No. 334 October Term, 1978, Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas, Civil Action, Law, of Lehigh County, at No. 212 September Term, 1975.
A. T. Gillespie, Jr., Allentown, for appellant.
No appearance entered nor brief submitted for appellee.
Jacobs, President Judge, and Hoffman, Cercone, Price, Van der Voort, Spaeth, and Hester, JJ. Hoffman, J., did not participate in the consideration or decision of this case.
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Appellant contends that the lower court erred in sustaining appellee's exception to the master's report and in dismissing his complaint in divorce a. v. m.*fn1 Because we agree, we reverse the lower court's order and direct the entry of a decree of divorce a. v. m.
On May 24, 1963, appellant-husband and appellee-wife were married in Berlin, Massachusetts. They have resided in Pennsylvania since August 28, 1963. They have no children. On July 10, 1975, appellant filed a complaint in divorce a. v. m. on the grounds of indignities. The lower court appointed a master who conducted hearings on April 26 and May 26, 1976. The master's report adequately summarizes appellant's testimony:
"(A) On numerous occasions, [appellee] would refuse to go with [appellant] to social events, including Church socials, and unfortunately, would not tell [appellant] until the very last minute and after [appellant] had purchased tickets. . . .
"(B) After [appellant] converted to the religion practiced by [appellee], [appellee] would avoid [appellant] by going to Church at times that were different than when [appellant] would go. . . .
"(C) [Appellee] would tell [appellant] that [appellant] was stupid and 'no better than a hillbilly' . . . .
"(D) [Appellee] would reject bringing friends of both or either [appellant] and [appellee] into their home, and would further discourage [appellant] from friendly conversation with their neighbors
"(E) When it came to furnishings of the home and [appellant's] personal effects, [appellee] would control the ...