Appeal, No. 9, April T., 1954, from decree of Court of Common Pleas of Cambria County, Dec. T., 1951, No. 318, in case of Antonio Mireles v. Katherine Mireles. Decree affirmed.
Harold Kaminsky, for appellant.
James R. Graham, with him Graham & Graham, for appellee.
Before Rhodes, P.j., Hirt, Ross, Gunther, Wright, Woodside, and Ervin, JJ.
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This is a divorce case in which the court upon recommendation of the master signed a decree granting the husband a divorce on the ground of indignities.
Our independent examination of the record convinces us that the decree should be affirmed.
The parties were married in 1942. They have two children. The husband was born and reared in Mexico. The wife is a native of Pennsylvania.
As in most cases of this kind, the testimony is conflicting and credibility of witnesses, particularly that of the parties becomes important. The master, who had the opportunity to see and hear the witnesses, was much more favorably impressed with the truthfulness of the plaintiff than of the defendant.
The plaintiff testified that the defendant neglected to care for the children, her husband and the home; that she constantly criticized, insulted and humiliated him; and that she falsely accused him of infidelity.
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The house in which they lived must have been not only unkempt and cluttered but filthy as well. So bad was it that the Board of Health sent her a notice to clean it. When she refused officials were sent to the house to clean it. So badly did the ...