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Pair Try Suicide, Recant, Recover

January 15th, 2008 · No Comments

She was morose because of “family troubles.” He was morbid because she wouldn’t marry him.  So he said he would kill them both.

“Go ahead, if you want to,” she said.

And that was why Dorothy Monet, 18, artist and fashion designer, was in Lincoln Hospital yesterday with Peter Martono, 25, a Puerto Rican, who slashed her wrists and his.  They will recover.

They were found groping along a dark hallway at 911 Prospect ave., Bronx, where he lives, at 1 A.M. yesterday.

After he had cut the veins, they were sorry and set out looking for a doctor.

(Picture on Page 1)

That picture certainly would have been interesting.

I found this little article among several sheets of old newspaper that were backing a photograph of Arturo Toscanini that I had reframed.  I don’t know which New York paper this was printed in, nor the exact date.  On the back of the clipping is a photo of a very young Ronald Reagan with the following caption:

Ronald Reagan returns to the screen for “Sergeant Murphy,” Brooklyn Paramount film.

The imdb sets the theatrical release date for Sergeant Murphy at 1 January 1938, so this suicide attempt must have taken place during the Christmas holiday season in 1937.

Ronald Reagan & friends enjoy malty goodness.

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