The Press: Hammer Heroine

"This is just as good as Clara Phillips, isn't it?" Mrs. Mabel Frances Willys, 38, anxiously inquired of a group of Los Angeles newshawks one day last week. "You're gonna have my pictures on all the front pages?"

"Yes, indeed!" chorused the newshawks.

Mrs. Willys, an ex-convict's wife, proceeded to smear make-up over her fat face, show photographers how she had swung a hammer found buried that day in the skull of her 62-year-old dentist lover, Dr. William F. Hammond.

Since Clara Phillips beat out Alberta Meadows' brains near Los Angeles 13 years...

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