Milestones: Jun. 17, 1929

Born. To James Montgomery Beck Jr., son of Pennsylvania's Congressman Beck; and Mrs. Clarissa Tennant (Tennyson) Beck, niece of the Countess of Oxford and Asquith, daughter of Viscountess Grey of Fallodon; a six-pound son, a five-pound daughter, twins. Mrs. Beck's first husband (divorced) was the Hon. Lionel Tennyson, grandson of the late great poet.

Born. To Signor Tito Schipa, tenor, and Signora Schipa; a daughter. Tenor Schipa, singing in Florence, Italy, received the following cable from his wife in Beverly Hills. Cal.: "Not Tito Jr., tenor, but Giuliana, coloratura soprano, arrived last night....

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