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For 15 years Russell Dearmont, president of Missouri Pacific, and a number of his St. Louis friends have taken summer fishing trips to Ontario. This summer they flew to Miss Barbara Machin's camp at Shoal Lake, 40 miles from Kenora—half a dozen leading business men who fished for walleyes and Great Northern pike, ate lunch outdoors, played bridge at night. Dearmont, generally called Senator because he was once a state senator, figured in the main wilderness experience of the camp when he chased a swimming moose. Every vacation produces its classic views for family albums, differing in background and characters, but, like these, summoning up the wilderness that attracts Americans each summer like a fragment of their national past still persisting into modern times.
Dearmont with guide and Ed Clark of Southwestern Bell in classic album pose
Dearmont, whacking a blundering moose with an oar, drove it away from spot he was fishing
Businessman Hobbs slices potatoes
...and President Clark chops wood
A good cook, Widower Dearmont cooks for his family on Sunday and shown helping with steak cookout for his camp friends
Roscoe Hobbs of Hobbs-Western Co. with Dearmont and Clark
Nightly card games relaxed fishermen. Harshest comment recorded of Bridge Expert Dearmont of his pokerplaying partner Hobbs: 'If you'd only read Goren!"
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