The News from Frederick, Maryland on December 15, 1951 · Page 6
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 6

Frederick, Maryland
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Saturday, December 15, 1951
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r if e Is Shot; [usband Held BOSTON, Dec. 14, (/P)--The pret- young wife of a theatrical per- -mer was found shot through the in her bed today--a few hours _ she had telephoned police Isking their help in getting a gun Iway from her estranged husband. The victim was red-haired Doro- iv M. Sowder. 26, mother of two eys aged 7 and 8. In 1946 she ·ompeted for the beauty title of ·Miss Washington, D. C." and might lave won, friends said, except the fudges disqualified her as a married roman. Her death occurred a day pefore her younger son's seventh Li-thday. · Police held her husband, Edwin nd. Sowder, 43, of Washington, an unemployed entertainer and former baseball player, on suspicion of [nurder. Bays Wife Killed Herself I Sowder, who does a trick-horse tct with an Arabian stallion, to_ld Betectives his wife took her own Life. "She fired one shot into her 3ead. That's the whole story," Po- 'jce Lt. Joseph F. Fallon, head of lie Homicide Squad, quoted him as saying. r But records at the West Roxbury l(Boston) police station showed ·Irs. Sowder telephoned there . e d n e s d a y night and inquired |what police could do about taking i gun away from her husband. The 3esk officer's advice was not recorded. Sowder said he came to Boston t rom Washington on Wednesday to -attempt a reconciliation. That was |Sie day Mrs. Sowder filed suit for Kivorce in Suffolk County Probate ·Court. ·' The six-foot-three husband was Jidentified as a former athlete who ·played football at Columbia -(Tenn.) ·Military Academy and baseball at ·Little Rock. Ark., with Bill Dickey, ·former New York Yankees catcher. ISowder Tells Story Fallon said Sowder told him this Isiory of the shooting: I "I came to Boston from Washington last Wednesday to see if I Ewuld patch up things with my [wife. I also wanted to see the chil- Idren before Christmas. My young- rest boy, Edmund, will be seven lyears old tomorrow. The other boy, iTerrance. is eight." Y While Mrs. Sowder was at work las a clerk in a Back Bay insur- iince office, a process server cafne I to the Roslindale bungalow home, I Sowder said, and handed him papers in the divorce suit. But later, llafter a few drinks, according to Ijhe husband. Mrs. Sowder decided hat perhaps we would be able 5 make a go of it after all." "Then we went to bed," he said, and "Dorothy asked me about my I gun I used in my act. I told her it was in the cupboard and she got J up and got it. She fired one shot rinto her head. That's the whole 1-story." The two boys were asleep in an adjoining room. A police chemist reported that | -both of the woman's hands showed fcunpowder stains. IANTONELLI FIT '," WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, -Johnny Antonelli, former pitcher for the Boston Braves, has been found fit by a military medica |'board for general Army duty. The Military District of Washington said the 22-year-old left- handed pitcher would return to duty as a private at nearby Fort Myer, Va. The District said AntonelU has Buffered from a sinus condition for some time. His frequent medica' attention prompted a board of medical officers at Fort Myer to recommend his appearance before a physical evaluation board. -GENERAL ALARM All City fire fighting equipment was called shortly after 6 o'clock Friday evening to extinguish slight fire in the home of Darby .Williams, colored, 430 Middle alley. J -.Firemen said woodwork in a par- llSrition had caught fire from a stove. TOPAY,,LAYAWAV A UNI WATCH FOR CHRISTMAS 17 jewels. Natural gold-filled ease. NEIL... J.7 jewels. gold-filled case. fricx Indu4i H*M) tac J Landis 1 Jewelry Store 23 South Market St. it.. Presbyterian Carol Service Sunday Night Presbyterian church will hold its annual carol and candle lighting service Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. This is the fourteenth presentation of this worship. Changed from year to year, yet keeping to simplicities, the service for Sunday is centered around the theme, "In Him Was Life, and the Life was the Light of Men." The parts of the service. "By Him Was Hope," "To» Him was Faith," and "Through Him was Love" will be revealed by .Biblical readings and illuminated by Nativity anthems, carols and instrumental music, climaxing in the lighting of candles of the worshipers as the reception of the light. The senior and youth choirs o£ the church, under the direction of Mrs. Miriam Rhoads Lewis, and assisted by H. David Hagan. violin- cellist, and Joseph S. Stephens, violinist, will present the following Christmas music: "Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light," Bach; "O Saviour Sweet." Bach; ''Come Unto Me," from "The Messiah," by Handel; "A Holy Child is Born," Mueller: "The Echo Carol," arranged by Whitehead; "Carol of the Little King," Caldwell; "A Star was His Candle," Del Riego; "On This Good Christmas Morn," Cain; "The Shepherds' Story," Dickinson; "Tihe Halleluiah Chorus," from "The Messiah." Handel. Soloists for the services will be Mrs. Alice Shane. Dr. William G. Roessler, John D. Shorrow and Mrs. Irene H. Zimmerman. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE The Mt. Tabor Sunday School of Rocky Ridge will present a Candlelight Service on Sunday evening December 16 at 7:45. The following program will be presented: pr-'ude processional, "O Come All Ye i- aith- ful": choirs, "First Noel": invocation by Rev. Taylor; junior choir, "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day", "O. Little Town of Bethlehem"; Christmas prayer, Howard Miller; solo, "O Holy Night", Charles Troxell: adult choir. "Angels We Have Heard On High", "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night"; reading. "Christmas Message", Pauline Troxell; duet, "Christmas Starlight". Shirley Shry, Shirley Sprague; reading. "Supreme Gift", Shirley Sprague: junior choirs, "It came Upon the Midnight Clear", "We Three Kings": duet. "O' Thou Joyful Day". Arlene Ahn and Pauline Troxell: Christinas message, Rev. Edouard Taylor"; offering; duet, "Star of the East", Jean and Margaret Ogle; reading, "Because", Doris Gearhar-t; lighting of candles; congregation. "Joy to the World", "Silent Night"; recessional. The Church Invites the public to the service. Heavy Punishment For Hagerstowii Btlokies HAGERSTOWN. Dec. 14. WP)-Judge Joseph D. Mish today fl.ned eight persons convicted of bookmaking at least $1,000 each and sentenced them to varying terms behind bars. The eighi were convicted by the court and a jury recently as the result of undercover work by Frank R. Diggins, a former Baltimore policeman who now is a special agent here. Those fined $1,000 and sentenced were: Charles A. Papa, about 40, six months. Robert Eichelberger, 38, 904days in jail. Harry Carpenter, 67, 90 days. James Gray, 55. Negro bellhop, six months in the House of Correction. Charles L. Wilson, 55, 90 days. John Lester Saum, about 50, four months in the House o( Correcton. Pnul L, Dixon. about 35. six months in the House of Correction. Mrs, Neda Grouse. 36. was fined Si!.000 and sentenced to six months In the Women's Reformatory at Jessups. In addition. Judge Mish fined Mrs. Grouse's husband, Richard M. Grouse, $1.000 and gave him H year's suspended sentence. · He also lined Donald Patterson S300 for having a slot machine in his apartment. Patterson testified he kept the machine to save money with. Joan Bennett Says It Was Business, Not Romance BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 14 ;#·)--The glamor grandmother of the movies, Joan Bennett, declared today that it was strictly business --not romance--between her and the agent shot dtown by her husband, Producer Walter Wanger. "If Walter thinks there is any romance between us, 'he is wrong," Police Chief Clinton Anderson said the .41-year-old t h r i c e - m a r r i e d actress told him. · Anderson refused comment on published reports that Wanger had employed private detectives for several months. It. was Wanger himself who raised the triangle question, An- WITH YOU* t COMFORT! When 1 01* Ntted COAL Call 2O2 Markell Ford I! i* Make Christmas 1952 A Merry One JOIN OUR NEW CHRISTMAS CLUB TODAY CLASSES-- 25c TO $5 PER WEEK THE FREDERICKTOWN SAVINGS INSTITUTION BANKERS FOR OVER 190 YEARS 1828 1951 Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ... Gift of a Lifetime ECONOMY CABINET $152.50 ...a SINGER--the finest sewing machine money can buy. / / Behind it are oriehundredyeaxs of manufacturing experience and worldwide preference. It is built for a lifetime of smooth, dependable stitching. 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