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Rita 'Steeves Says Mate Wept When Told Baby Was a Girl Rita Lundstrom Sleeves, of Bridgeport, claimed in Superior court yesterday that David A. Sleeves, ai Fresno. Calif., wept hecausa (heir child was a girl instead nf a boy, came home intoxicated and slept on the floor, was stlliav Hllll c-lnllnnt ll]u;mv a:n] had an nffnir with another girl. I Mrs. Sleeves allegations wore! filed on demnnd by her estranged husband, in connection with her petition for a divorce oh the ground Of Intolerable cruelty. Mr. Steeves, a former Air Force lieutenant, presently is employed as a illght'dispatciicr by a Fresno Aircraft company. He attained national prominence in the summer of 1957, when he said he survived 54 days in the wilder- ness after bailing out of a jet trnir.er nl.-ine over California. Mrs. Steeves charges her hus band not only told her about the other. girl in his life, but forced her to meet her at a dinner party Mi I- iCihO. H;e i'"i:ii"ri"- a s»i n|. leges that the defendant struck her and knocked her down, and that he failed to support her after May ias(. They were married June 20 1555, according to Mrs. Steeves complaint, and have one child Leisa, born March 17, 1958. Be sides a divorce. Mrs. Steeves seeks alimony, custody nfl Leisa and support for the young- mid-stcr. Mr. Steeves has been ordered j (Conllnucd on Page Twelve) I