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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1949, Mason City, Iowa Jan 14 1949 City City u SYNOPSIS Beechcroft U the palatial ntate of fa mous myitery fiction writer Molly Burton who entertains lavishly Her attractive young rnnddaufhter Deborah Randall ar rlvei from for a vacation Inrmre li misplaced In the uit broufht her by mistake she finds a Her bar containing her diary a precious document recording ernraeRt secreU and much Intimate in formation concerning herself u missing it Mollys fuests to ar rive In droves Most of the men are sci entists workinc on atom bomb research at the university Deb senses something sinister when in the dark hallway she hears someone whisper Its your job to those papers She Is disturbed to know that Cllve Warner who cruelly Jilted her during the war Is a resident Iuest of the house Frightened and rush ing down the staircase Deb collides with Tim Grant whom she finds attractive CHAPTER 4 EVEN SO why invite Clive Warner here after his walkout on me Deborah asked her grand mother He couldnt find a place to live all dormitories fraternities soror ities boarding and lodging houses are full up Prexy blandly ignor ing past events asked me to take him in till he found a place As my husband Roger Stewart was head of the board of trustees and made the Science Center possible I am considered a sort of god mother to the college I didnt want to do it but the world is full of people are doing things they dont want to do Why should I be an exception I was sure that Clive Warner means nothing in your life or I wouldnt have taken him in if he had had to bunk on a bench on the campus Dont worry about the effect on me I was in luck No men in my life wanted Im all set to be a career woman The war rather put that expression out of date didnt it Is Clives wife here Hadnt you heard He and Odile are divorced While he was fighting in the Pacific theater she was lonely As soon as matters could be legally arranged she mar ried the man 20 years older with whom she had been running around Thats the story What happened to your mouth Deb orah described the encounter on the stairs Who is he Another teacher No He is Timothy Grant the son of Roger Stewarts daughter Cobina and now coheir with me to the Stewart estate I had forgotten there was a son He was always away at school when I visited you He is a scientific engineer like his grandfather Purposeful is my word for him He knows what he wants and is going after it wont stop till he gets it Good looking isnt he Super Wasnt there some sort of family row between father and daughter Yes Co by they called her had a furious temper She wouldnt come to Beechcroft after her fa ther and I were married When she married Grant who was Dean of the college Roger gave her that charming old house on the campus After her husbands death she closed it and made her head quarters in New York Although it has been terribly needed she has refused to rent or sell it I remember it lovely velvety pinkish brick with 4 tall white pillars southern fashion an ador able garden from which there is a gorgeous view of the hillrimmed lake Thats the one She shared equally with me in her fathers large fortune and ownership of the laboratories from which that fortune had come but this estate was left to me unconditionally She was furious contended that it should have come to her for her son She resented her fathers marriage Why Nothing grubby about your family background and as Molly Burton you had become in ternationally known as a success ful writer of whodunits And how I worked to get there She closed her eyes and leaned her head against the tall back of the chair I was a stu dent at a coed college just 18 when Bill Randall my professor in English and I fell in love We married Your father came along Then as another child was on the way Bill became helpless We had nothing saved I lost the new baby Our living the care and sup port of an invalid and small boy were entirely up to me I had grown up in a family of writers whatever work I did had to be something I could do at home Bill encouraged me to try fiction at first he could help me I worked nights when the house was quiet I had to make good I was lucky My first novel made a slight stir I wouldnt call 10 printings Heavenly days how I worked after that Before my husband died I was able to provide profes iional care for him I had counted on our son your father as a con iidant and comfort as I grew older then 5 years ago he and your mother slipped away together She blinked long lashes Why am I telling you all this which you have heard a dozen imes before Good heavens I lavent reached the thricetold tale age have I Talking of my narriage to Roger Stewart wrought the memory of what had one before sweeping back I ad mired him his money meant noth ng I was earning plenty myself ut we enjoyed the same things he was enormously proud of what had accomplished We were great companions and Debby in the last analysis the good companion s what counts most in marriage Thats right I suppose Coby was jealous of you That may have started it She and her father had a furious quar and he swore he never would see her again She refused to al ow Tim to visit here that hurt Sqger cruelly he had counted on he boys following his profession and in time heading the Science Center When Judge Lander his legal adviser though many years younger routed out a scandal in which Cobina Grant figured her goose was cooked to a crisp She ame to the Inn during Rogers ast illness and begged to see him He refused I tried to change his mind but he would close his eyes and say No Dont talk about it His physician forbade the mention of her name What has brought the son here now His mother died a year ago Recently he returned after 4 years in the amphibious was a major He wrote from Washing ton that now that his mothers in ome had reverted to him he would like to know more of the iource from which it came that le had learned from her diary of ler bitterness toward her father hat there was much to be ex plained that he hoped he and I could blot out the feud and be come friends Apparently you have Does he intend to stay in this He has kept his residence here wants to live in his house When arrived a month ago he told me he would like a job at the lab He was here 2 weeks At the end of that time Prexy asked him to lead the Science Center to take he place of the man who has been requisitioned by the war depart ment Tim requested time to think it over went back to Washington and M I T and returned about an hour ago I dont know what or if he decided Of course the ap pointment will have to be okayed ay the trustees Head of the Science Center Thats going some for a man his age What did Henry Lander your juide philosopher and friend say to his coming to this house Ap parently he had it in for his mother He said a lot Dont see him He is after this property The Judge cant dictate to me He was so emphatic that I wrote Tim CJrant to come He has a sensa tional service record as a leader and organizer Im not so I wasnt calling you she declared as a black cocker spaniel clashed in from the balcony Go speak to Debby The dag sniffed at he blue house coat lumped into the chair on the arm of which the girl was perched and with nose on his fluffy paws regarded her with eyes shining like jet buttons Sho stroked his silky head Hes a beaut Where did he come from I needed a dog for a model He was Best of Show Is it to be assumed that he discovers the dead body In the latest story How did you guess Molly Bs mouth tipped up at the corners her eyes shone with laughter As I was saying Im not so cooky about the desirability of Tim Grants presence in this house as I was I am sure Henry Lander will try to block his appointment to head the Science Center I have a premonition of trouble It is only your plotnerve tuning up Frexy must think the late Majors ar rival the answer to prayer he probably made plenty of inquiries about him be fore he offered the job That college president Isnt taking on a pig In a poke Why worry about Judge Lander Hes too keen about you and your business to risk an insult to your guest and Tim Grant looks as If he had been around enough to keep hts hands off the legal throat if he did To Be Continued IS IT THE ALCOHOL rwe RAOI THAT MAKES PROMT WHEELS SHOULD A BHAUTV BE A Al AV Wl LL t AM S SAH To VMQAH by KMT PtMHTM NOAH MUMSMIU SHOULO O THAT Try and Stop Me By BENNETT CERF A SLIGHTLY passe Hollywood matinee idol was hauled into a Santa Monica courthouse charged with driving a car while intoxicated I note by your record said the judge severely that you were arrested for the same offense twice in 1937 four times in 1938 and six times in 1939 but were never convicted once Can you explain that I can said the defendant At the time your honor you were my lawyer Louise Bonino the juvenile editor was dining with a pros pective authoress and her fam ily one evening The authoress told her fiveyearold son Jackie go wash your 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