NEW YORK: Shot in the Dark

It was Saturday night on Long Island, and Mrs. George Fisher Baker was entertaining. The Duchess of Windsor was the guest of honor, and Mrs. Baker had invited 58 guests—the clabbered creme of New York society—to dine with the duchess and join in the quickening whirl of a new social season. Among Mrs. Baker's glittering guests none were more striking than young William Woodward Jr., 35, the millionaire sportsman, and his wife Ann, 32.

Although he was a director of the Hanover Bank (the third generation of his family to be connected with the bank) and of half a dozen...

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