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From our archives, 75 years ago

We have two entries from the love and marriage beat:

• A divorce hearing revealed the cause of one couple’s marital troubles: custard pies.

The husband loved custard pies and his wife faithfully made them. Yet the husband, an auto freight manager, found a “widow lady” who made custard pies more to his liking.

“He is still eating the other woman’s pies and still going with her,” testified the wife.

The judge granted the divorce.

• A 16-year-old Rogers High School student and president of the Girl Reserve was reported missing. On first glance it appeared foul play might be involved. She was described as a “home girl” who didn’t go out with boys.

A more thorough reading revealed that there might be other explanations.

She had gotten into a “slight argument” with her mother right before she disappeared.

And this “home girl” had, the previous weekend, gone roller-skating without telling her parents and met a young man from St. John.

Police soon discovered she was “just playing hooky” for a few days and hitchhiking around the area with another girl. It was unclear whether she had stopped in at St. John.



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