Source: Crawfordsville Review newspaper, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Dec 6, 1927
Covington, Dec 3 - Concluding a three day trial, argument of counsel was heard Friday in the suit filed by Mary Lou Bever against her husband, Stanley Bever. The parties lived near Hillsboro. Bever left home some
time ago and the deserted wife filed suit for support for herself and children, asking a restraining order against his disposing of his property, which was granted. Bever returned and put up a hard fight to retain is property considerable domestic trouble being aired in the course of the evidence. At the conclusion of the argument, Judge Ratcliff found for the plaintiff and that she was entitled to the sum of $640.97 for the support of herself and children. Bever was granted the privilege of paying this out in installments and the National Bank of Covington was appointed as trustee to receive the money and pay out for the necessities of the plaintiff and the children.
Marriage licenses were issued by County Clerk Goodin as follows: Charles C. Cox, 39 years of age an automobile salesman of Mooresville, Ind and Miss Angie Mae Francis, a 16 year old miss from Indianapolis. Parents consent was given to the marriage and the happy couple united by Justice of the Peace John L. Glover of Covington. Ernest Elmer Sigler an auto mechanic of Veedersburg, 42 years of age, and Miss Lucy Bell Gordon of Cayuga, Ind, who were married by Justice of the Peace John L. Glover.
Two judgments for divorce balanced the two marriage licenses issued. In the case filed by Flossie Fruits, Jackson Township resident against Charles Fruits, the plaintiff appeared by her counsel and the defendant
failed to appear and contest the suit, and was defaulted. After hearing the evidence the court found for the plaintiff and granted her an absolute divorce as prayed, together with the custody of their minor child and costs.
In the case of William R. Clark against Connie May Clark, the plaintiff appeared and the defendant who appears to be a non-resident failed to answer. After hearing the evidence the court found for the plaintiff and granted him an absolute decree of divorce from the defendant at his own costs and with the provision that he shall not remarry for the period of two years next ensuing.
Suit for divorce was filed in the Fountain Circuit Court by Gertrude A. Bell, formerly of Indianapolis but now living at Stone Bluff, against her truant husband, John P. Bell. The complaint alleges that the couple were married Dec 31, 1923 and that they separated November 1925. There are no children resulting from the marriage. The plaintiff asks for divorce on four statutory grounds, including failure to provide for the past two years, personal misconduct, abandonment of the plaintiff by the defendant and cruel and inhuman treatment. She says that she has no property and that the defendant has property of value and has an income of $2,000 or more per year. She prays that she be granted a divorce and that she be given an allowance of $200 for attorney's fees, support money and for costs.