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NOVEMBER, 1926



[This publication is issued monthly for the dissemination of information, instructions, ruling, etc., con-
earning the work of the Bureau of Animal Industry. Free distribution is limited to persons in the service
of the bureau, establishments at which the Federal meat inspection is conducted, public onjcers whose
duties make it desirable for them to have such information, and journals especially concerned. Others
desiring copies may obtain them from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Otnce,
Washington, D. C., at 5 cents each, or 25 cents a year. A supply will be sent to each onhcial in charge of
a station or branch of the bureau service, who should promptly distribute copies to members of bis force.
A file should be kept at each station for reference.]



CONTENTS
Page
Changes in directory-.......................................... ~ ~~-~~~~~~ ...-~.....~~~.....-........ 83
Notices regarding meat inspection...~~.~. ...~......... .... -~~--............... .......~ -............. 84
Skewer thermometers for taking temperature of meat.~--....................~~~--............... 84
Definition of baby beef~.~... .~..~.~~.~.~.-.~....~~................................ 84
Certificate for animal casings for Austria.....~...........~.....~......-....~..~....~~__~.......... 85
Animals slaughtered under Federal meet inspection, October, 1926._..~._..._. ...~___.............. 85
Causes of condemnation of carcasses, September, 1926 __..... ~~.~...~.. ............................. 86
Intports of food animals and of meats and meat food products -..~................... -.-~~.~....... 86 I
Foreign meat-inspection onicials~........ ................~..~...............................~~~~. ~ ~ 86 I
umnmary of tu~berculosis-eradication work in cooperation with States, October, 1926................ 87
Permitted disinec~tant-~~~~ .-.~.~....... .~.~..~.....-.~....... .~..~~.~.......... ........... .......... 88
Licenses for veterinary biological products...~..... .~....~...~.....~.......~.................._...... 88
Anti-hog-cholera serum and hog-cholera virus produced under veterinary license, October, 1926.... 88
Reimbursement for one-day trip. .-~.....~-~...............-~~-~.. .......~.~~~.~~~.-............~.... 88
Results of prosecutions for violations of law__.~...~..... ....~~.~.~..~.~......................... ... 89
New publications of the bureau.. .._._.......................................~.~~.- 89
Organization of the Bureau of Animal Industry.~.-....-.~..~~.~~~.............~~.~.~................ 89\



CHANGES IN DIRECTORY

5Meat Inspection Granted

*3-AW. Swift & Co., Watertown, S. Dak.
*924. West Plains Serum Co., W'estplains, Mo.

Change in Name of O~idal Establishment

751. Kaplan's Kosher Mleat Products (Inc.), Brooklyn, N. Y'., instead of K~aplan's
Kosher Meat Products.
New MIeat-Inspection Stations

Watertown, S. Dak., Dr. L. P. M~cArdle, eare Sw~ift & Co., in charge.
Westplains, Mo., Dr J. F. Park, in charge. (Doctor Park is also in charge of
virus-serum-control work at this point.)

Change in Address of Omcial in Charge

Dr. L. C. Butterfield, 315--316 Clay-Peters Building, Reno, Nev., instead of
204--205, same building.
Dr. C. L. Norris, 4114 Areade Building, Seattle, Wash., instead of 4184, same
building.
Mr. J. B. Barris, P. O. box 333 (office, care Sw~ift & Co.), Nat~chez, Mliss.

Change of Omicial in Charge

J. W. Etheridge, vice O. R. Mathews, is in charge of animal husbandry work
at Ardmore, S. Dak.

Conducts slaughtering.
25(75--25 s3


BUREAU OF ANIMAL IN







84 BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY [November,

NOTICES REGARDING MEAT INSPECTION

SKEWER ]THERMOMETERS FOR TAKING TEMPERATURE OF MEAT

In order that inspectors may be equipped with trustworthy means of deter-
mining compliance with the requirements of the meat-inspection regulations
relative to the cooking of pork products for the destruction of trichinee and of
meats "'passed for sterilization" (passed for cooking), skewer meat testing ther-
mometers are furnished by the bureau for testing the interior temperature of
product. These thermometers are made to order and in accordance with specifi-
cations furnished by the bureau. They are graduated from 700 F. to 2200 F.
The point 1370 F. is indicated by a red graduation mark and a red letter "T"
indicating the temperature required to insure the destruction of trichinae. The
point 1700 F. is indicated by a red graduation mark and a red letter "S", indi-
cating the temperature to which products "Lpassed for sterilization" (passed
for cooking) must be heated. Each thermometer is tested by the Bureau of
Standards before being issued for use and bears a serial number showing that it
has passed the test for accuracy.
Mleat-inspection stations at which pork products or meat passed for steriliza-
tion are cooked must check the cooking processes regularly with these thermom-
eters and be sure that the required temperatures are attained.
Attention is directed to the necessity of care in the handling and use of ther-
mometers. They should be used only by inspectors and for no purpose other
than that for which theyr are intended, should never be subjected to sudden
shocks or blows, and should never under any circumstances be inserted into any
substance harder than unfrozen meat. In inserting the thermometer care should
be taken to avoid any bending stress and to avoid striking bone or any other hard
substance.
The thermometer should be so inserted that the point will be as near as possible
to the center of the product and should be left for at least one minute. In
making tests to check the efficiency of cooking, care should be taken to select
t~he largest pieces from representative parts of the vat, oven, or receptacle in
which the meats are cooked.
Before a skewer thermometer is used care should be taken to see that it is in
good working order. It should be seen that the mercury column is continuous
and free from breaks or bubbles. If the mercury column becomes separated,
the mercury may be brought together again by warming the bulb gradually in
water until the mercury rises and unites. The accuracy of the thermometer
may be tested by placing it in water and gradually bringing the water to the
boiling point, when the thermometer should read approximately 2120 F. If a
thermometer is broken or if for any reason it is suspected of having become
inaccurate, it should be promptly returned to the bureau, the reason for its return,
cause of breakage, and employee responsible, being stated on Form P3.
These thermometers are to be used only by bureau inspectors for checking the
cooking processes. Establishments must. provide their employees with reliable
thermometers and must, control the cooking operations so as t.o insure compliance
with the regulations. The thermometers furnished by the bureau are for the
use of inspectors in checking the temperatures to which the meats are subjected
in order to be certain that. the processes are adequate to meet the requirements
of the meat-inspection regulations and to insure that cooked pork products and
products "passed for sterilization" (passed for cooking) are so cooked as to be
safe for human consumption.

DEFINITION OF BABY BEEF

In t~he administration of the Federal meat-inspection law and regulations the
department has defined the term "baby beef" as follows:
"' 1Ieat eligible to be marked baby beef' must be from good, choice, or prime
animals of t.he beef breeds (steer or heifer) from 7 to 18 months of age and weigh-
ing from 600 to 1,200 pounds on hoof."
Brands, labels, and other forms of marking containing the term "baby beef"
must be submitted to and approved by the Washington office previous to use,
in conformity with the regulations. Brands and stencils bearing wording or
other features in addition to the term "baby beef" should be submitted to Wash-
ington in complete form irrespective of whether or not any of the wording or
features are covered by individual or blanket approval.







85


SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS


1926]


CERTIFICATE FOR ANIMAL CASINGS FOR AUSTRTA

The bureau is informed that t~he Austrian Covernment requires a special:
certification for animal casings imlpor~ted into that country. Accordinglyy, the
following form of typewritten certificate wlill be issued for animal casings destined.
to Austria:

"UNITED STATES DEPARTMlENT OF AORICULTU~RE

BUREAU OF A\NIMAL INDUSTRY


I Description and marks:

.11...~..~...~-~~..........





(-------------------------
1..~.~..~....~.............


.........,,........................... 192
This certifies that t be animal casings continued in ..........................
mar ked as per margin hereof, exported byt ..................
and consigned to ~.~............ ........... .......... ........... ..........

mortem and post-mortem veterionry inspections at the time of slaughter, and
that the rasings are sound, healthful, wholesome, and othe~rwise fit for hunujn
food, and have not been treated w~ith and do not contain any; preservatlve,
coloring, or other substance not permitted bry the regulations of the Urnited
States Secretary of Agriculture governing meat inspection, and that the said
casings have been handled only in a seatuary manner in the United States of
America.


It will be noted that the wording of this certificate limits certification to casings
which were derived fromt animals slaughtered in official establishments and
handled only in a sanitary manner. Therefore, before the issuance of the cer-
tificate, inspectors will satisfy themselves of the origin of the casings through
affidavit of the exporter and of the sanitary handling byr exa-mination of the
premises and methods where the casings are prepared. Furthermore, all animal
casings intended for exportation to Austria shrall first be examined by bureau
inspectors in official establishments and only those found fit for use as sausage
containers in such establishments shall be certified for export to Austria, and a
copy of each certificate shall be forwarded to the Washington. office.



ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL MEAT INSPECTION,
OCTOBER, 1926


Station


Csttle


Calves


Sheep


Baltimore.................. 7,919
Brooklyn.................................. 6,800
Builalo......~ ........_....~... ........... 11, 800
Chicago......~.....~~..................... 217, 144
Cincinnati....~... .. 12,641 ....
Cleveland .~.............~.... 9,:: :: : :I 4 44
D enver.. .. 11 071
Detroit.....~..~........~................. 8, 16,
Fort Wort h...... ............ .... 37, 0(00
Indianapolis................ 21, 716
Jersey City........~...... ................~. 4, 772
Kansasis City...~........................~... 130, 137
Milwfaukee........................~.......18 306
National Stocki Yards.... 50203
New York.... .............. ... 1 29, 279
Omaba...~..................~.~.~..~........ 95,036
Philadel phia. ................... .......... 8, 87
St. Louis...............~ ................... 18, 450
Sioux City.......~.... ..............~... .. 40, 706
South St. Joseph_................ 39, 130 1
Both St. Paul............................~ 66, 561
All other establishments._.. .~............. 150, 379
Total:
October, 1926............... 995, 566
October, 1925.......... 1,066, 528
10 mont hs ended Oct ober, 192;. I 8, 346, 582
10 mont hs ended October, 1925.. 8, 065, 485


1, 239
7, 054
2,505

8,590
1, 894
.,096
36, 640
3, 637
7, 625

9,481
40, 122
16,358
8,352
4,610
9, 523
9,575
70,567
:4.035


446, 358
486,011
4. 307, 391
4, 509, 078


3,678
27,775
10, 788

5,624
11, 805
23, 965
22,186

3:, 419
133,765
6, 635
21, 458
151, 205
100, 404

51,378
7~3,719
96,089
120,042


1,083,0;3
10, ;.50, 190
10, 140, 984 1


Goats Swlne


.... ... ... 72, 925

161, 869
4 351,283
256,6-11
...... ..... 62.667

.... .... .. 0, 937
619 18,874
.. .. ..... 64, 935
.... ... ... 56, 158
1, 219 167,068
..... .... 10 99
875 106,688
...... ..... 97,0 24
17 86,665


70,070
3 96,fiS7
...... ...|. 258, 189
114 969,579

4, 900 2, 976, 271.
12,012 3,314,353
25, 069 32, 632, 746
27, 328 34, 863, 693


Horses slaughtered at all establishments October, 1926, 3,656; inspections of lardl at all establishments,
107,882,871 inspection pounds; compound and other substitutes, 49,933,913 inspection pounds; sausage
chopped, 74,497,807 inspection pounds. Corresponding inspections for October, 1925: Lard, 111,215,931
inspection pounds; compound and other substitutes, 49I,B46,784i inspection pounds; sausage chopped,
78,191.005 inspection pounds.
(These totals of inspection pounds do not represent actual production, as the same product may have
been inspected and recorded more than once in t he process of manufacturee)









CAUSES OF CONDEMNATION OF CARCASSES, SEPTEMBER, 1926

Cause Cattle Calves Bheep Swine

Emaciation-~~~-~..............~.......~..~.~~. .............. 7125 87 499 69
H og cholera.~~- ...~ ~~-_ _~~-.... .. ... .. .. ... .. .. ... .. .. ... .. .. 1_... .. ... .. .. 6, 372
Inflammatory diseases... ........................~ ~........... 77B 118 552 1,000
Im m aturity.___............... ..~~................... .... 222 ~---.-........ ......
'Puberulosis......_~_................_......................... 5, 357 50 __........ 4, 06
All other causes..................._~~~.....____~.~_.............. 1, 120 261 555 2,913
Total_. ..................................... _~... .. 7, 980 47 1, 606 15, 659


IMPORTS OF FOOD ANIMALS AND OF MEATS AND MEAT FOOD
PRODUCTS

The statements following show the imports of food animals and of meats and
meat food products inspected by the Bureau of Animal Industry during October,
1926, with figures for other period for comparison.

Importsr of food animals

Country of export Cattle Swine Sheep Goats

~l e xico .... .... .... ... .... .... .... ... .... .... .... ... 16, 590 4 1 ,2 9 .
Canada................_~~.........................._............. 20, 838 20, 973 10,753 ..........,
Great Britain_............. .__~___.___.................._...... OB .......... .......... ..........
Virgin Islands (to Porto Rico).......-----~.____..~............. 272 ..............................-
Total: October, 1926. .-..,.-.-...-............_~-............... 37, 798 20, 977 23,042 1-.........
Ocob r,195 ............................ 38, 4410 667 20,707 4
10 months ended October, 1926.......................... 221, 297 3B, 200 47, 817 54
10 months ended October, 1925..........................I 175, 717 80,018 73, 032 211


Import of mear and meat food produlcts

Fresh and refrigerated
Canned Other Total
Country of export and cured products weight
Beef Other


"t' _ll-tllll-I-II1:I::~"j:(Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Psd
Argntia. ....................... 101, 447 M2, 450 420, 015 ............- 576, 812
Australia. . .. .. .. 2,008 38 ............ 2,986
Brazil. .. .. .. .. .. 43, 920 .....-... .... 43, 920
Canada................................_ ... 2, I46, 578 2, 343, 327 496, 941 162 4, 987, 00B
U rug ay ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... L .... ... .. ... ... 3 4, 45 ... ... ... 374, 845
Other countries..~......... ~__~............ I, 166 4, 814 69, 420 392, 695 46B, 108
Total: October, 1926...............~..._.... 2, 249, 191 2, 405, 400 1, 406, 088 392, 857 6, 453, 635
October, 1925.~...~.~.~.............. 2, 124,418 1, 521, 204 787, 345 100, 27 4, 542 3a0
10 months ended October, 1926... 10, 532, 235 11, 902, 054 23, 582, 894 3, 496, 628 49, 513, 811
10 months ended October, 1925.....- 6, 194, 001 10,407, 955 10, 616, 060 2, 085, 673 20, 303, 689

Condemned in October, 1926: Beef, 546 pounds.
Refused entry: Beef, 90 pounds; mutton, 65 pounds; pork, 606 pounds; total, 761 pounds.

FOREIGN MEAT-INSPECTION OFFICIALS

The following are additional names and facsimile signatures of foreign national
government officials authorized to sign and issue certificates of inspection for
meat and meat food products offered for importation into the United States:

Country and name Signatmre


ENGLAND

John B. Lowve............ a9~


BUREATJ OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY


[November










SUMC~MARY OF TUBERCULOSIS-ERADICATION WORK IN COOPERA-
TION WITH STATES, OCTOBER, 1926


1926]


SERVICE AND REGUIATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS


Tuberculin tests
during month


Total to date


State









Colo....
Conn-...

Del.....
D. C_....
la._....
Idaho.~..

Ind.....

Iowa....





Me.....
Md.....

Mass...
Mich...
Milnn...
Miss....
Mo-.~...

Mont...
Nebr. ...

N. 8....

N. M\Iex.

N. Y....
N. C....
N. Dak.
Ohio ....


Oreg....



8, Dak..
Tenn...


Utah....



Wash. ..
W. Va_...

Wis.....

Wyo~._..


Inspector in charge





R. E. Jackson.....
F. L. Schneider-...

R. Snyder........
W. E.Howe.......
R. L. Smith......

W. G. Mliddleton.
J. A. Kiernan~....

A. L. Hirleman....
W. A. Sullivan.~...
J. J. Lint ner~.-...
J. E. Gibson.. _

J. A. Barger.......

N. L. Townsend..


G. T. Cole........

G. R. Caldl~ell...
E. B. Simonds.-...

E. A. Crossman...

W. J. Fretz ~~.....
H. Robbins.......
Ralph Graham....
J. W. Mlurdoch~..
W. C. Berrold.~..
L. C. Butterfield..
E. A. Crossman...
W. O. Middleton.
F. L. Schneider...

H. B. Leonard....
WV.C. Dendinger,.
H. H. Cohen our ...
A. J. De Fosset-_._


8. B. Foster...
J. B. Reidy~.......
E. A. Crossmann...

WV. K. Lewfis__._...
J. O. Wilson. ...-..
H. Mr. O' Rear-....
H. L. Darby~.~....

F. E. Mlurray.....

L. H. Adams.....

R. E. Brook bank..
J. C. Edline.......
H. Mr. Newton.~...

J. 8. Healy.....-...

John T. Dallas....


State ofileal





C. A. Cary, Auburn.
S. E. Douglas, Phoenix.
J. H. Bux, Little Rock.
J. P. Iverson, Sacramento.
C.O. Lamb, Denver.
J. Mr. Whittlesey, Hart-
ford.
O. A. Newton, Bridgeville.

J. V.Knapp, Tallahassee.
P. F. Babusen, Atlanta.
W. C. Nye, Boise.
F. A. Laird, Springfield.
Frank H. Brown, Indian-
apolis.
M. G. Thornburg, Des
M~oines.
J. H. Mercer, Topeka.
D. E. W~estmorland,
Frankfort.
E. P. Flower, Baton
Rouge.
H. M. Tucker, Augusts.
James B. George, Balti-
more.
F. B. Cummings, Boston.
H. W. Norton, jr., Lansing.
C. E. Cotton, St. Paul.
R. V. Rafnel, Jackson.
H. A. Wilson, Jefferson
City.
W. J. Butler, Helena.
C. H. Hays, Lincoln.
Edward Records, Reno.
A. L. Felker, Concord.
J. H. McNeil, Trenton.
MZat. Keenan, Albuquer-
que.
E. T. Faulder, Albany.
Wm. Moore, Raleigh.
W. F. Crewe, Bismarock.
F. A. Zimmer, Columbus.
J. A. Wlhiteburst, Okla-
homa City.
W. H. Lytle, Salem.
T. E. Munce, Harrisburg.
T. E. Robinson, Provi-
dence.
W. K. Lewis, Columbia.
MI. W. Ray, Pierfe.
W. B. Lincoln, Nashville.
N. F. W'illiams, Fort
Worth.
W. H. Hendricks, Salt
Lake City.
Edwaerd B. Jones, M~ont-
pelier.
H. C. Givens, Richmond.
Robert Prior, Olympia.
John W. Smith, Charles
ton.
John D. Jones, jr., Madi-
son.
A. W. French, Cheyenne.


Once-
tested
free
herds


3, 836
7,134
2,892
3, 554
1,801
878

2, 440
253
6,361
10,117
24, 885
99, 504
70, 638

71, 521

30, 105
61, 186

4, 397

21, 541
8, 708


25, 809
103
57,026

22, 965
40, 829
2, 388
2, 339
2, 102
3, 512

30, 619
206, 689
29, 028
86, 843
123

87, 777
66, 175
76;

16, 580
6, 685
IB, 621
81

10, 375

2, 350

6, 327
48, 113
14, 060

82, 012

7, 000


Herds
under
su per-
vision


1, 502
8, 401
4, 042
3, 8900
2,088
2, 565

4, 312
286
71,196
11,035
28, 083
111, 339
98, 992

127, 438

31, 522
64, 385

4, 696

27, 112
15, 312

2, 322
100, 793
30, 082
246
60,380

23, 705
42, 240
4, 020
4, 903
3, 319
3, 800

80, 054
220, 833
37, 188
366

80, 106
81, 259
212

16, 828
7, 911
19, 027
408

11, 356

9,032
8, 603
51, 841
14, 888

96, 302

8, 136


oroslseHerds | Cattle


Cat-
tie r-
acted


17





34











1264


151

0



198
1, 35
53




48


cred-
ited
herds


203
24
25
87
108
974

1, 305
26
399
39
68

20, 495

6, 894
896
55

36

5, 524
2, 629
437
107
8, 200
132
028

60

10
2, 424 1
1, 000
13

25, 572
281
4, 076
754
225

1, 292
2, 846
38

182
580
239
269

07

4, 286

2, 054
114
824

B, 004
5


315
303
791
216
03
385

155
1
103
828
947
6, 609
3, 337

3, 550
858
1, 284
160

2,022
1, 349


4, 645
5, 010
105

577
3, 012
i B
313
150


7, 626
3,406
318
5, 663
262

1, 594
4, 635
292


1, 590


1, 005
446

415
1, 411
1, 529

12, 578
01


5,697
3,811
1, ]88
5,133
1, 601
6, 860

1, 709
12
3, 123
3,419
8, 141
69, 768
24, 250

60, 159

10, 820
7, 031

3, 171

14, 456
10, 854

1, 897
35, 286

1, 492
2, 801

8, 849
0,640, 953
1,072
3, 810
4, 292


75, 125
8, 119
5, 523
42, 230
1,367

12, 360
30, 859
552

5, 606
31, 400
2, 596
1, 628

5, 307

9, 450

5, 338
13, 501
5, 852

198, 880
7716


Total. 80, 625 808, 720 31, 616 1, 425, 602 106, 98661, 697, 8921






88 BUREAU OF ANIMAL1 INDUSTRY [November..

PERMITTED DISINFECTANT

In accordance with the provisions of B. A. I. Order 202, governing the interstate
movement of livestock, the bureau has granted permission to The Chemical'
Supply Co., 2450 Canal Road, Cleveland, Ohio, for the distribution and use of
" Crestall Dip under the name of Cresolave," in the general disinfection of
cars, yards, and other premises. "Cresolave" is identical with "Crestal Dip,"
manufactured by Baird & M'cGuire (Inc.), Boston, Mass.


LICENSES FOR VETERINARY BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS
LICENSES ISSUED

United States veterinary license No. 52, dated November 20, 1926, was issued
to The Cutter Laboratory, Fourth and Parkier Streets, Berkeley, Calif., for
tuberculin (avian).
United States veterinary license No. 186, dated November 23, 1926, was
issued to the Gochenour-Collins Laboratories, near Glenmont, Mud. (mailing
address, 2130 P Street NWV., Washington, D. C.), for anti-hog-cholera serum and
hog-cholera virus.
LICENSE TERMINATED

United States veterinary license No. 177, issued June 23, 1923, to the Central
Serum Co., Greenfield, Ind., was terminated November 26, 1926.


ANTI-HOG-CHOLERA SERUM AND HOG-CHOLERA VIRUS PRODUCED
UNDER VETERINARY LICENSES, OCTOBER, 1926
C. c.
Ordinary serum...... ..... .. .......... ....... _. __ 78, 279, 390
Clear serum. .... ... ..... .... 42, 858, 216

Total___ .___. __.. __ ... ..__ 121, 137, 606

Simultaneous virus. ..._____ _._________ __- 8, 947, 441
Hyperimmunizirg virus._- _____ ._.________- .. 28, 844, 025


REIMBURSEMENT FOR ONE-DAY TRIP


The bureau is in receipt of a communication from the Comptroller General,
reading in part as follows:
It has been held that when an oficer or employee of the Government departs from his headquarters by
means of an automobile on short trips before 8 a. m. and returns thereto after 6 p. m., it, not being shown
that the departure before 8 a. m. or return after 6 p. m. was necessary in the performance of oficial duty,
he was not for such period of absence, from his headquarters in a travel status entitling him to reimburse-
ment for actual expenses of subsistence or a per diem in lieu thereof.
It is requested that whenever charges for subsistence are made on vouchers by officers or employees
absent from their headquarters on short trips there be submitted with the vouchers evidence tending to
show that the leaving before 8 a. m., or returning after 6 p. m., was necessary in the interest of the Govern-
ment, if such be the case.
Employees of the bureau should accordingly take notice that in default of com-
pliance w~ith this requirement subsistence charges under the circumstances
recited can not be approved for payment. In preparing the explanatory state-
ment, stereotyped general expressions as to necessity should be avoided. Ref-
erence should be made to the distance covered, the time required for transaction
of official business at the one or more points visited with some supporting indi-
cation of the volume of the worki, and to the particular occasion for reaching a
given destination at a specified hour or to other features obviously influencing
the duration of the trip.







1920] SERVICE AND REGULATORY' ANNOUNCEMENTS 89

RESULTS OF PROSECUTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF LAWS

Penalties and fines have been imposed in prosecutions for violations of regu-
latory laws, as reported to the bureau, as follows:
Livestock Quarantine Law
New York Central Railroad Co. (2 cases), interstate transportation of infee-
fious car, $400 fines.
Same company, interstate transportation of a dead hog in same car withz live
animals, $200 fine.
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co., interstate transportation of a dead hog
in same car w'ith live animals, $100 fine.
Twenty-Eight-Hour Law

Newr York, Chica~go &: St. Louis Railroad Co. (75 cases), 87,500 penalties.
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. (7 cases), $1,050 penaltes.
New York, Ontario & W~estern Railw~ay Co., $100 penalty.
Northern Pacific Rallwfay Co., 8100 penalty.
St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co., $100 penalty.


NEW PUBLICATIONS OF THE BUREAU

[The bureau keeps no mailing list for sending publications to individual employees, but publications
are sent in bulk to offiers in charge for distribution to members of their forces. The number of copies
sent varies with the subject or nature of the publication and the number and class of employees. Officers
in ebarge will use their judgment and distribute publications to best advantage. So far as possible addi-
tional copies will be furnished on request.]
Farmers' Bulletin 14137 (revised). Swine Production. By E. Z. Russell,
Animal Husbandry Division. Pp. 30, figs. 18.
B. A. I. Order 300, to prevent the spread of splenetic, southern, or Texsas
fever in cattle. Effective December 1, 1926. Pp. 4.


ORGANIZATION OF THE BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY

Chief:' JonN R. 1\IOHLER.
Administrative Assistanit: CHARLES C. CARROLL.
Chief Clerk: J. R. COHIRAN.
Editor: D. S. Bnacs.
Animal Husbandry Division:~ E. WT. SHEETs, chief.
Biochemic Division: M\I. DORSET, chief.
Division of Hog-Cholera Control: U. G. HOUCK, chief.
Division of V'irus-Serum Control: D. I. SKIDMIORE, chief.
Field Inspection Division: Al. i. 1\LrLLER, chief.
M~eat Inspection Division: R. P. STEDDOM,, chief.
Pathological Division: JouN S. BUCKLEY, chief.
Tick; Eradication Division: R. A. RAMUSAY, chief.
Tuberculosis Eradication Division: J. A. KiIERNAN, chief.
Zoological Div~ision: 1LIAURICE C. H ALL, chief.
Experiment Station: E. C. SCHROEDER, Buperintendent.
Offce of' Accounts: GEORGE F. TUCKER, in charge.
Otfce of Personnel: GEORGE H. RUSSELL, in charge.

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