1932 Baltimore Sun longer article on attack on wife of S-28 crew member pg 1

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1932 Baltimore Sun longer article on attack on wife of S-28 crew member pg 1 - WIFE OF ATTACKED IN HONOLULU Mrs. J. H. Hope...
WIFE OF ATTACKED IN HONOLULU Mrs. J. H. Hope Victim Of Masked Intruder. Husband At Sea - NEIGHBOR'S HOME ALSO IS INVADED Assailant Thought Ori ental Outrage Revives Tense Crime Situation By BOSSEIX OWEN Special Dispatch to Ths Sun Honolulu, Feb. 28 (By Cable) An other attack on the wife of a navy man, which may affect tremendously the entire situation here and has again aroused excitement among naval officers officers and reduced the civilian authori ties to speechless rage, occurred last rught in the Waikiki section. The latest victim is Mrs. John Henry Hope, wife of a first-class first-class first-class machinist's j mate on the submarine S-28, S-28, S-28, now en route to San Diego. Believes Assailant An Oriental Mrs. Hope said she believed her issailant was an Oriental. The crime was notreported to the poke poke until hours after it had occurred, lue to the victim's terror. Mrs. Hope ilso was robbed, as' was another woman, a neighbor, but the latter was jot attacked. There is no doubt that the entire lty which as yet is not aware of he crime will be intensely stirred by this new outrage. When it appeared that everything was becoming quiet and the local authorities had taken drastic steps to curb gangs, when new laws had been passed making possible the death sentence for attacks on women and better prosecution, this new crime has served to show that YMpn responsible for outraces on women have not at all been checked by these measures. Masked Man Invades, Home , The man who broke into Mrs. Hope's. house was masked. She is a frail woman whose legs have been affected by infantile paralysis, and ,she was unable to resist the attack. He entered the house about 730 P. M. She was alone. Her home is on a slope of Diamond Head, the famous harbor landmark and fortification. Mrs. Hope was about to turn on the radio when her assailant entered and asked for money. She gave him ?450, then he dragged her into the living room and told her to sit in a rocking chair for half an hour. Then Goes To Neighbor's The man then went to the home of Mrs. r. W. Curry, which is near by. Her husband is an electrician's mate on a submarine. A curious factor in connection with the latest outraee is that Lieut Thomas H Massie. U. S. N., the as sault on whose wife precipitated the present situation in Honolulu, is also connected with the submarine case. Editor's Note Lieutenant Massie, Ma mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law, Mrs. Granville It. Fortcscue, socially prominent In New York and Washington, and two on-ltrtcd on-ltrtcd on-ltrtcd men arc now awaiting trial at Honolulu on scnond-dogrco-murucr scnond-dogrco-murucr scnond-dogrco-murucr scnond-dogrco-murucr scnond-dogrco-murucr charges in connection with the lynching lynching January 8 of Joseph Kahaliawal, one ot the Overmen accused of attacK-lng attacK-lng attacK-lng Mrs. Massie. ' The man entered Mrs. Curry's home and asked for money. When she told him she had none, he opened a box of chocolates and raised his mask while he ate a few. He then threatened to attack her. but changed his mind when he heard Mrs., Hope calling for help. Mask Slips From Face , He returned to the Hope home, poked a pistol through the screen door and threatened to shoot unless Mrs. Hope opened the door. When she did so, he carried her into a room, tied her to a bed and attacked her. During this time the mask slipped off and she saw his face. The man then gave her a kimono and let her sit down while he smoked a cigar, and offered her a cigarette. Then he told her to get into, the bed on the porch and stay there, which she did until Mrs. Curry arrived arrived and stayed with her until they dared to leave the house and go to neighbors to call the police. Suspect Denies Crime A lapse' of two hours and a half pre-1 pre-1 pre-1 vented any immediate chase of the man, but Mrs. Curry tentatively iden-i iden-i iden-i tiSed the picture of a man known as a bootlegger, who was arrested and held as a suspect, although denying the attack. An examination at the Emergency Hospital proved the attack beyond doubt. All members, of the Detective! Bureau were called on duty and sent out to search for men who might be identified with the crime, and police cars began scouring the city. The navy officials as yet have noth ing to say,from Rear-Admiral Rear-Admiral Rear-Admiral Yates Stirling, Jr, down to Commanderl Bates, in command of the shore po lice, but their silence is ominous un (Continued on Page 2, Column 7)

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The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland)29 Feb 1932, MonPage 1
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