Archie Howell had a flair for the dramatic.
He and his wife divorced after two years of marriage, she awarded her $115 a-month alimony. Howell had gone to see his erstwhile love at their home, but she refused to see him.
Later Howell was in his auto and saw his wife on the street. “Come on over to the car, honey, I want to give you some money” he chirped. The former Mrs. Howell strode over and leaned in, at which point Mr. Howell shot himself in the head.