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Contains Insecticide decisions and Notices of judgment under the Insecticide Act formerly issued only as a separate publication, now published in both forms.
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No. 81 (1914)-

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Issued April, 1926


United States Department of Agriculture


SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS


BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY


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MARCH, 1926


W hl o location is issued monthly for the dissemination of infoTmation, instructions, ruling, etc., con-
ge work of the Bureau of Animal Industry. Free distribution is limited to persons in the service
2. bureau, establishments at which the Federal meat inspection is conducted, public officers whose
fittak .t desirable for them to have such information, and journals especially concerned. Others
sWring copies may obtain them from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office,
i Wislngton, D. C., at 5 cents each, or 25 cents a year. A supply will be sent to each official in charge of
k4tj or branch of the bureau service, who should promptly distribute copies to members of his force,
A file should be kept at each station for reference.]
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CONTENTS
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ilupsin directory -------------------------------------------------------------- 19
Nalio regarding meat inspection---------- ------ ----------------------------------- 20
.d. fltDr. W. N. Neil ...--------------------------------.--------------------. 20
a ane on inedible-product certifiesta-.--------------------------------------------. 21
bk mfor bul meats--------------- ---------.. .-----.----------------------............... ... 21
S' l. .lead-and-wire seals discontinued---------_ ---- --------------.-----------------....... 21
.tunk slaughtered under Federal meat inspection, February, 1926---------------- ----..------ 21
isa eoaemat .i on of carcasses, January 1926----------- ---------------------------- 22
,T;mPorttof food animals and of meats and meat food products ----------.. ....-------------------- 22
SPemitted disinfeotant ---------------- ------- ------------------------------------ 22
7 ,, imiiaai t Wabenrluosis-radieation work in cooperation with States, February, 1926 -------------.. .. 23
. lAUense for veterinary biological products --.-------.--------- --------------------------- 23
J a serum and hog-cholera virus produced under veterinary licenses. -----------------24
. ottofoialt mail -------------- I ------ --------------------------------------------------- 24
sPemsonl use of franked envelopes---------.------------ ----- ---- ---------------------- 24
iasht used in bureau work.---. ---------..--------.-- -- --------. 25
mons relave to reimbursement accounts ---- ......... .. ..-------------------------------------. 25
Impfation and disposal of hay and straw packing materials, feeding materials, and fertilizers 25
o 0liabur ------.M-atino---- 2--------------------------------------- 6
f ISbofproaseoutions for violations of laws... --------------------------------------------...... 26
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CHANGES IN DIRECTORY


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Meat Inmpectcm Gkanted


*Fr-69. Montana Horse Products Co., Butte, Mont.
79. Fred Dinkelacker, 1918 Pleasant Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
*173-A. Hammond Standish & Co., La Grange Street at Creek Side, Toledo,
-Ohio.
Meat luapectsn WiAd&nm
3-GG. Swift & Co., Manchester, N. H.
3= Swift & Co., Woonsocket, R. I.
..L. B. DarlintFPeftilfer Co., Pawtucket, R. I.
+N "jwnea A. a118tiflte0d, Philadelphia, Pa.

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0 n; wt: ugB", 223 CalHowbfll Stteet, Philadelphia, Pa., instead of Batt&
Stin. *-.. ;.,
w24 tr-1 fiaStufgeona Co., South Summit Boulevard, Arkansas City,
Rsn&smemc at Henmenrry & Co.
1350o Q Ithma= & Sows (Ae.), 2026-2040 East Monument Street, Baltimore,
Md., instead of LC. Hakmaa & Sens.
906, Millers (Inc.), Trenton, N. J., instead of J. H. Miller.

Cenimet slaughtling.
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COange In Name and Addre1 of Officdal hbtablhment ,
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10. J. S. Hoffman Co. and Baker Food Products Co., 322 West Illinois Street,
Chicago, Ill., instead of previous name and subsidiaries.
Substataon Discontinued
Woonsocket, R. I., meat inspection, formerly under Providence, R. I.
Subsitation Made Station
Youngstown, Ohio, meat inspection has been made a separate station, effective
April 12, with Mr. H. L. Bollinger, care Swift & Co., 262 Commerce Street, as
inspector in charge.
Changes In Officials in Charge
Dr. H. Busman succeeds Dr. W. N. Neil (deceased) as inspector in charge,
Chicago, Il.
Dr. J. S. Jenison succeeds Doctor Busman as inspector in charge, Omaha,
Nebr.
WDr. C. F. Payne succeeds Doctor Jenison as inspector in charge, National
Stock Yards Ill
Dr. T. A. Shipley succeeds Doctor Payne as inspector in charge, Denver, Colo.
Dr. A. E. Behnke succeeds Doctor Shipley as inspector in charge, Sioux City,
Iowa.
Dr. A. F. Staub succeeds. Doctor Behnke as inspector in charge, Milwaukee,
Wis.
Dr. G. T. Cole succeeds Doctor Staub as inspector in charge, New Orleans, La.
Dr. E. N. Tierney succeeds Doctor Cole as inspector in charge, Atlanta, Ga.
Dr. C. F. Pinkham succeeds Doctor Tierney as inspector in charge, Leaven-
worth, Kans.
Dr. S. V. Ewers succeeds Dr. Burr Allen as inspector in charge, Yakima,
Wash. (Remove Doctor Allen.)
Dr. A. S. Martin, P. 0. box 309, succeeds Doctor Ewers as inspector in charge,
Moscow, Idaho.
Dr. T. J. Kean, succeeds Dr. G. E. Repp as inspector in charge, Wilmingtoni,
Del.
. Dr. G. E. Repp succeeds Dr. G. H. Woolfolk as inspector in charge, Potts-
ville, Pa.
Dr. G. H. Woolfolk succeeds Dr. E. H. Baumann as inspector in charge,
Albany, N. Y.
Dr. E. H. Baumann succeeds Dr. T. J. Kean as inspector in charge, Jersey
City, N. J.
Correction in New Directory

On pages 14 and 31 add the following address to establishment 3-VV, Swift &
Co., Charlotte, N. C.: 21st and Brevard Streets.


NOTICES REGARDING MEAT INSPECTION
DEATH OF DR. W. N. NEIL

Dr. Wesley N. Neil, veterinary inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry
and in charge of Federal meat inspection at Chicago, died there March 7. Doctor
Neil has been an employee of the Bureau of Animal Industry since 1899 and is
widely known among department workers for his professional attainments ip
veterinary science and as a capable executive. Becauseof these qualifications he
was placed in charge of the force of nearly 380 employees engaged in Federal
meat inspection and related work at Chicago, the largest field station of the
bureau. Prior to his assignment to the Chicago station in 1914, Doctor Neil
acted as inspector at Kansas City, Mo., Waterloo, Iowa, Wichita, Kans., and
South Omaha, Nebr. He was 54 years of age. His successor at Chicago is Dr.
Herman Busman, who was in charge of meat inspection at Omaha.





1926]


SERVICE AND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS


21


FALSE NAMES ON INEDIBLE-PRODUCT CERTIFICATES

The name describing inedible fats and other inedible products on inedible-
product certificates shall not be false or misleading.
As no supervision is given the marking of inedible products other than the-
application of the term "inedible," the name applied to the containers shall
not appear on certificates unless the name correctly describes the product.
The terms "inedible grease" and "inedible fat" are applicable to all inedible
fats, while such specific designations as "hog grease," "hog fat," "tallow," and
"acidless tallow oil" are applicable only to products conforming to those names.

CLEAN CARS FOR BULK MEATS

Recent examination of railroad cars loaded in whole or in part with bulk
meats received at various establishments revealed a lack of thoroughness in
washing the cars before loading, and meats were soiled as a result of the unclean
condition of the floors and sides of the cars.
Inspectors will give this subject particular attention and see that cars are
thoroughly clean before permitting them to be loaded with bulk meats.

USE OF LEAD-AND-WIRE SEALS DISCONTINUED

The sealing device consisting of a combination of lead and short piece of
tinned wire, designated as lead-and-wire seal, heretofore used for various pur-
poses in the meat-inspection service, will no longer be furnished. In lieu of the
lead-and-wire seal other appropriate devices, such as the deadlock tag fastener,
hog ring, lead disk and spool wire, or Edgar seal may be used.


ANIMALS SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL
FEBRUARY, 1926


MEAT INSPECTION


Station


Baltimore---------------------------------
Brooklyn-..... ----------------
Buffalo.---------------------
Chicago --------------------------
Cincinnati --------------.- ------------.
Cleveland ----------------
Denver--- ------------------.----------..-
Detroit-- ----------------------
Fort Worth ----------------..----..
Indianapolis------.-------------
Jersey City ---------------.........................
Kansas City -. ..-------- ------
Milwaukee ---------------- --.-- --.......
National Stock Yards--- ---------
New York--------.----.------........
Omaha -----------------..-----------
Philadelphia -----------------------
St. Louis--- ------------ ---------- .
Sioux City ------------------------
South St. Joseph..-----------.-------
South St. Paul -----...-----
All other establishments-----------------..
Total: February, 1926 -----------
February, 1925 --------
8 months ended February, 1926.
8 months ended February, 1925.


Cattle


5,981
4,979
6,479
155,316
9,705
7,568
6,004
6,856
27,785
13,221
4,317
76,707
11,223
30,326
26,499
69,067
8,406
13,468
32,116
29,759
33,717
115,117


694,616
656,427
6,907,257
6,825,912


Calves

1,972
8,442
3,043
49,017
6,928
8,263
1,896
6,522
17,069
3,854
8,880
20,955
45,742
4,922
39,863
7,090
7,844
3,462
4,665
7,307
59,908
60,664


378,308
378,070
3,451,406
3, 268, 850


Sheep

1,114
23,511
8,128
234,909
2,660
10,738
19,343
10,298
7,082
1,883
24,825
99,819
2,589
21,600
117,802
138,646
13,669
3,433
35,807
107,543
16,251
86,080


987,730
854,409
8,157, 746
8,177,809


Goats

1
110

12
.. .. ...


54
1
25
443
82
20
9
4j
4
353


1,118
709
34,285
22,507


Swine


54,431
-- ---------.
55,947
458,581
59,974
62,774
47,170
71,750
21,990
102,447
51,553
153,778
60,034
104,328
80,086
156,525
78,364
130,946
147, 756
80,957
238,664
1,133,110


3,351,165
4,446,936
27,215,420
35, 205, 923


Horses slaughtered at all establishments, February, 1926,3,854. Inspections of lard at all establishments
139,610,654 pounds; compound and other substitutes, 39,146,798 pounds. Corresponding inspections for
February, 1925: Lard, 154,594,572 pounds; compound and other substitutes, 33,134,637 pounds. (These
totals do not represent actual production, as the same lard or compound may have been inspected and
recorded more than once in the process of manufacture.)




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BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY


CAUSES FOR CONDEMNATION OF CARCASSES, JANUARY, 1926

Cause Cattle Calvea Sheep Swine

Emaciation--------------------------------- -------- --- W3 140 1s2 9-
Emaciation-- ...... ..-.. ... ....................... ..... 663 140 132 93
Hog cholera --.-..--....-------------------------------------- .....------ 1,740
Inflammatory diseases-----..--------------------- ---------- 16, 190 67 2,441
Immaturity -------------------------------- ------------------ --.....-...----.
Tuberculosis --------------------------.-------- ---------------- 5,393 38 ---.------ 5,537
AUll othercauses------------------------------ ---------1,513 221 470 3,956
Total------------ ----.------------. ------------...-....... 8,485 1,053 1,244 13,767


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 February,
1926, with figures for other periods for comparison.

Imports of food animals

Country of export Cattle Swine Sheep Goats
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Mexico ----------------------------------------------- 5,373 84----------------
Canada ----------------------------------------------- 9,229 528 128--------
Great Britain------------------------------------------- 37 ------------------- --------
Total: February, 1926----- ------------------------- 14,639 612 128--------
February, 19 25----------------------- 8------- ,422 9, 132 2,161 7
8 months ended February, 1926. ----------------196,113 25,843 57,055 66
8 months ended February, 1925... ----------------140,149 45,908 71,597 2,796


Imports of meat and meat food products

Fresh and refrigerated Canned Other To
r-i~~~rf,^fCanned Other Total
Country of export and cured products weight
Beef Other

Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds
Argentina----------------------- ------------------------689,687 123,952 813,639
Australia--------------------------------- 104 ------------------------ ------------ 104
Canada-.----------------------------- 974,556 338,124 122,498 73,769 1, 5M08,947
Uruguay- ------------- ----------------------------------238,668 98,080 336,748
Other countries----------------- ---------- 12 39,435 16,600 56,047
Total: February, 9126 --------------- 974,660 338,136 1,090,288 312,401 2,715,485
February, 1925..------------- 156,087 370,978 772,234 201,930 1,501,229
8 months ended February,
1926-------------------- 8,004,457 7,204,604 9,281,806 1,935,043 26,425,910
8 months ended February,
1925-------.------------- 3,991,066 7,093,670 7,113,395 2,007,320 20,205,451

Condemned in February, 1926: Beef, 7 pounds.
Refused entry: Beef, 144 pounds; mutton, 42 pounds; pork, 1,904 pounds; total, 2,090 pounds.

PERMITTED DISINFECTANT

In accordance with the provisions contained in the regulations of this depart-
ment governing the interstate movement of livestock (B. A. I. Order 292), the
bureau has granted permission to Pitman-Moore Co., of Indianapolis, Ind., for
the distribution and use of "Crestall Dip" under the name of "Tri-Krecide,"
in the general disinfection of cars, yards, and other premises. "Tri-Krecide" is
identical with "Crestall Dip" manufactured by Baird & McGuire (Inc.), Boston,
Mass.


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1926]


SERVICE AlND REGULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS


23


SUMMARY OF TUBERCULOSIS-ERADICATION WORK IN COOPERA-
TION WITH STATES, FEBRUARY, 1926


State





Ala_.__
Ariz-----
Ark-....
,Calif..-_-
3olo- - -
,3onn-_,

The----
Idaho...
IlL---
Ind_-_--
Iowa----


Tuberculin tests
during month.


Herds
or
lots


69
334
29
229
520
> 64
1114

70
505
122
4,557
4,055
6,622


XtnL .- 880
Ky----- 1,176
La.-----1.
-Me------ 238
Md----- 427
Mass- 53
Mich -..-- 5,268
Miun... 1,110
Miss..-- 27
Mo-... 208
Mont___ 216
Nebr-.. 2,34
Nev--y 50
. H--..... 215
N. J----- 268
.N. Mex- 7
N. Y ..... 2,773
N.C ---- 2,759
N. Dak.- 2,335
Ohio--.... 3,123
Okia--- 40
Oreg.. I, 425a
Pa---- 2,753
R.I 15
S. C.-..- 28
S. Dak_. 271
Tenn -- 593
Tex-- .... 72
Utah--- 2,49N
Vt--.---- 411
Va------ 153
Wash ...., 1126
W. Va__ 614
Wis.-- 4,194
Wyo--.... 92
Total -55,299


Cattle t
tested


3,049
3,177
532
4,361
3,057
1,281
1,343
2,104,
3,587
4,476
53,607
31,075
106,371
11,787
7,054
3,077
2,600
4,987
1,877
40%480
25,352
606
3,263
7,283
32,460
839
3,326
3,588
37
31,877
7,415
39,226
24,251
1,905
U.4571
2.354
1,659
4,831
3,126
13,3861
8,273
3,579i
15 732
,539
78153
1,319


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R491 3Z 2Rx 3ni 1


Total to date


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Herda
under
s er-o
vision.


Inspector in charge


Cat-
le re-
weted


13
142
3
203
24
80
99
36
48
a
7,784
5M5
3,152
131
3X
42
38
247
262
1,373
1,051
2
74
23
428
9
139
181
0
3,346
3C
447
1,068
11
116
4,377
18
21
121
21
28
153
3&B
18
892
117
987
C


Once Ao-
tested cred-
free ited
herds herds


2L824 204
5,366 19
2, 898 27
2,858 83
1,873 88
725 844
2,176 1,136
263 W
6,03Jl 383
8,687 40
22,436 78
79,639 1,3 a67
57,22715.,273
61,969 6,129
26,326 1,006
54,190 51
3, 30 o
1, 791 2,935
7,027 1 930
841 404
76,914 142
21,532 7,440
2,002 135
55, 635 886
21,300 65
29,211 187
2, 319 11
1,979 2,082
1,661 801
3,483 13
32,89119,312
185,5521 195
26, 006 3,453
59,20 944
90j' 274
60,959 1,054
55,608 4,030
35 40
7,331 176
3,304 561
16,914 220
34 255
10,233 93
1,785 3,860
5,989 1,860
39,694 73
9,146 698
68, 219 7,440
6,53 5
17_R .QlS t5S 1


State official


3,597
6,651
3,489
3,007
2,319
2,246
3,909
286
6.847
9,544
25,581
97, 106
74,065
110,809
28,262
54,438
3,434
196 Cal
13 ,636
1,739
80,184
33,114
2,239
58,934
22,121
30,687
3,340
4,396
2,688
3,771
67,561
198,784
33,159
64,582
386


LICENSES FOR VETERINARY BIOLOGICAL


PRODUCTS


LICENSES ISSUED
United States veterinary license No. 133, dated March 11, 1926, was issued to
The National Vaccine and Serum Co., 501 East Las Vegas Street, Colorado
Springs, Colo., for hemorrhagie-septicemia aggression.
United States veterinary license No. 163, dated March 2, 1926, was issued to
the Fidelity Laboratories (Inc.), 1837 West Hickory Street, Oklahoma City,
Okla., for anti-hag-cholera serum and hog-cholera virus.
United States veterinary license No. 178, dated March 16, 1926, was issued
to the Fuller Biological Laboratory, 240 Main Street, Springville, N. Y., for
chicken-pox vaccine and chicken-pox virus.


R. E. Jackson ....- --
F. L. Schneider -
H. L.try-------
R. Snyder .-----
W. E. Howe----
R. L. Smith-----
W. G. Middleton-
J. A. Kiernan-....
J. G. Fish--.-...
A. L. Hirteman- --
W. A. Sullivan ----
J.J. Lintner.----
J. E. Gibson .---
J. A. Barger-----
N. L. Townsend--
W. F. Biles------
A. F.Staub----.....
J. B. Reidy -------
E. B. Simonds-- -_
E. A. Crossman___
T. S. Rich .--.--
W. J. Fretz---....
W. McPherson ..---
Ralph Graham..--..-
J. W. Murdoch--.
W. C. Henrrold ---
L. C. Butterfield-.
E. A. Crossman-_
W. G. Middleton-
F. L. Schneider---.
H. B. Leonard----
W. C. Dendinger.-
H. H. Cohenour --
A. J. De Fosset---
H. Gralke ----.-..
S. B. Foster--.
E. C. Yoder-----
E. A. Crossman-_
W. K. Lewis---.-
J. 0. Wilson .---
H. M. O'Rear...
H.L. Darby---.-
F. E. Murray--.
L. H. Adams .----
R. E. Brookbank.
J.. C. Exiine-----
H. M. Newton.._
J.S.Healy-..-...
John T. Dallas--..--


I


71,068
67,199
133
7,567
4,361
17,260
362
11,2071
8,282
8,1161
42,610
9,938,
79,480
7,287,1


C. A. Gary, Auburn.
S. E. Douglas, Phoenix.
J. H. Bux, Little Rock.
J. P. Iverson, Sacramento.
C. G. Lamb, Denver.
J. M. Whittlesey, Hartford.
C. A. Newton, Bridgevilles.
J. V. Knapp, Tallahassee.
P. F. Bahnsen, Atlanta.
W. C. Nye, Boise.
F. A. Laird, Springfield.
R. C. Julien, Indianapolis.
M. G. Thornburg, Des
Moines.
J. H. Mercer, Topeka.
W. H. Simmons, Frankfort.
E. P. Flower, Baton Rougae
H. M. Tucker, Augusta.
James B. George, Baltimore.
L. H. Howard, Boston.
H. W. Norton, jr., Lansing.
C. E. Cotton, St. Paul.
P. P. Garner, 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.
Mat. Keenan, Albuquerque.
E. T. Faulder, Albany.
Win. Moore, Raleigh.
W. F. Crewe, Bismarck.
F. A. Zimmer, Columbus.
J. A. Whitehurst, Okla-
homa City.
W. H. Lytle, Salem.
T. E. Munce, Harrisburg.
T. E. Robinson, Providence.
W. K. Lewis, Columbia.
M. W. Ray, Pierre.
W. B. Lincoln, Nashville.
N. F. Williams, Fort Worth.
W. H. Hendricks, Salt Lake
City.
Edward H. Jones, Mont-
pelier.
J. G. Ferneyhough, Rich-
mond.
Robert Prior, Olympia.
John W. Smith, Charleston.
John D. Jones, jr., Madison.
A. W. French, Cheyenne.


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24 BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY [March,

PERMIT ISSUED
Permit No. 6, dated March 3 1926, was issued to Mr. A. Charklian, 500 Fifth
Avenue, New York City, N. Y., for the importation of hemorrhagic-septicemia
bacterin (bovine) and hemorrhagic-septicemia bacterin ovinee), manufactured by
Laboratoire de Bacteriologie de Laigle, Laigle, France.
LICENSE TERMINATED
United States veterinary licenses No. 178, issued September 18, 1923, and
July 25, 1924, to the Fuller Biological Laboratory, 104 Maple Avenue, Ithaca,
N. Y., were terminated March 16, 1926, and license No. 178, dated March 16,
was issued to the firm at its new location, as indicated above.
LICENSE SUSPENDED
United States veterinary license No. 124, held by the Anchor Serum Co.,
South St. Joseph, Mo., was suspended on February 4 for a period of 30 days,
beginning March 22, 1926, as a result of the firm having misbranded and improp-
erly handled serum procured of another producer, and in so doing violated
paragraph 2, Regulation 11, paragraph 3, section 1, Regulation 12, and para- 4
graphs 3, 6, and 7, section 11, Regulation 19, of B. A. I. Order 276, or regula-
ions governing the preparation, sale, etc., of veterinary biologic products.


ANTI-HOG-CHOLERA SERUM AND HOG-CHOLERA VIRUS PRODUCED
UNDER VETERINARY LICENSES, FEBRUARY, 1926
Cubic centimeters
Ordinary serum------------------------------------------ 27,939,187
Clear serum ----------------------------------------------4, 435, 493
Total--------------------------------------------- 32,374,680

Simultaneous virus- ---------------------------------------, 341, 346
Hyperimmunizing virus--------------------------------------- 8, 148, 010


REGISTRATION OF OFFICIAL MAIL
The Postmaster General has requested that department employees use the
registered mails as sparingly as possible. Quotation is made from his letter by
the Director of Personnel and Business Administration, this department, under
date of March 24, 1926, in P. R. A. Circular 27. For further information address
that official:
"Although any article (such as a book, map, or merchandise, etc.) may be
valued at several dollars, and for this reason thought necessary to send as regis-
tered mail, it should be borne in mind that the percentage of loss of ordinary
mail is very small and that the cost to the Government as a whole of handling a
number of. such articles as registered mail would more than offset the value of the
limited number of such articles, if any, which might become lost if transmitted by
ordinary mail. Ordinarily, an article of this character is more likely to be stolen
when registered than when sent as ordinary mail, as the registry indication calls
attention to the fact that it is considered of sufficient value to register, whereas
the same article if sent by ordinary mail would probably in a great majority of
cases pass through the mails without special notice. No indemnity is paid for
the loss of any official registered matter unless both postage and registry fee are
paid."
The Secretary has assured the Postmaster General of full cooperation in this
matter.

PERSONAL USE OF FRANKED ENVELOPES

Numerous instances of the unlawful use of franked envelopes have beei;.
reported to the bureau. Employees are informed that penalty envelopes can:'
not be used for correspondence which does not relate exclusively to the business
of the Federal Government, nor can they be used by other than Federal employee. -:
under any circumstances, except that when a Federal official desires some infoiM'
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mination forwarded to him he may, under the Federal franking law, transmit
with his request a self-addressed envelope for the return of the information
requested. Bureau officers or employees shall in no event furnish to outsiders
penalty envelopes in blank. The fact that the bureau is cooperating with the
various States in certain lines of work does not change these instructions. In
this connection bureau employees are informed that they should not use bureau
stationery or franked envelopes for personal correspondence, even though
stamps are used.

ELECTRIC FLASHLIGHTS USED IN BUREAU WORK
For use in several lines of work the bureau furnishes, from stock, electric
flashlights and replacement bulbs and batteries. Observation over an extended
period leads to the conclusion that more flashlights become unserviceable because
of improper care and handling than from loss, accident, or natural wear. One
of the most frequent causes of damage is the expanding of the battery cells, so
that when they are forced out the electric contacts in the case are destroyed.
This may be eliminated by removing exhausted battery cells immediately. If
they are allowed to remain chemical action may develop, causing them to expand
and stick in the case. Many returned flashlights seem to have been dropped or
otherwise subjected to impact. Every employee intrusted with a flashlight is
requested to handle it carefully and take every precaution to safeguard it as he
would his personal property. Cooperation along these lines will prolong the
life of the flashlight and thereby reduce expense.

INSTRUCTIONS RELATIVE TO REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNTS
In the preparation of the standard Form 1012, reimbursement vouchers,
employees should be guided by the following:
Authorization number or numbers under which expenditures were made must
always be indicated in the space provided on the front page above the center,
following the words "Under authority."
Inspectors in charge should approve accounts on the front page in the space on
the lower left side, above "Immediate supervising official."
Care should be taken to enter items of expenditures in the proper columns.
All items that ordinarily are classed as subsistence must be entered in the column
so headed, and transportation, station, and incidental expenses in the column
headed "Other." (See par. 52 of the Fiscal Regulations.) Failure to make
entries in the proper column will be cause for returning accounts for correction.
While no space is specially provided on the memorandum Form 1012 for
indicating the kind of work on which employees were engaged, yet this should be
invariably shown, preferably following last entries.


IMPORTATION AND DISPOSAL OF HAY AND STRAW PACKING
MATERIALS, FEEDING MATERIALS AND FERTILIZERS
The attention of bureau inspectors engaged in supervising the importation and
disposal of import hay and straw packing materials, feeding materials for live-
stock, fertilizers, etc., also those engaged in the administration of B. A. I. Order
281, is directed to amendment 2 to B. A. I. Order 281 and amendment 3 to B. A. I.
Order 286, which amendments will become effective on July 1, 1926. Attention is
further directed to the following Declaration No. 4, of the Secretary of Agri-
culture, which supersedes Declaration No. 3, printed in Service and Regulatory
Announcements for June, 1925:
DECLARATION NO. 4
MARCH 15, 1926.
The Secretary of Agriculture having so determined, it is hereby declared that Norway, Ireland, and the
Channel Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Guam, the Union of South Africa, Canada, Mexico,
the islands of the West Indies, the Territory of Papua in British New Guinea, and the Cook, Fiji, Fanning,
Washington, Marquesas, Samoa (Navigators), Society, Tonga (Friendly), New Hebrides, Gilbert, British
Solomon, and Ellice groups of islands, in the South Pacific Ocean, are free from foot-and-mouth disease and
rinderpest.
This declaration is made in accordance with section 2, Regulation 11, and with a view to amendment 3
(issued February 25, 1926, effective July 1, 1926) of the regulations governing the sanitary handling and
control of hides, fleshings, hide cuttings, parings, and glue stock, sheepskins and goatskins and parts there-
of, hair, wool, and other animal by-products, hay, straw, forage, or similar material offered for entry into the
United States (B. A. I. Order 286), and will supersede Declaration No. 3 of this department, dated June 6,
1925.
W. M. JARDINE,
Secreary of Agricuture.




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NEW PUBLICATIONS OF TH V rBUM 0,:ij :1
*Tje bureau keeps so mailig list for seating pubtatinse to indM'piu*
areat in bulk to offem in charge for distribution to m member a tb.Wl dorms
nfrles with the subject or nature of the publication and the aime tHi ili
in chag will us their dgment and distributepabli atiets to b MhdWmt. I.-..
Us pal DOp s wilinbe br hiaed om request.] i ;:: i *.:, .; .: *. .
Farmers' Bulletin 1376. Natural and Artificial Brooding Of CMtrtI .'s'e
vised.) By Alfred R. Lee, Animal Husbandry Division. Pp. 8, figs 1
Miscellaneous Circular 12. A Handbook for Better Feeding tof .veoE.
(Revised.) By E. W. Sheets atid William Jaccson, Aatal Wf bai&' Division..
Pp. 56. ,. . **;
Miscellaneous Circular 14. State Sanitary Rlequirements 4 Q0ver.niM ApigS'
sion of Livestock. (Revised.) Pp. 85. .
SMiscellaneous Circular 57. Thle Tattoo Method of Markingtp ohIts TY.,
By F. E. Murray, Bureau of Animal Industry. Pp. 11r Us.,. p ...
Amendment 4 to B. A. I. Order 211 (Revised). e"t i. vattves tAN.:
may be added to meat and products, effective October 1), *... 1.'" ,,1 I
Amendment 2 to B. A. I. Order 281. Governing the' 3ortifog jp dmest..
livestock,and other animals into the United States. Eff&ctivei 34 : ,3
P. 1. (mimeographed). .... ..
Amendment 3 to B. A. I. Order 286. Governing .the Panits4i* -
control of hides, fleshings, parings, etc., offered for entry into te nite 4
effective July 1, 1926. Pp. 5 (mimeographed). .,
Amendment 40 to B. A. I. Order 28-. Revoking quarantine on Texa.or
foot-and-mnuth disease in cattle, sheep, other ruminants, and swine, effective
April 1, 1926. P. .... .. .. .. :
Amendment 2 to B. A. I. Order 292. Governing the interstate movement 6!
livestock, modifying Regulation 2, effective April 1, 1926.,,. . I
Amendment .10 to B. A. I. Order 294, placing the foiling eantesima : ^-
modified accredited areas for a period of three years 'from March 11 1@ t
hout, Fremont, and Jackson, Iowa; Washtenaw, MiCh.; Marion iand BSi
MJ.; La Moure, N. Dak.; Price, Wis.; and Atchiso, Kant. 'P. 1 mL4<
graphed). '
Poster, Tuberculosis Affects People, Cattle, Swiae, Pfultry. 3'tby 19 c.ijac g
n red and black ink. '

RESULTS OF PROSECUTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF LAWSf
Penalties and fines have been imposed in prosecutions for violations of wgl-
tory laws, as reported to the bureau, as fellows:
Livestock Quarantine Law
Pebnnsylvania Railroad Co., interstate transportation of infeetiow cr w
cleaning and disinfection under bureau supervision, $100 fikue. '
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Baltimore i& Ohio Railroad Co., $100 penalty.
Galvreston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Co., $100 penalty..
Great Northern Railway Co., $100 penalty.
New York, New Haten & Hartford RailroadCo., $20 penalty.
Philadelphia & Reading Railway Co., $100 penalty.
Meat-Inspeedion Law
L. L. Porter, Omaha, Nebr., p1fering uninspected meat for.ites"tates.
$5 fine. A : : *
Joaquin & Ferti, Tiverton, R. ., offering diseased pigs stswe for i
shipmenit, $50 fine. .. :'i.:',
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