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April 15, 1957 Issue III
They Came To Fight
by Louis Pegram
Major whippet breeders from virtually every section of America gathered at Westm inster Kennel Club Show, New York City, Eastern Dog Club, Boston, Mass., and the International Kennel Club Show, Chicago, Illinois. From the large number of entries and the outstanding quality of whi ppets shown, it was clearly demonstrated that American whippet breeders had come to fight it out in the show rings for top honors.
Each of the three above shows drew an approximate entry of 30 whippets each, which was a record or near record breaking entry. When the smoke of battle had cleared, there was still no outstanding whippet who had clearly demonstrated that he or she was the Champion of the 1957 Winter season. It was not a question of indifferent judging, it is just that we have at the present time an outstanding number of whip pets of extreme quality and it was just a case of "you lay the odds and take your pick".
Starting with the Westminster Kennel Club Show, under the outstanding whippet breeder and judge, Mrs. W. Potter Wear, an entry of 29 whippets answered the call. I feel that the specials class at this event drew the most outstanding group of quality whippets ever to be assembled in one show ring in America, with only slightly less quality being shown in the regular classes. Certainly no one could envy the task that faced Mrs. Wear as the judge. In one ring for Specials Only were such great stars as Ch. Picardia Pollyanna, Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra, Ch. Meander Bob White, Ch. Great Circle Holiday, Ch. Canyon Crest's Mamie and Ch. Canyon Crest's Teardrop.
After much thought, Best of Breed went to Mrs. G. Anderson's open bitch, Fascination of Mardormere. This is one of the very highest quality white bitches when posed, excelling in head, neck, shoulders, and rear-end angulation. Best of Opposite Sex went to Ch. Meander Bob White, who had already been established as one of the top show whippets of all times.
The Eastern Dog Club, Boston, Mass., drew only slightly less enthusiasm and a fine entry greeted Mr. C. Douglas Todd. For many years, Mr. Todd has been among the top producers of whippets in England and many whippets from his kennel have met with outstanding success in the American show ring. Great interest was shown by American. Breeders as to the type of whippet Mr. Todd would select. Best of Breed went to the California bred whippet Ch. Great Circle Holiday, owned by Mrs. W. T. Howell. Holiday is, as American in type as Plymouth Rock, and a wonderfully sound bitch with extreme quality. She also excells as a race and coursing hound. Certainly the decision to place Ch. Great Circle Holiday, Best of Breed, could not have been more popular with American breeders.
The 57th International Kennel Club Show, Chicago, Illinois proved beyond a doubt that the Midwest is definitely established as a center for whippet activities. TM American Whippet Club Specialty held in connection with this event, drew an entry of thirty, but Mrs. W. P. Wear and Meander Kennels were unable to attend, thus only 22 whippets took part in the actual judging under Mrs. Geraldine R. Dodge, The qua. lay of whippets shown by exhibitors from the Chicago and Detroit areas in the reg ular classes was equal in any respect to that of the quality shown in Eastern Show rings. This competitive condition is extremely healthy for the breed.
Best of Breed fell to Mardormere's Import, Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad. This whip pet has constantly been the best showman on the Winter circuit and is the dream of every exhibitor from a showmanship standpoint. The outstanding "Garden Winner", Fascination of Mardormere was Best of Opposite Sex.
Before the judging took place there was 100% attendance of all whippet exhibitors at an informal dinner which took place at the Stockyards Inn. To me, this type of show and personal contact is invaluable in bringing the breeders from all sections of the country together, both on a competitive and social basis.
Certainly Barbara Eyles, Sibyl and Gene Jacobs, Harry Bridges, and others from the Midwest deserve a vote of thanks. Wendy Howell is fast becoming the number 1 whippet booster in America. Mrs. Howell came all of the way from California to attend all three of the above mentioned shows with her outstanding female Ch. Great Circle Holiday . The breed is indeed fortunate to have Wendy as a whippet booster as she actively takes part in the breeding, showing, racing and coursing end of the sport. Above all she has the exceptional ability to organize and think of others who are interested in this very versatile little sporting hound.
The Winter months have shown a very marked enthusiastic trend in again establishing whippet racing on an amateur basis in America. This trend is clearly shown in the many letters received by THE WHIPPET NEWS, and by talking with many of the exhibitors and breeders who attended our larger winter shows. Several reports have been sent me from the English Publication Dog World and Our Dog on growing interest in renewing this truly English sport. A number of well-known show whippets are taking part in the races, including Ch. Wingedfoot Marksman of Always.
Plans are already under way for a National Indoor Race Meet to be held during the Winter season of l958. Entries from California, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Maryland have been promised. More about American and English racing in the next issue of THE WHIPPET NEWS.
As we enter the Summer season it is with the feeling of accomplishment. Today, we have many fine breeders and an abundance of quality whippets. The understanding between breeders is the best in the history of the breed. In the show ring and on the race track, some must lose and some must win, thus in defeat it is often nec essary to improve your stock or keep trying if you are thoroughly convinced your present kennel is equal to competition. While cooperation between breeders is important, it is still necessary to stand on your own feet and win your share of top awards when the chips are down.
The next issue of THE WHIPPET NEWS will reach you sometime in July, After you balm read this edition of THE WHIPPET NEWS please write us anything of interest in con nection with the whippet. It is very easy to see by all past copies of this publi cation that a great majority of whippet owners like THE WHIPPET NEWS, just keep the material flowing in for publication, Write to THE WHIPPET NEWS, c/o Louis Pegram. R. F. D. Bonfield, Illinois
Westin have available a few extra copies of issues I and II of THE WHIPPET NEWS If you know of friends who own whippets and would like copies of these first editions, please let me know at once, and they will be mailed "free-of-charge".
You will note our mailing list is growing very rapidly. Two copies of THE WHIPPET OATS go to each member and one copy to each non-member, At this time I wish to thank Mrs. Patt Harling of Gaines Dog Foods, who furnished the secretarial and reproduction work and Mr. Jerry Wilson of Columbus, Ohio for his sketch of the whip p et, appearing on the first page of this publication.
GARDEN CITY KENNEL REPORTS
by Theodora Pedersen
Mighty Mouse of Garden City was Best of Winners at the Philadelphia Show, 5 points, needing one more point to finish. At the Maryland Kennel Club he was Best of Winners for 4 points, finishing at the age of eleven months. His litter brother, Vic torious Mouse was Winners Dogs at the Westminster Kennel Club Show, New York City for 5 points and he needs only a few points to finish. Mighty and Victorious also placed 3rd in the Brace Group, a nice win for two puppies.
Mrs. Violet Dery called from Canada to tell me that her whippet bitch, Fashion Mouse of Garden City, was placed second in her class, even though Mrs. Dery did not know how to handle or groom her, as this was the first show (Boston) in which she ever entered a dog. Fashion Mouse is a litter sister of Mighty and Victorious. Many ex hibitors complemented Mrs. Dery on her puppy. She is a very pretty red and I sincerely wish Mrs. Dery lots of luck with her pup. I wish we had more whippet owners like Mrs. Dery here in the East so it would increase the entries of whippets in this section.
I also had some good news of a young bitch I sold to a party in the Midwest, Rosie of Birdneck point, daughter of Ch. Bo-Peep of Birdneck point and by a male of Mrs. Doris Wear. Rosie won 5 points her first show out of 17 whippets entered. I hope she will be at Chicago as I would like very much to see her again. My next shows are Harrisburg and Washington hope to finish Victorious so I can start the next brother, Impressive Mouse who has one major show to his credit.
I have a word of thanks for Mrs. Eyles who has been so nice in bringing crates to Garden for us to use free-of-charge. I think it is a wonderful idea and especially for pups who don't like to be tied on the bench. My young whip pets were very com fortable in those crates and I hope Mrs. Eyles will have them available again at. the International Kennel Club Show in Chicago, as I would love to use them again.
I used to race my whippets and had some good runners both on the straight away and circular tracks. My Minnie Mouse II holds a track record at 640 yard in 43 2/5 seconds, also circular track records at 550 - 160 and 44o yard. Two of my other whippet, Black Trouble and Meadow Mouse loved to race and gave the public many a thrill. I wish that whippet racing would come back as it was in the past when I raced my first show champion, White Mouse. She was outstanding as a race and show whippet. I think it helped to build up dogs and give +hem more power when moving. It is my hope to race a good one again some day to prove that a show dog is just as good on the track as in the show ring.
by Betty Lee Hinks
Here at Step-A-Long I am down to ten grown dogs and five puppies; of the ten adults three are champions and two need 2 points. The champions are Ch. Step-A-Long Early Speed, 5 BB, Ch. Buffington of Bird Neck Point and Ch. Copy Girl of Step-A-Long, 4 BB and dam of two champions. Also, Old Star Copy is still hale and hearty at 12, you probably remember him from "race days". He was quite a true racer both straight away and circular. Step-A-Long Blue Flame needs 2 points and hope to be able to show her this spring. She has as lovely a head as can be found (Doris and the Shearers can vouch for this). She is by SAL Back Talk (almost finished) ex. Ch. Copy Girl of SAL, who is by the late Ch. Columnist. I know you remember him, as his time of 18.2 for 265 yards was fastest time of a registered whippet for quite a while on the circular track at Brooklandville, Md. He only raced against Heelfly when the latter was past his prime.
About Blue Flame, she was shown very sparingly in ' 5 6 due to mothe r ' s illness. She was shown only six times:- Maryland Kennel Club, BW, 2 Pts.; Penn Treaty, BB, 1 Ft.; Huntington Valley, WE, BW, BOS, 2 Pts., (1.1 entered); Salisbury, Md., RWB; Acconomac, Va., WB, 3 Pts.; Philadelphia WB, 4 Pts.; As you can see, her record is fairly good. The puppies are out of Flame by Mysterious Mouse of. Garden City. She had seven males, 6 were white, 1 red fawn. It is an early litter and two have been sold. One lovely male went to John Chaffer and he will be shown this Spring, as Mr. Chaffer is anxious to get back into the whippet ring again. Another that will definitely be shown owned by Dan Miller, and is his first whi p pet, he has the red one but is boarding with me as Mr. Miller is a professional wrestler and travels all the time. I gave one male away.
So, as you can see things have been fairly quiet here for a while, but hope it won't be too long before I will have more youngsters on the way. This litter is the first one for three years.
Another dog I mentioned is Ch. Buffington of Bird Neck Point. He is of the same litter as Ch o Buckingham (group winner at 9 mos., and Ch. Bagabelle (that Mr. Pedersen has such a lovely litter out of). We just finished Ch. Buff who is white with fawn markings and is by Ch, Picardia Fieldfair ex Bali of Bird Neck Point (a full to the Jakolms Sleepy Mouse). I think Buff would be a top stud dog and just hops won't be too long before I am able to have another litter, by him, this time. I plan to breed Hower 's sister SAL Chit Chat to him in the near future.
THE PEGRAM 'S WHIPPETS
by Louis Pegram
As a family we enjoy the companionship of our whippets and certainly our whippets seem to enjoy their life in the country as part of the Pegram family In number they are three, all of a different type and temperament, but all having the same common traits of most whippets; a great love for members of the family and life in the house, plus that wonderful instinct and competitive spirit to hunt small animals who roam the fields that surround our house.
We have numerous visitors during the year and almost without exception, all express extreme amazement at the wonderful placid disposition of the whippet. In his aloof, almost regal manner, he draws attention and admiration with the usual favorable comment, "I never dreamed the whippet would make such a nice house dog".
When allowed to run free on the farm, most of the time they are close to the house, causing little or no confusion. They seem just as much a part of the farm as the barns, pastures, trees and lawn, Feeding is not a great problem as we keep a self feeder of dry homogenized Gaines meal in the garage at all times and the dogs eat whenever they wish; all seem happy and in good flesh. The whippet has the ability to make his prescence felt without confusion.
Just as many men look to the first day of hunting season each year, the whippet loves sport and competition. Our whippets, through inherited instinct, are excellent hunters but seem to know the game chickens are part of the farm. During the winter months our yard has been the trophy ground for several wild rabbits, four large barn rats, a muskrat, a possumm and a large tom cat. All three whippets carry a few scars of the chase but in no way does it seem to interfere with the love or family life with our two boys, Johnny and Bruce, Strange too, the neighbors also have nothing but compliments for these three. Perhaps it is easier after all "doing just what comes naturally".
For years it has been my idea that each breed registered with the American Kennel Club was listed as a specific breed because each breed was bred to do a specialized job, the whippet included•. Many breeders who have followed dog shows through the years have seen certain sporting, hound and working breeds lose all sense of natural instinct, largely because certain desired qualities were bred-in for show purposes and the animals themselves were never allowed to take part in the job they were originally intended to do. On the other hand those people who were interested in the breed, improved the confirmation of their field trial type beagle, walker fox hound, and coon hound by having Bench Shows along with their regular field trials.
Having been closely associated with whippet and greyhound racing, almost since it was introduced in America, I have always leaned strongly to the larger type of whippet with lots of daylight under them, with the power, soundness, quality, a smooth flow ing stride and inherited tendencies to be first at the finish line, or in for the kill after live small game. This type of whippet or greyhound, almost without exception, makes an ideal placid pet around the home. He does however go back to his natural instinct of participating in the chase when the opportunity arises.
In the case of the more delicate, small toy type, often with many tendencies of the more nervous toy breeds, this type of whippet lacking security and confidence does not make the ideal self-sufficient pet for which the competitive type of whippet is so well known.
It is not all surprising that many judges find it difficult to follow a set pattern as to the type of whippet desired for the show ring. The actual breeders of whippets in America differ greatly as to the desired type. If a breeder, or in many cases a judge, likes the delicate dresden artificial type of whippet; were he a breeder of horses, he would no doubt lean to the five-gaited or parade type of horse with high action, but lacking in speed. Should a whippet breeder or judge prefer the thorough bred horse of hunter or speed type of flat horse, almost by instinct he leans to the type of whippet who does his best as a race dog or in the pursuit of game.
Speaking strictly from a personal standpoint, I believe that whippet racing would do more to develop harmony and understanding as to desired type, than any other force that could be brought to bear at the present time. Under existing conditions, it seems to be largely the personal opinion of breeders and judges as to type of show whippet desired for competitive show purposes. Let us not forget, regardless of type, unless the whippets are outstanding specimens of the breed, soundness, quality, and temperament are really the important factors. This is true not only of the whippet in the show ring, but also on the race track.
EYELAND KENNEL REPORTS
by Barbara Eyles
This Winter has been an interesting and exciting time for us show wise, but will leave the earlier show reports to the Gazette. We and our dogs have not hibernated to wait for Spring this year, but have managed to tour around quite a bit.
Recent show doings consist of the Garden, Kansas City (Heart of America), and Springfield , Mo. Had a marvelous time at the Garden, though it was a hasty and rugged trip. It being my first time there, I enjoyed all the hustle and bustle and "things going on", even though size 13s wouldn't have fit my feet at the end of two days of stair-climbing. Particularly enjoyed the op portunity to visit with all the people we had not seen since last Fall and see their dogs again. Thought the entry of 29 was excellent and understand it would have been larger, but for the early closing of entries. Traveling home was pleasant, except for a brief stretch of washboard ice West of Harrisburg and arrived home yawning, but otherwise in fine shape.
Kansas City and Springfield are 2/3 of the Missouri circuit, which was made in compa ny with Sybil and Gene Jacobs and Barbara Walton. At both shows, held protracted conversations with Club officials who seemed quite overcome by the whippet entry (8 at one show and 9 at the next). Seems it was the first time there has ever been an entry in whippets out there and they seemed to appreciate the fact. We also talked with people who were quite interested in the dogs and wanted to know more about whippets.
Kansas City saw the Jacobs' bitch, Whipoo’s Wild Honey, Winners Bitch for 5 points, which finished her in fine style. Our boy dog, Stoney Meadows Monocle, was BW, Stoney Meadows Sports Extra owned by Tom Ashburn and shown by Jerry Rigden was BB, and Wild Honey was BOS. Mr. Trullinger judged.
Springfield , with Mr. Rosenberg judging, brought forth its share of sur prises. The same dogs were there - minus Wild Honey who was finished and plus an English bitch owned by a Texan. Monocle, in Puppy Class, being the only class dog there, was WD, our bitch Great Circle Hester was WB for 5 points, BW and BB. Monocle was BOS.
For anyone interested, the English bitch present at this show had just come over and is owned by John R. Hutchins, Jr., Box 1699 , San Antonio , Texas - he also had a Cocker and a German Shorthaired Pointer entered. Blue and white, her name is Briarwyn's Foxbar Blue Spot and the breeding is Eng. Ch. Ramblee of Ballyway - Gay Widow of Larchwood.
The trip was fun and we all had a good time, I think - as well as the satisfaction of points. Will revise that "fun" to say it was fun until we were about 250 miles from home, when a valve burned out in the engine. The rest of the trip home was at an approximate speed of 30 MPH. All this on Route 66, where you get out of a settled area and see a sign saying "End of 60 MPH zone". We felt like a turtle in a race with rockets to the moon but made it home in spite of all the roaring semi and people so busy scowling at us for being in their way I was afraid they might run into us or over us.
Was much amused at the antics of the dogs day before yesterday, Hester in particular. It had rained off and on all day and was warm and gooshy - clay is the soil base
around here, than which there is nothing stickier. The dogs, we have noticed, are not very keen on getting their feet wet and will make long detours around puddles, muddy sports, etc. This day they were on the way to the kennel after peering in
the living room window to "check". Hester, who has a great sense of her own import ance and is variously referred to around here as Hester Your Highness and Hester Haughty, came to the end of the terrace and was in quite a "puzzlement" as to where to step next to avoid getting her feet wet. Spying a board out in the mud, she jumped to that and teetered back and forth like she was on a life raft in the middle of the Atlantic. The closest place to go was the leaves, about six feet away. Watching out the window, I knew she couldn't make it but ap parently she didn't share my opinion. Gathering herself together, she made a gigantic leap and plunked into the mud about a foot from the leaves! I couldn't help laughing - you never saw such outraged dignity in all your life! She looked all around with the oddest express ion I've ever seen on a whippet face yet and started off for the kennel like a queer wading through molasses. Each foot was lifted and put down in slow motion and, if possible, I'm sure she would have had all four feet off the ground at once - even her back had an affronted air as she disappeared around the corner. Probably not so funny in the telling, but it really was.
Guess this is all for now - have run out of even the smallest chatter. We enjoy the News Letters immensely. Wondered about the Dry Feeding experiments - have the: tried it on a whippet yet????
WHIPOO KENNEL REPORTS
by Sibyl and Gene Jacobs
Whippets made a first, and we think favorable impression, upon Kansas City, Mo. while being shown at the Heart of America show, February 24. Whipoo's Wild Honey was selected, among the assorted other breeds also used, to ap pear on a local television coverage of different breeds and their owners. We understand, this 1957 show was the first time whippets have been shown in Kansas City. While in the Kansas City show, Whipoo's Wild Honey finished her championship by going Winners Fitch for 5 points. This is the second bitch, to finish from the same litter. The sire of "Honey" is Whipoo's Silvery Decore (now destroyed) and the dam, Whipoo's Silken Elegance, C. D.
The litter sired by Ch. Meander Robin and from our dam, Whipoo's Silken Elegance,CD, is starting to be seen and heard about through this section. We are pleased to report that Whipoo's Whisper, owned by Barbara Walton and Thomas Kilcullen won Best of Breed at the Indianapolis show this March 24. She received two points.
A litter sister, Whipoo's China Doll, owned by Jean Black, finished her C. D. Degree at the Kansas City show of February 24 and the Obedience Trial on the day before, February 23. The scores on "Dolly" were 193 and 195 out of a possible, perfect score of 200 points. With the 195 score, she placed 4th in her class, from the total entered and shown in the Novice class. This is the second C. D. whippet from the Elegance-Robin litter.
We are now the owners of Meander Slap Happy. She was bred to Ch. Meander Kingfisher and from this breeding, we have four pups, whelped March 7. Two are fawn and two are fawn brindle, a male and female of each color. After the large litters in former breedings, we are pleased to have a smaller, four puppy litter at this tricky time of season.
Our litter by Ch. Meander Bob White and from our bitch, Ch. Whipoo's Brushburn is doing very well, They have been moved out of doors, into our normal, usual, unheated kennels. We were lucky to have and enjoy about a week of mild, almost late Spring type weather and at that mild time, moved them from inside puppy quarters into outside, full adult, dog quarters. Thank goodness for the mild weather as eight puppies are too many to have inside after they are some months of age. All are fine and none were upset from the change of housing.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RACING ASS'N REPORTS
by Xenia Romonoff, Racing Secretary
Congratulations to THE WHIPPET NEWS for the interesting last issue. As we all note in THE WHIPPET NEWS, everybody has a different reason for owning whippets. Our whippets here are show dogs, house pets, rabbit hunters, and race dogs. Much as 1 like to talk about them for all these different reasons, my report for THE WHIPPET NEWS must be strictly on the races we have held in 1957. As racing secretary of the Northern California Whippet Racing Association, I submit the following:-
January 28, 1957. Those present were Gregory and Virginia Stout, Freddy Stout, Mich. eal Whitman, Xenia Romanoff, Wendy Howell, Jimmy Bodrero, Jimmy Martinez, Andrew Del Fino, Lucy Hume. It was a very cold day and we were too lazy to drag out the starting boxes, so decided to start dogs by hand, which as you know is hard to coordinate. In spite of the laziness of the humans, the dogs did quite well. We ran six races. First race won by Jimmy Martinez Violet, time 13 1/2 secs. Second race won by Sandflea, time 12:4. Sad to report the third race was a dog fight. The fourth race was won by Volo in 13:8. The sixth race was won by Micheal Whitman's Sandflea in 14 secs. Jimmy Bodrero stayed out of trouble by running the machine, but all the hand starters registered strong protests against each other, and there were many accusations of jumping the gun. Great fun was had by all but next time we decided to bring the boxes. Lunch followed and it was a pleasant day.
February 3, 1957. Present were - Stouts, Romanoff, Howell, Charlie Noble, Skipper Newhall, Mimi Otto, George Lengst, three detectives known only to Gregory Stout, and an odd crowd of spectators. There were five races and the dogs present were, Bewitched, Huckleberry, Harlequin, Daphne, Mothers Day and Sunday (Volo). This time we decided to bring our boxes with us, and had no trouble at the start. Volo won the second, third and fourth and fifth races, and his best time in the fourth was 12:5, The first race was won by Daphne to everyones surprise. Daphne has never won a race in her life and this was won in the amazing time of 16 seconds by means of knocking all the other dogs down. This was an interesting race day, because we had three people with stop watches, kee ping track of the first three dogs in each race. This was a fine warm day and we had lunch after the races.
Some of the dogs have been east on a show trip which made a large gap in our racing schedule. We are planning more races soon, will keep THE WHIPPET NEWS posted. It is wonderful to have Wendy Howell and her dogs back with us again. She will write you in detail about her trip.
We had our first organized rabbit hunt of the year and the whippets loved every minute of it. The next two months are our best hunting season, and we will combine the two sports. All of us miss Harlequin, a good race dog, who has gone to Miami to David Cunningham. It is easy to see our western whippets seem to get around and are very versatile in their activities.
THE EASTERN SPECIALTY
by Doris Wear
First for news of the specialty - It is to be held on Friday, September 6th, at Far Hills, N. J., on the grounds of the Somerset Hills K. C. whose all-breed show will be held the next day. Following that, on the Sunday, is of course, Westchester K.C. show, so it will make a big three-show week-end for whippeteers! Judging The Specialty will be Mrs. Phillip S. P. Fell, and since she may be a new name to some of the newcomers to the breed, it may be well to tell something about her. Mrs. Fell is the daughter of the late Mrs. James Austin, so well known in Pekes, Labradorand various other breeds. She used, before her marriage, to judge whippets, greyhounds and many other breeds and it is a fine thing that she is renewing her interest and taking up her judging again. She now has, I believe, two whippets, one of which is bred, so we can look forward to welcoming her back to the ranks of exhibi tors as well as judging. I strongly urge everyone who possibly can, to come to show as we owe Mrs. Fell a bumper entry on this, her first return in some years to judging. Her opinion of our dogs will be well worth having. Lets see if we can't make this an all-time high!
The judge the next day at Somerset Hills will be Mr. W. W. Brainard, well-known as a judge of terrier and hound breeds and himself a breeder and exhibitor of greyhounds. It is not often that we have the opportunity of showing under two such knowledgeable experts on two successive days!
I am trying now to make arrangements to have a really decent lunch served on the grounds before the specialty judging starts. As for a dinner and/or cocktail get-together, I would like an expression of opinion from the membership as to whether this is wanted or not - some seem to like it, other do not. I, personally am all for it and it will be well worth the trouble involved, if it is well supported.
Last, and second only in importance to bringing a good entry, is the prize list. The membership will no doubt be hearing from Mrs. Ritchie before long, in regards to trophies.
STONEY MEADOWS KENNEL REPORTS
by Doris Wear
We have one litter whelped Aug. 13th, ' 56, by S.M. Epic ex S.M. Make Believe. This is interesting because it represents what I guess would be called intensive inbreedin g, being a mother-son mating and Epic himself is a double Masquerade grand son. I would call it a definitely successfull breeding, as of now, at 7 1/2 months old. There were seven in the litter, all either tan or silver fawn (a silver fawn male has gone to Mrs. Baumgartner) and the four dogs and two bitches I still have are so uniform in both size and type that I'm having quite a time deciding which I like best!
Two litters whelped March 1st (S.M. Epic ex Dagmeer by Dervish) and March 10th (Ch. S.M. Marathon ex S.M. Snowbird, she by Ch. Meander Bob White ) are too young to talk about. The last of these will prove an interesting experiment in the inheri tance of orchidism, as Snowbird's litter sister last year whelped a litter of 5 males and 1 bitch by the same dog, Marathon of which 3 of the males were either monos or
chrypts. One of the remaining two, died young and the other was sold young and I don't know how he turned out, but 3 out of 5 is a terrific percentage. I think the only way we can get to know more about this problem is to do some experimenting and keep all males till they're old enough to tell if they're O.K. Nothing can be gained and much can be lost, by maintaining a "hush hush" attitude about it. Will keep you posted in the next issue.
Two more litters due in May - one by Epic ex Ch. S.M. Fairy Tale, the other by S.M. Gay Blade ex Flicka of Ashwood, she by Ch. Son of Flick . I await this litter with considerable interest, as it is Gay Blade's first litter and he is turning out one of the nicest young dogs I've had. It SHOULD be good, but "there's many a slip --"
I guess that's all for now. Will look forward to the News
CRITIQUE OF THE WHIPPETS AT BOSTON
by Mr. C. H. Douglas Todd, Judge PUPPY DOGS
1. Wear's Stoney Meadows Olympian. A most attractively marked red and white puppy, showing tremendous promise. Possesses a wonderful long lean head with grand dark eyes and a most appealing expression. Excellent mouth and neat ears. While he needs more brisket, time will nut this right. Grand legs, well boned - good feet. He stands covering ground as a whippet should. Strong back with a beautiful sweep over the loin. Nice, lengthy, well tapered tail. His hocks are well let down and ha moves with the free eager movement of a youngster of his breed. A lovely mas culine puppy with a great future. I wish him well, may his lovely head soon wear his crown.
1. Cebrian Pringle's "Great Circle Valiant". A stylish light fawn brindle, owns a nice lean head and lengthy neck let into well laid shoulders. Good feet, front and bone. Could be improved by a broader (i.e. stronger) thigh. Good spring of ribs - very nice sweep over his loin. Shown in hard muscular condition, moved well.
2. Wear's "Stoney Meadows Epic". An attractive golden fawn. Good type throughout, railed to winner in pasterns and length of neck. Sweep over the loins appeals as does general conformation. 3
. Blair's "Pennyworth Parley of Renpark". A quite nice fawn who failed in hind movement to above. Never-the-less has much to recommend him.
1. Wear's "Stoney Meadows Snow Queen". A taking white with brindle patches, this is a quality exhibit from stem to stern. Head and neck appear to be a characteristic of this kennel and this young dog did not lack in either respect. In all departments she lives up to her name and she has, with ordinary good fortune, a bright future ahead of her. Incidentally - the best mover of the day - a particularly lovely flowing forehand action.
2. Dery's "Garden City's Fashion Mouse", A shapely little red. Fails to the above in hindquarters. Possesses neat feet with a deep well cut up brisket. She stands too wide in front for me and her shoulders are not too well laid. Lacks class.
3. Meander Kennels' "Travertine O 'Lazeland A light fawn brindle of taking color. For me, however, her flat back and general lightness throughout, did not appeal.
AMERICAN BRED BITCHES
1. Mardormere Kennels's Camille of Mardormere. Smart little red fawn. Slim qua lity head on a nice reachy neck, nicely molded into her shoulders. Very good legs end feet. Good body properties. A good, neat-all-over exhibit with no glaring faults and much to appeal. Like all the exhibits from this kennel was put down to the minute in perfect bloom and skillfully jockeyed by her handler.
2. Dory's "Zelda". A shapely fawn - not in the class of the winner and failed in feet.
1. Mardormere Kennels' "Serenade of Mardormere". A smart white, shown in excelle nt bloom. Moved beautifully coming and going. Head, neck ; deep brisket and sweep over loin are excellent, as are her well let down hocks and nice thighs, Her natural easy build allowed her to Cover a grand amount of ground. Her shoulders not being her best point Combined with loose front feet (whIch I imagine could be recti fied) just spoiled the over all picture of a really outstanding bitch - at least, for me, on the day.
2, Howell's "Great Circle Daphne". A dark tiger brindle, Strong and well built, obviously a worker and pressed the winner hard until in movement, going away, she had to pay the penalty. Obviously up to her job in life - namely running - she is the type to breed a flyer for the ring.
1. Howell's " Ch. Great Circle Holiday". A wonderful fallow-pied bitch which entered the ring in a sluggish mood, but livened up, putting a thrilling battle for top honors with another great bitch in "Ch. Solitaire of Mardormere". It was indeed a great joy to me to go over two such fine exhibits. Both were in top bloom and both were well handled. My decision was of the knife-edged variety, but I made my winner better in front feet and in movement, both coming and going. Both these bitches, in my opinion, could trouble the best in the world, and I've seen all in most countries. My congratulations to the owners of both bitches - I wish either belonged to me! My detailed report of Holiday is as follows: She possesses that lovely American style head which has com pletely won me over since my stay here.
Nice dark eye - neat well carried ears - level mouth. Neat feet, well boned straight front, perfection in depth and cut up of brisket. Most perfect back line and sweep over her loins. Her quarters are excellent, breadth of thigh ample and well muscled. Hocks well let down and beautiful sprung, In movement, when she took an interest the proceedings, she flowed over the ground in a delightful manner ; as I had given her a chance to liven up. I was somewhat hard on her in this respect. The more she moved the better she went. I place it on record that Holiday is one of the best bitches I have ever seen ---later she was placed 2nd in the Hound Group, where she was handled by Mrs. Wear.
I would like to thank my painstaking stewards, Mr. C. D. Burrage and Mrs. Wm. B. Long, who made my pleasant task the more enjoyable.
I would tank too, all those who exhibited under me, for the sporting manner in which they accepted my awards.
Finally, may I explain that whilst in England we insist on a smaller type whippet, I judged my dogs today entirely on their conformation and accepted the American standard as regards height, as I felt it was incumbent on me to do so. At the same time I feel very strongly that if the American height standard were to be reduced considerably (and it easily could be) the whippet in America would attract the public a great deal more and would speedily make the same progress in popularity as the breed has done in England since the war. After all, that is what we want, namely the breed to become popular, and I am sure that size is a most important factor. (I, along with many other American breeders, do not agree with this. L.P.)
I shall re-live through the years this unforgettable visit to judge whippets in America and shall recall again and again the lovely dogs, the amazing, kind and gen erous people I have had the priviledge of meeting and your beautiful countryside and great cities.
Thank you - thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WHIPPET RACING ASS 'N. REPORTS
by Jimmy Martinez
On March 16th, members of the Northern California Whippet Racing Association had their first hunt of the year at Fairfield, California. As the rains had been pretty heavy for the past few weeks we all looked forward to a sunny weekend for a hunt. Those attending were, Nancy Maillard, Charley Noble, Jim Crimmins, George Langst, Juanita Auregay, Wendall Howell, and Jimmy Martiniz.
We started working the fields with six very excited whippets who spotted their first jackrabbit after about fifteen minutes of work. We slipped the leads and the hunt was on. The rabbit was a very small and fast one. The dogs took about five minutes to snatch him, the kill was made by Ch. Great Circle Holiday with most of the work being done by Ch. Great Circle Bewitched who turned the jack the first time. In about another fifteen minutes we spotted our second jack and this one had a huge start, so we gave him up as a lest cause.
Millicent surprised us all by showing and turning the third jack. With assistance of Holiday, Violet, Valliant, and Daphne, Millicent was able to make the kill. We continued to work the field for another forty-five minutes, with no luck.
The three cars then headed inland to some fields that we thought would have lots of jacks. Before the chase started Mrs. Howell brought from the car a leg of lamb and the rest of the hunters furnished other tempting morsils of food and refreshment.
The fields however proved to be barren so we decided to try the fields we worked that
morning. Luck was with us as we were able to catch one more hare that day. Ch. Great Circle Bewitched still in excellent form made the kill. At about 5:30 a lot of exhausted dogs and people headed for home, all agreeing that it was one of the best hunts ever held.
In the past two issues of THE WHIPPET NEWS Dr. J. W. Bernotavicz, Ph.D., Director, Gaines Research Kennels, Kankakee, Illinois, has been kind enough to furnish us with material on virus diseases, also information on dry self-feeding tests being carried on at the Gaines Research Kennels. As the readers of THE WHIPPET NEWS have shown extreme interest in this type of material, I have again asked Dr. Bernotavicz to give us additional information in connection with the feeding and care of dogs H is article "Supplementation Can Have Risks" reprinted from GAINES DOG RESEARCH PROGRESS covers many of the points that cause much spe culation with those people which breed whippets. Dr. Bernotavicz has kindly agreed to .answer any special questions you might have on the subject. His address is Gaines Research Kennels, 180 South Dearborn St., Kankakee, Illinois.
SUPPLEMENTATION CAN HAVE RISKS
by J. W. Bernotavicz, Ph.D. Director, Gaines Research Kennels
In the feeding of dogs, supplementation to the average person probably implies the addition of table scraps, meat, fat, vegetables, etc., to a commercial dog food. To the more technically-trained individual and to dog breeders, supplementation also means the addition of vitamins and minerals to the dog's regular diet. Meat or other foods are usually added to increase palatability - the dog eats more readily. Vitamim and minerals are added as a health measure.
Why should supplementation be necessary? Extensive laboratory facilities are maintained by manufacturers of quality brand dog foods. They employ highly trained personnel for the purpose of analyzing, formulating, and incorporating all the known nutrients needed by dogs into their products. A few lar ge companies have extensive research kennels as a proving ground, testing their products through the gestation, lactation and growth periods of various breeds. The subject of dog nutrition is ex plored by technical personnel as it is recorded in the literature and through actual generation-testing programs on exclusive diets of commercially-prepared rations. Test information of a similar nature is available to each manufacturer on his own specific foods. Supplementation, then, is indicated only to tempt appetite or if there is a specific deficiency which prevents absorption of all nutritional factors
Caloric requirements depend on many factors. The amount of exercise, the temperament of the animal, the age and even the season of the year are reasons to vary the caloric intake of the individual dog. There are also differences in a ge of maturity. The small breeds mature at six or seven months and the big breeds at about-twelve months
With ordinary feeding practices, some dogs will eat far more than is necessary for their nutritional needs. On a highly palatable diet they will consume approximately one-fourth more calories than needed and the surplus, of course, will be stored as fat unless the owner controls the intake or increases the dogs activity.
There is no harm in adding meat or other foods to a balanced diet as long as they remain within one-fourth of the total. Excessive additions of one or more elements may cause dilution of a balanced diet and an imbalance of amino acids, essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins, as well as caloric intake.
Over-feeding of protein causing stress on the dog s system can occur when large amounts of eggs, meat and other high-protein sources are mixed with commercially-prepared foods. These foods are formulated with an ample safety factor in this regard before they reach the consumer. One effect of this type of over-supplementation is overloading the kidneys and causing injury or deterioration of these organs.
A common practice among pet owners is to feed high-protein diets to dogs which are ill or convalescing. Because of the condition such food might be contra-indicated rather than desirable. The end-result of this type of supplementation may be nausea or uremia, perhaps even death.
The indiscriminate use of supplementary fat is one of the most common abuses in feeding dogs. The total amount of fat in quality commercial dogs foods is usually ample for the average healthy animal, and the necessary calories and essential fatty acids have been incorporated into the mixture. Under certain conditions and depending on the individual dogs, the addition of fat may be indicated. But when adding fat to a balanced ration, the existing ratio of fat in the food should be considered.
Experiments have shown that growth can be stopped absolutely by increasing fat to a level which provides excess calories in relation to proteins and carbohydrates. Dogs generally are able to adjust their caloric intake to their needs satisfactorily, but if too much fat is used in diluting the diet the total amount of food the animal must consume to supply the need for proteins, vitamins and minerals becomes excessive and results in gross obesity. It is a known fact that the greater the amount of fat added to the diet the greater the protein requirement. The correct ratio of minerals and vitamins is also involved in such additions. There is no doubt that fat makes an important contribution to the palatability of food, but if fat is added in excess ive quantities to a balanced dry ration the total volume of food consumed per day can be reduced and the diet as originally formulated may not furnish sufficient amounts of trace nutrients.
The end result of excessive fat supplementation can be obesity loss of essential nutrients, lessened activity and eventual over taxation of the vital organs. Extremely heavy fat supplementation can actually result in the starvation of an animal, despite the fact that he may gain weight.
In develo ping diets for man and animals, specific mineral compounds and specific quantities of each are included to balance a ration. Of all the minerals that are tampered with by the amateur nutritionist or formulator, calcium seems to be the one used in supplementation to the greatest degree. This is particularly prevalent during the gestation, lactation and growing periods of the dog. It must be pointed out that the calcium-to-phosphorus. This in turn must be used in conjunction with appropriate amounts of vitamin D. In milk, for example, the calcium-phosphorus ratio is overbalanced on the calcium side. Over-supplementation of calcium, such as feeding large amounts of milk, can result in conditions such as hypercalcemia and phos phorus deficiency. Such supplementation can throw the entire formula out of balanced, Even though the calcium-to-phosphorus ratio is maintained within established limits, it is still possible to bring about a magnesium, iron or manganese deficiency through such practices.
The unskilled nutritionist is exposed to considerable scientific and pseudo-scientific opinion and literature on the benefit of trace elements. The normal requirement of these substances is only a few parts per million in the total ration. It is therefore relatively easy to bring about mineral toxicity from the addition of large quan tities of mineral supplements, such as those containing copper and cobalt. Because of the relatively small quantitative requirements of mamals, caution in supplementation is certainly in order.
Trace minerals participate in the metabolic processes for tissue and organ growth and regeneration, hormone manufacture, enzyme production and vitamin composition. Since the quantities required by the dog are so minute, this is a very delicate balance with which the untrained should not tamper.
Another supplementation abuse that often occurs is in the field of vitamins. Vitamins are generally classified as fat-soluble and water-soluble compounds. The fat- soluble vitamins are A, D, E and K. Among the water-soluble vitamins are vitamin C and those commonly called the B complex.
Just as with other forms of supplementation, the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K are liberally added by the amateur nutritionist during periods of stress such as growth, gestation and lactation. Vitamin A in massive therapeutic doses has an appli cation in the treatment of certain disorders. However, such doses for the average healthy animal can result in toxicity. Vitamin D thera py similarly has its place in the treatment of disorders. However, indiscriminate use of high levels of vitamin D for the average dog can result in severe structural disorders such as hardening of soft tissue and over-calcification of the bones.
For the average healthy animal, commercial dog foods are compounded to supply adequate quantities of all the requirements of vitamin E. This vitamin participates primarily in the prevention of fetal resorbtion and loss of puppies rather than en hancing the fertility of the animal. It is also involved in some manner in the maintenance of muscle tone and structure. This vitamin acts as a very good antioxidant to prevent the destruction of vitamin A.
The requirements for vitamin K of a dog with normal liver function are supplied adequately by the gastro-intestinal tract. It is known as an anti-bleeding factor and thereby has a place in veterinary medicine.
Dogs can synthesize Vitamin C within their bodies.
The most highly publicized B complex vitamins are thiamin, riboflavin and niacin.
Thiamin (B1) is one of the vitamins that must be balanced with pyridoxine. It is involved to a great degree in carbohydrate metabolism. A deficiency symptom may be loss of appetite. Naturally a dog that will not eat will show other complex deficiency symptoms.
Thiamin is one of the least stable of the vitamins. It can be destroyed by high temper atures and certain enzymes such as are found in raw soybeans and raw eggs. It is thus understandable that excessive use of such supplements may cause damage.
Riboflavin is a second water-soluble vitamin which must be balanced in relation to both thiamin and pyridoxine. Riboflavin is involved primarily in protein metabolise and becomes part of the elaborate enzyme system of the dog. A deficiency manifestation is corneal opacity, particularly in the aging dog. A diet deficient in ribo flavin can also induce such conditions as cleft palate and fused ribs in young puppies.
In the animal's system riboflavin in conjunction with pyridoxine and the amino acid trytophane can be synthesized into niacin.
Niacin, a third member of the B complex, functions with folic acid metabolically. It is associated with black tongue syndrome in dogs. Certain nervous disorders have been observed in animals fed niacin-deficient diets.
The most recently isolated water-soluble vitamin is called vitamin B 12. It is involved in protein metabolism in the dog, particularly as it relates to blood regeneration. Formerly called the animal growth factor, B12 is unique in being the only compound containing cobalt that is involved in biological processes. Deficiency can cause lowered resistance because of the atypical blood picture.
The other B complex vitamins are less known, more obscure in their action, but still important in the overall picture. They are of particular interest since there is an inter-relationship to each of the others in their proper proportions. These vitamins are called pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, inositol, para-aminobenzoic acid, biotin and choline. The details of their inter-relations are always taken into account in commercially-compounded diets.
Supplementation has its uses but it can also very easily become an abnormal and in jurious operation. In view of the fact that there are about fifty known essential nutrients, formulation and supplementation, if required, should be left in the hands of trained personnel who are aware of the multiple dietary inter-relationships among all of these compounds. While it is true that there may be certain individuals which will require some form of supplemental feeding, generally such animals must be classified as other than average or infirm and should be under the care of a veterinarian.
THE MAIL BAG
James F. Young, 2204 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, California, writes:‑
Many thanks for your wonderful WHIPPET NEWS. I think it was a good suggestion to have the American Whippet Club give a trophy for "The Racing Dog of the Year". We all know that it was racing that made the whippet so popular. Where would the 35 entries at San Mateo come from if it hadn't been for the racing dogs? When we held the races here some years ago we always had a good entry on the bench and now there is only one or two. It was the same in Vancouver, Canada, when the races stop - the interest in showing of whippets stops too. Perhaps some of the members will see a way clear to make whippet races more popular. Mrs. Howell is sure doing her bit up San Francisco way. Heres hoping that we will see a revival of the Whippet races.
Would you please put a Mr. Arthur Wright on your mailing list. He used to be in partnership with the late Mr. Tuffley of Cleveland back in 1920. He has been out here since 1924 and still has a whippet. I have sent him my last two copies and he was just thrilled with them. He was our announcer for the races when we held them down here; he was real good, especially keeping the crowd back when they all crowd in at the finishing line. Wishing you the best of luck.
(Editors note: Mr. Young is entirely correct. When whip pet races declined in Maryland and Ohio so did the entries in local shows. Showing and racing whippets is a "must".)
THE MAIL BAG
Mrs, Violet B. Dery, 156 Bloomfield Ave. , Montreal 8, Quebec, Canada, writes:-
This morning, we receved your "Whippet News", issue No. 2. We like this publica tion so much that we feel that we must let you know about it immediately. We don't know who was kind enough to give you our name, but we really appreciate it very much. We hope to stay on your mailing list permanently. However, there is a cor rection to be made;- our name is Dr. & Mrs. Leo Dery, instead of B. Derg as listed in your mailing list.
We would like very much to become members of the American Whippet Club. But as you see, we are the only ones in Canada and have started only recently in this field, What should we do?
We now own three whippets. One male, Seagift Singing Grass, bought from Mrs. D. F, Whitwell, England; two females, Garden City's Fashion Mouse, bought from Mrs. Theo dora Pedersen and Zelda bought from Miss Jeanne A. Millett. We hope to have litters this coming year.
We enjoy our whippets tremendously and think that they are a most wonderful breed At the moment, they are starting on their Obedience Training Course and seem to do very well. They are very intelligent, gracious and almost too good for our young son.
We are going to the Boston Show. As this is our first show, we are quite anxious to see how they will make out.
It sure is wonderful to see that many other persons enjoy the whippets so much as we do. We sincerely hope that your "News" will keep growing by leaps and bounds and wish you the very best.
Karl Rudzik, 139 Marvin Ave., Hempstead, L. I., New York, writes:‑
Would like to be put on your mailing list for "The Whippet News". Mrs. Ritchie of "Pennyworth", was kind enough to send me a copy. I enjoyed all the articles very much.
At present I own only five whippets, along with a few other breeds. Could you please refer my name to whomever is in charge of applications for membership in the American Whippet Club.
Mrs. John W. Shope, Box 62 L Key Largo, Florida, writes:‑
My husband and I are planning on going into the breeding and showing of whippets, in a very limited way. We finished our American water spaniel to his championship and had a good start with three good bitches but we found the breed is not suited to our area. We hope that whippets, which we personally admire, will Drove suitable due to short coat and practical size. The great question about whippets is temperament, and I guess we will have to own a few before we can be sure we like their temperament.
We have located the address of about three breeders so far and would like to contact others to see what bitches are offered for sale and what studs are available
Mrs. J. Hamilton Coulter, Clintagh, Lloyd Neck, Huntington, New York, writes:
Have just received your February edition of THE WHIPPET NEWS and I have read and reread it with much interest and enjoyment. The comments and suggestions of the contributors have great value to those interested in the breed. I am a whippet owner, not for showing purposes, but purely for the pleasure these dogs have given my family in affection and companionship, for the sheer delight in witnessing them in action after rabbits and squirrels (who haven't a chance:), in endless rough and tumble with each other, and in that attenuated and graceful repose that is so reminiscent of those courtly dogs in medievil tapestries. My two are mother and daughter (Meander and Mardormere blood lines), but my difficulty in merchandising a litter whelped a year ago discourages me from attempting it again, General public knowledge of the breed is shockingly low. An increasing circulation of your publication would be a fine step forward in behalf of the breed. I was much in terested in the article on dry self-feeding tests; I also agree with Mrs. Eyles that it would be enlightening to hear from readers on their theories on feeding, exorcise, etc.
Joan Black, 104 E. University Ave., Champaign, Illinois, writes:-
I have been a whippet owner for less than a year but I have really learned to like the breed. I got my dog, Whipoo's China Doll from Gene and Sybil Jacobs. She recently finished her C. D. and I'm sure proud of her.
Being a house pet she is quite sensitive to cold. So, I set out and made her a fur. lined coat. It turned out so well that I have made several more and sold them. They are denim with a sheep wool lining, obtainable in a variety of colors. They come in handy for house pets and also for show dogs, when they must be benched in a drafty area.
As you know, a straight coat will not fit a whippet, due to the roach in their back. These coats are especially designed to fit that roach. If anyone is interested in a coat they can contact me. I will make them for any breed. I also make a coat with a wool flannel lining which is not so heavy. However, I have not found it as desirable as the heavier coat - it does not stay looking nice if the dog lies down in it for any length of time. I will send a picture of the coats to anyone desiring one along with instructions on how to measure the dog for the coat.
AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB MEMBERS
Mr. & Mrs. George A. Anderson --- Glen Head, Long Island, N. Y.
Mr. & Mrs. C. Chase Arnold --- Box 35, Glen Arbor, Michigan
Mrs. William O. Bagshaw 9501 Gleaming Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Mrs. Pearl Baumgartner --- 223 Alder Ave., Sumner, Washington
Mr. & Mrs. W. W, Brainard, Jr,, --- Far Hills, New Jersey
Mr. Harry T. Bridge --- 225 Bogue Street, East Lansing, Michigan
Mr. Walter Denning --- Stokes Road : Medford, New Jersey
Mrs. James Ellison --- 1623 Grand A ye., Fort Worth, Texas
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph G. Eyles --- Box 2`n8, Route #1, Waukegan, Illinois
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Farrell --- Darien, Connecticut
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Frames --- 1604 Glenwood Drive, Bakersfield, California
Mrs. John A. Griswold, Jr. --- West Valley Road, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Mr. & Mrs. Parker Harris --- 1 Milton Ave., Camillus, New York
Miss Gertrude Hooft 332 Woodside Road, Redwood City, California
Mrs. Wendell T. Howell --- 3100 Jefferson Street , San Francisco, California
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Jacobs --- Mahomet, Illinois
Mr. a Mrs. William A. Kistler --- R. D. #5, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Mr. Edward Nash --- Charlottesville, Virginia
Mrs. Winthrop Neilson --- Lloyd's Neck, Huntington, Long Island, N. Y.
Mrs. Theodora Pedersen --- 8651 Oakleigh Road, Baltimore 14, Maryland
Mr. Harry T. Peters, Jr. --- 17 Battery Place, New York 4, New York
Mrs. Margaret P. Ritchie --- Pennyworth Kennels, Hampton Bays, Long Island, N. Y.
Dr. Samuel Scott --- 1125 W. Apache St. , Norman, Oklahoma
Misses F. J. and J. R. Shearer --- Locust Dale, Virginia
Miss Susan Sim --- East Norwich, Long Island, New York
Misses Barbara and Josephine Steinberg --- 2329 N. Palmer St. , Milwaukee, Wis.
Mr. C. Douglas Todd --- Colewood Farmhouse, Thanet Way, Nr. Herne Bay, Kent, England
Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Wear --- Covey Point Farm, Cambridge, R. D. #3, Maryland
Mrs. D. F. Whitwell Kirkholme, Great Ouseburn, York, England
Mr. Donal Hostetter --- Cobham, Virginia
Mr. Ronald W. Bachmann --- 2631 Forest Road, Lansing, Michigan
Mr. Louis Pegram --- Route #2, Box 190, Kankakee, Illinois
Mrs. Mark Selway 3254 Highland Place N.W., Washington, D. C.
Mrs. W. C. Marvin --- Cedar Lane, Remsenberg, Long Island, N. Y.
Mrs. Phillip S. P. Fell --- 805 El Molino St., Pasedena, California
MAILING LIST - WHIFFET NEWS
Mr. Henry Doder, Jr., --- 2426 Lawrence Ave. , Toledo, Ohio
Mrs. William Potts,--- Lloyd Neck. Huntington; New York
Mr. C. L. Hagerman,--- 33 N . Axions Ave., Lombard, Illinois
Mrs. J. Hamilton Coulter,--- "Clintagh", Lloyd Neck, Huntington, N. Y.
Mrs. C. B. Hopkins,--- 208 S. Second St., St. Joseph, Illinois
Mr. Harold H. Carr,--- Carr Greyhound Kennel, P. 0. Box 267, Derby, Colorado
Miss Jean Black,--- %Red 's Leather Shop, 104 E. University, Champaign, Ill.
Miss Barbara Walton,--- 217 N. Western Ave., Park Ridge, Illinois
Mr. Thomas Kilcullen,--- Route #1, Box 129, Prarie View, Illinois
Mrs. J. Lorch,--- 203 N. Broadway, Urbana, Illinois
Mr. Jacques Tucker,--- 1118 E. Ocean View Ave . Norfolk, Va.
Commander Jos. H. Timmons,--- 313 Radium Springs, Albany, Georgia
Dr. & Mrs. L. Dery,--- 156 Bloomfield Ave., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Miss Wendy Wey,--- 40 Maple St., Brooklyn 25, N. Y.
Major Rollin W. King,--- 1542 Pershing Drive, Presdio of San Francisco, Calif.
Dr. Samuel H. Scott,--- 1125 W. Apache St., Norman, Oklahoma
Mr. Dann Dunn,--- 549 E. 23rd Street., Paterson 4, N. J.
Mrs. Vernon L. Hazard,--- Alverene Manor, Scipio Center, N. Y.
Mr. Jerome Wilson,--- 169 Jefferson Ave., Columbus 3, Ohio
Mr. Paul Francis,--- 1107 Revere Ave., Cleveland 5, Ohio
Mr. James Young,--- 2204 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, California
Mrs, Harding Mason,--- Little Andley Farms, Cross River, N. Y.
Mrs. Helen Rosemont, 2nd,--- Western Kennel World, 20 Sycamore St., San Francisco,
Mr. Will Judy,--- Dog World, 3323 Michigan Blvd., Chicago 16, Illinois
Mr. Pat McMahan ,-- The Coursing News, 300 N. Cedar St., Abilene, Kansas
Mr. Ellison Ketchum,--- Greyhound Racing Record, P. O. Box 217, Biscayne, Annex, Mic,
Mrs. Barbara Burgess,--- 959 Wildwood, Kankakee, Illinois Florida
Mr. Jack Stone,--- 4134 Federer St., St. Louis 16, Missouri
Mr. J. T. McKinney,--- Pacahontas, Arkansas
Mr. Paul J. O'Connor,--- American Greyhound Tracks Op'rs. Ass'n, 1624 Dupont Bldg,
The Kennel Review,--- P. 0. Box 225, Glendale, California Miami, Florida
Mr. Leland Fisher,--- Fable Farms, Route #3, Box 486, Waco, Texas
Miss Jeanne Millett,--- Candlewood Kennels, 383 Dysot St., S. Easton, Mass.
Mrs. Margaret E. White,--- Route #5, Box 516, Puyallup, Wahington
Mrs. Alice Rosenthal,--- The Dog News, 406 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
Mrs. Alice Wagner,--- Popular Dogs, 2009 Ranstead Ft., Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. William Bergtold,--- 1508 W. 26th St., Baltimore 10, Md.
Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Weiss,— 5200 Glendale Ave, Baltimore 7, Md.
Mrs. Lorence Moore.,--- Oyster Bay, Syosset, N. Y.
Mrs. John W. Shope,--- Box 62, Key Largo, Florida
Mr. Karl Rudzik,--- 139 Marvin Ave., Hampstead, L. I., New York
Baron Jean de Korsak ,--- 1419 Hove, S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Miss Jan L. Riley,--- 183; E. 86th St., Cleveland, Ohio
F . J. Shoupe,--- 1335 Dorsh Rd., S. Euclid 21, Ohio
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Watson,--- Oak Knoll Rd., Barrington, Ill.
Mr. Jasper Slaght,--- 393 Washington , Muskegan, Michigan
Mr. Darrell Down,--- 230 South Bristol, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Mr. Bruce B. Wippert,--- 5258 Auckland St.,N. Hollywood, Calif.
Mr. John R. Hutchins, Jr.,--- Box 1699, San Antonio, Texas
Mr. & Mrs. C. 0. Salley,--- 38 E. Beardsly, Champaign, Illinois
Mr. Jimmy Martinez,--- 2100 Jefferson, San Francisco, California
Mr. & Mrs. David Bush,--- Irvington, California
Mrs. Pearl Baumgartner,--- 10703 MeEachron, Puyallup, Washington
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. M. Brinton,--- 2434 Broadway, San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. David Cunningham,— 5742 S. W, 62nd St., Miami, Florida
Mr & Mrs. Eugene Cropper,--- 260 Rome St., San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. Andrew Lelfino,--- 1815 Broadway, San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Frames,--- 2309 Gale St., Bakersfield, Calif.
Miss Gertrude Hooft.,--- 1820 Poplar, Redwood City, California
Mr. & Mrs. Douglad Pringle,--- "Puerta Dorada", Rutherford, Calif.
Miss Juanita Aureguy,--- Box 892, Tiburon, California
Mr. Robert L. Knox,--- 4571 Soledad Ave. , Sacramento, Calif.
Mr. George Lengst,--- 2577 California St. , San Francisco, Calif.
Mrs. Nell Lomax,--- 323 Santa Clara , Redwood City, California
Mr. & Mrs. Drew Mullan,--- 5 Northwood Drive., Orinda, California
Mrs. George Mordecai,--- Road 38 1/2, Madera , California
Miss Nancy Maillard,--- 2600 Vallejo St. , San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Pinckney,--- 2613 Leconte Ave., Berkeley, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Stout,--- 2916 Jackson St., San Francisco, Calif.
Mrs. Lynn Sibley,--- 2762 Union St., San Francisco, Calif.
Dr. & Mrs. Myron Shaffer,--- Redwood Veterinary Clinic, Santa Rosas, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Leighton Stewart,--- 3650 Santa Clara, Oxnard, California
Mr. Walter Wheeler,--- 331A Harvard St., Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Micheal Whitman,--- 1 Maple St., San Francisco, California
Mrs. McDonald Wood,— Route #1, Nox684, Mesa, Arizona
Mr. Robert Henderson,--- Ralston Ave., Hillsborough, California
Mr. & Mrs. Albert E. Van Court,--- 650 South Grand Ave. , Los Angeles, Calif.
Mr. Robert F. Kelly,--- Florida State Racing Comm., 911 Security Bldg., Miami 32,
Mr. George McCarthy,--- Mile High Kennel Club, Denver, Colorado