The Press: Such Interesting People

It was a routine assignment to every legman but the 18-year-old cub reporter from the Herald & Express. Just another murder-suicide of a lonely elderly couple in a Los Angeles hotel room. The cub, Phoebe Millicent Hearst, out on her first gory crime story, stared with elaborate calm at the bodies on the bed. Then she turned away to help brisk Agness Underwood, her tutor, rifle through the dresser drawers for pictures.

Last week, after tagging along with ace crime reporter Underwood for six weeks, Phoebe Hearst, granddaughter of W.R. and daughter of eldest son George, got to cover an assignment...

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