A special thanks to Terry Schwartzman of Travlin' Whippets for the Historic contribution to the AWC
By Louis Pegram
Whippets, Whippet breeders and THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB, during the past two years have gone through a period of excellent, healthy growth. There was a 42% increase in registrations with 184 Whippets being registered in 1960, and 262 Whippets being registered in 1961. We have numerous shows in all sections of the country that have drawn large entries offering five points for dogs as well as five points for bitches, plus excellent competition in the SPECIALS CLASS. The Whippet is now one of the outstanding breeds for top honors both in the HOUND GROUP as well as BEST IN SHOW honors. This pattern of success can be laid directly to the fine cooperation between members of THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB and their desire to benefit the breed. This group cooperation has in no way interfered with the major objective of being able to compete successfully in the show ring and in racing competition as individuals.
The WHIPPET NEWS, the present officers and board of directors, for the most part, have accomplished much in contacting Whippet owners in all sections of the country giving owners a greater feeling of security and understanding of the breed and most important, that they too are an important part of THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB. While it is impossible to please everyone, great progress is being made, and it is to be hoped that this healthy condition will continue in the years to come.
Conditions greatly change over the years, often even within a year and often times officers of clubs must make decisions they feel are wise, forgetting their own personal gains or sectional desires in favor of national growth and organization. We know today the quality of Whippet is higher than in any other period of the breed and this is true in all sections of the country. No one section of the country has a monopoly on quality as the records clearly indicate. Thus, when we think of major AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTY SHOWS, it might be wise to consider that the important point be that all major AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTIES should be held in a location most convenient and offering the best facilities to the available Whippets in a given area, regardless of whether a certain few breeders do not wish to participate or withdraw from the breed for various unknown reasons.
It has always been my feeling when certain individuals within a club work to build a Whippet entry at a show whether it be an AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTY, or just a special event for Whippets, whenever possible, Whippet breeders should support those people who are willing to put forth the effort to secure large Whippet entries. Certainly every effort should be made to support those individuals who have put special emphasis in securing large entries in certain states such as New Hampshire , Illinois, Texas and California. It is the entry and quality of individuals that make a specialized Whippet event a success, not whether it is a major AMERICAN WHIPPET SPECIALTY.
This entire background leads us to whether it is good for the breed to have fewer major WHIPPET SPECIALTY SHOWS or to have numerous Whippet Specialty Shows under the provisions of having at least 30 entries and desirably enough class entries for five points in dogs and five points in bitches. We cannot control whether there are more of one sex than the other, but if entries in both sexes were evenly split then there would be five points for each sex.
It is my feeling that any AMERICAN WHIPPET SPECIALTY should have special importance beyond a show that just draws a large entry of Whippets. It should have the necessary prestige and awards, not only to draw a large entry of the major kennels throughout America but also attract new and smaller breeders to see the outstanding Whippets in America as well as talk and get to know those people who breed and exhibit these outstanding Whippets. Keeping this point in mind, it is my feeling for 1963 that we need only three major AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTIES. One in the East, one in the Mid-West and one in California. Committees should be set up in each area selected by the officers and board of directors of the AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB of those people who own the most Whippets and are cooperative and understanding of the need for the breed. Locations should be selected that offer best opportunity for a large entry and the very best facilities for show and racing in that particular section of the country.
Judges for major specialties also present a realistic problem. Members of the AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB, of which many through heredity, study, and observation are perfectionists in many fields of competitive livestock, also breed Whippets and have a working knowledge of the breed many years in advance of most judges available to judge specialties unless, of course, judges are actually selected from the membership of the AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUBS. This condition constantly results in much confusion and dissatisfaction in selecting a judge really adequate to justify handling such a specialty. It might be well to seriously consider selecting specialty judges immediately after a current specialty has been held. Proper selection of judges and development of worthwhile judges is going to have much to do with the success of future major AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTIES as well as steady growth of the breed.
It has also been suggested, and this certainly seems a fine idea, that a list of subjects to be discussed at Board Meetings be sent to each officer and director in advance of the proposed meeting of directors in order that they can more thoroughly consider the various subjects to be discussed. It would, however, be the responsibility of all members to send, in writing, to the President their suggestions and recommenda tions for needed changes in matters covered by the by-laws of the AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB.
Avery worthwhile suggestion has been made by numerous members, that those people wishing to donate additional trophy money for WHIPPET SPECIALTIES send in this donation once each year to the AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB. This money would then be equally split for trophies for all major AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTIES. Names of those individuals contributing to this general trophy fund would appear in the catalog of each AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTY held, regardless of the section of the country.
Many members have felt that they would like to donate to all SPECIALTIES, but can afford only local support of one AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTY. This plan of payment once each year would more equalize the distribu tion of special trophies and would more equally benefit the breed on a national basis.
Members from virtually every section of the country have talked with me on these four subjects and frankly, it is my feeling that your officers do wish to come up with a decision that is fair to all sections of the country as well as for the good and expansion of the Whippet as a breed. It would be well for those parties interested to write directly to your President, Donald Hostetter, in order that he can more thoroughly interpret your wishes.
(address: Donald P. Hostetter, "Pagebrook", Cobham, Virginia)
American Whippet Club
Dear Members: The annual Specialty Shows of the American Whippet Club and the Greyhound Club of America will be held this year at the home of Mr. & Mrs. D. R. Motch, Cismont Manor, at Keswick, Va., on Friday, September 28th. Elected by the majority of the votes of our A. W. C. membership, Mr. Harry T. Peters will judge the regular Whippet classes, Miss Judith Shearer the Futurity, and Mrs. W. P. Wear has accepted the Greyhound assignment.
The location, some six miles East of Charlottesville, Va., is ideal for our shows. In case of bad weather we have the use of a fine big stable with a dirt floor, otherwise we will show on the lawn adjacent to the stable. Of course it will be an unbenched show, but there is plenty of space under roof for boxes, getting dogs ready for the ring, etc.
The Sept. 28 date comes the day before Richmond, Va., where Mrs. Van Court is to do our breed, and following that is Alexandria, Va., where Mr. Rosenburg is scheduled to judge Whippets.
Mrs. Motch and Mr. Burford are the Entertainment Committee and plan a simple luncheon available during the show, and a pay supper following the afternoon's judging.
The races will be held at Donald Hostetter's Pagebrook farm in the afternoon of Sept. 27th, time to be announced on the racing entry blanks, which will be sent out by your Racing Secretary. Mr. Louis Pegram. We've done quite a bit of work on the track, grading and fencing, and I believe we have a nice set–up. Mr. Burford and I want to invite all members and friends of the A. W. C. to a buffet supper immediately following the races and suggest that in case of hot weather you bring your bathing suits.
This provides a wonderful opportunity for people coming a long way to support the Specialty and I look forward to seeing you all there, and also the day before at the races.
Donald P. Hostetter. President
American Whippet Club Summer Specialty
Carroll County Kennel Club, N. Conway , N. H.
July 17, 1962, Judge, Mr. Haywood R. Hartley
Puppy Dogs, 6 - 9 months, two' shown. First, Mrs. W. P Wear's Stoney Meadows Medalion (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Model) Second, Calvin S. Perry's Appraxin Lance (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint ex Renpark's Tigress
Puppy Dogs, 9 - 12 months, one shown, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Chinaman's Chance (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, one shown, D. R. Motch's Seven League Skybluepink (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Seven League Boots)
American-Bred Dogs, one shown, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Happy-so-Lucky (by Ch. Wingedfoot Ringmaster of Pennyworth ex Ch. Renpark's Verry Merry)
Open Dogs, six shown. First, D. R. Motch's Stoney Meadow Seven League (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Sparrow Hawk (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Third, Howard R. Custer, Jr.'s Stoney Meadows Rob Roy (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen) Fourth, Janet C. Koch's Pennyworth Helfand Half (by Ch. Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth ex Whipoo's White Reflection)
Winners Dog to Stoney Meadow Seven League. Reserve to Stoney Meadows Medalion.
Puppy Bitches, 6 - 9 months, one shown, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Aurora (by Stoney Meadows Rufus ex Stoney Meadows Icecapade)
Puppy Bitches, 9 - 12 months, two shown. First, D. R. Motch's Seven League Striped Paint (by Ch. Meander Pin Boy ex Ch. Meander Wet Paint) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Aunt Jemima (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris
Novice Bitch, one shown, Louis L. & Dorothy Doyle's Appraxin's Fleetwood Thetis (by Whipoo's Appraxin Ariel ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Lady Skipper)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, two shown. First, D. R. Motch's Seven League Silver Spoon (by Ch. Meander Pin Boy ex Ch. Meander Wet Paint) Second, Martha Love's Westmoreland's Irene (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
American Bred Bitches, six shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Periwinkle (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Pennyworth Black Orchid) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Winterfold Penniesworth (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Third, Calvin G. Perry's Lilliput Estralita (by Ch. Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth ex Whipoo's White Reflection) Fourth, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Black Magic (by Ch. Fisherman O' Lazeland ex Pennyworth Forget-Me-Not)
Open Bitches, five shown. First, D. R. Motch's Seven League Serenissima (by Ch. Meander Bob White ex Meander Chatter) Second, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Fairy Fox (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Tale) Third, Janet O. Koch's Stoney Meadows Real Mink (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen) Fourth, Pennyworth Kennels' Stoney Meadows Snow Princess (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen)
Winners Bitch to Seven League Serenissima. Reserve to Pennyworth Periwinkle.
Best of Winners to Stoney Meadow Seven League.
Specials, eight shown, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint, Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen, Ch. Pennyworth Lumumba, Ch. Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth, Ch. Renpark's Jeff of Sheldegren, Ch. Pennyworth Tigrine, Oh. Pennyworth Lady-in-Grey, Ch. Seven League Songbird.
Best of Breed to D. R. Motch's Ch. Seven League Songbird (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Meander Chatter) Best Opposite Sex to Janet C. Koch's Ch. Renpark's Jeff of Sheldegren (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Renpark's Verry Merry)
American Whippet Club West Coast Specialty
Santa Barbara, Calif., July 29, 1962
The West Coast Specialty of the American Whippet Club was held at Hope Ranch, Santa. Barbara, Calif. in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Sunday, July 29. I was very pleased to accept the kind invitation to judge, was most flattered by the excellent entry of 49 and delighted with the tremendous strides that have been made in the last four years in the over all quality of the west coast Whippets. The improvement in breed type, soundness, style and presentation is definitely marked in comparison with a Specialty I judged at Del Monte some three or four years ago.
Our Club members headed by Dorothea Frames and Christine Cormany, assisted in many ways with the wonderful cooperation of Mr. Sidney F. Heckert, Jr., Secretary of the Santa Barbara Kennel Club, did a grand job of the benching decoration, dressing the ring, and providing most attractive trophies for competition.
The exhibitors had a chance for double points with the Ventura Kennel Club held on the Saturday, the results of which I do not know, but they will doubtlessly appear in another spot in this issue. Excellent racing took over the Saturday afternoon at the Carpinteria Polo Fields midway between the two shows, and then the Specialty rolled us all out of bed bright and early for an 8:45 judging schedule.
Winners Dog came from the Junior Puppy class, Hollypark Highland Fling, by Great Circle Kerry out of Pennyworth Orange Blossom. This is a very handsome, nicely turned pup, not in the least over done, owned by Dorthea C. Frames & Elizabeth C. Scott. The Reserve Winners dog, Hollypark Hobgoblin, by Rocket's Firecracker out of Ch. Piperkin's Patience, owned by E. R. Hastings, was a very nicely made up dog, good mover, but lacking the smoothness over the top line of the winner.
Winners Bitch and Best of Winners was Picardia Poltergeist, by Ch. Mopalo's Speaker of the House out of Ch. The Lark of Meander, owned by Donald W. Frames. She is the beautiful, "flowing" type of bitch that I like, a very good mover, and lacking only in condition. Reserve came from the Senior Puppy class, Eyleland Crescendo, by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll out of Eyleland Dorothy, owned by Paul Sykes and Lori Spring. She is a remarkably colored brindle bitch of great class, quality and soundness.
The Specials class was a large and most impressive one and nearly every entry of top caliber. After great deliberation, and I am sure what seemed an interminable length of time, my choice narrowed to three, Picardia Poltergeist, Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind, by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle out of Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly, owned by Barbara & Ralph Eyles, and Ch. Great Circle Skibbereen, by Ch. Great Circle the Scot and out of Ch. Great Circle Holiday, owned by Norman W. Ellis.
It was very close between the two bitches for the top award which finally went to Winter Wind because she was tighter, better fleshed, and in top condition, which I felt the Best of Winners Bitch lacked. The Best Opposite Sex dog is of wonderful quality, very sound, and of great class though he appeared to be somewhat over-weight.
I would like to take this time to thank each and every exhibitor, not only for the fine entry, but for the courtesy and patience while I looked over each class. When I do get in the ring I seem to get so interested in what is before me that I am inclined to take a great deal of time judging. My sincere thanks to the members of the A. W. C. and its friends for making the show such an attractive, well organized success. In behalf of the A. W. C. I wish to thank Mr. Heckert for his many considerations and kindnesses to our members who chose to hold the West Coast Specialty at Santa Barbara.
Donald P. Hostetter
Puppy Dogs, 6 - 9 months, five shown. First, Dorothea C. Frames & Elizabeth A. Scott's Hollypark Highland Fling (by Great Circle Kerry ex Pennyworth Orange Blossom) Suzanne C. & Charles H. Turner's Swiftshore Secret Agent (by Rocket's Firecracker ex Lady Swift of Piperkins, C.D.) Third, Tony P. & Beatrice Gwinner (by Great Circle Kerry ex Pennyworth Orange Blossom) Fourth, Armand De La Rosa's Town's Twinkie Tucker Ted (by Ch. Homeric O'Lazeland ex Strathoak Stardust)
Puppy Dogs 9 - 12 months, one shown, Canyon Crest Kennels' Canyon Crest's Sylvester (by 7h. Blue Sheik of Canyon Crest ex Gigi of Canyon Crest)
American Bred Dogs, three shown. First, James F. Young's Meander Magna Carta (by Ch. Meander metallurgist ex Ch. Baroness of Birdneck Point) Second, Dorothea C. Frames' Piperkin's Robinson, C.D. (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Picardia Priscilla, U.D. Third, Canesco Kennels' Canesco Charioteer (by Tubara's Choir Boy ex Ch. Harbridge Nocturne)
Open Dogs, five shown. First, E. R. Hastings' Hollypark Hobgoblin (by Rocket's Firecracker ex Ch. Piperkin's Patience) Second, Patti Long's Tomburton's Tiberius (by Ch. Freddie of Test ex Ch. Great Circle Zelda) Third, Mrs. Agnes Langdon's Mopalo's Gay Blade (by Ch. Mopalo's Speaker Of The House ex Ch. Phyllis Jonson) Fourth, Libby M. Bush's Von Der Busch Little Joe (by Ch. Freddie of Test ex Queen Rosslyn)
Winners Dog to Hollypark Highland Fling. Reserve to Hollypark Hobgoblin.
Puppy Bitches 6 - 9 months, five shown. First, John P. Towne's Towne's Twinkie Amer Nod (by Ch. Homeric O'Lazeland ex Strathoak Stardust) Second, Liz Scott's Sand Spiral Kindall (by Great Circle Kerry ex Pennyworth Orange Blossom) Third, George J. Symons' Twinky Toffee Tore (by Ch. Homeric O'Lazeland ex Strathoak Stardust) Fourth, Suzanne C. & Charles H. Turner Swiftshore Solitaire (by Rocket's Firecracker ex Lady Swift of Piperkins, C.D.)
Puppy Bitches, 9 - 12 months, First, Paul Sykes & Lori Spring's Eyleland Crescendo (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Eyleland Dorothy) Second, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Julia (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind) Third, Canyon Crest Kennels' Canton Crest's Sylvia (by Ch. Blue Sheik of Canyon Crest ex Gigi of Canyon Crest)
Novice Bitches, two shown. First, George & Virginia Mackin's Sonna Black Magic (by Gypsy's Kelly ex Rockaby Black Mollie) Second, Mrs. Donna & W. Garrett Cruson's Holly Park Humoresque (by Rocket's Firecracker ex Piperkin's Patience)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, two shown. First, John P. Towne's Towne's Snipper Sneer (by Ch. Homeric O'Lazeland ex Strathoak Stardust) Second, Canesco Kennels' Canesco Double Date (by Harbridge Blarney Stone ex Ch. Harbridge Passing Fancy)
American Bred Bitches, three shown. First, Marion H. Woodcock's Silver Song of Suntan (by Meander Magna Carta ex Wingfoot Molly) Second, Keith Wilson & Mrs. Jerry Birmingham's Appraxin Red Starlet (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Whipoo's White Luster) Third, Norman W. Ellis' Madcap Dress Circle (by Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Great Circle Star Gazer)
Open Bitches, six shown. First, Donald W. Frames' Picardia Poltergeist (by Ch. Mopalo's Speaker of The House ex Ch. The Lark of Meander) Second, Bob Davis' Strathoak Velvet Mist (by Great Circle King of Hearts ex Ch. Strathoak White Velvet, Third, Gertrude & George Ruwisch's Ru-Heim's Pamela (by Ch. Wingfoot Dominic ex Speedy Gonzales) Fourth, Mrs. Robert B. Henderson's Home Plave Water Lily (by Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Great Circle Star Gazer)
Winners Bitch to Picardia Poltergeist. Reserve to Eyleland Crescendo.
Best Of Winners to Picardia Poltergist.
Specials, twelve shown, Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind, Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost, Ch. Great Circle Skibbereen, Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter, Ch. Von Der Busch Blaze- Away, Ch. Traymatt Aluminum Moth, Ch. Veloce of Dapplegray, Ch. Harbridge Passing Fancy, Ch. Piperkin's Patience, Ch. Meander Finale, Ch. Strathoak's White Velvet, Ch. Canyon Crest's Surprise.
Best of Breed to Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly) Best Opposite Sex to Norman W. Ellis' Ch. Great Circle Skibbereen (by Ch. Great Circle The Scot ex Ch. Great Circle Holiday)
Sun Maid Kennel Club, Fresno, Calif. April 7, 1962, Judge: Jerome N. Halle
Open Dogs, six shown. First, Norman Ellis' Great Circle Skibbereen (by Ch. Great Circle The Scot ex Ch. Great Circle Holiday) Second, Dorothea Frames' Meander Finale (by The Baron Of Birdneck Point ex Ch. Copper Nob of Meander) Third, Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Case's Baronslea Back Bencher (by Runway Controller ex Baronslea Seabreeze) Fourth, Libby Bush's Von Der Busch Little Joe (by Ch. Freddie of Test ex Queen Rosslyn)
Winners Dog to Great Circle Skibbereen. Reserve to Meander Finale.
Puppy Bitches 6 - 9 months, one shown, Strathoak Kennels' Storm Warning Sorceress (by Chess's Domino ex Storm Warning Dart of Meander)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown, Norman W. Ellis' Madcap Dress Circle (by Ch. Great Circle Med Hatter ex Great Circle Star Gazer)
American Bred Bitches, one shown, Mr. & Mrs. David Dettinger's Great Circle Star Gazer (by Ch. Wingedfoot Dominic ex Speedy Gonzales)
Open Bitches, five shown. First, John P. Towne's Strathoak Stardust (by Meander Magna Carta ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen) Second, Gertrude & George Ruwisch's Ru-Heim's Pamela (by Ch. Wingedfoot Dominic ex Ch. Speedy Gonzales) Third, Dorothea Frames' Piperkin's Patience (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Picardia Priscilla U. D.) Fourth, G. J. Hooft's Picardia Pandemonium (by Ch. Mopalo's Speaker Of The House ex Ch. The Lark Of Meander)
Winners Bitch to Madcap Dress Circle. Reserve to Strathoak Stardust.
Beat of Winners to Great Circle Skibbereen.
Specials, two shown, Ch. Quicksilver 111, Ch. Canyon Crest's Surprise.
Best of Breed to Rex & Joanne Williams' Ch. Quicksilver 111 (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Pennyworth Sunfire) Best Opposite Sex to Madcap Dress Circle.
Kern County Kennel Club, Bakersfield, Calif.
April 8, 1962, Judge: Mr. E. E. Vary
American Bred Dogs, one shown, Norman W, Ellis' Great Circle Skibbereen (by Ch. Great Circle The Scot ex Ch. Great Circle Holiday)
Open Dogs, three shown. First, Dorothea Frames' Meander Finale (by The Baron Of Birdneck Point ex Ch. Copper Nob Of Meander) Second, E. R. Hastings' Hollypark Hobgoblin (by Rocket's Firecracker ex Piperkin's Patience) Third, Mrs. James W. Case's Baronslea Back Bencher (by Runway Controller ex Baronslea Seabreeze)
Winners Dog to Great Circle Skibbereen. Reserve to Meander Finale.
Puppy Bitches 6 - 9 months, one shown, Strathoak' Kennels' Storm Warning Sorceress (by Chess's Domino ex Storm Warning Dart of Meander)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown, Norman W. Ellis' Madcap Tress Circle (by Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Great Circle Star Gazer)
Open Bitches, four shown. First, Dorothea C. Frames' Piperkin's Patience (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Picardia Priscilla, U.D.) Second, John P. Towne's Strathoak Stardust (by Meander Magna Carta ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen) Third, G. J. Hooft's Picardia Pandemonium (by Ch. Mopalo's Speaker of The House ex Ch. The Lark of Meander) Fourth, Gertrude & George Ruwisch's Ru-Heim's Pamela (by Wingfoot Dominic ex Speedy Gonzales)
Winners Bitch to Piperkin's Patience. Reserve to Strathoak Stardust. Best of Winners to Great Circle Skibbereen.
Specials, two shown, Ch. Quicksilver 111, Ch. Canyon Crest's Surprise.
Best of Breed to Rex & Joanne Williams' Ch. Quicksilver 111 (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Pennyworth Sunfire) Best Opposite Sex to Piperkin's Patience.
Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
April 20, 1962, Judge: Mr. M . Gordon
Junior Puppy Dogs, one shown, Mrs. J. Brazier's Whirlwind Boomerange (by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex Eng. Ch. Dawnstar of Test)
Open Dogs, one shown, Miss J. Anson's Gypsy's Kelly (by Ch. White Acre's Silver Spice ex Ch. Rockabye Gypsy)
Winners Dog to Gypsy's Kelly. Reserve to Whirlwind Boomerange.
Junior Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, Mark Webster's Whirlwind Genevieve (Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex Eng. Ch. Dawnstar of Test) Second, Mrs. J. Brazier's Whirlwind Silver Dart (by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex Eng. Ch. Dawnstar of Test)
Senior Puppy Bitches, one shown, Mrs. Anson's Sonna Una (by Gypsy's Kelly ex Rocka bye Pandy)
Open Bitches, two shown. First, Mrs. L. Dennison's Sonna Bambie (by Gypsy's Kelly ex Ch. Rockabye Black Mollie) Second, Mrs. Pamela Arthur's Sonna Rockabye Baby (by Gypsy's Kelly ex Ch. Rockabye Black Mollie)
Winners Bitch to Sonna Bambie. Reserve to Whirlwind Genevieve.
Best of Winners to Sonna Bambie.
Best of Breed to Sonna Bambie, who went on to win first in the Group.
Sonna Rockabye Baby scored 191, Gypsy's Kelly scored 187 in Novice A. Obedience.
Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale, Vancouver, B. C., Canada
April 21, 1962, Judge: Mrs. M. Bowden
Junior Puppy Dogs, one shown, Mrs. J. Brazier's Whirlwind Boomerange (by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex Eng. Ch. Downstar of Test)
Open Dogs, one shown, Mrs. J. Anson's Sonna Black Prince (by Gypsy's Kelly ex Oh. Rockabye Black Mollie)
Winners Dog to Whirlwind Boomerange. Reserve to Sonna Black Prince.
Junior Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, Mrs. J. Brazier's Whirlwind Rising Star (by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex Eng. Ch. Dawnstar of Test) Second, Mark Webster's Whirlwind Genevieve (by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex Eng. Ch. Dawnstar of Test)
Open Bitches, three shown. First, Mrs. Pamela Arthur's Sonna Rockabye Baby (by (Gypsy's Kelly ex Ch. Rockabye Black Mollie) Second, Mrs. L. Dennison's Sonna Bambie (by Gypsy's Kelly ex Ch. Rockabye Black Mollie) Third, Mrs. J. Brazier's Eng. Ch. Dawnstar of Test.
Winners Bitch to Sonna Rockabye Baby. Reserve to Sonna Bambi.
Best of Winners and Best Of Breed to Sonna Rockabye Baby.
Sonna Rockabye Baby went on to win first in the Group.
Farmington Valley Kennel Club
July 7, 1962, Judge: Mr. Percy Roberts
Puppy Dogs, one shown, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Chinaman's Chance (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
Open Dogs, two shown. First, Janet C. Koch's Pennyworth Half and Half (by Ch. Seagift Fleeting Flyhalf of Pennyworth ex Whipoo's White Reflection) Second, Barbara Cook's Appraxin's Snow Fox (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Whipoo's White Luster)
Winners Dog to Pennyworth Half and Half. Reserve to Pennyworth Chinaman's Chance.
Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, Mardormere Kennels' Moonflower of Mardormere (by Ch. Shine on of Mardormere ex Serenade of Mardormere) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Aunt Jemima (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
American Bred Bitches, one shown, Pennyworth Kennels' Winterfold Penniesworth (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
Open Bitches, four shown. First, Janet C. Koch's Stoney Meadows Real Mink (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen) Second, William M. Schmiek's Laguna Linklady (by Ch. Laguna Linkway ex Ch. Lily of Laguna) Third, Pennyworth Kennels' Stoney Meadows Snow Princess (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen) Fourth, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Periwinkle (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Pennyworth Black Orchid)
Winners Bitch to Stoney Meadows Real Mink. Reserve to Laguna Linklady.
Best of Winners to Stoney Meadows Real Mink.
Specials, four shown, Ch. Classic Beauty of Mardormere, Ch. Pennyworth Lady In Grey, Ch. Pennyworth Lumumba, Ch. Pennyworth Tigrine.
Best of Breed to Janet C. Koch's Ch. Pennyworth Lady In Grey (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Best Opposite Sex to Pennyworth Kennels' Ch. Pennyworth Lumumba (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
Champaign Illinois Kennel Club, Urbana, Illinois July 14, 1962, Judges Miss Judith R. Shearer
Puppy Dogs, one shown, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Orange Bitters (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Meander Mata Hari)
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, two shown. First, Selwyn Blackstone's Sege's Tiger (by Traymatt Plywood ex Pennyworth Tar queen) Second, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Rooster Boy (by Stoney Meadows Peacock Pie ex Traymatt Matchless Monica)
American Bred Dogs, one shown, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Floor Boards (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Traymatt Fides, C.D.)
Open Dogs, six shown. First, Louis Pegram's Just Richard (by Ch. Stoney meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow queen) Second, William Fields' Oberon of Brisk ways (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Eyleland Buttercup) Third, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Bengal (by Whipoo's Happy Time ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit) Fourth, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Appraxin Ariel (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon)
Winners Dog to Just Richard. Reserve to Oberon of Briskways.
Puppy Bitches, six shown. First, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Silver Song (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Ch. Whipoo's Tarnish) Second, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Twist of Lemon (by Whipoo's Bengal ex C h. Whipoo's Tarnish) Third, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Orange Slice (by Whipoo's Bengal
ex Meander Mata Hari) Fourth, John H. Berger's Laura O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland)
American Bred Bitches, one shown, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Eyle land Easter Egg (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost)
Open Bitches, five shown. First, Barre Hill & Bill J. Graheck's Whipoo's Vagabonded Hera (by Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Whipoo's Dark Venture) Second, Jack Stone's Storm Warning g rey Cloud (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of m eander ex Storm Warning Dart of Meander) Third, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Elegant Aire (by Ch. Whipoo's Spatterib of Meander ex Whipoo's Silken Elegance, C.D.) Fourth, Jack Stone's Storm Warning Dart of Meander (by Meander Badly Bent ex Meander Delia)
Winners Bitch to Whipoo's Vagabonded Hera. Reserve to Storm Warning Grey Cloud.
Best of Winners to Just Richard.
Specials, three shown, Ch. Traymatt Eyleland. Herkimer, Ch. Pennyworth April Fool, Whipoo's 'White Chiffon.
Best of Breed to Just Richard. Best Opposite Sex to Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Whipoo's Silken Elegance, C.D.)
Just Richard went on to place second in the Hound Group.
Some of our
|CH. DEMI TASSE (1931-1939)
our first Ch., finished with 3 majors
|We also have the lovely black bitch SONNA BLACK MAGIC||CH. CORSIAN SILHOUETTE
(daughter of Ch. Demi Tasse) dam of 4 champions
|CH. STRATHOAK STARSHEEN (gr-gr-grandaughter of Silhouette) 9th Ch. of Whipoo's Silken Elegance 6 times winners, 5 times reserve, 3 B.O.B, 1 3rd Hound, 1 2nd Hound|
|THE UNKNOWN FUTURE|
|STRATHOAK KERRY DANCER (son of Starsheen)
at 3 1/2 months
|WE EXPECT THREE LITTERS IN 1962 Colors and pedigrees should please the most discriminating exhibitor and breeder!||STORM WARNING SORCERESS (gr-gr-grandaughter of Silhouette)|
A NEW CHAMPION
WHIPOO'S VAGABONDED HERA
RECOGNITION TO THE FOLLOWING PANEL OF DISTINGUISHED JUDGES WHO HELPED HERA HURRY HOME:
MR. CHARLES A. SWARTZ AT GENESEE COUNTY K. C. ( FLINT) - MARCH 18, 1962 - 1 POINT MRS. CHARLES VAN COURT AT MISSISSIPPI VALLEY K. C. ( ST. LOUIS) MAY 2, 1962 - 5 POINTS
MR. HASKELL SCHUFFMAN AT NORTHEASTERN INDIANA K. C. (FT. WAYNE) MAY 6, 1962 - 3 POINTS MR. CHARLES A. SWARTZ AT EGYPTIAN K. C. (MOUNT VERNON) MAY 30, 1962 - 1 POINT MRS. W.C. EDMISTON AT STONE CITY K. C. (JOLIET) JUNE 3, 1962 - 2 POINTS
MISS JUDITH R. SHEARER AT CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS K. C. ( URBANA) JULY 14, 1962 - 5 POINTS
AND GRATITUDE TO HER HANDLERS
SIBYL A N D EUGENE JACOBS
FROM; VAGABONDED KENNELS
OWNED BY: BARRE HILL AND BILL J. GRAHECK NORTHWOOD-ON-THE-LAKE INTERLOCHEN, MICHIGAN
STANDARD OF THE BREED
General Appearance - The Whippet should be a dog of moderate size, very alert, that can cover a maximum of distance with a minimum of lost motion, a true sporting hound. Should be put down in hard condition but with no suggestion of being muscle-bound.
Head - Long and lean, fairly wide between the ears, scarcely perceptible stop, good length of muzzle which should be powerful without being coarse. Nose entirely black.
Ears - Small, fine in texture, thrown back and folded. Semipricked when at attention. Gay ears are incorrect and should be severely penalized.
Eyes - Large, intelligent, round in shape and dark hazel in color, must be at least as dark as the coat color. Expression should be keen and alert. Light yellow or oblique eyes should be strictly penalized. A sulky expression and lack of alertness to be considered most undesirable.
Teeth - White, strong and oven. Tooth of upper jaw should fit closely over the lower. An undershot mouth shall disqualify.
Neck - Long and muscular, well-arched and with no suggestion of throatiness, widening gradually into the shoulders. Must not have any tendency to a "ewe" neck.
Shoulders - Long, well-laid back with long, flat muscles. Loaded shoulders are a very serious fault.
Brisket - Very deep and strong, reaching as nearly as possible to the point of the elbow. Ribs well sprung but with no suggestion of barrel shape. Should fill in the space between the forelegs so that there is no appearance of a hollow between them.
Forelegs - Straight and rather long, hold in line with the shoulders and not set under the body so as to make a forechest. Elbows should turn neither in nor out and move freely with the point of the shoulder. Fair amount of bone, which should carry right down to the foot. Pasterns strong.
Feet - Must be well formed with strong, thick pads and well-knuckled-up paws. A thin, flat, open foot is a serious fault.
Hindquarters - Long and powerful, stifles well bent, hocks well let down and close to the ground. Thighs broad and muscular, the muscles should be long and flat. A steep croup is most undesirable.
Back - Strong and powerful, rather long with a good, natural arch over the loin creating a definate tuck-up of the underline but covering a lot of ground. Tail - Long and tapering, should reach to a hipbone when drawn through between the hind legs. Must not be carried higher than the top of the back when moving. Coat - Close smooth and firm in texture.
Color - Immaterial.
Size - Ideal height for dogs, 19 to 22 inches; for bitches, 18 to 21 inches. These are not intended to be definate limits, only approximate.
Gait - Low, free moving and smooth, as long as is commensurate with the size of the dog. A short, mincing gait with high knee action should be severely penalized.
Approved November 9, 1955
NEW CHAMPIONS. This section is a regular feature of the Whippet News. Each issue we will present a three generation pedigree of new champions, with colors of the dogs when possible. Owners of new champions should send in the pedigrees as soon as the confirmation is received from the American Kennel Club. Please include the name of the dog and color, breeder, owner, date of birth, as well as the colors of the dogs in the pedigree. The pedigrees are presented on a first come basis and no more than two pages will be presented each issue.
Badgewood Kennel Reports
Betty Fell June 20, 1962 Kent , England
I had hoped to be able to send you a critique of Windsor. However, as that won't be until the thirtieth I guess all I can do is give you a break down of classes which was sent to me by the honorary secretary the other day.
I have a total entry of 181 made up of 106 dogs. This is an increase of eight dogs over last year. As you may well imagine I am thrilled and honored to be so well received at my first championship show judging Whippets.
This is the summer show of the National Whippet Assoc. as well. 13 Special Puppy Dog or Bitch; 10 Puppy Dog; 5 Junior Dog; 11 Novice Dog; 8 Tyro Dog; 10 Graduate Dog; 15 Limit Dog; 11 Open Dog; 12 Special Open confined to members of the N.W.A. Dog or Bitch; 12 Puppy Bitch; 11 Junior Bitch; 15 Novice Bitch; 12 Tyro Bitch; 10 Graduate Bitch; 12 Limit Bitch; 15 Open Bitch.
We have had moderate bit of luck in showing this Spring. Nothing sensational, but always returning home with a card. Those being shown have been Badgewood Calamity Jane and Badgewood Belle Starr, both from Badgewood Copper Penny's first overseas mating to Ch. Wingedfoot Marksman of Allways. Calamity was 3rd Maiden bitch in a class of 23 at the Whippet Club show, under Mrs. Idella Smith. She has retired on that, and is due to whelp the 25th of June to Laguna Ligonier.
Belle Starr came out at Hammersmith under Mrs. Gilpier where she was 2nd in Novice dog or bitch with an entry of 13. Except for WELK, where it was windy and bitterly cold during the Whippet judging, she hated every minute of it, and went cardless, she has always been in the cards. However, we came back from WELKS with a card won by Badgewood Ducat, a red puppy from our second litter by Ch. Eveningstar of Allways. He placed 3rd in the puppy dog class under Mrs. M. L. Jones. He too, has only been cardless once under Yrs. Wigg in an enormous class at Sutton. He was the first of the Bad g ewood contingent to break the ice, and under Mrs. V. Blandy at Beckenham, won the Novice class, entry of 8, and went Best Opposite Sex to Mrs. Katherine Fisher's Bromholm Courtmoon Silver Star. Needless to say we were thrilled winning our first blue or rather red, especially under such a long time breeder as Mrs. Blandy.
Soon to grace the shows with her presence will be "Eeyore's" little litter sister 'Kanga " , Badgewood Dime. She is grey-fawn with blue muzzle and ears, only 17 1/2 in. at 10 months. Due to arrive the middle of July a litter by Ch. M i chael Of Meander to our son, Philip' s bitch, Badgewood Wishful of Allways. She by Ch. Eveningstar of Allways ex Gayflete of Watcherhart, the dam of Ch. Playmate of Allways. Though hardly more than a month pregnant we played the ring game over her and it said two boys and two girls. It will be interesting to see how accurate the ring test is. We are awaiting this litter with great interest from the color side, "Michael" being American or Shearer fawn, whose dam was black, " Victoria" being English fawn or brownish with black points, a white strip above her nose, four white feet and a white tip to her tail. Eveningstar is red, her dam I don't how what color. Playmate is a particolor, English fawn and white.
About the same time as "Victoria" and "Michael's" puppies are due, we are expect ing a litter of Labrador Retrievers from Loughderg Never Say Die of Badgewood by Lougderg Boyue of Badgewood, "Daisy" & "Charlie". She is yellow and he is black so will be looking for a mixed dog.
Not to be out maneuvered by all the others, "Paddington", Badgewood Juggler of Allways, hopes to pass out the cigars towards the end of July, when his wife, Mrs. Katherine Fisher's blue brindle bitch, Bromholm Chanctonbury Sally is due to produce. Her maternal grandsire is a dog Doris Wear will remember, Mrs. Gollan's Ch. Peppard Pied Piper.
I shall send on to you a copy of my Windsor notes.
If Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Francis aren't already receiving the Whippet News, would you kindly add them to your list of overseas enthusiasts. They are great racing fans and will be among those challenging Wendy Howell's Irish team. The first races have been arranged at Cambridge on the evening of June 23rd. Included in the Irish team of four will be Badgewood Annie Oakley, litter sister to Belle Starr and Calamity Jane.
The Fell family is sailing en masse August 9th for New York for a brief holiday and father's home leave. We will make our headquarters the Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, Long Island until we sail back again en masse Sept. 7th to the Badgewood Kennel, "Quornden", Ide Hill , near Sevenoaks, gent.
For a later edition of the News we hope to send you pictures of the kennels, but are waiting to take same after the weather vane has been installed. We are due to be in by the end of this week, in time for Calamity to christen one of the whelping rooms early next week. I'm sure you'll agree after seeing the pictures that it is a smasher! Started the first week in March, hampered by snow and frozen ground in the early stages, it will be completed on time before the deadline of June 25th. Done by a local man, Mr. Gear, and George, his young helper and joiner, carpenter to you all, and "Old Bill", superintended and hampered by a Norwich Terrier puppy named Susie, who laid the seventh brick. (Only because she was trying to superintend the relining of the pool as well) Otherwise it would have been the first brick. Except for the roof, electric wiring, plumbing and fencing, they have done the lot. George has made beautiful whelping boxes, copy ing a design of Mrs. Forsyth's of Brastedehart Sealyham fame, with refinements and suggestions from me and Jean, my kennel maid.
Windsor, Judge, Elizabeth W. Fell. Perfect Whippet weather for a lovely show. I thoroughly enjoyed judging the wonderful entry which I was honoured to receive. Everything was beautifully organized by my steward, Mrs. Gilpin and her daughter Bridget and ran like clockwork to the end. My thanks to them & to the National tippet Assoc. for its hospitality....Open D: 1 McKay's Laguna Ligonier, beautifully muted parti—colour dog, filled with quality, perfect size, beautifully balanced dog, lovely reach of neck flowing into perfectly shaped shoulders, strong back & quarters, lovely legs & feet, shoulder muscle & hindquarters long & hard, not a trace of over development & I doubt there ever will be, plenty of brisket but not overdone, right amount of spring to the rib cage, lovely free mover, C.C. & Best of Breed, a new champion & well he proved it by taking res in the Hound Group Nov. B: 1 Barne's Teighways Tidy Shoes, what a lovely bitch teeming with quality, glorious head & expression, beautifully balanced, shoulders that will never become loaded, good brisket, nice spring of rib, plenty of room for heart and lungs, strong over the loin, well angulated hind legs, lovely mover, I was pleased to give her the bitch certificate.
Eyleland Kennel Reports Ralph & Barbara Eyles June, 1962
Antioch , Illinois
My apologies to everyone for my error in connection with the midwest Specialty. As everyone knows by now, the Winners Dog, Eyleland Hubert had his points and trophies taken away because he was entered in the wrong class. We had shown him a time or two before he was sold to the Alschulers, but I could not recall his ever having received a blue ribbon. I had asked the Alschulers if they would show at the Specialty and when they graciously agreed, I offered to make out the entry blank since they had never shown a dog before. So the error was mine, alone, and I want to publicly apologize to the judge, the other exhibitors, and most of all the Alschulers. It was a difficult and embarrassing experience for them and all my fault. S. B. Eyles.
Other than the above mentioned faux pas, there is little to write about. Our showing has been limited by our work on our house and property this summer. Building a new is a lot of fun and satisfaction but a lot of work and time taken up. After last winter and spring's muddy mess, we decided this would be our summer for outdoor work and we have been busy landscaping and laying down walks and terraces to eliminate the mountains of clay and weeds. There has been a lot to do in connection with runs and yards for the dogs comfort and our convenience. There is always MORE to do but it is taking shape. For anyone interested, next month we will go into the hows and whys of our kenneling arrangements. It probably is no different than many others but everyone has their own ideas on how things should be. We would be interested in hearing about other kennel plans. Ours is not finished and who knows, we might be able to lift some good ideas to incorporate into our own.
August 7, 1962
It seems as though the Eyles' articles are nothing but a series of apologies. With each occurring incident, the situation gets worse and I am more apologetic. This time, shame beyond shame, we missed our entries for Champaign. Friends were coming to visit for the weekend, so I held on to the entries until they arrived, thinking to add a dog or two, if necessary, to help make up a represent ative entry. Having done so, I serenely mailed them off — eight of our own and two for other exhibitors — in what I thought was plenty of time. The Airmail stamp apparently "undid" me — it took FIVE days for what would normally be a two day trip. Champaign had a wonderful entry without us and it was interesting to spectate for a change, but we would rather have been IT THE RING!!!! The most aggravating thing about it all was that our entries are "in" in plent y of time for any old pokey show and when we REALLY want to show under a breeder judge and support the show, our entries don't get in. GRRRRRRR. The only compensation was the lovely party afterwards, given by the Jacobs.
Almost immediately after the Champaign show, we left for California on a combined business and pleasure trip. We really had the time of our lives. Our host was Paul Sykes and between running down to Coronado to run jackrabbits, accompanying Paul to his singing engagements, meeting and visiting with the other Whippet people, it was a wonder we ever made the shows — but we did. The show reports appear elsewhere in the News so there is no need to go into them. Our main pleasure was in meeting all the people and seeing all the dogs we had only heard about before. At first it was like being visitors from another planet or the
fish in the glass bowl, but that is natural — we felt like visitors to another planet and it couldn't have been a nicer or more friendly ones It is too bad California is so far away — interests and inclinations are the same, no matter where one is, but the distance makes travel and anything more than written communication very difficult. It is NO farther from east to west than it is from west to east, however, and now that the ice is broken maybe some of the California people will come at least as far as the midwest. Perhaps for International ???? We all enjoy having visitors from other sections, whether east or west, and only hope they have as nice visits with us as we do when we go to visit them.
NOTICE - The plans for the racing boxes are almost completed and will be in the next issue of the News. Sorry they did not make this issue as promised.
Donald W . Frames Reports
August 1, 1962
That I am a poor correspondent and reluctant writer is no doubt clear by the fact that this is the first time I have written to the Whippet News, in spite of my good resolutions. First I should like to congratulate the editors and give you this reader's thanks for putting out the News. I don't think anyone can appreciate the work in such an undertaking until he has become involved himself.
One of the main reasons for writing is to express my appreciation and thanks to the many people involved in putting on the west coast Specialty. The Specialty has run smoothly due to excellent organization, has had the very best judges,
and has had especially beautiful trophies. This year we are especially indebted to Christine Cormany, Dot Frames, and Liz Scott who carried the brunt of the work, The original Whippet head medallions and plaques were very nice and were very well received by the exhibitors. The Whippet benching was nicely decorated and received third prize for its appropriate decorations. I think everyone enjoyed visiting after the judging and it was very nice to meet the Eyles who made the long trip west.
The racing is suffering from some growing pains due to ballooning entry, however due to the hard work of Earl Stites in particular and many others it cane off very well. Scott Roberts did an excellent job on the microphone, informing the large crowd about the breed as well as the racing.
Dorthea Frames Reports
June 14, 1962
Jack Towne has very kindly agreed to cover news of California shows for the News for a few months. I will endeavor to keep you posted on our racing activities.
Our western Specialty to be held in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Kennel Club show July 29 is coming along quite nicely. Everyone has been most generous with trophy donations and the entry for our judge, Donald Hostetter, should be excellent.
As we now have our own starting boxes we are getting more experienced and the dogs are definately improving. After our races at the Fresno Dog Show in April we compiled a set of informal rules which will be in force for our Santa Barbara Races to be held at the Polo Grounds Saturday preceding the Specialty. Christine Cormany is offering a challenge trophy in honor of Ch. Corsian Silhouette for Grand Winner and the Santa Barbara Kennel Club is offering an eight in. silver Revere bowl to the same. There will be silver bowls for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th in the grand final and 1st and 2nd in puppy trials plus a first place for winner of consolation race (the latter will give all entries a chance to run at least twice).
We have a busy summer ahead of us with the Stockton and Richmond shows this weekend, to be followed by the Harbor City show, then Orange Empire and San Jose and San Francisco . We will wind up July with our Santa Barbara show and Ventura show the last weekend of the month.
Christine Cormany has volunteered to take Motel reservations for the Specialty weekend.
We hope to have enough pictures at the Specialty and racing to fill a page in the News.
Incase Jack Towne is reluctant to brag about his own dog I'd like to mention that his lovely special Ch. Homeric O'Lazeland won Best of Breed over five excep tionally nice specials and went on to place 2nd in the Hound Group under Mrs. Edith Nash Heileman. A nice win for Eric who was also the grand winner of the Fresno races and the sire of an exceptionally attractive litter of pups who will be out shortly in the shows.
June 26, 1962
The Harbor City show was this last weekend in Long Beach. Best of Breed Whippet under judge Percy Roberts was Ch . Strathoak White Velvet owned by Bob Davis and Konrad Stevens. Best Opposite was Paul Sykes' new special, Aluminum Moth. The only class dog was in 6-9 puppy class, Hollypark Highland Fling owned by Dorthea Frames & Elizabeth Scott. Winners Bitch and Best of Winners was Strathoak Velvet gist owned by Bob Davis.
I want to correct an item in my last news item. The Grand Winner of the Orange Empire Whippet races in January was Ch. Harbridge Hallmark owned by Paul Sykes. He also took Best of Breed that day. The Grand Winner of the Fresno races in April was Ch. Homeric O'Lazeland owned by Jack Towne.
From a letter I received this month I understand the New South Wales Whippet Club is very interested in exchanging information and pictures of Whippets. They are in their fourth year of activity and would appreciate any or all Whippet News readers communicating with them. (The Whippet Club of New South Wales, 22 Neridah Ave., Mount Colah, N. S. W. Australia, Mr. Max Krumbeck, Hon. Secretary)
Another western Whippet Specialty is over and it was probably our greatest as far as number and quality of the entry both of the Specialty and at the races.
It was unanimously agreed that Donald Hostetter did a greet job judging and we all appreciate his making the trip out for us. As the results are listed separately (in the catalogue via the Eyles) I won't go into that, but would like to mention the beautiful job Christine Cormany did on the bench decorations complete with racing Whippets, jack rabbits and brush. It was good enough to get us a third place rosette in bench competition, which is great when you consider the 20 or 30 Specialties and sponsored entries at the huge Santa Barbara show.
Earl Stites, head of the races and the Orange County Sight Hound Coursing Association did a magnificent job of organizing the racing entry of 40 Whippets, 35 Afghans and 4 Borzoi. We raced at the lovely Santa Barbara Polo Grounds again where we enjoyed a smooth grass course, loud speaker, and grandstand. A finer place would be difficult to find. Earl, in spite of double the expected entry, sticky starting boxes and a multitude of other details put out a complete racing program, got the races out on time and even found time at the end of a tiring day to work out with the people who wanted to start novice dogs. We owe a great deal of thanks to Earl and his wife Betty for our racing program.
Scott Roberts, a Whippet owner and racing enthusiast did our announcing and is in no small way responsible for the success of the races for both spectators and exhibitors. He filled in the lags with aplomb and entertained and instructed throughout the afternoon.
Mr. Sidney Hickert of the Santa Barbara Kennel Club very kindly arranged for the Polo g rounds for us, found a loud speaker and then contributed beautiful silver Revere bowls for fastest dog in each breed. We are quite fortunate to have our Specialty in conjunction with Santa Barbara.
The trophies this year in the classes were silver finished medallions with engraved Whippet heads. They were suspended from ribbons and hung around the necks of the winners. Mr. Richard Blaise of the Great Dane Club out here made them for us as well as the lovely Winners and Reserve plaques and they seemed to be a success. It was fun to see the dogs get the awards.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the surprise visit of the Eyles, complete with their lovely Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind, speedy Cinnamon Roll and a beautiful puppy named Julia. We had a marvelous time visiting but time was too short. Hope We can have more of this at a later show. If our plans work out here a group of us may take over part of a Flying Tiger next April and enter the Chicago festivi ties. Hope it works out.
As the photographers were swamped at the Santa Barbara show, our prints of the Specialty won't be ready for the Sumer Whippet Yews. I'll send them on for the next issue.
I want to thank so many of the Whippet people who contributed so generously with time, effort and trophy donations to make the Specialty so successful. Christine made floral garlands for the winning adult and puppy racers and supplied 4 sets of racing coats. Mr . Young, Mrs. Woodcock, Dr. Scott and many others joined in offering constructive criticism for the management of the races. It was all loads of fun and a weekend to remember.
Great Circle Kennel Reports
Wendell T. Howell
July 2, 1962
Spring has been slow over here, in fact there was no spring until the end of May. There have been a number of early shows, all of them pleasant and some highly successful. It is restful to live in a country where there are few race meetings or shows that are more than a two hour drive. We moved to Ferry for the summer months, and the Whippets have thoroughly enjoyed days in the sand hills hunting hares, and long runs on the beach below the house. There is a flapper track (Greyhound training track..unlicensed) within a few miles at Listowel, and all the race dogs get a blowout there at least twice a week. Mr. Pegram certainly put a few facts on the record in the last issue of WN. Of course a Whippet will not make Greyhound time, at any suitable racing distance. The longer the distance the greater discrepancy. There is no sense comparing times and speed when the two breeds are forty pounds apart in weight. I'm sure all the California race people will remember Boone, a most outsize Whippet, and unbeatable for 150 yards. He won his races at the starting box, and the shorter the route, the more he won by. Good Greyhound time for 290 (the shortest distance they run) is 17:35. Last Wednesday here in England we ran a match race at that distance on a fast track. The race was won by G.C. Carmen in 19:37, taking about half a second off the previous track record for Whippets. The next day the same bitch ran the 350 on an oval (loop shape) grass track with an uphill finish, in a time of 22:00. The best time for the rather mediocre Greyhounds running that night was 20:28. Anything under 30:00 is excellent for the 525 yards for Greyhounds. Obviously this is not a Whippet distance, being much too far, but on several occasions whilst training in Ireland we have run them on this and the best time made by G.C. Wise Child, has been 32:47. The Whippet, however fit, will only stay on the track a maximum of 400 yards, and should not be asked to do more except as an experiment. Now can we forget this business of comparing comparative speeds. It is detrimental to the Whippet, and the comparison is not only invidious, but based on a silly premise.
Coursing competence and speed are a different matter. As Mr. Pegram points out the Whippet, for many reasons can course a hare far further than the Greyhound and does not tire himself out so completely as to be able for more. In many courses of mixed Whippets and Greyhounds, both here and in the U.S.A., I have found that at whatever distance the hare is turned for the first time, it will invariably be turned by the Greyhound, but after that the course, on turns, is very apt to go to the Whippet. I am not talking about the course when the here gets up under the dogs noses, but when there is a run up of fifty yards or a lot more. The technique of the two hounds is entirely different, and here-again, if one has done a lot of coursing, one is unwilling to compare the two.
I remember an occasion years ago when I made a visit to the enclosed coursing park at Abilene, Kansas. Naturally my little dogs caused a stir of amusement, which changed to respect as they put up course after course without tiring in the slightest. At the end of the morning one of the Whippets was being used as a relief dog for Greyhound pups who were tiring too much if they didn't nab the hare in the first few turns. Mind you, these Greyhounds were only running once, and fairly fit and being got ready for racing, and the Whippets had been sitting in a car all day for days going to some eastern shows.
What is the reason then for the difference in stamina...the first and most impor ted point it seems is the difference in weight, as its a lot easier to pack along 25 pounds than 70. The other is that the Greyhounds in a highly competitive industry are bred nowadays to run a racing distance and no more..you can't have everything. A thing that occurs most forcibly to me also, is that the Whippet has far more brains, and a highly keen and competitive temperament. I have seen a lot of Greyhounds stop while a here was running, but have yet to see a Whippet in this shaming situation. Many friends in Ireland seeing the Whippets at the tracks have remarked that if they could breed a Greyhound with similar temperament they would have a lot of money in the bank. Knowing some, I feel the bank would be the last place to look for this mythical money.
Another thing that is scarcely considered by many people who speak profoundly about racing Whippets, is the matter of condition. For a Whippet to run 350 yards on a track, his fitness must be close to perfection. True, the great beauty of the Whippet is that he can be whistled off the drawing room sofa and taken out to the races and put up a creditable performance, which is great fun for all. But if you are considering serious competition either national or international, fitness must be worked out first and foremost. This is time consuming and full of pitfalls, but I will put on record that no dog of mine has ever won a national or international race who has not been fully fit. Last week we have had a good success with this Irish team in running against the English. I am glad to say that each of the three Whippets weighed in at the track in precisely their racing weight. Traveling, change of food content, etc. all have to be considered on such a trip, and many annoying things can happen to thwart you. But with a lot of luck and a fair amount of good management, the dogs can end up being put down right. What a waste of time to make such a trip with racing dogs not in bloom or with too much condition.
On this trip, just concluded, there was nothing but the utmost friendliness from the English racing people. They are great fun, all of them, and very keen, and many plans are in prospect for an English Whippet Derby and other meetings.
Some the most attractive and impressive dog show in the world is the outdoor show at Windsor. The venue is a huge park in the actual shadow of the magnificent castle. "Windsor weather" in local terms means broiling hot, as it is so apt to be. This year's weather was real perfection, clear and warm, and the show had a record entry. We should be proud that our compatriot, Betty Fell, had, I believe, a near record entry of Whippets, with 200 entries. She managed very well in sorting out the huge congregation of Whippets throughout the day. I wonder how some of our fifteen dogs an hour boys would manage over here. It was goodbye and good luck to Richard Reynolds at Windsor, as he is going back to Minneapolis next week with his family. Rich has been showing a good young dog he bought over here and has made many friends for himself and his doggy countrymen by his good sportsmanship, winning and losing, at the many shows he has entered. We are all sorry to see him go, and looking forward to his possible return. G. C. Wise Child was lucky enough to come off with the -reserve C.C. at this show which mitigated the misfortune of Rich's departure.
It seems unnecessary to make any further report of Whippet doings here than to refer to the advertisement in this issue. All five of these litters are due within a few days of each other in the next weeks just as we ere moving into a newly purchased farm. It should be an active fall. I miss the lovely beaches of Kerry as much as the dogs do now that our three months summer holidays are over. A member of the Greyhound division produced a litter of ei g ht during the summer, one of which will shortly leave Shannon for Roger Saltmarsh of California.
Congratulations to everyone concerned with the successful California Specialty and races.
Madcap Kennel Reports Forman Westlake Ellis July 31, 1962
BAT LADY SCORES AT VENTURA: HOT SCOTCH AT SANTA BARBARA: Madcap Dress Circle, known to her intimates as the Bat Lady, won her second 5 point major in her last 3 outings, this time under judge Dr. William Houptr at Ventura. Ventura boasted a very good Whippet entry of 29. Reserve Winners Bitch went to Eyleland Crescendo, an absolutely gorgeous bitch recently purchased by Paul Sykes and Lori Spring from Ralph and. Barbara Fyles. Exhausted from her well intentioned if futile rac ing efforts following the Ventura show, the Bat Lady fell to bits under the eyes of this year's Specialty judge, Donald P. Hostetter. Ventura was inside and Santa Barbara was outside in brilliant dayli g ht. Bat's don't do well in sun This year's Specialty at Santa Barbara show was a great success. There was plenty of quality in evidence as well as a good quantity of Whippets. 49 entered the show. I think that our judge, Mr. Hostetter, did one of the most consistent jobs possible, always leaning toward the more elegant looking and roving. B.O.B. went to the Eyles' perfectly beautiful bitch, Ch. Eyleland. Winter Wind. B.O.S. went this year, as it did last year, to Madcap's Ch. Great Circle Skibbereen.
On my return from England a few weeks before the Specialty I found this huge butcher's beast in the kennel. Upon careful appraisal of the dog, it was discover ed to be my own fat Scotch (Ch. G. C. Skibbereen), suffering from three months of over feeding and absolutely no exercise. He weighed in at a waddling 42 lbs! The most strenuous efforts on his part and mine resulted in his losing 11 lbs. Were the Santa Barbara show. M y Wire Fox Terrier, Debated Issue, had weighed 18 lbs. when I left home. He weighed over 30 lbs. when I returned. The cretans who cared for the dogs in my absence didn't deprive them of anything save exercise. When questioned about the obesity, the force feeders replied that they hated to see ribs so close to the surface and that fat dogs are happy ones, etc. I was immediately ill.
Bouquets, awards and commendations to Dorthea Frames for her fine job on the Santa Barbara Specialty. Christine Cormany did a wonderful job on decorating the Whippet bench and received one of the top awards for the best decorated bench at the show. The Specialty was again a great success and I think that all of the exhibitors had a good time at the show and enjoyed the judging and seeing what is offered in local and mid western (Eyles) Whippets.
Pennyworth Kennel Reports Margaret P. Newcombe July, 1962
Newington, N. H.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who traveled so far to come to the Vt., N. H. circuit in July and to attend the C. C. K. C. American Whippet Club Specialty show which was held on July 17, 1962. We had a lovely day, a wonderful turnout and I hope each and every one enjoyed themselves. I know I did. We will be looking forward to next July and I hope another Specialty. By the time this column is read Pennyworth will be bursting at the seams as we have three litters on the place now, totaling 12, and five more bitches bred, due to whelp before the end of Sept, so you can see that we will be busy. The puppies on the place at this writing are by Ch. Renpark's Jeff of Sheldegren, Pennyworth Half and Half and Ch. Pennyworth Lumumba. Pennyworth Falconet was bred to Jeff and produced 3, 2 bitches 1 dog, they are all Parti colors and look very nice at this tins. Pennyworth Black Gold, a litter sister to Lumumba, was bred to Half end Half and produced 3, 2 bitches 1 dog, the dog is white with grey markings, one bitch is black with a small amount of white and the other is a very flashy white with orange-brindle markings, these also look very nice and are lovely fat puppies. The third bitch, Pennyworth Kiss-Hiss-Kiss was bred to Lumumba and what a basket of colors we got, 5 dogs, black, grey, fawn, white with grey markings and a white dog with grey, fawn and black markings. The one bitch is a black and white. Who could ask for anything more?
We have been showing, showing and doing more showing with the results that we have finished four champions since the first of the year. They are Ch. Pennyworth Tigrine, Ch. Pennyworth Lumumba, Ch. The Mariner O’Lazeland and Ch. Pennyworth Periwinkle. We now have a very lovely bitch to finish which we purchased from Mrs. M. Collings befire she left for England, her name is Stoney Meadows Snow Princess and she has 7 points, both majors, so we hope soon to be able to add the Ch, to her name.
Last but not least, we have purchased from England the young dog Pageant of Allways born July 4, 1961, by Robinaywin Stargazer of Allways ex Gayflete Watchbart of Allways. These two lines go back to Marksman, Fleeting Hillgarth Sovereign, Brekin Willow Pattern and Betony. Paddy, as he is called in the kennels is a blue- fawn and white parti with a glorious temperament and we hope that very soon he will be out at the shows.
Well guess this is all the news for now, anyone interested in puppies, we got um!
Seven League Kennel Reports
D. R. Motch
July 31, 1962
Keswick , Virginia
I have felt for quite some time that too much space &n the Whippet News is being devoted to articles on Whippet races and racing news in general. This opinion of mine is by no means a snipe at the racing devotees, for we enjoy the racing side of the breed also, but as Irma used to say, "Enough is too much."
After all the Whippet News is the breed's only spokesman. It was begun as a news letter and has now grown to near magazine proportions due to the industry and interest of the Jacobs. As such, the news has many interesting and informative articles and opinions expressed by the breeders, but more and more the pages are becoming full of data about "Flash" running fourth at cast Shabrew last Saturday.
As I have said before, the racing is fun and newsy, but I feel it is being overdone. The Poodle Parade doesn't have endless space devoted to field trials where Poodles excel, nor does the Cocker magazine. These magazines are devoted to THE IMPROVEM ENT IN TYPE AND SOUNDNESS OF THEIR PARTICULAR BREED and not to the working pets! This last will, I'm sure, intimidate many, but it isn't meant to. Our house pet, Spot, is as ugly as Whippets come, and she is almost a first class race dog, and everyone's favorite Whippet. But endless reports of her rabbit prowess DON'T DESERVE SPACE IF A BREED MAGAZINE. I hope I'm getting across.
How about some articles from breeders about proper exercise for puppies, feeding, breeding out poor fronts and hindquarters, etc., etc. The possibilities are end less and I dare say that anyone could learn from articles such as these. No one is breeding exclusively for the race course; so please let us see more articles about how to breed a better looking one rather than a faster one. That is covered very well by the Coursing News.
Everywhere one reads of the dangers and unreliability of the complete outcross. Speaking from my own limited experience, results received were very poor in the first generation. However, breeding the sons and daughters who possessed the outcross dog's desired characteristics back to members of their own line or family, the best puppies are retaining what I want in addition to securing the desired characteristics of the outcrossed parent. The challenge and fascination of sacrificing, say, heads for fronts and then breeding a bitch to the best fronted do who in turn throws shallow briskets, then breeding to a deep dog with poor feet etc., etc., are the endless fascination of breeding for type. None of us will ever breed the perfect one, but I'll bet the proverbial new hat that weld all be interested in the successes, failures, and near misses being experienced by our fellow breeders. Remember, the Bob-Whites, Snow Queens and Winter Winds weren't accidents. We can't learn how to breed one like them from the racing results.
Storm Warning Kennel Reports
St. Louis , Missouri
This has been a fairly busy summer for me. The Champaign, Illinois show in July was a great success with a good Whippet entry. No small reasons contributing to its success included having Judith Shearer as judge and a wonderful party afterwards at our genial hosts, M r.& Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs. On a July trip which included a visit to British Columbia, Canada, I was extended wonderful, warm hospitality by the entire Whippet breeder-owner population of that Province. A special thanks goes to the Bryan Arthurs and. Mrs. Joyce Anson for a wonderful Bar-B-Que and getting together all the 21 Whippets in British Columbia, on a chosen afternoon, for me to see.
I learned that we have Canadian neighbors to be proud of, also the general quality of their Whippets is high. I was persuaded to judge a "fun Match." We divided the 21 Whippets into classes of "puppy Dogs", "Puppy Bitches", "Open Dogs" and "Open Bitches", then choosing "Best of Breed" and "Best Op. Sex". Most of these Whippets stem from stock brought over from England by Mrs. Anson, plus a little Pennyworth, I believe. The dogs vary in size from fairly small to as large as some of our larger American W hippets, and as I've mentioned before, generally good quality, good bone, ears and general make–up.
The Canadian countryside is beautiful, the climate cool and all in all it was a most pleasant experience for me.
Thanks again, Canadian neighbors:
Strathoak Kennel Reports Christine Cormany August, 1962
Pasadena , California
What a wonderful, thrilli ng, exciting, exhausting week–end we had July 28-29, races on the 28th and our Specialty on the 29th. Both days filled with unexpected surprises.
Earlier in the week, Dick and I had the pleasure of meeting Ralph and Barbara Eyles and although it was late in the evening when they and Paul Sykes arrived, and early a.m. when they left, we could have visited a few lore hours and still not talked of everything, but we reluctantly let them leave for Coronado to chase jack-rabbits.
The race and show results will probably appear elsewhere in this issue but would like to comment on my own observations. We had 32 adult Whippets and 8 puppies, along with 33 Afghans and 5 Borzoi. This is probably the largest entry of race dogs ever on the west coast. Alternating the races, the dogs had a chance to get their second wind, so to speak. The puppy races were lots of fun to watch and a young fawn brindle by Ch. Homeric O ’ Lazeland out of the newly crowned Ch. Strath oak Stardust, owned by Armondo dela Rosa, stamped himself as one to watch in the future. This youngster at 6 1/2 months ran the entire 200 yard course, on grass, in 13.9, which is equal and better than some of the adult times of the day. Marble has been a real keen pup from the time he started after the lure at 4 months of age. Watch out Chicago, he m ight just show up there next year!!
The winner of the main final was a young black upstart from Stockton, California, owned by Carmen and Sam Scott, Canesco Charioteer, called Imp. Imp hasn't raced since his puppy days in Oklahoma and hasn't been near or on a track since then, up to the Fresno races in April, when he broke from the box and just walked over to Carmen and said to "heck with it"! His performance at the races this time was truly remarkable. He won his heat handily, had rough going in the semi–final from bumping but in spite of it managed to pull away to take it. In the finals he met up with Cinamon Roll and overtook Cinamon Roll (or was Cinamon Roll gaining!) to win by about a half length, in the tine of 12.8. The races showed up the dogs that were really anxious racers and only need a little more practice. Ch. Homeric O'Lazeland, the Fresno winner, was not up to his usual form, having lost a bit of gumption when he was lost 3 - 4 days after escaping at one of the northern shows, however, we feel he has made a good recovery physically and he should be snapping back into his usual form soon. There were three or four disqualifications for unnecessary roughness and savaging. Some of the puppies need more time and experience, we haven't had much luck in locating a suitable place to work our dogs so the only chance they really have is on race day, so all in all, everyone put up a fine performance. We noted with interest the improved quality of the dogs this year in the ring. The puppies, especially, are a fine looking lot. Watch out for Dot Frames' Highland Fling, this jr. pup took two majors in two days. Paul Sykes and Lori Springs' Eyleland Crescendo took Reserve both days, just 9 months old. We hope Don Frames doesn't have to wait until next years Specialty to get those final points with his much improved bitch. She was Winners and Best of Winners last year under Peggy Newcombe, but has had rough going since, and then zoom, she makes the same win this year. Don told me though that she has gotten 1 point in between!
The quality of the Specials class was such that it could have gone to almost any of the entries and still be right, however, Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind had that little extra something that makes you wish you had one like her. It was pleasant visiting with Donald again and we heard rumors of a return visit next year. A 7 entry fee doesn't help to bring in big entries for a Specialty and we surely hope it doesn't take another rise before next year or any year for that matter. This could be the reason for the higher quality, people can't afford to send in a lot of fillers as in days gone by, you either breed for something better or don't show at all! But it is rough on those who want to enter several pups or youngsters to help support the entry. From all indications there will be another group of youngsters ready for next years Specialty as 4 litters are due within the next 6 weeks.
Marion Woodcock's two bitches are improving with each show and handled like veterans they must have known this was the "big one"! Keep it up Silly and Sassy and soon I’ll be in there taking the purple too.
We are all looking forward to the puppies here and there. A litter in Artesia By Ch. Homeric ex a litter sister to M r s. Woodcock's two. Jack Towne's Ch. Strathoak Stardust is expecting, our own Ch. Strathoak Starsheen is due last week of August and our Storm Flaming Sorceress is due the following week with a litter by Ch. Homeric. I believe Dot Frames will be expecting a litter early in Sept. Looks as though we'll have lots of competition next year, wi t h the quality of the sires and dams of these litters, pups should be up in quality over this years crop. It will be interesting. Hope I haven't missed anyone for the maternity ward!
We will now start getting our maternity ward ready and should have a report for you next time.
Whipoo Kennel Reports Sibyl & Gene Jacobs August, 1962
Thank you everyone who helped make the Champaign Illinois show such a success for Whippets. We had a grand entry and would have had even more, if ell the entries had been received in time. As it was, we had 27 for our judge, Judith Shearer. We certainly appreciate the support of the Whippet entry at this show.
The Champaign show had such a good entry, would have been 37 had all the entries been in, that it would seem possible to have this show the American Whippet Club Midwest Summer Specialty: However, on second thought is the realization that this would take away the importance, honor and prestige of the Midwest Specialty, held this year in Chicago before the International Kennel Club show. We believe that one Specialty show in the Midwest is all that is needed and are grateful that the American Whippet Club members support the entry at Champaign and other shows where we are lucky enough to have a "specialty" judge.
We think that a breed club can have too many Specialties, so many that the Specialties loose any meaning. We think the American Whippet Club has arrived at this point with four Specialties a year. Friends of ours in other breeds have commented that all Whippets have our Specialties: Our excess number of Specialties has become noticeable. We do not want every Whippet entry over 25 to be a Specialty show. We would like to see the American Whippet Club return to three Specialty Shows a year, one in the east, one in the Midwest and one in the west. It does not matter to us, personally here in these sections of the country the shows are held, but think the accessibility for the majority of exhibitors in the section is important, along with tying in with another show or event to attract the exhibitors, especially those from another section of the country. The show, location and date for the Midwest Specialty in April was good as we had the Chicago International show and the racing to attract exhibitors for a long week end of Whippet activities. From all reports, the western Specialty was very successful with its date and location. We like to support the eastern Specialty with an entry and hope to see one Specialty there next year in a location equally accessible to the eastern breeders and exhibitors and at a date when those of us who travel far can attend more than one show. The eastern Specialty has always been able to manage on the last point and there has always been all breed shows on the same weekend. We think the time of the year for the three Specialties is good, Midwest in the spring, west in the summer and eastern in the fall. We also think that the Futurity should be held at only one of the Specialty shows, to avoid confusion, and we are perfectly agreeable to having it continue at the eastern Specialty. It is just that we want only one eastern Specialty so as to retain the real meaning of a Specialty. Let the Whippet Club members who want to have large entries at other shows, support these shows, with the possibility of the Club donating a Best of Breed trophy at shows who have a "specialty" judge and an entry of 25 or more Whippets.
White Acres Kennel Reports
June 21, 1962
Puyallup , Washington
Here it is the first day of summer and it looks like we are finally going to have acme good weather. It has been so bad that we have just gotten the grass cut on our track so we can run a few races. We are going to Portland on the 24th and put on some exhibition races for the exhibitors of Dog Fanciers of Oregon. We had hoped that this would be the highlight of the racing season, but a tragic fire at the Anson farm, at Aldergrove, British Columbia, wiped out all but two of her Whippets. Mrs. Anson lost fourteen dogs, Poodles and Whippets. The two she saved were her black bitch, Can. Ch. Rockabye Black Mollie, and Can. Ch. Gypsy's So we are taking all of our dogs that can run and have called upon most of our friends to help take them to Portland. The Club has offered cash prizes and trophies for the winners. At this time we plan to run them both on the straight a way and on the Greyhound track so it will give the spectators a treat to see them run both ways. Will send results later.
Whippet Racing In America
This series of articles is written as a capsule coverage of early Whippet racing in America, and especially around Baltimore, Maryland, the largest center of whippet racing in America. It might be wise for Mrs. Wendy Howell, Mr. James Young and Mr. Donald Hostetter to establish similar information from California, which also figures in early Whippet racing history as did the area around Cleveland , Ohio . The now deceased Frank Tuffley for years kept this sport alive around Cleveland , though often on a rather argumentive basis.
The information in this series is on as factual a basis as I remember, supported by various programs, newspaper articles, pictures, and my own participation in actually breeding and racing Whippets, acting in official capacities as a track official, writing in publications to further interest in the breed, and appearing in support of legalized Whippet and Greyhound racing. Much of the material in these articles will start with the year 1931, when I purchased my first Whippet from Dr. John Engle of Baltimore, Maryland. This male Whippet first raced as Broadway Jack and when registered with the American Kennel Club, this name was not available so he was registered as Cabs' Yeahman.
It has always been my feeling that extreme interest in any type of hobby, work or subject is born within an individual. Certainly my background on my father's side for several generations was heavy in dogs, horses and game fowl, and much like a moth attracted to a flame, my life has also followed this pattern of desire in a highly competitive and controversial field. Much like the moth, I have been burned many times since 1931, but the attraction of the flame still burns bright in my life, but not with the intense, constant, heat of years past.
My first real contact with the Whippet came in the late 1920's while living with my mother and grandparents in Baltimore, Maryland. Whippet racing in those early days was held on the polo field at Stevenson, Maryland. These little race dogs were brought to the field in one truck and while some were owned by individuals, it was more or less on a club basis. William Kelly, Baltimore, Maryland, and Mr. Sumner, I do not remember his first name, did most of the actual work with the dogs. Felix A. Leser was also active at this time and deserves much credit for early publicity in connection with the Whippet as a race dog.
The race Whippet during these days was smaller than the present day Whippet, but lacked to a great extent, the extreme grace and quality of the present day type of American Whippet. Actual racing weights ran 11 to 26 lbs., with an average of Med 21 lbs. Whippets were run in individual lanes over 200 yard courses and the towel was used as the attraction to make the Whippet run. The very early Whippet Inked often like a cross of our present day Italian Greyhound and the present day American Whippet. There were also numerous Whippets which showed quite strongly of terrier in appearance. Many of the Whippets showing terrier characteristics were particularly good at taking hold of the towel at the end of the race and 20% of the Whippets had rough coats.
During the late 20's, Whippet races almost became extinct. Weight was the handi cap factor for racing and as you had only a few Whippets available for racing, and many of these just went through the motions of racing, the public became tired of this disorganized pattern of racing as did the owners of Whippets.
It was during this period that Captain John Hatfield came to the rescue, allowing the grounds around his Valley Inn, Falls Road, Brooklandville, Maryland, to be made into a 200 yard permanent straight-away track. He also allowed a kennel to be built for housing these race Whippets. It is my feeling that it was Captain Hatfield who is largely responsible for keeping racing alive when interest had died with Felix Leser and others. These were the depression years and most people were fortunate just to have food, much less take care of some 25 Whippets.
In 1930 there were still perhaps some two dozen Whippets left in the Brooklandville Kennel, and it was at this point that individuals from all walks of life began to purchase or be given these Whippets for breeding or racing. M ost Whippets were not registered with the American Kennel Club, so this accounts for the large number of Whippets that came along between 1950 and 1940 without being registered with the American Kennel Club.
The early 1930's were truly the romantic period of Whippet racing in America. We were just starting out of the depression, and the Whippet an America, just as it was in England, was "the poor man's race horse". Not a great deal of money changed hands in those days as there just was not a great deal of money to be had, but the Whippet gave many people "a feeling of being", something so very important in making life really worthwhile. These were also rough days when everyone wanted to win. All types of methods were used to win a races but Whippets belonged to individuals, rather than being housed in one kennel unit, were better trained and fed, thus resulting in more formal racing.
There was no purse money during this period, yet there were bookmakers, thus the few dollars made by owners must come from betting on their dogs. Let me again remind you that these were depression years and bookmakers were not crime syndicate operations but often men with fine backgrounds, trying to exist. Many of these same men are today successful businessmen, as well as civic and political leaders in their communities. Bookmaking was on the same basis as it operated in England and in New York state before pari-mutuels were legalized in that state. The book maker had his own portable odds boards, and odds were changed from time to time as bets were made on the dogs in the races.
Among our outstanding owners and trainers of this very early period were William Kelly, Mr. Sumner, Homer Ambrose, Howard Brawner, Carl Eiffert, F. Nelson Bond, Jim Flynn, Edward and Elizabeth Reimer and Charles and Jack Schley. Many of our readers may wonder why Felix Laser is not mentioned in this group. While Mr. Leser deserves full credit for helping in the introduction of Whippet racing in Maryland and America, once the sport became competitive from 1930 on, he did not compete to any great extent, and then with extremely limited success.
1930 started off with the use of lanes and the towel or rag held in the hand of the owner as the actual lure to the Whippets. The owners would run down the track calling to their Whippets and shaking the rag or towel. Starting boxes also replaced the slipping or pitching of the Whippet by hand. The weight system of handicapping gave way to handicapping the Whippet on ability by track handicappers, as weight and height at the shoulder never were the determining factors in actually estimating the speed of a Whippet or Greyhound. Each Whippet was given a certain yardage advantage in each race. The dog starting from "scratch" was placed at the 200 yard mark. A separate starting box was used in each lane, and this was moved to the point depending on the yardage handicap given a dog. On this basis, one dog might start from the 200 yard mark, a second dog 190 yards, end a third 185 yards, etc., depending on the yard handicap given a specific Wh ippet. This type of handicapping remained intact until the single type of start ing box, similar to Greyhound racing, came into use along with the circular track end the present day straight track drag type of lure.
Wisconsin State Fair Races
Dog racing at the Wisconsin State Fair, West Allis, Wisconsin, August 10-15, starting 7 P.M. each evening. All "Sight Hounds" invited, A. K. C. registered orceligible to be registered. There will be trophies and cash. All dogs partic ipating will earn something. For schedule of events and more details, write: S. R. Blackstone, 6602 Novak Rd., Racine, Wisconsin.
Santa Barbara , Calif.
July 28, 1962
Race No. 1 — first, Mrs. Robt. Henderson's Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter, second, Donald Frames' Piperkins Robin Goodfellow, third, Sam Scott's Ch. Harbridge Passing Fancy. fourth, James Young's M eander Magna Carta. (Time 13.4)
Race No. 3 - first, B. & R. Eyles' Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost, second, Dot Frames' Piperkins Robinson, C.D. third, Donald Frames' Piperkins Prudence, C.D. fourth, C. Cormany's Black Magic. (Time 13.5)
Race No. 5 (Puppy) first, Jack Towne's Townes Twinkee Ticker Tock. Time 14,2)
Race No. 7 - first, Bob Davis' Strathoak Velvet Mist. second, Jack Towne's Ch. Homeric O'Lazeland. third, Paul Sykes' Ch. Traymatt Aluminum Moth. (Time 13.5)
Race No. 9 - first, Sam Scott's Canesco Charioteer. second, Paul Sykes' Ch. Mar bridge Hallmark. third, Don Frames' Ch. Piperkins Towny Pipit, C.D. (Time 13.7)
Race No. 11 - (Puppy) first, B. & R. Eyles' Eyleland Julia.
Race No. 13 - first, Sue Turner's Piperkins Sandbar, C.D. second, B. & R. Eyles' Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll, third, Bob Hastings' Hollypark Hobgoblin. fourth, N. Ellis' Madcap Dress Circle. (Time 14.7)
Race No. 15 - first, Bob Davis' Ch. Strathoak White Velvet. second, N. Ellis' Ch. Great Circle Skibbereen. third, J. Lengdon's Mopalo's Gay Blade.
Race No. 17 -(Puppy) first, A. De La Rosa's Marhle, second, D. Frames & E. Scott's Hollypark Highland Fling, third, L. Scott's Sand Spiral Kindall. fourth, J. Symons' Twinky Toffe Tore (Time 13.9)
Race No. 19 - first, Sue Turner's Lady Swift of Piperkins, C.D. second, D. Dettinger's Great Circle Star Gazer (Time 13.8)
Race No. 20 Semi Final - first, Ch. Mad Hatter. second, Ch. E. S. M. Tost. third, Robin Goodfellow. fourth, Robinson (Time 13.0)
Race No. 22 Semi Final - first, Charioleer, second, Homeric O'Lazeland, third, Hallmark. (Time 14.0)
Race No. 25 - Semi Final - first, Cin. Roll, second, Skibbereen. third, Sandbar (Time 13.1)
Race No. 27 Final - first, Charioteer, second, Cin. Roll, third, Mad Hatter. fourth Ladyswift. fifth, Stargazer. (Time 12.8)
Race No. 29 Puppy Final - first, Marble, second, Ticker Tok. third, Fling.
(These are the complete Whippet results. The other races were other breeds)
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Pamela Arthur, B. C., Canada, writes:
June 27, 1962, We had a disastrous fire here at my mother's house in which 14 dogs were lost, including 4 Whippets. Luckily we saved two dog puppies and we had three bitches out with us so we are breeding these now and hope to have more Whippets than ever this summer. Racing is in full swing here and we are now busy training all the young puppies with great hopes of putting in an appearance at Chicago next year. Has anyone any suggestions as to the most economical way of traveling about 10 dogs and people across the country? April is not a particularly good time of year to depend on the weather for fast car travel. My sister's dog, Kelly, is proving to be an exceptional racer, being unbeaten this year and coming 2nd only once last year. We would love to see how he compares with the top dogs from the east. He covered himself with glory at the race meet at Portland last week. Now we will have to take him down to California this summer and see if we can arrange a Pacific coast championship.
Kelly now has his bench championship and his Obedience Title, C.D. My bitch, Sonna Rockabye Baby, finished her title with a good Group win at 14 months of age. She has 2 legs to go for her C.D.
C. Aitken, Tipperary, Eire, writes:
April 14, 1962. Our club, The South Tipperary Canine Club are hoping to RESTART the Whippet racing in this country, after a lapse of between 30-40 years, this was a great sport in the OLD DAYS, until the GREYHOUNDS ousted the Whippets, I believe that I am correct in saying that the last Whippet meeting in Ireland was held et SHELBOURNE PARK, DUBLIN, back in the 1920s. When the Greyhound track took over, with the result, that no One may use their tracks, even for Whippet racing. Rather hard.
It was my name that you were unable to decipher in the Feb. News, we had a good laugh over it. But, as I am an exiled Scot, I have been called some most peculiar names, actually, it comes from the Gaelic — AIT — the OAK. KEN — The son (of).
Mrs. Jerome S. Disson, Scarborough, N. Y. writes:
June 26, 1962. I am writing this letter in a form of an SOS. The reason is, a little over a month ago our Whippet, Buddy (Badgewood Bittern) was seriously injured by a car. The complete pelvic area was smashed, a shoulder dislocated and one broken leg. The shoulder was put in place and a pin put in the broken leg.
Now we are left with a partially paralyzed dog, with no control of either his bladder or bowl. We begged the doctors to give us a chance to rebuild his strength and possibly get him to walk again, even it is only with three legs. We feel we owe Buddy a great deal. He is very much a part of us and he must be given every chance.
We thought that you may know someone who has experienced something similar and achieved some success.
Since Buddy is home (one week at this writing) he has gained weight and strength. Besides being paralyzed, he has numerous bed ulcers which we are trying to eliminate by way of antibiotic ointments. We put him in a deep warm bath twice a day to exercise his muscles. Also, the Vet has constructed a cart to support the hind quarter, which we also use.
But there is only one truly important factor. The Vet, has given us a month to work in. He feels that if there is not much progress done in one month, there never will be. So if you can advise us in any way or know of someone who can, it must be done within the next three weeks.
John W. Kreutziger, Denver, Colorado, writes:
I would like to express my interest in the topics and controversies that Louis Pegram has been contributing to the Whippet News. I was particularly interested in the recent article about size of Whippets and the distance raced. The information that is available in those old racing programs could be very valuable if analyzed, breaking down weights vs. sex, vs. distance, and comparing the weights of the first 2 or 3 places with the weights of all the dogs in the race, by sex. As an example, in a large sample of a popula tion, if number of animals is plotted against weight, the resulting graph should, be a curve of normal distribution If a curve is drawn for the total number of males, and one for females in the racing programs (or in the show programs or catalogues, if weights were given) the curve for distribution of individuals should be close to a normal curve. If it is not, then it may be assumed that there is a bias involved which may be due to too small a sample to give a true picture of the population in general, or possibly that individuals that are good enough to compete in racing successfully tend to fit a certain physical type (for example, possibly-Whippets raced on curves tended to be selected, by winning more often, for larger size or more solidly built to resist the effects of crowding and bumping in these curves).
I have also noticed that Whippets tend to vary from small, lightly boned end muscl ed, to tall, heavily muscled, with many variations such as light boned, heavy muscled and heavy boned, lightly muscled. If a normal distribution curve could be plotted for all Whippets, for height and weight, it may indicate a bias, but possibly a genetic bias. The great variation in the size of Whippets, even from the same litter may be traced (and this is but one of several possible reasons) to the "ideal" Whippet being of heterogynous composition and may never breed 'true". A much simpler example would be the Blue Merle Collie, which will never breed true (i.e. a blue merle strain).
Getting back to the racing weights, after a general normal distribution curve is made including all animals of each sex, then other curves should be made for each distance, and then one comparing the weight of the first two or three places of non-winning dogs in each race (by sex).
Judging an animal is fine, but in order to make use of information about am animal, the results must be in quantitative form, not 'qualitative form. Only numbers can be used for unbiased analysis.
Animal breeding is an art, particularly dog breeding; but it doesn't have to be. If adequate statistics were maintained, on the not so good individuals as well as the outstanding individuals, and these statistics properly analyzed, the whole breed would benefit. Some people would feel the identification of mediocre animals, with their kennel, may cause them financial hardship. This could be handled by giving animals a code number, aside from their registration number. This would be kept by a bonded group or company and would not be disclosed to anyone. The statistical analysis of the data could disclose modes of inheritance (of defects as well as general variations) and would be available to all. The program could begin with defects and work into other areas later.
Jayne Langdon, Alameda, Calif., writes:
I read with interest Norman Ellis' description of coursing his Whippets with a few members of the Borzoi Club of Northern California in the San Joaquin Valley in February.
It is indeed regrettable that his introduction to coursing occurred under such adverse conditions, as on that particular weekend the worst rain storm of the entire winter was in progress.
Coursing as conducted by the Pacheo Hunt, sponsored by the Borzoi Club of Northern California, is thrilling and exciting when the weather is satisfactory, but coursing in the rain? On that terrain, under those conditions, wasn't Mr. Ellis afraid his dogs would be hurt? It was only a very small and informal practice hunt that day and, therefore, he could only have gained a limited impression of coursing. The next time he goes coursing, let us hope there will be a full complement of Borzoi, up to twenty dogs, plus the other sight hounds which are always included in the activity by invitation of the Pacheo Hunt.
Hunting under the rules of the Pacheo Hunt, as conducted by the Hunt Master, is well organized. Of course, the Pacheo Hunt is first and primarily for the benefit of the Borzoi and second for other sight hounds with their handlers as guests of the Borzoi Club. From personal experience, I can say that guests are always treated in the most gracious manner by the members of the Borzoi Club on these hunts.
Truly, I was delighted to see an article on Borzoi coursing in a Whippet magazine, a most unusual occurrence. But I do think someone was pulling Yr. Ellis' leg on one point. The Hunt Master crys "Tally Ho" and the dogs chase the big California hare (jackrabbit) - not bunnies, they won't run.
I've attended every Borzoi Club of Northern California hunt for the 1961-1962 season with our Whippet except the one in February described by Norman Ellis. In addition, I was asked to judge the January course as well as the big Grand Course in April. On the Grand Course, in addition to the Borzoi competing that day,
there were two Salilcis, two Afghans, a Greyhound and a Whippet. The final courses for both the Borzoi and the other sight hounds were without a doubt the most spectacular runs I have ever had the pleasure to see.
If the opportunity arises at some future date I would like to go into more detail about this event.
I do agree with Norman Ellis on one point: As much as I favor Afghans and pride myself in having a Whippet, there is nothing to compare with the breath taking sight of a trio of Borzoi chasing an agile, fast moving hare over the flat fields of the San Joaquin Valley...the air cool, the sun warm, the blue sky clear. Very few people have had this magnificent opportunity. I sincerely hope Norman Ellis will be allowed this privilege some time.
Mrs. Jacque Tucker, Washington, D. C., writes: Aug. 6, 1962. Things are very slow around here, I'm afraid. I guess we just don't have the ambition in this weather. Those of you who have spent any time at all in Washington in the summer will know what I mean - one word describes it - miserable with a capital M. We air conditioned the house and that is a great help. The hounds suffered so much lest summer my husband said he was not going to let them go through with another summer like last. I do believe he did it all for his own beloved blue hound though. There is a love that exists between those two that you wouldn't believe unless you saw. Kim is sure a great dog but I believe he thinks I'm an intruder.
We haven't been bothered at all with ticks so far. That is probably to come. Has anyone tried those new Pervinal tablets yet? We've always used the syrup and powder and now I've used the tablets and the dogs love them. We always had trouble with my mother's chihuahua taking his Pervinal, but he loves the tablets. For anyone with a picky eater like mine some times are, those tablets ere a life saver.
Arthur E. Wright, Agoura, California, writes:
Just read your April edition and thought I ou g ht to write to Paul Francis of Cleveland but could not find his address. He seemed like he was gathering information so I thou g ht I would send hip something... These are the rules covering all Whippets racing and showing in the year 1921. The American Whippet Club was formed in New York, Westminster show, after all Whippet people had been contacted for about 3 months before the show and all ideas were gone over at the meeting and these are a copy of final rules issued by the first Whippet Club of America. (These will be presented at a later date. — editor) Just to prove I was there I am sending copy of ribbon won by dog owned by myself & Frank Tuffley, who Mr. Francis mentions in his copy.
Pegram also says that a lot of dogs were racing in Maryland in the 1930's. Yes and the man that really started it was Felix Lesser from Baltimore and I remember when he brought 6 dogs to Cleveland to race in 1922. He told of a cat, he owned and when he was training his dogs for racing said cat would meet them mile from home and his biggest dog would carry the cat home.
Thank you contributors who have made this combined (June and August) issue of the Whippet News such an interesting issue. Because this issue is two in one it grew to a mammoth size, too thick to fold, which necessitated the use of envelopes. Unfortunately, the envelopes are a luxury the News cannot afford regularly.
Deadline for the October issue is October 12 (by postmark). With the October issue we will return to the bimonthly schedule.
It is not too early to think about a special ad or pictures for the December issue, which we will make every effort to have in the mail by the middle of the month. (The busy dog show schedule will have slackened by then.)
Advertising rates —$1 for 1/4 page, $2 for a 1/2 half page, $4 for a full page.
Pictures — $8 a page plus cost of printing and making cuts. There is a photographic process for reproducing pictures at less cost then making a cut. Cost — from $8.
A list of American Whippet Club members is included in this issue.
The Whippet News c/o E. L. Jacobs Mahomet, Illinois
American Whippet Club
Members, June, 1962
Adele Abe, Birchrunville, Chester County, Pa.
Mr. & Mrs. George A. Anderson, Box 665, Glen Head, Long Island, New York
Mrs. W. O. Bagshaw, 9501 Gloaming Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif.
Mrs. John C. Barrows, Box 27, East Norwich, Long Island, New York
Mrs. Pearl Baumgartner, 10703 McEachren Rd., Puyallup, Washington
Mrs. Herbert B. Beargie, 190 Campo St., Denver 29, Colorado
John Berger, North Cherry St., Marysville, Ohio
Mrs. Jerry Birmongham, 1533 E. Miles, Tucson, Arizona
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. W. Brainard, Jr., Marshall, Virginia
Harry J. Bridge, 2500 East Mount Hope Ave., Lansing 10, Michigan
Stuart Burford, Cobham, Virginia
Burton A. Cleaves, 145 Winter St., Weston 93, Mass.
Mr. & Mrs. N. L. Compere, 941 E. Westminster Ave., Lake Forest, Ill.
N. Christine Cormany, 1256 Woodbury Rd., Pasadena, Calif.
Howard R. Custer, Jr., 35 Burnside Ave., Norristown, Pa.
Mr. & Mrs. O. J. de Korsak, 1419 Hope St. S. E., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Mrs. Mark Dollard, 300 Riverside Dr., New York 15, New Yotk
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Doyle, P. O. Box 231, West Hanover, Mass.
Mrs. S. Hallock du Pont, Box 790, Wilmington 99, Delaware
Norman Ellis, 635 West Harvard Ave., Fresno 5, Calif.
Mrs. Claire Ellison, P. O. Box 43, Cedars, Pa.
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph G. Eyles, Box 180, Route 2, Antioch, Illinois
Mr. & Mrs. James A. Farrell, Box 1111, Darien, Connecticut
Wm. E. Fields, 852 E. 57th St., Chicago 37, Illinois
Donald W. Frames, 913 Bunting Dr., Bakersfield, Calif,
Mrs. Dorthea Frames, 7960 McGroarty, Sunland, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Francis, 11017 Revere Ave., Cleveland 5, Ohio
Mrs. Lloyd Freese, 5211 26th St. N., Arlington 7, Virginia
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Graham, 5510 Mecklenburg Rd., Greensboro, North Carolina
Mrs. Agnes Griswold, 901 Brower Rd., Wayne, Pa.
Irene K. Harris, 260 Ames St., Dedham, Mass.
Mr. & Mrs. Vernon L. Hazard, Alverne Manor, Scipio Center, N. Y.
Dr. & Mrs. H. W. Heiser, Jr., 4409 N. W. 44th, Oklahoma City 12, Oklahoma
Frank T. Hill, 2003 Oakwood Ave., Haverton, Pa.
Mrs. Clare C. Hodge, 517 Hillbrook Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Gertrude Hooft, 1820 Poplar Ave., Redwood City, Calif.
Donald P. Hostetter, "Pagebrook", Cobham, Virginia
Mrs. Frederick P. Houston, 161 East 81st. St., New York 28, N. Y.
Steve Hurt, 2549 Lake Michigan Drive N. W., Grand Rapids 4, Michigan
John R. Hutchins, Box 1699, San Antonio, Texas
Nancy Jane Jackson, 9 Harris Ave., Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs, Mahomet, Illinois
Edward Jenner, Route 1, Box 51, Libertyville, Illinois
Tom Kirchner, Route 5, Marysville, Ohio
Mrs. Harry F. Koch, Sheldegren Kennels, Greenfield, Mass.
Mrs. Patti Long, 720 High St., Oakland 1, Calif.
Martha Love, 44 Westmoreland Place, St. Louis 8, Missouri
Ken Malone, 510 8th St., West Hampstead, Long Island, New York
& Mrs. D. Robert Motch, Cismont Manor Farm, Keswick, Virginia
Edward W. Nash, Kenwood, Charlottesville, Virginia
Mrs. Winthrop Neilson, 235 Ridgewood Road, Coconut Grove 33, Florida
Mr,.& Mrs. Charles B. Newcombe, Little Bay Road, Newington, New Hampshire
Frank J. Parker, Lovely St., Avon, Conn. -2–
N. Theodora Pedersen, 8651 Oakleigh Rd., Baltimore 14, Maryland
Louis J. Pegram, Ralston Purina Co., Checkerboard Square, St. Louis 2, Missouri
Calvin G. Perry, Box 393, Durham, New Hampshire
Harry T. Peters, Jr., Orange, Virginia
N. Stanley Pimble, Pt. Mo. 2, Box 2227B, Browns Mills, New Jersey
Mr. & Mrs. V. A. Renner, R. R. No. 2, Marysville, Ohio
Mrs. Wm. M. Schmick, Will–Merry Lane, Greenwich, Conn.
Dr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Scott, 9733 Ruff Ave., Stockton 5, Calif.
Judith R. Shearer, Meander Farm, Locust Dale, Virginia
Susan Sim, East Norwich, Long Island, Yew York
Barbara & Josephine Steinberg, Route 2, Box 181, Antioch, Illinois
N. John Steinvold, 1855A Washington Ave., Seaford, Long Islend, Yew York
Jack Stone, 4134 Federer St., St. Louis 16, Missouri
Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Taylor, Box 43, Dupont, Colorado
John Towne, 6272 Honolulu Ave., La Crescenta, Calif.
Dr. & Mrs. Charles H. Turner, 2525 Crestview Dr., Newport Beach, Calif.
Mr. &Mrs. W. Potter Wear, Enterprise Farm, Cecilton, Maryland
Mrs. George F. Weber 3rd, 436 F. Third St., Moorestown, New Jersey
Walter A. Wheeler, Jr., 145 Winter St., Weston 93, Mass.
Mrs. Margaret White, Route 5, Box 516, Puyallup, Washington
James F. Young, 2204 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena, Calif.
Mrs. Martine Collings, Wrotham Hill Farm, Kent, England
Mrs. Violet B. Dery, 96 Elmwood Ave., Montreal 8, Quebec, Canada
Yrs. Philip S. P. Fell, "Quorden", Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Philip S. P. Fell, Jr., "Quorden", Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Mrs. Wendell T. Howell, Inchidrisla, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Eire
Mrs. M. R. Jones, The Copice, Harley Rd., Witney, Oxon, England
Mrs. D. F. Whitwell, Kitkholme, great Oueseburn, York, England