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Italian Boxer Sends Word From Ship on Which Wife Sailed Suddenly on Saturday
Couple Were Wed Here Late in 1933---She Is the Former Mrs. Madeleine Force Astor Dick
Enzo Fiermonte, the Italian boxer who married Mrs. Madeleine Force Astor Dick, mother of John Jacob Astor, wirelessed The Associated Press last night from a steamship bound for Europe that he and his wife had effected a reconciliation.

"In spite of previous statements in the papers I am glad to say that Mrs. Fiermonte and I are reconciliated," said a message which was signed Enzo Fiermonte.

The couple have been estranged for several months, and there was talk of an impending divorce to end an international romance which began in Venice and Rome.

Mr. Fiermonte sailed Saturday on the Italian liner Roma. It was not confirmed at the time that his wife was an board, but officials of the line said after the sailing that a woman giving the name Mrs. Madeleine Fiermonte had presented a passport to the purser after the ship put to sea.

Mr. Fiermonte and the former wife of William K. Dick were married in New York on Nov. 28, 1933, in a room at Doctors Hospital, where she was recuperating from a broken arm.

The couple first met at the Lido Beach in Venice in the Summer of 1932. Mr. Fiermonte followed Mrs. Dick to New York and Palm Beach and tried to enter Bermuda, where she has a home, but was denied admission to the country. He pursued his suit when Mrs. Dick came to New York to recover from the effects of a Fall. [sic]

Mrs. Fiermonte, whose maiden name was Madeleine Talmadge [sic] Force, was married in 1911 to John Jacob Astor, who was drowned on the Titanic.

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