Books: Boston

SPLENDOR—Ben Ames Williams— Button ($2.50). Quietly and carefully Author Williams tells the story of Henry Beeker, faithful newspaperman. Son of a blacksmith father, Henry enters the employ of a Boston newspaper as an office-boy—just for a summer vacation period. He does his work well and is encouraged to give up school, to remain with the paper. Filled with splendid visions, he agrees. Follow years of small successes, small sorrows, marriage, babies, undimmed visions. Life's autumn finds Henry definitely shelved —almost pensioned—in the profession he has studied so long but never conquered. He...

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