.
Enteritis: Mucoid enteritis is the term applied to intestinal disturbances characterized by mild or profuse diarrhea
with mucus precent in the excreta. Some claims have been advanced that the condition is associated with coccidiosis. Whether the causative agent is bacterial or viral in nature has not been established to date. Some preliminary findings by Herrlein, et al, indicate that coccidia may be responsible for the condition. More work has to be done on the problem and bacterial iolsates compared in cases of plain enteritis and mucoid enteritis. Diarrhea may be a symptom of certain infectious diseases, parasitic infestations, excessive feeding of green foods or sudden changes in weather. Microbiological studies of the intestinal tract and excreta are now in progress at Columbia University with the hope of determining the causative agent or agents.
Respiratory Infections: Snuffles, the term generally used for contagious nasal catarrh is characterized by inflammatory disturbances of the nucous membrane of the nasal passages, trachea, lungs, and sinuses of the head. Chronic respiratory infection in rabbits is accompanied by a serious mucoid or thick white mucopurulent nasal discharge. Some individuals develop a pneumonia and die within a few days.
In our laboratories we have noted a decrease in incidence and severity of respiratory disease during the past 15 to 20 years compared to the 1930-1940 period. Fortunately we now appear to have a means of treating some respiratory infections effectively. In three controlled series of 50 and 100 rabbits
we found tetracycline helped to speed recovery and virtually eliminated losses. The course of the ailment was much milder and shorter. There is also evidence that improved nutrition has a favorable effect on the prevention of chronic respiratory disease.
Ear Mange: Ear mange, usually referred to as ear canker, is generally produced by an ear mite. Over the past 10 years we have observed a steady increase in its occurrence among rabbits obtained in the New York area.
If the condition appears in a colony prompt treatment of affected stock and prophylaxis of the rest is desirable. We have found three consecutive weekly application of a phenol oil mixture effective. The emulsion consists of equal parts of vegetable oil and 5 per cent aqueous phenol, and is shaken vigorously just before use.
SORE HOCKS: Sore hocks often develop in rabbits kept on wire floors or under unsanitary conditions. The hocks become inflamed, swollen and cracked. If allowed to go untreated ulcers and abscesses develop. Suggested treatment is washing the affected areas with warm soapy water, daily applications of one per cent carbolated vaseline, and proper housing.
Abscesses: Abscesses often develop following a break in the skin after fighting. Occasionally some appear during chronic respiratory disturbances.
Myxomatosis: Myxomatosis is a virus disease which was first reported in Lower California but so far has not been seen in the East. Symptoms consist of inflamed running eyes, mucous nasal discharge and swelling of head and ears. Later pox like eruptions of the skin occur. Animals showing symptoms should be destroyed promptly. NOTE: Above is outline of paper presented at ARBA 1959 Syracuse Convention.
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A. R. B. A. OFFICIAL BULLETIN
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
A REPORT OF THE ADVERTISING AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE COMMITTEES
By EDW. H. STAHL. GENERAL CHAIRMAN
NEW MEMBERS
Our national advertising program continues to create new members as does the membership drive. On the right is shown the results of the first I960 quarter year as compared with the results in the same period of 1959.
The membership drive is off to a very good start especially among the individuals competing. The standings to April 21, 1960 follows:
Membership Drive Contest From Jan. 1, to April 21, 1960
INDIVIDUALS
Glick Mfg., Co. California .35
Edward H. Stahl, Missouri 24
Melvin Behrens, New York .........14
Claude Bennett, Indiana 9
Tommy Andrews, Pennsylvania 8
Marvin F. Carley, Vermont 6
C. P. Cruts, Colorado 5
F. E. Miller, Indiana 5
Paul Hoffman, Wisconsin . 3
R. C. Schwab, New Mexico . 3
Associations
Badger Rabbit Breeders, Wis 3
Augusta Rabbit Club, Ga 2
Clarinda R.A.B. Iowa . 2
Goshen Rabbit Club, Ind. 2
Lake Shore R.B.A. Ill., 2
South Florida R.B.A., Fla ........ 2
TOP TEN
We list the top ten of the Membership Drive. Lets see who the 4 Added Starters will be on the next publication of this bulletin
AN OPEN LETTER
Now may I present a very interesting letter so ably presented by Mrs. Kay Hina-man. The type was sent many months ago, early in 1957 in fact, but for one reason or another there did not seem to be room for it. Now tills bulletin is finding its way into the hands of 4,000 people who are not as yet members, we want them to read this letter and then continue to read “Here’s Your Guide To Successful Rabbit Raising”, on the next page. Fill in the membership application and become one of us.
"New 1960-1965 Standards of Perfection book will be ready for distribution July 1st. Cloth cover $3.00, paper cover $2.00 order yours now.”
WE ARE BOOSTERS FOR - ARBA
The New Zealand Rabbits and Our Local Clubs
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NEW MEMBERS January 1 to March 31, 1960
January Membership February Drive March TOTAL January Advertising Plan February March TOTAL
40 48 57 147 70 74 79 223
38 41 61 Same Period 1959 140 96 63 76 235
AN OPEN LETTER "TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN"
It Answers the Question
"What Does The American Rabbit Breeders Association Do For Me?"
Dear Mr. Stahl
First let me thank you for ARBA Booklet and your letters of January 21st and February 8th. We have gotten as much enjoyment from reading the articles in this last issue as we did the first one we received.
Will give you our story of writing for the first ARBA Booklet and you can use what you see fit in the next Bulletin publication.
Back in 1953 we started Raising Rabbits as a hobby. My husband had raised rabbits at home on the farm as a child, so he still had the love for them. We both have always been fishing enthusiasts and subscribed to the Outdoor Life Magazine, where upon seeing the advertisement for the beginner’s booklet, we sent for this literature to help us “Successfully Raise Rabbits by knowing the facts.”
On receiving the Booklet and enjoying every word written, Mr. Hinaman joined the ARBA to get additional information and the ARBA Guide Book, which needless to say is our bible on Rabbit raising along with our copy of the “Standards of Perfection.” Then through “ADS” in these booklets we subscribed to Small Stock Magazine and other Rabbit Publications, where we learned about the Specialty Clubs and Sanctioned Sweepstake Shows being held in our area. We both belong to the American Federation of New Zealand Breeders, the Ohio State New Zealand Breeders Club, the Columbus Rabbit Breeders Assn and the local club. We have met so many fin people at the Rabbit Shows and you can be sure that if an ARBA sanctioned show is being held within driving distance, we are in there showing with the old timers.
By getting this much needed information the Booklet had to offer, we have made our hobby of Rabbit raising into something more than a passing fancy. We are staunch supporters of ARBA Registration, which has proved to us in many ways the advantages of having our breeding stock registered. We have found out by experience that it is not only cheaper in the long run to raise Registered stock but the price received for the registered rabbits at time of sale has given us, not only a good profit but also pride in our sale of stock with a Registration background.
The advertisement we read in Outdoor Life about five years ago, which resulted in our receiving the booklet and joining the ARBA has not only paid off to the advertisers involved but has helped us in our desire to raise rabbits successfully both for Breeding stock and selling domestic rabbit meat.
Since we have joined the Columbus Rabbit Breeders Assn last March, we have come to know some of the most wonderful people we have ever known.
It is a very progressive Club, which is constantly building up the Rabbit Industry every day by its interest and relationship with beginners in this business of Rabbit raising. I believe when we can have and keep the local Clubs in there working at all times to “Develop and enlarge the local markets for Rabbit Meat and Breeding Stock,” we will be making Rabbit raising more “Profitable” to all the members.
I would like to see all local club members regardless of sex belong to the ARBA. So, many times, where the husband belongs to the ARBA the wife doesn’t belong. I have asked several about this, they say that they think one member of the ARBA in the family is enough. WELL . . . not so with me, I’ve gotten so much good from being a member of the ARBA that I feel that I’m a part of the organization in some small way, just as much as my husband and I’m sure he feels that way too.
Here locally, since I last wrote to you about our 4-H problem, I contacted the necessary people of the Ohio State Agricultural Extension Service regarding same. I am happy to report I have the complete cooperation of the folks in charge of the “Junior Fair” and 4-H advisors. They have asked me to give talks to the youngsters interested in having Rabbits as their projects and also to set up a new program for them for the 1958 Marion County Fair. I believe I can stir up quite an interest in these youngsters and help them on the right start to raising rabbits, which I feel we owe to the information and experiences we have had, since first seeing the advertisement in the Outdoor Life Magazine. Once we get the beginner into our ARBA organization, it’s up to us through our local clubs to keep them interested and help with the growth of the Rabbit Industry.
I didn’t mean for this to be so long, but then I guess when you like Rabbits and people you just can’t help getting carried away sometimes.
Again thanks for your letters and if I can be of any further help to you in any way, please feel free to ask me, for I delight in this sort of thing.
Sincerely Yours,
Mrs. Kay Hinaman
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
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APRIL-JUNE, 1960
JUDGES and REGISTRARS
REGISTRATION CONTEST STANDINGS Started November 1, 1959 - Ends October 1, 1960 THE FOLLOWING REGISTRATIONS RECORDER TO
APRIL 5, 1960
Who Desire to Assist You and Serve You Register Your Rabbits — Judge Your Shows
Silas N. Gates, Missouri .46
G. S. Davis, Iowa ..................41
Harold Johnson, Michigan.............39
Eugene Henry, Connecticut 38
N. E. Hamilton, California...........38
John V. Anselmo, Massachusetts......37
George Schiesel, Wisconsin 36
Fidelis Steinhoff, Wisconsin 33
Ray Grables, Michigan 29
Ted Wengert, Illinois ...............27
Joseph Nolan, Georgia ...............26
Claude Bennett, Indiana 25
Ray Gentry, Mississippi 25
T. H. Ayres, Illinois................22
Wm. Gass, California ................21
H. E. Dickson, Illinois.............21
John Hastings, Tennessee ............21
Don Lovejoy, Ohio ...................21
M. L. Love, South Carolina ..........21
George Morehead, New York 19
Dale Englebright, Indiana 19
Lyle Bogart, Illinois 18
D. E. Geddes, Texas 18
Wayne Fuller, Iowa .................17
Clyde N. Taylor, Tennessee .........17
Ivan Miller, Illinois ..............17
Horace Curtis, Virginia ............16
Roger Fitchorn, Illinois ...........16
Charles A. Henry, Massachusetts....16
John McWethy, Indiana .16
H. L. Paden, Missouri 16
Wm. T. Robinson, Illinois 16
H. M. Spence, Texas 16
Melvin Behrens, New York 15
G. R. Barnes, Colorado .15
John Hoblitzell, Florida 15
Hiram Muir, Kentucky 15
John Phillips, California 15
R. T. Kenney, Ohio . .15
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CARLDON GADDIS
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PETER GASPARINI
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RAY J. GRABLES
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LOUIS S. HEIM
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EUGENE HENRY
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V. N. ASHTON 1626 OAKLAND PARKWAY LIMA, OHIO Judge and Registrar
CLAUDE H. BENNETT
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JOHN V. ANSELMO 1696 NORTH MAIN ST., FALL RIVER, MASS. PHONE—OSBORNE 61143 Registrar
G. BURTON BEDISON
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T. H. AYERS
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GEORGE CAMP
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G. R. BARNES
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WALTER R. CAUDELL
BOX 8125
CHARLOTTE 8, N.C. Judge and Registrar
MELVIN E. BEHRENS
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THOMAS COATOAM
213 SOUTH STREET WATTSBURGH, PA. Judge and Registrar
ROBERT H. BELL
845 NORTH DELAWARE AVE. TULSA 10, OKLA. Registrar
JOE CRAWFORD
7307 NO. HOLMES KANSAS CITY 18, MO. Judge & Registrar
APRIL-JUNE, 1960
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PAGE FIFTEEN
REGISTRARS ATTENTION JUDGES & REGISTRARS: Your Listing Here tor $3.50. Closing Date for Next Issue July 15, 1960
J. CYRIL LOWIT
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W. E. MATTHEWS
309 LaGUAYRA, N.E. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Registrar
C. JAY MILLER
ROUTE 2, BOX 1, KALONA, IOWA Registrar
IVAN L. MILLER
BOX 25 MAQUON, ILL. Telephone Tri-53171 Judge & Registrar
E. W. MURRAY
1714 WEST 106TH ST. LOS ANGELES 47, CALIF.
Registrar
DOUG NOBLE
4138 LEE ST. ZACHARY, LA. Registrar
R. A. NOBLE
27 PARK STREET RUTLAND, VERMONT Registrar
W. L. PATTON
69 Godby St.,
LOGAN, W. VA. Judge & Registrar
JOHN PHILLIPS
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RALPH C. HICKEY
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JOHN G. HOBLITZELL
RT. 6, BOX 511 TAMPA 10, FLA. Registrar
HARRY HURLBURT
BAINBRIDGE, N Y. Judge & Registrar
LIRTEN JONES
RT. 2, BOX 595-D LAKE VILLA, ILL. Registrar
JOHN A. ROD
BOX 136
TEMPLETON, MASS. Judge & Registrar
ROBERT W. SCOTT
R.D. NO. 1, BOX 162 RIVERSIDE, N.J. Judge and Registrar
FLOYD M. SHUCK
RR No. 2, BUCYRUS, OHIO Judge & Registrar
OSCAR F. SCHULTZE
WESTPORT AVENUE NORWALK, CONN. Judge and Registrar
C. F. SIMPKINS
4191 MERCER ROAD DECATUR, GEORGIA Judge and Registrar
H. M. "RED" SPENCE
1313 WOODBINE WACO, TEXAS Registrar
FIDELIS "CLEM" STEINHOFF
P.O. BOX 34 KANSASVILLE, WISC. Registrar
WAYNE A. STERNER
589 APRICOT AVE. CAMPBELL, CALIF. Registrar
TED WENGERT
2830 KINSEY ST. ROCKFORD, ILL. Judge and Registrar
OLIVER F. C. KEENE
269 CHERYL DRIVE, W., SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Registrar
W. H. KENNEDY
222 SOOSE ROAD PITTSBURGH 9, PA. Judge and Registrar
G. J. LEGER
RT. 3, BOX 157-D LAKE CHARLES, LA. Judge and Registrar
JOHN LONG
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Registrar
RALPH S. LOWELL
129 FORT HILL ST. HINGHAM, MASS. Judge & Registrar
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APRIL-JUNE, 1960
JUDGES
AND REGISTRARS
CONTINUED
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A. R. B. A.
Open For Show Judging Engagements JUDGE
DICK F. PARKER
Rt. 2, Box 439
President, ARBA Birmingham 9 Alabama
Joseph Nolan, Georgia 26 Dale Englebright, Indiana 8
Harold Johnson, Michigan 25 Arthur Burke, Maine 7
S. N. Gates, Missouri 20 Steven DeVries, Michigan 7
Eugene Henry, Connecticut 20 Wilson Hulbert, New York 6
N. E. Hamilton, California 19 Horace Curtis, Virginia 6
John McWethy, Indiana 16 Wayne Sterner. California 6
H. L. Paden, Missouri 15 David Reed, Ohio 6
John Phillips, California 14 Joe Lutes, California 6
G. R. Barnes, Colorado 13 Robert Miller, Pennsylvania 6
G. S. Davis, Iowa .13 Robert Byrne, Indiana 5
Wm. Myers, Illinois 11 Elven Evens, Florida 5
Ray Gentry, Mississippi 10 Wayne Fuller, Iowa 5
Charles A. Henry, Massachusetts 10 Clyde Taylor, Tennessee 5
Harold Dickson, Illinois 9 Ray Grables, Michigan 5
Claude Bennett, Indiana 9 George Morehead, New York 5
Melvin Behrens, New York 9 R. C. Schwab, New Mexico 5
Wm. Robinson, Illinois 9 Charles A. Wade, Arkansas 5
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VENTURA COUNTY RABBIT BREEDERS ASS'N.
Meets the 4th Thursday of every month at the Oak Park Club House at Oak Park, 3 mi. east of Moorpark.
Frances Seffinga, Secretary 1453 Patricia Ave. Simi, Calif.
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FAITHFUL FEW
The following are not on “THE FAITHFUL FEW” list published in the recent guide book. Are there any others?
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Walter M. Clappsaddle 2704 St. Clair Ave.
East Liverpool, Ohio
Mr. Clappsaddle was honored by his Local Club. The Tri-State Rabbit Club of East Liverpool who presented him with the A.R.B.A. 25 year membership button.
Oakland County Rabbit Breeders Association Oakland County, Michigan
President—Ray Grables
Registrar & Judge 527 Sunset Dr., Rt. #2 Milford. Michigan
Secretary — Marjorie Booth
703 Parkdale Street Rochester, Michigan
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Tri-State Rabbit Club Mabel V. Brucker, Sec’y Route 2, Box 251 West Middlesex, Pa.
Badger Rabbit Breeders Ass’n Ronald Riebe, Sec’y Route 1, Box 230 Lake Mills, Wise.
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Meetings held at Russell Betz 1192 Hanlon, Garden City
Secretary—Mrs. Leslie Mclnnes 3511 First St., Hadley. Michigan
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"Down Where Bre'r Rabbit Originated"
Mrs. C. B. Price, Sec'y 4259 Britt Road Tucker, Georgia
THOMPSON RABBIT FARM
Judge and Registrar Route 2, Box 372 Reistertown, Maryland Phone — Tennyson 3-2704
Breeding and Show Stock in Flemish Giants, New Zealands Reds and Whites, Standard Chinchillas, Lilacs, Havanas, American Whites, Silver Martens in Black, Blue, Chocolate and Sable, Dutch and Polish in all colors. Fancy Bantams, Chickens and Guinea Pigs. Limited number of dates open for judging and registering of rabbits.

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