CRIME: On the Main Line

Philadelphia is not a slow town. It is big, rich, social. It drinks hard, plays hard. Especially on its socialite Main Line northwest of the city—in Radnor, Haverford, Merion, Ardmore, Bryn Mawr —where live the people who appear in the Sunday society supplements, is life regarded as a cocktail free to all who would drink. Such gay communities as socialite Philadelphia are ripe for tragedy. Last week tragedy appeared there.

To Green Hills Farms, a big, fashionable apartment hotel near city limits, went Francis A. Donaldson III, a muscular youth of 25 with...

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