Religion: Sequel

The romance of Leland Cummings Jr. and Mary Louise Werner roused Protestant and Catholic tempers last year. When the pair decided to get married, Leland's Roman Catholic parents sued Mary's Lutheran parents for $500,000 for enticing Leland away from his church with a $75-a-month allowance and the promise of a $25,000 job in Mr. Werner's ironworks in Milwaukee (TIME, July 1). Mary's father filed a countersuit, the litigation was dropped, the wedding bells (Lutheran) rang out.

Last week Mary charged in a divorce suit that during the single month they lived together before she left him, Leland had threatened her life, had...

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