Books: Prize Problems

THE OLD ASHBURN PLACE—Margaret Flint—Dodd, Mead ($2.50).

On the Ashburn farm near the village of Parkston, Me., there was a sloping stretch of ground to which the Ashburns retired when they wanted to think things over. Three generations of shrewd, kindly old Maine farmers had pondered there before Charlie Ashburn, but few of them faced such problems as beset homely, bald-headed Charlie. Charlie was in love with a vivacious college girl named Marian Parks. His older married brother Morris also loved her. Marian, although she was friendly with both, loved neither. Morris wife complicated...

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