The Sandanona Beagles is not merely a pack of hounds, but an entire community of men, women and children whose chief joy lies in tracking hares through the rolling country around Millbrook, N.Y. Not the least of this enthusiastic company are the two young huntsmen pictured here with the dogs: Michael Tellerday, 13 months, and Sara Helen Johnson, 22 months. Though neither is yet out of diapers, both are third-generation beaglers. Mike inherited his fondness for beagles from his mother, Mrs. James Tellerday, who learned the sport from her father in Ireland. Sara is learning about hunting the hare from her mother, who got the lore in turn from her own father, Roger Young, a Millbrook stockbreeder. Right now Sara and Michael's principal interest is in the care and feeding of puppies, as may be seen at the right. Satisfied oh that score at the Sandanonas' first hunt last week, they set out with their elders in a vain but stimulating quest that lasted a good two hours.
Youngest beagler, Michael Tellerday, favors safety of Mrs. Thomas Johnson's arms as Sara Helen Johnson weathers pawing by beagle friend.
Basic training in beagle care is absorbed by Mike and Sara while their mothers hover. Not satisfied with lunch of ground grain and beef, beagle puppy (below) takes a playful dessert nip at Sara as kennel man John Anstach comes to her rescue.
HUNTSMEN, BEAGLES AND CHILDREN TRAMP UP SPREADING FIELD OF OAKLEIGH THORNE ESTATE AS THE SANDANONA BEAGLES OPENS ANNUAL SEASON. THORNE'S GRANDFATHER STOCKED FARM WITH EUROPEAN HARES, A STRONG HUNTING BREED, IN 1908