Eleventh Hour

At his 300-acre farm at Pawling, New York's dapper Governor Tom Dewey last week took some time off. As a country squire he supervised the repair of a barn, directed construction of a new gravel road to his 200-year-old farmhouse, played an occasional game of One-o'-Cat with sons Tommy, 11, & Johnny, 8, went daily to the Pawling Country Club for 18 holes of golf. There was little State business; what there was, he disposed of quickly when State Troopers motored down from Albany with documents. He and his handsome wife Frances...

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