card game deadly spat
^i^miay^-:SepterrtKer:'50,1929' 1(1 i t M B,. [Shooting Followed Argu- tent Precipitated When She Raised Bid. SHOT AS HE PACKED GRIP TO LEAVE "^Slapped Her Face and ~'- Tore Clothing In Pres* Pres* ence of Guests. . KANSAS CITY, MO., Sept. 30. ; (UP)---Because she raised his bridge hid and he went set, John G. Bennett, 36, perfume agent, was today,and his wife, Myrtle, 34, was the Country Club Police today, questioned in his -: held'at Station death. Bennett was shot to death with ' his own levolver in the apartment at the fahsionable park .manor here late last night. Wit~ Wit~ nesses told police Mrs. Bennett and killed him after he had asked the.guests to leave at the climax their quarrel. i.Mrs. Bennett was in a stale of jjse : at the Country Club brrwhere police said she corrobor- IteS the story tr .1 she killed in the heat of a card quarrel ' * lie had slapped her and torn * diess The Bennets formerly lived in J Memphis, Tenn. Â·-" The Bennets were playing late with apartment neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoffman, for one-tenth of a.- cent a point. "The game was interrupted suddenly suddenly by a violent exchange of words between the Bennets after Bennett had been set on a 4-^spade bid by hl_ wife. Witnesses said he -slapped her and tore her clothes ,the' argument. Bennett had declared one spade. Hoffman , bid two diamonds. Bennett raised her husband to four spades. Mis Hoffman passed. Ben- nett failed to make it. : In a hot discussion on how the ~-hand should have bsen played, Bennett allegedly reached over and stiucfc his wife in the face, maul"" maul"" ing' her. Then _Je asked his gueste _ to leave. Hoffman, fearing serious trouble, hid in an adjoining room. ^ He told police Bennett renewed Â· the quarrel as he began picking lug- gage, announcin- he wai going to leave. Mrs./Bennett disappeared into a Jbsdroom occupied by her mother, Mis Alice Adkins, 65; she obtained |-I Bennett's revolver, and before her mother and Hoffman realized what was happsning, according to their s'ory, Mrs Bennett fired four shots at her husband. bullets in his side. Police were summoned immedi- ~ ately and took Mrs. Bennett, irra- ^ tional and hysterical, to the | * try.Club station. Mrs. Bennett, exhausted aftsr a nigh' of hysterical sobbing, was Â· Bennett was an agent for the :; Richard Hudnut Perfume Company ,v here.