ALTON ILL HEIRESS DIVORCE DEC 22 1943
'Richest Girl' Granted Divorce from Cromwell RENO, Nev., Dec. 22, UP)—Tall, red-haired Doris Duke Cromwell, 31-year-old "richest girl in the world," has been granted a default ; divorce decree from James H. R. Cromwell, former U. S. minister to Canada. But in Newark, N. J., where Cromwell has filed a divorce complaint complaint against the tobacco fortune heiress, his attorneys said measures measures would be taken promptly to have yesterday's decree "adjudged to be null and void." The New Jersey chancery" court had Issued an injunction against the Nevada proceeding but District Judge William William McKnight In Reno disregarded disregarded the New Jersey suit. Mrs. Cromwell accused the former" former" diplomat In her divorc^-com- plaint with "a persistent and systematic systematic course of mental and physical physical cruelty." Judge McKnight, in his findings, said Cromwell had made repeated demands upon the heiress for financial settlements, some of them ranging as high as 57,000,000.