ruth dean gets life under hard labor
at after the IN mm MURDER DR. RUTH DEAN GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER OF DR. KENNEDY 3. today of office, address was of as to of affords. in to a GREENWOOD, Miss., March 3.—CP)—Dr. Sarah Ruth Dean 36-year-old baby specialist, today was convicted of the alleged "poison whiskey highball" death of Dr. John Preston Kennedy, 41 - year - old Greenwood surgeon. The Jury which fixed her' punishment at life imprisonment at hard labor. Obviously shocked, the woman physician heard the verdict read with her hands clenched in her lap. She tried to smile as she arose to go to a waiting room, but broke into sobs as she swept out of the court, followed by women relatives 'and her attorneys. Half an hour later, however, she was composed and smiling as she returned to stand before Presiding Judge S. F. Davis for sentence. "The jury has found you guilty and fixed your punishment," the judge said gravely. "It now becomes my duty to sentence ybu to spend the rest of your natural life at hard labor in the state penitentiary. "That is the verdict of the jury. I have no discretion in the matter." The judge asked if she had (Continued on Page Seven) WHIRLWIND BUDGET CAMPAIGN CHAMBER COMMERCE MONDAY HOPE TO MAKE CHAMBER CLEARING HOUSE CIVIC COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY Expressing a desire to make the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce the clearing house for civic and commercial activitie in Navarro county and to participate in the extensive expansion of opportunities and In the conservation of the resources of this area, members of the board of directors of the organization and other assistants will make a whirlwind budget campaign for 1934 Monday morning, beginning at 9 o'clock with a goal set at $10,000 before nightfall.