Milestones, Nov. 9, 1931

Engaged Alicia Patterson, aviatrix, daughter of Co-Publisher Joseph Medill Patterson of the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News, divorced wife of James Simpson Jr., son of Marshall Field & Co.'s board chairman; and Joseph W. Brooks, Manhattan stockbroker, son of the late Belvidere Brooks, onetime vice president and general manager of Western Union Telegraph Co. The engagement became known when, at South Bend, Ind., Mr. Brooks cracked up a plane belonging to Miss Patterson, who is in Europe.

Appointed. David 0. Selznick, 28, resigned vice president of Paramount Pictures (TiME, Aug. 3);...

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