Alan and Bill Jaris own the struggling County Corners bowling alley in the town of Tesoro that Bonnie Mae Wilmot is determined to close down. Wilmot, referred to locally as the Duchess, is from the once dominant family in the town and as far as she is concerned she's still in charge. She tries to get the mayor, Orson Stillman to shut it down and then the local medical officer, Dr. Max Taylor, after some people come down with amoebic dysentery. She also uses one of her workers to apply a little muscle to the owners. The alley is ordered closed for health reasons and a friend of Perry Mason and Paul Drake, visiting lawyer Joe Kelly, represents the Jaris brothers and manages to get a court order allowing them to remain open. During their investigation of the issues, they learn Bill married Wilmet's daughter but she died during childbirth in which Dr. Taylor was involved. Kelly soon suspects the same issue as Dr. Taylor is causing the sickness. When Taylor is found murdered in his office ... Written by
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For episode #198 "Bountiful Beauty" and #265 "Fanciful Frail" Perry Mason's office phone number was shown in a screen shot - phone book as Madison 5-1190. In this episode (#218) "The Case of the Bullied Bowler"; Joe gives Paul the number: 271-2199. Paul repeats the number into the car phone then exclaims "That's Perry's number!" See more
Maurice Manson's character is credited as "Orson Stillman Mayor". See more