The Boerne Star (Boerne, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 19, 1959 Page: 4 of 6
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Thursday, March 19, 1959
By John Campbell
COWMEN MUST USE SU-
PERIOR SIRES TO OBTAIN
BEST MEAT-TYPE CALVES.
—A few ranchmen in Texas
have entered into contract with
a major packer to artificially in-
seminate their beef cattle herd
with semen collected from a few
outstanding sires. This is a beef
cattle improvement research pro
ject, and the progress and re-
sults will be of great interest to
the entire beef cattle industry.
Artificial insemination per-
mits the widespread use of sem-
en to settle a much large number
of cows than could be possible
by pasture or hand matings. If
properly conducted, it is a relia-
ble method of shortening the
breeding and calving seasons,
detecting shy breeders, produc-
ing more uniform calves and in
some cases decreasing over-all
bull costs. If the bulls in an arti-
ficial insemination bull battery
are superior, their use should re-
sult in improdved production
We must ask ourselves, how-
ever, two questions regarding
such a program. First, why have
many successfud breeders, who
have been using artificial insem-
ination discontinued this prac-
tice? Secondly, how do we go a-
bout finding the superior sire or
sires that we can trust to such
Artificial insemination is cer-
tanly not as easy as turing in
the bulls with the cows. It re-
quires twice daily observations
of the breeding herd to detect
cows in heat, and those in heat
cannot be run all over the place
getting them to a central corral
area. The inseminator must be
skilled on the job seven days a
week during the breeding season
—The chances of introducing
low grade infection into the re-
productive tract is always pres-
ent. The extra cost of riding
large pastures, moving cows in
heat into the breeding corral, re-
peat breeders and the low calf
crop percentage often experien-
ced accounts for the discontinu-
ance of an artificial insemination
program by some and the lack
of interest by others.
Some breeders do not exper-
ience these difficulties and are
thoroughly sold on such a pro-
gram. Each operator will have
to decide for himself on the
pros and cons of artificial insem-
ination and whether or not it will
fit his individuau program. How
ever, we have a great deal of
evidence indicating that when
properly conducted an artificial
insemination program can be
FINDING GOOD BULLS.—
For the purpose of this dis-
cussion, let us assume that we
can successfully inseminate the
cow herd in a very satisfactory
manner, and that our most pres
sing problem is locating bulls
good enough in every respect to
be used in a large scale artifi-
cial insemination program.
How do we know we have the
right bull? We don’t until we
have used him extensively and
have a volume of records on his
progeny. Only then can be eval-
uate the progress achieved. We
do have one thing in our favor,
however, some of the character-
istics (milking ability, ability to
gain, unsoundness, longevity,
tenderness, etc.) that we so
eagerly seek to improve are her-
itable and this gives us an in-
sight into a bull’s breeding wor-
th even before we use him ex-
Let us examine a guide that
will enable us to more correctly
identify the superior sires that
we can confidently use in an ex-
tensive artificial insemination
WEANING WEIGHT. — Ad-
justed weaning weight — the
bull should possess an adjusted
weaning weight of not less than
600 lbs without supplemental
feed. Weight should be adjusted
on the basis of 205 days of age,
age of dam and sex, (B-909, Tex-
as Agricultural Extension Ser-
vice). The average 205 days ad-
justed weaning weight for Tex-
as is about 427 pounds. Many
bull calves within the 500-600
2. Grate at weaning time —
the prospective herd sire should
have graded in the fancy grade
at weaning time. This grade is
based upon conformation and
quality and is a partial indica-
tor of what the sire’s calves will
grade at the same age.
3. Ability to gain — this re-
fers to measuring the bull’s a-
bility to gain both on grass and
in a feed-lot test after weaning.
We should demand that our herd
sire gain a minimum of 3.25 lbs
THE BOERNE STAR
per day in the standard 140 day
NEED HIGH RATING. 4. —
Fertility — a bull to be used for
artificial insemination must pos-
sess a higher semen quality rat-
ing than one scheduled for eith-
er hand mating or posture mat-
ing to achieve the same satisfac-
tory results. This makes it even
more necessary that bulls to be
lsed in such a program must be
fertility tested and possess the
very highest semen quality.
5. Pedigree — an examina-
tion of a herd’s sire’s pedigree
will reveal the families represent
ed. This will permit the elimina-
tion of prospective herd sires
that descend from families not-
ed for unsoundness, poor produc-
tion and the lack of longevity of
6. Individuality — in addition
to having graded fancy as a
weaned calf the prospective sire
should possess superior confor-
mation and quality as a yearling.
We should not compromise on
superior individuality because it
can be obtained along with cor-
rect pedigree and the minimum
performance selection standards
previously set forth. This ties
in closely with the meat re-
MEAT-TYPE STEERS — 7.
—Produce meat-type steers—
the final requirements for our
sire should be that he produce
outstanding meat-type steer cal-
ves. The only way to determine
this is by feeding some of his
progeny, slaughtering and anly-
zing the carcasses. Such perti-
nent points will be revealed as
grade, muscular development,
yield of primal cuts and tender-
Much more could be written
about the qualifications neces-
sary to qualify a prospective sire
for use in an artificial insemi-
nation program. We should re-
member that if an improper se-
lection is made and the bull or
bulls used extensively, our pro-
gress is either completely stop-
ped or we lose ground.
If, on the other hand, in the
selection of prospective sires,
the foregoing qualifications are
met, there is little doubt that
much progress can be made.
There is a definite trend in
buyers seeking stocker cattle to
feed out to obtain calves from
high ranking known tested bulls.
Order buyers in the sticker cat-
tle country are quick to point out
that northern feeders are anx-
ious to get stocker calves from
reputable herds, particularly if
they have one group that gained
well for them, a nd often pay a
premium for the txra good cat-
tle.—by W. T. Berry og A. & M.
DR. ROY O, PERKINS, D. D. S.
8:30 to 12 and 1 p. m. to 5 p. m.
Closed each Saturday
Office on High Street
By appointments only
The Rainbow Girls will have
their annual Easter egg and
Bake Sale, Saturday, March 28,
9 A. M. at the Post Office,
Mrs. Joe Sill Sr. is visiting in
San Antonio with her children.
Ruth Noah, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Rufus Noah had the
misfortune of breaking an arm
last week during P. E. practice
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Coughran
spent the past weekend at their
ranch near Pleasanton.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Krause
have returned from a short va-
cation trip to Monterrey, Mex.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dohman
and their three children have
moved to San Antonio. Mrs.
Dohman and children spent Mon
day here with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Erno Boerner of
Comfort announce the approv-
ing marriage of their daughter,
Jeanette Elizabeth to Mr. Curtis
E. Voges, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Voges. The wedding will
be solemnized on Saturday, Mar.
21, 1959 at 7:30 in the evening
in the Immanuel Lutheran
Church. Reception will follow at
Fairyland. All friends and rela-
tives are cordially invited to at-
Col. and Mrs. Walter R.
Kreinheder were hosts on Sun-
day evening to the Texas Luth-
eran College a’Capella Choir.
The banquet was held at Fort
Sam Houston Officer’s Club,
Present besides the 58 choir
members were College President
and Mrs. A. G. Gustafson, Presi-
dent Emerities, Dr. and Mrs.
Wm. F. Kraushaar, Choir Direc-
tor and Mrs. Paul Engelstad.
Also at the speakers table
were immediate past presidents,
Maxine Kreinheder and Paul
Knippa of Austin and Choir
president, Nancy Mercer.
Hosting the members of the
Wednesday Bridge Club at her
home this past week was Mrs.
Ida L. Seeger. Upon the arrival
of the players the hostess serv-
ed delicious pie and coffee.
When scores were tallied Mrs.
Max J. Richter had high score,
Mrs. B. H. Hambrick second,
and Mrs. C. C. Newton was third.
Mrs. A. B. Vogt was the only
Mrs. John Ammann was hos-
tess to the members of the
Thursday Bunco Club at her
home last week
The usual number of games
were played during the after-
noon. At the close of the games
first prize was awarded Mrs.
Clifton Meckel. Bunco prize was
won by Mrs. Reese Whiting and
Mrs. Wesley Rackley won the
The hostess served a delicious
salad plate in the Easter decor.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Helm, Jr.
were hosts to the members of
the Evening Bridge Group at
their home on Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dietert
were the only guests.
Prizes were won by Mrs.
Howard Duckworth, first, Mrs.
Dieter, second, and “Dusty”
Helm had low score.
At midnight light refresh-
ments were served to'the group.
OBDER AND NOTICE FOB IN-
DEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
TRUSTEE ELECTION BY BOARD
THE STATE OF TEXAS )
COUNTY OF KENDALL )
On this the 10th day of March,
1959, the Boar of Trustees of Boerne
County Line Independent School
District convened in regular session
with the following members pres-
ent, to wit:
Benno Froboese, President; L. E.
McQuinn, John E. Vogt, Dr. H. C.
Day, Harold M. Phillip, Walter
Pfeiffer, Vernon T. Adler, consti-
tuting a quorum, and among other
proceedings had by said Board of
Trustees was the following:
WHEREAS this school district
has more than 500 scholastics and
is subject to the terms and pro-
visions of Article 2777 and Article
THEREFORE BE IT ORDERED
BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OF BOERNE COUNTY LINE IN-
DEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT:
That an election be held in said
School District on April 4, 1959, for
the purpose of electing two mem-
bers to the Board of Trustees of
That said election shall be held at
the following place and the follow-
ing named persons are hereby ap-
pointed officers for said election.
At School Cafeteria in Elemen-
tary Building in Boerne, Texas, in
said School District with Ella Mas-
sey as Presiding Judge and Billie
Davis and Irene Davis, Clerks.
Immediately after said election has
been held, the officers holding the
same shall make returns of the re-
sults thereof to the Board of Trus-
tees of said Independent School Dis-
trict in accordance with law.
A copy of this order, signed by
the President and attested by the
Secretary of this Board, shall serve
as notice of said election, an be post-
ed in three different places in said
School District, which posting shall
be done not less than ten days prior
to the date for said election.
The above order being read, it
was moved and seconded that same
do pass. Thereupon, the question
being called for, the following mem-
bers of the Board voted AYE:
and the following voted NO: None.
In Testimony Whereof, witness
the signatures of the President and
Secretary of said Boerne County
Line Independent School District
and the seal thereof hereunto af-
fixed, this 10th day of March, 1959.
President, Boerne County Line
Independent School District.
L. E. McQuinn, Secretary
REV. JOHN DYER, Evangelist
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH REVIVAL
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
WITH SUNDAY SCHOOL GOAL 150 ATTENDANCE
AND ENDS SUNDAY MARCH 29 WITH SUNDAY
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE GOAL of 204 (New Record)
WEEK DAY SERIYCES 730 p.m.
MONDAY, MARCH 23, Sunday School Night
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, W. M. U & Brotherhood
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, YOUTH NIGHT—“What
WiU I Do With Me”?
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, Fill the Pew Night
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, Good Neighbor Night
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, Loyalty Night
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, New Record in Sunday School
attendance. SPECIAL EASTER EMPHASIS.
Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Sorensen
and their three sons visited here
briefly with Mr. and Mrs. Ernst
Nagel. They were enroute from
Colorado to Maryland. Mrs. Sor-
ensen is the former Joyce Nagel.
CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING
Come in and let us show you
our moulding. Prices furnished
on request. Satisfaction guar-
McQuinn Building Materials
Mrs. Frank Thompson of Cor-
pus Christi is spending some
time here with Mrs. Nellie
Thompson who is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomp-
son and young son Charles, Jr.
arrived on Saturday from Norco,
La., for a short visit with rela-
Mr. and Mrs. Phil G. Massey
of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Mina
Thomson and Patty of San Anto
nio visited here on Sunday.
Mr. Robert Pape of Medina
Lake was in Boerne on Saturday.
He returned recently from a vis-
it with Mr. and Mrs. Vernon
Pape in Houston.
Mrs. Louise Reinhard return-
ed from San Antonio on Monday
where she had spent some time.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Foss of
San Antonio were visiting in
Boerne on Saturday. Mr. Foss is
recovering from recent surgery.
Julian P. Bowman left this
week for Korea where he will
be an inspector in the Ordnance
Department. He will be there for
Ford F. Gauntt, Pastor
Serving All Kendall County
We telegraph flowers anywhere
THE FLOWER SHOP
GIRL SCOUT NEWS
Troop 7 met Thursday after-
noon, March 12th with Troop 2
at the Methodist Church Annex.
Mrs. LeBleu and Mrs. Haufler
led the group in singing a num-
ber of Girl Scout Songs and
taught them a folk dance. These
are requirements under the Sec-
ond Class Rank, which the group
is working to complete. Refresh-
ments of cold drinks and cookies
were served the group.
Girls in Troop 7 returned to
their meeting place at 4:30 to
have a short business meeting.
Elfrieda Meckel and Diana
Proctor have rejoined our group
—we welcome them back to
A1 girls were reminded to
bring their registration fee April
1st is re-registration day for all
Boerne Lone Troops with Na-
tion Girl Scout Headquarters:
CONCRETE STOCK TANKS
Septic tanks — sewer pipe —
drain tile and culvert pipe.
McQuinn Building Materials
6TH GRADE MINSTREL
The 6th grade pupils are re-
hearsing for a Minstrel Show to
be staged Tuesday, March 24 in
the School Auditorium at 8 P.
M. Adults 50c, children 25c.
Mrs. Ruth Dunning, Mr. Gil-
bert Rahm and Mr. Perhamus
are working with the children
toward a fine show.
The 6th grade pupils plan to
use the fund to buy a flag and
pole for the Elementary School.
Mrs. N. Leslie will play the
James F. Grote, Mrs. Alice
Daley, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Ebens-
berger, Poco-Loco Ranch, Mrs.
H. L. Bundy, Mr. and Mrs. C.
W. Sparkman, Mrs. Mary Cart-
wright, Balcones Grange No.
1540, Mitchell Cleaners, Brenda
Weeaks, General Telephone Co.
employees, Mrs. Ed. Ebensberg-
er, Balcones Home Demonstra-
tion Club, John Schwope, George
Schwope, Donald Reinhard, A.
P. Vaughn, Dr. and Mrs. H. C.
Day, Mrs. J. W. Speight, Mrs.
M. R. Perron, Mr. and Mrs. New-
ton Leslie, Gail Gooden, Jolyn
Dierks, Mrs. Gordon Hollon,
Douglas and Janice Bowman,
Mrs. Louis Nagy.
Quality white house
$4.79 per gallon.
McQuinn Building Materials
Flowers For All Occasions
HILL COUNTRY BAKERY
MR. AND MRS. PAUL PETSCH, OWNERS
Home Style Bread
BREAD, DOUGHNUTS, ROLLS ARE NOW
AVAILABLE FRESH AT THE BAKERY AT 5 A.
"Build Boerne with Boerne Money"
PRE EASTER SALE
........ 22.95 now........
Dresses, regular ..
........ 16.95 now........
........ 14.95 now........
........ 12.95 now........
....... 8.95 now ..........
Hats, regular .............
........ 5.95 now ..........
All other merchandise 10 per cent off
I will be in Boerne all day Saturday,
March 21st and Sunday A. M. for Income
REX C. LATTIMORE
HILL COUNTRY ABSTRACT COMPANY
Spencer Bldg. — Main St. — Boerne, Texas
ABSTRACTS — TITLE INSURANCE
KENDALL COUNTY LAND
Member Texas and American Title Associations
M. A. Shumard, Jr., Owner
Prompt and Efficient Attention to Your Title Work
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Davis, Jack R. The Boerne Star (Boerne, Tex.), Vol. 54, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 19, 1959, newspaper, March 19, 1959; Boerne, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth866846/m1/4/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Patrick Heath Public Library.