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"WHY SHE LEFT HOME OR WHO
WAS REALLY TO BLAME"
A Thrilling Movie Play As Run Off In
A moving picture mystery had a
trial run off in the court of domestic
There was a close-up of a broken
glass and a pair of broken glasses.
These were broken by his wife, ac
cording to Walter E. Green, a janitor,
and were part of the reason he had
let her depart when she packed her
things to go.
Green also pointed to the shadow
of a screen villain he said had wreck
ed his happy home by keeping Mrs.
Green out until the wee sma' hours
of the morning, while he kept vigil
with his two children, waiting her re
turn with reproaches. Green had the
reproaches, Mrs. Green the return.
Mrs. Green scoffed over the exist
ence of the villain and sobbingly pic
tured a home split up by a cruel
tyrant who made remarks to the chil
dren about her character. The re
marks were deleted by the censor.
Then she introduced a dose of iodine
she had taken with suicidal attempt
because it was the only thing in the
house to take and it failed. The cen
sor deleted the iodine as not a proper
way to settle family quarrels.
Mrs. Green then introduced two
knockout blows, one in the dining
room and one by the front door,
which she said caused her to go out
in the cruel world without a shelter.
Green then introduced Miss Car-
ruthers of the court to prove he tele
phoned frantically that his wife was
packing her clothes preparatory to
leaving him and taking with her some
of his shirts to be later made into
fancy aprons, and he had asked what
he should do and had been told to
call an officer and have her arrested.
Miss Carruthers introduced a court
record showing the matter had been
filmed in the court before and Green
ordered to nav S5 a week, but she
presented a marital agreement made
by Green ana Mrs. ureen in wmuu
the Dast was all buried and a new
start made, which nulled the court
order, but didn't null the quarreling.
Miss (Jarrutners said Mrs. ureeu
neelected her infant and that Green
was a good father to the children.
Mrs. Jane Barnard, investigator 01
thfi nnnrt. said she had been to the
home and Mrs. Green wasn't a good
housekeeper and aid neglect tne cnii
dren and that Green was hard work
ing and anxious to keep his children
It looked as if the mystery was
eoine to be unraveled with the alleg
ed vampire wife defeated in her pro
ject of making the abused nusDana
come across withi some long green,
but just then she triumphantly in
troduced the fact tnat ureen was
married twice before and divorced by
both of his previous wives.
Judge Newcomer, as censor 01 me
film, ordered all the exhibits deleted
hut the record of the two divorces,
which he said proved that Green had
a scrappy disposition, even tnougn
Mrs. Green mlgnt not neea mucn en
couragement to meet a scrap half
way if she saw it coming. He sug
gested that a fade-out ot an insane
asylum might be a good ending for
the film as the prospect for both of
the Greens if they didn't stop the
scrapping, and he ordered Mrs. Green
to live with her father and Green to
pay her $2.50 a week.. Thus the film,
Muscatine, la., May 4. With hunt
dreds of men laboring day and night
against the highest water ever known
in the Mississippi river here to pre
vent the levees from breaking, the
fight seems lost today as the water,
still rising, is climbing over the tops
of the bulwarks. Hundreds of fam
ilies are moving from their homes in
South Muscatine. Factories have been,
forced to close.