Milestones, Jul. 4, 1938

Born. To Henry Wilfred ("Bunny") Austin, England's No. 1 tennis amateur and Phyllis Konstam Austin; their first child, a girl, in London. Next day, after staying up late to welcome his daughter, Tennist Austin defeated California's Gene Mako in the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships.

Died. Donald Jolley Foss, 54, Wooster, Ohio, brush manufacturer; in Detroit. In a letter to TIME (Dec. 31, 1934), Mr. Foss started a readers' controversy by calling burial expenditures "heathenishly extravagant," advocated a 100% tax on them. Last week, under the terms of his will, the remains...

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