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His look was curious, serious. "How's that?"
"My wife and I voted absentee, weeks before Election Day in '52—in the town clerk's office in Mount Chase, Maine."
"I have some messages for you—instructions from my Maine woods friends."
"What are they?"
"Well—Al Foster wants more trout in Lost Pond, and Sawdust Hall wants a drastic reduction in the liquor tax."
It was wonderful to hear him laugh and see the thin wrinkles in his sunburned forehead and his eyes full of delight as he answered, "Thai would be a good platform to run on!"
"Sure," I said, "but maybe a little oversimplified."
People began to converge and the President was in the midst of them and a little while later the cars began to form for departure. Mr. Eisenhower got into the big black one with the transparent top. He put on his tan suit jacket, then took it off again and replaced the white mess jacket with the green Dartmouth emblem. We were grouped around his car, shaking hands, telling him to have a good time fishing in Maine, and to get all the rest he could, and to come back again, and good luck to him wherever he went. Then Tom Dent showed up with some trout flies he'd tied and he and Mr. Eisenhower were having a regular reunion.
Tom gave him a fly and the President said, "Haven't you more of those?"