Veva and Harold Revod.
Arkansas City Traveler, Monday, November 14, 1921.
WIFE CUTS HUSBAND’S THROAT
Mrs. Harold Revod is in City Jail on Two Charges.
Whiskey Still Found and Taken into Custody this Morning.
Man is in Arkansas City Hospital.
Mrs. Harold Revod is in the city jail today with two serious charges placed against her by the local officers. They are: attempting to kill her husband by slashing his throat with a razor; and having in her possession a whiskey still and intoxicating liquor. The still is also in the city jail at present for safekeeping and the husband of the woman is in the Arkansas City hospital. The attending physician stated this afternoon that Revod will recover unless he suffers a relapse of some sort. Revod lost a large quantity of blood early this morning after the wound was inflicted and before a doctor reached his home; but he was given emergency treatment and then taken to the hospital in the Parman-Powell ambulance.
The woman in the case was seen in the city jail this afternoon by two newspapermen and she made the statement that she cut her husband’s throat with a razor and then threw the razor in the Arkansas river. She said they were both drunk at the time and that she “had to do it.” She further explained in answer to questions that she hoped her husband would get well.
The affair occurred at the Revod residence on South Fourteenth street, near the sand plant on the Frisco railway; and the house at that location is known as the former Perrine place. Revod is an employee of the A. C. Sand company.
Mr. and Mrs. Revod have been in trouble before. They were in the city courts several months ago and at that time both admitted to being drunk. He was in a sorry plight at that time and the wife admitted she had cut him up, on that occasion. They each paid a fine of $25 in court at that time.
The first the officers knew of the horrible case was this morning about six o’clock when a call came over the phone from the sand plant that there was a man there with his throat cut. Dr. L. M. Beatson received a call about the same time, and he and Policeman White met at the Revod house. The doctor took care of the injured man and the officer proceeded to make an investigation of the shanty. There he found a real still and a small quantity of corn whiskey. The still is of the real copper boiler method, with the coil and the cooling barrel. The officers had a fire under the still this afternoon in an effort to try it out. They were not “putting out” anything, however.
The woman will be held until the officers have investigated further and until the outcome of the cutting case is known. Mrs. Revod stated to the reporters that she purchased the still and placed it in the house in order to keep her husband at home to do his drinking. But she says he got mad this morning and went away from home to get some liquor. Further than this she would not commit herself on the liquor matter, but admitted that she and her husband were drinking whiskey and extracts last night. She said there was no one in the house beside her husband and herself at the time of the cutting scrape. She said she hoped her husband would recover and that she intended to take her punishment for the crime she had committed.
She and Revod were married in May 1919 by Probate Judge J. W. White of this county. At that time she had been divorced from her former husband, Castleberry, about eight months, she stated. It is said that the woman told the officers who made the copper still for her. She said that neither she nor her husband had ever sold distilled liquor, but had the still for their own use only. Mrs. Revod was at Lansing for medical treatment some months ago, the officers say.
The physician reports that the cut on the man’s throat is between five and six inches in length and that the wound was dangerously near the windpipe. Revod was said to be resting well this afternoon. The razor has not been found.
[ANOTHER WHISKEY STILL FOUND: MRS. REVOD’S SISTER.]
Arkansas City Traveler, Thursday, November 17, 1921.
ANOTHER WHISKEY STILL
This One Was Located in House on South Sixth Street.
The Arkansas City police force located and captured another whiskey still last night, and now they have two of these concerns on hand. The one they took in charge last night was found at the Hoober home on South Sixth street, and there was a woman at the place at the time the still was captured. However, there had been no arrests in the case, up to a late hour today. The woman who resides at the place is a sister of Mrs. Harold Revod, the woman who was arrested last Monday morning and who is being held in the county jail at Winfield on the charge of cutting her husband’s throat with a razor and also for having a whiskey still in her home.
The officers also report that there was a small quantity of corn whiskey found in the Hoober house last night. This and the sample taken from the Revod home on Monday morning will be held as evidence in the two cases, the chief of police stated this morning.
MRS. REVOD, IN JAIL, TELLS ABOUT MAKING MOONSHINE.]
Arkansas City Traveler, Monday, November 21, 1921.
WOMAN IN JAIL
Tells Sheriff About Making Moonshine for Husband.
Mrs. Vera Revod, now in the county jail facing a charge of assault with intent to kill, her husband being the object of her animosity, has told Sheriff Goldsmith quite a few details of the wild night at the Revod home, which culminated in the affray in which Revod got his throat cut. He is now in the Arkansas City hospital and is expected to recover.
Mrs. Revod does not deny making corn liquor, the still having been captured after she notified the police she had attacked her husband. She told the sheriff she bought the still, thinking she could keep her husband in corn in that manner.
“I didn’t know it was against the law to make it for your own use,” she told the officer.
She also told the sheriff about defending herself. “I would probably do it over again,” she is said to have remarked.
She will probably make bond today, as her bond as been fixed at $500. She hoped today to be at liberty before night.—Free Press.
[REVOD CASE TOMORROW]
Arkansas City Traveler, Tuesday, November 22, 1921.
Revod Case Tomorrow
The case of the state versus Mrs. Harold Revod, on the charges of assaulting her husband with a razor and having a whiskey still in her possession, will come up for hearing in Judge Martin’s court tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock. The woman is in the county jail at Winfield. The husband is still in a hospital here and it is quite likely that he will not be able to attend the hearing tomorrow. In case the husband refuses to testify against the wife, the county authorities will try her on the liquor charge, it was stated on authority today.
[A NEW TWIST IN REVOD CASE...WIFE SLASHES HUBBY/HAS STILL]
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 23, 1921.
SISTER TAKES THE BLAME
Elsie Hoober Testifies She Slashed Throat of Harold Revod.
At the preliminary hearing of Mrs. Vera Revod, on the charge of assaulting her husband by cutting his throat with a razor several nights ago, the hearing being held in the state court of Judge J. W. Martin this morning, Miss Elsie Hoober, sister of the accused woman, startled the court and all those present at that time, by making the statement on the witness stand that she, and not the wife of Revod, cut the man’s throat.
Revod is still in the hospital and he is said to be doing nicely. He will be held on the charge of having a whiskey still and liquor in his possession, when he is able to appear in court.
The result of the trial today was that Mrs. Revod was released on a bond of $100 and she is to appear on a new charge, that of having liquor in her house on December 6. C. T. Atkinson defended the woman. The charge of assault was dismissed. She was released on a light bond in order that she might be of assistance to her aged mother and her sister, the latter being a cripple. However, Elsie Hoober is able to work; and the testimony this morning showed that she farmed the Hoober place in the Third ward and that she raised corn and other crops there. She made a splendid, though dramatic witness, on the stand; and both she and the wife of Revod stated that had not someone interfered in the matter on the morning of the fight at the Revod home, the man would have killed his wife.
Elsie Hoober testified, while the tears ran down her cheeks, that “she had to do it.” Revod had his wife down and was choking her and striking her on the face with a pair of plyers, the witness said, when she entered the scrap; and securing the razor from the drawer of the kitchen cabinet, she pulled the man off and slashed his throat. Then she ran from the house. All the members of the party were drunk at the time, she said, and there was a man named “George,” whose other name she does not know, at the place that night. The still belonged to him, the witness stated. The still had been in operation only a short time, she said. She also made the startling statement that Revod had made the agreement with her to “run the home brew” from the corn which she had raised and that they “would go fifty-fifty” on the results, or proceeds. She said, however, that they had not sold any of the corn brew. Witness told the deputy county attorney how the brew was made.
Elsie Hoober was not held on the case, but was allowed to return to her house with the mother and sister.
[MRS. REVOD IN TROUBLE AGAIN]
Arkansas City Traveler, Friday, November 25, 1921.
In the City Court
Mrs. Vera Revod was arrested last night on the charge of being drunk and disturbing the peace. She was at her home in the Third ward and the night police were called there on account of a disturbance. She was landed in the city jail and was still there this morning, being unable to appear for trial. Mrs. Revod is the woman who was released on a bond of $100 last Saturday on a liquor charge. At that time her sister took the blame for cutting the throat of Harold Revod several nights ago. The husband is still in a local hospital and is said to be improving at this time.
[MORE ON MRS. VERA REVOD]
Arkansas City Traveler, Saturday, November 26, 1921.
Fined Twenty-Five Dollars
Mrs. Vera Revod, who was arrested Thursday night by the police on the charge of being drunk and disturbing the peace at the Hoober home in the Third ward, was assessed a fine of $25 in the city court yesterday, by Judge Harry Brown. Not being able to pay the amount, the woman was committed to jail and is now boarding with the city.
[REVOD CASE TAKES A SUDDEN TURN...STILL/KNIFE SLASHING CASE]
Arkansas City Traveler, Tuesday, November 29, 1921.
Revod Case Takes a Sudden Turn, Husband and Wife “Made Up.”
Harold Revod, the man who has been in a local hospital for the past two weeks recovering from the effects of a bad cut on the throat, which nearly caused his death, is able to be out; and he and his wife, who was alleged to have done the throat slashing, have effected a reconciliation, according to local officers of the law. At least they were seen on the street together yesterday. One day last week, when the trial of the wife, on the charge of wounding her husband, was up for disposal, a sister of Mrs. Revod swore on the witness stand that she, and not Mrs. Revod, did the cutting, and the wife was released on that charge. The sister is a cripple. Mrs. Revod was then held on the charge of having liquor in her possession and was released on a bond of $100. She no sooner was released from jail, then she proceeded to become intoxicated again and was once more arrested and fined on this charge. She was released a day or two since on the latter charge, and now she and her husband have “made up” and are said to be living together. Several days ago she made the statement that she was through with Revod forever.
But such is life, remarked a local attorney, last evening while he and some friends were discussing this unusual case. At the time of the recent trial the sister-in-law of Revod testified that he had proposed making home brew and splitting the returns, fifty-fifty, he to furnish the sugar and she to furnish the corn.
[THE REVODS GO TO JAIL...COUNTY JAIL/STATE FARM.]
Arkansas City Traveler, Thursday, December 8, 1921.
THE REVODS TO JAIL
He Goes to County Jail and She to State Farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Revod, arrested some time ago on the charge of having whiskey and a whiskey still in their possession, and also on the charge of being drunk, were arraigned in the state court of J. W. Martin late yesterday afternoon and both were committed to jail. He received a fine of $100 and 60 days in the county jail, on each of two counts; and the woman received the same sentence. He was taken to the county jail at Winfield this morning by Constable W. J. Gray, and Mrs. Revod will be taken to the state industrial farm of women, at Lansing, as the women prisoners of Cowley County are not kept in jail at Winfield anymore. She has been an inmate of that institution once before, the local officers state.
The hearing in the state court yesterday closes the several chapters in the Revods’ alleged unlawful affairs, in the past several weeks. She was arrested by the police early one morning on the charge of slashing her husband’s throat and also on the charge of being drunk. At that time Revod was taken to a local hospital where he remained for several weeks on account of a severe wound on the throat. He recovered, however, and at the trial of the wife on the charge of cutting his throat, a sister of the woman testified that she and not Mrs. Revod, did the cutting. The sister was not arrested, as she is a cripple and said that she did the cutting in order to save her sister from being killed by the drunken husband.
Now the pair, who have caused the local officers a lot of trouble in the past, seem to be out of the limelight for at least a term of 60 days.
[THREE STATE CASES: T. TURNER/J. R. CURRY/VERA REVOD.]
Arkansas City Traveler, Tuesday, August 22, 1922.
Three new cases arrived in district court Monday morning by way of appeal from police court at Arkansas City. They go on the criminal appearance docket with state cases, and will be tried by jury. The numbers and briefs are:
No. 3200. Vera Revod, soliciting on streets of Arkansas City and appearing in an intoxicated condition on the public streets.