As Autumn paints
fresh colors across the country, a change no less abrupt manifests itself in
the habits of an ever-growing army of sporting businessmen. Executive desks are
vacated upon a sudden wire: "The ducks are down. Hurry." Often platoons
of top-management men rush by specially chartered plane for duck marsh and
"leaves" are now an accepted thing, reflecting a need for increased
time away from work, and they will increase as more and more businessmen
discover that the absorption demanded by hunting permits no thoughts of the
problems back at the office.
On these pages a
few of this country's top executives, men well known for their impeccable
grooming in office and board room, are shown as few ever see them—relaxed and
happy in another kind of world.
publisher of the Los Angeles Times, shown with two limits of Canada geese and
some ducks which he and a friend shot at Casgac Lake on the Tejon Ranch near
Lebec, Calif. Chandler has been an enthusiastic wild-fowler for the past 25
years. He manages to get away from his work for seven or eight shoots at the
ranch every season and also to go quail, dove and deer hunting.
"Afield," he says, "the only problem is whether you can hit
Fabick, secretary of the John Fabick Tractor Co. of St. Louis, a big-game
hunter for the past 18 years, shot this Dall sheep with a Model 70 Winchester
in the Endicott Mountains of Alaska. With him is Bud Branham, a camp owner.
Fabick also hunts in the U.S. and in Canada, averages two major big-game trips
a year and frequently goes deep-sea fishing.
E. Herrick Low
shot these snow geese last year on a hunting trip in Manitoba. He is shown with
his Cree guide and springer spaniel, Soda. Low is first vice president of the
Corn Exchange Bank Trust Co. of N. Y. and is chairman of the Ducks Unlimited
finance committee. Wild-fowling is his favorite sport. He does most of his
hunting on Long Island and Chesapeake Bay, Md.
Harold W. Story
hunts ducks nearly every weekend of the season, then shifts to pheasants
(mostly on preserves) and finally shoots skeet. He is vice president and
general attorney of the Allis Chalmers Mfg. Co. of Milwaukee and a pioneer
director of Ducks Unlimited. He and his son shot these ducks at Lake Winnebago,
Mahlon B. Wallace
Jr., president of the Wallace Corp. (woodenware) of St. Louis, killed this fine
eland in Tanganyika. The Wallaces, married 30 years ago, have gone on many
big-game hunts together.
Scott Hayes wants
a try at every dangerous animal. He has hunted all over North America, went to
Africa and India and killed this elephant, among other game, on the trip. He
went to Norway this summer for a polar bear, then again to India where he has a
big-game outfitting business. Hayes is owner-manager of the Harmony Guest Ranch
at Estes Park, Colorado.
Miller with a bag of ducks at Sports Afield Lodge, Portage La Prairie,
Manitoba. He shoots a Model 12 Winchester, raises his own black Labrador
retrievers, has been a duck hunter 15 years. A fisherman too, he flies his own
Widgeon on trips north from his home near Milwaukee. He is board chairman,
president and treasurer of the Miller Brewing Co. (Miller's High Life Beer) at
Milwaukee. Long an athlete, he played football at Notre Dame, nowadays keeps
fit with handball, tennis, swimming, sailing, golf, horseback riding, skating